Today's Features

  • Be a time-traveler and get your taste buds ready for the annual Kiwanis Autumn Wine Dinner, “Then and Now” set for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 24 in Kelly Hall at the Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.  
    The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos will host a celebration of the foods from the Manhattan Era paired with the wines of today, catered by the Blue Window Bistro.  
    Building on the excitement and enthusiasm of the recent designation as part of The Manhattan Project National Historic Park, Kiwanis invites the public to an evening that captures the tastes from the Manhattan era enhanced with wines available today, carefully selected to pair with each appetiser. Popular foods from the 1940s, including Edith Warner’s Chocolate Cake (remembered as Robert Oppenheimer’s favorite), will be deliciously prepared by the chef and staff of the Blue Window Bistro. The wait staff will serve the pairing wines with information about the wine characteristics.
    This year, the event will have live entertainment from Kiwanian Rod Pittman. Bring $10 to gamble in a game of coin tosses called “Heads or Tails” where the winner splits the prize winnings with the Kiwanis Service Fund. Participate in a silent auction with vintage wine, a Blue Window dinner and a three-month YMCA membership.  

  • The Family YMCA and Los Alamos Heart Council co-sponsored a Heart Smart Poster Contest for children in grades K-6. Posters were judged on originality and the healthy message it depicted, and winning posters were displayed at the Los Alamos Health Fair.  
    The following children won prizes for their posters:

    K-3rd grade
    1st Place-Zoe Bent
    2nd Place-Jewel Jaramillo
    3rd Place - Annie Xie
    4th Place - Allyson Harbert

    4th-6th grade
    1st place-Aspen Jaramillo
    2nd place-Satchel and Ocean Smith
    3rd place-Oceannah Gross
    4th place-Rebeca Rocha

    Night Sky Show. Explore the expansive universe and enjoy its beauty from the  planetarium. Afterward, see the night sky through telescopes, weather permitting. Suitable for ages 3 and up. $6 for adults, $4 for children. 7 p.m. More information at peecnature.org.

    The Los Alamos Light Opera presents “Young Frankenstein.” 7:30 p.m. at Duane Smith Auditorium, 1300 Diamond Dr. Tickets are available at CB Fox or at Brown Paper Tickets $12 seniors & students/$15 adults. For more information, visit losalamoslightopera.org.

    American Legion Post 90 Comfort food meatloaf dinner. From 5:30-7 p.m. today at the American Legion Post 90 Restaurant, 1325 Trinity Dr. Cost is $13 per plate, which includes individual meatloaf (beef, veal and pork), mashed potatoes and gravy,
    green beans or corn, salad, roll and dessert. Enjoy dinner at the newly remodeled smoke-free dining room. Net proceeds will support the American Legion Auxiliary programs.
    Planetarium Show. Enjoy 180 degrees of entertainment in the planetarium. Check peecnature.org for show details. Suitable for ages 3 and up. $6 for adults, $4 for children. 2 p.m. More information at peecnature.org.


  • The public is invited to a special presentation at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at Fuller Lodge by Michael R. Altherr, a Los Alamos native and avid outdoorsman.
    The title of the talk is not meant as a judgment but rather as a self-effacing reflection of the speaker. An approach hike of 4,300 feet in four miles with a full backpacking kit, four days food and climbing gear will do that.
    Like the movie of the same name the trip was interesting, a bit surreal and somewhat disturbing. Eleven members of the Los Alamos Mountaineers Club participated in the trip with nine reaching the summit of Mt. Whitney (the highest point in the continental U.S.) from the east via the Mountaineers Route or the technical East Buttress. Non-technical summits were also achieved on Mount Russell, Montgomery and Boundary Peaks. An unexpected change in the weather made for interesting climbing conditions in the “Whitney Zone.”
    Organizing trips of this type is becoming more challenging due to increasingly regulated nature of the backcountry.
    Altherr and others will share their experiences in planning for this type of endeavor, and share anecdotes their adventure.

