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  • Be There 05-29-14

    Today
    On Tap Series. Hosted each week by a group of Los Alamos cultural providers. 5:30-7 p.m. at the Blue Window Bistro. “Wild card” hosted by Bandelier National Monument. On Tap is an effort to increase programming and economic development in the Los Alamos Creative District. LACD is the only Creative District in New Mexico; Los Alamos is designated as “creative” to highlight arts, culture, and science downtown. Email Nicole at nicole@losalamos.org for more information.

    Beer dinner. 6 p.m. at the Los Alamos Co-op. For more information and to view the menu, visit losalamos.coop/beer-dinner-may-29/.

    Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts at 6 p.m. from Pet Pangaea for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos. Bring a leash, no longer than six feet.

    Environmental Stewardship at LANL. 7 p.m. at PEEC. Learn about LANL’s evaluation of its impact on cultural resources, assessment of ecological risks, and mitigation plans. The LANL Trails Working Group, which inventories, maps, and prepares historical reports for the many trails on LANL property, will also be discussed. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

  • Be There 05-28-14

    Today
    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.

    Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild: Our Favorite Quilts. At the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery, daily through Saturday.

    “Things with Wings,” is a juried group exhibit displaying the work of Los Alamos artists and artists from northern New Mexico. Daily through June 14 at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.
    Thursday
    Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Vendors have fresh produce and product.

    On Tap Series. Hosted each week by a group of Los Alamos cultural providers. 5:30-7 p.m. at the Manhattan Project. “Wild card” hosted by Bandelier National Monument. On Tap is an effort to increase programming and economic development in the Los Alamos Creative District. LACD is the only Creative District in New Mexico; Los Alamos is designated as “creative” to highlight arts, culture, and science downtown. Email Nicole at nicole@losalamos.org for more information.

    Beer dinner. 6 p.m. at the Los Alamos Co-op. For more information and to view the menu, visit losalamos.coop/beer-dinner-may-29/.

  • Briefs 05-28-14

    Coffee drinkers unite

    The last week of school, Los Alamos High School teacher Lynn Ovaska will be selling globally-minded, organic, Fair Trade coffee, as a fundraiser for a trip to Europe with students.
    The bags sell for $12 for a 10 oz. bag, whole bean or ground, in French Roast, Dark Roast, Medium Roast, and Decaf.
    Checks can be made payable to “Europe 2014,” and the logo was designed by student Caroline Schramm. To learn more, or order, call Ovaska at 663-2580.

    Hawk’s last hurrah

    Los Alamos Middle School will be holding an end of the year party Friday. Students are asked to donate a six-pack of drinks (juice, soda, or Gatorade), chips, cookies or other snacks.
    Students that label the donation with their name and grade, may be eligible to win a raffle prize.
    Questions may be directed to 663-3252. 

  • Be There 05-27-14

    Today
    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.

    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.

    Hearing Challenged Support Group. Audiologist Elaine Almquist from Albuquerque will speak 10 a.m. in the classroom at Betty Ehart Senior Center. Advantages of the telecoil and Bluetooth aids will be illustrated. Questions on all hearing apparatus are encouraged. No merchandise will be sold at this presentation. The public is welcome.

    Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild: Our Favorite Quilts at the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery. Daily through Saturday.

  • News For Retirees 05-25-14

    May 25-30, 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
    MONDAY
    Closed for Memorial Day
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    10 a.m. Hearing challenged support group
    Audiologist Elaine Almquist will speak
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Chef salad
    1:30 p.m. “Friends” meeting
    2 p.m. MindBody massage
    7 p.m. Bridge
    7:30 p.m. Table tennis
    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m. LAVA Quilters
    8:45 a.m. Cardio Plus Exercise
    10:45 a.m. Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Chicken tenders
    1:15 p.m. Socrates Café
    1:30 p.m. Daytime Duplicate Bridge
    THURSDAY
    8:30 a.m. Walk-in-the-woods
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Sweet ‘n’ sour pork
    2 p.m. Ballroom dancing
    6:30 p.m. Chess
    7 p.m. Bridge
    FRIDAY
    9:15 a.m. Line dancing
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Turkey
    Noon Birthdays celebrated
    12:30 p.m. Movie: “Red Dawn,” 1984
    SATURDAY
    9 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Smart Driver Course

  • Off The Hill 05-22-14

    Art exhibits
    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition: “A Day in the Life: Works by Holly Roberts.” The opening exhibition will be 5-7 p.m. May 30. Show runs until June 21.

