In And Around Town: July 21, 2021

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.

WEDNESDAY July 21

JJAB Meets Via Video
Los Alamos JJAB will meet 5:30 p.m. via video. This meeting is open to the public. The agenda is
available at www.losalamosjjab.com. For additional information, contact JJAB at info@losalamosjjab.com or call 505.709.8125.

SUNDAY July 25

Coro de Cámara goes LIVE
Two outdoor mini-concerts of top pieces from its virtual season. The concerts are free, and the community is invited to help Coro de Cámara celebrate a happy, long-awaited return to in-person performing!

Outdoors at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos

  • Sunday, July 25 at 11:45 a.m.
  • 1738 North Sage St.

Outdoors at the Los Alamos Demonstration Garden

  • Sunday, July 25 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Corner of Central Avenue & Oppenheimer Drive, near Mesa Library and Justice Center

For everyone’s safety, the Coro singers, all of whom are fully vaccinated, will be wearing masks. Vaccinations preferred for attendees, and masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated.

MONDAY July 26

Missoula Children’s Theatre Auditions
Acting workshop the week of July 26 at Crossroads Bible Church. The show is Johnny Appleseed. Pre-registration is required. To register, click here. Auditions for Johnny Appleseed are 10 a.m. to noon July 26 at Crossroads Bible Church. Those auditioning should arrive at 9:30 a.m. and plan to stay the entire time. Some cast members will be asked to stay for rehearsal immediately following the audition.

TUESDAY July 27

Tuesdays at the Pond
6-8 p.m. The Blues Revue – Old-timey originals, Modern Folk, Blues and some Grateful Dead, live and in-person at the Ashley Pond Park stage. This is a Free in-person music event at the pond sponsored by First National 1870. Visit www.CreativeLosAlamos.com.

THURSDAY July 29

Five Ways Technology Will Change as You Age
Wiemann Weath Stratagies, Raymond James
11 a.m. to noon at 2101 Trinity Dr. Suite T. Speaker: Mike Lynch of Applied Insights

FRIDAY July 30

Free Movie Night at BELC: Princess Bride
Free movies on alternate Friday nights are being offered by Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2390 North Road in Los Alamos (near Mountain Elementary School). The movies will be shown outside in the church courtyard starting at 8:20 p.m., as darkness descends. Seating will be outside under the stars, in a safe, socially distanced way. Please plan on arriving at the church no later than 8:10 p.m. to find a seat. You can bring your own camp chairs and blankets, or use chairs from the church. If it is rainy, the movie will be shown in the church’s fellowship hall.

SATURDAY July 31

Brew, Bands & BBQ-Rotary Club of Los Alamos
5 p.m. at Bathtub Row Brewing Music by Manzanares. A $50 ticket purchased online will buy a BBQ dinner of brisket, sausage, pork, chicken and sides provided by BR Brand Catering, and a pint of beer in a specialty glass that’s yours to keep. Additional beverages available for purchase from Bathtub Row Brewing. Buy tickets here.

The Missoula Children’s Theater: Johnny Appleseed
Performance 7 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church

SUNDAY Aug. 8

Los Alamos Coop Market Summer Fest
Noon to 4 p.m. Music Food, Beer Garden, Vendors

FRIDAY Aug. 27

The Y’s Golf Classic
The Y’s Golf Classic will be held Friday, Aug. 27, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. It is subtitled the Emily McGay Memorial, in honor of a former, 9-year Y CEO, who passed away in February. More information coming soon.

ONGOING EVENTS IN JULY & AUGUST

THROUGH July 24

Los Alamos Museum of Art (LAMOA) FEATURES detailed renderings of birds by Tuck Hayward and sculptures by Robert Wells.
The LAMOA exhibit also is featuring painted eggs and runs through July 24 at Fuller Lodge Art Center, 2132 Central Ave.

