Today's Features

  • Los Alamos Middle School student Emilie Von Harders recently displayed their Pinwheels for Peace marking the International Day of Peace.

  • Hot air balloons took to the sky for the 43rd Annual Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Oct. 4-12.

  • The Pajarito Environmental Education Center welcomes back artist Lisa Coddington, who will teach a workshop about using simple drawing materials to portray furry, feathery and slimy animals.
    The class will be from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday at PEEC, including a 30-minute break for lunch. The workshop is suggested for beginner and intermediate levels.
    Cottington will teach pencil techniques that portray animals in a workshop. Learn how to select your subject and how to start an animal portrait. Various drawing demonstrations offer possibilities for sketching animals in the PEEC collection.
    A minimum of five students is required for the class to go, so those interested in the workshop must register on the PEEC website by today, otherwise the class will be cancelled if there is not enough interest. Space is limited to only nine students.

  • Today
    Race for the Cure Makeover Marathon at The Beauty Villa, 146 Central Park Square. Join local Mary Kay independent beauty consultants to raise money funds for breast cancer research and get a free no obligation facial. Call to reserve a date and time, 660-7258.

    Nature on Tap Series. 5:30-7 p.m. Karla Sartor will introduce the topic of prescribed burning, followed by a casual group discussion. Free.

    Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 6 p.m. for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos.
    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 at 1990 Diamond Drive in the Pueblo Complex For more information, visit lafsn.org, or call 662-4515.

    Tradition and Change in Córdova, New Mexico: The 1939 Photographs of Berlyn Brixner & The López Family of Wood Carvers. Daily in the changing exhibit space in the Los Alamos History Museum through October.

    “Masquerade.” Daily through Nov. 15 at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.  

  • Northern New Mexico’s history is rich in stories, cultures and passion. Going back in time to try to capture the lyrical energy is photographer Angel Wynn, who will present her latest body of work, “Ghost Dance: Spirits & Angels,” which consist of haunting photographs that give the illusion of ghostly encounters.
    The show will kick off with an opening reception from 4-6 p.m. on Halloween night at Wynn’s studio-gallery, 1036 Canyon Road in Santa Fe.
    Last year, while preparing images of an Anasazi ruin, Wynn came across one that had a wisp-like lens flare.
    Intrigued by this ghost-like anomaly, Wynn, who specializes in photographing North American Indian cultures, was inspired to begin a new project. “With New Mexico’s 400 years of cultural history,” Wynn said. “If I was about to try and capture places with a sense of spirit, then the project had to cross over to include all heritages.”

  • Sci-Fi fans and the Santa Fe community are welcome to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first domestic television series shot in New Mexico.
    A 20th anniversary screening of the television show “Earth 2” will be 6 p.m. Nov. 8 at Jean Cocteau Cinema. 

    TV Director Janet Davidson and The New Mexico Film Foundation announce that a screening of Earth 2 (Amblin/Universal 1994-1995) will be at the Jean Cocteau Theater courtesy of the owner, “Game of Thrones” writer George R.R. Martin. 
    The screening is a tribute to local crew members who worked on the series. Proceeds for this screening will go to the New Mexico Film Foundation.
    Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales will proclaim Nov. 8 as “EARTH 2 Day” in Santa Fe, prior to the screening to recognize the pioneering series that helped initiate New Mexico’s film incentives. 
    Twenty-two episodes of the series were shot in and around Santa Fe 20 years ago. It was also the first professional film to use Garson Stages in Santa Fe.

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    Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 10-10-14
    02:00 PM League of Women Voters Candidate Forum 10-02-14
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Sky’s the Limit
    05:30 PM Senior Olympics
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Technolog
    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 Charter Public Forum – Structure of Government
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Oct. 26, 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

  • 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.

    Wind Maps and Mind Shadows: Hand-woven Rugs and Tapestries by Connie Enzmann-Forneris. Through Oct. 29.

    “Creatures, Tame and Wild,” by Rebecca Mannschreck. The exhibition of Mannschreck’s animals in all their glory and honesty is on view the entire month of November at Act I Gallery, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte in Taos. Spontaneous and bold to soft and serene, her paintings embody the truth of these creatures in their awesome, sometimes comic, attitudes. To view more artwork visit ActOneGallery.com.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art is announces “Eros and Thanatos: new work by Michael Petry.” The artist reception will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, where the artist will be present. This exhibition will run through to Nov. 22.
    Art tours
    Las Vegas Studio Tour. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Featuring more than 22 stops featuring a wide range of works (painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, photography, traditional Spanish art, street art, mixed media and more). For more information visit lasvegasartstour.com or call 425-1085.

  • No one wants to see another mega fire like Las Conchas tear through New Mexico, and prescribed burning, when done safely and properly, can go a long way toward preventing such fires.
    But in order to be safer in fighting wildfires, firefighters need to receive certain qualifications, and there is a growing concern that there will not be enough qualified firefighters within 10 years.
    In response, organizations around the country are conducting Prescribed Fire Training Exchanges (TREX). Ecologist and PEEC board member Karla Sartor is fresh off the lines of a two-week, bilingual TREX in the Santa Fe National Forest and Valles Caldera National Monument. Sartor will introduce this topic at the next Nature on Tap, which will be 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Manhattan Project Restaurant.
    Nature on Tap, hosted by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, is part of an informal discussion series started by the Los Alamos Creative District.
    Each month a different topic about nature is introduced by a facilitator, and then the topic is opened up to the group for informal discussion.
    The fourth Spanish-language international prescribed training exchange wrapped up its work burning and learning on and around the Santa Fe National Forest and Valles Caldera National Monument last month.

  • Los Alamos will soon be among only a handful of cities in the country to open the first cooperative craft brewery, and is brewing up several rich and tasty incentives to attract 300 new member/owners and investors to make that happen. Without more capital, the brewery will have to delay opening.
    The Los Alamos Beer Co-op (LABC) estimates that the future brewery will open its new location early in 2015. With 300 more memberships in the next few months, the Co-op hopes to hire a professional brewer and eventually produce four varieties of beer, along with root beer and cider.
    A co-op brewery is different from traditional breweries in that members own part of the business. Therefore, each member has the power to vote on how the business should be run, what types of beers should be offered, and other decisions which independently-owned craft breweries don’t allow anyone other than the owners to make. Unlike traditional breweries, any revenue has to be reinvested or returned to the members/owners.
    There are currently only three co-op breweries in the country and the idea is fast becoming the preferred business model for startup breweries who are tapping their communities for the funds and sweat equity it takes to get the brewery off the ground.