Be There 02-26-13

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Total Solar Eclipse Talk. Local astronomer Steve Becker talks at PEEC about the total solar eclipse of 2012, which he watched from a cruise ship in the Coral Sea. See video and photos of the November 2012 event, and learn more about eclipses, from 7-8 p.m. Free. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.
The Los Alamos Community Health Council is sponsoring the Leadership Connection Town Hall, an event from 5:30-7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. The goal of the town hall is to report on key Los Alamos County health issues, trends and recommendations. Community leaders will give short presentations followed by questions and discussion. Local LACHC member agencies will have materials about resources and services in Los Alamos. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP to deborahfgill@gmail.com by Feb. 25.

This month the Los Alamos Community of Atheists will discuss the deconversion process. Discuss life after faith, tell your story, hear other people’s experiences. How are you recovering? Join us at 6:30 p.m. in meeting room one of Mesa Public Library. Questions? Find us on Facebook or email losalamoscommunityofatheists@gmail.com. All are welcome.
Thinking of starting a business? Would you like to learn about what will be presented at Startup Weekend Santa Fe? Eric Renz-Whitmore, executive director of New Mexico Technology Council, will lead a session at The Hive during Thursday’s brown bag lunch. The brown bag will start at 11:30 a.m. and Renz-Whitmore will start his session at noon. There is no charge.

Club Anime will meet from 3:45-5:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Club Anime is for teens, 14-19. No permission slip needed. Watch some anime and enjoy ramen and other snacks.

The LAHS NJROTC will host its monthly brisket night at 5:30 p.m. at the Posse Lodge. The menu includes brisket, potato salad, baked beans, roll, cookie and drink for $10. The funds raised will benefit unit travel and supplies throughout the year.

The Authors Speak Series presents Slim Randles, veteran newspaperman and outdoorsman, at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda.
It’s Fish Fry time again at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall, from 5-7 p.m. The Knights of Columbus sponsor the dinners and proceeds will benefit Nuestros Pequeños Orphanage in Honduras and other charities. Adult plates are $10 and have two pieces of cod with coleslaw, rice or French fries, plus a drink and dessert. Children may have one piece of fish or a grilled cheese sandwich with all the rest for $7 a plate.

Los Alamos Little Theatre presents, “Van Choc Straw,” by Mark Dunn. A tale about family ties and the often stronger bonds of friendship that lattice the final years of our lives. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings, March 1-16, with a 2 p.m. matinee March 10. Tickets available in advance at CB Fox or at the door. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. For more information, visit lalt.org.
There will be a charity benefit for Cindy Geoffrion from 5-9 p.m. at De Colores. $5 donation at the door, music by Jemez’s Train Wreck Blues Band. Los Alamos’ State Road 4 and Friends, peace and healing through music. A cash bar will be available, along with munchies and more.
A cowboy breakfast will be from 7-11 a.m. at the Sheriff’s Posse Lodge, 650 North Mesa Road. The menu includes plain, blueberry, banana, chocolate chip and a special variety of the month pancakes, along with sausage, bacon, eggs, juice and coffee. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 10 years and younger. Proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Los Alamos.
March 4
The Summit Garden Club will meet for a workshop on basic floral design. Visitors welcome. For more information, call Betsy Comly at 672-1574.
March 7
The March meeting of the Los Alamos Master Gardeners will be at 7 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall. Discussion will be plans for the Hope Garden.
March 14
Los Alamos Winter Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. For more information, visit lamainstreet.com/farmers-market.htm.
March 21
New Mexico Consortium: Talk by Dr. Richard Sayre, director, at 7 p.m. at PEEC. Talk sponsored by Los Alamos Sustainable Energy Network.
March 23
Registration forms for the St. Patrick’s day themed fun run/walk can be downloaded from the Piñon Elementary School website. Early registration forms and fees are due March 1. Registration for adults (18 and older) is $10 and $5 for youth. Late registration fees (after March 1) are $20 for adults and $15 for youth. The community is invited. Sign up by the early registration date to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Sponsored by Piñon PTO.