Be There 10-04-11

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

The Mesa Public Library presents GeekOut Game night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Bing your own games, or play the library’s games.

The Sierra Club will meet at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms of Mesa Public Library. Mesa Michael Richie will provide a geological overview of the New Mexico Badlands.

 The Valles Caldera fall highway cleanup will be at 5 p.m. Meet at the entrance of Ponderosa Campground and carpool to the Valles Caldera. Bring work gloves, bags will be supplied. For more information, call David Gemeinhart at 662-6267.

“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.PajaritoEEC.org.

The Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” at 6:30 p.m.

The October meeting of the Master Gardeners will be at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Community Building. Landscape Architect Jennifer Wellington will be the speaker.

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.

Los Alamos Little Theatre announces auditions for the New Year’s Event 2011 and the January 2012 production of “A Thousand Clowns” by Herb Gardner. There are parts for four men, age 30-60; one woman, age 25-35; and one boy, age 12-13. Scripts are available at Mesa Public Library for 24-hour checkout. Auditions will be private. Visit www.lalt.org for more information.
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. 11
The Los Alamos Volunteer Examiner group will host the final amateur radio exam session of the year at 6:30 p.m. in the “old fire barn,” 4017 Arkansas. There will be testing for all classes of license. Those who wish to take the initial test for a technician class license will need a picture ID and two other forms of ID and a test fee of $15, cash or check (made out to ARRL VEC). Those who wish to upgrade to a higher-class license will need a picture ID and two other forms of ID, the original license and a copy or a valid certificate of successful completion of exam, plus the $15 exam fee. Cell phone cannot be used as calculators. For more information, contact Bill Boedeker at 662-4220 or boedeker@cybermesa.com.

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. 13
Poetry gatherings, 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

Oct. 14
Caroline Seigel, art appraiser and Penelope Perryman, psychotherapist, will present a program about family treasures at 1 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Topics to be addressed include: How to create a useful inventory; appraisals and appraisers; insurance for lost of damaged treasures; when the children don’t want your treasures; donating or selling collections. For more information or to reserve a seat, call the BESC at 662-8920. Reservations must be made by Oct. 12.

Oct. 15
 The annual PEECnic will be at Pajarito Environmental Education Center from 2-4 p.m. Children’s activities, nature exhibits, talks on birds of Honduras and Columbia and refreshments will be available. The event is free and open to the public.