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  • Mushroom hike is offered by UNM-LA

    The recent rains have made the Los Alamos mountainsides green, wildflowers dot the mesa tops, and the wild mushrooms are abundant — if you know where to look.
    That’s why UNM-LA Community Education is offering a mushroom hike from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
    Leading the hike is experienced mushroom forager, Thomas Peña.
    “This year’s precipitation is going to be a real boon for the mushrooms,” Peña said. “Normally, the area where we hike is quite green and lush, but this should be a banner year.”
    This one-day outing will have students hiking in the Jemez Mountains for Chanterelles, Boletes and Shaggy Mane mushrooms, which are all superb gourmet mushrooms, according to Peña.
    During this mushroom hunting excursion, Peña will educate hikers on the characteristics of the choice mushrooms and distinguish which mushrooms should be left alone. At the conclusion of the hike, a short tasting of the harvest will take place along with tips on mushroom preparation.
    Students will meet at the tourist center at the intersection of N.M. 126 and U.S. 550 and car pool to the trailhead.
    Participants are encouraged to bring water, good hiking boots and paper bags for collecting mushrooms.

  • Los Alamos gives peace a chance

    For the 70th Anniversary of the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the protest group Campaign Nonviolence decorated the Ashley Pond stage with paper cranes. Nearly 70,000 cranes were put up by group members to offer peace

  • Catch final week of Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

    All concerts in St. Francis Auditorium in the New Mexico Museum of Art unless otherwise noted.
    6 p.m. today
    Mozart Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, K. 478
    William Preucil, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Eric Kim, cello; Ran Dank, piano
    Ruders Cha Cha Cha
    David Tolen, percussion
    Brahms Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26
    illiam Preucil, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Eric Kim, cello; Ran Dank, piano
    Tickets: $10-$72
    Noon Thursday
    Soyeon Kate Lee piano recital
    Brahms Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No. 2
    Brahms Piano Sonata No. 2 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 2
    DeBussy Three Preludes from Book I. L. 117
    Ravel La valse
    Tickets: $10-$26
    6 p.m. Thursday
    Mozart Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, K. 493
    William Preucil, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Eric Kim, cello; Ran Dank, piano
    Wallin Stonewave
    Jeffrey Cornelius, percussion; Scott Ney, percussion; David Tolen, percussion
    Brahms Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60
    William Preucil, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Eric Kim, cello; Ran Dank, piano
    Tickets: $10-$72
    6 p.m. Friday
    David Starobin Guitar Recital
    Matiegka Sonata in E Minor, Op. 31, No. 4
    Matiegka Menuetto (Presto), Op. 20, No. 10

  • Celebrate kids of all ages at Fiesta de los Niños

    El Rancho de las Golondrinas will be host to the Fiesta de los Niños. It is a celebration for kids of all ages.
    From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 29-30, the public is welcome to “ven a jugar con nosotros” — “come out and play with us.” There will be games, crafts and entertainment especially for kids.
    Everyone is welcome to make a miniature adobe house and learn to weave on a mini loom.
    Other activities include making a rope and a trade bead necklace and trying to wash clothes the old fashioned way on a washboard. Kids are also welcome to shoot a bow and arrows, learn tin stamping and dress up like a Spanish settler.
    Baile Español de Santa Fe will perform for musical and visual entertainment. There will be opportunities to take a mule-drawn wagon ride and be mystified by Professor Cheesecurdle’s Magic Show and listen to story time with Katherine Ranck and meet the adorable miniature horses of “Horsetalk.”
    Bread and peach cobbler will come out of the adobe horno at noon just in time for a lunch snack.
    For a blast into the past, buy or barter for old-time goods in the Country Store and be sure to see “Archaeology in La Cienega,” a brand-new exhibit of findings from a 17th Century Spanish home.

