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Today's Features

  • One of the most far-reaching exhibits of New Mexico animal wood carvings, “Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico,” debuts at the Museum of International Folk Art on April 6 with 107 artworks made by such masters as Felipe Archuleta, Patrociñio Barela, and José Dolores López. The exhibition runs through Feb. 15, 2015.
    The artworks range from narrative-to-abstracted in style, and include birds, reptiles, fish, cattle, an alligator that is almost smiling and a whimsical blue deer. These mixed-media carvings were created from elm and cottonwood along with glass marbles, leftover yellow paint from painting highway lines (utilized by Archuleta for a cheetah), broom bristles, dog hair (it is said that Archuleta would befriend stray dogs if he needed hair for, perhaps, a bear carving), rope, metal, leather, nails, sawdust and wood shavings.
    Animal woodcarving is a Hispano tradition going back to the 1700s in New Mexico.

  • Residents from Albuquerque and surrounding communities will join together for Walk MS, April 5 at Tiguex Park in Old Town in Albuquerque and May 3 at the Santa Fe Railyard Park, to make a statement and keep moving toward a cure for multiple sclerosis.
    Walk MS is a fundraising event for the National MS Society that raises funds to support MS research and provide services to individuals impacted by multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system.
 
    Visit walkMSnewmexico.org to register to walk, volunteer, or make a donation. Online registration is currently open. Registration is free, however all participants are encouraged to actively fundraise. 
    The average participant raises $225 and fundraising prizes are awarded beginning at the $100 level. Onsite registration and check-in begins at 8 a.m., followed by a 9 a.m. official start time.
For more information call 505-243-2792.
     

  • Art exhibits
    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition: “Bits and Pieces: Works by Karina Hean, Catherine Gangloff and Michel Déjean.” From 5-7 p.m. Friday through April 19.

  • Celebrating the anticipated new season of the award-winning series, author George R.R. Martin partners with HBO for screenings of “Game of Thrones” at the Jean Cocteau Cinema.
    Saturday will begin with an official ribbon cutting ceremony at the Iron Throne, where Mayor Javier Gonzales will declare the day as George R.R. Martin Day.
    The day will also feature two public screenings of the show at the Jean Cocteau, as well as the Iron Throne of Westeros on display at Sanbusco Market Center for a period of time. The two screenings, with special appearance by cast member Pedro Pascal, who portrays Oberyn Martell, “The Red Viper,” will show first exclusively in Spanish (which will air on HBO Latino) with the second screening premiere of the English language version. The HBO show kicks off its fourth season, 8 p.m. April 6.
    Screening times are, 10:30 a.m., Spanish version to air, 1:30 p.m. English version to air, 7:30 p.m. Invitation only.
    Martin, Pascal and Gonzales will be at the ribbon cutting in front of the Iron Throne at 9:30 a.m. located in Sanbusco Market Center. From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., there will be public access to interact and take photographs.
    For more information, contact Vince Kadlubeck, Jean Cocteau Theater — 603-9176, or email vince@meowwolf.com.  

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    Friday, March 28, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 PM County Council Meeting Replay 3-25-14
    02:00 PM Mesa Public Library Author Speak Series Darynda Jones
    03:00 PM Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Breakfast – Los Alamos Beer Coop
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat – Jennifer Hollingsworth
    05:30 PM Udall Update
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Globetrotters,
    Border Crossers, and the Tangled Tales of U.S. – Mexico Borderlands History
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    10:00 PM Mesa Public Library Authors Speak Series –Darynda Jones
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, March 29, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, March 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 Generation
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

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    Art exhibits

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition: “Bits and Pieces: Works by Karina Hean, Catherine Gangloff and Michel Déjean.” From 5-7 p.m. March 28 through April 19.  

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition: “A Day in the Life: Works by Holly Roberts.” The opening exhibition will be 5-7 p.m. May 30. Show runs until June 21.

