Be There 07-24-12

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Summer Family Evenings at PEEC: Star Party. Join them for a late-night Summer Family Evening to look at the moon and stars through PEEC’s telescope. The summer sky is full of sights since the Milky Way and center of galaxy are visible. PEEC will have telescopes set up outside our building starting around 8:15 p.m. Free.

Fall Field User Meeting has been scheduled from 11:30 a.m. –1 p.m. Bring all schedule request and liability of insurance to the meeting, if unable to attend designate someone in your place. Requests will be granted in first priority for those who attend the meeting. Lunch will be served bring your own drink. For more information or for forms, call Kim Trujillo at 662-8173. Forms can also be obtained at lacnm.us.

The next meeting of the NNM CAB is from 1-7 p.m. in Los Alamos at the Hilltop House Hotel, in the Taos Room. It is about environmental monitoring and clean up of the legacy radioactive waste at LANL. The public is welcome to attend. There are public comment periods at 1:15 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a discussion regarding the relationship between morals, ethics and atheism. The  meeting will be from 6:30-8 p.m. in room one of Mesa Public Library. All are welcome.

Come hear about the recovery efforts in Haiti from 7-8 p.m. in the gathering space at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church. Maureen Barraclough will talk about the medical/art therapy missions she joined in 2010 and 2012. Laura McClellan and David Yost will talk about the Habitat for Humanity’s annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project, in which they’ll participate this year. A free-will offering will be taken to support the 2012 Carter Work Project and continued rebuilding in Haiti. Refreshments will be provided.

Wildflower Walk. Join Chick Keller, curator of PEEC’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium, for an easy walk to learn the names of local wildflowers. A plant list will be provided so participants can keep track of what they see. Meet at PEEC at 5:30 p.m. to carpool or caravan to the trailhead. Free, no registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents “Spy Kids 4” at 7 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall.
The Authors Speak Series presents Joe Hayes at 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge.
Cult Classic Horror Movie Series presents “Ravenous” at 9:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library.

The Santa Fe Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico is sponsoring a wildflower walk in the Los Alamos area, specifically the Pajarito Ski Hill and Cañada Bonito, where participants will meet with Chick Keller. For more information, call Tom Antonio at 690-5105.

July 30
The United Church welcomes summer students/interns for a tailgate meal and volleyball. Meet at the corner of Canyon and Central roads, across from the aquatic center, at 6 p.m. For more information, call 662-2971.

July 31
Summer Family Evenings at PEEC: Sea Otters and the Challenges of Rehabilitation. Veteran marine mammal rehabilitator Esta Lee Albright will give an interactive presentation about her work as a rehabilitator of orphaned sea otters. She will share facts and insights gained from her 14 years of working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and have many pictures of the pups. This presentation is designed for families and kids ages five and older. Free to member families, $5 for non-member families. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or e-mail Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

Aug. 1
Doug Howe, District 3 PRC commissioner  will hold a “Focus On” meeting to discuss the new-found attention on unconventional natural gas supplies, at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms at Mesa Public Library. All individuals interested in attending are welcome. To make suggestions for a future “Focus On” meeting, send information to charlotte.duran1@state.nm.us or contact the office of Commissioner Douglas J. Howell at 505-827-4533 or P.O. Box 1269, Santa Fe, N.M. 87504-1269. This program is co-sponsored by the Sierra Club and the Los Alamos Sustainable Energy Network.

Aug. 3
Pre-registration for exhibits in the Los Alamos County Fair will be accepted through today. Register online at losalamosextension.nmsu.edu/fair.html or at the Los Alamos Extension Office in the Los Alamos Community Building, 475 20th St. Suite A. Fair books with a detailed listing of classes are available online or at the Extension Office. For more information, contact Paula or Carlos at 662-2656.