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 bjgordon@ladailypost.com

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)


Site Plan Detailing Location Of New Community Co-Op Park

This site plan shows the location of the Co-Op Park going in next to the Los Alamos Schools Credit Union under construction at 10th and Central across the street from the Los Alamos Daily Post. The Co-Op Park will be approximately 10,000 square feet in size and provide a place for food vendors, music, and community gatherings. The Co-Op Park officially opens July 3, which is World Co-Op Day. A GoFundMe campaign in underway to cover some of the construction costs for the park at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/coop-park. Courtesy image


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


2021 Official Zozobra Art Contest Is Now Open!



SANTA FE — It’s THAT time of year! The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe is excited to announce a CALL FOR ARTISTS for the Official 2021 Zozobra Adult and Student Poster and T-shirt images.

Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic brought a temporary halt to the Zozobra Decades Project but it’s back for 2021. Zozobra will celebrate 2021 in full-on 1980s style, and we invite you to get into your best Ferris Bueller mood and take a day off to create some great Zozobra art!

“Everyone in Santa Fe wants to be involved in Zozobra. What better way is there than an art contest for New


Los Alamos Arts Council Hosts Brown Bag Performance Featuring Renowned Pianist Juanita Madland Wednesday

Pianist Juanita Madland

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) presents Juanita Madland performing, via a musical recording, pieces from Bach, Mozart, Chopin and others noon Wednesday for the Brown Bag Performance Series.

The links to the recording can be found at https://losalamosartscouncil.org/ as well as LAAC’s Facebook page  and YouTube.

This music is from one of six concerts Madland performed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Since age 3, Madland has played hundreds of concerts in the USA, Carribbean and Europe. Just some of her winning contests were the New Mexico concerto


Tesuque Casino Announces Reopening Saturday April 3

Tesuque Casino at 7 Tesuque Road is five minutes north of Santa Fe along U.S. 84/285, Exit 171. Courtesy photo

Tesuque Casino News:

Tesuque Casino today announced the reopening of its casino at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 3.

Tesuque Casino has been working diligently to implement a comprehensive reopening plan, including updated cleaning and sanitizing protocols, requiring masks and social distancing that further protects guests and team members.

The reopening is a response to the continual downward trends in reported cases. The additional property-wide safety measures are consistent with


Teatro Paraguas: ‘Into The Beautiful North’ April 23-25


Santa Fe Public Library and Teatro Paraguas present a live Zoom performance of Into The Beautiful North by Karen Zacarias:

  • 7 p.m. Friday April 23;
  • 2 p.m. Saturday April 24; and
  • 2 p.m. Sunday April 25.

Register at teatroparaguas.org.

In conjunction with the Santa Fe Public Library’s Big Read Project happening in April 2021 celebrating Luis Alberto Urrea’s novel Into The Beautiful North, Teatro Paraguas will present the play adaptation by Zacarias.

Urrea’s over-the-top epic comedy addresses a panoply of issues surrounding the Border: immigration, narcotics, racism,


Theatre Santa Fe Presents Virtual Theatre Walk April 16

Theatre News:

Many people have been craving live theatre so in the meantime, Theatre Santa Fe is offering a virtual walk of what its companies have been up to beginning April16.

 Theatre Santa Fe’s subscribing companies have prepared short videos to entertain, with dramatic content, promos of new spaces and works in progress, and nostalgic looks at what they have created in the past. 

It’s a smorgasbord of offerings to enjoy. 

Launching on www.theatresantafe.org  7 p.m., Friday, April 16 and remaining live on the website following the launch date to view anytime.


Explore New Mexico Culture Through DCA Online

DCA News:

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

Discover the state’s unique blend of cultures online through its museums, historic sites and cultural institutions.

Programs this week include:

  • Take a virtual ranger tour of Jemez Historic Site and discover the unique histories and cultures of the Jemez Valley. The online field trip includes stops at the historic site’s welcome center, remains of the ancient village of Giusewa, plaza, camposanto, and original mission church. There’s also an option to learn more from a staff member