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Today's Features

  • The Los Alamos Volunteer Examiner Group will be giving exams for Amateur Radio Licenses on April 14.  The session will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Club Meeting Room at 4017 Arkansas Ave. (the Old Fire Barn).
    If testing for a new license, bring a picture ID or two other forms of ID with your name and address on them (utility bill, credit Card bill or other) and a test fee of $15 either in cash or a check made out to “ARRL VEC.”
    A Social Security number is required on the form 605 License Application.
    For those seeking a license upgrade, a picture ID or two other forms of ID is required, plus the original license and a copy of the license or a valid CSCE (Certificate of Successful Completion of Exam) and a copy of the CSCE plus the exam fee of $15.
    For additional information, call Bill Boedeker at 662-4220, or email at boedeker@cybermesa.com.

  • Twenty-four elementary students in grades 4-6 and 11 middle school students recently participated in the Los Alamos County Library’s annual Battle of the Books competitions.
    Battle of the Books is a statewide program in which children are invited to read books from a designated list of 20 recommended titles selected by librarians and teachers from across New Mexico.
    The children then have a chance to participate in a competition testing their knowledge of the material.
    The competition encourages children to read quality literature from a variety of genres and learn how to compete as a team in a quiz-bowl format.
    Battle of the Books encourages recreational reading across a wide range of titles and lets kids practice their memory and recall in a fun, engaging way.
    Los Alamos County Library begins each year’s Battle of the Books program in September. Students must be in fourth-eighth grade to participate.
    There are multiple copies of each title so many children can read the books simultaneously.
    The library hosts a weekly review and practice session for the children during February and March and many children participate in Battle of the Books at their schools as well.
    Support for this program, including the prizes and refreshments, is provided by the Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries.

  • Today
    The Los Alamos Photographer’s Show. Through May 2 in the upstairs gallery of the Mesa Public Library.

    Canyons, Mesas, Mountains, Skies: Heather Ward. Through May 16 at the Portal Gallery.
    Wednesday
    Nano Days. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum. Through April 12.
    Thursday
    Los Alamos Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge.

    Nano Days. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum. Through April 12.

    Book and Gift Fair. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Doctor’s Lobby Area. Proceeds benefit Los Alamos Medical Center Auxiliary.

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association meeting will be 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library. The speaker will be Irma Holtkamp and her talk is “Understanding Ancestry’s DNA Circles.” The public is invited. The traditional pre-meeting no-host dinner will begin at the China Moon restaurant at 5:30 p.m.

    Poetry Gathering. 6:30-8 p.m. in the Southwest Room at Mesa Public Library.
    Friday
    Book and Gift Fair. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Doctor’s Lobby Area. Proceeds benefit Los Alamos Medical Center Auxiliary.

    Nano Days. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum. Through April 12.

  • Last week, a collaborative effort took place around the topic of community resiliency. The goal was to provide information and resources for building resiliency for all ages.
    Thanks to Kelly Gallagher, Kim Gabaldon, Debra Shelton, Pauline Powell Schneider and Beverley Simpson provided a wealth of information about data, services, programs and projects that can assist the community in developing the skills and knowing what is available when a need arises.
    Host Morrie Pongratz is the friendly face of the community that happens to be more familiar with the local data than perhaps anyone in the history of Los Alamos. That fact that he volunteered yet again to assist a community endeavor, is no surprise to those that know him.
    The variety of programs in our community that took the time to educate and inform the public was wonderful. Those that gave of their time included; Alcoholics Anonymous, Assets In Action, the DWI Planning Council, Family Council, Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, LA Cares, Los Alamos Police Department, Los Alamos Volunteer Association (LAVA), Mesa Public Library, Self Help and Visiting Nurses.

  • The Los Alamos Beer Co-op is scheduled to open its doors soon under the name Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op — a brewery and taproom. The location is at 163 Central Park Square, formerly the Canyon Bar and Grill.
    The grand opening is scheduled for May 15 and a soft opening is planned within the next two weeks, take place within the next two weeks.
    The business is co-cooperatively run and its brewery and taproom is open to the public. Members of the co-op enjoy many benefits, including discounted beer. Food is available through other local restaurants and customers are welcome to bring in outside food.
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  • April 5-11, 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
    8:30 a.m.                 Tax preparation (call)
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio
    10:30 a.m.    Tax preparation (call)
    11:30 a.m.     Lunch: Chef salad bar
    2 p.m.        Pinochle
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.        Variety training
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Fish taco
    1 p.m.        MindBody massage
    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.                Tax preparation (call)

  • 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 a new best friend today! 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, as well as read up on some of the favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals or cats and dogs currently in foster care.
    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
    CATS
    Benji — A huge, tan tabby, neutered male, about 4 years old. He was wandering around, was taken in by a kind family, but then he never did adjust to their other cats. Benji is very friendly with adults and gentle children. The shelter does not know how he is with dogs. Other cats? Well, “not so much.”

  • “How does the Bible help me think about my job right now?” — John

    The Bible may not refer to your particular job, but it does have some important things to say about work.
    First, the Bible shows that work is right and good and not a curse. It mentions teachers, soldiers, physicians, construction workers, and scientists (perhaps that term is just a bit of a stretch: the magi in Mt. 2:1ff specialized in astronomy, astrology, and natural science.) Jesus was a carpenter; His followers were working men. Paul, the missionary, made tents for a living (Acts 18:3).
    Scripture does not elevate “sacred” over “secular” occupations. Jesus was certainly not a religious professional. Being a Christian does not mean you may do only religious work. Indeed, God calls you to your work and wants you to continue doing it well (I Cor. 7:20-24). It is how you provide for your family (I Tim. 5:8).
    Daily work is, in a sense, participation with God in His creative activity in the world.
    The significance of your work is based in the teaching that humans are created in the image of an active, creative God (Gen. 1:26ff).
    As such, you are a free, responsible person who is capable of leaving the world better than it was when you entered it (II Thess. 3:7-13).

  • 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; see a map at bethluth.com. The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!
    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. At 10:30 a.m., worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.
    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. Ben Partin.
    Christian Science
    1725 17th St. 662-5057.
    Church of Christ