Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: Thanksgiving Weekend

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Thursday, Nov. 28

Community Thanksgiving Dinner 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28 at the Elks Lodge (1601 Trinity Dr.)
The Los Alamos Elks in conjunction with the American Legion and VFW are sponsoring a Thanksgiving Dinner. A traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served free of charge to anyone who would like to attend. The dinner, which has been held annually for at least 20 years, gets rotated around to the three organizations.

Thanksgiving Dinner 12:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28 at White Rock Presbyterian Church, Memorial Hall (310 Rover Blvd.)
Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner including turkey, ham, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, yams, corn, green beans, hor d’oeuvres and pie.

Friday, Nov. 29 – Green Friday in Los Alamos
Satisfy your shopping and stay green! Fill up your stockings instead of your gas tank by shopping locally on Green Friday.

Fuller Lodge Art Center’s Affordable Arts Show 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A local holiday tradition. The Gallery Gift shop spreads into the Exhibition Hall to create a magical Holiday Bazaar. Over 130 local and regional artists participating with unique, hand-made fine art and crafts.

The Los Alamos Cooperative Market 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. has a great selection of gifts.
While you may think of them as just a place to buy food (yes, you’ll be able to find some delicious fair trade chocolate and other edible goodies) they also have a variety of gift items including fair trade African baskets, bowls, Chico bags, warm and fashionable hats, funny t-shirts and much more.

Pajarito Environmental Education Center 12 to 4 p.m. has a small gift shop with something for every nature lover. PEEC members get a 10% discount on all gift shop purchases

The Historical Museum 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. has a wonderful bookstore and toy store.
You can find books for adults and children on local history, gadgets and games, and, of course, the ever-popular toxic waste. And, they sell Christmas tree cutting permits!

Saturday, Nov. 30

Small Business Saturday – Shop Small Saturday, Nov. 30
Support local businesses this holiday season by shopping small and shopping local. Participating businesses will give 5% of their sales to the United Way Community Action Fund  

Chamber Golden Anniversary Celebration 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at Fuller Lodge   For ticket information contact Katy Korkos 505-661-4816

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Thai Cuisine-Satay Class 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Co+op Market
Single price $15 or $20/non-members. Call 695-1579 to reserve your spot. Join Ara Whetten to lean how to create wonderful Thai Cuisine.

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Brown Bag Noon, Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Fuller Lodge
The Los Alamos Arts Council presents Alexander Schwarzkopf with David Schepps in concert for the noontime performance. All Brown Bag concerts are free and open to the public.

Shop on the Corner Christmas Sale 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church Parish Hall
Affordable gifts, Christmas decorations, clothing, jewelry, toys, books, kitchen items and much more at thrift store prices.

Everything Christmas Thrift Shop Sale 8:30 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 in Graves Hall of United Church (2525 Canyon Road)
Baked Goods, Ornaments, new and used handmade items, “Trash to Treasures”

Thursday, Dec. 5

Dance Arts Los Alamos Presents The Nutcracker Dec. 5-8 at Duane Smith Auditorium

FREE Film Series 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at Mesa Public Library
Joyeux Noel  PG13 A film in the true spirit of the season

Friday, Dec. 6

20th Annual Creches From Around the World 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at LDS Church (3208 Villa Street)
Sponsored by the Los Alamos Wards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. An interfaith event.

Los Alamos County’s North Pole Workshop and Luminaria Walk 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at the Posse Shack and Stables

First Friday Pagan Dinner 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at Pyramid Café in Los Alamos.
Anyone interested in paganism, Wicca, or learning about Our Lady of the Woods (OLW) 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. Be sure to look for the green dragon on the table.

Saturday, Dec. 7

Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Betty Ehart Senior Center
Free breakfast and photos with Santa. Request a donation of non-perishable food or a monetary donation to help with the Kiwanis annual Foster Children Christmas Party. LA Cares will distribute the food donations. Sponsored by Del Norte Credit Union

“You Need a Gift” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Comfort Inn, Trinity Dr. (meeting room right off the lobby)
Handmade pillows, wine bags, gift bags, candles and recycled, re-purposed items; Fused Glass jewelry, Coasters, Soapdishes, Frames and Slumped Bottles; professional prints, and vintage inspired gifts that express what you’re REALLY thinking.

Cookie Walk 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Fuller Lodge
How it works: Buy a box and take a walk down tables of homemade cookie choices. Select your favorites! $10 for a dozen cookies/bars/candy. Funds benefit LA Family Council’s mental health and substance abuse programs and the Youth Activity Centers

20th Annual Creches From Around the World 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at LDS Church (3208 Villa Street)
Sponsored by the Los Alamos Wards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. An interfaith event.

Fuller Lodge Holiday Open House 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7
The annual Fuller Lodge Open House takes place on Winterfest weekend. The doors of Fuller Lodge will open to ring in the holidays with entertainment and festivities all day.

Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair Dec. 7 at Knights of Columbus Hall.
The Ladies Auxiliary of Los Alamos is sponsoring a Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair to raise money for donations to needy families, a Santa Fe soup kitchen and a state orphanage.  There are a variety of vendors signed up with many different items to sell.  This will be a great opportunity for some additional Christmas shopping.  The Ladies Auxiliary will also have a hot breakfast and lunch available for all the hungry shoppers.

Los Alamos Mainstreet Presents Winterfest 2013 Saturday, Dec. 7
6 p.m. Holiday Lights Parade on Central Avenue  

Sunday, Dec. 8

Authors Speak featuring  Valerie Plame, ex CIA operative and Sarah Lovett, suspense writer 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at Fuller Lodge
Plame and Lovett will talk about their spy thriller, Blowback.                        

Monday, Dec. 9

Welcome Reception for New Police Chief Dino Sgambellone 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 in Municipal Building Council Chambers

Saturday, Dec. 14

LA Family Council Holiday Fete 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at Fuller lodge
An elegant affair. Enjoy Craig Martin Experience. $40 per person ($20 is a donation to programs of LA Family Council in support of community behavioral health and the Youth Activity Center). Call 662-4160 for tickets or information.