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  • Off The Hill 10-30-14

    Art exhibits
    “Creatures, Tame and Wild,” by Rebecca Mannschreck. The exhibition of Mannschreck’s animals in all their glory and honesty is on view the entire month of November at Act I Gallery, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte in Taos. Spontaneous and bold to soft and serene, her paintings embody the truth of these creatures in their awesome, sometimes comic, attitudes. To view more artwork visit ActOneGallery.com.
    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art is announces “Eros and Thanatos: new work by Michael Petry.” This exhibition will run through to Nov. 22.
    Art tours
    Dixon Studio Tour. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There will be 30 artists studios, 11 local businesses and several traditional food venues will be open. For more information and to download maps, visit dixonarts.org.
    Arts shows
    Arts and Crafts Flea Market. Santa Fe Book Arts Group/Palace Press annual multi-vendor flea market featuring arts and crafts supplies, handmade books and journals, handmade and specialty papers, ephemera and gifts. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Meem Room of the Palace of the Governors, 110 Washington Ave. in Santa Fe. For more information call 476-5100.
    Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” on sale now at aspensantafeballet.com.

  • This Week on PAC 8, Oct. 31-Nov. 6

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

    Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 10-28-14
    02:00 PM League of Women Voters Candidate Forum 10-02-14
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Tourism Goes Green
    05:30 PM Senior Olympics
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Technolog Transfer at LANL – A 70 Year Perspective”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Global 3000
    10:00 PM Charter Public Forum – Utilities
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Nov. 2, 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

  • Restaurant Inspections 10-30-14

    Santa Fe
    Roques Carnitas, 1316 Vitalia St.
    Date inspected: Aug. 27Violations: One moderate-risk violation. Refrigerator does not have thermometer.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up from previous inspection. No further follow up required. 

    Pecos Trail Cafe, 2239 Old Pecos Trail
    Date inspected: Aug. 28
    Violations: Two high-risk violations. Food out of date in the refrigerator, which was corrected by disposal of out of date food. Food in walk in refrigerator unlabeled with date, which was corrected at time of inspection.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up from previous inspection. No further follow up required.   

    Hillside Mariposa, 86B Old Las Vegas Hwy
    Date inspected: Aug. 28
    Violations: None.  
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • PEEC offers nature-themed activities


    Parents and kids have a less spooky way of spending the early hours of Halloween this year.
    Before trick or treat time, drop by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center from 1-3 p.m. Friday for some nature-themed activities. Costumes are optional, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
    The cost to participate is $5 per child, and no advance registration is required. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org or call 662-0460.

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  • Santa Fe’s Hotel Chimayó launches ghost tours

    Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has announced a haunted history of Santa Fe, just in time for Hallowwen.
    The tour will allow guests an opportunity to visit some of the most historically haunted areas of Santa Fe. With the city of Santa Fe being the oldest capital city in the United States and histories of varying cultures occupying what is known as the downtown plaza since the year 1050, the area is rich in both historic triumphs and tragedies. Its long history of Native Americans, Spanish, Mexicans and pioneers have led the city to be one of the most haunted in America.
    Hotel Chimayó de Santa Fe (hotelchimayo.com) is now offering a special package that includes a Saturday night hotel stay, a fall flavor treat — from wine, local caramel corn and hot cider — and a two-hour Haunted History walking tour with historian, Peter Sinclaire, who’s been leading tours and “spooking about” Santa Fe for more than 20 years.
    “Many of Santa Fe’s ghosts have an emotional issue that keeps them from moving on. I share both their tales and the rich history of this city in my storytelling,” Sinclaire said. “My tours offer the opportunity to go beyond the five senses and explore Santa Fe’s supernatural history.”

  • Agatha Christie's whodunit premieres at LATL on Halloween

    One by one, until they are all gone: the story is of 10 people who find themselves trapped on an island. All have some guilt on their hands, and one at a time they begin to die. The story is set in late 1930s in Devon, a small island off the coast of England.
    Los Alamos Little Theater presents the Agatha Christie whodunit, “And Then There Were None” beginning on Halloween night and continues through Nov. 22.
    This is the second Agatha Christie show for director Dennis Powell. According to Powell, Agatha Christie is an incredibly interesting and creative author.
    Christie is half American, as her father was a New York stockbroker. As the youngest of three children she was doted on, and when of age she was sent to several finishing schools in Paris. Ultimately, she authored 80 detective novels and several romance novels under the pen name of Mary Westmacott.
    Her plots are masterfully crafted, and her book “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd” was voted the best all-time crime novel by the Crime Writers Association. Her book “And Then There Were None” is one of the best selling novels of all time.
    Despite getting the clues, readers (or viewers) often are left guessing as to “who did it” until the final denouement.

