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Winter 2022 - 2023 Activity Guide


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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 27, 2022 - February 25, 2023 Seasonal Programs: Breakfast with Santa, Luminaria Skate, Holiday Concerts Special Events: WinterFest, Los Alamos Winter Classic: NM Ice Wolves vs El Paso Rhinos Ongoing Programs: Open Boating, What's Up Wednesday?, Open Gym Programs, Winter Farmer's Market ...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 2

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Ice Rink

Aquatic Center

History, Science & Culture

Social Services

Golf Course

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Recreation Programs & Events

Public Library

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 midFebruary. 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. Sincerely, Cory Styron Community Services Director

**Please note: All events and programs within this booklet as subject to change due to COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. Please contact the organizing entity for updated information**

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Community Services Ice Rink

Get ready for winter, and another spectacular season at the Rink! Built in 1936, the Los Alamos County Ice Rink is the only refrigerated, NHL regulation, outdoor ice rink in New Mexico. The rink offers public skating, hockey, and skating lessons from mid-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 schedule on page 8. Holiday Closures: November 24 - Thanksgiving Day

Reserve the Ice Rink for your event! 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

Friday-Sunday $190.00

Prices do not reflect business use and do not include skate rental

Derby Dames Los Alamos Derby Dames is a flat track roller derby league. For more information visit their website: laderbydames.com and Facebook Page: facebook.com/laderbydames/

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C I S S A L C WINTER 2 2 0 2 , 1 1 9 December

Ice Rink - General Information

S O M A L A S LO

3 DAYS OF HOCKEY TOURNAMENTS Featuring the New Mexico Ice Wolves, Los Alamos Hockey Association Teams, & Some Local College Teams!

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2022 General Ice Rink Schedule

Holiday Public Skate Schedule

Friday/Saturday hockey games are possible, recommend calling before arriving.

12:00 - 5:00pm November 24 & 25 December 25 January 1

Ice Rink Program - Schedule

Tentative Opening Day November 12

Sunday 7:00am – 1:00pm 1:00PM – 1:15PM 1:15pm – 5:00pm 5:00PM – 5:15PM 5:15pm – 7:30pm 7:30PM – 7:45PM 7:45pm – 9:45pm

LAHA, ICE RESURFACING Public Skating ICE RESURFACING LAHA ICE RESURFACING Adult Pond Hockey

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

Adult Skating Public Skating ICE RESURFACING LAHA

Tuesday 6:00am – 7:00am 11:30am – 1:30pm 1:30pm – 3:30pm 3:30PM – 3:45PM 3:45pm – 9:00pm

LAHA Adult Skating Public Skating ICE RESURFACING 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 1:30pm – 4:45pm 4:45PM – 5:00PM 5:00pm – 8:30pm 8:30PM – 8:45PM 8:45pm –10:15pm

Adult Skating Public Skating ICE RESURFACING LAHA ICE RESURFACING Adult Pond Hockey

Friday’s (Dec - Jan) 11:30am –1:30pm Adult Noon Hockey 5:30pm – 6:30pm LAHA 6:30PM – 6:45PM ICE RESURFACING Friday’s (Nov & Feb) 11:30am –1:30pm Adult Skating 5:30pm – 6:30pm LAHA 6:30PM – 6:45PM ICE RESURFACING 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 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.

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Public Skate Nights Nov. 18, 19 & 25, 6:45 - 10:00pm Nov. 26, 12:45 - 10:00pm Dec. 2 & 23, 6:45 - 10:00pm Dec. 27 - 30, 3:00 - 6:45pm

Dec. 24, 2:00 - 6:00pm Dec. 31, 2:00 - 10:00pm

Jan. 7, 2:00 - 10:00pm

Jan. 13, 6:45 - 8:45pm

Feb. 3 & 10, 6:45 - 10:00pm

Los Alamos Hockey Association JV/ Varsity Games Morning games are from 7:45am - 12:30pm December 4, 11, 18 January 19 Evening games are from 7:00 - 10:00pm December 3, 9, 10, 17 January 20 - 22, 27 - 28 February 4- 5

2022 Daily Fee Schedule Admission Tiny Tot (0-5) Day $2.00 Noon Adult Skate Noon Adult Hockey Evening Adult Hockey

Youth Adults (5-17) (18-59) $4.00 $6.00 $4.00 $6.00 $8.00

Senior (50+) $4.00

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

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

Adults Senior (18-59) (50+) $50.00 $35.00 $30.00 $70.00 $180.00 $120.00

Family

$425.00

$250.00

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Rentals

Penguins - Beginners 2 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.

$4.00 $2.00 $15.00 $36.00

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

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 have learned (or 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

Children’s Ice Skating Lessons November - February

$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.

Ice Rink - Rentals & Skate Lessons

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

$45 per Session (Tues/Thurs Sessions) $33.75 per Session (Saturday Sessions) 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 Tuesday Session 1: Nov. 29, Dec. 6 - 20 Thursday Session 1: Dec. 1 - 8 and 15 - 22 Tuesday Session 2: Thursday Session 2:

Jan. 3 - 10 and 17 - 24 Jan 5 - 12 and 19 - 26

Registration for lessons is available online at losalamosnm.us.

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

Nov. 30, Dec. 7 - 21 Jan. 4 - 11 and 18 - 25

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

Nov. 19, Dec. 3 - 17 Jan. 7 - 14 and 21 - 28

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. 10 students maximum Wednesday Saturday Ages 3 - 5

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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+

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Seasonal Programs & Events Ice Rink Program & Events - Seasonal

(IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER)

Los Alamos Hockey Association, Holiday Hockey Festival December 27-30

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.

Teams from New Mexico, Colorado and Texas will be playing in the annual tournament featuring youth players from the ages of 5 on up to 12 years old.

Los Alamos Hockey Association, Hall Hockey Camp

9:00am - 2:45pm & 7:00 - 10:15pm Dec 30 - 9:00am - 12:15pm Los Alamos County Ice Rink General Admission Applies

Advanced power-skating and techniques camp.

Ladies Hockey Night in LA

December 2-4

Varies, Los Alamos County Ice Rink TBD

Los Alamos Winter Classic December 9-11

Three days of hockey games with Pee Wee, Mites, and High School Teams.

January 5

Ladies are you looking for private ice time to learn to play hockey without the guys getting in your way? Or do you just want to refine your skills? Here’s your Chance! Don't have gear - don’t let that stop you, The Los Alamos Youth Hockey Association will provide loaner equipment and will help get you fitted with the right gear needed to tear up the ice with other the ladies.

Varies, Los Alamos County Ice Rink FREE Admission

8:45 - 10:15pm, Los Alamos County Ice Rink General Admission Applies **There is going to be another Ladies Night offered, but date is TBD.

Los Alamos Winter Classic: New Mexico Ice Wolves vs El Paso Rhinos

Teen Center Skate Night

December 11

Capstone event for the Los Alamos Winter Classic. Televised NAHL hockey game, featuring the New Mexico Ice Wolves and the El Paso Rhinos. All tickets sales benefit the Los Alamos Hockey Association. Parking is available at Sullivan Field, with a shuttle to the Rink. 2:00pm, Los Alamos County Ice Rink $15 per person; Tickets can be found on EventBrite

Skate with Santa December 23

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

January 6

The Los Alamos Teen Center along with the Los Alamos County Recreation Division, are hosting the annual High School Teen only skate event. Teens will be skating to a DJ and in glow/disco club lighting. 9:00 - 10:00pm, Los Alamos County Ice Rink General Admission Applies

Los Alamos High School Choir Fundraiser January 13

Come out and skate to show support for the Los Alamos High School Choir as they take over the Los Alamos County Ice Rink in order to raise money for the LAHS Choir Booster Club. It is open to the public and all proceeds go towards the Choir Booster Club. 6:45 - 8:45pm, Los Alamos County Ice Rink General Admission Applies

Luminaria Skate December 24

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

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3v3 Mites/Mini-Mites Cross Ice Tournament

This is a fundraiser for the youth Hockey Association attracting 15 to 20 teams from not only from towns here in New Mexico, but other states as far away as Minnesota. With food and alcohol vendors on site to keep fans nice and worm for the 3 days game play. Game times TBA after the team sign up deadline.

An annual tournament hosting teams of Mites and teams of Mini Mites ranging in age from 4 to 7 years of age and coming not only from New Mexico, but from Colorado and Texas as well to play in their very own Tournament. 4 Teams play on the ice at once! Two teams of 6 players play each other on either side of the rink in timed games.

January 14-16

Jan 14 - 6:00am - 1:15pm & 4:00pm - 12:45am Jan 15 - 6:00am - 1:15pm & 4:00 - 8:15pm Los Alamos County Ice Rink General Admission Applies For registration info email: EAJohnson622@gmail.com

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Ice Rink Program & Events - Seasonal

4th Annual Atomic City Adult Hockey Tournament

9:00am - 2:45pm, Los Alamos County Ice Rink General Admission Applies

Glow Skate February 17

Glow skate is a stadium lights out event for all ages who want to experience a night of glowing ice disco lights, music, and black light activated give-a-ways to wear on the ice. 7:00 - 10:00pm, Los Alamos County Ice Rink General Admission Applies

Ice Rink RC King of the Ice Challenge February 18

The RC Challenge is for those who want to show their skills at driving their Radio Controlled Vehicles on the slick surface of the ice. Complete in different driving skill events and heat race’s for 2wd and 4wd cars and trucks powered by both gas or battery! Do you have what it takes to be the king of the Ice?! 12:00 - 3:00pm, Los Alamos County Ice Rink General Admission Applies

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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 Registration: 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 Kundalini 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

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Ongoing Programs

Scottish Country Dance

Los Alamos Open Gym Programs

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

Monday-Thursday, Saturday & Sunday Subject to any COVID-19 changes

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

Mondays

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

Ballroom Dancing

ULTIMATE FRISBEE Nov. 7, 2022 - May 15, 2023 Mondays, 7:00-9:00pm, LAMS Gym

Learn the art of ballroom dancing in a fun and relaxed environment. No experience or partner necessary.

