Be There 08-27-14

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Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Mesa Public Library in the upstairs rotunda.

Mexico’s Megadiversity. 7 p.m. Mexico, home to 12 percent of the planet’s biodiversity, is called a “megadiverse” country. Travel through time with Bandelier interns Jessica Thompson and Fernando Mayani for an overview of how Mexican culture has changed in its relationship with nature. Explore the impact of modern society on biodiversity, and learn about conservation efforts. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

The Zone is now open after school, 3-5 p.m. weekdays. It’s open to all school-age kids, and a relaxed attitude to noise applies, so if kids want to listen to music, watch a video, or chat with friends, nobody’s going to come by and say “Hush.” All other library policies apply.

“Off the Cuff.” a juried collection of artwork by artists who answered the call to “run wild, take a snapshot, experiment, gesture, sketch, scribble, doodle — then walk away. Let unfinished work do the talking. Marta Light is featured in the Portal Gallery. Daily through Sept. 20 at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.
Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Contest drawing at 10 a.m.

Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 6 p.m. on Thursday nights for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos. Bring a leash, no longer than six feet.

Authors Speak Series: T. Jackson King. 7 p.m. at the upstairs rotunda of the Mesa Public Library. King will talk about his books, which include a wide range of genres in the realm of science fiction, fantasy and horror.
Gordon’s Summer Concert Series. South By Southwest featuring Mike Hearne, Jimmy Stadler and Zeke Severson. 7-10 p.m. at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area.
Bradbury Science Museum Cinema. 10:30 a.m. every Saturday. Short science films ranging in topics from microbes to aquifers to addiction. The education level of these videos can range from elementary age to adults, depending on the video chosen. Visit lanl.gov/museum/events/calendar.shtml for topics of interest.

Auditions for Coro de Camara Chamber Chorus, Celebrating 25th Years of Music-Making in Northern New Mexico. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr. For more information call 695-6037.

High Tea and Fashion Show. 3 p.m. at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, Kelly Hall, 2900 Trinity Dr. Show will feature silent auction with handmade items, gift certificates, time and talent donations and more. Tickets $25, children 10 and under $10. Advance ticket purchase recommended, call 662-5107. All proceeds go to support two house building mission trips to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico this fall, one in October (House of Hope Women), one in November (Trinity Builders, co-ed team) For more information contact 662-5107 or visit houseofhopewomen.org.

The Pajarito Astronomers will have a county-sponsored Dark Night. 7:45 p.m. at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park in White Rock. Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and star gaze. Viewing will end before midnight. For more information call Steve Becker at 662-3252.