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Young Democrats Pokemon Go Crawl Oct. 7

on September 28, 2016 - 10:57am

ULLR Fest At Pajarito Mountain Saturday

on September 28, 2016 - 8:17am

This year’s souvenir take-home glass is a 16-ounce SOLO cup. In order to participate in the Brewersfest, individuals must pay a $15 entry fee, have a photo ID ready and they will receive a glass, which includes one ticket. Tastings are included in the entry fee, the ticket will supply the recipient with one full pint glass and additional fills are $5 to the breweries directly (cash only). Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Pajarito's most popular fall festival is Saturday.

FSN's Lucky Ducky Carnival Is Underway Until 2 p.m.!

on September 24, 2016 - 12:48pm

Community members race rubber ducks down the track at the Lucky Ducky Carnival underway until 2 p.m. today at FSN, 3540 Orange St. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Members of the younger set gather for some fun at today's 2nd annual Lucky Ducky Carnival underway until 2 p.m. at FSN.  Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

FSN News:

The Second Annual Lucky Ducky Carnival is underway until 2 p.m. today at Family Strengths Network (FSN), 3540 Orange St.

The main event is the rubber duck races. For $5 per duck, racers will urge their ducks down a rain gutter with cups of water.

Dances Of India Presents Beauty And The Beast

on September 24, 2016 - 7:33am
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COMMUNITY News:
 
The community is invited to this year's production of Beauty and the Beast presented by Dances of India, 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 at Duane Smith Auditorium in Los Alamos.
 
Admission is free but donations in all forms (cash, check) are much appreciated (suggested $10 per head, $5 for children 10 and under). There also will be an Indian bazaar held during intermission.
 
This year's proceeds go to one international and one local entity:
  • The YMCA Mumbai street children program that offers shelter and food for street children of Mumbai.

Bandelier: Opera On The Rocks, Fall Festival, Observing The Moon, And More

on September 23, 2016 - 6:59am
Singers perform Saturday evening for 'Opera On The Rocks – Zarzuelas' at Bandelier. Courtesy/NPS
 
BANDELIER News:
 
Although Bandelier's 100th birthday was in February, and the National Park Service Centennial was in August, the celebrations continue with more events in the next weeks. 
 
This Saturday, Sept. 24, is the annual Public Lands Day, which is fee free at National Park Service areas nationwide. At Bandelier, that means that there are no entrance fees that day at the main part of the park or at the Tsankawi section. 
 
In addition, the evening of Sept.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on September 23, 2016 - 6:46am

In And Around Town: Sept. 22

on September 22, 2016 - 8:57am
 
Friut Collection for Orphaned Cubs
 
The Los Alamos County Eco Station is collecting apples and other fruit for the two bear cubs orphaned this summer in the Valles Caldera. Dr. Kathleen Ramsay and the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation are rehabilitating the cubs. The community is invited to stop by the Eco Station and drop off fruit, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Eco Station is at 3701 E. Jemez Road and the telephone number is 505.662-8163.
 
THURSDAY Sept. 22
 
Nature Yoga
Practice yoga with Christa Tyson at the nature center,

Opera On The Rocks: Online Tickets End Sept. 22

on September 21, 2016 - 8:07am

Cast of Opera Alta at their recent dress rehearsal at the Juniper Campground Amphitheater. Opera Alta will perform !Zarzuelas! Zarzuelas are considered the most popular form of Spanish opera. Courtesy photo

 

OPERA News:
 
Los Alamos Opera Guild of the Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Bandelier National Monument and Atomic City Transit will be presenting Opera on The Rocks Saturday, Sept. 24 during National Public Lands' Day. 
 
A great event to celebrate arts in your local National Park for their 100th birthday celebration.

Valles Caldera Jemez Mountains Elk Festival Sept. 24

on September 21, 2016 - 7:46am
The 8th Annual Jemez Mountains Elk Festival is 2-7 p.m., Sept. 24. Courtesy/nps
 
VCNP News:
 
The Valles Caldera National Preserve is home to one of the largest elk herds in New Mexico. Each fall, the sound of elk bugling in the mountains marks the start of their mating season, known as the 'rut'.
 
To celebrate the upcoming elk rut and to learn about this fascinating creature, the National Park Service will host the 8th Annual Jemez Mountains Elk Festival 2-7 p.m., Sept. 24. 
 
