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Be There 08-21-14

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Today
Los Alamos Community Blood Drive. Until 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr. For more information call United Blood Services at 877-UBS-HERO or 505-246-1457 to sign up. Bring photo ID and donor card. Free cholesterol testing with every donation.

The Zone is now open after school, 3-5 p.m. weekdays. It’s open to all school age kids, and a relaxed attitude to noise applies, so if kids want to listen to music, watch a video, or chat with friends, nobody’s going to come by and say “Hush.” All other library policies apply.

Science on Tap. 5:30-7 p.m. at the Blue Window Bistro. Bryce Tappan will discuss what LANL scientists have recently discovered about the chemical kinetics of burning nanoaluminum particles. For more information about this program visit lanl.gov/museum.

Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 6 p.m. on Thursday nights for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos. Bring a leash, no longer than six feet.

The Republican Party of Los Alamos will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the UNM-LA Wallace Hall, Room 505. The program will be a forum on the proposed charter change to restructure county utilities. Advocates both for and against will present their cases and respond to questions. A regular business meeting will follow. For more information, call Robert Gibson, 662-3159.

The Zone is now open after school, 3-5 p.m. weekdays. It’s open to all school age kids, and a relaxed attitude to noise applies, so if kids want to listen to music, watch a video, or chat with friends, nobody’s going to come by and say “hush.” All other library policies apply.

“Off the Cuff.” a juried collection of artwork by artists who answered the call to “run wild, take a snapshot, experiment, gesture, sketch, scribble, doodle — then walk away. Let unfinished work do the talking. Marta Light is featured n the Portal Gallery. Daily through Sept. 20 at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.
Friday
Los Alamos Community Blood Drive. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr. For more information call United Blood Services at 877-UBS-HERO or 505-246-1457 to sign up. Bring photo ID and donor card. Free cholesterol testing with every donation.

Gordon’s Summer Concert Series. Los Alamos Big Band. 7-10 p.m. at Ashley Pond.

Robotics Night. 5-8 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum. Features robots of all sizes and uses like Bomb Squad and Hazmat robots, sumobots, Legobots and more. For more information visit lanl.gov/museum.
Saturday
Los Alamos High School Choir will host a car wash. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the American Legion, next to McDonald’s. Burgers and hot dogs will be sold for lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. There will also be shaved ice and root beer floats.

Bradbury Science Museum Cinema. 10:30 a.m. every Saturday. Short science films ranging in topics from microbes to aquifers to addiction. The education level of these videos can range from elementary age to adults, depending on the video chosen. Visit lanl.gov/museum/events/calendar.shtml for topics of interest.
Sunday
Vacation Bible school for 4 year olds through sixth graders, “Kids serving Kids.” 11 a.m. at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. A brief meal follows, which the entire family is invited to share. For more information call 662-2971, or visit unitedchurchla.org.

Pianist Nathan Salazar and Santa Fe Opera apprentice artist Benjamin Sieverding in recital. 2:30 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church. Tickets $10 adults and $5 children available at the door.

“Manhattan” TV series, viewing party and discussion. 7-9:30 p.m. at Time Out Pizzeria on Central Ave.
Monday
Nature Playtimes Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico. 10-11 a.m. Toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers come to PEEC to explore the natural world. Each Playtime features a story and stations centered around a theme, as well as outside time. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
Tuesday
The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meeting. Noon at the Manhattan Project restaurant. Speaker will be Paulette Frankl, author of “Marcel and Me.”

A chapter of The Compassionate Friends will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the northeast side of the new YMCA Annex, Central Park Square, suite 140. Co-led by Eric Ferm and Valerie Wood. The organization offers non-denominational grief support after the death of a child. Bereaved parents and grandparents are welcome regardless of age. For more information visit compassionatefriends.org.

The Great Books discussion group is now called Mesa Readers. The group meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Mesa Public Library. The group chooses selections that interest its members and selects books and short stories that meet participants’ choices. All are welcome. For more information, call Mary Cernicek at 662-7100.