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Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: County Fair & Rodeo Weekend

on August 9, 2012 - 11:24am

Mutton Bustin!!!  Photo by Greg Kendall/

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Friday, Aug. 10

•County Classic Open Pool Tournament @ Ehart Senior Center 8 a.m.

County Fair Exhibits @ Mesa Public Library 5-8 p.m.
(Viewing for Disabled 4-5 p.m.)
County Fair Exhibits upstairs at the library-gallery, rotunda, and meeting rooms.

Summer Concert @ Ashley Pond 7 p.m. featuring Stone River Band
Country and country blues-soul dance band from Texas.

Saturday, Aug. 11

Festival & Fair @ Ashley Pond 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Arts & Crafts Fair @ Fuller Lodge 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
It's time for the 35th Annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair at the Fuller Lodge Art Center on Saturday, August 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair takes place in conjunction with the Los Alamos County Rodeo in the grassy park behind Fuller Lodge. There are food booths, a bouncy house and bubble space all day across the street around Ashley Pond.

•Parade on Central Avenue at 10 a.m.

County Fair Exhibits @ Mesa Public Library 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rodeo @ Brewer Arena 2-5 p.m.

Sheriff's Posse Rodeo Dinner and Dance @ Posse Lodge 5 p.m.
Boot-Scottin' Dace. Featuring Bill Hearne's Roadhouse Revue. All you can eat prime rib, salmon, brats and all the fixins. Adults $15, kids 6-10 $4 and $2 for 5 and under

•Concert @ Ashley Pond 11 a.m.featuring Bill Hearne’s Roadhouse Revue (Country Dance)

LATC 1st Annual School of Rock Fun Raiser 2 – 7 p.m.
@ Central Park Square Main Street Roundabout

The Los Alamos Teen Center in cooperation with the LA Co-op is holding a Musical Extravaganza featuring three student bands and a special performance by local rock band - Syzygy. Silent Auction, dunk tank (drench your favorite community figures) old time photo booth, bake sale, hamburgers/hot dogs/ice cream and beverages for sale. All proceeds will go to The Los Alamos Teen Center music program for new equipment.

Dunk Tank Schedule
2:30 p.m. Gene Schmidt (Superintendant of Los Alamos Schools)
2:45 p.m. Manny L’Esperance (Los Alamos National Laboratory fire management)
3:00 p.m. Father Colin Kelly (Trinity on the Hill)
3:15 p.m. Steve Girrens (County Council Candidate)
3:30 p.m. Michelangelo Lobato (Los Alamos Teen Center Director)
3:45 p.m. Kile Ulenbrock (Atomic City Transit)
4:00 p.m. David Izraelevitz (Los Alamos County Councilor)
4:15 p.m. Greg Kendall (Journalist/Photographer for Los Alamos Daily Post)
4:30 p.m. Kristen Henderson (County Council Candidate)
4:45 p.m. LAPD School Resource Officer 

PEEC 20th Annual Los Alamos Butterfly Count 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
New Mexico butterfly guru Steve Cary will identify butterflies and discuss their habits and life histories. No experience necessary. Three habitats will be counted - mesa top, streamside, and high altitude Camp May. Meet at Burnt Mesa Trailhead, Bandelier, on State Road 4. Close-focusing binoculars and sturdy shoes recommended. Some nets provided. Bring water. For more information call 662-2662.

Sunday, Aug. 12

Rodeo @ Brewer Arena 1-3 p.m.

Mountain Lion Researcher Ken Logan @ PEEC 2 p.m.
Mountain Lion expert Ken Logan, of the Colorado Division of Wildlife, comes to PEEC to talk about these beautiful animals--and the danger they present to humans. He'll share insights from his years of research and have lots of pictures. Free-no registration required.