Be There 05-01-11

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Party for Pajarito Environmental Education Center from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Hilltop House Best Western. Join the Party for PEEC, a benefit dinner to support the Nature Center. The party will feature a poetry reading entitled, “Poemas Verdes,” an auction of services by local naturalists and a meal prepared with foods that were brought to the Americas by the early Spanish explorers and settlers. Tickets, $50 for adults, $95 per couple or $20 for youth ages 6-17.

Coro de Camara will present a spring concert, “If Music Be the Food of Love, Sing On,” at 2:30 p.m. at Christ Church Santa Fe, 1213 Don Gaspar at Cordova. The event is free, but donations are accepted.

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets at 11:45 a.m.  Tuesday at Central Avenue Grill.

The Brown Bag Series presents a Flute and Friends concert at noon at Fuller Lodge.

The next four years will begin a new era for Los Alamos, with plans for development and growth. How will the County respond to LANS’s proposed 20-year project/facility construction plan? What should we do with the remaining DOE transfer lands? Three newly elected Los Alamos County Councilors, Geoff Rodgers, Jim Hall and Ron Selvage, will discuss their vision for future development in Los Alamos County at the Sierra Club meeting at 7 p.m. in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms of the Mesa Public Library.

 Los Alamos Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Those interested in the Lions Club should call Dennis Wulff at 672-9563 or email  drwulff47@aol.com.

A Mother’s Day memorial event will be at 5:30 p.m. at VistaCare Hospice, 1911 5th St., Santa Fe. The event will honor all mothers who are no longer living. To RSVP, contact Elizabeth Graham, 988-5331.

All persons of faith are invited to meet in prayer for the nation at Crossroads Church. Prayer will be led by several local clergy and laypeople. Those who join in during the lunch hour will get an, “I prayed” sticker to show their faith. Worship music will be led by Gloria Streit from 11:30 a.m.-noon. Pastor Doug Partin will lead the prayer program from noon-1 p.m. For more information contact Beth Myers at 412-3629.

Los Alamos Youth Leadership will host Wild Day for K-6th grade students from
10 a.m.-3 p.m. The day includes art camp, outdoor activities and lunch. The cost is $12 with a reduced fee for each additional child in a family. Wild Day will be at Sullivan Field in conjunction with the Hershey Track and Field Day. LAYL Wild Day is sponsored by the YMCA and JJAB, forms are available at www.laymca.org  or by calling 662-3100.

Kristi Beguin leads a class on Herbal Medicine for Women from 6-8 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center.
Advance registration required, $20, or $16 for PEEC members. Call 662-0460, drop by PEEC at 3540 Orange St., or visit PajaritoEEC.org.

The Prostate Cancer Support Association of New Mexico, in conjunction with the University of New Mexico Cancer Center, will have a panel discussion at the UNM Cancer Center Auditorium in Albuquerque. “The Diagnosis and Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer” will be in the UNM Cancer Center Auditorium, 1201 Camino de Salud NE. Doors open at 7:30 a.m.; the program runs from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information and to reserve a seat, call 505-254-7786 or 800-278-7678.

Two PEEC Hikes:  White Rock Canyon exploration from Bandelier to the Red Dot Trail Head; nine miles of rugged terrain, led by Paul Arendt, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Red Dot Trail Head on Piedra Loop in White Rock. Free, but registration with PEEC required. San Isidro Slot Canyon botanical walk with Chick Keller; hike a few miles scrambling in the slot canyon or hiking along the rim and discovering spring wildflowers, some different from the Los Alamos ones.  Meet at PEEC at 8 a.m. to carpool 1 ¼ hours to San Isidro. Free, no registration required. For more information, contact PEEC at 662-0460 or PajaritoEEC.org.