Today's Features

  • Sept. 29 — A girl. Ava Jo Romero. Parents Valerie Duran and Joseph Romero.
    Oct. 3 — A boy. Emerson Hepbron Holmes. Parents Karen and Matthe Holmes.
    Oct. 9 — A girl. Stevie Rae Martinez. Parents Tanya and Steven Martinez.
    Oct. 12 — A boy. Kaius Roman Preston. Parents Annette and Daniel Preston.
    Oct. 16 — A boy. Zachary Allyn Williams. Parents Stephanie and Garett Williams.
    Oct. 9 — A boy. Noah Michael Unzueta. Parents Christina and Michael Unzueta.
    Oct.19 — A girl. Alithyia Jenae Gallegos. Parents Stephanie Sandoval and Patricio Gallegos.

  • 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 at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. followed by fellowship time with refreshments starting at 10:45 a.m. Preceding worship is our Christian Education hour which begins 8:30 a.m. 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 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. and worship at 10:30.  Our current series is “Kingdom Reign” as we study the book of 2 Samuel.
    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

    Annual Barbershop Show. The Lads of Enchantment will be holding its Annual Barbershop Show this year at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday at the United Church of Los Alamos. Tickets are $15 and $5 for students. Visit ladsofenchantment.org.
    The County Department of Public Utilities is sponsoring a Home Efficiency Expo from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Los Alamos Municipal Golf Course Community Room to provide information on ways to save money and energy by making water- and energy-efficient upgrades to a home. Booth space is available for companies with appropriate services and products for the Expo, contact Alex Zubelewicz Admission is free.

    Pumpkin Patch at Calvary Chapel. Come join the fun! 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Calvary Chapel, 580 North Mesa Road. Free. Pumpkins, food, face painting, petting zoo, hay rides, pony rides and games.

    Scarecrow contest. Los Alamos Arts Council brings a bit of frightful autumn fun to downtown Los Alamos with the annual Scarecrow Contest. Registration fee is $10, and prizes are awarded to scarecrows for creativity and seasonal spirit. Bring the assembled scarecrow to the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce office at 109 Central Park Square. Applicants will be received from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Scarecrows will be on display Nov. 1.

  • Los Alamos Creative District’s Final Fourth Friday of 2015 will happen in downtown Los Alamos today. The next Fourth Friday will continue in January.
    Fourth Fridays is a monthly event that offers extended hours or special programming at Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos Historical Society, Fuller Lodge Art Center, The Nature Center and Mesa Public Library. Fourth Fridays also promotes special offerings from participating local businesses.
    This month Fourth Friday special events and include:
    The Bradbury Science Museum will be open late until 6 p.m. for Fourth Friday, offering extended access to exhibits. The museum will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and is located at 1350 Central Avenue. For information, visit lanl.gov/museum.

  • I just wanted to use the space this week to say thank you.
    The Assets In Action program has run an intergenerational event called “Cookies and Conversation” for a good number of years.
    The Betty Ehart Senior Center brings the loveliest of seniors out to the middle and high school to have lunch and fun conversation for young adults and the elders of our community.
    The conversations are light hearted topics about life experiences, best holiday vacations, favorite book or movie and of course, favorite cookie.
    This year the program ran out of funding and two local community groups and a handful of individuals stepped up to benefit my program and some others, as well.
    The congregation of Bethlehem Lutheran and the Los Alamos Kiwanis Club donated a variety of cookies to pull us through the next several months of programming. Lots of local families added to the kindness cupboard too.
    The Cookies and Conversation program is off and running thanks to the kindness of so many.
    You might realize I have a fondness for seniors and the Betty Ehart Senior Center, and particularly the director, Pauline Powell Schneider. We have two wonderful events ahead that benefit both of our non-profits, The Festival of Chocolate and the Festival of Trees.

  • Oct. 19-Oct. 24, 2015
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 672-2034 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for lunches.
    Betty Ehart

    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    10 a.m.        Senior Civic Discussion Group
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie
     1 p.m.        Pinochle
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango Dancing
    7 p.m.         Ballroom Dancing
    8:45 a.m.        Variety Training
    10 a.m.        Computer Users Group
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Roast Beef
    1 p.m.        Party Bridge
    1 p.m.        Bingo
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table Tennis
    8:30 a.m.        LAVA Quilters
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio Plus Exercise

    Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fuller Lodge.
    Nature Playtimes at the Nature Center. 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 from 10-11 a.m. Free.
    Lunch with a Leader. This month’s League of Women Voters’ Lunch with a Leader will feature League member and retired LANL applied physicist, county council and Board of Public Utilities member Robert Gibson, along with Kathy Taylor, Ed Birnbaum and Dan Machen discussing the Future Energy Resources Committee’s findings at Mesa Library 11:45 a.m. Lunch is $10 lunch from the Co-op. To order a lunch, contact Karyl Ann Armbruster at 231-8286 or kaskacayman@gmail.com.

  • Paul Gibson is the Santa Fe coordinator for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign for president and the creator of “Share the Bern.”
    “Share the Bern” is a new national initiative to activate internet-based networks of Sanders supporters throughout the country.
    Gibson will speak on the national and local campaign at the Oct. 19 Los Alamos Democratic Party meeting.
    He will describe the specific differences between Sanders, Clinton and GOP candidates in relation to past Senate votes, current positions and major funders. This presentation will include video clips illustrating the concentration of wealth in the country, how PACs and lobbying effectively purchase the electoral and legislative processes, and how Sanders would address these challenges.
    Gibson will also describe the “Share The Bern” initiative. The initiative is designed first to identify, engage, educate and activate networks of Sanders supporters and to provide these supporters a variety of tools and materials to make it easier to engage and educate others. The presentations include breaks for discussion and participant guidebooks to create a more interactive experience.
    For more information about Democratic Party of Los Alamos County, visit losalamosdemocrats.org/.

  • Have you ever watched your pet eat their meal and thought, “Wow, did they even taste it?” Though some pets require more energy than others, it is important to know your pet’s normal eating and drinking habits so you are more likely to detect any dietary abnormalities. Being familiar with your pet’s standard schedule of urination and defecation is also important, as any continuous irregular activity could be a sign of an illness
    One of the most common ailments in dogs and cats is kidney (renal) disease, a broad term that applies to any disease process that leaves the kidneys unable to effectively filter toxins out of the blood and maintain water balance in the body. In acute kidney disease, signs can occur quickly and can be very severe, while chronic renal issues include non-specific signs and the disease develops slowly.

  • 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:
    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 your 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.
    Hyacinth and Tiptoe — Another momma cat and her kitten were left at the front door of Ridgeview Vet earlier this week. They will soon be fixed, vaccinated and ready for adoption, and they are certainly welcoming visitors!