Community Calendar

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Coffee Conversations from 4-5:15 p.m. at Smith’s Starbucks. The community is invited to join a weekly conversation about reimaging education in Los Alamos. This week’s meeting topic is:  Students Making the Right Choices. More information at odysseylosalamos.weebly.com or k.holmes@laschools.net.


Gentle Walks at 9 a.m. at the Nature Center. A gentle walk for which the emphasis is on discovery, not mileage gained. Free. 


Fourth Friday Fractals at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center. See fractals in nature as a full-dome planetarium show! Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for children. 


Trick–or–Treat on MainStreet will haunt downtown Los Alamos at 4 p.m. on Central Avenue, between 15th to 20th streets. 


High Tech Halloween at the Bradbury Science Museum from 4-6:30 p.m. Interactive demonstration of a vacuum chamber, a simulated chain reaction using lights and optics and a “Critter Alley.” 


Pet Costume Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. on Central Avenue. Participants should meet at the Ashley Pond Elephant statue by 5:15 P.M. Festivities will continue at the Family Y for a costume climb from 6-8 p.m. 


Pumpkin Carving Contest at 10 a.m. at Smith’s Marketplace.


Masquerade Recital and annual Pumpkin Glow from 6-9 p.m. at Fuller Lodge.


Halloweekend Dance from 6:30-9 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. 


PEEC’s Haunted Hike in the forest at 8 p.m. near the Los Alamos Nature Center. Sponsored by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center. Cost is $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Visit peecnature.org/events for more information.

Walkup Aquatic Center’s annual Pumpkin Splash and Halloween Carnival at the Walkup Aquatic from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $7 per participant and is limited to 150 space travelers. Pumpkin retrieval begins at 11 a.m.


Rockhound Geology Outing: Nacimiento Mine at 8 a.m. at the Nature Center. Find petrified wood and other beautiful specimens near Cuba, NM. Explore the tailings of the historic Nacimiento copper mine. Patrick Rowe, of the Los Alamos Geological Society, leads this fun field trip. Cost is $10 for individuals, $20 for families; PEEC members save $2 for individuals, $4 for families.


Feature Film: “Mysteries of the Unseen World” at 2 p.m. at the Nature Center. Discover what is normally too fast, too slow, too small, or outside the visible spectrum. There is far more to nature than meets the eye. Admission: $6/adult, $4/child. More information at peecnature.org.