Be There 01-23-13

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Relay For Life of Los Alamos will hold its monthly committee meeting from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Comfort Inn and Suites, 2455 Trinity Dr. Individuals who are interested in helping and/or participating are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will discuss “Atheist/Humanist Responses to Crisis, Grief and Loss,” from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library, meeting room one. They will take a look at what’s currently available for those in the non-atheist community and explore options for development of new secular resources. For more information, email losalamoscommunityofatheists@gmail.com or look them up on Facebook.
Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak Series kicks off a new group of authors in the monthly series, at 7 p.m. with Santa Fe’s Poet Laureate Jon David. Author of six books of poetry, Davis teaches poetry writing at IAIA in Santa Fe.
A group of the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will visit the Round House, attend the Legislature and the Governor’s Tea on Feb. 1. They invite any Republican women that would like to join them to contact Norma Tech for details, 662-7424. There is a small fee to attend the Governor’s Tea as well as reservations, due by Jan. 25. Carpooling is also being planned. For more information, contact Mary Wilhoit, 858-922-9070.
Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest exhibit, “Show Some Class,” will open with a reception from 1-3 p.m. at the art center.

The Los Alamos Geological Society will host a banquet and talk featuring Dr. Paul Bauer of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources. The banquet begins at 5:30 p.m., with the talk starting at 7 p.m., at the Christian Church. The Los Alamos Cooperative Market will cater the meal. The price is $25. Reservations may be made by emailing Rick Kelley at rickkelley1431@gmail.com or calling 412-2967.
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.

The Los Alamos Choral Society and the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will present “Messiah” by George Frederick Handel, from 3-6 p.m. at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Dr. Mary Badarak will direct the performance. Tickets are $15 for adults and are available at CB Fox and at the door. Students’ admission is free.
Jan. 28
The P.E.O. Chapter AK will meet at 7 p.m. at the home of Marilyn Doolen. Joan Brown will serve as co-hostess and Ruth Lier is in charge of the program.
Jan. 29
United Blood Services will host a blood drive from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Los Alamos High School’s speech theater.

A workshop to educate baby boomers on Social Security, titled “Savvy Social Security Planning: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income,” will be at noon at the Mesa Public Library. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. To reserve a spot, call Kate Stalter at 505-490-6474.
Jan. 31
In Search of Dominguez and Escalante. Come to PEEC to hear photographers/authors Siegfried Halus and Greg MacGregor speak about their book, which follows the 1776 expedition of Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Silvestre Velez de Escalante. 7 p.m. Free, with books available for purchase. No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

The deadline for receiving proposals for plays to be performed in the 2013-14 Los Alamos Little Theatre season is Jan. 31. Look for the information sheet on the resources page at lalt.org for instructions.
Feb. 3
The Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge will hold a pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. at the Posse Lodge, 650 North Mesa Road. The menu includes plain, blueberry, banana, chocolate chip, special variety of the month pancakes and sausage, bacon, eggs, juice and coffee. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 10 and younger.
Feb. 4
The Summit Garden Club will meet, with guest Kimberly Tanner speaking on the topic of “Starting plants from seed, in a very, very small space.” Visitors welcome. For more information, call Nancy Nunnelly at 62-4950.
Feb. 7
The February meeting of the Los Alamos Master Gardeners will be in the training room of the Community Building, just down the hall from the Extension Office, at 7 p.m., program to be announced. For information, call 662-4950.
Feb. 15
The premier of Los Alamos resident Samantha Filer’s films, “The Sword of Arundel,” will be at 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr. The hour-long film is set in the medieval fantasy kingdom of Arundel and is a story of hope, determination and survival. Filer, now 16, began her project at 13, with a dream a stack of filming books and a five-minute short called “Simple Complications.” The show is free.