This FREE festival features a food truck, bugling contest, solar telescope display, and loads of fun interactive

Reel Deal Weekly Movie Schedule

on September 20, 2016 - 9:18pm
By JIM O'DONNEL
REEL DEAL
 
This Friday, we will continue showing Kubo and the Two Strings, Hell or High Water, Hands of Stone and Sully. We will open Bridget Jones’s Baby.
 
Check out our on-line schedule before you come at www.reeldealtheater.com and be sure and sign-up for our newsletter at the top of the page.
 
Hopeful coming attractions include: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Magnificent 7, Light Between Oceans, Inferno, Doctor Strange, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Moana.

Taos County Historical Society: 'Ladies Of The Canyons' Oct. 1

on September 20, 2016 - 8:03am
Ms. Poling-Kempes. Courtesy photo
 
TCHS News:
 
The Taos County Historical Society will present a free, public lecture “Ladies of the Canyons” by Lesley Poling-Kempes at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Boardroom of Kit Carson Electric Co-op, 118 Cruz Alta Rd., Taos, NM.
 
This program is a partnership with the Taos Arts Council and featured in the Taos Fall Arts Festival through the Society's participation in the 2016 Taos Visionaries theme for the community's arts and cultural organizations.
 
Ms.

PEEC: Fourth Friday Fractal Show Sept. 23

on September 20, 2016 - 8:02am
 
PEEC News:
 
Have you journeyed into the never-ending world of fractals?
 
Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s dynamic fractal show is back for one evening this month: at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23 in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium.
 
This show incorporates math, science, art, and nature in a full-dome planetarium show featuring original music.
 
This spectacular show starts promptly at 7 p.m. and seating is limited. Tickets may be purchased by phone or at the nature center and are only $10 for adults and $8 for children.

Red River Folk Festival Spotlights Music Legends

on September 19, 2016 - 9:42am

MUSIC News:

 

RED RIVER—The second annual Red River Folk Festival kicks off Thursday, Sept. 22 with a stellar line-up of country, bluegrass, Americana and folk musicians who will swap songs
and trade guitars in a saloon and a honkey-tonk and perform outdoors on the big stage against an alpine setting of peak fall foliage.
 
The three-day festival features 12 musicians playing some of the best roots-music in the country, including Thom Bresh, a Thumbpickers Hall of Fame inductee and the son of one of America's most
influential 20th-century guitarists—Merle Travis. Bresh's music has

'Sea Monsters' Plays At Nature Center Sept. 24-25

on September 19, 2016 - 9:29am
 
PEEC News:
 
Looking for something to do this weekend? Come to the Los Alamos Nature Center to watch Sea Monsters, A Prehistoric Adventure. 
 
Starting at 2 p.m., Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, take a journey back in time to see some of the most bizarre, ferocious, and fascinating creatures ever to inhabit the sea. This is the only weekend in June to see this popular film.
 
Unexpected discoveries gave paleontologists vital information for creating this film about a time when the middle of North America was an inland sea, home to strange, yet oddly familiar,

Santa Fe Community Orchestra Opens Season With Brahms 2nd Symphony, Trumpet Soloist Jan McDonald

on September 19, 2016 - 9:27am

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SFCO News:

The Santa Fe Community Orchestra (SFCO) presents works by Brahms and Arutiunian at its Fall concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 in the James A. Little Theater on the campus of the New Mexico School for the Deaf. Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

This concert features Brahm’s Symphony No. 2, and Arutiunian’s Trumpet Concerto with trumpet soloist Jan McDonald and Side-by-Side with the Aspen Magnet School Band.

Educate Your Ear

  • Brahms: Emotional Shape-Shifting and Romantic Reserve

Join us as we explore the intricate, intimate world of Brahms' Symphony

Scenes From Bike And Hike On Pajarito Mountain

on September 18, 2016 - 9:24am

Saturday's Bike and Hike event on Pajarito Mountain included music performed by several bands and craft beer served by Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op. The Bike and Hike continues today. Photo by Ken Hanson

Mountain biking on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Ken Hanson

Daunting mountain-bike jump challenges riders during Saturday's Bike and Hike event on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Ken Hanson

State Road 4 Band playing Saturday during the Bike and Hike event at Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Ken Hanson

Flamenco Dance Classes Run Through November

on September 17, 2016 - 7:41am
Dance Alliance 2014. Courtesy photo
 
PSDA News:
 
Flamenco Dance Classes sponsored by the Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance run Saturdays through Nov. 19 at the New Mexico Dance Theater studio, 147 Central Park Square. 
 
