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‘Come Write In!’ At The White Rock Branch Library

on November 7, 2017 - 6:05am

The word count across the world so far in the National Novel Writing Month evennt. Courtesy image

LIBRARY News:

The Los Alamos County Library System is hosting the NaNoWriMo program (short for National Novel Writing Month) in November, joining libraries and writing groups around the world to support and stimulate writers.

Writing sessions begin at 6 p.m. each Tuesday in the White Rock Branch Library. Writers will be encouraged to write a 50,000-word novel during the month - but all writers are welcome to attend, whether their writing takes the form of a novel or something shorter.

Library

Daily Postcard: Stormy Sunrise On North Mesa

on November 7, 2017 - 5:07am

Daily Postcard: A stormy sunrise on North Mesa. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Daily Postcard: Stag At Sunset Near Bandelier

on November 6, 2017 - 6:15am

Daily Postcard: A stag is spotted at sunset Sunday on N.M. 4 near Bandelier. Photo by Nickolas Seet

Daily Postcard: Night Sky At Burnt Mesa Trailhead

on November 5, 2017 - 5:41am

Daily Postcard: The night sky spotted recently from Burnt Mesa Trailhead. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Phillip Noll Shares Photography Secrets Wednesday

on November 4, 2017 - 11:52am

An example of Phillip Noll’s work. He will present a Q&A session Wednesday evening at The Karen Wray Gallery about how to create stunning nature photography. Photo by Phil Noll

COMMUNITY News:

At 5 p.m. Nov. 8, award-winning photographer Phillip Noll will offer a walkthrough of his exhibit, “The Four Corners: A Photographic Exhibition,” at The Karen Wray Gallery.

Phillip Noll

Noll’s photography exhibition runs through Nov. 19. It includes a portfolio of two decades worth of images representing “The Four Corners.”

The photographs capture the beauty of places like White Sands, the Grand

Big Fun With Four Chairs And A Keyboard: [title of show] Opens At LALT

on November 4, 2017 - 8:18am
From left, Susan (Holly Robinson), Heidi (Joy Reynolds), Jeff (Patrick MacDonald) and Hunter (Stuart Rupprecht) perform a musical number. Photo by Larry Gibbons
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The musical comedy [title of show], not a typo, (music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen, book by Hunter Bell) tells the story of its own creation as an entry in the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2004 up to its Broadway opening in 2008.

Collaborators, writer Hunter (Stuart Rupprecht) and composer and lyricist Jeff (Patrick MacDonald), recruit two actress friends,

Locals Participates In National Novel Writing Month

on November 4, 2017 - 7:43am

COMMUNITY News.

Around the country, writers are working toward the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 30 for National Novel Writing Month.

The Blue Monday Writing Group will host a silent writing event for two hours 1-3 p.m. four Mondays in November on the second floor of Mesa Public Library, Room 1, in support of writing a 50,000-word novel in 30 days.

Plan on arriving a few minutes early to set-up and greet fellow writers, but at 1 p.m. the writing begins. Attendees may quietly arrive late, take breaks or leave early as their schedules require.

The four Monday

Recycle Fashion Show Postponed

on November 3, 2017 - 9:50am

COUNTY News:

The Recycle Fashion Show is POSTPONED until further notice.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Los Alamos Little Theatre Presents Quirky, Irreverent Musical Comedy

on November 2, 2017 - 8:27pm

From left, Heidi (Joy Reynolds), Hunter (Stuart Rupprecht), Susan (Holly Robinson) and Jeff (Patrick MacDonald) rehearse in [title of show]. Photo by Larry Gibbons

LALT News:

The musical comedy [title of show] (that’s not a misprint) premiered on Broadway in 2008 to positive reviews. The show chronicles its own creation as an entry in the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2004 all the way through its Broadway opening in 2008. And now, it’s getting its premiere in the Land of Enchantment.

