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In And Around Town: March 29

on March 20, 2017 - 5:51am


The Los Alamos Daily Post’s “In and Around Town” community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to 



Business After Hours

​The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is hosting Business After Hours from 5:30-7 p.m. at New Mexico Bank and Trust.

New Mexico Bank & Trust Open House

New Mexico Bank & Trust invites the community to join them 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for an Open House to celebrate the newly remodeled Los Alamos Banking Center lobby at 1475 Central Ave. Guests will be treated to refreshments and have the opportunity to visit with the friendly New Mexico Bank & Trust staff.


MONDAY, April 3

Sleep Matters/Sleep Apnea and Treatment Presentation

Sleep Matters/Sleep Apnea and Treatment" Presentation will be held at  2 p.m. in Aspen Ridge Assisted Living; 1010 Sombrillo Court on the 3rd Floor.  Presenters are Dr. Roger Wiggins and Patricia Donahue, Respiratory Therapist from the SW Sleep Center.  Refreshments will be served.  No RSVP necessary.  Los Alamos community, residents and families invited.  For more informatin, contact   Cynthia Goldblatt, Community Liaison, at 695-8981.


​Barranca Elementary School Kindergarten Round Up

​Parents and students will be able to meet with Barranca Elementary School's kindergarten teachers, learn about the kindergarten program, visit classrooms and register for kindergarten during the school's Kindergarten Round Up from 1-3 p.m. at the elementary school gym.

Kindergarten Round-Up
Kindergarten Round-Up will be held at all Los Alamos Elementary Schools. Children who turn five by September 1, 2017, are eligible to be enrolled in kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year. Kindergarten Round Up is an important step in the pre-registration process, and gives parents and children an idea of what to expect for kindergarten.



The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Office of Student Services is hosting a job fair for students and local community members from 1-4 p.m.  in the UNM-LA Student Center (Building 2). More than 20 large and small businesses from northern New Mexico will be on hand to meet potential new employees.

FRIDAY, April 7
​Buddhist Meditation
​A morning of Buddhist meditation will be held from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Unitarian Church. The class is free although donations are welcomed.
SUNDAY, April 9

Run For Her Life

The Seventh Annual Run For Her Life 5K and 10K Race will begin at 9 a.m. starting at East Park off East Road (NM502) in Los Alamos.

Poetry Reading

Poet Allison Cobb will do a reading of her work at 1 p.m. at the White Rock Branch Library. Local Poet David Mutschlencer will introduce her.


TUESDAY, April 11

Community Passover Seder

The Los Alamos Jewish Center will hold its annual Community Passover Seder at 5:30 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The event is open to anyone interested in attending.The event will be catered by Pig & Fig Café. Seating is limited, so make sure reservations are received by April 3. Admission includes a full dinner and is $30 per adult LAJC member, $40 per adult non-member. Admission is $10 for member children 5-12, $20 for non-member children 5-12 and free for children 4 and younger.


THURSDAY, April 13

​Dr. Peter J. Lindberg Memorial Seminar

The Los Alamos Council on Cancer will host the Dr. Peter J. Lindberg Memorail Seminar at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. There will be a complimentary dinner starting at 5:15 p.m. The seminar is also free. Dr. Fabio Almeida will be the featured speaker. To register, call the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service at 662-2656 or e-mail at or go visit

SATURDAY, April 15

2017 Wildlife Elks Easter Egg Hunt

The event will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Ashley Pond. Featured at the event will be Smokey the Bear, Los Alamos Fire Department's Sparky, bouncy houses, a bicycle rodeo, a children's safety seat clinic, helmet fittings and more.  

FRIDAY, April 21

​Benefit Concert

Students Daniel Wierl and Kaylen Pocaterra are hosting a benefit concert in support of Dr. Zandree Stidham, diagnosed with Essential Thrombocythemia in 2010. The concert will be from 5-8 p.m., in Building 2 at UNM-LA. For more information on the concert please visit the Facebook Page, Dr.Zee Benefit Concert. If you would like to donate before the event, please visit and donate with #teamzee.


SATURDAY, April 22

​Chamber Gala

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is bringing back a special event which has not been held for several years - the Chamber Gala. The gala will be held at Fuller Lodge.
This will be a semi-formal evening of dining and dancing with a silent auction. The theme for the gala is 1960’s Rat Pack so plan to wear your early 60’s attire and hair do’s. Music will be performed by ol’ Blue Eyes, and Fuller Lodge will become a Vegas night club with dancing and casino tables.
Tickets for the Gala are $100 and can be purchased on the Chamber events page



The Impact of Hearing and Balance Disorders

The Impact of Hearing & Balance Disorders" by Dr. Pete Shepard of SW Ear, Nose & Throat Center and Audiologist Dr. Brett Adams will be presented at 2 p.m. at Aspen Ridge Assisted Living; 1010 Sombrillo Court.  No RSVP necessary. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Cynthia Goldblatt, Community Liaison, at 695-8981.

SATURDAY, April 29

Lets keep Los Alamos litter free during Clean Up Los Alamos Day. Free gloves and bags will be provided upon registration. The Eco Station will allow free trash disposal to all Los Alamos County residents. An appreciation lunch will be provided to volunteers noon–1 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park.


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 Sportsmen's Club "Cowboy Shoot"

The Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club is hosting its first “Cowboy Shoot” of the year at at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 18 at the Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club Pistol Pits. This SASS ruled event occurs every third Saturday of each month March until November (weather permitting).

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.

Weekly Events for Entrepreneurs and Innovators 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!