LA Happenings 04-14-11

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Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song.  Besides the enjoyment of singing in harmony, our barbershop chorus and quartets experience the thrill of performing in the community. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall. Attendees will find their chapter meetings are well planned, musically satisfying and fun. Visitors are welcome.
The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. No audition is necessary, but proficiency on a wind or percussion instrument is required. The LACW rehearses from  7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. www.lacw.org.

The HillStompers hold weekly rehearsals at 7 p.m. Mondays at the United Church (no drill). Anyone who plays a marching band instrument is welcome, regardless of age or skill level. 661-7646.

Voices of Praise, a Christian choral ensemble for children and youth, ages 5 to 18, invites singers to join them. The director is Jamie Duke, associate pastor, First Baptist Church Los Alamos.  The Assistant Director and accompanist is Greg Smithhisler, liturgist, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. For more information visit http://sites.google.com/site/voices

Bandelier Ranger Chris Judson will offer a free art workshop for children in grades three and up, from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Fuller Lodge. For more information, call 672-3861 or 662-7072.

The LA Arts Council invites New Mexico artists not on its mailing lists to apply for admission to the 2011 Northern New Mexico Spring and Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair scheduled for May 7 and Nov. 19, 2011. For more information and an application form, call 663-0477 or e-mail laarts@rt66.com or visit www.laartscouncil.org.

The Fuller Lodge Art Center is taking applications for the 2011 Arts and Crafts Fair on Aug. 13. For more information call Nancy at 662-1635 or e-mail info@fullerlodgeartcenter.com.

The following classes are offered at the Fuller Lodge Art Center: Painting workshops with Mi Ra Won, 5-7 p.m. April 11, Painting reproduction, oil or acrylic; 5-7 p.m. April 18, Landscape (oil or acrylic); 5-7 p.m. April 25, Portraits, start to finish (oil or acrylic); Life Drawing with Richard Wasilewski, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 5; Flower Mosaics with Fran Stoval, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May 7. For more information, call 662-1635.

Robert Kresge of Albuquerque will speak and sign his first novel, “Murder for Greenhorns,” at 6 p.m. April 21 at Otowi Bookstore.

Nate Downey will sign his book, “Harvest the Rain,” at Otowi Bookstore April 22.

Spring Benefit Ball will be from 7-11 p.m. April 29 at Fuller Lodge. All proceeds go to Family Strengths Network. Tickets, $65 per couple, can be purchased at FSN, Crop Around the Corner and Real Estate Associates. For more information, call Tiffany at 505-501-1014.

T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), meets at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday mornings in Whittier Hall at the White Rock Presbyterian Church, 310 Rover Blvd. Weigh-ins start at 9 a.m. Membership fees are $26 a years and dues of 35 cents are due each week. T.O.P.S. is an international organization with caring and supporting members. For more information, call Lorri at 672-3407 or Joanne at 455-2161.

Tuff Riders Mountain Bike Club
Members ride each Tuesday and Thursday, leaving at 5:30 p.m. from the hospital parking lot, for mountain bike rides at beginner through expert levels of skill and fitness with men and women of all ages. Newcomers are welcome.