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Annual Rotary Crab Fest Extravaganza Set for Sunday and You’re invited!

The Los Alamos Rotarians are set to host their third annual “All-You-Can-Eat Crab Fest” fundraiser, which includes prawns and chicken (for those who don’t eat seafood) Sunday Feb. 26 at Central Avenue Grill.

Festivities for the club’s fundraiser begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar followed at 6:30 p.m. with dinner, music and silent and live auctions featuring golf with a pro, salmon and Asian dinners for eight, spring yard-cleaning, computer consulting, artwork, California wines, jewelry and gift certificates

Proceeds benefit local scholarships and the Los Alamos High School Memorial Garden.


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Empty Bowl Event Benefits Self Help Inc

KRSN owners Gillian Sutton and David Sutton hosted the annual Empty Bowl event Thursday that benefits Self Help Inc. They also hosted this month’s Chamber FAN Club. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Katy Korkos, left, of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and Debbie Gill from the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board attended Thursday’s Empty Bowl and FAN Club event at KRSN. Photo By TK Thompson/ladailypost.com


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One Alone is not Enough…

A scene from “Mulan, Jr.” performed in 2011. Courtesy/Daren Savage

One alone is not enough … Atomic City Children’s Theater proudly presents Disney’s “Mulan, Jr.” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 and 3 p.m.Saturday,  Feb. 25 at Duane W. Smith Auditorium.

Disney “Mulan, Jr.” is based upon the 1998 Disney film “Mulan” and the story “Fa Mulan” by Robert D. San Souci.

This production features many of the songs from the movie, as well as some new songs written especially for this show.

ACCT’s Co-Directors, Julia Fair and Daren Savage were both very pleased with the level of talent that tried


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Get Bitten by NMDT’s Eerie and Elegant ‘Dracula’

Alicia Bowyer and Gary Cooper, Dracula 2012. Photo by Holger Waschinski

Review By Bonnie Gordon

You have one last chance to catch the stunning original ballet “Dracula” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Duane Smith Auditorium in Los Alamos. Don’t miss it. New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company brings the iconic story of the master vampire to life in a production that, much like the Count himself, is elegant yet eerie, thrilling yet poignant.

Director and choreographer Susan Baker-Dillingham’s original ballets always achieve high emotional impact, and “Dracula” is no exception. The elements


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UNM-LA Fairy Tale Thursdays Featuring La Belle et la Bete

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UNM-Los Alamos is hosting the free film series, “Fairy Tale Thursdays” at 6 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday through May in the UNM-LA Student Center Lecture Hall.

The series will explore the rich tradition of fairy tales in film.

On Feb. 23, host, Dr. Mickey Marsee, will show the 1946 Jean Cocteau cult classic, “La Belle et la Bete” (Beauty and the Beast, NR/ 97 min) in the Building 5 Lecture Hall. Marsee hosted the popular Monster Film Series in 2010.

Deemed one of the best dramatic presentations of the Beauty and the Beast fairytale, Cocteau’s direction mixes fantasy with


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Original Ballet “Dracula” is a valentine of a different kind

Alicia Bowyer as Mina Harker in Dracula 2012. Photo by Holger Waschinski

By Bonnie Gordon

Get ready for heart stopping romance, action and drama this weekend, as The New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company (NMDT–PC), under the direction of Susan Baker-Dillingham presents “Dracula.”

NMDT–PC is a non-profit training ground for pre-professional dancers located in Los Alamos. During its seven years history, NMDT has gained acclaim for its original story ballets choreographed by Baker-Dillingham, including “Dracula,” “Snow White,” “Cinderella,” “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” “Alice,”


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It’s Tyme for Shakespeare with the LA Community Winds

Los Alamos Community Winds is set to perform 7 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church. Courtesy Photo

By Bonnie Gordon

Lovers of Renaissance music and lovers of the bard are in for a treat when The Los Alamos Community Winds presents a Shakespeare-themed concert at 7 p.m.  Saturday, Feb. 18 at Crossroads Bible Church. The church is located at 97 East Road (as you enter Los Alamos from the main hill road).  As always Winds concerts are free, although donations are gratefully accepted.

The idea for “the Musick of Shakespeare and his Tyme” came about as the Winds started


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Red and Black Ball Marks 12th Year


Preparing audio equipment for the Ball Saturday afternoon.
Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider and wife Cori. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com.


Kate O’Donnell, left, and Karen Kendall. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 

Greg Kendall, left, and Jim O’Donnell. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 


Fire Chief Troy Hughes and wife Jodi. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


Attorney Chris Chandler and County Council Chair Sharon Stover. Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


Police Chief Wayne Torpy and Police


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PEEC Officials Meet with U.S. Sen. Tom Udall’s Representative

Michelle Jaquez-Ortiz, right foreground, from U.S. Sen. Tom Udall’s Office met with officials at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center on Orange Street Thursday to learn how best the senator can support PEEC’s efforts. From left, Board President Becky Shankland, PEEC Member Karyl Ann Armbruster, Program Director Katie Watson, Board Member Dave Yeamans, Facility Director Chick Keller and Board Member Siobhan Niklasson. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Upcoming PEEC events:

A Nature Center for Los Alamos? Public meeting before the CIP committee at


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YMCA Red and Black Ball Rocks Back to the 1950s


A sold out crowd attended a fundraiser for The Family YMCA 2012 “Strong Kids”
campaign at the Hill Top House Hotel Saturday night. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


Jim Steritz, Jacqui Carroll, Sarah Wellborn and husband Rick toast the successful 2012
Red and Black Ball. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 


YMCA Board Member Sharon Stover with husband Steven Girrens.
Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


YMCA Supporters and Board Members gather for a group photo.
Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


Michaelangelo Lobato, left, and Roger Waterman.


