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Be There 11-09-10

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Today
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.
Wednesday
“Running High, Running Low: Trail Running in Copper Canyon and the Jemez,” an illustrated talk by David Coblentz will be at 7 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.  Coblentz will describe his running of a 50-mile ultramarathon with the native Tarahumara Indian runners of Mexico and note the geologic similarities and differences between the geology of the Sierra Madres and the Jemez. The talk is free and open to the public.
Thursday
Enjoy a breakfast before the Veterans Day ceremony at the American Legion, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. The event, hosted by the Elks Lodge, will include omelets made to order, or crème brulee French toast, both served with homemade breakfast sausage, coffee and juice. Donations are requested, but the event is free to veterans.
Saturday
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.

 A PEEC family geology field trip to Rendija Canyon, will be led by geologists from TerranearPMC and North Wind. Elementary-age kids and their families are invited to this unique geology trip that will have a scavenger hunt for rocks and a chance to use field journals and colored pencils to record sights. Meet at PEEC at 1 p.m., or the trailhead up canyon from the Sportsmen’s Club at 1:30 p.m. Hike one mile each way, with some off-trail exploration. Wear long pants and sturdy boots. The group will be back by 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.PajaritoEEC.org.
Sunday
A PEEC hike to historic Pines Ranger Station will be led by Janie O’Rourke.  This is a moderately strenuous hike of three miles through the remains of the ghost town Pines, to the Ranger Station. Meet at Cerro Grande parking lot (N.M. 4 and F.R. 289, the Dome Road) to carpool on F.R. 289 and 286 to the trailhead of the old Bland/Frijoles Trail. Bring lunch, water and warm clothing. For more information visit  www.PajaritoEEC.org. The event is free and open to the public.
Nov. 15
 The Los Alamos Garden Club will meet for a holiday workshop at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road. Social hour is at 9:30 a.m., with the business meeting at 10 a.m. The group will decorate small table trees for Christmas. LAGC will also donate a glamorous tree, covered with jewelry to the senior center’s Festival of Trees.
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@laschools.net.

The Santa Fe Christian Women’s Club will host a “Stars and Stripes Luncheon” at noon, at the Santa Fe Lodge, 750 N. St. Francis Dr. The featured speaker is Sylvia Tarro, a military veteran. Boy Scouts will share facts about the flag. Everyone is invited..Lunch cost is $16. For reservations and information call 473-7938.