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In And Around Town: Jan. 18

on January 12, 2017 - 3:50pm
In And Around Town News:
 
The Los Alamos Daily Post In and Around Town community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and the surrounding area. Send event announcements to bjgordon@ladailypost.com.
 
WEDNESDAY Jan 18
 
School Board  and UNM-LA Advisory Board Candidate Forum
The League of Women Voters of Los Alamos invites the community to attend its Candidate Forum scheduled for 7 p.m. at Piñon Elementary School, 90 Grand Canyon Dr., in White Rock.
 
THURSDAY Jan. 19
 
Risk Factors For Suicidal Behaviors Among Los Alamos Youth
At 6 p.m.,  the Los Alamos Public Schools Healthy Schools Initiative and United Way of Northern New Mexico’s Behavioral Health Initiative are hosting a presentation entitled, 'Risk Factors For Suicidal Behaviors Among Los Alamos Youth.
 
SATURDAY Jan. 21
 
Snowshoe Hike
The next hike is 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.,, and will be led by a VALL ranger and a PEEC representative. Along the way, participants will have the chance to learn tricks and tips to navigating by snowshoe, understand how plants and animals adapt to cope with winter, and explore the complex geology of the Jemez Mountains. They are free to attend, excluding the VALL entrance fee and any snowshoe rental costs. To register, visit VALL event website (www.nps.gov/vall/planyourvisi t/) or email VALL staff at vall_info@nps.gov
 
SUNDAY, Jan. 22
 
Panel Discussion On Teen Issues
 
Los Alamos Little Theatre will host a panel discussion open to the community at 3:45 p.m. The discussion will address suicide, violence, sexual identity and other issues teenagers face as evidenced in the play “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” and also as manifest in the local community. The panel discussion will follow a matinee performance of Dog Sees God, but the discussion is open to anyone interested in attending. The event will be held at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. in Los Alamos. Free

 

The Los Alamos Choral Society (LACS) and the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra (LASO) In Concert

At 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22 at Crossroads Bible Church in Los Alamos, LACS and LASO, under the direction of Mary Badarak, will present "Classic to Neo-Classic: Bach to Mendelssohn to Stravinsky to Bach Again," as their winter concert. (Tickets—$15 for adults—will be available at CB Fox and at the door. Student admission is free.)
 
The Return of the Violin
The Return of the Violin, a documentary about the legendary Stradivarius currently owned by violin super-star Joshua Bell, will be screened as part of the Los Alamos Concert Association’s season at 2 p.m.  in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Documentary tickets at $10 are available at CB FOX, Smith’s Marketplace, Smith’s in White Rock, at the Lensic box office, electronically through LACA’s website and at the door. Complete venue and season information are available at www.losalamosconcert.org.
 
MONDAY Jan. 23
 
Chapter AK, P.E.O. Meeting
Chapter AK, P.E.O., will hold its next meeting Monday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Emma Stafford, 30 Paige Circle, in White Rock. Norma Puckett is the co-hostess. Emma also will provide the program. RSVP to Emma at 672-0540.
TUESDAY Jan. 24
 
Piecemakers Quilt Guild Meets
7 p.m. White Rock Presbyterian Church. The January meeting will be a 4-corners demonstration. 
 
Mountaineers Meeting
Join the Los Alamos Mountaineers at 7:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a presentation by Alex Mueller. As his journey to this point started on a visit to France, he will be showing photos of skiing and climbing from Chamonix, Argentina and Antarctica. Social time begins at  at 6:45 p.m. reports of recent and upcoming trips at 7 p.m. The program begins at 7:30 p.m.
 
THURSDAY Jan 26
 
Back Country Film Festival
7 p.m. Reel Deal Theater Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Reel Deal Theater for $12, or at the door on the day of the show for $15
 
SATURDAY Feb 4
 
Valentine Dinner Benefits Self Help Inc.
Five course gourmet dinner with thoughtfully chosen wine pairings. Laura Hamilton, the chef of the Pig and Fig Café, will present this fundraiser for Self Help, Inc. from 6-9 p.m., Feb. 4, 2017, at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, 1738 Sage St. in Los Alamos.
The event will include a silent auction of items for your valentine. Tickets are available on-line at https://goo.gl/BlSjJo.
For more information about Self Help, Inc. visit www.selfhelpla.org.
 
ONGOING EVENTS
 
The Art of Conversation
Fairley Barnes and Katy Korkos: “The Art of Conversation,” an installation showing through Jan. 27 in the upstairs gallery at Mesa Public Library during regular library hours. The longtime interlocutors continue the dialogue through sculptures, drawings, journals and quilts.
 
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.
 
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 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
 
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 www.nmal-anon.org
 
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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