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Today's Features

  • The season begins! The Los Alamos Arts Council approaches its 50th anniversary with a season of wonderful programming for the Brown Bag performances, starting Tuesday.
    The Los Alamos Arts Council begins its fall season with a performance by Enchanted Strings Quintet.
    The always popular free performance will take place in Fuller Lodge at noon, Wednesday.
    The music to be performed is Shubert’s string Quintet in C major (D. 956, Op. psoth. 163), the “Double Cello Quintet.”
    After Schubert’s string quintet was belatedly premiered and published in the 1850s, it gradually gained recognition as a masterpiece.

  • The Betty Ehart Senior Center is once again offering the Los Alamos community a chance to explore and develop their potential musical skills with this newly-popular old-timey instrument – the Hawaiian ukulele.
    Beginning Sept. 23, instructors Kathleen Galbraith and Fran Christiansen of Tierra Amarilla, will conduct 45-minute basic ukulele lessons for eight consecutive Friday mornings.
    Classes are held in the BESC downstairs classroom, and begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. A 45-minute “sing-and-strum session” for students continuing from prior semesters will follow the basic class, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
    Prior musical experience is not necessary, and lesson materials are provided, which are designed for serious beginners who have time in their personal schedule to practice for a minimum of 15 minutes per day between class sessions.
    Practice instruments are on loan from the instructors and may be checked out for the duration of the class.
    A materials and travel reimbursement fee of $40 will be collected at the beginning of the third class meeting.
    In order to ensure that personal attention can be given to each student, the class size will be limited. Ruth Lier is the local coordinator for this class and will provide more information and handle pre-registration. She can be reached at 662-7114, or rlier@juno.com.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt your new best friend today! All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Shelter hours are noon – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, and noon–3 p.m. Sunday.
    Be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. Also check out Petfinder website for pictures of adoptable animals: petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
    CATS
    Juan—A big tomcat who was trapped a few weeks ago. Since Juan was on his own in the wild for quite some time, it has taken lots of time by a patient volunteer to help him adjust to life at the shelter and interaction with humans. Juan would do well in a home with other cats, as they make him feel more comfortable. Juan particularly loves the company of kittens, since he loves to give baths! Juan will need time and space to adjust and might hide for a while, but just give him some time! No children for this guy.

  • TODAY
    September Night Sky Show at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center. Discover and identify objects visible in our night sky this month, and enjoy their beauty from our planetarium. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
    SATURDAY
     Feature Film: “Exoplanets” at 2 p.m. at the Nature Center. How do we know there are planets outside our solar system, exoplanets? Find out and venture past the edges of our solar system. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
    SUNDAY
    Feature Film: “Exoplanets” at 2 p.m. at the Nature Center. How do we know there are planets outside our solar system, exoplanets? Find out and venture past the edges of our solar system. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
    TUESDAY
    Kiwanis meeting from noon-1 p.m. in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Drive. Tim Morrison, general manager of the Los Alamos Co-op Market, and Karen Kendall, treasurer of the co-op market’s board of directors, will provide Kiwanis with an update on the status and the activities of the co-op.

     Rotary Club of Los Alamos meeting from noon-1 p.m. at the Los Alamos Golf Course. District Governor Dave Anderson will speak. The public is welcome.

  • TODAY
    Green Hour Hike at 9 a.m. at the Nature Center. Join other families for a kid-centered hike on the Las Conchas Trail. Free.
    THURSDAY
    Nature Yoga at 5:15 p.m. at the Nature Center. Practice yoga with Christa Tyson at the nature center, where you have a great view of nature. Cost is $15 for non-members, $12 for members.
    FRIDAY
    Gentle Walks at 8:30 a.m. at the Nature Center. A gentle walk for which the emphasis is on discovery, not mileage gained. Free. More information at peecnature.org.
    SATURDAY
    September Night Sky Show at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center. Discover and identify objects visible in our night sky this month, and enjoy their beauty from our planetarium. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
    SUNDAY
    Feature Film: “Exoplanets” at 2 p.m. at the Nature Center. How do we know there are planets outside our solar system, exoplanets? Find out and venture past the edges of our solar system. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
    MONDAY
    Feature Film: “Exoplanets” at 2 p.m. at the Nature Center. How do we know there are planets outside our solar system, exoplanets? Find out and venture past the edges of our solar system. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
    WEDNESDAY

