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Be There 10-19-11

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Thursday
 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 Los Alamos High School Olions will present, “The Insanity of Mary Girard,” by Lanie Robertson at 7 p.m. Oct. 20, 21 and 23 at Duane Smith Auditorium. There will also be a 3 p.m. show on Oct. 22. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors and may be purchased in advance at CB Fox, The Hill Diner or Otowi Station Bookstore. Tickets are also available at the door. The play contains sensitive subject matter and is not suitable for children. For more information, contact Jillian Morse at j.morse@laschools.net.

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.

Saturday
 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 Pajarito Astronomers will hold a county-sponsored Dark Night at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park in White Rock. Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and star gaze. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Viewing will end before midnight. Call Steve Becker at 662-3252 for information.

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. The Masonic Lodge sponsors the event.

Join local Zumba instructors for a “Party in Pink” Zumbathon charity event at the Los Alamos Family YMCA from 4:30-7 p.m. Door prizes and prizes for best costume will be awarded. The cost is $10 person and 75 percent of the proceeds go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, to fund breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs. For more information, visit partyinpink.com or call Annie Garcia at 662-9046.

Sunday
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.

Fall Gardening class from 7-9 p.m. at PEEC, led by Martha Davis. Learn what to do now to prepare your garden for the spring. $20 or $18 for members. Register in advance at www.PajaritoEEC.org.

Kitchen Creations classes run from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10 and 17 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Parish Hall, 3700 Canyon Road. The program will help people with diabetes and their families learn how to prepare meals that are low in sugar, fat and sodium. Classes are free to people with diabetes and family members or caretakers. Preregistration is required and spaces are limited. Call 662-2656 to register.

Oct. 28
Los Alamos Light Opera presents Stephen Sondheim’s musical, “Into the Woods,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, 29 and Nov. 4 and 5; and at 2 p.m. Oct. 30 at Duane Smith Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors and are available at CB Fox Department Store and at the door. On opening night only, students in costume are admitted free with a paying adult. For more information, visit losalamoslightopera.org.

Recurring meetings

The Atomic City Corvette Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Time Out Pizza in White Rock. Guests are always welcome. You do not need to own a Corvette to attend. For more information, contact Mike Luna at 672-4087.

The Lions Club meets at 84 Barcelona in White Rock on the first and third Thursdays. They enjoy a meal and combine fun and social gathering with a business meeting. Those interested are invited to attend one of the meetings as a guest. 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.