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In And Around Town: Aug. 20

on August 17, 2017 - 7:43am

In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post’s community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas.

Send event announcements to Kirsten@ladailypost.com.

TUESDAY, Aug. 22 

 
LAMS Boys Tennis' Meeting 
The Los Alamos Middle School Boys Tennis meeting will be from 3-4 p.m. at the school gymnasium. http://www.ladailypost.com/content/lams-boys-tennis-sport-meeting-aug-22
 
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23
 
Wiccan 101
The Coven Our Lady of the Woods is hosting a series of classes that will educate about Wiccan beliefs. The first class wil be The Goddess of a Thousand Names. It will discuss the story of the goddess in ancient teims and the present, told with fascinating images of goddesses and gods from many cultures. The series will be held at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Church. Call 672.1278 or visit www.ladywoods.org for more information. 
 
THURSDAY, Aug. 24
 
Authors Speak
 
Author Richard A. Light will speak about his latest book “Jewish Rites of Death - Stories of Beauty and Transformation” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24 at Mesa Public Library.
His talk is part of the monthly Authors Speak series coordinated by the Library. It will be held in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa, 2400 Central Ave. in Los Alamos.http://www.ladailypost.com/content/richard-light-speaks-mesa-library-thursday
 
FRIDAY, Aug. 25
 
Robotics Night
Regional school robotics teams, and others, will demonstrate their robots to the public 5-8 p.m. at Robotics Night at the Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central Ave.
This free event is brought to you by the Bradbury Science Museum Association  (BSMA) and generously supported by New Mexico Bank & Trust.http://www.ladailypost.com/content/robotics-night-returns-bradbury-science-museum
 
SATURDAY, Aug. 26
 
​Fiesta Los Alamos!
​The Third  Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! is 5-9 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. The event, which is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Los Alamos' programs, will feature live music, auctions and food. Tickets to the event are $40 in advance/$50 at the door for adults, $20/$25 for teens 13-17, and children 12 and younger are free. They can be purchased online at www.FiestaLA.eventbrite.com, at the Blue Window Bistro, or by emailing gloria.brehm@gmail.comhttp://ladailypost.com/content/third-annual-%C2%A1fiesta-los-alamos-aug-26
 
Summer Blockbusters Series
The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos continues its annual “Summer Blockbusters” series with a viewing of the film "Fences" at 7 p.m. Admission for the movie is free and so is the popcorn. To have dinner at 6 p.m. before the movie, contact Rev. John at revjohn@uulosalamos.org or visit facebook.com/uulosalamos for details.http://ladailypost.com/content/summer-blockbusters-begin-unitarian-church
 
Fashion Show And Tea
A fashion show and tea is 2:30 p.m. at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children ages 10 and younger. Tea served with savory and sweet offerings featuring locally grown produce, piano music by Joe Cox, fashions from Shop on the Corner, and a silent auction. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the church office. All proceeds go to support the “House of Hope” in their house building mission work in Ciudad Juarxico. Gluten free items will be available. Call 662-5107 for more information.

SUNDAY, Aug. 27
 
Summer Blockbusters Series
Following the screening of the movie, "Fences," at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos will present a sermon on the movie’s themes at 10:45 a.m. http://ladailypost.com/content/summer-blockbusters-begin-unitarian-church
 
TUESDAY, Aug. 29
​Coffee & Connections 
​The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce will host Coffee & Connections at 10 a.m. at Ruby K's Bagel Cafe. 
 
LA Piecemakers Meeting 
​The Los Alamos Piecemakers will meet at 7 p.m. at the White Rock Presbyterian Church. During the meeting, students from Donna Smith's class who were taught from Heather Thomas' book, "A Fiber Artists' Guide To Color & Design" will present their projects that they created during the 10 month class. 
 
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30
 
Wiccan 101
The Coven Our Lady of the Woods is hosting a series of classes that will educate about Wiccan beliefs. The next class will be History/History. It will offer an overview of pagan and witchcraft history presented in story, song and dramatic skits. Participants will learn the differnece between myth, legend and history and the role witches and pagans have payed in making history throughout the ages. The series is 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Church. Call 672.1278 or visit www.ladywoods.org for more information. 
 
