People & Community

People & Community

Afterparty: An Interactive Book Talk At ProjectY Jan. 18

The Styx Chyx present an interactive book talk with Peter Callan, author of the Amazon best-selling book “Prepare to Die! And Other Stuff Nobody Told You”, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 18, at projectY cowork Los Alamos, 150 Central Park Square.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Register online to confirm your attendance:
Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.
What to expect:
  • The basics of end-of-life planning, demystified;
  • Information regarding your


LARSO: Driver Safety Training In White Rock Jan. 9

Driver safety training for those over 50 is 1-5 p.m. Jan. 9 at the White Rock Senior Center. Courtesy/LARSO


Driver’s Safety should be a new learning tool for adults in 2020.

If “driver’s ed for adults” is in your cards, the local senior centers are here for you.

A cadre of local teachers offer many trainings throughout the year in both the Los Alamos and White Rock facilities. This month, White Rock will play host to the training 1-5 p.m. Jan. 9. The 4-hour course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. The course is open to those 50 years of age and over.

This month Kim Thomas is the instructor


Las Cumbres Community Services: Working For Everyone To Reach Their Greatest Potential

Connection to your community and social groups has positive effects on mental health and emotional well-being. Our shared skills and interests help mold the fabric of our community.
Imagine lacking a strong support network. Your emotional well-being would suffer. A community of us who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities are waiting to have all of the tools for a strong support network to help them achieve their highest potential.
A national movement in the late 70’s pushed to do away with institutional care for those of us who have disabilities.


PEEC: Intermediate Snowshoe Outing Next Jan. 11

Join PEEC and the Los Alamos Mountaineers for an intermediate snowshoe outing Saturday, Jan. 11. Jean Dewart will lead this point-to-point hike from the Las Conchas Trailhead to the East Fork Trailhead. Registration is required and space is limited. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Los Alamos Mountaineers for an intermediate snowshoe outing Saturday, Jan. 11.
Participants will complete a point-to-point hike from the Las Conchas Trailhead to the East Fork Trailhead, covering 4.5 miles and about 800 feet of elevation gain.


Tickets Available For Community Asset Awards


Tickets are available for the annual Community Asset Awards, Jan. 11 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

The 11th annual event, sponsored by the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, recognizes individuals, organizations and local businesses, for their good works throughout the community.

Tickets are $10 and include an evening filled sweet treats for the soul and the taste buds through inspiring people and stories.

Tickets can be reserved by calling 505.695.9139.


Los Alamos Arts Council Brown Bag Performance: Violinist Stephen Redfield; Violist Jeffrey Smith Jan. 8

Violist Jeffrey Smith. Courtesy/LAAC
Violinst Stephen Redfield, Courtesy/LAAC
LAAC News:
Stephen Redfield, violin; and Jeffrey Smith, viola; will join Los Alamos Arts Council for a special performance at noon Wednesday, Jan. 8, in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. This lovely violin/viola duo comes to Los Alamos from Santa Fe and will play pieces by Michael Hayden and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The pieces have a very interesting history. Michael Haydn, the younger (and at the time, well-known) brother of Franz Joseph, was commissioned to write a set of six duos.


‘Little Shops’ Sales Indicate Interest In Ongoing Venue

YMCA News:
The 27 and 31 vendors who took part in the Los Alamos “Little Shops” Pop-up sales Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 at The Family YMCA garnered more than $14,000 in sales, expressed gratitude and indicated an interest in ongoing “small” type markets.
Los Alamos County’s Discoveries Action Team and The Family YMCA hosted the Pop-up event to help local vendors test group-selling at a single venue. A survey held last summer revealed that 80 local, home-based businesses were interested in a group-selling ideal.
Of the 27 to 31 vendors who


Canvas And Chamomile Painting Class Jan. 9

The Canvas and Chamomile painting class is 4 p.m., Jan. 9 at the White Rock Senior Center and 1:30 p.m., Jan. 27 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. the cost is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. No experience is necessary. For registration and questions, call 505.412.1534. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Big Band New Year’s Dance Saturday

Los Alamos Big Band performs 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 in the Parish Hall at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3700 Canyon Road. Courtesy/LABB
Los Alamos Big Band
Celebrate the New Year by dancing to tunes of the Los Alamos Big Band, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 4.
The dance will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall, and is a fund-raiser for the IHM Youth program.
Admission is $20 per person and $10 for high-school students. Admission is free for middle-school children and younger with a paying adult. Tickets are