Be There 08-08-12

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Family Game Night at Mesa Public Library. Join the geeks and gamers from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda for game boards galore. All ages welcome, please bring a parent or another adult if you’re 12 or younger.

Annual Butterfly Count for Los Alamos. New Mexico butterfly guru Steve Cary will identify butterflies and discuss their habits and life histories. No experience necessary. Three habitats will be counted: mesa top, streamside and high altitude. Meet at Burnt Mesa Trailhead on N.M. 4 at 9 a.m. Bring close-focusing binoculars, water and sturdy shoes. Some nets provided. For information, call 662-2662.

The Los Alamos Farmers Market will host an ice cream social at 9:30 a.m. in the Mesa Public Library parking lot.

Los Alamos County Fair entries are due today. They will be accepted from 2-6 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your articles. The Fair book with detailed listings is available 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. For information, contact Paula or Carlos at 662-2656.

Mesa Public Library hosts Poetry Gatherings at 6:30 p.m. in the Southwest Room. Everyone is invited to come read their own poetry, their favorite author’s work or just listen.

The Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network and The Hive will host a free public presentation at 6:30 p.m. at 134 N.M. 4, just east of Metzger’s gas station. The presentation titled, “Virtualizing the Dinosaurs — Problems Strategies and Solutions,” will be given by Ralph Chapman, owner/partner of New Mexico Virtualization, a Los Alamos-based company that specializes in the 3-D scanning of objects, especially for museums and educational institutions.

The 35th annual Summer Arts and Crafts Fair will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the lawn at Fuller Lodge.

The Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Dinner and Dance will be from 7-11 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Posse Lodge on North Mesa. The event will feature Bill Hearne’s Roadhouse Revue, with a menu featuring all-you-can-eat prime rib, salmon, brats and all the fixins. Price of the dinner is $15 for adults, $4 for children ages six to 10; and $2 for children five and younger. The dance is free with the meal, or costs $5 per person.

Colorado Division of Wildlife Mountain Lion Expert Ken Logan comes to PEEC to talk about animals and how to live safely side-by-side with them.  2 p.m.  Free.  Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

The White Rock Implementation Committee monthly meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall. Property owners, public officials and the general public are invited.

Emily Chan will present a program about her recent travels in “My 11-Country Tour,” at 11:45 a.m. at the Dixie Girl. The presentation will be part of the Rotary Club meeting.

Two new, short plays by Robert F. Benjamin, “Forever” and “Awaiting,” will be presented t 12:30 p.m.

Aug. 15
The Los Alamos School Retirees Not-Back-to-School Breakfast will be from 9:30-11 a.m. at Trinity on the Hill Espiscopal Church’s Kelly Hall. The fully catered breakfast will cost $9. Reservations are necessary and should be made by Friday evening. Call Judy Crocker at 662-9117, email drummer@rt66.com, or contact Emily Engel at 662-3846 or lars@ieee.org.

This month’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting will be at 6 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Committees will meet at 6 p.m., the meeting will begin at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 661-4097.

Aug. 16
Family Game Night at Mesa Public Library. Join the geeks and gamers from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda for game boards galore. All ages welcome, please bring a parent or another adult if you’re 12 or younger.

The monthly Los Alamos County Democratic meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. The topics of the meeting will be the upcoming events with congressmen, candidate updates and other developing news. All registered Democrats are invited to attend.

Aug. 19
Rainwater Harvesting Workshop at PEEC, sponsored by the Department of Public Utilities.  Jeffrey Adams, founder of terrasophia, an ecologial design-consulting firm will share practical strategies to make the best use of rainwater in the landscape. 2-4 p.m. at PEEC. Free. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

Los Alamos Little Theatre announced auditions for “The Woman in Black,” from 2-5 p.m. at the Los Alamos Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Scripts are available at Mesa Public Library for overnight check-out. Auditioning for one man, age 25-35 and one man, age 40-65. Also auditioning for two women who have a non-speaking role, but whose role is vital. British accents would be a plus. Performance dates are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2,3,9,10,16 and 17 and 2 p.m. Nov. 11. For more information, contact director Laurie Tomlinson at 662-7744, 690-7267 or producer Gretchen Amstutz at 470-2254.

Recurring meetings

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 Dixie Girl.

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/welcome%29, or send email to momsoflosalamos@gmail.com.

The Los Alamos Tuff Riders mountain bike club rides have started. Tuesday and Thursday rides start at Sullivan Field at 5:30 p.m. and go as long as there is daylight. Saturday rides are at 9 a.m. at the roundabout. Newcomers are welcome. Helmets are required. Visit our web site at tuffriders.losalamos.com.

Christian Discussion Group meets at 6 p.m. Friday at the Coffee Booth, sponsored by Eastern Orthodox Christians.