Hunter (a writer, played by Stuart Rupprecht) and Jeff (a composer and lyricist, played by Patrick

Los Alamos Arts Council Hosts Fall Arts & Crafts Fair

on November 2, 2017 - 7:33am
Sample of artwork for sale at the Nov. 18 Northern New Mexico Fall Arts and Crafts Fair.
Courtesy photo
 
LAAC News: 
 
The 2017 Northern New Mexico Arts Fair is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 18 at Los Alamos Middle School, 2101 Hawk Dr.
 
The Los Alamos Arts Council sponsors and produces the fair. Close to 100 artists from around New Mexico and some out-of-state will present their art and handy work for the public’s early holiday shopping enjoyment.
 
Art works range in price from $5 to $1,000. Also at the fair will be live music (flute ensemble and a string quartet) and food vendors.

Daily Postcard: Woodpecker On Camino Encantado

on November 2, 2017 - 6:56am

Daily Postcard: A woodpecker is spotted Sunday afternoon at a residence on Camino Encantado. Woodpeckers are known for tapping on tree trunks in order to find insects living in crevices in the bark. There are more than 180 species of woodpeckers, all in the family Picidae. Woodpeckers can be found in wooded areas all over the world, except in Australia. Source: wildlifedefenders.org. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Art On Tap At UnQuarked Thursday

on November 1, 2017 - 5:10pm

LACD News:

Join us at Art On Tap Thursday, Nov. 2 to for a lively discussion about arts in Los Alamos. Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Patrick Neher and Los Alamos Creative District Curator Ryn Herrmann will lead the discussion. Art On Tap begins at 5:30pm at UnQuarked, 145 Central Park Square.

Art On Tap is sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District and hosted by Fuller Lodge Art Center. The On Tap series begins each evening with an informal 10-15 minute lecture followed by a lively group discussion. All ages are welcome!

On Tap is a way for people to get out and about in

LAAC Reveals Scarecrow Contest Winners

on November 1, 2017 - 3:27pm

‘Lucky Flower Child’ designed by Flowers by Gillian. Courtesy photo

Scarecrow flying in the breeze designed by  J&L Storage. Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Arts Council announces the winners of the 2017 Scarecrow Contest:

  • J & L Storage;
  • Lucky Flower Child by Flowers by Gillian;
  • Trini Riddle by Gordon McDonough;
  • The Fly by the Strohmeyer Family;
  • Edward Scissorhands by the Lynch Family; and
  • Saturday Shopper by Ufemia Bernal.

Honorable Mention:

  • Pole #15, Aspen Ridge Assisted Living; and
  • Pole #3, Robota created for VBS by Trinity on the Hill.

Los Alamos Arts Council thanks everyone for their

Pajarito Players Seeks Actors And Actresses

on November 1, 2017 - 9:22am

PAJARITO PLAYERS News:

Pajarito Players is seeking actors and actresses for a staged reading to take place February 2018 in Los Alamos and White Rock.

The reading will be of the play Still in the Game by Los Alamos playwright Robert Benjamin. Parts of the play have been performed previously in productions by the Los Alamos Little Theatre. The full play was performed this summer at Teatro Paraguas in Santa Fe.

A staged reading involves no set and only minimal, if any movement; the actors have scripts at hand and interact with one another through gestures and expressions.

A staged reading is

Daily Postcard: Last Call For Fall

on November 1, 2017 - 8:18am

Daily Postcard: The last call for fall comes to Los Alamos. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Photo by Corrina Hughes

Scenes From New Mexico Lantern Festival

on October 31, 2017 - 10:55am

Scene from Sunday's New Mexico Lantern Festival, which is lighting up Expo New Mexico at the State Fair Grounds with lighted sculptures, exciting performances and cultural experiences. The show runs nightly, 5:30-10 p.m., through Nov. 12. More information and tickets are available at abqchineselanternfest.com. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from the New Mexico Lantern Festival. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from the New Mexico Lantern Festival. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from the New Mexico Lantern Festival. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Trick Or Treat Tonight!

on October 31, 2017 - 6:41am

Daily Postcard: This dog is ready for Trick or Treat festivities to begin tonight on Aster Street in White Rock and throughout the community. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

More Scenes From Saturday’s Pumpkin Glow

on October 30, 2017 - 12:58pm

Grinning skulls on display during the Los Alamos Arts Council's Pumpkin Glow Saturday night at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Two jack-o-lanterns smile for the camera during the Los Alamos Arts Council's Pumpkin Glow. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

A few members of the animal kingdom at the Pumpkin Glow. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Russian nesting dolls carved for the Pumpkin Glow. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

A colorful display featured at the Pumpkin Glow. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

A pumpkin shows off its fiery side.

