2021 - 2022 Winter Activity Guide

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2021 - 2022 Activity Guide



November - February

Los Alamos County Community Services Department Provides opportunities to get out and get active each month throughout the year! Join us for a wide variety of programming in our facilities and out and about in the community. This activity guide covers November 29, 2021 to February 26, 2022 Seasonal Programs: Hockey, Ski Lessons, Art Shows/Exhibits , Skiing Special Events: WinterFest, Valentine’s Dessert Dances, Sunday S’mores, Gingerbread House Building Ongoing Programs: Swimming Lessons, Library Story time, Open Gym Programs, Art Classes ...and so much more!

Contact us Website: losalamosnm.us Email: lacrec@lacnm.us Administration: (505) 662-8241 Administration Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm Photo Policy: Be advised that all participants involved in CSD programs or special events are subject to being photographed, which may be used by Los Alamos County without on obligation to provide compensation. Find more information on our social media pages! @losalamoscommunityservicesdepartment @laccsd



Ice Rink

Aquatic Center

History, Science & Culture

Social Services

Golf Course

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Recreation Programs & Events

Library Services

Photo from LA Daily Post

Outdoor Recreation

Parks, Trails & Open Space

Community Organizations

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A Letter from Community Services It’s winter in Los Alamos... Winter is the perfect season to embrace traditions. Whether you grew up in Los Alamos or moved here last month, the activities and programs in this book are likely to remind you of your own family traditions. If you don’t have a history of traditions to reflect upon, it’s never too late to build some. We hope this guide may help you do that by revealing programs, activities, and events that you just might value enough to repeat in the years to come. One popular event that has become a cherished tradition for many Los Alamos residents is the annual light parade up Central Avenue. It’s a wonderful kickoff to the season with dozens of light-adorned vehicles and floats making their way through downtown, followed by the lighting of the trees around Ashley Pond. This community is full of outdoor enthusiasts who are anxious to get on the slopes at Pajarito Mountain for downhill skiing, as well as the Pajarito Nordic Ski Trail for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. We are anxiously awaiting snow so that we can welcome cross country skiers to the golf course for groomed trails in town for the second year in a row. Don’t forget about our outdoor ice rink! It will be open for skating mid-November through mid-February. And if it’s just too cold out there, curling up under a blanket with a good book from our outstanding collection at the library is a pretty good way to spend a winter day. Opportunities abound in this Winter Activities Guide so take some time to sit down with it and mark up your calendar. You’ll find plenty of things to do in Los Alamos County. Maybe you’ll even start some new traditions that bring your friends and family together, create lasting memories, and allow you to celebrate the things that really matter in life. Please keep in mind while attending events and activities throughout Los Alamos County, COVID-19 is still present and masks may be required. Sincerely, Los Alamos County Community Services Department



Scenes from 2021

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Community Services Ice Rink

Get ready for winter, and another spectacular season at the Rink! Built in 1936, the Ice Rink is the only refrigerated, NHL regulation, outdoor ice rink in New Mexico. The Rink offers public skating, youth hockey - through the Los Alamos Hockey Association (LAHA), and skating lessons from November through February. Dress warmly, in layers, and know that whether you see stunning winter skies dotted with fluffy white clouds or night skies filled with twinkling stars, you and your family can enjoy an unforgettable skating experience! LOS ALAMOS COUNTY ICE RINK Website: losalamosnm.us - Click on “Recreation” Email: lacrec@lacnm.us Online Registration: losalamosnm.us LAHA Website: www.lahockey.org Address: 4475 West Rd. Phone: (505) 662-4500 Hours: See next page *Los Alamos County Ice Rink is an outdoor rink, therefore adverse weather may force the rink to close with short notice. Hours also change during the holidays, please refer to that schedule on page 7,

Reserve the Ice Rink for your event! Have an “Ice” Birthday at the Rink! Birthday parties can be hosted in a locker room or outside on the patio. Outside food is allowed. Book at least two weeks in advance. A discount is offered for groups of 10+ people. For every 10 children, one adult gets in fee. All children must have adult chaperones to supervise them on and off the rink. Under 18 $3.50 per person Limit: 75 participants | 10 people minimum

Age 18+ $5.50 per person

Group Skate Rental $3.50 per person

Private Arena Rental Rent the entire rink for a large event! Two-hour minimum required. Prices may vary based on time and day of the week. Call for details. Monday-Thursday $100/hour 6

Friday-Sunday $190.00

Prices do not reflect business use and do not include skate rental. losalamosnm.us

2021 General Ice Rink Schedule

Holiday Ice Rink Schedule

Sunday 7:00am – 1:00pm Los Alamos Hockey Association (LAHA) 1:00PM – 1:15PM ICE RESURFACING 1:15pm – 5:00pm Public Skating 5:00PM – 5:15PM ICE RESURFACING 5:15pm – 7:30pm LAHA 7:30PM – 7:45PM ICE RESURFACING 7:45pm – 9:45pm Adult Pond Hockey

Dec 20 11:30am – 1:30pm Adult Noon Hockey 1:30PM – 1:45PM ICE RESURFACING 1:45pm – 8:00pm Public Skating

Opening Day estimated weekend of Nov. 27

Adult Skating Public Skating ICE RESURFACING LAHA

Tuesday 6:00am – 7:00am LAHA 11:30am – 1:30pm Adult Skating 1:30pm – 3:30pm Public Skating 3:30PM – 3:45PM ICE RESURFACING 3:45pm – 9:00pm LAHA Wednesday 11:30am – 1:30pm 1:30pm – 5:00pm 5:00PM – 5:15PM 5:15pm – 10:15pm

Adult Skating Public Skating ICE RESURFACING LAHA

Thursday 11:30am – 1:30pm Adult Skating 1:30pm – 4:45pm Public Skating 4:45PM – 5:00PM ICE RESURFACING 5:00pm – 8:30pm LAHA 8:30PM – 8:45PM ICE RESURFACING 8:45pm –10:15pm Adult Pond Hockey Friday’s (Dec - Jan) 11:30am –1:30pm Adult Noon Hockey 1:30pm – 5:15pm Public Skating 5:30pm – 6:30pm LAHA 6:30PM – 6:45PM ICE RESURFACING 6:45pm – 9:00pm Public Skating Friday’s (Nov & Feb) 11:30am –1:30pm Adult Skating 1:30pm – 5:15pm Public Skating 5:30pm – 6:30pm LAHA 6:30PM – 6:45PM ICE RESURFACING 6:45pm – 9:00pm Public Skating Saturday 7:45am – 12:30pm LAHA 12:30PM – 12:45PM ICE RESURFACING 12:45pm – 2:00pm Skating Lessons 2:00pm – 6:00pm Public Skating 6:00PM – 6:30PM ICE RESURFACING 6:30pm – 9:00pm Public Skating

Dec 21 12:45pm – 2:00pm Skating Lessons 2:00PM – 2:15PM ICE RESURFACING 2:15pm – 8:00pm Public Skating Dec 22 12:00pm – 5:00pm Public Skating

Ice Rink - Hours

Monday 11:30am – 1:30pm 1:30pm – 3:30pm 3:30PM – 3:45PM 3:45pm – 8:45pm

December 20 - January 4

Dec 23 12:00pm – 5:00pm Public Skating 5:15pm – 7:15pm Adult Pond Hockey Dec 25 & 26 12:00pm – 5:00pm Public Skating Dec 24 12:00pm – 4:45pm Public Skating 4:45PM – 5:00PM ICE RESURFACING 5:00pm – 7:00pm Luminaria Skate Dec 27 - 29 9:00am – 2:45pm Holiday Hockey Festival 3:00pm – 6:45pm Public Skating 7:00pm – 10:15pm Holiday Hockey Festival Dec 30 9:00am – 12:15pm Holiday Hockey Festival 12:15pm – 5:00pm Public Skating Dec 31 & Jan 1 12:00pm – 5:00pm Public Skating Jan 2 11:30am – 5:00pm Public Skating 5:00PM – 5:15PM ICE RESURFACING 5:15pm – 8:00pm Adult Hockey Jan 3 11:30am – 5:00pm Public Skating 5:00PM – 5:15PM ICE RESURFACING 5:15pm – 8:00pm LAHA Jan 4 7:45am – 12:30pm 12:30PM – 12:45PM 12:45pm – 2:00pm 2:00pm – 5:45pm 5:45PM – 6:00PM 6:00pm – 9:00pm

LAHA ICE RESURFACING Skating Lessons Public Skating ICE RESURFACING Public Skating

Ice is resurfaced & cleaned every 90 minutes. Times vary based on ice conditions and are subject to change based on events. Patrons cannot access the ice during this time. Get Out. Get Active.


Date Specific Schedule Changes


Dec 7 2:00 – 6:30pm Public Skating 7:00 – 10:30pm LAHA

Skate Rental Tiny Tot Skate Rental (0-5) Family Skate Rental 10-Punch Skate Rental

Ice Rink - Fees & Skating Lessons

December - February

Dec 8 7:00am – 2:00pm LAHA 2:15 – 5:15pm Public Skating 5:30 – 7:30pm LAHA

Skate Sharpening Trained and skilled staff members will sharpen figure and hockey skates seven days a week with a 24-hour turn around. Staff examines skates for defects and breakage and reserves the right to refuse service on damaged skates.

Jan 26 1:15 – 4:30pm Public Skating 4:45 – 5:45pm LAHA

Standard Turnaround $5.00 Immediate Turnaround** $10.00 10-Punch Pass** $45.00 **2-Punches = Immediate Turnaround when staff is available

Feb 1 2:00 – 5:00pm Public Skating 5:15 – 6:15pm LAHA 6:30 – 9:00pm Public Skating

Children’s Ice Skating Lessons

Feb 8 2:15 – 3:15pm LAHA 3:30 – 9:00pm Public Skating

November - February

Feb 9 7:00am – 1:45pm LAHA 2:00 – 5:00pm Public Skating

2021 - 2022 Daily Fee Schedule Admission Tiny Tot Youth Adults Senior (0-5) (5-17) (18-49) (50+) Day $2.00 $4.00 $6.00 $4.00 Noon Adult Skate $4.00 Noon Adult Hockey $6.00 Evening Adult Hockey $8.00 Family Admission $14.00 Family may include up to four people from the same household. Maximum two adults Each additional Adult $5.00 Each additional Child $4.00

2021 - 2022 Pass Options Passes are good for the current season. Admission Youth (0-17) 10-Punch Pass $35.00 10-Punch Noon Adult Skate 10-Punch Noon Adult Hockey Season Pass $120.00 Hockey Season Pass LAHA $190.00 ATOMS $65.00 (7 & under)


$4.00 $2.00 $15.00 $36.00

Adults Senior (18-49) (50+) $50.00 $35.00 $30.00 $70.00 $180.00 $120.00


$45 per Session (Wednesday Sessions) $33.75 per Session (Saturday Sessions) Each child receives a certificate of completion upon skills demonstration on the last day of class. Classes canceled due to inclement weather will be rescheduled at a later date. All lessons must be paid in advance. Minimum requirement of five participants per session or class will be canceled. Please come 15 minutes early to get skates fitted and laced. Wednesday Sessions (4 Lessons) Session 1: Session 2:

Nov. 17 & 24, Dec. 1 & 8 Jan. 5, 12, 19 & 26

Saturday Sessions (4 Lessons) Session 1: Session 2:

Nov. 20 & 27, Dec. 4 & 11 Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29

Registration for lessons is available online at losalamosnm.us.

Snowflakes - Beginners 1 Children learn ice and skate safety (learning to fall, checking laces, skates), how to walk in skates, the beginning stroke (push with toe, glide), and preparation for snowplow stop. They will learn to put these moves together in time to games and songs. 10 students maximum Wednesday Saturday Ages 3 - 5

3:45 - 4:15pm 1:30 - 2:00pm




Penguins - Beginners 2

Wednesday Saturday Ages 6+

4:30 - 5:00pm 12:45 - 1:15pm

Polar Bears - Advanced Beginners Prerequisite: Must be able to stand up on skates on the ice and skate forward and stop. Children will review what they know and will learn the two-foot glide, back two-foot glide, half swizzle, and alternating scooter. 20 students max. Saturday Ages 6+

12:45 - 1:15pm

Adult Ice Skating Lessons December - February

$45 per Session Learn to ice skate or improve your skills in classes with other adults. These 30 minute sessions are designed to teach the basics of skate fit, ice skating, and to help improve technique. Tues/Thurs Sessions (4 Lessons) 12:15 - 12:45pm Session 1: Dec. 7, 9, 14 & 16 Session 2: Jan. 4, 6, 11 & 13 Saturday Sessions (4 Lessons) 1:30 - 2:00pm Session 1: Nov. 20 & 27, Dec. 4 & 11 Session 2: Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29 Registration for lessons is available online at losalamosnm.us.

Seasonal Programs & Events (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER) Visit losalamosnm.us and click on “Recreation” to see what else is coming this winter! Events are subject to changes. Please check the website for the most up-to-date information.

Ice Rink - Programs & Events

Children learn ice and skate safety (learning to fall, checking laces, skates), how to walk in skates, the beginning stroke (push with toe, glide), and preparation for snowplow stop. They will learn to put these moves together in time to games and songs. 20 students max.

Adult Pond Hockey Sundays & Thursdays

Enjoy an evening of pond hockey with players of all skill levels. Players must have their own equipment. Locker rooms are available for changing prior to pick-up games and for 30 minutes after. Sundays - 7:45 - 9:45pm Thursdays - 8:45 - 10:15pm Los Alamos County Ice Rink Admission $8.00 Ages 18+

Adult Noon Time Stick & Puck Fridays

Enjoy a Friday afternoon honing hockey skills and scrimmaging with others. The season is Dec - Jan due to sun load and ice conditions. Players must have own equipment. 11:30am - 1:30pm, Los Alamos County Ice Rink Admission $6 Ages 18+

Private & Semi-Private “Spotlight” Lessons These 30 minute lessons are scheduled with available instructors around your schedule. Participants receive individual attention in an enhanced learning environment. Two students of comparable skills can be scheduled for the same session. Instructors do not teach jumps or spins. Individual Two Students Ages 6+

$65 per session $110 per session

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Try Hockey for FREE

Luminaria Skate

Hosted by the Los Alamos Hockey Association

Start a holiday tradition with family and friends by spending Christmas Eve at the ice rink. Quiet holiday music, luminarias, and holiday lights will transform the rink. Admission includes coffee & cocoa.

