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Today's Features

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home. Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:
    petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html
    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.
    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating.
    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
    CATS
    Moose (previously known as Moo Moo) — A beautiful, long-haired Maine Coon mix. She is approximately 4 years old, and she was surrendered due to owner allergies. She is reported to get along well with older kids, but younger, rambunctious kids are a bit scary for her. She also prefers the company of humans rather than dogs.
    Noel — A gorgeous, domestic, long-haired calico. She is a spayed, female, 6 years old. She has never been introduced to dogs. This is an indoor kitty.

  • May 2-9, 2015
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.
    Betty Ehart
    MONDAY
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Catfish
    Noon        Grief support
    2 p.m.        Pinochle
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango dancing
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.        Variety training
    10 a.m.        Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Chili dog
    Noon         Lunch talk: Helen Idzorek
    1:30 p.m.        Party bridge
    6 p.m.        Mahjong
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table tennis
    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.        LAVA quilters

  • The Summit Garden Club will be holding its annual business meeting, 1:30 p.m. Monday at 235 Kimberley Dr. in White Rock. Each May the club meets to assess its activities during the past year and to discuss its projects for the coming year. Included among the club's many projects are refurbishing and maintaining gardens at the Bandelier National Monument and the creation of the White Rock Community Garden (across the highway from the Visitors Center). Anyone is invited to attend Monday's meeting to learn more about the club. New members are always welcomed. While the May meeting is a business meeting, all other meetings include gardening education. For more information contact Shelby Redondo, president at 662-2625 or redondo@cybermesa.com.

  • The Northern New Mexico Spring Arts and Crafts Fair will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday on the Fuller Lodge lawn. There will be creative, original art by nearly 100 artists. There will also be a meet-and-greet with the Greyhound Pets of America New Mexico branch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. across from the Memorial Rose Garden. Top: Recycled wood products by Bob Riolo. Right: A Zozobra-inspired birdhouse. los Alamos Arts council/Courtesy

  • New Mexico is home to dozens of slot canyons, which provide for peaceful hikes and beautiful surroundings. New Mexico outdoorsman Doug Scott will guide a small group to discover some amazing slot canyons in the Abiquiu area, through an outing starting at 7:30 a.m. May 9 offered by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.
    The group will explore several slot canyons in the Abiquiu area, which is where Georgia O’Keeffe drew much of her artistic inspiration. The slot canyons planned for this outing are not technical, in that ropes and climbing equipment will not be necessary. Total distance covered by the group will be up to six miles, with a 900-feet vertical elevation gain.
    Scott will lead a free tour of New Mexico waterfalls as well on May 5.
    The cost is $20 per person, or $16 for PEEC members. Advance registration is required, and the hike is limited to only 10 people.
    Also on Saturday, PEEC is offering a tour of the Valles Caldera. The Valles Caldera is one of only three active calderas in the mainland United States. Join geologist Patrick Rowe for a fact-filled driving tour from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • The English tradition of the “Coffee Morning” returns to Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Drive, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday.
    The event is an informal fundraiser intended to raise funds for the House of Hope and Trinity Builders house-building mission teams.
    The Coffee Morning will also offer an opportunity to share that Saturday morning cup of coffee and a scone or other treat, while visiting with friends and neighbors. The event will also include tempting stalls or tables, including home-baked bread and cakes, plants and flowers, a white elephant table, used books and other media, games for children, a car wash organized by the Youth Choir, hats and a Scarf Market. All items will be reasonably priced.
    The car wash will also raise funds for the Youth Choir.
    Coffee Mornings are a very popular way of raising money for good causes at many churches in the UK. “A Coffee Morning is just what it sounds like: You get together, drink coffee, eat goodies and, this is the most important part, spend money,” said Claire Singleton, who is from the UK and has been part of the House of Hope women’s house-building team since its inception in 2005. For this reason, items will be reasonably priced to encourage patrons to dip into their wallets frequently.

  • Los Alamos
    Los Alamos Middle School, 2101 Hawk Drive
    Date Inspected: April 1
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    Santa Fe
    KFC, 3295 Cerrillos Road
    Date Inspected: April 1
    Violations: Three high-risk violations. Walk-in refrigerator and freezer have water leaks from cooler units. Employee drinks on food prep area. Can opener has food build-up. Three moderate-risk violations. Food build-up on the bun hot holder. Fans have dust/mold build up. Top of food equipment has grease build-up.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Mini Super Delicias, 4641 Airport Road, Suite No. 6
    Date Inspected: April 7
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation. Soap is being added to the bleach solution, should be water and bleach only. Two low-risk violations. Boxes stored on the floor. Wall by the ground beef machine is cracked.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Santa Fe Oxygen and Healing Bar, 102 W. San Francisco St.
    Date Inspected: April 8
    Violations: One low-risk violation. Some utensils and dishware not inverted during storage.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • “Avenue Q” is debuting at the Los Alamos Little Theatre Friday, starring the Dixon Community Players. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 8, 9, 15 and 16. There are two matinees at 2 p.m. Sunday and May 10. Tickets are $14, $12 for seniors and students. The show is not recommended for children. Tickets can be purchased at lalt.org, at CB Fox, or at the door prior to the show.

  • The Sangre de Cristo Chorale is celebrating American composers in its spring concert “American Voices.” The chorale will be singing music of beloved American choral composers Samuel Barber, Morten Lauridsen, Randall Thompson and others.  The selections have the added inspiration of poetry from Shakespeare to Langston Hughes. The Los Alamos performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. May 2 at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road.
    In addition to the Los Alamos concert, the performance will be repeated in Santa Fe at 3 p.m. May 3 at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave.
    The chorale is to introduce Cora Harms as the guest conductor for the spring season. Harms has a master’s degree in choral conducting from the University of New Mexico.
    Recently retired from teaching in the Santa Fe Public Schools, her undergraduate degree in music education is also from UNM. Even in retirement she continues to use her teaching skills as music director for Pandemonium Productions (children’s music theater), as a teaching artist for The Santa Fe Opera’s ALTO integrated arts program and Opera Makes Sense program for preschoolers, as well as serving as an accompanist for voice classes and instrumental recitals at the New Mexico School for the Arts.

  • All are welcome to join the Santa Fe Opera to see the recent renovations and improvements completed in The Crosby Theatre as part of Phase I of the “Setting the Stage” campaign, a multi-year project that includes major updates to both the front of house and backstage areas.
    Visitors are also invited to take a stroll onstage for a sneak peek of the magnificent set, nineteenth century-era costumes and props being built for “The Daughter of the Regiment,” Donizetti’s romantic comedy, which opens the season on July 3.
    Members from the production team will be present to answer questions, as well as give tours of the newly reconstructed backstage facilities. Should visitors be inspired by the glorious production in the making, special prices will available for select performances of “The Daughter of the Regiment” at the box office.


    Meanwhile on the Opera’s lower grounds in O’Shaughnessy Hall, the Guilds of Santa Fe Opera will be hosting Fledermarket. An array of wonderful items will be on sale, with items priced to move – art, jewelry, furnishings, sporting goods, housewares and decor. All proceeds benefit the “Setting the Stage” campaign.