Community Calendar 4-18-18

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The public is invited to a potluck dinner to learn about Polaris Charter School from 5:30-8 p.m. at Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St. Members of the Polaris team will be available to talk about the school and answer questions. Bring a dish to share! Polaris will engage students, grade sixth-eighth, in the community, environment, history and culture of northern New Mexico through personalized, hands-on learning experiences that strengthen and support student well-being and intellectual growth.
Chamber Business Breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. at UNM-LA Building 2, Room 230. Chief Building Official Michael Arellano and Fire Marshall Jeff Wetteland of Los Alamos County will discuss the county’s commercial code enforcement and building permits/licenses with a focus on how this may affect the business community. Register in advance only!
Gentle Walk at 9 a.m. at the Nature Center.
A gentle walk during which the emphasis is on discovery, not mileage gained. Admission: Free.
Earth Day Festival
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Nature Center. Join us to celebrate Earth Day at the Los Alamos Nature Center, where there will be engaging activities, fun entertainment, and delicious food. Free.

Los Alamos Spring Scholastic Chess Tournament. Check in at 9:30 a.m. at Pajarito Lodge No. 66, 1400 N. Sage Loop. Cost is $15. USCF rated tournament; 4 game SS, G30/5 (K-6 U500 G20/5). Sections include: K-12 Open, K-12 U900, K-6 Open, K-6 U500. Adult section available if enough interest. All players must be members of USCF. For more information and to register, go to nmsco.org. Concessions will be sold during the tournament.

Feature Film Premiere: National Parks Adventure
at 2 p.m. at the Nature Center. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
Spring Trail Workday in Graduation Canyon
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Nature Center. Celebrate Earth Day by helping beautify our open spaces. Join a team of volunteers and the County’s Open Space Specialist to remove invasive species and improve trails. Free.

Nature Yoga and Trail Run
at 11:45 a.m. at the Nature Center. Optional: Arrive at 10:30 a.m. to join Christa for a pre-yoga run. Admission: yoga or run for $7/$5 for members; yoga and run for $12/$8 for members. More information at peecnature.org.