Today's Features

  • Art exhibits
    Charles Arnoldi: Looking Back, Moving Forward. Runs through Saturday at the Charlotte Jackson Fine Art’s, 554 South Guadalupe St.

    Michael Lange – Wald/Fluss. Show runs through Oct. 17 at the photo-eye Gallery, 541 S. Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe.
    Art tours
    The 22nd Annual Abiquiu Studio Tour. Through Oct. 30. Work will be presented by more than 60 artists from 10 a.m.-5 pm. Oct. 10-12. There will be the annual driving tour and previews of their work in the upstairs gallery.

    Allan Houser Studio and Sculpture Garden Tours. Arranged by appointment. The Sculpture Gardens are located 20 miles south of Santa Fe, and the tours last approximately two hours. There is a $25/person fee for the guided tours. To schedule, call 471-1528. David Rettig, curator of Collections for the Allan Houser Estate will lead a tour for collectors and special guests. Space is limited.
    Arts shows
    Origami in the Garden. Through Oct. 24 at the Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden, 3453 N.M.14 in Cerrillos, N.M. Open 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Tours by appointment. $10 per person, free for children under 12. For more information, call 471-4688.
    Hozier. 7 p.m. Friday at Sandia Resort and Casino in Albuquerque. For tickets visit ticketmaster.com.

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    Friday, Oct. 9, 2015
    6:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    12:00 PM County Council Meeting - Live
    2:00 PM United in Christ
    3:00 PM Road to Recovery
    4:00 PM Uprising
    5:00 PM Democracy Now!
    6:00 PM “Inflationary Cosmology – Is Our Universe Part of a
    7:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Witnessing WWII: A
    Memorable Panel Discussion”
    8:30 PM Let’s Talk Good Business
    9:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    9:30 PM Cheers for 30 Years: The White Rock Senior Center
    10:00 PM FMP Live
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015
    6:00 AM FSTV
    5:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    6:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    7:00 PM United Church
    8:15 PM Los Alamos Non-Profit Spotlight
    8:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    9:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

    Monday, Oct. 12, 2015
    6:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE

  • Los Alamos Arts Council will sponsor a piano recital at 3 p.m. Sunday at Fuller Lodge the featuring Gabriella Herczeg, a graduate student at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
    Herczeg is pursuing a Master of Music degree in piano performance with pianist and composer Falko Steinbach. She graduated from Los Alamos High School in 2007. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance with summa cum laude from UNM.
    Her performances include recitals at the International Piano Festivals in Lindlar, Germany and a previous recital at Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos. Herczeg will perform works by Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin. There will be light refreshments served after the recital. The public is invited to attend.

  • The Lads of Enchantment will present its 2015 Annual Barbershop Show, “Journey Across the USA” at the United Church of Los Alamos on the nights of Oct. 23-Oct. 24.
    In addition to the Lads of Enchantment Chorus and Quartets, the 2015 Annual Show will feature special guest performer “Sterling Quartet,” the 2002 Southwest District Quartet Champion and a four-time quarter-finalist at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Annual International Quartet Competition.
    “Journey Across the USA” is produced and directed by the group’s chorus director and  charter member Maurice Sheppard. Former chorus director Stan Bennett will narrate, and the chorus will be joined by three of its singing “sweethearts,” Joan Brown, Clarice Cox and Julia Sheppard.
    The chorus and quartets will set the mood in song as the show journeys to diverse sections of the U.S. The group is looking forward to singing a varied selection of favorite and new music, including “Sound Celebration,” “Home on the Range,” “River of no Return,” “Shenandoah,” “Ebbtide,” “Under the Boardwalk,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Yes Sir, That’s my Baby,” “I’ll Fly Away” and “God Bless America.”

  • The public is invited to a special presentation at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at Fuller Lodge by Michael R. Altherr, a Los Alamos native and avid outdoorsman.
    The title of the talk is not meant as a judgment but rather as a self-effacing reflection of the speaker. An approach hike of 4,300 feet in four miles with a full backpacking kit, four days food and climbing gear will do that.
    Like the movie of the same name the trip was interesting, a bit surreal and somewhat disturbing. Eleven members of the Los Alamos Mountaineers Club participated in the trip with nine reaching the summit of Mt. Whitney (the highest point in the continental U.S.) from the east via the Mountaineers Route or the technical East Buttress. Non-technical summits were also achieved on Mount Russell, Montgomery and Boundary Peaks. An unexpected change in the weather made for interesting climbing conditions in the “Whitney Zone.”
    Organizing trips of this type is becoming more challenging due to increasingly regulated nature of the backcountry.
    Altherr and others will share their experiences in planning for this type of endeavor, and share anecdotes their adventure.

