Be There 11-13-12

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The Thrift Shop at the United Church is moving to the lower level of Craig Hall and having a grand opening. The store will be open from 8:30 am. to 12:30 p.m. There will be door prizes given throughout the morning and a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.

This month’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is scheduled early to avoid the holiday. It will be at 6:15 p.m. in  Building #1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. The public is welcome to attend.

LeadHer Los Alamos, a Christian-based women’s group meets at 6:30 p.m. in the upper level of Mesa Public Library. Join them for a shot teaching, discussion and fellowship. Call Shona at 672-1456 for more information.
Parents may join their middle school students for a pre-Thanksgiving dinner. Summit Foods invites parents to join their Hawks for turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, roll and pumpkin pie for $4. Lunchtime begins at 11:30 a.m. and parents can email losalamos@summitfoodservice.com, if they would like to attend the event.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life will hold a volunteer informational meeting to start planning the 2013 Relay For Life of Los Alamos. The meeting will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Comfort Inn and Suites, 2455 Trinity Dr. RSVP to gloria.martinez@cancer.org by Nov. 14, 2012.  Refreshments will be served.  

The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents “Pocahontas” (G) at 6:30 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.
Los Alamos Chapter #63, Order of Eastern Star, will sell Collin Street Bakery fruitcakes, apricot pecan and pineapple pecan in the Los Alamos National Bank lobby in Los Alamos from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Future sale dates are from 9 a.m.-6 p.m: Nov. 30; Dec. 7, 14 and 21. Contact Judy Goldie, 662-3797/goldienm@comcast.net; Nina Laird, 662-7580; or Betty Robertson, 662-5185, for more information.
The Girl Scout Holiday Bazaar will be from 9:30 a.m.-noon at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, McLaughlin Hall. There will be hand made items and food available for purchase.

The Pajarito Astronomers will hold their final 2012 county sponsored Dark Night at 5 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 public is invited and encouraged to attend. Viewing will end before 10 p.m. Call Tom Beach at 672-0249 for information.

There will be a fundraising event from 8-11 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Posse Lodge featuring music by The Rifters and Steve Wallin’s Texas barbecue hot brisket sandwiches and chili served all night or until gone. There will be a non-alcoholic bar for all mixers and set-ups. BYOB. Overnight RV parking is available at no charge. Cost is $15 per person and $25 per couple.

Birding Trip to Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge. Dave Yeamans will again lead the trip to visit the 8,627-acre Wildlife Refuge, home to more than 250 species of birds and many various habitats. Departing Los Alamos at 6:30 a.m., returns 10 p.m. $25/$22 for members. Register in advance at PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
The CROP Hunger Walk/Turkey Trot, will be at 2 p.m. at Los Alamos Middle School. For more information, visit cropwalkonline.org/losalamosnm; or churchworldservice.org/fumcla/turkeytrot/lynnw-s.
Nov. 19
There will be a book fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19 and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 20 in the main lobby area of the Los Alamos Medical Center. Proceeds benefit the LAMC Auxiliary.
Nov. 30
The Los Alamos Garden Club will hold their annual Christmas Wreath Sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Los Alamos National Bank. The wreaths will sell for $15 and bows will sell for $3. All proceeds from the sale benefit the clubs Scholarship Fund.

Nominations for new Living Treasures for the April 2013 ceremony are now being accepted. Include as much information as possible about the nominee and how the person has contributed to making Los Alamos a great place to live. Guidelines for writing nominations are available at livingtreasureslosalamos.org and the completed nomination can be emailed to rosalieheller88@gmail.com by Nov.  30.
Dec. 9
Join the Los Alamos County Recreation Division, members of the Posse Lodge, Pony Club and Stable Owners Association as they create a holiday event for all ages from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 9 for the North Pole Workshop and Luminaria Walk. The event includes professional digital photos with Santa and his elves, warm drinks, light refreshments and a holiday craft. The event is free and a photo with Santa costs $5, with proceeds benefiting the Recreation Division Scholarship Fund. For more information, contact the recreation division at 662-8173, visit losalamosnm.us/rec or email lacrec@lacnm.us.