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Today's Features

  • Another reading for 8X10s is going on again due its popularity on June 17. It is an additional opportunity to submit more scripts.
    The reading will be 7 p.m. Wednesday.
    The selections will be from various playwrights who have submitted scripts for consideration.
    The theatre staff is also finalizing the selections for the 8X10s November performance and confirming directors. If anyone is still interested in directing, contact the theatre.
    Actors are also needed for September’s production of “Harvey,” at the LALT.  
    An audition session has been added for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Performing Arts Center. Scripts are available at the Mesa Public Library. Male and female actors are welcome to audition.
    For anyone who is interested, but cannot make the Saturday session, contact Gwen Lewis at 690-8953 to make alternative arrangements.
    Production dates for “Harvey” are Sept. 11-13, Sept. 18-19 and Sept. 26-27.
    Also, the Santa Fe Shakespeare Society’s production of “The Tempest,” is in need of a man to play the character of Ferdinand. Performances are July 10-16.
    If anyone is interested, contact Director Jerry Ferraccio, at santafeshakespeare@gmail.com.

  • Again this week, I feel the need to point out positive things that have taken place, or will be taking place, that make this a great community in which we live.
    I’ll start with Dr. Devan Vest, who on a Sunday and Father’s Day still took some time out of his home life to check some teeth that had an unexpected jolt. He helped a mother sleep better that night. Now that is one engaged dad. Happy Father’s Day, Dr. Vest.
    Next some words of praise for the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization’s Home Delivered Meals program. They not only feed the frail and elderly of our community, but do it with pizazz.
    A special kudo to Margie and her golden melodious tones. Rumor has it that she sang a special rendition of “Happy Birthday” for a local senior, filling her day with joy and love.
    Then there’s the crew at Napa Auto Parts that helped with an end of the year school project. You’ll soon hear lots about Scott Pomeroy and his automotive students and their donated “race car.” Well, it will be a race car eventually. John and his crew were ready and willing with some extraordinary assistance.
    Finally it’s always nice to have something great to look ahead to for the future.

  • The Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Summer Family Evenings continues Wednesday with a visit from the New Mexico Wildlife Center.
    Families can learn about local habitats, responsible rehabilitation, conservation and biology, and what to do if you find an injured wild animal.
    The Wildlife Center will also bring along its rescued raptor and owl ambassadors, allowing participants to meet these amazing creatures in person.
    The New Mexico Wildlife Center, located in Española, was founded in 1986 by Dr. Kathleen Ramsay.
    It has grown from its original purpose of rehabilitating birds into its current mission to treat all animal species in New Mexico. Because many animals cannot be released back into the wild, the Wildlife Center also operates a wildlife sanctuary, housing more than 30 animals.
    Visitors are welcome Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Summer Family Evenings have always been a popular program at PEEC and are now supported by Del Norte Credit Union.
    Summer Family Evenings are at the Nature Center every Wednesday evening throughout June and July at 6:30 p.m. They are free for PEEC members, or $5 per family for non-members. No registration is required.

  • June 21-27, 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
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Fish sandwich
    2 p.m.        Pinochle
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango dancing
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.        Variety training
    10 a.m.        Low vision/hearing group
    11:30 a.m.         Lunch: Oven fried chicken
    1:30 p.m.        Party Bridge
    1:30 p.m.        “Friends” meeting
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table tennis
    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.        LAVA quilters
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio plus exercise

  • 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.

    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.

    CATS

    Annie — A 9-year-old, spayed, female who just loves being petted! She has a very pretty black/gray, orange and white coat with short hair. Due to medical care needed by her owner, Annie is now at the shelter looking for her forever home. She can sometimes be a bit shy with shelter visitors, but she quickly warms up to you when you offer her some belly rubs!

  • 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 9 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts served during fellowship hour starting at 10:15 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 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. 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

  • What does the Bible say about clothing and what is appropriate dress for Christians?

    Clothing is a big deal and has been in ancient and modern societies alike.
    The clothing industry is a vast enterprise because our culture encourages people to invest a great deal of time, energy and money in assuring that their wardrobe is up-to-date.
    Well, who doesn’t like nice clothes? Who isn’t concerned, at least a little, with being fashionable?
    The Bible does not provide a specific dress code. As you might guess, numerous Scripture texts go beyond the mention of clothing to address the deeper issues; i.e., the attitude of the heart, outward behavior and character, and matters of faith.
    Jesus cautioned about worrying too much about what you will wear (Mt. 6:25). “There are more important things to consider,” He said. “Trust God to provide what you need.”
    Paul advised women to dress modestly, “with decency and propriety.” Their appearance should reflect their heart and the fact that they worship God. What matters more than outward adornment, he wrote, is that they “dress themselves in good deeds” (1 Ti. 2:9-10).

  • Today
    Science on Tap: Red Wine and Mars. Results from the Curiosity Rover. 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked Wine Room. For more information visit losalamoshistory.org.

    Los Alamos Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday. 6 p.m. at 84 Barcelona Ave. in White Rock. For further information contact Mary Swickard at 672-3300 or Dennis Wulff at 672-9563.

    Downtown Dogs is a weekly walking group. All dogs and their humans are invited to walk from Pet Pangaea, 158 Central Park Square for a stroll around Downtown Los Alamos. 7 p.m. Come prepared with a standard leash, no longer than 6 feet.

    The Republican Party of Los Alamos County will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at UNM-LA, Bldg 2, Lecture Hall, Room 230. Guest speaker will be Rick Lopez, who has been actively involved in New Mexico on behalf of the Republican Party for many years. He recently presented valuable insight and suggestions at the state training for county chairs. A business meeting will follow his presentation message. For more information, contact Bill McKerley at 331-3686.

    Eye Spy: Rebecca Nolda. Through June 27 at Portal Gallery. Bring the Secret City some new hidden treasure to discover.
    Friday

  • Grief support
    available for kids

    Since 2001, the Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico has been providing free support groups for young people ages 5-25 who’ve had a loved one die. This summer, CGC will offer a free three-day, two-night camp, called Camp Corazon, just for kids ages 7 to a senior in high school who are grieving the death of someone important to them.
    The camp will be July 10-12 in Vanderwagon, 20 miles south of Gallup.
    Camp Corazon will offer traditional camp activities such as a challenge course, bonfire, songs and games, but most importantly, a unique opportunity for kids who have lost a loved one to share experiences and memories related to the death of their loved one.
    Camp Corazon provides grieving children with age-appropriate coping skills that will help them manage grief in their day-to-day lives, even after they leave.
    Camp Corazon is a free camp experience for grieving children from across the state. Donations are accepted. To sponsor a camper, the average cost is $350 per attendee and all donations are tax deductible.

  • Whether one is a new or experienced birder, it is always helpful to have more insight into what bird species live nearby and when is the best time of year to spot them.
    On Tuesday, visitors to the Los Alamos Nature Center can join local authors Judy Liddell and Barbara Hussey as they share information about some of the more than 30 birding sites included in their book, “Birding Hot Spots of Santa Fe, Taos and Northern New Mexico.”
    In addition to general information about local sites, including how to get there and a description of the local habitat, the authors will highlight some of the bird species that can be seen at these locations during spring and summer.
    Immediately following the talk, books will be available to purchase and have signed.
    Both authors have a long and rich history of birding in New Mexico.
    In addition to leading bird walks for Central New Mexico Audubon, Liddell also serves as their vice president and program chair. She is president of New Mexico Audubon Council, is a member of the board of Audubon New Mexico, and is a bird monitor for the Rio Grande Nature Center.