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Scenes From Taste Of Knowledge Event Saturday

on October 16, 2017 - 4:28pm
'Taste of Knowledge' attracts a sold-out crowd for a night of Spanish food, wine, music and dance to benefit the Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) Foundation Saturday night at the former De Colores Restaurant. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Spanish desserts paired with sherry. Pig and Fig Bakery and Cafe catered the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Auctioneer Jill Cook warns that an item is 'going twice' during the live auction, as LAPS Foundation Executive Director Laura Loy looks on. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
LAPS Superintendent Kurt

Swans & Astronomers In Nature Center Planetarium

on October 16, 2017 - 4:23pm
 
PEEC News:
 
What can we learn about the Summer Swan constellation? How are astronomers able to tackle the unsolved questions about space? The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has a planetarium show about the celestial objects that form Cygnus, the summer swan, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 and will show the family-friendly full-dome film We are Astronomers at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21 and 22. 
 
The planetarium, located at the Los Alamos Nature Center, projects the night sky and specially-designed films on a 180-degree dome.
 
The constellation Cygnus

Scenes From An Evening Of Arts And Culture

on October 15, 2017 - 8:25am

Los Alamos High School's Schola Cantorum performs during the Evening of Arts and Culture event Friday night at Fuller Lodge. The event spanned nine locations throughout the downtown area and featured 20 presentions from poetry and sculpture to jazz music and Broadway showtunes. An Evening of Arts and Cultures kicked off October as Arts and Culture Month and it orginated from the Arts Forum, a collection of local art entities spearheaded by the Los Alamos Arts Council. The forum is made up of  Los Alamos Community Winds, Fuller Lodge Art Center, the Los Alamos Little Theater, Hillstompers, Los

Halloweekend: Treat For Business And Family Alike!

on October 15, 2017 - 7:11am

LACDC News:
 
Downtown Los Alamos will become a pedestrian only frenzy of Trick-or-Treaters, 4-6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27!
 
Last year, Los Alamos business owners saw more than 5,000 kids and adults swarm by their booths and store-fronts for hands-full of candy and a chance to grab fun promotional items.
 
To register your business to be included on the Halloweekend map and to participate in the Trick-or-Treating fun, sign up through www.losalamosmainstreet.com/ events/halloweekend by Friday, Oct. 20

Meow Wolf: Freak Or Treat Halloween

on October 13, 2017 - 7:58am
Courtesy image
 
MEOW WOLF News:
 
SANTA FE  Meow Wolf continues the tradition of maximalist Halloween celebration with Freak or Treat: a multi-tentacled series for guests to experience all together or à la carte. 
 
Freak or Treat will have five nights of performances, a first-ever “Trick or Treat” inside the exhibition and three nights of music designed to appeal to your inner dance monster.
 
Live Halloween Performances:
  • 6-8 p.m. Oct. 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30
  • Free with the cost of admission
If you liked last year’s House of Halloween you’ll want to return for Freak or Treat.

An Evening Of Arts & Culture Friday!

on October 12, 2017 - 3:44pm

An Evening Of Poetry At Mesa Library Friday

on October 12, 2017 - 3:39pm
From top left, Dani Bitetti-Salazar, Sam Goldberg, Cameron Pearl, Eben Bold, Trevor Brown, Neil Wilkerson, Britta Schramm, Joseph Thompson and Bethany Day. From bottom left, Michaelle Sutton, Jessica Cooke, Moriah Hein and Jacob Thompson. Not pictured: Casey Curtisand Matt Mesibov. Courtesy photo
 
MPL News:
 
Mesa Public Library will be open late Friday, Oct. 13, in order to take part in the Evening of Arts and Culture, happening at nine locations throughout downtown Los Alamos. Music, performing arts, theater, dance, visual art and poetry will all be presented free of charge.
 
The

Fun, Food And Gifts At PEEC-nic Sunday

on October 12, 2017 - 8:36am
Chick Keller helps a child safely view the sun at last year’s PEEC-nic. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) invites you to take part in their fall party 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Los Alamos Nature Center. PEEC’s annual membership meeting, fondly called PEEC-nic, is open to the public, not just members, and it’s free!
 
To celebrate PEEC has special activities planned, including hands-on activities for kids and adults, a chance to meet PEEC’s live animals, delicious desserts, and sun viewing through PEEC’s solar telescope, with the help

Pinon Fourth Grader Stars In Lifetime Movie

on October 12, 2017 - 7:39am

Allyson Harbert in a scene from Lifetime’s ‘A Mother’s Crime’. Courtesy photo

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post 

kirsten@ladailypost.com 

Allyson Harbert’s acting career has started off with a bang. Harbert, a Pinon Elementary School fourth grader student, recently acted in a Lifetime movie, “A Mother’s Crime”.

