Be There 08-29-12

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The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce will hold a FAN Club from 5:30-7 p.m. for Los Alamos Visiting Nurses, at 2202 Canyon Road.

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.

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.

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.

Sept. 4
Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the  Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club will begin Sept 4. Classes this session include Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Manners, Beginning Agility, Beginning Rally, Recall, Competitive Obedience, Conformation and the parRENT Free Club (for kids) and will begin the week of Sept 24. Class schedule, registration guidelines and registration form will be available at ladoc.dogbits.com and at the LADOC building, 246 East Road. Registration is first-come, first-served and classes often fill quickly. Registration materials must be postmarked by Sept 14.

Nature Detectives and Outdoor Explorers Clubs. Club members will discover some of nature’s best-kept secrets through investigations of local plants and animals in the Pajarito Plateau. A variety of activities will be designed for Nature Detectives (K-1st graders) and Outdoor Explorers (second-third graders). Program runs on Tuesdays from 3:45-5:15 p.m. Sept. 4–Nov. 27. $113/$90 for members or second siblings. For more information or to register, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-046, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

Sept. 5
Monica Witt, Utilities and Institutional Facilities Energy manager at LANL will give a talk at 7 p.m. in upstairs meeting rooms 2 and 3 at Mesa Public Library. Witt has worked at LANL for 10 years in the environmental and energy management fields. She will discuss the federal sustainability requirements and what LANL is working on to meet energy, water and greenhouse gas reduction goals. The program is co-sponsored by the Sierra Club and the Los Alamos Sustainability Network.

Sept. 6
Bird Banding Talk at PEEC by local birder Dave Yeamans. Learn how scientists use banding methods to track and study birds around the world. See photos, hear stories and watch movies of ornithologists at work. 7 p.m. Free. No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

Sept. 7
 First Friday Forts at PEEC. Come to PEEC and get building. On the first Friday of every month, join other kids (and their parents) who like building forts, then play and hang out in the new place you created. Parents must stay and supervise their children. 3:30-5 p.m. Free. No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.
The Square Dance Club will host a kick-off party with some basic square dance instruction, dancing and sloppy Joes, salad, desserts and refreshments from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

Sept. 8
 LALT will host a theater workshop on “Play Structure Analysis” taught by Shep Sobel from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with an hour for lunch. Sign up by emailing Tess Light at tesslight@comcast.net or Bob Benjamin at benjamin4@me.com. The workshop will be subsidized by LALT and the cost to participants is $20. Attendance is limited to 20 participants.

Recurring meetings

The Atomic City Corvette Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Time Out Pizza in White Rock. For more information, contact Chris Ortega at 672-9789.

The Lions Club meets at 84 Barcelona in White Rock on the first and third Thursdays. For more information, call 672-3300 or 672-9563.

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets at 11:45 a.m. every Tuesday at Dixie Girl.
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos meets Tuesdays from Noon-1 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge. 

The Military Order of World Wars hosts a monthly dinner meeting  on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact Lt. Col. Norm Wilson, USAF retired, at 662-9544.

St. Dimitri Orthodox Church has a ACA/ACDF 12-step group (Adult Children of Alcoholics/Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families), that will meet in the basement of the church, at 2270 39th St.  The group will meet at 6 p.m. every Monday. Newcomers and “old timers” are welcome. For more information, call 505-603-3430.

The Los Alamos Photography Club meets the third Tuesday of the month upstairs in the Fuller Lodge Art Center. The meetings are from 7-9 p.m. Annual dues are $12 per year. For more information, visit tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/la-photoclub/.