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In And Around Town: April 26

on April 26, 2018 - 2:05pm
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​​​​​​​


THURSDAY, April 26
The IEEE technical talk is noon at the LANL library in rooms JRO1/2. Badges are unnecessary in this location and the talk is open to the public. The speaker is Alia Long from LANL. Refreshments will be served. Long will discuss the cyber-physical system, which is network of coupled computing nodes sensing and controlling physical processes.

LAAC Presents Spring Arts Fair

on April 26, 2018 - 8:55am

A scene  from the 2017 Los Alamos Arts Council’s Arts Fair. This year's fair is May 5 on the lawn of Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Arts Council announces that its annual Spring Arts Fair is 9 a.m. to  4 p.m. Saturday, May 5 on the lawn of Fuller Lodge. Admission to the fair is free.

About 70 artists from New Mexico and other Southwestern states will display their creative work, 99 percent of which is for sale to the public.

One of the few juried arts and craft shows in the area, shoppers can browse some top-notch wares including sculptures,

Local Photographer Leslie Bucklin Holds Trunk Show

on April 26, 2018 - 6:24am
Local photographer Leslie Bucklin is holding a Trunk Show of her work Saturday at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

A piece of Leslie Bucklin's work entitled 'Anderson Overlook'. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Daily Post

Local photographer Leslie Bucklin is hosting a Trunk Show of her work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

Bucklin grew up in Los Alamos and following a few years in Colorado and California, she returned to Los Alamos to raise her family.

Spring Arts And Crafts Fair At IHM Parish Hall

on April 25, 2018 - 11:22am

Lensic Presents Jacob Jonas The Company May 3

on April 25, 2018 - 10:11am
Jacob Jonas The Company. Courtesy/MinhT(@thismintymoment
SANTA FE  The Lensic is presenting Jacob Jonas The Company—the Los Angeles-based dance troupe at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3 at The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe. 
Tickets: $26-$56. Available at, 505.988.1234, or The Lensic box office at 211 W. San Francisco St.

Jacob Jonas The Company has toured North America since its birth in 2014, bringing its mix of contemporary ballet, modern dance, and acrobatic movement to stops including The Wallis Annenberg Center for the

Teatro Paraguas: Staged Reading Of Parted Waters

on April 25, 2018 - 7:44am
Teatro Paraguas News:
Teatro Paraguas presents a staged reading of Parted Waters, a play by Los Alamos playwright Robert F. Benjamin, at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday May 14 at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie. The suggested donation is $5-10.
Originally presented as a full production by Teatro Paraguas in 2010, Parted Waters is a gripping yet humorous drama about three generations of a Hispanic family in Northern New Mexico with crypto-Jewish roots.
Parted Waters focuses on three Hispanic men grandfather, son, and grandson whose farm near Truchas has been in the family for generations.

Daily Postcard: Butterflies At Bandelier

on April 25, 2018 - 7:34am

Daily Postcard: Bramble hairstreak butterfly spotted on a flower in the Pinon-Juniper Woodland area at Bandelier. Photo by Sally King/NPS

Scenes From LAAC Kite Building Workshop

on April 24, 2018 - 4:12pm

Los Alamos Arts Council hosted a kite building workshop April 17 at Mountain Elementary School. Here, Los Alamos Arts Council Board President Chris Monteith gets the tools ready to build the kites. The workshop is in preparation for the upcoming Kite Festival May 19-20 at Overlook Park. Photo by Daisy Gorman-Nichols

Students work on building their own kites during the Los Alamos Arts Council's kite building workshop April 17 at Mountain Elementary School. Photo by Daisy Gorman-Nichols

SAR Celebrates 40 Years Of Creativity

on April 24, 2018 - 5:35am
SAR News:
SANTA FE  The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) turns 40 this year and is celebrating the occasion with a festive event June 22 at the Poeh Cultural Center in Pojoaque Pueblo.
Themed “Honoring Forty Years of Creativity in Native American Arts,” the evening features a presentation by artist Nora Naranjo Morse, music, food prepared by a Native American chef, and a live and silent auction of select work by past SAR artist fellows. Proceeds from ticket sales and the auctions will go directly toward IARC educational programming.
The IARC also will honor Naranjo Morse with a

