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Bradbury hosts Discover Los Alamos night

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By Bernadette Lauritzen

Those new to Los Alamos are welcome to a special event … Discover Los Alamos, Friday night at the Bradbury Science Museum.
The multi-agency collaboration was designed to provide an opportunity for new community members to have a taste of what Los Alamos has to offer in the way of low and no cost activities.
“Since I didn’t bring a family with me I was keen to meet people and make friends,” Marcus Weigand said. “This event would help me to find clubs and societies where I could get to know new people. In addition, it might allow me to start a new hobby that I hadn’t pursued in the past.”
Weingand is a post-doctorate in masters of public administration and computerized maintenance management system.
The Bradbury staff, along with Los Alamos National Laboratory members and Assets In Action have rallied community programs to provide handouts and answer questions about things to keep those new to Los Alamos on the hill and heartily occupied with activities.
The event will be an open house style that takes place from 5 to
8 p.m. that residents can visit before heading over to Ashley Pond before the summer concert.
Those taking part in the first time event include; Kiwanis, Rotary, the Los Alamos Cooperative Market, Bandelier National Monument, Family Strengths Network and more.
The United Church of Los Alamos will be on hand to talk about their summer program of free food and volleyball on Monday nights for college students here for the summer.
Additional information will be available from the Pojoaque Valley High School AVID program, who seeks volunteers and members, the Los Alamos Beer Co-op for their organization and future opportunities.
“Moving to Los Alamos from a larger city can be a bit of a culture shock,” Jessica Privette, marketing and special projects manager for the BSM said. “What most newcomers don’t know is there is an abundance of both indoor and outdoor social activities for people of all ages, interests and income levels,” Privette added.
“We envision this event will become the first of many designed to showcase some of the social clubs, support organizations and recreational opportunities available to our locals.”
Information will be on hand from local dance clubs, the Tuff Riders and the Pajarito Educational Environment Center for those who like to amp up involvement in the community and burn calories at the same time.
Any questions, or handouts for the event, call or text the Assets coordinator at 695-9139.