Community announcements 11-28-10

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Toys for Tots

Help the U.S. Marines by donating new, unwrapped toys for their toy drive. Items may be dropped off at “R” wing of Los Alamos High School, in the NJROTC building by Dec. 3.

Nominate a living treasure

Living Treasures of Los Alamos welcomes nominations of new Treasures for the next ceremony on April 17, 2011. Nominees must be Los Alamos residents who have made outstanding contributions to the life, heart and spirit of our community. Nominating guidelines and biographies of current Living Treasures can be found at livingtreasureslosalamos.org. Letters of nomination based on these guidelines and including as much information as possible about the candidates should be submitted before Nov. 30 either by mail to LTLA, P.O. Box 1065, Los Alamos, NM 87544 or by e-mail to rosalieheller88@gmail.com. All names submitted are carefully considered by the Living Treasures board and if not chosen for 2011 will remain eligible for future selection.

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.

Donate bazaar items

Many items are still needed for the Children’s Christmas Bazaar. Donation drop-off boxes are located at Trinity on the Hill, Betty Ehart Senior Center and Curves for Women. Suggestions (new or like-new) are toys, games, puzzles, jewelry, unopened lotions and soaps, mugs, Christmas items, figurines, slippers, scarves, kitchen  items, gifts for men (ties, wallets, slippers). Items are needed by Dec. 2, the event is Dec. 4. Ideally, items fit in a lunch bag.  Please call Cathy at 662-5266 or Beth at 662-3433 for more information.
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.