VOLLEYBALL CLUB Tuesdays, 8:00-10:00pm, LAMS Gym

Tuesdays & Thursdays

7:00-9:00pm, Fuller Lodge FREE Admission, open to all ages

OPEN BADMINTON - All skill levels Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30-10:00pm, Pueblo Gym

Salsa Dance Classes

OPEN INDOOR SOCCER - All skill levels April 3 - June 15, 2023 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:00-10:00pm, LAHS Auxiliary Gym

Learn to salsa in a fun and relaxed environment. No experience or partner necessary.

OPEN TABLE TENNIS - All skill levels Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30-10:00pm, Betty Ehart Senior Ctr. Saturdays, 9:00am-12:00pm, Betty Ehart Senior Ctr.

Tuesdays

7:00-9:00pm, White Rock Activity Center FREE Admission - Drop-ins welcome Contact Darrin Visarraga (209) 923-3905 or ddawgncc@gmail.com

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 - Ongoing

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

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.

Santa's Workshop December 3

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

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$25.00 $35.00 $55.00

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, Fuller Lodge FREE

Hawk Hang Out January 26

Hawk Hang Out is an event hosted once every month for all Middle School aged kids. Each event is located in different locations and provides them with different actives at each event. For the month of January they will get to enjoy the new addition to the Aquatic Center, Leisure Lagoon. 3:30 - 5:30pm, Walkup Aquatic Center FREE 13


RESERVATIONS, RENTALS & PERMITS Alcohol Permits

Recreation - Reservations, Rentals & 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.

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: 2 Day:

$15.00 (I) $25.00 (I)

$30.00 (B) $50.00 (B)

Concessionaire at Sporting Events Per Day/Per Space - Business license & insurance required 1 Day: 2 Day:

$150.00 $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.

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Park Reservations & Permits

Individual

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

Pricing & Limitations Individual $15.00

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

$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

$100.00

Medium Meeting Rooms $40.00 $80.00 Betty Ehart Senior Center - Classroom A and B White Rock Activity Center - Chairs only

Call Aquatic Center Front Desk - (505) 662-8170

Pavilions (per hr.)

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

Business Use $30.00

Ball Fields (Baseball, Soccer, Softball, etc.) Fields w/o lights (per hr/field) $20.00 Lighted Fields (per hr/field) $37.00

$40.00 $74.00

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

$10.00

Extra Maintenance Run (per run/field/facility)

$65.00

$65.00

Electricity Charge

$25.00 per event

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

$20.00

$40.00

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

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.)

Recreation - Reservations, Rentals & Permits

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 advice!

Business Use

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

Rental Prices

Daily

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.

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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: Event Closures:

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November 23 - Thanksgiving Day Eve (open 6:00am - 4:00pm) November 24 & 25 - Thanksgiving Day & Black Friday December 26 - Observed Holiday January 2 - Observed Holiday January 16 & February 20 - the pool will be open from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. December 3 - Bill Hudson High School Meet

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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, Tuesday,Thursday, Friday (all short course) 6:00-10:30am Lap Swim 11:00am-3:00pm Lap & Rec Swim 3:30-6:00pm Swim Teams 6:00-7:00pm Lap Swim & Rec Swim** **plan for limited and shared space

Amenities 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) in the water within arms reach.

2022 Therapy Pool Schedule Main Pool General Information 50 meters by 25 yards 611,000 gallons 4 feet to 13 feet deep 82.5° - 83.5° F water temp Access by steps, hydro-lift and ladders Amenities Inflatable obstacle course 1-meter diving board Diving blocks

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) Short Course: 25 yards lanes Long Course: 50 meter lanes - All lanes for public lap swim unless otherwise noted 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 7 & under must be accompanied by an adult Adult, 15 & up - Quiet therapeutic use, younger special need situations are allowed

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:00-10:30am 11:00-12:00pm 12:00-2:00pm 2:00-3:00pm 3:30-7:00pm

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

Tuesday & Thursday 7:00-10:30am 11:00am - 2:00pm 2:00-3:00pm 3:30-5:30pm 5:30-7:00pm

Aquatic Center - General Information

Wednesday (Short course starts at 11:00am) 6:00-10:30am Long Course Lap Swim 11:00am-3:00pm Short Course Lap Swim & Rec Swim 3:30-6:00pm Swim Teams 6:00-7:00pm Lap Swim, Rec Swim & Swim Teams **plan for limited and shared space

27,000 gallons 93° - 94° F water temp

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

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Leisure Lagoon Schedule

Rentals

TBD - 11/22/2022 *Schedule subject to change

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

Monday - Thursday Lagoon Rec Area and Beach Swim 11:30am - 3:00pm & 3:30 - 6:30pm

Lazy River 11:30am - 12:30pm 12:30 - 3:00pm 3:30 - 6:30pm

Waterslide 12:30 - 3:30pm & 3:30 - 6:30pm

Aquatic Center - Fees & Fitness

Friday

Lanes (per hr/lane): Short Course Lane Short Course, Non-Op hrs. Long Course Lane Long Course, Non-Op hrs.

Lagoon Rec Area and Beach Swim Lazy River Waterslide 3:30 - 6:30pm

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

$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

Water Walking only

2022 Daily Fee Schedule

Business

$10.00 $20.00 $20.00 $40.00

$20.00 $40.00 $40.00 $80.00

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 Beginning June 4th 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)

2022 Pass Options Annual or 3-Month Passes Lap and open recreational swimming, water fitness, and therapy classes are all included.

Rental includes: Discounted pool admission, room set-up with tables & chairs. The birthday room is available to rent on Saturdays 1:00 - 3:00pm. Must book two weeks in advance - 20 ppl. Max 2-Hour Room Rental $60.00 Youth Admission $2.50 Adult Admission $3.00

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)

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Senior (50+) $25.00 $50.00 $75.00

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

Family

$79.00

$94.50

$250.00

$250.00 $300.00 $35.00

$800.00

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Water Fitness Class Schedule Monday & Wednesday 9:00-10:00am Deep Water Fun & Fitness 11:00am-12:00pm Therapy Fun & Fitness 5:30-6:30pm Shallow Tuesday 9:00-9:45am

Waterworks

Thursday 9:00-9:45am

Zumba

Friday 11:00am-12:00pm

Therapy Fun & Fitness

Benefits of Water Fitness

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. WaterWorks!: A low impact, but effective water aerobics class designed to improve flexibility, range of motion, strength, muscle tone and cardiovascular endurance while using the resistance of the water to cushion the feet, knees and back. May use equipment including noodles, belts, bands and boards. Water shoes recommended. Aqua Zumba: Splashing, stretching, twisting – even shouting, laughing, hooting, and hollering! Salsa, Merengue, Disco, and more in chest deep water for a great low impact but challenging workout. Integrating the Zumba philosophy with traditional aquatic fitness, Aqua Zumba classes blend it all together into a workout that's cardioconditioning, and body-toning. Water shoes recommended.

Ongoing Programs Open Boating January 31 February 28

Aquatic Center Programs - Ongoing

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.

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. 7:00 - 8:00pm, Aquatic Center $5 per person - Doors close at 7:10pm

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.

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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

Lifeguard Review December 18 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 $240 per person Must be 16 years old

Lifeguard Blended Learning December 19 - 23

Aquatic Center - Fees & Fitness

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 $240 per person Prerequisite: Lifeguard Training Pre-Course. Must be 15 years old by completion of the class

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** Print version is available at redcrossstore.org.

Lifeguard Training Pre-Course November 30 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) •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.

Hawk Hang Out January 26

Hawk Hang Out is an event hosted once every month for all Middle School aged kids. Each event is located in different locations and provides them with different actives at each event. For the month of January they will get to enjoy the new addition to the Aquatic Center, Leisure Lagoon. 3:30 - 5:30pm, Walkup Aquatic Center FREE

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

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Classes Offered

Aquatic Center Programs - Ongoing

Deep Water Fun & Fitness

Classes Offered Classes Offered Therapy Fun & Fitness Deep Water DeepFun Water & Fitness Deep FunWater &Deep Fitness Deep Water FunWater & Fitness FunFun & Fitness & Fitness

Aqua Zumba

WaterWorks! Therapy Fun Therapy & Fitness Therapy Fun Therapy & Fitness FunFun & Fitness & Fitness

When?

Monday - Friday

Aqua Zumba Aqua Zumba

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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 | Friday, 10:00am - 6:00pm Saturday, 10:00am - 5:00pm Facilities CLOSED: September 5 - Labor Day November 24 - Thanksgiving Day Library Holiday Hours: Oct. 5, Nov 11, & Nov. 25, 1:00 - 5:00pm | Nov. 23, 10am - 6pm ONLINE LIBRARY SERVICES AND EVENTS Website & Events Calendar losalamosnm.us - Click on “Library” & “Library Programs and Events” FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOKSTORE Hours:

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

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Ongoing Programs

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Get a Library Card!

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!.

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.

September-April

Register Online FREE Participation

Book Buddies for Kids October-April

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. Contact the library to schedule, Mesa Public Library FREE Participation

Upper Level, Mesa Public Library FREE Admission

1000 Books Before Kindergarten 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 Register Online FREE Participation

Babytime Tuesdays

Share & learn songs, bounces, & rhymes to help babies develop early literacy skills. The program includes lap time and floor time for play and socializing. The program includes scarves, bells, or rattles. About 20 minutes are spent in a circle with babies in laps, then floor time for babies to play and caregivers to visit together. 10:15 - 11:00am, Mesa Public Library, The Zone FREE Participation, For ages 0-2 years

Library Volunteers - Kids & Teens

Library Storytime

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.

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. Babies and older siblings are welcome, but caregivers should be aware of the program's focus.

Get involved today!

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Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

Public Library System Programs - Ongoing

Sign up to participate!