    Art tours

    Santa Fe Studio Tour 2014 is a free, self-guided tour open to the public that meanders throughout Santa Fe featuring more than 30 open studios and the work of 60 Santa Fe artists. Many artists give demonstrations of their craft and share techniques and philosophies with visitors. The tour begins with a preview party and group show from all participating artists, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 27. Then all participating artists open their creative sanctuaries to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 28 and June 29. The public can explore the studios of jewelers, painters, sculptors and ceramists.

    Auditions

    Audition Notice for Adobe Theater’s production of Painting Churches by Tina Howe. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 5. Callbacks 6-8 p.m. April 5. Performance dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 20-July 13.

    Announcements

  • Los Alamos
    Time Out Pizzeria, 118 State Road 4
    Date inspected: Feb. 18
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Aramark Coffee Kiosk, TA-3, SM 261
    Date inspected: Feb. 24
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    Santa Fe
    Home Run Pizza, 2801 Rodeo Road, Suite A3.
    Date inspected: Feb. 10
    Violations: Seven high-risk violations. No soap at hand washing station. No paper towels at hand washing station. Wet wash cloth out of sanitizer bucket. No air gap under three-compartment sink. Can opener has food and metal shaving build up. Employee drink has potential to cross contaminate food in prep area. Refrigerator is not maintaining proper temperatures. Heavy old food and grime on pizza equipment. Two moderate-risk violations. Food equipment and vents and fans have grime and dust build up. No test kit for sanitizer. One low-risk violation. Employees have no hair restraints, nets or hats.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required on Feb. 28.

    Interfaith Shelter, 2801 Cerrillos Road
    Date inspected: Feb. 19
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • Today
    The Republican Party of Los Alamos will have a fundraising dinner 6:30 p.m. at the Research Center, 4200 W. Jemez Road. Secretary of State Dianna Duran will be the keynote speaker. Price is $50 per person. Checks should be made payable to Republican Party of Los Alamos and mailed to P.O. Box 832, Los Alamos. For more information, contact Robert Gibson, 662-3159.

    Los Alamos Community of Atheists will have its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. upstairs at Mesa Public Library. This month there will be an open discussion — bring questions or thoughts to share. Email losalamoscommunityofatheists@gmail.com or on facebook.

    The Family YMCA is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair until 10 p.m. The public is welcome to shop at the Y daily during normal business hours which are from 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m. A free bracelet will be given for each child that a book is purchased for. All proceeds from the sale go to benefit the Y’s Child Watch programs.

    The 19th Annual Los Alamos Photographers Show. Daily through March 28 at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Art Gallery.

  • Sangre de Cristo Chorale seeks college-bound 2014 high school graduates dedicated to vocal music. The mailing deadline is April 1 and seniors are encouraged to apply for a $500 scholarship awarded to students dedicated to singing.
    The Hastings Smith Memorial Vocal Scholarship is among the musical education opportunities offered by the Santa Fe-based Sangre de Cristo Chorale to enrich the lives of young people in the region.
    The chorale, now in its 36th year, awards the scholarship to two applicants per year who want to excel in singing. Strong candidates will demonstrate a strong past achievement and future interest in singing, although intent to major in vocal music is not necessary. The award is based on strength of application and is intended to encourage continuing pursuit of vocal music.
    To be considered, graduating seniors must submit a letter of application describing the following:
    • musical experience and accomplishments
    • goals in pursuing further study of vocal music
    • plans in using the award to assist in vocal music progress

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Alamos County currently serves children, with the support of Los Alamos Public Schools, at all five elementary schools and is in need of “Bigs” to serve as Lunch Buddies for the 2014-15 school year.
    The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to help children reach their potential through professionally-supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships with measurable impact.
    To be a Big Brother or Big Sister in the Los Alamos school based program, “Bigs” are asked for a one-year commitment, and to meet with their “Little Brother/Little Sister” once a week during their lunch period. BBBS-NNM will complete a background check and take finger prints, as well as, train and nurture the relationships built with our youth. To become a Lunch Buddy contact Dawn Brown, Los Alamos/Rio Arriba regional director, dawn.brown@bbbs-nnm.org, or call 614-4231.