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In And Around Town: Sept. 17, 2019

on September 6, 2019 - 7:01am

 

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
 
TUESDAY Sept. 17
 
Lunch With A Leader
Los Alamos League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader features County Engineer Eric Martinez as speaker at 11:45 a.m. at Mesa Public Library.
 
Ribbon Cutting for Visiting Nurse Service New Location
The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the new location of Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service with a ribbon cutting noon to 2 p.m. The new location is 109 Central Park Square, between to UPEX and Lou Santoro State Farm Insurance Agency.
 
Military Order of the World Wars Meeting
The guest speaker is Cathy Hadley, RHIT of Los Alamos Medical Center. The presentation will begin at about 7:15 p.m. MOWW meeting is in the conference room on the 2nd floor at the Los Alamos Research Park. The Los Alamos Research Park building is west of the South Mesa Fire Station. Parking is available east of the fire station {accessible from southbound lane of the Los Alamos Canyon Bridge} or east of the Research Park building (access is through the LANL control stations to West Jemez Road.) Entrance to the Research Park main conference room is from the ground level elevator on the east side of the building to the 2nd level.
 
WEDNESDAY Sept. 18
 
The Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Action Group Meets
Jordan Sykes of Abbott/St. Jude Medical, will discuss a new product for Deep Brain Stimulation.2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row. Free. All welcome
 
Discover Lightning’s Electrifying Truth At Free Public Talk
Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Tess Light will discuss the beauty and mystery of lightning at three Frontiers in Science public talk. Free. 7 p.m. Cottonwood on the Greens, Community Room, 4244 Diamond Dr.
 
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY Sept. 18-19
 
County Extention Class: Cheese Making
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. United Church (2525 Canyon Road) $50, Register by Sept. 2 at 505.662.2656
 
THURSDAY Sept. 19
 
Living United Campaign Kick-Off and United Way of Northern New Mexico Meeting
5-7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. RSVP to 505.662.0800
 
Reception for “I Should Have Known by Now” featuring Artists Donato Spitzer and David Trujillo
5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at The Karen Wray Gallery, 1247 Central Ave., Suite D-2, in Los Alamos. The exhibition will be open through Oct. 21. Multi-media and sculpture.
 
FRIDAY Sept. 20
 
“tick, tick… BOOM!” — the opening production in Los Alamos Little Theatre’s 2019-20 season
The show runs Sept. 13-28 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Los Alamos County Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Written by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning author of “Rent”, the small-cast musical “tick, tick…BOOM!” follows an aspiring composer trying to make it on Broadway but beginning to question his life choices. Tickets are available at Bliss Gift Emporium and CB FOX, online at Brown Paper Tickets, or at the door, $15 for general admission and $13 for seniors or students.
LAHS Homecoming Parade
AHS Homecoming Parade is 2:30 p.m. Staging begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Canyon Complex parking lot at Central Avenue and 4th Street. The parade route travels west on Central Avenue merging onto Canyon Road.These roads and other access roads will be closed during the parade. For all Homecoming events, see https://ladailypost.com/content/lahs-2019-homecoming-week-activities-sept-16-21
 
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church is hosting a retreat for men, 6-8:30 p.m. Friday Sept. 20 and 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday Sept. 21 in the parish hall at 3700 Canyon Road. Father Simon Carian will present talks at the retreat. He is a young, energetic priest of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.
 
SATURDAY, Sept. 21

 

Pajarito Lodge #66 Waffle Breakfast
Pajarito Lodge #66 is hosting its bi-monthly Community Waffle Breakfast Fundraiser 7:30-10:30 a.m. at 1400 North Sage Loop. The Los Alamos High School Navy Junior ROTC unit is working with the Masonic Lodge to staff the breakfast this month. Tickets are available at the door for $8 and $4 for under age 6.
 
“tick, tick… BOOM!” — the opening production in Los Alamos Little Theatre’s 2019-20 season
The show runs Sept. 13-28 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Los Alamos County Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Written by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning author of “Rent”, the small-cast musical “tick, tick…BOOM!” follows an aspiring composer trying to make it on Broadway but beginning to question his life choices. Tickets are available at Bliss Gift Emporium and CB FOX, online at Brown Paper Tickets, or at the door, $15 for general admission and $13 for seniors or students.
 
