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LOS ALAMOS OFFERS DOUBLE THE HOLIDAY FUN THIS DECEMBER

December 7, 2013 - Tree-lighting, Caroling & Holiday Open Houses from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

December 21, 2013 - Deck the Halls! Third Saturday Evening Stroll from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Los Alamos, Santa Barbara County, California—The public is invited to join in two, FREE special holiday celebrations this year in the town affectionately known as “little la.” Los Alamos is located at the intersection of US Highway 101 and State Route 135 (Bell Street); just an hour north of Santa Barbara and twenty minutes south of Santa Maria.

On Saturday, December 7, 2013, the Los Alamos Valley Men’s Club (LAVMC)—a local philanthropic not-for-profit membership group of men, women and families—invites residents and visitors to enjoy the annual community Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Ferrini Park (corner of Bell and Centennial Streets) in the center of town starting 5:00 p.m. followed by caroling by the Vineyard Voices Quartet. Plus, Santa Claus will be making a stop at Alamo Motel Cottage, 435 Bell Street, for free visits and photo ops from 5:00-8:00 p.m. And, there will be open houses/specials at these fine businesses: Bedford Winery welcomes “Yuletide Ukulele” with Ukulele virtuoso Kevin Carlson. Gather around the fire in the Bedford Courtyard and enjoy “Christmas Calzones” Music and Wine! Bell Street Farm Eatery is offering gourmet pot pies and wine pairings plus delicious hot chocolate for the little ones. The C Gallery will have hot cider, chocolates and strudel accompanying the contemporary art. Café Quackenbush at the General Store will be featuring Chef Jesper and the famous Soup Santa tasty offerings. Casa Dumetz Wines is featuring singer Hana Pestle’s Holiday Song Sing-along and tasting specials. The Gentlemen Farmer has an art show featuring artist Carol Wood along with preserves and pickle tasting. Don’t miss this community event welcoming residents and visitors alike!

On Saturday, December 21, 2013, the Los Alamos Merchant Society (LAMS) announces Deck the Halls! as the theme of the popular Third Saturday Evening Stroll Series from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Join the community and all it has to offer by strolling the sidewalks, drinking fabulous local wines, eating delicious fresh market fare at local restaurants, and especially now, finding exquisite holiday gifts in art galleries and antique shops.
Special Third Saturday Evening Stroll events for December 21, 2013 are:
Bedford Winery will be serving wine and signature unique treats and featuring the Winter Solstice "Readathon" in support of the “Friends of the Los Alamos Public Library” in their effort to “Bring Back the Library!”Call (805)-344-2107. Visit www.bedfordwinery.com and www.facebook.com/BedfordWinery for further updates.
Bell Street Farm Eatery will be open late for the first ever Pop-up Taqueria featuring Los Angeles’ famed chef/restaurateur Steven Arroyo who is bringing his restaurant, Taqueria Escuela, to little la. For further information, call (805) 344-4609. Visit www.bellstreetfarm.com and www.facebook.com/bellstreetfarm
The C Gallery is hosting a Holiday Cookie Exchange--bring a dozen homemade cookies, take a dozen! Also there will be a pop-up display of the bead work of Ann Gamble. The Mike Brady primary color, whimsical art exhibit will adorn the walls. Call (805) 344-3807 or visit www.cgallery.com for more information.
Casa Dumetz Wines will feature tasting specials and entertainment. Join us in our intimate, welcoming environment where you will always meet new friends and reconnect with old ones. (805) 344-1900. Visit www.casadumetzwines.com and www.facebook.com/casadumetzwines.com for more information.
Full of Life Flatbread always has delectable specials each weekend to celebrate the bounty of our region. www.fulloflifefoods.com (805) 344-4400.
Global Gardens & Caliterannean Cafe is at 380 Bell Street. Colorful, inspired and inviting with delicious olive oils and gifts for everyone. The café is open and featuring a special dinner service. For more information visit: www.facebook.com/GlobalGardens
terramonary stoneware & porcelain at 258 Bell Street. View terramonary’s stunning hand crafted pottery in incredible designs, in addition to the wonderful array of books by Clifton Edwin Publishing (805) 344-1431, www.cliftonedwin.com will. (805) 344-1460, www.terramonary.com,
The 1880 Union Hotel and Saloon will have its famous empanadas at the Tapas Bar. Everyone is welcome to take a tour, grab a bite to eat in the Saloon and Tapas Bar, or just sit in front of the cozy fireplace. The Western Saloon will be open all evening. www.1880unionhotel.com Front desk (805) 344-2744.
The Eclectic Shoppe, The Gentleman Farmer - (805) 344-4111, www.thegentlemanfarmer.net, Gussied Up Antiques – (805) 344-2504, The Victorian Mansion (805) 344-1300, www.thevick.com is always a special place to stay with their themed suites. Charlie’s Restaurant (805) 344-4404 has the best burger in town and Ghostriders Tavern (805) 344-2111 is always full of surprises.