Registration Opens For New Mexico Museum Of Natural History & Sciences Summer Camps For Children

on April 23, 2018 - 12:50pm
Students examine display at New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Photo by Caitlin Jenkins
ALBUQUERQUE  Registration is now open for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Sciences summer camp programs. The camps are for grades K-5 as indicated.
Kindergarteners must have experiences in full-day classes before attending. 
  • Young Explores Camp: Wild Weather & Curious Climatology, June 18-22 (9 a.m.- 4 p.m.) – Become a meteorologist for a week - adventure through lightning, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and winter storms. K-2 & 3-5 sections;
  • Da Vinci –

NMFO: ‘The Unsettling’ To Film In New Mexico

on April 23, 2018 - 11:57am
NMFO News:
SANTA FE  New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that the series “The Unsettling” produced by AwesomenessTV will begin principal photography late April through the beginning of June in Santa Fe and Lamy. 

We're proud to welcome another series to New Mexico,Film Office Director Nick Maniatis said. With strong infrastructure and enhanced incentives in place, New Mexico is able to support productions of all sizes and genres.” 

The production will employ 60 New Mexico crew members, 10 New Mexico actors and approximately 50 New Mexico background talent. 

SAR Announces 2018-2019 Native Artist Fellows

on April 23, 2018 - 11:26am
SAR News:
The School for Advanced Research is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 cycle of artists-in-residence.
Each year SAR’s Indian Arts Research Center offers three fellowships to advance the work of mature and emerging Native artists. These fellowships give artists time to explore new avenues of creativity and invite them to grapple with ideas to advance their work and strengthen existing talents. While in residence artists can access the IARC collection of nearly 12,000 works of Native arts for research and study. This year’s artists tackle metalwork, carving, and weaving:

Northern Holds Heritage Arts Show & Reception

on April 23, 2018 - 8:49am


NNMC News: 


Northern New Mexico College is holding a Heritage Arts Show to highlight the work of continuing education students on Wednesday, April 26 and Thursday, April 27 at the Nick Salazar Center for the Arts in Española.


The show will be preceded by a reception 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 where community members can meet Northern’s student artists.


The art show will feature Spanish Colonial Furniture, Fiber Arts, and Retablos/Bultos created as part of Northern’s continuing education courses in heritage arts.


While there is some formal

Community Invited To Duane Smith Auditorium Re-Opening Ceremony 6 P.M. Thursday

on April 23, 2018 - 8:37am

The community is invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially re-open the Duane W. Smith Auditorium at 6 p.m., Thursday at 1300 Diamond Dr. Courtesy/LAPS

The newly improved Duane W. Smith Auditorium. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The community is invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially re-open the Duane W. Smith Auditorium at 6 p.m., Thursday at 1300 Diamond Dr.

Light refreshments will follow the brief ceremony.

The Duane Smith Auditorium, originally called the Civic Auditorium, was built in 1950. It stood as the main facility in which local organizations could host plays

Daily Postcard: Broad-tailed Hummer At Bandelier

on April 23, 2018 - 7:10am

Daily Postcard: A male Broad-tailed Hummingbird spotted at Bandelier National Monument. 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Bandelier joins others in celebrating the importance of birds in the world. Bandelier's bird of the month for April 2018 is the Broad-tailed Hummingbird. Photo by Sally King

Los Alamos Concert Association Presents Pianist Garrick Ohlsson In Newly Expanded Smith Auditorium

on April 22, 2018 - 7:27am

Garrick Ohlsson performs 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6 in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo


LACA News:

Distinguished American pianist Garrick Ohlsson will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6 in the Duane Smith Auditorium in Los Alamos. Presented by the Los Alamos Concert Association, he will play works by Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert.

Ohlsson remains the only American to have won Warsaw’s prestigious International Chopin Competition. His gold medal performance in 1970 launched a career that takes him to great concert halls around the globe.