Wednesday, 10:15 - 10:45am, White Rock Branch Library Thursday, 10:30 - 11:00am, Mesa Public Library, The Zone Saturday, 10:15 - 10:45am, Mesa Public Library, Rotunda FREE Participation, For ages 3-5 years

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Music & Movement

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays Outdoor musical fun! Connecting with music for early literacy skills, sing, dance and play instruments! Music & Movement is great for brain and body development. Tues., Thurs. & Sat., 9:30-10:00am, Mesa Public Library, Rotunda Wednesday, 9:30-10:00am, White Rock Branch Library, Children's area. FREE Participation, For ages 0-6 with caregivers

What's Up Wednesday? Wednesdays

Activities for elementary-aged kids weekly: Each month will consist of a different theme, building and making things, playing games, science, and outdoor fun. 1:30 - 3:00pm, Mesa Public Library, The Zone FREE Participation, best for ages 6 - 11

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Public Library System Programs & Events - Seasonal

First Thursday, September-April Conversations and activities about award-winning picture and chapter books geared toward homeschoolers, ages 5 - 11. 1:30pm, Mesa Public Library FREE Participation

Anime Club

Second Thursday, Starting January 2023

Adult Seasonal Programs & Events (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER) Visit losalamosnm.us and click on “Library” to see what else is coming this winter! Events are subject to changes. Please check the website for the most up-to-date information. To register for any online adult program, please visit the event calendar at LosAlamosLibrary.org or call (505) 662-8257. Registration is not required for in-person events. Adult programming is supported by Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries.

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with the Library! November 1 - 30

Swing by either library to check out books and reading lists curated by staff members of Poeh Cultural Center & Museum and Mesa Public Library. Adult and youth coloring books produced by Poeh Cultural Center and Santa Fe’s Museum of American Indian Arts & Culture will be available upon request at any of the main service desks. Get to know the artwork of Indigenous artist from our region and beyond while you color! And thanks to a collaboration with New Mexico State University, pick up corn, squash, and bean seeds from any of the main service desks to learn about some of the traditional crops grown in this region and a few of their planting methods. Mesa Public Library & White Rock Branch Library

Each month, come watch 3 to 4 episodes of popular anime or a full movie. Snacks every month and manga giveaways once every few months. Anime may be rated TV-14/PG13. 5:30 - 7:30pm, Mesa Public Library, The Zone FREE Participation, for grades 7 - 12

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Third Thursday

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. The Library supports and encourages a welcoming and accepting atmosphere for all teens. 3:30 - 5:00pm, Mesa Public Library, The Zone FREE Participation, For middle and high school students

Random Fandom

Holiday Bingo: New York Times Games!

Hang out time for 7th - 12th graders to make stuff, play games, eat, talk, and win prizes.

The library is excited to announce the addition of New York Times Games to its collection of digital resources. Pick up a bingo card from either library to complete activities based on the NYT Games package, including Wordle, Sudoku, Crossword and Mini Crossword, Spelling Bee, and more! Score a “bingo” to claim a completion prize and be entered into drawings for larger prizes.

Fourth Thursday

6:00 - 7:30pm, Mesa Public Library, The Zone FREE Participation

December 1-31

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Adult English Language Classes Wednesdays, through December 21

UNM-LA and the library have partnered up again to provide free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to the public. Drop-ins encouraged! All skill levels welcome. Learning materials provided at no cost. Classes may include board games, a book club, and other activities. Children are welcome, though UNM-LA and library staff cannot provide supervision. Beginning Adult ESL Classes, 12:30 - 2:30pm Intermediate/Advanced Adult ESL Classes, 2:30 - 4:30pm Mesa Public Library, downstairs FREE, registration recommended

Gabriel Fauré: The Complete Nocturnes for Piano December 8 & 9

Please join the library for this very special 2-part program in which pianist Peter Pesic will perform Fauré's Complete Nocturnes in two concerts. Gabriel Fauré is one of the most beloved of twentiethcentury composers, yet many of his compositions are rarely heard. His thirteen nocturnes for piano span the whole of his creative life, from early romanticism to a more modern style as he lost his hearing and faced the tragedies of the First World War. Rarely heard in concert, the whole set forms a self-portrait of a great composer. Pesic is Musician-in-Residence and Tutor Emeritus at St. John’s College in Santa Fe. 12:00 - 1:00pm, Fuller Lodge

7000 BC Presents Between the Panels: The Gestalt of It All Comic Book Lecture and Workshop December 10

December 8

Sounding Bodies, by Peter Pesic (published by MIT Press) explores the unfolding influence of music and sound on the fundamental structure of the biomedical sciences, from ancient times to the present. This work follows Pesic's Music and the Making of Modern Science and Polyphonic Minds to complete a trilogy on the influence of music on the sciences. Pesic was educated at Harvard and Stanford, where he received a doctorate in physics. He is currently director of the Science Institute at St. John’s College in Santa Fe and an Associate at the Department of Physics at Harvard. 7:00 - 8:00pm, Fuller Lodge hybrid event; attend in person or online Visit the library’s event calendar at LosAlamosLibrary.org for more information or call (505) 662-8257.

11:00am - 12:30pm, Mesa Public Library, hybrid event; attend in person or online Visit the library’s event calendar at LosAlamosLibrary.org for more information or call (505) 662-8257.

Quarterly Yoga Book Club February 2

Join certified yoga therapist Jacci Gruninger, MS, C-IAYT, at Mesa Public Library for some yoga and a discussion of the book The Stories Behind the Poses: The Indian Mythology that Inspired 50 Yoga Postures by Raj Balkaran. A limited number of books and yoga supply kits (including a mat, two blocks, and a strap) are available for checkout from either library ahead of the program. 5:30 - 8:00pm, Mesa Public Library, lower level

Bill Nye Science Guy: One Man's Mission to Make Science Matter TBD

Join the Los Alamos Library system online for a virtual screening of this popular documentary by David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg. Bill Nye is on a mission: to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking. This intimate film features the life and work of TV's favorite scientist. This screening event is made possible by and in collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. Run time 1h 41m

Public Library System Programs & Events - Seasonal

Sounding Bodies: Music and the Making of Biomedical Science, an Author Talk with Peter Pesic

Did you know monsters have controlled the evolution of comics? Independent comic book creators from 7000 BC will guide you through a “who's who” of the monsters in, around, and behind comics of the past century, revealing how their presence has shaped the comics industry. Then, with pen in hand, we'll jump in and wrestle your personal creative demons, pin 'em to the page, and let them know who makes the comics in this relationship.

TBD, Streaming online Visit the library’s event calendar at LosAlamosLibrary.org for more information or call (505) 662-8257. Get Out. Get Active.

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Tabletop Game Days

Public Library System Programs & Events - Seasonal

December 2

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Come to the Mesa Public Library to play games from the library’s extensive tabletop game collection. Bring the family or some friends and try out some awesome new games or play an old favorite. All ages are welcome. Light snacks available in The Zone during the event. 11:00am - 4:00pm, Mesa Public Library, Lower Level & The Zone FREE Participation

Noon Year's Eve December 31

Ring in the new year at a reasonable time-NOON! Bring the family and party with library staff at Mesa Public Library as we say hello to 2023. Activities all morning, starting with Music and Movement at 9:30am. 9:30am - 12:00pm, Mesa Public Library FREE Participation

Tabletop Game Days January 21

Come to the Mesa Public Library to play games from the library’s extensive tabletop game collection. Bring the family or some friends and try out some awesome new games or play an old favorite. All ages are welcome. Light snacks available in The Zone during the event. 11:00am - 4:00pm, Mesa Public Library, Lower Level & The Zone FREE Participation

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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 fall 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: LosAlamosArtsCouncil.org 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.| stepupgallery.org 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: 1450 Central Ave. Phone: (505) 667-4444 Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00am - 5:00pm | Sunday, 1:00 - 5:00pm Admission: FREE Gadgets Gift Shop: Hours vary based on volunteer availability LOS ALAMOS FARMERS MARKET 2132 Central Ave. (Fuller Lodge)| (505) 661-4844 farmersmarketsnm.org/markets/los-alamos-farmers-market/ Hours: Thursdays 7:00am - 12:30pm, May - Oct. | Saturdays 8:00am - 12:00pm, June - Sept. 28

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

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, which is run by the Los Alamos Arts Council, embraces its history, but also looks forward to the future.

Los Alamos Arts Council After School Programs at Fuller Lodge Art Center August 10 - December 14

Ceramics, studio workshops, after school, and more are coming to Fuller Lodge this fall. Time and dates vary, please visit LosAlamosArtsCouncil.org/Classes for more details Class times vary, Fuller Lodge Art Center Contact (505) 662-1635 or email classes@laac-flac.org for more information.

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

Group Tours/Private Tours Call to Schedule - (505) 662-6272

Los Alamos History Museum $50 per person for groups up to 8 $30 per person for groups of 9-14 $20 per person for groups of 15+ Under 18 FREE with ticketed adult

Guided Historic Walking Tours 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. Tours last approximately two hours. 11:00am, Los Alamos History Museum $20 per person 19+ | Under 18 FREE with ticketed adult

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Los Alamos Art Council Adult & Family Workshops at Fuller Lodge Art Center September 1 - December 23

A diverse and enticing host of classes and workshops are coming to Fuller Lodge Art Center this fall. Times and dates vary, please visit LosAlamosArtsCouncil.org/Classes for more details. Class times vary, Fuller Lodge Art Center Contact (505) 662-1635 or email classes@laac-flac.org for more information.

Cultural Attractions Programs - Ongoing

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.

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BRADBURY SCIENCE MUSEUM

LOS ALAMOS FARMERS MARKET

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 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.

Los Alamos Farmers Winter Markets

Cultural Attractions Programs - Ongoing

Thursdays, December 3, 2022 - April 27, 2023

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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. EBT, Dufb & most major credit cards accepted. Information on the Farmers Market and to sign up to receive the weekly newsletter: LosAlamosMainStreet.com/programs 10:00am -12:00pm, Fuller Lodge Overflow Parking Holiday Markets Dec. 15 & 22, 9:00am - 1:00pm For more information contact (505) 929-6579 or email talacook@windstream.net

STEP UP GALLERY AT MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY

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.

