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Scenes From County's Annual Pumpkin Splash

on October 21, 2017 - 8:42pm
Kids score future jack-o-lanterns during Los Alamos County's Annual Pumpkin Splash today at the Larry Walkup Aquatic Center on Canyon Road. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the County's Annual Pumpkin Splash. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from today's annual County Pumpkin Splash. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the County's Annual Pumpkin Splash. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from today's County Pumpkin Splash at the Aquatic Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the

Scarecrows Flock To Central Avenue

on October 21, 2017 - 8:36pm

'Captain Cavity Bugs' shows off his pearly whites as he joins several scarecrows  decorating Central Avenue today in downtown Los Alamos. The scarecrows are entries in the Los Alamos Arts Council's Scarecrow Contest and will be displayed through Nov. 1. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

A feminine robot? A person? Hmmm ... whatever it may be this beautifully constructed  scarecrow definitely grabs attention from its post on Central Avenue. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

A very interesting-looking fellow greets pedestrians and drivers along Central Avenue.

New Mexico School For The Arts Dance Department Fall Dance Showcase Nov. 2-4

on October 21, 2017 - 9:10am
NMSA News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico School for the Arts’ Dance Department will offer a one hour performance Nov. 2-4 featuring the talented young dancers of NMSAat the James A. Little Theater.
 
The performance begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 2. There is a pre-performance reception at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3, featuring a performance by the NMSA Jazz Ensemble in the James A. Little Theater lobby before the 7 .m. performance. Performances also will be held at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.
 
This show will feature dancers of all levels in a variety of material ranging from classical ballet, jazz, and

This Week At The Reel Deal

on October 19, 2017 - 4:41pm

UNM-LA Hosts Tri-city Piano Competition Saturday

on October 19, 2017 - 10:47am
Dr. Tzufeng Liu
 
UNM-LA News:
 
The UNM-LA campus will host a significant New Mexico youth piano competition from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, when 28 contestants ranging in age from six-to sixteen years old will descend on the campus from Los Alamos, Santa Fe, and Las Vegas.
 
The Los Alamos public is cordially invited to the competition throughout the day. Additionally, at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon the Winners from the competition can all be heard in recital. As part of UNM-LA’s continuing public service mission, both events are FREE and open to the public.
 

Los Alamos Big Band Hosts Fall Dance Oct. 27

on October 19, 2017 - 6:17am
Los Alamos Big Band 2015. Courtesy photo
 
By JOYCE ANN GUZIK
Los Alamos Big Band
 
The Los Alamos Big Band is hosting a Fall Concert and Dance, 7-9 p.m. Friday Oct. 27 at Fuller Lodge. Admission is free; donations are welcome.
 
The Los Alamos Big Band is a 16-instrument 1940s Glenn Miller-style swing band that plays dance music for public events, weddings, conventions, fund raisers, and
more. The band will be playing favorites such as In The Mood; String of Pearl; Sing, Sing, Sing; New York, New York and even Clarinet Polka.
 
The band also features two well-known vocalists, Elisa

SYFY Television Pilot 'Tremors' Films In New Mexico

on October 19, 2017 - 5:23am
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Oct. 4 that the SYFY television pilot "Tremors," produced by Universal Cable Productions in association with Blumhouse Television, will begin principal photography in Albuquerque at the end of October through the middle of November.
 
"We're pleased to welcome another great pilot to our state. It's great news for our economy," Film Office Director Nick Maniatis said.

In And Around Town: Oct. 21

on October 19, 2017 - 5:16am

In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post’s community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas.

Send event announcements to Kirsten@ladailypost.com.

SATURDAY, Oct. 21

 
Pumpkin Splash
The public is invited to join in on the Annual Pumpkin Splash and Halloween Carnival 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Walkup Aquatic Center. This year’s  theme pays tribute to Dr. Seuss. Tickets are on sale at the front desk of the Aquatic Center, and also can be purchased the day of the Pumpkin Splash. The cost of the event is $7 for each participant.