Ice Rink - Programs & Events

December 1

4:00 - 6:00pm, Los Alamos County Ice Rink General Admission Applies

New Mexico Ice Wolves Inter-squad Game December 5

Participate in the first-ever NAHL outdoor hockey game! The New Mexico Ice Wolves will be traveling to the Los Alamos County Ice Rink for an inter-squad game and on-ice team meet and greet afterwards. 3:00 - 6:30pm Los Alamos County Ice Rink $6.50 - Ages 6+ $2.50 - Ages 5 & under Tickets can be purchased on the Los Alamos Country Recreation website. Event limited to 250 spectators

December 24

Dec 24 - 5:00 - 7:00pm Los Alamos County Ice Rink $6.50 - Ages 6+ $2.50 - Ages 5 & under Includes skate rental and admission

Holiday Hockey Festival December 27 - 30

Three days of hockey games! 9:00am - 2:45pm & 7:00 - 10:15pm Dec 30 - 9:00am - 12:00pm Los Alamos County Ice Rink General Admission Applies

3rd Annual Atomic City Adult Hockey Tournament January 15 - 17

Skate with Santa December 18

Santa always takes time during his busy holiday schedule to visit the ice rink. He is bringing his elves to greet boys and girls, and hand out candy canes! Santa and his elves will pose for pictures on and off the ice.

Los Alamos Hockey Association Fundraiser! Jan 15 - 5:00pm - 12:15am Jan 16 - 6:00am - 1:15pm & 4:00pm - 12:45am Jan 17 - 6:00am - 1:15pm & 4:00 - 8:15pm Los Alamos County Ice Rink General Admission Applies For registration info email: EAJohnson622@gmail.com

Dec 18 - 3:30 - 5:00pm Los Alamos County Ice Rink $6.50 - Ages 6+ $2.50 - Ages 5 & under Includes skate rental and admission



Intersquad game

Intersquad game Intersqua

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Community Services Recreation Programs

Being an Active Community means Being a Healthy One! The Community Services Department offers youth, teen and adult programs at the Golf Course, Ice Rink, Aquatic Center and other facilities in Los Alamos County. In addition, special events are held throughout the year at various locations in the community. Enjoy programs such as dance, volleyball, basketball, exercise and fitness, martial arts, softball, swimming, running, and much more! RECREATION DIVISION Website: losalamosnm.us - Click on “Recreation” Online Reservations: losalamosnm.us - Click on “Register...” under the “I want to” drop down menu Email: lacrec@lacnm.us Phone: (505) 662-8170 Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm Kundalani Yoga - khalsans@hotmail.com | Noor Singh Khalsa (505) 747-1476 Mountain Mixers Square Dance - takelley22@aol.com | Marlene & Tom Kelley (505) 672-9684 Salsa Dance Lessons - ddawgncc@gmail.com | Darrin Visarraga (209) 923-3905 Scottish Dance - ullmann@losalamos.com | Marilyn Thayer (505) 662-9785 or (505) 930-9785 | nmscottishdance.weebly.com USA Tae Kwon Do Masters’ Association - Master Ron Geffrion (505) 672-1119 | Master Tom Lopez (505) 672-9532



Ongoing Programs

Scottish Country Dance

Los Alamos Open Gym Programs

Monday-Thursday, Saturday & Sunday Resumed Sept 13 - pending any COVID-19 changes

Take part in social and ballroom dances of Scotland, classes feature jigs and reels (quick time), strathspreys (in slow time), and medleys of both quick and slow time. Wear comfortable clothes and soft-soled shoes. No partners necessary.

Open Gym programs are not held on holidays or holiday weekends, and are subject to cancellations.

7:30 - 10:00pm, Fuller Lodge $3 for drop-ins, $35/five months

OPEN BASKETBALL - All skill levels Sundays, 3:30-5:30pm, LAHS Auxiliary Gym

VOLLEYBALL CLUB Sept. 7, 2021 - June 16, 2022 Tuesdays, 8:00-10:00pm, LAMS Gym OPEN BADMINTON - All skill levels Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30-10:00pm, Pueblo Gym OPEN INDOOR SOCCER - All skill levels Dec. 7, 2021 - March 24, 2022 Thursdays, 8:00-10:00pm, LAMS Gym April 4, 2022 - June 16, 2022 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:00-10:00pm, LAHS Auxiliary Gym OPEN TABLE TENNIS - All skill levels (Currently not available) Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30-10:00pm, Betty Ehart Senior Ctr. Saturdays, 9:00am-12:00pm, Betty Ehart Senior Ctr.

Seasonal Programs & Events (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER) Visit losalamosnm.us and click on “Parks & Rec” to see what else is coming this Winter! Events are subject to changes. Please check the website for the most up-to-date information.

Santa's Workshop December 4

Join Los Alamos County Recreation Staff to decorate a cookie, make crafts, write a letter to Santa, cuddle with a 5-ft bear, and take a photo with Santa! 3:30 - 5:30pm, Upstairs Classroom, Fuller Lodge FREE

OPEN VOLLEYBALL - All skill levels Wednesdays, 8:00-10:00pm, Pueblo Gym FREE Admission - For Ages 10+ - Children must be supervised Participants are required to bring their own equipment. (505) 662-8170 or lacrec@lacnm.us

Recreation Programs - Programs & Events

ULTIMATE FRISBEE Nov. 1,2021 - May 16, 2022 Mondays, 7:00-9:00pm, LAMS Gym

Mondays beginning September 9

USA Tae Kwon Do Masters Association Mondays-Thursdays & Saturdays

As a martial art, Tae Kwon Do is popular with people of both genders and of many ages. Physically, tae kwon do develops strength, speed, balance, flexibility, and stamina. Mondays, 6:00-7:30pm, Chamisa School Gym Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:45-7:15pm, LAMS Cafeteria Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm, Piñon School Gym Saturdays, 8:00-10:00am, LAMS Cafeteria Under 18 Per Month Adult Per Month Family Per Month

Get Out. Get Active.

$25.00 $35.00 $55.00

Valentine’s Dessert Dances

February 2 - Daddy/Daughter Dance February 9 - Family Super Hero Dance February 10 - Daddy/Daughter Dance Guests will enjoy light refreshments, Valentine’s Day themed crafts, music, dancing, and digital photo keepsakes to remember the evening! 6:00 - 8:00pm, Fuller Lodge $8/person, $30/family (2 Adults & 2 Children OR 1 Adult & 3 Children)


RESERVATIONS, RENTALS & PERMITS Alcohol Permits You can submit a County alcohol permit application through the Community Services Department (CSD). Cost for a Los Alamos County Permit is $25 per event, not to exceed 3 days. For further information regarding alcohol permits please call CSD at (505) 662-8241.

Recreation Programs - Programs & Events

Vendor Permits Vendor and Concessionaire Fees Business license is required Aquatic Center Front Desk (505) 662-8120 I = Individual Rate B = Business Use Rate (First-Come, First-Served Basis) Sales of non-food items on County Property or at CountySponsored Events Per Day/Per Space -10’x10’ space or trailer 1 Day: $50.00 (I) 2 Days: $75.00 (I)

$100.00 (B) $150.00 (B)

Sales - Food or High Risk Vendors on County Property or at County-Sponsored Events Per Day/Per Space - 10’x10’ space or trailer 1 Day: $75.00 (I) 2 Days: $100 (I)

$150.00 (B) $1200 (B)

No-Sales, Non-Profit Promotional or Information Only Vendors on County Property or at County-Sponsored Events Per Day/Per Space - 10’x10’ space or trailer 1 Day: $15.00 (I) 2 Day: $25.00 (I)

$30.00 (B) $50.00 (B)

Concessionaire at Sporting Events Per Day/Per Space - Business license & insurance required 1 Day: $150.00 2 Day: $200.00 Noise and Traffic Permits Depending on use and/or special event, several permits may be required.

Lemon Lot Permits The County issues permits to sell vehicles at the Lemon Lot. The Lemon Lot is located next to the Sullivan Field parking lot on Diamond Dr., between Canyon Rd. and Trinity Dr. Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles $10 for 10 days RVs, Trailers & Boats $20 for 10 days Permits can be obtained via Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation Website under Permits and Vending.



Individual Business Use

Park Reservations & Permits

Looking for a place to have your event? Need regular practice space? Going camping? Reserve space at one of the many outdoor playgrounds available for use by the community!

Tips for Indoor & Outdoor Planning

I want to reserve... Park Shelters and Pavilions Overnight Campsite Lemon Lot Space next to Sullivan Field Courts Special Use Parks Garden Plots RV & Boat Storage Stable Lots Athletic Fields & Parks - *Sporting Events Only Call Aquatic Center Front Desk - (505) 662-8170

Pricing & Limitations Individual Pavilions (per hr.) $15.00 Ball Fields (baseball, soccer, softball, etc.) Fields (per hr/field) $20.00 Lighted Fields (per hr/field) $17.00

Business Use $30.00

$40.00 $34.00


Extra Maintenance Run (per run/field/facility)


Electricity Charge

$25.00 per event

Special Use Parks (per hr) $20.00 Remote Control Car Track Sail Plane Field Skate Park

$100.00 $100.00

Transient Pens (per Day, 7 day max) First 48 hours $0 Per day $20.00

Indoor Facility Rentals

Are you planning your next meeting or event? Rentals are hourly with a 2-hour minimum. Call the Special Events Office (505) 662-8405 for additional information! Large Meeting Rooms $50.00 Fuller Lodge - Pajarito Room Betty Ehart Senior Center - Great Room Golf Course Community Room


Medium Meeting Rooms $40.00 $80.00 Betty Ehart Senior Center - Classroom A and B White Rock Activity Center - Chairs only Small Meeting Rooms $30.00 $60.00 Aquatic Center Training Room contact directly at (505) 662-8170 White Rock Town Hall Betty Ehart Senior Center - Classroom A OR B Fuller Lodge - Throne, Nambe, Curtis Room (The Fuller Lodge rose garden is also available.)

Equipment Rentals

Courts (per hr.) (Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, etc.) $5.00 $65.00

North Mesa Covered Arena 1/2 day (4hr) or full day (8hr) rentals 1/2 Day $50.00 Full Day $50.00

Recreation Programs - Programs & Events

Book early Allow for plenty of set-up and tear-down time Create a facility layout for set-up Check on electrical needs and outlets Ask Community Services for advise!

Outdoor Livestock Arenas, 1/2 day (4hr) or full day (8hr) rentals, per arena Brewer Arena & stock pens, Red Jackson Dressage, or Therapeutic Arena 1/2 day $50.00 $100.00 Full Day $100.00 $200.00


Camping & RV Permits (14-day max in one month) Camp May $10.00 per 24-hours Main Gate RV Park $10.00 per 24-hours White Rock RV Park $20.00 per 24-hours

The Community Services Department has recreation equipment you can rent at the Aquatic Center Front Desk to enhance your recreation experience:

Rental Prices


Snowshoes Poles Snowshoes & Poles Miniature Golf Putters

$5.00 $2.00 $6.00 $2.00

Weekend $10.00 $4.00 $12.00

Weekly $20.00 $8.00 $25.00

Snowshoes & Poles: Adult and youth size snowshoes are available to fit individuals from 50 to 250 pounds, along with ski poles in youth to adult sizes. (November - April) Miniature Golf Putters: Rent a putter and golf ball to enjoy a round at the miniature golf course located at East Park.

Permits are available April - October for parks, pavilions, shelters, fields & court rentals. November - March usage is on a first-come, first-served basis. Get Out. Get Active.


Community Services Aquatic Center

Take a dip in this World-Class, Olympic-Size, High-Altitude Facility The Aquatic Center offers diverse activities for citizens and visitors of all ages, income levels, fitness levels, and interests, in safe and affordable recreation, instruction, fitness, competitive and therapeutic programs. The Aquatic Center is known internationally as an excellent training facility for teams from around the United States and the world, including Japan, Belgium, New Zealand, Germany, and many more. Locally the Center supports private swim teams and the Los Alamos High School swimming and diving teams. LARRY R. WALKUP AQUATIC CENTER Website: losalamosnm.us - Click on “Recreation” Online Reservations: Click on “Register...” under the “I want to” drop down menu Address: 2760 Canyon Road Phone: (505) 662-8170 Email: lacrec@lacnm.us Admission: See admission and pass information on page 18. Hours: See schedule on page 17. The pool is open to all during available hours, unless otherwise noted below. Fitness classes are open to everyone. Holiday Closures: The pool will close at 4:00pm on the eve of major holidays. November 25 & 26 - Thanksgiving Day and day after December 25 - Christmas Day January 1 - New Year’s Day January 17 & February 21 - The pool will be open from 1:00pm - 4:00pm Event Closures: December 3 - 4 - Bill Hudson High School Meet 16


2021 - 2022 Main Pool Schedule

Therapy Pool General Information

Session holders will be allowed entry into building 10 minutes prior to session. Check-in allowed during session times, however all guests must exit the pool at the end of the scheduled session and exit locker rooms within 15 minutes. Staff will clear all areas. If patrons would like to swim in the next session, please exit the building and repay for re-entry.

40 feet by 20 feet 4’ 2” to 4’ 9” deep Access by ramp, ladders

Monday - Thursday (all short course) 6:00-10:30am Lap Swim 11:00am-3:00pm Lap & Shallow Rec Swim 5:30-6:30pm Lap & Shallow Rec Swim & Swim Teams Friday (Long Course) 6:00-10:30am

Long Course Lap Swim

Main Pool General Information

27,000 gallons 94° - 95° F water temp

Amenities Tot Dock - 3 ft. x 10 ft. platform Water wheelchairs and underwater railing Fun Time: A time for children to play together in the warm water. Children under 7 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Family Swim: A time for families to play together in the warm water. Children under 14 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Adult Swim: A time for adults (15+ years) only to enjoy the warm water on their own for quiet and therapeutic use. Special need situations for therapy may be allowed by staff. Recreation Swim: A time open to all ages to enjoy the warm water. Children under 7 years must be accompanied by a responsible chaperone (13+ years).

Amenities Inflatable obstacle course Two 1-meter diving boards USA regulation diving blocks

Swim Lessons: A time for the Aquatic Center to run swim lessons for children. If space is available, adults may use the pool for stretching & gentle water fitness. Please ask the lifeguard.