THROUGH July 31

“As the Clouds Clear” Jemez Fine Art Gallery Members’ Show at Step Up Gallery
Oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolor paintings, sculpture, mixed media, fiber art, photography and ceramics by participating artist members of Jemez Fine Art Gallery. Step Up Gallery is located on the upper level of Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Ave. Los Alamos, now open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesdays  At The Pond
All performances are 6-8 p.m., live and in-person at the Ashley Pond Park stage. This is a Free in-person music event at the pond sponsored by First National 1870. Visit www.CreativeLosAlamos.com.

July 20 – The Bus Tapes – Folk, Rock, and Blues with a jazzy twist
July 27 – The Blues Revue – Old-timey originals, Modern Folk, Blues, and some Grateful Dead
Aug 3 – Los Alamos Community Winds

Through July 28 Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum

Via Zoom 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, starting June 2 and running for 9 weeks, through July 28. Connect to these sessions by clicking here. Copies of the abstracts for this season’s presentations and (eventually) viewgraphs of the talks themselves can be found at www.lafsf.org.

Presentation Schedule:

  • July 21 “Adam and Eve’s origin and impact: How they fit into evolutionary history, why they are essential to religion, and how they enabled the explosive success of mankind” – Gary Stradling
  • July 28 “History of Vaccines and Christian Response” – Glenn Magelssen

History Adventures with The Los Alamos History Museum
The Los Alamos History Museum is sharing fun, hands-on activities and adventures every week this month with History Adventures at www.LosAlamosHistory.org/Childrens_Programs.

Tuesdays June 1 through July 27
Support Group for Mothers Sponsored by Family YMCA and LAFC
A free, professionally facilitated support group for mothers 10-11:30 a.m. beginning Tuesday, June 1 at The Family YMCA. Registration is required to reserve a spot, which is limited to eight participants. The support program meets Tuesdays through July 27, except June 22, for eight weeks. It is not a therapy program, but will be facilitated by Karla Palmer, who is a therapist at Los Alamos Family Council (LAFC). Call the Family YMCA at 505.662.3100 to register. Registration required.

The Family YMCA Offering Virtual Membership.
The Family YMCA is now offering a Virtual membership that provides access to 20+ online classes per week all led by their wonderful, local instructors. To activate a Virtual membership, at a cost of $20 per month, stop by the Y and fill out enrollment forms, or download and complete this paperwork (applicationadult liability waiverCovid waiver), then scan and email them to membership@laymca.org.
Members are assigned a barcode to use to log into virtual online classes. Classes may be accessed at laymca.org / Health and Fitness / Virtual Classes. Call the Y with questions at 505.662.3100 or email membership@laymca.org.

Farmers Market
Every Thursday 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Ashley Pond Park

Exhibit By Los Alamos Museum of Art
Los Alamos Museum of Art (LAMOA) is hosting several exhibits through July 24 at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.One of these exhibits features folk art costumes from the Czech Republic, art Nuveau posters of the famous Czech artist Alfonse Mucha, marionettes and painted eggs.

LASO Concert on YouTube
The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra (LASO) presents a free “virtual” concert of chamber music  available on its own YouTube channel right now! To access these classical chamber works performed by members of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra, search for “LASO A Little Pandemic Music” on YouTube.

Taos School of Music 2021 Chamber Music Festival Through Aug .14
The concerts will be recorded live at the Taos Ski Valley Village and will be broadcast a week later through the school’s website, taosschoolofmusic.com. Prices vary for different concerts. Visit website for more information and tickets.

PEEC Events
Visit PEEC at www.peecnature.org, email publicity@peecnature.org or call 505.662.0460.

Family Strengths Parenting Classes
For more information on these classes and other events at FSN click here.

Magic with a County Councilor
With the help of White Rock Toys and Gaming at 108 Longview Dr., County Councilor Sean Williams be holding a weekly “Magic with a County Councilor” at their store. This will be every Sunday at 3 p.m., and going until the gaming and conversation are over. Click here for more information.

