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In And Around Town: Oct. 19

on October 19, 2017 - 5:16am

In and Around Town:

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

Send event announcements to Kirsten@ladailypost.com.

​THURSDAY, Oct. 19 

Science on Tap

Interested in magnetism? Come to Science On Tap, at 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked Wine Bar, 145 Central Park Square. Ross McDonald, with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory’s Pulsed Field Facility at Los Alamos, will talk about the motivation for using high magnetic fields for materials research.
 
FRIDAY, Oct. 20 
 
Only The Brave Movie Premiere 
The premiere of the movie, "Only the Brave," about the Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters is 5-7 p.m. at the Reel Deal Theater. The event is sponsored by the Los Alamos Film Office, and the Los Alamos Fire Department. 
 
SATURDAY, Oct. 21
 
Pumpkin Splash
The public is invited to join in on the Annual Pumpkin Splash and Halloween Carnival 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Walkup Aquatic Center. This year’s  theme pays tribute to Dr. Seuss. Tickets are on sale at the front desk of the Aquatic Center, and also can be purchased the day of the Pumpkin Splash. The cost of the event is $7 for each participant. If you have any questions about this fun-filled day, contact the Aquatic Center at 505.662.8170.
 
Bloktoberfest
​Little Forest Playschool's Fall Fiesta has been tranformed into Bloktoberfest 2-5 p.m. at Urban Park. The festivities include pumpkin painting, roasted corn, silent auction and a wine and beer garden. Admission is $7 and children younger than age 5 will be admitted for free. http://ladailypost.com/content/bloktoberfest-oct-21-urban-park
 
​Scarecrow Contest
Los Alamos Arts Council will hold its Scarecrow contest. Participants can bring entries 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to the Chamber of Commerce office. The fee is $10. Scarecrows will be displayed through Nov. 1 on Central Avenue. For more information, visit LosAlamosArtsCouncil.org.
 
Mountain PTA Halloween Carnival
The Mountain Elementary School PTA’s Annual Halloween Carnival is 4-7 p.m. Wristbands will be available along with some free activities: Palooza Pumpkin Pass: $5 (12 points); and Palooza Power Pass for $10 (unlimited games). http://ladailypost.com/content/mountain-pta-carnival-and-2017-pumpkin-palooza
 
Masonic Waffle Breakfast
​The Los Alamos Pajarito Masonic Lodge 66 is hosting a waffle breakfast 7:30-10:30 a.m. The price is $7 for adults and $3 for children age 6 and younger. The breakfast  benefits the Aquatomics Swim Team. For more information or to donate, email Leslie Melton at lmelton522yahoo.com. 
 
Fuller Lodge Art Center's Arts And Crafts Fair
The Fuller Lodge Art Center will host its 37th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Crossroads Church at 97 East Road. http://ladailypost.com/content/37th-annual-fall-arts-crafts-fair-oct-21
 
Community Winds
The Los Alamos Community Winds will open the 2017-2018 Season with its Fall Concert at 7 p.m. at White Rock Baptist Church (80 N.M. 4). All Community Winds concerts are free, with a suggested donation of $10.http://ladailypost.com/content/los-alamos-community-winds-open-season-fall-concert-saturday
 
SUNDAY, Oct. 22
 
Screening of "Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World
In recongnition of 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Redeemer Lutheran Church will host a screening of the film, "Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World." Snacks will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the film begins at 6 p.m. Admission is free. 
 
MONDAY, Oct. 23 
 
Chapter AK, P.E.O. Meeting 
Chapter AK, P.E.O., will hold a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Jo Ann Howell, 380 Valle de Sol Road, in White Rock. Judy Goldie is the co-hostess. The report of the International Delegate will be the program. RSVP to Jo Ann at 672.3708.
 
TUESDAY, Oct. 24
 
Los Alamos Piecemakers Meeting 
The Los Alamos Piecemakers meets at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Presbyterian Church. Members will make Christmas ornaments.
 
FRIDAY, Oct. 27 
 
Trick or Treat on MainStreet 
Trick or Treat on MainStreet is 4-6 p.m. in downtown Los Alamos. A pet costume parade is 5:15 p.m. at Ashley Pond. 
 
Knights of Columbus Haunted House 
The Knights of Columbus Haunted House is 6-10 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 104 DP Road. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Children age 4 and younger are admitted free. http://ladailypost.com/content/knights-columbus-haunted-house-oct-27-28
 
Big Band Concert
The Los Alamos Big Band is hosting a Fall Concert and Dance, 7-9 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. Admission is free; donations are welcome.http://ladailypost.com/content/los-alamos-big-band-hosts-fall-dance-oct-27
 
SATURDAY, Oct. 28 
 
Pumpkin Glow 
Los Alamos Arts Council hosts Pumpkin Glow 6-9 p.m. on the Fuller Lodge lawn. Before the Glow, there will be a carving party at 10 a.m. at Smith's Marketplace. There will be a student masquerade recital at 4 p.m. in Fuller Lodge. For more information, visit LosAlamosArtsCouncil.org.
 
