Be There 10-04-12

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Join the Parent Raising Teen Club from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage Loop. Share your worries and find like-minded parents that can offer support. The group will meet each Thursday evening through Nov. 29. For more information, call Elizabeth Grant at 660-5796.

The Reel Deal Theater will bring back “The Big Year” for a one-time showing at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children at the door. Proceeds benefit PEEC. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or send email to Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

The Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents “Hugo,” at 6:30 p.m.

The Los Alamos Master Gardener’s meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall. The program, given by the local extension horticulturist Carlos Valdez, will be on “The Fall and Winter Care of Fruits and Vegetables.” The public is invited.

The League of Women Voters is hosting the first of three League of Women Voters candidate forums will be at 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. Join the league at 6:30 p.m. to meet the candidates over refreshments. The forum begins at 7 p.m. All the invited candidates have agreed to participate.

On the first Friday of every month, join kids and their parents who like building forts from 3:30-5 p.m. at PEEC. The event is free, no registration required. Visit PajartioEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

There will be an Arts Crawl from 4-5:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library and Los Alamos Historical Museum; and from 5-7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge Art Center and Karen Wray Fine Art, in the new location at 1475 Central Ave., in the Community Bank building.
The Pajarito Astronomers will hold a county-sponsored Dark Night at 6:30 p.m. at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park. Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and star gaze. The planets Mars, Jupiter and its moons, Neptune and Uranus will be visible. There will be a tour of the autumn 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 Steve Becker at 662-3252 for information.
The Cowboy Breakfast will be from 7-11 a.m. at the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge, 650 North Mesa Road, near the stables. The menu includes plain, blueberry, banana, cinnamon and chocolate chip pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, juice and coffee. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 10-years-old and younger. Proceeds benefit the Los Alamos Pony Club.

A benefit concert for the Arts Council will be at 4 p.m. The performance will feature mezzo soprano Alicia Solomon; pianists Claudia Hilko, Colleen LaPorte, Juanita Madland and Susan Mendel. Tickets are $20 or $5 for children 12 and younger. For more information, contact the Arts Council at laarts@rt666.com.

The White Rock Artists and Artisans Market will be from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Hive, 134 N.M. 4. For more information, email Melanie Peña at Melanie@losalamos.org or call 661-4807.
Oct. 9
Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados will give an update about the local court at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos meeting, 11: 45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Dixie Girl Restaurant, 1789 Central Ave. Guests are welcome to attend.

The Los Alamos Volunteer Examiner Group will give exams for amateur radio licenses. This session will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Club Meeting Room at 4017 Arkansas (the Old Fire Barn). Those testing for a new license will need a picture ID or two other forms of ID with name and address on them (utility bill, credit card bill or other) and a test fee of $15 either in cash or a check made out to “ARRL VEC.” Participants’ Social Security number will need to be on the form 605 License Application. Those seeking a license upgrade will need the picture ID or two other forms of ID plus the original license and a copy of the license or a valid Certificate of Successful Completion of Exam and a copy of the CSCE plus the exam fee of $15. For more information, call Bill Boedeker at 662-4220 or email at boedeker@cybermesa.com.

Tickets go on sale for the Festival of Chocolate at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The festival will be from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 10. The fundraiser offers a plethora of chocolate offerings from the Dixie Girl, the Hill Diner, the Hilltop House Hotel, Morning Glory Baker and more. Reserve tickets by calling 0672-4089.
Oct. 10
GeekOut Family Night will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. upstairs, at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games, or play theirs.

Join the Los Alamos County Recreation Division and make some memories at the October Dessert Dances. The Mother/Son Dance is Oct. 10, the Daddy/Daughter Dance is Oct. 11 and the new Family Dance is Oct. 12. Events are from 6-8:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge and the evening includes light refreshments, dancing, a craft project and a digital keepsake photo. The cost for the event is $16 per couple, $8 for each additional child, and $30 per family (two adults and two children). Sign up at the Aquatic Center. The event is limited to 80 participants. For more information, contact the Recreation Division, at 662-8173, visit losalamosnm.us/rec, or email lacrec@lacnm.us.