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LAFD Issues Wildfire Day 2019 Call For Vendors

on March 27, 2019 - 6:44pm

Seen here at LAFD’s Wildfire Day 2018, Smokey Bear, Elroy the Elk, Sparky the Fire Dog and the Easter Bunny may attend Wildfire Day 2019 Saturday, April 20 at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/LAFD

LAFD News:

The Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) is seeking vendors interested in hosting food or other informational booths at Wildfire Day 2019, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at Ashley Pond Park.

Wildfire Day is a fun event for the entire family with Easter Egg hunt, bicycle safety course, LAPD bomb truck, public safety vehicles, Smokey Bear, Sparky the Fire Dog and much more.

Wildfire Day is a

The Isle Of Dogs Screens At Mesa Public Library April 4

on March 27, 2019 - 4:50pm

Courtesy/MPL

LIBRARY News:

The Isle of Dogs (2018, rated PG-13, 1 hr., 41 min.), written by Wes Anderson (along with Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Kunichi Nomura), directed by Wes Anderson and with voices by Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin and Edward Norton, will be shownApril 4 at Mesa Public Library. 

The film is a stop-motion-animated science fiction comedy.

In the film, dog flu threatens not just dogs but the populace of a town in Japan, and the mayor sends all the town’s dogs to an island.  Atari, a boy searches the island for his dog Spots, with the help of other dogs.

Isle of

Chamisa Elementary Hosts Multicultural Fair April 3

on March 25, 2019 - 11:32am

Star Party At Jemez Historic Site March 30

on March 24, 2019 - 7:41am
JHS News:
 
JEMEZ SPRINGS — The Village of Jemez Springs and the Jemez Historic Site are working together once again to host a star party 7-10 p.m., Saturday, March 30 featuring telescopes for night sky viewing and Native American storytelling.
 
“We are excited to coordinate with the Historic Site and local astronomy clubs once again to showcase Jemez Springs as a Dark Sky destination,” said Jemez Springs Mayor Roger Sweet said. “An Interpretive Coordinator from the Site will share ancient stories about astro-nomical objects and the Pueblo’s connection to the land.”
 
The event is $5

Lensic Presents Malpaso Dance Company April 2

on March 22, 2019 - 6:21am
Malpaso Dance Company perform April 2 at The Lensic in Santa Fe. Photo by Nir Arieli
 
LENSIC News:
 
The Lensic presents Malpaso Dance Company, direct from Havana at 7:30 p.m., April 2 at Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.
 
Since its establishment in 2012, Malpaso Dance Company has become one of the most sought-after Cuban dance companies, with a growing international profile. Emphasizing a collaborative creative process, Malpaso is committed to working with top international choreographers while also nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography.
 

Los Alamos County Council Proclaims March 18-24 Community Theatre Week

on March 21, 2019 - 2:29pm

Los Alamos County Councilor James Robinson, left, presents a proclamation to Los Alamos Little Theatre Board Member Eric Bjorklund Tuesday night during the regular council meeting. The proclamation recognizes March 18-24 as Community Theatre Week. Los Alamos Little Theatre will host the American Community Theatre Festival and Conference Thursday through Sunday. During the event a theatre company will be selected to attend the Region 6 conference May 2-5 in Midland, Texas. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
COUNTY News:
 
A proclamation recognizing March 18-24 as Community Theatre

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on March 21, 2019 - 12:15pm

LANL Profile: Frederico ‘Cisco’ Archuleta

on March 21, 2019 - 12:12pm

Bassist Frederico ‘Cisco’ Archuleta of LANL’s Hazardous Materials Management group performs with the country music band Perfect StrangR. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

It’s a Friday night and couples at the Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Resort are ready to dance and have a good time. As the lounge’s lights dim, the country music band Perfect StrangR takes the stage.

As the stage lights begin their colorful interplay of patterns, bassist Frederico “Cisco” Archuleta of the Laboratory’s Hazardous Materials Management group, along with drummer Timm Kailey, set the pace and the beat for the opening song,

Chamber Music Of Harbison, du Bois & Dvorak April 6

on March 21, 2019 - 7:43am
SSF News:
 
Serenata of Santa Fe holds the Chamber Music of Harbison, du Bois & Dvorak at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6.
 
