In And Around Town: April 11, 2021

In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to

Check with groups that meet regularly for schedule changes.

Los Alamos JJAB Starting Two Parent Groups In April
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Mother’s Day Serenades – Order by April 30
Los Alamos Community Winds Mother’s Day Serenades mean music, flowers and chocolates! What better way to celebrate moms and the love they have for the families. The Los Alamos Community Winds (LACW)


Posts From The Road: Oldest McDonald’s In America

Single Arch: A single arch stands 60-feet high on the corner of Florence and Lakewood in Downey, Calif. This early signage also features the first McDonald’s mascot Chef Speedee. Photo by Gary Warren/

Exterior: The exterior of this McDonald’s features mid-century architecture with windows in front for customers to walk up and place orders. A second building sits next to the original, which provides indoor dining and a small McDonald’s museum. Photo by Gary Warren/

Price Comparisons: A sign hangs above the ordering window, which compares prices and value


Variety Of Birds Gather At Warbler Pond On Barranca Mesa

A variety of birds gather Friday at the warbler pond of a residence on Barranca Mesa including this male Cassin’s Finch. The Cassin’s Finch is a resident of mountains and conifer forests in the west. Little roving flocks wander through the woods, often feeding on buds and seeds high in the trees. The complicated song of the male often includes brief imitations of other birds. Source: Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

A Townsend’s Solitaire joins other birds Friday at the warbler pond on Barranca Mesa. This bird sits upright and sings from prominent perches at all times of the year. Source:


Scenes From Family Softball Game In White Rock

Sys Hansana and daughter Vivien Hansana keep a close eye on the action as Ryker Black stands ready to hit an incoming pitch during a rousing family softball game outside a residence Wednesday on Rover Boulevard in White Rock. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Ryker Black, left, and Sys Hansana watch Vivien Hansana smack the ball during a family softball game Wednesday in White Rock. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Lara Black throws the ball for son Ryker Black during a family softball game Wednesday at a residence on Rover Boulevard. Photo by Jenn Bartram/


DCA: Watch Pottery Demonstration, Learn About New Mexico’s Early Literary Tradition, Hike Organ Mountains

DCA News:

Explore the latest online programming from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA).

DCA is bringing the state’s unique blend of cultures into homes through its museums, historic sites and cultural institutions.

Watch pottery demonstrations, learn about New Mexico’s early literary traditions, take a hike in the Organ Mountains and more through virtual programs available to the public.

This week includes three programs:

  • The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture will continue its monthly pottery demonstration series via Zoom April 14. This next episode will feature