Come and discover “little la” this holiday season where everyone and everything is twice as nice with double the fun!

67th Annual Los Alamos Old Days Celebration - September 27-29, 2013

Peddlers Mart Application (pdf)

Car Show Application (pdf)

Parade Application (pdf)

67th ANNUAL LOS ALAMOS OLD DAYS PARADE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Los Alamos, Santa Barbara County, CaliforniaThe 67th  annual Los Alamos Old Days Celebration hosted its “Greatest Little Small Town Parade” today starting at 11:00 a.m. featuring more than 50 entries from around the region. Sponsored by the Los Alamos Valley Men’s Club (LAVMC)—a local all-volunteer philanthropic membership group open to men, women and families—dedicated to preserving the town’s unique character and hospitality and providing scholarships and funding to local students and organizations.  The parade and festivities attracted an estimated 3,000 or more people to the community today according to organizers.

The Parade Grand Marshall was Martin Chavez, a life-long resident of Los Alamos for 77 years (born 4/21/36). He attended Olga Reed School in Los Alamos and graduated from Santa Maria High School in 1954, the same year he married his sweetheart Lola Jean Ford who accompanied him in today’s parade along with their grandson Airman First Class Anthony Chavez. They proudly raised seven children (six boys and a girl) in Los Alamos. Parade Coordinators were Los Alamos residents Julie Moore and Mary Lou Noll; Announcer was Laura Kath; and Parade Judges were two anonymous members of the LAVMC. The parade began with the singing of the national anthem by 23-year-old Mia Vazquez, a Los Alamos native now attending California State University-Channel Islands majoring in music.

2013 Los Alamos Old Days 67th Annual Parade Winners are:

  1. Civic Organization: TIE—Santa Maria Elks Lodge #1538 Officers Wagon & Outriders AND Chumash Community Color Guard
  2. Commercial Organization:  2014 Dodge Challenger from Rocket Town Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram
  3. Youth Organization:  TIE--Righetti High School Warrior Band & Color Guard AND Olga Reed School Students
  4. Equestrian—Youth: Santa Barbara County 4-H Horse Project
  5. Equestrian—Adult:  Los Canperos Charros
  6. Equestrian--Animal-Drawn Vehicle: Wagon with Veterans Drawn by Tepesquet Mule Team Jill & Jayne Directed by Teamster Tom Feland
  7. Automobile/Motorized Equipment—Antique: Restored Model A Ford driven by John Traller
  8. Automobile/Motorized Equipment—Classic: 1955 Chevy driven by Chris Brown Silva
  9. Automobile/Motorized Equipment—Tractor: 1928 John Deere Model D driven by Barry Manfrina
  10. Automobile/Motorized Equipment—Farm/Ranch: 1947 Farmall Cub Tractor driven by Carol Brown Silva
  11. Military: “California Hundred,” Company A, 2nd Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry re-enactors
  12. Clowns: Santa Maria Elks Lodge #1538 Clowns
  13. Musical: Garcia Dance Studio
  14. Novelty: Moe Murphy’s Vintage Ice Cream Truck & Work Wagon

Organizers announced that the 68th Annual Los Alamos Old Days Celebration will be September 26-28, 2014.

Fourth Annual Old Days Costume Contest

Wear an 1880's costume on Saturday of Old Days to win a prize!

