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In And Around Town: Jan. 19

on January 18, 2019 - 6:39pm
 
In and Around Town:
 
The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas.

Send event announcements to bjgordon@ladailypost.com.

SATURDAY Jan. 19
 
45th Annual Chama Chile Ski Classic
The Chama Valley Rotary Club presents the 45th Annual Chama Chile Ski Classic. There will be 6K & 18K Freestyle cross-country ski races, 6K & 12K Classic style cross-country ski races, a 6K snowshoe race, a Fat Tire Snow-Bike Race, Cross-country ski and yurt tours, Rookie Race, a costume contest, Cross-country ski Clinics, Live Music, Beer Tasting, and more. https://www.ladailypost.com/content/45th-annual-chama-chile-ski-classic-jan-19-21
 
LALT’s Murder at the Lone Elm
Los Alamos Little Theatre presents “Murder at the Lone Elm” at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. in Los Alamos. Tickets for the show are $15 general admission and $13 for seniors or students. Tickets are available at CB FOX, online at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door.
 
Jan. 20-26 DIVERSITY WEEK
 
SUNDAY Jan. 20
 
Matinee Performance of 'Murder at the Lone Elm
2 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. in Los Alamos. Tickets for the show are $15 general admission and $13 for seniors or students. Tickets are available at CB FOX, online at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. Persons who purchased tickets for the Jan. 13 show are welcome to use them at any of the remaining performances: 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. ce cream with toppings are served prior to the play’s beginning — so be sure to come early to get your seat and a bowl of ice cream.
 
45th Annual Chama Chile Ski Classic
The Chama Valley Rotary Club presents the 45th Annual Chama Chile Ski Classic. There will be 6K & 18K Freestyle cross-country ski races, 6K & 12K Classic style cross-country ski races, a 6K snowshoe race, a Fat Tire Snow-Bike Race, Cross-country ski and yurt tours, Rookie Race, a costume contest, Cross-country ski Clinics, Live Music, Beer Tasting, and more. https://www.ladailypost.com/content/45th-annual-chama-chile-ski-classic-jan-19-21
 
American Legion 3rd Sunday Breakfast
9-11 a.m. at Post 90, 1325 Trinity Dr. Proceeds benefit charity.
 
MONDAY Jan. 21
 
Los Alamos Garden Club Meets
Light refreshments will be served at the 9:30 a.m. social. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road, Los Alamos. g will start at 10 a.m.  Due to the holiday, there will be no speaker. Guests are always welcome. For more information or questions contact Ann LePage at 662-8912 or Kathy Taylor at 672-0152. 
 
45th Annual Chama Chile Ski Classic
The Chama Valley Rotary Club presents the 45th Annual Chama Chile Ski Classic. There will be 6K & 18K Freestyle cross-country ski races, 6K & 12K Classic style cross-country ski races, a 6K snowshoe race, a Fat Tire Snow-Bike Race, Cross-country ski and yurt tours, Rookie Race, a costume contest, Cross-country ski Clinics, Live Music, Beer Tasting, and more. https://www.ladailypost.com/content/45th-annual-chama-chile-ski-classic-jan-19-21
 
TUESDAY Jan.22
 
Paint Night at the Pig+Fig Café - “The 16"x 20" Boho Elephant” 
Los Alamos Canvas Events will host paint night 6-8:30 p.m. at Pig+Fig Café, 11 Sherwood Blvd.For more info go to www.LACanvasEvents.com or contact Susanne Harrison, 505-412-1534. $40 fee + tax includes all art materials.
 
THURSDAY Jan. 24
 
'Night Before' Performance
Jody Shepard and Tomas Farish will perform local playwright Robert Benjamin's "The Night Before" at 12:30 p.m. at the White Rock Senior Center. Admission is free.
 
Back Country Film Festival

Produced by the Boise-based nonprofit Winter Wildlands Alliance, the touring Backcountry Film Festival will make its way to more than 100 locations around the world. The screening is 7 p.m., at the Reel Deal and will be the only one in New Mexico. Tickets are available now.Tickets can be purchased at the Reel Deal Theater for $12 in advance or at the door on the day of the show for $15. The Pajarito Brewpub and Grill will be selling beer and wine before the show and at intermission

SATURDAY Jan. 26
 
Diversity Week Events At The Library
International stories of diversity will be read and told from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the downstairs rotunda. Israeli-born musician Sagit Zilberman presents her program “Songs of Peace” 3 p.m. at Mesa Public Library as part of the Library’s celebration of Diversity Week. The program will be held in Mesa’s downstairs rotunda.
 