Sangre De Cristo Chorale Concert Sunday

on October 18, 2017 - 9:08am

Coro De Camara Fall Concert: Call Of Isles

on October 18, 2017 - 7:30am
Coro de Camara will perform its Fall Concert: Call Of Isles Nov. 3-5. Courtesy photo

CORO DE CAMARA News:

Pianist Natasha Stojanovska, Celtic fiddler Maria Jones, violinist Kathy Gursky, and Irish dancer and tin whistle player Bethany Filer join Coro de Cámara in a program of music from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales:

  • 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3
    • Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church
    • 3900 Trinity Dr. in Los Alamos
  • 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4
    • First Presbyterian Church
    •  208 Grant Ave. in Santa Fe
  • 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5
    • Unitarian Church
    • 1738 N. Sage St. in Los Alamos

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for

Local Piano Quartet To Perform In Brown Bag Show

on October 17, 2017 - 3:30pm

The Los Alamos Piano Quartet will peform in the upcoming Brown Bag Show at noon Nov. 1 at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council will host its third Brown Bag Performance of the season at noon Nov. 1 in Fuller Lodge. The concert will feature the Los Alamos Piano Quartet, led by violinist Brian Newnam.

Members of the Los Alamos Piano Quartet are: Brian Newnam, violinist; Ari Le, violist; Cindy Little, pianist; and Shanalyn Kemme, cellist.  

The program will present exciting, inspirational,and celebrated classical music of composers Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Bloktoberfest Oct. 21 At Urban Park

on October 17, 2017 - 11:20am

Scenes From Taste Of Knowledge Event Saturday

on October 16, 2017 - 4:28pm
'Taste of Knowledge' attracts a sold-out crowd for a night of Spanish food, wine, music and dance to benefit the Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) Foundation Saturday night at the former De Colores Restaurant. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Spanish desserts paired with sherry. Pig and Fig Bakery and Cafe catered the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Auctioneer Jill Cook warns that an item is 'going twice' during the live auction, as LAPS Foundation Executive Director Laura Loy looks on. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
LAPS Superintendent Kurt

Swans & Astronomers In Nature Center Planetarium

on October 16, 2017 - 4:23pm
 
PEEC News:
 
What can we learn about the Summer Swan constellation? How are astronomers able to tackle the unsolved questions about space? The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has a planetarium show about the celestial objects that form Cygnus, the summer swan, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 and will show the family-friendly full-dome film We are Astronomers at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21 and 22. 
 
The planetarium, located at the Los Alamos Nature Center, projects the night sky and specially-designed films on a 180-degree dome.
 
The constellation Cygnus

Scenes From An Evening Of Arts And Culture

on October 15, 2017 - 8:25am

Los Alamos High School's Schola Cantorum performs during the Evening of Arts and Culture event Friday night at Fuller Lodge. The event spanned nine locations throughout the downtown area and featured 20 presentions from poetry and sculpture to jazz music and Broadway showtunes. An Evening of Arts and Cultures kicked off October as Arts and Culture Month and it orginated from the Arts Forum, a collection of local art entities spearheaded by the Los Alamos Arts Council. The forum is made up of  Los Alamos Community Winds, Fuller Lodge Art Center, the Los Alamos Little Theater, Hillstompers, Los

Halloweekend: Treat For Business And Family Alike!

on October 15, 2017 - 7:11am

LACDC News:
 
Downtown Los Alamos will become a pedestrian only frenzy of Trick-or-Treaters, 4-6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27!
 
Last year, Los Alamos business owners saw more than 5,000 kids and adults swarm by their booths and store-fronts for hands-full of candy and a chance to grab fun promotional items.
 
To register your business to be included on the Halloweekend map and to participate in the Trick-or-Treating fun, sign up through www.losalamosmainstreet.com/ events/halloweekend by Friday, Oct. 20

Meow Wolf: Freak Or Treat Halloween

on October 13, 2017 - 7:58am
Courtesy image
 
MEOW WOLF News:
 
SANTA FE  Meow Wolf continues the tradition of maximalist Halloween celebration with Freak or Treat: a multi-tentacled series for guests to experience all together or à la carte. 
 
Freak or Treat will have five nights of performances, a first-ever “Trick or Treat” inside the exhibition and three nights of music designed to appeal to your inner dance monster.
 
Live Halloween Performances:
  • 6-8 p.m. Oct. 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30
  • Free with the cost of admission
If you liked last year’s House of Halloween you’ll want to return for Freak or Treat.

