In And Around Town: March 24
The Los Alamos Daily Post’s “In and Around Town” community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to Kirsten@ladailypost.com.
FRIDAY, March 24
The Unitarian Church is hosting a Buddhist meditation class from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class is free. http://www.ladailypost.com/content/heartfelt-wisdom-buddhist-meditation-march-24
Food Depot Mobile Food Pantry
The Food Depot's Mobile Food Pantry will distribute food from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. http://www.ladailypost.com/content/food-depots-mobile-food-pantry-march-24
Fundraiser for Los Alamos Hilltalkers
Nine membres of the Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers Speech and Debate team qualified to go to the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament in June in Birmingham, Ala. To earn funds to travel to Birmingham, the Los Alamos Hilltalkers are selling Seroogy’s chocolate bars from 2:30-5:30 p.m. in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank.http://www.ladailypost.com/content/los-alamos-hilltalkers-host-seroogy%E2%80%99s-chocolate-bar-fundraiser-lanb-friday
SATURDAY, March 25
Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church will host a workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn the art of Ukrainian Easter egg painting. A Lenten lunch will also be served. The cost is $20 per participant and the maximum number of participants is 20 people. The individuals need to be older than age 13. To register, call 575.915.6535 or e-mail email@example.com. http://www.ladailypost.com/content/pysanky-learn-thousand-year-old-art-form-march-25
TUESDAY, March 28
Albquerque Baseball Academy
Albuquerque Baseball Academy is hosting a satellite camp in Los Alamos. A hitting and defense camp will be held from 9 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. and a pitching camp will be held from 1:30-3 p.m.The cost is $80 for the hitting and defense camp and the pitching camp is $30. To participate in both camps is $100. http://www.ladailypost.com/content/albuquerque-baseball-academy-2017-satellite-camp-comes-los-alamos-march-28
Coffee and Connections
The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is hosting Coffee and Connections at 10 a.m. at Ruby K’s.
Piecemakers Guild Meeting
The Los Alamos Piecemakers Guild will meet at 7 p.m. at the White Rock Presbyterian Church. This month's meeting will feature a paint stick demonstration.
WEDNESDAY, March 29
Business After Hours
The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is hosting Business After Hours from 5:30-7 p.m. at New Mexico Bank and Trust.
New Mexico Bank & Trust Open House
New Mexico Bank & Trust invites the community to join them 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for an Open House to celebrate the newly remodeled Los Alamos Banking Center lobby at 1475 Central Ave. Guests will be treated to refreshments and have the opportunity to visit with the friendly New Mexico Bank & Trust staff.http://ladailypost.com/content/new-mexico-bank-trust-hosts-community-appreciation-open-house-los-alamos-march-29
MONDAY, April 3
Sleep Matters/Sleep Apnea and Treatment Presentation
Sleep Matters/Sleep Apnea and Treatment" Presentation will be held at 2 p.m. in Aspen Ridge Assisted Living; 1010 Sombrillo Court on the 3rd Floor. Presenters are Dr. Roger Wiggins and Patricia Donahue, Respiratory Therapist from the SW Sleep Center. Refreshments will be served. No RSVP necessary. Los Alamos community, residents and families invited. For more informatin, contact Cynthia Goldblatt, Community Liaison, at 695-8981.
WEDNESDAY, April 5
Barranca Elementary School Kindergarten Round Up
Parents and students will be able to meet with Barranca Elementary School's kindergarten teachers, learn about the kindergarten program, visit classrooms and register for kindergarten during the school's Kindergarten Round Up from 1-3 p.m. at the elementary school gym. http://www.ladailypost.com/content/barrancas-kindergarten-roundup-april-5
SUNDAY, April 9
Run For Her Life
The Seventh Annual Run For Her Life 5K and 10K Race will begin at 9 a.m. starting at East Park off East Road (NM502) in Los Alamos. http://www.ladailypost.com/content/run-her-life-5k-and-10k-races-april-9
Poet Allison Cobb will do a reading of her work at 1 p.m. at the White Rock Branch Library. Local Poet David Mutschlencer will introduce her.
TUESDAY, April 11
Community Passover Seder
The Los Alamos Jewish Center will hold its annual Community Passover Seder at 5:30 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The event is open to anyone interested in attending.The event will be catered by Pig & Fig Café. Seating is limited, so make sure reservations are received by April 3. Admission includes a full dinner and is $30 per adult LAJC member, $40 per adult non-member. Admission is $10 for member children 5-12, $20 for non-member children 5-12 and free for children 4 and younger. http://www.ladailypost.com/content/los-alamos-jewish-center-host-annual-community-passover-seder-1
FRIDAY, April 21
Students Daniel Wierl and Kaylen Pocaterra are hosting a benefit concert in support of Dr. Zandree Stidham, diagnosed with Essential Thrombocythemia in 2010. The concert will be from 5-8 p.m., in Building 2 at UNM-LA. For more information on the concert please visit the Facebook Page, Dr.Zee Benefit Concert. If you would like to donate before the event, please visit https://www.crowdrise.com/bringing-life-to-dry-bones-zees-bone-marrow-transplant/fundraiser/laurengriffith81 and donate with #teamzee.
SATURDAY, April 22
The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is bringing back a special event which has not been held for several years - the Chamber Gala. The gala will be held at Fuller Lodge.
This will be a semi-formal evening of dining and dancing with a silent auction. The theme for the gala is 1960’s Rat Pack so plan to wear your early 60’s attire and hair do’s. Music will be performed by ol’ Blue Eyes, and Fuller Lodge will become a Vegas night club with dancing and casino tables.
Tickets for the Gala are $100 and can be purchased on the Chamber events page http://losalamoschamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/chamber-gala-224.
WEDNESDAY, April 26
The Impact of Hearing and Balance Disorders
The Impact of Hearing & Balance Disorders" by Dr. Pete Shepard of SW Ear, Nose & Throat Center and Audiologist Dr. Brett Adams will be presented at 2 p.m. at Aspen Ridge Assisted Living; 1010 Sombrillo Court. No RSVP necessary. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Cynthia Goldblatt, Community Liaison, at 695-8981.
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 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 www.losalamosnm.us/rec.
Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club "Cowboy Shoot"
The Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club is hosting its first “Cowboy Shoot” of the year at at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 18 at the Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club Pistol Pits. This SASS ruled event occurs every third Saturday of each month March until November (weather permitting).
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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
http://www.ladailypost.com/content/meetups-entrepreneurs-innovators-and-idea-peopleAl-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!