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Today's Features

  • Baha’i Faith
    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.
    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; bethluth.com; litergy with eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 9 a.m., followed by fellowship time with refreshments; Sunday school for children and adults at 10:30 a.m.and service of Midday Matins at 11:45 a.m.The preaching is biblical by Pastor Nicolé Ferry and Interim Pastor Russ Sorensen. The music is Lively and children are welcome! Come join the family wherever you are in your faith journey.
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.
    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. and worship at 10:30. Our current series is “Kingdom Reign” as we study the book of 2 Samuel.
    The Christian Church
    92 East Road, 662-6468, lachristian.org. 9-10 a.m. Sunday school; 10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Rev. Doug Partin, Assoc. Rev. of Children and Youth Steve Bublitz.
    Christian Science

  • EVERGREEN, Colo. – In “Blessings, My Child,” Ginger Payne equips parents and caregivers with a practical tool that builds a solid spiritual foundation with the children in their lives.
    Everyone raising a child understands the challenge of juggling workand family responsibilities.
    Then add to it the desire to raise children who will love and serve God for the rest of their lives. It can feel overwhelming.
    Many grown-ups want to communicate this message and build a spiritual relationship with their children, but lack confidence, feel ill-equipped, or don’t have the time to actually follow through on their intentions.
    What began with a handful of blessings, written by a retired schoolteacher, grew into a book that engages both children and adults.
    “Blessings, My Child” includes 101 biblically-based messages of love from God that nourish the soul of the young reader-and its corresponding Scripture, more than discussion and 101 full-color illustrations that engage the young reader and provide material for further discussion.
    All of this can be completed in as little as 10 minutes a day.
    “Writing Blessings, My Child wasn’t on the radar screen when I
    started,” Payne said. “I began by writing blessings for

  • JERUSALEM — Israel’s nationalist government may be unpopular with Western liberals and much of its domestic press corps, but it has found a close friend among the world’s evangelical Christians and their media outlets.
    The government this week is hosting a first-of-its-kind summit for Christian journalists, featuring softball questions, mutual admiration and a welcome respite for embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. His outreach to evangelical leaders reflects striking tactical parallels to his close ally and fellow media basher, President Donald Trump.
    About 130 journalists from some 30 countries are participating in the four-day summit, which ended Wednesday.
    The world’s largest broadcasters, including the Christian Broadcasting Network, Daystar, Trinity Broadcasting Network and God TV, were all represented.
    Nitzan Chen, the director of Israel’s Government Press Office, said he believed the summit was long overdue, and that planners chose the 50th anniversary celebrations of Israel’s capture of east Jerusalem as a fitting occasion for the conference.

  • Some people can tell fall is coming when the leaves begin to turn and the temperature drops. But if they’re into fiber arts, fall is when the Taos Wool Festival comes to town.
    The 34th annual festival, which celebrates all things wool, from shearing sheep to making yarn and clothing, happened in Taos Oct. 7 and 8 at Kit Carson Park. Sponsored and organized by the Mountain and Valley Wool Association, over 63 vendors came from New Mexico, Colorado and Texas to show people what they got and to demonstrate their skills.
    Besides vendors, the festival also featured contests and demonstrations throughout the weekend. Saturday morning featured a yarn show competition, a garment and home accessories and fleece competition.
    The festival also featured a wool and fleece sale. Sunday featured a spinning, knitting and crochet contest, a hand-dye competition and a silent auction. The silent auction was a fundraiser for the Mountain Valley Wool Association that will help cover the costs of this year’s festival.
    The first festival was held in 1984 at the park, and featured just 15 vendors. It’s become much bigger since then.

  • This is the second in a two-part series on Austria. Part one appeared in the Oct. 11 edition of Diversion and can now be found at lamonitor.com.

