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Be There 08-23-11

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Today
The Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilting Guild will be at 7 p.m. at the White Rock Baptist Church. Guest speaker Sharon Schamber of Payson, Ariz., will present a lecture and trunk show. She will also conduct a workshop on Wednesday, titled, “Basic Freeform Feathers” from her series, “Domestic Machine Quilting.” Those interested in the workshop should contact Jo Ann Painter at 672-1583, 490-3438, or Liz Martineau at 670-5069. The evening program is free.

Wednesday
 Geekout game night will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m., upstairs in the Mesa Public Library.

 At 2 p.m., the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center will host the webinar, “Bullying Intervention: What Works.” The webinar will discuss how bullying differs from other forms of aggression, define the roles that children and youth play in bullying, and describe best practices for intervening in bullying situations. For more information, visit www.nttac.org/views/docs/webinar_AUG2011_bullying/Bullying+Webinar+II+Fl....

A Tsankawi Evening Walk will be at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 672-3861, ext. 517. The walk is free.
Thursday
The Authors Speak Series presents Shelby Tisdale, PhD., director of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe. Tisdale will talk about her book, “Fine Indian Jewelry of the Southwest” at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

A Tsankawi Evening Walk will be at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 672-3861, ext. 517. The walk is free.

Friday
The Atomic Theatre Festival is a summer event hoped to become a Los Alamos tradition. “Galileo’s Footsteps” will be performed (as a reading) at 7 p.m. Aug. 26. “Manhattan Glass” will be performed at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 and 2 p.m. Aug. 28 Admission is “pay as you wish” donation. All performances will take place at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Student Center in Building 2. For more information and to make reservations for performances, visit www.atomicfestival.org.

There will be a ranger talk at Juniper Campground Amphitheater at 8:30 p.m., titled, “The Civilian Conservation Corps in Bandelier.” The program is free.

Saturday
Los Alamos Youth Leadership, team Sigma Delta, will have a carwash, Frito pie sale and bake sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Los Alamos National Bank.

The Los Alamos Cooperative Market will host a free Wellness Fair from noon-5 p.m. The fair will feature free chair massages, a Tai Chi class and product samples. Sign-up is required for the 3 p.m. Tai Chi class and may be done at the co-op front desk.

The House of Hope High Tea and Fashion show will be at 2:30 p.m. in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr. There will be a silent auction, tea, raffle and sweet treats. All fashions are from the TOTH thrift store, “Shop on the Corner.” Advance tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. Tickets at the door are $25 for adults. Proceeds go to support the House of Hope Women and their house building mission work in Juárez, Mexico.

There will be a ranger talk at Juniper Campground Amphitheater at 8:30 p.m. titled, “Connections.” The program is free.

The Pajarito Astronomers will hold a county-sponsored Dark Night at 7:45 p.m. at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park. Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and stargaze.  The planets Venus, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus will be visible. There will be a tour of the summer constellations and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Viewing will end before midnight. Call David Hollowell at 662-4272 for information.

Sunday
There will be a ranger talk at Juniper Campground Amphitheater at 8:30 p.m. titled, “Connections.” The program is free.

Aug. 30
The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets at 11:45 a.m. every Tuesday at Central Avenue Grill.

Fifth and sixth grade students and parents who are interested in learning about band are invited to “Come and Go” night, to try out instruments and learn more about the school music programs. The event will be from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 30 at Barranca Elementary;  and 4-7 p.m. Sept. 1 at Chamisa Elementary. Those who need more information should contact their school music teacher.