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In And Around Town: March 14

on March 14, 2019 - 4:47pm
 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
Perfect Pi Day Celebration
The Los Alamos Youth Activity Centers, a program of Los Alamos Family Council, will host the first ever communitywide Perfect Pi Day Celebration. 5-6 p.m. at the Ashley Pond Park Pavilion in Los Alamos. The Pi and Pie event includes a silent auction to bid on pies from local restaurants and bakeries, and the sale of raffle tickets for the chance to pie local celebrities. Youth Activity Center members will host free pi friendly activities throughout the afternoon and receive one free raffle ticket for the celebrity pie activity.To volunteer your face or business, call the coordinator at 505.672.1565.
Night With A Nerd
Tim Koeth on the nuclear race between the U.S. and Germany during WWII. 7-8:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central. Tickets $10. Free to Bradbury Scinece Museum Assoc. members.
The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women Meets
1 p.m. in the Patio Room at 1001 Oppenheimer
FRIDAY March 15
'Church and State' At Los Alamos Little Theatre
“Church and State” by Jason Odell Williams.The play will be performed 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays March 1-16, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, March 10.
Tour of the Solar System Planetarium Show
The Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium will be transformed into a spaceship and all ticketed passengers are invited to get up close and personal with some of the solar system’s most exotic destinations. Astronomer Rick Wallace will be the evening’s pilot and tour guide. This exciting event starts at 7 p.m
'National Parks Adventure' Film
The full-dome film “National Parks Adventure” at 2 p.m. at The Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium. This vibrant film explores beautiful views and incredible adventures in our nation’s parks.
Church and State' At Los Alamos Little Theatre
“Church and State” by Jason Odell Williams.The play will be performed 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays March 1-16, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, March 10.
SUNDAY March 17
St Patrick's Day Dinner at the Legion
1-3 p.m. corned beef and cabbage, $10 suggested donation
Kathak Indian Dance Recital
4-5 p.m. at YMCA Express (140 Central Park Square). Free.
MONDAY March 18
Bluegrass At Lunch Time At Betty Ehart Center
Enjoy bluegrass with the New Mexico band Quatro during lunch.
The Los Alamos Garden Club  March Meeting
Meeting and election of officers at the Crossroads Bible Church on 97 East Road.  Light refreshments will be served at the 9:30 a.m. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. The speaker will be Shelby Redondo who will speak on "Hardscraping". Guest are welcome.  For further information or questions call Ann LePage, LAGC president at 505.662.8912 or Irene Aikin at 505.662.7027. 
Science On Tap
Join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked Wine Room. Jennifer Foster Harris of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Biosecurity and Public Health Group will discuss the extraordinary research happening at LANL in the field of bioengineering.
The Los Alamos Genealogical Association Meeting
7 p.m., Thursday, March 21 at the White Rock Branch Library. Ron Smith and Kent Parsons will report on the recent RootsTech 2019 Conference and also discuss several recent technological advances in Family History and Genealogy (including DNA). The meeting will be preceded by a no host social dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Pig + Fig
MONDAY March 25
Canvas & Chamomile at the Betty Ehart Senior Center - 'The 10"x 10" Purple Mountains'
Los Alamos Canvas Events will host a Canvas & Chamomile event 1-3 P.M.. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row,  Los Alamos. $5 discount available to Senior Center members online.  For more info go to or contact Susanne Harrison, 505.412.1534.
'Of Butterflies and Roses'
A dramatic reading of  “Of Butterflies and Roses,” by Claudia I. Haas will take place at 12:30 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. A reading also will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the White Rock Senior Center.
VFW Auxilery Steak Dinner And Raffle Fundraiser
6-8 p.m. at the VFW Hall. $20
First Pace Race
The 46th season of the pace race series conducted by the Atomic City Road Runners Club begins at 6 p.m. at the Canyon Rim Trailhead parking lot across from the Co+op Market on East Road (N.M. 502).
UNM-LA Job Fair
The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) invites regional businesses to participate in the 6th Annual UNM-LA Job Fair 1-4 p.m.,in Building 2. Businesses have the opportunity to meet and interview potential applicants for current and upcoming job openings at this event, and distribute information about other employment opportunities such as seasonal work or internships. UNM-LA students, local high school students, and the greater northern New Mexico community are all invited to attend this event.
'Of Butterflies and Roses'
A dramatic reading of  “Of Butterflies and Roses,” by Claudia I. Haas  will be held at 12:30 p.m.  at the White Rock Senior Center.
FRIDAY April 5
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Hosts Guest Speaker Immaculee Ilibagiza
On Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church will host guest speaker Rwandan genocide survivor. Immaculee Ilibagiza, author of the New York Times Bestseller “Left to Tell”. The talks begin 5-9 p.m. Friday, April 5 in the IHM Parish Hall at 3700 Canyon Road and include a light dinner. Talks continue 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6 and include a continental breakfast. Mass will be offered at the main church at 8 a.m. for those wishing to attend. The community is invited to attend. Tickets must be purchased in advance: $57 for a single ticket or $76 for one plus a guest. Tickets may be purchased in the main parish office at IHM, 3700 Canyon Road, or online at
Artist Reception for Marc Hudson
The community is invited to a reception, 5-7 p.m. at the Karen Wray Gallery, for artist Marc Hudson whose solo exhibition runs April 25 through May 23.
Ongoing Events
Meet-Up: Local Meetup is free for participants. You just go to, 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
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
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 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 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.
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!
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
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
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.
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.