In And Around Town: April 11, 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

Check with groups that meet regularly for schedule changes.

Los Alamos JJAB Starting Two Parent Groups In April
Click here for more information
Mother’s Day Serenades – Order by April 30
Los Alamos Community Winds Mother’s Day Serenades mean music, flowers and chocolates! What better way to celebrate moms and the love they have for the families. The Los Alamos Community Winds (LACW) is offering Instrumental Mother’s Day Serenades to the community. Again, partnering with Flowers by Gillian and The Rose Chocolatier, LACW is offering a performance of three musical selections for $42 with the optional add-ons (for $10 each) of a beautifully wrapped long stemmed rose and a gift box of four delicious chocolate truffles. As before, each serenade will be performed by a small group from within the larger ensemble. Serenades can be purchased and scheduled by going to Mother’s Day Serenades. Clicking on the “Order Now” button will take you directly to the order form. Serenades will be delivered May 7 and 8. Schedule times are limited. The last day to order is Friday, April 30.
MONDAY April 12

Los Alamos Democratic Party Meets
Members of the Los Alamos Democratic Party are meeting virtually 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 12 on Zoom.  Rep. Christine Chandler and State Sen. Leo Jaramillo will present a review of the 2021 legislative session. The meeting is open to the public. Find the link for the meeting here. Meeting ID 826 4627 4877.

TUESDAY April 13

LAPS Budget Meeting
Los Alamos Public Schools invites the public to attend a community input and information session about the LAPS budget for the upcoming fiscal year, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13. Join the Zoom Meeting here.

April 13-May 11

Family Strengths Network (FSN) is presenting a 5-week class and discussion led by Ali Harper for individuals who work with or parent children who have experienced trauma

  • April 13-May 11
  • Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Held on Zoom
  • Registration required here

FRIDAY April 16

Virtual Theatre Walk
 Theatre Santa Fe’s subscribing companies have prepared short videos to entertain, with dramatic content, promos of new spaces and works in progress, and nostalgic looks at what they have created in the past. Launching on  7 p.m., Friday, April 16 and remaining live on the website following the launch date to view anytime.

Donate Life Blue & Green Day
On National Donate Life Blue & Green Day, the public is encouraged to wear blue and green and to engage in sharing the Donate Life message and promoting the importance of registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor.Click here for Blue & Green Spirit week events April 10-16,


Rose Pruning Workshop

The Los Alamos Garden Club (LAGC) invites the public to attend a rose pruning workshop with Carlos Valdez from the County Extension Office. The workshop is 10 a.m. Saturday, April 17 in the Memorial Rose Garden.Participants should wear long sleeve shirts and long pants. Gloves will be necessary and anyone with pruners should bring them. It also is helpful to bring a bucket to put cuttings in.No registration is necessary and there is no fee but attendees need to wear masks and social distance.For more information, contact Judy Handy at 505.470.7644.


Lose The Waste Webinar with Shelby Wood
Shelby Wood is hosting a “Lose The Waste Webinar” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 that is open to the public. Her presentation will focus on the impacts of food waste and help share advice or strategies that she uses in her own life to reduce the amount of waste that is created. To join the webinar, email for the zoom link.

Celebrate Earth Day Your Way! April 22-30
Click her for details.

FRIDAY April 23

Santa Fe Public Library and Teatro Paraguas present a live Zoom performance of Into The Beautiful North by Karen Zacarias:

  • 7 p.m. Friday April 23;
  • 2 p.m. Saturday April 24; and
  • 2 p.m. Sunday April 25.

Register at


Dog Jog
Click here for more information

18th Annual Clean Up Los Alamos Day.
Los Alamos County Environmental Services and the Environmental Sustainability Board invite the community to participate in the 18th Annual Clean Up Los Alamos Day.Clean Up LA Day is where residents and businesses volunteer to pick up litter throughout the County. Volunteers are encouraged to pick a location around the community to clean up and make beautiful. Locations can range from a favorite park, walking trail or around the neighborhood. During this event the County reminds volunteers to follow the State mandated COVID-19 safe practices. Participants will receive free trash bags and gloves,which can be collected at the Eco Station office beginning Tuesday, April 20 through Friday, April 23, or residents can call 505.662.8163 or email solidwaste@lacnm to arrange another pickup time.

FRIDAY April 30

Teatro Paraguas presents Robert F. Benjamin’s short comedy “Curious Smiles”
Live on Zoom for three performances. Performance dates are 7 p.m. Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1 and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 2. Duchess Dale directs this uplifting tale about a grandfather (played by Don Converse) and his sassy, 10-year-old granddaughter Jamie (Amelia Dolejsi). Admission is free, and donations are gratefully accepted. The links to register may be found here: website. A Q&A session follows each performance.


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.

COVID-19 Testing
Curative COVID-19 testing clinic at Overlook Park in White Rock drive-through testing site. The Curative drive-through testing will occur 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Testing is free. To schedule an appointment, individuals are advised to visit: and select “Los Alamos, New Mexico” as the location.

County Ice Rink Open
here to visit the Los Alamos County Community Services Ice Rink page for the latest schedules.

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

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…/1My90zKWNCYlCWeuWeXieHMkKrg…/edit…

#ShopSmallLosAlamos #LiveLosAlamos #KeepLosAlamosStrong #SHOPSMALL

Restaurants Open For Pick-up or Delivery

Click here for a list of restaurants in Los Alamos and White Rock

Senior Shopping Times at Smith’s Stores

Both the Los Alamos and White Rock stores have set aside special hours for senior citizens (60 and older) to shop.

The following days and times are set aside exclusively for senior citizens:

  • Monday 7-8 a.m.;
  • Wednesday 7-8 a.m.; and
  • Friday 7-8 a.m.

Teen Center’s Los Alamos QUARANTEEN Center Website

While the Los Alamos Teen Center is temporarily closed, its staff members have created a new website and an online space where staff and teen members can interact via text and voice. The “Los Alamos QUARANTEEN Center”, visit to access a curated collection of web resources shared by their favorite Teen Center staff, other teens and community members.

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.

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.

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