• Be There 01-23-14

    Authors Speak Series. Western writer J.D. (Johnny) Boggs. 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Rotunda.
    The Los Alamos Concert Association presents Joshua Roman, cello with Andrius Zlabys, piano. 7 p.m. at Los Alamos High School. $30 at CB Fox, Smith’s in White Rock and Los Alamos and the Lensic in Santa Fe. $35 at the door. Youth ages 6-18 are free.
    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.
    The Los Alamos Choral Society and the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Mary Badarak will present their Winter Concert, 4 p.m. at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road. Tickets are $15 for adults and are available at the door or at CB Fox. Students are free. 

  • Off the Hill 01-23-14

    Art exhibits
    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces exhibition: Under 35: Part II. The exhibition will run from Friday until Feb. 15. Opening reception will be 5-7 p.m. Friday.
    Open mic night. 6 p.m. every Friday at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort’s Riverside Café. This free night is open to the public and will be through the end of March. A basic PA system and amplifier will be provided. Visit SipapuNM.com, or call 800-587-2240 for more information.

  • Briefs 01-23-14

    Santa Fe resident wins jazz award

    SANTA FE — “Duke at the Roadhouse: Live in Santa Fe,” an album by jazz great and Santa Fe resident, Eddie Daniels and Roger Kellaway, recorded live at The Lensic Performing Arts Center, has been named “Best Jazz Record of the Year” by L’Academie du Jazz in Paris. Daniels traveled to Paris to receive the award, known in French as the “Grand Prix de l’Académie du Jazz,” in a ceremony at the Chatelet Theatre in Paris Jan. 14.
    Released in June 2013 on IPO Records, “Duke at the Roadhouse” is a collection of songs by, associated with, and inspired by Duke Ellington, featuring Daniels on clarinet and Kellaway on piano, with Albuquerque-based cellist James Holland also playing on several tracks.
    Daniels and Kellaway each contributed one original composition to the record. The album was recorded at The Lensic on October 12, 2012, in a concert to benefit the nonprofit New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding, which uses horses and horseback riding to enrich the lives of people with disabilities.
    That concert was presented as part of the Lensic’s Community Sponsorship program, which provides assistance to local groups that wish to its fundraising events at the Lensic.

    ‘The Met’ is live at the Lensic

  • Be There 01-22-14

    Los Alamos Community of Atheists will have their monthly meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m., upstairs at Mesa Public Library. This month’s topic will be pseudoscience and pseudo-medicine. Email losalamoscommunityofatheists@gmail.com with questions or on Facebook.

    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s next meeting will be 6 p.m. at Building No. 1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Vice Principal Carter Payne will give a presentation about the Saturday School program at Los Alamos High School. The public is welcome to attend.

    Mira Won and Christine Chung: Paintings and Drawings. Mei Li Shih Milonni: Pottery. Daily through Saturday at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Art Gallery.
    Grief Group is forming open to all members of the community who at some time have suffered the loss of someone dear to them. 1-2:30 p.m. at the United Church. The Group, facilitated by Pastor Logan, will meet in the lounge of the Christian education Building, off the Canyon Road parking lot.

  • DWI Planning council seeks volunteers

    The Los Alamos DWI Planning Council is seeking volunteer members.
    The DWI Planning Council works to prevent or reduce the incidence of DWI, the rate of injuries and fatalities caused by drug or alcohol-impaired drivers and underage drinking.
    The group meets monthly and those interested should contact Coordinator Linda Matteson for more information at 662-8241 or via email at Linda.Matteson@lacnm.us.

  • Be There 01-21-14

    Mira Won and Christine Chung: Paintings and Drawings. Mei Li Shih Milonni: Pottery. Daily through Jan. 25 at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Art Gallery.
    What’s Up Doc? Healthy Communities, Healthy Youth. 5:30 to 7 p.m. open house at White Rock Town Hall. Free. For more information call or text Assets In Action at 695-9139.

    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.

    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.

  • News for Retirees 01-19-14

    Jan. 19-25, 2014
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.
    Betty Ehart
    BESC closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    8:30 a.m. Mac users group
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    10 a.m. Computer users group
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Spaghetti and meatballs
    1 p.m. Bingo
    7 p.m. Bridge
    7:30 p.m. Table tennis
    8:30 a.m. RSVP Quilters
    8:45 a.m. Cardio Plus Exercise
    10:45 a.m. Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Catfish
    1:15 p.m. Socrates Café
    1:30 p.m. Daytime Duplicate Bridge
    8:30 a.m. Walk-in-the-woods
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Sausage
    1:30 p.m. Tap dancing
    2 p.m. Ballroom dancing
    6:30 p.m. Chess
    7 p.m. Bridge
    9:15 a.m. Line dancing
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Chicken fried chicken
    12:30 p.m. Movie: “Mary Poppins” 1964
    10 a.m.-1 p.m. BESC open
    10 a.m. Table tennis
    10:30 a.m. Computer help
    10:30 a.m. Bridge class


  • La Leche League

    La Leche League of Los Alamos will be discussing “Advantages of Breastfeeding” at its monthly meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church teen room at 715 Diamond Dr.
    All interested, pregnant, or breastfeeding women are welcome to learn and share, through mother-to-mother support, the basics and benefits of breastfeeding. A lending library with books concerning childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition is available. Nursing babies and toddlers who have difficulty separating are welcome.
    LLL is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing information, education, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.
    For more information, contact Gina at 661-8740, Cathleen at 661-4033 or Keisha at 500-6246.

  • Be There 01-16-14

    Ravens are Special, Too. 7 p.m. at PEEC. 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. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    The Democratic Party of Los Alamos is sponsoring a presentation by Maria Perez, a community outreach specialist with Health Action NM, 7 p.m. at UNM Bldg 2 in Lecture Hall 230. Perez will provide information on the Affordable Care Act and how health reform will benefit the community. Public is welcome.

    White Rock Family Friendly Film Series. “Despicable Me 2” 6:30 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall.

  • Be There 01-14-14

    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.

    Mira Won and Christine Chung: Paintings and Drawings. Mei Li Shih Milonni: Pottery. Daily through Jan. 25 at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Art Gallery.
    Evening lecture with Houston T. Hawkins. Still Thinking About the Unthinkable: Maintaining Nuclear Stability Through Times of Transition. 5:30 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum. For more information visit lanl.gov/museum.