Be There 05-22-12

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The Chamisa Elementary 6th graders invite the senior class members that attended Chamisa to a reunion, at the home of the Cheetah Pride at 2:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for seniors to share their future plans with those headed off to Los Alamos Middle School next year and meet the kindergarten class. For more information, call Principal Debbie Smith at 663-2470.

Support Chamisa Elementary with a slideshow fundraiser to benefit their ROPES program for next year. Admission to the slideshow is $1 and the show highlights great moments in science this year, in every class from kindergarten through sixth grade. The slideshow is sponsored by Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA), with help from the Sci Guy. Chamisa teachers, Valerie Adams and Deidre Thorn’s fifth grade classes will have their Sparks Journals on display at 6:30 p.m. Learn about Sparks and how you can ignite the passion in each student.
The Sparks Journals are sponsored by funding through Assets in Action and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.

GeekOut Game night from 5:30-8:030 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.

The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a public discussion meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library in Meeting Room #1, titled, “Challenges to Memetic Progress in an Age of Insecurity.”

Frances Levine, PhD, director of the New Mexico Museum of History in Santa Fe will be part of the Authors Speak Series at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

PEEC offers a talk on the upcoming transit of Venus by astrophysicist Paul Mutschlecner.  Learn about the transit and its significance in history. 7 p.m. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@pajaritoEEC.org.

Habitat for Humanity will work from 9 a.m. until about 2 p.m. There is a little something for everyone:  painting, carpentry and finishing up the outside ramp. Participants will meet at the ReStore in Española. There is an option Los Alamos workers to carpool. For more information, contact David Canfield at 505-747-2690, 901-7689 or buildingkindness@habitatevla.org.

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division announces the annual Hawk to Hilltopper event from noon-3 p.m. at Urban Park. The event is a celebration for eighth grade students transitioning to high school. Students will enjoy a barbecue lunch, inflatable toys and a shaving cream war. The event will end with the Los Alamos Fire Department hosing off the students after the shaving cream war. A parent permission form is required to participate in the event and is available at the Los Alamos Middle School Administration Office, the recreation offices or at losalamosnm.us/rec. Permission forms should be turned in to LAMS by May 18. For more information, call 662-8173.

May 30
 GeekOut Game night from 5:30-8:030 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.

May 31
Intermediate nature photography. Jaye Gilmore teaches this class focusing on in-depth logistics of the camera, using Photoshop, lighting and subject challenges and using a journalistic style. 6-7:30 p.m. $15 or $12 for PEEC members. Register in advance at PajaritoEEC.rg, 662-0460 or Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.