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Seasonal Programs & Events (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER) Brown Bag Performance First Wednesday

Local musicians give a free, hour-long performance at Fuller Lodge. Bring a “brown bag” lunch, sit back, and enjoy the music! 12:00 - 1:00pm, Fuller Lodge FREE participation Musicians interested in participating should go to LosAlamosArtsCouncil.org/For-Artists to apply.

Beneath and Beyond the Night Sky January 26 - February 22

Two artists, Trish Foschi and Darla Graff Thompson, an encaustic painter and a ceramic sculptor, met during a weeklong writing retreat at Ghost Ranch in northern New Mexico. This exhibit has evolved from their continuing friendship and couples Trish’s mystical moonscapes with Darla’s curious grotesques to wonderful effect. Gallery Hours, Step Up Gallery at the Mesa Public Library FREE For details visit: stepupgallery.org

2022 Gift of Small Paintings

November 25, 2022 - January 5, 2023 Original, framed paintings by regional artists make the most intimate and long-lasting gifts to family, friends and loved-ones for any of life’s celebrations and milestones. Reasonably-priced original paintings, on the small-side, can be the perfect gift. Online purchasing available.. Gallery Hours, Step Up Gallery at the Mesa Public Library FREE For details visit: stepupgallery.org

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SHOP SMALL. WIN BIG.

BLUE BUCKS PROMOTION EARN "BLUE BUCKS" FOR YOUR PURCHASES!

CASH PRIZE DRAWINGS OF $250-$1000

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26

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Dec. 2-4, 2022

Los Alamos

WinterFest Holiday Lights Parade | Saturday, Dec. 3 @ 6 PM 2022 Theme: There's Gnome Place Like Home

Schedule of Activities Throughout December:

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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 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 Admission: FREE

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Ongoing Programs

Nature Playtimes

LOS ALAMOS NATURE CENTER

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.

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.

Mondays (except holidays)

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: As you hike the trails inside the passport, look for a wooden post or a bench with a small metal plate on it.

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When you find the post, make a rubbing with your crayon rock.

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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).

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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

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Mondays

Join Christa Tyson for Yoga class, in-person or via Zoom. 5:00pm Los Alamos Nature Center & via Zoom $7/non-member, $5/PEEC member. Register in advance at peecnature.org

Gentle Walks Fridays

Gentle Friday morning hikes for which the emphasis is on discovery, not mileage gained. 9:00am, Los Alamos Nature Center FREE, no registration required

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Seasonal Programs & Events (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER) Forest Explorers

Snow Telemetry Networks & Forecasting Snow Pack December 8

Jaz Ammon will talk about monitoring snow and other climatic conditions with Snow Telemetry (SNOTEL) Networks.

Wednesdays, September 7 - December 14

6:00pm, Los Alamos Nature Center & via Zoom FREE, register in advance at peecnature.org

Kids club to explore the outdoors this fall with PEEC! This club meets every Wednesday and is for kids 6 - 9 yrs old.

Explore Delta Scuti Variable Stars

1:00 - 4:00pm, Los Alamos Nature Center $340 - $420, Register in advance at peecnature.org

Museum Store Sunday

December 9

Learn about the latest research on pulsa6ng variable stars research from Joyce Guzik.

November 27

7:00pm, via Zoom $6 for adults, $4 for children, register in advance at peecnature.org

Stop by the Los Alamos Nature Center gift shop for Museum Store Sunday to shop in our gift shop! The nature center will be open for special hours for this Sunday only. Get special discounts in the gift shop and enjoy an afternoon at the nature center.

Planetarium Movie Night: Home Alone 2 & Hot Chocolate

12:00 - 3:00pm, Los Alamos Nature Center

December 10

A cozy evening filled with yummy drinks and a beloved holiday movie. Hot chocolate bar opens at 4pm, movie starts at 4:30pm.

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4:00pm, Los Alamos Nature Center $7/person, register in advance at peecnature.org

How Do We Know the Ages of Stars, Clusters, Galaxies and the Universe? December 16

Explore how physics and mathematics have helped answer questions about the age of the universe. 7:00pm, Los Alamos Nature Center $6 for adults, $4 for children, register in advance at peecnature.org

National Parks Adventure Movie November 27

Night Sky in January

Visit the Los Alamos Nature Center and view the full-dome planetarium film.

Discover what’s coming up in January’s skies in the planetarium.

2:00pm, Los Alamos Nature Center $7/person, register in advance at peecnature.org

January 6

7:00pm, Los Alamos Nature Center $6 for adults, $4 for children, register in advance at peecnature.org

Night Sky in December December 2

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Las Conchas Snowshoe & Cross-Country How Our Moon Formed January 20 Ski January 14

Bethany Chidester will discuss the collision that formed Earth’s moon.

Join Zack Baker of the Los Alamos Mountaineers for an intermediate snowshoeing or cross-country skiing outing on Las Conchas trail.

7:00pm, Los Alamos Nature Center $6 for adults, $4 for children, register in advance at peecnature.org

9:00am - 3:00pm, meet at the Los Conchas Trailhead PEEC & LA Mountaineer members: $8/family, $4/person Non-members: $10/family, $5/person Register in advance at peecnature.org

Planetarium Movie Night: Frozen January 16

Watch Frozen on the big screen to celebrate winter and sing along with your favorite songs. 4:00pm, Los Alamos Nature Center $7 per person, register in advance at peecnature.org

January 26

Enjoy a variety of short films celebrating human-powered experiences in backcountry snow sports. Win outdoor gear, ski lift passes, gift cards, and more in the live raffle. Pajarito Brewpub and Grill will serve beer and wine. This year's event is sponsored by Century Bank! 7:00pm, SALA Event Center $15 per person, purchase in advance at LosAlamos.com

January 16

Unearth the importance of seeds with us! Come learn about the Los Alamos Community Seed Library and watch this award-winning documentary about the importance of seeds. 6:00pm, Los Alamos Nature Center FREE, register in advance at peecnature.org

Night Sky in February February 3

Discover what’s coming up in February's skies in the planetarium.

Forest Explorers

Wednesdays, January 18-April 28 A kids club to explore the outdoors in winter and spring! This club meets every Wednesday and is for kids 6 - 9 yrs old.

7:00pm, Los Alamos Nature Center $6 for adults, $4 for children, register in advance at peecnature.org

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Seed: The Untold Story (A Los Alamos Community Seed Library Event)

Backcountry Film Festival

1:00 - 4:00pm, Los Alamos Nature Center PEEC members: $340, Non-members: $420 Register in advance at peecnature.org

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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 - hillstompers.com The Karen Wray Gallery - karenwrayfineart.com Lads of Enchantment - ladsofenchantment.org Life Drawing - kennebel@gmail.com 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

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Los Alamos Concert Association - losalamosconcert.org Los Alamos Creative District - creativelosalamos.com Los Alamos Jazz Project - sfysa.org/jazz Los Alamos Light Opera - losalamoslightopera.org Los Alamos Little Theater - lalt.org Los Alamos MainStreet - losalamosmainstreet.com Los Alamos Opera Guild - 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

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Ongoing Programs

The Hillstrummers

Audition for Coro de Cámara

This group meets to strum and sing. All are welcome to join in!

Email to schedule a time

Coro de Cámara is always interested in recruiting new members. Experienced adult singers with a trained voice and excellent pitch and sight-reading skills are invited to audition. In addition, the Student Apprentice Program provides gifted high school musicians the opportunity to sing with the group for an entire season.

Tuesdays & Fridays

10:00-11:30am, Betty Ehart Senior Center No audition required

To schedule an audition, send a message to the Artistic Director at auditions@corodecamara-nm.org.

Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) Winter/ Spring 2022/2023 Dance Classes Join Los Alamos Community Winds Tuesday Rehearsals

7:15 - 9:00pm, Los Alamos High School Band Room No audition required

DALA offers quality dance instruction for dancers ages 18 months to adult. Classes are offered Monday - Saturday in the styles of Ballet, Flamenco, Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, and more. You can see the full list of classes and prices and register at: www.danceartslosalamos.org. Dates and Times vary, Los Alamos Dance Arts Contact office@danceartslosalamos.org with questions.

Celebrating 30 Years of Dance in Los Alamos and White Rock

Photos by Thomas Graves Photography

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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

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is always looking for new players. First organized in January of 1945 as the Los Alamos Civic Orchestra, residents of our community and nearby areas have been making music together for over 70 years! While our name has changed from the Civic Orchestra to the Sinfonietta, and now to the Symphony Orchestra, we still enjoy getting together for weekly rehearsals and giving a few concerts each year. We ask each player for a $25 donation for each concert they perform in to help defray our rehearsal and concert expenses. Donations from the community at our free concerts help fund scholarships to local high school students each year.

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If you play an instrument and are looking for a group to play with, please consider joining us. Send an e-mail to secretary@losalamossymphony.org and we will connect you with one of our section coordinators. We rehearse Monday evenings from 7-9 pm during the school year. Our next concert is Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022 at Crossroads Bible Church in Los Alamos. It will be fun and festive music to get back into playing regularly again. Follow the QR code below to our website to get more information, or head over to https://losalamossymphony.org/ for more information and history about our group.

