Be There 11-13-13

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The LANL 70th Anniversary Lecture. 5:30 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum. Retired Los Alamos physicist John C. Hopkins reflects on his Cold War career in the weapons program.

Game Night. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library in the upstairs rotunda.
Deep Into That Darkness Peering art exhibit. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Runs through Nov. 16.

The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will have the monthly meeting, noon at the Ridgepark Clubhouse, 505 Oppenheimer Drive. In honor of Veterans’ Day, the speaker will be veteran Bethany Redmond and one other speaker pending. All registered Republican women are invited. Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food items for LA Cares and toiletries for the Women’s Shelter in Española. Call Donna MacDonald 662-4001 for further information.

Thursday Faith and Family Night (TFFN) will meet at the United Church at 3:45 p.m. in Graves Hall of the Christian Education Building at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. For more information call 662-2971.

The Los Alamos Writers Group meets on the second Thursday during November and December from 7-8:30 p.m. at Morning Glory Bakery, 1377 Diamond Drive, across from the high school. Visitors are welcome to attend.

Lowell Christensen will speak on “The History of the San Luis Valley, or Why is there a Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Shop in Taos?” 7 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. There are a lot of connections between the history of the San Luis Valley (in Southern Colorado) and history of Northern New Mexico.Dinner will be at China Moon at 5:30 p.m. before the meeting at the library. Public is invited.
Reservations needed by today for the Santa Fe Women’s Connection November luncheon at noon at the Doubletree by Hilton, 4048 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe. Los Alamos residents welcome to bring a favorite quilt and show it at the luncheon. Guest speaker Amy Allen will talk about “A Redeemed Marriage.” The cost is $16 which includes lunch. Call 466-2949 or 473-7938 for reservations and also online at christianwomenssf@gmail.com.

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Party. 7 p.m. at White Rock Presbyterian Church, 310 Rover Blvd. Help pack school supplies, hygiene items, small toys and other miscellaneous supplies for needy children. Public is invited. For more information call the church office at 672-3682 or call Mary at 672-0154.

Deep Into That Darkness Peering art exhibit. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Runs through Nov. 16.
Masonic Waffle Breakfast. 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Los Alamos Pajarito Masonic Lodge 66. 15th Street and Canyon Road. $7 adults, $3 children (age 6 and under). Benefiting the American Cancer Society.

The Betty Ehart Senior Center announces the annual Festival of Chocolate Those interested in being an arts and crafts vendor can contact Pauline Powell Schneider at 662-8920.

Los Alamos Little Theatre will host a workshop on building and covering flats for sets on the stage. Anyone interested is welcome to attend 10 a.m. in the shop area of the theatre. Allen Brown and Jim Sicilian will oversee the workshop. Lunch will be served.

What Turkeys Eat for Thanksgiving. 10:30 to noon. Leslie Dendy will discuss the surprisingly broad diet of wild turkeys, including plants and animals, from seeds and nuts to frogs and snakes. This will be a hands-on presentation, intended for adults and children 10 years old and up. $15/12 per individual, $30/24 per family. Advance registration required. To register, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

“Connect With Your Teen” meeting 8:15 to 10:30 a.m. at Los Alamos High School. $30 per individual or parenting couple. Financial aid is available. Free for Family Strengths Network members at the supporter level or higher. Register online at lafsn.org.

Get to know the Arduino Workshop hosted at the Bradbury Science Museum by Stan Cohen of New Mexico Highlands University and Gordon McDonough, museum educator. Hands-on workshop to demonstrate how to build and program arduinos. An arduino is a single-board micro-controller with an open-source platform designed to make electronic projects more accessible.

Rumelia, a Santa Fe-based Balkan band, will return for their semi-regular dinner show from 6-8 p.m. at Pyramid Cafe, 751 Central Ave. $7-10. For more information call 661-1717 or visit rumeliamusic.com.