Knights of Columbus Haunted House 
The Knights of Columbus Haunted House 6-10 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 104 DP Road. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Children age 4 and younger are admitted free. http://ladailypost.com/content/knights-columbus-haunted-house-oct-27-28
 
Stephanie Garcia Richard's Campaign Kick-off 
Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard's campaign kick-off is 2 p.m. at the Cottonwood on the Greens. RSVP by going to www.stephaniegarciarichard.com. http://ladailypost.com/content/sgr-re-election-campaign-kickoff-oct-28
 
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1
 
Brown Bag Show
The Los Alamos Arts Council will host its third Brown Bag Performance of the season at noon Nov. 1 in Fuller Lodge. The concert will feature the Los Alamos Piano Quartet, led by violinist Brian Newnam. For more information, visit https://losalamosartscouncil.org/
 
FRIDAY, Nov. 3 
 
Recycle Fashion Show
The 2017 Recycle Fashion Show is 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. The deadline to register is Nov. 1. Call 662.8163. 
 
Coro de Camara Concert
Pianist Natasha Stojanovska, Celtic fiddler Maria Jones, violinist Kathy Gursky, and Irish dancer and tin whistle player Bethany Filer join Coro de Cámara in a program of music from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales at 7 p.m. at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students at door or in advance at www.corodecamara-nm.orghttp://ladailypost.com/content/coro-de-camara-fall-concert-call-isles
 
SUNDAY, Nov. 5
 
Coro de Camara Concert
Pianist Natasha Stojanovska, Celtic fiddler Maria Jones, violinist Kathy Gursky, and Irish dancer and tin whistle player Bethany Filer join Coro de Cámara in a program of music from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Church. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students at door or in advance at www.corodecamara-nm.orghttp://ladailypost.com/content/coro-de-camara-fall-concert-call-isles
 
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8
 
Community Vision Tourism Public Forum
Los Alamos County residents are invited to attend and give input at a Community Vision for Tourism Public Forum 6-7:30 p.m.  in Fuller Lodge.http://ladailypost.com/content/county-community-vision-tourism-public-forum

 ​SATURDAY, Jan. 13

45th Annual Chile Ski Classic 

The Chama Valley Rotary Club presents the 45th Annual Chama Chile Ski Classic. There will be 6K and 18K Freestyle cross-country ski races, 6K and 12K Classic style cross-country ski races, a 6K snowshoe race, a Fat Tire Snow-Bike Race, Cross-country ski and yurt tours, Rookie Race, a costume contest, Cross-country ski Clinics, Live Music, Beer Tasting, and more.   For more information: SKICHAMA.COM. Contact info - Race Director Melissa Clark, email skichama@gmail.com, phone 575.265.0590. The local SW Nordic X-C Ski Club is a co-sponsor of the Chama Chile Ski Classic. 
 
SUNDAY, Jan. 14
 
45th Annual Chile Ski Classic 
The Chama Valley Rotary Club presents the 45th Annual Chama Chile Ski Classic. There will be 6K and 18K Freestyle cross-country ski races, 6K and 12K Classic style cross-country ski races, a 6K snowshoe race, a Fat Tire Snow-Bike Race, Cross-country ski and yurt tours, Rookie Race, a costume contest, Cross-country ski Clinics, Live Music, Beer Tasting, and more.   For more information: SKICHAMA.COM. Contact info - Race Director Melissa Clark, email skichama@gmail.com, phone 575.265.0590. The local SW Nordic X-C Ski Club is a co-sponsor of the Chama Chile Ski Classic. 
 
MONDAY, Jan. 15
 
45th Annual Chile Ski Classic 
The Chama Valley Rotary Club presents the 45th Annual Chama Chile Ski Classic. There will be 6K and 18K Freestyle cross-country ski races, 6K and 12K Classic style cross-country ski races, a 6K snowshoe race, a Fat Tire Snow-Bike Race, Cross-country ski and yurt tours, Rookie Race, a costume contest, Cross-country ski Clinics, Live Music, Beer Tasting, and more. For more information: SKICHAMA.COM. Contact info - Race Director Melissa Clark, email skichama@gmail.com, phone 575.265.0590. The local SW Nordic X-C Ski Club is a co-sponsor of the Chama Chile Ski Classic. 
 

ONGOING EVENTS

​Scrambled Not Fried Brain Injury Support Group
The brain injury support group meets 6:30-8 p.m. the second and last Tuesday of every month at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. The group is open to survivors of any acquired brain injury: stroke, oxygen deprivation, tumors, neuro-toxicity, sports injury, car accident, domestic violence, etc. For more information, call Nancy Partridge at 505.709.8400 or Brian Haigh, MD, at 505.412.7756.
Sons of American Legion Breakfast
The Sons of American Legion Squadron 90 is hosting a 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
Los Alamos International Folkdance Club meetsTuesdays at the 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 info: contact Dennis at 505-661-4240
 
Al-Anon Meeting
Noon Tuesday and Thursday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage Loop in Classroom 2. Contact Chris 505.500.2911 or www.nm-alanon.com.

Ballroom Etcetera Dance
Ballroom Etcetera invites all social dancers to join us at 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
Science On Tap happens every third Thursday of the month, featuring a new topic each time. The talk is 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square.
 
Mountain Mixer Square Dance Club
Lessons 6-7 p.m. Dancing 7-8 p.m. Saturdays at the 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 more 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. every Friday. Song sheets are provided and a 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 to the center, call 505.662.8922. http://www.ladailypost.com/content/white-rock-senior-center-becoming-social-hub
 
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.
 
Weekly Events for Entrepreneurs and Innovators

French Conversation Group

Mesa Public Library in the meeting room on the third floor at 1 p.m., once a month, on the second Thursday for 1.5 to 2 hours. ALL levels are welcome!

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