Today's Features

  • The Fuller Lodge Art Center will be holding their 38th annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair.

    More than 60 local and regional artists will display their work from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 E. Road in Los Alamos.

    Most of the artists are tried and trued vendors of previous fairs and have been participating for many years.
    Attendees should recognize Kathy Hjeresen’s beaded jewelry, as well as Neal and Ophelia’s carved Nativity gourd ornaments once they walk through the door.

    Other recognizable artists would be Marilyn Lisowski, Barbara Knupper, Krysia Napiorkowski, Gloria Olazabal, and John and Lisa Newell, of AluminArt. Bonnie Bray, Bee Chama Honey, and others will also be on hand.

    Another longtime vendor who will be displaying their work this year is Irene Wiley out of Sandia Park with her raku sculpture and tiles including fish, sealife, flowers, cats and more.

    Sandra Moench will be back by the stage with her functional and handsome collection of pottery. Alexis Palmaffy will also be back again this year selling her etchings and doing henna.

  • Art exhibits
    National Museum of Nuclear Science & History has opened a permanent exhibit by American sculptor Jim Sanborn called “Critical Assembly, the Secrets of Los Alamos 1944: An Installation by American Sculptor Jim Sanborn,” which recreates the Manhattan Project experiments that determined when plutonium goes “critical in an atomic bomb.” The museum is open seven days a week from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and is located at 601 Eubank Blvd. SE, in Albuquerque. Call 505-245-2137 for information, or visit nuclearmuseum.org.

    New Mexico History Museum and Santa Fe Opera to recognize “Atomic Histories” in 2018 and 2019. The History Museum’s exhibition will run through May 2019. The History Museum is located at 113 Lincoln Ave. in Santa Fe. Call 476-5200 for more information. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, May through October and closed Mondays November through April.

    Friday Art Walking Tours from 10-11 a.m. at the New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe. Meet at the gift shop steps Fridays June through August. Call the front desk to confirm: 505-476-5063. Cost: $10 per adult. Call 505-476-5072 for more information.

    AP Retail Writer

    NEW YORK — It was a Friday and I was eagerly awaiting my vegetable spiralizer, red wine and Roku stick. They all arrived as promised.

    But where was that book and makeup I ordered? And my pizza?

    Same-day delivery offers the tantalizing convenience of online ordering with nearly the same immediacy of store buying. But how well are stores pulling it off? I settled in on my couch and spent a Friday trying several different services, from traditional retailers to online-only merchants.

    Some stores did better than others. Amazon Prime Now, Instacart and FoodKick all delivered my items within a certain time frame. At the other end of the spectrum were some doozies. One delivery – Bobbi Brown eye shadow from online luxury purveyor Net-a-Porter – didn’t arrive at all. Ordering from Barnes & Noble included glitches both on the website and on the app, and a book that didn’t come until nearly 9 p.m.

    The pizza? That came later than I was told as well, and I was hungry.

    Here’s my take on what went well – and what didn’t.

  • The Los Alamos Lads of Enchantment and the Santa Fe Harmonizers will jointly present the 2018 Annual Barbershop Harmony Show in Los Alamos at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 and 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the United Church of Los Alamos.

    The opening part of the show, “Living in Harmony” will feature the combined Los Alamos and Santa Fe choruses and their quartets under the direction of Maurice Sheppard.

    The second part of the show will feature Special Guest Quartet, Clutch, the world’s 11th ranked quartet at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 2018 International Convention and the 2014 Southwestern District Quartet Champions.
    “Living in Harmony”, narrated by Jeff Favorite, will explore the importance of living life to its fullest in our work, play, and personal lives. Although work can sometimes be mundane and dreary (“The Banana Boat Song,” “Sixteen Tons”), it can be a lot more enjoyable with a song and the right frame of mind (“Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah,” “Heigh Ho,” “A Spoonful of Sugar”).  

    The show also considers the value of a vacation (“Let’s Get Away From It All”) and takes the audience to the ball park to enjoy the great American pass-time of baseball (“The Star Spangled Banner,” “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”).

  • Scouting in Los Alamos began in 1918 at the Los Alamos Ranch School. To celebrate 100 years of scouting in Los Alamos, a Scout Jamboree will be held at Ashley Pond on Oct. 19 and Oct. 20. This will be a community event to celebrate the long history of scouting in Los Alamos.

