Today's Features

  • Ever wanted to join the circus?
    The Family YMCA and Wise Fool New Mexico present Circus Camp for children age 5-16. In the one-week long workshop, youth will learn skills such as tumbling, partner acrobatics, clowning, juggling and stilt walking.
    The training is in a supportive, inclusive environment. The process of learning circus skills helps kids develop self-confidence, learn and practice teamwork, develop trust in themselves and other and explore their self-expression.
    The YMCA provides non-competitive physical activity to help with developing balance, physical strength and healthy risk-taking.
    Space is limited, so register soon. Camps are July 23-27 or Aug. 4-8. $80 per week.  

  •  If you’ve ever wondered what there is to do in Los Alamos, then this month’s presentation by the Los Alamos Mountaineers could be your answer.
    Long-time Mountaineers Bill Priedhorsky and Zack Baker will present “Out and About in Los Alamos,” a compilation of information from excellent adventuring at local trails, creeks, peaks, monuments and crags.
    The presentation will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the main room at Fuller Lodge. The presentation is free and refreshments will be provided.  
    The presentation, which is geared toward new residents to the area, students in town for the summer and people who are just getting into outdoor climbing, follows the business portion of the LA Mountaineers monthly meeting, which features information on recent and upcoming LAM-hosted adventures.
    Priedhorsky will offer a photo-based tour of in-town and nearby areas suitable for day hikes and bursting with natural wonder, and Baker will follow with an introduction to local crags suitable for beginning rock climbers and those learning to lead sport or traditional routes.

  • Today I am heeding my own advice and taking time out to celebrate. While topics abound as to what to write about this week, one seems to dominate and that is to celebrate the fun things.
    Today, my mom turns 70! I know by Los Alamos standards, she is just a baby in the numbers game, but today is a very big deal.
    She won’t parachute out of a plane, our celebration will be more low key than that with a trip to the library (her favorite place), her favorite foods and, of course, family.
    Today will be a day about sharing stories that are hilarious, but would mfake the mind of our young people swim.
    My mom, also named Bernadette, went to a girls Catholic business school. Her young school experience took place in a day and time when if you acted up in class or smarted off to a teacher, the teacher, a nun, would hit you. I’ll pause a minute and give all the teachers a chance to reflect…just kidding.
    When she was young, she had a bicycle accident that landed her in the hospital with some serious eye issues. She was in the hospital on Halloween and that particular hospital held a ball for the doctors and nurses. The doctor asked if she wanted to see the costumes, so he brought her to a balcony and then told her to wait while he went to put on his costume.


    La Leche League meeting 

    La Leche League of Los Alamos will be discussing “Networks of Support” at its monthly meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday in the First United Methodist Church teen room, 715 Diamond Dr.

    All interested, pregnant, or breastfeeding women are welcome to learn and share, through mother-to-mother support, the basics, and benefits of breastfeeding. A lending library with books concerning childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition is available. Nursing babies, and toddlers who have difficulty separating, are welcome.

    LLL is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing information, education, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.
    For more information, contact Gina at 661-8740, Cathleen at 505-480-0593 or Keisha at 500-6246.


    June 15-21, 2014

    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


    8:45 a.m. Cardio

    9:45 a.m. Matter of Balance class

    10:30 a.m. LARSO advisory council


    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:


    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday 12 P.M.- 6 P.M. and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends.

    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on some of your favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals or cats and dogs currently in foster care.

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


  •  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. Summer worship, at 9 a.m., runs from mid-May through mid-August. Fellowship with refreshments following the service at 10:15 a.m. The preaching is biblical, 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.

  • I’ve been reading the Gospel of John. Chapter six is long and involved and demands a bit of careful scrutiny before it yields its powerful truths. But the phrase that set me to thinking was the grousing of the Jews in Jn. 6:42 when they said, “This guy can’t be from heaven! This is Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know!” It was only then I remembered that this Sunday is Father’s Day. 
    Jesus refers to “the Father” or “My Father” 10 times in this passage. He refers to His Father with the pronoun many more times. Whatever else we can say about the Triune God and the Persons of the Father and Son, we can affirm the infinite importance of this relationship. 
    They came through the Great Depression and the Great War (neither of which were great in the sense of wonderful, but did suffice to get dad off the farm and out into the world.) Many dads are veterans of the other wars — Korea, Vietnam, Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan. 
    So, I ask myself, what can be said about dads that has not already been said? For the most part, they work, they fix things, they drive on long trips, and they may laugh and play — usually at the wrong time. 

  • Today
    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos. The speaker will be Eowyn Langholf from Albuquerque and her topic will be “A Quickie on the Wiki, It’s not that Tricky.” The public is invited.

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

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

    “Things with Wings,” is a juried group exhibit displaying the work of artists from northern New Mexico. Each artist has an interpretation of the theme, as reflected in paintings, ceramics, photographs and manipulated digital media. Daily through Saturday at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.

    The Darker Side of White: Art by Tiffany Rose at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Art Gallery. Show runs daily until June 29.
    Chamber of Commerce Picnic at the Park. 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Central Park Square. The picnic offers dinner and an opportunity to socialize and network with other members.

  • Fire is the topic of discussion at Fuller Lodge