Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: April 4

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Springtime in Los Alamos. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Watch "Whip It" and Meet Local Derby Dames 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 4 at Mesa Public Library. Free Event
The movie, "Whip It" is based on the 2007 novel "Derby Girl" by former competitor Shauna Cross.

The Birds of Eastern Australia and Tasmania 7 p.m., Thursday, April 4 at PEEC (3540 Orange St.)
This program will give a very brief introduction to the distant relationship of Australian songbirds to Northern American songbirds. The bulk of the program will be a travelog focusing on some of the birds photographed during a three-week trip through New South Wales, Queensland, and Tasmania.

Cafe Scientifique Zombie Costume Contest 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4 at Research Park
Can Nueroscience explain the grusome behavior of zombies by Russell Morton UNM.

Celebrate Community History – Laboratory 70th Anniversary 3 p.m. Friday, April 5 Betty Ehart Senior Center
Sponsored by Los Alamos National Laboratory and Los Alamos Historical Society.  Speakers include LANL Director Charlie McMillan

Underground of Enchanment Exhibit at Mesa Public Library in conjunction with PEEC
Exhibit Opening 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 5 at Mesa Public Library and a film 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, April 5 at PEEC (3540 Orange St.)

Underground of Enchantment is a 3D photograph exhibit featuring the beautiful formations and microbiology of one of the most interesting caves in the world- Lechuguilla Cave in southeastern New Mexico. 

Mapping Lechuguilla Cave – 20 Years of Exploration 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5 at PEEC (3540 Orange St.)
John Lyle will present highlights of 20 years involvement in the cave project and how the map has changed. Volunteers dug open Lechuguilla Cave, the "Jewel of the Underground" at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, in 1986. The cave quickly earned world-class status among caves, passing 50 miles of discovered length in four years, and 100 miles within the first decade of exploration.

First Friday Pagan Dinner 6 p.m. Friday, April 5 at Pyramid Café (751 Central Ave.)
Anyone interested in paganism, Wicca, or learning about Our Lady of the Woods (OLW) is welcome to join OLW members for an informal dinner on the first Friday of each month. Whether you are a beginner, advanced practitioner, or just curious, you are welcome. Look for the green dragon on the table.

Burnt Mesa Pueblo Hike 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6 at PEEC
Dorothy Hoard leads this hike to the historic Burnt Mesa Pueblo. Meet at PEEC at 9:30 a.m. or at the trailhead at 10:00 a.m.  This level hike is approximately two miles round trip.  It should take about three hours, or a bit more if you would like to see the Los Alamos County alligator junipers.

Los Alamos Derby Dames – Hotshots vs. Pi Rats Exhibition Scrimmage 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at the Los Alamos Ice Rink

Mother's Day "Vendor" Blender 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 7 at Holiday Inn Express (60 Entrada Dr.)
Find the perfect gift for the special lady in your life. Kids corner available while you shop. Refreshements provided and door prize. Shop from an assortment of local vendors (doTerra, Mary Kay, Beijo, Origami Owl, Scentsy, Hygea, It Works, Thirty-One, Shaklee, Jamberry, Pampered Chef and Vault Denim)

Posse Lodge Breakfast Benefiting Friends of the Shelter 7-11 a.m. Sunday, April 7 at 650 North Mesa Road (near the horse stables)
Register early for the Dog Jog held on April 27; enter a raffle for a portrait of your pet by Don Taylor; bid on gift basket; find a friend for life at the mobile adoption event; have fun at the doggie kissing booth.

The Los Alamos Concert Association will present the Calefax Reed Quintet 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7 @ Duane Smith Auditorium
Tickets: $30 at CB Fox, both Smith’s in Los Alamos, Santa Fe at Nicholas Potter and the Lensic Box Office
$35 at the door, Kids (6-18) are free

Los Alamos Historical Society Lecture Series – “Bandelier Trails: Before & After” at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 9 at Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos.
Bandelier's Trails Program Manager Dale Coker is the presenter.

Paul Tibbets IV to remember his grandfather, share experiences of his own Air Force career 5:30 p.m. April 10 at Bradbury Science Museum (15th & Central)
Col. Paul Tibbets IV, grandson of Enola Gay pilot Paul W. Tibbets Jr., talks about his grandfather and his experiences as a U.S. Air Force pilot flying B-1 and B-2 bombers during a talk at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Bradbury Science Museum. The talk is part of Los Alamos’ 70th anniversary lecture series.

LALT Play Reading of “Nana's Naughty Knickers” 7 p.m. Wednesday April 10 at Little Theater 1670 Nectar
Play Reading of “Nana's Naughty Knickers” by Katherine DiSavino.

The Pajarito Astronomers – County-sponsored Dark Night 7:45 p.m. (sunset), Saturday, April 13 at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park in White Rock.
Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and star gaze.

Los Alamos Police host "Prescription Drug Take Back Day" 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 27, east parking lot, LAMC, 3917 West Road

Great Conversations 2 to 5 p.m. April 28 at Los Alamos High School $50 per person. An afternoon of fabulous appetizers, desserts and in-depth conversation with 14 local experts.

Hilltopper Open House Gold Sale Event Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at the Main High School Administration Area
Los  Alamos High School Athletics is sponsoring a gold buying event as a fundraiser.

New Mexico Veterans Business Expo & Job Fair May 8 & 9, 2013 at Albuquerque Convention Center

The following slide shows can be seen around town on video kiosks.

Around Town Slides

Teen Center Slides

Bandelier Bus Slides


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