MONDAY Jan. 28
 
Canvas & Chamomile
Los Alamos Canvas Events will host a Canvas & Chamomile event at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row.  $5 discount available to Senior Center members online. For more info go to www.LACanvasEvents.com or contact Susanne Harrison, 505-412-1534. $30 includes materials.
 
Chapter AK, P.E.O Meeting
Chapter AK, P.E.O., will hold a regular meeting  at 7 p.m. in the home of Barbara deNevers, 3080 Arizona Ave.. Barbara also is  the co-hostess and will give the program. RSVP to Barbara at 505.661.8483.
 
Ongoing Events
 
Autism Support Group: An informal support group for parents, family and friends of autistic children and adults. Held on the 3rd Monday of the month from 6- 7:30 p.m. at Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St.
 
Chit-Chat Infant and Toddler Discussion Group: offers parents/caretakers of babies and expectant parents the opportunity to connect and explore timely topics. This group is meant to be a quieter space. Infants up through walking are welcome. Wednesdays from 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. at Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St.
Ad Hoc Hiking Group at 9 a.m. Thursdays downstairs at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. No age restrictions. No gender restrictions.  No commitments. 
Newcomers and old-timers, all are welcome. Where do we hike?  All over the place, and we usually decide the morning of…..hence the name ad hoc.  Hikes of 3 to 4 miles or more on uneven ground are typical.  Always dress in layers for conditions, wear a hat, and bring water. To get on the email list (for last minute weather announcements or other schedule information) please send your request to: Linda McCormick at mclindanm@gmail.com
 
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. There are 14 meetings each week in Los Alamos; see https://nm-aa.org to find meeting times and locations in Los Alamos (as well as other New Mexico locations).
 
Al-Anon Family Groups (Al-Anon) is for friends and families of alcoholics.  Members share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps of AA ourselves, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic. Anyone who has been affected by someone else’s drinking is welcome. There are four meetings each week in Los Alamos; see https://www.nmal-anon.com to find meeting times and locations in Los Alamos (as well as other New Mexico locations). “Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.”
 
Russian Language Group Russian speaking children meet and immerse in the language, kids will sing, do skits and play games in Russian. This group meets 10 a.m. to noon every other Sunday at Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St.
 
Los Alamos Writers Group meets 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at UNM-LA Building 6, Room 627. All writers of fiction and non-fiction, published or not, are welcome. Bring a piece of writing for critique.
 
MISS Foundation meets 7-9 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Trinity on the Hill Church. It is a grief support group for parents who have lost a child at any age or gestation.  
 
Support Group for Family, Friends, and Caregivers of Cancer Patients meets 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, Betty Ehart Senior Center Conference Room, 1101 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos. This support group is free and provides a safe and loving environment in which everyone has the opportunity to share and learn. Offered by the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico in collaboration with the Los Alamos Council on Cancer and facilitated by Lori Padilla. For more information, contact Bob Ansheles (505.955.7931), Diane Hammon (505.672.3058), or feel free to attend the group.
 
Chit-Chat & Change (Diapers) offers parents/caretakers of babies and expectant parents the opportunity to connect and explore timely topics. This group is meant to be a quieter space. Infants up through walking are welcome. Wednesdays 9:30-10:15 a.m. at Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St.

Chit-Chat & Parenting Topics offers parents/caretakers of children of varying ages the opportunity to connect and explore timely topics while their children play. Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St.
 
Eastgate Toastmasters: Learn public speaking in a fun and supportive environment. Noon on the second and fourth Monday of each month at Mesa Public Library, second floor, Room 3. Guests are always welcome. http://eastgate.toastmastersclubs.org/
 
Sons of American Legion Breakfast Sons of American Legion Squadron 90 Breakfast 8 a.m. to noon every third Sunday in the restaurant in the American Legion Post 90 at 1325 Trinity Dr. Proceeds benefit American Legion charities. 
 
Los Alamos International Folkdance Club Meets Tuesdays at Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nectar. 
  • 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 information: contact Dennis at 505-661-4240
Ballroom Etcetera Dance Ballroom Etcetera invites all social dancers to 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 Monday of the month, featuring a new topic each time. The talk is 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked, 145 Central Park Square.
 
Mountain Mixer Square Dance Club Lessons 6-7 p.m. Dancing 7-8 p.m. Saturdays at 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, at 4 p.m. every Wednesday, 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 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. Fridays. Song sheets provided and 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, 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.
 
 
French Conversation Group: Mesa Public Library third floor meeting room at 1 p.m., once a month, on the second Thursday for 1.5 to 2 hours. ALL levels welcome.

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