Be There 11-18-11

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Los Alamos Chapter #63 of the Eastern Star will hold their annual sales of Collin Street Bakery fruitcakes, apricot pecan cakes and pineapple pecan cakes at Los Alamos National Bank on Nov. 18, Dec. 2, 9 and 16. For information, call Betty Robertson at 662-5185.

Big M.A.C. is having a Welcome Back Dance for  middle school students only from 7-9 p.m. at Pueblo  Gym on Diamond Drive. Admission is $3 and students whose parents volunteer to  chaperone get in free. Parent chaperones are needed. Big M.A.C. is  sponsored by the Youth Activity Center, a program of the Los Alamos Family  Council. Call 662-9412 for more information and to volunteer to chaperone.  

Los Alamos Little Theatre presents, “An Inspector Calls,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors and are available at C.B. Fox, or at the door.

Los Alamos Garden Club  gently used Christmas ornament sale will be from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr.

The Los Alamos Arts Council presents the Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Los Alamos Middle School.

Girl Scout Holiday Bazaar from 9:30 a.m.-noon at the IHM Parish Hall.

Friends of the Shelter is sponsoring a kitten/cat adoption event. Kittens from the Taos Shelter and adult cats from Los Alamos shelter will be available, with special pricing. Adoption is at the LADOC Building, 246 East Road, next to the Los Alamos Shelter, from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 470-6973 for information.

Family Night Walk with Jaye Gilmore at 4:30 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St., for 1 ½ hours learning about nighttime animals. Register in advance, $5/person, $15/family, at PajaritoEEC.org or 662-0460.

The next and final county sponsored Dark Night of the season will be at 4:56 p.m. Saturday at the Spiro Soccer Field in Overlook Park, White Rock. Be sure to dress warmly. Call Steve Becker at 662-3252 for more information.

The CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot will be at 2 p.m. at the Middle School cafeteria. Come early to sign up for this 2.57-mile walk or run. Participation is free, but donations of canned food or money are welcome. Random drawings of turkeys and pumpkin pies after the race. The CROP Walk money raised helps to eliminate poverty and hunger nationally and globally through grassroots efforts. Twenty-five percent of the proceeds raised go toward our local food bank, LA Cares.

The Los Alamos Opera Guild of the Santa Fe Opera presents Dr. Greg Schneider’s “How Does a Composer Compose?” at 2 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library in the upstairs meeting room. Schneider will demonstrate his process by playing some compositions on his guitar. Schneider has taught the opera course each summer at UNM-LA for several years.