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Culture, Farolitos All Aglow At ‘NM True Light Among The Ruins’ In Jemez Dec. 10

on December 4, 2016 - 9:19am
Light among ruins. Courtesy/Jemez Historic Site
 
JEMEZ News:
 
JEMEZ SPRINGS — The historic ruins of the Jemez Historic Site in Jemez Springs, New Mexico will be lit by more than 1,400 farolitos during the unforgettable, “NM True Light Among the Ruins” event from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10.
 
Complimentary horse and wagons will bring visitors to and from Jemez Springs’ Plaza to the Jemez Historic Site throughout the evening for both an immersive cultural and holiday experience.
 
Tickets will be issued to visitors to get on the wagons at three locations - Jemez Historic Site, Los

Creches Displayed From Across Globe

on December 4, 2016 - 8:53am
More than 200 Nativity Scenes are displayed Saturday at the 23rd Annual 'Crèches from Around the World' exhibit at the Los Alamos chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Los Alamos. The event is part of the WinterFest Weekend festivities in Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 

Scene from Saturday's 23rd Annual 'Crèches from Around the World' exhibit at the Los Alamos chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Scene from Saturday's 23rd Annual 'Crèches from Around the World'

Scenes From Saturday's Annual Holiday Lights Parade

on December 4, 2016 - 8:34am
The annual Holiday Lights Parade attracts a crowd downtown for festive fun Saturday night including Santa Claus as part of WinterFest Weekend in Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Firefighters join in the fun. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos National Bank participates in the annual Holiday Lights Parade. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

 

Frosty brings up the rear. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Everyone in this family shows holiday spirit. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

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Top Three Float Winners In Holiday Lights Parade

on December 4, 2016 - 8:18am
First prize float New Beginnings Fellowship. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Children aboard the New Beginnings float. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Second prize float Famine to Feast. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Third prize float the Los Alamos Beer Coop. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Reception For Photographer Theodore Greer At Fuller Lodge Art Center Today

on December 3, 2016 - 9:52am

Loco Falls is one of the photographs by Theodore Greer on display in the Portal Gallery at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Theodore Greer

FLAC News:

Jemez Springs photographer Theodore Greer has a one-man show in the Fuller Lodge Art Center, with a reception 2-4 p.m. today, Dec. 3.

The show is called “The Healing Arts”, and features 14 photographs on canvas that were chosen to be in the new Presbyterian Hospital Rust Medical Center, as well as other facilities, including Presbyterian Main, Anna Kaseman and the New Mexico Cancer Center.

The show includes quotes from some of the many people

Daily Postcard: Natural Arch Has A View

on December 3, 2016 - 8:15am

Daily Postcard: View of town from Los Alamos Natural Arch. Photo by Anthony Clark

WinterFest In Los Alamos Schedule Of Events

on December 2, 2016 - 4:40pm
The annual WinterFest Weekend is Dec. 2-4 in Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAC
 
COUNTY News:

WinterFest Weekend is a family-oriented holiday event that celebrates winter in Los Alamos Dec. 2-4.

A number of businesses and organizations host events including ballet, the Children’s Bazaar and Breakfast with Santa. The Fuller Lodge Open House and the Earth Treasure Show always draw crowds. Don’t miss Affordable Arts at the Fuller Lodge Art Center for great holiday gifts!

The highlights of the weekend are the Holiday Lights Parade and the Tree Lighting at Ashley Pond Park.

‘The Tumbleweed Christmas Tree’ Reading Saturday

on December 2, 2016 - 9:00am
Cover of 'The Tumbleweed Christmas Tree'. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

The Tumbleweed Christmas Tree, a children’s book based on a true story, tells of a little girl in Santa Fe who creates Christmas joy by mixing the little she has with the natural bounty provided all around her.

