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  • Scenic Roots, a bluegrass duo consisting of Amber and Erin Rogers will be performing in Los Alamos as part of their Reverie Concert Tour. The show starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the Crossroads Bible Church.
    The sisters perform original and traditional Ozark, Appalachian, Bluegrass, and Celtic music on mountain dulcimer, fiddle, and clawhammer banjo.
    The latest tour is promoting the new Grammy-nominated Reverie CD, which is nominated in the Grammy Best Folk Album and Best Folk Song categories, with results to be announced in at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in February. 
    Both women have degrees in commercial music from the renowned bluegrass program at South Plains College.
    The Reverie concert will be a fundraiser for United Way of Northern New Mexico. The event is sponsored in part by Naranjo Insurance Agency, Art Montoya Dentistry, Kelly Myers of RE/MAX Los Alamos, Los Alamos Community Bank and also by Ruby K’s Bagel Café, which will be providing refreshments for the concert.
    Tickets are $15 and $5 for students and are available at Community Bank Los Alamos or at the door.

  • The Los Alamos Arts Council will host its 44th Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday. The event returns to Los Alamos Middle School at 1 Hawk Dr.
    A Los Alamos tradition for 47 years, the fair will be from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and admission is free.
    To keep the tradition of a pre-Thanksgiving, holiday shopping spree alive, the LAAC has lined up artists from across New Mexico and nearby regions. As in past years, jewelry, pottery, painting, metal work, fabric arts and photography will be among the highlights, as well as a wide range of holiday-oriented crafts.
    New artists and longtime favorites will be on hand to make this year’s Holiday Arts and
    Crafts Fair better than ever. Kathy Hjeresen who sells handmade jewelry and woodworker Adrian Martinez, who are both favorites, will be returning. Mary Ann Somers and Marilyn Lisowski two more local jewelers will be also at the fair.
    Local fiber artists will be at the fair, including Jeanne Robinson and her daughter, Elise  Koskelo who will have knitwear, wraps and shawls. Fiber artist Madeline Stark will also be in attendance. Local artist DeeDee McInroy will present glass art, snowmen and ornaments.
    Erika Eckerstrand will have her vinyl fiber baskets, totes and handbags. Neal Crosier will return with hand-carved wooden and gourd ornaments.

  • Teatro Paraguas in Santa Fe presents another premiere by Los Alamos playwright  Robert F. Benjamin and Elaine Jarvik. “Not Quite Right,” is an upbeat family drama containing a misshapen pot, a marathon dance and a 3 a.m. melee over “what’s enough?” Three couples grapple with dueling expectations. The play is directed by Beth Kennedy Jones
    Auditions are for a male and female in their 30s and a male and female in their 50s and 60s.
    Auditions will be cold reading from the text and will be held from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 24 and by appointment only on Nov. 25 at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe, near Home Depot.
    Anyone interested should bring a headshot or current photo, plus a resume.
    Rehearsals will begin Jan. 26 and the play will run from Feb. 26-March 8.
    For questions and more information, call Beth Kennedy Jones at 690-0136, or BethKennedyJones@gmail.com.
     

  •  “Keep It Co-op” food drive on through Dec. 19
    The local cooperatives, which are Little Forest Playschool, Los Alamos Co-op Market, Zia Credit Union, Del Norte Credit Union, Los Alamos Schools Credit Union and the Los Alamos Beer Co-op, recently started a non-perishable food drive in order to help those in need. The “Keep It Co-op” food drive will run through Dec. 19. Donations are accepted at Little Forest Playschool, the Co-op and Zia Credit Union and will be distributed by local food banks, L.A. Cares and St. Martin de Porres Food Kitchen.
    Donations can be dropped off at the following locations in Los Alamos:
    Little Forest Playschool – 3880 Villa St., Los Alamos Co-op Market – 95 Entrada Dr., Zia Credit Union – 1001 Central Ave. and Zia Credit Union – 707 S. Riverside Dr. in Española.
    Cooperatives all share and follow cooperative principles, including concern for community, a value at the heart of the holiday season. The local co-ops are practicing the principle of cooperation among cooperatives, through this food drive project and their “Keep It Co-op” message. Visit the co-op website (losalamos.coop/whats-a-co-op/) to learn more about co-ops and the seven principles.