  • Opera's Young Voices to entertain Fuller Lodge

    Music lovers of all ages are invited to Fuller Lodge to hear Young Voices from the Santa Fe Opera. The show is a gift from the Los Alamos Opera Guild of The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc.
    For one hour, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 9, the young voices of the opera will perform.
    Now in its eighth season, Young Voices is an audition-based program of The Santa Fe Opera, created to teach, coach and nurture vocal talent in high school students from across New Mexico.
    Fifteen sudents, accepted by audition, received weekly voice lessons and coachings. The faculty is comprised of noted mezzo-soprano and stage director Kathleen Clawson, pianist Kirt Pavitt, and the head of the opera’s music staff, Robert Tweten.
    Two members, baritone Devon McCleskey and soprano Lauren Partin, both residents of Los Alamos, will sing solos and selections from opera, accompanied by Kirt Pavitt, who will also perform piano solos. Meet both Karen Henderson, the local guild president and Kyle Gray from the Santa Fe Opera staff to learn about educational programs, such as “Opera Makes Sense” and additional community concerts offered around the state.
    For a fifth year, Young Voices welcomes Paul Roth as accompanist. Kirt Pavitt and Kathleen Clawson are co-directors of Young Voices.

  • Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra concert will be All American

    The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will present its Fall Concert under the direction of local composer and conductor, Ted Vives. Vives is the conductor of the Los Alamos Community Winds, whom recently gained praise from the American Prize national music award. The LA Community Winds earned third place.
    This year’s symphony will be an “All American” program that will demonstrate the diversity of American music, just like the diversity of the American population.
    The show starts at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Crossroads Bible Church.
    The first half of the program will highlight patriotic music with Morton Gould’s “American Salute,” show music with Henry Mancini’s “Themes From ‘Victor Victoria’” and ballet music with the “Paul Bunyan Suite” by William Bergsma.
    The second half of the program will feature the Symphony No. 2 by George Whitefield Chadwick.
    It is the first full symphony written by an American composer that was published and it “fully uses the sounds of America, put in the framework of a symphony.” For the 60-plus musicians in the orchestra the work has been a challenge as no one was familiar it. Vives and the 60-plus musician have expressed how delighted they were that everything has come together so well.

  • Be There 10-30-14

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

    Families in Action: for Teens and Parents. An evidence-based class to ease the transition as children turn into young adults. 6:30-8:15 p.m. every Thursday through Nov. 20 at 1900 Diamond Drive at the Pueblo Complex. For more information, visit lafsn.org, or call 662-4515.

    How is Los Alamos Preparing for Its Next Wildfire? 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library, Community Rooms 2 and 3. Wildland Fire Division Chief Ramon Garcia will present the existing wildfire management plans for protecting Los Alamos County and surrounding areas. Using maps he will summarize work already done and projected future plans. Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes will also be present to answer questions and hear concerns. The public is welcome. Sponsored by the local branch of AAUW.
    A Nature-Themed Halloween. 1-3 p.m. Drop-in on Halloween for some not-too-spooky, nature-themed activities for kids of all ages. Costumes are optional. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No advance registration required. $5 per child. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

  • New exhibit set for MPL

    Kimber Wallwork-Heineman is an award-winning photographer and artist who has prepared an extensive new body of work for her show in the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Gallery. The show, called “No Limitations,” will be displayed for the month of November. The Gallery is open to the public during regular library hours.
    There will be a reception for the artist in the Gallery, 5-8 p.m Nov. 6, . All are welcome to come and meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments.
    Wallwork-Heineman has achieved prominence in the world of photography, having her won first place in New Mexico Magazine photography competition “Only in New Mexico” category in July, 2014, first place in the 2010 New Mexico Magazine annual competition in 2010, and the Grand Champion award in the 2009 New Mexico “No Frills” photo contest. The work being shown in this exhibit will include many of those award-winning photographs, alongside work that begins with those photographed images but then evolves into painting. Her subject matter includes a wide range of