Be There 10-11-11

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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. For more information, contact Bill Boedeker at 662-4220 or  boedeker@cybermesa.com.

“Irreverent Reminiscences of the US/USSR Arms Control Talks in the 70s: Ideas, Personalities, Bureaucracies and Blunders” will be presented by participant Charles Zemach, who was with the U.S. Arms Control Agency and the Policy-Planning Staff of the State Department in the 1970-1980 period, when the Strategic Arms Limitations Tre aties, SALT I and SALT II, were negotiated. The talk will be given at an open meeting of the Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security at 7 p.m. in the lounge in the Education Building at the United Church.

The Los Alamos Historical Society invites the public to Joe Gutierrez’s lecture on the Homesteading of the Pajarito Plateau at 7:30 p.m. in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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.

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

The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in Room 3 of the Mesa Public Library.

There will be a discussion and sharing of “Roadblocks in our Genealogy Research.” Everyone is asked to bring their research roadblock to share. The public is invited. For more information, call Jodie Frye at 662-3381.

The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the home of the LAFRW president Ann Wadstrom, 253 San Juan. They will have a guest speaker from the county, who will discuss future projects. Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food items and toiletries for charity donations.  For more information, call Donna MacDonald at 662-4001 or Ann Wadstrom at 662-7578.

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.

 The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce will host a volunteer recognition event from 4:30-6 p.m. at Fuller Lodge.

 The 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.

Oct. 17
The Los Alamos Garden Club will meet at Crossroads Bible Church. Socializing will begin at 9:30 a.m., with the meeting at 10 a.m. The Fall Arrangements program will be at 10:30 a.m. with Dorothy Crawford. Visitors are welcome. For more information, contact Alahna at 672-9539.

Oct. 20
In place of the October board meeting, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board is hosting a retreat titled, “Making the Connection: Engaging and Communicating with Youth,” from noon-4 p.m. For more information, call 661-4097.
The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents, “Spooky Buddies,” at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. in meeting room 3 of the Mesa Public Library. The featured speaker will be Rep. Brian Egolf Jr. D-N.M., Dist. 47. All interested Democrats are welcome to attend.

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.

The Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers Debate Team is having an all you can eat fundraising waffle breakfast from 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge, on the corner of 15th St. and Canyon Road. Tickets are $6 and will be available at the door. Children younger than six are admitted free. All the money raised will go to support the 40+-member team travel to regional tournaments.

Oct. 23
Gail Rubin will give a presentation at 7 p.m. at the Los Alamos Jewish Center about end-of-life issues. Author of “Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die,” Rubin uses humor to educate people about end-of-life decisions. The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Oct. 25
Staff from the Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Relay N.M. will present a program that will focus on special phones and other equipment available to those who are hard of hearing. The presentation will be at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Attendees will be able to try devices during the session. For more information, call the BESC at 662-8920.

Oct. 27
The Authors Speak Series presents, E.B. Held: The Spy’s Guide to Santa Fe and Albuquerque at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda.

Nov. 5
Beta Sigma Phi will host their 23rd annual arts and craft fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road. Admission is free. The fair will offer a quilt and crafts raffle, vendors and food.

Nov. 12
The Betty Ehart Senior center has announced the dates for the Festival of Chocolate and the Festival of Trees. The fundraisers will benefit programs for youth and seniors in 2011 and 2012. The Festival of Chocolate will be from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 12. Tickets are available for $20 each starting at the end of October. The Festival of Chocolate formally launches the Festival of Trees, which will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 19. Admission is free, but collections of non-perishable items are taken to benefit programs. To donate a chocolate dessert or a holiday tree for auction, call 672-4089 for more information.