Revised: October MainStreet Updates – Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation (LACDC) Programs for the coming weeks:
Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet:
4-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos opens to pedestrian-only traffic and businesses and organizations from within and outside the district hand out candy to costumed kids and families. Register by this Thursday, Oct. 20 here.
Also, let chamber know what events you may have planned during Halloweekend and they will help promote it! Send information to Los Alamos MainStreet Director, Jacquelyn Connolly at
Rocky Horror Picture Show:
Presented by The Creative District. Movie showing with shadow cast at the LA Little Theater Oct. 28-29. Tickets from $15, at Limited VIP table seats are available. Show is 18+. Details at
Chamber Business Breakfast
Los Alamos County Council Candidate Forum
This Thursday, October 20, 7:30-9:30am
UNM-LA, 4000 University Drive, Building 2, Room 230
Register now
Let’s Do Lunch – Business Educational Workshop on Diverse-Ability
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27
UNM-LA, Building 6, Room 631
Learn about a pool of talented people who are often overlooked by employers. Register by October 21 here. Organized by Los Alamos Small Business Development Center, UNM-LA and PASE Title V Grant. For more information contact Sandy Jones at
comment at the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting and County Council meeting.
COVID-19 community newsletter issued Tuesday:
Los Alamos County issued the COVID-19 Community Newsletter Tuesday, Oct. 17. Inside the newsletter from William F. Athas’ Epidemiology Corner, the CDC revised its variant profile to show that newly tracked Omicron variants BQ.1, BQ.1.1, BA.2.75.2 are quickly gaining ground in the US and outcompeting the predominant BA.5. And while the CDC Community Level for Los Alamos County remains LOW, virus levels roughly doubled in the county’s wastewater as of the end of September, and health authorities believe that there is the potential for another COVID-19 wave going into the Fall/Winter.
For Athas’ full report, individuals can read newsletter online or subscribe to have future newsletters emailed directly to the readers’ inboxes here. To learn how to how to stay up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines, visit the CDC website and for information about testing, vaccines and treatments in New Mexico, visit the NMDOH website.
Chamber Member News:
Pumpkin Patch – Support Los Alamos MS & HS Choirs
Now through Oct. 31 at Canyon Complex
3:30-7 p.m. Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri, 12:30-7 p.m. Wed, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  
Fall Festival at 10 a.m. Oct. 22!
Samizdat Bookstore and Teahouse
Board Game and TTRPG nights at Samizdat!
Samizdat Bookstore and Teahouse is holding game nights! Hosts Jose Ortega and Alister Stewart guide new and veteran players through a series of board games and independent tabletop role playing games. 
Ortega has run rollicking sessions of Zombicide and is now running Halloween-themed sessions of Betrayal at House on the Hill and Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate, perfect for a spooky night with friends. 
Stewart is guiding players through Babes in the Wood, where gamers play as kids, sentient toys, or animals who explore their hometown woods on Halloween night, encountering magical forest folk all while something darker lurks just out of sight.
This TTRPG is based on the Powered by the Apocalypse system, and is a beginner-friendly introduction to this system which will be used in future games such as Thirsty Sword Lesbians and Sleepaway. Jose and Stewart work to make an inclusive and welcoming environment for all players, regardless of skill level or experience. 
Betrayal at House on the Hill: 4-9 p.m. Saturdays, hosted by Ortega
Babes in the Wood: 4-9 p.m. Sundays, hosted by Stewart
Cost: $10 per player (this fee helps us cover the cost of paying their hosts for their work)
For more information you can join their Discord. Please text 505.412.0238 for an invitation link or email
JJAB Presents: LGBTQ+ Deep Dive
5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Fuller Lodge Arts Center.
Five folks from the local queer community have volunteered to each prepare a 3-minute presentation on a topic related to their experience and queer realities. Participants will rotate between each presenter (who will be situated in various studios at the Art Center) and, following each short presentation, will enjoy a few additional minutes of dialogue and inquiry about the topic discussed–before moving on to the next presentation. This is a free event, and refreshments will be provided.
Los Alamos Medical Center
Flu Shot Drive Thru Event
It’s flu season and Los Alamos Medical Center is ready to support the community!
8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 22. 
Use the Trinity entrance to get to LAMC’s back lot, where RN’s and medical assistants will be ready to answer any questions and distribute flu shots upon your arrival.
Please consider the following:
Also at LAMC:
LAMC SPA DAY for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Mammogram Screenings 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct 22. Schedule your appointment today by calling 505.661.9211, 3917 West Road, Radiology, First floor. Comfy clothes encouraged.
LACF to Host Free Seminar Oct. 27 on Financial and Tax Planning for Giving
Is there a local nonprofit you support or would like to give to? Maybe you’re retired and want to donate your IRA distribution to charity? Or you’re mid-career and planning for philanthropic giving in the future?
If your answer is ‘yes’ to any of the above then please join the Los Alamos Community Foundation as we host local professionals for a presentation and discussion. The session, titled “Planning for Giving – Tips for Current and Future Donors” is part of LACF’s annual Community Philanthropy Series and will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at the UNM-LA Student Center Lecture Hall (Building 2). The event will include valuable information on ways to plan for charitable giving that could save on your taxes and increase the impact of the amount you give.
Other Creative Opportunities:
Auditions for Matilda
LALO is thrilled to bring you, Matilda, in February 2023! Singers, actors and dancers of all ages needed!  Auditions will be held at the United Church 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, and Sunday, Oct. 23.
Los Alamos High School Olions presents Midsummer Night’s Dream
Oct. 28-Nov. 6 at Duane Smith Auditorium. Buy tickets now at
Mesa Public Library
Mesa Public Library presents Four Shillings Short in concert 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at Fuller Lodge! Enjoy music, stories, and folklore to celebrate the Celtic bonfire festival of Samhain. Rooted in Celtic and American folk music, this husband and wife duo has been performing together since 1995. They tour in the US and Ireland, performing 150 concerts per year. They’ve produced 12 recordings, and their unique sound includes a wide range of stringed instruments, tin whistles, Doumbek, spoons, gemshorn, bowed psaltery, recorders, crumhorn, Native American Flutes, and more! Family-friendly and free to attend. For more information, visit the library’s event calendar.

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