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Be There 12-06-12

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Today
The December meeting of the Los Alamos Master Gardeners will be a potluck dinner 6:30 p.m. at the home of Denise George, 411 Cheryl Ave. 672-9688

The Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents “A Separation” at 6:30 p.m.
Friday
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 19th Annual Los Alamos Créche (Nativity) Show will be from 1-7 p.m. Dec. 7 and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1967 18th St. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints sponsors the nativity exhibition, which is part of the annual WinterFest week celebration, the first week of December. Anyone in the community is invited to share a nativity set or more, if they collect nativity sets. Everyone is invited to the exhibit, which features crèches from members of most churches in Los Alamos. Bring the crèches to the LDS Church from 7 a.m.-noon Friday. The exhibit is free and refreshments will be served throughout the day.

First Friday Forts. Come to PEEC and get building. On the first Friday of every month, join other kids (and their parents) who like building forts, then play and hang out in the new place you created. Parents must stay and supervise their children. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email  Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will perform a free Christmas concert at 7 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

Dance Arts Los Alamos presents “Hansel and Gretel,” at 7 p.m. at the Duane Smith Auditorium. DALA will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. Children younger than age four are admitted free.
Saturday
The 55th Annual Earth Treasure Show, sponsored by the Los Alamos Geological Society, will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 8 and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 9. This year’s theme is “Collecting New Mexico.” Activities include exhibits, a silent auction, geode sawing, a wheel of fortune and food.
Sunday
A public reception for “The Plazas of New Mexico Exhibit” will be from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the upstairs art gallery at Mesa Public Library. There will be a talk by Chris Wilson and Jose Zelaya, from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Join the Los Alamos County Recreation Division, members of the Posse Lodge, Pony Club and Stable Owners Association as they create a holiday event for all ages from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 9 for the North Pole Workshop and Luminaria Walk. The event includes professional digital photos with Santa and his elves, warm drinks, light refreshments and a holiday craft. Dress warmly, wear walking shoes and enjoy the North Mesa Stables lit up with luminaries and holiday lights. The event is free and a photo with Santa costs $5, with proceeds benefiting the Recreation Division Scholarship Fund. For more information, contact the recreation division at 662-8173, visit losalamosnm.us/rec or email lacrec@lacnm.us.
Dec. 10
P.E.O. Chapter AK will have their Christmas Social Meeting at 7 p.m. at the home of Joan Brown, 325 Aragon.  Valarie Miller will co-host. The program will be Christmas music.
Dec. 12
The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a December discussion from 6:30-8 p.m. at Mesa Public Library, meeting room 3. This month they will talk about the winter holidays and how they, as atheists, spend our time. Do you celebrate a secular version of the holiday(s) you were raised with? Is there a Festivus pole in your house? How do you feel about being wished a Merry Christmas? Join them. All are welcome. For more information, send email losalamoscommunityofatheists@gmail.com.

Post-Las Conchas Trail Rehabilitation Update. Craig Martin will give an update about the status of many trails impacted by post-fire floods in the summer of 2011. Come hear the latest in trail statuses, work that has been done since the fire and plans for 2013. 7 p.m. at PEEC. Free. No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.
Dec. 13
Mesa Public Library presents “Poetry Gatherings,” at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda.

The White Rock Family Friendly Series presents “Brave,” at 6:30 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.
Dec. 14
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.
Dec. 16
St. Dimitri church members are preparing thousands of cookies, baklava, biscochitos and other goodies for its annual International Holiday Cookie Sale. This year, not only will the traditional boxed sets be available for $23.50, but also optional gift boxed sets of New Mexico biscochitos, Italian biscotti and Russian teacakes will be available. Pre-orders are encouraged. Contact 660-9113 or 575-684-0125 to place orders, or for more information. Portions of the proceeds benefit Los Alamos children.
Dec. 17
Los Alamos High School Dance students invite the public to the Winter Dance Show at 7 p.m. in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Expect to see variety of dance performances by LAHS students and guests. Admission is free.
Dec. 21
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.
Jan. 4
The Fuller Lodge Art Center is seeking art for their first thematic exhibit of the New Year titled, “Behind the Scenes.” There’s a story behind every piece of artwork; something magical in the process of its creation. Create and collaborate to help tell the whole story — and document all steps. Download an application for the show at library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1103899759177-507/CFA_Behind-the-Scenes-form.pdf.