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In And Around Town: Dec. 11

on December 6, 2018 - 7:39am
 
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, Dec. 11
 
Business Breakfast
Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in Romm 230 located in Building 2 at UNM-LA. The speaker will be Mary Feldblum, executive director of Health Security for New Mexicans Campaign.
 
WEDNESDAY Dec. 12
 
Gingerbread Building Workshop
Family Strengths Network will host its annual Gingerbread Building Workshop 10 a.m. to noon at the Family Strengths Network at 3540 Orange St. This workshop is geared toward toddlers. Toddlers are supplied with graham crackers and decorating materials. The cost is $10 per child. A second workshop for school aged children is 1:30-3:30 p.m. The cost for school-age children is $20 a kit. Registration is required and can be done online www.lafsn.org.
 
Los Alamos Chapter #63, Order of Eastern Star
Los Alamos Chapter #63, Order of the Eastern Star will host its business meeting at 7 p.m. in the Masonic Lodge on North Sage Street (on the corner of 15th and Canyon). Los Alamos Chapter #63, Order of the Eastern Star holds business meetings the second Wednesday of the month. There will be no social meeting in December because of the Christmas holiday. For more information, contact Worthy Matron Teri Roberts, 672.0270, or Past Matron Judy Goldie, 662.3797.
 
FSN Chit-Chat Infant and Toddler Discussion Group
Family Strengths Network will hold Chit-Chat Infant and Toddler Discussion Group, which offers parents/caretakers of babies and expectant parents the opportunity to connect and explore timely topics, 9:30-10:15 a.m. at 3540 Orange St. This group is meant to be a quieter space. Infants up through walking are welcome.
 
LAHS Winter Dance
Los Alamos High School presents a Winter Dance Show 7 p.m. in Duane Smith Auditorium. Admission is free. https://www.ladailypost.com/content/lahs-winter-dance-show-wednesday-dec-12
 
FRIDAY Dec. 14
 
Gingerbread Building Workshop
Family Strengths Network will host its annual Gingerbread Building Workshop 4-6 p.m. at the Family Strengths Network at 3540 Orange St. This workshop is geared toward adults and teens. The cost is $20 per kit. Registration is required and can be done online www.lafsn.org.
 
SATURDAY Dec. 15
 
Gingerbread Building Workshop
Family Strengths Network will host its annual Gingerbread Building Workshop 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Family Strengths Network at 3540 Orange St. This workshop is geared toward school-aged children. The cost is $20 per kit. Registration is required and can be done online www.lafsn.org.
 
Coffee with Christine
The community is invited to join Representative - Elect Christine Chandler 10-11:30 a.m. at the Los Alamos Co-op. Questions about the legislative session and input about legislative priorities are welcome. https://www.ladailypost.com/content/coffee-rep-elect-christine-chandler-dec-15
 
SUNDAY, Dec. 16
 
Staying Sane Through the Holidays
“Merry and Bright” is not always how we may feel during the holidays. This may be especially true if alcohol or drugs affects you, your child, parent, spouse, coworker or a friend. Los Alamos Al-Anon Family Group will host a community event 5-6:15 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 1758 North Sage St. Carey S. will be the speaker. All who are interested are welcome.
 
Luminara Walkabout
Take a tour of the North Mesa Stables during the Luminara Walkabout 4:30-7 p.m. at the North Mesa Stables. Various stable owners will greet visitors with decorated barns, and maybe some other holiday cheer. Folks of all ages are invited to warm themselves and chat at the scattered luminarias (little bonfires) during their stroll. Visitors are invited and welcome, but to preserve the ambiance of the peaceful scene, please plan to participate on foot. Vehicles can be parked at the ball fields across from the Posse Lodge, soccer field parking at the corner of San Ildefonso and North Mesa Roads, or tennis courts by the Rodeo Arena (accessed off of San Ildefonso).
 
SUNDAY, Dec. 30
 
Americana Concert
Americana music legend Jim Lauderdale will join his friend Max Gomez 7:30 p.m. in Fuller Lodge. Full East Indian dinners are available, as is beer and wine from Bathtub Row. Tickets ($25 in advance/$30 at the door) can be purchased at liveinlosalamos.com, or from Los Alamos Schools Credit Union (for those wishing to avoid a service fee). Gomez sold out his solo show last year and those on the Live in Los Alamos email list have already picked up more than half of the available tickets, so fans are encouraged to get tickets soon. https://www.ladailypost.com/content/lauderdale-and-gomez-play-fuller-lodge-dec-30
 
SATURDAY, Jan. 12
 
Coffee with Christine
The community is invited to join Representative - Elect Christine Chandler 10-11:30 a.m. at Pig + Fig in White Rock. Questions about the legislative session and input about legislative priorities are welcome. https://www.ladailypost.com/content/coffee-rep-elect-christine-chandler-dec-15
 
SATURDAY Jan. 19
 
45th Annual Chama Chile Ski Classic
The Chama Valley Rotary Club presents the 45th Annual Chama Chile Ski Classic. There will be 6K & 18K Freestyle cross-country ski races, 6K & 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. https://www.ladailypost.com/content/45th-annual-chama-chile-ski-classic-jan-19-21
 
SUNDAY Jan. 20
 
45th Annual Chama Chile Ski Classic
The Chama Valley Rotary Club presents the 45th Annual Chama Chile Ski Classic. There will be 6K & 18K Freestyle cross-country ski races, 6K & 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. https://www.ladailypost.com/content/45th-annual-chama-chile-ski-classic-jan-19-21
 
MONDAY Jan. 21
 
45th Annual Chama Chile Ski Classic
The Chama Valley Rotary Club presents the 45th Annual Chama Chile Ski Classic. There will be 6K & 18K Freestyle cross-country ski races, 6K & 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. https://www.ladailypost.com/content/45th-annual-chama-chile-ski-classic-jan-19-21
 
Ongoing Events
Ad Hoc Hiking Group Join the Ad Hoc hiking group 9 a.m. Thursdays downstairs at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. No age restrictions.  No gender restrictions.  No commitments. 
Newcomers and old-timers, all are welcome. Where do we hike?  All over the place, and we usually decide the morning of…..hence the name ad hoc.  Hikes of 3 to 4 miles or more on uneven ground are typical.  Always dress in layers for conditions, wear a hat, and bring water. Please feel free to join us any Thursday. To get on the email list (for last minute weather announcements or other schedule information) please send your request to: Linda McCormick at mclindanm@gmail.com
 
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 four 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 10 a.m. to noon every 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.
 
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 9:30-10:15 a.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 10:30-11:30 a.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.
 
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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