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Metropolitan Opera Star Eric Owens Poses With General Groves Prior To Los Alamos Concert Performance

on December 6, 2019 - 5:16pm

Metropolitan Opera star Eric Owens poses with General Groves prior to his Thursday performance for the Los Alamos Concert Association. Owens created the role of General Groves in the San Francisco Opera’s world premiere of Dr. Atomic, an opera about the Manhattan Project by composer John Adams. He subsequently made his Metropolitan Opera debut in that role. In September, he sang the title role in the Met’s smash hit revival of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

Recycle Art Fair & Fashion Show Expresses Thanks

on December 6, 2019 - 4:38pm
Participants in the Los Alamos County Environmental Services 2019 Recycle Fashion Show. Courtesy/LAC
 
COUNTY News:
 
In celebration of America Recycles Day, Los Alamos County Environmental Services sponsored the annual Recycle Fashion Show.
 
Three years ago, Los Alamos Public Schools began collaborating with Los Alamos County when Environmental Services Manager Angelica Gurule invited them to bring their student entries to the County’s annual fashion show. Since then, they decided to join forces to encourage more participation from the community.
 
Many schools from across the

Nature Center Family Fun Evening Tuesday

on December 6, 2019 - 3:40pm

Family Star Party and Family Night Tuesday at Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

 

PEEC News:

 

Head to the Los Alamos Nature Center Tuesday for an evening of family fun:

  • 5:30 p.m. with a Family Star Party in the planetarium; and
  • 6-7 p.m. The Family Night.

 

Both of these programs take place on the second Tuesday of every month and are free thanks to PEEC’s sponsors! New Mexico Bank & Trust sponsors Family Star Parties and Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos sponsors Family Nights.

 

Family Star Party participants will explore Venus, which is now visible in the night sky, and talk about

LAHS Winter Dance Show Wednesday Dec. 11

on December 6, 2019 - 2:34pm

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School students sure know how to jingle bell rock around the clock tonight.

After a semester filled with hard work and fun, they can’t wait to show everyone our smooth groove from Tango to Waltz, Swing to Cha-cha.

Watch them perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 in Duane Smith Auditorium.

Free admission! So come on down for Los Alamos High School’s Winter Dance Show!

 

Nutcracker On The Hill Dancers Visit Senior Center

on December 6, 2019 - 1:54pm

How does one move a life sized doll? Simply carry her to her appointed position. Here, Jonathan Guise of Dance Arts Los Alamos shows seniors Thursday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center how the dolls are placed on stage during performances of the Nutcracker On the Hill. Nutcracker On the Hill performances run through the weekend at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo

Dancers Sonja Ebey, Ellie Merrill and Elise Chavez from the Nutcracker On the Hill preformed for seniors Thursday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Courtesy photo

 

Los Alamos Big Band Winterfest Dance 6-8 P.M. Sunday

on December 6, 2019 - 8:42am

The Los Alamos Big Band performs 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 as part of Los Alamos Winterfest at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy/LABB
 
By JOYCE ANN GUZIK
Los Alamos Big Band
 
The community is invited to dance to classic tunes of the Big Band era 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 as part of Los Alamos Winterfest at Fuller Lodge.

Admission is free; donations are gratefully accepted.

The Los Alamos Big Band is a 16-instrument 1940s Glenn Miller-style swing band that plays for public events, weddings, conventions, fund-raisers, and more.

Los Alamos Jazz Project Performs At Pig+Fig Tonight!

on December 6, 2019 - 6:37am

Thirty-one musicians in four student-combos from the Los Alamos Jazz Project will perform 7-9 p.m. today at Pig+Fig in White Rock on Sherwood Blvd. Everyone is invited so bring the family to Pig+Fig and enjoy a fantastic dinner and incredible desserts all while listening to jazz performed by talented young musicians. Courtesy photo

Daily Postcard: Cloudy View Of Jemez Mountains

on December 6, 2019 - 5:33am

Daily Postcard: A cloudy view of the Jemez Mountains spotted Thursday afternoon on the way to Los Alamos/White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Karen Wray Gallery Holiday Exhibition Opens Friday

on December 5, 2019 - 8:08pm
The Karen Wray Gallery is ready to usher in the Holidays by gathering the works of all their artists for the Annual Holiday Exhibition. Among the works featured is this cactus flower by Robert Murray. It’s a festive time of year and the show will reflect that. Since for many this is a time for gift giving there’ll be much to choose from including small charming pieces of pottery to delight the recipient to incredible works by incredible painters. The opening is 4-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at the Gallery. Food and wine will be served. Everyone is invited.

LASO’s Annual Holiday Concert Saturday Dec. 14

on December 5, 2019 - 7:33am

Santa’s Helper Emmitt Tibbitts and his mother violist Wendi Dressen prepare for the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 in the Crossroads Bible Church. The concert will feature familiar Holiday music including part of Tschaikowsky’s Nutcracker, a sing along and a free raffle drawing for a chance to conduct the orchestra. Emmitt will be passing out and collecting the raffle tickets. The concert has become a tradition for the Los Alamos community. There is no charge for this concert but donations are appreciated. Courtesy photo

Emmitt Tibbitts will be one

In And Around Town: Dec. 6, 2019

on December 5, 2019 - 6:57am
 
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

 
WINTERFEST Dec. 6-8
 
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY Dec. 7-8
 
Los Alamos Little Theatre Holds Open Auditions For Mark Dunn’s 'The Glitter Girls'
1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Performing Arts Center at 1670 Nectar St. Interested persons should email director Kathi Collins at kathimcollins@gmail.com to sign up for an audition time slot.

