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In And Around Town: Nov.15, 2019

on November 7, 2019 - 4:18pm
 
  
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 bjgordon@ladailypost.com
 
FRIDAY Nov. 15
 
LALT Presents Rose's Dilemma
The play continues 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 16, 22 and 23, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar in Los Alamos. Tickets are available at CB FOX, brownpapertickets.com and at the door.
 
Coro de Cámara Presents 'Stormy Weather'
The chamber singers of Coro de Cámara open their 30th season by delving deeper into jazz with their fall concert, “Stormy Weather: The Life and Times of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan.” 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, 1738 North Sage St.
 
Knights of Columbus Bingo Fundraiser
7 p.m. at Columbia Club Hall 104 DP Road Prizes! food and drink Doors open 6:30 p.m.
 
Gold Mass Honors Scientists
The Northern New Mexico Chapter of the Society of Catholic Scientists will host a Gold Mass in honor of scientists at 5:30 p.m.  at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos. Gold Masses bring together members of the scientific professions, but all are invited to attend. The homilist at the Mass is Deacon Ray Alcouffe, retired Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist and Fellow of the American Nuclear Society.
 
Bill Nye Experiment Night
Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central Ave.Hosted by the Bradbury Science Museum Association Teen Advisory Board, Bill Nye Experiment Night provides teens the opportunity to perform experiments featured in Bill Nye videos.
The event includes free food.
 
SATURDAY Nov. 16
 
LALT Presents Rose's Dilemma
The play continues 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 16, 22 and 23, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar in Los Alamos. Tickets are available at CB FOX, brownpapertickets.com and at the door.
 
SUNDAY Nov. 17
 
LALT Presents Rose's Dilemma
The play continues 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 16, 22 and 23, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar in Los Alamos. Tickets are available at CB FOX, brownpapertickets.com and at the door.
 
Coro de Cámara Presents 'Stormy Weather'

The chamber singers of Coro de Cámara open their 30th season by delving deeper into jazz with their fall concert, “Stormy Weather: The Life and Times of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan.”3 p.m. Sunday, at. Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Drive

MONDAY Nov. 18

Open House For New 3D Imaging Equipment at LAMC
The community is invited to attend the Grand Opening and Open House for the new state-of-the-art 3D Imaging machine at Los Alamos Medical Center. The event is 5-6 p.m.  in the Imaging suite. Light refreshments will be served.
 
TUESDAY Nov. 19
 
The Military Order of the World Wars Meets.
David Gubernatis is the guest speaker and his talk is a follow up to last month’s presentation on the process that led to LANL being tasked to produce 30 nuclear pits per year. Gubernatis will discuss the production of those pits.
The meeting begins with a social period at 6 p.m. followed by a brief business meeting, dinner at 6:25 p.m. and at about 7:15 p.m. the presentation. The Military Order of the World Wars dinner meetings are open to interested citizens for the dinner and program with RSVP, or the program only at no cost. The Hot Rocks Java Café staff caters the dinner: Chicken Parmesan and appropriate side dishes. Cost of the dinner is $25 per person. Note that a dinner reservation made is a commitment to the chapter to pay for the reserved dinner(s). RSVP (yes or no) for the dinner is needed by Sunday, Nov. 17 to Eleanor Pinyan at 505.672.3750 or depinyan@cybermesa.com.
 
Book Signing with Liddie Martinez's The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes
Author Liddie Martinez and Pajarito Press LLC invite the public to attend one of three events to hold in your hands this newly published book—The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes—and to receive a signed copy of this beautifully illustrated, long-awaited cookbook., 5-7:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. 2132 Central Ave. in Los Alamos.
 
THURSDAY Nov. 21

The Los Alamos Genealogical Association Meets

7 p.m.at the White Rock Public Library. The program features a presentation by Irma Holtkamp, “Are AncestryDNA ThruLines True Lines? – Some Strategies for Determining Accuracy of your Ancestry DNA Matches”. A no host social dinner is 5:30 p.m. at Pig + Fig on Sherwood Boulevard preceding the meeting.

FRIDAY Nov. 22

LALT Presents Rose's Dilemma
The play continues 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 16, 22 and 23, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar in Los Alamos. Tickets are available at CB FOX, brownpapertickets.com and at the door.