  • The Lads of Enchantment will present its 2015 Annual Barbershop Show, “Journey Across the USA” at the United Church of Los Alamos on the nights of Oct. 23-Oct. 24.
    In addition to the Lads of Enchantment Chorus and Quartets, the 2015 Annual Show will feature special guest performer “Sterling Quartet,” the 2002 Southwest District Quartet Champion and a four-time quarter-finalist at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Annual International Quartet Competition.
    “Journey Across the USA” is produced and directed by the group’s chorus director and  charter member Maurice Sheppard. Former chorus director Stan Bennett will narrate, and the chorus will be joined by three of its singing “sweethearts,” Joan Brown, Clarice Cox and Julia Sheppard.
    The chorus and quartets will set the mood in song as the show journeys to diverse sections of the U.S. The group is looking forward to singing a varied selection of favorite and new music, including “Sound Celebration,” “Home on the Range,” “River of no Return,” “Shenandoah,” “Ebbtide,” “Under the Boardwalk,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Yes Sir, That’s my Baby,” “I’ll Fly Away” and “God Bless America.”

  • One of Ireland’s great cultural assets, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, will perform in Los Alamos at 7 p.m. Nov. 7.
    Presented by the Los Alamos Concert Association as part of its 70th anniversary celebration, the orchestra will be led by distinguished Hungarian conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy.  
    Joining the orchestra as soloist will be the celebrated Hungarian cello prodigy István Várdai in performances of concertos by Haydn and C.P.E. Bach. The spirited Haydn concerto was lost for nearly 200 years. Finally unearthed in 1961, it is often considered the single greatest musicological discovery since the Second World War.  Haydn’s 49th Symphony and the Divertimento for Strings by Béla Bartók will complete the program.     

  • Los Alamos Arts Council will sponsor a piano recital at 3 p.m. Sunday at Fuller Lodge the featuring Gabriella Herczeg, a graduate student at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
    Herczeg is pursuing a Master of Music degree in piano performance with pianist and composer Falko Steinbach. She graduated from Los Alamos High School in 2007. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance with summa cum laude from UNM.
    Her performances include recitals at the International Piano Festivals in Lindlar, Germany and a previous recital at Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos. Herczeg will perform works by Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin. There will be light refreshments served after the recital. The public is invited to attend.

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    Friday, Oct. 9, 2015
    6:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    12:00 PM County Council Meeting - Live
    2:00 PM United in Christ
    3:00 PM Road to Recovery
    4:00 PM Uprising
    5:00 PM Democracy Now!
    6:00 PM “Inflationary Cosmology – Is Our Universe Part of a
    7:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Witnessing WWII: A
    Memorable Panel Discussion”
    8:30 PM Let’s Talk Good Business
    9:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    9:30 PM Cheers for 30 Years: The White Rock Senior Center
    10:00 PM FMP Live
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015
    6:00 AM FSTV
    5:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    6:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    7:00 PM United Church
    8:15 PM Los Alamos Non-Profit Spotlight
    8:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    9:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

    Monday, Oct. 12, 2015
    6:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE

  • Art exhibits
    Charles Arnoldi: Looking Back, Moving Forward. Runs through Saturday at the Charlotte Jackson Fine Art’s, 554 South Guadalupe St.

    Michael Lange – Wald/Fluss. Show runs through Oct. 17 at the photo-eye Gallery, 541 S. Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe.
    Art tours
    The 22nd Annual Abiquiu Studio Tour. Through Oct. 30. Work will be presented by more than 60 artists from 10 a.m.-5 pm. Oct. 10-12. There will be the annual driving tour and previews of their work in the upstairs gallery.

    Allan Houser Studio and Sculpture Garden Tours. Arranged by appointment. The Sculpture Gardens are located 20 miles south of Santa Fe, and the tours last approximately two hours. There is a $25/person fee for the guided tours. To schedule, call 471-1528. David Rettig, curator of Collections for the Allan Houser Estate will lead a tour for collectors and special guests. Space is limited.
    Arts shows
    Origami in the Garden. Through Oct. 24 at the Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden, 3453 N.M.14 in Cerrillos, N.M. Open 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Tours by appointment. $10 per person, free for children under 12. For more information, call 471-4688.
    Hozier. 7 p.m. Friday at Sandia Resort and Casino in Albuquerque. For tickets visit ticketmaster.com.