  • The Los Alamos Retirement Community/LARC, Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Community and Aspen Ridge Assisted Living will celebrate National Assisted Living Week and National Appreciation Week for housekeeping, laundry and maintenance employees from Sept. 11-17.
    Events throughout the week will be a special opportunity to bring together residents, families and employees to recognize the unique individuals that live at Aspen Ridge Lodge, Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Community, and the staff that deliver care every day. Events will acknowledge the bonds that are built between residents and the professionals who are committed to providing person-centered care.
    The theme this year, “Keep Connected,” celebrates the ways employees nurture the whole resident and build community through caring relationships and personal connections.
    Assisted Living in Los Alamos, and nursing/rehabilitation community are a component of senior services. Los Alamos community citizens are invited to visit friends and loved ones who reside at the facility.

  • Mid-1950s crime thriller “Bad Day At Black Rock” will screen at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library.
    The moody Spencer Tracy classic opens “Just the Way it Happened!” (according to the tagline) as a railway train pulls into a quiet Arizona town and John J. Macreedy (Tracy) steps off. Apparently, it’s the first time the train has stopped in Black Rock in a number of years, and the locals are none too happy to have a newcomer.
    Macreedy can’t get a cab and then is denied a hotel room, although there are clearly plenty of vacancies. He manages to rent a room only to be harassed by a man (Lee Marvin) claiming the room is his.
    Macreedy encounters this attitude everywhere he goes. What are the townspeople hiding? What does Macreedy want with a man named Kumoko who was supposedly sent to a Japanese internment camp? The questions in this post-World-War-2 drama will keep audiences tense and engaged until the end.
    The film was Oscar-nominated in 1956 for Best Actor (Tracy), Best Director (John Sturges), and Best Writing, Screenplay (Millard Kaufman).

  • Los Alamos residents Jim and Gail Little will commemorate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday.
    Friends and family are invited to join the Littles for a vow renewal ceremony at noon at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Drive, following the regular morning worship service. The couple’s three daughters, Brenda Finch, Cindy Little and Nancy Craven, will host a reception in their parents’ honor from 12:30-2 p.m., in the Friendship Center at the church.
    Jim and Gail Little were married Sept. 2, 1956, at the Methodist Church in Sutherland, Nebraska. The afternoon ceremony was officiated by Gail’s maternal grandfather, Rev. William H. Hendrickson.
    The Littles lived in Maryland, Kansas, Colorado, and Nevada before moving to Los Alamos in 1967.

  • Well an entire year has gone away and here we are again on the brink of another year devoted to building the Assets of our children in Los Alamos.
    The month of September always kicks off the year for us. Students of all ages head back to school and we may need to be reminded how much every interaction means not just to them, but for them.
    This year our Change for Change collection has a very pointed purpose. That purpose is to recognize the great things youth do all throughout the year.
    Often we get busy and forget to send a card, offer a kind word or recognize a good deed.
    The Community Youth Award from Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) is meant to do that all year long. Our newest youth was presented her award today and you will read about it later this week. It requires adults to stop down, put pen to paper or computer to email and highlight the great things, not academic or athletic, that kids do each day.
    Some of the businesses collecting change this year include; Aspen Copies, Morning Glory Bakery, The Animal Clinic of Los Alamos, The Children’s Clinic, Finishing Touch and Village Arts.
    The funds raised will be used to sponsor each monthly award for youth. They are presented a goodie bag with things that would bring a smile to the face of any teen. If you know a deserving youth, let us know.

  • TODAY
    Feature Film: “We are Stars” at 2 p.m. at the Nature Center. This exciting, family-friendly film connects us to the evolution of the Universe and explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
    MONDAY
    Nature Playtimes at 10 a.m. at the Nature Center. Join local families for fun in nature. Free.
    TUESDAY
    Coffee and Connections at 10 a.m. at Ruby K’s Bagel Café. This  monthly meeting is for swapping leads and exchanging ideas about resolving your business challenges with fellow Chamber members. Chamber representatives are on hand to answer questions about Chamber member benefits and upcoming events. Coffee and food are no-host. Reserve a seat online http://losalamoschamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/coffee-and-conn....

    Half-price sale on everything in the store at The Thrift Store at the United Church, 2545 Canyon Road, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Keystones of Water Quality: Macroinvertebrates at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center. Dr. Rossana Sallenave reveals how to protect our aquatic resources by using living organisms as a measure of environmental health. Free.
    WEDNESDAY