Be There 11-03-10

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The Sierra Club is hosting Kim Ribbons from Bioneers, a global non-profit organization, at 7 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bioneers serves as a hub and source for breakthrough solutions for the issues facing us today.  Through conferences in the U.S. and internationally, globally syndicated radio series and other media outlets, Bioneers is encouraging a way to live on Earth that honors both people and planet. Learn more about its history and work.
The November meeting of the Los Alamos Master Gardeners will be at 7 p.m. in the Nambé Room of Fuller Lodge.

The Mesa Public Library Film Series will show the film “Sin Nombre,” at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms. The film is about a young girl’s fraught journey to the U.S.
Dia de los Muertos: A group show featuring work by Cruz Lopez, Toby Morfin, Diego Lopez, Benjamin Lopez, Leroy Lopez, Adrian Martinez, Russell Martinez, Tom Borrego, Patricio Chavez, Gene Ortega, Bryan Romero and Jaime Rodriguez will open from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Northern New Mexico College’s Nick Salazar Center for the Arts Art Gallery. The show will run until Sunday night.

The Sorenson Family Art Show will open with a reception from 5-7 p.m. at Village Arts, 216 DP Road.
Start your holiday shopping early at the Los Alamos County Employee Arts and Crafts Show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Fuller Lodge.

Rumelia will perform from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Pyramid Café, 751 Central Ave. Enjoy dinner and an evening of music by Santa Fe’s all-women Balkan trio, who plays music of Turkey, Greece, Albania, Rroma and the Balkans. Suggested donation is $7/$5 for students.

The Los Alamos Concert Association presents the young chamber ensemble Concertante, in a concert at 8 p.m. in the Duane Smith Audiorium. The program will include a performance of Chopin’s “Piano Quintent in E Minor,” featuring pianist Adam Neiman. Advance tickets may be purchased for $30 at Otowi Station Bookstore and CB Fox Department Store, at Smith’s in White Rock and at Nicholas Potter Bookseller in Santa Fe. Tickets may also be purchased for $35 at the door.

The Xi Nu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host their annual craft fair on Nov. 6 at the First Baptist Church on Diamond Drive. One highlight of the event is the annual raffle of a handmade quilt and 25 additional prizes all available with a chance at buying the $1 ticket. The 9 a.m.-3 p.m. event will also host food from the Fabulous 50’s diner. Space is still available by calling Cathy at
The Santa Fe Opera is back with an exhibition in the upstairs art gallery of costumes from a variety of productions. The opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery and rotunda, hosted by the Los Alamos Opera Guild with special guided gallery talks by Opera Production Director Paul Horpedahl.
Macular Degeneration and Hearing Challenged Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Chris Fuller,  a retinal  surgeon  from Santa Fe. This meeting is open to the public. Gather  in the classroom on the lower level at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
Also,the Friday Walk in the woods is now at 9:05 a.m.

The Los Alamos Historical Society invites you to the third talk of its 2010-2011 lecture series that will be held in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. Lectures start at 7:30 p.m. The lectures are free and open to the public.  The guest speaker will be Charles “Chick” Keller, who will speak about Los Alamos non-defense research: The once and future lab.  

From 5-8 p.m. De Colores Restaurant will donate 20 percent of sales to the LAPS Foundation. Reservations encouraged, 662-6285.
Nov. 13
Chamisa Elementary will hold their annual fall craft and business fair with items ranging from handcrafted jewelry and children’s items to candles and food. The event will begin at 9 a.m. Space is still available by calling 672-9463.

The congregation of the United Church will come together from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  to offer a host of sale items from trash to treasures, baked goods and other handmade items. Hundreds of used books will be available for purchase ranging from children’s titles to adult and religious offerings.The proceeds benefit a variety of missions projects of the Women’s Christian Service Society. A special lunch will be sold from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Call the church office at 662-2971 for more information or to make a donation.
Nov. 16
Special things are happening at Piñon Elementary. From 5:30-7 p.m., the school will host its annual Specials’ Night, with a theme this year of, “All That Jazz.” Piñon students and their parent are invited to participate in activities in the following classrooms: Art, music, library and physical education. Meet the Specials teachers and experience what the children have learned in their classrooms. For more information contact Stephanie Rittner, Piñon art educator, at s.rittner@laschols.net.
Nov. 20
Meet from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lower Winsor trailhead for the Santa Fe National Forest Fall Trail Clinic. The project will be retaining walls and tread re-establishment on lower Winsor trail. Contact Jennifer Sublett for more information, jasublett@fs.fed.us or 505-753-7331.