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In And Around Town: June 27

on June 16, 2017 - 10:47am


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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TUESDAY, June 27

Los Alamos Piecemakers Meeting - 7:00 pm United Church in Los Alamos Graves Hall
Guest Speaker, quilter and quilt restorer Albert Maggitti will give a talk during the Los Alamos Piecemakers' meeting at 7 p.m. in the United Church of Los Alamos' Grave Hall.  Do you have an heirloom or yard sale quilt that’s showing its age and aren’t sure what to do with it? Quilter and quilt restorer Maggitti may have your answer. The program includes: the distinctions between repair, restore and conservation, complexities of taking on the tasks of working on a family heirloom, levels of involvement in repairing/restoring/conserving an aging quilt and techniques for repairing torn, frayed, or missing fabric pieces. Bring your quilt. Time permitting, Maggitti may have tips and advise on how best to preserve it.
Summer and Fall Field User Meeting
The Summer and Fall Field User Meeting is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Parks Division Conference Room in Building 5 at 101 Camino Entrada.

Chamber After Business Hours 
Aspen Ridge Assisted Living will host Business After Hours from from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 1010 Sombrillo Court. Aspen Ridge Assisted Living, the Los Alamos Retirement Community/LARC and Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring the event.  The community and Chamber businesses are invited.  No RSVP necessary.
Sean Rowe Concert
Alt-Folk Musician Sean Rowe will hold a concert in Los Alamos, as part of the tour for his recent album, New Lore. The concert will be held at Fuller Lodge. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Los Alamos Schools Credit Union or at
​Library Concert 
Classical guitar music is something that can be heard around the world and at 7 p.m. the music will be played locally. Los Alamos native Mohit Dubey will present a free performance in Mesa Public Library’s upstairs rotunda.
FRIDAY, June 30 
Los Alamos Arts Council Reception 
​To say goodbye to Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Marlane Hamilton, who is retiring, the arts council is hosting a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. 
Firecracker Fun Run

The Family YMCA in Los Alamos is hosting its annual Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run. The 5K is open to all ages who want to walk, run or jog in this festive event. Prizes will go to the top male and female finishers in kid, youth, adult, adult age 60 and older and dog jogger. Early registration is encouraged prior to July 4 at the Y, 1450 Iris St. Race day check-in is 7:15-7:45 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m.The cost is $35, or $25 for Y members and $15 for Youth under 14.

White Rock Children's Parade

The annual White Rock Children’s Parade and July 4th celebration will be held again this year at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 366 Grand Canyon.All veterans and current military personnel are invited to join in the final leg of the run/walk from the intersection of Rover Boulevard and Grand Canyon Drive, two blocks east to the church parking lot. There, they will be honored with a short message, the history of the flag will be shared, and the raising of the colors will be followed by the national anthem. Any who wish to be part of this group are asked to meet at 9:30 a.m. at the intersection. The Children’s Parade will begin after the ceremony and will be followed by a carnival at the church.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Drive For Matches 
One of Big Brothers Big Sisters' biggest fundraisers is approaching. The Annual Drive for Matches Golf Tournament will begin at 1 p.m. at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Every dollar raised in our tournament stays in our community to make more life-changing, long-lasting friendships for local youth. It’s easy to register online at If you can’t make it, please consider making a donation or becoming a sponsor.
SUNDAY, July 16
Suspended Moment 
A celebration of the anniversary of the first atomic test will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. The celebration will include an installation of a sculpture, Suspended Moment, and a Butoh dance and poetry presentation by Los Alamos Native Allison Cobb and Yukiyo Kawano.
FRIDAY, August 18
Chamber Golf Tournament 
The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Chamber Golf Tournament Benefitting United Way of Northern New Mexico at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. arly registration is $400 per foursome until Aug. 4, after that date registration is $500 per foursome. Individual golfers can register for $125. Registration includes breakfast, golf, cart and lunch. Sign up now at For more information, contact Chamber Director Nancy Partridge at 505.661.4872 or email Check-in for the tournament begins at 7:30 a.m. while breakfast is served. The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. and is followed by lunch, awards and door prizes at 12:30 p.m. or end of play.
Los Alamos International Folkdance Club
Los Alamos International Folkdance Club meetings on Tuesdays, except the fifth Tuesday of the month,  at the Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nectar St. Family friendly, fun exercise, $3. Teaching is held from 7:15 to 8 p.m. and dance requests can  be made from 8 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call Dennis at 505.661.4240. 
Tuesdays at the Pond
Tuesdays at the Pond will be held at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Ashley Pond stage. This year's entertainment series will feature a wide variety of musicla acts and there's sure to be something for everyone. Performance range all way from a professional wind ensembe to an R&B artist, fold rock group to a big brass band and everything in between.  
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. See you on the dance floor!

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
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.
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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!