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Be There 10-26-11

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Thursday
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. Pre-registration is required and spaces are limited. Call 662-2656 to register.

Friday
Trick or treat on MainStreet from 4-6:30 p.m. The Halloweiner parade will be at 5:30 p.m. down Central Avenue. The Bradbury Sciece Museum’s High Tech Halloween will be from 4-7 p.m. The YMCA costume climb will be from 5-8 p.m.

 Visit the Haunted House at the Knights of Columbus Hall on the corner of Trinity Drive and DP Road from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 28-29. Cost is $5 for adults and $4 for ages 16 and younger. All proceeds go toward helping needy families during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Small bags of candy will be given at the end. For more information call Fred or Annie Garcia, 662-9046.

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.

Saturday
Kiwanis will sponsor a Fall Pancake Breakfast from 7-11 a.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

Nature Photography for Beginners from 9-11 a.m. at PEEC led by Jaye Gilmore. Learn nature photography techniques and put them into practice. Fees are $20 or $18 for PEEC members. Register in advance at www.PajaritoEEC.org.

Don’t miss Mountain Elementary School’s 36th annual Halloween Carnival from 5-8 p.m. There will be games, prizes, a bounce house, haunted house, face painting, cakewalks, silent auction and more. The Fabulous 50s Diner will serve food. The Halloween Carnival is open to everyone. Mountain Elementary is located at 2280 North Road.

Ruby K’s Yum Run will be at 8 a.m. on Central Avenue.

The Fuller Lodge Art Center Fall Arts and Crafts Fair will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. The Fabulous 50s Diner will sell breakfast burritos in the morning and Frito pies and ice cream in the afternoon.

Pumpkin carving for the Pumpkin Glow will begin at 10 a.m. at Fuller Lodge. The Pumpkin Glow will be from 6-9 p.m. on the lawn of Fuller Lodge, with a haunted trail from 5-6:30 p.m.

Nov. 1
National Novel Writing Month kicks off from 5:30-7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library. Write 50,000 words in 30 days. For more information, call 662-8253.

Nov. 3
The Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents “Pieces of April” at 6:30 p.m.

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. 10
Mesa Public Library’s Poetry Gathering will be at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda.

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.

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.