    The fun will begin Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. with attendees pitching their tents on the north side of Ashley Pond. The campfire program will start at 7:30 p.m. on the slab above the waterfall and will include singing, skits, s’mores and fun.

    Then those who are there will get to do something very few people have done in the last 75 years – camp and sleep at Ashley Pond. 

    On Oct. 20, after breakfast, participants can join in the games and activities around Ashley Pond.  The group is planning to have a gaga pit, corn hole, tug o’ war, three-legged races, horseshoes, monkey bridge, and much more. They also plan on having other activities, including metal-working demonstrations and a Dutch oven cook-off.

  • JEMEZ SPRINGS —The Village of Jemez Springs is continuing its efforts to be known as a Dark Sky destination by co-hosting a Star Party with Jemez Historic Site, for the first time, on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 7-10 p.m., courtesy of The Albuquerque Astronomy Society (TAAS). Plus, an Instructional Coordinator from Jemez Pueblo will share stories of ancient beliefs about astronomical objects and the Pueblo’s connection to the land. The talk will be at 7:30 p.m. and repeated again at 9 p.m.

    “This is Jemez Springs’ second Star Party and the first for the Jemez Historic Site, so we are excited to be working together to not only share the natural beauty of our dark night sky but hear the oral history of the constellations as passed on by Pueblo members,” said Jemez Springs Mayor Roger Sweet. “We are grateful to The Albuquerque Astronomical Society for graciously contributing their time and expertise to this event.”

  • Two big fall events are celebrating big anniversaries this fall, and all are invited.

    The 15th annual Jemez Mountain Trail Sale is happening Oct. 20-21, all that’s needed is an eye for bargains and an appetite. Food trucks will be among the vendors on the trail and there will also be newly-opened Second Alarm Brewery. Though the brewery doesn’t have its alcohol license yet, there is plenty of delicious food and soft drinks to be had as one goes about their shopping.

    According to Erica Asmus-Otero, communications director for Jemez Village, the fall foliage should be at its peak about the time the trail sale starts.

    “It’s a good time with the cottonwoods, because they are changing color along the river,” Asmus-0tero said. “The (Jemez) Pueblo gets involved in the trail sale as well, so there’s a lot going on.”

    The sale takes place along N.M. 4 from San Ysidro to La Cueva. They are still looking for vendors for the event also.

    People that have something to sell can contact the events Facebook page to get assigned a table and a place on the route. The cost is just $10.  People can sell most anything at the site, arts, crafts, potter, new and used goods. Contact Billy Ehret at billyehret@yahoo.com for more information.

    Chit-Chat & Change (Diapers) from 9:30-10:15 a.m. at the Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St. This class offers parents/caretakers of babies and expectant parents the opportunity to connect and explore timely topics. This group is meant to be a quieter space. Infants up through walking are welcome.

    Fire Safety for Young Children from 10:30 a.m.-noon at Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St. The Los Alamos Fire Dept. will be at FSN to teach children how to “Stop, Drop and Roll,” see a fire fighter dress in fire gear and tour a fire truck.
    Gentle Walk at 9 a.m. at the Nature Center. A gentle walk for which the emphasis is on discovery, not mileage gained. Free.

    Islamic Astronomy at 7 p.m. Join Galen Gisler as he attempts to bridge the gap between Ptolemy and Copernicus by highlighting the accomplishments in astronomy that we owe to scholars of Medieval Islam. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
    Los Alamos Community Winds “Travelogue of the Americas” Concert at 7 p.m. at the Crossroads Bible Church, 98 East Road, Los Alamos. Cost is $10 per guest, suggested donation.

  • Improve public lands by joining a team of volunteers, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Santa Fe National Forest for a fall trail workday on Oct. 20.

    Volunteers will help fix erosion issues, clear brush and check dams on Quemazon Trail. Pre-registration is required to volunteer for this project.

    Participants will meet at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 9 a.m. to carpool to the trailhead and return by 2 p.m.

    There will be trail maintenance jobs for all ages and experts from the U.S. Forest Service will be on site to ensure the safety of participants and to provide instructions. Volunteers will need to carry tools and hike in for about 45 minutes to the project site.

    Participants need to wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, sturdy boots and a hat. They should bring water, snacks, a lunch and work gloves. Hard hats, some tools, some extra pairs of gloves and good company will be provided. For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit peecnature.org, email adventure@peecnature.org or call 662-0460.