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Juanita Madland Performs a Valentine Benefit Concert Sunday

By Bonnie Gordon

 


Juanita Madland/Courtesy

 

Hear world class piano music for a good cause when Juanita Madland performs a Valentine Benefit Concert for The Los Alamos Arts Council at 7 p.m. Sunday Feb. 12 at Fuller Lodge. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at CB Fox or at the door.

Madland is a Los Alamos treasure. Although she performs in venues around the world, she generously shares her talents often in her home town, usually to support a worthy cause.

Her program on Sunday will be chronologically organized and will range from the baroque to the contemporary. Madland calls herself


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Authors Speak Series Presents Pamela Christie Feb. 23

The Authors Speak Series at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Upstairs Rotunda Mesa Public Library features Pamela Christie, author of “The King’s Lizard” and “Dead Lizard’s Dance,” mysteries set in Old Santa Fe.

“This is what my honored grandfather told me, all of it. Someone long ago taught him how to tell a tale, someone who knew what to do with the space between En Años Pasados and Así Fue*. When we sat up together nights, waiting for babies to be born or for horses to foal, for travelers to return, or for news of the men who ran to the mountains after the uprising, he told me of those murderous times….”


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Jan McDonald Jazz Trio to Perform at Blue Window Saturday Night


Jan McDonald/Courtesy

Things will swing at the Blue Window Bistro on Saturday, Feb 11 when the restaurant hosts a Jazz Night featuring the Jan McDonald Jazz Trio.

The Trio will perform from 7- 9 p.m. with Donna Smith on piano, Richard Snider on bass and Jan McDonald on trumpet and flugelhorn. Tickets are $15 per person and dinner reservations are required at 662-6305.

The regular dinner menu will be offered from 5-9 p.m. All menus are posted at labluewindowbistro.com. Walk-ins will be accommodated if possible.

Santa Fe resident Jan McDonald is recognized nationally as an accomplished jazz trumpeter.


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PEEC Offers Backyard Bird ID Class and Free Proenneke Film at Reel Deal

Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC will offer their popular class “What’s That Bird in my Backyard?” from 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15.

Individual registration is $10 or $9 for PEEC members and family registration is $20 or $18 for members.

Veteran birder Dave Yeamans will offer guidance on recognizing the most common winter birds in Los Alamos and White Rock.

Yeamans uses photos, books and websites to help participants get started with basic birding, or increase intermediate expertise. He will teach tips for recognizing birds by their colors, silhouette, behavior and feeding habits.

Bring a bird book,


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Make a Date with History

By Kirsten Laskey

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Los Alamos Historical Society is inviting the community to “Make a Date with History.”

Dr. James Hopkins chats with students. Courtesy/LA Historical Society

Dr. James Hopkins, a professor at Southern Methodist University, will continue the Historical Society’s lecture series with his talk, “Oppenheimer and his Colleagues at Los Alamos” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at Fuller Lodge.

So what attracts people to J. Robert Oppenheimer?

Hopkins said, “Oppenheimer is a familiar and affecting figure to anyone interested in the Manhattan Project but it


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The Hill Stompers Light Up Durango Parade

Band member Jeff Favorite blows his whistle as the Hill Stompers entertain the crowd last weekend in Durango.
Photo by Jean Gindreau/For ladailypost.com.

 

The Hill Stompers, an award winning jazzy street band that formed in 2000, spent last weekend playing music and dancing in the Snowdown Light Parade in Durango, Colo.

It’s Durango’s only nighttime parade where light-bedecked floats create a dazzling delight in Durango’s most spectacular and entertaining procession along the banks of Main Avenue.

The Hill Stompers will next play at the Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Tuesday, Feb. 21, where


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“Uncommon Valor: The Battle of Iwo Jima” Coming to Mesa Public Library

Sixty Seven Years Ago: The Battle of Iwo Jima with Veteran Bill Hudson is a special event set for 7 p.m. Feb. 14 in the  Mesa Public Library Upstairs Rotunda.

Iwo Jima/Wikipedia

A video, including an interview with a local Iwo Jima Marine Corp veteran will be shown. Battle veteran Bill Hudson of Los Alamos will present the video “Uncommon Valor: The Battle of Iwo Jima,” produced by the Canadian History Channel.

On this Valentine’s Day, this showing will commemorate the 67th anniversary of that historic battle and all the loved ones who fought and those who were lost.

This video has not been aired 


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