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Today's Features

  • Students copy names off of the Vietnam Memorial during last year’s trip. Eighth graders are encouraged to sign up for the next trip.

  • Today
    Families in Action: for Teens and Parents. An evidence-based class to ease the transition as children turn into young adults. 6:30-8:15 p.m. every Thursday through Nov. 20 at 1900 Diamond Dr., Pueblo Complex. For more information, visit lafsn.org, or call 662-4515.

    The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will have the monthly meeting 6:15 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Drive. All registered Republican women are invited to join. In honor of Veteran’s Day, Bill Hudson will be the guest speaker. Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food items and toiletries for the Esperanza Shelter in Santa Fe.

    Poetry gatherings. 6:30 p.m. at the Southwest Room at Mesa Public Library.

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library. The program, “Pruning Your Family Tree,” will be given by Irma Holtkamp. The public is invited. The traditional no-host dinner will be 5:30 p.m. at China Moon. There will be no meeting in December. January’s meeting will be on Jan. 22.

  • Whether someone is an avid or occasional hiker, it’s important to know what to do if someone is in distress on a hike. The Pajarito Environmental Education Center will be offering a wilderness first aid for day hikers course from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at PEEC. The class, taught by Carl Gilmore, will lay the groundwork for how to help someone in need of first aid.
    During the class, Gilmore will talk about the basics of first aid and also how to deal with specific problems on the trail such as dehydration, altitude sickness, heatstroke and hypothermia. Prevention will be stressed, and there will be ample time for questions and answers.
    Gilmore has been involved in pre-hospital medicine for 49 years, as an EMT since 1971 at various levels. He has developed and directed countywide EMS agencies, been a volunteer fire fighter, and taught pre-hospital medicine with a special focus on care in frontier, rural and wilderness environments.
    Gilmore is currently active as an EMT-I with Taos Ski Valley, both as a member of the ski patrol and as a volunteer EMS. In 1992, he was awarded the title of master EMS instructor by the University of New Mexico School of Medicine’s EMS Academy.

  • Art exhibits
    “Creatures, Tame and Wild,” by Rebecca Mannschreck. The exhibition of Mannschreck’s animals is on view the entire month of November at Act I Gallery, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte in Taos. To view more artwork visit ActOneGallery.com.
    Watercolors and pastels by Jane E. Chandler. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Saturday at El Gancho Tennis and Fitness Club in Santa Fe. Healthy refreshments will be available. Show will run through November.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art is announces “Eros and Thanatos: new work by Michael Petry.” This exhibition will run through to Nov. 22.

  • THIS WEEK ON PAC 8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 11-14-14
    02:00 PM Senior Olympics
    03:00 PM Barranca Mesa Speech Contest
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Tourism Goes Green
    05:30 PM Senior Olympics
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Technology Transfer at LANL – A 70 Year Perspective”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Global 3000
    10:00 PM NNMCAP Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • Santa Fe
    Sweeney Head Start, 501 Airport Road
    Date inspected: Sept. 11
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Cleopatra’s Café, 418 Cerrillos Road
    Date inspected: Sept. 9
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation. The metal shelf in the true reach-in unit is rusting and needs replacing. Two low-risk violations. The seal between the wall and the hand sink in the kitchen is loose. Five LED light bulbs are not shielded in the kitchen and food prep areas.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Piccolino Italian Restaurant, 2870 Agua Fria St.
    Date inspected: Sept. 9
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation. Bulk containers are not labeled. One low-risk violation. Ceilings in the dish room area and around dry storage are rusting and some tiles are cracking, seal and repaint.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • The Santa Fe Children’s Museum has gingerbread houses on display, handcrafted by area chefs. In a partnership with Hutton Broadcasting, the museum is raising funds to benefit educational programs. There will be an auction of various items from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe. Patrons can also view the designs of the gingerbread houses through November, vote for the favorite and purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to take a gingerbread house home with them.

  • TaraShea Nesbit’s first novel has captured the essence of what it was like to be a woman starting a new — and usually unwanted life in a strange land during World War II.
    The strange land being the secret spot of Los Alamos, which was so secret no one could drive up there.
    Scientists who were summoned for their skills, brought their wives with little or no explanation.
    These wives were usually educated women from big cities like Chicago or Boston, or another big city east of the Mississippi. The dusty terrain of Los Alamos of the past was, to say the least, difficult to get used to.
    Told in a collective voice, Nesbit’s novel has the various perspectives of many women, without giving names. The constant of the novel contained the frustrations with the hardships of every day life and the curiosities of “Why are we here?” and “What does my husband do at work?”
    None of those questions were answered, of course, until the first atomic bomb was completed and two cities in Japan were reduced to a smoldering pile of rubble. The women returned back home and to their former lives, but changed in many grand ways.

  • New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company, directed by Susan Baker-Dillingham, presents “The Nutcracker.”
     This timeless classic revolves around Clara, who receives the gift of a toy nutcracker from her Uncle Drosselmeyer. Clara then dreams of a fantastic world in which she and the Nutcracker meet many interesting characters.
     Notable NMDT-PC dancers in the production include Indiana Warrior as Clara, Daren Savage as Uncle Drosselmeyer, Sarah Dale as The Snow Queen, Frank Macias as The Snow King, Louisa Belian as The Sugar Plum Fairy and Devon McCleskey as The Cavalier. Special guest Giovanni Echave, from the School of the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, will perform the role of The Nutcracker Prince.
    “The Nutcracker” will be performed 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Duane W. Smith auditorium.
    Tickets are available for purchase in advance at Uli’s Cottontails or at the door 45 minutes prior to performance times.
    Prices are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and free for children age four and under. Veterans are invited to attend the Sunday matinee free of charge.

  • Today
    Meet the Birds. 7 p.m. Join nature photographer Steve Kaye for a photo tour of birds. Kaye will show us how his bird photography has led to a deeper connection with nature and important lessons for living. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    “Masquerade.” Daily through Nov. 15 at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.

    “No Limitations.” Work by photographer Kimber Wallwork-Heineman. Daily through November at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Gallery.
    Thursday
    Aaron’s Kids Closet will be open from 10:30 a.m-noon at First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr. Clothing, shoes and coats, etc. are available for school-aged children. For more information, or to donate call 660-0340.

    Families in Action: for Teens and Parents. An evidence-based class to ease the transition as children turn into young adults. 6:30-8:15 p.m. every Thursday through Nov. 20 at 1900 Diamond Dr., Pueblo Complex. For more information, visit lafsn.org, or call 662-4515.