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In And Around Town: Sept. 18

on September 13, 2018 - 9:19am

 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 Kirsten@ladailypost.com.​​​​​​​

 
TUESDAY, Sept. 18
 
Family Yoga
Family Yoga (ages 2-5 with an adult) is held 9:30-10:15 a.m. every Tuesday at the Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St. The cost is $10 per class. Instructor Sarah Gustafson weaves poses into story, song and games to foster creative expression while developing coordination and balance.
 
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19
 
'Sculptural Vessels' Opening Reception
“Sculptural Vessels,” an exhibition of ceramics by Sharon Brush, will open in the UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Library. UNM-LA will host a reception 1:15-2:15 p.m. during the university’s common hour, and the public is invited to attend.
 
Chit-Chat & Change (Diapers)
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. The program is held 9:30-10: 15 a.m. at Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St.
 
THURSDAY, Sept. 20

Discussion of D.C. Statehood by League of Women Voters, 5 p.m. at the home of Becky Shankland, 6 Mariposa Court in White Rock, Non-League members also welcome. RSVP to Rebecca.shankland@gmail.com or 505.672.9106.

Friday Sept. 21

Los Alamos Little Theatre presents “Silent Sky” by Lauren Gunderson
The Los Alamos Little Theatre opens its 75th Anniversary Season with Silent Sky, by Lauren Gunderson. Based on the true story and science of early 20th century female “computers” at Harvard Observatory, the play explores the life of astronomer Henrietta Leavitt as she maps distant stars in galaxies beyond our own, working alongside Annie Cannon and Williamina Fleming. In this exquisite blend of science, history, family ties, and fragile love, a passionate young woman must map her own passage through a society determined to keep a woman in her place. 7:30 pm at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. $15 general /$13 seniors and students. Tickets available at the door, online at LALT.ORG, or at C.B. Fox.
 
2nd Paint Night at the Co+Op Market - “Blue Pickup”
Los Alamos Canvas Events will host paint night 6-8:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Cooperative Market, 95 Entrada Dr. Los Alamos, NM 87544. LACM members receive a $5 discount online at checkout. For more info go to www.LACanvasEvents.com or contact Susanne Harrison, 505.412.1534. The cost is $37.56, which includes tax and materials.
 
SATURDAY, Sept. 22
 
Los Alamos Little Theatre presents “Silent Sky” by Lauren Gunderson
The Los Alamos Little Theatre opens its 75th Anniversary Season with Silent Sky, by Lauren Gunderson. Based on the true story and science of early 20th century female “computers” at Harvard Observatory, the play explores the life of astronomer Henrietta Leavitt as she maps distant stars in galaxies beyond our own, working alongside Annie Cannon and Williamina Fleming. In this exquisite blend of science, history, family ties, and fragile love, a passionate young woman must map her own passage through a society determined to keep a woman in her place. 7:30 pm at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. $15 general /$13 seniors and students. Tickets available at the door, online at LALT.ORG, or at C.B. Fox.
 
FSN's Lucky Ducky Day Carnival
It’s time to celebrate Family Strengths Network! Join us for rubber duck races, carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, silent auction and much more during the Lucky Ducky Day Carnival 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St.
 
American Legion Candidate Town Hall
The American Legion Post 90 will host a Candidate Town Hall starting at 9 a.m. at the American Legion Post 90 on 1325 Trinity Dr. The town hall will include candidates running for positions on County Council to Congress.
 
Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture
Los Alamos Arts Council is pleased to present The Inaugural “Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture” 7:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. Admission is free to individuals age 12 and older.
Sunday Sept. 23

Los Alamos Little Theatre presents “Silent Sky” by Lauren Gunderson
The Los Alamos Little Theatre opens its 75th Anniversary Season with Silent Sky, by Lauren Gunderson. Based on the true story and science of early 20th century female “computers” at Harvard Observatory, the play explores the life of astronomer Henrietta Leavitt as she maps distant stars in galaxies beyond our own, working alongside Annie Cannon and Williamina Fleming. In this exquisite blend of science, history, family ties, and fragile love, a passionate young woman must map her own passage through a society determined to keep a woman in her place. 2 pm at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. $15 general /$13 seniors and students. Tickets available at the door, online at LALT.ORG, or at C.B. Fox.
 
Russian Language Group
Russian Language Group is for Russian speaking children to 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.
 
MONDAY, Sept. 24
 
Chapter AK P.E.O Meeting
Chapter AK, P.E.O., will hold a regular business meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the home of Marilyn Doolen, 713 Meadow Lane, in White Rock. Marilyn also will serve as co-hostess and provide the program. RSVP to Marilyn at 672.3571.
 
Tuesday, Sept. 25
Allergy Presentation
In time for the upcoming fall allergy season, physician and biologist Dr. Cliff Han is appearing 7-9 p.m. at ProjectY in Central Park Square to discuss a wide range of topics related to allergies. https://www.ladailypost.com/content/biologist-cliff-han-presents-community-seminar-los-alamos-how-live-allergy-free-life-sept-25
Los Alamos Piecemakers
Los Alamos Piecemakers will hold its September meeting at 7 p.m. at the United Church of Los Alamos. The program for September will be Maggie Ball of Dragonfly Quilts speaking on "The Bears Come Out at Night". There is a workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 26 on the same topic at the United Church. Please see the August newsletter for details.
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26
 
Chit-Chat and Change
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. The program will be 9:30-10:15 a.m. at Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St.
 
