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Be There 12-17-13

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Today
A chapter of The Compassionate Friends will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the northeast side of the new YMCA Annex, Central Park Square, suite 140. Co-led by Eric Ferm and Valerie Wood. The organization offers non-denominational grief support after the death of a child. Bereaved parents and grandparents are welcome regardless of age. For more information visit compassionatefriends.org.
Wednesday
Brown Bag Lecture. Bruce Masse — The great comet of A.D. 1264. Noon to 1 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum.

Los Alamos Community of Atheists will have their monthly meeting 6:30 to 8 p.m. upstairs at Mesa Public Library. This month’s topic will be a second look at Pascal’s wager — is it a defensible argument for the belief in god? One of the members says it is, come find out why. Email losalamoscommunityofatheists@gmail.com with questions or on Facebook.

Winter Tree Care. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Certified arborist Laural Hardin is back at PEEC to talk about all the things you can do to help trees survive the winter and come out strong in the spring. She will cover topics such as water, tree wrap, and basic pruning. The presentation will also consider how changing climate effects tree dormancy, and what can be done to boost tree vigor and growth. This talk focuses mostly on non-native urban trees, but will include Ponderosa, Piñon and Juniper. $8 or $6 for PEEC members. No advance registration is required. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, by call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

Game Night. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library in the upstairs rotunda.

The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s next meeting will be 6 p.m. in building No. 1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Kris Raber and Pam Houghteling, social workers at the Los Alamos Medical Center, will give a presentation about issues they address with youth in the Emergency Room. The public is welcome to attend.

LANL’s 70th Anniversary Evening Lecture Series. Jon Ventura “Stockpile Stewardship: Keeping the Nation’s Stockpile Safe, Secure, and Reliable with Science and Engineering.” 5:30 to 7 p.m. This is the final lecture in Los Alamos National Laboratory’s 70th Anniversary lecture series.
Thursday
The last Los Alamos Farmers Market of 2013. The holiday market will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. Music will be provided by Kathy French. Sponsored byt Los Alamos County and L.A. MainStreet. For more information email talacook@windstream.net.

Community Support. 5-7 p.m. at UNM-LA, room 203. Learn how to talk to youth, about the local tragic events in our community, and what signs to look for, in those who are struggling. For more information contact Lynne Higdone from the Agora Crisis Center at lynnehigdon@yahoo.com.

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.

White Rock Family Friendly Film Series. “Polar Express,” 6:30 p.m. at White Rock Town Hall. Served with cocoa and cookies.
Friday
Opera Alta presents “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” by Gian-Carlo Menotti. A family-friendly opera of the season. 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage St. Adults $15, seniors $10. Kids free.

“Playing It Forward” a benefit concert for Northern New Mexico homeless. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Pajarito Brewpub and Grill.
Saturday
The Brass Choir will be performing carols, “Christmas Tubas” led by local musician Jerry Morzinski. 7:30 p.m. at Trinity on The Hill Espiscopal Church in Kelly Hall.
Dec. 23
Nature Playtimes at PEEC. 10-11 a.m. Toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers come to PEEC to explore the natural world. Each Playtime features a story and stations centered around a theme, as well as outside time. Free. For more information, visit pajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
Dec. 24
The United Church of Los Alamos is having two Christmas Eve candlelight services. 4-11 p.m. at 2525 Canyon Road. There will be a live Nativity from 5-7 p.m. in the west parking lot across from the Municipal pool on Canyon Road also that evening.
Dec. 29
“We’ve Got the Power”: A Special Screening. 7 p.m. at the Reel Deal Theater, sponsored by PEEC. Brad Marshland’s new documentary explores the important topic of alternative energies. $12. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
Dec. 30
Nature Playtimes at PEEC. 10-11 a.m. Toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers come to PEEC to explore the natural world. Each Playtime features a story and stations centered around a theme, as well as outside time. Free. For more information, visit pajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.