Be There 05-02-12

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GeekOut Game night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.

The Sierra Club will present movie night, “Revenge of the Electric Car,” at 6:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Everyone is invited to watch the sequel to, “Who Killed the Electric Car.”

Pajarito Environmental Education Center presents an illustrated talk on Australian birds by Marion Stelts at 7 p.m. See parrots, raptors, honeyeaters, flycatchers, bowerbirds and more. The talk is free.
The Los Alamos Farmers Market opens for the season, from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. in the parking lot next door to the Mesa Public Library.

Individuals and volunteers interested in helping to plan a safe, fun-filled, drug free, all-night celebration for Los Alamos High School and home school graduating seniors, are invited to a Senior Appreciation Night planning meeting from 1-2 p.m. at the Aquatic Center Training Room, 2760 Canyon Road. For more information, call the Recreation Division at 662-8173 or the Family YMCA at 662-3100.

Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents, “Chungking Express,” at 6:30 p.m.

“J. Robert Oppenheimer: Photographs from his life, 1904-1967,” will open with a reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the upstairs art gallery at Mesa Public Library.

Come to PEEC for First Friday Forts from 3:30-5 p.m. Free, but parents must stay with their children. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division and the Los Alamos Stable Owners Association is holding a Cowboy Night and Chuckwagon dinner at the Posse Lodge on North Mesa. Activities are from 4:30 p.m. until dusk. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and are available at Pet Pangaea in Central Park Square, or at the door. Purchasing advance tickets is encouraged. For more information, call Carol at 412-1868.

Los Alamos Little Theatre presents, “Cowboy Poet,” at 7:30 p.m. May 4-19, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee May 13. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at CB Fox. For more information, visit lalt.org.
The Los Alamos Arts Council presents the Arts and Crafts Fair from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. Booths will showcase 100 artists’ work and will feature everything from photography and painting to jewelry and ceramics.

The Los Alamos American Legion is hosting a Cinco de Mayo rummage sale and swap meet to benefit the Special Olympics of New Mexico. Reserved spaces are a $5 donation or a percentage of the sales. The event is at 9 a.m. at 1325 Trinity Dr. Breakfast lunch and beverages will be available. For more information, contact Ken Nadeau at nadeau41@msn.com or 695-0528.

Fun Family Films presents, Disney’s “A Bug’s Life,” at 3 p.m. at the Los Alamos First United Methodist Church. Every first Saturday of the month, LAFUMC will show a movie that is appropriate for the entire family. Every movie featured will have a G rating. There will be a table of coloring and activity sheets and everyone can enjoy free popcorn.
Liquid Gold: Hands-on Beekeeping Workshop at PEEC will be from 10 a.m.-noon. Jim O’Donnell leads this class for all who are interested in keeping bees. Install a hive at PEEC, then come back for follow-up and honey harvesting. The cost is $25 or $20 for PEEC members. Register in advance at PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
The Mesa Public Library will launch new eBook and audio book service. For more information, visit lacnm.lib.overdrive.com.

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Queen’s Court Competition on May 10 to determine the Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo queen, princess and sweetheart. Categories include: queen contestants, ages 17-25; princess contestants, ages 14-16; and sweetheart contestants, ages 10-13. Entries must be submitted by May 7. For more information, contact the Recreation Division at 662-8173 or visit losalamosnm.us/rec.

The Pajarito Chapter of the Embroiders Guild of America will hold its annual tea at 6:30 p.m. in the Gibson Hall of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Those who love needlework are invited to come, meet the group and celebrate embroidery. For more information, call Marilyn at 672-9404.