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Los Alamos Kite Festival Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19 Overlook Park
Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series featuring “What Made Milwaukee Famous.” 7-10 p.m. Friday, May 17 at Overlook Park Soccer Field. Kite Festival 12 – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Children of all ages are welcome to come and join the festivities. Whether you build a kite, fly a kite, enjoy a picnic with family and friends, or just take in the artful scene, this is a community tradition not to be missed.
Stones in His Pockets 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17 & Saturday May 18 at Los Alamos Little Theater (1670 Nectar St.) Tickets are available at CB Fox or at the door, $12 general admission or $10 for seniors and students. Parents are cautioned that the play contains strong language and adult situations and may not be appropriate for children under 17.
Los Alamos Light Opera Auditions – The Mystery of Edwin Drood 1 p.m. Saturday May 18 and 7 p.m. Sunday, May 19 LATL Performing Arts Center 1670 Nectar St.
Travel and Nature Journaling for Kids 9 a.m. to Noon Saturday, May 18 at PEEC (4530 Orange St.)
Make one journal for the day’s activities and one to take home to use on your summer vacation. Activities will include observation, drawing, mapping bird flight and other fun games and projects designed to get kids thinking, being creative and journaling. Taught by Katy Korkos and Terry Foxx. $25 or $20 PEEC members. All materials and supplies will be provided.
Sing Me to Heaven – Catherine LeClaire Memorial Organ Fund Concert 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church (IHM) 3700 Canyon Road The public is invited to attend an upcoming musical concert hosted by IHM – the third in its series of free concerts to raise money for the Catherine LeClaire Memorial Organ Fund.Tenor Randy Erickson and David Moore, Bartones Julie Habiger and Viera Moore, Sopranos Laura Erickson, Alto Daniel Dunning, Trumpet and Piano Nicholas Travia, Violinist Daniel Marks, Pianist “Memorare” Chamber Chior Greg Smithhisler, Accompanist
An Evening with Anchee Min 8-10 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at the Reel Deal (2551 Central Ave.)
This will be a book reading like you’ve never seen before, a multimedia performance that will dazzle, enthrall, move, thrill and provoke you. Anchee, a woman of many incredible talents, has developed this performance specifically for Los Alamos. Why Los Alamos, you ask? You’ll have to come to find out.
Brown Bag at the Bradbury Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 22
Jen Payne – A Little Bird Told Me: The Prehistory and History of the Pajarito Plateau May is National Heritage Preservation Month, but at Los Alamos National Laboratory every month is Historic Preservation month. The Laboratory has an unusually high density of archaeological sites on its lands, with a ratio of one site per six hectares. Federal laws require archaeologists to identify, evaluate, and protect cultural resources eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Reliable and cost-effective eligibility determinations are crucial to land use decisions.
The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will discuss Islamophobia vs. legitimate critique of religion from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 Meeting Room 1 of the Mesa Public Library. Questions? Find us on facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome!
Authors Speak Series presents Steve Sheinkin, award winning author of Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-The World’s Most Dangerous Weapon 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at Mesa Public Library. Sheinkin’s book about the development of the atomic bomb reads like a thriller! Teens are invited to a pizza party to meet the author at 5:30 before the talk.
Three Planet Party (Mercury, Venus & Jupiter) 8:45 p.m. Sunday, May 26 at Overloook Park
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Pajarito Astronomers will be there with telescopes to help viewers enjoy this remarkable event.
Demonstration Garden Fair 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 8 Across from the Los Alamos County Library, corner of Oppenheimer Drive and Central Avenue in Los Alamos. For more information, call the Extension office at 662-2656 or visit the Master Gardeners website http://lamgonline.org