Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: July 4

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Family YMCA Firecracker 5K Run – Checkin 7:15-7:45 a.m. Thursday, July 4
Due to road construction, The Family YMCA’s Firecracker 5K will have a new route. The route will go into the parking of the new Los Alamos County Administration building, up Central Avenue, north on Main to Nectar and Rose Street, to Canyon and turn around past the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Farmer’s Market 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4 Los Alamos Library Parking Lot (20th & Bathtub Row)

4th of July Kids Parade Thursday, July 4
Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Ashley Pond by “the elephant.” Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. and ends at the Y. After the parade there will be a Flag-raising ceremony, bounce houses, face painting, games, prizes, hot dogs and more.

Kiwanis 4th of July Celebration at Overlook Park. Schedule detailed below.

  • 2 to 9 p.m. Bouncy toys from Ton-O-Fun.  Atomic City Buses begin running from Sullivan Field to the Park and around White Rock
  • 3 p.m. Boo Koo – a Los Alamos roots-reggae-Americana and rock band, Scott Beguin-drums and percussion, Peter Young-guitar/vocals, Greg Mechels-bass.
  • 3-5 p.m. next to the bandstand – “Thrill of the Grill” Chicken Challenge Cook-off between Sheriff and Firefighters!
  • 3:30 p.m. State Road Four – Classic rock & blues from Los Alamos, Guy Raper-lead guitar, Jonathan Dowell-dulcimer, Eddie Padilla-drums, Kent Scarborough-Bass, Ronda Jones-fiddle.
  • 4 p.m. Higher Ground Bluegrass – bluegrass and folk from northern New Mexico, Fred Bolton guitar/vocals, Dave Devlin-mandolin & dobro, Pat Mahoney fiddle/vocals Laura Leach Bass/vocals, Duke Weddington banjo/vocals.
  • 4:30 p.m. Triple Trouble – a Los Alamos band of lovers of Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble & other blues/rock bands, Eric Tylor-vocals, Eunsung Park-guitar, Kent Scarborough-bass, Eddie Padilla-drums.
  • 5 p.m. Habenaro Skydivers
  • 5:10-5:30 p.m. Syzygy – a harder rock band from Los Alamos, Michelangelo Lobato on guitar/vocals, Daniel Yamada-guitar/vocals, Kile Ulenbrock-drums, Dave Hemsing-bass.
  • 5:30-6:45 p.m. LA Community Winds under the direction of Ted Vives.
  • 7 p.m. Eddy & the Nomads – Classic rock of 50’s, 60’s and 70’s by Los Alamos’ favorite band.
  • 8-8:10 p.m. Flyover with Will Fox and friends.
  • 8:10 p.m. Habenaro Skydivers with smoke and flags
  • 8:30 p.m. Best Seat in the House Drawing. You get to push the button to start the fireworks  
  • 9:10 p.m. Star Spangled Banner by Louise Mendius followed by Fireworks Extravaganza!

Citizenship Ceremony 11 a.m. Thursday, July 4 at Bandelier
In the true spirit of freedom on Independence Day, Bandelier National Monument will host their second annual naturalization ceremony for 15 candidates who will take the oath to become new U.S. citizens after fulfilling years of requirements.

“Mostly Clear and Partly Cloudy: Climate as Metaphor,” will be on exhibit 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 4 at the Mesa Public Library.
The exhibit, featuring mixed media work by artists Shaun Gilmore and Janice Wall, explores climate issues through abstraction. An artists’ reception is scheduled the following week
4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, July 12; followed by a gallery talk 3-4 p.m. Friday, July 26. The exhibit ends Aug. 4. Mesa Public Library is located at 2400 Central Ave.

Bandelier National Monument Nightwalk Friday, July 5

Summer Concert Series 7 p.m. Friday, July 5 Los Alamos Co+op Market (Entrada Drive) with the classic nu-funk band, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band. Friday is Holiday Inn & Suites, LA Co-op Market and NM Consortium Night.

First Friday Pagan Dinner 6 p.m. Friday, July 5 at Pyramid Cafe
Anyone interested in paganism, Wicca, or learning about Our Lady of the Woods (OLW) is welcome to join OLW members for an informal dinner on 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!

Ranger led Constellation Tour & Telescope Viewing 9-11 p.m., Saturday, July 6 at Bandelier  

Warm Water Weekend Saturday, July 6-Sunday, July 7 at Aquatic Center

Cowboy Breakfast 7-11 a.m. Sunday, July 7 at Sheriff’s Posse Lodge (650 North Mesa Road)
Proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society. Menu: Plain, Blueberry, Banana, Chocolate Chip and a Seasonal Surprise Pancake, Sausage, Bacon, Eggs, Juice and Coffee

Y Strong Kid’s Campaign at Daniel’s Cafe – Visit Daniel’s anytime Tuesday, July 9 and 20% of your total order will go to the Y’s Strong Kids’ Campaign. You must have a ticket. Pickup at front desk at the Y.

LANL Lecture Series: Truman’s Decision to Drop the Bombs 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 10 Bradbury Science Museum (1350 Central Avenue)
Professor Noel Pugach, of the University of New Mexico, will discuss President Harry Truman’s decision to use the atomic bombs.

Elements: Fire with Melissa Mackey 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10 at PEEC (3540 Orange St.)
Learn several methods of safely building fires. Participants will practice their new skill with permission from the fire department and of course, fires wouldn’t be complete without s’mores!

The League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader will feature Ellen Morris Bond the executive director of Self Help, Inc. at 11:40 a.m. Thursday, July 11 at Mesa Library.

Our Lady of the Woods Divination Night 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 17 at Unitarian Church in the Art Room (upstairs, west end of building)
Bring your favorite divination tools or method, and come prepared to share or learn a new technique or two. You can do divination for yourself or offer to do readings for others, Amber K and Azrael Arynn K, authors of Heart of Tarot, will be there. Tea will be provided. Bring snacks to share if you are able. Any level of proficiency is fine–this is a very interesting, fun night for all.
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