Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: Aug. 23, 2012

A cake walk is one of the events at the VFW Family Day fundraiser on Saturday. Courtesy photo

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Wildflower Walk with PEEC Thursday 5:30 p.m.
Join Chick Keller, curator of PEEC’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium, for an easy walk to learn the names of local wildflowers. A plant list will be provided so participants can keep track of what they see. Meet at PEEC at 5:30 p.m to carpool or caravan to the location. Free, no registration required

Author Speaks 7 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library
New Mexico Centennial Children’s author and Coretta Scott King Award recipient, Vaunda Nelson will discuss her award-winning book Bad News for Outlaws: the Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal — the true story of a former slave turned unique peace officer and hero of the Old West. She also will introduce her new book, No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller.

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Beatles tribute band, Yellow Dubmarine plays 7 p.m. Friday at Ashley Pond
Yellow Dubmarine is a fabulous reggae, ska, dub, rock, punk and rocksteady Beatles tribute band.

“Hilltoppers Give Back” Work Party Saturday, Aug. 25

The LAPS Foundation invites LAHS alumni, current students, friends and parents of current and past students to help spruce up Los Alamos High School at a work party from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 25. Using bond funds, the community and the schools have completed a wonderful new building, but there is still some work to be done. In order to improve the appearance of the high school grounds, alumni and the community are invited to contribute some “sweat equity” during a work party.

Folks are asked to come to the E-wing area at 9 a.m. with hat and gloves and yard tools, the LAPS Foundation will provide cold drinks. E-wing can be accessed via the LAHS staff parking lot, which is off of Canyon Road. If you have questions, please call (505)470-3734.


Out of the Ashes, Recovery of the Pajarito Plateau 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday
Terry Foxx and Chris Judson will lead an exploratory hike from Bandelier National Monument Ponderosa Campground area on Saturday, Aug. 25. People should meet at 8:30 a.m. at Ponderosa Campground. As they walk along and explore, Foxx and Judson will discuss the history of fire in the area, ecological recovery from fire, and changes that have taken place through time. Foxx is a fire ecologist who has studied fire effects for the last 35 years. Judson works at Bandelier National Monument as an interpretative ranger. This will be a non-strenuous walk. Wear good walking shoes and bring water.

VFW Family Day Fundraiser 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Family Day at the VFW, 1793 Deacon Str., sponsored by the Ladies Auxillary of  VFW Post 8874. This is a fundraiser to raise money to donate care packages to Veterans for the holidays. There will be a horse shoe tournament, hot dogs, hamburgers, games for kids, bubbles, a cake walk and MORE. Everyone is welcome.

Hike and Mountain Bike Pajarito Mountain Saturday & Sunday

Aspen Lift runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pajarito Mountain Cafe will be open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

14th Annual Los Alamos Sportsman’s Club Gun Show 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday @ Pueblo Gym
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Buy, Sell, Swap or just Look! New used, and Antique Guns. Ammunition, Reloading Supplies, knives, jewelry, safes, shooting and Archery equipment.

Trash to Fashion with Nancy Judd … Free Workshops this weekend

Nancy Judd, an internationally recognized artist and educator known for creating couture fashion from trash, will be hosting two free recycled fashion workshops in Los Alamos. These workshops will help participants in The Next Big Idea’s Trash Fashion Contest design and prepare garments for Los Alamos’ first Trash Fashion Contest.

The first workshop, which is geared to people new to sewing and design, will be 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday Aug. 25. A second advanced workshop will be held 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday Aug. 26.
Both workshops are open to all ages and will be held in Los Alamos with the exact location to be determined  If you would like to register for these free workshops or for the free The Next Big Idea’s Trash Fashion Contest, please contact Tom Nagawiecki at 662-8383 or

Physiocartographies Exhibit @ Mesa Public Library

Gallery Hours:
Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

The physiocartographies series combines the abstraction of cartographic maps with the physical act of walking the surface of the planet to create portraits of place. In the various works from this series, he follows prescribed paths across the landscape using a GPS unit to navigate and record points, uses a camera to shoot images and a digital recorder to capture sounds. The final works appear as reconstructed maps, videos and installations.


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