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  • HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Over the long months that Victoria Mitchell lived in her car with her infant daughter, there was one bright spot in her life: doing laundry.
    Every month, Mitchell would trek to a local laundromat and take advantage of Laundry Love, a growing faith-driven movement that helps those who are homeless, or financially struggling by washing their dirty clothes for free.
    Amid the comforting routine of fluffing and folding, volunteers befriend their patrons and often find ways to help that go beyond free soap and quarters.
    Mitchell, for example, now has a job and place to live after the Laundry Love volunteers pooled their money to help her family rent a starter apartment. They have also watched her daughter Jessica grow from a newborn to a curly-haired toddler.
    “You’re not just checking a box to give a donation. You’re spending the whole evening with these people and getting your hands dirty and it’s intimate — you’re doing people’s laundry,” said LuzAnna Figueroa, who volunteers at the group’s Huntington Beach chapter and has grown close to Mitchell and her daughter.

  • Today
    Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 6 p.m. on Thursday nights for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos. Bring a leash, no longer than six feet.

    Authors Speak Series: T. Jackson King. 7 p.m. at the upstairs rotunda of the Mesa Public Library. King will talk about his books, which include a wide range of genres in the realm of science fiction, fantasy and horror.

    The Zone is now open after school, 3-5 p.m. weekdays. It’s open to all school age kids, and a relaxed attitude to noise applies, so if kids want to listen to music, watch a video, or chat with friends, nobody’s going to come by and say “Hush.” All other library policies apply.

  • HOPE Pregnancy Center is hosting “A Night of Laughs,” a fundraising event featuring comedian Mike Williams. A silent raffle and dessert gala will round out the evening. Williams’ will be there with a blend of stand up and musical comedy and clean fun. The evening starts at 6 p.m. Sept. 8, at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road. The event is free to the public.
    HOPE Pregnancy Center is a Christian nonprofit committed to supporting those facing unplanned pregnancies by providing information and education, as well as material resources. HOPE also offers free pregnancy tests, parent mentoring and post-abortion support. All services are free and confidential.
    For more information about HOPE or “A Night of Laughs,” call 662-2300.  

  • Over the years, there have been a number of Christian rock bands that have graced New Mexico stages.
    One of them will be in Los Alamos County next week.
    The White Rock Baptist Church will host a concert by Christian Rock band Everfound.
    Youth Pastor Jesse Mark said he has made it part of his ministry to get kids and their families listening to positive music. He has been working with middle school and high school students for five years.
    The “Welcome Back to School” music evening encourages youth and their parents to enjoy music together. The show starts at 6 p.m. Sept. 6, however the community is urged to come early and take part in other activities available, including tailgating, games and gift card giveaways from local sponsors (Morning Glory Bakery, Smith’s, Daniel’s Café and CB Fox, among others).
    Mark said many of the area churches will also be involved in the festivities to offer a true community feel to the event.

  • Fiestas de Santa Fe are underway and Zozobra, aka Old Man Gloom is scheduled to burn Friday at dusk at Fort Marcy Park in Santa Fe. Tickets to enter the park at $10. Fiesta revelers should expect a new look for Old Man Gloom.

  • Art exhibits
    Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico 1984-2014 runs through Oct. 12.

    Allan Houser Gallery presents masterworks by Allan Houser and a special exhibition by Douglas Miles: The Art of Apache Resistance. Show runs through Sept. 19 at 125 Lincoln Ave. in Santa Fe.

    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.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, in collaboration with Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, announces IMPACTS! an exhibition of Japanese contemporary art. This exhibition will run through to Sept. 22.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces “A$$holes on Cell Phones,” an exhibition of work by Marc Dennis. Runs through Sept. 20.
    Art tours
    Pojoaque River Art Tour. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 20-21. Artists reception and silent auction at Than Povi Fine Art Gallery, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 19. For more information visit pojoaqueriverarttour.com.

  • THIS WEEK
    ON PAC-8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 PM County Council Meeting Replay 8-26-14
    02:00 PM Senior Olympics
    03:00 PM Barranca Mesa Speech Contest
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat – Avadh Salje
    05:30 PM Senior Olympics
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – La Mesa Fire – A Wake-Up Call?”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Global 3000
    10:00 PM The New Pearl Harbor
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Aug. 31, 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

  • Santa Fe
    Wild Leven Baker, 26 Old Galisteo Way
    Date inspected: May 2
    Violations: One high-risk violation. No water test at time of inspection.
    Status of Establishment: Approved for opening. No follow up required.

    Harry’s Roadhouse, 96B Old Santa Fe Trail
    Date inspected: July 2
    Violations: Two high-risk violations. Employee handled ready-to-eat food with bare hands. Food in danger zone.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Inspection after complaint. Follow up required July 14.

    The Station at the Railyard, 530 S. Guadalupe St.
    Date inspected: July 2
    Violations: Two moderate-risk violations. Money was being counted at food prep area, which was corrected at time of inspection and counter was sanitized. Two door reach in refrigeration unit back surface is dirty. One low-risk violation. The wall by the mop sink is filthy.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • Sid the Science Kid to appear at
    Kid’s Corner at N.M. Black Expo

  • Recognized as the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day weekend is being celebrated in Taos and Taos Ski Valley with several festivals that take place between Friday and Sept. 1, including The High Mountain Hideout, Labor Day Arts and Crafts Festival and TAO Studio Tour.
    More than 30 regional and local acts will bring a variety of music to Taos Ski Valley from Friday through Sunday with The High Mountain Hideout, presented by Glad Castle. The festival features three full days of music, food, local art, camping along the high alpine setting of the Kachina Basin, art installations, yoga, mountain biking, campfires and acoustic sets at William’s Lake, among other activities. The festival will be at The Bavarian Lodge and Restaurant.
    Tickets are $35 for a weekend pass; $15 for a day pass; and $10 for a weekend camping pass. Tickets can be purchased online at highmountainhideoutfestival.com or at holdmyticket.com/event/178202. For more information, visit highmountainhideoutfestival.com or via social media at facebook.com/highmountainhideout.
    For the first time in four years, Kit Carson Park in Taos will again be the site for the Labor Day Arts and Crafts Festival, organized by Blue Skies Productions in Taos. The festival is scheduled from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 1.