In And Around Town: April 21

 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
MONDAY, April 22
Aggie Muster
All Texas Aggies and their families are invited to muster at 6 p.m. in Graves Hall at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road. Use the Rose Street entrance; an elevator is available. Guest speaker will be  Ann Huskinson, who will give a presentation titled, “Gig ‘Em from an Aggie Wannabe!” A BBQ dinner with all the fixings will be served. The cost is $12 for adults, $6 for young Aggies 6-12 and it is free for wee Aggies 5 and younger. RSVP by April 16 to Nancy Bliss at 505.660.8642 or Lauryn Hoch at
Chapter AK, P.E.O., Social Meeting
Chapter AK, P.E.O., will hold a salad luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Wallace Hall, Room 505, at the University of New Mexico – Los Alamos. Martin and Bev Cooper will share pictures and stories from their travels in Nepal. Guests are welcome. RSVP to or text to 505.412.0219.
TUESDAY, April 23
Piecemaker’s Meeting

The Los Alamos Piecemakers meet at 7 p.m. at United Church of Los Alamos. Visitors are welcome.
Authors Speak Series With Anne Hillerman
Authors Speak Series in April, when beloved Santa Fe mystery author Anne Hillerman talks about her latest book “The Tale Teller” 7 p.m. in Fuller Lodge. The book was just released on April 9, and is the fourth in her series of mysteries, which build upon the books written by her famous father Tony Hillerman.
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.
Celebration Honoring WWII Veteran Lorin Cox
The community is invited to attend the 100th birthday celebration honoring WWII Veteran Lorin Cox at 5 p.m. at the American Legion Post 90, 1325 Trinity Dr.
FRIDAY, April 26
Storkan Chiropractic, Inc. 35th Anniversary Celebration
4-7 p.m. at Project Y (150 Central Park Sq.) Call 505.662.2077 for more information.
Chamisa Elementary Glow Run
Open to children and adults, runners and walkers can choose between a 5k or a one mile course. All particpants will receive glow jewelry, snacks and water.They will also be entered to win great door prizes. An exciting part of the evening is the Underwater Glow Tunnel. The black light underwater-scape will be available to anyone there that night. Check in starts at 6:15 p.m. Runners will take off at 7:30 p.m. for the 5K, followed by the one mile runners at 7:40 p.m. The Glow Run is sponsored by the Chamisa Elementary PTO. Participants may register at The cost is $5 per person for the one mile, $15 people 13 and over for the 5k. $5 for children ages 3-12. Children under three are free. Payment is due by 3 p.m., April 25, either online or a check made payable to Chamisa PTO Payment made be dropped off at the school or you can mail it to Chamisa Elementary 301 Meadow Lane, White Rock, NM 87547. For more information, contact Chamisa Elementary School at 663.2470.
SATURDAY, April 27
PEEC Earth Day Festival
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Activites, food and entertainment
Screening of Stolen Childhood
2 p.m. Bethlehem Luthern Church. Free.
Dog Jog
Los Alamos Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals  hosts its annual Dog Jog 9 a.m. at Rover Park in White Rock. Participants can get entry forms at Pet Pangaea, Animal Clinic of Los Alamos, Ridgeview Veterinary Hospital, LA Doghouse and the White Rock Senior Center or download one at Day-of registration starts at 8:10 a.m. at Rover Park.
Los Alamos High School Pegasus Spring Flea Market
For just $20, you can reserve a 10’ x 10’ space to sell your treasures in The Duane Smith Auditorium parking lot. You keep the proceeds and support Pegasus at the same time.Pegasus is the annual Los Alamos High School literary magazine, featuring poetry, short stories, illustrations and photos by students. The staff hosts two flea markets each year as fundraisers for the magazine. Set up begins at 7:30 a.m. and the sale opens at 8 a.m. To reserve a spot, mail in the $20 payment per space to LAHS by Monday, April 23. Payments should be made payable to Los Alamos Public Schools (memo: Pegasus), and mailed to Los Alamos High School, Attention: Pegasus, 1300 Diamond Drive, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Payments may also be delivered to the LAHS Bookkeeping Office by Thursday, April 25. The Pegasus staff will welcome donations between 7:15-8:30 a.m. the morning of the sale or arrange for a drop off delivery appointment before April 25, for information, call 505.663.2641.
SUNDAY, April 28
Living Treasures of Los Alamos announces its 2019 Living Treasures Robert “Bob” Benjamin, Joel Dahlby and Denny Erickson
Living Treasures was created to celebrate the enormous role that so many of our senior citizens have played in the history of Los Alamos. Through their voluntary efforts they have come to serve as models and mentors providing inspiration with their involvement, commitment, perserverance, hope, heart and wisdom. They are the folk heroes who live among us. To learn more, visit The men will be honored at a special ceremony, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The community is invited to attend.
Dedication of ‘Kites of Many Colors’
The newest artwork in the Los Alamos County’s art collection, “Kites of Many Colors” in the White Rock Branch Library, will be dedicated at a ceremony at 2 p.m. Artists Eric Markow and Thom Norris will be present for the ceremony, hosted by the Arts in Public Places Board.
TUESDAY, April 30
Suicide Prevention Session
Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) is hosting a suicide prevention session in collaboration with the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line Tuesday, April 30, starting with a brief gathering time at 5 p.m., with the presentation followed by a question and answer period. The presentation is at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road and will be conducted by Wendy Linebrink-Allison.
Spring Vendor Blender
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crossroads Bible Church. Local home business merchants sell their wares.
Bike & Outdoor Gear Swap
8 a.m. to noon at Pueblo Gym, 1900 Diamond Dr. Sell your gear and learn more here.
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.