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In And Around Town: Oct. 7

on October 7, 2017 - 5:55am

In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post’s community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas.

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THURSDAY, Oct. 12 

Booking Signing
​Author Jennet Conant will present and lecture and book signing on her newest book, "Man of the Hour," at 7 p.m. in Fuller Lodge. The event is free and open to the public.
Genealogical Association Meeting
The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m.  at the Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos. Ron Smith will present a program on "Descendancy Research - Tips, Tricks and Experiences".
FRIDAY, Oct. 13 
Artist Reception
A reception for the fourth annual Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour will be from 6-8 p.m. at ProjectY cowork located at 150 Central Park Square. Guests can meet the artists, plan their stops, and enjoy some live music.
Take Out Talk
The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce will host its Take Out Talk from noon to 1 p.m. in the Chamber Conference Room located at 109 Central Park Square. The talk will focus on the Uganda Women's Project. Admission is free.
An Evening of Arts and Culture
Evening of Arts and Culture will be held from 6-9 p.m. within the Creative District. The program starts in Fuller Lodge and will involve nine venues  and 20 presentations. For more information, visit
SATURDAY, Oct. 14 
Studio Tour
The fourth annual Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This free, self-guided tour will take visiters into the studios of nine of Los Alamos and White Rock’s talented artists, in addition to two art classes from UNM-Los Alamos.
SUNDAY, Oct. 15
Studio Tour
The fourth annual Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour will be noon to 5 p.m. This free, self-guided tour will take visiters into the studios of nine of Los Alamos and White Rock’s talented artists, in addition to two art classes from UNM-Los Alamos.
TUESDAY, Oct. 17
Los Alamos County Green Team Event 
The Los Alamos County Green Team will host an information event from 9 a.m.-noon in the Municipal Building. There will be a number of informational booths from LANL, Smith's Marketplace, Mesa Public Library, Parks and Recreation, the Business Recycler of the Year, PEEC, Information Technology and recycling information. 
League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters presents its monthly community event, Lunch with a Leader at 11:45 a.m. in Mesa Public Library. The speakers this month are County Clerk Naomi Maestas and Elections Manager Gloria Maestas from the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office.  They will discuss the voting process. To order a $10 lunch from the Co+op, call Karyl Ann Armbruster at 505.231.8286 or email her at to hear the menu. Of course, it is not mandatory to buy a lunch to attend the talk.
FRIDAY, Oct. 20 
Only The Brave Movie Premiere 
The premiere of the movie, "Only the Brave," about the Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the Reel Deal Theater. The event is sponsored by the Los Alamos Film Office, and the Los Alamos Fire Department. 
​Scarecrow Contest
Los Alamos Arts Council will hold its Scarecrow contest. Participants can bring their entries 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  to the Chamber of Commerce office. The fee is $10. Scarecrows will be displayed through Nov. 1 on Central Avenue. For more information, visit
FRIDAY, Oct. 27 
Trick or Treat MainStreet 
Trick or Treat MainStreet will be held 4-6 p.m. in Central Avenue. A pet costume parade will be held at 5:15 p.m. at Ashley Pond. 
SATURDAY, Oct. 28 
Pumpkin Glow 
Los Alamos Arts Council will host its Pumpkin Glow from 6-9 p.m. on the Fuller Lodge lawn. Before the Glow, there will be a carving party starting at 10 a.m. at the Smith's Marketplace. There will be a student masquerade recital at 4 p.m. in Fuller Lodge. For more information, visit
FRIDAY, Nov. 3 
Recycle Fashion Show
The 2017 Recycle Fashion Show will be held at 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. The deadline to register is Nov. 1. Call 662.8163. 
​Scrambled Not Fried Brain Injury Support Group
The brain injury support group will meet 6:30-8 p.m. the second and last Tuesday of every month at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. The group is open to survivors of any acquired brain injury: stroke, oxygen deprivation, tumors, neuro-toxicity, sports injury, car accident, domestic violence, etc. For more information, call Nancy Partridge at 505.709.8400 or Brian Haigh, MD, at 505.412.7756.
Sons of American Legion Breakfast
The Sons of American Legion Squadron 90 is hosting a breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon every third Sunday at restuarant in the American Legion Post 90 at 1325 Trinity Dr. Proceeds will benefit American Legion charities. 
Los Alamos International Folkdance Club
Los Alamos International Folkdance Club meetsTuesdays at the Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nectar St. 
  • 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 info: 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

Ballroom Etcetera Dance
Ballroom Etcetera invites all social dancers to join us at 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 Thursday of the month, featuring a new topic each time. The talk is 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square.
Mountain Mixer Square Dance Club
Lessons 6-7 p.m. Dancing 7-8 p.m. Saturdays at the 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, every Wednesday at 4 p.m., 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 more 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. every Friday. Song sheets are provided and a 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 to the center, call 505.662.8922.
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.
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French Conversation Group

Mesa Public Library in the meeting room on the third floor at 1 p.m., once a month, on the second Thursday for 1.5 to 2 hours. ALL levels are welcome!