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SUNDAY

Cowboy Breakfast from 7-11 a.m. at the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge, 650 N. Mesa Road, near the stables. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 10 and under. Menu includes plain, blueberry, banana, chocolate chip and seasonal surprise pancakes, plus sausage, bacon, eggs, juice and coffee. The breakfast benefits the Alzheimer’s Association. 

 

Nature Yoga and Trail Run at 11:45 a.m. at the Nature Center. Practice yoga with Christa Tyson at the nature center, where you have a great view of nature. Optional: Arrive at 10:30 a.m. to join Christa for a pre-yoga run. Admission: yoga or run for $7/$5 for members; yoga and run for $12/$8 for members.

MONDAY

Art on Tap! will feature photographing New Zealand with Leslie Bucklin at 5:30 p.m. at the UnQuarked Wine Room. Free. New Zealand, photography, travel, . . . Join the conversation at Art on Tap with Leslie Bucklin, photographer and Los Alamos County Visual Information Specialist, who will share about her grand 21-day photography adventure touring New Zealand on a tiny ($3,000 per person) budget! This talk will give you practical information and artistic images that will leave you dreaming of travel.

 

Monday-Aug. 10 — PEEC Pathfinders, Full Week from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Nature Center. Outdoor day camp for grades 1-3. Cost is $255 for PEEC members, $275 for non-members. More information at peecnature.org.

TUESDAY

Kiwanis meets from noon to 1 p.m. the first three Tuesdays of each month in Kelly Hall at Trinity-on-the-Hill Episcopal Church, 1300 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos. Kiwanis will take a field trip. Magistrate Judge Pat Casados has offered to give the club a tour of the Justice Center. Club members will gather there at noon for a tour and a sack lunch.

 

Rotary Club of Los Alamos will meet from noon-1 p.m. at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Los Alamos High School student Christopher Koh will speak about his Rotary year in Chile.

Exploring Valles Caldera Aspen Dendroglyphs as Historic Records at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center. Aspen carvings are an untapped historical record of early 20th Century peoples in the forested landscape of Valles Caldera National Preserve. The Preserve recently completed a compilation of data for more than 2,500 carvings. Examining this dendroglyph record offers a narrative of peoples that are otherwise little-documented in regular history. Join Ana Steffen, an Interdisciplinary Scientist/communicator at Valles Caldera, to hear about what they can learn from the dates, family names, and place names that are recorded in the glyphs. She will also discuss how they can see the ecological context of aspen dendroglyphs as an intersection between nature and culture: the markings of a human community in the context of a forest community. 

 

Exploring Valles Caldera Aspen Dendroglyphs as Historic Records at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center. Join Valles Caldera Ranger Ana Steffen to learn about the Preserve’s recent compilation of data on more than 2,500 carvings. Learn about how dendroglyphs can serve as an intersection between nature and culture and what they can learn about the people that once occupied the Preserve. Free. 

THURSDAY

Suds & Shows: Spaceballs at 6 p.m. at the Nature Center. See Spaceballs in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. Enjoy beer and wine from Pajarito Brewpub and bring a picnic before the show to enjoy at the nature center. Cost is $5; cash bar.  More information at peecnature.org.

FRIDAY

Gentle Walk at 8:30 a.m. at the Nature Center. A gentle walk for which the emphasis is on discovery, not mileage gained. Free. More information at peecnature.org.

 

August Night Sky and Dark Night Preview at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center. Get a preview of the Pajarito Astronomer’s Dark Night event with an interactive tour of the heavens from Steve Becker. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.