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In And Around Town: May 21

on May 4, 2017 - 4:56pm

In and Around Town:

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

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SUNDAY, May 21

JFK Dinner

The Democratic Party will host its JFK Dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The dinner will honor Chris and George Chandler and the keynote will be New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver. To purchase tickets, go to

Coro de Cámara​ "Rhapsody" Concert

The Coro de Cámara ​will hold its Rhapsody conert at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Church,1738 N. Sage St. Chorus, piano, and guest string quartet perform the music of Brahms, Dvořák, and Fauré will be featured at the concert. A pre-concert lectures by Dr. Nelly Case will begin 30 minutes prior to the concert. Admission at the door: suggested donations $20 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.

Kite Festival
Los Alamos Arts will host its 20th annual  Kite Festival  from noon to 4 p.m. at Overlook Park. The festival's kite building workshop will be held from noon to 2 p.m. The event is free to the public.  

MONDAY, May 22

Chapter AK, P.E.O. Meeting

Chapter AK, P.E.O., will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m., in the home of hostess Joann Brown, 1722 18th St. in Los Alamos. Katie Brousseau is the co-hostess. State convention reports by AK delegates constitutes the program. RSVP to Joann at 662-3501.



Community Service Sew-a-thon
The Los Alamos Piecemakers will host a Community Service Sew-a-thon 7 p.m. at the White Rock Presbyterian Church.  We will work in teams, bring your machines, cutting mats, rotary cutters, rulers, irons and ironing boards. Some will sew, some will cut, and some will be pressing seams. It would speed things up if you could bring 6 1/2 - inch squares and 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 -inch strips.  Pre-cut fabric will also be available.  This will be a scrappy quilt and is the project that was demonstrated at the last meeting to do the piecing in rows and then cut to put it on the diagonal. 
FRIDAY, June 2
Special Olympics Charity Golf Tournament ​
The Special Olympics Charity Golf Tournament will be held at the Los Alamos Golf Course. The format will be four-person scramble and singles and doubles are welcome. The entry fee is $100 per person, which includes cart, green fees, lunch and prizes. Prizes will be awarded for gross and net scores, longest drive and more. Donations of any amount to Special Olympics Los Alamos will be accepted at any time. Tournament participants must register by May 25 at the Los Alamos Golf Club Pro-Shop. For more information, call 505.500.8162 or 505.662.8139.

Bike Swap

The 6th Annual Bike and Outdoor Gear Swap, a fundraiser for the Los Alamos Tuff Riders is 8 a.m. to noon at 170 Central Park Square, three doors down from Bathtub Row Brewery Co-op.



Al-Anon Meeting
Noon Tuesday and Thursday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday Unitarian Church 1738 N. Sage Loop Classroom2. Contact Chris 505.500.2911 or

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. Friday, April 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

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.

Safety Town

Safety Town is returning to Mountain Elementary School 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, June 19-30. This free safety program is open to all children entering Kindergarten in the Fall or who will be five years of age by Sept. 1. The program is limited to 80 participants and registration is being accepted at the Walkup Aquatic Center front desk or register online via WebTrac on the PROS Division’s main page at

Los Alamos International Folkdance Group

Great for body and mind: learn folkdances from around the world. Teaching, 7:15-8 p.m., dances by request, 8-9:30 p.m. Family-friendly, all ages welcome. Tuesdays (except 5th Tuesday of the month) at Los Alamos Little Theater, 1670 Nectar St., $3 per session. For info: Dennis, 505-661-4240.

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

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

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.

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 Al-Anon meeting in Los Alamos

Noon Tuesday and Thursday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 3547 Pueblo Dr. Contact Steve 505.662.0407 or

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!