An Evening Of Arts & Culture Friday!

on October 12, 2017 - 3:44pm

An Evening Of Poetry At Mesa Library Friday

on October 12, 2017 - 3:39pm
From top left, Dani Bitetti-Salazar, Sam Goldberg, Cameron Pearl, Eben Bold, Trevor Brown, Neil Wilkerson, Britta Schramm, Joseph Thompson and Bethany Day. From bottom left, Michaelle Sutton, Jessica Cooke, Moriah Hein and Jacob Thompson. Not pictured: Casey Curtisand Matt Mesibov. Courtesy photo
 
MPL News:
 
Mesa Public Library will be open late Friday, Oct. 13, in order to take part in the Evening of Arts and Culture, happening at nine locations throughout downtown Los Alamos. Music, performing arts, theater, dance, visual art and poetry will all be presented free of charge.
 
The

Fun, Food And Gifts At PEEC-nic Sunday

on October 12, 2017 - 8:36am
Chick Keller helps a child safely view the sun at last year’s PEEC-nic. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) invites you to take part in their fall party 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Los Alamos Nature Center. PEEC’s annual membership meeting, fondly called PEEC-nic, is open to the public, not just members, and it’s free!
 
To celebrate PEEC has special activities planned, including hands-on activities for kids and adults, a chance to meet PEEC’s live animals, delicious desserts, and sun viewing through PEEC’s solar telescope, with the help

Pinon Fourth Grader Stars In Lifetime Movie

on October 12, 2017 - 7:39am

Allyson Harbert in a scene from Lifetime’s ‘A Mother’s Crime’. Courtesy photo

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post 

kirsten@ladailypost.com 

Allyson Harbert’s acting career has started off with a bang. Harbert, a Pinon Elementary School fourth grader student, recently acted in a Lifetime movie, “A Mother’s Crime”.

The TV movie premiered Friday, Oct. 6. In the movie, Harbert portrays Callie, a 7-year-old girl who was adopted by her biological mother’s sister. However, her birth mother wants her back and resorts to kidnapping to reunite with her daughter.

It might be a diabolical

LAPS Participates In 'Evening Of Arts & Culture' Oct. 13

on October 11, 2017 - 5:28pm
 
LAPS News:
 
Humanities teacher Michelle Holland is reading from her new manuscript of poetry for about a half hour 7:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Mesa Public Library. 
 
The poetry reading begins at 6:30 p.m., with two other featured readers, Christopher Adams, and Kelly Doljsi, then Michelle’s students.

Spooky Science! Laser Shows & Fun On Halloween

on October 11, 2017 - 1:03pm
Courtesy/NMMNHS
 
NMMNHS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Make this a Halloween to remember for more than just candy and costumes! Spend Halloween afternoon at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and indulge in a little Spooky Science!
 
This is an activity for the entire family.  From noon-4:30 p.m., there will be lots of spooky nature science activities in the Museum atrium. Build an alien landscape, observe snakes, spiders and creepy critters and distinguish fact from fantasy. 
 
Throughout the afternoon, at 3, 4 & 5 p.m., settle in for a fun, Halloween-themed laser in the

Teatro Paraguas & Casablanca Studios Stage 4th Annual Day Of The Dead Celebration

on October 11, 2017 - 8:45am
TP News:
 
Teatro Paraguas and Casablanca Studios (formerly Santa Fe Danceworks) will present the fourth annual El Día de los Muertos Community Celebration Oct. 27-29.
 
The Celebration begins Friday Oct. 27 with El Baile de las Katrinas at Casablanca Studios, located at 1935 Warner St, beginning at 9 p.m. DJ Ricky provides the music.  There will be a Katrina contest, and a cash bar. There is a $7 cover.
 
The Celebration continues on Saturday at Teatro Paraguas, and includes actors reading poetry and short stories in English and Spanish selected for the occasion, and live music

Magic School Bus Showing Daily At DynaTheater

on October 10, 2017 - 6:23am
NMMNHF News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation announces free admission to “The Magic School Bus” showing daily at 10 a.m. in the DynaTheater.
 
The educational series is great for children of all ages, families, and children at heart. Each showing features two episodes of an eccentric school-teacher, Ms. Frizzle, who takes her class on wondrous educational field trips with the help of a magical school bus.
 
The Busasaurus (S2, Ep3, 23 Sep. 1995)
Topic: Dinosaurs. Ms.

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