Today's Features

  • Sign up now for Recycled Fashion Show

    This year’s Trashionista Competition has been announced by the The County Environmental Services Division.
    The Recycled Fashion Show is scheduled for noon Nov. 14 at Fuller Lodge.
    Entry deadline is Nov. 11. Sign up now by call Environmental Services at 662-8163, or email solidwaste@lacnm.us.

    Register for mental health first aid

    An Adult Mental Health First Aid class will be offered July 15 by the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.
    The class will be taught by Wendy Linebrink-Allison of the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line is designed to fight stigma associated with mental illness, and to address the real desire to help someone who is struggling.
    Participants that attend a Mental Health First Aid, eight-hour course will learn the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, trauma, suicidal behaviors, non-suicidal self-injury, psychosis, eating disorders and substance use disorders.

  • The White Rock Visitor Center now has two separate glass display cases available to showcase Los Alamos and White Rock businesses products and services.
    There are a total of 12 designated shelf spaces that will rotate as needed, but there currently is no waitlist.
    To sign up for the month of July or to find out more information about the program, contact Melanie Peña at 661-4836 or email melanie@losalamos.org.   
    Hundreds of visitors come into the White Rock Visitor Center each day wanting information on what there is to do in Los Alamos County and these displays will encourage them to also shop at local businesses.
    The Los Alamos Meeting and Visitor Bureau manages the business display rotation schedule.
    There is no cost to businesses to display and the only requirement is that businesses be based in Los Alamos County.
    The Meeting & Visitor Bureau and its employees will not sell merchandise on behalf of the retailer.

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

    Friday, June 26, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting – Replay – 6-23-15
    02:00 PM Manhattan Project National Park
    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 FMP Live
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, June 27, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, June 28, 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

  • Art exhibits
    The photo-eye Gallery in Santa Fe announces two concurrent exhibitions, “Emergent Behavior” by Thomas Jackson and “Home by Nightfall” by Angela Bacon Kidwell. This is the first exhibition by both artists at photo-eye Gallery, 541 S. Guadalupe St. Show runs until July 4.

    Ann Hosfeld and Reg Loving: Nature Diversified. July 3-Aug. 3. at New Concept Gallery in Santa Fe. Opening reception from 5-7 p.m. July 3.

    The 11th Annual Gala Exhibition and Auction on display from June 30 through Aug. 28 will showcase artists from across the U.S. and abroad who find inspiration in Fechin’s legacy, Taos and the creative traditions of the Southwest.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces “Future Parks,” an interactive video and new media exhibition featuring ZB Kids and Team Lab projects and highlighting creative, participatory play for children of all ages. The show runs through July 24 and coincides with the opening later that evening of “Currents” at El Museo. “Currents” is an interactive and kinetic artwork collaboration throughout the railyard.

    Ruth Tatter: Disappearing Act: New Watercolors of Endangered Species at Marigold Arts in Santa Fe. Show runs until July 8.

  • ‘American Idol’ auditions in Santa Fe

    Auditions for the 15th and final season of “American Idol” are now open and the program’s bus tour will make a stop at The Santa Fe Railyard on Friday starting at 9 a.m.
    The American Idol website americanidol.com has a Live Audition FAQ, Bus Tour FAQ, and other information, forms and requirements people need to know for participation.
    A contestant must be able to prove as of June 1, 2015 that she or he is a U.S. citizen or permanent legal U.S. resident eligible to work full time in the United States and between 15 to 28 years old.

    Volunteers needed for Folk Art Market

  • Come to a star party at the Los Alamos Nature Center. First, visitors will start the evening off in the planetarium to get oriented. Next, everyone will head outside to observe the night sky through telescopes.
    The program will begin at 8 p.m. June 30 at the Nature Center.
    The summer sky shows off the Milky Way, which is the galaxy seen edge-on from its center way out into its spiral arms. During the program, Chick Keller will talk about what is known of the galaxy’s spiral shape and show where dust clouds obscure much of it.
    The group will have a chance to look at objects that tell us what’s going on in the night sky, such as star formation, age-old remnants, clusters, nebulae and more.
    The party will be extra special due to the spectacular event in the evening sky. At around 9 p.m. Venus and Jupiter will make a close approach and the size of the moon will be a sight to see.
    The pair will become visible at around 8:43 p.m. as the dusk sky fades, 26 degrees above the western horizon. They will then sink towards the horizon, setting two hours and 32 minutes after the sun at 10:55 p.m.
    At closest approach, the pair will be close enough to fit comfortably within the field of view of a telescope, but will also be visible to the naked eye or a through pair of binoculars.

  • The life of John Crosby, founder and animating spirit of the Santa Fe Opera, is a fascinating one.
    In the book “A Vision of Voices,” author and music critic Craig Smith has written an in-depth portrait of that visionary man. The Authors Speak Series will feature Smith talking about his work at 7 p.m. today in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library.
    The timing for Smith’s talk could not be better with the start of the 2015 Santa Fe Opera which runs July 3-Aug. 29, and features the operas “Daughter of the Regiment,” “Salome,” “La Finta Giardiniere,” “Rigoletto” and the world premiere of “Cold Mountain.”
    Smith is a freelance writer who spent more than 20 years as an arts critic for The Santa Fe New Mexican. Smith’s knowledge of both music and the music scene in Santa Fe brings a unique richness to his writing. The book is generously illustrated with photographs showing Crosby rubbing elbows with the rich, the famous, and the soon-to-be famous. Smith writes knowingly about the artists, Crosby’s idea of creating the opera apprentice program, and the operas Crosby loved.

  • Other than the opera performances, there are plenty of other events for opera lovers to enjoy this season.
    Echoes from
    “Cold Mountain”
    A series of community events exploring adaptations of “Cold Mountain” and the Civil War
    Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon’s first opera, “Cold Mountain,” is celebrating its world premiere on Aug. 1. Based on Charles Frazier’s National Book Award-winning novel, the opera depicts the transformative journey of two loves separated during the American Civil War. Yet the story of “Cold Mountain” is not confined to our stage.
    As this summer marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War’s end, Santa Fe Opera’s Education and Community Outreach department has teamed up with several organizations throughout Santa Fe to present “Echoes from Cold Mountain.”
    The series uses literature, film, music, visual arts and scholarship to create a community dialogue that delves deeper into the Civil War, a pivotal conflict in the nation’s history. “Echoes from Cold Mountain” is a collaboration among Santa Fe Opera and the New Mexico History Museum, the Center for Contemporary Arts, Chatter and Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse.
    Book Club

  • It is time again for opera in Santa Fe.
    The Santa Fe Opera is gearing up for five operas for the upcoming season that runs from July to August.
    First up is “The Daughter of the Regiment,” a French comedy composed by Gaetano Donizetti. It is the story of Marie, the beloved mascot of the 21st Infantry. Found as an infant on the battlefield, Marie grows up in the military life. Stage director Ned Canty compares the story to “a delicious meal that has been stripped of one ingredient after another until not even the entire dessert is left, just whipped cream.”
    “The cast is comprised of professional stage actors and singers and that is important,” said Daniel Zillmann, director of public relations.
    The opera is sung in French. Zillmann would like to point out that each seat contains a translator box in English and in Spanish.
    Soprano Anna Christy and Tenor Alek Shrader lead the cast.
    To hear insights from Canty and Shrader can be seen at YouTube.com/TheSantaFeOpera.
    “The Daughter of the Regiment” runs July 3, 8, 11, 17 and 24, and Aug. 3, 8, 12, 20, 26 and 29.