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Today's Features

  • The weekly local and National art series “¡Colores!” will feature an interview with George R.R. Martin, creator of “Game of Thrones.” The program airs 9 p.m. Sept. 26, with repeats 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27 on channel 5.1 and 9:30 p.m. Sept. 29 on channel 9.1.
    The “Game of Thrones” series is adapted from his books, “A Song of Ice and Fire.” Martin is a Santa Fe resident.
    “¡Colores!” is a weekly art series with stories devoted to the creative spirit. This series features local and national stories about film, visual and performing arts, theatre, photography, literature, painting, sculpture, poetry and dance.
    “¡Colores!” provides an in-depth look at the inspiration, challenges and processes of a wide range of artists.
    Martin will share insights into his writing, stories, characters and how the transporting effect of fantasy inspires him to create such engrossing works.
    “I want people to feel as if they lived what they’re reading in my book. I want to put them there, in the moment, in the scene, in Westeros, in King’s Landing, in Winterfell, and let them feel all the emotions the character’s feeling,” Martin said.

  • Art exhibits
    Los Alamos artist Nels Krakowski will have an exhibition of artwork on display at the Santa Fe Public Library, 145 Washington Ave in the Tybie Davis Satin Art Gallery located on the second floor.

    Allan Houser Gallery presents masterworks by Allan Houser and a special exhibition by Douglas Miles: The Art of Apache Resistance. Show runs through Friday at 125 Lincoln Ave. in Santa Fe.

    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.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, in collaboration with Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, announces IMPACTS! an exhibition of Japanese contemporary art. This exhibition will run through to Sept. 22.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces “A$$holes on Cell Phones,” an exhibition of work by Marc Dennis. Runs through Saturday.

    Transitions: Works by Suzanne Wiggin. Through Sept. 22 at Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium.

    Wind Maps and Mind Shadows: Hand-woven Rugs and Tapestries by Connie Enzmann-Forneris. Oct. 3-29. Opening Reception with the Artist: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 3.

  • The Chamisa Staff support Assets In Action’s College/Military Day on Sept. 5. The day highlighted the variety of educational paths is one of several events during Assets Month.
    The County Council has issued a proclamation to local businesses as several locations collecting change throughout the month to support the program. To host a can, call 695-9139.
    From left, Tricia Javernick, Becky Sims, Kris Sandford, Michelle Wright and Becky Littleton. 

  • Los Alamos Youth Leadership wants the community to get together for the annual homecoming bonfire, 7:30 p.m. today in the Sullivan Field parking lot.
     Everyone is welcome to support the football team, and roast s’mores and enjoy an evening filled with music and ’Topper spirit. The event won’t go past 9:30 p.m. and the Los Alamos Fire Department and Chief Troy Hughes will be standing by to ensure everyone’s safety.
    The LAYL program for high school students eager to help out their community started in 2005, and is sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank (LANB), Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) and the Family YMCA.
    In attendance will be LAYL, the fall coaches and athletes, cheerleaders, marching band members and Los Alamos High School students at the thrilling bonfire event.
     

  • The September meeting of the Los Alamos Mountaineers will feature a presentation by Carol Kotchek, a staff member at the American Alpine Club who has been climbing for more than 30 years, including a number of years working a number of classic climbs in the Yosemite Valley.
    Her presentation will focus on a trek up a 6,100-meter peak in the Khumu region of Nepal. Normally a climber who prefers T-shirt weather and steep rock, Kotchek says that on a whim she decided to get a taste of some Himalayan altitude. She will offer lessons in how an inexperienced and naïve mountaineering neophyte prevailed during her Himalayan trek, sharing both the joys and the pitfalls, the ignorance and the luck, that accompanied her to the summit.
    The LA Mountaineers meeting will start at 7 p.m. today in Fuller Lodge.
    Kotchek has been on staff at the AAC in Golden, Colorado, since 2002. She started climbing at the City of Rocks, Idaho, in the era of painter pants, rugby shirts, and clanging hexes. “Having climbed through the leopard skin Lycra phase I’m now back to placing trad gear with an occasional foray to sport climbing areas,” she said.

  • Today
    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.

    United Way of Northern New Mexico Community Campaign Celebration. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ashley Pond. For more information, visit UnitedWayNNM.org or call 662-0800.