The TV movie premiered Friday, Oct. 6. In the movie, Harbert portrays Callie, a 7-year-old girl who was adopted by her biological mother’s sister. However, her birth mother wants her back and resorts to kidnapping to reunite with her daughter.

It might be a diabolical

LAPS Participates In 'Evening Of Arts & Culture' Oct. 13

on October 11, 2017 - 5:28pm
 
LAPS News:
 
Humanities teacher Michelle Holland is reading from her new manuscript of poetry for about a half hour 7:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Mesa Public Library. 
 
The poetry reading begins at 6:30 p.m., with two other featured readers, Christopher Adams, and Kelly Doljsi, then Michelle’s students.

Spooky Science! Laser Shows & Fun On Halloween

on October 11, 2017 - 1:03pm
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NMMNHS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Make this a Halloween to remember for more than just candy and costumes! Spend Halloween afternoon at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and indulge in a little Spooky Science!
 
This is an activity for the entire family.  From noon-4:30 p.m., there will be lots of spooky nature science activities in the Museum atrium. Build an alien landscape, observe snakes, spiders and creepy critters and distinguish fact from fantasy. 
 
Throughout the afternoon, at 3, 4 & 5 p.m., settle in for a fun, Halloween-themed laser in the

Teatro Paraguas & Casablanca Studios Stage 4th Annual Day Of The Dead Celebration

on October 11, 2017 - 8:45am
TP News:
 
Teatro Paraguas and Casablanca Studios (formerly Santa Fe Danceworks) will present the fourth annual El Día de los Muertos Community Celebration Oct. 27-29.
 
The Celebration begins Friday Oct. 27 with El Baile de las Katrinas at Casablanca Studios, located at 1935 Warner St, beginning at 9 p.m. DJ Ricky provides the music.  There will be a Katrina contest, and a cash bar. There is a $7 cover.
 
The Celebration continues on Saturday at Teatro Paraguas, and includes actors reading poetry and short stories in English and Spanish selected for the occasion, and live music

Magic School Bus Showing Daily At DynaTheater

on October 10, 2017 - 6:23am
NMMNHF News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation announces free admission to “The Magic School Bus” showing daily at 10 a.m. in the DynaTheater.
 
The educational series is great for children of all ages, families, and children at heart. Each showing features two episodes of an eccentric school-teacher, Ms. Frizzle, who takes her class on wondrous educational field trips with the help of a magical school bus.
 
The Busasaurus (S2, Ep3, 23 Sep. 1995)
Topic: Dinosaurs. Ms.

Stars And Mysteries Oct. 14-15 At PEEC

on October 9, 2017 - 7:47am
 
PEEC News:
 
At 7 p.m., Oct. 13 Steve Becker will reveal the celestial objects in our night sky. Then, the fascinating planetarium film Mysteries of the Unseen World will play at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 and 15. 
 
These planetarium programs take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center and are made possible thanks to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).
 
During the Friday, Oct. 13 show, Steve Becker will point out the constellations, planets, and other celestial objects visible in the October night sky.

Mountain PTA Carnival And 2017 Pumpkin Palooza

on October 9, 2017 - 6:39am

MOUNTAIN SCHOOL News:

The Mountain Elementary School PTA’s Annual Halloween Carnival is 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

The carnival began in the 1970’s as a safe and fun alternative to trick-or-treating. This 40+ year-old tradition has become a popular community event.

This year the carnival will feature pumpkin themed activities in the school courtyard with live music, bounce houses, cake walk and a haunted house. There will be a “creature of unusual size” along side delicious Grandma Blue Corn's Kettle organic kettle corn, Papa Murphy's pizza, cotton candy and concessions.

