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Be There 10-23-12

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Wednesday
Republican candidate Jefferson Byrd will visit Los Alamos for a town hall meeting at 5 p.m. at the GOP headquarters, 1362 Trinity Dr., Suite D1. The public is welcome to attend.

GeekOut Family Night will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. upstairs, at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games, or play theirs.

Los Alamos High School will host a Financial Aid Information Night at 6 p.m. in the Speech Theater. All interested students and parents are encouraged to attend. New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation Representative Ruben Reyes will provide information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, scholarships, grants, work-study programs and loan programs. An LAHS counselor will also be available to answer questions. For more information about Financial Aid Information Night, contact Connie Goettee at 663-2595 or c.goettee@laschools.net.

The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host an open discussion at 6:30 p.m. in meeting room 1 of the Mesa Public Library. All are welcome. Bring any topics or thoughts you might have. Questions can be sent to losalamoscommunityofatheists.com.

Thursday
The last outdoor Farmers Market of the season will be from 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Mesa Public Library parking lot.

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 Authors Speak Series presents “Margaret Wood: O’Keeffe Stories,” at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

Friday
Coffee with Kristin Henderson is at 10 a.m. at the Coffee Booth.

The Hallowiener Parade will be at 5:30 p.m. on the north side of Ashley Pond. All Dachshund owners are encouraged to dress their pet in costume and meet at the pond. The parade will start around 6 p.m., ending across from CB Fox for a costume contest.

The Lads of Enchantment will present their Annual Barbershop Harmony Show at 7:30 p.m. at the United Church of Los Alamos. There will be an “Afterglow” in Graves Hall following the show. The Afterglow includes a snack and additional singing for $5. Advance tickets are $15 or $5 for students and are available at CB Fox or from chorus members. For more information, call Joe at 672-9371.

Saturday
The Annual Los Alamos Health Fair, sponsored by the Los Alamos Heart Council, will be from 8 a.m.-noon at Griffith Gym.

The Los Alamos Middle School cheerleaders will host a huge resale from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Pueblo Complex Gym. Donations of items are welcome. Rent a space for $20. Call 500-5113 for more information.

Dorothy Hoard will lead a historical hike to Beanfield Mesa. Come hike the two old roads built prior to 1943 that were used to access the farm atop a high mesa. Experience views and an historic area of Los Alamos. Meet at PEEC at 9:10 a.m. to carpool or at the trailhead at 9:30 a.m. Free, no registration required. For more information or directions to the trailhead, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

Join the Los Alamos County Recreation Division for the pirate-themed Pumpkin Splash and Halloween Carnival at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. This family event will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and includes pirate themed carnival games, jumping into the pool and finding your pumpkin, decorating your pumpkin and watching pirate movies. The cost for the event is $7 per person. Sign up today. For more information contact the recreation division, at 662-8173, visit the website at losalamosnm.us/rec, or email lacrec@lacnm.us.

Kiwanis will have their annual Fall Pancake Breakfast from 7-11 a.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

The Pumpkin Glow will be from 6-9 p.m. on the lawn of Fuller Lodge. Carve a pumpkin at the pumpkin carving party, from 10 a.m.-noon at Fuller Lodge.

The Lads of Enchantment will present their Annual Barbershop Harmony Show at 7:30 p.m. at the United Church of Los Alamos. Advance tickets are $15 or $5 for students and are available at CB Fox or from chorus members. For more information, call Joe at 672-9371.

Oct. 30
“A Plan for All Seasons: Overview,” a presentation about developing and executing a long-term financial plan to address investment goals, will be from 5:30-7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. RSVP to Ashleigh Mares, 986-0125 or amares@wradvisors.com.

Oct. 31
Come to PEEC to see the creepy crawly creatures from The Harrell House of Natural Oddities. In addition to the insect zoo, there will be games, crafts and a spider hunting walk will be from 1-4 p.m. Free to PEEC members, $7 per child for non-members. No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org,  call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.