Be There 01-11-11

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The Los Alamos Volunteer Examiner group will host the first quarterly amateur radio exam session of the year at 6:30 p.m. at the old “fire barn,” 4017 Arkansas, in the upstairs meeting room. There will be testing for all classes of License. Those who wish to take the initial test for a technician-class License will need a picture ID or two other forms of ID and a test fee of $15, either cash or check made out to the ARRL VEC. Those who wish to upgrade to a higher class License will need a picture ID or two other forms of ID, the original license and a copy, or a valid certificate of successful completion of exam and a copy, plus the $15 exam fee. Cell phones as calculators are not allowed. For more information, call 662-4220 or e-mail Bill Boedeker at boedeker@cybermesa.com.

 The Republican Party of Los Alamos will elect the 2011-2012 County Central Committee and its officers at the Best Western Hilltop House. The County Contingent to the Republican Party of New Mexico Central Committee will also be elected. Republicans registered in the County of Los Alamos are encouraged to attend. Registration opens at 6:30 p.m. and closes at 7 p.m.  A meeting of the 2009-2010 Central Committee begins at 7 p.m., followed by Ward Caucuses and the County Convention. For information, contact JoAnn Johnson, 662-7981, jajohnson710@aol.com.

The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in Room 3 of the Mesa Public Library. The theme of this meeting will be “Old, Interesting and Strange Family Recipes. Bring a copy of a recipe to share with everyone and a sample if desired. The public is invited. For more information call Jodie Frye at 662-3381.

The Chamisa Elementary PTO will host a  five week, “Love and Logic” parenting seminar, with instructor Lisa Bigley.The cost is $60 per couple or $40 per individual. Additional information is available at the Chamisa Web site or by calling 672-2769. The class beginsThursday at 6 p.m. and the fee includes a workbook.

 A New Mexico Legislative Preview will be sponsored by the League of Woman Voters and the American Association of University Women at Fuller Lodge at 7 p.m.  Hear what our legislators, Dick Mason of Health Action New Mexico and Rep. Brian Egolf of Santa Fe have to say about the coming session.
 A clothing drive will be at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Clothing, shoes, coats and most winter items will be accepted. The clothing will be distributed to shelters around New Mexico.

Jan. 20
 A forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters will introduce the community to the candidates for the Los Alamos Public Schools School Board and for the University of New Mexico Los Alamos Advisory Board. Meet the eight candidates at UNM-LA Lecture Hall from 7 - 9 p.m.  Early voting is happening now. The election is February 1.

The Creative Culture District’s cultural planner is coming to Los Alamos Jan. 19-21. Attend the town hall meeting to give your input on what the needs are in Los Alamos.
It will be from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 20 at Mesa Public Library in Rooms 2 and 3.

Jan. 22
“Herbal remedies for children,” a class with Kristi Beguin, will be from 1-4 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St. Registration is $12 or $10 for PEEC members and can be done at www.PajaritoEEC.org or by phone, 662-0460.

Jan. 27
The Backcountry Film Festival, will be at 7 p.m. at the Reel Deal Theater. One night only, showing of prize-winning short films highlighting winter adventures snowboarding, skiing, snowshoeing. All tickets $7 at the door as a benefit to Pajarito Environmental Education Center.
Feb. 2
The Summit Garden Club will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a luncheon at White Rock Baptist Church.  All members and former members are invited. For information and reservations, which need to be in by Jan. 26, call Dorothy Crawford at 672-3315.