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Life Drawing

Wednesdays Sundays, twice monthly Come create art from a live model in a relaxed and unstructured atmosphere, or come model for artists. Any experience level is welcome to attend! Wednesdays consist of a variety of poses and Sundays focus on one long portrait pose. Wednesday, 5:00 - 7:00pm, Village Arts Sundays, 9:00 - 11:00am, Village Arts $10 per session, For more information contact Ken Nebel at (505) 690-1715 or kennebel@gmail.com

Los Alamos Holiday Lights Parade

December 3

Come out for a festive and colorful Holiday Lights Parade in downtown Los Alamos, down Central Ave. Organizations interested in registering for a parade entry can visit the Los Alamos MainStreet website for more details. LosAlamosMainStreet.com/WinterFest 6:00pm, Central Ave., Los Alamos FREE

Dec. 2-4, 2022 Los Alamos

WinterFest Holiday Lights Parade | Saturday, Dec. 3 @ 6 PM 2022 Theme: There's Gnome Place Like Home

Schedule of Activities Throughout December:

LosAlamosMainStreet.com/WinterFest

Los Alamos Community Winds Holiday Prism Concert Los Alamos Photography Club (LAPC) The LAPC is a forum for all things photography, and for sharing photos and ideas. A link to monthly LAPC meetings are sent to members. If you are not a club member, and want to join a meeting, please send an email to: Laurie at lswaters619@comcast.net or Leigh hagar@cybermesa.com 7:00-9:00pm, via Zoom $15 yearly member fee For more information visit Dougsview.com

Featuring a variety of seasonal performances by soloists and ensembles from all over the Los Alamos and White Rock communities, this annual event immediately follows the Holiday Lights Parade and Tree Lighting and is sure to welcome in the Yuletide season with a bang! As always, admission is free with donations going to support both scholarships and continued high quality musical presentations. 7:30pm,Crossroads Bible Church For more information, please go to lacw.org FREE

Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops Concert

Seasonal Programs & Events (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER) Los Alamos WinterFest December 2 - 4

WinterFest Weekend is a family-oriented holiday event that celebrates winter in Los Alamos, New Mexico. A number of businesses and organizations host festive events for the entire family! Most activities are FREE, see the website for more details. LosAlamosMainStreet.com/WinterFest

December 10

Please join the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra for our annual Holiday Pops Concert featuring Yuletide Favorites. This Holiday Concert is the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra's annual fundraising concert for their scholarship program. 7:00pm,Crossroads Bible Church For more information, contact secretary@losalamossymphony.org FREE

Community Arts Programs & Events - Seasonal

Third Tuesdays

December 3

Various times and locations Most events are FREE

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The Atomic Follies present a New Year's Eve Cabaret

Los Alamos Concert Association presents the Spanish Brass

In partnership with The Atomic Follies, Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District, this 18+ tickets event is where you want to be on New Year's Eve! Complete with drag queens, live music, food, musical and dance numbers, and more.

Known for their exciting mix of Spanish, Latin-American, Baroque and brass favorites, the Spanish Brass is in demand world-wide. Their dazzling virtuosity and lighthearted audience rapport make each concert an unforgettable experience.

TBD, Location TBD Ticketed event, cost TBD For more info visit: creativelosalamos.com

7:00pm, Duane Smith Auditorium $35, ages 6 - 18 are FREE. Complete concert and ticket info losalamosconcert.org

December 31

February 24

8x10

January 6-21 The Los Alamos Little Theater presents eight short plays of 10 minutes or less. .

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TBD, Los Alamos Little Theater Ticket info can be found at: lalt.org

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Coro de Cámara Presents: Earth •Water •Sky Concert 2: Agua-Vida Late February

Los Alamos Concert Association presents: pianist Emanuel Ax January 22

A Ttriptych for the 2022 - 2023 Season. Quench your musical thirst in a program affirming that "Water is Life". TBD, Location TBD See website for details: corodecamara-nm.org

One of the preeminent pianists of our time returns to Los Alamos after an absence of 46 years to play Schubert and Liszt. "Within minutes, we are totally captured by his intensity and pianistic achievement." Los Angeles Times. 4:00pm, Duane Smith Auditorium $35, ages 6 - 18 are FREE. Complete concert and ticket info losalamosconcert.org

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LOS ALAMOS HEALTH COMMONS Services provided by the Department of Health and Las Clinicas Del Norte to support the health and well-being of the community.

Family Planning Pregnancy Testing Immunizations Overdose Prevention STD/STI Testing HIV Testing and Counseling Hepatitis Testing and Counseling Tuberculosis Treatment and Management Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program Outreach Educational Health Services Women, Infants, and Children Services (WIC) Children's Medical Services NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

(505) 662-4038 Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

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Las Clinicas Del Norte Services Primary Care Services Non-Emergency Medical Services Sports Physicals Family Planning STD/STI Testing Behavioral Health Counseling

Walk ins are welcome. Telehealth by appointment only. All visits are confidential.

LAS CLINICAS DEL NORTE

(505) 695-1616

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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

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SANTA FE NATIONAL FOREST 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.

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.

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!

Pajarito Mountain Cafe Wednesday-Sunday

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. Please visit pajarito.ski for hours of operation Pajarito Mountain Lodge 8:30am - 3:30pm, Full Menu 3:00 - 4:00pm, Grab & Go Menu Pajarito Mountain Lodge

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Ongoing Programs

Jemez Mountain Trail National Scenic Byway 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.

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Jemez Mountains Programs & Events - Seasonal

Seasonal Programs & Events (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER) Ugly Christmas Sweater Day December 17

Wear your ugliest sweater and show some Christmas cheer at the mountain.

Sports Jersey Day

All Day, Pajarito Mountain Visit www.pajarito.ski for more information

Show your team pride by wearing your favorite jersey.

Torchlight Parade December 31

The Annual New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade is always a spectacular sight 7:00pm, Pajarito Mountain Visit www.pajarito.ski for more information

Retro Gear Day January 21

Check the back of your closet or head to Goodwill for your most retro, neon and 80s themed ski gear. All Day, Pajarito Mountain Visit www.pajarito.ski for more information

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February 11

All Day, Pajarito Mountain Visit www.pajarito.ski for more information

Telebration TBD

Quads burning all day long at Telebration! All Day, Pajarito Mountain Visit www.pajarito.ski for more information

Pajarito Slopestyle February 25

If Pajarito Mountain can make the jumps, they will be hosting a Slopestyle competition this year. All Day, Pajarito Mountain Visit www.pajarito.ski for more information

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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 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 & Store Hours: Daily, 9:00am - 5:00pm Café Hours - Sirphey at Bandelier: Daily, 9:00am - 4:30pm Park Hours: Daily, Year-Round, Dawn to Dusk. Passes: The full suite of America the Beautiful - the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands passes as well as Bandelier Annual passes are available for purchase at the visitor center. 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 Tuesday - Thursday 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, 9:00am - 5:00pm, until May 14 Daily, 8:00am - 6:00pm, starting May 15 48

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Ongoing Programs NATIONAL PARK SERVICE America the Beautiful Annual Pass - $80 Covering entrance and standard amenity fees for National Parks and other federal fee areas. This replaces the National Parks Pass and Golden Eagle Pass.

Annual Pass for U.S. Military - FREE Free Annual pass covering entrance and standard amenity fees for all active and veteran 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.

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Admission & Entry Permits

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.

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).

Individual/Bicycle 7-Day 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. Camping fees are not included.

Vehicle 7-Day Entry Permit - $25 per vehicle Includes all persons in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle. Camping fees are not included.

Motorcycle 7-Day Entry Permit - $20 per motorcycle Per vehicle fee for visitors traveling on a motorcycle, up to 2 persons. Camping fees are not included. Visit nps.gov/band for detailed information about group rates, camping rates and reservations, and backcountry reservations. America the Beautiful passes are accepted for entrance fees. Get Out. Get Active.

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National Parks - General Information

MANHATTAN PROJECT NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK Manhattan Project National Historical Park tells the complex story of one of the most transformative events of the 20th Century. The Manhattan Project ushered in the nuclear age with the development of the world’s first atomic bombs. The project started in 1942 and Los Alamos was one of three secret cities of the Manhattan Project, the other two being located in Hanford, Washington and Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the waning days of World War II – forever changing the world. Stop at the park’s visitor center for an introduction to the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, a National Park Service Passport Stamp, and free walking tour maps.

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

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Community Services Social Services

For the Expected, Unexpected and Everything in Between The Social Services Division oversees a spectrum of programs centered around community health and wellbeing. Los Alamos residents of all ages can receive assistance with access to housing and food support, health insurance and benefits, and other resources to help meet their needs. The division also manages contracts with partnering agencies who provide a range of programming and services for individuals, youth, families, and seniors throughout the community. Social Services staff also coordinate the work of the Los Alamos County Health Council and the 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) 662-8068 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 | NM Department of Health | (505) 662-4038 Las Clinicas del Norte | (505) 695-1616 LA Cares - 2390 North Rd. Los Alamos | (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) 795-4774 Los Alamos Family Council - 1350 Central Ave., Ste 102 | lafamilycouncil.org | (505) 662-4160 Los Alamos JJAB - losalamosjjab.com | (505) 709-8125 Senior Centers - larso.org Betty Ehart Senior Center - 1101 Bathtub Row | (505) 662-8920 | Mon.-Fri. 8:30am - 4:00pm White Rock Senior Center - 133 Longview Drive | (505) 672-2034 | Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 4:00pm Los Alamos Teen Center - (505) 695-7415 | laymca.org, click on “Teen Centers” | @LATeenCenter on social media Monday-Thursday 2:00pm - 8:00pm, Friday 2:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday 1:00 - 11:00pm NMSU Cooperative Extension Office - 1251 Bathtub Row | losalamosextension.nmsu.edu | (505) 662-2656 Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm projectY Cowork - 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 52

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Ongoing Programs

Toddler Tunes

FAMILY STRENGTHS NETWORK

Learn some practical songs you can sing and dance with your little one every day! Join in on songs about eating, sleeping, going to the playground and much more! **Not in December

Birth Talk

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

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/need a space to connect with others? Join this support group hosted by FSN. 6:30 - 7:30pm, Family Strengths Network FREE Admission

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.

10:30 - 11:00am, Family Strengths Network FREE Admission

Lego Building

Monthly - First Wednesday Join FSN in building creations with Legos! FSN provides the Legos, you bring the creativity. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 1:30 - 2:30pm, Family Strengths Network FREE Admission

Toddler Craft Day

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

International Potluck Monthly - Forth Wednesday

Lets enjoy a meal together! Bring a dish to share from your culture, your heart, your soul, or from the grocery store deli. 10:30am & 12:30pm, Family Strengths Network FREE Admission

Social Services Programs & Events - Ongoing

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. *Please note: FSN follows the LAPS school closure schedule. If LAPS elementary schools are closed, FSN will be closed.