Saturday Sept 28th - Number tags will be handed out on Bell Street to be worn on your costume.  Display your costume and encourage people to vote for your number between 2 and 3 pm in front of the Union Hotel.  The votes will be counted at 3 pm and the winners will be announced.

First prize - An 1881 Morgan Silver Dollar donated by Dennis Keane
Second Prize - A bottle of fine wine donated by Bedford Winery
Additional prizes donated by Bell Street Farms

New this year: Free Film Screenings of “Los Alamos: The Historical Buildings of Bell Street”

NEWS FROM THE LOS ALAMOS VALLEY MEN’S CLUB
For Immediate Release:  August 14, 2013
PUBLIC CONTACT: Marylou Noll, Vice-President ,Los Alamos Valley Men’s Club: marylounoll@msn.com or 805-344-1337
MEDIA CONTACT: Laura Kath, Publicist, laura@mariahmarketing.com  or 805-344-1717           www.LosAlamosValley.org 

Los Alamos, Santa Barbara County, CaliforniaThe 67th annual Los Alamos Old Days Celebration is Friday,
September 27 through Sunday, September 29, 2013, with fun for the entire family in the heart of this traditional old-west style community. This year’s theme is "Viva Los Alamos, Ranchos y Vino.” Admission is FREE and the entire public is invited to join residents and visitors who gather each year to honor, preserve and celebrate the town’s authentic Western heritage. Los Alamos is located at the intersection of US Highway 101 and State Route 135 (Bell Street); just an hour north of Santa Barbara and twenty minutes south of Santa Maria.

Los Alamos Old Days is sponsored by the Los Alamos Valley Men’s Club (LAVMC)—a local philanthropic not-for-profit membership group of men, women and families—dedicated to preserving the town’s unique character and hospitality; as well as providing scholarships and funding to local students and organizations. Additional support for Old Days is being provided again for the second year by the Santa Ynez Valley Hotel Association (www.syvha.com)

Highlights of the Old Days weekend-long celebration include plenty of FREE entertainment, two-day Peddlers Mart, Saturday’s All American Classic Car Show and Sunday morning’s “Greatest Little Small Town Parade.” This year’s Parade Grand Marshal is Martin Chavez, a life-long resident of Los Alamos for 77 years (born 4/21/36). He attended Olga Reed Elementary School in Los Alamos and graduated from Santa Maria High School in 1954, the same year he married his sweetheart Lola Jean Ford. They proudly raised seven children (six boys and a girl) in Los Alamos. Chavez founded his own trucking business and hauled for local farmers in the Los Alamos Valley as well as far south as El Centro and into Madera, California for the past 56 years and states, “I’m  honored to be a part of this wonderful community.”

Here is the 2013 Los Alamos Old Days schedule of event

Friday, September 27, 2013
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Old Days Chili Kick-Off Party: Enjoy chili, corn bread, salad and all the fixings to begin the celebration with a tasty kick. No host bar. Announcement of the “Not So Old” Codger Contest winner. Tickets $7 per person at the door at the Men’s Club, 429 Leslie Street, corner of Centennial & Leslie St, Downtown Los Alamos. 

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 “Safe Routes to School” Poster Exhibit. View artwork created by local Olga Reed School students in kindergarten to eighth grades focusing on safety; contest winner will be announced this evening at the Men’s Club.

Saturday, September 28, 2013
7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Pancake Breakfast: $6 adults and $5 children under age 12, at the Men’s Club sponsored and benefits the Los Alamos Junior Grange.

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
“Safe Routes to School” Poster Exhibit: displayed at the Men's Club. View artwork created by Olga Reed School students from kindergarten to eighth grades focusing on safety.

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
All American Classic Car Show: along Bell Street (Hwy 135).Entry forms above.

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Peddlers Mart and Food Booths along Bell Street (Hwy 135). Space applications above.
Civil War Encampment: featuring the “California Hundred,” Company A, 2nd Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry re-enactors; in the garden of the 1880 Union Hotel, 362 Bell Street.
Entertainment by KRAZ-FM Crazy Country” radio along Bell Street.

