Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: Dec. 6

2012 Winterfest Light Parade. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

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Friday, Dec. 6

Affordable Art Sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fuller Lodge Art Center

20th Annual Creches From Around the World 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at LDS Church, 1967 18th St.
Sponsored by the Los Alamos Wards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. An interfaith event.

Los Alamos County’s North Pole Workshop and Luminaria Walk 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at the Posse Shack and Stables

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

Dance Arts Los Alamos Presents The Nutcracker 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at Duane Smith Auditorium

Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at Crossroads Bible Church 

Saturday, Dec. 7

Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Betty Ehart Senior Center
Free breakfast and photos with Santa. Request a donation of non-perishable food or a monetary donation to help with the Kiwanis annual Foster Children Christmas Party. LA Cares will distribute the food donations. Sponsored by Del Norte Credit Union

“You Need a Gift” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Comfort Inn, Trinity Dr. (meeting room right off the lobby)
Handmade pillows, wine bags, gift bags, candles and recycled, re-purposed items; Fused Glass jewelry, Coasters, Soapdishes, Frames and Slumped Bottles; professional prints, and vintage inspired gifts that express what you’re REALLY thinking.

Children’s Christmas Bazaar 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church

New and gently used gift items will be sold for children in kindergarten through sixth grade to purchase and have gift wrapped. Parents are banished to the café to enjoy beverages and holiday treats. Contact Beth Patillo at 505.662.5107 for details or visit LATOTH.ORG

Cookie Walk 1:30 p.m. until sold out Saturday, Dec. 7 at Fuller Lodge
How it works: Buy a box and take a walk down tables of homemade cookie choices. Select your favorites! $10 for a dozen cookies/bars/candy. Funds benefit LA Family Council’s mental health and substance abuse programs and the Youth Activity Centers

20th Annual Creches From Around the World 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at LDS Church, 1967 18th St.
Sponsored by the Los Alamos Wards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. An interfaith event.

Winter Crafts and Story Stations 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7 at Mesa Public Library
Kids of all ages can enjoy an experience making winter crafts. There is no charge for the activity. Contact Angie Manfredi 505.662.8258 or LOSALAMOSNM.US/LIBRARY/PAGES/YOUTHSERVICES.ASPX

Fuller Lodge Holiday Open House 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7
The annual Fuller Lodge Open House takes place on Winterfest weekend. The doors of Fuller Lodge will open to ring in the holidays with entertainment and festivities all day. Activities include:

10 a.m. → Chamisa SingSations 

11 a.m. → Lads of Enchantment

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. → LAHS Trip Club serves Pasole Lunch 

11:30 a.m. → Juanita Madland and friends: Holiday Sing Along

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. → Living Treasures 

12:30 p.m. → “Holiday Music” by the LAHS Band Group 

1 p.m. → NM Dance Theater “Nutcracker Excerpts”

1:30 p.m. → LA Family Council’s Cookie Walk

Earth Treasure Show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Masonic Lodge, Canyon Road at 15th Street
Minerals, jewelry, geodes, silent auction, fun crafts, door prizes, beautiful exhibits, fossils, books, wheel of fortune, great food, and much more will be available for you at the Earth Treasure Show. This is a great opportunity to finish up your holiday shopping! Bring the whole family!

Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair Dec. 7 at Knights of Columbus Hall
The Ladies Auxiliary of Los Alamos is sponsoring a Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair to raise money for donations to needy families, a Santa Fe soup kitchen and a state orphanage. There are a variety of vendors signed up with many different items to sell. This will be a great opportunity for some additional Christmas shopping. The Ladies Auxiliary will also have a hot breakfast and lunch available for all the hungry shoppers.

Dance Arts Los Alamos Presents The Nutcracker 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Duane Smith Auditorium

Los Alamos Mainstreet Presents Winterfest 2013 Saturday, Dec. 7

6 p.m. Holiday Lights Parade on Central Avenue, Tree Lighting after Parade 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond 

Christkindlmarket 2-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 in Downtown Los Alamos
Outdoor event delivers a festive atmosphere with German food including bratwurst and lebkuchen (a Christmas cookie); Glṻwhein, a hot spiced wine and a beer garden for adults. The Christkindlemarket is presented by INVESTLOSALAMOS.COM.

Sangre de Cristo Chorale Holiday Concert 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at First United Methodist Church

Sunday, Dec. 8

Earth Treasure Show 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at Masonic Lodge, Canyon Road at 15th Street
Minerals, jewelry, geodes, silent auction, fun crafts, door prizes, beautiful exhibits, fossils, books, wheel of fortune, great food, and much more will be available for you at the Earth Treasure Show. This is a great opportunity to finish up your holiday shopping! Bring the whole family!

Authors Speak featuring  Valerie Plame, ex CIA operative and Sarah Lovett, suspense writer 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at Fuller Lodge
Plame and Lovett will talk about their spy thriller, Blowback. 

Pet Photos with Santa noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at Pet Pangaea 
You will get digital photo that you can do with as you wish. All pets (and kids) are welcome. A donation of $15 to Friends of the Shelter is suggested for the photo sitting. All donations go directly to Friends of the Shelter; either cash or a check made out to Friends of the Shelter will be appreciated.

Dance Arts Los Alamos Presents The Nutcracker 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at Duane Smith Auditorium

Monday, Dec. 9

Welcome Reception for New Police Chief Dino Sgambellone 4-6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 in Municipal Building Council Chambers

Wednesday, Dec. 11

50th Anniversary Event 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Bradbury Science Museum 
Originally opened to the public in 1963, the Bradbury Science Museum is celebrating its half-century anniversary by hosting a community reception offering refreshments and reflections. This event is FREE and open to the public.

6th Annual Luminaria Walk 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Los Alamos Retirement Community, 1011 Sombrillo Court
Come enjoy Posole and Appetizers at Sombrillo followed by desserts at Aspen Ridge Lodge.

Saturday, Dec. 14

Skate with Santa and his Elves 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at County Ice Rink
Santa always takes time during his busy holiday schedule to visit the Ice Rink. He is bringing his elves to help him greet boys and girls and hand out candy canes. Santa and his elves will pose for photos on and off the ice. 

LA Family Council Holiday Fete 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at Fuller Lodge
An elegant affair. Enjoy Craig Martin Experience. $40 per person ($20 is a donation to programs of LA Family Council in support of community behavioral health and the Youth Activity Center). Call 505.662.4160 for tickets or information.

Holiday Prism Concert 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at White Rock Baptist Church, 80 N.M. 4. Visit lacw.org for details.

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