David Felberg & Ruxandra Marquardt, violin
Alice Norris, viola
Dana Winograd, cello
Patrick Neher, double bass
Pamela Epple, oboe
 
Reserve tickets here.

Catchy Tunes At Community Singalong At Fuller Lodge

on March 20, 2019 - 1:26pm

Broadway performer DS Magid

LIBRARY News:

Everyone is invited to a Community Singalong, 7 p.m., April 5 at Fuller Lodge.

Broadway performer DS Magid and the Los Alamos County Library System have teamed up to present an evening of songs from classic Broadway musicals of the ‘40s,‘50s, and ‘60s.

The Singalong will be fun for everyone, with no solos, no rehearsals and no special skills needed.

DS Magid’s enthusiasm for all things theatrical has never waned, from her early career singing on Broadway, right through stints as a director, producer, musical director, and award-winning

More Scenes From Skiesta 2019 On Pajarito Mountain

on March 19, 2019 - 11:10am

Large crowd turns out Saturday for Skiesta 2019 at Pajarito Ski Hill. Photo by Jim ODonnell

Scene from Skiesta 2019 Saturday at Pajarito Ski Hill. Photo by Jim ODonnell

A pair of Tyrannosaurus rex strut their stuff on the slope during Skiesta 2019 Saturday at Pajarito Ski Hill. Photo by Jim ODonnell

Scene from Skiesta 2019 Saturday at Pajarito Ski Hill. Photo by Jim ODonnell

Yikes - taking a tumble Saturday during Skiesta 2019 at Pajarito Ski Hill. Photo by Jim ODonnell

Scene of a reverse backscratcher during Skiesta 2019 Saturday at Pajarito Ski Hill. Photo by Jim ODonnell

Scene from

New Lensic Community Council Gathers Perspectives, Ideas From Local Leaders

on March 19, 2019 - 5:34am
LENSIC News:
 
SANTA FE — The Lensic has established a new Community Council to guide the nonprofit performing arts center as it develops new and better ways to serve Santa Feans.
 
Council participants—community leaders with varied perspectives as well as Lensic staff and supporters—will share ideas, provide feedback, and discuss ways The Lensic can serve as a resource for as many Santa Feans and Northern New Mexicans as possible. It will meet four times a year and submit its recommendations to Lensic leadership.
 
“Providing meaningful, accessible, and affordable performing arts

Authors Speak Features Walt Whitman Thursday

on March 18, 2019 - 6:13pm

Walt Whitman. Courtesy/The Whitman Archive

Library News:

Walt Whitman’s America is the topic for Thursday’s Authors Speak at Mesa Public Library.

Dr. Bruce Noll as Whitman. Courtesy/New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities

Whitman scholar Dr. Bruce Noll, an education professor at UNM, will present his Chautauqua performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21 in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa. The program is sponsored by the New Mexico Council for the Humanities and the Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries.

Dr.

Taos Chamber Music: ‘Celebrating Chilton’ April 6-7

on March 16, 2019 - 9:39am
Robert McDonald
 
MUSIC News:
 
The Taos Chamber Music Group celebrates the contributions of Chilton Anderson, founder of the Taos School of Music with concerts 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7 at the Harwood Museum of Art.
 
Pianist Robert McDonald returns to play with TCMG for this tribute in Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata, Beethoven’s Piano Trio in Eb Major, Op. 70, No.2, Eugene Bozza’s Soirs dans les Montaignes for flute and piano, and a Trio Sonata by Carl Stamitz (from Chilton’s personal collection).
 
Robert McDonald, piano, Elizabeth Baker, violin, Sally Guenther,

Scenes From Pi Day At Ashley Pond Park

on March 15, 2019 - 12:34pm

Corbin Greco serves up pie to his teacher and County Councilor Katrina Schmidt during PI Day activities Thursday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Cody Adams

Severus Redmond, 4, laughs with his father Jordan Redmand. Photo by Cody Adams

Emmitt Tibbits, feeds dessert to Chef Laurence Pena. Photo by Cody Adams

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris breaks out the cuffs as Melanie Weekley brings the pie. Photo by Cody Adams

Rita Sanchez delivers a pie in the face to Activities Coordinator Bernadette Lauritzen. Photo by Cody Adams

Sophie Bathrick-Price pies Teen Center Director George Marsden.