Los Alamos Chapter #63, Order of Eastern Star
Los Alamos Chapter #63, Order of the Eastern Star, will hold a social meeting at 7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge on North Sage Street. The Order of the Eastern Star holds social meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month. The chapter goes dark the months of July and August. For more information, contact Worthy Matron Mary Ethel Plotner, 661.4233 (let it ring through), or Past Matron Judy Goldie, 662.3797.
 

Paint Night at the Pig+Fig Café - “Starry Night over the Mesa”
Los Alamos Canvas Events will host a paint night 6-8:30 p.m. at Pig & Fig Café’s new location, 11 Sherwood Blvd. White Rock, NM 87547. For more info go to www.LACanvasEvents.com or contact Susanne Harrison, 505.412.1534. The fee is $37.56 fee includes tax and all art materials.

Live Theater at the LA Senior Centers
Free, Live Performance and Post-Show Discussion of Ultimate Precision by Robert F. Benjamin, performed by Pat Beck and Eric Bjorklund. Sparked by estate planning, a long-married couple skirmishes about the precision in their marriage during this hilarious, 14.5–minute comedy. The performance will be at 12:30 p.m. at Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos, 1101 Bathtub Row.

THURSDAY, Sept. 27

League of Women Voters Candidate Forum
The League of Women Voters will host a candidate forum at 7 p.m. in UNM-LA Building 2's Student Union. This forum features Anne Nobile (D), running unopposed for Probate Judge, information about the North Central Regional Transportation District (NCRTD) Reauthorization Ballot Question, and all the candidates for County Council. The LWVLA Voter Guide will be published in the Los Alamos Daily Post and delivered by mail on Thursday, Oct. 4.  The guide will also be available on the LWVLA website, lwvlosalamos.org/VoterGuide.html
 
Live Theater at the LA Senior Centers
Free, Live Performance and Post-Show Discussion of Ultimate Precision by Robert F. Benjamin, performed by Pat Beck and Eric Bjorklund.  Sparked by estate planning, a long-married couple skirmishes about the precision in their marriage during this hilarious, 14.5–minute comedy. The performance will be at 12:30 p.m. at White Rock Senior Center, 137 Longview Dr.

Friday Sept. 28

Los Alamos Little Theatre presents “Silent Sky” by Lauren Gunderson
The Los Alamos Little Theatre opens its 75th Anniversary Season with Silent Sky, by Lauren Gunderson. Based on the true story and science of early 20th century female “computers” at Harvard Observatory, the play explores the life of astronomer Henrietta Leavitt as she maps distant stars in galaxies beyond our own, working alongside Annie Cannon and Williamina Fleming. In this exquisite blend of science, history, family ties, and fragile love, a passionate young woman must map her own passage through a society determined to keep a woman in her place. 7:30 pm at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. $15 general /$13 seniors and students. Tickets available at the door, online at LALT.ORG, or at C.B. Fox.

SATURDAY Sept. 29

Los Alamos Little Theatre presents “Silent Sky” by Lauren Gunderson
The Los Alamos Little Theatre opens its 75th Anniversary Season with Silent Sky, by Lauren Gunderson. Based on the true story and science of early 20th century female “computers” at Harvard Observatory, the play explores the life of astronomer Henrietta Leavitt as she maps distant stars in galaxies beyond our own, working alongside Annie Cannon and Williamina Fleming. In this exquisite blend of science, history, family ties, and fragile love, a passionate young woman must map her own passage through a society determined to keep a woman in her place. 7:30 pm at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. $15 general /$13 seniors and students. Tickets available at the door, online at LALT.ORG, or at C.B. Fox.

SUNDAY, Sept. 30

Taste of Knowledge
LAPS Foundation and Pig + Fig Cafe presents Taste of Knowledge 2018 6-9 p.m. at Pig + Fig Cafe on 11 Sherwood Blvd. The event will feature South American food and wine.  Tickets are $75 per person. To purchase tickets, visit TOK2018.eventbrite.com. For more information, call 505.500.6501. https://www.ladailypost.com/content/taste-knowledge-sept-30
 
MONDAY, Oct. 1
 
Summit Garden Club Meeting
The Summit Garden Club will hold a potluck luncheon starting at 11:30 a.m. at the United Church in Graves Hall.  Lunch will be followed by two guest speakers, Joann and Larry Layden, Chairman of Penny Pines. Joann will share her expertise on butterflies and bees. Newcomers and guests are welcome.  For more information call Susan Larocque at 695.0378.
 
Ongoing Events

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 https://nm-aa.org 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 4 meetings each week in Los Alamos; see https://www.nmal-anon.com 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 every from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m. 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 at UNM-LA Building 6, Room 627. All writers of fiction and non-fiction, published or not, are welcome. Bring a piece of writing for critique. The next meeting is Sept. 12.

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 meets 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, Betty Ehart Senior Center Conference Room, 1101 Bathtub Row, 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. For more information, contact Bob Ansheles (505.955.7931), Diane Hammon (505.672.3058), or feel free to attend the group.

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 to 10:15a.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 from 10:30 - 11:30a.m. at Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St.

Los Alamos Council on Cancer's Caregivers Support Group meets 11 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row.

Eastgate Toastmasters: Learn public speaking in a fun and supportive environment. Noon on the second and fourth Monday of each month at Mesa Public Library, second floor, Room 3. Guests are always welcome. http://eastgate.toastmastersclubs.org/

Sons of American Legion Breakfast 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

  • $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! http://ballroometcla.org/

Science On Tap Science On Tap happens every third Monday of the month, featuring a new topic each time. The talk is 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked, 145 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 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 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. 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. 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 http://www.ladailypost.com/content/meetups-entrepreneurs-innovators-and-idea-people

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


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