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In And Around Town: Aug. 23, 2019

on August 23, 2019 - 4:09pm

 

  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 bjgordon@ladailypost.com 

FRIDAY, Aug. 23

Eat Like A Bear Dinner
 
Interactive and educational buffet-style “Eat Like a Bear” dinner, featuring foods that make up a black bear’s diet including salmon from Pig + Fig Café. The event, hosted by PEEC and LEWF, is 6 p.m. at the nature center and will help educate guests about how bears acquire food both in the wild and in backyards. Tickets are on sale now at

LANL Friendships Last A Lifetime

on August 22, 2019 - 8:40am

In a practice that has occured every month for more than three decades, a group of brilliant retirees from the Weapons Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory gathered Wednesday for lunch and laughter. The group of 18 members ranges in age from the mid 60s to mid 90s. They meet at a couple of different restaurants around town and last Wednesday gathered at the Blue Window Bistro on Central Avenue. From left, Gordon Willcutt, Sheila Shafer, Barry Shafer, Albert Charmatz, Joan Charmatz, Alice Horpedahl and Richard Maltrud.

100+ Women Who Care Meets At Cottonwood Thursday

on August 20, 2019 - 8:55am

COMMUNITY News:

The 100+ Women Who Care volunteer advisory committee invites local women to attend the open quarterly philanthropic dinner 5:30-7 pm, Thursday, Aug. 22 at Cottonwood on the Greens.

 A free meal, sponsored by TechSouce, will be provided to those who attend the event.

Attendees will hear 3 5-minute presentations from local nonprofits about their needs, and attendees will vote with their dollars to support one organization with the majority votes. 

Attendance does require a philanthropic donation per votes, described below.  

One vote equals $100, or a team of two may pay

County Extension Presents Food Preservation Classes

on August 19, 2019 - 9:26am

‘An Afternoon In Provence’ Tickets Still Available; Wine And Food Plus So Much More

on August 15, 2019 - 9:12pm

Preview auction items on the event website. Courtesy/LAPSF

LAPSF News:

Tickets are still available for “An Afternoon in Provence”, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Pig + Fig Café in White Rock.

The fundraising event is put on by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and Pig + Fig Café as part of A Taste of Knowledge, which raises money for all Los Alamos Public Schools.

Tickets to “An Afternoon in Provence” are $60 and can be purchased at www.tok.givesmart.com.

While the five wine and food pairing stations are the stars of the show, they are not the only attractions.

Tickets Available For Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!

on August 12, 2019 - 9:58pm

Trio Los Amigos de New Mexico perform Mariachi music at a previous ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! Courtesy photo

ROTARY CLUB News:

Rotary Club of Los Alamos invites the community to join its efforts to support local and international service and humanitarian projects that benefit children, families and individuals all over the world as well as right here in Los Alamos and surrounding areas.

¡Fiesta Los Alamos! has become a family tradition and this year is 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Ave.

Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy traditional Mexican fair catered by

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Yuan's Dumpling & Noodle House

on August 9, 2019 - 2:59pm
On the job in Los Alamos is Nancy Yuan at Yuans Dumpling House Tuesday afternoon at 1350 Central Ave., behind the Bradbury Science Museum. Yuans offers fresh, homemade, traditional Asian comfort food 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

It’s Los Alamos County Fair And Rodeo Time!

on August 9, 2019 - 8:46am

Photo by Leslie Bucklin/County

COUNTY News:

The community is invited to head downtown Saturday for the the Annual Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade, which kicks off at 10 a.m., then stay to meander through Ashley Pond Park with its fair booths, bouncy houses and exhibits (at Mesa Public Library).

Also, shop the beautiful artwork offered during the 39th Annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. There will be plenty of food vendors on site so stay and enjoy a picnic lunch by the pond.

Los Alamos County Councilors will once again host a booth featuring County projects,

Rodeo Dinner And Dance At Posse Lodge Saturday

on August 7, 2019 - 10:22am

Community Joins CB FOX In Celebrating 40 Years!

on August 5, 2019 - 7:37am

CB FOX has been serving the community of Los Alamos for the past 40 years at 1735 Central Ave. and hosted an anniversary celebration Saturday, highlighted by raffles, hot dogs, music, airbrush tattoos and more. The event gave community members an opportunity to visit with friends and share memories with the Fox family. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Meet the Fox Family from left, Ryan Guenther, Melissa Fox, Anne Fox, Ethan Fox, Andy Fox, Suzy Fox Wilson, Cottrell Fox, Nolan Fox and Dave Fox. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Brats on the grill were a big favorite.