Monthly - First Wednesday

Chit-Chat Playtime! Tuesdays

Informal get together for parents of infants & toddlers, or expectant parents. Adults can chat and relax as kids play with featured toys from the FSN toy library, with occasional special play experiences. 9:30 - 10:30am, Family Strengths Network FREE Admission

6:00 - 7:00pm, via Zoom FREE Admission, email pmlori62@gmail.com to register

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 Get Out. Get Active.

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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 activities at the Senior Centers must be fully vaccinated.

Dance Programs

FREE Admission, but donations appreciated LINE DANCING No experience needed Thursday, 9:30 - 10:30am, Betty Ehart Senior Center

Miscellaneous Programs STRENGTH & BALANCE DVD For purchase, $15 WOOD CARVERS Tuesday, 10:00am - 12:00pm, White Rock Senior Center UKULELE PRACTICE Tues. & Fri., 10:00 - 11:00am, Betty Ehart Senior Center QUILTERS Wednesday, 9:00 - 11:00am, Betty Ehart Senior Center HOOKERS & STITCHERS Thursday, 1:00 - 3:00pm, White Rock Senior Center

Fitness Programs

Available Monday-Friday FREE Admission, unless otherwise noted CARDIO PLUS EXERCISE Mon & Wed, 8:45am, Betty Ehart Senior Center GENTLE PILATES Friday, 10:00am, Betty Ehart Senior Center Monday, 10:00am, White Rock Senior Center GENTLE YOGA Wednesday, 10:30am, White Rock Senior Center Suggested Donation $5, but not required HIKING Thursday, 8:30am, Betty Ehart Senior Center Meet downstairs, call for details. SILVER SNEAKERS Tuesday, 10:30am, Los Alamos Family YMCA VARIETY TRAINING Tuesday, 8:45am, Betty Ehart Senior Center WEIGHT ROOM Mon. - Fri., 9:00am - 3:00pm, White Rock Senior Center Call to schedule a slot.

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LOS ALAMOS TEEN CENTER

Teen Council Meetings Monthly - Third Thursday

Be a part of shaping what the Teen Center does, by helping plan special events and activities for you and your peers. 4:00-5:00pm, Los Alamos Teen Center FREE Admission

Teen Center Hours Monday-Saturday

For youth who have completed 8th grade, through youth who have just finished 12th grade. Visit laymca.org and click on "Teen Centers" for more information. Monday - Thursday, 2:00-8:00pm Friday, 2:00-11:00pm Saturday, 1:00-11:00pm FREE Admission. Have questions - email latc@laymca.org

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.

Arts & Resiliency Program

Activity Center Hours

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

Recording Studio Mentoring

YOUTH ACTIVITY CENTERS

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 Programs & Events - Ongoing

The Teen Center is located in the historic Community Building in downtown Los Alamos, where they have a specially designed program space to serve our teens. Facilities include: music recording studio, music performance space, movie/gaming room, two computer labs, art studio, video game streaming 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 with opportunities for teens to make a difference in their community.

Monday - Thursday

Learn how to use the Teen Center's full-feature recording studio and professional grade recording software. 3:00-5:00pm, Los Alamos Teen Center FREE Admission

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LOS ALAMOS JJAB

Restorative Justice

The Los Alamos JJAB provides youth and their families with programs and services that work to reduce youth risk behaviors, facilitate positive development, and build resiliency. Their focus is on providing prevention, intervention, and diversion programs, by partnering with community organizations to collaborate, leverage, and coordinate resources. All JJAB programs and services are FREE.

This is an approach to justice in which the response is an organized meeting between the victim and the youth offender. This approach aims to provide the offender the opportunity to take responsibility for their actions, to understand the harm they caused, give them an opportunity to redeem themselves, and discourage them from causing further harm. As a victim, this provides an active role in the process.

Visit losalamosjjab.com for additional information and class schedules.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Resource Specialist Program

Classes are offered throughout the year to adults who regularly interact with young people, ages 10-18. The course introduces common mental health challenges, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan on how to help young people in a crisis and non-crisis situation.

The goal of this program is to surround the youth within our community with the support to empower them to thrive in school and life. We provide connections to services for mental health, basic life needs, academic needs, social skills, special needs, and MORE! The Resource Specialist builds relationships with healthcare providers and others to provide assessments, identify challenges, resources needed, and assist with case coordination.

One Circle These are structured support groups for boys (Boys Council) and girls (Girls Circle), ages 10-18. Sessions are guided by an adult facilitator, to promote a supportive environment and provide a safe place to speak about issues. Topics focus on improving decision-making, selfesteem, resilience, substance abuse, violence, bullying, definitions of success, and family & relationship dynamics. Sessions are typically held at the Los Alamos Elementary, Middle, and High Schools.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library This Los Alamos affiliate program mails FREE books every month to children residing in Los Alamos County, from birth to age 5. It promotes and supports literacy, the love of reading, early age learning, and encourages adult-child engagement.

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LAS CUMBRES COMMUNITY SERVICES

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Group Thursdays

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

Sensory Friendly Music and Movement

Monthly - Second & Fourth Wednesdays Are large crowds too much for your child? Do you have a wandering little one? Las Cumbres and Los Alamos County Public Library staff have designed this sensory friendly music and movement program for your family. Join Las Cumbres and Library staff for structured musical activities using instruments, scarves, sticks, and ribbons.

Development Drop-In Playtime with a Las Cumbres Specialist

9:30am, 1060 Nugget St., Los Alamos FREE, appropriate for children ages 0-6 years of age and their caregivers.

Stop by the new Child and Family Services space to 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.

Autism Support Group

Mondays

9:00 - 11:00am, 1060 Nugget St., Los Alamos FREE

Padres Unidos: Fatherhood Group Tuesdays, beginning Jan 3rd

Focuses on helping men become engaged, committed, and responsible fathers. The program welcomes any father of any age and any background with parenting needs. An education and support group centered on parenting skills, co-parenting communication, child development, discipline techniques, father rights, legal rights and responsibilities, and supporting a healthy parent-child relationship. 4:30 - 5:30pm, Spanish speaking group 5:30 - 7:00pm, English speaking group Via Zoom FREE, call (505) 412-2961 to register

Get Out. Get Active.

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

Social Services Programs & Events - Ongoing

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.

Ask a Specialist Workshops Monthly - Second Fridays

Interactive workshops led by early childhood professionals to address pre-determined topics for the month related to child development and parenting strategies. Previous workshops were recorded and are available on the website. 10:00 - 11:00am, via Zoom FREE To join the Zoom meeting or view previously recorded sessions visit: lascumbres-nm.org/ask-a-specialist

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Ask a Specialist Virtual Drop-In

Social Services Programs & Events - Seasonal

Monthly - Fourth Fridays

Get your questions answered by early childhood professionals who can help address a wide range of topics related to child development and parenting strategies. Please note as circumstances change, Las Cumbres may begin to offer this drop-in on site at the agency's Los Alamos office. Please visit the website for updated information.

(IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER) (Unless otherwise specified, all events and classes at the Teen Center are for high school aged teens only)

10:00 - 11:00am, via Zoom FREE To join the Zoom meeting or view previously recorded sessions visit:

Strong Bones Strong Seniors

lascumbres-nm.org/ask-a-specialist Childhood Professional

Strength training osteoporosis prevention program for seniors, 50 years of age and up. Contact Desaree Jimenez at deswhitf@nmsu.edu for more info.

Las Cumbres Referral Services

10:00 - 11:00am, Betty Ehart Senior Center FREE

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

Tuesdays & Thursdays, through Dec. 15

Holiday Movie Marathon December 3

Following the Holiday Lights Parade, the Youth Mobilizers will be hosting teens for an evening of holiday movies complete with homemade hot cocoa and fresh cookies. 7:00 - 11:00pm, Los Alamos Teen Center FREE

National Cotton Candy Day Celebration December 7

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

In tribute to National Cotton Candy Day, the Los Alamos and White Rock Youth Activity Center’s (YAC) will be making and selling cotton candy for all. All those who enjoy cotton candy are welcome to come and celebrate! YAC will be selling cotton candy for $1.00, and all proceeds will go directly towards programming at the Activity Centers. Stop by and have a delicious treat! 2:00 - 4:00pm, Los Alamos & White Rock Youth Activity Centers FREE

Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention

End of Semester De-Stress

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

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.

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.

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Seasonal Programs & Events

December 12-16

After School, Los Alamos Teen Center FREE

Sensory Friendly Holiday December 13

Join FSN for a sensory friendly celebration, featuring holiday crafts, activities, and a chance to meet Santa Clause in a sensory friendly environment. 5:00 - 7:00pm, Family Strengths Network FREE; registration is required at: lafsn.org losalamosnm.us


Master Gardener's Program Begins 2nd week of January

Learn gardening techniques for the New Mexico high desert. 14 week class covers plant selection, soil management and irrigation, climate, turf maintenance, integrated pest , and vegetable and fruit production.

December 14

Children and parents sign, play instruments, and dance together, while Rachel Josephson shares simple ways to engage children in music and movement. 10:30 - 11:00am, Family Strengths Network FREE

Dungeons & Dragons - Experienced Players Campaign

TBD, NMSU Extension Co-op $200, registration opens Dec. 1, 2022 - January 7, 2023. Contact Angela Prada at losalamos@nmsu.edu for more info.

4th Friday/Super Saturday Play Dates January 27 & 28

Drop by FSN for games, activities, food, and time to relax with friends. 10:00am - 12:00pm, Family Strengths Network FREE

December 19-23

Learn the intricacies of playing higher level Dungeons & Dragons characters from a professional Dungeon Master. This class will guide experienced players through this next step in their evolution as a player. Learn how to use those class features you have only read about before. Prior experience playing D&D is required. Limit 8 students. Pre-registration required. 12:30 - 5:30pm, Los Alamos Teen Center FREE

Adventures in STEAM - February February 8 & 11

Holiday Special Days December 26-30

Join FSN for a kid-friendly, hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities.

