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Today

Dec. 29 — “We’ve Got the Power”: A Special Screening. 4 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.

Tuesday

Dec. 31 — “Nana’s Naughty Knickers.” A special New Year’s Eve show. 7-10 p.m. at Los Alamos Little Theater, 1670 Nectar St. $20.

 

2014

Wednesday

Jan. 1 — Affordable art sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

 

Jan. 1 — New Year’s Day Ice Skating. Noon at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. 

Thursday

Jan. 2 — Affordable art sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

 

Jan. 2 — The Mesa Public Library Film Series. “Amelie” 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room.

Friday

Jan. 3 — “Nana’s Naughty Knickers.” 7:30-10 p.m. at Los Alamos Little Theater, 1670 Nectar St. Free.

 

Jan. 4 — Affordable art sale. Last day. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

 

Jan. 4 — Bradbury Science Museum Cinema. 10 a.m. Short science films ranging in topics from microbes to aquifers to addiction. The education level of these videos can range from elementary age to adults, depending on the video chosen. Visit lanl.gov/museum/events/calendar.shtml for topics of interest.

 

Jan. 4 — “Nana’s Naughty Knickers.” 7:30-10 p.m. at Los Alamos Little Theater, 1670 Nectar St. $10 students/seniors, $12 adults.

 

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.

 

Jan. 7 — 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. 10 — “Nana’s Naughty Knickers.” 7:30-10 p.m. at Los Alamos Little Theater, 1670 Nectar St. $10 students/seniors, $12 adults.

 

Jan. 11 — Bradbury Science Museum Cinema. 10 a.m. Short science films ranging in topics from microbes to aquifers to addiction. The education level of these videos can range from elementary age to adults, depending on the video chosen. Visit lanl.gov/museum/events/calendar.shtml for topics of interest.

 

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.

 

 

January 14 — 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. 16 — Baby Boomers, will Social Security be there when you retire? Join Kate Stalter, retirement planning advisor, for a free seminar on savvy Social Security strategies. 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library. You’ve heard for years that Social Security is "going broke," but it’s almost your turn to collect. Decisions you make now can impact your benefits. This workshop will answer questions about when to begin taking Social Security, how much you will receive, and strategies to maximize benefits. Call 505-884-3445 or email seminarNM@portfoliollc.com to register.

 

Jan. 18 — Bradbury Science Museum Cinema. 10 a.m. Short science films ranging in topics from microbes to aquifers to addiction. The education level of these videos can range from elementary age to adults, depending on the video chosen. Visit lanl.gov/museum/events/calendar.shtml for topics of interest.

 

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.

 

Jan. 22 — Brown Bag at The Bradbury Science Museum. Ron Barber — Ancient stone calendars of the Southwest. Noon to 1 p.m. Barber of Los Alamos National Laboratory will discuss the role of celestial events in past civilizations through ancient rock art (petroglyphs, pictographs) at Los Alamos and elsewhere used as calendars, including for summer and winter solstice. Admission is free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.

Jan. 24 — Joshua Roman, cello with Andrius Zlabys, piano. 4 p.m. at Los Alamos High School. $30.

 

Jan. 25 — Drawing the PEEC Animals Workshop with Monika Kaden. 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. A drawing workshop. It will be a great opportunity to learn about drawing, or hone and practice skills. Under the direction of Monika Kaden, the program will focus on sketching the small animals at the PEEC Nature Center. No experience necessary. Every art-and life-lover is welcome. $30/$24 PEEC members. For more information and to register, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

 

Jan. 25 — Bradbury Science Museum Cinema. 10 a.m. Short science films ranging in topics from microbes to aquifers to addiction. The education level of these videos can range from elementary age to adults, depending on the video chosen. Visit lanl.gov/museum/events/calendar.shtml for topics of interest.

 

Jan. 27 — 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. 28 — 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.

 

Jan. 28 — 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. 30 — Backcountry Film Festival. 7 p.m. The only showing in NM! The 10 unique films included in this year’s traveling Backcountry Film Festival will inspire you to embrace your spirit for outdoor adventure, grab your gear and your friends, and head out to make some tracks. Beer and wine available for purchase, and great prizes raffled at intermission. Reel Deal Theater, 2551 Central Ave., Los Alamos. $12 in advance at the theater, or $15 at the door. To learn more, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

 

Feb. 1 — Bradbury Science Museum Cinema. 10 a.m. Short science films ranging in topics from microbes to aquifers to addiction. The education level of these videos can range from elementary age to adults, depending on the video chosen. Visit lanl.gov/museum/events/calendar.shtml for topics of interest.

 

Feb. 6 — The Mesa Public Library Film Series. “Lars and the Real Girl” 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room.

 

Feb. 8 — Bradbury Science Museum Cinema. 10 a.m. Short science films ranging in topics from microbes to aquifers to addiction. The education level of these videos can range from elementary age to adults, depending on the video chosen. Visit lanl.gov/museum/events/calendar.shtml for topics of interest.

 

Feb. 11 — Managing Chronic Disease: A MyCD Workshop. Held once a week for six weeks. 1-3:30 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Session one: Introduction to Workshop, Group Introductions, Mind-Body Connection/Distraction, Getting a Good Night’s Sleep and Introduction to Action Plans. The workshop is free but pre-registration is required.  Spaces are limited so register early.  To register or get more information call 662-8920.

 

February 11 — Los Alamos Historical Society Lecture Series: History Frontiers. 7:30 p.m., in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge. Cold War Frontiers: “On the Front Lines of the Cold War: Los Alamos 1970-1992,” with Alan Carr. For more information, call 662-6272 or visit losalamoshistory.org.

 

Feb. 15 — Bradbury Science Museum Cinema. 10 a.m. Short science films ranging in topics from microbes to aquifers to addiction. The education level of these videos can range from elementary age to adults, depending on the video chosen. Visit lanl.gov/museum/events/calendar.shtml for topics of interest.

 

Feb. 18 — Managing Chronic Disease: A MyCD Workshop. Held once a week for six weeks. 1-3:30 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Session two: Feedback and Problem Solving, Dealing with Difficult Emotions, Introduction to Physical Activity and Exercise, Preventing Falls and Improving Balance and Making an Action Plan. The workshop is free but pre-registration is required.  Spaces are limited so register early.  To register or get more information call 662-8920.

 

Feb. 22 — Bradbury Science Museum Cinema. 10 a.m. Short science films ranging in topics from microbes to aquifers to addiction. The education level of these videos can range from elementary age to adults, depending on the video chosen. Visit lanl.gov/museum/events/calendar.shtml for topics of interest.

 

Feb. 25 — Managing Chronic Disease: A MyCD Workshop. Held once a week for six weeks. 1-3:30 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Session three: Making Decisions, Pain and Fatigue Management, Endurance Exercise, Relaxation:  Body Scan, and Making an Action Plan. The workshop is free but pre-registration is required.  Spaces are limited so register early.  To register or get more information call 662-8920.

 

Feb. 25 — 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.