Gordon Tribute Concert, Happy Hops And Yoga On The Mountain Happening At Pajarito This Weekend

on August 3, 2019 - 6:50am
PAJARITO News:
 
Pajarito Mountain is offering a full weekend of summer fun Aug. 3-4 including a Gordon Tribute Concert.
 
The lift is turning 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lift-served downhill mountain biking and hiking all weekend. Pajarito Mountain Cafe is open 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., serving delicious New Mexican food and mountain staples.
 
The Los Alamos Ski Club presents the Gordon Tribute Concert that features five bands to honor the 30-year legacy of the Gordon’s Concert Series in Los Alamos. Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op is serving up cold beer and FREE beer for those lucky enough to find a

Lunch With LANL Director Benefits Local YMCA

on August 1, 2019 - 3:39pm

Gathered for a special lunch today at the Blue Window Bistro to benefit the Los Alamos Family YMCA, from left, Emily McGay, her husband and local developer Roger Waterman, Laboratory Director Thom Mason, Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark and Roger's brother Kent Waterman. Roger, a longtime YMCA Board member, was the successful bidder at the annual YMCA Red and Black Ball this year to have lunch with the director and he invited the others to join him. At about $20 a minute, the lunch will help the Y provide scholarships for many in need. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.com

Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Green Chile Stew

on August 1, 2019 - 9:18am
Green chile stew. Photo by Liddie Martinez
 
By LIDDIE MARTINEZ
Espanola Valley

Some of you may be asking why it took me so long to get to this dish; maybe it should have been where this column began but, like any good marriage, it takes time to get to the real deal.

You don’t break out the diamond on the first date. Green chile stew is the diamond recipe for every northern New Mexican cook; there are a million variations, all as beloved, rare and flawless as the next one but singular in its existence.

Dancing Under The Stars With Hot Texas Swing Band At Sirpheys Tonight!

on July 31, 2019 - 5:45pm
 
SIRPHEY News:
 
Sirphey will stay open late until 9 p.m. with dinner, special appetizer menu, summer drinks and chai and give patrons time to enjoy the Hot Texas Swing Band.
 
With one boot in Cowboy music and the other in Swing, the Hot Texas Swing Band is riding the trail previously blazed by artists such as Bob Wills and Asleep at the Wheel.
 
Backed by a passion for traditional Western Swing, the Hot Texas Swing Band pushes the genre forward with Rockabilly, Latin beats and original material for high-energy shows that have critics and fans raving.
 
Expect some salsa as well as latin music at

Six Reasons To Avoid Restaurant Pepper Shakers

on July 26, 2019 - 11:25am
Tabletop condiments, such as the pepper shaker, can have a bacterial count as high as 11,600 microbes. Courtesy/HealthiGuide
 
By K. GROSSMAN
HealthiGuide

With so much to fear in life, who would suspect that the unassuming-looking pepper shaker sitting on every restaurant table is a haven for germs?

The fact is that the pepper shaker, along with the salt shaker, Parmesan cheese dispenser, and napkin holder, may be laden with germs. It can be so much a part of the backdrop of the table that it can cease to register with restaurant patrons and workers alike.

Here are

Chartwells Has Openings For Part Time Positions

on July 26, 2019 - 10:44am

Chef Laurence Peña will be sending his kids back to school, with one employee headed to ENMU and another to become a teacher. That means part time positions for stay at home parent are available. The Chartwells schedule includes Wednesdays off.  To learn more, visit Compass jobs at www.compassgroupcareers.com or call Peña at 505.690.8546. Free summer lunch continues through next Friday at Aspen Elementary School. Courtesy photo

Wine Spectator Reveals 2019 Award Winners

on July 26, 2019 - 7:46am
 
Wine Spectator News:
 
NEW YORK, NY — Finding a place to drink great wine around the globe has never been so easy. Wine Spectator has uncorked the winners of the 2019 Restaurant Awards, which honors the world’s best restaurants for wine.
 
This year, the Restaurant Awards program honors 3,800 dining destinations from all 50 states in the U.S. and 79 countries internationally.
 
Launched in 1981, the Restaurant Awards are judged on three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award, with 2,447; 1,244; and 100 winners this year in each respective

Tickets On Sale For Angel Fire Wine & Wagyu Festival

on July 24, 2019 - 12:16pm
Courtesy/AFR

Scene from previous Angel Fire Wine & Wagyu Weekend. Courtesy/AFR
 
AFR News:
 
ANGEL FIRE Angel Fire Resort, Northern New Mexico’s premier year-round family vacation destination, announced tickets are now on sale for the third annual Angel Fire Wine & Wagyu Weekend.
 
