Be There calendar 08-26-14 to 09-02-14

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A chapter of The Compassionate Friends will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the northeast side of the new YMCA Annex, Central Park Square, suite 140. Co-led by Eric Ferm and Valerie Wood. The organization offers non-denominational grief support after the death of a child. Bereaved parents and grandparents are welcome regardless of age. For more information visit compassionatefriends.org. 


The Great Books discussion group is now called Mesa Readers. The group meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Mesa Public Library. The group chooses selections that interest its members and selects books and short stories that meet participants’ choices. All are welcome. For more information, call Mary Cernicek at 662-7100.


The Zone is now open after school, 3-5 p.m. weekdays.  It’s open to all school age kids, and a relaxed attitude to noise applies, so if kids want to listen to music, watch a video, or chat with friends, nobody’s going to come by and say “Hush.” All other library policies apply.


“Off the Cuff.” a juried collection of artwork by artists who answered the call to “run wild, take a snapshot, experiment, gesture, sketch, scribble, doodle — then walk away. Let unfinished work do the talking. Marta Light is featured n the Portal Gallery. Daily through Sept. 20 at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. 


Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda. 


Mexico’s Megadiversity. 7 p.m. Mexico, home to 12 percent of the planet’s biodiversity, is called a “megadiverse” country. Travel through time with Bandelier interns Jessica Thompson and Fernando Mayani, for an overview of how Mexican culture has changed in its relationship with nature. Explore the impact of modern society on biodiversity, and learn about conservation efforts. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.


Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Contest drawing today.


Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 6 p.m. on Thursday nights for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos. Bring a leash, no longer than six feet.


Authors Speak Series: T. Jackson King. 7 p.m. at the upstairs rotunda of the Mesa Public Library. King will talk about his books, which include a wide range of genres in the realm of science fiction, fantasy and horror. 


Gordon’s Summer Concert Series. South By Southwest featuring Mike Hearne, Jimmy Stadler and Zeke Severson. 7-10 p.m. at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area.


Bradbury Science Museum Cinema. 10:30 a.m. every Saturday. Short science films ranging in topics from microbes to aquifers to addiction. The education level of these videos can range from elementary age to adults, depending on the video chosen. Visit lanl.gov/museum/events/calendar.shtml for topics of interest.


Auditions for Coro de Camara Chamber Chorus, Celebrating 25th Years of Music-Making in Northern New Mexico. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr. For more information call 695-6037.


High Tea and Fashion Show. 3 p.m. at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, Kelly Hall, 2900 Trinity Dr. Show will feature silent auction with handmade items, gift certificates, time and talent donations and more.  Tickets $25, children 10 and under $10. Advance ticket purchase recommended, call 662-5107. All proceeds go to support two house building mission trips to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico this fall, one in October (House of Hope Women), one in November (Trinity Builders, co-ed team) For more information contact 662-5107 or visit houseofhopewomen.org.


The Pajarito Astronomers will have a county-sponsored Dark Night. 7:45 p.m. 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. A crescent moon as well as the planets Mercury, Mars, Saturn (and its rings), Neptune and Uranus will be visible. There will be a tour of the Summer constellations and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. Viewing will end before midnight. For more information call Steve Becker at 662-3252.


Vacation Bible school for 4 year olds through sixth graders, “Kids serving Kids.” 11 a.m. at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. A brief meal follows, which the entire family is invited to share. For more information call 662-2971, or visit unitedchurchla.org. 


“Manhattan” TV series, viewing party and discussion. 8-9:30 p.m. at Time Out Pizzeria on Central Ave. 

Sept. 2

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meeting. Noon at the Manhattan Project restaurant. Speaker will be exchange student Frederiek Gerretschen from the Netherlands. 


The Los Alamos Adobe Users Group (LAAUG), meets from 7-9 p.m., the first Tuesday of each month, upstairs in the Fuller Lodge Art Center. The focus of LAAUG is digital photography post-processing. Digital capture is also discussed. Meetings moderated by Doug Coombs and Ken Hanson, or by a group member. Past presentations are posted and available to all on the website laaug.wordpress.com/. All are welcome. Dues are $12 per year and are good for the Los Alamos Photography Club. For more information email Doug at dfcoombs@comcast.net.