Be There 06-17-14

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The League of Women Voters, Lunch with a Leader will have Tarin Nix and Ellen Morris Bond presenting information about the “living wage” and how that might be implemented in Los Alamos. The entire community is invited to attend.

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.

Summer Family Evenings: Storywalk. 6:30 to 8 p.m. PEEC’s Summer Family Evenings brings back the Storywalk! Explore the story of Roxaboxen through a Storywalk, discovering the pages and letting your imagination run free as you walk. Drop in any time during the program. No advance registration required. $5 non-member families/free PEEC members. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

“The Darker Side of White: Art by Tiffany Rose” at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Art Gallery. Daily through June 29.
Quiet, Gentle Walk. 8 a.m. to noon. A gentle walk for those who want a quiet hike along a relatively flat trail. The walks range from one to two miles in length and may include gentle changes in elevation. Led by Sue Watts. Meet at PEEC at 9:00 a.m. to carpool to the trailhead. Free, but advance registration required. For more information and to register, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

Wednesdays in June. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Canyons, Mesas, Mountains, and Skies. Melissa Mackey will take children ages 6-10 on an imaginative journey of life in our Canyons, Mesas, Mountains, and Skies using stories, outdoor play and games to explore one theme each week. Register for each session individually. $8/$6.50 PEEC members per session. For more information and to register, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s meeting will be 6 p.m. in Building No. 1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. The discussion will focus on the Fiscal Year 2015 budget and programs. The public is welcome to attend.

“The 1977 La Mesa Fire: A Wake Up Call?” 5:30 p.m. Teralene Foxx will address why this 15,000 acre fire is significant in a walk along Burnt Mesa sponsored by PEEC. Meet at Burnt Mesa trailhead No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org. (There will be a related talk at Fuller Lodge, June 17 at 7:30 p.m.)

Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.
Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Two recipients of the LACDC’s Youth Business Grant Program will be selling their wares this week. Adele Mitchell will be selling recycled jewelry and Elise Koskelo of Blue Print Wraps will be on hand to boost sales. To learn more, call 695-9139.

White Rock Family Friendly Film Series. “The Lorax.” 6:30 p.m. at White Rock Town Hall.

The Los Alamos Democratic Party monthly meeting. 7 p.m. at UNM-LA, building 2. All Democrats are invited to attend.

“Science on Tap.” 5:30-7 p.m. at the Blue Window Bistro in downtown Los Alamos. LANL’s Patrick McCormick will have an informal chat about high performance computing. The topic, “Future System Architectures for High Performance Computing – Pardon Me While I Take This Call…,” will cover McCormick’s perspective that to really impact science, we need to find ways to better leverage other parts of the industry.
Gordon Summer Concert Series. The David Luning Band. 7-10 p.m. at Ashley Pond.
Staying Independent with Vision Loss. Seminar will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Center. There will be cooking demonstrations, tips on how to continue to use your computer and smart phone, and discussions on blindness, low vision and strategies to prevent vision loss from stifling independence and self-confidence. Free. Participants are encouraged to bring lunch, beverages will be provided.

The Pajarito Astronomers will be holding a County-Sponsored Dark Night, 8:30 p.m. at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park. Weather permitting. Viewing will end before midnight. Call Steve Becker at 662-3252 for information.