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Be There 08-25-11

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Today
Geekout game night will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m., upstairs in the 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.
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.

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

Aug. 31
 Los Alamos Medical Center’s “To Your Health” community education series continues from 6:30-7:30 p.m., as Dr. Jonathon Owen of Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico will speak on “Prevention and Screening for Chronic Kidney Disease” in the large conference room.

Sept. 1

The Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents “The Social Network,” rated PG 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms of Mesa Public Library.

The Lions Club meets at 84 Barcelona in White Rock on the first and third Thursdays. They enjoy a meal and combine fun and social gathering with a business meeting. Those interested are invited to attend one of the meetings as a guest. For more information, call 672-3300 or 672-9563.

The Atomic City Corvette Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Time Out Pizza in White Rock. Guests are always welcome. You do not need to own a Corvette to attend. For more information, contact Mike Luna at 672-4087.

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

Sept. 6
The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets at 11:45 a.m. every Tuesday at Central Avenue Grill.

Sept. 9
 The annual Knights of Columbus Scholarship Golf Tournament has been slated for Sept. 9 at the Los Alamos Golf Club. Entry fee is $60 for golf club members and $100 for all others. Format will be two-person team modified Las Vegas style scramble. Entry fee includes green fees, golf cart, lunch, drink ticket, awards and prizes. Central Avenue Grill will provide lunch. All proceeds from the tournament will be used for scholarships for 2012 high school senior. For more information, call Tom Courtney, 699-4769.

Sept. 10
 The 17th Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s will begin with registration at 4 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. A basket/quilt raffle will be from 4-6:30 p.m., along with a barbecue. The 5k run will begin at 5 p.m.; the opening ceremony will be at 5:45 p.m.; the kids run will be at 6 p.m.; the Walk to End Alzheimer’s begins at 6:05 p.m.; and closing will be at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Jane Gunter at 662-9804 or Melissa Spiers at 505-266-4473 or melissa.spiers@alz.org.