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Today's Features

  • “The Lilac Minyan,” a play by Debora Seidman and produced by the Metta Theater of Taos, wil take to the stage May 2-4 at the Teatro Paraguas Studio, located at 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe.
    Play times at 7:30 p.m. on May 2 and 3 at 2 p.m. May 4.
    Tickets are $18 for general admission and $15 for seniors and students.
    Reservations can be made at 505-424-1601 or teartroparaguas@gmail.com
    “The Lilac Minyan” is an award winning play by Seidman, which premiered at the New Works Festival in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 2000.  It was subsequently produced at Immigrant’s Theatre Project, New York, and the National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass.
    It recently completed a November 2013 run at Metta Theatre in Taos.
    The cast included veteran film and TV actor Christopher Maher as Samuel and NYU trained actress Nena Salazar as Alison.
    The play is about an aging Holocaust Survivor and a young Jewish woman meet in the hospital where both their partners are dying.

  • Art exhibits
    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition: “Bits and Pieces: Works by Karina Hean, Catherine Gangloff and Michel Déjean.” Through Saturday.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition: “A Day in the Life: Works by Holly Roberts.” The opening exhibition will be 5-7 p.m. May 30. Show runs until June 21.
    Art tours
    Santa Fe Studio Tour 2014 is a free, self-guided tour open to the public that meanders throughout Santa Fe featuring more than 30 open studios and the work of 60 Santa Fe artists. Many artists give demonstrations of their craft and share techniques and philosophies with visitors. The tour begins with a preview party and group show from all participating artists, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 27. Then all participating artists open their creative sanctuaries to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 28 and June 29. The public can explore the studios of jewelers, painters, sculptors and ceramists.
    Ballet
    Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. For tickets visit ticketssantafe.org.

  • Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, April 18, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 PM County Council Meeting Replay 4-04-14
    03:00 PM Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Breakfast
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat – Julian Chen
    05:30 PM Udall Update
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    10:00 PM Mesa Public Library Authors Speak Series –Darynda Jones
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, April 19, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, April 20, 2014
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generation
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • Closing party scheduled for exhibit

    A closing party for “Two Views One Vision” at 3 p.m. Saturday at the La Tienda Exhibit Space, 7 Caliente Road in Eldorado.
    Come see 60 collaborative paintings by Cuban artist Pablo Perea and American artist Linda Storm
    “To me our paintings are a visual representation of the harmony that can exist between different cultures.” Storm said.
    “We found our common ground as two artists. We thought we knew everything about ourselves, but from this surreal land that we created the whole world looks different... including us.”

    Jemez Gallery to host reception

  • Today
    Monthly FAN Club (Food and Networking after-hours) on historic Bathtub Row. The Los Alamos Historical Society is hosting, with catering provided by Peggy Pendergast. Parking available at the Senior Center, Fuller Lodge or library lots. Meeting will be about the Historical Society’s plans for the house and more about plans in advance of a Manhattan Project National Historic Park designation, and there will be plenty of time for networking. 5:30-7 p.m. at Bethe House, 1350 Bathtub Row. All Chamber members and potential Chamber members are invited. Free.

    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s next meeting will be 6 p.m. in Building No. 1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Bernadette Lauritzen will give an update on the Assets in Action program. The public is welcome to attend.

  • Last November, Los Alamos Stephen Becker embarked on the National Geographic Explorer ship to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and Antarctica. During this voyage, the “National Geographic” photographers produced a 50-minute video showing some of the trip highlights. Becker will show the video, and talk about the trip in a 7 p.m. program Thursday at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center. This event is free to attend and no advance registration is required. For more information about this and other events at PEEC, visit PajaritoEEC.org, email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org, or by call 662-0460.

  • Blanca Jones of Los Alamos is eager to share the developments of the 2013 Los Alamos Soccer Collection Drive for the Children of Uganda she organized. She will share the question posed to her that began the collection drive, from which 23 boxes of soccer supplies were collected.
    The public community event, “Hearts for Uganda,” is being hosted by Jones and will be from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 17 at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.
    Music will be provided by the internationally known Ugandan Watoto Children’s Choir and the guest speaker will be Mark Hallamore, a youth pastor at Community of Joy Church in Rio Rancho who will have just returned from his latest visit to Soroti.
    Available for purchase will be African jewelry, handmade by the women of Soroti, as a fundraiser with proceeds going directly back to their villages through Aica Ministries and the Soroti Eagles Soccer Academy. 

  • Today
    Los Alamos County Power of Parents, associated with the Mother’s Against Drunk Driving program. The free community event is designed on principles proven to reduce underage drinking by 30 percent. 6 p.m. at White Rock Town Hall. For more information visit madd.org/PowerTalk21.

    The Los Alamos Photo Club (LAPC) meets from 7-9 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month, upstairs in Fuller Lodge Art Center. The focus of LAPC is photography in general. LAPC normally has one or two field trips per year and occasionally sponsors workshops and classes. All are welcome. Dues are $12 per year and are good for the Los Alamos Adobe Users Group. For more information email Doug at dfcoombs@comcast.net.

    Los Alamos Historical Society Lecture Series: History Frontiers. 7:30 p.m., in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge. Mining Frontiers: “History of Turquoise,” with Patricia McGraw. For more information, call 662-6272 or visit losalamoshistory.org.
    Wednesday
    Los Alamos County will be holding public information meetings in Los Alamos at the current Teen Center, located in the lower level of the Trinity On the Hill Episcopal Church from 3-5 p.m. for the teens and then at the Community Building (future Teen Center site) from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. to update residents on the design of the new Los Alamos Teen Center.

  • I’d like to open this column with a special thank you to the Los Alamos Public Utilities Department, water, sewer and trash and road repair crews.
    I confess that I lied to you in last week’s column and you may have noticed I was suspiciously absent last week.
    While I told you to take it easy and stay in your pajamas, I spent the week with 54 of my fellow community members, working harder than many of us have ever worked in our lives.
    A crew of 55 traveled to Mexico during the break, not for fun and frolic, but to build two homes, and a youth school classroom in just four days, that’s correct, three structures in four days.
    Of the 55, half of these were youth from our community. The youngest was in seventh grade and the rest were high school students. They worked aside their adult counterparts, working so hard for the benefit of their fellow man, in Assets language; cultural competency at it’s finest.
    Our youth did what it might take their parents, 10 or even 30 years to accomplish, home ownership. Their free time resulted in a home that provides, safety, security and a door with a key and a handmade keychain.
    The families receiving the gift have weekly incomes of $65 to $115 and that may be from working two different jobs. There are five members living in each home.

  • Los Alamos County will be holding public information meetings about the teen center. The meetings are for teens from 3-5 p.m Wednesday at the current teen center, located in the lower level of the Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.
    There were also be a meeting to update residents on the design of the new teen center. This meeting will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Community Building. The same material will be presented at each meeting.
    The design for the new teen center is underway and estimated construction completion set for August 2015. The Teen Center will be located in the Community Building, utilizing vacated space now that the county tenants have moved to the Municipal Building. NCA Architects is the architect of record and will be presenting concepts for review and evaluation. The County Council approved $4.2 million in funding in FY13 to design and remodel the Community Building for use as a Teen Center. The remaining tenants at the Community Building (United States Forest Service, New Mexico Extension Service, Youth Activity Center and PAC-8) are to remain in their current locations.
    During the upcoming meetings, the public will be able to view conceptual floor plans, exterior renderings, and site plans for the new Teen Center.