Community Invited To ‘A Starry Night In Seville’ July 2

Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Patrick Coulie
PEEC News:
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) Board of Directors, staff and friends invite community members to join them for “A Starry Night in Seville” 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. 
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich is PEEC’s honored guest as a “Champion of Nature” for his work in transferring the Valles Caldera to the National Park Service. Also during the evening, local “Champions of Nature,” Becky Shankland, Chick Keller, Nancy Arendt and Paul Arendt will be recognized for their dedication to connecting people to the natural world. PEEC’s accomplishments of the year and plans for the future will be highlighted as well.
Enjoy a sumptuous Spanish tasting dinner catered by Pig + Fig with fine Spanish wines and beer served by Pajarito Brewpub. The Seville night sky will be featured in the planetarium. Several astronomy apps, beautiful and easy to use, will be ready for exploration on the other screens on the planetarium dome.
This special event would not be complete without music and an “Action Auction” of outdoor experiences and other items.
Dinner will include heirloom tomato gazpacho with olive oil crostini; assorted Spanish cheeses; ceviche of trout and langoustine with Belgian endive; smoked snow goose and duck with fig jam on rice flour focaccia; and assorted Spanish sweets: quince jelly candies, turron (Spanish nougat), dark chocolate truffles, and Seville orange tarts. Spanish wines will include Garnacha, Tempranillo, Rueda and sherry.
Tickets are now available online by visiting When you purchase a ticket, we will invite you to “show us your nature!” by submitting a photo of yourself outdoors. Photos submitted will be collected into a slideshow at the event.
Tickets are $75/person, including wine or beer, and available online or in person at the Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road in Los Alamos. (Tickets with non-alcoholic drinks are $60/person.) Suggested dress is casual with a sparkle: “jeans and jewels.” Come support environmental education and engagement—we’re going to have a lot of fun!
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