The Los Alamos Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Support Group
Virtual meetings at 2 p.m. every Wednesday.Through the PMD Alliance (Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Alliance), the group uses Zoom and has made it a secure site by requiring a password and using the “waiting room” function to let members in. The problem in doing it this way is that it has left out the newly diagnosed and their care partners. But anyone interested in joining, may call Allie Thompson at 505.672.9498 to be added to the membership.

Nurses With Heart
Nurses With Heart Home Care provides both personal and medical care in one’s own home. They have professional and trained caregivers who assist with bathing, grooming, light meals, light housework, companionship and transportation. Their team follows COVID-19 safety precautions, and are licensed by the New Mexico Department of Health. This allows their medical staff to fulfill doctor’s orders, provide wound care, medication management and other nursing services, and can assist families with case management. To learn more about any of the services offered with Nurses with Heart, or to register, call Carolyn Moore at 505.424.9099 or email her at wecare@nurseswithheart.com.

Eastgate Toastmasters: Learn public speaking in a fun and supportive environment. Noon on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Now meeting via Zoom. Guests are always welcome. Visit the website to get connected on Zoom. http://eastgate.toastmastersclubs.org/

Chamber Business List

Buy from any local small businesses still open. Any help you can give right now makes a big difference. Top link, who’s open. Bottom link Los Alamos small businesses

https://docs.google.com/…/1My90zKWNCYlCWeuWeXieHMkKrg…/edit…

#ShopSmallLosAlamos #LiveLosAlamos #KeepLosAlamosStrong #SHOPSMALL

Online at the Library
See services available here. For questions, information or assistance, library staff is available to help 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Patrons can call 505.662.8250 or email libweb@lacnm.us.

Eco Station and White Rock Convenience Center Hours:

Los Alamos Eco Station

3701 East Jemez Road in Los Alamos, Phone: 505.662.8163. Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

White Rock Overlook Convenience Center

At Overlook Park in White Rock. Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed Wednesday and Thursday.

Grief Support Group Via Zoom
5:30-7:30 Thursdays. Visit goldenwillow retreat.com to join.

Dial-A-Ride Bus Service

Because of low ridership, Atomic City Transit announced today that bus fixed-route services will be suspended effective Wednesday, March 18. ACT will still be operating Dial-a-Ride services 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with reservations accepted up to one day in advance. Call 661-RIDE for information.

Ongoing Events CHECK WITH VENUE OR GROUP ABOUT WHETHER MEETINGS ARE TAKING PLACE

Meet-Up: Local Meetup is free for participants, visit www.meetup.com, find “Los Alamos Yours to Discover” and join. Meetup then sends invitations to all of its events. Ignore the email if unable to attend or click Join Us to RSVP. 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 the 6-7:30 p.m., third Monday of the month 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 9:30-10:15 a.m. at Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St.

Ad Hoc Hiking Group: Meet downstairs at the Betty Ehart Senior Center every Thursday morning. For adults of all genders. Where do we hike? All over the place, and we usually decide the destination on the morning of, depending on participation and weather – hence the name Ad Hoc. Nearby hikes of 3 to 4 miles or more on uneven ground are typical. Occasional special trips are planned and announced in advance. Always dress in layers for conditions, wear a hat, and bring water. Departure times:  8:30 a.m. May thru August; 9 a.m. September through April. To get on the email list (for last minute weather cancellations or other schedule information), send your request to: Patricia Rathbone at patricx42@yahoo.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 in Room 627, Building 6 at UNM-LA. 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: 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month (second Wednesday group meets at White Rock Senior Center, 137 Longview Dr., 4th Wednesday group meets at Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row in 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. Drop-ins are welcome. For more information, contact Bob Ansheles 505.955.7931, Diane Hammon 505.672.3058.

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.

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. Cost is $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: happens every third Monday of the month, featuring a new topic each time. The talk is 5:30 p.m. at Project Y cowork, 150 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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