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  • Santa Fe is usually awash of adobe brown, but rich colors of many shades and hues come to the museums of the City Different. Located on Museum Hill, near the downtown historic Plaza, the leading cultural institutions coordinate a series of exhibitions and events.
    While there was still snow on the ground in February, members of the community observed Santa Fe’s mayor Javier Gonzales declare the 2015 Summer of Color for each museum.
    Each museum will celebrate artwork of one particular color between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Museum Hill is located on Camino Lejo, off of Old Santa Fe Trail.
    Museum Hill offers a central destination for exploring some of the city’s finest museums and gift shops. For refreshments, visitors to the museum have the option of dining at Museum Hill Café. There is also plenty of free parking.

    RED
    The Museum of International Folk Art is a parade of color from the bright lobby and gift shops to the galleries of folk art from around the world. The exhibit opened May 17 is an exhibition about the rich color that has inspired artists’ imaginations and seduced viewers for millennia, “The Red That Colored the World.”

  • The Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Nature Playtimes are one of its most popular programs.
    Offered free to families every Monday morning, the Playtimes combine fun, developmentally appropriate stories, songs, crafts and activities with time outside enjoying nature.
    Albuquerque’s Albert I. Pierce Foundation recognizes the worth of this program and the value it brings to families, and has given PEEC $5,000 to support it.
    During a recent Nature Playtime, families explored an ant theme. They heard a story comparing the families of ants to families of children.
    Children created egg-carton ants with clothespin jaws, and hunted outside for “food” to grasp in the jaws and take back to the anthill. They examined the harvester ant display in the nature center and observed how busy the ants were digging tunnels, finding food and keeping their home clean.
    They discovered how ants leave trails for one another, and then they followed a trail to an anthill fort, where children role-played ants. As ants, they took care of their eggs, foraged for food, worked together to carry large objects and escaped predators.

  • The Los Alamos Hilltalkers Speech and Debate team will be holding a bake sale fundraiser from 3-6 p.m. Friday in the lobby of the Los Alamos National Bank at 1200 Trinity Dr.
    The high school speech and debate team will be accepting donations in exchange for homemade treats including brownies, cookies, breads and cakes. Baked goods will be available in small portions, as well as whole cakes and loaves.
    The speech and debate team is raising money to send 10 students from Los Alamos High School to the National Speech and Debate Association Tournament in Dallas in June. To date, this is the largest group of Hilltalkers to qualify to attend the annual NSDA tournament.
    Among those students attending are seniors Sudeep Dasari, Benjamin Duan, James Sinnis, Aniruddha Nadiga, Irene Gerrish; juniors Rebecca Cai, Katherine Wang; and sophomores William McCumber, Robert Zhu and Wilbur Wang.
    Veteran head coach, Margo Batha, and assistant coach, Christine Engelbrecht, will also attend with a number of chaperones.
    “This De-Bake Sale is our third and final fundraiser for this trip. We really need to raise our last $1,500 to make this trip affordable for our students,” Batha said.  
    “This has been an amazing year for the Hilltalkers and I could not be more proud of my kids,” Engelbrecht said.

  • The Los Alamos High School Class of 2015 is set to walk the stage on Saturday and while the students may be thinking ahead about their futures, they are also thinking of the students they leave behind, not just at LAHS, but throughout the district.
    Each year a graduating class bequeaths a gift to the school that is purchased through funds raised throughout their time at LAHS.
    This year, the class of 2015 has elected to benefit the future ’Toppers by offering resources that will help all seven of the Los Alamos Public School sites through education.
    “The kindness and compassion of the senior class of 2015, is really quite remarkable,” said LAHS Principal Dr. Debbie Belew-Nyquist. “The idea that their gift can benefit the students of the entire district demonstrates their well roundedness.”
    Display cases have been purchased for the five elementary schools and Los Alamos Middle School that will house resources on a wide ranging area of topics including nutrition, exercise, bullying, how to make friends and ways to handle stress.

  • Today
    Blood Drive in Los Alamos community. Until 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church Hall, 2200 Diamond Drive. For more information, call United Blood Services at 1-877-827-4376. Bring photo ID and donor card. Free cholesterol testing with every donation. Volunteers provided by LAVA.  

    Authors Speak Series. Anne Hillerman. 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library upstairs rotunda.

    Eye Spy: Rebecca Nolda. Through June 27 at Portal Gallery. Bring the Secret City some new hidden treasure to discover.
    Friday
    Blood Drive in Los Alamos community. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at First Baptist Church Hall, 2200 Diamond Drive. For more information, call United Blood Services at 1-877-827-4376. Bring photo ID and donor card. Free cholesterol testing with every donation. Volunteers provided by LAVA.   

    Gordon’s Summer Concert Series. The Band of Heathens. 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond. Free. For more information, visit GordonsSummerConcerts.com.
    Saturday

  • THIS WEEK
    ON PAC 8

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    Friday, May 29, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting – Replay – 5-26-15
    02:00 PM Los Alamos Nature Center Opening Ceremony
    03:00 PM Road to Recovery
    04:00    PM Uprising
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM United in Christ
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Exploring Mars
     with the Curiosity Mars Rover”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Golf Course Opening Ceremony
    10:00 PM Living Treasures Ceremony
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, May 30, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, May 31, 2015
    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, June 1, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM Elizabeth Clare Prophet

  • The Santa Fe Community Orchestra’s (SFCO) Season Finale will be 4 p.m. June 7 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.
    The program includes works by Mozart, Elgar, Aragón and Vivaldi, along with a collaboration from National Dance Institute New Mexico’s Team XCel.
    The concert features Mozart’s Overture to “Don Giovanni” and the first movement of Vivaldi’s Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 3, No. 11.
    The collaborative performance features the first movement of Vivaldi’s Concerto Grosso in D minor, presented with original choreography by NDI’s Amy Compton-Schultz, performed by NDI New Mexico’s Team XCel.
    The piece will be performed twice.
    During the concert, SFCO Music Director Oliver Prezant and Compton-Schultz will discuss the music and the choreography in a brief talk with examples performed by the musicians and dancers.
    The talk will take place prior to a second performance of the dance piece, which will give the audience and the performers a rare opportunity to deepen their experience and understanding of the music and dance.

  • Mujeres Memorables del Mundo Hispano (Memorable Women of the Hispanic World) is the theme of the 2015 Annual Meeting and Genealogical Conference of the Genealogy Society of Hispanic America (GSHA). More than 150 members and guests will gather on the weekend of June 5-7 at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe. Event is open to the public.
    Keynote speaker will be Deena Gonzales, author of “Refusing the Favor,” the Spanish-Mexican Women of Santa Fe 1820-1880.
    Also featured on the program is: Paris-based, New York Times reporter Doreen Carvajal, author of “The Forgetting River: A Modern Tale of Survival, Identity and the Inquisition.” A key tool for modern genealogists: DNA (genetic genealogy) will be the focus of a presentation and panel discussion by Angel Cervantes of the New Mexico DNA Project and Miguel Torrez of the New Mexico Genealogical Society Genetic Genealogy Project. Assistant New Mexico Historian, Rob Martinez will also make a presentation.
    Carvajal’s search to recover her Catholic Family’s hidden Sephardic Jewish roots in Andalusia led to walking in the footsteps of her ancestors investigated by the Spanish Inquisition.
    Registration form with costs and a full lineup of speakers, events, activities, entertainment and tours, available at gsha.net.