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In And Around Town: July 11, 2019

on July 11, 2019 - 7:14am
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
Tuesday July 9 through Sunday July 14
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"Play Reading of 'Mayor's Advisory Board' a Short Play
12:45 p.m. White Rock Senior Cente. A funny, free, short play reading. "Get ready for Mayor's Advisory Board," by Los Alamos Little Theatre veteran Jody Shepard. There's fun and confusion when an article appears in the local small-town newspaper, upsetting a feisty woman who knows how to use a telephone. John Gustafson and Jody Shepard are featured. Do plan on an audience/playwright/actors discussion following. The community is always welcome to these free live theatre events.
Los Alamos Faith & Science Forum Lecture by  Professor Warren Brown.
Brown is director of the Lee Edward Travis Research Institute and professor of psychology in the Department of Doctoral Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif His talk is entitled Contextualizing Neuroscience: The Boundaries of Human Intelligence.” 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, 1738 N Sage Loop
Republican Party Meeting
The Republican Party of Los Alamos will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, July 11 Room 631 on the UNM-Los Alamos campus. Registered Republicans are invited to attend the 6 p.m. Central Committee meeting. Katherine Werner will give an update on her "pro-free market enterprise" club..At 7 p.m., the public is invited to a special presentation “Protecting Religious Freedom” by Paul Jaramillo, RPLA 2nd Vice Chair and pastor of Open Door Bible Ministry.A light supper will be provided. For more information, contact
FRIDAY July 12
Secret City Concert with Chevel Shepherd
8 p.m. Ashley Pond Park Pavilion. Season 15 Winner of NBC’s ‘The Voice’, Chevel Shepherd consistently impresses people with her powerful voice given her age and petite stature. Eryn Bent will open for Shepherd at 7 p.m. Singer-songwriter Bent has been enchanting audiences since age 14, with her powerhouse vocals and honest, gritty songwriting. The Youth Performance for the Chevel Shepherd Concert features Gabriella Salazar, a 14-year-old native Taoseña at 6 p.m.
MONDAY July 13
Chapter AK, P.E.O Salad Luncheon
Chapter AK, P.E.O., will hold a salad luncheon social meeting  at 12:15 p.m. in the sunroom at Aspen Ridge Lodge in Los Alamos. The location is a change from the yearbook. Kathy Fraser is the co-hostess and Carla Crane will provide the program. Members with last names starting with I-Z, please bring a salad. Members are encouraged to invite guests. RSVP to Joan at 672-1534.


MOWW Meeting Featuring Dr. Sigfried Hecker
This month’s meeting and annual picnic at the Sheriff’s Posse Lodge on North Mesa. Dr. Sigfried Hecker is the featured speaker. He is a former director of Los Alamos National Laboratory and noted authority on the status of nuclear weapon states. His talk will focus on global nuclear issues.The meeting will begin with a social period at 6 p.m. followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 p.m. The presentation begins at about 7:15 p.m. 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 cost of the dinner is $25 per person. Dinner is scheduled to be Smokin Bear BBQ with appropriate sides. Remember that a reservation is a commitment to pay. RSVP promptly with dinner reservations to Eleanor Pinyan 505.672.3750.
Lunch With a Leader: Self Help and LA Cares
Lunch with a Leader presented for the community by the League of Women Voters is 11:45 a.m., July 16 in Mesa Public Library. Two very important Los Alamos based services, Self Help, Inc. and LA Cares will be presenting. There will be lunch from the CO+OP for those who wish to order one. Contact Karyl Ann Armbruster for a description of food selections available at or 505.231.8286.
Car Show and Fish Fry
The White Rock Senior Center will host its second annual car show and fish fry 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 137 Longview Dr. in White Rock. Registration for the car show is a $20 donation and the People’s Choice Award winner will take home $50. To learn more. check out the senior center website at or call 505.672.2034.
SUNDAY Aug. 25
Taste Of Knowledge
Once again the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and Pig + Fig Café have partnered to present the Foundation’s signature fundraising event, Taste of Knowledge. The fundraiser is Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Pig + Fig Café in White Rock. This year there will be two events: “An Afternoon in Provence” 2-4 p.m., and “An Evening in Paris” 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $60 and $95, respectively. To purchase tickets, visit
Ongoing Events
Meet-Up: Local Meetup is free for participants. You just go to, 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
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: 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. [Start Times:  8:30 a.m. May thru Oct; 
9 a.m. Nov thru April]  To get on the email list (for last minute weather announcements or other schedule information) please send your request to: Linda McCormick at
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 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 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.
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.
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!
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
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
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.