    Environmental Research & Monitoring Exhibit Grand Opening. 4-7 p.m.

    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s next meeting will be 6 p.m. in Building No. 1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Dr. Brian Haigh, the new child psychologist in Los Alamos, will give a presentation about reasons to refer to a child psychiatrist. The public is welcome to attend.

    Reading for Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein, the Musical.” 7 p.m. at the LALT Green Room. Refreshments will be provided.

    “Off the Cuff.” a juried collection of artwork by artists who answered the call to “run wild, take a snapshot, experiment, gesture, sketch, scribble and doodle. Marta Light is featured n the Portal Gallery. Daily through Sept. 20 at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.

  • Coleen Meyer, an experienced and passionate geocacher, will teach the ins-and-outs of geocaching in a free program from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.
    Meyer will start the program by describing geocaching and explaining how to play the game. Then she will briefly talk about the history of the technology. Key points Meyer will cover include GroundSpeak’s geocaching.com website and setting up an account, what equipment is needed and what to look for (samples will be available).
    She will also describe Earthcaches, virtual caches, geocaching events and mega-events, as well as what to do once you find a cache, and safety issues that can come up while you play.
    Other topics include how to hide a cache, geocaching lingo, and trackables. After learning about the activity, the group will go outside and find a cache near PEEC.
    Those who have a GPS unit should bring it to the program and be familiar with how to use it. Meyer will go over different ways to enter cache information into a GPS device.
    Coleen Meyer has been geocaching since 2008, when she had to cajole a 4-year-old out of his GPS unit to get started. After hearing about the activity, her brother, niece and nephew took her out to give it a try.

  • Today
    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. Dues are $12 per year and are good for the Los Alamos Adobe Users Group. For more information email Doug at dfcoombs@comcast.net.

    “Off the Cuff,” a juried collection of artwork by artists who answered the call to “run wild, take a snapshot, experiment, gesture, sketch, scribble, doodle — then walk away. Let unfinished work do the talking. Marta Light is featured n the Portal Gallery. Daily through Sept. 20 at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.

    “Detonography: The Art of Evelyn Rosenberg” at the Mesa Public Library upstairs gallery. Exhibit runs through Sept. 30.
    Wednesday
    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.

    United Way of Northern New Mexico Community Campaign Celebration. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ashley Pond. For more information, visit UnitedWayNNM.org or call 662-0800.

  • This is the week when we all are Hilltoppers by the time Friday arrives.
    The schools all celebrate with spirit week, my favorite is pajama day, but I don’t work anywhere holding one of those days.
    Wouldn’t it be fun to see all of the local businesses participating in pajama day one year? Oh what the tourists would think as they drove into town. Maybe it would bring a whole new meaning to, “sleepy little town.”
    Elementary schools make banners and flags to wave as the parade passes by and some will, “wait until the midnight hour,” to get those floats assembled in time.
    It feels good to all be united for a common goal, a common mission and as we head into homecoming, I hope you will wear the green and gold proudly and go one step further.
    Those who know me well must know that I am by no means technology clad. I randomly Facebook, very occasionally Twitter, but I do like to text.
    Well, Friday, there is an electronic social movement called, the It Can Wait movement!
    On Sept. 19, the third annual day of action will take place to teach people of all ages, not just youth, that you shouldn’t text and drive.

  • Teralene (Terry) Foxx has worn many hats when it comes to her involvement with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center. Foxx recently stepped down as board president, a position she held for a little over a year and half. Board Vice President Felicia Orth, will take over the Interim President until the next board election in October. Bob Walker has been voted in to take Orth’s position.
    Foxx is a staple around Los Alamos as a fire specialist, storyteller and teacher, while continuing to volunteer at PEEC. “I just finished teaching a plant identification class with Craig Martin,” Foxx said, referring to the four-week, outdoor course that showed participants how to identify plants that are commonly seen around the area.
    She was instrumental in overseeing the start of the Los Alamos County Nature Center and she will continue to help with the preparation of its grand opening in 2015.
    Foxx was raised on a wheat ranch in southern Idaho. She was acclimated to the outdoors and the environment from an early age. “My mom would take us around, talk to us about flowers and pick up snakes,” she said in an interview with PEEC. “I was immersed in the natural world with people who loved the environment.”