Be There 07-04-12

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Celebrate the national parks and get into the 4th of July spirit with the opening reception for a new exhibit of photos by Leslie Bucklin titled, “Enchanted Parks: A Photographic Tale of Life in Our National Parks.” Refreshments and gallery walk-through with the artist from 5-7 p.m. Show runs through Aug. 6.

Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents the next in the Foreign Film Series, “Volver” (R) from Spain. Directed by Pedro Almodovar starring Penelope Cruz, at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms of Mesa Public Library.

The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents “Miss Minoes” (PG), at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

First Friday Forts at PEEC from 3:30-5 p.m. Come to PEEC and get building! On the first Friday of every month, join other kids that like building forts (and their parents) to build, play and hang out in the new place you created! Parents must stay and supervise their children. Free. No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or e-mail Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

Cult Classic Horror Movie Series presents They Live! (R) directed by John Carpenter at 9:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library.

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division presents the Los Alamos County Horse Show at 9 a.m. at Brewer Arena. Horse Show registration forms are available at the Aquatic Center or visit the website at losalamosnm.us/rec. Return all registration forms to the aquatic center by 5 p.m. July 5. Pre-Registration: $5 class entry per participant (by July 5). Late Registration: $8 class entry per participant (after July 5). Family Registration: $30 per family. Families are three or more participants. Participants must be immediate family members residing in the same household. After July 5, the registration fee will be $40 per family. Age categories are as follows: 9 and under; 10-13 Years; 14-18 Years; Adult (18+). For more information, contact the Recreation Division at 662-8173, lacrec@lacnm.us or visit losalamosnm.us/rec.

July 7
Dorothy Hoard leads this hike to a natural spring where water flows out of the ground and the Veronica, a plant that grows in water, is blooming. Hoard will share the history of the area, with a round-trip distance under 1.5 miles and a fairly level dirt road, with options to extend. Meet at PEEC at 9 a.m. or at the trailhead at the intersection of N.M. 4 and Forest Road 181 at 9:30 a.m. Free, no registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or e-mail Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

July 10
Quiet, Gentle Walk with PEEC.  A gentle walk for those who want a quiet walk along a relatively flat trail.  The walks range from one to two miles in length and may include gentle changes in elevation. By popular demand, they are keeping the 20 minutes of silent walking. No small children or dogs. Register in advance, as space is limited. The group will leave PEEC at 9:30 a.m. and return around 11:30 a.m. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or e-mail Programs@PajaritoEEC.org to register or for more information.

Summer Family Evenings at PEEC: Harrell House of Natural Oddities’ Bug Zoo. Come to a show from the Harrell House of Natural Oddities. They’ll bring a selection of live critters, including tarantulas, scorpions, insects, centipedes, crabs and more. Free to member families. $10 for non-member families, with proceeds shared with the Harrell House.  No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or e-mail Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

The Atomic City Corvette Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Time Out Pizza in White Rock. For more information, contact Chris Ortega at 672-9789.

The Lions Club meets at 84 Barcelona in White Rock on the first and third Thursdays. For more information, call 672-3300 or 672-9563.

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets at 11:45 a.m. every Tuesday at Fuller Lodge.

Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos meets Tuesdays from Noon-1 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge.  

The Military Order of World Wars hosts a monthly dinner meeting  on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact Lt. Col. Norm Wilson, USAF retired, at 662-9544.

St. Dimitri Orthodox Church has a ACA/ACDF 12-step group (Adult Children of Alcoholics/Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families), that will meet in the basement of the church, at 2270 39th St.  The group will meet at 6 p.m. every Monday. Newcomers and “old timers” are welcome. For more information, call 505-603-3430.

The Los Alamos Photography Club meets the third Tuesday of the month upstairs in the Fuller Lodge Art Center. The meetings are from 7-9 p.m. Annual dues are $12 per year. For more information, visit tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/la-photoclub/.

Do you have kids at home with you? Need play friends and activities? Need to meet at-home moms just like you? The MOMS Club of Los Alamos may be just what you’re looking for. For more information, visit sites.google.com/site/momsoflosalamosweb/
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