Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview – June 28, 2012

Editor's Note: The Kiwanis fireworks display has been cancelled due to dangerous fire conditions in Los Alamos County. The 4th of July celebration at Overlook Park in White Rock will go on as planned, sans the fireworks, but all the other great activities will go on as schedule … so don't miss the great fun at Overlook Park on the 4th.


Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall of the Los Alamos Daily Post co-host the weekly calendar program, Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview, which details events scheduled for Los Alamos, White Rock and beyond.

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Friday from 5 to 7 is the Opening Reception for Rhapsody in Blue at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. 
Lead us through your blue period. Revel in the color, feel and voice of the blues! Explore the many names and associations of blue, from the melancholy to the rhythm of the south to the exaltation of the first bluebird. Exhibit runs until Aug 4.
TK Thompson will be showing “Faces of Jazz” in the Portal Gallery. "I learned that the eyes of the musician have the telltale sign of playing from the heart, and have focused on the faces of musicians ever since."
Friday Night – June 29th
Los Alamos Summer Concert Series-Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express
FREE Concert outdoors. San Francisco Rock @ Pajarito Ski Mountain.
Friday Night – June 29th  @ 7 pm at Fuller Lodge
Los Alamos Arts Council presents: the Ryan Finn Quartet & Special Guests
New Orleans Jazz fused with the Rythms & Melodies of the Caribbean and Brazil
Friday Night – June 29th  Friday Night Out
Open Mike Night-everyone is welcome to read; David Mutschlecner will host. Locals' Poetry Readings Friday Nights in June! As part of Los Alamos Friday Night Out events, Mesa Public Library will stay open until 9:00 PM with all regular library services available.
Friday Night Out: Physics – My Friend the Atom Movie from 5 – 9 pm
Bradbury Science Museum
Enchanted Parks Photographic Exhibit @ Mesa Public Library
Opening reception is on July 3. Enchanted Parks: A Photographic Tale of Life in Our National Parks by Leslie Bucklin. Exhibit runs until 8/7/12. Leslie Bucklin shows stunning photographs of our national parks. From Bandelier to the Grand Tetons, Bucklin's photos are lushly colored and detailed, capturing the grandeur and enchantment and enticing viewers to visit in person. Free event takes place in Mesa Public Library's Upstairs Art Gallery.
Saturday June 30th 10 am  
Meet Los Alamos Shelter Animals @ Pet Pangea in Central Park Square
No stress environment. Bring your own pets. Cats, Dogs, Kittens
Sponsored by Pet Pangea and Friends of the Shelter
4th of July YMCA Firecracker Family Fun Run
8 am start of race
11 am Kids Parade
Register or volunteer at the Y

4th of July Celebration at Overlook Park (9:41 pm update – Fireworks Cancelled, Celebration to Continue … Read more at link below)
2:00-8:00 Bouncy toys!
3:00-5:30 The “Nomads” provided by Russ Gordon (ACT buses begin routes at 4:00)
5:00 Skydivers !!
5:30-6:45 Community Winds
7:00-8:15 The Nomads
8:00-8:10 Flyover by Will Fox and others.
8:10-8:15 Skydivers (with final song by Lee Greenwood)
8:30 Best Seat in the House Announcement
8:30-9:10 The Nomads
9:10- 9:15 Star Spangled Banner
Naturalization Ceremony
As America celebrates its 236th birthday next week, 15 immigrants will be sworn in as new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at Bandelier National Monument.
This 11 a.m. event Wednesday, July 4 is one of more than 40 special naturalization ceremonies taking place across the United States in celebration of Independence Day, and the first one ever held at Bandelier.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Field Office Director Patti JMK Reynolds will administer the Oath of Allegiance to the new U.S. citizens.

Special remarks will be provided by Chief Ranger Tom Betts, Bandelier National Monument, and Los Alamos County Council Chair Sharon Stover.

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos will offer hospitality to the new citizens recognized at the ceremony and the guests in attendance. The Jemez Pueblo “Sun and Fire” Dancers will perform traditional dances, and Eagle Scouts from local Troop 129 will provide the color guard.


Valles Caldera National Preserve

The Valles Caldera has a large list of events including hiking, tours, mountain biking, fishing and more. Check with the Valles Caldera for details.


Let us know if there is something we missed and we will add it here.

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