Today's Features

  • Santa Fe Pro Musica opens its 34th Season on Sept. 18 with guest artists from the chamber music ensemble Opus One. This year’s Season Opening weekend begins with a chamber music concert followed by two concerts featuring the unique collaboration of chamber music ensemble with orchestra.
     Join Thomas O’Connor, conductor, the Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra, and Opus One in the Lensic Performing Arts Center.
    Opus One consists of Anne-Marie McDermott on piano, Ida Kavafian on violin, Steven Tenenbom on viola and Peter Wiley on cello. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Lensic.
    Performances will also be 4 p.m. Sept. 19 and 3 p.m. Sept. 20.
    Tickets are $20, $35, $48, $69 at the Santa Fe Pro Musica Box Office, or call 988-4640. Tickets can also be purchased at Tickets Santa Fe at The Lensic 988-1234, or online at santafepromusica.com.
    Discounts for students, teachers, groups, and families are available exclusively through the Santa Fe Pro Musica Box Office.
    O’Connor will also present a “behind the scenes” discussion of the music one hour prior to each orchestra concert at the Lensic — free to ticket holders.
    An artist dinner with Opus One is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Reservations are required through the Santa Fe Pro Musica Box Office.

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

    Friday, September 4, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 8-27-15
    02:00 PM United in Christ
    03:00 PM Road to Recovery
    04:00 PM Uprising
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM “Inflationary Cosmology – Is Our Universe Part of a
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “New Mexico in World War II”
    08:00 PM Let’s Talk Good Business
    08:30 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:00 PM Bandelier National Monument Naturalization Ceremony
    10:30 PM FMP Live
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, September 5, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, September 6, 2015
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:15 PM Los Alamos Non-Profit Spotlight
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

    Monday, September 7, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE

  • The League of Women Voters will have its monthly community event, Lunch with a Leader starting 11:45 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Mesa Public Library.
    The month’s leader is the publisher of the Los Alamos Monitor, David Puddu.
    Puddu has been a newspaper publisher for 28 years. Originally from Pennsylvania, he earned a journalism degree from the University of Nebraska. He has been in Los Alamos for one year. Prior to his arrival, he spent 13 years as VP/COO of Number Nine Media, Inc. a subsidiary of the Albuquerque Journal. Before that, he spent 14 years publishing newspapers in ski resort communities in Colorado.
    Puddu was the 2005 president of the New Mexico Press Association and has served as a regional director for the National Newspaper Association overseeing the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. He also served on the executive committee, Congressional Action Team and marketing/membership co-chair for the National Newspaper Association. He and his wife, Deborah are the parents of Lana, Sophia and Noah.
    Puddu will be talking about the changes he and his team have made to the Monitor, current issues in newspapers, and will be answering questions from those present.
    To order a $10 meal from the Los Alamos Co-op Market, contact Karyl Ann Armbruster, 231-8286 or kaskacayman@gmail.com to get the many menu choices.

  • It begins! The 2015-2016 season of Mesa Public Library’s Free Film Series charges out of the pen this week with Alfred Hitchcock’s classic “To Catch a Thief” (1955, rated PG), screening at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs meeting room theater.
    In this jewel of a movie, Cary Grant plays John Robie, aka “the Cat,” a retired burglar renowned for his silence on rooftops and his fine choice in purloined gems.
    After serving six years in World War II, his debt to society now repaid, Robie wants only to live quietly in his mansion in the French Riviera. However, a copy “Cat” has brought the police to his chateau. In order to return to his life of peaceful opulence, Robie must catch the new Cat himself.
    A good chase should always feature a beautiful blonde, and Grace Kelly fits the bill quite well. Kelly plays Frances Stevens, whose mother’s neck sparkles like stars on the Mediterranean. Robie recognizes Stevens’ mother as a potential target and stays close. Stevens keeps him a little closer than his plans absolutely require.

  • Celebrate life of Jeanne Stein at LALT

    Join the Los Alamos Little Theatre community in celebrating the life and theater contributions of Jeanne Stein, starting 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Los Alamos Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.
    Stein was active in every theater organization in Los Alamos, including the Little Theatre, Light Opera and Don Juan Playhouse.  She was also an active member of New Mexico community theater organizations, and the American Association of Community Theaters, ACCT.  Her performances and directed productions won kudos at the state, national and international levels. Stein performed professionally, as well and was a SAG member.
    Light refreshments and beverages will be served while those in attendance share remembrances of Stein, while viewing photos and videos of her career.
    The public is invited to share memories of Stein, the performer and the person, during the evening.