The Los Alamos Activity Center will operate a week of holiday fun! Registered members are encouraged to join in on making holiday themed crafts and some holiday baking! Program is open to all 3rd 8th graders.

Feb, 8 - 10:00am - 10:45am & 1:30 - 2:30pm Feb. 11 - 10:00am - 12:00pm Family Strengths Network FREE

10:00am - 4:00pm, Los Alamos & White Rock Youth Activity Centers FREE, Registration Required

Valentines Blood Drive

Game Masters Workshop

Join the Teen Center for a Valentine’s Day themed blood drive brought to you by the Teen Center’s Youth Mobilizers and Vitalant Blood Services. There will be treats and prizes for all of the donors.

December 27-29

Learn how to run games in a world of your own creation, and how to adapt published adventures to make them your own. While the class will be D&D 5e focused, the lessons and exercises will be applicable to other TTRPGs. Prior experience as a game master is recommended, but not required. Limit 8 students. Pre-registration required.

Social Services Programs & Events -Seasonal

Toddler Tunes - December

February 11

2:00 - 6:00pm, Los Alamos Teen Center FREE, open to the public. Pre-registration requested for donors.

12:30 - 4:30pm, Los Alamos Teen Center FREE

Adventures in STEAM - January January 11

Join FSN for a kid-friendly, hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities. 10:00 - 10:45am & 1:30 - 2:30pm, Family Strengths Network FREE Get Out. Get Active.

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Community Services Parks, Trails & Open Space

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

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

OPEN SPACE & TRAILS

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 to choose from. 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.

Looking for a Trailhead?

Watch for the “Trailhead” signs along major roads throughout the County. Find more information about the County Trail Network on-line: losalamosnm.us - Click on “Recreation”

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. 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.

NORTH BAYO BENCH TRAIL DOT GRANT TRAIL WOODLAND TRAIL See Bayo Canyon Trailhead Guide DEER TRAP/KWAGE MESA TRAIL See Deer Trap and Kwage Mesa Trailhead Guide GRADUATION CANYON TRAIL PUEBLO CANYON OVERLOOK TRAIL CANYON RIM TRAIL LOS ALAMOS MESA TRAIL See East Park Trailhead Guide MITCHELL TRAIL PERIMETER TRAIL See Mitchell Trailhead Guide CAVE OF THE WINDS TRAIL QUEMAZON NATURE TRAIL SATCH COWAN LOOP See Quemazon Trailhead Guide WHITE ROCK CANYON RIM TRAIL See White Rock Canyon Trailhead Guide

Family Friendly Biking Trails

Share the Trail: These are multi-use trails for pedestrians, equestrians, and bicyclists. Bicyclists should yield to all other users.

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.

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.

NORTH MESA TRAIL BAYO BENCH TRAIL See Bayo Canyon Trailhead Guide

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 on-line. For more information, visit losalamosnm.us - Click on “Open Space & Trails” Get Out. Get Active.

Open Space & Trails - General Information

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.

ACID CANYON LOOP BRIDGES LOOP See Aquatic Center Trailhead Guide

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COMMUNITY PARKS

County Parks & Playlots - Highlights & Amenities

Visit these great special use parks FREE year round! 9-Hole Disc Golf Courses Miniature Golf Skate Parks Dog Parks Remote Car Track Equestrian Facilities Sail Plane Field (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. East Park: 300 East Rd., Los Alamos. North of the playlot toward the canyon rim. North Mesa: 750 North Mesa Park Rd. Located near the intersection of San Ildefonso and North Mesa Park Rd. Shade, water and dirt surfaces.

Disc Golf Courses Open year round. Discs are available to rent at the Aquatic Center front desk during regular business hours. Los Alamos: 280 North Mesa Rd. 9-hole disc golf course situated among the trees and vegetation of North Mesa Picnic Grounds. White Rock: 99 Sherwood Blvd. 9-hole disc golf course at Piñon Park in the natural piñon and juniper landscape.

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

Skate Parks

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.

Los Alamos Skate Park: 1000 Oppenheimer Dr.; In front of Mesa Public Library.

Rover Park

White Rock Skate Park: 99 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.

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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. losalamosnm.us


ALL COUNTY PARKS & PLAYLOTS Los Alamos Ashley Pond Park 2300 Trinity Drive Picnic Tables Shade Stage Restrooms Barranca Mesa Park 95 Loma Del Escolar Street

Canyon Road Canyon Road, east of the Aquatic Center Tennis Courts Handball Court Racquetball Paddle Ball Squash 57 Community Soccer Field 1670 Nectar Street 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 Los Pueblos Park 500 Los Pueblos Street Myrtle Street Pickleball Court 1501 Myrtle Street

9-Hole Disc Golf Course Picnic Tables/Pavilions Shade North Mesa Sports Complex 555 North Mesa Road Baseball/Softball Fields Orange Street Play Lot 2601 Orange Street 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 Playlot Community Gardens Tennis Courts Pickleball 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 Mountain Meadows Play Lot 325 Meadow Lane Overlook Park 580 Overlook Road

Hiking Trails Picnic Tables Play Lot Restrooms Soccer Fields RC Track Piñon Park 10 Sherwood Blvd Picnic Tables/Pavilion Play Lot Splash Pad Shade Skate Park Tennis Courts Pickleball 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 301 Camp May Road Hiking Trails Picnic Tables/Pavilion Shade 10 Overnight Camping Sites Fire Pits Restrooms Main Gate Park 2700 East Road

County Parks & Playlots - Reference List

Picnic Tables/Pavilion Play Lot Restrooms Soccer Field Tennis Courts

North Mesa Picnic Grounds 280 North Mesa 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

Ball Fields Dog Park Get Out. Get Active.

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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”, under "Recreation" Golf Shop Phone: (505) 662-8139 Address: 4244 Diamond Drive Golf Shop Hours: See page 65 Driving Range Hours: Open weather dependent, tokens available during shop hours Closures: November 24 Thanksgiving Cross Country skiing on the golf course will be available as weather provides. Please contact the Los Alamos Golf Shop for updates on cross county skiing opportunities/conditions. COTTONWOOD ON THE GREENS RESTAURANT Website: cottonwoodonthegreens.com Phone: (505) 662-0404 Open: Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00am - 8:00pm | Sunday, 9:00am - 8:00pm Sunday Brunch Buffet: 10:00am - 2:00pm Sunday Dinner: 4:00 - 8:00pm Lunch: Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Tuesday-Sunday, 5:00 - 8:00pm Bar Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00am - 8:00pm | Sunday, 9.00am - 8.00pm Golfer's Hours, 5-days a week 8:00 - 11:00am 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 and is booked on a first-come, first-served basis. To check room availability, contact Cottonwood on the Greens by calling (505) 662-0404 or e-mail: cottonwoodonthegreens@gmail.com 64

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PRO SHOP (DAYS)

PRO SHOP (HOURS)

TEE TIMES (DAYS)

TEE TIMES START (HOURS)

SEASON

MONTHS

Early Fall

3rd Mon in Sept–DST ends

7 days

7:00am–6:00pm

7 days

8:00am

Late Fall

DST ends - Dec 4*

5 days (Wed–Sun)

9:00am–4:00pm

5 day ( Wed - Sun)

10:00am

Winter

Dec 5* - Feb 26*

5 days (Mon - Fri)

9:00am - 4:00pm

N/A

N/A

*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 balls available during hours of operation › All carts must be returned 30 minutes after sunset* *As determined by Google

Phase 1 of Golf Course Improvements start March 1, 2023 Daily Golf Fee Schedule

Annual Pass Options

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

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

Senior Rates 50 and Over

Monday - Friday

Saturday - Sunday & Holidays Excluded 18 Holes 18 Holes 9 Holes 9 Holes

$40.00 with car $25.00 without car $23.00 with car $15.00 without car

9 Holes/Player

18 Holes/Player

$10.00 $4.00 $20.00

Fusion Pass, Senior $1,185.00 Combines your green, car and range pass in one Adult Pass, Single

$845.00

Senior Pass, Single

$665.00

Junior Pass, Single 18 years & younger

$140.00

College Student $290.00 Full time students 22 years & under

Cars, Clubs & Driving Range Golf Car , Adult Pull Cart Rental Clubs

Fusion Pass, Family $2,500.00 Two adults living at the same address

$17.00 $7.00 $27.00

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

Annual Range Pass, Adult

$200.00

Annual Range Pass, Junior

$100.00

Club Storage

$110.00

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. Half Hour $40.00 Playing Lesson $70.00

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

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)

$160.00

Tournament Planning

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

$100.00

Ten - 9 Hole Golf Cart Rental

$90.00

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

Driving Range Punch Card

$50.00

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Golf Course - General Information

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

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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

SPORTS

LAPS Field & Gym Rentals - (505) 663-2245 Sheriff’s Posse Lodge - (505) 412-8326 | lasheriffsposse.com

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 Pickleball Club - pickleballbrackets.com/lgs.aspx Los Alamos School of Gymnastics - lagymnastics.net Los Alamos Softball Association - LosAlamosSoftball.com Los Alamos Youth Soccer - laysl.org Mountain Swim Club - Anna Zhang (505) 662-1900 Ultimate Frisbee - Chris Fontes cjf@lanl.gov

FITNESS & HEALTH Anytime Fitness - anytimefitness.com Crossfit Los Alamos - crossfitlosalamos.com Healing Through Yoga - joann.yoga High Mountain Wellbeing - highmountainwellbeing.com Taiji & Sitting Qigong KokHeong McNaughton kokheong@comcast.net

The Family YMCA - (505) 662-3100 | laymca.org

HOBBIES Community Seed, Plant, & Iris Swap -

Community Resources

KokHeong McNaughton kokheong@comcast.net

Endeavor Working Dog Club - endeavorwdc.org Radio Controlled Car Track - (505) 672-3072 Los Alamos Pony Club - akblanch@hotmail.com Los Alamos Stables Owners Association Meghan Ryan terraliens@gmail.com

OUTDOOR RECREATION ORGANIZATIONS High Altitude Athletics - highaltitudeathletics.org Los Alamos Mountaineers - lamountaineers.org New Mexico Orienteering - nmarclub@gmail.com Tuff Riders Mountain Bike Club - tuffriders.losalamos.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

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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: 10:00am - 2:00pm losalamosnm.us


Yoga for Relaxation

Tae Kwon Do

Set the tone for your week with this yoga class designed to reduce stress, down regulate the nervous system and create a sense of relaxation in mind and body. We will use both yoga and somatic movements, breathing techniques, support from props and rest to focus on relaxation. This class is open to beginners or seasoned yogis.

