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65th Annual Los Alamos Old Days Celebration Is September 23-25, 2011


The 65th annual Los Alamos Old Days Celebration is Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25, 2011, with fun for the whole family in the heart of this traditional old-west style community — located just an hour north of Santa Barbara and twenty minutes south of Santa Maria at the intersection of US Highway 101 and State Route 135 (Bell Street). This year’s theme is “Los Alamos Celebrates 65 Years of Old Days” Admission is FREE and the entire public is invited to join townsfolk and thousands who gather each year to honor, preserve and celebrate the town’s authentic Western heritage.

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. Highlights of the weekend 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 Don Love, owner of DL Electric Company in Los Alamos.

Here is the 2011 Los Alamos Old Days schedule of events:

Friday, September 23, 2011
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. Old Codger Contest winner to be announced at 8:00 pm. Tickets $7 per person at the door. Men’s Club, 429 Leslie Street, corner of Centennial & Leslie St, Downtown Los Alamos.

Saturday, September 24, 2011
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.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm
All American Classic Car Show:
along Bell Street (Hwy 135).Entry forms at http://www.losalamosvalley.org/events.html

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Peddlers Mart and Food Booths
along Bell Street (Hwy 135).
Space applications available at http://www.losalamosvalley.org/events.html
Civil War Encampment: featuring the “California Hundred,” Company A, 2nd Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry re-enactors, downtown Los Alamos.
Entertainment by KRAZ-FM “Crazy Country” 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.

9:00 pm – Midnight
Dance to Live Music featuring “Carmen and the Redneck Vigilantes (CRV)” (21 & over only please); no host bar; cover charge $8 each or 2 for $15

Sunday, September 25, 2011
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.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Peddlers Mart and Food Booths
along Bell Street (Hwy 135).
Space applications available at http://www.losalamosvalley.org/events.html
Civil War Encampment featuring the “California Hundred,” Company A, 2nd Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry re-enactors, downtown Los Alamos.
Entertainment by KRAZ-FM “Crazy Country” along Bell Street.

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 Don Love of DL Electric, Los Alamos. Free to participate--Entry forms available at http://www.losalamosvalley.org/events.html

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

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Entertainment
in Ferrini Park, corner of Bell & Centennial Streets featuring the Santa Ynez Valley SoulMates Band & Soulettes.

5:00 pm

Celebration concludes. See you next year!
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