Movable bulkhead Life jackets, kick-boards, etc

Distances 33 Laps (66 lengths) Short Course = 1 mile (1650 yards) 15 Laps (30 lengths) Long Course = 1 mile (1500 meters)

2021 - 2022 Therapy Pool Schedule

Short Course: 25 yards lanes Long Course: 50 meter lanes - All lanes for public lap swim unless otherwise noted

Monday - Friday

Lap Swim: All ages - Circle swimming in shared lanes Rec Swim: Available to children for play

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Family Swim - Children 14 & under must be accompanied by an adult Fun Time - Children 6 & under must be accompanied by an adult 7:00-10:30am 12:00-2:00pm 2:00-3:00pm 3:00-6:30pm

Adult, 15 & up only Family Swim Adult, 15 & up only Fun Time

Aquatic Center - General Information

50 meters by 25 yards 635,000 gallons 4 feet to 13 feet deep 82.5° - 83.5° F water temp Access by steps, hydro-lift and ladders


2021 - 2022 Daily Fee Schedule Admission Day Discount Day 20+ Group Daily Water Fitness

Youth (0-17) $3.00 $2.50 $2.50 $4.50

Senior (50+) $3.50 $3.00 $3.00 $4.50

Lockers: (All locks must be removed by the end of your visit. Locks can be purchased at the front desk for $5.00) Daily $5.50 3-Month $32.00 Annual $95.00

Adults (18-49) $4.50 $4.00 $4.00 $5.50

Birthday Party Room *Not currently available due to construction The Walkup Aquatic Center has a multi purpose room just off the deck for a convenient swimming party!

Discount Day Admission Every Wednesday ($0.50 off daily admission)

2021 - 2022 Pass Options

Rental includes: Discounted pool admission, room set-up with tables, chairs, and a “Happy Birthday” banner. Preferred times to rent the birthday room are usually Wacky Wednesdays and Warm Water Weekends. Must book two weeks in advance - 25 ppl.. Max 2-Hour Room Rental $60.00 Youth Admission $2.50 Adult Admission $3.00

Annual or 3-Month Passes Lap and open recreational swimming, water fitness, and therapy classes are all included.

Aquatic Center - Fees & Fitness

10, 20 & 30-Visit Swim Pass Lap & open recreational swimming (10/20/30 visits, within one year from purchase) 10-Visit Fitness Pass Fitness class admission (10 visits within three months from purchase) Admission Youth (0-17) 10-Visit Pass $20.00 20-Visit Pass $40.00 30-Visit Pass $60.00 (1 year expiration) 3-Month Pass $63.00 (Includes fitness classes) Annual Pass $200.00 (Includes fitness classes) 10-Visit Water Fitness $35.00 (3-month expiration)

Senior (50+) $25.00 $50.00 $75.00

Adults (18-49) $30.00 $60.00 $90.00





$250.00 $300.00 $35.00



Rentals Exclusive use Individual Pools - Private Rentals, Non-swim meets (per hr) Service rates may apply Main Pool $150.00 Therapy Pool $75.00 Leisure Lagoon $150.00


$300.00 $150.00 $300.00

Pools - Private Rentals, Swim Meets (per hr) Service rates may apply Short Course $50.00 $100.00 Less than 100 participants, and still open to public use Short/Long Course $100.00 $200.00 More than 100 participants, and closed to public Lanes (per hr/lane): Short Course Lane Short Course, Non-Op hrs. Long Course Lane Long Course, Non-Op hrs.


$10.00 $20.00 $20.00 $40.00

$20.00 $40.00 $40.00 $80.00

Benefits of Water Fitness Aquatic exercise promotes and enhances physical and mental fitness. The water’s unique properties allow the pool to provide an environment for people of all abilities. Buoyancy creates a reduced impact that is easier on joints and water resistance challenges the muscles. The beauty of water is the ability to offer aerobic activity, resistance training and flexibility all at the same time. Water is thicker than air, so muscles get stronger.

Fitness Classes Deep Water Fun & Fitness: Zero impact, comfortably paced class that uses the water’s resistance to improve your fitness, flexibility, range of motion, strength, and balance. Therapy Fun & Fitness: Low impact, warm-water class held in the therapy pool. Includes working on range of motion, toning, stretching and balance. Participants with orthopedic concerns, arthritis, asthma and other conditions have found this class to be beneficial. The maximum class size is 18 students. Safety Note: All deep-water classes use flotation belts for support. Swimming skills are not necessary. Participants should be comfortable in deep water. If you arrive late or leave class early please include time for an individual warm up and cool down. Students work at own level.

Water Fitness Class Schedule Monday 9:00-10:00am 11:00am-12:00pm

Deep Water Fun & Fitness Therapy Fun & Fitness

Wednesday 9:00-10:00am 11:00am-12:00pm

Deep Water Fun & Fitness Therapy Fun & Fitness

Friday 11:00am-12:00pm

Therapy Fun & Fitness


Ongoing Programs Open Boating January 25 February 22

Practice time for boaters using canoes, kayaks and rafts. The doors open half an hour earlier for boat cleaning before entry. All watercraft must be rinsed off on the patio prior to pool entry. Boaters must provide their own boats. All participants must have a wristband from the front desk before entering the pool. Life jackets are recommended for participants. 6:50 - 7:50pm, Aquatic Center $5 per person - Doors close at 7:00pm

Lifeguard Training Pre-Course December 8 Candidates must pass the pre-course before registering for the lifeguard class. The Lifeguard Training Pre-Course consists of the following: •Swim 300 yards continuously and proficiently using both the front crawl and breaststroke •Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs (hands must be placed under armpits)

•Exit the water without using a ladder or steps 6:30pm - 7:30pm, Aquatic Center $25.00 per person Must be 15 years old

Lifeguard Review December 19 If you currently hold the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, you qualify to take the Lifeguard Review, instead of taking the complete lifeguard class again. 8:00am - 5:00pm, with a 30 minute lunch, Aquatic Center $165 per person Must be 16 years old

Seasonal Programs & Events (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER) Red Cross Training REQUIRED MATERIALS for All Lifeguard Courses Class materials can be purchased at shopstaywell.com - Swim suit & towel - Whistle and lanyard (Fox 40 Whistle) - Hip pack - CPR mask - Lifeguard manual** **Digital version available for free at redcross.org or print version is available at redcrossstore.org. Get Out. Get Active.

Lifeguard Blended Learning December 27-31 This course is designed to be flexible to the participants. Participants are required to complete work online prior to the start of each class. Half of the class is completed online at the participant’s discretion, and half of the class is conducted at the facility for practice testing. 12:00 - 5:00pm, Aquatic Center $165 per person Prerequisite: Lifeguard Training Pre-Course. Must be 15 years old by completion of the class

Aquatic Center - Ongoing Programs & Red Cross Lifeguard Training

•Complete a timed event within 2 minutes: - Start in the water, swim 20 yards (no goggles) - Surface dive 10 feet to retrieve a 10lb weight - Return to surface and return to original spot with both hands on the mannequin and keeping the face above water.




Get Out. Get Active.


Community Services Public Library System

Take a journey and discover a universe of possibilities! Mesa Public Library and the White Rock Branch Library both offer free Wi-Fi, computer use, books from every category and genre, and great places to study and meet. The library has extensive online resources, like e-books, magazines, language services, and links, as well as unique collections, including CDs, DVDs, video games, chamber music, circulating art and more. MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY Website: losalamosnm.us - Click on “Library” Address: 2400 Central Ave., Los Alamos

Email: libweb@lacnm.us Phone: (505) 662-8250

WHITE ROCK BRANCH LIBRARY Website: losalamosnm.us - Click on “Library” Address: 10 Sherwood Blvd., White Rock

Email: libweb@lacnm.us Phone: (505) 662-8265

Hours for both libraries: Monday-Thursday, 10:00am - 8:00pm Saturday, 10:00am - 5:00pm Limited holiday hours: Dec 24, Dec 31 - 10:00am - 5:00pm Facilities CLOSED: Dec. 25 and Jan. 1

Friday, 10:00am - 6:00pm Jan 20, Feb 17 - 1:00-5:00pm

ONLINE LIBRARY SERVICES AND EVENTS Website: losalamosnm.us - Click on “Library” Events Calendar: losalamosnm.us - Click on “Library Programs and Events” FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOKSTORE Hours:

Monday-Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm

STEP UP GALLERY AT MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY 2400 Central Ave.| https://stepupgallery.org| (505) 500-4430 Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm | Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm 22


Ongoing Programs


Get a Library Card!

Share & learn songs, bounces, & rhymes to help babies develop early literacy skills. The program includes lap time and floor time for play and socializing.

One Card. Two Libraries. Plus, you get access to a wide variety of online resources! Sign up today! Library cards are available to anyone with a New Mexico ID, or who resides in Los Alamos County for one month or longer. FREE Participation

Step Up Gallery at Mesa Public Library Check the website for upcoming show information

Step Up Gallery showcases the work of local and regional artists and provides educational and community-related exhibits. Visit stepupgallery.org for upcoming show information.


10:15am, Mesa Public Library, The Zone FREE Participation, For ages 0-24 months

Library Storytime

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays Library staff share books, early literacy concepts, songs with kids who can listen to a few books and are starting to put the world together in story form.

Upper Level, Mesa Public Library FREE Admission

Wednesday, 10:15am, White Rock Branch Library Thursday, 10:30am, Mesa Public Library, The Zone Saturday, 10:15am, Mesa Public Library FREE Participation, For ages 3-5

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Music & Movement

Collect stickers and incentives as you read to your child before they go to kindergarten. Earn a free book! Register and track at lacnm.beanstack.org

Connecting with music for early literacy skills - sing, dance and play instruments! Music & Movement is great for brain and body development.

Sign up to participate!

Cover to Cover October-April

Library staff curates a great list of books in various genres for readers grades 3rd-6th. Kids track their reading at lacnm.beanstack.org. Classroom visits, prizes, and special events!. Register Online FREE Participation

Library Volunteers - Kids & Teens Get involved today!

Tues., Thurs. & Sat., 9:30-10:00am, Mesa Public Library, outside The Zone Wednesday, 9:30-10:00am, White Rock Branch Library, outside FREE Participation, For ages 0-6 with caregivers


First Thursdays, September-April Conversation and activities about award-winning picture and chapter books geared toward home-schoolers ages 5-12. Picture book months consists of reading books together, learning about the author and illustrator, and completing an art project. Chapter book months consists of listening to or reading a book ahead of time, then coming together as a group to discuss.

The library has volunteer opportunities for kids ages 8 and up. Those who are in 6th grade and younger can be junior volunteers. Middle and high schoolers can be minions. High schoolers can also be homework helpers or book buddies.. Call 662-8258 or email ysweb@lacnm.us for more information.

1:30pm, White Rock Branch Library, Dec. Chapter book month 1:30pm, Mesa Public Library, Jan. (Picture) & Feb. (Chapter) FREE Participation Picture book month, best for ages 5 -10 Chapter book month, best for ages 8 - 12

Book Buddies for Kids

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)


Third Thursday

This program is for readers ages 6-9. Teen volunteers help emergent readers, early fluent readers, and fluent readers practice reading skills. Sessions are 30 minutes and at Mesa Public Library.

Interested in the newest teen books? Come to TAG and get dibs - the library always saves the newest books for this group. Participate in book talks, snacks and games.

Contact the library to schedule, Mesa Public Library FREE Participation

3:30pm, Mesa Public Library, The Zone FREE Participation, For middle and high school students

Get Out. Get Active.

Public Library System - Programs & Events

Register Online FREE Participation

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays


Seasonal Programs & Events (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER) Visit losalamosnm.us and click on “Library” to see what else is coming this winter! All library programs are free and registration is not required. Events are subject to changes. Please check the website for the most up-to-date information. Please contact ysweb@lacnm.us with questions.

Homework Lab

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays In-person homework help is available for elementary-aged students during the school year. 4:00 - 5:00pm, Mesa Public Library, The Zone FREE, No appointment needed


What’s up Wednesday?

As part of the Winterfest celebration bring the family or some friends to Mesa Public Library and try out some awesome new games or play an old favorite. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served in The Zone during the event.

Every Wednesday

Activities for elementary-aged kids weekly: Each month will consist of a different theme, building and making things, and playing games.

Public Library System - Programs & Events

1:30-3:00pm, Mesa Public Library, The Zone FREE, Appropriate for ages 7-11

Random Fandom

Fourth Thursday (except Nov. & Dec.) Hang out time for 7th-12th graders to make stuff, play games, eat, and talk 6:00pm, Mesa Public Library, The Zone FREE Participation

December 4


11:00am - 4:00pm, Mesa Public Library FREE Participation

Winter Reading

December 4 - January 15 Register on Beanstack at www.lacnm.beanstack.org to track your winter reading and earn virtual badges. Register online FREE Participation, for all children and teens

HomePages Teen November 10

HomePages Teen is for readers who are ready to discuss books with more depth and intensity. This group will read books with mature content and engage in open conversations about what they read. Readers should come to the group having read the book. This month's title is: I was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir, by Malaka Gharib. 12:00pm, Mesa Public Library, The Zone FREE Participation 24


HomePages Teen

Noon Year's Eve

HomePages Teen is for readers who are ready to discuss books with more depth and intensity. This group will read books with mature content and engage in open conversations about what they read. Readers should come to the group having read the book. This month's title is: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Saenz.

Say "Goodbye" to 2021 and "Hello" to 2022 with a family-friendly celebration outside the Mesa Public Library (weather permitting). Join Library staff for crafts, games, and fun!

12:00pm, Mesa Public Library, The Zone FREE Participation

Ten More Doors: Politics and the Path to Change with Former State Senator Dede Feldman

December 8

How My Brain Works: A Guide to Understanding It Better and Keeping It Healthy December 9

Neuropsychologist Dr. Koltuska-Haskin shares insights from her award-winning book. She draws deeply from the physical, psychological, nutritional, and spiritual worlds to pull together new research and age-old wisdom to produce this everyday guide on how to build and maintain optimum brain health. A 40-minute discussion will be followed by a 20-minute Q&A session.

10:00am - 12:00pm, Mesa Public Library FREE Participation, for families and kids aged 3-12

January 27

Join the Los Alamos County Library for evening of community conversation with former State Senator Dede Feldman on her latest book Ten More Doors: Politics and the Path to Change. The memoir charts an inspirational path for anyone who wants to make a difference, start a campaign, advance a cause, or just stay in the fight. Her experience as a woman, an outsider to New Mexico, a reformer, a senator, and an idealist will help others pave the way to change. 7:00 - 8:00pm, via Zoom FREE Participation, registration required via the Los Alamos County Library Event Calendar.

HomePages Teen February 9

Hunker Up: A Live-on-Zoom Theater Production by Local Playwright Robert F. Benjamin December 16

In this upbeat romantic comedy, two single seniors who bonded during the lock-down now cope to emerge from the apparently ebbing pandemic (May 2021). Bari eagerly resumes her pre-pandemic social life with family and friends, but Kevin feels abandoned. Will Bari welcome Kevin into her new normal? A 30-minute performance will be followed by a 20-minute audience talk-back. 7:00pm, via Zoom FREE Participation Register online through the Los Alamos Public Library Event Calendar Get Out. Get Active.

