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In And Around Town: June 21

on June 16, 2017 - 10:47am

In and Around Town:

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

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Science, Religion and Cosmic Purpose
The Los Alamos Science and Faith Forum continues its lecture series with a presentation by John Haught, a professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., at 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. Haught's lecture will discuss how most issues in contemporary discussions of science and religion come down to the question of whether the universe may reasonably be said to have a purpose. This lecture examines the question of whether hte natural sciences are compatible with the widespread religious claim that the universe is here for a reason. 
Authors Talk
“Let’s Roll This Train” is a memoir by one of New Mexico’s leading educators and public servants, Dr. Lenton Malry. Malry will give a talk at 7 p.m. at Mesa Public Library's Upstairs Rotunda.


FRIDAY, June 23 


Evolution and Faith: What is at stake? 

The Los Alamos Science and Faith Forum continues its lecture series with a presentation by John Haught, a professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., at 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. In 1859, Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species," introducing his famous theory of evolution. Biologist tdoay marvel at how well the theory has held up during the last century and a half. This lecture examines the question of compatibility of contemporary evolutionary biology with religion and specifically with biblical faith. 



MONDAY, June 26
Chapter AK, P.E.O. Luncheon Meeting
Chapter AK, P.E.O., will hold a social meeting at 12:15 p.m., in the home of hostess Joy Beery, 565 Navajo in Los Alamos. Joan Brown is the co-hostess. Sandy Beery will give a program on teachers and their involvement with student improvement for their schools. RSVP to Joy at 662-5523.
TUESDAY, June 27
Los Alamos Piecemakers Meeting - 7:00 pm United Church in Los Alamos Graves Hall
Guest Speaker, quilter and quilt restorer Albert Maggitti will give a talk during the Los Alamos Piecemakers' meeting at 7 p.m. in the United Church of Los Alamos' Grave Hall.  Do you have an heirloom or yard sale quilt that’s showing its age and aren’t sure what to do with it? Quilter and quilt restorer Maggitti may have your answer. The program includes: the distinctions between repair, restore and conservation, complexities of taking on the tasks of working on a family heirloom, levels of involvement in repairing/restoring/conserving an aging quilt and techniques for repairing torn, frayed, or missing fabric pieces. Bring your quilt. Time permitting, Maggitti may have tips and advise on how best to preserve it.
Summera nd Fall Field User Meeting
The Summer and Fall Field User Meeting is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Parks Division Conference Room in Building 5 at 101 Camino Entrada.

Chamber After Business Hours 
Aspen Ridge Assisted Living will host Business After Hours from from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 1010 Sombrillo Court. Aspen Ridge Assisted Living, the Los Alamos Retirement Community/LARC and Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring the event.  The community and Chamber businesses are invited.  No RSVP necessary.
Sean Rowe Concert
Alt-Folk Musician Sean Rowe will hold a concert in Los Alamos, as part of the tour for his recent album, New Lore. The concert will be held at Fuller Lodge. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Los Alamos Schools Credit Union or at
FRIDAY, June 30 
Los Alamos Arts Council Reception 
​To say goodbye to Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Marlane Hamilton, who is retiring, the arts council is hosting a reception from 4-6 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. 
Big Brothers Big Sisters Drive For Matches 
One of Big Brothers Big Sisters' biggest fundraisers is approaching. The Annual Drive for Matches Golf Tournament will begin at 1 p.m. at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Every dollar raised in our tournament stays in our community to make more life-changing, long-lasting friendships for local youth. It’s easy to register online at If you can’t make it, please consider making a donation or becoming a sponsor.
Tuesdays at the Pond
Tuesdays at the Pond will be held at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Ashley Pond stage. This year's entertainment series will feature a wide variety of musicla acts and there's sure to be something for everyone. Performance range all way from a professional wind ensembe to an R&B artist, fold rock group to a big brass band and everything in between.  
Al-Anon Meeting
Noon Tuesday and Thursday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday Unitarian Church 1738 N. Sage Loop Classroom2. Contact Chris 505.500.2911 or

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!

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.
Safety Town
Safety Town is returning to Mountain Elementary School 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, June 19-30. This free safety program is open to all children entering Kindergarten in the Fall or who will be five years of age by Sept. 1. The program is limited to 80 participants and registration is being accepted at the Walkup Aquatic Center front desk or register online via WebTrac on the PROS Division’s main page at
Los Alamos International Folkdance Group
Great for body and mind: learn folkdances from around the world. Teaching, 7:15-8 p.m., dances by request, 8-9:30 p.m. Family-friendly, all ages welcome. Tuesdays (except 5th Tuesday of the month) at Los Alamos Little Theater, 1670 Nectar St., $3 per session. For info: Dennis, 505-661-4240.
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, every Wednesday at 4 p.m., 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 more 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. 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.
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.
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Al-Anon meeting in Los Alamos

Noon Tuesday and Thursday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 3547 Pueblo Dr. Contact Steve 505.662.0407 or

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!