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Be There 08-21-12

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Today
The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. The featured speakers will be Dr. Steve Becker and Dr. Paul Bradley. Their talk is titled, “A Travelogue of New Zealand’s North and South Islands.” The September field trip will be to Shark’s Tooth Ride between San Ysidro and Cuba. For this trip, they will meet at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 22 at Sullivan Field. Plan on brining a camera, sunscreen, extra clothing, water, lunch and snacks. Contact Paula Bradley at Ppbradpp@aol.com for more information and to confirm attendance.

Wednesday
The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a discussion from 6:30-8 p.m. in meeting room 1 of the Mesa Public Library. This month’s topic is “Mormon mythology, morality and Mitt. How benign are Mormon beliefs? How would a Mormon in the White House affect you?” Direct questions to losalamoscommunityofatheists@gmail.com.All are welcome.

Thursday
The Los Alamos Farmers Market will be from 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Mesa Public Library parking lot.

Family Game Night at Mesa Public Library. Join the geeks and gamers from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda for game boards galore. All ages welcome, please bring a parent or another adult if you’re 12 or younger.

Wildflower Walk. Join Chick Keller, curator of PEEC’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium, for an easy walk to learn the names of local wildflowers.  A plant list will be provided so participants can keep track of what they see. Meet at PEEC at 5:30 p.m. to carpool or caravan to the trailhead. Free, no registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information. In case of rain, meet inside PEEC for slide and plant identification discussions.

The Authors Speak Series presents Vaunda Nelson at 7 p.m. Official New Mexico Centennial Children’s Author, Nelson is also the recipient of a Coretta Scott King Award. A children’s librarian, Nelson has written many books, including her most recent ones from which she will read.

Saturday
Fire Recovery Series: Out of the Ashes, Recovery of the Pajarito Plateau After Fire. Terry Foxx and Chris Judson will lead slow, meandering walk about observation and discovery of the complexity of the ecosystems of the Pajarito Plateau and change that these ecosystems have experienced over the past 200 years. They will discuss fire, urbanization and climate. This will be a non-strenuous walk. Wear good walking shoes and bring water. Free. Meet at Ponderosa campground at 8:30 a.m. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

Sunday
“Parted Waters,” Robert F. Benjamin’s New Mexico Statehood Centennial play about crypto-Judaism in New Mexico will be presented at 2 p.m. at Los Alamos Little Theatre.

Aug. 27
P.E.O. Chapter AK will meet at 7 p.m. at the home of Vicki Biggs, 524 Brighton Dr. Co-hostess will be Wendy Swanson. Program to be presented by Betty Robertson.

Aug. 30
Family Game Night at Mesa Public Library. Join the geeks and gamers from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda for game boards galore. All ages welcome, please bring a parent or another adult if you’re 12 or younger.

W.O.L.F. Foundation at PEEC. Elke Duerr of the Web of Life Foundation will talk about the Mexican Gray Wolf. This will be a hands-on, interactive presentation, for all ages. Duerr will also share footage from her wolf documentaries. Free. 6:30 p.m.  Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

Aug. 31
Summer Family Evenings: Duck Buddies. An interactive presentation all about ducks.  Learn about wild and domestic ducks, make a duck footprint, do duck crafts and meet live ducks. Free to PEEC members, $5 donation to Duck Buddies for non-member families. 6:30 p.m. at PEEC. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.