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In And Around Town: May 21

on May 17, 2018 - 10:04am
 
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.​​​​​​​

 
 
MONDAY, May 21
 
LAGC Meeting
The Los Alamos Garden Club (LAGC) will host its May meeting at the Crossroads Bible Church.  Light refreshments will be serve at the 9:30 a.m. social.  The business meeting will begin at 10 a.m. followed by May's speaker, Brian Romero of Views, Inc. who will speak on "Water Features in Your Garden". Guest are welcome. For more information or questions contact Irene Aikin at 662.7027. 
 
TUESDAY, May 22
 
Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guid Service Sew-A-Thon
Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild will host a community service sew-a-thon at 7 p.m. at the White Rock Presbyterian Church.  We will be making a crazy nine patch.  Fabric has been cut for the squares, so plan to sew or iron. 
 
American Legion Birthday Celebration
American Legion Post 90 will host a Birthday Barbecue with V13ON from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $7 per plate. https://www.ladailypost.com/content/birthday-bbq-v13ion-american-legion-may-22
 
Wednesday, May 23
 
Live Theater at LA Senior Centers
Betty Ehart Senior Center at 12:30 pm.  Free, live performance of "Newborn Security,"  a 10-minute play by Robert F. Benjamin, performed by Claire Singleton and Kelly Dolejsi.  A grandmother strives to continue a family tradition, but the airport security screener finds the suspicious substance in grandma's carry-on luggage.
 
Chit-Chat & Change
Family Strenghts Network will host Chit-Chat & Change (Diapers) 9:30-10:15 a.m. at 3540 Orange St. Guest speaker Amber Rushton will discuss how chores lead to success. The program 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.

Chit-Chat and Parenting Topics
Family Strenghts Network will host Chit-Chat & Parenting Topics 10:30-11:30 a.m. at 3540 Orange St.  Guest speak Amber Rushton will discuss how chores lead to success. The program offers parents/caretakers of children of varying ages the opportunity to connect and explore timely topics while their children play.

 
Thursday, May 24
 
Live Theater at LA Senior Centers
White Rock Senior Center at 12:30pm.  Free, live performance of "Newborn Security," a 10-minute play by Robert F. Benjamin, performed by Claire Singleton and Kelly Dolejsi.  A grandmother strives to continue a family tradition, but the airport security screener finds the suspicious substance in grandma's carryon luggage.
 
Authors Speak
Former New Mexico Ded Feldman will speak about Grassroots Solutions from New Mexico at 7 p.m. at Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Ave. The presentation is part of the Authors Speak series. https://ladailypost.com/content/former-sen-dede-feldman-los-alamos-share-grassroots-solutions-may-24
 
FRIDAY, May 25
 
Ribbon Cutting
The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting for LA Liquor 2-6 p.m. at 1650 Trinity Dr.
 
SUNDAY, May 27
 
Los Alamos Choral Society's Memorial Day Concert
 
The Los Alamos Choral Society’s 2018 Memorial Day concert—"Freedom!”—is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the United Church of Los Alamos. Tickets are $15 per adult at CB FOX in Los Alamos or at the door. Student admission is free. This will be the Choral Society’s first concert since Steve Paxton took over as conductor. https://www.ladailypost.com/content/los-alamos-choral-society-concert-%E2%80%98freedom%E2%80%99-may-27
 
WEDNESDAY, May 30
 

MathAmuseum At Family Strengths Network (FSN)
Family Strengths Network will host MathAmuseum at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at 3540 Orange St. Math is more than numbers and shapes. Liz Martineau and Gordon McDonough will discuss the creative side of math and share strategies to introduce and build a strong foundation for understanding mathematical concepts with parents and bring a traveling Math Museum of hands-on activities, games, and puzzles for all.  The 9:30 a.m. session is for expecting parents and parents with their infants up to walking and the 10:30 a.m. session is for all ages.You may have seen Liz Martineau and Gordon McDonough around town. They taught in public and private schools, and operated the education programs at the Bradbury Museum for 12 years. They are currently enjoying a busy retirement. They are both artists and have developed a traveling Math Museum of hands-on activities, games, and puzzles, called the MathAmuseum. Liz also works part-time for the Los Alamos Creative District, and Gordon can sometimes be found at Los Alamos Makers.

WEDNESDAY, June 6

Brown Bag

LAAC’s Brown Bag Performance series will conclude for the season with the Albuquerque and Four Corners Pipes and Drums in a spectacular concert of European bagpipe and drum music, accompanied by traditional Highland dance. Program is free and starts at noon in Fuller Lodge.

THURSDAY, June 7

Nonprofit Training Seminar
The Los Alamos Community Foundation is hosting the Nonprofit Training Seminar: Fundraising Strategies 6-7 p.m in the Lecture Hall in Building 2 at at UNM-LA. Light refreshments will be served. The featured speaker for this event is Emily McGay. McGay is the manager of McGay Consulting, LLC, a small local consulting firm. RSVP at info@losalamoscf.org

SATURDAY, June 9

Project Head Start
Project Head Start will teach compression only CPR at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Fuller Lodge. https://ladailypost.com/content/project-heart-start-fuller-lodge-june-9

WEDNESDAY, June 20

LAAC Evening Concert

LAAC’s Evening Concerts series will present the Taos Opera Institute’s group, “Cantos,” in a concert of romantic opera works performed by professionally-trained young opera singers. Music of Donizetti and Puccini will be featured. The concert begins at 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge and admission is free. For information on all of these programs and more, visit LosAlamosArtsCouncil.org.

ONGOING EVENTS

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/
 
The Los Alamos History Museum is presenting Nobel Heroes Portraits by Peter Badge Jan. 12–April 27 in the Rotating Exhibit Gallery. http://ladailypost.com/content/los-alamos-history-museum-presents-nobel-heroes-portraits-peter-badge-jan-12-april-27
 
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
 
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 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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