Community annoucements 01-02-11

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Tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for the 2nd annual Community Assets/Spirit of the West Award. The event will be at
7 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel.
Tickets can be reserved by calling 661-4846, no tickets will be available at the door. This event is sponsored by Assets In Action, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.

Calling all photographers

The Los Alamos Photography Club is hosting its 16th annual show Jan. 31-Feb. 26 at the Mesa Public Library. Photographers of any skill level (beginner, amateur, or professional) of high school age or older, who live or work in Los Alamos County, are eligible to enter.
The subject of the photos should be appropriate for display at a public facility.
For more information visit www.la-photoclub.orgor e-mail dfcoombs@comcast.net.

Donations needed

The Los Alamos High School Key Club is collecting $1 donations to mail shoes to foreign countries, which will help children receive an education and cut down on disease. High school student Anna Carroll is working to change the world with the help of the schools, community and the Kiwanis club.
To donate $1, visit any school site, Curves, LA Fitness, Otowi Station or Smith’s Food and Drug Center, or contact Carroll at 505-412-0228 or annacaroll12@gmail.com.

Jr. ‘Toppers

Do you have a child between the ages of 4-13 years who is interested in basketball? The new Jr. ’Toppers program is a basketball development program held from 8-9 a.m. Saturdays.
These skills clinics introduce community youth to the high school programs by providing great fundamental skills instruction, core values and a fun experience. The clinics are held at Los Alamos High School and Mountain Elementary gyms and led by LAHS coaching staff and players from both the boys and girls teams.
Learn more about the Jr. ’Toppers program, including clinic locations for your child’s age group and how you can support this program financially as it moves forward, at the LAHS Athletics Web site, www.laschools.net. For more information contact LAHS Coach Matt King at coachking32@gmail.com.

Be a snow angel

The senior centers would like to identify people in Los Alamos and White Rock who would be willing to provide snow removal for seniors, and in so doing, be a snow angel.  The Betty Ehart Senior Center often gets calls from elders who need this service.
Those willing to help should call the Betty Ehart Senior Center at 662-8920, or the White Rock Senior Center at 662-8200 and give them your contact info.

Math competition

Los Alamos High School will participate in the American Mathematics Competition on Feb. 8. The mission of the Mathematical Association of America in offering this competition is to increase interest in mathematics and to develop problem solving through a fun competition.  Teachers and schools benefit from the chance to challenge students with interesting mathematical questions that are aligned with curriculum standards at all levels of difficulty.
Students gain the opportunity to learn and achieve through competition with students in their school and from around the world.
The AMC offers a contest with an emphasis on problem solving, not just computation. The problems are for all students with a mix of easy, challenging and fun questions. Top students can receive recognition through special honors and awards, including the best in each school and the best in each state.
The contest will be held at LAHS on Feb. 8.