Daily Postcard: Sundown Over Los Alamos

on December 5, 2019 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: The sun disappears below the horizon recently as viewed from Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Geoff Reeves Wins Los Alamos Daily Post 1st Quarter Photography Contest

on December 4, 2019 - 5:15pm
Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Chris Montieth presents a $100 check Wednesday to Geoff Reeves, the first quarter winner of the Los Alamos Daily Post Photography Contest. Robert and Ann Wells of Los Alamos established a fund in 2017 at the Los Alamos Arts Council whose purpose is to award a prize of $100 to the photographer who submits the best photo of the quarter published as a Daily Postcard in the Los Alamos Daily Post.

The 51st Los Alamos Earth Treasure Show Dec. 7-8

on December 4, 2019 - 4:51pm

Sangre De Cristo Chorale: A Celebration of Women

on December 4, 2019 - 3:50pm

Sangre de Cristo Chorale will present its concnert, A Celebration of Women, Friday and Saturday. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

As part of its 42nd season, the Sangre de Cristo Chorale will present its December concert, A Celebration of Women, 7 p.m. Friday at the United Church of Los Alamos and 4 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s United Methodist Church at 1200 Old Pecos Trail, in Santa Fe.

From poets to music to subject matter, women are at the center of this holiday-themed concert, which includes works by contemporary women composers Carol Barnett, Williametta Spencer, Nancy Grundahl, Gwyneth

Viome Staff Make Thanksgiving Special For Seniors

on December 4, 2019 - 9:44am

The employees of Viome made Thanksgiving special for more than 50 local seniors. The handmade coasters, mini paintings and bookmarks were created by Viome employees and distributed with LARSO's Home Delivered Meal program. Viome also is participating in the Be A Santa to a Senior program with LARSO and Home Instead. Information about senior services is available at 505.662.8920. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen/LARSO

Roger Montoya Races To CNN Hero 2019 Finish Line

on December 4, 2019 - 8:00am

Roger Montoya of Moving Arts Espanola is a top 10 finalist for CNN Hero of the Year 2019. Courtesy/MAE 

CNN Hero of the Year 2019 Roger Montoya said, ‘when we lift just one child, we all rise’. Courtesy/MAE

 

MAE News:
 
ESPANOLA  Roger Montoya, founder of Moving Arts Espanola, is a top 10 finalist for CNN Hero of the Year 2019. 
 
The community is invited to a gathering Sunday, Dec. 8 at Buffalo Thunder to find out if he is the winner. The winner receives $100,000 to continue their work.
 
A live broadcast of the Anderson Cooper All Star Tribute Hero of the Year will be shown

Daily Postcard: Wintry Scene Along Truck Route

on December 4, 2019 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: A wintry scene along the truck route recently near N.M. 4. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

On The Job In Los Alamos: County Workers Spreading Holiday Cheer This Afternoon Along Central Avenue

on December 3, 2019 - 3:07pm

On the job in Los Alamos are County workers decorating lampposts with holiday wreaths and garland this afternoon along Central Avenue. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Quemazon Sunrise

on December 3, 2019 - 7:13am

Daily Postcard: The sunrise Monday viewed from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Viewed Near Overlook Park

on December 1, 2019 - 10:20pm

Daily Postcard: Sunrise brightens the sky recently as viewed near Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/ladailypost.com

Belisama Irish Dancers Perform At Winterfest Dec. 8

on December 1, 2019 - 7:37am

Belisama Dancers performance in 2018 at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Amy Pickett
 
COMMUNITY News:

The community is invited to join the Belisama Irish dancers for a free, fun and lively holiday-themed show, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Fuller Lodge.

The Belisama Irish dancers have performed and competed nationally and internationally and include dancers of all ages, child through adult.

This year the dancers are joined by special guest fiddlers and Los Alamos residents Maria Jones and Maya Price.

Complimentary sweet treats make this all-ages show a must see event!

Posts From The Road: Tyler State Park In Texas

on December 1, 2019 - 7:35am
Mist Fog: On the afternoon of our arrival, the weather was misty and foggy. It was not conducive to many outdoor activities but did create some interesting photos around the lake. Fortunately for us the weather cleared overnight and we woke up to sunny skies the next morning. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
 
 
By GARY WARREN
Photographer
Formerly of Los Alamos 
 
Tyler State Park is a state park in Texas located about 100 miles east of Dallas near the town of Tyler.
 
The centerpiece of the park is a small lake, which provides fishing and many other water activities.
 
Miles of hiking and

LALT: Open Auditions For ‘Glitter Girls’ Dec. 7-8

on December 1, 2019 - 7:03am

Open auditions for ‘Glitter Girls’ Dec. 7-8 at Los Alamos Little Theatre. Courtesy image

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre announces open auditions for Mark Dunn’s “The Glitter Girls” 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Performing Arts Center at 1670 Nectar St.

Interested persons should email director Kathi Collins at kathimcollins@gmail.com to sign up for an audition time slot. Come prepared to tell a joke or a funny story of your choosing, and then participate in readings from the script.

There are parts for seven women and three men, with ages ranging from

Daily Postcard: View From Main Hill Road

on December 1, 2019 - 6:39am

Daily Postcard: View late Saturday afternoon from the Main Hill Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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