    “Collages and Bone,” the works of Robert Dean Stockwell. Opening reception from 5-7 p.m. May 31 at The Grand Bohemian Gallery at El Monte Sagrado Resort in Taos. Free.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art is pleased to announce an exhibition: “Complications:” Works by Matthew Szösz and “Byways:” Works by Damian Stamer. The exhibition will be from 5-7 p.m. June 27 through July 19. The opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. June 27.

  • Be There 05-22-14

    Today
    On Tap Series. Hosted each week by a group of Los Alamos cultural providers. 5:30-7 p.m. at the Manhattan Project. “Nature” hosted by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center. On Tap is an effort to increase programming and economic development in the Los Alamos Creative District. LACD is the only Creative District in New Mexico; Los Alamos is designated as “creative” to highlight arts, culture, and science downtown. Email Nicole at nicole@losalamos.org for more information.

    Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts at 6 p.m. from Pet Pangaea for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos. So, come on out for fun, friendship and exercise. Bring a leash, no longer than six feet.

    Author’s Speak Series. Dede Feldman, speaker, author and consultant New Mexico state senator (1997-2012). 7 p.m. at Mesa Public Library upstairs rotunda.

    Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild: Our Favorite Quilts at the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery. Daily through May 31.

  • Be There 05-21-14

    Today
    AARP Sponsors Talk on Elder Financial Exploitation. Noon at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Dara McKinney, trust officer with Los Alamos National Bank will give a talk focusing on how to recognize elder financial exploitation, how to avoid it and how to deal with it. Seniors in the community are vulnerable both from people they know and from strangers. Come with questions and leave with the knowledge.

    Friends of Los Alamos Country Libraries — annual meeting. Noon at Mesa Public Library upstairs meeting room. All members to date, board members and the general public are invited to attend. The FLACL Board will not be hosting a luncheon this year, but all attendees are welcome to bring a lunch.

    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s next meeting will be 6 p.m. in Building No. 1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Mary Louise Romero, Facilitator for Voices: A Program of Self-Discovery and Empowerment for Girls will provide a presentation on the success of this new program in Santa Fe. The public is welcome to attend.

    Los Alamos Community of Atheists will hold an open discussion 6:30 to 8 p.m. upstairs at Mesa Public. All are welcome. Visit Facebook or email losalamoscommunityofatheists@gmail.com with questions.

  • Be There 05-20-14

    Today
    The League of Women Voters invites the community to Lunch with a Leader 11:40 a.m. at Mesa Public Library. Their speaker is Probate Judge Christine Chandler who will give an overview of the New Mexico probate court system and initiatives that she has undertaken since she assumed office. She will also be reporting on the last Legislative session as it relates to current issues.

    Kiwanis meets from noon to 1 p.m. each Tuesday in Kelly Hall at Trinity On The Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr. Dawn Brown, Los Alamos County-Rio Arriba County regional director of the “Big Brothers, Big Sisters” organization, will describe what the organization does and how volunteers can participate.

    Natural Channel Design and Stream and Wetland Restoration in the Valles Caldera. 7 p.m. An informative talk at PEEC by Steve Vrooman about projects in the Valles Caldera with the nonprofit Los Amigos de Valles Caldera. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

  • Be There 05-14-14

    Today
    Jemez Thrift Shop Bag Days. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 13 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock.

    How to Protect your Home from Fire. Dan Ware, Fire Prevention and Outreach Program Manager for the NM Forestry Division, will talk about preparing for the wildfire season. 7 p.m. at PEEC. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild: Our Favorite Quilts. At the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery, daily until May 31.
    Thursday
    Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library parking lot.

    Strengthening Small Business Breakfast, featuring Lisa Shin and Vincent P. Chiravalle of Los Alamos Family Eyecare. 7:30 a.m. at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, 109 Central Park Square.

    The fourth Senior Appreciation Night is 1-2 p.m. at the Aquatic Center Classroom.

    On Tap Series. Hosted each week by a group of Los Alamos cultural providers. 5:30-7 p.m. at the Manhattan Project. “Science” hosted by the Bradbury Science Museum. Email Nicole at nicole@losalamos.org for more information.