Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview – June 7, 2012

The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar webcast, "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview."

Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall co-host this weekly program, which previews each upcoming weekend's events scheduled for Los Alamos, White Rock and beyond.

To compile the list of events, the Los Alamos Daily Post checks the event calendars found in the right hand sidebar of and samples posters on the front window at Aspen Copies.

Coverage includes those events of interest to the general public.

Here is this week's raw calendar information:

Los Alamos Summer Concert Series presented by Russ Gordon – Events this weekend:

Greg Abate – 7 p.m. Friday on Central Avenue

Eddie & the Nomads – 11 a.m.-2 p.m.Saturday on Central Avenue

Chamberfest Weekend
With food, live music, a car show, fashion show, giant sand pile, bubble pit and other family entertainment, it will be a particularly entertaining day.

ChamberFest will be held in downtown Los Alamos from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9 on Central Avenue between 15th and 20th streets, down MainStreet to the Round-about.

More than 55 businesses and organizations are participating either from their storefronts or from one of the many booths that will be located around Central Park Square. The weekend gets started at 7 p.m. Friday June 8 with the Los Alamos County Summer Concert series featuring Greg Abate – a Bebop sax man from Rhode Island w/ Pete Amahl Trio on Central @ Main.

There will be a variety of entertainment staged throughout the downtown on Saturday. The Nomads will be featured from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the stage downtown on Central Avenue.

The popular gigantic sand pile sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank will form a mini-mountain on Central Avenue in front of CB FOX Department Store.

There will also be a fashion show scheduled for 12:15 p.m. Party to Go! will bring out a bubble pit, local vendors will come out to make festive summer foods and two car shows will fill up the square with Corvettes, classics, hotrods and more.

Run the Caldera Marathon 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday June 9.

The fifth annual marathon (full and half) provides a great opportunity to run at over 8,000 feet of elevation and see most of the Preserve. The course follows old logging roads through the forest and up and down the mountains with some spectacular views. During this picturesque run you will experience over 2,100 feet of elevation change. Aid stations will be spaced approximately every 3 miles. Call 505-661-3333 for more information.

Friday, June 8, 5-7 p.m.– Exhibit Opening, "Los Alamos Opera Guild," as part of Los Alamos Friday Night (join us downtown every Friday in June and July for activities from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.) – LA Historical Society

Monday, June 11, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.– History Adventures at Fuller Lodge featuring Science Fun! with the Bradbury Science Museum. Story time and hands-on activities for pre-school through third grade.

Valles Caldera needs volunteers for removing old livestock fences in Valle Grande, Saturday, June 9.

Call Bob Parmenter, Director, Scientific Service Division 505-699-6203.

Run the Caldera – June 9 10K – June 10 Full & Half. Need volunteers on course. Drive your 4×4. 866-382-5537.

Young Eagles Flight Rally Saturday, June 9  8 a.m. – Noon @ County Airport
The Young Eagles program gives interested young people, ages 8-17 an opportunity to fly in a general aviation aircraft. These flights are offered FREE and are made possible through the generosity of EAA volunteer pilots. Registration and flights are from 8 a.m. to Noon. For more information go to

A Musical Fashion Show: Putting on the Glitz: Guys, Gals, and Musical Divas at 3 p.m., Sunday June 10
At the Blue Window Bistro to Benefit the Los Alamos Opera Guild
$30 for individual, $50 per couple for special hors d’oeuvres, music and fashion
Tickets sold at Uli’s , Blue Window, Otowi Station & CB Fox
Celebrity Models include: Gene Schmidt (La Schools Superintendent), Jason Lott (Bandelier National Monument), Roland Caspersen (Caspersen Builders), Paul Cook (LANB), Denise McCoy (Aquatic Center), Samara Fellows (ENMU Student), Anny Huysman (Bethlehem Lutheran Church), Janet McMillian (LANL)

Atomic City Skate Slam & Music Jam on Saturday June 9 @ Los Alamos Skate Park, Starts @ 11 a.m.
$5 entry for skate event, come tailgate & picnic with friends
Ollie Comp, Best Trick Prizes. Music provided by Red Eye Rising & Spoken
Sponsored by Real Life, the Christian Church of Los Alamos, Beyond Waves and the Los Alamos Co-op

Ra’hjve @ Camp May from Friday June 8 through Sunday June 10
A unique multi stage outdoor festival. A leave no trace event.
Pack it in. Pack it out. You will need to take everything you bring home with you at the end of the event, including your trash. All are welcome at Ra'hjve! Old and young, we will experience and create art together. Minors under 18 will need to accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Ra'hjve is a camping event. You will need to bring everything you need to survive for a weekend in the woods. Door tickets – $40 – only available by purchase at the event gate. We only accept cash at the gate. You must present a government issued ID to buy tickets at the gate.

Knitting with Beads 101 Workshop @ Warm Hearts Yarn (13 Sherwood Blvd, White Rock) Saturday, June 9th from 10:30 – 12:30
Come and learn the basics of knitting with beads. During this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about casting on and binding off with beads, as well as using beads in the middle of projects.

PEEC Hike to Guaje Canyon Overlook from 9 – 2:30 p.m.
Join Paul Arendt for a hike from the ski hill to the Guaje Canyon Overlook. This 8 mile hike (round trip) has beautiful views into the Valle de los Posos. Bring lunch and water. About 500 ft of elevation gain, with an expected hiking time of 5 hours. Meet at PEEC at 9 am. to carpool to the ski hill. Dogs welcome. Free, no registration required.

Bike Swap at the Los Alamos Co-op on Sunday June 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Los Alamos Co-op is hosting our inaugural Bike Swap, which is brought to you by the Los Alamos Singletrack Association (LASA), an International Mountain Biking Association affiliated club. The Bike Swap is an opportunity for bicycle enthusiasts to sell and buy quality used (and some new) bicycles, parts and accessories.

