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Scenes From Tuesday's Broformers Circus

on January 5, 2017 - 8:59am

Various acts from Tuesday night's Broformers Circus at Los Alamos Christian Church. This was a fundraising event for two local boys, Eban Bold and Max Herrmannn who are going to Seattle this summer to work as street performers. Eban is at LAHS and Max is a freshman at Montana State University studying nursing. Courtesy photo

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Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation And Open Spaces Take Over Nature Center

on January 4, 2017 - 4:17pm

Kids and adults enjoy games and putt-putt at the nature center last year. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Division is taking over the Los Alamos Nature Center and putting up a putt-putt course for the evening. The pulic is invited to putt-putt through the Los Alamos Nature Center 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 2600 Canyon Road.

Play through the nature center and win prizes, including free passes to the pool or ice rink and more. It is a great way to learn about the latest news on local trails and enjoy a fun, free evening.

Library Film Series Resumes With 'Grizzly Man' Jan. 6

on January 4, 2017 - 6:57am
Bear-lover and amateur naturalist Timothy Treadwell. Courtesy photo
 
LIBRARY News:
 
Mesa Public Library shows the film “Grizzly Man” at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5 in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms.
 
This is the first in a year-long series of free films that will be shown on the first Thursday of each month. The films for January, February and March have been chosen to reflect “The Best of the 2000s.”
 
Communing with nature takes on a whole new meaning in the hands of expert filmmaker Werner Herzog, who has nearly 70 films to his credit.

LALT Announces Cast For ‘Dog Sees God: Confessions Of A Teenage Blockhead’

on January 2, 2017 - 7:16pm

LALT News:

The Los Alamos Little Theatre announces the cast for “Dog Sees God” includes Stuart Rupprecht, Holly Robinson, Jacinta Lestone, Zachary Brounstein, Page Ramsey, Brian Trujillo, Beth Wysocki and Patrick MacDonald.

The play runs Jan. 13-28, with shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Jan. 22.

“Dog Sees God” play opens with the main character dealing with the death of his beloved beagle and follows him as he seeks resolution through interactions with his sister and friends.

City RockFest Tour Coming To Area Feb. 23

on January 1, 2017 - 8:40am
Random Hero performs Feb. 23 at Pojoaque Middle School. www.pledgemusic.com/projects/random. Courtesy photo

 

Project 86 performs Feb. 23 at Pojoaque Middle School. www.project86.com/. Courtesy photo

Scarlet White performs Feb. 23 at Pojoaque Middle Schoolwww.scarletwhitemusic.com/. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

 
Infinity Squared Music, working with many organizations across Northern New Mexico, is presenting a five band music event at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 23 at Pojoaque Middle School, 1797 N.M. 502.
 
The City RockFest Tour features Disciple, Project 86, Seventh Day Slumber, Random

New Year’s Eve Daytime Fun At Local Libraries!

on December 30, 2016 - 4:10pm
LIBRARY News:
 
Ring in 2017 a little earlier in the day while your kids are awake! Saturday, Dec. 31, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Mesa Public Library will celebrate Noon Year’s Eve with games, crafts, a photo booth and a countdown to noon with balloon drops.
 
White Rock Branch Library will celebrate Unwrapped: New Year’s Eve in Cairo 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 with games, crafts and a countdown to 3 p.m. aka midnight in Cairo, Egypt.
 
Both events are family events and all ages are welcome to join in the fun.
 
Call 505.662.8258 or email ysweb@lacnm.us with questions.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on December 29, 2016 - 2:01pm

Interesting Factoids About New Year's Eve/Day

on December 27, 2016 - 8:20am

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WalletHub News:

Countries all around the world have their own unique New Year’s traditions. Many places feature customary cuisine, such as lentils (Brazil and Italy), suckling pig (Austria) and grapes (Spain). Others get a bit more creative. The Danish, for example, smash broken china on friends’ front doors, supposedly in a sign of affection. But you obviously don’t need to go global to learn a lot about New Year’s.

