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Today's Features

  • Today
    “No Limitations.” Work by photographer Kimber Wallwork-Heineman. Daily through November at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Gallery.

    Affordable Arts. On display through Jan. 3 at Fuller Lodge Art Center. With 124 artists participating — the vast majority from northern New Mexico and more than 50 Los Alamos artists.
    Saturday
    Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 10 a.m. for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos. Bring a leash, no longer than six feet.
    Dec. 1
    Nature Playtimes Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico. 10-11 a.m. Toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers come to PEEC to explore the natural world. Each Playtime features a story and stations centered around a theme, as well as outside time. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
    Dec. 2
    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meeting. Noon at the Manhattan Project restaurant. Speaker will be Elisa Enriquez on suicide prevention.
    Dec. 3
    The United Church Thrift Shop will be having its “Everything Christmas” sale including many gifts, as well as decorations, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Graves Hall.

  • Artists from all around northern New Mexico will be displaying and selling their work in Affordable Arts exhibition at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.
    More than 50 artists are Los Alamos residents.
    The exhibition will be begin Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and an alternative to madness of Black Friday. Opening day is an opportunity to find some affordable artwork to give as Christmas gifts. The exhibit will be on display through Christmas until Jan. 3.
    The art center will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon-3 p.m. Sunday.
    The handcrafted items are priced from $1-250, although many artists have their worked priced under-$100 to accommodate cash-strapped shoppers. Gallery staff will also be on hand to help.
    The art center plans to stay open until the Parade of Lights on Dec. 6 and serve hot cider and cookies for revelers that are out in the cold.

  • Los Alamos will be transformed into a winter wonderland during Winterfest, from Dec. 5-7.
    

The highlight of Winterfest — the lighting of the Christmas tree and holiday lights parade — will at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 when downtown Los Alamos will be illuminated with the glow of thousands of lights decorating mobile floats around a “Frozen” theme. The official tree lighting takes place at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond.
    

The 21st annual Crèche Show will get Winterfest off the ground on Friday, Dec. 5 as hundreds of nativity scenes from around the world will be displayed. There is no charge to enter the show, which will from 1-7 p.m. at the Los Alamos Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, located at 1967 18th St. The Crèches show will continue from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Dec. 6.
    

Dance Arts Los Alamos will perform “The Snow Queen” on Dec. 5-7 – a classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, which was used as the inspiration for Disney’s “Frozen.” Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 youth, teens and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at CB Fox, or at the door the night of the performance, which will be 7 p.m. at Duane Smith Auditorium located at 1300 Diamond Drive. Visit danceartslosalamos.org for details.

  • The Pajarito Environmental Education Center welcomes back Santa Fe artist Lisa Coddington, for a series of art workshops on capturing the botanical wonders of autumn. Coddington will lead a drawing workshop on Dec. 4 and then for those wishing to enhance their drawings with watercolors, there will be a painting workshop on Dec. 11. Both classes will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and are suggested for beginner and intermediate levels.
    Autumn seed pods and dried plants offer an interesting stage of plant growth for observational art. These workshops will offer people of various skill levels a chance to practice with different plant subjects. Participants will complete various plant studies or one long study, depending on what is most beneficial to expanding their skills.
    A minimum of five students is required for each class, so those interested in the workshops must register on the PEEC website by Dec. 2 for drawing and Dec. 9 for painting. Space in each workshop is limited to only nine students so participants can receive a lot of personalized attention from the instructor.

  • The Pajarito Environmental Education Center welcomes back Santa Fe artist Lisa Coddington, for a series of art workshops on capturing the botanical wonders of autumn. Coddington will lead a drawing workshop on Dec. 4 and then for those wishing to enhance their drawings with watercolors, there will be a painting workshop on Dec. 11. Both classes will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and are suggested for beginner and intermediate levels.
    Autumn seed pods and dried plants offer an interesting stage of plant growth for observational art. These workshops will offer people of various skill levels a chance to practice with different plant subjects. Participants will complete various plant studies or one long study, depending on what is most beneficial to expanding their skills.
    A minimum of five students is required for each class, so those interested in the workshops must register on the PEEC website by Dec. 2 for drawing and Dec. 9 for painting. Space in each workshop is limited to only nine students so participants can receive a lot of personalized attention from the instructor.

