Be There 01-21-14

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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.

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 find us 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.
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.

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, 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.
Jan. 27
Nature Playtimes Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico. 10-11 a.m. Toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers come to PEEC to explore the natural world. Each Playtime features a story and stations centered around a theme, as well as outside time. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

“Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand.” A community read of a book by James Vollbracht will start next week. The books are available at the YMCA for $10. Group conversations will be from noon to 1 p.m. in Fuller Lodge and again from 7:30-9p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall, Introduction and Chapters 1 and 2. To learn more, call Assets In Action at 695-9139.
Jan. 28
Rotary Club meeting. Police Chief Dino Sgambellone. Noon at Dixie Girl restaurant. Public is welcome.

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.