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Today's Features

  • The public is invited to an intimate brown bag performance featuring pianist Peter Pesic. Sponsored by the Los Alamos Arts Council, the show starts at noon April 1 at Fuller Lodge in the Pajarito Room.
    J.S. Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” are among his greatest and most familiar works, but in the 1970s, a previously unknown set of 14 canons on the Goldberg theme were discovered. The concert presents those canons to show how Bach developed the variations that follow.
    Pesic has been a tutor at St. John’s College in Santa Fe since 1980, where he has been musician-in-residence since 1984. Pesic himself has given 200 concerts, including first performances of works by Nicolas Roussakis, David Lang and Lawrence Cave.
    He has performed the complete cycle of piano sonatas of Schubert four times (once at Harvard University in 1987), the complete Beethoven sonatas also four times, as well as a Mozart cycle, the complete solo keyboard music of J.S. Bach, Joseph Haydn, and Johannes Brahms, and the complete piano music of Schoenberg, Berg and Webern.
    Pesic has played Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” in Los Angeles and at Dartmouth College; he was the piano soloist with the Santa Fe Symphony in Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy.”

  • Today
    Canyons, Mesas, Mountains, Skies: Heather Ward. Through May 16 at the Portal Gallery.

    Monday
    Nature Playtimes. 10-11 a.m. Toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers come to PEEC to explore the natural world. Each Playtime features a story and stations centered around a theme, as well as outside time. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    The Los Alamos Photographer’s Show. Through May 2 in the upstairs gallery of the Mesa Public Library. Opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Tuesday
    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meeting. Noon at the Manhattan Project restaurant. Speaker Ruby Selvage will speak about her documentary for National History Day.

    Gals Gab Group. 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the White Rock Senior Center. It is intended to appeal especially to women who live alone and don’t get to talk much with other women.  Rides are available through the Senior Center 662-8922.
    Wednesday
    Jemez House Thrift Store Bag Days. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 13 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock. 672-1620.

    The Los Alamos Arts Council’s Free Brown Bag performance presents pianist Peter Pesic. Noon at the Fuller Lodge in the Pajarito Room.

  • March 29-April 4, 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: Red chile beef
            enchilada
    2 p.m.        Pinochle
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.        Variety training
    10 a.m.        Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Chicken fried chicken
    1 p.m.         MindBody massage
    1:30 p.m.        Party bridge
    6 p.m.        Mahjong
    7 p.m.        Bridge

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home. 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, donating and more.
    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
    CATS
    Cattibre (female) and Spook (male) — They are 6 and 8 years old. They have lived together in one house for most of their lives and were recently surrendered due to an owner move. They are both shorthaired, black cats with white markings and are quite friendly. They may be adopted together or individually. If you choose to adopt them together, you will only need to pay the adoption fee for one! Both Cattibre and Spook love being petted, but they are not particularly lap cats — they would be a great option for someone looking for “independent companionship.”

  • 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

  • Passover observance to be celebrated April 2

    Passover, or Pesach, is the first of the major Jewish festivals mentioned in the Bible. Passover celebrates God freeing the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt — a story told in the book of Exodus. Each year, families gather to retell the story of their deliverance to pass along its message of hope, redemption and faith to their children.
    The observance of the Last Supper Seder will be 6:30 p.m. April 2 at The Christian Church, 92 East Road.
    The observance will be a family-oriented dinner and celebration, which places special emphasis on Jesus’ use of the elements from the Passover meal to inaugurate the commemoration of His sacrifice. Patrons are encouraged to bring a Passover themed main dish and salad or dessert. However, the items should be in keeping with Paschal regulations. There are only two basic restrictions: (1) No Pork, (2) No Leaven. Googling “seder or passover recipes” should offer plenty of ideas. The church will provide drinks, paper supplies and the special meal elements used in celebrating the Passover.
    A sign up list will be in the church’s foyer, or can call 662-6468 or send an email to thechristianchurch@msn.com to RSVP.

