Community announcements 01-16-11

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Calendars available
Friends of the Shelter Calendars are available for a limited time at the following locations Animal Clinic of Los Alamos, Ridgeview Vet, Brownell’s Hallmark, CB Fox, Pet Pangaea and Otowi Station.  
Coordinator needed
Habitat for Humanity of Española Valley and Los Alamos, Inc. needs a volunteer coordinator. The volunteer coordinator needs to possess good computer skills as well as enjoy working directly with Habitat for Humanity Volunteers. Call Yvonne Maestas at 505-747-2690 to discuss the details of this volunteer position.
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.laphotoclub.org/ or e-mail dfcoombs@comcast.net.
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.
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.