01-09-13 Be There

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The League of Woman Voters and the American Association of University Women will sponsor the New Mexico Legislative Preview, Fuller Lodge at 7 p.m. Hear what our legislators have to say about the coming session. Marcela Diaz, of Somos Un Pueblo Unido, and Dick Mason of Health Action New Mexico will also speak. Refreshments start at 6:30 p.m.


The League of Women Voters will have their monthly Lunch with a Leader at 11:40 a.m. at Mesa Public Library. The speaker will be Tom Ribe. He will discuss Los Alamos’ vulnerable power supply and give information about the Valles Caldera. To purchase a $10 lunch from the Los Alamos Co-op to eat during the talk, contact Karyl Ann Armbruster at 661-6605 or kaskacayman@gmail.com, by Jan. 8. The public is welcome to attend without ordering lunch.


Los Alamos Business Assistance Services, a program of Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation, is offering a free seminar title, “How Can a Microbrewery Grow Your Local Economy?” from 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 109 Central Park Square. The seminar is free, but pre-registration is requested at losalamosbusiness.com or by calling Melanie at 661-4807.


PEEC and Reel Deal Theater team up to show the Back Country Film Festival. Seven films, all shot in the backcountry, make up this 90-minute celebration of winter. There will also be a raffle for outdoor gear. Tickets $10 adults/$5 kids in advance or at the door. 7 p.m. at Reel Deal. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.


The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m. in Room 3 at Mesa Public Library. The speaker will be Irma Holtkamp and her topic will be, “Using Ancestry.com to do Family History Research.” The public is invited.


Underground Life of the Forest. Come to PEEC for a class on life in complex soil ecosystems. Learn all about organisms such as gophers, earthworms, crickets, bacteria and fungi from Leslie Dendy, local author and UNM-LA professor. $30 per family/$24 per PEEC member family. Individuals $15/$12 for members. 10 a.m.-noon. Register in advance, space is limited. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.


The Los Alamos Concert Association presents pianist Jeremy Denk, at 7 p.m. at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Called “the most intriguing pianist of his generation” by the New Yorker, Denk will perform the complete Bach “Goldberg Variations” and Robert Schumann’s “Davidsbündler Dances.” Tickets are available at Smiths, CB Fox or at the door. Visit losalamosconcert.org for complete concert and ticket information.


East Fork Trail Snowshoe/Winter Hike. Join PEEC’s Michael Altherr for a winter outing along this beautiful trail in the Jemez. This will be a one-way trip of about five miles with a shuttle. Snowshoes can be rented from the Aquatic Center (weather-dependent). Meet at PEEC at 9:15 a.m. to carpool, return around 3 p.m. Free, but space is limited, so register in advance. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

Jan. 15

The MOWW will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 6:15 p.m. at the Hilltop House Hotel, third floor. Dinner is $23 per person. RSVP by Jan. 13 to Lt. Col. Gregg Giesler, chapter commander, 662-5574, g.giesler@computer.org or Lt. Col. Norman G. Wilson, chapter adjutant, 662-9544 or NrmWil5@cs.com.

Jan. 16

The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s next meeting will be at 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. The public is welcome to attend.

Jan. 17

Collaborative Restoration of the Jemez Mountains. Come to PEEC to hear about The Nature Conservancy’s restoration and conservation projects in the Jemez. Forest Conservation Program Manager Anne Bradley will discuss their partnership with “Conservation Canines” to study Jemez Mountain Salamanders. 7 p.m. Free. No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

Jan. 18

Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club began Jan. 7. Classes this session include Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Manners, Conformation, Competitive Obedience and the paRENT Free Club, and will begin the week of Jan 28. Class schedule, registration guidelines and registration form will be available on the LADOC website ladoc.dogbits.com and at the LADOC building, 246 East Road. Registration is first-come, first-served and classes often fill quickly, so timely registration is advised. Registration materials must be postmarked by Jan 18.

Jan. 22

Obsidian, Archaeology and Fire Talk. Come to PEEC to learn the links between obsidian deposits, archaeology, and forest fires from Dr. Anastasia Steffen, cultural resources coordinator at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Examine obsidian nodules and artifacts and learn how forest fires affect archaeological sites. 7 p.m. Free. No registration required Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

Jan. 27

Updated in summer 2012, the now nine-week Financial Peace University course provides families and individuals with tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a week where Dave Ramsey teaches a different lesson on DVD, followed by a small group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing. FPU will be held at 4 p.m. at the White Rock Baptist Church located,  80 N.M. 4. Contact April Nolen at 672-9764 for more information or to register.