Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: May 31

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Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series present Los Pinguos 7 p.m. Friday, May 31 Ashley Pond
Argentina’s great traditional & folk rock band

Strange Rain: A Farewell Reading 6-7 p.m. Friday, May 31 at Fuller Lodge
Enjoy a reading by local poets and writers as they read together in friendship before saying farewell as some of them leave for distant shores. The event also celebrates the release of Circle Magic, a posthumous collection of selected poems by Kathleen Runyan, long-time resident of Los Alamos who passed away in 2011. The hour-long reading will be followed by refreshments. Readers: Mary Cisper, Susan Hazen-Hammond, Stephanie Johnson, Charlie Kalogeros-Chattan, Jane Lin, David Mutschlecner, Beth Wingate.

Los Alamos Little Theatre will host a For Giving Production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” produced and directed by Janet Davidson, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1 and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Click HERE for review and more information.

United Thrift Opening 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 1
Be sure to stop by and shop for a worthy cause!

Roller Derby 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1 Los Alamos County Ice Rink
Hotshots vs. PiRats

Senior Appreciation Night 6 p.m. Saturday, June 1  
Graduating seniors and their friends are invited to celebrate the 30th year of this High School graduation celebration. Participants will enjoy BBQ, carnival games, climbing wall, roller skating, movies, and pancake breakfast. The event begins with BBQ at Fuller Lodge on Saturday and ends Sunday morning with a Pancake Breakfast at the Senior Center.

Bike Swap 8 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, June 1 Los Alamos Coop Market
The Co-op & LASA Bike Swap will be held at the Co-op on the morning of June 1st. Equipment drop off will be earlier in the week.

National Trails Day Saturday, June 1 Bandelier
Join the Bandelier Trails Program Lead Dale Coker for a hike on the Cerro Grande Trail. The tallest peak in Bandelier at 10,000 feet, Cerro Grande offers spectacular views of the Valles Caldera and surrounding area. No additional fee; moderate/strenuous 4 miles roundtrip; 4-5 hours. For information, call the Bandelier Visitor Center 505-672-3861 x 517

Cowboy Pancake Breakfast at the Posse Lodge 7-11 a.m. Posse Lodge (650 North Mesa near the Stables)

Leonora Curtin Wetlands Preserve Outing noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2.  Meet at PEEC to carpool to preserve
Docent Natali Steinberg will lead a group on this popular afternoon trip to Leonora Cutrin Wetlands Preserve, located south of Santa Fe. This 35-acre preserve is adjacent to El Rancho de las Golondrinas in La Cienega.  Many diverse plants & wildlife call the preserve home, as the habitats range from open meadows & cattail ponds to arid upland areas with yucca & cacti.  Click here for more information about the preserve. Free, but please register in advance.

Are You Smarter Than a 4th Grader? 4-7 p.m. Sunday, June 2 Dixie Girl Restaurant
Los Alamos Rotary STARS presents the fundraiser “Are You Smarter Than a 4th Grader?”, a trivia quiz night that will be fun for all ages! All proceeds will benefit a program to provide 4 weeks of swim lessons to all 4th graders in the Los Alamos school district. The evening’s events include the trivia competition, as well as an all-you-can-eat pasta buffet with salad, drinks and dessert.

Hiking Los Alamos 101: Classroom Session 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 3 at PEEC (3540 Orange)
Objective: To make Los Alamos residents and visitors comfortable and confident about hiking on trails in/around Los Alamos.
Target Audience: Anyone able to hike about 2 miles.  Drop ins welcome on any day.
Leader: Craig Martin and others as hike leaders, with interpreters from PEEC for hikes and “last in line” person from the County Recreation department.

First Friday Pagan Dinner, 6 p.m. Friday, June 7 Pyramid Cafe
Anyone interested in paganism, Wicca, or learning about Our Lady of the Woods 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.

The Santa Fe Federated Republican Women’s Club will be hosting a picnic and fund-raiser 4-7 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at a private residence in San Ildelfonso Pueblo. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for kids ages 5 to 15. Includes BBQ dinner and Native dances. Directions provided upon ticket purchase. Heather Wilson will be awarded the annual Lady of Liberty Award. Native American hosts and Republican VIPs will be participating in unexpected surprises. Call 505-795-1109 or email for tickets.

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

Chamberfest 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8 is the Chamber’s annual Chamberfest and Car Show! Downtown on Central, between 15th and 20th Street. The car show will include classic cars, Corvettes, hot rods, motorcycles and much more. Of course, there are the usual kid activities. It wouldn’t be a Chamberfest without the giant sand pile, bubble pit and bouncy houses. Many delicious food vendors will be there to satisfy any craving. Finally, The Nomads will be playing.

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