County Community Services Department Hosts Putt-Putt Golf And Other Activities At Nature Center March 19

on March 15, 2019 - 12:12pm
The community is invited to join PEEC and the Los Alamos County Community Services Department for a night of putt-putt, games, prizes and more, at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
The Los Alamos County Community Services Department is taking over the Los Alamos Nature Center 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 19 and will be setting up putt-putt golf stations, playing a planetarium film, making s’mores over a campfire and setting up a velcro golf game for the evening.
 
This family-friendly event is open to all ages.
 
There will be trivia questions

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on March 14, 2019 - 3:09pm

Sancre Productions Announces Partial Lineup For 2019 Summer Concert Series

on March 14, 2019 - 11:22am
Igor and the Red Elvises are coming back to town! The band will perform Aug. 2 during the Summer Concert Series. Courtesy photo 
 
COMMUNITY News: 
 
Sancre Productions, producer of the 2019 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series at Ashley Pond, announces Big Head Todd And The Monsters, Chevel Shepherd and the return of Igor & The Red Elvises in this year’s concert series happening 7-10 p.m. each Friday, May 24 to Aug 30.
 
Starting at 6 p.m., each concert will have a  food truck court, concert opening music and dance performances from area youth and a Nonprofit Row.
 
“We are thrilled

Senior Centers To Host Dramatic Reading For ‘Of Butterflies And Roses’ March 27 And April 4

on March 14, 2019 - 10:58am

Mandy Marksteiner, left, and Cassandra Bowman will perform a dramatic reading for ‘Of Butterflies and Roses’ at the senior centers. Courtesy photo 

COMMUNITY News: 

A dramatic reading of  “Of Butterflies and Roses,” by Claudia I. Haas will take place at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. A reading also will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the White Rock Senior Center.

‘Of Butterflies and Roses,’ takes place after a memorial service for Clara and Laurel’s mother is done, and the last guest has left.

Laurel and Clara are now picking up the last

2019 Kathak Class Annual Recital March 17

on March 13, 2019 - 2:20pm

Youth Activity Center Kids Cheer On Esports

on March 11, 2019 - 10:09am
Children from the White Rock Youth Activity Center gather around a computer to cheer on the Topper Esports Team as they compete last week. This week, the team plays again Wednesday with Smite and Thursday with Rocket League. The games take place 4-6 p.m., and can be viewed on Twich.TV. Courtesy photo

Belisama Irish Dance Presents Rhythm Of Fire 2019

on March 9, 2019 - 9:44am
Fiddler Maria Jones performs at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at Rhythm of Fire 2019. Photo by Kate Russell
Belisama Irish Dancers perform this St. Patrick’s Day at 2 p.m. at the James A Little Theater at the New Mexico School for the Deaf for Rhythm of Fire 2019. Photo by James Cleveland Watley
COMMUNITY News:
SANTA FE Join Belisama Irish Dance this St. Patrick’s Day at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the James A Little Theater at the New Mexico School for the Deaf for Rhythm of Fire 2019.
A family friendly celebration of dance and music from Ireland, Scotland, Spain and Mexico!

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on March 7, 2019 - 4:24pm

Aspen PTO's 2019 Spring Fling March 8

on March 6, 2019 - 7:15am

Review: LALT Takes On ‘Church & State’

on March 5, 2019 - 7:56am
The cast of  ‘Church & State’ from left, Ian Foti-Landis, Sen. Charles Whitmore (Tim Orcutt)  Sara (Alexis Perry-Holby) and Alex Klein (Charlotte Jusinski). Courtesy/LALT
 
Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Little Theatre is presenting a first rate production of “Church & State”, a play about the collision of the personal and the political, written by Jason Odell Williams.

The play is ably directed by Patrick McDonald. The quick shifts from comedy to drama and back present a challenge to which he rises admirably.

In brief, a

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