There will be a book reading and signing by local author, Bridget Thomas at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 33 at Sirphey, 1793 Deacon St., off Trinity Drive next door to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Copies of The Tumbleweed Christmas Tree can be purchased in Los Alamos at CB FOX, Trinity on the Hill’s Children’s

Celebrate Holiday Season At Fuller Lodge Open House

on December 2, 2016 - 8:43am

The annual Fuller Lodge Open House Saturday helps kick off the holiday season. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

LAAC News:

The annual Fuller Lodge Open House helps kick off the holiday season as well as the Winterfest festivities.

The  Los Alamos Arts Council, along with the Art Center at Fuller Lodge and the Los Alamos Historical Society are hosting the event Saturday at the Lodge, Los Alamos’ best known historic building and its cultural and artistic center.

The community is welcome to check out Fuller Lodge, which will be fully decked out for the holidays.

In And Around Town: Dec. 1

on December 1, 2016 - 8:17pm
 
FRIDAY Dec. 2
 
Planetarium Show 'Exploding Universe
  • The Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium will feature a fascinating talk by astrophysicist Dr. Rick Wallace along with a showing of the planetarium film Exploding Universe, at 7 p.m. this Friday.
 
 
Meet Up
  • Wondering what to do this Friday evening after a LONG week at work? Why not come to Friday Night Happy Hour with your local Meet Up group? Meet up is a free and easy way to connect with new friends in town. We meet at the VFW from 5:30 to 7ish every Friday evening (non

New Mexico School For The Arts Open House Dec. 3

on December 1, 2016 - 8:15am
NMSA News:
 
Come and explore New Mexico School for the Arts during its fall open house at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at 275 East Alameda in Santa Fe. 
 
Students and parents will have the opportunity to learn about the tuition free arts focused high school offering programs in Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. 
 
An affordable residential program is available for students who live outside a reasonable, daily commuting distance to NMSA. At NMSA, the focus is on both academic and artistic excellence.

Daily Postcard: Sunset Mirrored In Bird Bath

on December 1, 2016 - 8:02am

Daily Postcard: A sunset is mirrored in a bird bath on a back deck Nov. 22 in Pajarito Acres. Photo by Doug Reilly

LANL Director Charlie McMillan Takes On Oppenheimer Role In 2016 ‘Nutcracker On The Hill’ This Weekend

on November 30, 2016 - 1:57pm

Dance Arts Los Alamos’ (DALA) 2015 ‘Nutcracker on the Hill’. Courtesy/DALA

DALA News:

Dance Arts Los Alamos’ (DALA) 2015 “Nutcracker on the Hill” was a smash hit. The classic Tchaikovsky’s score was mixed with Los Alamos’ history, which produced a show completely unique to the community.

“Nutcracker on the Hill” returns this year but continues to add new twists to this popular holiday ballet. The first being Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan will take on the role of Oppenheimer.

“I decided to take a shot in the dark,” DALA Artistic Director Jonathan Guise explained.

Mesa Public Library Shows 'Paper Moon' Thursday

on November 30, 2016 - 12:57pm

Movie poster for 'Paper Moon'. Courtesy image

 

By KELLY DOLEJSI

Los Alamos

 

The more depressing something is, the harder we need to laugh, and “Paper Moon” (1973, rated PG) offers just the right combination of anguish and glee. Check it out at 6:30 p.m., Thursday in Mesa Public Library’s upstairs meeting room theater.

 

Director Peter Bogdanovich’s Depression-era comedy begins in a Kansas cemetery. Nine-year-old Addie Loggins (Tatum O’Neal) has just lost her mother.

Santa Fe Opera: Free Winter Tour Concerts

on November 30, 2016 - 10:39am
 
SFO News:
 
Mark your calendars to spend the Holidays with The Santa Fe Opera.
 
Free Public Concerts with artists from the Opera's Apprentice Singer Program. These one-hour concerts will include popular songs of the season and arias.
 
Admission is free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance.
 
