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In And Around Town: July 17

on July 12, 2018 - 4:49pm
 

 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 Kirsten@ladailypost.com.​​​​​​​

 
TUESDAY, July 17
 
Curious Chris Performance
The Los Alamos History Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District will present a special History Adventures program for first through sixth graders. Curious Chris will sing the Symbols of Enchantment, hands-on science songs about New Mexico's state symbols. Children going into first  through third grade meet 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Fuller Lodge Lawn (caregivers, please stay with your children). Children going into fourth through sixth grade meet 10:45-11:45 a.m. at the Youth Activity Center at 475 20th St., Suite F. The program is free and no registration is required. https://www.ladailypost.com/content/singing-scientist-curious-chris-performs-july-17
 
Paint Night at the Pig+Fig Café - “The Abstract Poppy”
The Los Alamos Canvas Events will hold a paint night 6-9 p.m. at Pig and Fig Cafe located at 11 Sherwood Blvd. The cost is $37.56 fee includes tax and all art materials. For more info go to www.LACanvasEvents.com or contact Susanne Harrison, 505-412-1534.
 
Lunch With A Leader
The next community League of Women Voters Lunch with Leader is 11:45 a.m. at Mesa Public Library. The speaker is Jorge Rodriguez, field organizer in the Las Cruces office of the ACLU. His topic is “We Live as Second-Class Citizens”. This conversation will focus on current events happening in the southern border region and how they stem and sustain the institutions that criminalize border communities. https://www.ladailypost.com/content/lunch-leader-features-jorge-rodriguez-las-cruces-aclu-speaking-border-issues-tuesday
 
WEDNESDAY, July 18

Paint Night at the Pig+Fig Café - “The Abstract Poppy”
Los Alamos Canvas Events will host a paint night 6-9 p.m. at Pig and Fige Cafe located at 11 Sherwood Blvd. The cost is $37.56 fee includes tax and all art materials. For more info go to www.LACanvasEvents.com or contact Susanne Harrison, 505-412-1534.

Nels Hoffman – "Can organisms drive their own evolution? Ideas in Mutation Mechanisms" 

The Faith and Science Forum continues with a presentation by Nels Hoffman. The title of his talk is, "Can Organisms Drive Their Own Evolution? Ideas In Mutation Mechanism." The meetings will follow the usual format: light supper at 6 p.m., talk at 6:30 p.m., followed by questions for the speaker and then table discussions. These talks will be in the Fellowship Hall of the Unitarian Church (1738 N Sage Loop, Los Alamos, NM).

THURSDAY, July 19

Open Reception For Artist Janice Parker Muir
The community is invited to the opening reception for Janice Parker Muir’s solo exhibition, “Visualizations of Earth and Sky Music,” 5-7 p.m.,at the Karen Wray Gallery in downtown Los Alamos. https://www.ladailypost.com/content/janice-parker-muir-solo-exhibit-%E2%80%98visualizations-earth-and-sky-music%E2%80%99-opens-karen-wray
 
Business Breakfast
 
This month's Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Breakfast features Edward Jones Financial Advisor Shelly Wiemann who talk about "Tools & Strategies To Help Make Building, Running & Preserving A Business Easier." Fleur de Lys is catering the Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in Wallace Hall at at UNM-LA. https://www.ladailypost.com/content/los-alamos-chamber-breakfast-features-financial-advisor-shelly-wiemann-thursday
 
FRIDAY, July 20
 
Full Body Health and Fitness
From 4-7 p.m. a Full Body Health and Fitness event will be held at UNM-LA. Sarah Downs, an ambassador of A.B.L.E., will introduce the community to this new fitness equipment. Additionally, there will be numerous prizes to win such as a free introduction session to A.B.L.E, two free one hour kettle bell sessions and the chance to train with Downs and fellow A.B.L.E ambassador Nik Allen. Other presenteres will be Victoria LeDuc, owner of Tiger's Eye Healing. She does reiki healing and nutrition education and Marie Combs, owner of White Crane Acupuncture. She does Chinese herbalism and acupuncture. 
 

FRIDAY, July 20

Paint Night at the Co+Op - “Starry Night over the Desert”
Los Alamos Canvas Events will host paint night 6-8:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Cooperative Market, 95 Entrada Dr. The cost is $37.56 and includes tax and all art materials
LACM members $5 discount available online at checkout. For more info go to www.LACanvasEvents.com or contact Susanne Harrison, 505-412-1534.
 

FRIDAY, July 27

Paint Night at the Co+Op - “Starry Night over the Desert”
Los Alamos Canvas Events will host paint night 6-8:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Cooperative Market, 95 Entrada Dr. The cost is $37.56 and includes tax and all art materials.
 
SATURDAY, July 28
 
Atomic City Quilts Raffle
Atomic City Quilts is hosting a raffle for a full-size hand-made quilt to raise funds for breast cancer research, education and treatment. The drawing will be held at 11 a.m. at the store located at 1247 Central Ave. Tickets are $25 and only 100 tickets will be sold. Funds raised will go to the non-profit Susan G. Komen Foundation, which is highly rated on Charity Navigator with a 96 for accountability and transparency. https://www.ladailypost.com/content/atomic-city-quilts-hosts-raffle-cancer-research
 
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1
 
Live Theater At The LA Senior Centers
Live performance of "10-Minute Grief Counseling" by John McDonnell, directed by Kate Ramsey, performed by Sally Cassill and Di Duerre will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, at 1101 Bathtub Row.  A grieving adult daughter encounters an unconventional therapist who stirs a pungent soup of grief, guilt and transformation. Free 10-minute play.
 
THURSDAY, Aug. 2
 
Live Theater At The LA Senior Centers
Live performance of "10-Minute Grief Counseling" by John McDonnell, directed by Kate Ramsey, performed by Sally Cassill and Di Duerre will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the White Rock Senior Center at 137 Longview Dr.  A grieving adult daughter encounters an unconventional therapist who stirs a pungent soup of grief, guilt and transformation. Free 10-minute play.
 
FRIDAY, Aug. 3
 
Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op Hosts First Charity Golf Tournament
Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op is hosting its first charity golf tournament at the Los Alamos Golf Course. This year, the tournament will benefit All Individuals First, a local organization that provides a day program for adults with mental disabilities. Tub members are invited to reserve a member spot as soon as possible. After June 25, tournament registration will be open to the general public and close after the first 120 players sign up.The cost to register as a player is $115 ($460 per four-player team), which includes golf, cart, practice balls, three mulligans, lunch courtesy of Pig + Fig Café and BRBC will ensure you won’t go thirsty. Or, you may be a sponsor for a donation as small as $250 up to $1,500 or more. This tournament is open to players of all abilities and skill levels. https://www.ladailypost.com/content/charity-golf-tournament-anniversary-celebration

ONGOING EVENTS

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 to 10:15a.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 from 10:30 - 11:30a.m. at Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St.

Los Alamos Council on Cancer's Caregivers Support Group meets 11 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row.

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

Al-Anon Meeting Noon Tuesday and Thursday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage Loop in Classroom 2. Contact Chris 505.500.2911 or www.nm-alanon.com.

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.

Weekly Events for Entrepreneurs and Innovators http://www.ladailypost.com/content/meetups-entrepreneurs-innovators-and-idea-people

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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