Be There 04-24-12

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The Northern New Mexico Citizen’s Advisory Board combined committee meetings about Los Alamos National Laboratory legacy waste cleanup and environmental monitoring will be at 1 p.m. in the Bradbury Science Museum.  

This month’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is at 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. For more information, call 661-4097.

The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a community discussion in room 1 of the Mesa Public Library 6:30 p.m. This week’s discussion focuses on Life after Faith. Rich Lyons, ex-Pentecostal preacher of more than years and co-host of the Living After Faith podcast, will tell his story from faith to atheism via Skype followed by a question and answer session. For more information, visit livingafterfaith.blogspot.com/. Direct questions and comments to losalamoscommunityofatheists@gmail.com or find our community page on Facebook.

Chamisa Elementary students will host a Recycle Fashion Show at 6:30 p.m. Under the direction of Joyce Haven and Andrea Lynch, the theme of Kadinsky’s Circles has inspired the efforts produced by the Family YMCA after school program. Village Arts, Starbucks, the Los Alamos Co-Op and Otowi Station Book Store also sponsor the Fourth Annual event. Los Alamos County’s Tom Nagawiecki will kick off the event. All parents and students of LAPS are invited to submit an item prior to the start of the show. For more information, call 603-2923 or email j.haven@laschools.net.

The Los Alamos High School Olions present their spring musical at 7 p.m. April 25-28 at Duane Smith Auditorium. Tickets are $14 for adults, $8 for seniors and students; and can be purchased at Otowi Station Book store or at the door.

A book fair benefiting the Los Alamos Medical Center Auxiliary will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 26 and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 27 in the LAMC lobby area.

A Sustainability Open House will be at 9 a.m. at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The public is invited to learn about LANL’s contributions to environmental sustainability on the second floor of the Oppenheimer Study Center. Topics include groundwater, cultural resources, soils, foodstuffs, plant and animal life and radiation. Parking for the event is limited. For more information contact Lorrie Bonds Lopez at lorriel@lanl.gov or call 667-0216.

Annual registration of boys graduating from K-fourth grades (5-10 years old) into the Cub Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America will be at 6:30 p.m. at Fire Station #4 on Diamond Drive, at the golf course. LAFD firefighters will give boys and their families tours of the fire trucks and the station. Parents can sign up in either White Rock from 6:30-8 p.m. April 24 or from 6:30-8 p.m. April 26. Registration fee is $18 for the remainder of 2012. Parents who can’t attend these events can contact Bill Blumenthal, membership chair at  billblumenthal@comcast.net or 662-0467.

Rod Baker, patent attorney, will present “Changes to Patent Law and What It Might Mean to You,” at 6:30 p.m. at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4, White Rock.

Los Alamos Arts Council presents Guitars at the Lodge with the Rio Grande Guitar Quarter at 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. Cost is $15 or $10 for LAAC members and includes light refreshments.

 The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. at the Crossroads Bible Church. Tickets are $15 for adults and are available at the door. Students will be admitted for free.


 The Española Ranger District is organizing a trail rehab from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the connector trail between Perimeter and Quemazon trails near Los Alamos. Rock steps will be installed. If enough people attend, a group will be placed on Quemazon Trail to work on erosion control and turning it back into a single-track experience for users.

The Pajarito Astronomers will hold their first County-Sponsored Dark Night of 2012 at 8 p.m. in the Spirio Soccer Field at Overlook Park. Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and star gaze. The crescent moon will be visible, as will Venus, Mars, Jupiter and its moons as well as Saturn and its rings and moons. There will be a tour of the winter and spring constellations and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Viewing will end before midnight. Call Steve Becker at 662-3252 for information.


 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is sponsoring a concert featuring various soloists of all ages, from around the community. The musicians will perform vocal and instrumental pieces from 6:30-8 p.m. at 366 Grand Canyon Dr.