LAPS Foundation hosts Great Conversations

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Great Conversations is an afternoon of appetizers and desserts and an in-depth conversation with a subject-area expert.
Los Alamos Public Schools will host the Third Annual Great Conversations from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday in the new building at Los Alamos High School.
Tickets are $50 per person and can be obtained by filling out a registration form at lapsfoundation.com/greatconversations.shtml. Three of the 14 tables are featured here.  
Steve and Tiffany Anton will host, “FIRST Things First: What is FIRST Robotics?” The ultimate multi-disciplinary engineering topic: robotics. The Antons will share their passion for First Robotics, which was the brainchild of the inventor of the Segway.
The program, aimed at youth, inspires them to become science and technology leaders. Come hear about the projects of Team 4153.
The Antons will share future robotic opportunities for students and discuss which community resources are needed most.                           
Sheryl Bailey Heath and John Gustafson will host, “Theatre in LA — Big and Small (LA, that is).”  What can involvement in theater teach about life?
Director and producer Heath knows it’s called show “business” for a reason. She has seen theater’s transformative power up-close from many vantage points.
Gustafson will help you see yourself or your family in the scene when the lights go down and the curtain parts.
A Los Alamos Little Theater newcomer, he has tried acting, directing and producing.
What’s your spark? Morrie Pongratz is both a Living Treasure and the Voice of the Hilltoppers. Pongratz will discuss “why vetting is vital” and why he says civic efforts must cherchez l’argent (follow the money).
Learn what it means to make community service the mortar that cements local government and one’s personal life.
With a focus on youth, Pongratz will share insider knowledge of the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation, Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and Kiwanis club.
A completed registration form and payment can be mailed to the Foundation office at 1900 Diamond Dr. Ste. 1 Los Alamos, N.M., 87544 or it can be dropped off at the office, located at the Pueblo Complex.
Call 470-3734 for more information.
Proceeds benefit all seven of the public schools in Los Alamos.