  • The Los Alamos Big Band will host a Fall Concert and Dance from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 27 at Fuller Lodge.
    The Los Alamos Big Band is a 16-instrument, 1940s, Glenn Miller-style swing band that plays for public events, weddings, conventions, fund raisers, and more. The band will be playing favorites such as “In The Mood,” “String of Pearls,” “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “New York, New York,” and even “Clarinet Polka.”
    The band also features two well-known vocalists, Elisa Enriquez and Rene LeClaire, who will perform famous tunes such as “Chicago,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Lady is a Tramp,” and “Moonglow.”
    The band has been playing at dances throughout Northern New Mexico since 1984 under the direction of Jan McDonald, who was for many years the band director at Los Alamos High School. Admission is free; donations are welcome.
    For more information, contact Dean Decker at deandecker4@aol.com. 

  • Los Alamos Little Theater will hold auditions for the January 2018 production, “God of Carnage” at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St., at 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday.
    “God of Carnage “ by Yasmina Reza won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play.
    In this dark comedy a playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter.
    At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.  Characters will be two men and two women.
    The play will be directed by Paul Lewis and produced by John Gustafson.
    Actors should prepare a short two- to three-minute monologue of their choosing, or select one of the suggested monologues at lalt.org.  
    Memorization is not necessary, but the actor must be sufficiently familiar with the monologue to present a dramatic interpretation.
    Copies of the script and suggested monologues are available for two day checkout at the Mesa Public Library (reference desk). 

  • THIS WEEK
    ON PAC 8

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC 8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, October 20, 2017
    6:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 10-10-17
    1:00 PM Democracy Now!
    2:00 PM United in Christ
    3:00 PM Road to Recovery
    4:00 PM Uprising
    5:00 PM Democracy Now!
    6:00 PM Chamber Business Breakfast – Tourism Strategic Plan
    7:00 PM Los Alamos History – James B. Conant
    8:00 PM Los Alamos High School Graduation
    10:00 PM Living Treasures Ceremony
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, October 21, 2017
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, October 22, 2017
    6:00 AM FSTV
    5:00 PM The Prophetic Word
    5:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    6:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    7:00 PM United Church
    8:15 PM Suicide Prevention PSAs
    8:30 PM Mountain Chapel
    9:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • FRIDAY
    Gentle Walks
at 9 a.m. at the Nature Center. A gentle walk for which the emphasis is on discovery, not mileage gained. Gentle Walks is free. More information at peecnature.org.

    Summer Swan Song
at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center. Explore the cycle of stars and the exciting show of a supernova as seen in and around the constellation Cygnus the Swan. Price is $6 for adults, $4 for children. More information at peecnature.org.

    SATURDAY
    Exploring the Geology of the Valles Caldera—Van Tour
from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Nature Center. Join local geology experts Fraser and Cathy Goff on a driving tour to examine the geology & volcanology of the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Price is $60 for non-members, $48 for PEEC members. More information at peecnature.org.

    Masonic Waffle Breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at Los Alamos Pajarito Masonic Lodge 66, 15th St. and Canyon. Price is $7 for adults and $3 for children 6 years old and younger. Benefits the Aquatomics Swim Team.

    Feature Film: We are Astronomers
from 2-2:45 p.m. at the Nature Center. This exciting, family-friendly film reveals the global collaboration, technology, and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe. Price is $6 for adults, $4 for children. More information at peecnature.org.

  • BY DEBBIE STONE
    Special to the Monitor

    This is the first in a two-part series on Austria. Part two will appear in the Oct. 18 edition of Diversions.

    The act of toasting in Austria is a custom with its own set of rules. As a visitor to this land of sophistication and unassuming elegance, it’s important to know the correct protocol.

    First, make eye contact with each and every person at the table, loosely hold the wine glass by the stem and solidly clink on a slight diagonal plane to achieve the ideal ring. And, remember to never cross paths with someone else’s toast, as this would be considered rude.

    Following these guidelines is trickier than one might imagine – particularly the aspect of eye contact. Austrians believe it’s essential to acknowledge everyone individually, as it gives special meaning to the toast. It’s all about making a personal connection. Know that you’ll get plenty of practice, as it’s common to toast multiple times during the course of a social gathering.