Be There 05-05-11

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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.
The Los Alamos Farmers’ Market opens at 7 a.m. and runs every Thursday morning through October in the Mesa Public Library parking lot.

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. Gloria Streit will lead worship music 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.  

 The Los Alamos County Republican Party will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Hilltop House Hotel, third floor conference room. This special meeting is to discuss endorsing candidates interested in seeking the nomination to Jeannette Wallace’s house seat.
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 School of New Mexico Dance Theater, directed by Susan Baker-Dillingham, presents its seventh annual spring recital, “Around the World” at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Duane W. Smith auditorium. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Uli’s Cottontails or 30 minutes prior to performance times and are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and children age four and younger are admitted free. One dollar from every ticket sold will be donated to aiding the victims of the tsunami in Japan.
Kiwanis will have a Spring Pancake breakfast   from 7-11 a.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

“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. 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.

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.

The Pajarito Astronomers will hold a county sponsored Dark Night at 8 p.m. at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park. The public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and star gaze, weather permitting. The public is invited to attend. Viewing will end before midnight. Call Steve Becker at 662-3252 for information.
The Los Alamos High School Spring Dance Show will be at 7 p.m. in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Enjoy performances by LAHS dance students and LAHS alumni. Admission is free.
 LAFD is hosting a fundraiser for staff member Renee Collier’s daughter from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at Los Alamos National Bank to assist with her medical expenses. Katelyn Collier has an extra electrical pathway in her heart that causes her to go into Supra-ventricular Tachycardia and has had to undergo surgery.

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

Lou Santoro State Farm agency will offer a free Retirement Seminar at 6:30 p.m., 110 Central Park Square. Call 661-0600 to reserve space.
May 13
A free conference to help families navigate the maze of care giving will be offered from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. May 13 and 14 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Caregivers for aging parents, spouses, or loved ones with a long-term illness are encouraged to attend, but those who just want to be prepared are also invited. Experts on the legal and financial aspects, as well as the emotional and physical aspects of care giving will present, answer questions and provide resources. For more information or to register, contact Vickie at 662-8867. The conference is free, but seating is limited. Free adult day care and respite care funds are available.
May 14
A workshop on redistricting will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express. New Mexico Sen. Tim Keller will speak on “Building Healthy Communities.” The event is free and open to the public. Reservations required.  Call Kathy at 662-3913.

Survival Skills Class for kids ages eight and older, from 10 a.m.-noon at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange Street. $15 or $12 for members. Register in advance online at www.PajaritoEEC.org or by calling 662-0460 or emailing programs@PajaritoEEC.org.