Be There 05-27-14

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A chapter of The Compassionate Friends will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the northeast side of the new YMCA Annex, Central Park Square, suite 140. Co-led by Eric Ferm and Valerie Wood. The organization offers non-denominational grief support after the death of a child. Bereaved parents and grandparents are welcome regardless of age. For more information visit compassionatefriends.org.

The Great Books discussion group is now called Mesa Readers. The group meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Mesa Public Library. The group chooses selections that interest its members and selects books and short stories that meet participants’ choices. All are welcome. For more information, call Mary Cernicek at 662-7100.

Hearing Challenged Support Group. Audiologist Elaine Almquist from Albuquerque will speak 10 a.m. in the classroom at Betty Ehart Senior Center. Advantages of the telecoil and Bluetooth aids will be illustrated. Questions on all hearing apparatus are encouraged. No merchandise will be sold at this presentation. The public is welcome.

Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild: Our Favorite Quilts at the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery. Daily through Saturday.

“Things with Wings,” is a juried group exhibit displaying the work of Los Alamos artists and artists from northern New Mexico. Each artist has an interpretation of the theme, as reflected in paintings, ceramics, photographs and manipulated digital media. The Portal Gallery features the woodcut prints of Lily Schlien. Daily through June 14 at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.
Brown Bag Lecture: Agnes Cousin-Pilleri. Noon to 1 p.m. at Bradbury Science Museum. Discussion will be observations from Mars: Chemcam’s visit to Gale Crater.
Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Vendors have fresh produce and product. Come and register for a contest.

On Tap Series. Hosted each week by a group of Los Alamos cultural providers. 5:30-7 p.m. at the Manhattan Project. “Wild card” hosted by Bandelier National Monument. On Tap is an effort to increase programming and economic development in the Los Alamos Creative District. LACD is the only Creative District in New Mexico; Los Alamos is designated as “creative” to highlight arts, culture, and science downtown. Email Nicole at nicole@losalamos.org for more information.

Beer dinner. 6 p.m. at the Los Alamos Co-op. For more information and to view the menu, visit losalamos.coop/beer-dinner-may-29/.

Environmental Stewardship at LANL. 7 p.m. at PEEC. Learn about LANL’s evaluation of its impact on cultural resources, assessment of ecological risks, and mitigation plans. The LANL Trails Working Group, which inventories, maps, and prepares historical reports for the many trails on LANL property, will also be discussed. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
Michelle Harkey is having a free public free workshop, “Lose weight and Tension for Life,” from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rosebud Café located at 35 Rover Blvd. Suite G, in White Rock. Attendance is limited to 35 women. To register, go to michelleHarkey.com, watch her videos and sign up for the event.

Jazz Brasileiro. 7-9 p.m. at Blue Window Bistro, 813 Central Ave. Featuring wine tastings and a five-course dinner. Tony Cesarano on guitar and Debo Orlofsky on vocals perform a mix of classic bossa nova and contemporary Brazilian jazz. Call 662-6305 for reservations, or visit labluewindowbistro.com.

The Pajarito Astronomers will be have a County-Sponsored Dark Night 8:15 p.m. at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park in White Rock, weather permitting. For more information, call Steve Becker at 662-3252.