Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: Jan. 24

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Authors Speak Series from 7–8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 at Mesa Public Library
Poet Laureate of New Mexico Jon Davis kicks off the new season of this popular literary series. Mesa Public Library, with support from the Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries, is pleased to continue the Authors Speak series for the community. Authors Speak is a monthly event featuring New Mexican authors speaking about their writing on a variety of subjects such as local and state history, travel, outdoor activities, New Mexico fiction, history and culture, poetry, and more. The talks are free, so come by and relax, listen to and meet each one in the fascinating lineup of authors. Refreshments too! Most of the talks are scheduled for the fourth Thursday of each month and are held in the Upstairs Rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

Geological Society Banquet 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Christian Church
Dr. Paul Bauer of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources is the featured speaker for the Los Alamos Geological Society’s 2013 Banquet. The community is invited to attend the event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Christian Church, 92 East Road, and at 7 p.m., Bauer will present his talk. Titled “Down the Rio Grande: A Paddler’s Perspective of Rocks and Rapids,” Bauer’s presentation is a geo-photo-journey down the northern Rio Grande, with an emphasis on the river hydrogeology and the evolution of the sublime landscape.

Our Lady of the Woods will hold a Divination Night 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 in the Art Room (upstairs, west end of the building) of the Los Alamos Unitarian Church. The group will gather to do divination for the upcoming year.

The annual Los Alamos County Science Fair will take place Saturday, Jan. 26 in the Los Alamos High School Commons Area and between 1-3 p.m., the public is invited to view the projects.

Los Alamos Choral Society and Symphony Orchestra-The Messiah 3-5 p.m. Jan. 27 @ Duane Smith Auditorium
Los Alamos Choral Society 70th Anniversary Concert Los Alamos Choral Society Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Mary Badarak, conductor Cindy Little, accompanist Tickets $15.00 -Adults (Students free) at C.B.Fox and at the door.

Expectations 6:07 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at Trinity on the Hill
Father Colin Kelly will teach on the topic “Expectations” at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church (Corner of Trinity and Diamond) at 6:07 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. Free dinner is included beginning at 5:17 p.m. in Kelly Hall.

2013 Legislative Reception at the Santa Fe Convention Center 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan 28
The 2013 Legislative Reception presented by Wells Fargo will host legislators, businesspeople and chambers and business groups from around New Mexico.

Atomic Film Festival 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at Fuller Lodge
Fail Safe, made within a year of Dr. Strangelove and at the height of cold war atomic anxiety, posits a similar nightmare scenario. A U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered toward Moscow, ready to drop its load. The U.S. president (Henry Fonda) and various military and congressional leaders must then scramble to deal with the disaster. The built-in suspense is well maintained by director Sidney Lumet, working from a script by former blacklisted writer Walter Bernstein.

Show Some Class Artists Reception from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 @ Fuller Lodge Art Center
Now the Art Center is expanding the concept of student art shows by offering a two-week exhibit of adult student work Jan. 11-Jan. 26.

In Search of Dominguez and Escalante 7–8 p.m. Thursday, Jan 31 at PEEC
Photographers and authors Siegfried Halus and Greg Mac Gregor will speak about their book, In Search of Dominguez & Escalante, which looks at the 1776 expedition of Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Silvestre Velez de Escalante. The 1776 expedition, which included cartographer Don Bernardo Miera y Pacheco, circumnavigated 1800 miles of uncharted territory never before seen by Europeans, an arduous five month trip documented in Escalante’s journal. More than 200 years later, Greg Mac Gregor and Siegfried Halus have created a remarkable visual record of the expedition. Using Escalante’s journal as their guide, the photographers followed the expeditionary route, circling through New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona, and documenting the frontier as first witnessed by the Spanish explorers on horseback.


Further out:

Barranca School Family Fun Night silent auction on Feb . 5

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