Be There 12-14-10

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A Christmas in New Mexico dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe Lodge, 750 N. St. Francis Dr. It is sponsored by the Christian Women’s Club and the After 5 Club. The Mariachi Buenaventura (Santa Fe’s all-female Mariachis) will entertain. Speaker Dean Graves of Albuquerque will present “The Blessings of Prison Life.”  Cost is $20 inclusive. Friends and family are invited. For reservations call Fran at 473-7934 or Barbara at 690-9831.
Dr. Eugene Kovalenko will teach a workshop on dreams at 10 a.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.The class is limited to 10 participants. More information is available by calling Kovalenko at 505-310-0098 or the Senior Center at 662-8920.

Dance Arts Los Alamos’ production of “Nuts, Crackers and Sweets” is a modern twist on the traditional “Nutcracker” and features many genres of dance including modern, tap, jazz as well as ballet. It will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Duane Smith Auditorium. A lively hip hop battle scene staged by faculty member Manny Romero will be a highlight of the show. Tickets are $5 at the door.

The Christian Church is hosting a Christmas movie premier at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 and at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. “A Christmas Snow” will challenge attendees with the message of forgiveness and redemption. It will bring home the real meaning of Christmas. Tickets are $5.
A discussion of the U.S.-Russia New START nuclear weapons treaty will be presented at an open meeting of the Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security at 7:30 p.m. in the Lounge at the United Church.  The meeting, which will be moderated by retired LANL weapons scientist Thurman Talley, will cover the treaty’s verification provisions and review the reasons to support ratification by the Senate.
Come hear the old standards and a few new arrangements played on tubas, euphoiums and alto horns during the free Christmas Concert at 7:15 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. This is the 7th annual “Low Brass Christmas” concert. The event is free. For more information contact Jerome Morzinski at morzinski@earthlink.et.
Skate with Santa and his elves from 3-5 p.m. at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink and pose for photos with Santa later. Call 662-8173 for more information.
Dec. 24
Skate to holiday music on the outdoor ice rink lit with the reflection of holiday lights under the starry night sky from 6-8 p.m. at the Christmas Eve Luminaria Skate at the Ice Rink. The Los Alamos County Ice Rink is located at 4475 West Road. Call 662-4500 for more information or e-mail larec@lacnm.us.
Dec. 31
Bring in the New Year with the sounds of fireworks at the Los Alamos Fire and Ice New Year’s Eve Celebration, from 6 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Fees include a moonlit permit to cross-country ski and snowshoe in the Preserve. Permit fees are $25 for adults, $20 seniors, $15 for ages 6 to 15 years, and kids 5 and younger are free. The Preserve is located at 18161 N.M. 4 in Jemez Springs. Visit vallescaldera.gov or call 661-3333 or 866-382-5537 for more information.