Los Alamos Art In Public Places Board Has Vacancy

on October 30, 2017 - 12:45pm

A portion of the ‘Carry The Light’ sculpture inside the Los Alamos County Golf Course Community Building. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Art in Public Places Board (APPB) is accepting applications for one vacancy on the Board. Applicants must be Los Alamos residents. APPB terms are for two years.

The next 24 months will be an exciting time as the Art in Public Places Board finalizes installation of several public art pieces and begins the search for new projects. Installation of Carry the Light, a large hanging dichroic glass sculpture was recently

PEEC: Lisa Coddington’s Last Fall Art Class Of 2017

on October 30, 2017 - 6:48am

Blooming artichoke by Lisa Coddington. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

There is still time to take a class with instructor and artist Lisa Coddington. Her last fall drawing and painting workshop is 20 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. This class, made possible by Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), will focus on drawing colorful and intricate autumn leaves.

Participants will explore making color charts and creating their own colorful leaves.

Reza: The Power Of Photography For Humanity Nov. 8

on October 30, 2017 - 6:22am
Afghanistan, Tora Bora village, 2004 © Reza
 
LPAC News:
 
SANTA FE  The Lensic proudly presents National Geographic photojournalist and explorer Reza (Reza Deghati) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 at Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe.
 
Reza has traveled the world taking photographs for more than 30 years and believes visual media can be a powerful tool for social change. While witnessing chaos and suffering, he has captured the resilience of the people who endure.

Scene From Los Alamos Arts Council Pumpkin Glow

on October 29, 2017 - 9:15am

Images of Oppie and Groves carved on a pumpkin displayed at the annual Los Alamos Arts Council Pumpkin Glow event Saturday night on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Nathan Burnside

Scene from the annual Los Alamos Arts Council Pumpkin Glow event Saturday night on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Nathan Burnside

Scene from the annual Los Alamos Arts Council Pumpkin Glow event Saturday night on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Nathan Burnside

Scene from the annual Los Alamos Arts Council Pumpkin Glow event Saturday night on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Nathan Burnside

Scene from

Daily Postcard: Bosque Del Apache

on October 29, 2017 - 8:09am

Daily Postcard: Although a couple of weeks early for the Festival of Cranes at Bosque del Apache, a Saturday morning visit still reaped a number of breathtaking views. The sunrises, the birds and the habitat are just great ... another wonderful New Mexico landmark that is well worth the visit. This year's Festival of Cranes is scheduled for Nov. 14-19. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Scene Saturday at Bosque del Apache. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Scene Saturday at Bosque del Apache. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Scene Saturday at Bosque del Apache. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Scene Saturday at Bosque del

Get Ready For The Glow Factor Tonight!

on October 28, 2017 - 4:49pm

Los Alamos Arts Council volunteers Sam Nasise and Sophia Salazar gut pumpkins during the carving party held this morning at the Smith's Marketplace. The pumpkins were carved to be included in today's Pumpkin Glow. The event will be held 6-9 p.m. at the Fuller Lodge lawn. The event is free but donations will be accepted. The Los Alamos Arts Council has held the event for 14 years. It has become a staple in the MainStreet's Halloweekend festivies. This year, the event earned the Food Network magazine's attention.

Scenes From Arts Council's Pumpkin Carving Party

on October 28, 2017 - 4:47pm

A scene from the Los Alamos Arts Council's pumpkin carving party Saturday morning at Smith's Marketplace. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

A scene from the pumpkin carving party. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

A scene from the pumpkin carving party. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

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