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6
 
Tourism Strategic Plan Meeting
Los Alamos County is hosting a public meeting regarding the Tourism Strategic Plan. The meeting is 6-7:30 p.m. in the UNM-LA Student Center on the upper level of Building 2. http://www.ladailypost.com/node?page=3
 
Wiccan 101
The Coven Our Lady of the Woods is hosting a series of classes that will educate about Wiccan beliefs. The next class will be Wheel of the Year. The moon and sun cycles tell the stories of the goddess and god and also trace the Wiccan year of sabbats. The class will teach about the eight Wiccan sabbats. The series is 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Church. Call 672.1278 or visit www.ladywoods.org for more information. 
 
THURSDAY, Sept. 7
 
Blood Road Documentary Screening
Ride the Ho Chi Minh Trail with ultra-endurance athlete Rebecca Rusch, as Red Bull Media House’s award-winning documentary Blood Road premieres at the Reel Deal Theater, 2551 Central Ave. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film begins at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the door or at box office two weeks prior. The screening is a fundraiser for Healing America's Heroes.  http://www.ladailypost.com/content/documentary-%E2%80%98blood-road%E2%80%99-los-alamos-sept-7
 
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13
 
Wiccan 101
The Coven Our Lady of the Woods is hosting a series of classes that will educate about Wiccan beliefs. The next class will be Ethics and Magick. The class will address the Wiccan Rede, Law of Three and other ethical guidelines. The series is 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Church. Call 672.1278 or visit www.ladywoods.org for more information.
 
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20
 
​Wiccan 101
The Coven Our Lady of the Woods is hosting a series of classes that will educate about Wiccan beliefs. The next class will be Wiccan Cosmology and Theology. The class will address the Wiccan world view. The series is 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Church. Call 672.1278 or visit www.ladywoods.org for more information. 
 
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27
 
​Wiccan 101
The Coven Our Lady of the Woods is hosting a series of classes that will educate about Wiccan beliefs. The next class will be Living Pagan. The class will address what does it mean to live as a pagan. The series is 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Church. Call 672.1278 or visit www.ladywoods.org for more information. 
 
FRIDAY, Sept. 29
 
Homecoming Parade
The Los Alamos High School Homecoming Parade is 2:30 p.m. Staging begins at 1:30 p.m. at Central Avenue and 4th Street (Canyon Complex). The parade route will travel west on Central Avenue merging onto Canyon Road. http://www.ladailypost.com/content/lahs-homecoming-parade-sept-29
 
SATURDAY, Sept. 30 
 
Opera on the Rocks
For the sixth year, The Los Alamos Opera Guild of The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc. is presenting Opera on the Rocks at Bandelier National Monument, National Public Lands Day. This year features scenes from Mozart's comic opera The Abduction from the Seraglio. Shuttle buses will bring visitors from Sullivan Field in Los Alamos, or from the White Rock Visitors Center, leaving between 3:30-4 p.m. The shuttles will return everyone around 7:45 p.m. to their original points. This annual event is a fundraiser for The Santa Fe Opera Education and Community Programs and for the Friends of Bandelier. Ticket prices are $15 for individuals or $40 for a family of four. Opera Guild members pay $10 for individuals or $25 for a family of four. Overnight campers at Juniper Campground can attend for free. For ticket information or to buy tickets, visit the Santa Fe Opera Guild’s website at www.guildsofsfo.org/LAhttp://www.ladailypost.com/content/tickets-available-sixth-annual-opera-rocks-performing-bandelier-national-monument-sept-30
 
ONGOING EVENTS
Los Alamos International Folkdance Club
Los Alamos International Folkdance Club meetsTuesdays at the Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nectar St. 
  • First, second and third Tuesdays: 7:15-8 p.m. teaching, 8-9:30 p.m. open dance session
  • Fourth Tuesday (including July 25): 7:30 p.m. review of recently taught dances, followed by open dance session
  • $3 per session, first session FREE
  • Family-friendly, children welcome, beginners welcome
  • Great exercise for body and brain!