HomePages Teen is for readers who are ready to discuss books with more depth and intensity. This group will read books with mature content and engage in open conversations about what they read. Readers should come to the group having read the book. This month's title is: The Field Guide to the North American Teenager, by Ben Philippe 12:00pm, Mesa Public Library, The Zone FREE Participation

Public Library System - Programs & Events

7:00pm, via Zoom FREE Participation Register online through the Los Alamos Public Library Event Calendar

December 31

An Evening of Romance February 10

Celebrate the genre of hope with a night of conversation about romance! Romance has good character development, great writing, well-crafted plots and so many options for those who crave diversity. 7:00pm, Mesa Public Library FREE Participation 25

History, Science & Culture Local Attractions

Just look around and you’ll find History, Science and Cultural Assets! A wide variety of events and programming this winter are abundant in Los Alamos. Visit our local attractions to discover more about the area, learn something new, meet local experts, and experience something special. LOS ALAMOS HISTORY MUSEUM Website: losalamoshistory.org Address: 1050 Bathtub Row Phone: (505) 662-6272 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm | Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm Museum Gift Shop: Open during regular museum hours Admission: $5.00 per person FREE for residents, children under 18, active military, Los Alamos Historical Society members FULLER LODGE ART CENTER Website: fullerlodgeartcenter.com Address: 2132 Central Ave. Art Center Phone: 505-662-1635 Fuller Lodge Reservations Phone: (505) 662-8405 Shop & Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm | Sundays* & Holidays CLOSED *Open every Sunday 1-3pm in December. STEP UP GALLERY AT MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY 2400 Central Ave.| https://stepupgallery.org| (505) 500-4430 Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm | Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm BRADBURY SCIENCE MUSEUM Website: lanl.gov/museum Address: 1350 Central Ave. Phone: (505) 667-4444 Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00am - 5:00pm | Sunday & Monday, 1:00 - 5:00pm Admission: FREE Gadgets Gift Shop: Hours vary based on volunteer availability LOS ALAMOS FARMERS MARKET 2300 Trinity Dr. | farmersmarketsnm.org/markets/los-alamos-farmers-market/ | (505) 661-4844 Hours: Thursdays 10:00am - 12:00pm | Dec. 2 - 23, 2021 & Jan 6 - April 28, 2022 26


LOS ALAMOS HISTORY MUSEUM Nestled in the heart of downtown, the Los Alamos History Museum presents the stories of Los Alamos from multiple perspectives via indoor and outdoor venues, historic buildings, artifacts, documents, photographs, audio and video recordings of personal stories, and interactive visitor experiences.

Self-Guided History Tours Maps and guides available at the Visitor Centers and the Los Alamos History Museum

Historic Downtown Walking Tour

FULLER LODGE ART CENTER Nestled in the heart of downtown Los Alamos, this multi-faceted hub for art and artists in the community was formed in 1977. Located in the south wing of the historic Fuller Lodge, the Art Center embraces its history, but also looks forward to the future.

Fuller Lodge Art Center Adult Classes Check the website for available classes

A variety of adult classes are offered throughout the winter semester. Class times are TBD, Fuller Lodge Art Center $10 per hour. Register online at fullerlodgeartcenter.com/adult-classes. For information email classes@fullerlodgeartcenter.com.

Learn about the buildings in the Los Alamos Historic District, as well as the people who lived in them.

Life Drawing

Homestead Tour

Come create art from a live model in a relaxed and unstructured atmosphere, or come model for artists. Clothed modeling starts at $12/hour and nude modeling starts at $20/hour.

This driving tour introduces you to seven sites that indicate where 17 of the homestead families established their farms.

Atomic City Spy Tour Visit historic sites where spies lived, worked and played.

Group Tours/Private Tours Call to Schedule - 505-695-5251

Specially scheduled group tours of the historic district are available. Tour tickets include museum admission. Please book your tour at least two weeks in advance of your visit. Los Alamos History Museum $25 per person for groups up to 8 $15 per person for groups of 9+ Under 18 FREE with ticketed adult

Sundays & Wednesdays

Sunday, 10:00am-3:00pm Wednesday, 6:30-9:30pm Fuller Lodge Art Center $6-$15 per session, Email Ken Nebel at kennebel@gmail.com

Fuller Lodge Art Center Kids’ Classes

Wednesdays During the School Year

Sign up for art classes for kids in 1st – 6th grade! Classes for Pre-K students are offered on the first Monday of the month. 1:00-4:00pm, Fuller Lodge Art Center $30 per session/$15 for pre-K - Register at fullerlodgeartcenter.com For more info, email classes@fullerlodgeartcenter.com.

Guided Historic Walking Tours

Ashley Pond Woodcarvers

Daily - Monday-Friday


Step inside the homestead-era Romero Cabin, visit an Ancestral Pueblo site, hear about the giants of 20th century physics who walked these streets, and learn how Bathtub Row got its name. Tickets include museum admission and are available at the Los Alamos History Museum Shop. Tickets are sold until tours are full with 16 visitors. Tours last approximately an hour and a half.

This is a woodcarving group/class for carvers at all levels. Power carving, wood burning, air brushing, and painting with acrylics will be taught. All tools are provided. We meet in the back classroom at Village Arts. Park around back and come to the rear entrance.

11:00am, Los Alamos History Museum $15 per person 19+ | Under 18 FREE with ticketed adult

Cultural Attractions Programs & Events - Ongoing

Ongoing Programs

9:30am-12:00pm, Village Arts $6 per person, Call Village Arts for more info (505) 661-2526

Los Alamos Photography Club (LAPC) & Los Alamos Adobe Users Group (LAAUG) First & Third Tuesdays

The LAPC is a forum for all things photography, and for sharing photos and ideas. LAAUG is specifically about post processing, generally with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. LAAUG - First Tuesday, 7:00-9:00pm, Fuller Lodge Art Center LAPC - Third Tuesday, 7:00-9:00pm, Fuller Lodge Art Center $15 dues cover both clubs For more information visit https://www.dougsview.com/LAPC Get Out. Get Active.


Cultural Attractions Programs & Events - Seasonal

BRADBURY SCIENCE MUSEUM Approximately 60 interactive exhibits trace the history of the WWII Manhattan Project, highlight LANL’s current and historic research projects related to defense and technology, and focus on laboratory research related to national and international economic, environmental, political, and social concerns.

The Periodic Table


Step Up Gallery showcases the work of local and regional artists and provides educational and community-related exhibits on the upper level of the Mesa Public Library. Visit stepupgallery.org for upcoming show information.

Monthly - Third Monday

Seasonal Programs & Events

Meet the Bradbury Science Museum staff at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-Op for the Periodic Table, a casual “ask-me-anything” get-together. A guest scientist will be your host, ready to answer any and all questions related to this month’s featured topic or general science. Bring friends or make new ones! For additional info contact: Micaela Hester at mhester@lanl.gov

Gift of Small Paintings by the Santa Fe Pleinairians

5:30-7:00pm, Bathtub Row Brewing Co-Op FREE Admission

LOS ALAMOS FARMERS MARKET The basis for the Farmers Market is that every New Mexico family deserves access to fresh food, and farmers should be able to stay on their land, keep water and seeds in production, and preserve agricultural knowledge. Supporting local growers, ranchers and food producers preserves cultural identity and traditions, along with creating valuable community gathering places. It also keeps important food dollars circulating in our hometowns where it is needed most.

Winter Farmers Markets

Thursdays, Dec. 2 - 23, 2021 & Jan. 6 - April 28, 2022 Purchase locally grown/raised foods, direct from the farmers. Picked or made fresh, you can find fruit, vegetables, baked goods, body products, honey, butter, ungraded eggs, apple cider, jams and jellies, organic seeds, locally raised meat, herbs and vegetable starts, and plants for the indoors and outdoors. Information on the Farmers Market and to sign up to receive the weekly newsletter: LosAlamosMainStreet.com/programs


November 24, 2021 - January 2, 2022

The Santa Fe Pleinairians have been painting together outside (en plein air!) each Tuesday for several years. They come from various artistic backgrounds but all find inspiration in the landscape of New Mexico. This show of small works is their gift to you to inspire you to look at New Mexico with new eyes. The show of 90 small landscape paintings in oil, pastel or watercolor is assembled as a unique opportunity for holiday gift buying. 10:00am - 8:00pm, Mon. - Thurs. 10:00am - 6:00pm, Fridays 10:00am - 5:00pm, Saturdays Step Up Gallery FREE

Affordable Arts Holiday Show November 26, 2021 - January 8, 2022

During this time of the year, the Fuller Lodge Art Center Gallery is transformed into a holiday wonderland of extraordinary gifts items made by individual artists. The Fuller Lodge Art Center aims to present Los Alamos with a single place to find unique, quality artwork at affordable prices. 10:00am - 4:00pm, Fuller Lodge Art Center

Thursdays, 10:00am -12:00pm, Fuller Lodge Overflow Parking FREE Admission For more information contact (505) 929-6579 or email talacook@windstream.net 28


Artists Choice!

Visit the Los Alamos History Museum to pick up a free copy of local artist Jillian Puckett’s zine, Growing Up in the Secret City. Limited quantity available.

Come see the incredible artwork created by the Fuller Lodge Art Center's talented teachers and students during classes and clubs taken during the past year!

9:00am - 5:00pm, Los Alamos History Museum FREE

10:00am - 4:00pm, Mon. - Sat. Fuller Lodge Art Center FREE

December 3

January 15 - February 2

Night with a Nerd with Jack Shlachter - Jews in Theory: Jews at Los Alamos During the Manhattan Project December 9

This talk will explore the leaders of the Theoretical Division of 1945 and speculate on the connection between their presence at Los Alamos and their Jewish roots. 6:00 - 7:30pm, via Zoom $10 for general public / Bradbury Science Museum Association Members FREE Register at: https://www.bradburyassociation.org/events

History on Tap December 13

Join the Los Alamos Historical Society and the Los Alamos Creative District for an engaging discussion with a local expert.

Ted Greer in the Portal Gallery January 15 - February 5

Work by Ted Greer on display in the Fuller Lodge Portal Gallery. 10:00am - 4:00pm, Mon. - Sat. Fuller Lodge Art Center FREE

Cultural Attractions Programs & Events - Seasonal

Free Local History Zine Pickup

5:30pm, Hans Bethe House FREE

Museum Selfie Day January 19

Time and Tenacity: Landscape Paintings of New Mexico by Paul Hotvedt

Celebrate #MuseumSelfieDay in the Los Alamos History Museum! Selfie props will be available for fun photo ops. Post your selfies online & check out everyone else’s museum selfies from around the world.

This exhibit of more than 40 paintings by Silver City-based artist Paul Hotvedt features both plein-air and studio work. Collectively the works explore deep time in the rugged and dynamic landscapes of the Gila National Forest, the Valles Caldera National Preserve, and the ancient Rio Grande Valley.

9:00am - 5:00pm, Los Alamos History Museum Museum Admission $5 (FREE for Los Alamos Residents)

January 13 - February 9

10:00am - 8:00pm, Mon. - Thurs. 10:00am - 6:00pm, Fridays 10:00am - 5:00pm, Saturdays Step Up Gallery FREE

Get Out. Get Active.


Cultural Attractions Programs & Events - Seasonal

Los Alamos Historical Society Lecture February 8

Join the Los Alamos Historical Society in person at Fuller Lodge for a live remote presentation from British scholar Daniel Cordle on “Literary Los Alamos: The Manhattan Project in Fiction, Drama, Poetry, and on Screen.” Full details available at www.losalamoshistory.org. 5:30pm, Fuller Lodge FREE

Welcome Home! February 11 - April 2

Postcard Making February 11 - 14

Join in on the fun for a before-Valentine’s craft with the Los Alamos Historical Society, visit the make-your-own postcard station in the recreated Cold War hotel room upstairs in Fuller Lodge. Check out replicas of historic postcards for inspiration. 9:00am - 5:00pm, Fuller Lodge FREE

What is home? Is it a particular building or location? A journey’s destination? Is it real or imagined? Maybe home is no more or less than the people and objects that make us feel warm and safe. Come see art with a sense of place and a feeling of home—home for people, home for animals, or even home for objects tucked into their perfect places. 10:00am - 4:00pm, Mon. - Sat. Fuller Lodge Art Center FREE

2022 Los Alamos All Schools Art Show February 17 - March 14

An annual Los Alamos County favorite! Just about everyone in Los Alamos Public School district goes to see this show featuring the art of our students from 4 to 18-years-old. The bold, colorful show brings spring smiles to talented young artists and their teachers.

Sylvia Byrnes in the Portal Gallery February 11 - April 2

Work by Sylvia Byrnes will be on display in the Fuller Lodge Art Center Portal Gallery.

10:00am - 8:00pm, Mon. - Thurs. 10:00am - 6:00pm, Fridays 10:00am - 5:00pm, Saturdays Step Up Gallery FREE

10:00am - 4:00pm, Mon. - Sat. Fuller Lodge Art Center FREE



Cultural Attractions Programs & Events - Seasonal


Get Out. Get Active.

History, Science & Culture Community Arts

Performing Arts are a big part of what makes Los Alamos so special! Award-winning artist performances, talented local organizations, and regional assets are filling our calendars with beautiful music, astounding art, and moving dance. Make sure to save the dates for events in this section from the following organizations... Belisama Dance - belisamadance.com Coro de Cámara - corodecamara-nm.org Dance Arts Los Alamos - danceartslosalamos.org Dances of India - laymca.org/dance The Hillstrummers - losalamosseniorcenter.com The Karen Wray Gallery - karenwrayfineart.com Lads of Enchantment - ladsofenchantment.org Los Alamos Arts Council - losalamosartscouncil.org Los Alamos Big Band - losalamosbigband.com Los Alamos Choral Society - lachoralsociety@gmail.com Los Alamos Community Winds - lacw.org


Los Alamos Concert Association - losalamosconcert.org Los Alamos Creative District - creativelosalamos.com Los Alamos Jazz Project - losalamosjazzproject.com Los Alamos Light Opera - losalamoslightopera.org Los Alamos Little Theater - lalt.org Los Alamos MainStreet - losalamosmainstreet.com Los Alamos Opera Guild - www.guildsofsfo.org Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild - losalamos.com/lap Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra - losalamossymphony.org New Mexico Performing Arts Society - nmpas.org Sage Concert Series - uulosalamos.org Sangre de Cristo Chorale - sdcchorale.org


Ongoing Programs

Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) Spring Dance Classes January - May Monday - Saturdays

The Los Alamos Community Winds (LACW) are a non-profit performing concert band made up of members of the local community as well as nearby north central New Mexico communities. Participation is open to anyone who plays a brass, wind or percussion instrument. For more information and to join, please contact LACW at info@lacw.org

DALA offers quality dance instruction for dancers ages 18 months to adult. They offer classes Monday through Saturday in the styles of Ballet, Pointe, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theater, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical, Conditioning, Highland, and Flamenco. Class fees are charged monthly by the hour beginning with $37 per month for a weekly 30-minute class. You can see the full list of classes and prices and register at: www.danceartslosalamos.org.

