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December 1, 2016
The Hour of Code event takes place on Monday, December 5.

The Hour of Code event takes place on Monday, December 5.CREDIT: Dreamstime


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December 1: Inauguration of Dr. Richard J. Bailey, Jr.

The Board of Regents of Northern New Mexico College inaugurates Bailey as the 21st president of the college at 11 a.m. at the Nick Salazar Center for the Arts in Española.

December 1: History on Tap

Join the Los Alamos History Museum for an engaging discussion about the new museum campus. The event takes place from 5:30–7 p.m. at UnQuarked in Los Alamos.

December 2–4: Winterfest Weekend

Snow or no snow, Los Alamos welcomes winter with a holiday light parade, breakfast with Santa, a tree lighting, and more. See the full schedule of events here.

December 3: Nambé Holiday Bazaar

Nambé Pueblo Education Department hosts its fourth annual holiday shopping event at the Nambé Pueblo Wellness Center from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

December 3: Jingle Bell Run

This 5K run/walk benefits Girls on the Run Santa Fe. The race starts at 10 a.m. at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center.


Santa floats down Central Avenue in Los Alamos during the Winterfest Light Parade. Photo: Los Alamos County.

December 5: Hour of Code

This one-hour introduction to computer science is designed to demystify code to show that anyone can learn the basics. 

December 6: High Tech Round Table

Presented by the Richard P. Feynman Center, the City of Santa Fe Economic Development, and the Regional Development Corporation, this event at the Violet Crown Cinema features technology leaders and an evening of networking, sharing accomplishments, and looking ahead to 2017.

December 7: Steps to Starting a Small Business

Decide if business ownership is right for you during this course that provides the foundation for attendees to move forward and work with an SBDC advisor on their individual projects.

December 10: Scientist in the Spotlight

How do you see something that’s smaller than a particle of light? Stop by the Bradbury Science Museum from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. to hear Noah Orfield, with the Lab's Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, give you a sense of how tiny structures can be observed in the lab and what we’re learning about their properties.

December 14: Luminaria Walk and Buffet

Join Los Alamos Retirement Community for this annual holiday event from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at Aspen Ridge, and dessert will be served at Sombrillo. Call 505-695-8981 with questions.

December 15: Science on Tap—Unconventional Solar Power

In this talk, scientist Jeff Pietryga proposes that the cost of energy is at the heart of essentially all the world’s problems. Can we achieve a world where energy is (almost) free? The event takes place at Unquarked in Los Alamos from 5:30–7 p.m.

December 15: Under the Branches book launch

Storyteller Kimberly Gotches performs stories, including one from her debut book. This program, at 6 p.m. at ProjectY, is geared toward teens and adults.

December 19: Holiday gift drive ends

Gifts purchased by Lab employees will be distributed to partner social service agencies in time for Christmas. Email seasonofgiving@lanl.gov for details.

December 20: Get News Coverage for your Business

In this marketing workshop, you’ll learn how to get articles published online and in print to generate interest, sales, and leads for your business. The class takes place at ProjectY at 7 p.m.


ProjectY is a collaborative coworking space located in Los Alamos that offers many events every month. Photo: Samantha D’Anna Photography.

December 30: Grand re-opening of the Los Alamos History Museum

Festivities start at 10 a.m. at Fuller Lodge with guest speakers, surprises, and refreshments.

January 17, 2017: Applications due for the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF)

The largest scholarship pool in Northern New Mexico, LAESF supports students from Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Taos counties pursuing higher education in all fields of study. For more information, visit lanlfoundation.org/scholarships or contact Tony Fox at tony@lanlfoundation.org or 505-753-8890 ext. 116.

Lab volunteers

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s participation in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) events is made possible with support from the Department of Energy through the Laboratory’s Science Education Community Service Time Program. To request STEM experts, complete a brief online request form.

Los Alamos experts and volunteers can also be requested through the Laboratory’s Volunteer Program, which partners with the national Volunteer Match initiative.

Speaker’s bureau

The Laboratory has speakers with experience in a wide variety of subjects who can tailor their content for a range of audiences. Call 505-667-7000 to be matched with the right person for your audience. 

Calendar submissions

Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Laboratory’s management company, Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), help support the above events, programs and campaigns. To include your event or application deadline in upcoming calendars, email connections@lanl.gov with a brief description of your event and how the item is connected to the Laboratory or LANS.

Community Connections features news and opportunities that grow out of the Laboratory’s Good Neighbor Pledge: “To partner with our neighbors on strengthening math and science learning, diversifying the economy, and expanding community giving in Northern New Mexico.”