The three-day western-themed food and wine event, sponsored by Texas-based A Bar N Ranch, Aug. 15-18. The festival offers guests the best in Wagyu beef, fine wines and western hospitality with food samplings, live music, country dancing and a deluxe Sunday Brunch.  
 
The weekend brings together

Free Hot Lunches At Aspen Elementary Through Aug. 2

on July 17, 2019 - 7:17am

The Summer Food Service Program at Aspen Elementary School provides children under the age of 18 with a free hot lunch and healthy snack 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Aspen Elementary School is still the home of free food for children under the age of 18 through Aug. 2.

The Summer Food Service Program is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and provides a free hot lunch and healthy snack. This free lunch is extended to any youth visiting the community during the summer.

Meals are served Monday through Friday, with an option for parents to purchase a meal for

LAPS Foundation: Taste Of Knowledge Evening Event Sold Out, Afternoon Tickets Still Available

on July 15, 2019 - 7:41am

LAPS FOUNDATION News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and Pig + Fig Café have announced that the evening event for Taste of Knowledge, “An Evening in Paris,” has sold out.

There are still tickets available for “An Afternoon in Provence”, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Pig + Fig Café in White Rock. Tickets to the afternoon food and wine pairing event are $60. To purchase tickets, visit www.tok.givesmart.com.

“An Afternoon in Provence” will feature five stations, each with a French dish expertly paired with a French wine. The stations include:

First Station

“Salade Nicoise”

2019 Los Alamos ScienceFest Discovery Day Activities Schedule, Trolley And Parking Map

on July 12, 2019 - 6:29pm

ScienceFest Trolley and Parking Map. Courtesy/LACD

ScienceFest  News:

The community is welcome to attend ScienceFest fun, all weekend long, as Discovery Day kicks off 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

You may have seen some fun promotional tickets, but organizers want to make sure everyone knows that the large event in Los Alamos downtown area is free, no ticket needed! A small number of activities require fees or pre-registration to participate. You can see the entire list at www.losalamossciencefestival.com/events.

This weekend includes a variety of food vendors, inflatables, photo booths,

ScienceFest Activities Through Sunday July 14

on July 10, 2019 - 5:14pm

A chemistry experiment from the American Chemical Society was on display Tuesday at the ScienceFest Kickoff Party at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Los Alamos Creative District

Stilt walkers and hoolahoopers get active Tuesday at the ScienceFest Kickoff Party at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Los Alamos Creative District

A couple takes a selfie with the fractal hot air balloon, Infinitude, from The Fractal Foundation provided Tuesday as part of the ScienceFest Kickoff Party at the pond. Courtesy/Los Alamos Creative District

 

Los Alamos Creative District News:

Tuesday’s ScienceFest Kickoff

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Morning Glory Bakery

on July 6, 2019 - 12:41pm

On the Job in Los Alamos is new Manager Brent Hudson taking orders Wednesday at Morning Glory Bakery at 1377 Diamond Dr. Along with a wide variety of bakery goods, Morning Glory Bakery also offers breakfast and lunch selections such as huevos rancheros, breakfast burritos, burgers and more. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Piñon Flan

on July 5, 2019 - 6:34pm

Piñon Flan. Photo by Liddie Martinez
 
By LIDDIE MARTINEZ
Espanola Valley

There must be at least a small Roman gene in my genetic makeup because, like the Romans, I am crazy about chickens! Chickens were domesticated by the ancient Romans and kept for laying eggs. And, as any cook with a flock of chickens will tell you, you get very inventive on uses for the little gems that tend to be highly prolific and in short form will take over your kitchen. I love their versatility and the fact that they are low in calories and high in protein.

Scenes From BeeHive Homes Fourth Of July Celebration With Community Pancake Feast Thursday In White Rock

on July 5, 2019 - 8:53am

BeeHive Homes Director Christopher Thomas with Roger Schauman at the BeeHive Homes free pancake feast held for the community Thursday in White Rock to celebrate the 4th of July. Courtesy photo

BeeHive Homes Director Christopher Thomas, left, with members of his BeeHive Homes at their free pancake feast held for the community Thursday in White Rock to celebrate the 4th of July. Courtesy photo

Scene from the BeeHive Homes pancake feast held for the community Thursday in White Rock to celebrate the 4th of July. Courtesy photo

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