Tuesday Rehearsals

6:30pm, TBD No audition required

Times vary, Los Alamos Dance Arts, White Rock & Los Alamos $37/month for a weekly 30 min class Contact office@danceartslosalamos.org with questions.

Community Arts - Ongoing & Seasonal

Join Los Alamos Community Winds

Seasonal Programs & Events (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER) The Maxwell Quartet The Hillstrummers Tuesdays & Fridays

This group meets to strum and sing. All are welcome to join in! 10:00-11:30am, Betty Ehart Senior Center No audition required

January 14

The Los Alamos Concert Association presents the gentlemen of Scotland’s award-winning string quartet. Be thrilled with great quartets from the classical repertoire plus a special set of Scottish folk tunes to round out a perfect evening. For more information, please visit

losalamosconcert.org 7:00pm, Duane Smith Auditorium $35/ticket

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Community Arts Events - Seasonal

Los Alamos WinterFest

Breakfast with Santa

December 3 - 5

December 4

WinterFest Weekend is a family-oriented holiday event that celebrates winter in Los Alamos. A number of businesses and organizations host events, including the North Pole Workshop and Breakfast with Santa.

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos has Santa on speed-dial this year! Join Kiwanis for breakfast with Santa and donate non-perishable food for the food bank.

Various Locations in Los Alamos Most events are FREE For more information, visit: https://www.losalamosmainstreet.com/winterfest

Ratcracker on “The Hill” December 3 - 5

The long anticipated sequel to Nutcracker on “The Hill” is finally here. Join Oppenheimer, Gwen Groves, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Dance Arts Los Alamos as they venture to escape the clutches of the Rat Queen. This is Part II in our trilogy, you don’t want to miss the action. Dec. 3, 7:00pm, Duane Smith Auditorium Dec. 4 & 5, 2:00pm, Duane Smith Auditorium Adults $20, Students/Seniors $10 (Children 3 and under are free)

Winter Wonderland Virtual Paint Party - Winter Fest December 3

Plan a cozy family paint party at home to kick off your holiday festivities. Los Alamos Canvas Events has several winter-themed painting kits to choose from. The projects are designed for all ages and all skill levels. Join the virtual Zoom event or purchase kits for your own party. Please contact susanne@lacanvasevents.com for additional information. 6:00pm, via Zoom Registration & kit purchase required: www.lacanvasevents.com

7:00 - 11:00am, TBD Donations accepted

Children’s Christmas Bazaar December 4

Children in kindergarten through 6th grade can shop for family and friends on their own. Items are reasonably priced, elves are available for children who may need or want help. Purchasers will be provided with gift bags, tissue paper, and gift tags. 9:00am - 3:00pm, Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church Registration is required: https://latoth.org/ $15 suggested donation

Table Top Game Day December 4

Come to the Mesa Public Library to play games from the library’s extensive tabletop game collection. Bring the family and/or some friends and try out some awesome new games or play an old favorite. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served in The Zone during the event. 11:00am - 4:00pm, Mesa Public Library, The Zone FREE, All ages are welcome.

Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade December 4

Come out for a festive and colorful holiday light parade in downtown Los Alamos along Central Ave. 6:00pm, Central Ave. FREE To register to participate in the parade, visit: https://www.losalamosmainstreet.com/winterfest



Winter Wonderland Wine Bottle Paint Party

Coro de Cámara presents Winter Wonder

Join Los Alamos Canvas Events to create art, sip, and socialize. All art materials, plus twinkle lights are included. Please contact susanne@ lacanvasevents.com for additional information.

Invigorating winter-themed choral music to warm your heart.

December 7 & 14

Time TBD, Location TBD $20 is the suggested donation for adults, students and children FREE Please visit corodecamara-nm.org for additional details.

The Poulenc Trio February 11

Community Arts Events - Seasonal

6:00 - 8:00pm, Pig & Fig Registration is required: www.lacanvasevents.com $35 Admission

January 29 & 30

Presented by the Los Alamos Concert Association, the Poulenc Trio is the most active touring piano-wind chamber ensemble in the world. They have performed in 45 US states and at music festivals around the world including the Ravello Festival in Italy and the White Nights Festival in Russia 7:00pm, Duane Smith Auditorium Ticket and artist information at losalamosconcert.org

Christmas Eve at Ashley Pond December 24

Join the Freedom Church of Los Alamos at Ashley Pond for a Christmas Eve event. For more information visit: ChirstmasInLosAlamos.com 4:45 - 5:30pm, Ashley Pond Park

I  Broadway! February 11 - 13

Los Alamos Light Opera is happy to announce a very special Valentine's Day show, featuring Broadway Love Songs, solos, duets, and dance numbers. TBD, Los Alamos Little Theater Ticket and artist information at lalt.org

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History, Science & Culture Nature

What will you discover about the Pajarito Plateau? Visit the Los Alamos Nature Center to discover the Pajarito Plateau, talk to an expert about the diversity of the area, see a planetarium show about the stars you see in our clear mountain skies, and learn about the creatures that live in our area. • Get out on the trails: download the Los Alamos Trails app or join Nature Center staff for a hike or outing. • Get closer to wildlife: visit resident critters or watch some wild ones from the observation room. • Expand your knowledge: attend talks or classes, or participate in a school program. • Zoom through the galaxy: take in a show in the Nature Center’s state-of-the-art planetarium. LOS ALAMOS NATURE CENTER OPERATED BY THE PAJARITO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER Website: losalamosnature.org Address: 2600 Canyon Road Phone: (505) 662-0460 Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm CLOSED Tuesdays and Sundays CLOSED for Holidays: Thanksgiving, December 24 - 25, and January 1 Admission: FREE NM STATE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OFFICE Website: https://losalamosextension.nmsu.edu Address: 1251 Bathtub Row Phone: (505) 662-2656 Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm 36


LOS ALAMOS NATURE CENTER The Pajarito Environmental Education Center welcomes people from all over the county, country and globe to visit the Los Alamos Nature Center and explore the Pajarito Plateau. Equipped with a full-dome planetarium, wildlife observation room, indoor and outdoor play areas, and interactive indoor and outdoor exhibits, the Los Alamos Nature Center is a great place to orient to the region and enjoy breathtaking views of our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies.

Nature Playtimes

Mondays (except holidays) Nature Playtime provides an opportunity for toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers to explore the natural world with PEEC’s educators. Each playtime features outdoor play, sensory exploration, and activities focusing on a theme in nature. 10:00-11:00am, Los Alamos Nature Center FREE Admission - For ages 0-5

Visit losalamosnature.org/events to see what else is coming this winter! Events are subject to change. Please check the website for the most up-to-date information.

Passport to the Pajarito Plateau Ongoing

This is a fun program to get families outside, exploring our beautiful trails together. Los Alamos County, Bandelier, the Santa Fe National Forest, and the Valles Caldera have so many great trails, and now, thanks to support from the Delle Foundation, Clif Bar Family Foundation, Kate Svitek Memorial Foundation, and George and Helen Cowan Trust, we’re giving you an easy way to discover them. Here’s how it works: 1. As you hike the trails inside the passport, look for a wooden post or a bench with a small metal plate on it 2. When you find the post, make a rubbing with your crayon rock 3. Bring the passport back to the nature center after you’ve hiked 2, 5, 8, and 12 trails, and you’ll earn a prize that you can use on your next trail adventure. (On Passport III, come back after you’ve hiked 8 and 12 hikes).

Planetarium Sky Shows Wednesdays

Los Alamos Nature Center Programs - Ongoing

Ongoing Programs

Join one of PEEC's astronomers for an open house in the planetarium every Wednesday. The astronomer will give a 15-minute sky show presentation and then answer questions and take requests from attendees! 3:00pm, Los Alamos Nature Center FREE Admission

4. If you complete all 16 hikes in any passport, we’ll have something extra special for you. Passports available during regular business hours Los Alamos Nature Center FREE to participate Learn more at peecnature.org/passport

Gentle Walks Fridays

Gentle Friday morning walks for which the emphasis is on discovery, not mileage gained. 9:00am, Los Alamos Nature Center FREE Admission

Virtual Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class Sundays

Join PEEC's Christa Tyson for a virtual yoga class every week. 10:00am, via Zoom $7/non-members, $5/PEEC Members Register online via PEEC’s event website. Get Out. Get Active.


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Seasonal Programs & Events (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER) Solar Options for Homeowners December 2

Join the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities for a discussion about solar power available to homeowners, things to consider when going solar, and some common misinformation surrounding rooftop solar energy. 7:00pm, Los Alamos Nature Center FREE Admission

The Birth & Death of the Universe December 3

Where did we come from? Where are we going? And how do we know? Join astrophysicist Jonah Miller as he discusses these big questions in this live-streamed astronomy talk. 7:00pm, via Zoom FREE Register online via PEEC’s event website.

The Night Sky in December December 10

Discover what's coming up in December's skies at this talk with Galen Gisler. 7:00pm, Los Alamos Nature Center $6/adults, $4/child Register online via PEEC’s event website.

Hot Chocolate & Home Alone December 17

Join PEEC for a cozy night featuring a hot chocolate bar and screening of the beloved holiday movie Home Alone. 6:00pm, Los Alamos Nature Center $8/ticket Register online via PEEC’s event website.



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Outdoor Recreation Area Highlights

Get Out and Get Active and Enjoy the Jemez Mountains! Head up to Pajarito Mountain year round for a variety of activities, like bike-and-hike lift services, lunch at the lodge, and spectacular views of snow covered mountains. Bordering Los Alamos is the Santa Fe National Forest, with an abundance of fishing, camping, hiking, and unique sights like Jemez Falls, the Las Conchas Trail and much more. SANTA FE NATIONAL FOREST Website: fs.usda.gov/santafe Española Ranger District Phone: (505) 753-7331 Jemez Ranger District Phone: (575) 829-3535 Fire Information Hotline: 877-971-FIRE (3473) Reservations: recreation.gov PAJARITO MOUNTAIN Website: pajarito.ski Address: 397 Camp May Rd. Phone: (505) 662-5725 Office/Store Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 8:30am - 4:00pm Pajarito Cafe Hours (starting Nov 28): Wednesday-Sunday, 8:30am - 3:30pm, Full Menu 3:00 - 4:00pm, Grab & Go




Camping & Recreation Book your reservation online!

The Santa Fe National Forest offers beautiful camping and recreation areas that include high desert and forested landscapes on a range of elevations with primitive and developed campsites. Developed campgrounds offer a selection of amenities for users with RVs and tents. Many campgrounds are available by reservation: • Jemez Falls Campground • Paliza Family Campground • Redondo Campground • San Antonio Campground • Vista Linda Campground • Fenton Lake State Park Please visit recreation.gov for reservations.

Jemez Mountain Trail National Scenic Byway

Pajarito Mountain Cafe

Circling Fenton Lake State Park between Bernalillo, Cuba and Los Alamos, The Jemez Mountain Trail is a beautiful drive full of the courageous history of the Jemez people and surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in the southwest. The Jemez Mountain Trail starts at the Coronado Monument in Bernalillo and encompasses the Jemez State Monument, Valles Caldera Preserve and finishes at Bandelier National Monument. It is filled with many opportunities for hiking, fishing, camping, cross-country skiing, or visiting natural hot springs.

The Pajarito Mountain Café inside the cozy, mountain lodge delivers an authentic on-mountain dining experience. Enjoy a hearty breakfast, like a hand-held breakfast burrito, or a stick-to-your-ribs lunch, like Natalie’s legendary bacon green chile double cheeseburger.


Jemez Mountains Amenities, Programs & Events

Some of the finest mountain scenery in the Southwest is found in the 1.6-million-acre Santa Fe National Forest. Here, you can find the headwaters of Pecos, Jemez, and Gallinas Rivers; mountain streams; lakes; and trout fishing. Travel into the Dome Wilderness via pack trips, saddle, or on 1,000 miles of hiking trails. Consider turkey, elk, deer, and bear hunting, or visit one of many nearby Indian pueblos, Spanish missions, and Indian ruins.

PAJARITO MOUNTAIN A gem exists in northern New Mexico, where the sun shines 300 days a year and you can often ski with a jacket. Pajarito Mountain has a base elevation of 9,200 feet above sea level, and a top elevation of 10,400 feet. The lodge is located on the eastern slopes of the Jemez Mountains near Los Alamos. Pajarito Mountain has 40 trails, 300 ski-able acres (not including the tree skiing), and 1,200 feet of vertical drop — plenty to keep skiers and boarders busy. It boasts five chairlifts including three doubles, one triple and a quad. Pajarito’s terrain includes miles of groomed trails, bump runs and glade skiing. With its Rio Grande valley views, well-known tree skiing and bump runs, fabulous terrain park, lack of lift lines and fabulous weather, Pajarito may be New Mexico’s best-kept skiing secret!

8:30am - 3:30pm, Full Menu 3:00 - 4:00pm, Grab & Go Menu Pajarito Mountain Lodge

Women's Clinics Weekly - Thursdays

Pajarito Mountain invites women of all ages to meet in the lodge at the table with the pink tablecloth to join in a free clinic! The Women’s Clinic covers the following skills and techniques: improving form and confidence by developing skiing skills, sharing knowledge of contemporary skiing styles and equipment, sharing skiing-related strength and conditioning exercises (off-snow), and empowering women through the sport of skiing. For more information, call Paula at (505) 250-4040. 11:30am - 4:00pm, Pajarito Mountain Lodge Participants must hold a season pass or lift ticket for the day.

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Senior Clinics


The Senior Clinic focuses on contemporary ski techniques for those 60 and older. The clinic is free and hosted by Hugh Casey and John Viney, both PSIA Level 3 instructors. The group will ski from 9:00am to 12:00 pm and all participants must be able to ski green and blue slopes.

Get your quads burning and earn those turns in this festival of tele-skiing.

Jemez Mountains Amenities, Programs & Events

Weekly - Thursdays

February 26-27

Time TBD, Pajarito Mountain

8:30am - 12:00pm, Pajarito Mountain Lodge Participants must hold a season pass or lift ticket for the day.

