LA Happenings 01-27-11

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Lads of Enchantment quartets will deliver singing valentines to the home or workplace in Los Alamos on Feb. 13-14. Their quartets will serenade your sweetheart with romantic songs and present her/him with a rose. To reserve a singing Valentines delivery, call Chuck at 662-9127.

Rumelia will play their blend of progressive Balkan Folk music from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Pyramid Café.
Enjoy dinner and an evening of music by Santa Fe’s all-women Balkan trio, playing traditional and popular music of Turkey, Greece, Albania, Roma and the Balkans. Suggested donation, $7 or $5 for students.

Tickets are on sale for the Valentine Coffeehouse (Feb. 12) at CB Fox. Tickets are $30 (includes dessert and beverage).

Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites singers to join them in song. Besides the enjoyment of singing in harmony, their barbershop chorus and quartets experience the thrill of performing in the community. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall. Attendees will find their chapter meetings are well planned, musically satisfying and fun. Visitors are welcome.
The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. No audition is necessary, but proficiency on a wind or percussion instrument is required. The LACW rehearses from  7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. www.lacw.org.

The HillStompers hold weekly rehearsals at 7 p.m. Mondays at the United Church (no drill). Anyone who plays a marching band instrument is welcome, regardless of age or skill level. 661-7646.

Voices of Praise, a Christian choral ensemble for children and youth, ages 5 to 18, invites singers to join them. The director is Jamie Duke, associate pastor, First Baptist Church Los Alamos.  The Assistant Director and accompanist is Greg Smithhisler, liturgist, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. For more information visit http://sites.google.com/site/voices


The LA Arts Council invites New Mexico artists not on their mailing lists to apply for admission to the 2011 Northern New Mexico Spring and Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair scheduled for May 7 and Nov. 19, 2011. For more information and an application form call 663-0477 or e-mail laarts@rt66.com or visit www.laartscouncil.org.

The Los Alamos Photography Club is hosting its 16th annual show Jan. 31-Feb. 26 at the Mesa Public Library. Photographers of any skill level (beginner, amateur, or professional) of high school age or older, who live or work in Los Alamos County, are eligible to enter. The subject of the photos should be appropriate for display at a public facility. For more information visit www.la-photoclub.org/ or e-mail dfcoombs@comcast.net.

The YMCA presents  the  Reel Rock Film Tour at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Reel Deal Theater.

The Fuller Lodge Art Center in Los Alamos is seeking emerging and established artisans interested in selling their art work through the Gallery Shop, to support local and regional artists.  For more information call 662-1635.


Mesa Public Library’s “Poetry Gatherings” is a series of evening poetry readings. The readings take place  at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the upstairs rotunda.  The next gathering will be today.

Mesa Public Library will present the Authors Speak Series featuring George Johnson and Sandra Blakeslee at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Upstairs Rotunda.

Bhasweti Gewhas will offer a free lecture entitled, “Manage Your Stress and Improve Your Life,” at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Los Alamos Fitness Center.