Be There 09-19-12

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The Santa Fe Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico presents a free talk by Dr. Randy Balice. The talk is titled, “Recent Drought-related Tree Mortality in Los Alamos.” The meeting is at 6:30 pm at Morgan Hall in the New Mexico State Land Office at 310 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe. Free parking is available in the Land Office Parking lot. For information, call Tom Antonio 690-5105 or tom@thomasantonio.org Meetings and talks are free and open to all.

Mesa Public Library presents Game Night at Mesa from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Bring your games or play theirs. For all ages.

This month’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Committees will meet at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 661-4097.

“After I’m Gone — Things to Think About Your Estate,” will be presented at 10:30 a.m. at the White Rock Town Hall. The talk is free and open to the public. Don Davidson will present what he has learned about going through the process of getting his affairs in order. Learn what can be done to help your family handle your affairs upon your death.

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 “Harry and the Hendersons,” (PG), at 6:30 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

Bob Falco, PhD, will talk about “Why alcohols will replace gasoline and diesel to be the fuels of the future,” at 7 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center. Socializing begins at 6:30 p.m.

Have coffee with county council candidate Kristin Henderson at 10 a.m. at Film Festival.

Trees and Shrubs Talk. Jack Carter, author of “Trees and Shrubs of New Mexico,” will talk about his newly revised guide and how participants might use this book. Copies of the book will be for sale at a discounted price. 7-8 p.m. This talk is free and no registration is required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

The Los Alamos Little Theatre opens its season with “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, 22, 28 and 29 and Oct. 5-6; and at 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at 1670 Nectar St. Tickets, $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, are available at CB Fox and at the door. For more information, visit lalt.org, email contact2009@lalt.org or call 662-5493.

Pajarito Trail Fest. 10k and 15-mile runs and duathlon near Pajarito Mountain. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations. Visit fitfunfeminine.com/pajaritotrailfest for more information.

The Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers Speech and Debate Team will host an all-you-can-eat waffle breakfast from 7:30-10 a.m. at the Pajarito Masonic Lodge, 15th Street and Canyon Road. The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children 10 and younger and includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, waffles with whipped cream and blueberry and cherry toppings, coffee, juice and tea. All proceeds benefit the Hilltalkers.

The Third Annual Silver Threads Arts and Crafts Show will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the White Rock Senior Center. Each year, during Senior Center Month, the members of the White Rock Senior Center invite the community to visit their center and shop the arts and crafts show. This year, hand made hats, decorated silverware, wall art, jewelry and crocheted items will be offered.

St. Dimitri Orthodox Church will host a Chile Fest from 1-3 p.m. at 2270 39th St. Green chile stew, chile con carne, vegetarian chile and hot dogs will be offered.

Come party with the Los Alamos Hillstompers Marching Band, at 4 p.m. at Ashley Pond. The Hillstompers have been invited to the HONK! Festival of Street Bands in Boston and are holding a “dress” rehearsal in full costume before attending HONK! Oct. 5-7. Bring your beverage of choice and enjoy the music and merriment that are the Hillstompers, as they provide munchies and music.

P.E.O. Chapter AK will meet at the home of Linda Anderson. A soup supper will start at 5:30 p.m., followed by a program on women’s health given by Dr. Laurie Fay. The meeting will then begin after the program. RSVP to Linda Anderson.

Sept. 26
Mesa Public Library presents Game Night at Mesa from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Bring your games or play theirs. For all ages.

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 603-3430.