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In And Around Town: July 19, 2019

on July 19, 2019 - 8:50am
 
  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
 
FRIDAY July 19
 
Decluttering Workshop
Santa Fe Realtor, Kendra Henning will present a session on de-cluttering, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.All community adults are welcome to learn how to de-clutter, downsize or prepare for a move to a smaller home.
 
Stump the Astronomers
Los Alamos Nature Center hosts. The fun starts at 7 p.m. and features local astronomers Galen Gisler, Akkana Peck, Dave North, Steve Becker and Peter Polko. Guests should bring their toughest astronomy-related questions and see if they can stump the experts. This event is free to attend, but call the nature center at 505.662.0460 to reserve a seat.
 
Seccret City Concert With The Damn Band
8 p.m. at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Free.With a huge dose of R&B, Rock, Blues, Reggae, Latin and Pop as its driving force, The Damn Band is known as "The Party Band of the Southwest!” This Friday’s opening act (6:30 p.m.) features Divino. Divino hails from Española and was established in 2013 by Fernando Romero and Andrea Lucero. It consists of four members: Andrea Lucero vocals, Fernando Romero on guitarron, Anthony Lucero on lead guitar and vocals and Mike Chavez on guitar. 6 p.m. Mexican Ballet Folklorico dance performance by Moving Arts Española.
 
SATURDAY July 20
 
LALT Auditions
Los Alamos Little Theatre announces open auditions for its first show of the 2019-2020 season, Jonathan Larson’s Tick, Tick... BOOM! Auditions are 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20 and 7 p.m. Sunday, July 21 at the Performing Arts Center at 1670 Nectar St. Be prepared to sing 16-32 bars (or, one verse and refrain) of a song, preferably from a rock musical. Bring sheet music for the accompanist. Readings will be from the script.
 
SUNDAY July 21
 
LALT Auditions
Los Alamos Little Theatre announces open auditions for its first show of the 2019-2020 season, Jonathan Larson’s Tick, Tick... BOOM! Auditions are 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20 and 7 p.m. Sunday, July 21 at the Performing Arts Center at 1670 Nectar St. Be prepared to sing 16-32 bars (or, one verse and refrain) of a song, preferably from a rock musical. Bring sheet music for the accompanist. Readings will be from the script.
 
 
MONDAY July 22
 
Auditions for 'The Snow Queen'
The Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) invites children of the community to come and audition for this year’s Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of “The Snow Queen” 10 a.m. to noon  at Crossroads Bible Church. Those auditioning should arrive at 9:30 a.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Parents should send their child with water and a sack lunch in the event that they are required to stay for the second half of the day. Auditions are free and open to the community. Early registration is available at www.losalamosartscouncil.org. Early registration does not guarantee a child a spot but will allow them to go quickly through the lines on Monday morning.
 
 
SATURDAY Aug. 10
 
Car Show and Fish Fry
The White Rock Senior Center will host its second annual car show and fish fry 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 137 Longview Dr. in White Rock. Registration for the car show is a $20 donation and the People’s Choice Award winner will take home $50. To learn more. check out the senior center website at www.losalamosseniorcenter.com or call 505.672.2034.
 
SUNDAY Aug. 25
 
Taste Of Knowledge
Once again the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and Pig + Fig Café have partnered to present the Foundation’s signature fundraising event, Taste of Knowledge. The fundraiser is Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Pig + Fig Café in White Rock. This year there will be two events: “An Afternoon in Provence” 2-4 p.m., and “An Evening in Paris” 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $60 and $95, respectively. To purchase tickets, visit www.tok.givesmart.com.
 
Ongoing Events
 
Meet-Up: Local Meetup is free for participants. You just go to www.meetup.com, find 'Los Alamos Yours to Discover' and join! Once you join, Meetup sends you invitations to all of its events. You can ignore the email if you can't make it, or click Join us and RSVP! You can also contact Anna Dillane at Boomerang for more information. Calendar at https://www.meetup.com/Los-Alamos-Yours-to-Discover/events/calendar/2019-03/
 
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: 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. [Start Times:  8:30 a.m. May thru Oct; 
9 a.m. Nov thru April]  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
 
   

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