Ongoing around LA 12-16-10

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The Lads of Enchantment meet every Thursday evening at the United Church (Graves Hall) at 7 p.m. to share those grand old Barbershop Songs. Contact:  Murlin Nutter at 672-3235

The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. No audition is necessary, but proficiency on a wind or percussion instrument is required. The LACW rehearses from  7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. www.lacw.org.

The HillStompers hold weekly rehearsals at 7 p.m. Mondays at the United Church (no drill). Anyone who plays a marching band instrument is welcome, regardless of age or skill level. 661-7646.

  Attention senior music students: If you attend school in, live in or take lessons from the music teachers in Los Alamos County, the Los Alamos Arts Council will sponsor your senior recital.  For application instructions call Marlane at the LAAC office at 663-0477.

Lend a hand

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 annacarroll12@gmail.com.

The Alpha Zeta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi adopts a family every year through the Los Alamos school system.  They solicit the school counselors to identify needy LA families and give them an Adopt a Family “application.” This is the first year, since this program’s inception in the mid-80s, that they have not found enough sponsors to cover all 68 families.  There are still 10 smaller-sized families that need adopting.  The  gifts are due today and can be dropped off at the LA Christian Church from 1 p.m.-
6 p.m.  For more information e-mail Kimberlee Knapp at kimberleeknapp@yahoo.com or call her at 505-629-8130.

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.


The Fuller Lodge Art Center in Los Alamos is seeking emerging and established artisans interested in selling their art work through the Gallery Shop, a popular sales outlet established in 1977 to support local and regional artists.  For more information call 662-1635.

The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at the White Rock Town Hall. Disney’s “A Christmas Carol” will be shown.

Divas and Dresses,” a special exhibition for the Mesa Public Library by The Santa Fe Opera, opened  Nov. 9 and will run through Dec. 30.


Mesa Public Library’s “Poetry Gatherings” is a series of evening poetry readings. The readings take place  at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the upstairs rotunda. Anyone of any age who is interested in poetry and who would like to experience listening to, or reading poetry aloud, may read their own poetry, read works by their favorite authors or just listen.

White Rock Branch Library offers story times on Wednesdays. Lapsit/toddler story time is held from 10:10-10:30 a.m.; preschool story time is from 10:40- 11 a.m. Music and Movement (M&M) is held at 9:30 a.m. Mesa Public Library story times are Thursdays with M&Ms for children up to age 5, which is at 9:30 a.m. Storytime for ages 18-36 months is from 10:10- 10:30 a.m. and preschoolers’ story time is held from 10:40-11 a.m. Call 662-8258.