  • THIS WEEK
    ON PAC 8
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    Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
    No Local Programming
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Nov. 30, 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

    Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM Elizabeth Clare Prophet
    12:00 PM The Garage
    12:30 PM EuroMax
    01:00 PM The New Pearl Harbor
    02:00 PM Los Alamos Senior Olympics
    03:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM United in Christ
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “New Mexico Wines: Past to Present”
    08:00 PM Dances of India 2014 - Cinderella
    09:30 PM MPL Authors Speak Series – Bathtub Row Press

  • 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.

     “Creatures, Tame and Wild,” by Rebecca Mannschreck. The exhibition of Mannschreck’s animals is on view the entire month of November at Act I Gallery, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte in Taos. To view more artwork visit ActOneGallery.com.
     
    Watercolors and pastels by Jane E. Chandler at El Gancho Tennis and Fitness Club in Santa Fe. Show will run through November.

    Venice: A Reality of a Different Order. Works by Robbie Steinbach. Through Jan. 13, 2015 at Caffe Renato, the Taos Center for the Arts.

    Hand-Woven for the Holidays: Holiday Group Textile Exhibition featuring new work by New Mexico Weavers Connie Enzmann-Forneris, Sandy Voss and Barbara Marigold. Show runs through Jan. 2 at Marigold Arts, 424 Canyon Road in Santa Fe.
     Ballet
    Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” on sale now at aspensantafeballet.com.  
    Concerts
    Chris Isaak Holiday Tour 2014. 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino. $45.

    Lee Ann Womack. 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at Isleta Resort and Casino showroom. $30-50. Tickets available at holdmyticket.com.

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

    A chapter of The Compassionate Friends will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the northeast side of the YMCA Annex, Central Park Square, suite 140. Co-led by Eric Ferm and Valerie Wood. The organization offers non-denominational grief support after the death of a child. Bereaved parents and grandparents are welcome regardless of age. For more information visit compassionatefriends.org.

    The Great Books discussion group is now called Mesa Readers. The group meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Mesa Public Library. The group chooses selections that interest its members and selects books and short stories that meet participants’ choices. All are welcome. For more information, call Mary Cernicek at 662-7100.

    The United Thrift Shop will be closed.

  • Los Alamos High School will be participating in the American Mathematics Competition exams on Feb. 3 (“A” exam) and on Feb. 25 (“B” exam).
    Interested high school students need to sign up for one or both exams in the Math Office, room A212. A $5 fee is due at sign up. Register now through Dec. 11.
    The mission of the Mathematical Association of America in offering this competition is to increase interest in mathematics and to develop problem solving through a fun competition. Teachers and schools benefit from the chance to challenge students with interesting mathematical questions that are aligned with curriculum standards at all levels of difficulty. Students gain the opportunity to learn and achieve through competition with students in their school and from around the world.
    The AMC offers a contest with an emphasis on problem solving, not just computation.
    Top students can receive recognition through special honors and awards, including the best in each school and the best in each state.
    More information and practice options may be found on the web at amc.maa.org.

  • Launching on Small Business Saturday is the ebook version of “The Secret Project Notebook,” by Carolyn Reeder. Beloved in print, this children’s book tells the story of Fritz, the son of a Manhattan Project scientist and is now available on your ereader!
    Small Business Saturday and the Museum Shop will be open from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. The public is invited to celebrate the launch of the new ebook, check out the books and gifts for sale, and get a Small Business Passport stamped to be entered to win a free book published by Bathtub Row Press.
    Holiday shopping will continue on Dec. 1 — the History Museum and Museum Shop will be open from 5-7 p.m. for Cider Monday. More personal than online Cyber Monday shopping, Cider Monday will feature hot cider and live acoustic guitar music from Pat Burns, who is releasing a new CD, “Burns.”
    At both of these events, the public can browse the book version of “The Secret Project Notebook” before getting it on your ereader.
    The historical novel for young adults tells the story of a seventh-grader named Fritz who has just arrived in the secret city of Los Alamos during World War II.
    Fritz makes new friends, explores his new home, has to deal with bullies, and gets into serious trouble with a prank that has unintended consequences.