Seasonal Programs & Events (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER) Torchlight Parade December 31

Join Pajarito's finest skiers and snowboarders in the glorious light show down the slopes. The Annual New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade is always a spectacular sight! Time TBD, Pajarito Mountain

Scavenger Hunt on the Mountain February 26

Join Pajarito Mountain skiers for a scavenger hunt. Time TBD, Pajarito Mountain

Scavenger Hunt on the Mountain January 22

Join Pajarito Mountain skiers for a scavenger hunt. Time TBD, Pajarito Mountain

USASA Southwest Freeride Series Slalom/Giant Slalom February 12-13

The southwest series comes to Pajarito for the big downhill races! For more information visit pajarito.ski Time TBD, Pajarito Mountain



DISCOVER HOW WE CAN ASSIST YOU The Social Services Division manages the various social services contracts related to: Early childhood parent resources and education


Juvenile justice

Health Care Specialist to assist with:

After-school activities

Health Care Assistance (HCAP), Accessing Medicaid/Medicare & Affordable Care Act

Prevention planning in schools


Community clinic Senior programs

Case Coordination Specialist to assist with: Social Service Referrals to Local and State Agencies,

The Division also manages the Health Care Assistance Program

Referrals to Behavioral Health Providers and Treatment

(HCAP) for community members and jail detainees. The Division

Facilities, Assistance with Accessing Basic Needs Services.

also manages the local DWI Program. Social Services supports the Los Alamos County Health Council and the DWI Planning Council.

CALL US: (505) 662-8068 LACSSD@lacnm.us Get Out. Get Active.


Outdoor Recreation National Parks

Los Alamos is the Gateway to Three National Parks... ...with Bandelier National Monument located on the southern edge of town, the Valles Caldera National Preserve located just to the west, and the Manhattan Project National Historic Park located in the heart of downtown. Enjoy hiking, fly fishing, camping, and wildlife viewing, while also learning about the unique geology of the Pajarito Plateau, the stories of the Ancient Ancestral Puebloan people and the Jemez Mountain Homesteaders, and the world-changing discoveries made during the Manhattan Project. BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT Website: nps.gov/band Visitor Center Phone: (505) 672-3861 x0 Address: 15 Entrance Rd. Visitor Center Hours: Daily, 8:30am - 4:30pm CLOSED Christmas & New Year’s days Park Hours: Daily, Year-Round, Dawn to Dusk MANHATTAN PROJECT NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK Website: nps.gov/mapr Address: 475 20th St. Phone: (505) 661-6277 Visitor Center Hours: Friday - Monday, 10:00am - 3:00pm CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day VALLES CALDERA NATIONAL PRESERVE Website: nps.gov/vall Phone: (575) 829-4100 x3 Park Entrance: NM 4 near mile marker 39.1 Park Hours: Daily, 8:00am - 6:00pm, through Oct 31 | 9:00am - 5:00pm, beginning Nov 1 CLOSED Thanksgiving & Christmas Days 44


Ongoing Programs NATIONAL PARK SERVICE Admission & Entry Permits America the Beautiful Annual Pass - $80

Annual Pass for U.S. Military - FREE Free Annual pass covering entrance and standard amenity fees for all active military personnel and their dependents. (For active duty military personnel and dependents with proper identification - CAC Card or DD Form 1173.)

Access Pass for U.S. Citizens or Residents with Permanent Disabilities - FREE Lifetime Free lifetime admission and discount pass for US citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities.

Senior Pass - $80 Lifetime, $20 Annual Admission and discount pass for US citizens or permanent residents who are age 62 or older.

BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT Bandelier National Monument protects more than 33,000 acres of rugged but beautiful canyon and mesa country as well as evidence of a human presence here going back more than 11,000 years. Petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls pay tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives in the surrounding communities.

Daily - Through September

Join a ranger for an interpretive walk to the Tyuonyi Pueblo. Although the topics vary by ranger, you will learn about the flora and fauna, the culture, and the history of Bandelier National Monument that you might not hear anywhere else. This short 1-to-1.5 hour tour starts from the visitor center and ends at or beyond the Tyuonyi Pueblo. 10:30am & 1:30pm, Bandelier Visitor Center Regular daily admission applies

National Parks Programs & Events - Ongoing

Covering entrance and standard amenity fees for National Parks and other federal fee areas. This replaces the National Parks Pass and Golden Eagle Pass.

Ranger Guided Pueblo Loop Trail Walks

Admission & Entry Permits Bandelier Annual Pass - $45 Valid for one year from month of purchase. Admits purchaser and passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle, or the pass holder and his/her immediate family when entry is by other means (foot, bicycle).

7-Day Single Entry Permit - $15 Per person entrance fee for visitors traveling on foot or bicycle, or for individuals traveling together in a 16 passenger or greater vehicle as a non-commercial, organized group.

Vehicle 7-Day Entry Permit - $25 per vehicle Includes all persons in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle.

Motorcycle 7-Day Entry Permit - $20 per motorcycle Per vehicle fee for visitors traveling on a motorcycle, up to 2 persons. Visit nps.gov/band for detailed information about group rates, camping rates and reservations, and backcountry reservations.

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National Parks Programs & Events - Seasonal

Scientists and support personnel worked on the Manhattan Project to design and build atomic bombs. Stop at the park’s visitor center for a free talk about the Manhattan Project, a National Park Service Passport stamp, tour maps to park assets, and information about the park mobile app.

VALLES CALDERA NATIONAL PRESERVE Volcanic eruptions created the 13-mile-wide circular depression now known as the Valles Caldera. The preserve is known for its huge mountain meadows, abundant wildlife, and meandering streams. The area also preserves the homeland of ancestral native peoples and a rich ranching history. Whether you are enjoying a groomed trail in a developed area or venturing into the backcountry, remember you are traveling in an environment with unpredictable wildlife and changing weather conditions. Be sure to layer up with insulating, waterproof clothing, wear sunglasses, use sunscreen and carry water. With a little bit of preparation, many exciting activities await you.

Admission & Entry Permits Entrance Fee Waived Valles Caldera National Preserve is a fee park; however, at this time the entrance fee is being waived. While the entrance fee is being waived, Valles Caldera will not be able to sell or issue passes.

Backcountry Vehicle Permit Up to 35 backcountry vehicle permits will be available each day during the summer season (May - Oct) as conditions allow. No permit is needed to visit the Entrance Station, or to hike and bike.

Self-Guided Hikes Daily

Visitors can check out a self-guided booklet from the entrance station for the 1.5-mile La Jara Trail and the 1-mile Pond Trail. During Regular Park Hours, Check in at the Entrance Station 46


National Parks Programs & Events - Seasonal

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Community Services Social Services

For the Expected, Unexpected and Everything in Between The Social Services Division manages the Health Care Assistance Program, which supports access to healthrelated programs and services. The division also manages social services contracts with half a dozen agencies which provide a wide range of programming for families, youth, and seniors throughout the community. The division also coordinates the work of the Los Alamos Community Health Council and supports the work of the local DWI Planning Council. LOS ALAMOS COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES Website: losalamosnm.us - Click on “Social Services” under the “Services” drop down menu Address: 1183 Diamond Drive, Suite E, Los Alamos Phone: (505) 662-8179 Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm Family Strengths Network (FSN) - 3540 Orange Street, Los Alamos | Website: lafsn.org | (505) 662-4515 Health Commons - 1183 Diamond Drive, Suite D, Los Alamos | (505) 662-4038 LA Cares - 2390 North Rd | (505) 661-8015 Las Clinicas del Norte - 1183 Diamond Drive, Suite D, Los Alamos | (505) 303-0400 Las Cumbres - Adult Services Group Home / Supported Living, 2056 Peach St, Los Alamos Child and Family Services, 1060 Nugget St, Los Alamos | lascumbres-nm.org/los-alamos | (505) 753-4123 Los Alamos Family Council - 1505 15th St Suite C | lafamilycouncil.org | (505) 662-4160 Los Alamos JJAB - losalamosjjab.com | (505) 709-8125 Los Alamos Senior Center - www.losalamosseniorcenter.com Betty Ehart Senior Center - 1101 Bathtub Row | (505) 662-8920 | Mon.-Fri. 8:00am - 4:30pm, Sat. 10:00am - 12:00pm White Rock Senior Center - 133 Longview Drive | (505) 672-2034 | Mon-Wed & Fri: 9:30am - 4:00pm Thur. 9:30am - 10:00pm, Sat. 9:30am - 12:00pm Los Alamos Teen Center - (505) 695-7415 | laymca.org, click on “Teen Centers” | @LATeenCenter on social media Monday-Thursday 12:00 - 8:00pm, Friday 12:00 - 11:00pm, Saturday 1:00 - 11:00pm NMSU Cooperative Extension Office - 1251 Bathtub Row | losalamosextension.nmsu.edu | (505) 662-2656 projectY Co-work - 150 Central Park Square | projectylosalamos.com | (505) 661-4862 Self Help - 2390 North Rd, Los Alamos | selfhelpla.org | (505) 662-4666 Youth Activity Centers - lafamilycouncil.org/youth-activity-center/ | (505) 662-9412 48


Ongoing Programs FAMILY STRENGTHS NETWORK FSN is a private, non-profit organization that has served the families of Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico since 1989 through its Family Resource Center and programs. FSN’s mission is to provide education, support groups, and activities to all types of families, parents, teens, and children.

Chit-Chat Infant & Toddler Discussion Group Tuesdays

Informal chat for parents of infants & toddlers, or expectant parents, focused on caring for little ones. 9:30-10:30am, Family Strengths Network FREE Admission

Birth Talk

Monthly - First Monday

6:30-8:00pm, Family Strengths Network FREE Admission, Email birthtalkla@gmail.com for more information.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Kinship Care Support Group Monthly - Second Tuesday

This kinship care group meets monthly via Zoom to discuss the many challenges associated with kinship. This support group is open to all individuals in a kinship or fictive kin situation. 6:00 - 7:00pm, Family Strengths Network FREE Admission, email fsn@lafsn.org to register

Toddler Tunes

Monthly - First Wednesday Learn some practical songs you can sing with your little one every day! Join in on songs about eating, sleeping, going to the playground and much more! 10:30-11:15am, Family Strengths Network FREE Admission

Toddler Craft Day

Toy Lending Library Tuesdays - Saturdays

Families can check out a variety of items without buying new toys. This service is also great for families with little ones visiting! The toys are targeted toward developing fine and gross motor skills, math skills and reading literacy. 9:00am-1:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm, Wednesdays Family Strengths Network FREE

Social Services - Ongoing Programs & Events

Birth Talk is a free community talk circle for people hoping for, expecting, and remembering their transition to parenthood. Partners and babies in arms are welcome.

Monthly - Third Wednesday FSN’s monthly crafts are a pleasure for grown-ups and kids. 10:00 -11:00am, Family Strengths Network FREE Admission

Trans & Non-Binary Family Support Group Monthly - Last Monday

Are you a parent, caregiver or family member of someone who is trans/genderqueer/gender nonconforming? Do you want a space to connect with others? Join this FSN support group. 6:30 - 7:30pm, Family Strengths Network FREE Admission

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LOS ALAMOS RETIRED & SENIOR ORGANIZATION The Betty Ehart and White Rock Senior Centers are places for adults who are 50 years and older to socialize, learn, share meals, have fun, and support each other. It’s run by a respectful and service-oriented staff and many wonderful volunteers. Participants for all indoor and outdoor activites at the Senior Centers must be fully vaccinated.

Dance Programs

Available Monday-Saturday

Social Services - Ongoing Programs & Events

FREE Admission BALLROOM DANCING Monday, 7:00pm, Betty Ehart Senior Center Thursday, 2:00pm, Betty Ehart Senior Center ARGENTINE TANGO Monday, 6:00pm, Betty Ehart Senior Center LINE DANCING Monday, 12:30-1:45pm, White Rock Senior Center Friday, 9:00am, Betty Ehart Senior Center

Fitness Programs

Available Monday-Saturday FREE Admission, unless otherwise noted *Managed by Los Alamos County Community Services. CARDIO PLUS EXERCISE Mon & Wed, 8:45am, Betty Ehart Senior Center GENTLE PILATES Mon & Fri, 9:00am, Betty Ehart Senior Center Mon & Wed, 10:30am, White Rock Senior Center Suggested Donation $5 GENTLE YOGA Mon & Wed, 10:30am, White Rock Senior Center Suggested Donation $10 LOW IMPACT AEROBICS Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:30-10:15am, White Rock Senior Ctr PRAJNA YOGA* Thursdays, 5:45-6:45pm, Betty Ehart Senior Center SILVER SNEAKERS Tues & Thurs, 10:00am, White Rock Senior Center

TAP DANCING Tuesday, 12:00pm, White Rock Senior Center Thursday, 1:30pm, Betty Ehart Senior Center

STRONG WOMEN GRADUATES Mon, Wed, Fri, 10:00am, White Rock Senior Center

SALSA DANCING Wednesday, 7:00pm, Betty Ehart Senior Center

TABLE TENNIS* Tues & Thurs, 7:30pm, Betty Ehart Senior Center Saturday, 10:00am, Betty Ehart Senior Center TAI CHI Tuesday, 10:00am, Betty Ehart Senior Center Thursday, 2:45pm, Betty Ehart Senior Center Suggested Donation $5 VARIETY TRAINING Tues & Thurs, 8:45am, Betty Ehart Senior Center VINYASA YOGA Monday, 10:45am, White Rock Senior Center Wednesday, 4:30pm, White Rock Senior Center Suggested Donation $10 WEIGHT ROOM Mon-Sat, 10:00am, White Rock Senior Center ZUMBA GOLD Tuesday, 1:30-2:30pm, White Rock Senior Center Friday, 4:00-5:00pm, White Rock Senior Center Suggested Donation $5



LOS ALAMOS TEEN CENTER The Teen Center is located in the historic Community Building in downtown Los Alamos, where it has more than 10,000 square feet of specially designed program space to serve teens. Facilities include: music recording studio, music performance space, movie/gaming room, two computer labs, art studio, yoga studio, snack bar, and an outdoor deck with amazing views. Various enrichment programs, activities, events and trainings are offered free to teens, in addition to youth-led projects and opportunities for teens to make a difference in their community.

Mondays & Thursdays

Explore identity and self-expression through a variety of art mediums and styles in the art studio. Led by art therapist Ericka Becker, teens will have an opportunity to build stronger resiliency, coping skills and support systems. 2:30-5:00pm, Los Alamos Teen Center FREE Admission

Recording Studio Mentoring Monday - Friday

3:00-5:00pm, Los Alamos Teen Center FREE Admission

Teen Council Meetings Monthly - Third Friday

Friday, 4:00-5:00pm, Los Alamos Teen Center FREE Admission

Teen Center GSA Weekly

YOUTH ACTIVITY CENTERS The activity centers, located both in Los Alamos and White Rock, provide safe, supervised environments and positive adult role models for youth in grades 3-8.