Please arrive at 4:45 p.m., classes are 5-6:30 p.m. All ages 10 and up and all levels of experience are welcome. The tuition is suggested at $10 per class, pay what you can. The classes will be taught by Ellen Walton and Catalina Rio Fernandez.  
 
Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance is a 501 (c) (3) organization enabling the preservation and advancement of the art of

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Open Los Alamos Concert Association's 71st Season Sept. 25

on September 16, 2016 - 12:25pm

The Grammy-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet will open the 71st season of the Los Alamos Concert Association at 4 p.m. Sunday. Courtesy photo

LACA News:

The Grammy-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet will open the 71st season of the Los Alamos Concert Association at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 in the Duane Smith Auditorium at 1300 Diamond Dr. 

Much admired for its technical bravura and imaginative programming, the LAGQ has honed its flawless ensemble playing over its distinguished 30-year history.

Cinema Cindy Reviews… Sully

on September 16, 2016 - 9:16am
Cinema Cindy Reviews… Sully
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
 
“Sully” retells the story of the “Miracle on the Hudson”, the survival of 155 souls on board a flight forced to land in the Hudson River on January 15, 2009. The film is based on the book “Highest Duty” written by Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot of that plane.
 
Sully’s story is fraught with complications.

'Opera On The Rocks' Returns To Bandelier Sept. 24

on September 15, 2016 - 8:38am
 
BANDELIER News:
 
For the fifth year, the Los Alamos Opera Guild of The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc., Atomic City Transit, and Bandelier National Monument will be presenting "Opera on the Rocks" at the Juniper Campground Amphitheater. This year it will be the evening of Saturday, Sept. 24.
 
In previous years the music has been by Mozart, but this year Zarzuelas, excerpts from traditional Spanish opera, will be featured. There will also be food, beverages, and a craft table for kids. Tickets are now available at the Guild's website, www.Guildsofsfo.org/LA; prices are $10 per

Taste Of Rio Rancho Set For Oct. 22

on September 15, 2016 - 8:05am
 
RIO RANCHO News:
 
RIO RANCHO Taste what Rio Rancho restaurants have to offer at the 6th Annual Taste of Rio Rancho, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22 at Santa Ana Star Center at 3001 Civic Center Cirle NE.
 
Back again this year is the exclusive Pre-taste ticket, with early access 4-5:30 p.m. and more than 25 Rio Rancho restaurants taking part in this year’s event, which will provide attendees with free samples of their signature foods while supplies last.  
 
Tickets are priced at $10 for General Admission (5:30-7:30 p.m.), $20 for Pre Taste (4-5:30 p.m.), $30 for a 4 pack of

Sign Up Now To Participate In Los Alamos’ Trick-Or-Treat On MainStreet Oct. 28

on September 14, 2016 - 8:18am
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LACDC News:
 
Get those costumes ready! Halloweekend returns Oct.28-29 to haunt Los Alamos when Los Alamos MainStreet hosts Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet 4-6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28 in the downtown area.
 
Central Avenue and Main Street from 15th to 20th Streets are closed to auto traffic and become a safe pedestrian area where local businesses and organizations distribute candy to costumed families.
 
While businesses in the downtown area open their doors to the public, this also is an opportunity for businesses and organizations that are not located in the

Final Summer Concert Of Season Features Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys At Pond Tonight

on September 9, 2016 - 7:51am
Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys perform at Ashley Pond at 7 p.m. today to end this season's Summer Concert Series. Courtesy photo
 
By RUSS GORDON
Los Alamos Concert Promoter

Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys will play Ashley Pond at 7 p.m. today. The weather should be dry and warmer so come on out for a classy night of dancin' and romancin' to what is one of the top bands in country, alt-country and rockabilly in the WORLD!

I swear that's the truth. check him out on youtube and his website.

NM Philharmonic Fundraising: Carmina Burana!

on September 9, 2016 - 6:57am
NMP News:
 
The New Mexico Philharmonic and the New Mexico Symphonic Chorus solidify artistic collaboration with a Fundraising Special Concert to benefit the New Mexico Philharmonic. The musicians of the orchestra graciously partake in the fundraising by donating a portion of their services.
 
This special fundraising concert is the opening concert of the 2016-2017 season and it features alongside the New Mexico Philharmonic the Young Musician Initiative Children Chorus and the New Mexico Symphonic Chorus under the baton of Roger Melone. For more info, see nmphil.org.
 
What:

This Week At The Reel Deal

on September 9, 2016 - 6:55am

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