For more info: contact Dennis at 505-661-4240

Al-Anon Meeting
Noon Tuesday and Thursday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage Loop in Classroom 2. Contact Chris 505.500.2911 or www.nm-alanon.com.

Ballroom Etcetera Dance
Ballroom Etcetera invites all social dancers to join us at Fuller Lodge for an evening of ballroom, latin, and swing dancing. Bring your dance shoes and, optionally, a snack to share. A donation of $6/dancer is requested. Open to all comers. See you on the dance floor! http://ballroometcla.org/

Science On Tap
Science On Tap happens every third Thursday of the month, featuring a new topic each time. The talk is 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square.
 
Mountain Mixer Square Dance Club
Lessons 6-7 p.m. Dancing 7-8 p.m. Saturdays at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Call Barb at 505.412.9637, for more information.
 
CoDA Meeting
White Rock CoDA group, a 12-step recovery group for codependency, meets 7 p.m. Mondays at White Rock Methodist Church on Meadow Lane. For information call 505.672.3874 or 505.672.1498. Leave message, name and phone number.
 
Join the conversation ... 10 Minutes A Week To Reimagine Education!
There will be a link to a video, podcast or article sent out each week for people to watch, share and talk about. Plus, every Wednesday at 4 p.m., a group of folks who have watched the video will host a conversation at a Coffee Klatch at Smith’s Starbucks and they hope you will join them to chat, listen, discuss and share. Educators, parents, students, community members are all invited.
 
Investment Group at BESC
This is an informal group that meets weekly at 10 a.m. Thursdays at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The purpose of this group is primarily to share knowledge and information, including presentations on a broad array of investment topics.  Investment strategies, stock and mutual fund tips may be discussed, as well as general discussions about the economy, except that politics is usually avoided. This group does not invest any shared funds as a group and is not an investment club in that sense. A new group that restricts its subject matter to options trading also meets at BESC, but meets at 10 a.m. on the first and third Wednesdays twice a month. Anyone interested in attending can contact Harry Watanabe at 505.662.6284, Don Blossom at 505.984.9995, or just show up at meetings.
 
German Conversation Group
Mesa Public Library upstairs, Room 1. Meetings are 3-4 p.m., the first Monday of the month. All levels welcome. For information, email Margie Bruell at marbruell@centurylink.net.
 
Senior Civic Issue Discussion Group
The Senior Civic Issue Discussion Group, initiated by the local AARP chapter, meets 10-11:30 a.m. the first, third and fifth Mondays of each month in the Betty Ehart Senior Center classroom. The objectives of the discussions are to better understand the important, often controversial, issues that face the community, state, nation and world and to evaluate potential solutions. The discussions are non-partisan, and topics for discussion are selected by the participants. Everyone is invited to participate. Recent issues have included the Los Alamos economy, threats to US security, income inequality, the Iranian nuclear agreement, long-term energy sources and US immigration policies. For more information, contact Joe D’Anna at 505.672.9371 or civicdiscussion@centurylink.net
 
White Rock Senior Center Social Activities
The community is welcome to sing old and familiar tunes at 3 p.m. every Friday. Song sheets are provided and a pianist accompanies singers. The center also offers a “Gals Gab Group,” at 1 p.m., Tuesdays. The social club is geared toward women who live alone and do not get to talk much to other women. Rides are available to the center, call 505.662.8922. http://www.ladailypost.com/content/white-rock-senior-center-becoming-social-hub
 
Codependents Anonymous Meeting
Codependents Anonymous meeting at NEW LOCATION; 6 p.m. Thursdays in the library of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr. Contact Diane at 505.500.6040.
 
Weekly Events for Entrepreneurs and Innovators

French Conversation Group

Mesa Public Library in the meeting room on the third floor at 1 p.m., once a month, on the second Thursday for 1.5 to 2 hours. ALL levels are welcome!

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