We have plenty of customs right here at home, from watching a giant crystal-covered ball drop in Time’s Square and drinking sparkling spirits at midnight to

Backcountry Film Festival At Reel Deal Jan. 26

on December 27, 2016 - 7:12am

PEEC News:

The Backcountry Film Festival is returning to the Reel Deal Theater in Los Alamos for the sixth year in a row.

Produced by the Boise, Idaho based nonprofit Winter Wildlands Alliance, the touring Backcountry Film Festival will make its way to more than 100 locations around the world.

The screening is 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Reel Deal Theater. It will be the only screening in New Mexico.

The Backcountry Film Festival is renowned for its mix of professional and grassroots films – from well-known filmmakers who search backcountry corners across the globe to submit their

The Game Is Afoot For Local Board Game Enthusiasts

on December 24, 2016 - 9:30am
Board gamers show off some of the games available for play at a recent Friday gathering  of the group at the Upstairs Meeting Room at Smith’s Marketplace. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Board games have grown up a lot since the days of Monopoly. From the 1960s to the early 1980s, the board game industry was dominated simple, family-orientated games such as Life (1960) and Risk (1959) produced mainly by Milton Bradley and Parker Brothers.

Avalon Hill and other companies produced historically orientated complex strategy games for a small

Cinema Cindy: Rogue One - A Star Wars Story

on December 23, 2016 - 8:29am
By Cynthia Biddlecomb
Los Alamos
 
“Rogue One” squeezes into the Star Wars narrative chronology just before the story portrayed in the first film, Star Wars IV: A New Hope (1977).
 
Billed as a standalone story, it answers questions about what was going on in the Rebellion against The Empire when Princess Leia messaged Obi-Wan Kenobi, “You’re our only hope!”
 
Rogue One features a cast of new characters. Jyn Erso is only about six years old when she loses her parents.

Cinema Cindy Reviews: Arrival

on December 23, 2016 - 8:08am
By Cynthia Biddlecomb
Los Alamos
 
“Arrival” is the latest truly science fiction movie to hit the screens. Loosely based on a short story by Ted Chiang entitled “Story of Your Life”, the film puts flesh on the story’s bones.
 
Chiang’s framework sets up the deeper discoveries made by the characters, but most everything else in the film, including character names and contexts are different. In my opinion, the visual story works better as a whole, giving us more time to delve into the experience of space aliens visiting our planet.
 
Amy Adams plays Louise Banks, a professor of

This Week At The Reel Deal

on December 23, 2016 - 7:49am

PEEC: Planetarium Line-up For Dec. 23

on December 21, 2016 - 2:45pm
 
PEEC News:
 
At 7 p.m., Friday, Dec 23, local astronomers will share information about the sun and the winter solstice in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium.
 
The winter solstice, marking the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, also signifies the first day of winter. Astronomers will use the planetarium dome to reveal how this cosmic dynamic works and share more information about our solar system.
 
The nature center is closed Dec. 23-24 as well as Jan. 1 for the holidays. Otherwise, the nature center will be open regular hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Los Alamos Big Band Christmas Dance Dec. 28

on December 21, 2016 - 2:42pm
Mark your calendars! The annual Christmas Dance featuring the Los Alamos Big Band is 7:30-10:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 28 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Come and dance the night away, or if dancing isn’t your thing, just sit and enjoy listening to the live sounds of the 40’s and 50’s with some Christmas tunes mixed in of course. All of the proceeds will benefit the IHM Youth Group who will be hosting the event with festive decorations and refreshments. Tickets are $15, $10 for students and $5 for children under 12.

In And Around Town: Dec. 21

on December 16, 2016 - 8:47am
 
In And Around Town News:
 
The Los Alamos Daily Post In and Around Town community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and the surrounding area. Send event announcements to bjgordon@ladailypost.com.
 
WEDNESDAY Dec. 21
 
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Canyon Rim Train
Community is invited to the 1 p.m. ribbon cutting at the Canyon Rim Trail Pedestrian Bridge
 
Mountaineers Potpourri
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on December 15, 2016 - 11:36pm

Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol Playing Through Dec. 24

on December 15, 2016 - 9:33am
Talia Pura and Vaughn Irving in Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol. Photo by Lynn Roylance
 
By CARRIE CLASSON
Los Alamos
 
For Los Alamos residents looking for entertaining and engaging holiday theater, I strongly recommend a trip to the charming and historic Santa Fe Playhouse to see Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol.  
 
