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October 2, 2017
New Mexico Wildlife Center

October 7–8: The New Mexico Wildlife Center open house on October 7 and 8 will include live animal demonstrations, owl pellet dissection, and a silent auction. CREDIT: Dreamstime


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October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Ted Talk Tuesday

Every Tuesday at noon, bring your lunch to ProjectY, watch a TED talk, and discuss. See each week’s topic here.

October 7: Big Tesuque Trail Run

An 11.6-mile trail run up and down Tesuque Peak to benefit Wings of America.

October 7–8: New Mexico Wildlife Center open house

The New Mexico Wildlife Center invites the public to its annual open house from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at 19 Wheat St. in Espanola. Activities include live animal demonstrations, owl pellet dissection, and a silent auction.

October 9: Columbus Day

October 13: Los Alamos Artist Studio Tour reception

Kick off the annual event with a reception at ProjectY from 6­–9 p.m. Guests can meet the artists, plan their stops, and enjoy live music. The tour takes place October 14–15 in Los Alamos and White Rock.

October 14: Machine learning and the metric system

Diane Oyen, with the Lab’s Space Science & Systems group, will show how computers can be taught to recognize things. The event takes place at the Bradbury Science Museum from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

October 16: Atomic Film Festival

This event, which kicks off this month and goes through August 2018, explores multiple perspectives on the cultural legacy and human impact of the atomic bomb. All films are free and start at 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. This month’s film is Atomic Ed and the Black Hole.


Happy Halloween!

October 19: Science on Tap

Sip local wine or beer, have a bite to eat, and listen to Laboratory scientists. The talk starts at 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked in Central Park Square in Los Alamos.

October 20: Deadline for Native American Venture Acceleration Fund applications

Proposals are due for the 2017 Native American Venture Acceleration Fund (NAVAF) program, administered through the Regional Development Corporation.

October 21: ATC Flaming Chicken Run

A 5K dirt trail run and one-mile fun run to raise funds for ATC (Academy for Technology and the Classics) athletics, science, clubs, classrooms, and AP scholarships. The race kicks off at 9:15 a.m. in Santa Fe.

October 21: Santa Fe Expanding Your Horizons Conference

Expanding Your Horizons aims to encourage girls in 5th to 8th grade to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by providing women STEM role models and hands-on workshops.

October 27–28: Halloweekend

Trick-or-treat at Central Avenue businesses in Los Alamos on October 27. The following evening, attend a pumpkin glow at Fuller Lodge.

October 31: Women's Leadership Luncheon

A panel of influential business women from different industries and professions will discuss issues specific to the interests of Santa Fe business women. Learn how these successful women advanced to the top and built their careers with confidence. Find out what inspires them, the challenges they faced, and the critical success factors that led them to where they are today. This event takes place at La Fonda from 11a.m.–1:30 p.m.


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

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.”