The carnical

PAC 8 TV Listings Week Of Oct. 13

on October 8, 2017 - 9:29am

PAC 8 Community Media Center

Weekly TV Listings

Friday, Oct. 13:

  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Meeting – Replay 10-10-17
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 02:00 PM United in Christ
  • 03:00 PM Road to Recovery
  • 04:00 PM Uprising
  • 05:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 06:00 PM Chamber Business Breakfast – Health Insurance Options for 2018
  • 07:00 PM Los Alamos History – Prep School Cowboys
  • 08:00 PM Los Alamos High School Graduation
  • 10:00 PM Living Treasures Ceremony
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV

Saturday, Oct. 14

  • Free Speech TV

Sunday, Oct. 15

  • 06:00 AM FSTV
  • 05:00 PM The Prophetic

Take A Musical Trip Down Memory Lane In ‘Reliving The 70s’ At Tool Shed In Dixon

on October 8, 2017 - 7:36am
The finale of 
‘Reliving The 70s’ during opening night Friday at the Tool Shed in Dixon. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Jazmine Torres and Bear Schacht perform in ‘Reliving The 70s’. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Dixon Player’s “Reliving The 70s" is a great big variety show. And I mean big – there are 39 musical numbers (I’m not  kidding), a live band and more than 25 cast members. This is indeed a spectacle in the small Tool Shed Theatre. It was a full house on opening night Friday.

Nineteen New Mexico True Adventures To Experience During 2017 Balloon Fiesta

on October 7, 2017 - 4:56am
Courtesy/NMTD
 
NMTD News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Tourism Department created a list of 19 things for travelers to do during Balloon Fiesta week, to encourage extended stays for the hundreds of thousands of visitors that travel to see New Mexico’s sky burst with color in early October.

The list, titled “19 New Mexico True Adventures You Need to Experience During Balloon Fiesta,” showcases the wide variety of cultural activities and authentic experiences visitors can encounter before, during and after the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
 
Suggestions include “Fill Your Tank”

This Week At The Reel Deal

on October 7, 2017 - 3:54am

NBC Series ‘The Brave’ Filming On Pajarito Mountain

on October 5, 2017 - 2:58pm

Filming underway on Aspen Run and other parts of Pajarito Mountain, which has become Mongolia as the backdrop for the eighth episode of the new NBC series, 'The Brave', airing at 8 p.m. Mondays. Courtesy photo

Rain pouring down Wednesday at the intersection of Camp May Road. Courtesy photo

MOVIE News:

Filming underway on Aspen Run and other parts of Pajarito Mountain, which has become Mongolia as the backdrop for the eighth episode of the new NBC series, 'The Brave', airing at 8 p.m. Mondays.

This fresh, heart-pounding journey into the complex world of America's elite undercover military

LAHS Olions Student One-Acts Begin Tonight

on October 5, 2017 - 2:30pm

Los Alamos High School Olions Student One-Act Plays are slated for tonight through Saturday in the Blackbox Theatre, which is inside the main high school building. Courtesy image

Laser Concerts Light Up Museum Planetarium

on October 5, 2017 - 10:12am
 
NMMNHS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Travel back to the sights and sounds of immortal musical groups, brought to life in laser light! 
 
Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing the music and images to envelope the audience. Laser concerts light up the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science October 21-November 3. More than a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express each timeless track.
 
“We are only able to bring laser concerts to the planetarium once a year, and this time we’re especially excited to have the shows

LAHS Graduate Gary Cooper Makes Broadway Debut!

on October 5, 2017 - 10:09am

Gary Cooper, Los Alamos High School Class of 2013, debuts on Broadway Friday in ‘Aladdin’ by Disney. Courtesy photo

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Los Alamos High School Class of 2013 graduate Gary Cooper will make his Broadway debut Friday evening when he joins the cast of the musical “Aladdin” by Disney at the New Amsterdam Theatre on West 42nd Street in the heart of Times Square in New York City.

When Cooper told his mother, Fran at five years of age, “Mommy, one day I’m going to perform on Broadway,” she wondered to herself how he had ever heard of

Family Council Boots & Badges Fall Ball Nov. 11

on October 5, 2017 - 9:09am

Los Alamos Family Council Executive Director Joy Beery, seated, and Counseling Center Program Director Cheryl Pongratz Tuesday morning at LAFC on Nectar and 15th. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos Family Council (LAFC) is raising money to provide crisis intervention services to those in need throughout the region and at the same time pay tribute to local police, firefighters and veterans.

LAFC is hosting a dinner, dance and auction fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, Veteran’s Day, Nov.

What's All This Hoopla At The Library?

on October 5, 2017 - 8:14am
LIBRARY News:
 
Beginning Oct. 10, the Los Alamos County Library System will roll out a new service called hoopla, which provides a whole new set of delicious digital offerings to its patrons.
 
The library is adding about 30,000 new items to its digital library. Now library cardholders will be able to stream music and videos, read books and browse comics in electronic formats. The hoopla library is in addition to Overdrive, not a replacement.
 
“It’s more access to more titles,” Librarian Gwen Kalavaza said.
 
She talked to other libraries around the country and to the other

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