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Today's Features

  • Grief support
    available for kids

    Since 2001, the Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico has been providing free support groups for young people ages 5-25 who’ve had a loved one die. This summer, CGC will offer a free three-day, two-night camp, called Camp Corazon, just for kids ages 7 to a senior in high school who are grieving the death of someone important to them.
    The camp will be July 10-12 in Vanderwagon, 20 miles south of Gallup.
    Camp Corazon will offer traditional camp activities such as a challenge course, bonfire, songs and games, but most importantly, a unique opportunity for kids who have lost a loved one to share experiences and memories related to the death of their loved one.
    Camp Corazon provides grieving children with age-appropriate coping skills that will help them manage grief in their day-to-day lives, even after they leave.
    Camp Corazon is a free camp experience for grieving children from across the state. Donations are accepted. To sponsor a camper, the average cost is $350 per attendee and all donations are tax deductible.

  • Whether one is a new or experienced birder, it is always helpful to have more insight into what bird species live nearby and when is the best time of year to spot them.
    On Tuesday, visitors to the Los Alamos Nature Center can join local authors Judy Liddell and Barbara Hussey as they share information about some of the more than 30 birding sites included in their book, “Birding Hot Spots of Santa Fe, Taos and Northern New Mexico.”
    In addition to general information about local sites, including how to get there and a description of the local habitat, the authors will highlight some of the bird species that can be seen at these locations during spring and summer.
    Immediately following the talk, books will be available to purchase and have signed.
    Both authors have a long and rich history of birding in New Mexico.
    In addition to leading bird walks for Central New Mexico Audubon, Liddell also serves as their vice president and program chair. She is president of New Mexico Audubon Council, is a member of the board of Audubon New Mexico, and is a bird monitor for the Rio Grande Nature Center.

  • Santa Fe will host a June 23 overnight stop on the 2015 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty, race organizers have announced.
    The Great Race is the world’s premiere old car rally, a $150,000 prize event that this year will bring 120 of the world’s finest antique automobiles to the historic Downtown Santa Fe Plaza — the race’s first visit to “The City Different” since 1989.
    The race starts Saturday in Kirkwood, Missouri, and travels along historic Route 66, stopping in Santa Fe on Tuesday, before finishing June 28 at the Santa Monica Pier in California. Along the 2,400-mile route, competitors travel parts of The Mother Road in all of its original eight states: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.
    The Great Race began 32 years ago and is not a speed race but a time/speed/distance rally. The vehicles each have a driver and navigator and are given precise instructions daily that detail every move down to the second.
    They’re scored at secret check points along the way and are penalized one second for each second early or late. As in golf, the lowest score wins.

  • Rodeo de Santa Fe announces its 66th annual rodeo from June 24-27.
    The rodeo, founded in 1949, is New Mexico’s oldest continuing Pro Rodeo and is sanctioned by the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).
    The Rodeo de Santa Fe offers visitors all the standard Pro Rodeo Events, including bareback bronc riding, tie down calf roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, sheep riding for four to eight year old boys and girls, team roping, and the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association Ladies barrel racing.
    Then, of course, there’s bull riding, with the biggest, meanest and best bulls ever seen trying to throw off some of the world’s best bull riders.
    Fortunately, the rodeo has two of the best “Cowboy Protectors” in Luke Kraut and Clifford Maxwell who will be going head to head with the bulls.
    Once again, the rodeo is bringing in 11-time PRCA Stock Contractor of the Year Harry Vold and his championship Bucking Bulls and Horses, along with 1998 NFR Bull Rider and Stock Contractor Travis Sullivan with his miniature Brahma Bulls for the 12-year-old and under little cowboys.
    Other highlights will include the rodeo’s own yellow biplane, Slim Garner’s funny clown acts, and Dan Fowlie, who will be announcing with a new sound system.

  • Art exhibits
    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces “Creating Shape.” Zane Bennett Contemporary Art will unveil to the public for the first time the latest acquisitions. The exhibition will feature works by Karen Yank. Show runs until Friday.

    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.

    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.

  • The community flocks to Ashley Pond and other venues each year to take part in what some say is “the” event of the summer — The Gordons’ Summer Concert Series.
    Reigning over Los Alamos for 26 years, it has always been organized by Russ Gordon. Rain or shine, the bands play on.
    The series started in May with a bang — albiet, a soggy one — with a performance by the Eric McFadden Band, bringing rock and funk from the Bay area.
    The next week, former Los Alamos resident James Carothers took the stage at the pond. Carothers now lives in Nashville and is on his way to country music stardom, but still takes time to remember his roots.
    Each night is sponsored by one of the many organizations that take part in the concert series. KRSN night hosted the Band of Heathens, a rock and alternative group from Austin, Texas.
    To kick off June, a double bill entertained the crowd — the Ryan Finn Septet, a local group teamed up with the Craig Martin Experience for a night filled with jazz.
    Last week, the Jimmy Stadler Country Revue saddled up for their performance at the pond. The band is from Taos.
    On Friday, the venue will change to Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, where Dan Bern, a folk and Americana singer/songwriter will take the stage. The show will be sponsored by the ski hill.

  • THIS WEEK
    ON PAC 8

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

    Friday, June 19, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting – Replay – 6-09-15
    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 20, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, June 21, 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

  • The 13th Annual Santa Fe Bandstand has announced its entertainment lineup.

  • Due to the popularity of the Nature Center’s Night Sky shows in the planetarium, more presentations have been added.
    On Saturday, there will be two programs, one at 1 p.m. and another at 2 p.m. The presentation will introduce beginning stargazers to the planets that can be seen throughout June, and to selected objects of interest that can be viewed using binoculars and asterisms (star patterns) during spring and summer nights. Particular emphasis will be given to the closest approach of Venus with Jupiter that occurs later this month, a conjunction that will not reoccur until Aug. 27, 2016.
    Although the planetarium is open for business, the new chairs are still delayed. Short-backed chairs will be available to use, or if patrons prefer, they may view the presentation from the floor. If audience members elect to view the show from the floor, feel free to bring a yoga mat, pillow or headrest to get comfortable. Doors will open at 6:10 p.m. so patrons can experiment with what seating arrangement works best for them.
    Ticketing will be limited to 40 individuals per program. Tickets may be purchased for $3 at the Nature Center before the show. The discounted price is for this event only. Ticket sales will end 10 minutes before the start of the show to allow all guests to be in their seats on time.

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

    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s next meeting will be at 6 p.m. in Building No. 1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Dawn Brown, will speak about Big Brothers Big Sisters. The public is welcome to attend.

    Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting. 7 p.m. Presentation by Larry Hersman, a Los Alamos native and sailor, “Sailing Around the World.”

    Summer Family Evenings: Taxidermy Museum Sponsored by Del Norte Credit Union. 6:30 p.m. at the Nature Center. James Brooks of Yukon Wildlife Studio returns to give us a chance to see fascinating animals up close. He’ll bring a mountain lion, elk, black bear, raccoon, oryx, antelope, mule deer and more. $5 per family/free for member families. All ages. More information at losalamosnature.org.

    Eye Spy: Rebecca Nolda. Through June 27 at Portal Gallery. Bring the Secret City some new hidden treasure to discover.
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