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Dance Arts Los Alamos’ production of “Nuts, Crackers and Sweets” is a modern twist on the traditional “Nutcracker” and features many genres of dance including modern, tap, jazz as well as ballet. It will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Duane Smith Auditorium. A lively hip hop battle scene staged by faculty member Manny Romero will be a highlight of the show. Tickets are $5 at the door.

The Christian Church is hosting a Christmas movie premier at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 and at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. “A Christmas Snow” will challenge attendees with the message of forgiveness and redemption. It will bring home the real meaning of Christmas. Tickets are $5.

A discussion of the U.S.-Russia New START nuclear weapons treaty will be presented at an open meeting of the Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security at 7:30 p.m. in the lounge at the United Church.  The meeting, which will be moderated by retired LANL weapons scientist Thurman Talley, will cover the treaty’s verification provisions and review the reasons to support ratification by the Senate.
Come hear the old standards and a few new arrangements played on tubas, euphoiums and alto horns during the free Christmas Concert at 7:15 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. This is the 7th annual “Low Brass Christmas” concert. The event is free. For more information contact Jerome Morzinski at morzinski@earthlink.net.

Skate with Santa and his elves from 3-5 p.m. at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink and pose for photos with Santa later. Call 662-8173 for more information.

Dec. 24
Skate to holiday music on the outdoor ice rink lit with the reflection of holiday lights under the starry night sky from 6-8 p.m. at the Christmas Eve Luminaria Skate at the Ice Rink. The Los Alamos County Ice Rink is located at 4475 West Road. Call 662-4500 for more information or e-mail larec@lacnm.us.
Dec. 27
Enjoy some Christmas favorites and dance music from the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s as the Los Alamos Big Band plays for the annual Christmas dance from 7:30-10:30 p.m. in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. For more information call the Youth Office at IHM Parish, 661-8303.

Dec. 31
Bring in the New Year with the sounds of fireworks at the Los Alamos Fire and Ice New Year’s Eve Celebration, from 6 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Fees include a moonlit permit to cross-country ski and snowshoe in the Preserve. Permit fees are $25 for adults, $20 seniors, $15 for ages 6 to 15 years, and kids 5 and younger are free. The Preserve is located at 18161 N.M. 4 in Jemez Springs. Visit vallescaldera.gov or call 661-3333 or 866-382-5537 for more information.

Los Alamos Little Theatre will host a New Year’s Eve celebration with a special performance of Agatha Christie’s “Go Back for Murder” and a catered dinner from Cowgirl BBQ. Doors for the show will open at 7:15 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 a person and will be on sale at the Little Theatre box office, 1670 Nectar Street, 5-7 p.m. weekdays from Dec. 13 to Dec. 23 (payment by cash or check only). Tickets are advance sale only and will not be sold at the door. Visit www.lalt.org for more info.