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16th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 15 to 18 at Bandelier
After 15 years of success in North America, GBBC is now global. In 2013, anyone, from anywhere on earth, can participate by visiting www.ebird.com or www.birdcount.org and reporting the kinds and numbers of birds they see during the annual count.
Los Alamos Historical Society Lecture 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at Fuller Lodge
Special lecture from Dr. Carlo Blasi of Italy, who will speak on “Italy’s Great Cupola and How LANL Collaborations May Help Save It.” The talk, similar to one Dr. Blasi is giving as a LANL Director’s Colloquium, will focus on the history, geometry, characterization, and computer modeling for Brunelleschi’s Dome in Florence. The talk will describe the building of the cupola, its problems and its historical ailments, discuss what modeling has taught, and conclude with the collaboration with Los Alamos scientists to further the understanding of this world architectural treasure.
“Dancers in Concert” will be performed at the Duane W. Smith Auditorium at 7:30 p.m Friday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m Saturday Feb. 16; and 2 p.m. Sunday Feb. 17. The NMDT-PC production of “Dancers in Concert” features three original ballets choreographed by Baker-Dillingham: “Hear, Speak, See,” “Pandora’s Box,” and “Cakewalk.” Tickets are available in advance at Uli’s Cottontails or at the door 45 minutes before performance times. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and free for children four and under. The School of NMDT is located in the heart of downtown Los Alamos at 147 and 149 Central Park Square. Call 505-920-9134 or visit www.NMDT.org for more information.
Meetup for Happy Hour 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at Dixie Girl
Open Meetup group designed for people who want to meet other people in a safe, friendly environment. Everyone welcome. This Meetup group also holds many other kinds of Meetups including hiking, cultural events, picnics, and other outings. Learn more at www.meetup.com/Los-Alamos-Yours-to-Discover
Beer & Band Event Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area
The beer will be from Marble Brewery and the band will be DK and the Affordables from Jemez Springs. The Affordables jumping, jiving roots music is sure to get you moving. Atomic City Transit is providing a new bus service to Pajarito Mountain with the last bus going down Saturday at 5:20 p.m. so people can enjoy the show and get a ride home.
Valentine Dance – Cathy Faber’s Country Band from 8-11 p.m. at Sheriff’s Posse Lodge
$15 per person, $25 per couple. Texas BBQ hot food available all evening. Non-alcoholic cash bar for all mixers & set-ups; B.Y.O.B. Overnight RV parking available at no charge.
Co-op ROCKS! Dream, Create, CO-OPerate! 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe
The Los Alamos Co-op Market, La Montanita Co-op and Warehouse 21 present Co-opROCKS, a music and art based annual event that brings cooperative values to light through community involvement, cooperative partnerships and creating opportunities for education while promoting local talent. Attendance for teens and adults is free. For more information and event schedules, visit the Co-opROCKS! Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/469298356449025/
Behind the Scenes Art Exhibit at Fuller Lodge Art Center
There’s a story behind every piece of artwork; something magical in the process of its creation. Have you ever been back stage at the theater? This exhibit is a back stage pass into the world of the artist. With a variety of media and a variety of background stories you’ll get a glimpse into the creative process. Exhibit ends March 9, 2013.
Metal Menagerie: Sculpture by Swenson and Trujillo at Mesa Public Library through Feb. 27
Fantastic and fabulous creatures, large and small, created from scrap metal by two local artists. A 20′ dragon, squadron of flying pigs, horses, snakes, and many rabbits!
Uncommon Valor: The Battle of Iwo Jima film and talk 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Mesa Public Library, Upstairs Meeting Rooms.
A video, including an interview with a local Iwo Jima Marine Corp veterans, will be shown. Battle veteran Bill Hudson will show a video “Uncommon Valor: The Battle of Iwo Jima,” produced by the Canadian History Channel.
Rotary 4th Annual Crab Fest 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23
All you can eat crab/prawn fest and live auctions. All proceeds benefit local scholarships and AED for Fuller Lodge. $45 per person at Knights of Columbus Hall (Trinity Drive and DP Road.) Purchase tickets at CB Fox or Chamber of Commerce. For information, call Skip King at 662-8832