Clark & Kendall’s – Weekend Preview – May 31, 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 and we sample the posters on the front window at Aspen Copies. We cover events that are of interest to the general public.

Here is our raw calendar information:

Friday, June 1st Bluegrass at Ashley Pond – 7pm – FREE 2012 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series produced by Gordon's Concerts.
Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum


Learn to download audio and eBooks from the library. Hands on clinics at Mesa Public Library:

Patrons should bring their own devices on which they plan to use the service with them for the most effective session.

Overdrive clinics:

Saturday June 2, 10 a.m.–noon
Tuesday June 5, 4-6 p.m.
Thursday June 7, 4-6 p.m.
Saturday June 9, 10 a.m.–noon.

The Mesa Public Libraray is also offering Overdrive clinics during its Friday night late events from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 8, 15 and 22.  Call White Rock to Schedule a time for demonstration.


The Los Alamos Historical Museum June 1 – July 31
Santa Fe Opera Special Display that traces important events of the Santa Fe Opera that includes Los Alamos connections


Saturday, June 2nd Mountain Mixers
Join the Mountain Mixers for an evening of square dancing. 7:30-9:30 pm. Rounds between mainstream tips. Tonight's caller is Deneice Korzekwa. Cuers are Bob and Sally Nolen.
Dress optional. Singles and Visitors welcome.
White Rock Municipal Complex
118 Longview Ave.
For more information Ivar & Allene Linstrom   phone: 505 662-7510)
Details: Membership: $60/quarter. Visitors: $5. Call for directions. 
The Pajarito Punishment will, once again, live up to its name… it will be PUNISHING! The course is entirely above 9,000 ft so expect thin air, green forests and challenging riding. See call Clay Peres 505-662-5725


Pajarito Punishment Downhill Race! This spectator-friendly race will surely challenge you to your limits. It is fast, it's steep, and it's technical, and we know you will enjoy the ride! If the altitude doesn't take your breath away the amazing views around the trails of Pajarito and the National Forrest will. So bring your friends, bring your bike and bring your A game, and join us for this year's best event in the area!

The entire mountain will be open for riding from 9am-3pm both Saturday and Sunday for non-racers.  Lift tickets can be purchased in the business office.  Ticket prices for non-racers will be $25 per day for a a full day pass.

The race this year will be held on the same weekend as Summerfest (bands and beer Saturday afternoon!).


  • Saturday, June 2nd, Practice Day and Summerfest:
    • Registration: 9am-12pm.
    • Race Course practice for all categories: 9am-2pm.
    • Walk down the course and rake the loose rocks: 2pm-3pm.
    • Ride the mountain: 9am-3pm.  Race course will be open for racers only.  Rest of mountain will be open for racers and non-racers.  "Cub Scout" will be closed because it crosses the race course.
    • Jump Jam in the Jump Park?: 3pm
  • Sunday, June 3rd, Race Day:
    • Practice 9am-11am.
    • Race: 11am-12pm.
    • Awards: ~ 30 minutes after race completion (start at ~12:30-1:30pm).
    • Ride the mountain: 9am-3pm.  Race course will be open for racers only until race is complete.  Rest of mountain will be open for racers and non-racers all day.  "Cub Scout" will be closed because it crosses the race course

The downhill race course will be the race trail designed by Chris Boice (Yetti National Team) & Rich Strang (Godfather of NM freeriding) that was used for the 2009-2011 races.  See "Downhill Racecourse" on Pajarito Bike Map.

The race format will be a "best of two" run format just like previous years.


Saturday and Sunday (June 2nd and 3rd) @ Walkup Aquatic Center


Inflatable Obstacle Course, Water Toys, Inner-Tubes, Water Basketball and Foosball


Sunday, June 3rd from 12 -4
Leonora Curtin Wetlands Preserve Outing


Join docent Natali Steinberg for an afternoon at the 35 acre Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve south of Santa Fe. "This rare natural cienega (marsh in Spanish) hosts a bountiful diversity of pants and wildlife. A nature trail winds though an open meadow and under gnarled forty-year-old cottonwoods to a cattail fringed pond, while a second trail tours the more arid upland area where yucca and cactus thrive." Santa Fe Botanical Garden Last year we saw a hummingbird nest, fish, frogs, and possibly a beaver, as well as beautiful and fascinating plants and insects. Meet at PEEC at 12:00. Free, but please register in advance at, by calling 662-0460, or by emailing



Monday, June 4th @ Mesa Public Library

Exhibit runs until 6/29/12. Free event Upstairs Art Gallery

Henry C. Finney: Images from the Fire Gate Poems

Henry C. Finney is a sociologist, writer, poet, painter, and senior Zen pracitioner. In this exhibition of drawings, paintings, prints, and photographs, Finney creates images related to his poems in the recently published collection, Fire Gate Poems.


Friday Night @ the Bradbury Science Museum

As our part of Friday Night–Los Alamos, on Friday nights in June and July the Museum will be open until 9:00. Each Friday we will feature special programs to delight your entire family. Here is a tentative (subject to change) schedule.


June 1    Rockin' Late Night! Geology- Rocks and Minerals–Los Alamos Geological Society & LANL scientists

June 8    Environmental Science

June 15  Energy and Sustainability–Los Alamos County & LANL Biofuel scientists


Tuesday, June 5th – Primary Election Day
Voting Convenience Centers

Los Alamos Daily Post will bring election results directly from the Justice Center on Tuesday night



Sun Jun 3rd – Posse Lodge Breakfast starts at 7am.

PEEC – Venus Transit Viewing – Tues June 5th

Bradbury Science Museum – Venus Transit View -Tues June 5th.

Miss the Venus Transit this time and you have to wait until 2117.

Friday Night Out at Mesa Public Library – many activities until Midnight. (9-12pm Adults 18+)

Sat. July 12 – LAHS Football fundraiser.

Run the Caldera – 10K – June 9th.

Run the Caldera Full and Half Marathons – June 10th. Volunteers needed for a great day on the Valles Caldera.

June 7th – 6:30pm – Mesa Public Library – Movie: Run Lola Run.  (Greg give film a positive rating. Very entertaining.)

June 8th – 7-8:30pm – Mesa Public Library – Exhibit: Henry C. Finney: Images for the Fire gate Poems – Part of Friday Night Out  – exhibit continues thru June 30th.

Youth Program Summer Reading Kick Off – Monday, June 4th – Wise Fool Puppets Present "A Look Inside" – WR Branch Library 2pm, Mesa Public Library 7pm.

Pajarito Mountains SummerFest – Saturday June 4th:   (Beer, Music, Hiking & Biking, Free Shuttle from LAHS Auditorium)

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