11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tri -Tip Beef Sandwich Sale: cost is $6 each at the Men’s Club.
And Free Film Screenings of “Los Alamos: The Historical Buildings of Bell Street” produced by the Los Alamos Oral History Project (Running time: 30 minutes) shows continuously at the Men’s Club.

3:30 p.m.
Los Alamos” All American Classic Car Show” Awards Presentation in Ferrini Park.

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Old Days Silent Auction at the Men’s Club (proceeds benefit community schools) and “Happy Hour” no host bar; auction ends at 9:00 p.m. 

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Dance to Live Music at the Men's Club Featuring “The Hot Shots” playing country and rock from the 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's. (21 & over only please); no host bar; cover charge $7 per person or two for $12.

Sunday, September 29, 2013
8:00-9:00 a.m.
On-site Registration for Old Days Stampede 5K Run/Walk sponsored by Cal Swoosh Sports. Meet in Ferrini Park. Awards will be given in five divisions (Male & Female--Age 10 & under;  Ages 11-19 years; Ages 20-39 years; Ages 40-59 years and Ages 60+). Pre-register at http://calswoosh.com/ and participants will be guaranteed an event t-shirt if registered by 9/23/13. Cost is $20 per runner in advance or at the starting line. All proceeds benefit Cal Swoosh Sports, a non-profit organization providing sports opportunities for youth.  9:30 a.m.  Race Begins.

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Peddlers Mart and Food Booths along Bell Street (Hwy 135). Space applications above.
Civil War Encampment: featuring the “California Hundred,” Company A, 2nd Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry re-enactors; in the garden of the 1880 Union Hotel, 362 Bell Street.
Entertainment by KRAZ-FM Crazy Country” radio along Bell Street.

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Non–Denominational Worship Service in Ferrini Park, led by Rev. Warren Einolander from the Cottonwood Community Fellowship, Los Alamos. All ages welcome.

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Greatest Little Small Town Parade starts at Bell Street (HWY 135) & Augusta Street and continues west down Bell Street, ending at St. Joseph Street. 2013 Grand Marshall is Martin Chavez of Los Alamos; announcer is Laura Kath, of Mariah Marketing in Los Alamos. Free to participate--Entry forms above.

12:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tri-Tip Beef BBQ at the Men’s Club including beans, bread, salad & salsa. Adults $10; seniors age 55+ or kids under age 10 for $8 each.
Free Film Screenings of   “Los Alamos: The Historical Buildings of Bell Street” produced by the Los Alamos Oral History Project (Running time: 30 minutes) shows continuously at the Men’s Club.
 “Safe Routes to School” Poster Exhibit: displayed at the Men's Club. View artwork created by Olga Reed School students from kindergarten to eighth grades focusing on safety.

5:00 p.m.
Celebration concludes. See you next year for the 68th annual Old Days on September 26-28, 2014!

 

 

 

LOS ALAMOS TOWN-WIDE GARAGE SALE-SAT, MAY 4, 2013, 8AM to 1PM

WHERE:
Dozens of homes throughout the community of Los Alamos, California (exit Highway 101 between Buellton & Santa Maria).

WHO:
Public welcome! Families & friends of all ages. Coordinated by volunteer members of the Los Alamos Valley Senior Center.

HOW:
Pick up list of garage sale addresses & town map at the Los Alamos Post Office, 497 Bell Street (Highway 135 on Friday, May 3, 2013 after 4:00 pm through Saturday, May 4, 2013
(And address list and map also will be posted on the wall).

WHY:
It's a fun way to meet local residents and get great bargains!

FOR MORE INFO: Call Kathy Christoferson at 805-344-1931 or 805-878-7909

LOS ALAMOS VALLEY MEN’S CLUB SWINGS WITH “BIG BAND DANCE”
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013, FROM 7:00-11:00PM

For Immediate Release: February 11, 2013
PUBLIC CONTACT: Mary Lou Noll, Vice-President, Los Alamos Valley Men’s Club (LAVMC);
Phone: 805-344-1337 or marylounoll@msn.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Laura Kath, Publicist, 805-344-1717 or laura@mariahmarketing.com

~Public Invited to Swing to the Sounds of the Rose Garden Dance Band
Rose Garden Dance Band.jpg
CAPTION: Rose Garden Dance Band really swings! (Hi-rez available from laura@mariahmarketing.com )