SATURDAY Nov. 23

Scouts & Mail Carriers Take Donations For LA Cares
The Boy Scouts and Mail Carriers will be taking donations for LA Cares. The community is encouraged to donate by leaving non-perishable food by their mailbox on the morning of Nov. 23, or by giving donations to the Cub Scouts at the local Smiths. Monetary donations also may be given to LA Cares through the Cub Scouts. Donations also may be made year-round at the Los Alamos Aquatic Center. Volunteers also are needed to sort and package donations 11 a.m. to 6 p.m at the Knights of Columbus Hall on DP Road.
 
LALT Presents Rose's Dilemma
The play continues 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 16, 22 and 23, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar in Los Alamos. Tickets are available at CB FOX, brownpapertickets.com and at the door.
 
SUNDAY Nov. 24
 
Crop Walk and Turkey Trot
Walkers and runners will gather at 1 p.m. in the Los Alamos Middle School cafeteria to register for the event and the drawing, turn in their sponsor donations, grab a t-shirt, and warm up. By 2 p.m., they will be lined up in front of the school, waiting for the starting gun. Returning to the cafeteria, runners and walkers will be greeted with refreshments and a drawing for turkeys and pies. So plan to stick around, cool off, replenish your energy, and hope for a turkey. Participants in the Los Alamos Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot may want to drum up support to “help stop hunger” by registering online at https://www.crophungerwalk.org/losalamosnm/ then asking their Facebook or Twitter friends to donate. If you would rather donate but not walk, go to the same website and find someone to support. You can give online or give directly to a walker or runner with a check (made out to CWS/CROP) or with cash. All donations are turned in at the event. Proceeds from this annual walk go to fight hunger domestically and throughout the world. At least 25 percent will stay in our community to support our local foodbank, LA Cares. The balance will go to CROP or to the organization the participant designates.
 
 
MONDAY Nov. 25
 
Play Reading 'The Explaining Room
Live Theater play reading 12:45 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Los Alamos Senior Center (downstairs). See The Explaining Room, by Taos playwright Helen Rynaski, and learn what it’s like immediately after death. This clever and amusing short play explores the unexpected connection between two recently departed women in a somewhat unanticipated arena. Directed by Pat Beck and featuring Terry Beery and Kelly Dolesji (Nov. 25), the readings are part of an ongoing partnership among the Senior Centers, Los Alamos Little Theatre and playwright Robert Benjamin to bring live theater in enjoyable snippets every few months to the senior community.
 
SATURDAY Nov. 30
 
Small Business Saturday
Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is encouraging the community to support this endeavor by shopping locally.. More details soon.
 
WEDNESDAY Dec. 4
 
Shop on the Corner's Annual Christmas Sale
The sale is 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Dec. 4. The public is encouraged to stop by the thrift store on the first floor of Trinity on the Hill Espicopal Church at the corner of Conyon Road and Diamond Drive.
 
Ongoing Events
 
Meet-Up: Local Meetup is free for participants. You just go to www.meetup.com, find 'Los Alamos Yours to Discover' and join! Once you join, Meetup sends you invitations to all of its events. You can ignore the email if you can't make it, or click Join us and RSVP! You can also contact Anna Dillane at Boomerang for more information. Calendar at https://www.meetup.com/Los-Alamos-Yours-to-Discover/events/calendar/2019-03/
 
Autism Support Group: An informal support group for parents, family and friends of autistic children and adults. Held on the 3rd Monday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. at Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St.
 
Chit-Chat Infant and Toddler Discussion Group: 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 from 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. at Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St.
 
Ad Hoc Hiking Group: Meet downstairs at the Betty Ehart Senior Center every Thursday morning. For adults of all genders. Where do we hike? All over the place, and we usually decide the destination on the morning of, depending on participation and weather - hence the name Ad Hoc. Nearby hikes of 3 to 4 miles or more on uneven ground are typical. Occasional special trips are planned and announced in advance. Always dress in layers for conditions, wear a hat, and bring water. Departure times:  8:30 a.m. May thru August; 9 a.m. September through April. To get on the email list (for last minute weather cancellations or other schedule information), send your request to: Patricia Rathbone at patricx42@yahoo.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 (second Wednesday's group location:  White Rock Senior Center, 137 Longview Dri. , 4th Wednesday's group location:  Betty Ehart Senior Center,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. Drop-ins are welcome. For more information, contact Bob Ansheles (505.955.7931), Diane Hammon (505.672.3058).
 
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.
 
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 Project Y cowork,  150 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
 
    

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