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

5:15 - 6:30pm, 190 Central Park Square, Ste. 212 Prices Vary, Registration is required at highmountainwellbeing.com

Taiji & Sitting Qigong

Monday & Wednesday

6:00 - 7:30pm The Family YMCA Gym $38/month / $19 for YMCA members Contact The Family YMCA to register (505) 662-3100 Additional information available at laymca.org/tae-kwon-do

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays

Fencing

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.

This course covers basic fencing strategies and footwork. The beginning/ intermediate class is for participants with little or no experience. The advanced class is for competitive fencers. Instruction will cover use of the foil, strip rules, judging and directing.

Sitting Qigong - Mondays, & Wednesdays 10:00-11:00am, via Zoom (Nov. - March) Taiji in the Park - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00-11:00am, Ashley Pond Park. Unitarian Church when weather turns cold.

Tuesdays

6:00 -7:00pm, Beginners 7:00 - 9:00pm, Advanced The Family YMCA More information available at laymca.org/fencing

Taiji as Spiritual Practice - Saturdays,9:00-10:00am, Unitarian Church (Feb. - April) FREE

Mondays & Thursdays 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. Ages 9 - 18. Mondays, 6:00 - 8:00pm, Level 2 & 3, Pueblo Gym Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:00pm, Level 2 & 3, The Family YMCA $30/month Contact The Family YMCA to register (505) 662-3100 Additional information available at: laymca.org/jr-roller-derby

Shoshin Ryu Jiu-Jitsu

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/$26 for YMCA members, Youth 7-12, $55 Ages 13+ Contact The Family YMCA to register (505) 662-3100 Additional information available at: familyym.facewebsites.net/shoshin-ryu-jiu-jitsu-martial-arts

Get Out. Get Active.

Coder Dojo Tuesdays

A STEM club for ages 7-12! Learn about coding, new media art, 3D printing, and robotics. There are self-directed and mentor-assisted projects, game jams, and capture the flag competitions. 3:30 - 5:00pm, Los Alamos Makers, 3540 Orange Street, Los Alamos For more information, visit: coderdojolosalamos.wordpress.com

Other Community Programs & Events

Jr. Roller Derby

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Los Alamos Folk Dancing Club

Kathak

7:15 - 9:30pm, Los Alamos Little Theater FREE Admission - Drop-ins welcome

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. For ages 5 - 99

Tuesdays

Yoga for Active Bodies Wednesdays

Yoga is a great compliment for hiking, biking or running. Yoga can help lengthen muscles and improve flexibility in the lower body as well as help create balance and better alignment in the entire body. Plus, yoga is also a great way to develop core strength. 5:15 - 6:30pm, 190 Central Park Square, Ste. 212 Prices Vary, Registration is required at highmountainwellbeing.com

Sundays

2:00 - 3:00pm, Beginner 3:00 - 4:00pm, Intermediate 4:00 - 5:00pm, Advanced The Family YMCA Main Y Studio $38/month / $19 for YMCA members Contact the Family YMCA to register (505) 662-3100 Additional information available at laymca.org/dance

Climbing Wall 6 days a week

Other Community Programs & Events

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.

Yoga 101 Thursdays

This Yoga 101 class will introduce students to a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional yoga postures and movements focusing on technique, skill and alignment. Basic breathwork (pranayama) and meditation practices will be explored in each class. Emphasis is placed on student understanding, safety and stability for each movement. Postures will be reviewed and incorporated into mini-flows each week. This class is geared toward those new to yoga but also those seeking to deepen their knowledge, understanding and felt-sense of the basic yoga postures.

Monday & Wednesday, 9:00 - 11:00am & 6:00 - 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 laymca.org/climbing-wall

Cooking with KokHeong Monthly - 4th Tuesday

An online Asian cooking class with KokHeong. 5:00pm, via Zoom FREE, register by emailing: kokheong@comcast.net

9:00 - 10:00am, 190 Central Park Square, Ste. 212 Prices Vary, Registration is required at highmountainwellbeing.com

Yin Yoga Fridays

Slow down, rest, and restore with this gentle class that combines Yin and Restorative Yoga. Practice begins with breath-work and centering, followed by a yin-style deep stretches, held for 2-8 minutes. Jacci then leads you through prop-supported restorative postures for deeper physical and mental relaxation and a guided meditation to promote calm and clarity. Meditation, mindfulness, visualization and breathing techniques (pranayama) makes this a very quiet and meditative practice. 10:00 - 11:15am, 190 Central Park Square, Ste. 212 Prices Vary, Registration is required at highmountainwellbeing.com

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Lifting 101 @ the Y

Breakfast with Santa

Join the Y Personal Trainers to learn compound exercises such as the bench, deadlift, squat and more. Trainers will be available to demo and answer questions.

Kiwanis of Los Alamos is hosting a breakfast with Santa!

Monthly - 1st Thursday, September - November

4:00 - 5:00pm, The Family YMCA FREE for all. Sign up at The Family YMCA front desk and walk-ins welcome.

December 3

7:00-11:00am, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall Cost TBD

Worth Defending December 10 & 11

A two-day empowerment self-defense program best suited for ages 11-13, all genders are welcome! Helps middle-schoolers develop easy-to-use techniques such as awareness, assertiveness, and verbal confrontation skills. Will also practice safety strategies and basic physical techniques to resist and escape potentially violent situations. 2:00 - 6:00pm,The Family YMCA Express FREE, additional info: laymca.org/worth-defending

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

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!

Turkey Day Workout November 24

Bring the whole family for a morning High Fitness workout, before an afternoon of relaxing. Funds raised will go towards the annual YMCA campaign. 9:15am,The Family YMCA Main Y Studio $5 for YMCA members, $10 for Program Member

January 14 & 21

The physical movement of yoga is only a tool to access greater ease and contentment in heart and mind. In this brief introductory class, we’ll look at the ten “pearls of wisdom” of the Yoga Sutra that can guide you down that path. In this two-session class, the instructor will provide an overview of ten principles, opportunity for sharing and reflection, and guide us in a brief yoga asana (poses) class that will be accessible to all levels and bodies. No yoga experience needed! 10:00 - 11:30am, 190 Central Park Square, Ste. 212 $40 for both sessions, Registration is required at highmountainwellbeing.com

Quarterly Yoga Book Club February 2

Join High Mountain Wellbeing and Mesa Public Library they dive into a little yoga and discuss the book, The Stories Behind the Poses: The Indian mythology that inspired 50 yoga postures by Raj Balkaran. This read is a fun way to learn about the various postures and their stories. 30-45 minutes will be spent playing with some of the postures from the book and then share thoughts about the text. Inquire about copies of the book and yoga supplies available for checkout from the library. 5:30 - 8:00pm, Mesa Public Library FREE, Registration is required at highmountainwellbeing.com

Intro to Energy Work with Sam McRae Los Alamos Small Business Saturday November 26

Small Business Saturday is an annual celebration to support local businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Sponsored by Enterprise Bank & Trust; businesses can participate in the Blue Bucks promotion. For more information visit: losalamoschamber.com All day Saturday, various locations To participate as a business, contract Ryn Herrman at ryn@losalamos.org Get Out. Get Active.

February 4

Join Sam for this entry level workshop exploring the chakras, energywork, Reiki, and meditation. In this workshop you will learn to turn inward and notice the sensations within us; sense the energies of others; learn to clear the energy of spaces; and raise and protect our energetic vibrations. Time will be spent in reflection, meditation, gentle movement, and discussion. There will be a short break for lunch.

Other Community Programs & Events

7:00-11:00am, Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse $5 per person, for kids 4 - 10yr / $8 per person 11yrs +

Yoga Philosophy 101: The Yamas & Niyamas with Maureen Lunn

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We’re Hiring! Come work for the Community Service Department!

Positions Open Parks Maintenance Construction Specialist 1

$15.86 - $23.38

Parks Maintenance Construction Specialist 2

$17.48 -$25.77

Senior Lifeguard

$18.36 - $27.06

Lifeguard Trainee/ Lifeguard Student

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Multiple Vacancies

$11.83 - $24.54

$12.00 - $17.69

Apply Today! 16 Years+

Full Time

Part Time

https://selfservice.losalamosnm.us/

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SHOP SMALL. WIN BIG.

BLUE BUCKS PROMOTION EARN "BLUE BUCKS" FOR YOUR PURCHASES!

CASH PRIZE DRAWINGS OF $250-$1000

Get Out. Get Active.

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Quick Reference COUNTY FACILITIES Aquatic Center (505) 662-8170 Betty Ehart Senior Center (505) 662-8920 Golf Course Pro Shop (505) 662-8139 Ice Rink (505) 662-4500 Mesa Public Library/White Rock Branch Library (505) 662-8250 | (505) 662-8265

COMMUNITY SERVICES Administration (505) 662-8241 Recreation Division (505) 662-8170 Parks Division (505) 662-8159 Open Space Division (505) 663-1776 Social Services Division (505) 662-8068 Public Library Division (505) 662-8250 Fuller Lodge Reservations Office (505) 662-8405

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

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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.

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