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Be There 10-11-12

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Today
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 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. in the Fellowship Hall of the White Rock Baptist Church.
Friday
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.
Saturday
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.us.

The Fall Festival at Piñon Elementary will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The event will host an arts and crafts fair, face painting, games, kids crafts and a festival pie contest. The funds raised will benefit the Parent Teacher Organizations of Chamisa and Piñon Elementary. There will also be a pumpkin patch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Piñon Elementary is located at 90 Grand Canyon, White Rock.

Come to Pajarito Environmental Education Center from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to learn about effective herbal remedies for children. Kristi Beguin, an experienced herbalist, will give a talk no how to use herbal medicines to treat common childhood illnesses and enhance childrens’ immunity. The cost is $17.50 for members, $22 for non-members. Register at PajaritoEEC.org, 662-0460 or Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
Sunday
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center PEECnic will be from 2-4 p.m. The yearly meeting is for members and friends. There will be activities and talks. The PEECnic is free and open to all, whether or not they are PEEC members. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
Monday
Join the Los Alamos Garden Club at 9:30 a.m. at the Crossroads Bible Church for their monthly meeting. The program will be from the Agua Fria Nursery.
Tuesday
Rotarians Gil Butler and Deborah Simon will speak about the Rotary clean water project in Uspantán, Guatemala, which supports several villages in the highlands. The talk will be during the regular Rotary Club meeting, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Dixie Girl restaurant, 1789 Central Ave. Guests are welcome to attend.

The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. The featured speaker will be Dan Aiken, a consultant who retired from Freeport McMoran in 2009. The October field trip will be to San Pedro Mines. For this trip, they will meet at 7 a.m. Oct. 20 at Sullivan Field. Be sure to bring materials for wrapping garnets, quartz and other specimens, as well as collecting gear, hammers, chisels, eye protection, a camera, sunscreen, hat, water, lunch and snacks. For more information, contact Paul Bradley at Ppbradpp@aol.com.

Rebecca Oertel, a Forest and Range Plant ecologist will present the effects of the Las Conchas Fire on the VCNP and surrounding Jemez Mountains. She will discuss the ecological consequences of this fire as well as the recovery that is underway. From 7-8 p.m. Free. No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.
Oct. 17
GeekOut Family Night will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. upstairs, at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games, or play theirs.

This month’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting will be at 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 661-4097.
Oct. 18
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 White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents, “Wallace and Gromit: Cure of the Were-Rabbit,” at 7 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall.

Los Alamos Little Theatre presents Pasion de Tango with the Cuarteto Alejandro Ziegler, at 7 p.m. at LALT. Tickets are $20 for general admission and are available at CB Fox or at the door the night of the performance. For more information, visit lalt.org or call Gracie Cainelli at 662-9352.

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 the Dixie Girl Restaurant.

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
oflosalamos@gamil.com.

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.

Building Kindness, a Habitat for Humanity affiliate, wants volunteers to help in the restoration of family homes. No skills necessary. Volunteers will be taught the safe use of power tools and equipment while improving the living conditions of others less fortunate.  Skilled volunteers needed, too. This ongoing program meets every Saturday starting at 8 am. Call David Canfield at 505-747-7698.  Email buildingkindness@habitatevla.org.