Activity Center Hours Monday-Friday

Come hang out, and enjoy a variety of fun activities! Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 3:00-6:00pm Wednesdays, 12:00-6:00pm School conferences & other weekdays when school is not in session - Monday-Friday, 8:00am-6:00pm FREE Admission - Check YAC newsletter for exceptions and updates . Closed legal holidays, Saturdays and Sundays

Social Services - Ongoing Programs & Events

Arts & Resiliency Program

Please email latc@laymca.org for details FREE Admission

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Ask a Specialist Workshops

Las Cumbres Community Services is a non-profit organization, providing adult services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and child and family services for families facing social, emotional and developmental challenges. Las Cumbres is working for a world where everyone connects and thrives in their own communities.

Interactive workshops led by early childhood professionals to address a wide range of topics related to child development and parenting strategies. Previous workshops were recorded and are available on the website.

Monthly - Second & Fourth Fridays

10:00 - 11:00am, via Zoom FREE To join the Zoom meeting or view previously recorded sessions visit: lascumbres-nm.org/ask-a-specialist

Social Services - Seasonal Programs & Events

Referral Services Las Cumbres provides a variety of infant and early childhood referral services for families and caregivers. Additional information can be found via the Las Cumbres Website: lascumbres-nm.org/community-infant-early-childhood-programs-la

Drop-in Clinics Mondays

Stop by the new Child and Family Services space at 1060 Nugget St., meet the team, engage in activities with your children, and ask questions of the staff. Specialized professionals will be available to answer questions and connect families to additional supports. The focus is on young children ages 0-6 with social-emotional or developmental concerns. Art, sensory and other activities designed to address developmental milestones and enhance caregiver/child relationships will be provided.

Child Respite

9:00am - 12:00pm, 1060 Nugget St., Los Alamos FREE

A flexible family support service for short-term, temporary care of children with or at risk for intellectual or developmental disabilities

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Group

Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention


Learn to live in the moment, tolerate and cope with stress in a healthy manner, regulate emotions and develop enriching relationships with others. Best for parents, caregivers, and community providers. 11:30am - 12:30pm, via Zoom FREE Join the Zoom meeting via: lascumbres-nm.org/dbt-skills

Autism Support Group Monthly - Third Thursday

A support group for all parents and caregivers raising children with an Autism diagnosis. 10:00 - 11:00am, via Zoom FREE To register, contact: abbie.nelson@lccs-nm.org


Focuses on preventing child abuse and neglect, and strengthening and preserving families with children ages 0 to 6.

Family Infant Toddler and Early Intervention Serves families who have concerns about the development of their young children ages birth to 3, to achieve optimal physical, emotional, social and cognitive development.

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health/ Children’s Behavioral Health Licensed clinicians with specialized training in infant and early childhood mental health, trauma-focused therapy, and evidence-based practices provide counseling for children and families.


Seasonal Programs & Events (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER) (All events and classes at the Teen Center are for high school aged teens only)

Holiday Movie Marathon December 4

Following the Holiday Lights Parade, the Youth Mobilizers will host teens for an evening of holiday movies complete with homemade hot cocoa and fresh cookies.

End of Semester De-Stress December 13 - 17

February 2 - March 23, Tuesdays

Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a sexuality education course that fosters informed, responsible, and values-based decisions about sexual health and behavior. 3:00 - 4:00pm, Family Strengths Network FREE Registration required at www.lafsn.org

Adventures in STEM - February February 9 & 12

Join FSN for kid-friendly STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities hosted by STEAM Lab. Wednesday, 10:00 - 10:45am & 1:30 - 2:30pm Saturday, 9:30 - 10:30am Family Strengths Network FREE

Los Alamos Teen Center will host various fun activities and offer a variety of food and snacks throughout the last week of the fall school semester. Activities will include henna, puppies & kittens, comfort foods, movies, games & more. After School, Los Alamos Teen Center FREE

Adventures in STEM - December December 15

Join FSN for kid-friendly STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities hosted by STEAM Lab. 1:30 - 2:30pm, Family Strengths Network FREE

Friday Playdate - February

Intro to Dungeons & Dragons Class

February 25

December 20 - 23

Join FSN for games, activities, snacks & time to relax with friends.

Learn to play Dungeons & Dragons with a professional Dungeon Master who will guide you through learning the mechanics of the game, creating memorable characters, and taking on your first adventure. Limit 6 students.

10:30am - 12:00pm, Family Strengths Network FREE

Social Services - Seasonal Programs & Events

7:00 - 11:00pm, Los Alamos Teen Center FREE

Our Whole Lives, grades K-1

After School, Los Alamos Teen Center FREE, Pre-registration required. Email latc@laymca.org

Friday Playdate - January January 28

Join FSN for games, activities, snacks & time to relax with friends. 10:30am - 12:00pm, Family Strengths Network FREE

Get Out. Get Active.


Community Services Parks, Trails & Open Space

Enjoy a beautiful backdrop for a wide variety of activities! With Los Alamos County's abundance of parks and playgrounds, individuals, families, organizations and businesses are able to readily enjoy the outdoors. Whether for an afternoon stroll, office party, snowball fight, weekend hike, basketball game, athletic training, or family birthday party, Los Alamos parks have something for everyone! LOS ALAMOS COUNTY PARKS Website: losalamosnm.us - Click on “Recreation” Phone: (505) 662-8159 Online Reservations: losalamosnm.us - Click on “Register...” under the “I want to” drop down menu LOS ALAMOS COUNTY TRAILS & OPEN SPACE Website: losalamosnm.us - Click on “Recreation” Phone: (505) 663-1776 Online Trail Maps: losalamosnm.us - Click on “Parks & Recreation” and then “Open Space & Trails”



Family Friendly Hiking Trails

OPEN SPACE & TRAILS Located on the eastern flank of the Jemez Mountains,Los Alamos enjoys a mountain backdrop amid the orange cliffs of the Pajarito Plateau. The town spans three miles of the plateau, interrupted by deeply incised canyons that offer natural escapes within the town’s limits. White Rock lies on the edge of the 1,000-foot deep White Rock Canyon, carved by the Rio Grande.

Looking for a Trailhead?

Watch for “Trailhead” signs along major roads throughout the County. Find more information about the County Trail Network online: losalamosnm.us - Click on “Parks & Recreation” and then “Open Space & Trails”.

Using the Open Space & Trails


Los Alamos County Open Space is open to non-motorized use only. Hiking, running, horse travel, and mountain biking are permitted on County trails.

WHITE ROCK CANYON RIM TRAIL See White Rock Canyon Trailhead Guide

Resource Protection: All cultural resources such as Ancestral Pueblo room blocks, pot shards, petroglyphs, and historical artifacts are protected by Federal and State law. Let all cultural resources lie undisturbed.

Family Friendly Biking Trails

Share the Trail: These are multi-use trails for pedestrians, equestrians, and bicyclists. Bicyclists should yield to all other users. Dogs in Los Alamos County Open Space: All dogs must be on a leash within 100 yards of a trailhead. Dogs must be under voice and sight control at all times. Safety: When exploring trails, always carry water, sunscreen, a hat, extra clothing, a flashlight, and a navigational aid.

Trailhead Guides Trailhead guides are available at major trailheads, the Los Alamos County Customer Care Center in the Municipal Building, the Los Alamos Nature Center, and online. For more Info visit losalamosnm.us - Click on “Parks & Recreation” and then “Open Space & Trails”. Get Out. Get Active.

Los Alamos County is known for its mountain biking trails but there are plenty of options available for those who like to ride both paved and unpaved trails at a milder pace. Below is a list of trails that are more suitable for family biking fun. Refer to the corresponding Trailhead Guide for full trail descriptions, maps, and directions to the trailhead. NORTH MESA TRAIL BAYO BENCH TRAIL See Bayo Canyon Trailhead Guide

Open Space & Trails - Reservations, Rentals & Permits

The canyons and mesas in and around the County are linked by 100+ miles of trail network. Hikers and runners, horseback riders, mountain bikers, and other trail users delight in the variety. The trails offer a quick escape from the busy pace in town, a way to commute to work, an easy stroll or a physical challenge, and a chance to observe wildlife or soak in the views.

Los Alamos County has 100+ miles of trails in its network, which will accommodate most skill and fitness levels. Below is a list of trails that are more suitable for family hiking fun. Refer to the corresponding Trailhead Guide for full trail descriptions, maps, and directions to the trailhead.

KWAGE MESA TRAIL See Deer Trap and Kwage Mesa Trailhead Guide CANYON RIM TRAIL LOS ALAMOS MESA TRAIL See East Park Trailhead Guide WHITE ROCK CANYON RIM TRAIL See White Rock Canyon Trailhead Guide 55

COMMUNITY PARKS Visit these great special use parks FREE year round! 9-Hole Disc Golf Courses Miniature Golf Skate Parks Dog Parks BMX Course (Under Construction) Remote Car Track Equestrian Facilities Sail Plane Field

Open Space & Trails - Reservations, Rentals & Permits

(505) 662-8170 or lacrec@lacnm.us Participants can check out equipment for disc golf and miniature golf at the Aquatic Center front desk.

Dog Parks Looking for a place to take your dogs where they can interact and socialize with other dogs? Los Alamos County has three dog parks where canine companions can run off-leash and engage in some canine interaction. All parks are fenced in, have water, benches, waste bags and garbage cans. Dogs must be friendly and current on vaccinations. Overlook Park: 580 Overlook Rd., White Rock. East of the baseball fields - Some shade and grass.

Barranca Mesa Park Located on Barranca Mesa, this park offers a pavilion, tennis courts, soccer fields, picnic tables, shade trees, restrooms and a play lot.

East Park This park plays host to a picnic pavilion, basketball court and miniature golf course made from recycled playground equipment including a Cinderella carriage, a submarine, and a Conestoga wagon.

North Mesa Picnic Grounds This 5-acre park is located in a ponderosa pine forest, and has three large and one small picnic pavilions, restrooms, picnic tables, and a 9-hole disc golf course. There is plenty of shade in the cool pines and the county trail network is nearby.

Overlook Park Located in White Rock, the park contains many amenities including a wheelchair-accessible scenic overlook of White Rock Canyon, the Rio Grande, Remote Control Car Track, and the mountainous country to the East. With spectacular views and more than adequate space, it is a popular venue for soccer, softball, and baseball as well as special events.

Piñon Park

East Park: 300 East Rd., Los Alamos. North of the playlot toward the canyon rim.

Piñon Park in White Rock has a large picnic pavilion, a splash pad, tennis courts, a play lot, a skateboard park, 9-hole disc golf course, and restrooms.

North Mesa: Located near the intersection of San Ildefonso and North Mesa Park Rd. Shade, water and dirt surfaces.

Rover Park

Disc Golf Courses Open year round. Discs are available to rent at the Aquatic Center front desk during regular business hours. Los Alamos: 9-hole disc golf course situated among the trees and vegetation of North Mesa Picnic Grounds. White Rock: 9-hole disc golf course at Piñon Park in the natural piñon and juniper landscape.

In White Rock, Rover Park has a play lot, a picnic pavilion, shade trees, picnic tables, a large open area, tennis courts, a beach volleyball court, and restrooms.

Urban Park A 9-acre park in the heart of Los Alamos with lighted tennis courts, Urban Park has a picnic pavilion, sand volleyball pit, soccer, baseball field, a paved loop for walking or running, a basketball court, play lot, and restrooms.

Skate Parks Los Alamos Skate Park: In front of Mesa Public Library. White Rock Skate Park: Piñon Park on Sherwood Blvd.

Ashley Pond Park A downtown landmark dating back to ranch-school days, Ashley Pond Park was originally a natural depression. It is named after the founder of the Los Alamos Ranch School, Ashley Pond, and is a cherished place for walks, picnics, concerts, events and more. Amenities include a stage, restrooms, waterfall feature, boardwalks and wetlands.




North Mesa Sports Complex 555 North Mesa Road

Los Alamos

Orange Street Play Lot 2601 Orange Street

Ashley Pond Park 2300 Trinity Drive Picnic Tables Shade Stage Restrooms Barranca Mesa Park 95 Loma Del Escolar Street Picnic Tables/Pavilion Play Lot Restrooms Soccer Field Tennis Courts Canyon Road Tennis Courts Canyon Road, east of the Aquatic Center

Soccer Field Play Lot East Park 300 East Road Dog Park Hiking Trail Miniature golf Picnic Tables/Pavilion Play Lot Shade Basketball Court Restrooms Dinosaur Park Play Lot 2104 Barranca Road Firefighter Tot Lot 2557 45th Street Loma Linda Tot Lot 201 North Mesa Road

Pine Street Play Lot 600 Pine Street Basketball Court Ridgeway Tot Lot 3698 Ridgeway Drive Ray Brewer Rodeo Arena 650 North Mesa Road Restrooms Covered Arena San Ildefonso Recreation Area North Mesa by the Stables Soccer Field Mud Volleyball BMX Course Playlot Community Gardens Tennis Courts Dog Park Hiking Trails Urban Park 2070 North Road Picnic Tables/Pavilion Play Lot Restrooms Tennis Courts Sand Volleyball Court Basketball Court

White Rock Grand Canyon Park 199 Shirlane Place Jeffery Play Lot 562 Brighton Drive Basketball Half Court

Los Pueblos Park 500 Los Pueblos Street

Mountain Meadows Play Lot 325 Meadow Lane

Myrtle Street Tennis Court 1501 Myrtle Street

Overlook Park 580 Overlook Road

North Mesa Picnic Grounds 280 North Mesa Road 9-Hole Disc Golf Course Picnic Tables/Pavilions Shade

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Picnic Tables/Pavilion Play Lot Splash Pad Shade Skate Park Tennis Courts 9-Hole Disc Golf Course Rover Park 2070 North Road Picnic Tables/Pavilion Play Lot Restrooms Shade Basketball Court Sand Volleyball Court

Camping Camp May Top of Camp May Road Hiking Trails Picnic Tables/Pavilion Shade 10 Overnight Camping Sites Fire Pits Restrooms Main Gate Park 2700 East Road 10 RV Spaces Picnic Tables Restrooms Dump Station Drinking Fountain Water Spigot White Rock Visitor Center/RV Park 115 State Road 4 16 RV Spaces Picnic Tables Restrooms Dump Station Drinking Fountain Water Spigot Pet Yard Electrical Hook-ups

Open Space & Trails - General Information

Community Soccer Field 1670 Nectar Street

Baseball/Softball Fields

Piñon Park 10 Sherwood Blvd

Ball Fields Dog Park Hiking Trails Picnic Tables Play Lot Restrooms Soccer Fields RC Track 57

