Be There 10-08-10

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By The Staff

 The Pajarito Astronomers will hold a county sponsored Dark Night at 6:30 p.m. at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park. Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and star gaze. The Moon and the planets Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus will be visible and star gazers will look at a faint Comet Hartley 2. There will be a tour of the summer and fall constellations as well as telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Viewing will end before midnight.Call Steve Becker at 662-3252 for information.
Oct. 12
The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will meet at 4 p.m. at Mesa Public Library.

Dick Mason will discuss the new federal health care reform at the monthly League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at Central Avenue Grill. The menu at Central Avenue Grill gives you many choices for your entree, plus iced tea or lemonade, tax and gratuity for just $15. Although you do not have to RSVP to attend, it is helpful for Central Avenue Grill to know how many people are coming so they can set up tables accordingly. For this luncheon, please RSVP to Barbara Calef by e-mail at  bfcalef@yahoo.com or call 662-3825 by noon, Oct. 11.

The Los Alamos Volunteer Examiner group will host the final exam session of the year at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Fire  Barn, (4017Arkansas) in the upstairs meeting room. There will be testing for all classes of radio license. A picture ID or two other forms of ID and a test fee of $15, either cash or a check made out to the ARRL VEC is needed for those who wish to test. Those who wish to upgrade will need a picture ID and two other forms of ID, the original license and a copy or a valid CSCE (Certificate of Successful Completion of Exam) and a copy, plus the $15 exam fee. A simple calculator can be used during the exam.  For more information, call or e-mail Bill Boedeker, 662-4220, boedeker@cybermesa.com.
Oct. 13
Monster Movie Wednesdays at UNM-LA will feature “The Invisible Man” at 6 p.m. in the UNM-LA Lecture Hall in Building 2. The movie is free and open to the public.
Oct. 14
The Los Alamos Republican Women will elect officers for 2011-2012 at their 7 p.m. meeting at the Republican Headquarters,146 Central Park Square. Betty Cox will present a program on the history of Women’s Right to Vote. For information JoAnn Johnson, 662-7981.

Poetry gatherings will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda at Mesa Public Library.

The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series continues with “Secret of Kells,” at 7 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall.
Oct. 16
Meet from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Borrego/Bear Wallow trailhead for the Santa Fe National Forest Fall Trail Clinic. The project will be rolling grade dips, knicks, tread repair and re-establishment.  Contact Jennifer Sublett for more information, jasublett@fs.fed.us or 505-753-7331.

The 6th annual Dances of India benefit performance will be held 4 p.m. at the Duane Smith Auditorium. This year a dance drama will be featured and classical, folk and other dances have been woven into a story. Admission is free, but a donation is requested. This year all proceeds will benefit “Jagruti Seva Sanstha” - an organization for under-privileged women and children based in Pune, India.

The 2010 Mayor’s Ball will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico. Tickets are now on sale for $150 per ticket or $1,500 per table (10 guests). Call 983-8360, visit www.bbbs.org/northernNMMayor’sBall or e-mail Monica at mmartinez@bbbsnorthernnm.org for more details or to reserve your tickets today. The Mayor’s Ball will be  at 6 p.m. at the Santa Fe Convention Center.