    Volunteers needed for ‘Harvey’

    The Los Alamos Little Theatre is looking volunteers to do makeup and hairstyling for the upcoming production of “Harvey.” Opening night is Sept. 11.
    If interested, contact Paul Lewis, plewis0@comcast.net, or Fred Brueggeman, fredjeanne@aol.com.

    Fall Fiesta set for Little Forest Playschool

  • Reminder: It is time to submit entries for the Friends of the Shelter Calendar. Do it online at calendar.lafos.org. If you have adopted a shelter pet, particularly a pet from the Los Alamos Animal Shelter, consider adding their photograph to the 2016 calendar.
    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:
    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.
    Cupcake — A 4-year-old, calico, who still learning about shelter life and slowly adjusting. She has a gorgeous coat that she would love to show off to new visitors! Young kids might be a bit too rambunctious for her, but she does enjoy the company of older children and adults. Cupcake is hoping that you’ll stop in so she can show you how sweet she is and take her home!

  • Community calendar


    Recurring meetings


    Note: If any of the following listings need to be changed or removed, contact the community editor immediately at lacommunity@lamonitor.com, or 662-4185, ext. 21.


    Nature Playtimes at the Nature Center. 10-11 a.m. Kids aged 0-5 and their caregivers come to the Los Alamos Nature Center to explore the natural world. Children rotate through themed centers inside and outside, with story time to start them off. Mondays except holidays. Free. More information at losalamosnature.org.


    CoDA, an open 12-step group for recovery from codependency, meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at White Rock Methodist Church on Meadow Lane. For information call 672-3874 or 672-1498.


    The Los Alamos Table Tennis Club meets from 7:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays; and from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, lower level. On Tuesday, there is a fee of $2 per player. There is no charge on Saturday. For more information, contact Avadh Saxena at AVADH—S@hotmail.com or Ed Stein at 662-7472.


  •  All parents of current Los Alamos High School freshmen are invited to attend Freshmen Parent Night on Monday beginning at 6 p.m. in the Speech Theater.
    “This is our second year hosting a Freshmen Parent Night,” said Cindy Black, one of the guidance counselors at the high school. “It gives us one more opportunity to answer any lingering questions parents and students may have about the first year of high school.”
    Topics to be covered at Freshmen Parent Night will include Freshmen Academy, credit requirements, the new Academic Support Center, Academic Time, Saturday School and Naviance.
    For more information about Freshmen Parent Night, contact the LAHS Guidance Office at 663-2797.

  • If you’re looking into a new pet but don’t want to settle for the usual cat or dog, geese might be a good pet for you.
    In order to own pet geese, you must have adequate space and check with city guidelines and neighborhood associations to make sure backyard poultry, ducks and geese are allowed in your area.
    Although many of us have heard the horror stories of aggressive geese attacking park visitors, pet geese who are hand raised and handled daily are often more docile.
    Before you jump into owning geese, there are a few things you should know and consider in order to create a comfortable living environment where your geese can thrive.
    Your first step in owning pet geese is choosing the right breed. There are a number of breeds to choose from, many of them making great pets. Dr. Sharman Hoppes, clinical associate professor for the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, recommends breeds like the Toulouse, the American Buff and the Pilgrim, as these breeds are considered to be good pets by her clients.
    Geese are also flock animals, so consider getting 2-3 geese to help create a more natural environment. Females are less likely to fight with one another, so they may make a better option as pets.

  • To live in northern New Mexico is to be surrounded by rugged beauty. But what happens if a medical emergency happens out in the wilderness? Luckily Classic Air Medical, a helicopter medical transport service, is ready to help.
    Meet pilot Geoff Rodgers and the medical team at 7 p.m. Tuesday, to discuss the work of this helicopter rescue company and how they work with the local community.
    Rodgers is a former Los Alamos county councilor and current pilot for Classic Air Medical. He served as a pilot for both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserves, and also has experience flying for EMS, firefighting and powerline construction operations.
    Classic Air Medical began as Classic Tour Helicopters, a helicopter tour service operating around Bryce Canyon. Over the years, the increased need in emergency transportation and search and rescue operations led Classic Air Medical to change its focus from tourism to its current mission of emergency air transportation services. It serves not only New Mexico, but also Wyoming, Oregon, Colorado and Arizona.
    The talk will be at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road. It is free to attend, and no registration is required. For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org, or call 662-0460.