Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: County Fair & Rodeo Weekend

Mutton Bustin!!!  Photo by Greg Kendall/

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Friday, Aug. 10

•County Classic Open Pool Tournament @ Ehart Senior Center 8 a.m.

County Fair Exhibits @ Mesa Public Library 5-8 p.m.
(Viewing for Disabled 4-5 p.m.)
County Fair Exhibits upstairs at the library-gallery, rotunda, and meeting rooms.

Summer Concert @ Ashley Pond 7 p.m. featuring Stone River Band
Country and country blues-soul dance band from Texas.

Saturday, Aug. 11

Festival & Fair @ Ashley Pond 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Arts & Crafts Fair @ Fuller Lodge 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
It’s time for the 35th Annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair at the Fuller Lodge Art Center on Saturday, August 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair takes place in conjunction with the Los Alamos County Rodeo in the grassy park behind Fuller Lodge. There are food booths, a bouncy house and bubble space all day across the street around Ashley Pond.

•Parade on Central Avenue at 10 a.m.

County Fair Exhibits @ Mesa Public Library 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rodeo @ Brewer Arena 2-5 p.m.

Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Dinner and Dance @ Posse Lodge 5 p.m.
Boot-Scottin’ Dace. Featuring Bill Hearne’s Roadhouse Revue. All you can eat prime rib, salmon, brats and all the fixins. Adults $15, kids 6-10 $4 and $2 for 5 and under

•Concert @ Ashley Pond 11 a.m.featuring Bill Hearne’s Roadhouse Revue (Country Dance)

LATC 1st Annual School of Rock Fun Raiser 2 – 7 p.m.
@ Central Park Square Main Street Roundabout

The Los Alamos Teen Center in cooperation with the LA Co-op is holding a Musical Extravaganza featuring three student bands and a special performance by local rock band – Syzygy. Silent Auction, dunk tank (drench your favorite community figures) old time photo booth, bake sale, hamburgers/hot dogs/ice cream and beverages for sale. All proceeds will go to The Los Alamos Teen Center music program for new equipment.

Dunk Tank Schedule
2:30 p.m. Gene Schmidt (Superintendant of Los Alamos Schools)
2:45 p.m. Manny L’Esperance (Los Alamos National Laboratory fire management)
3:00 p.m. Father Colin Kelly (Trinity on the Hill)
3:15 p.m. Steve Girrens (County Council Candidate)
3:30 p.m. Michelangelo Lobato (Los Alamos Teen Center Director)
3:45 p.m. Kile Ulenbrock (Atomic City Transit)
4:00 p.m. David Izraelevitz (Los Alamos County Councilor)
4:15 p.m. Greg Kendall (Journalist/Photographer for Los Alamos Daily Post)
4:30 p.m. Kristen Henderson (County Council Candidate)
4:45 p.m. LAPD School Resource Officer 

PEEC 20th Annual Los Alamos Butterfly Count 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
New Mexico butterfly guru Steve Cary will identify butterflies and discuss their habits and life histories. No experience necessary. Three habitats will be counted – mesa top, streamside, and high altitude Camp May. Meet at Burnt Mesa Trailhead, Bandelier, on State Road 4. Close-focusing binoculars and sturdy shoes recommended. Some nets provided. Bring water. For more information call 662-2662.

Sunday, Aug. 12

Rodeo @ Brewer Arena 1-3 p.m.

Mountain Lion Researcher Ken Logan @ PEEC 2 p.m.
Mountain Lion expert Ken Logan, of the Colorado Division of Wildlife, comes to PEEC to talk about these beautiful animals–and the danger they present to humans. He’ll share insights from his years of research and have lots of pictures. Free-no registration required.

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