We will also have:
FREE Bike Safety Checks
Bike Related Raffles
Grilled Food for Purchase
Youth Activities (tyke bike course)
Acceptable payment: cash, check, or credit/debit.

Fashioned after the Santa Fe Ski Swap, the Bike Swap will also serve in part as a fundraiser for LASA, a 501(c)(3), and an opportunity for LASA to present their goals to the community. You can also find information in the store, on the Co-op Facebook page and the LASA Facebook page (search: LosAlamosSingletrack). For questions, please email

Do you have items to sell? Item drop off is 9 -11 a.m. on 6/10 at the Co-op.

Summer Family Evenings: Owls on Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30- 8:30 p.m.
The Santa Fe Raptor Center will bring three kinds of owls (Barn, Great Horned and Saw-Whet) for participants to learn about. Then, hear recordings of owl calls and take an easy walk in the canyon to listen for owls in the wild. Free to member families. $5 donation to the Raptor Center for non-member families

Friday Night Out Los Alamos

Mesa Public Library Summer Faire

3 p.m.-9 p.m. all ages

9 p.m. to midnight for adults 18 and older

·        Full Library Service until 9 p.m.

·        Henry Finney Exhibit Opening and Poetry Reading Upstairs Art Gallery 7-8:30 p.m.

·        Overdrive Clinic (bring your e-readers, tablets and smart phones to learn how to download ebooks and audio books)

·        Board Games

·        Wii Games

·        Summer Reading Signups

·        Readers Advisory Booth (reading recommendations from librarians and community)

Bradbury Science Museum

The Bradbury Science Museum will be participating in the county’s “Friday Night Out” initiative this summer. We will be open every Friday night in June and July until 9pm with special demonstrations, movies, etc. Stop by and see what is happening every Friday night!

June 8 @ Bradbury is Environmental Science- PEEC

Friday / Sat June 8/9  at 8:30-10:30 p.m. Star Gazing at the Valles Caldera NP.

Dr. James Maxwell will be your guide during the two hour tour of the night sky where you will be able to see nearby planets, beautiful star clusters, the Milky Way, and spectacular distant spiral galaxies. You will explore worlds outside our solar system, view exploding stars and see colliding galaxies through a large 24" telescope. Save your spot now 

for an evening of fun under the stars beginning at 8:30 PM both nights in the Valles Caldera National Preserve.  866-382-5537

Blue Window celebrates 2nd anniversaryRyan Finn to play at Blue Window Bistro on June 23

Los Alamos Mountaineers SWAP MEET from 6:45-7:30 p.m., Wednesday June 20 at Fuller Lodge

Bring your outdoor stuff to sell, trade, give away, or donate to NEW DAY for disadvantaged children's outdoor activities.

After the Swap Meet, please stay for our phenomenal presentation at 8pm by Lauren Heerschap on:
The Geology of Climbing: How the Rocks Make the Routes,
special recognition for Jan Studebaker, and club announcements.


Stuff that didn't make the Video:

EVENTS (From Los Alamos County):
It's Chamberfest weekend!
Lots of fun activities set in our downtown all day Saturday – plus, the fun kicks off this evening at 7 p.m. on Central Avenue with Greg Abate, beebop sax-man from Rhode Island – and the Pete Amahl Trio. On Saturday, don't miss some more fun music by Eddy & the Nomads from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  It's all part of the Summer Concert Series, sponsored by Los Alamos County and brought to you by Russ Gordon! Check it out!
Bandelier Offers "Fee Free Day" on Saturday, too…
Not interested in Chamberfest? Ok! Head on over to Bandelier instead – it's free admission day on Saturday, plus, they'll have a guided family hike starting at 8 a.m. It's all part of their celebration of "Get Outdoors Day"! Very cool!
Live near Los Pueblos Park? Neighborhood Mtg on Saturday!
If you're interested in plans for this park (a new dog park has been proposed by a group of citizens) please be at the park to meet Parks Manager Dick McIntyre at 9 a.m. – he wants your feedback!
Council Meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. (note early start time!)
The focus is on "structure of government" and the County charter changes being proposed. Plus, the construction award for the Golf Course Community Building is finally moving to Council for consideration on the consent calendar – we'll let you know how that one turns out in next week's edition of the newsletter!…download the agenda…
Meet the Councilors on Thursday
They'll be at the Farmers Market from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. – stop in and chat with them about whatever's on your mind!
Aerial Survey Over Townsite Next Week
If you see a helicopter flying low over Los Alamos, don't be alarmed. NNSA is conducting some surveys by air Monday through Wednesday. …read the News Release from NNSA here…
Council Names New Attorney, OKs New CSD Director
Rebecca Ehler will be the new County Attorney starting June 18, and Charlie Kalogeros-Chattan will leave the "Acting" title behind and permanently step into the job of Community Services Director. …read the News Story here…
Pickles and Balls…yeah, that goes together..
Come have fun and get active playing "Pickleball" – it's a crazy combo of ping-pong, tennis and badminton played with 2-4 people. Players use wooden paddles, and singles or teams volley a plastic ball back and forth over a net. It all starts on June 19 at White Rock Baptist Church, then the fun continues every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $2.00 per day. Call the Recreation office at 662-8173 for details!
Happy Feet…I've got those Happy Feet…
…and that's the name of the next White Rock Family Friendly Film coming your way on Thursday, June 14! "Happy Feet 2" is rated PG and starts at 7 p.m. in Town Hall – bring your family & friends!
The Council will be discussing the form of government section of the County Charter at their Council meeting on Tuesday, June 12 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers. (Note the earlier start time). The public is welcome to attend.
Visit the Charter Review webpage here.
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