Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: Aug. 16

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Friday, Aug. 16

Trickster Art Exhibit Opening Reception 5-7 p.m.  Friday, Aug. 16 at Fuller Lodge Art Center 
Every culture has a trickster in its cast of characters. Bring us the king’s fool, the class clown, Loki and the coyote. Give us something visually crafty, play the farce and make sure the joke’s on us!

Summer Concert Series Presents Lisa Morales Band 7 p.m.  Friday, Aug. 16 at Ashley Pond  

Saturday, Aug. 17

Los Alamos Triathlon 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Aquatic Center 
As part of the Southwest Challenge series the Los Alamos Triathlon is a tough, hilly course with a unique format consisting of mass bike starts in waves with the swim in the middle. Join us for another quality event for all levels of racers: elite and amateur, long – time and first – time, single and team, young and old.

Waffle Breakfast to benefit Topper Football 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at Masonic Lodge (1401 N. Sage Loop)
Menu: Waffles with blueberry and cherry toppings, eggs, sausage, bacon, coffee, tea & juice. Cost: $7 per adult or $3.50 per youth.

High Tea and Fashion Show 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at Trinity on the Hill in Kelly Hall
Fashions from Shop on the Corner (Trinity on the Hill thrift shop) Also a silent auction of gift baskets and other items. All proceeds for two housebuilding trips this fall, one in October (House of Hope Women), one in November (Trinity Builders, co-ed team).

Cruise the Caldera 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at Valles Caldera National Preserve
This is an opportunity to bring family and friends out to ride the roads of the Preserve on your mountain bikes. If you prefer to cruise the preserve, then you will begin your journey at the Valle Grande Staging Area (the roads on this side tend to be flatter, but there will be some hills). If you prefer a challenge and want to climb high and low, then you will begin your journey at the Banco Bonito Staging Area (the roads on this side tend to have more elevation changes).

Twilight Bike Ride 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at Valles Caldera National Preserve
Imagine touring through the Preserve with the ability to see stars above your head and animals migrating down the forested tops of the hills into the grasslands. This truly unique event will provide access for up to 300 bicyclists. Your journey will start at the last strands of daylight, proceed through twilight and end with moonlight.

Monday, Aug. 19

43rd Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, in the Duane Smith Auditorium
Dr. Steven Squyres, Cornell University professor and NASA project scientist will present “Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet.” His talk will describe the exploits of the plucky Martian Rovers Spirit and Opportunity and what we have learned from them after more than 3,000 days on Mars.

Baby Boomers: Will Social Security be there when you retire? Join Kate Stalter, Retirement Planning Advisor, for a free seminar on savvy social security strategies, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 at Mesa Public Library 2400 Central Ave. Call (505) 490-6474 or email to register.

Tuesday, Aug. 20

Shop with the Chef – Raw Dessert Alchemy Cacao 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 at the Los Alamos Co+op Market (95 Entrada Drive)
Casey Greenling will teach participants how to use some of the best superfoods using raw preparation techniques, which maintain the maximum energetic potential and taste. This class will focus on desserts containing cacao, the raw version of chocolate.

Living with Bears 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 at PEEC
Have you ever had a close encounter with a bear? Do you know what to do if you see one? Presenter Manny Overby has been a Game Warden in Northern NM for over 13 years and has dealt with hundreds of NM bears. Come ready to learn and share your own stories!

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Brown Bag @ the Bradbury Lunchtime Lecture at Noon, Wednesday, Aug.  21
Norris Bradbury Part II – Alan Carr
He has been called the “savior” of Los Alamos. He has been called the “architect” of the modern Laboratory. He has been called the “father” of the federal laboratory system. Although the Laboratory’s museum bears his name, few visitors have ever heard of him. Who is this man, who has been dubbed “Mister Los Alamos?” He is Norris Bradbury. LANL Historian Alan B. Carr will discuss Bradbury’s life, career, and the evolution of the postwar Laboratory.  Admission is free and attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.

Thursday, Aug. 29

Youth Debate and Town Hall meeting 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 UNM-LA Room 230
To educate voters about the purpose of the upcoming mil levy election for UNM-LA, the League of Women Voters is sponsoring a Youth Debate and Town Hall meeting at UNM Los Alamos. The meeting will start with a Youth Debate presented by the Los Alamos High School Debate Team, followed by a presentation by UNM-LA, including a question and answer session.

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