Be There 11-27-12

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Ward L. Hawkins, LANL program manager for Nuclear Testing Limitations, will speak on “CTBT On-Site Inspection: The Final Verification Measure.” The talk will be given at an open meeting of the Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security at 7 p.m. in Room 311 in the Education Building at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road.
The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a discussion 6:30-8 p.m. in Meeting Room 1 of the Mesa Public Library. This month’s discussion will focus on the New Age movement and its role in society. For more information, contact them at losalamoscommunityofatheists@gmail.com. All are welcome.
Idea Factory: Contribute your ideas about the Pajarito Plateau. Join PEEC as they discuss key messages and stories about the Pajarito Plateau. Your ideas will help them create a plan to strengthen people’s connection with the natural world. 6:30 p.m. Free. For more information or to register, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

In celebration of the New Mexico Centennial, the senior center has offered monthly cultural/ historical trips in the state. To bring all this history together, historian John Ramsay will give a talk  focusing on “Turmoil Involving New Mexico Boundaries 1719-1930s.” Ramsay brings a wealth of to his favorite subject of historical maps. His illustrated talk is free and open to the public. Welcoming coffee at 9:30 a.m. and the talk is at 10 a.m. at the BESC, in the classroom.  
Los Alamos Chapter 63, Order of Eastern Star, is selling fruitcakes, apricot pecan and pineapple pecan cakes, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank. Contact Judy Goldie, 662-3797 or goldienm@comcast.net; Nina Laird, 662-7580; or Betty Robertson, 662-5185, for more information.

The Los Alamos Garden Club will hold its 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. Club members cut the greens in the Jemez Mountains to make the wreaths.

Nominations for new Living Treasures for the April 2013 ceremony are now being accepted. Only residents of Los Alamos County are eligible to be nominated and elected as Treasures. 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.

The deadline to register for the WinterFest Parade is Friday. The parade is at 6 p.m. Dec. 8, beginning in the parking lot of the old Canyon School. The theme is “Fairy Tales and Fantasy.” Judges are also needed. For more information, visit chamberorganizer.com.
Children, kindergarten through sixth grade, can shop for family and friends at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church’s annual Children’s Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m.-noon in Kelly Hall. Parents are banished to the coffee café, while children shop and have their purchases gift-wrapped. Items are new or like new and are reasonably priced. Proceeds go to charity.
The Annual Christmas Craft Fair is scheduled from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on DP Road. Light breakfast and lunch items will also be available for purchase.

Ancho Rapids to Red Dot Trail Hike. Join PEEC’s Paul Arendt for a winter hike from Ancho Rapids to Red Dot Trail. Hikers will enjoy views of the Rio Grande, rock formations and wildlife in the canyons. This will be a moderately difficult, one-way hike lasting about 5.5 hours and covering seven miles. Meet at Red Dot trailhead (on Piedra Loop) at 9:30 a.m. Free. No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.
A Cowboy Breakfast will be from 7-11 a.m. at the Posse Lodge, 650 North Mesa Road. The menu includes plain, blueberry, banana, chocolate chip and special variety of the month pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, juice and coffee. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 10-years-old and younger. Proceeds benefit the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Posse.

Reptiles and Amphibians of New Mexico. Come to PEEC to meet some local reptiles and amphibians you might encounter on the Pajarito Plateau. Scott Bulgrin, president of the New Mexico Herpetological Society, will present on N.M. herps. He will also have some herp friends to show, including snakes, turtles, toads and lizards. 2 p.m. Free. No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.
Dec. 3
Summit Garden Club will meet for a workshop on holiday arrangements. Participants need to bring clippers. All other materials will be provided. Visitors welcome. For more information, call Betsy Comly, 672-1574.