Bradbury Kicks Off ‘Downtown Friday Night’

Staff Report

Find out what Los Alamos has to offer from 5-8 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum, just prior to the Friday Los Alamos Summer Concert in downtown Los Alamos.

The community collaboration was designed to introduce an opportunity to, “Discover Los Alamos,” especially for new families to Los Alamos, LANL post-doctoral fellows and summer students.

The hands-on event will be a hub of community resources, opportunities, networking and activities.

Those who work with the clubs, organizations and businesses involved in the project will be on hand to answer questions, provide literature and a few munchies along the way.

A variety of groups have been asked to participate in the open house-styled event.

“The event seems particularly helpful introducing new Los Alamos community members, the majority of whom are students, to local Los Alamos organizations and businesses in a centralized location,” said Vaughn Hartung, a graduate student performing material science at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Young families need not shy away from a chance to get the kids out and keep them busy. Resources will be available from a variety of community agencies have been invited to spread the word about what there is during the summer and throughout the year.

The Art Center at Fuller Lodge, Bandelier National Monument and the Los Alamos Historical Museum are just some of the locations that will showcase their wares and opportunities.

The Rotary Club and the Kiwanis Club will host booths to talk about their projects and how community members can assist their work in our community and the world.

“Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has a plethora of programs that engage both the mind and body for adults and children alike,” said Jessica Privette, the marketing and special programs coordinator for the Bradbury Science Museum. “Most of these activities are free or low-cost too. It is a shame to me that many people I talk to haven’t even heard about this place.”

Free cloth bags will be donated by the Chamber of Commerce and free light refreshments will be provided by the participating organizations.

Direct questions about the event to 505-695-9139.



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