In And Around Town: April 11, 2021

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

Check with groups that meet regularly for schedule changes.

Los Alamos JJAB Starting Two Parent Groups In April
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Mother’s Day Serenades – Order by April 30
Los Alamos Community Winds Mother’s Day Serenades mean music, flowers and chocolates! What better way to celebrate moms and the love they have for the families. The Los Alamos Community Winds (LACW)

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Posts From The Road: Oldest McDonald’s In America

Single Arch: A single arch stands 60-feet high on the corner of Florence and Lakewood in Downey, Calif. This early signage also features the first McDonald’s mascot Chef Speedee. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Exterior: The exterior of this McDonald’s features mid-century architecture with windows in front for customers to walk up and place orders. A second building sits next to the original, which provides indoor dining and a small McDonald’s museum. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Price Comparisons: A sign hangs above the ordering window, which compares prices and value

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Variety Of Birds Gather At Warbler Pond On Barranca Mesa

A variety of birds gather Friday at the warbler pond of a residence on Barranca Mesa including this male Cassin’s Finch. The Cassin’s Finch is a resident of mountains and conifer forests in the west. Little roving flocks wander through the woods, often feeding on buds and seeds high in the trees. The complicated song of the male often includes brief imitations of other birds. Source: Audubon.org. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

A Townsend’s Solitaire joins other birds Friday at the warbler pond on Barranca Mesa. This bird sits upright and sings from prominent perches at all times of the year. Source:

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Community Winds Offers Mother’s Day Serenades

LACW News:

Los Alamos Community Winds Mother’s Day Serenades mean music, flowers and chocolates! What better way to celebrate moms and the love they have for the families.

The Los Alamos Community Winds (LACW) is offering Instrumental Mother’s Day Serenades to the community.

Again, partnering with Flowers by Gillian and The Rose Chocolatier, LACW is offering a performance of three musical selections for $42 with the optional add-ons (for $10 each) of a beautifully wrapped long stemmed rose and a gift box of four delicious chocolate truffles.
“Our Valentine’s Day Serenades were extremely

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Site Plan Detailing Location Of New Community Co-Op Park

This site plan shows the location of the Co-Op Park going in next to the Los Alamos Schools Credit Union under construction at 10th and Central across the street from the Los Alamos Daily Post. The Co-Op Park will be approximately 10,000 square feet in size and provide a place for food vendors, music, and community gatherings. The Co-Op Park officially opens July 3, which is World Co-Op Day. A GoFundMe campaign in underway to cover some of the construction costs for the park at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/coop-park. Courtesy image

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Scenes From Family Softball Game In White Rock

Sys Hansana and daughter Vivien Hansana keep a close eye on the action as Ryker Black stands ready to hit an incoming pitch during a rousing family softball game outside a residence Wednesday on Rover Boulevard in White Rock. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Ryker Black, left, and Sys Hansana watch Vivien Hansana smack the ball during a family softball game Wednesday in White Rock. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Lara Black throws the ball for son Ryker Black during a family softball game Wednesday at a residence on Rover Boulevard. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

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Spring Colors Bloom On Barranca Mesa

Yellow Oregon grape flowers begin to open recently on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

A  purple vinca major blooms recently on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

A dandelion pushes through rocks into the sun recently on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

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DCA: Watch Pottery Demonstration, Learn About New Mexico’s Early Literary Tradition, Hike Organ Mountains

DCA News:

Explore the latest online programming from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA).

DCA is bringing the state’s unique blend of cultures into homes through its museums, historic sites and cultural institutions.

Watch pottery demonstrations, learn about New Mexico’s early literary traditions, take a hike in the Organ Mountains and more through virtual programs available to the public.

This week includes three programs:

  • The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture will continue its monthly pottery demonstration series via Zoom April 14. This next episode will feature

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Daily Postcard: Robin Spends Time At Backyard Pond

Daily Postcard: An American Robin appears Tuesday morning to sip water from a backyard pond on Barranca Mesa confirming that spring is here! Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

Robin spends time Tuesday at a backyard pond on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

Robin spends time Tuesday at a backyard pond on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

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2021 Official Zozobra Art Contest Is Now Open!



SANTA FE — It’s THAT time of year! The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe is excited to announce a CALL FOR ARTISTS for the Official 2021 Zozobra Adult and Student Poster and T-shirt images.

Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic brought a temporary halt to the Zozobra Decades Project but it’s back for 2021. Zozobra will celebrate 2021 in full-on 1980s style, and we invite you to get into your best Ferris Bueller mood and take a day off to create some great Zozobra art!

“Everyone in Santa Fe wants to be involved in Zozobra. What better way is there than an art contest for New

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PAC 8 Annual Online Auction Fundraiser Underway

Gadgets Gift Package: Einstein scientist stress reliever, vest with LANL logo, mug and travel tumbler. Courtesy/PAC 8

Jasper bib pendant strung with multi-colored seed beads donated by Jill Arps. Courtesy/PAC 8

PAC 8 News:

Looking for a gift for someone? Or maybe something for yourself? PAC 8 is holding its annual online auction fundraiser.

PAC 8 is a non-profit organization and community media center. The money raised by this auction will go to scholarships for students, PAC 8 Internships and other worthy programs. 

The auction runs until April 12. To bid on an item, email bids to pac8@losalamos.com

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Daily Postcard: Condensation Trails Lace Sky Monday

Daily Postcard: Looking up during the drive down the hill to Santa Fe Monday the sky is laced with condensation trails. Contrails or vapor trails are line-shaped clouds produced by aircraft engine exhaust or changes in air pressure, typically at aircraft cruising altitudes several miles above the earth’s surface. Contrails are composed primarily of water, in the form of ice crystals. The combination of water vapor in aircraft engine exhaust and the low ambient temperatures that exist at high altitudes allows the formation of the trails. Source: Wikimedia Foundation. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

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LACF Announces ‘Community Endowment For Music Organizations’ Honoring Lifetime Passion Of Judy Dudziak!

Judy Dudziak is honored by her husband with Community Endowment for Music Organizations. Courtesy/Don Dudziak

LACF News:

Judy Dudziak of Los Alamos had a strong passion for music, which she pursued from childhood throughout the rest of her life. She played piano and violin in her youth. Then later, the recorder and French horn, the latter in the Los Alamos Symphony, the Municipal Band, and as a member of the orchestra for many theatrical plays. 

Dudziak also encouraged all her children to play instruments and often supported the Los Alamos High School Band and Orchestra.

To honor her lifelong

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Los Alamos Arts Council Hosts Brown Bag Performance Featuring Renowned Pianist Juanita Madland Wednesday

Pianist Juanita Madland

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) presents Juanita Madland performing, via a musical recording, pieces from Bach, Mozart, Chopin and others noon Wednesday for the Brown Bag Performance Series.

The links to the recording can be found at https://losalamosartscouncil.org/ as well as LAAC’s Facebook page  and YouTube.

This music is from one of six concerts Madland performed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Since age 3, Madland has played hundreds of concerts in the USA, Carribbean and Europe. Just some of her winning contests were the New Mexico concerto

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Father Theophan: The Golden Rule

This mouse is part of artwork created by Fr. Theophan’s children and others. Photo by Fr. Theophan 

By Father Theophan
Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church
Los Alamos

Thankfully it’s not that cold.

This morning, in robe and slippers, right out of bed, I snuck down to the garage. The kiln had reached cone 6 yesterday evening and had been cooling throughout the night. It’s a surprise each time, it’s a gift each time. There’s nothing better than opening a successful firing. (To be fair, there is hardly anything worse than opening a bad one.) But today, everything survived.

Four mugs out of this firing

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