    LAJC to host community Seder

  • Art exhibits
    Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser. Through May 2015 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 708 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe.

    Recently acquired works by artists Ansel Adams, Gustave Baumann, Betty Hahn and many others will be on view in “Hunting + Gathering: New Additions to the Museum Collection.” The exhibition runs through Sunday.
     
    Kent Hick’s “The Spirit of the Land” Solo Exhibition at Act I Gallery in Taos. Show runs until March 31.
    Auditions
    Auditions for Neil Simon’s, “The Sunshine Boys.” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 11 and 6-8 p.m. April 12 at the Adobe Theater, 9813 4th St. in Albuquerque. Rehearsals begin in May, with performance June 19-July 12. Auditions are by appointment only. For copies of the script or to schedule an appointment, contact Donna M. Barra, stage manager at dmb0857@aol.com.
    Call for Artists
    The 11th Annual Russian Night. Juried exhibition and auction. Deadline is May 30 at the Taos Art Museum at Fechin House. Art will be on display June 30-Aug. 28.
    Classes
    IMPACT Personal Safety class. Six-hour Children’s Safety Workshop from 1-4 p.m. April 18-19 in Santa Fe. For ages 6-12. Register at impactpersonalsafety.org.
    Comedy

  • THIS WEEK ON PAC 8

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

    Friday, March 27, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 3-03-15
    02:00 PM MPL Authors Speak Series
    03:00 PM Gallery Discussion for Edith Warner & Tiano– Bridge Between Two Worlds
    04:00 PM Uprising
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM United in Christ
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – New Mexico Arts Panel
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Community Central
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, March 28, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, March 29, 2015
    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

    Monday, March 30, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM Elizabeth Clare Prophet
    12:00 PM The Garage
    12:30 PM Community Central

  • ‘Longmire’ series to return to N.M. for 4th season

    The television series “Longmire” is returning to New Mexico.
    The New Mexico Film Office announced Monday that the hit drama series is scheduled to begin production on its fourth season later this month with it lasting through the end of June.
    The series will air on Netflix later this year.
    Officials say the series will be filmed in and around Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Valles Caldera, Pecos and additional northern New Mexico locations.
    Longmire is a crime drama based on the “Walt Longmire” mystery novels series written by Craig Johnson. The series is produced by Warner Horizon Television and stars Robert Taylor, Lou Diamond Phillips and Katee Sackhoff.
    The series is set in Wyoming.

    Encaustic Art Institute opens at new location

    The encaustic/wax movement will come to Santa Fe.
    The Encaustic Art Institutes has moved its headquarters from Cerrillos to Santa Fe’s Railyard Arts District.
    The new 4,500-square foot gallery located at 632 Agua Fria St., features a permanent collection that demonstrates the diversity of this ancient medium and a gallery with more than 100 pieces of encaustic/wax artwork for sale.

  • The Audubon Christmas bird count (CBC), famous among birders nationwide and worldwide, recently took a leap forward in Los Alamos.
    Sponsored by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 48 birders signed up with organizer Mouser Williams to run a “mock” bird count that could certify Los Alamos to participate in official winter bird counts in the future.
    Williams called it a “tremendously successful practice run for the Christmas Bird Count.”
    The bird count is carefully controlled to create a database that can be compared year by year to reveal increases and declines in bird populations.
    The area is not precisely Los Alamos County, but a circle of 15-mile diameter including some of the area around Buckman Crossing.
    Some Santa Fe birders were asked to check out the east bank of the Rio Grande.
    Here are the tentative results compiled by Williams:
    • Number of people counting: 48
    • Number of species: 84
    • Number of groups: 25, with 1 to 5 people in each
    • Number of hours of counting: 252
    • Number of miles hiked: 185
    Two groups tied for finding the highest number of species, one in White Rock and one in the Walnut Canyon/Woodland Trail/North Mesa area. Both groups found 38 species.