A native of White Plains, NY, Ohlsson studied

The Edge Effect Art Installation Opens At Bandelier

on April 22, 2018 - 7:26am
The Edge Effect: re-Imagining the East Jemez Landscape is now open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through May 6 in the Historic Fire Lookout Tower at Bandelier National Monument. The installation is by artists Kathleen Brennan and Shawn Skabelund. Photo by Kathleen Brennan
PEEC News:
The Edge Effect: re-Imagining the East Jemez Landscape is now open inside the Historic Fire Lookout Tower at Bandelier National Monument. The art exhibition will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through May 6.
Kathleen Brennan and Shawn Skabelund are the artists behind The Edge Effect.

Scenes From PEEC 2018 Earth Day Festivities

on April 22, 2018 - 7:23am

Scene from Saturday's Earth Day festivities at Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Scene from Saturday's Earth Day festivities at Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation Chair James Robinson who also is a candidate for Los alamos County Council, holds an owl at Saturday's Earth Day festivities at Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Scene from Saturday's Earth Day festivities at Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Scene from Saturday's

Daily Postcard: Rare Sighting Of Cedar Waxwings

on April 22, 2018 - 7:17am

Daily Postcard: Seven Cedar Waxwings are spotted on a big watering tub behind a home Saturday in Pajarito Acres. The yellow tip on the tail is visible, on two, and one can see the red wax on their wing tips, which gives them their name. These birds are almost never seen in the local area. Photo by Robert Reedy 

Daily Postcard: Hawk Soars Above Pajarito Acres

on April 21, 2018 - 5:46am

Daily Postcard: A hawk is spotted soaring above Pajarito Acres in White Rock. Photo by Mary Arrowsmith

Harmaleighs Return To Perform In Los Alamos

on April 20, 2018 - 8:07am

Harmaleighs will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo


Jonathan Lathrop of Live In Los Alamos concerts is once again presenting The Harmaleighs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Fuller Lodge.

The Harmaleighs are a duo based in Nashville whose sophomore album was released shortly after they played to a near sold-out crowd in Los Alamos last February. Glide magazine wrote of that work, “the six-song album captures two talented and promising songwriters who exude a natural chemistry. They craft charming, Poignant folk on ‘Hiraeth.’’  

When asked to describe the

Bandelier: Free Entrance Launches National Park Week And Art Exhibit Opening At Fire Tower April 21

on April 20, 2018 - 7:40am
Tyuonyi Pueblo in Frijoles Canyon, Bandelier National Monument, Historic Fire Tower. Courtesy/NPS
Bandelier announces that entrance fees will not be collected this Saturday, April 21, to kick off National Park Week. 
According to Superintendent Jason Lott, "It's a great time to visit Bandelier before temperatures and visitation rise." Bandelier provides opportunities for short walks to see archaeological sites, long hikes out into the Bandelier Wilderness, bird watching, taking photos of plants, wildlife, expansive or up-close landscapes - and even sitting at a

Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center Hosts Fiber Crawl

on April 20, 2018 - 6:44am
Scene from a past New Mexico Fiber Crawl. Courtesy photo
Scene from a past New Mexico Fiber Crawl. Courtesy photo
The Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center (EVFAC) has partnered with local artists, businesses, and cultural centers to open doors for the public to learn and experience the fiber arts for free 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 18-20, in the Second Annual New Mexico Fiber Crawl across northern New Mexico.
The event is open to anyone, and with a free 2018 New Mexico Fiber Crawl Passport participants can tour the many local artists’ studios, retail shops, farms,

Make It @ The Library Tuesday

on April 20, 2018 - 6:41am

Melissa Mackey demonstrates a crafts technique for rolling recycled paper into small tube shapes for use in crafts. Photo by Katy Korkos

Sample crafts made for Tuesday’s class at the library. Photo by Katy Korkos



The Library has a new program designed to get people started with crafts, with no prior experience needed. The second class in the series “Make It @ the Library” is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Zone at Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Ave. Everyone who attends will learn a new technique for crafting with paper and will complete a project in one evening.



Daily Postcard: Spider Clings To Blossom

on April 20, 2018 - 6:38am

Daily Postcard: A spider is spotted clinging to the petal of a tree blossom. Photo by Betsy Robin