Be There 10-31-12

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GeekOut Family Night will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. upstairs, at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games, or play theirs.
NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) kicks off. Are you game to write 50,000 words in 30 days, a novel in a month? It can be done. Find out more at the kick-off party in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

“Valles Caldera: The Movie, Part 1: The Science.” PEEC and Reel Deal Theater team up to show a brand new documentary about the Valles Caldera. Question and answer session after the showing with the director and LANL scientists that worked on the film. The film starts at 6 p.m. and is $10 for adults and $5 for kids at the door, with proceeds benefiting PEEC. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

The Mesa Public Library Free Film Series continues at 6:30 p.m. with Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris.”

The November meeting of the Los Alamos Master Gardeners will be at 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. The program will be open to the public.
Come to PEEC and get building. On the first Friday of every month, join other kids (and their parents) who like building forts, then play and hang out in the new place created. Parents must stay and supervise their children. From 3:30-5 p.m. Free. No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.
One local chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host their 25th annual craft fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This Xi Nu Chapter event will be at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road. The event hosts more than 30 vendors, a bake sale and raffles throughout the day. For more information, call 672-4089.
Meet Me at Mesa, a new pilot program aimed at making the arts accessible to people with dementia and their caregivers, will be from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. in the upstairs rotunda at Mesa Public Library. Music, art, poetry and snacks will be available. The event is limited to 20 participants, so registration is required. Call Pauline Schneider at the senior center, 662-8920, to sign-up.

Donations wanted to benefit the New Beginnings Church Yard Sale Nov. 3. Drop off donations behind the church at 112 East Road.

The Los Alamos Concert Association presents David Finckel, cello; Wu Han, piano; and Philip Setzer, violin, at 7 p.m. at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Tickets are $30 at Otowi Station Bookstore, CB Fox, Smith’s Food and Drug in White Rock, the Lensic and Nicholas Potter Bookseller in Santa Fe. Tickets are also available at the door for $35. Youth tickets, ages 6-18, are free.
A Cowboy Breakfast will be from 7-11 a.m. at the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge, 650 North Mesa Road. The menu includes plain, blueberry, banana and chocolate chip pancakes, with sausage, bacon, eggs, juice and coffee. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 10 years and younger. Proceeds benefit the Military Order of the World Wars.

The Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service will sponsor a Community Memorial Service to honor those that have died, from 1-3 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. Light refreshments will be served. The service is a simple, non-denominational ceremony of flowers, when family members and friends have an opportunity to briefly remember the loved ones and place a flower into the memorial vase. Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service provides flowers. Those wishing to participate should call 662-2525.

Group auditions for LALT’s Van Choc Straw will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Green Room of the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Scripts are available at the Reference Desk at Mesa Public Library. Anyone who wishes to have a private audition rather than attend the group audition, should contact John Gustafson at johngus@cybermesa.com or 412-3235. Callbacks, if necessary, will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6.
Nov. 5
Landscape architect Shirley Carter, a recent transplant from North Carolina, will speak on “Landscape Design in the Southeast and Southwest” during the Summit Garden Club meeting. Visitors welcome. For information, call Betsy Comly, 672-1574.

The Pajarito Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will meet at 7 p.m. in the Gibson Fellowship Hall of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. After a short business meeting, members will share the projects and new techniques learned at the recent national seminar. For more information call Marilyn at 672-9404.
Nov. 6
Join Terry Foxx, Katy Korkos and Fairley Barnes for a class about creating travel and nature journals. Learn ways to document observations, feelings and experiences to provide a simple, but memorable record of travel or nature experiences. Three sessions, Nov. 6, 13 and 20. 6-8 p.m. $50/$40 for members. All materials provided. Register in advance at PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
Nov. 7
Mesa Public Library presents Christine Chavez, Energy Conservation coordinator of the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, at 7 p.m. Chavez will speak on her job and current sustainability initiatives in the county.

Christine Chavez, Los Alamos Dept. of Public Utilities Conservation coordinator, will focus on the utility’s Conservation Program that includes energy and water conservation audits and the upcoming energy and water conservation plan. Come for a free energy conservation kit and to schedule an audit of your home. The talk is at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms of Mesa Public Library.