Community Services Golf Course

Challenge Yourself with Cross Country Skiing at our Public Course Nestled at the base of the Jemez Mountains, atop the Pajarito Plateau, the Los Alamos County Golf Course offers a challenging 6,500 yard, par 72, 18-hole layout that gets turned into a cross country ski playground when the snow arrives. The golf course, built in 1947 by the Atomic Energy Commission, is one of the oldest 18-hole golf courses in New Mexico. Panoramic vistas and clear, fresh mountain air at an elevation of 7,400 feet, provide a beautiful setting to enjoy the winter wonderland and have great experiences. LOS ALAMOS COUNTY GOLF COURSE Website: losalamosnm.us - Click on “Golf Course” Golf Shop Phone: (505) 662-8139 Address: 4244 Diamond Drive Golf Shop Winter Hours, starting Dec. 6: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm Driving Range Winter Hours: Open weather dependent, range balls available during shop hours. Closed December 6, 2021 - February 15, 2022 COTTONWOOD ON THE GREENS RESTAURANT Website: cottonwoodonthegreens.com Phone: (505) 662-0404 Open: Monday-Saturday, 11:00am - 8:00pm | Sunday, 9:00am - 8:00pm Sunday Brunch Buffet: 9:00am - 2:00pm Sunday Dinner: 4:00 - 8:00pm Lunch: Monday-Saturday, 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Monday-Sunday, 5:00 - 8:00pm Bar Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11:00am - 8:00pm | Sunday, 9.00am - 8.00pm Whether you’re celebrating a special event such as a bridal reception, or hosting a corporate meeting, the Los Alamos Golf Course Community Room provides functional and flexible space for every kind of event. The room can be booked up to 12 months in advance on a first-come, first-served basis. To check on room availability, contact Cottonwood on the Greens by calling (505) 662-0404 or e-mail: cottonwoodonthegreens@gmail.com 58









DST begins–3rd Sun in Sept

7 days


7 days

8:00am (Mon–Fri); 7:30am (Sat/Sun)

Early Fall

3rd Mon in Sept–DST ends

7 days


7 days


Late Fall

DST ends - Nov 30*

5 days (Wed–Sun)


Fri–Sun & Holidays



Dec*–Feb 14*

5 days (Mon–Fri)




*Weather & course condition dependent (Golf Course website will have current information) DST = Daylight Savings Time

STANDARDS FOR ALL SEASONS › Final tee time is two hours prior to sunset* › Driving range & ball machine are open year round until sunset (weather and course condition dependent) › Range ball tokens available for purchase during Pro Shop hours › All carts must be returned 30 minutes after sunset* *As determined by Google

Daily Golf Fee Schedule

Annual Pass Options

Green Fees Mon. - Fri. Sat. & Sun. Holidays

Annual Passes for the 2022 Season available starting January 10

18 Holes 9 Holes 18 Junior* 9 Junior* *18 and under

Fusion Pass, Single $1,600.00 Combines your green, car and range pass in one

$33.00 $20.00 $16.00 $10.00

$36.00 $23.00 $16.00 $10.00

Fusion Pass, Family $2,500.00 Two adults living at the same address Fusion Pass, Senior $1,185.00 Combines your green, car and range pass in one

Senior Rates

Adult Pass, Single


Saturday - Sunday & Holidays Excluded

Senior Pass, Single


18 Holes 18 Holes 9 Holes 9 Holes

Junior Pass, Single 18 years & younger

50 and Over

Monday - Friday $40.00 with car $25.00 without car $23.00 with car $15.00 without car

College Student $290.00 Full time students 22 years & under

9 Holes/Player

Golf Car , Adult Pull Cart Rental Clubs

18 Holes/Player

$10.00 $4.00 $20.00

$17.00 $7.00 $27.00

Driving Range Fee (per Bucket) Small $3.00 Medium $6.00 Large $8.00

Annual Range Pass, Adult


Annual Range Pass, Junior


Club Storage


Learning Opportunities The PGA professional at the golf course has put together a variety of learning opportunities for the new season. Call the golf shop at (505) 662-8139 for more information: Private Lessons: One-on-one instruction for all ages and skill levels. Let County golf staff help you reach your golf goals.

Punch Cards Punch Cards are transferable, can be used at any time, and include monthly game improvement clinics.

Group Golf Lessons: Learn to golf with your friends or others of your same skill level and interest. Short Game Instruction “Red Zone” Challenge: Focus on five key skill areas to produce dramatic results.

Ten - 9 Hole Rounds (10 visits for 9 holes)


Ten - 9 Hole Rounds (10 visits for 9 holes), JR


Ten - 9 Hole Golf Cart Rental


Tournament Planning

Driving Range Punch Card Equal to 30 medium baskets of balls


Please contact the Los Alamos County Golf Shop to start planning your 2022 event today!

Get Out. Get Active.

Golf Course - General Information

Cars, Clubs & Driving Range



Community Resources Community Organizations More than 400 Organizations are in our Busy Little Community! It’s easy to get plugged in and involved with activities that suit your lifestyle! Below is a list of just a few to help get you started. Pick up a new sport, join a social group of active residents, learn a new hobby, or sign up for a class. You will never be bored in Los Alamos County if you...

...Get Out and Get Active! FACILITY RENTALS LAPS Field & Gym Rentals - (505) 663-2245 Sheriff’s Posse Lodge - (505) 412-8326 | lasheriffsposse.com

FITNESS & HEALTH Anytime Fitness - anytimefitness.com Crossfit Los Alamos - crossfitlosalamos.com The Family YMCA - (505) 662-3100 | laymca.org Healing Through Yoga - https://joann.yoga LA Fitness - (505) 662-5232 | losalamosfitness.com Taiji & Sitting Qigong KokHeong McNaughton kokheong@comcast.net TRIBE Yoga - tribeyogaandwellness.com

HOBBIES Endeavor Working Dog Club - endeavorwdc.org Radio Controlled Car Track - (505) 672-3072 Community Seed, Plant, & Iris Swap KokHeong McNaughton kokheong@comcast.net


Community Resources

High Altitude Athletics - highaltitudeathletics.org Tuff Riders Mountain Bike Club - tuffriders.losalamos.com/ New Mexico Orienteering - nmarclub@gmail.com


PUBLIC SAFETY Los Alamos Fire Department - Emergencies - Dial 9-1-1 Non-Emergency - (505) 662-8301 Facebook Page: @losalamosfiredepartment Los Alamos Police Department - Emergencies - Dial 9-1-1 Non-Emergency/Crime Tips - (505) 662-8222 Email - lapd@lacnm.us

SPORTS Adult Fast-Pitch - John Eddleman (505) 667-3025 Adult Slow-Pitch - Julie Brothers (505) 500-5409 Atomic City Pacers (running) - atomicrunners.com Charger Aquatics - chargerswim.com ESC Elite Track Club - Bob Koski (505) 660-6890 Folk Dance - Dennis (505) 661-4240 High Flyer Gymnastics - lahighflyers.com LA Aquatomics - aquatomics.org LA Hockey Association - lahockey.org LA Tennis Club - losalamostennis.usta.com LA Volleyball Club - facebook.com/Losalamosvolleyballclub/ LA Youth Football & Cheerleading - losalamosextreme.com LAPS Athletics - Ann Stewart (505) 663-2531 LAYLAX - Lacrosse - laylax.org Los Alamos Little League - lalittleleague.org Los Alamos Nukes Rugby Club - nukesrugbyclub@gmail.com Los Alamos School of Gymnastics - lagymnastics.net Los Alamos Softball Association - @LosAlamosSoftball Los Alamos Youth Soccer - laysl.org Mountain Swim Club - Anna Zhang (505) 662-1900 Ultimate Frisbee - Chris Fontes cjf@lanl.gov

VISITOR RESOURCES Los Alamos Visitor Center - visitlosalamos.org 475 20th St, Los Alamos, NM 87544 800-444-0707 | (505) 662-8105 Monday – Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm White Rock Visitor Center - visitlosalamos.org 115 State Road 4, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87547 800-444-0707 | (505) 672-3183 Open 7 days a week: 8:00am - 6:00pm losalamosnm.us

Los Alamos Folk Dancing Club

Small Business Saturday

7:15-9:30pm, Performing Arts Center FREE Admission - Drop-ins welcome

Support local businesses and do your holiday shopping while earning Blue Bucks raffle tickets, sponsored by Enterprise Bank & Trust, for a chance to win cash and gift cards! Blue Buck raffle runs from November 20 - December 11. Check out participating businesses at LosAlamosChamber.com and look for promotions in the Los Alamos Daily Post! For more information, contact the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce at (505) 661-4816 or ryn@loslamos.org.


November 27

Jr. Roller Derby Mondays & Tuesdays

Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams on roller skates, on an elliptical track and is one of the most rapidly growing sports in the country. All skill levels welcome, ages 9 - 18.

Taiji & Sitting Qigong

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays Taiji is slow, flowing, dance-like exercise for health, balance and vitality. Qigong is an ancient Chinese healthcare system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intention. Practice Taiji as a Spiritual Practice for 12-weeks. Email kokheong@comcast.net for more information and the Zoom link

Mondays, 4:00 - 5:50pm, The Family YMCA Gym Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00pm, Pueblo Gym $30/month Contact the Family YMCA to register (505) 662-3100 Additional information available at: https://laymca.org/jr-roller-derby

Sitting Qigong - Mondays, & Wednesdays 10:00-11:00am, via Zoom Taiji in the Park - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00-11:00am, Ashley Pond Park. Unitarian Church when weather turns cold. Taiji as Spiritual Practice - Saturdays,10:00-11:00am, Unitarian Church FREE Admission

Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Pancake Breakfasts Monthly - 1st Sunday

7:00-11:00am, Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse $7 per person

Los Alamos Newcomer Monday Mixers Monthly - 1st Monday

Newcomers are welcome to attend a Q&A session and then walk to a local brewery where the first beer is on projectY! To register email christina@losalamos.org 4:00-5:00pm, projectY Cowork FREE Get Out. Get Active.

Monday, Wednesday & Friday Shoshin Ryu Jiu-jitsu is a dynamic, Japanese based martial art that meets the self-defense challenges of the times as well as honors the spirit of previous generations. Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:40 - 8:10pm - Ages 13 & up, Fridays, 4:00 - 5:30pm - Ages 7-12 Fridays, 5:45 - 7:45pm - Ages 13 & up The Family YMCA Main Y Studio $40/month, Youth 7-12 / $26 for YMCA members Contact the Family YMCA to register (505) 662-3100 Additional information available at: https://familyym.facewebsites.net/shoshin-ryu-jiu-jitsu-martial-arts

Community Resources

The Sheriff’s Posse organizes a monthly cowboy breakfast. Six of the yearly breakfasts benefit the Sheriff’s posse organization, while the proceeds from the other six benefit local non-profit organizations. Come by and eat bacon, eggs, sausage, and five different kinds of pancakes along with juice, coffee, and milk!

Shoshin Ryu Jiu-Jitsu


Tae Kwon Do

Monday & Wednesday Known as Korean Karate, this study of kicks and punches emphasizes the use of the feet for unarmed combat. Students learn basics, forms and 3-step. Sparring is non-contact. Appropriate for ages 9 & up Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:30pm The Family YMCA Gym $36/month / $18 for YMCA members Contact the Family YMCA to register (505) 662-3100 Additional information available at https://laymca.org/tae-kwon-do

United Church Thrift Shop All-ThingsChristmas Re-Sale December 1

8:30am - 12:00pm, United Church, Graves Hall 2525 Canyon Road, Los Alamos (Please enter from Rose Street) FREE

Stables Luminaria Walk December 12

Enjoy a quiet walk through Los Alamos stables. You’ll find camp fires (“luminarias”) and opportunities to interact with horses, goats, sheep, cows, and other stables animals at select barns. Please wear glow sticks, carry flashlights, and wear reflective clothing. 4:00 - 7:00pm, Los Alamos Stables, North Mesa FREE

Kathak Sundays

Kathak is an East Indian classical dance that involves combinations of hand and foot movements set to a combination of beats. The class covers hand-foot coordination, footwork, choreography, self-discipline and Indian culture through an artistic form of physical exercise. 2:00 - 3:00pm, Beginner/Junior 3:00 - 4:00pm, Intermediate 4:00 - 5:00pm, Advanced/Senior The Family YMCA Main Y Studio $36/month / $18 for YMCA members Contact the Family YMCA to register (505) 662-3100 Additional information available at https://laymca.org/dance

Climbing Wall

Community Resources

6 days a week


The YMCA's indoor climbing wall is a 30’ by 10’ L-configuration at 32’ tall and a climbing wall monitor is always on duty during open climb hours that can assist climbers in safety training, introduction to climbing etiquette and procedures, and belaying. Open Climb Hours Monday & Wednesday, 9:00 - 11:00am & 5:00 - 8:45pm Tuesday & Thursdays, 5:45 - 7:15am & 6:00 - 8:45pm Fridays, 9:00 - 11:00am Saturdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm The Family YMCA Climbing access is included in the YMCA membership, or a day pass for $10 Additional information available at https://laymca.org/climbing-wall

YMCA Winter Break Camp December 27 - 30

Join the YMCA for tons of winter break fun! Camp will take place Monday-Thursday, 7:30am - 5:45pm The Family YMCA Details and pricing available on the YMCA Website.

The Family YMCA Group Fitness Classes Varying Days

The YMCA offers 18 types of awesome group fitness classes for everyone in a supportive and fun environment. Over 70 classes/ week are offered in-person (50 classes/week), virtually (20/week), indoors and outdoors (14/week) to encourage, inspire and support everyone on their fitness journey. Details and pricing available on the YMCA website. The YMCA has an app available called Daxko through the below QR code


The Great Kindness Challenge January 24 - 28

The Great Kindness Challenge empowers students, families, and community members to create a culture of kindness. Join the Los Alamos Public Schools in making a difference by participating and downloading a free Kindness Checklist at https://thegreatkindnesschallenge.com/familyedition FREE to participate

Community Resources

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Administration (505) 662-8241

Aquatic Center (505) 662-8170

Recreation Division (505) 662-8170

Betty Ehart Senior Center (505) 662-8920

Parks Division (505) 662-8159

Golf Course Pro Shop (505) 662-8139

Open Space Division (505) 663-1776

Ice Rink (505) 662-4500

Social Services Division (505) 662-8068

Mesa Public Library/White Rock Branch Library (505) 662-8250 | (505) 662-8265

Public Library Division (505) 662-8250

Nature Center (505) 662-0460 Teen Center (505) 695-7415 White Rock Senior Center (505) 672-2034 LA Youth Activity Center/WR Youth Activity Center (505) 662-9412 | (505) 672-1565



Fuller Lodge Reservations Office (505) 662-8405

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of special accommodations please contact Community Services at (505) 662-8170 at least one week prior to the start of the program.