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Be There 12-20-12

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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.
Saturday
The Los Alamos Little Theatre hosts “The Truth About Santa,” (PG-13) a melodrama about troubles at the North Pole, performed by the Southwest Rural Theatre Project. The show will be at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by donation.

Christmas Tubas will play a mix of sacred and secular carols, with arrangements specifically created for a tuba-euphonium choir at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. The concert is free.
Dec. 24
There will be a living nativity staged in the United Church parking lot at 5 p.m. Greet the holy family, the shepards and kings and pet the stable animals. There will also be a candlelight service at 4 p.m. and one at 11 p.m. with the Christmas choir and communion will be served.
Dec. 27
The Los Alamos Big Band will present their annual Christmas Dance from 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Parish Hall, 3700 Canyon Road. The dance will be a special performance to honor the memory of Cathy LeClaire, a former member of the Big Band vocal quartet, the Mountainaires. LeClaire, her husband Rene with Steve and Terry Coggeshall, sang for many years with LABB in the style of the Glenn Miller quartet, the Modernaires. Rene will be the guest vocalist for the upcoming dance. All are welcome to come and dance or just sit and listen to live, authentic Big Band music. Admission is free, although contributions to the Cathy LeClaire Memorial Organ Fund will be welcome.  
Dec. 31
Los Alamos Little Theatre presents Frost/Nixon. Special New Years Eve performance at 8:30. Also at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19; and 2 p.m. Jan. 13. Tickets $12/adults, $10 students/seniors and available at CB Fox and at the door. lalt.org, 662-5493.
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.
Jan. 10
PEEC and Reel Deal Theater team up to show the Back Country Film Festival. Seven films, all shot in the backcountry, make up this 90-minute celebration of winter. There will also be a raffle for outdoor gear. Tickets $10 adults/$5 kids in advance or at the door. 7 p.m. at Reel Deal. Visit  PajaritoEEC.org,call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.
Jan. 12
Underground Life of the Forest. Come to PEEC for a class on life in complex soil ecosystems. Learn all about organisms such as gophers, earthworms, crickets, bacteria and fungi from Leslie Dendy, local author and UNM-LA professor. $30 per family/$24 per PEEC member family. Individuals $15/$12 for members. 10 a.m.-noon. Register in advance, space is limited.Visit  PajaritoEEC.org,call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.
Jan. 13
East Fork Trail Snowshoe/Winter Hike. Join PEEC’s Michael Altherr for a winter outing along this beautiful trail in the Jemez. This will be a one-way trip of about five miles with a shuttle. Snowshoes can be rented from the Aquatic Center (weather-dependent). Meet at PEEC at 9:15 a.m. to carpool, return around 3 p.m. Free, but space is limited, so register in advance. Visit  PajaritoEEC.org,call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.
Jan. 17
 Collaborative Restoration of the Jemez Mountains. Come to PEEC to hear about The Nature Conservancy’s restoration and conservation projects in the Jemez. Forest Conservation Program Manager Anne Bradley will discuss their partnership with “Conservation Canines” to study Jemez Mountain Salamanders. 7 p.m. Free. No registration required. Visit  PajaritoEEC.org,call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.
Jan. 22
Obsidian, Archaeology and Fire Talk. Come to PEEC to learn the links between obsidian deposits, archaeology, and forest fires from Dr. Anastasia Steffen, cultural resources coordinator at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Examine obsidian nodules and artifacts and learn how forest fires affect archaeological sites. 7 p.m. Free. No registration required Visit  PajaritoEEC.org,call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.
Jan. 31
In Search of Dominguez and Escalante. Come to PEEC to hear photographers/authors Siegfried Halus and Greg MacGregor speak about their book, which follows the 1776 expedition of Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Silvestre Velez de Escalante. 7 p.m. Free, with books available for purchase. No registration required.  Visit  PajaritoEEC.org,call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.