Be There 10-18-11

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In place of the October board meeting, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board is hosting a retreat titled, “Making the Connection: Engaging and Communicating with Youth,” from noon-4 p.m. For more information, call 661-4097.
The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents, “Spooky Buddies,” at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

The Los Alamos High School Olions will present, “The Insanity of Mary Girard,” by Lanie Robertson at 7 p.m. Oct. 20, 21 and 23 at Duane Smith Auditorium. There will also be a 3 p.m. show on Oct. 22. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors and may be purchased in advance at CB Fox, The Hill Diner or Otowi Station Bookstore. Tickets are also available at the door. The play contains sensitive subject matter and is not suitable for children. For more information, contact Jillian Morse at j.morse@laschools.net.

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. in meeting room 3 of the Mesa Public Library. The featured speaker will be Rep. Brian Egolf Jr. D-N.M., Dist. 47. All interested Democrats are welcome to attend.

Piñon Elementary School will have its annual pumpkin patch on Oct. 22.

Los Alamos Public School Credit Union and Zia Credit Union will host a “free shred day” from 10 a.m.-noon outside the Pueblo Complex, 1900 Diamond Dr. The public is encouraged to bring documents that need to be shredded and will be able to see the process.

The Pajarito Astronomers will hold a county-sponsored Dark Night at 6:30 p.m. Saturday 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. The planets Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus will be visible. There will be a tour of the summer and fall constellations and there will be 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.

The Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers Debate Team is having an all you can eat fundraising waffle breakfast from 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge, on the corner of 15th St. and Canyon Road. Tickets are $6 and will be available at the door. Children younger than six are admitted free. The Masonic Lodge sponsors the event.

Join local Zumba instructors for a “Party in Pink” Zumbathon charity event at the Los Alamos Family YMCA from 4:30-7 p.m. Door prizes and prizes for best costume will be awarded. The cost is $10 person and 75 percent of the proceeds go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, to fund breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs. For more information, visit partyinpink.com or call Annie Garcia at 662-9046.

Gail Rubin will give a presentation at 7 p.m. at the Los Alamos Jewish Center about end-of-life issues. Author of “Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die,” Rubin uses humor to educate people about end-of-life decisions. The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

“A concert themed, “Music of Memory, Consolation and Faith” will be at 3 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.  The performance will benefit the Cathy LeClaire Memorial Organ Fund and will feature many local vocal and instrumental artists, performing classical and sacred music from the 16th-20th Centuries. Admission is free although contributions will be accepted.