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By The Staff

TODAY - Nov. 18, 2007

Many people in Los Alamos will participate in the Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty (CROP) hunger walk, which helps alleviate world hunger at the grassroots level. This walk will be held in conjunction with the Turkey Trot, both sponsored by LA Cares and Atomic City Roadrunners. The events will held at 2 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Posse Shack. If interested in donating, people can give a check made out to "CROP Walk" to the following local team captains; Jeanne Butler, David Fry, Aaron Goldman, Ginny Melvin, Cathy Walters, and Lynn Wysocki-Smith. If interested in participating, please contact Aaron Goldman at apgoldman@swcp.com. More information about CROP can be found at www.cropwalk.org.

CROP and the Atomic City Roadrunners will hold the Annual Turkey Trot at 2 p.m. at the Los Alamos Posse Shack. Turkeys and pies will be awarded to the best time predictors of the 2.57-mile course. Food and drink will be available after the run/walk. CROP will offer T-shirts and sweatshirts for contributions to their organization. ACRR will give out T-shirts to members who qualified for them. Best predictors awards will be handed out. For more information, call 662-5959 or 672-1639.

The Los Alamos Music Teachers will present a student musicale at 2 p.m. at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos. The public is invited to attend this concert and the reception following the program. Students performing are Alex Delamarter, Kelly Steinberg, Bob Collom, Richard Naffziger, Robert Naffziger, Ryan Naffziger, Jamie Philip, Angela Helm, Dennis Gavrilov, Judy Lee, Grace Kim, Victor Kim, Irene Kwon and Mengze Zhao.


The Go Obama-New Mexico volunteers will hold an organizing meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel. Jay Koch, volunteer organizer for New Mexico, will discuss how Los Alamos and White Rock volunteers can get involved in the Barack Obama campaign. Call Jay Koch at 505-565-8526 for more information.

Cynthia Kelly, president of the Atomic Heritage Foundation and editor of the new anthology “The Manhattan Project,” will sign copies of the book from 5-7 p.m. at Otowi Station Bookstore. The signing is co-sponsored by Otowi Station and the Los Alamos Historical Society.

A public reception for “Emergence: A New View of Life’s Origin,” a multimedia exhibition, which takes a closer look at the emergence of life on Earth, will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Dr. Harold Morowitz of the Santa Fe Institute will present a talk during the reception.


Chapter BC will hold its PEO Sisterhood meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Rosie Shalek’s home at 901 Circle Drive with co-hostess Pearl Donnan. Call 662-5208 with regrets.

A free Child Protection Training class will be offered by The Family YMCA from 6:30-8 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. The class is open to youth group representatives, parents, staff, and the general public, and provides information on preventing, recognizing and responding to child abuse. Registration, over the phone, is required. Abuse prevention will be offered quarterly. The training will be taught by YMCA Senior Program Director Diana Martinez. Other training dates will be announced. For more information call the YMCA at 662-3100.

The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Christian Church, 92 East Road, Los Alamos. Paul Bradley, Ph.D., LAGS past president, current LAGS field trips vice president, and a physicist with Los Alamos National Laboratory, will give a talk titled, "Geology of the Elk Mountains Underfoot.”


The violin/viola students of Marion Pack will present a recital at 6:30 p.m. at White Rock Ward Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 366 Grand Canyon. Students performing will be Amanda and Sophia Li, Micaela Jaramillo, Marika Sinnis, Alisa Romero, Jamie Philp, Cora Pack, Will Repass and Kathy Lin. The programs will be varied and represent all musical periods and many composers. Many of the students were chosen for the All State Orchestras. One was selected to play in the National High School Honor Orchestra, and one will represent New Mexico in the Regional performance auditions of the National Music Teachers Association. Programs are free and open to the public.


The Festival of Trees will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The event features holiday trees donated and decorated by area residents, businesses and organizations available through silent auction. An arts and crafts fair, bake sale and pictures with Santa will round out the day to provide an excellent start to holiday shopping. Pictures of several trees are available under the photos link at www.lafamilycouncil.org/ mch.

Dance Arts Los Alamos dancers in Nutcracker costumes will portray mannequins in the windows of CB Fox from 1:30-3 p.m. Tickets for the Nutcracker are now on sale at CB Fox in Los Alamos and Smiths in White Rock. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 senior citizens and students, and $8 children 12 and younger. Tickets will also be available at the door before performances. Call DALA at 672-9462 for details.

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