    Community Giving Tree at LA Co-op Market

  • The holiday tradition of “Yuletide in Taos,” begins with the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot on Saturday and culminating with the meaningful Taos Pueblo Christmas traditions through Dec. 25.
    “There’s no other place that brings the warmth of rich cultural holiday traditions to life than Taos, where the senses come alive with the lights, sounds and experiences that are unique to this town. Plus, with Taos Ski Valley’s new chairlift to Kachina Peak, skiers can now experience some of the highest ski runs in the world,” said Town of Taos Mayor Dan Barrone.
    The Taos Turkey Trot 5K Road Race and Fun Run/Walk brings the community together with proceeds to benefit local youth health groups. This year, a KidsK will allow the little ones to participate, each who will receive an award. Twirl Toystore and Play Space is bringing a Turkey Trot Crafts Area to families from 9–11:30 a.m., where crafters will create awards for the youth runners and KidsK. Prices, times and registration information are available online at taosturkeytrot.org.

  • Today
    Science on Tap. 5:30-7 p.m. at the Manhattan Project restaurant. Jon Engle, a post-doc researcher at LANL will talk about the lab’s isotope program and its efforts to make medical useful radioisotopes, which uses fall into two categories, diagnostic and therapeutic.

    Families in Action: for Teens and Parents. An evidence-based class to ease the transition as children turn into young adults. 6:30-8:15 p.m. every Thursday through Nov. 20 at 1900 Diamond Dr., Pueblo Complex. For more information, visit lafsn.org, or call 662-4515.

    White Rock Family Friendly Film Series. “Maleficent.” 6:30 p.m. at White Rock Town Hall.

    Los Alamos High School Olions presents One Acts: “Roll the Dice,” by Charles Herrmann and “Idiosynchronization,” by Ben Reichelt. 7 p.m. in the Black Box. Tickets $3 preview show.

    The Los Alamos Photo Club (LAPC) meets from 7-9 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month, upstairs in Fuller Lodge Art Center. The focus of LAPC is photography in general. LAPC normally has one or two field trips per year and occasionally sponsors workshops and classes. All are welcome. For more information email Doug at dfcoombs@comcast.net.

  • THIS WEEK
    ON PAC 8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 11-14-14
    02:00 PM Senior Olympics
    03:00 PM Barranca Mesa Speech Contest
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Tourism Goes Green
    05:30 PM Senior Olympics
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Technology Transfer at LANL – A 70 Year Perspective”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Global 3000
    10:00 PM NNMCAP Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

    Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM Elizabeth Clare Prophet
    12:00 PM The Garage
    12:30 PM EuroMax

  • Art exhibits
    Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser. Through May 2015 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 708 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe.

     “Creatures, Tame and Wild,” by Rebecca Mannschreck. The exhibition of Mannschreck’s animals is on view the entire month of November at Act I Gallery, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte in Taos. To view more artwork visit ActOneGallery.com.
     
    Watercolors and pastels by Jane E. Chandler at El Gancho Tennis and Fitness Club in Santa Fe. Show will run through November.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art is announces “Eros and Thanatos: new work by Michael Petry.” This exhibition will run through Saturday.

    Venice: A Reality of a Different Order. Works by Robbie Steinbach. Through Jan. 13, 2015 at Caffe Renato, the Taos Center for the Arts.

    Hand-Woven for the Holidays: Holiday Group Textile Exhibition featuring new work by New Mexico Weavers Connie Enzmann-Forneris, Sandy Voss and Barbara Marigold. Opening reception with the Artists 5-7 p.m. Friday at Marigold Arts, 424 Canyon Road in Santa Fe. Show runs through Jan. 2.

  • This year’s CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot is raring to go with enthusiasm.
    Among those preparing for Sunday’s event are Ted Williams and Vincent Chiravalle. Each of these gentlemen has committed energy to help this great community effort succeed. The race starts at 2 p.m. in Los Alamos Middle School cafeteria. Registration begins at 1 p.m.
    The CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot has been held annually in Los Alamos since 1997.
    Williams has been involved in Atomic City Roadrunners for 30 years and is a co-creator of the CROP Walk/Turkey Trot event. Each year, he takes care of reserving the middle school, measuring and marking the course, timing the runners and walkers and other details. Ted notes that, before the CROP Walk was added to it, the last race of the season for the Atomic City Roadrunners would always be a Turkey Trot, held on North Mesa around Thanksgiving time.