Be There 08-06-13

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Peace’s New Century. Reception, 5-7 p.m. Artist Betsie Miller Kusz and photographer Masaru Tanaka mix paintings with photography to recognize the 67th anniversary of the atomic bombing. Through Aug. 10. Fuller Lodge Art Center Portal Gallery. For more information, call 662-1635.

Summer Family Evenings: Storywalk. 6:30-8 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center. Celebrate the joy of playing outside with this special program presented in conjunction with the Library’s Youth Services. Share stories and memories with your family. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
Snake Safety with Tom Wyant. 7-8 p.m. at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center. Wyant will explain what to do if a snake is encountered in the wild, as well as the proper identification of native snakes. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

The UNM-LA Town Hall meeting 7-8 p.m. at the White Rock Baptist Church. A presentation by Dr. Cynthia Rooney, dean of instruction will highlight the reasons why passage of the mil levy is critical to UNM-LA.

Kid’s Summer Gardening. Plant a garden, do art, investigate, explore and play. Led by Laural Hardin. For children entering grades kindergarten through third grade. 9-10:30 a.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.
Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Los Alamos Library parking lot. It’s green chile season.

Green Hour Hikes. Meet at various local trailheads. 9-11 a.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center. For more information, call 662-0460.

Poetry gatherings: 6:30 p.m. Mesa Public Library, upstairs rotunda. Facilitated by local poet Jane Lin.
Nightwalks at Bandelier. Starting time may vary due to sunset time differences. For more information call 672-3861, ext. 517.

Los Alamos County Fair Exhibits. Open during regular business hours. Third floor at Mesa Public Library.
Cowboy Dinner and Dance. Dinner, 5 p.m., dance, 8-11 p.m. After rodeo dance with The Rifters. $15 for dinner and dance, $10 for dance only. Kids 10 and under, $4 including dance. Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge, 650 N. Mesa Road. For more information, call Carey 412-7845.

Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo Parade. 10 a.m. The theme is “100+ years of homesteading.” Visit chamberorganizer.com/members. For more information, call Suzette Fox, Los Alamos MainStreet executive director, 661-4844.

Art Center Arts and Crafts Fair. Fuller Lodge Lawn. Los Alamos County Fair Exhibits downtown at the Mesa Public Library. All day.

Nacimiento Mine Outing with PEEC. 8 a.m. Patrick Rowe of the Los Alamos Geological Society leads this trip to an abandoned copper mine near Cuba. Per person: $10/$8 PEEC members, or per family: $20/$16 PEEC members. This trip is FULL, but register to be put on the waiting list at PajaritoEEC.org, by calling 662-0460, or emailing Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

Adopt a dog or cat at the Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter Mobile Adoption, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the Community Building at Ashley Pond.
Aug. 12
P.E.O. Chapter AK will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Vicki Biggs, 524 Brighton Dr. Nancy Coombs will serve as co-hostess and the membership committee will give the program.

Nature Playtimes at PEEC. 10-11 a.m. Toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers come to PEEC to explore the natural world. Each Playtime features a story and stations centered around a theme, as well as outside time. Free. For more information, visit pajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org
Aug. 13
Rotary Club speakers. Anne McLaughlin, artistic director of the LA Concert Association, will describe this year’s new season of performances. Noon at Dixie Girl restaurant. Public is welcome. For more information, call Linda Hull at 662-7950.