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Land, Water, People, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at Reel Deal Theater
Join PEEC for another cinematic adventure at the Reel Deal Theater! Explore the culture and history of Northern New Mexico with an award-winning documentary film. Land Water People Time was filmed across ten thousand square miles by NM filmmakers David Lindblom, Cynthia Jeannette Gomez, and Daniel Valerio. It tells truly authentic stories that explore some of the modern challenges and tragedies of cultural and environmental losses, as well as hope, for preservation of cultures and places in Northern New Mexico. Los Alamos local and filmmaker David Lindblom will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions afterwards. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children
AAUW – Los Alamos Presents “The Invisible War” film 7 p.m., Feb. 21 at Jeannette Wallace Hall UNM LA Building 5
Meetup for Happy Hour 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 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
Pinon Elementary Student Art Show 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at Village Arts (216 DP Road)
There will be a very special opening at Village Arts. Students from Pinon Elementary School have worked together in a GATE/Art collaboration to create a show called, “Every Picture Tells a Story.” Students created acrylic paintings. They then wrote a story about their painting. Students traded paintings and wrote stories about each other’s paintings – without knowledge of the artist’s original story.
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
Finlandia! 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 Crossroads Bible Church
The Los Alamos Community Winds Ted Vives, musical director Finlandia! and other Brilliant Lights A concert to benefit the New Mexico Alzheimer’s Association featuring: Early Light by Carolyn Bremer, Symphony on Themes of John Philip Sousa by Ira Hearshen, Give Us This Day by David Maslanka Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo by Malcolm Arnold, Blue Lake Overture by John Barnes, Chance Othello by Alfred Reed, and Finlandia by Jean Sibelius.
Free Admission, Suggested Donations- $10.00 per Guest
Baked Potato Bar Benefit 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 American Legion Post 90
Auxiliary Unit 90 of American Legion Post 90 is sponsoring a Baked Potato Bar Benefit to support Auxiliary Programs The Baked Potato Bar includes a large baked potato with ALL the fixings for $5 or a half-size potato for $3. There also will be live music provided beginning at 7 p.m. by singer/songwriter BAT, a one-man band performing originals and requests from the audience.
Fire & Ice Festival 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Jemez Springs Civic Park
Enjoy old fashioned, rip roaring, winter-time fun for the whole family Saturday, Feb. 23 at the annual Fire & Ice Festival at the Jemez Springs Civic Park in Jemez Springs.
Rumelia Album Release Party at Pyramid Saturday, Feb. 23
Festivities begin at 11 a.m. and Rumelia will celebrate the release of their debut album 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Pyramid Café in Los Aamos. There is a $10 cover. Children are free. Rumelia is a band composed of three women who are putting a new spin on music from Eastern Europe, a region generally known as the Balkans.
U.S. Air Force Band of the West Presents Southwest Winds 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at Duane Smith Auditorium
Concert is free. http://www.bandofthewest.af.mil/
Talk on “Baptism: Joining Our Lives to the Life of Jesus” Sunday, Feb. 24 at TOTH
Come to Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church at Trinity and Diamond for free dinner beginning at 5:17 p.m. in Kelly Hall of Trinity on the Hill and at 6:07 p.m., hear a lively, dynamic service of Holy Communion, teaching and singing led by the Generations band.
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!
Total Solar Eclipse of November 2012 Presentation 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at PEEC
On November 13-14, 2012, the sun, moon, and earth were aligned, creating a total solar eclipse. It was only visible from a little bit of northern Australia and a long stretch in the southern Pacific Ocean. Stephen Becker was on the cruise ship MS Oosterdam with over 1800 other passengers in the Coral Sea off the east coast of Australia to view the event. This was his 9th total solar eclipse. Becker will show photos and videos, talk about the experience, and make comparisons to the other 8 eclipses he has witnessed.
Slim Randles will share his adventures in writing during the next talk in the Authors Speak Series 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28 at Mesa Public Library.