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2013 Women’s Weekend at Pajarito Mountain Feb. 8 -10
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Enjoy an entire day of local music at the third annual UNM-LA Music Marathon. The Marathon is 2-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb.10 in the UNM-LA Student Center. The event is free and open to everyone. Donations will benefit UNM-Los Alamos student scholarships. The day will include everything from Renaissance music for viols to modern jazz with the Craig Martin Experience.
Warm Water Weekend at the Aquatic Center Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9 and 10
Warmer Water Temperature, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Inner-Tubes, Water Basketball, Water Toys
Generations 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church
Join the congregation for Generations. The program will discuss how to receive God’s love and how to be in a relationship with each person of the Trinity (One God, three distinct persons.) A free meal will be served and at 6:07 p.m. The program begins with contemporary music by the Generations band, a sermon by Mother Alicia Pope, and the receiving of Holy Eucharist.
What’s That Bird 7 – 8 p.m. Tue, Feb. 12 @ PEEC
What is that bird? Need help figuring out what you’re seeing in the backyard, on the trail, or soaring overhead? Dave Yeamans will give a presentation on backyard winter birds in the Los Alamos area. Bring binoculars and special photos if you have them. Free, but donations will be accepted for PEEC Birds.
Los Alamos Historical Society Lecture 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Fuller Lodge
When the implosion concept came to the Manhattan Project, it brought with it a need to use explosives in a new way. Rather than destroying or breaking apart something, precisely shaped pieces were needed to assemble or create a nuclear critical mass. This need spawned the science of high explosives and a series of technological advancements ensued. Unfortunately, three accidents in the 1950s caused instant death for seven explosives workers. Learn more when Cary Skidmore, who works in the explosives division at Los Alamos National Laboratory, shares lessons learned from these experiences and improvements that were made in the safety of explosives operations.
Valentine’s On Ice from 2 to 4 p.m. Wed. Feb. 13
Enjoy a Wednesday afternoon of fun crafts, games, and ice skating. Call for more information, Recreation Division 662-8173
Fun Games: Funny Hat Relays, Guess the M&M’s, Themed Craft, Oreo Stacking Contest and Hershey Kiss Relay
Lunch with a Leader featuring Steven Thomas from 11:40 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14. at Mesa Public Library
The Los Alamos League of Women Voters invites the community to Lunch with a Leader. This month, the guest will be Steven Thomas, the new Mesa Public Library manager. He will not have to go far, since the event is upstairs in Mesa Library.
Poetry Gathering 6:30 to 8 pm. Thursday, Feb. 14 Mesa Public Library Upstairs Rotunda
Mesa Public Library is pleased to host Poetry Gatherings, a place for people to share their love of poetry. Anyone, of any age, who is interested in poetry may join us to read their own poetry and receive supportive feedback, read works of their favorite authors, or just listen.
The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 in room 3 at Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos. Joanie Langholf from Albuquerque will present a program on using FamilySearch.org to research family history.
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.
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/
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