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Community Calendar 8-19-15

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Recurring meetings

Note: If any of the following listings need to be changed or removed, contact Gina Velasquez immediately at lacommunity@lamonitor.com, or 662-4185, ext. 21.

The Atomic City Corvette Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Time Out Pizza in White Rock. For more information, contact Chris Ortega at 672-9789.

The Los Alamos Table Tennis Club meets from 7:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays; and from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, lower level. On Tuesday, there is a fee of $2 per player. There is no charge on Saturday. For more information, contact Avadh Saxena at AVADH—S@hotmail.com or Ed Stein at 662-7472.

The Lions Club meets at 84 Barcelona in White Rock on the first and third Thursdays. For more information, call 672-3300 or 672-9563.

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets at noon every Tuesday at the golf course, 4250 Diamond Dr. Guest speakers every week.

Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos meets Tuesdays from Noon-1 p.m. at Trinity on the Hill Church in Kelly Hall.

The Military Order of World Wars hosts a monthly dinner meeting on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact call LTC Gregg Giesler, USA Retired, Chapter Commander, 662-5574 (g.giesler@computer.com), or Adjutant Eleanor Pinyan, 672-3750 (depinyan@cybermesa.com).

The Los Alamos Photography Club meets the third Tuesday of the month upstairs in the Fuller Lodge Art Center. The meetings are from 7-9 p.m. Annual dues are $12 per year. For more information, visit tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/la-photoclub/.

Los Alamos MS Self-Help Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Mesa Public Library, Upper Level Meeting Room 1.

Do you have kids at home with you? Need play friends and activities? Need to meet at-home moms just like you? The MOMS Club of Los Alamos may be just what you’re looking for. For more information, visit sites.google.com/site/momsoflosalamosweb.

CoDA, an open 12-step group for recovery from codependency, meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at White Rock Methodist Church on Meadow Lane. For information call 672-3874 or 672-1498.

Los Alamos Tuff Riders Mountain Bike Club rides at 5:30 p.m., every Tuesday and Thursday, leaving at Sullivan Field parking lot. For more information, go to tuffriders.losalamos.com.

Support group for emotional eaters. 10-11 a.m., every first Tuesday of the month, 5:30-6:30 p.m., every third Tuesday of the month. Small Business Center board room, 190 Central Park Square, behind post office. Free.

Aug. 19

The United Thrift Shop, 2525 Canyon Road is having a one-day sale with ½ price clothing, shoes and sports equipment from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The local chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Wednesday at the White Rock Presbyterian Church, 310 Rover Blvd. Confidential weight in begins at 9 a.m. The meeting starts at 9:45 a.m. The first visit is free. Membership is open to people at least 7 years old. For more information, contact us at whiterocktops@gmail.com.

The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board's next meeting will be 6 p.m. in Building No. 1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Debra Bryant will speak about Stand Up for Kindness: from Bystander to Upstander, a bullying prevention initiative. The public is welcome to attend.Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.

Aug. 20

Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Gluten free baked by Revolution Bakery. Kettle corn, sharpening services, market bags, aprons and market baskets also available. This week Jeff Hardy is the coffee guy.

Science on Tap. Matter vs. Antimatter: Vincenzo Cirigliano, scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory will discuss the interface between the physics of subatomic particles at extremely small scales and the physics of the cosmos at extremely large scales. 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked Wine Room.

Los Alamos Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday. 6 p.m. at 84 Barcelona Ave. in White Rock. For further information contact Mary Swickard at 672-3300 or Dennis Wulff at 672-9563.

The Republican Party of Los Alamos Central Committee will have its monthly meeting. 7 p.m. at UNM-LA, Bldg 2, Lecture Hall, Room 230. Guest speaker will be Robert Gibson who will inform us on "Powering Los Alamos into the Mid-21st Century: Our Energy Uses, Sources, and Emissions." The public is invited. For further information, contact Bill McKerley, 672-1067.

Downtown Dogs is a weekly walking group. All dogs and their humans are invited to walk from Pet Pangaea, 158 Central Park Square for a stroll around Downtown Los Alamos. 7 p.m. Come prepared with a standard leash, no longer than 6 feet.

Swing dancing. 7 p.m. at Sheriff’s Posse Lodge, 650 North Mesa Road. $3-$5. For more information, email AtomicCitySwing@gmail.com.

Aug. 21

Quiet, Gentle Walks. Join Sue Watts for a gentle walk along a relatively flat trail. The walks range from 1-2 miles and may include gentle changes in elevation. Each walk includes 20 minutes of silent walking. Free. Meets every Friday at 8:30 a.m. at the Nature Center. Check peecnature.org for any changes.

American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. All day event.

French steaks cooking class with Ray Joggerst. 6-8 p.m. at the Los Alamos Co-op Market. Registration is open (only 15 spaces available for this class). Call or stop by the co-op to register. $20 per person, co-op member-owners save $5.

Gordon’s Summer Concert Series. Igor and the Red Elvises. 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond. Free. For more information, visit GordonsSummerConcerts.com.

Aug. 22

White Rock Artist Market. First Saturday of the month at the Visitor Center. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Runs through October.

La Mesa Pétanque Club and P’tit Louis Bistro presents the newest recreational sport in the county — Pétanque. Triples Tournament will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Urban Park. First eight teams, 24 players. $10 per player, includes lunch, water is provided or bring favorite beverage. Registration begins at 9 a.m. No experience or equipment required, awards will be given. For more information, contact the club on Facebook, facebook.com/groups/lamesapetanqueclub.

Singers wanted. Auditions for Coro de Camara, chamber chorus making music in northern New Mexico for 26 Years. Soprano, alto, tenor and bass singers needed. 9 a.m.-noon at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road. If interested, or for more details, complete the online inquiry form at corodecamara-nm.org.

Aug. 23

The United Church, 2525 Canyon road, will have a community Open House from 3-5 p.m. to invite people to come see the result of the capital improvements over the last four years. The Thrift Shop will be open at that time as well. For more information, call 662-2971, or visit unitedchurchla.org.

Aug. 24

Nature Playtimes at the Nature Center. 10-11 a.m. Kids aged 0-5 and their caregivers come to the Los Alamos Nature Center to explore the natural world. Children rotate through themed centers inside and outside, with story time to start them off. Mondays except holidays. Free. More information at losalamosnature.org.

Chapter AK, P.E.O., will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Joann Brown, 1722 18th Street. Jane Phillips is co-hostess. Katie Brousseau will give the program. RSVP to Joann at 662-3501.

Aug. 25

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meeting. Noon in the meeting room at the golf course, 4250 Diamond Dr. Guest speaker will be Ann McLaughlin, artistic director of the Los Alamos Concert Association, on the new season.

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.

Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Site. 7 p.m. Katherine Wells, founder of Mesa Prieta, will share about the world’s largest petroglyph site that has more animal flute players than any place in North America. Free.

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.