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Be There 11-20-12

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Thursday
The Family YMCA will hold a Thanksgiving Day Zumba class from 9-10 a.m. in the Y gymnasium. The Y is closed for all other activities. Ages 13 and older. Free to the public.
Nov. 27
Ward L. Hawkins, LANL program manager for Nuclear Testing Limitations, will speak on “CTBT On-Site Inspection: The Final Verification Measure.” The presentation will provide general background information on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and a detailed description of the On-Site Inspection verification regime. The talk will be given at an open meeting of the Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security at 7 p.m. in Room 311 in the Education Building at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road.
Nov. 28
The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a discussion 6:30-8 p.m. in Meeting Room 1 of the Mesa Public Library. This month’s discussion will focus on the New Age movement and its role in society. For more information, contact them at losalamoscommunityofatheists@gmail.com. All are welcome.
Nov. 29
Idea Factory: Contribute your ideas about the Pajarito Plateau. Join PEEC as they discuss key messages and stories about the Pajarito Plateau. Your ideas will help them create a plan to strengthen people’s connection with the natural world. 6:30 p.m. Free. For more information or to register, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
Nov. 30
Los Alamos Chapter 63, Order of Eastern Star, is selling fruitcakes, apricot pecan and pineapple pecan cakes, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank. Contact Judy Goldie, 662-3797 or goldienm@comcast.net; Nina Laird, 662-7580; or Betty Robertson, 662-5185, for more information.

The Los Alamos Garden Club will hold their annual Christmas Wreath Sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Los Alamos National Bank. The wreaths will sell for $15 and bows will sell for $3. All proceeds from the sale benefit the club Scholarship Fund. Club members cut the greens in the Jemez Mountains to make the wreaths.

Nominations for new Living Treasures for the April 2013 ceremony are now being accepted. Only residents of Los Alamos County are eligible to be nominated and elected as Treasures. Include as much information as possible about the nominee and how the person has contributed to making Los Alamos a great place to live. Guidelines for writing nominations are available at livingtreasureslosalamos.org and the completed nomination can be emailed to rosalieheller88@gmail.com by Nov.  30.
Dec. 1
Ancho Rapids to Red Dot Trail Hike. Join PEEC’s Paul Arendt for a winter hike from Ancho Rapids to Red Dot Trail. Hikers will enjoy views of the Rio Grande, rock formations and wildlife in the canyons. This will be a moderately difficult, one-way hike lasting about 5.5 hours and covering seven miles. Meet at Red Dot trailhead (on Piedra Loop) at 9:30 a.m. Free. No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Progrms@PajaritoEEC.orgf or more information.
Dec. 2
Reptiles and Amphibians of New Mexico. Come to PEEC to meet some local reptiles and amphibians you might encounter on the Pajarito Plateau. Scott Bulgrin, president of the New Mexico Herpetological Society, will present on N.M. herps. He will also have some herp friends to show, including snakes, turtles, toads and lizards. 2 p.m. Free. No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.orgf or more information.
Dec. 3
Idea Factory: Contribute your ideas about the Pajarito Plateau. Join PEEC as they discuss key messages and stories about the Pajarito Plateau. Your ideas will help them create a plan to strengthen people’s connection with the natural world. 1 p.m. Free. Visit PajaritoEEC.org call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.orgf or more information.