Los Alamos, Santa Barbara County, CaliforniaBased on the success of last year’s first-ever big band dance event, the Los Alamos Valley Men’s Club (LAVMC) will host another “Big Band Dance” on Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 7:00-11:00PM  at the clubhouse located at 429 Leslie Street at the corner of Centennial Street in downtown Los Alamos.  The Rose Garden Dance Band will once again be performing live classic swing, ballroom and Latin music hits from the 1940-50’s including selections from such greats as Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington. The event is sponsored by the LAVMC—a local philanthropic membership group open to men, women and families—dedicated to providing scholarships and funding to local students and community service organizations, and to preserving the town’s unique character and hospitality.

According to Event Co-chair Lisa Mendoza, “Recommended dress is ties for men; dresses or skirts for ladies.  However, all are encouraged to dress up in period clothes from 1940-50’s. We will be having a costume contest and awarding fun prizes!” A full cash bar will be available all evening at the dance. Guests must be over age 21. Doors at the Men’s Club will open at 6:30pm. Tickets are only $10 per person, available in advance and expected to sell out. Since space is limited, tickets may not be available at the door.  Organizers urge guests to reserve tickets now by calling Event Co-Chairs Lisa Mendoza at 805-344-1948, Mary Lou Noll at 805-344-1337 or John Traller at 805-344-4838.

LAVMC Vice-President & Event Co-Chair Mary Lou Noll stated, “Our first Big Band Dance last year was a sell-out and complete success. We are thrilled to welcome back the Rose Garden Dance Band. And before the dance, we hope guests will come to Los Alamos to shop, wine taste and enjoy some of our great restaurants such as Bell Street Farm Eatery; late lunch at Café Quackenbush, burgers at Charlie’s, pizza at Full of Life Flatbread, or the historic Union Hotel. We look forward to welcoming locals and visitors to our charming little town for some vintage fun."

More About the Rose Garden Dance Band
In 1946, saxophonist Joe L. Rose built the Rose Garden Ballroom in Pismo Beach, California, and performed there for 45 years.  His band drew huge crowds from throughout the Central Coast and Valleys.  In the early 1990’s, Joe’s son, Joel V. Rose, continued the legacy of his father’s band to the present day, playing all over the Central Coast and has been a mainstay performer at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo since 1999.  The Rose Garden Dance Band performs classic arrangements of the famous artists such as Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw Count Basie, Glenn Miller and more from the 1930’s to the 1950’s. See video:www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=_HdViQybQYw

LOS ALAMOS HOLIDAY STROLL FESTIVITIES SET FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2012, FROM 5:00-8:00PM

Los Alamos Holiday StrollFor Immediate Release: November 13. 2012
PUBLIC CONTACT: Jennifer Scarano, Holiday Stroll Coordinator, jenniferscarano@gmail.com;
MEDIA CONTACT: Laura Kath, Publicist, laura@mariahmarketing.com or 805-344-1717 www.LosAlamosValley.org

Los Alamos, Santa Barbara County, California—The public is invited to attend the Los Alamos Holiday Stroll festivities celebrating the season on Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 5:00-8:00pm. Sponsored by local merchants and the Los Alamos Valley Men’s Club, activities are free and all ages are welcome to share the spirit and hospitality of this old-west style community. Los Alamos is located at the intersection of US Highway 101 and State Route 135 (Bell Street); just an hour north of Santa Barbara and 20 minutes south of Santa Maria.

According to event organizers, locals and visitors alike are encouraged to stroll the 7-block long Bell Street main thoroughfare lined with luminarias and discover art galleries, antique shops, restaurants and wine tasting rooms all with special offers and free treats. Highlights include the Vineyard Voices Quartet strolling carolers, the community tree-lighting, a bonfire with complimentary marshmallows and an opportunity to visit with Santa Claus.

Los Alamos Holiday Stroll Schedule for December 8, 2012
Activities from 5:00-8:00pm (all locations on Bell Street)
Community Bonfire with complimentary marshmallows for roasting--across from the Post Office at the corner lot at Bell and Helena Streets.
Fire Truck Tour—courtesy of Santa Barbara County Fire Station #24, will park/staff a fire engine on Bell Street.

