Be There 02-05-13

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February’s Brown Bag performance will feature the Lads of Enchantment Chorus and the Hot Flashes two piano quartet, at noon, at Fuller Lodge. The event is free and open to the public.

Mariel Nanasi, executive director of New Energy Economy, will speak on “Securing a future with coal in New Mexico,” at the LASE/Sierra Club meeting at 7 p.m. in media room 203, building two at UNM-LA.
Mesa Public Library presents the Free Film Series, featuring “Rear Window,” at 6:30 p.m.

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. Los Alamos Extension Agent Carlos Valdez will present a program on the Demonstration Garden. For information, call 662-4950.
The Los Alamos Right to Life Committee presents Dauneen Dolce, executive director, from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 8 at Immaculate Heart of Mary’s McLaughlin Hall. Quizno’s and refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. Pro-life friends welcome.

’Topper Revue will be at 7 p.m. The performance includes 16 acts, ranging from dance and song to a variety of skits and comedy. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth, available at the door.
’Topper Revue will be at 2 and 7 p.m. The performance includes 16 acts, ranging from dance and song to a variety of skits and comedy. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth, available at the door.
Feb. 12
The Teen Advisory Group will meet at 3:45 p.m. in the Youth Services program room at Mesa Public Library. Teens 13-18, who are interested in helping plan teen activities and select teen material for the library should attend.

Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr., invites the community to a Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) pancake supper, from 5:30-7 p.m. There will be beads, masks and Dixieland music. The menu includes ham, pancakes, a variety of syrups, fruit, eggs cooked to order and orange juice. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $4 for children, $8 for adults and $20 for a family. All proceeds benefit the Juaréz house build mission trips, which will take place in the fall.

What’s that Bird? Come to PEEC to identify backyard birds this winter. Dave Yeamans will present photos, videos and sounds, concentrating on about 20 common birds. Bring problematic bird identifications, binoculars and special photos if possible. Free. 7-8 p.m. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.
Feb. 13
Chamisa Elementary will celebrate its 45th birthday with two events. The first, at 11:30 a.m., will include cupcakes and sixth graders selling jewelry, baked goods and fruit. The evening event will be a community potluck at 6 p.m., with a dessert contest, celebrating the themes of 45 years, Jungle or Cheetah Champions. Those who wish to participate can bring a dessert, along with a potluck dish. The Los Alamos High School NJROTC will kick-off the evening with a color guard. The community is welcome. Those wishing to share experiences about Chamisa may submit them to Lauritzens@att.net.

 PEEC at the Ice Rink. PEEC will have a snow science table at this pre-Valentine’s Day kid-friendly event. 1- 4 p.m. Visit losalamosnm.us/rec/rink/Pages/HolidayHoursandEvents.aspx for more information.
Feb. 14
The League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader will be from 11:40 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Steven Thomas, manager of Mesa Public Library, will be the guest speaker. Attendees can order a salad or a sandwich, with salad or soup from the co-op for $10. To order a meal, call Karyl Ann Armbruster at 661-6605 or send an email to kaskacayman@gmail.com. Meals must be ordered by 8 p.m. Feb. 12. Attendees do not have to order food.

Wax poetic on Valentine’s Day, at the Poetry Gathering at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library. 

The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m. in room three in Mesa Public Library. Joanie Langholf from Albuquerque will present a program on using FamilySesarch.org to research your family history. The public is invited.
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.
Feb. 18
There will be a guided hike of Cerro la Jara, on the Valles Caldera Preserve at 10 a.m. The two-mile snowshoe hike runs from 10 a.m.-noon. Meet at the Valle Grande staging area for registration, snowshoe rentals and hot refreshments. The cost is $20 for Los Amigos members and $25 for non-members. The fee includes a full-day rental permit. For more information, contact Jim Counce at jcounce1111@gmail.com or 575-829-3885.