  • Rowlands to accept Lifetime Achievement Award in Santa Fe

    Gena Rowlands will be presented the 2015 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, as part of a tribute to the actress on Oct. 17 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, followed by the film, “A Woman Under the Influence.”
    Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is invested in Santa Fe as a destination for film. The festival brings cutting-edge programming, the latest independent films and directors, Native cinema, New Mexico films, student films, and masters discussions with top directors, writers, and artists, all in the setting of downtown Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival presents its seventh annual event Oct. 14-18 in downtown Santa Fe.
    Rowlands, the independent film actor is a four-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner and twice nominated for an Academy Award for her roles in “A Woman Under the Influence” and “Gloria.” She is best known for her collaborations with the late John Cassavetes and most recently for her roles in “The Notebook” and “Broken English.” “Gena Rowlands embodies the spirit of independent film,” said Jacques Paisner, executive director and co-founder of the festival. “Her roles changed what was possible for a female character in a film.

  • ¡Viva! Santa Fe celebration lineups announced

    Santa Fe invites visitors and locals alike to celebrate the unique richness of the city’s past and present during ¡Viva Santa Fe! — a month-long celebration of the best of The City Different. ¡Viva Santa Fe! caters to all ages with live music, dancing, art, traditional ceremonies, parades and outdoor adventure all fueled by Santa Fe cuisine. For more information on these events and more happening during the celebration, visit santafe.org.
    The Burning of Zozobra is one of the most anticipated events of the year. The 91st annual burning is Sept. 4 at Fort Marcy Park. The 50-foot, 2,000-pound marionette Zozobra, also known as “Old Man Gloom,” is stuffed with divorce decrees, bankruptcy filings, tax receipts and other paper manifestations of stress. Zozobra is then set ablaze by torches amid fireworks and ceremonial dances of ghosts and fire to dispel the hardships of the year and to banish any feelings of gloom or doom. The burning begins at sundown.

  • Restaurant Inspections 8-19-15

    Los Alamos
    China Moon, 121 Central Park Square
    Date Inspected: July 28
    Violations: All violations have been corrected.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up from July 22.

    Java City Coffee Booth, TA-55
    Date Inspected: July 31
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    TA-55 Cafeteria, TA-55
    Date Inspected: July 31
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Giant No. 6380, 2373 Trinity Dr.
    Date Inspected: Aug. 12
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • Community Briefs 8-19-15

    Volunteer opportunities at Mesa Prieta

    Intrigued by petroglyphs? Love being out in the natural world? Enjoy meeting people? Have a knack for information sharing? Come and join the docent program for the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project.
    Anyone who is interested must be physically fit can join the team to work as docents on the Wells Petroglyph Preserve.
    The annual information and training session is on Oct. 25. To sign up now, call Janet MacKenzie at 505-852-1351.

    Warehouse 21 presents LGBTQ-themed plays

  • This Week on PAC 8, Aug. 21-27

    THIS WEEK
    ON PAC 8

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC 8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, August 21, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 8-14-15
    02:00 PM United in Christ
    03:00 PM Road to Recovery
    04:00 PM Uprising
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM “Inflationary Cosmology – Is Our Universe Part of a
    Multiverse?”
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “New Mexico in World War II”
    08:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock & Roll
    08:30 PM Bandelier National Monument Naturalization Ceremony
    10:00 PM FMP Live
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, August 22, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, August 23, 2015
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:15 PM Los Alamos Non-Profit Spotlight
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • Off The Hill 8-19-15

    Art exhibits
    The 11th Annual Gala Exhibition and Auction on display through Aug. 28 will showcase artists from across the U.S. and abroad who find inspiration in Fechin’s legacy, Taos and the creative traditions of the Southwest.

    Photographs Keith Carter “Ghostland” and Kate Breakey “Shadow and Light,” at the photo-eye Gallery, 541 S. Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe. Show runs through Saturday.

    Zane Bennett Gallery announces “IMPACTS! II” an exhibition featuring Bi Rongrong, Shen Fan, Liang Shaoji and others, with seven artists in total. The show is at 435 South Guadalupe St., across from the rail station in Santa Fe, and coincides with the Last Friday Art Walk in the Railyard Arts District. The grand opening will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday. There will be exciting events occurring during these openings involving traditional and contemporary Chinese culture, with more information to follow.

    “Where the Buffalo Roam.” Angel Wynn, American artist and photographer. Show runs through Aug. 31 at Angel Wynn Gallery in Santa Fe.

    Kathleen Doyle Cook, “Intensity in Abstraction.” Through Aug. 31 at the New Concept Gallery in Santa Fe.