 
Placitas
Wednesday, November 30 at 7:00 pm
Las Placitas Presbyterian Church
7 Paseo de San Antonio Road
Roswell
Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 pm
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art
409 E College Boulevard
Las

Daily Postcard: Anniversary Trail Scenes In November

on November 30, 2016 - 8:58am

Daily Postcard: A smattering of snow falls along the Anniversay Trail in Los Alamos. Photo by Leslie Bucklin

Daily Postcard: Scene from Anniversay Trail. Photo by Leslie Bucklin

ANNIVERSARY TRAIL:

Anniversary Trail begins at the east end of Los Alamos and offers spectacular views over the Rio Grande Valley.

Start at the water tank across N.M. 502 from Eastgate Industrial Park at the Los Alamos/Santa Fe county line sign. Hike up the road to the ridge. The moderate, 1.5 miles one way trail goes east.

It is on bedrock with parts of a prehistoric trail still visible.

Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Presents Annual Holiday Concert At Crossroads Bible Church Friday

on November 28, 2016 - 6:40pm

Mother (bass) and son (viola) Symphony members Gina Doorn and Jon Doorn. Courtesy photo

Maestro Tjett Gerdom conducts the Symphony. Courtesy photo

LASO News:

In what has become a popular seasonal tradition in Los Alamos, the musicians of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will again present the annual Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at Crossroads Bible Church.

Under the baton of conductor Tjett Gerdom, the full symphony will play popular versions of well known seasonal tunes. The concert also will include excerpts from Bizet’s L’Arlesienne Suite No.

LALT Offers Class In Laban Method For Actors

on November 28, 2016 - 8:45am

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre will offer a workshop and master class for actors Sunday, Dec. at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St., Los Alamos.

The workshop and class will focus on the Laban Method for Actors, based on the work of Rudolph Laban, described as a visionary, humanist, teacher,  choreographer and theoretician whose revolutionary ideas bridged the gap between the performing arts and science.

The workshop will run from 10 a.m. 1 p.m. and the master class from 2-4:30 p.m. The cost of participation is $30, payable the day of the workshop.

Registration is due Nov. 28. A

Daily Postcard: Christmas Window At Village Arts

on November 28, 2016 - 8:27am

Daily Postcard: The front window at Village Arts is decorated for the Christmas season Saturday on DP Road. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

LALT’s Staged Reading Of ‘After You’ve Gone’ Dec. 3

on November 27, 2016 - 10:11am

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre announces a staged reading of “After You’ve Gone,” a new work by Santa Fe-based playwright Mark Dunn.

The staged reading is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. in Los Alamos. Admission is free for this one-time event.

“After You’ve Gone,” which takes its title from a song first published in 1918, introduces the audience to Adele Pike, who has just buried her husband of 36 years, and her two daughters and son-in-law. Amidst the
leftover casseroles, cakes and pigs-in-a-blanket brought by her Southern friends and

Twenty-third Annual Crèche Show Dec. 2-3

on November 27, 2016 - 8:09am

An elegant manger scene from the 22nd annual Crèche show in Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

The 23rd Annual “Crèches from Around the World” exhibit is Dec. 2-3 at the Los Alamos chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1967 18th St.

Admission is free and the exhibit is open to the public noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

On display will be more than 200 crèches from around the world, representing different cultures and nationalities.

Christmas Arts And Crafts Fair At IHM Dec. 10

on November 27, 2016 - 8:08am

Presentation With Photographer Moath Alofi Nov. 30

on November 27, 2016 - 7:30am
Photographer Moath Alofi presents a slide presentation and talk Nov. 30 in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo
 
CIR News:
 
"The Old City of Al Madinah: A Photographer's Studio & Open Museum"slide presentation and talk followed by a reception with the artist Moath Alofi at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the New Mexico History Museum 113 Lincoln Ave. in Santa Fe.

This event is free to the public, but advance registration is required so that the caterer may prepare accordingly. Click here for more information and to register online.

Camera in hand, Alofi has been documenting the cultural and

Children's Christmas Bazaar At TOTH Dec. 3

on November 27, 2016 - 7:06am

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas At CB FOX!

on November 25, 2016 - 10:22am

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