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Be There 12-26-13

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Today
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.
Friday
Celebrate the season with the Los Alamos Big Band. 7:30 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall at 3700 Canyon Road. The Los Alamos Big Band will present the big band sounds of the 40’s and 50’s and holiday tunes.
Sunday
“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.
Jan. 2
The Mesa Public Library Film Series. “Amelie” 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room.
Jan. 6
Nature Playtimes Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico. 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.
Jan. 7
The Los Alamos Volunteer Examiner Group will be giving exams for Amateur Radio Licenses. This session will be 6:30 p.m. in the Club Meeting Room at 4017 Arkansas (the Old Fire Barn). If testing for a new license, bring a picture ID or two other forms of ID with your name and address on them (Utility bill, Credit Card bill or other) and a test fee of $15 either in cash or a check made out to “ARRL VEC.” Fill in Social Security number on the form 605 License Application. For those seeking a license upgrade, one will need the picture ID or two other forms of ID plus an original license and a copy of the license, or a valid CSCE (Certificate of Successful Completion of Exam) and a copy of the CSCE plus the exam fee of $15. For additional information, call Bill Boedeker at 662-4220, or email at boedeker@cybermesa.com.

The Great Books discussion group is now called Mesa Readers. The group meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Mesa Public Library. The group chooses selections that interest its members and selects books and short stories that meet participants’ choices. All are welcome. For more information, call Mary Cernicek at 662-7100.
Jan. 8
Quiet Gentle Walk. 9:15-11:45 a.m. A gentle walk for those who want a quiet walk along a relatively flat trail. The walks range from one to two miles in length and may include gentle changes in elevation. Free. Meet at PEEC. For more information and to register, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
Jan. 10
Los Alamos Public Lecture: Dr. Siegfried S. Hecker of Stanford University speaks about “Iran and North Korea: What A Difference A Year Makes.” 7 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1967 18th Street.
Jan. 11
Broken Mesa Ruins Hike. 11 a.m. Join Janie O’Rourke on a PEEC hike to explore Broken Mesa Ruins. The hike starts in Pajarito Acres, a subdivision of White Rock. The hike is about three to four miles long and takes approximately three hours. You will enjoy expansive mesa and mountain views and visits to two coalition period Indian ruins. Limited to 20 and registration is required. Free. For more information, directions to the trailhead and to register, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
Jan. 13
Nature Playtimes Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico. 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.
Jan. 14
Ravens are Special, Too. 7 p.m. Ravens are often taken for granted and their place in the ecosystem little appreciated, but ravens are special, too. Come experience some of that awe and wonder about ravens, in a repeat performance of a presentation given by ecologist and storyteller Teralene Foxx for PBS Science Café. Free. At PEEC. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

Los Alamos Historical Society Lecture Series: History Frontiers. 7:30 p.m., in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge. Bio-Tech Frontiers: “Our Biosecurity Mission: From Radiation Biology to the Plague,” with Elizabeth Hong-Geller. For more information, call 662-6272 or visit losalamoshistory.org.
Jan. 22
Quiet Gentle Walk. 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. A gentle walk for those who want a quiet walk along a relatively flat trail. The walks range from one to two miles in length and may include gentle changes in elevation. Free. Meet at PEEC. For more information and to register, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.