In this heartfelt and heartwarming riff on A Christmas Carol (which originated at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago), Marley is in hell and his visit to Scrooge has more to do with saving his own soul than the redemption of Scrooge.
 
The audience is privy to a “backstage”

Streetlights Off For Holiday Farolito Viewing Dec. 23-26

on December 14, 2016 - 8:01pm

Power will be turned off to various streetlights in Los Alamos and White Rock to enhance the viewing of holiday farolitos Dec. 23-26. Courtesy/wikipedia

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division will be turning off the power to various streetlights to enhance the viewing of holiday farolitos.

The streetlights will be turned off Friday, Dec. 23 and be restored Tuesday, Dec. 27.

For safety purposes, the Traffic & Streets Division requests that all vehicles and trailers be moved to off street parking during the full period that lights will be off.

LAMC Hosts Annual Holiday Gathering For Physicians

on December 14, 2016 - 12:37pm

Los Alamos Medical Center hosts a holiday party Tuesday evening at the hospital for its physicians and staff that includes a buffet and music. Photo by Jennifer King

LAMC Interim CEO John Whiteside, center, chats with doctors and staff at Tuesday's holiday party. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Guests are treated to a musical medley at Tuesday's annual event. Photo by Jennifer King

Senior Executive Assistant to the CEO Vicki Martinez chats with doctors and staff at the annual physician's holiday gathering Tuesday evening at LAMC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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National Film Registry Hits 700 With ‘20,000 Leagues’

on December 14, 2016 - 8:10am

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS News:

  • ‘Thelma & Louise,’ ‘The Birds,’ ‘Blackboard Jungle’ Among Film Titles
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures, including “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”, that have been inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress because of their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance.
 
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden
 
This year’s titles range from the Disney animated blockbuster “The Lion King” and the seminal coming-of-age drama “The Breakfast Club” to the 1990 documentary

What's Playing In The Planetarium This Weekend?

on December 13, 2016 - 7:36am

PEEC News:

Scientists are still learning more about exoplanets and frequently finding new ones. This Friday at 7 p.m., a local astronomer will present the latest information about exoplanets and show images of known exoplanets on the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium dome. 

Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., We are Stars will play on the full planetarium dome. This exciting, family-friendly film connects us to the evolution of the Universe and explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry.

The Los Alamos Nature Center will be closed Dec. 23-24 and Jan. 1 for the holidays.

LAHS Winter Dance Show 7 p.m. Monday

on December 9, 2016 - 10:50am

Los Alamos High School dance program students perform at 7 p.m. Monday in Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo

LAHS dance program students rehearse for Monday's show in Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School dance program students and their teacher Natasha Barkhudarova would like to invite the community to the Winter Dance Show at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 in Smith Auditorium.

Ninety-four high school students will perform 20 dance numbers in the program.

From Waltz to Swing, from Bollywood to Hip-Hop, from Tango to Cha-Cha, from Ballet to Samba - they will have it

Hillstrummers Ukulele Group Performs Holiday Songs In Smith's Marketplace Produce Section at 11 a.m. Today

on December 9, 2016 - 10:26am

Join the HILLSTRUMMERS Ukulele group in a Holiday singalong, this morning, beginning at 11 in the Smith's Marketplace Produce Lobby. It is rumored a certain important person form the North Pole will appear. Start your shopping with holiday joy! Courtesy photo

Join Los Alamos Christmas Tubas For Free Concert At TOTH Dec. 17

on December 9, 2016 - 9:33am
A free concert will be presented by the Los Alamos Christmas Tubas playing tubas of varying sizes at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church in Los Alamos. If you think of tubas as just the oompah component of a band, you’re in for a surprise. These tubas play all the familiar Christmas tunes with a mellow, relaxing sound. Come join in the fun. Courtesy photo

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