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Today's Features

  • TAOS — Taos natives and Native Rock recording artists Robby Romero and Robert Mirabal have combined their talents to release a new “alter-Native” single “Iron Horse.” “Iron Horse” commemorates the Summer of the Red Willow, when Taos’ Kit Carson Park was renamed “Red Willow” in June 2014 by the Town of Taos.
    “When the opportunity presented itself, I suggested that the Town of Taos change the name of Kit Carson Park to Red Willow Park to honor the people of the Red Willow,” Romero said. “I made the suggestion to kindle a conversation about one-sided perspectives that are more often then not ‘his story’ – not ‘history.’”
    “Robby brought me out of the corn fields of Taos Pueblo to join in igniting a collective fire and creating a poetic dialogue,” Mirabal said. “I was a bit reluctant at first, however; as fate has it, the inevitable Kit Carson name-change provided the artistic momentum for a coming together of our music.”
    “Iron Horse,” written collaboratively by Mirabal and Romero, will be performed at a special “Summer of the Red Willow” concert at KTAOS Solar Pavilion on Sept. 20.

  • Los Alamos ScienceFest has expanded to a full week of mind-blowing demonstrations, interactive activities, art, discussions for inquisitive minds of all ages, from Sept. 5–13. The majority of ScienceFest events are free.
    Two highly anticipated special events are new to Los Alamos ScienceFest this year. RocketDay, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday will take off in White Rock, with the launch of 220 model rockets over a period of a few hours. The event, sponsored by Los Alamos National Laboratory and Boeing, will include an appearance by former shuttle astronaut, John Phillips.
    The festival will culminate with the biggest science festival in the state — Expo Day, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 13 at Ashley Pond. Expo Day will feature 60 interactive exhibitors who will provide hands on activities showcasing science, technology, engineering and math. Expo Day is designed to encourage young people to seek careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

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    Presenter Laural Hardin returns to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center to discuss about which insects are beneficial, and what you can do to cultivate their benefits.

    The talk begins at 6:30 p.m. today. 

    Predacious beneficial insects are becoming the preferred method for treating problem insects in professional greenhouse production and in the backyard garden. Many people are unwittingly destroying beneficial insect populations with poor gardening practices. 

    This hands-on workshop will cover the types of beneficial insects, and how they can be encouraged to thrive, or be safely introduced into your environment.

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    WGN’s “Manhattan” continues with another dramatic episode and great turnout for the Los Alamos Historical Society’s viewing of the fifth episode, which aired Aug. 24. 

    Below are some of the common questions that the Historical Society heard that night and on social media. Every week the society will be updating a bulletin board in the museum to continue exploring questions and reactions as the 13-episode series continues. Previous episodes are discussed at losalamoshistory.org, on the Facebook page and in the museum. 

    Join the Los Alamos Historical Society Sundays at Time Out Pizzeria in Los Alamos from 8–9:30 p.m. for a viewing and discussion of “Manhattan” (TV-14 rating). 

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    Two Los Alamos students were recipients of The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation’s Summer Youth Business Grants. 

    Jonmichael Weaver is a youth on a mission and a Christian mission at that. 

    The LACDC’s youth business grant recipient has created Buddy’s Beans, a local coffee roaster with a mission on a mission. 

    Weaver orders beans through Christian missions around the world, grown in small quantities, which honors the farmers and demonstrates care for the land.

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    Today

    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Mesa Public Library in the upstairs rotunda. 

     

    Beneficial Insects for your Greenhouse and Garden. 6:30-8 p.m. Presenter Laural Hardin is back at PEEC to talk about which insects are beneficial for a yard and/or garden. No advance registration required. $8/$6.50 PEEC members. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

     

  • “Tower of Magic” is about finding that safe place within which one can live authentically, and then finding the courage to venture out into the light of the broader world.
    The cast includes an obsessed ornithologist, a compulsive mezzo-soprano, a linguistically challenged savant, a socially challenged linguist, a homicidal chef, a woman with magical creative talents and, to round out the mayhem, a civil engineer.
    The play was written by local playwright Tess Light and runs Sept. 5-20. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sunday matinee on Sept. 14.
    Tickets $14 for adults, $12 for students and seniors.For more information visit lalt.org.  

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    The Los Alamos Adobe Users Group (LAAUG), meets from 7-9 p.m., the first Tuesday of each month, upstairs in the Fuller Lodge Art Center. The focus of LAAUG is digital photography post-processing. Digital capture is also discussed. Meetings moderated by Doug Coombs and Ken Hanson, or by a group member. Past presentations are posted and available to all on the website laaug.wordpress.com/. All are welcome. Dues are $12 per year and are good for the Los Alamos Photography Club. 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.
    Wednesday
    Jemez Thrift Shop Bag Days. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 13 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock.

    Beneficial Insects for your Greenhouse and Garden. 6:30-8 p.m. Presenter Laural Hardin is back at PEEC to talk about which insects are beneficial for your yard and garden, and what you can do to cultivate their benefits. No advance registration required. $8/$6.50 PEEC members. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

  • The Los Alamos Arts Council announces the opening of the new season of its Brown Bag Performance Series. The first concert is noon Sept. 3 at Fuller Lodge.
    The first concert of the series features a jazz performance by Dr. Marcos Cavalcante. The LAAC’s Brown Bag concerts showcase local performing artists and are free and open to the public. Performances are generally the first Wednesday of the month.
    Cavalcante is a Brazilian from Bahia. He has lived in New Mexico since 2007 and has a home and studio in Los Alamos.
    A guitar player, composer and arranger, he developed his musicianship in jazz, Brazilian jazz and popular music (Música Popular Brasileira), classical guitar, World Music and several kinds of folk music. 

He has played many concerts and taught workshops in Brazil, Japan and the United States. In the U.S., he has a been a performer in concerts and presented workshops both in artistic and academic venues such as Indiana University, University of Louisville, Interlochen Center for the Arts (Traverse City, Michigan), Duke University and Oklahoma University. He has had a very prolific career as a player, composer and arranger.

  • Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year … Assets Month!
    My hope is that you’ll continue to build Assets all month long and in a variety of ways.
    The biggest day on the calendar this week is Friday. On Friday, we ask that you wear a college or military T-shirt to demonstrate where you or a family member received their lifelong learning.
    In addition to that, I ask that you email me a picture or post in on the Assets In Action Facebook page. Last year, I had the pleasure of running around town and snapping photos of county employees, University of New Mexico-Los Alamos employees, school staff, senior citizens and more all supporting Assets throughout the day.
    This year, I have to work on Friday and won’t have the opportunity to enjoy a really great visual throughout the day.
    Our email address is AssetsInAction@att.net or you can text the photo to 505-695-9139.
    I already know that UNM-LA, Los Alamos County and a handful of schools are excited to participate once again.
    On Tuesday, local businesses will also begin supporting our program with our annual Change for Change campaign. While in the past only two locations have collected, this year many local businesses are supporting the Assets by collecting your spare change.