Be There 09-28-11

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The Aspen Ridge Lodge Assisted Living Facility will have an annual membership drive and open house from 4-6 p.m. Teresa Williams, executive director and Stella Dante, director of Aspen Ridge Lodge will join LARC Community Liaison Mary Yamada at the open house and will be available to answer questions and arrange tours.

The LAHS NJROTC will host a barbecue brisket night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Posse Lodge on North Mesa. Meals include barbecue brisket, potato salad, vegetable, a roll, drink and dessert for $10 a plate.

Chit chat and change diapers, 10:30-noon, at Family Strengths Network. This is a discussion group for first-time parents of newborns to age three. They will discuss games for baby, media and moderation and childproofing.  Refreshments are provided. No registration required, drop in for any session.

Reservations for spaces at the annual flea market Oct. 1 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church grounds are now being accepted. Spaces are $20 and registration forms are available at IHM parish office and Village Arts. For more information, call Maire O’Neill at 662-0980.

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 includes plain, blueberry, banana and chocolate chip pancakes, with sausage, bacon, eggs, juice and coffee. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 10 years old and younger.

Oct. 3
 Assets in Action invites Los Alamos High School students to Cookies and Conversation during lunch on Monday, at the Speech Theater. The program offers a chance for all teens to share conversation with local senior citizens over a meal. Some healthy options will be included during the event. For more information call 661-4846. The JJAB and the Chamber of Commerce sponsor the event.

The Summit Garden Club will meet to tour the Audubon Society’s Randal Davey Center. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Norma Tech, 662-7424.

The United Way Youth Team will host “Hamburger Nite at the Hill Diner” from 5-7:30 p.m.

Oct. 5
 Los Alamos Arts Council presents a Brown Bag performance featuring Keith Snell, pianist, at noon at Fuller Lodge.

Oct. 6
“Play Again,” an award-winning documentary about children’s imbalance between the natural and virtual worlds will be at 6:30 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St. Suggested donation is $7. Students will sell popcorn and hot chocolate. For more information, visit www.PajaritoEE.org.

Oct. 7
Help get the Olions to state. For the first time ever the Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian club is going to represent at the NMAA Four-Corners One Act Play Competition in Farmington, but they need your help to get there. The Olions will have a Dinner Theatre fundraising event at 5:30 p.m. at The Posse Shack. The menu consists of a dinner salad, garlic bread and your choice of gnocchi with cream sauce or traditional spaghetti with marinara. Enjoy dinner and a show while supporting the Olions.

Oct. 8
Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Los Alamos County Recreation Department are sponsoring a birding trip to Rio Grande Nature Center. Leave PEEC at 6:30 a.m. for a guided walk and then a special talk on black birds. Picnic lunch, then return to Los Alamos. Cost for van and entrance fee $20, $18 for PEEC members. Information and registration at PajaritoEEC.org, 662-0460, or programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

Oct. 12
 Nate McDowell of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Climate Research Lab, will give a talk on the “Effects of Climate on Plants,” at 7 p.m. at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St. The talk is free and open to the public.

Oct. 22
Piñon Elementary School will have its annual pumpkin patch on Oct. 22.

Los Alamos Public School Credit Union and Zia Credit Union will host a “free shred day” from 10 a.m.-noon outside the Pueblo Complex, 1900 Diamond Dr. The public is encouraged to bring documents that need to be shredded and will be able to see the process.