Ullr Fest
Pajarito Mountain Ski Lodge, music beer, food and fun.
 
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church is hosting a retreat for men, 6-8:30 p.m. Friday Sept. 20 and 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday Sept. 21 in the parish hall at 3700 Canyon Road. Father Simon Carian will present talks at the retreat. He is a young, energetic priest of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.
 
SUNDAY Sept. 22
 
“tick, tick… BOOM!” — the opening production in Los Alamos Little Theatre’s 2019-20 season
The show runs Sept. 13-28 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Los Alamos County Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Written by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning author of “Rent”, the small-cast musical “tick, tick…BOOM!” follows an aspiring composer trying to make it on Broadway but beginning to question his life choices. Tickets are available at Bliss Gift Emporium and CB FOX, online at Brown Paper Tickets, or at the door, $15 for general admission and $13 for seniors or students.
 
TUESDAY Sept. 24
 
RAPS Community Conversation
All interested individuals are invited to a community conversation 5:30-7 p.m. at the Student Center, Bldg. 2 at UNM-LA, 4000 University Dr.hosted by the Los Alamos High School student data analysis group, RAPS, to address the signs of sadness, self-harm and suicide in youth. There will be a short presentation by the LAHS RAPS Leadership Team as well as LAPS school counselors and prevention program staff. LAHS Natural Helpers will demonstrate techniques that can be used to approach people who might have suicidal thoughts or plans. The goal is to brainstorm solutions together in order to help the community be better equipped to understand and support youth in Los Alamos.
 
FRIDAY Sept. 27
 
“tick, tick… BOOM!” — the opening production in Los Alamos Little Theatre’s 2019-20 season
The show runs Sept. 13-28 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Los Alamos County Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Written by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning author of “Rent”, the small-cast musical “tick, tick…BOOM!” follows an aspiring composer trying to make it on Broadway but beginning to question his life choices. Tickets are available at Bliss Gift Emporium and CB FOX, online at Brown Paper Tickets, or at the door, $15 for general admission and $13 for seniors or students.
 
SATURDAY Sept. 28
 
“tick, tick… BOOM!” — the opening production in Los Alamos Little Theatre’s 2019-20 season
The show runs Sept. 13-28 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Los Alamos County Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Written by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning author of “Rent”, the small-cast musical “tick, tick…BOOM!” follows an aspiring composer trying to make it on Broadway but beginning to question his life choices. Tickets are available at Bliss Gift Emporium and CB FOX, online at Brown Paper Tickets, or at the door, $15 for general admission and $13 for seniors or students.
 
SATURDAY Oct. 5
 
GOP Constitution Day Dinner
Republican Party Fund Raiser 5-8 p.m. at Cottonwood on the Greens. Dinner and speaker Dr. Gavin Clarkson Republican candidate for U.S. Senate speaking on "Mix the Mortar Fix the Border." $55 per ticket/$100 per couple/$25 for students. Visit losalamosgop.com for tickets by Sept. 27. $60 at the door. Call 505.433.7736 for tickets or information.

SUNDAY Oct. 6

Animal Blessing
Rev. John W. Nash of First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos will have an Animal Blessing at 1 p.m. The community is invited to bring animals, large and small, to have them blessed by Pastor John. First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos is at 715 Diamond Dr.
 
Murder, She Danced! presented by Dances of India
The community is invited to this year's production of Murder, She Danced! presented by Dances of India. The event is 4-6 p.m.at the Duane Smith Auditorium in Los Alamos. Admission is free, but donations are requested to benefit the Y in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Indian snacks from the local Indian grocery store will be available for purchase during intermission. All proceeds will go to the Y in Chiang Mai, Thailand
 
WEDNESDAY Oct. 23
 
Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture
Los Alamos Arts Council presents the second “Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture.” This event is to honor the many contributions of Heller to life and music in Los Alamos.The speaker this year is writer, lecturer and curator James M Keller. He will present his talk, “Living Within Our Music,” at 7:30 p.m. in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge. A light reception will follow the lecture. Free
 
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, 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. 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 Sq.
 
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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