Special Events during the Holiday Stroll
5:00-6:00pm: The C Gallery celebrates the release of Connie Rodhe’s perfume "Cello and Warm Bread” featuring live cello music and fresh baked bread by WellBread from LA; an art display featuring cello images and from 6:00-8:00pm, complimentary hot apple cider, homemade fig cake and other holiday treats.
5:15pm: Community Tree-lighting in Ferrini Park (corner of Bell and Centennial Streets) coordinated by the Los Alamos Valley Men’s Club, a non-profit philanthropic membership group open to men, women and families—dedicated to preserving the town’s unique character; as well as providing funding to local students and organizations.
6:00-8:00pm: Visit with Santa Claus in the cottage at the Alamo Motel, 425 Bell Street (photos available for purchase).

Merchant specials during the Holiday Stroll
Bedford Winery—music, storytelling and refreshments plus special wine pairings.
Bell Street Farm Eatery & Market—special menu and wine tasting.
Cafe Quackenbush –“Soup Santa” offers gourmet fare in the Art Brut Gallery
Casa Dumetz Wines at Babi’s Tasting Room—wine tasting specials and complimentary holiday sweets
Charlie’s Restaurant—complimentary treats
Full of Life Flatbread —special menu for the evening
Gussied Up Antiques—complimentary mulled cider and cookies
Terramonary—special offers on unique stoneware and arts
The Gentleman Farmer—hosting show by local artist Carol Wood; plus preserves and pickle tasting by local artisan Chef Julie Crookston of Bona Dea.
Union Hotel & Saloon—complimentary peppermint hot chocolate and homemade cookies

Lompoc Daily Record Quilt Show Celebrates Los Alamos

Santa Ynez Valley News Quilt Show Celebrates Los Alamos

2012 Old Days Parade Winners List!!

NEWS FROM THE LOS ALAMOS VALLEY MEN’S CLUB
For Immediate Release: August 9, 2012
PUBLIC CONTACT: Marylou Noll, Los Alamos Valley Men’s Club Vice-President: marylounoll@msn.com or 805-344-1337
MEDIA CONTACT: Laura Kath, Publicist, laura@mariahmarketing.com or 805-344-1717

66th ANNUAL LOS ALAMOS OLD DAYS CELEBRATION IS SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2012
~New this year: “Little LA” an artistic quilt exhibition and sale by Fibervision

Los Alamos, Santa Barbara County, CaliforniaThe 66th annual Los Alamos Old Days Celebration is Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30, 2012, with fun for the whole family in the heart of this traditional old-west style community. This year’s theme is “136 Years of History.” Admission is FREE and the entire public is invited to join residents and visitors who gather each year to honor, preserve and celebrate the town’s authentic Western heritage.

Los Alamos is located at the intersection of US Highway 101 and State Route 135 (Bell Street); just an hour north of Santa Barbara and twenty minutes south of Santa Maria.

Los Alamos Valley Old Days events are sponsored by the Los Alamos Valley Men’s Club (LAVMC)—a local philanthropic membership group open to men, women and families—dedicated to preserving the town’s unique character and hospitality; as well as providing scholarships and funding to local students and organizations. For the first time this year, additional support for Old Days is being provided by the Santa Ynez Valley Hotel Association.

Highlights of the Old Days weekend-long celebration include plenty of FREE entertainment, two-day Peddlers Mart, Saturday’s Classic Car Show and Sunday morning’s “Greatest Little Small Town Parade.” This year’s Parade Grand Marshall is William “Bill” Caldera, Jr., a California native son (born 9/9/1935); long-time rancher, owner of Caldera Fence and resident of Los Alamos since 1985, along with his wife Mary and family members, continues to volunteer and give back to the community.