    Senior Skip Day. Senior citizens 62 and older nationwide can to visit National Parks, including Bandelier, for free. Anyone over 62 who is a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. is eligible for a Senior Pass, a $10 lifetime pass providing free entry to all federal recreation sites. For more information, check Humanaseniorskipday.com. For more information about Bandelier, check the park website at nps.gov/band, or call 672-3861 x 517.

    Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library parking lot.

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos. Brent and Marcia Boyack will give a program on their recent service mission involving Family History in Salt Lake City.

    Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will host a special event at noon in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Special guest speaker Bernadette Martinez will present “Hidden Heritage of New Mexico: Then and Now - The 400 Year Old Secret.” Los Alamos Church of Christ, 2323 Diamond Drive. All are welcome. Suggested donation $10 per guest. Proceeds to be donated to the Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project. Contact Bethany Douglas at bethanyjoy139@gmail.com, or 690-6883.

  • Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities staff will open the Smart House to the public Saturday.  The house is situated behind the CenturyLink building at 1925-D Trinity Drive. Citizens are welcome to stop in between 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Saturday will be the last opportunity for citizens to view the Smart House and learn its role in the demonstration smart grid project. Los Alamos County is in the process of repurposing the facility to office space to lease, pending approval from the county council.
    Los Alamos County originally constructed the Smart House as a component of a larger, joint smart grid project with Los Alamos National Laboratory and Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development organization.
    Using smart grid technologies to balance electric loads and absorb energy output fluctuations, the project partners placed a significant proportion of renewable energy on an electric distribution grid to meet a residential community’s electric needs. In March 2014, the project concluded and issued a final report to the Los Alamos County Council.

  • This week, I chose to tackle a topic that is tough in many ways. The issue is dating violence. The most recent data shows that 14 percent of students have reported not just dating violence, but sexual dating violence.
    The topic is a hard one to approach with young men or young women. While it is probably true young women are on the receiving end, we shouldn’t be jaded to think it can’t happen to young men too.
    According to data from the Love Is Respect website, “81 percent of parents surveyed either believe teen dating violence is not an issue or admit they don’t know if it’s an issue.”
    If you don’t know if it is an issue, but you are willing to broach the subject, then we are headed in the right direction. If you just choose to believe it is not an issue, I beg you to have the conversation. If I’m, wrong, so be it. If I am right, you could save a lifetime of troubles for that little boy or little girl that lives inside and is afraid to take the first step.
    The website also states that, “57 percent of teens know someone who has been physically, sexually or verbally abusive in a dating relationship,” and “only 33 percent of teens who were in an abusive relationship ever told anyone about the abuse.”

  • Oct. 3-Oct. 9, 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: Grilled Pork Chop
     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: Lemon Cod
    1 p.m.        Party Bridge
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table Tennis
    8:30 a.m.        LAVA Quilters
    8:45 p.m.        Cardio Plus Exercise

    Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Posse Cowboy Breakfast. 7-11 a.m., Sheriff’s Posse Lodge, 650 North Mesa Road, near the stables, plain, blueberry, banana, chocolate chip and seasonal surprise pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, juice and coffee. Cost of $7 for adults and $4 for children 10 years old and younger. Proceeds benefit the Sheriff’s Posse.

     Lecture. Acting Los Alamos National Laboratory Theoretical Division Leader Jack Shlachter discusses the history of Jews in T Division during the Manhattan Project in a special presentation at 3 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum. Free and open to the public.

     Planetarium Show. Enjoy 180 degrees of entertainment in the planetarium. Check peecnature.org for show details. Suitable for ages 3 and up. $6 for adults, $4 for children. 2 p.m. More information at peecnature.org.

     The Los Alamos Light Opera presents “Young Frankenstein.” 2 p.m. at Duane Smith Auditorium, 1300 Diamond Dr. Tickets are available at CB Fox or at Brown Paper Tickets $12 seniors & students/$15 adults. For more information, visit losalamoslightopera.org.