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Be There 09-23-10

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By The Staff

Today
 The Authors Speaks Series presents Shirley Raye Redmond at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda at the Mesa Public Library.

There will be a Democratic Party meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of the Mesa Public Library to plan for upcoming elections. All Democrats welcome to attend.
Friday
 This year’s homecoming parade will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Central Avenue and  4th Street. Floats will line up and stage on 4th Street and on Canyon Road, while walkers will start from the Canyon School parking lot. Staging begins at 1:30 p.m. This year’s parade theme is “Sacrifice the Eagles.” For more information contact m.johnson@laschools.net or at 505-663-2514.  

Richard McCombs, a tutor at St. John’s College in Santa Fe will give an evening lecture at 8 p.m. in the Great Hall, Peterson Student Center, St. John’s College. The lecture will focus on an introduction to the reading of Kierkegaard. The event is free.
Saturday
Ullrfest, an end of summer party with a band, bikes and brews, will be Sept. 25. There will be lift-served hiking and biking from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; six New Mexico brewers from noon-5 p.m.; the band, Gumbo Project from 1-5 p.m.; food at the Pajarito Café from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Atomic City Transit bus service from LAHS from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and a best Viking (Ullr) costume contest. For more information visit www.skipajarito.com.

At 11:30 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on North Street, AAUW, American Association of University Women, will hold their annual fall potluck luncheon.
The speaker will be Caroline Mason, who will discuss her book about WWII titled, “The Blacksmith’s Cottage.” There will be a business meeting at 11:30 a.m. If you are interested in joining AAUW or would like to know more, attend the potluck luncheon and bring a dish to share. Also, bring  your own place settings for lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided.

The annual Fiesta at Bandelier National Monument is sponsored by PEEC and Bandelier. The fiesta is free, there is no admission charge to Bandelier. Enjoy lots of nature activities including cider making, the Migration Challenge, live birds of prey, making corn-husk dolls, hanging a bear bag, launching an atlatl, solar-baked cookies, fall fiesta mural-making and scavenger hunt.

21st Annual Rocky Mountain Shapenote Convention will be from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Sept. 26 at Fuller Lodge. Admission is free. Registration begins at 9 a.m. both days. For more information contact Claire Singleton, 661-2666.
Sunday
“Songs and Arias: Baroque to Modern,” an evening concert by Emily Werne, soprano; David Bolotin, pianist; and Christine Chen, violinist, will be at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall, Peterson Student Center, St. John’s College, Santa Fe. The event is free.
Monday
 LAMS PTO Meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the LAMS Library.

Chapter AK of the P.E.O. International Sisterhood will meet at the home of Marilyn Doolen at 7 p.m. Alison Gilstrap will serve as co-hostess. Please RSVP regrets only to Marilyn at 672-3571.
Sept. 28
The Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild will have a potluck for their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the United Church of Los Alamos.  In addition to the potluck, a group of quilters will present quilts that were created by using various fabric art techniques to replicate a number of posters.
Sept. 30
NJROTC will serve a full brisket meal from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Posse Shack. $10 per plate.

Agatha Christie, noted author of murder mystery novels and plays, has been honored this month in Great Britain and elsewhere on the 120th anniversary of her birth. The Los Alamos Little Theatre will pay its homage with auditions for the Christie play, “Go Back for Murder,” scheduled for 7:15 p.m.  and 2 p.m. Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 at the theatre, 1670 Nectar St. The play will open New Year’s Eve and have its LALT run in January.
Oct. 1
The Northern New Mexico Quilt Guild presents Quilt Fiesta 2010: Traditions Transformed, the Artistry of Quilting through Oct. 3 at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds, Extension Building, 3229 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe. Hours: Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission $3 daily or $5 for a weekend pass.  
Oct. 2
There will be a parking lot block party at White Rock Baptist Church, 80 N.M. 4. The whole community is invited. Enjoy games, food and fun for the whole family from 1-4 p.m., then from 4-6 p.m. a barbecue dinner with all the fixins’ will be served. Dessert will be served and a concert featuring the bluegrass band, Higher Ground will perform from 6-8 p.m.
Oct. 3
The Los Alamos Pony Club will sponsor a Cowboy Breakfast from 7-11 a.m. at the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge, 650 North Mesa. The menu will include plain, blueberry, banana and chocolate chip pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, juice and coffee. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children younger than 10.

The October meeting of the Los Alamos Master Gardeners will begin with a program on preserving the fruits of the garden (and the vegetables) by freezing and canning, given by Paula Sanchez, Los Alamos County agent.  Sanchez will follow this with a question and answer session. This program is open to the public. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall. A business meeting will follow the program.