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Today's Features

  • What does a horse with a floor length mane, a boy dressed as a pregnant woman, long braided hair, rappers, arugula and asparagus have in common? They’re all part of this weekend’s free theater and dance performance of “Rap-Punzel.”
     This modern day version of the fairy tale, directed by UNM-LA adjunct faculty member Melissa Balice, is suitable for younger audiences and open to the public. Shows are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Piñon School in White Rock and  at 2 p.m. Sunday at Los Alamos Middle School. 

  • You are invited to exhibit several crèches or only one, cherished by your family. The nativity exhibit will be Friday and Saturday at the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints, Los Alamos Ward. The exhibit, “Crèches from Around the World,” is celebrating its 17th exhibition. It is part of the Los Alamos Winterfest activities, held annually, the first week of December.

  • “Cabbages and Kings, Cauliflowers and Callas: The Royal Opera, Vegetables, Fruit and Flowers in London’s Covent Garden in the 1960s,” a multimedia presentation by John Webber, will be from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday at Mesa Public Library.

  • Nate Downey, St. John’s College graduate, permaculture expert and author, will talk at PEEC at 7 p.m. Dec. 8. He will also sign copies of his latest book, “Harvest the Rain,” which will be available for purchase.  
    Downey writes about the history and culture of rainwater preservation. He explains how rainwater harvesting can be fun, easy and low-cost. In his book, Downey shows the reader simple ways to achieve that goal without being overwhelmed by lots of work or high water bills.  

  • The most enduring image of rural America during the Great Depression is one of dust and human migration. This image was formed in the nation’s heartland, where the people of the Great Plains and Southwest suffered both natural and economic disasters during the 1930s.

  • From the musical ballet, the “Nutcracker,” to the sounds of carolers singing holiday classics, Los Alamos will celebrate the sounds of the holidays with a number of holiday-related events, including the three-day “Winterfest” event, Dec. 3-5, and concluding with its New Year’s Eve “Fire and Ice” celebration Dec. 31.

  • Music

    The Lads of Enchantment meet every Thursday evening at the United Church (Graves Hall) at 7 p.m. to share those grand old Barbershop Songs. Contact:  Murlin Nutter at 672-3235

    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. No audition is necessary, but proficiency on a wind or percussion instrument is required. The LACW rehearses from  7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. www.lacw.org.

  • Today
    The December Juvenile Justice Advisory Board Meeting
    will be from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Community Building, east end of Ashley Pond. Please plan to attend this event to thank Con Alma/Northern New Mexico Health Grant Group for continued support of JJAB and local agency programs.Pizza and refreshments will be served. There will also be a door prize.

  • Albuquerque — The 21st annual KOATs for Kids campaign is in full swing and will run through Dec. 31.
    Since 1989, this statewide community service event sponsored by KOAT 7 has delivered approximately 275,000 coats to needy children.  
    This year, KOAT 7 is joining forces with Molina Healthcare, New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union, New Mexico Chevy Dealers, JC Penney, Mattress Firm, Star Bright Cleaners, Hot Shot Services, A Virtual Receptionist and the New Mexico Army National Guard.