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Today's Features

  • Today
    Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 6 p.m. on Thursday nights for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos. Bring a leash, no longer than six feet.

    White Rock Family Friendly Film Series. “The Lorax.” 6:30 p.m. at White Rock Town Hall.

    The Los Alamos Democratic Party monthly meeting. 7 p.m. at UNM-LA, building 2. All Democrats are invited to attend.

  • Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club (LADOC) will begin Monday.
    Classes this session will include puppy kindergarten, basic manners, recall and competitive obedience. Classes officially begin July 14.
    Class schedule, registration guidelines and registration form will be available on the LADOC website ladoc.dogbits.com and at the LADOC building, 246 East Road.
    Registration is first-come, first-served and classes often fill quickly, so timely registration is advised. Registration materials must be postmarked by July 7. 

  • Wesley Skidmore, a student at Los Alamos High School, was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month. Skidmore is the son of Wendy and Cary Skidmore, brother of Bradley, Gregory, Jeffrey and Stephanie.
    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one student each month of the school year to honor as a Student of the Month — Skidmore was honored for the month of April. This year’s recipients reflect a combination of both LAHS seniors and juniors; next year, only juniors will be recognized in hopes of inspiring their interest in Rotary programs that fall during the summer following junior year. Students are nominated by their teachers and chosen on the basis of their academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and, in particular, their service to the community.
    Skidmore is a member of the National Honor Society. He is also active in Boy Scouts of America, Venture Crew 422 and attained the rank of Eagle Scout in 2010 by designing, preparing and completing a project to remove a chain-link fence lining the property boundary between the LDS church in White Rock and the Piñon Trails housing development.

  • Piñon Park Pool has memberships available for the 2014 season. The pool, located at 104 Bryce Avenue, has been a part of the White Rock community for more than 50 years.
    The pool offers three types of memberships, based upon the number of swimmers. A one-person membership costs $200 and includes five guest passes. A two-person membership is $325 plus 10 guest passes, and a family membership is $450 and includes 20 guest passes.
    Current members who refer a new member will receive a $50 credit towards his/her 2015 assessment for each referral.
    The pool features a covered lounge area, tables and grills for picnics, a shaded kiddy pool area, play area, and snack bar. It offers lane swimming, water aerobics and late night swims every Wednesday, as well as special theme nights and other activities throughout the summer.
    On July 4, the pool will host a members-only party, including games and prizes for the kids, a diving contest and the famous greased watermelon contest between members and staff.
    Swim lessons are being held the weeks of June 23-27, July 7-11 and July 21-25 for all levels for both members and non-members. The cost is $25 per swimmer for members and $35 per swimmer for non-members. Private lessons are available upon request.
    Pool hours are 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. every day.

  • Today
    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s meeting will be 6 p.m. in Building No. 1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. The discussion will focus on the Fiscal Year 2015 budget and programs. The public is welcome to attend.

    “The 1977 La Mesa Fire: A Wake Up Call?” 5:30 p.m. Teralene Foxx will address why this 15,000 acre fire is significant in a walk along Burnt Mesa sponsored by PEEC. Meet at Burnt Mesa trailhead No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.

    “The Darker Side of White: Art by Tiffany Rose” at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Art Gallery. Daily through June 29.
    Thursday
    Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Two recipients of the LACDC’s Youth Business Grant Program will be selling their wares this week. Adele Mitchell will be selling recycled jewelry and Elise Koskelo of Blue Print Wraps will be on hand to boost sales. To learn more, call 695-9139.