Click Here to Download the 2012 Press Release/Schedule of Events

Click Here to Download the Los Alamos PEDDLER'S MART Application

Click Here to Download the Los Alamos Old Days AMERICAN CLASSIC CAR SHOW Application

Click Here to Download the Los Alamos PARADE Application

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, September 28, 2012
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Days Chili Kick-Off Party: Enjoy chili, corn bread, salad, and all the fixings to begin the celebration with a tasty kick. No host bar. Music and dancing with DJ Skip Stecker of Stecker Entertainment from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Tickets $7 per person at the door. Men’s Club, 429 Leslie Street, corner of Centennial & Leslie St, Downtown Los Alamos.

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Debut of "Little LA" the first-ever Quilt Exhibit & Sale at the Men's Club: Fibervision—a collective group of 25 California quilt artists—presents quilts inspired by the town of Los Alamos.  Lorna Morck, a Fibervision member who lives in Los Alamos, challenged the group to take pictures locally to use as inspiration for their fabric creations.  The art quilts are accompanied by the photographs and will be available for sale.

Saturday, September 29, 2012
7:00 am – 11:00 am
Pancake Breakfast: $6 adults and $5 children under age 12, at the Men’s Club sponsored by Los Alamos Grange.

7:00 am- 4:00pm
"Little LA" the first-ever Quilt Exhibit & Sale at the Men's Club: Fibervision—a collective group of 25 California quilt artists—presents quilts inspired by the town of Los Alamos.  Lorna Morck, a Fibervision member who lives in Los Alamos, challenged the group to take pictures locally to use as inspiration for their fabric creations.  The art quilts are accompanied by the photographs and will be available for sale.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm
All American Classic Car Show: along Bell Street (Hwy 135). Entry applications available above.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Peddlers Mart and Food Booths along Bell Street (Hwy 135). Space applications available above.

Civil War Encampment: featuring the “California Hundred,” Company A, 2nd Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry re-enactors; in the garden of the 1880 Union Hotel, 362 Bell Street.

Entertainment by KRAZ-FM
Crazy Country” radio along Bell Street.

11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tri -Tip Beef Sandwich Sale: cost is $6 each at the Men’s Club.

3:30 pm
Los Alamos “All American Classic Car Show” Awards Presentation in Ferrini Park.

5:30 pm – 7:00pm
Old Days “Happy Hour” and Silent Auction at the Men’s Club (proceeds benefit community schools) no host bar; auction will end at 9:00pm.

7:00 pm – 11:00pm
Dance to Live Music at the Men's Club Featuring “The Hot Shots” playing country and rock from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's. (21 & over only please); no host bar; cover charge $5 per person or two for $10.

Sunday, September 30, 2012
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Peddlers Mart and Food Booths along Bell Street (Hwy 135). Space applications available above.

Civil War Encampment: featuring the “California Hundred,” Company A, 2nd Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry re-enactors; in the garden of the 1880 Union Hotel, 362 Bell Street.
Entertainment by KRAZ-FM Crazy Country” radio along Bell Street.

9:30 am – 10:15 am
Non–Denominational Worship Service in Ferrini Park, led by Rev. Warren Einolander from the Cottonwood Community Fellowship, Los Alamos. All ages invited.

10:00am – 4:00pm
"Little LA" the first-ever Quilt Exhibit & Sale at the Men's Club: Fibervision—a collective group of 25 California quilt artists—presents quilts inspired by the town of Los Alamos.  Lorna Morck, a Fibervision member who lives in Los Alamos, challenged the group to take pictures locally to use as inspiration for their fabric creations.  The art quilts are accompanied by the photographs and will be available for sale.

11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Greatest Little Small Town Parade Starts at Bell Street (HWY 135) & Augusta Street and continues west down Bell Street, ending at St. Joseph Street. 2012 Grand Marshall is William “Bill” Caldera, Jr. of Los Alamos; announcer is Laura Kath of Mariah Marketing. Free to participate--Entry forms available above.

12:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Tri-Tip Beef BBQ at the Men’s Club. including beans, bread, salad, & salsa. Adults $10; seniors age 55+ or kids under age 10 for $8.

5:00 pm
Celebration concludes. See you next year for the 67th annual Old Days on September 27-29, 2013!

2012 Los Alamos Old Days is sponsored in part by the
SYVHA


COTTONWOOD RANCH
Dressage Shows, Clinics and Mock Trials throughout the year. Cottonwood Ranch
Contact Wendy (805) 344-1190