Be There 10-09-12

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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 Bakery and more. Reserve tickets by calling 0672-4089.
GeekOut Family Night will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. upstairs, at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games, or play theirs.

Military Career Night will be from 6-8 p.m. in the lower commons area in A wing of Los Alamos High School. Representatives and/or materials from the Army, Navy Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard will be available. Interested students and parents should attend.

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.

Come to Pajarito Environmental Education Center at 7 p.m. to hear about the Biological Resource Management Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Chuck Hathcock will talk about the lab’s compliance with environmental laws and the plan to protect sensitive species found on lab property. The talk is free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
The United Blood Services New Mexico will host a community blood drive from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr.

The Church Women United reunion will be from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. All women are welcome, but must make reservations for lunch. Call Mary Venable at 663-0107 or Marge Rich at 672-9526.

The Sierrans will host a highway clean-up event along their stretch of N.M. 4 at the Valles Caldera. Meet at Ponderosa Campground at 5 p.m. to carpool. It should take no more than two hours. Bring work gloves and water. Trash bags will be provided. For more information, contact Dave Gemeinhart, 672-6267.

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.

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

The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in room three of the Mesa Public Library. The program will be a presentation by Dr. William Litchman, a professional genealogist from Albuquerque, titled, “Church Records and Their Use in Genealogical Research.” The public is invited.

The third League of Women Voters candidate forum featuring candidates for Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and District 43 New Mexico House of Representatives Stephanie Garcia Richard (D) and Jim Hall (R), will be at 7 p.m., with refreshments at 6:30 p.m.
The United Blood Services New Mexico will host a community blood drive from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr.

Coffee with Kristin Henderson is at 10 a.m. at the Coffee Booth.
Join the Los Alamos County Recreation Division for an old-fashioned hayride on North Mesa. Members of the Posse Lodge, Pony Club and the recreation division work together on the event, which will be from 4-6 p.m. The evening includes apple cider, cocoa, coffee and light refreshments. Dress warmly and bring blankets. The cost is $5 for adults 18 and older; $2 for youth ages 4-7; and $1 for children age four and younger. The event is limited to 100 participants per hour. Sign up at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. For more information, call the recreation division at 662-8173, visit losalamosnm.us/rec, or email lacrec@lacnm.

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 Central Avenue Grill.

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.

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/.

Do you have kids at home with you? Need play friends and activities? Need to meet at-home moms just like you? The MOMS Club of Los Alamos may be just what you’re looking for. For more information, visit sites.google.com/site/momsoflosalamosweb/welcome%29, or send email to moms

Habitat for Humanity of the Española Valley and Los Alamos, Inc. Board of Directors meets every last Thursday of each month at 6:15 p.m. The meetings alternate between Espanola and Los Alamos. For more information, call 505-747-2690 or visit habitatevla.org. Meetings are open to the public and interested parties are welcome.

Christian Discussion Group, 6 p.m. Fridays at the Coffee Booth, sponsored by Eastern Orthodox Christians.

CoDA, an open 12-step group for recovery from codependency, meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at White Rock Methodist Church on Meadow Lane. For information call 672-3874 or 672-1498.