  • A SEUSStastic Summer is underway for YCampers.
    YCamp 2014 is taking creative cues from Dr. Seuss with each week themed after specific Dr. Seuss books. Everything from science projects to arts and crafts activities will bring these books to life.
    Theme weeks and field trips are as follows:
    The first week there was a summer introduction to the program. The week of June 9, “The Cat and the Hat” was the book of inspiration, followed by a field trip to Rockin’ Rollers in Santa Fe.
    “Horton Hears a Who!” was the book for the week of June 16 with a field trip to the ABQ Biopark zoo in Albuquerque.
    June 23, “The Lorax” is the book of choice and the field trip will be the YMCA Camp Shaver. June 30, “Fox in Socks” will be the book along with a trip to the Children’s Museum in Santa Fe. “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” will be the book with a trip to Tsankawi/Rover Park.
    Christmas in July week will be July 14-18 and will have the “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” with a trip to the Natural History Museum.
    Zoo to You will come to the campers as the book will be “Green Eggs and Ham.”
    The YCamp will have a So Long to Summer Party Week beginning July 28. The book will be “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”

  • The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation has selected 11 students, representing 10 businesses for the summer youth business program.
    The youth based businesses include three landscapers, a recycled jewelry designer, video production, coffee roaster, a shawl designer, house and babysitting, farm fresh eggs and a souvenir chocolate maker.
    JJAB’s Assets In Action program is working with the youth entrepreneurs to build relationships with customers and promote their businesses to the public. The program has also worked with local businesses to mentor the youth in their area of interest, to aid in success of their efforts.
    The LACDC program sponsors the businesses with grants ranging from $200-$400 and donations are currently being sought to fund additional businesses. Those wishing to make a small donation can direct them to the Youth Business Grant Program at 190 Central Park Square.
    Those interested in accessing the youth businesses can contact 695-9139.
     

  • The film “Geofish” will be presented at the Reel Deal Theater 7 p.m. Thursday. All proceeds will benefit the Cutthroat Trout Aquarium at the new Los Alamos County Nature Center, opening in spring 2015.
    “Geofish” follows four fisherman turned filmmakers as they travel the length of Mexico in a vehicle that runs on cooking oil, in search of the best fishing spots in the country. Their journey will eventually lead them to fish across the entire planet, one continent at a time.
    Armed with nothing more than fishing rods and cameras in hand, the “Geofish” series fishermen deal with a new obstacle around every corner and the determination of setting foot where few people dare to go, the angling quartet cuts their own path through some of the planets most rugged terrain on a mission to find the world’s greatest spots never fished.
    Trout Unlimited of Santa Fe will have an informational booth at the event, and Pajarito Brew Pub will be selling beer and wine.
    Tickets are $10 to be purchased at the Reel Deal Theater, or $12 at the door.
    To learn more about this and other PEEC programs, visit PajaritoEEC.org, or contact 662-0460 or Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

  •  The Rotary Club of Los Alamos recently held auditions for the annual Deborah Beene Music Award competition.
    The award was established in the memory of Deborah Beene, daughter of Donald and Sara Beene, a violin and piano student who died while enrolled in school here in 1973.
    The award is intended to assist students in their musical growth. The students receiving the award are asked to use the money for fees to attend a music camp, for college or university music expenses, for the purchase of a better instrument, or for tuition for private music instruction.
    Although no first place awards were given this year, Los Alamos High School senior Chip Mielke and freshman Michelle Yang, both violin performance, tied for second place and were awarded $800 each. LAHS sophomore Victor Kim, piano performance, received third place and an award of $400.
    The awards committee included committee chair Ed Van Eeckhout, Cindy Little, Mandy Marksteiner and Brian Newnam. 

  • Today
    The League of Women Voters, Lunch with a Leader will have Tarin Nix and Ellen Morris Bond presenting information about the “living wage” and how that might be implemented in Los Alamos. The entire community is invited to attend.

    A chapter of The Compassionate Friends will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the northeast side of the new YMCA Annex, Central Park Square, suite 140. Co-led by Eric Ferm and Valerie Wood. The organization offers non-denominational grief support after the death of a child. Bereaved parents and grandparents are welcome regardless of age. For more information visit compassionatefriends.org.

    Summer Family Evenings: Storywalk. 6:30 to 8 p.m. PEEC’s Summer Family Evenings brings back the Storywalk! Explore the story of Roxaboxen through a Storywalk, discovering the pages and letting your imagination run free as you walk. Drop in any time during the program. No advance registration required. $5 non-member families/free PEEC members. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.