In And Around Town: October 11, 2021

In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas.

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TUESDAY October 12
Los Alamos Photography Club Show Walk-through
The public is invited to a hosted walk-through Los Alamos Photography Club’s current exhibit at the Step Up Gallery of the Mesa Public Library.  The walk-trough will be held from 6-7:30 p.m.  Participating photographers will be present to discuss their work and interact with the audience.
WEDNESDAY October 13
Los Alamos Community Foundation  Nonprofit Training Program: Creating Financial Visuals for Your Nonprofit
9 a.m. to noon. Free. Visit ttps:// to learn about this event and the rest of the series.
Enterprise University
Influence and Persuasion Skills for Leaders, Oct. 13, 2-3:30 p.m. CDT / 12-1:30 p.m. PDT.  Free. Classes continue through October. See calendar and register at
THURSDAY October 14
Los Alamos Community Foundation Community Philanthropy Series:The Art of Being Charitable
9-10:30 a.m. Free.
Visit  to learn about this event and the rest of the series.
SATURDAY October 16
LAHS Rotary Interact Club Carwash and Bake Sale
The Los Alamos High School Rotary Interact Club, a club dedicated to service and involvement in the community, is holding a carwash and bake sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at Zia Credit Union The carwash is free, but donations are welcome. All donations will go toward fundraising for the Shelter Box Organization, a relief program that sends emergency supplies to developing countries.
Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) for its annual member appreciation event, PEECnic! This event is PEEC’s chance to celebrate the community and say thank you to the wonderful members who support PEEC all year long. The PEECnic is 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Los Alamos Nature Center. It is open to the public, with special treats for PEEC members.
SATURDAY Oct. 16 & Oct. 17
Coro de Cámara: “Spanish Fusion,” a tribute to the music of Spain and Latin America.Two outdoor performances will be offered: 

  • 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, White Rock United Methodist Church (580 Meadow Lane)
  • 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, Fuller Lodge Plaza (2132 Central Avenue)

Suggested donation $20.For the safety of all, masks are required for audience members and vaccinations are encouraged. Check the Coro website for any weather-related changes.

SUNDAY Oct. 17 & MONDAY Oct 18
Auditions for LALT Production of Boots
Melodrama Auditions are 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar. Must wear a mask.
SUNDAY October 17
Dances of India Presents The Wizard of Mumbai
4 p.m.  at Duane Smith Auditorium. Free. After a year-long hiatus, the students of the Los Alamos Family YMCA Kathak class, and guest dancers and actors. Masks required.
FRIDAY October 22
LAAC Evening of Arts & Culture
During the hours of 6-9 p.m. guests will be able to visit a variety of venues in Downtown Los Alamos. More information here.
SATURDAY October 23
Hilltopper Basketball Golf Tournament
More information here
Haitian Christian Mission Staff Visits Los Alamos Christian Church
The HCM Staff will share updates on the current conditions in Haiti and its mission. 630-8 p.m. at Los Alamos Christian Church, 92 East Road. RVSP at 505.662.6468 or
SATURDAY Oct. 23 & SUNDAY Oct. 24
Los Alamos Light Opera Auditions
The Los Alamos Light Opera (LALO) has issued an audition call for its Valentines Show, I Broadway! Performances for I Broadway! are Feb. 11, 12 and 13.Auditions are 2-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 and 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24 at Graves Hall at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road. Note: Masks Are Required. The show will be a concert-style revue of favorite Broadway Love Songs. Solos, duets and dance numbers are solicited. An accompanist will be on hand for auditions, and additional accompanists will be suggested for rehearsals if needed.
TUESDAY October 26
LACA:An ensemble from the Chamber Music Society (CMS) of Lincoln Center
An ensemble from the Chamber Music Society (CMS) of Lincoln Center will replace the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble in the Los Alamos Concert Association’s (LACA) Oct. 26 concert.The Tuesday, Oct. 26 concert, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Duane Smith Auditorium, will feature octets by Schubert and Irish composer Howard Ferguson plus Benjamin Britten’s arrangement of Purcell’s  Chacony for Strings. Ordinarily, LACA tickets are not refundable, but in this unusual situation, requests for refunds can be sent (with tickets enclosed) to PO Box 572, Los Alamos, NM  87544.  As is always the case with LACA, tickets to this concert will be valid for any concert in the 2021-22 season. The Duane Smith Auditorium is located at 1300 Diamond Dr., on the campus of Los Alamos High School. Tickets ($35) are available in Los Alamos at the Fuller Lodge Arts Center and Smith’s Marketplace, in White Rock at Smith’s and electronically at Tickets for young people ages 6-18 are free and will be available at the local outlets, electronically, and at the door.
SATURDAY Oct. 29 & 30

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadow Cast Performance
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” shadow cast performance, presented by The Creative District and directed by David Daniel, takes the stage at 9 p.m. Oct. 29-30 at the Los Alamos Little Theater. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at while they last. Limited VIP table seats are available.More information here

SATURDAY October 30
Meals of Hope
Rotary Club of Los Alamos will once again join with Meals of Hope and Crossroads Bible Church to pack 40,000 meals on the last Saturday of October. More Information
FRIDAY November 12
Knights of Columbus Bingo Fundraiser
6 p.m. at the Columbian Club Hall, 104 DP Road in Los Alamos. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Food and drink available for purchase.Prizes! MUST WEAR A MASK!

Karen Wray Gallery Fall Show Sept. 24-Oct 10
The Karen Wray Gallery is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.  For more information, go to

Sept. 27 – Oct. 22
25th Annual Los Alamos Photography Club Show
Step Up Gallery at Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Ave., Los Alamos Masks required for entry!

JJAB Dads of Teens Group Begins Tuesday Oct. 5
Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays Oct. 5-Nov. 9 Click for more info.

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
Members are assigned a barcode to use to log into virtual online classes. Classes may be accessed at / Health and Fitness / Virtual Classes. Call the Y with questions at 505.662.3100 or email

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

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.

PEEC Events
Visit PEEC at, email 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

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.

Chamber Business List

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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

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 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.


Meet-Up: Local Meetup is free for participants, visit, 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

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

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 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!

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.

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.

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