Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: Aug. 2, 2012

 Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark and Webmaster/Reporter Greg Kendall. Photo by Karen Kendall

The week’s preview is sponsored by

Fort Building 3:305 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 at PEEC  
Come to PEEC and get building!  On the first Friday of every month, join other kids who like building forts (and their parents) to build, play, and hang out in your new place you created!   Parents must stay and supervise their children. Free. No registration required.

Enchanted Parks Photographic Exhibit at Mesa Public Library
Exhibit runs until Aug 7. Local photographer Leslie Bucklin shows stunning photographs of our national parks. From Bandelier to the Grand Tetons, Bucklin’s photos are lushly colored and detailed, capturing the grandeur and enchantment and enticing viewers to visit in person. Mesa Public Library’s Upstairs Art Gallery.

Eddy and the Nomads – Los Alamos Summer Concert Series
Friday Night at Del Norte Credit Union Parking Lot

Natural Wonders of Los Alamos: Deer Trap Mesa 6
8 p.m. Saturday Aug. 4
Named for a small game pit near the trailhead, Deer Trap Mesa is a great place to spend a summer evening. After some scrambling on ancient stairways near the game pit, the terrain through piñon-juniper woodland is level and easy, and the hike culminates in a lovely view of the Rio Grande Valley and Sangre de Cristo. Along the way, we’ll talk a bit about the geologic history of the Pajarito Plateau and the natural history of some of its inhabitants. Plus, we’ll check out plants Ancestral Puebloans used to diaper babies, glue stone points to arrows, and treat stomache-aches. If time allows, we can venture beyond the end of the trail to look for Apache tears. Trip leader Sarah Gustafson is an environmental educator and author of local natural history books. Two to four miles roundtrip, depending on how far participants want to go. Meet at the intersection of Barranca and Navajo Roads at 6 p.m. free, but space is limited, so please register in advance at  Call Katie Watson 662-0460

The Craig Martin Experience Band will perform 79 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Blue Window  $15 per person, reservations recommended. Call 662-6305

Alzheimer’s Association Cowboy Breakfast, 711 a.m. Sunday Aug 5 at the Los Alamos Posse Lodge 650 North Mesa

Summer Family Evenings 6:307:30 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 7 at PEEC
Sallye Sibbitt of the Duck Buddies comes to PEEC to talk about ducks: what they eat, how their anatomy helps them swim, their lifespan, their place in the environment and more. She’ll also tell all about the ducks that live at Ashley Pond, and she’ll have hands-on items and projects, and live ducks, too! Free to member families, $5 donation to Duck Buddies for non-member families. PEEC 3540 Orange St.

Open Table Tennis at Betty Ehart Senior Center 
9 a.m. to noon Saturday Aug. 4
All skill levels and ages. Free

Unique Opportunity to Watch Rover Landing
10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sunday Night, Aug. 5 at Bradbury Science Museum

Enjoy refreshments, explore our new exhibit, and watch the landing with us in our auditorium—streaming live from NASA TV.

Warm Water Weekend at the Aquatic Center
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1–5 p.m.

  • Warm Water Temperature

  • Inflatable Obstacle Course

  • Water Toys

  • Inner-Toys

  • Water Basketball

  • Foosball

Movies in the Park 7:45 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 8 at Ashley Pond
Firehouse Dog, rate G
Sponsored by the Los Alamos County Police Dept.

Registration Open for Twilight Mountain Bike Ride 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Valles Caldera
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 the first 300 bicyclists per event that pre-register. Your journey will start at the last strands of daylight, proceed through twilight and end with moonlight. You may check in between 5–8 p.m. You will need to be back in your car by 10 p.m. Maximum of 300 participants. HELMETS AND BIKE LIGHTS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL RIDERS.


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