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Today's Features

  • While some refer to horses as livestock, others consider horses to be a companion animal, especially if they are kept for recreational purposes. Miniature horses—which measure 34 to 38 inches in height—are also recognized by many as companion animals. However, if you want to own a miniature horse as a pet, don’t assume a miniature size means less upkeep and expense than a full-sized horse.
    Dr. Leslie Easterwood, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, offered some insight on caring for miniature horses.
    “General care and maintenance are exactly the same for miniature horses as for full-sized horses, the only difference is size,” she said. “Vaccinations, dental care, hoof care, feeding, and housing are consistent for all equines. Miniature horses are also susceptible to the same diseases and ailments as full-sized horses. They are anatomically exactly the same as full sized horses, so they have the same risk factors for lameness, gastrointestinal issues, respiratory issues, and other health complications.”

  • Sept. 11-Sept. 17
    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: by 10 a.m. for lunches.
    Betty Ehart

    MONDAY
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio
    9:45 a.m.        Matter of Balance Class
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Shaved Ham, Swiss             Cheese on Kaiser Roll
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango dancing
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.         Variety Training
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Polish Sausage
    1 p.m.        Party Bridge (Classroom)
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table Tennis
    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.        LAVA Quilters
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio Plus Exercise    
    10:30 a.m.        Music with Ruth    

  • Steve Foltyn, former Arts in Public Places member, will be the League of  Women Voter’s  leader for the monthly community event, “Lunch with a Leader” at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 20 at Mesa Library.
    Foltyn was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up in the suburbs northwest of the city.  After a four-year tour in the U.S. Air Force, he attended the University of Missouri-Rolla where he received a master’s degree in Physics in 1979.  
    As a graduate student, he worked at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory during the summers of 1978 and 1979, and he became a technical staff member at the lab in 1980.  
    Foltyn’s research interests, including lasers, thin films and laser-material interactions, supported several different isotope separation, laser fusion and defense projects, and eventually led to his joining the Superconductivity Technology Center, where he worked for 20 years before retiring in 2008. Foltyn first became aware of the county’s Art in Public Places board in 2010, and had paid little attention to the public art in town until he was encouraged by a friend to apply for a board vacancy.  

  • Aug. 22 — A boy. Adam Joseph Martinez. Born to Samantha Montoya and Aaron A. Martinez.
    Aug. 24 — A boy. Lukus Colton Jimenez. Born to DeNae and Leonard Jimenez.
    Aug. 27 — A girl. Ada June Spence. Born to Amber and Evan Spence.
    Aug. 28 — A boy. Staas Monroe Jakulewicz. Born to Mitzi Boswell and Micah Jakulewicz.

  • TODAY
    Feature Film: “Mysteries of the Unseen World” at 2 p.m. at the Nature Center. Discover what is normally too fast, too slow, too small, or outside the visible spectrum. There is far more to nature than meets the eye. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.

    “Not Quite Right” matinee performance at 2 p.m. at the Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nectar St. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for students and seniors and can be purchased at the door or in advance at CB Fox or from Brown Paper Tickets. Visit lalt.org for more information.
    MONDAY
    Nature Playtimes from 10-11 a.m. at the Nature Center. Join local families for fun in nature. Free.

    Chapter AK, P.E.O. meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Marilyn Doolen, 713 Meadow Lane. Marilyn is also co-hostess and providing the program. RSVP to Marilyn at 667-3571.
    TUESDAY
    Kiwanis meeting from noon-1 p.m. in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Drive. Los Alamos Kiwanis will take a field trip to the Teen Center. Plan to arrive early to be sure of parking.

  • Are you an older adult? Have you fallen recently? Do you have parents who are older adults you are concerned about?  Than this presentation is for you!! The Los Alamos Fall Prevention Coalition will present “Remembering When: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults” at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Aspen Ridge. Everyone is welcome.
    This program is especially important as falls are the leading cause of accidental injury death among adults 65 years of age and older in the U.S. and New Mexico. During 2010-2014 Los Alamos residents 65 years and older had the second-highest fall-related death rate among New Mexico’s counties. Also during 2010-2014, there were 19 fall-related deaths and 148 hospitalizations among Los Alamos residents 65 years and older; most of these fall-related injuries and deaths occurred in the home.
    The National Fire Protection Agency’s: “Remembering When” program is a free fire and fall prevention program targeted to older adults with the goal of giving them tools to allow them to live at home safely for as long as possible. Members of the local fire department and home visiting professionals and volunteers deliver the program through home visits and group presentations
    Email prevent.falls@lacnm.us or call 662-8924 for more information.

  • The Los Alamos Concert Association is recruiting social media-savvy classical music lovers for its new Review Crew.  
    In exchange for free concert tickets to hear LACA’s world-class artists, Review Crew members will spread the word about LACA’s concerts via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other platforms in the thriving world of social media.
    The Review Crew will be limited to six members who will meet LACA’s artists, attend their performances and then share those experiences by posting photos, short videos and interviews on their favorite social media.  
    “This is just one way that technology is transforming the world of classical music,” said LACA Board member Winnie Lamartine. “People of all ages are now finding out about performing arts events through social media and LACA wants to be at the forefront of that trend.”  
    “Meeting these great artists, getting to know them even a little prior to a performance, can transform the concert-going experience,” said Ann McLaughlin, LACA artistic director. “We hope our Review Crew will have a great time doing this and will pass that excitement along to their friends.”

  • TODAY
    Brown Bag Lunch featuring a performance by Enchanted Strings Quintet at noon at Fuller Lodge. The Los Alamos Arts Council begins its fall season with this free noontime performance. The music to be performed is Shubert’s string Quintet in C major (D. 956, Op. psoth. 163), the “Double Cello Quintet.”

     Bag Days at Jemez Thrift Shop 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fill a big brown paper bag for $5.
    THURSDAY
    Nature Yoga at 5:15 p.m. at the Nature Center. Practice yoga with Christa Tyson at the nature center, where you have a great view of nature. Cost is $15 for non-members, $12 for members.

    The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will resume its regular meetings at noon at the Los Alamos GOP headquarters located between Subway Sandwich Shop and Viola’s at 1362 Trinity Drive, Unit C. Hear from Kelly Benner about her experience as a New Mexico Delegate at Large to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information, contact Donna MacDonald at 662-4001.

  • As school gets back in the groove, take this time to take care of yourself and to be aware of the stresses children of all ages sometimes experience.
    While many are glad to get back into a routine and see friends, a lot of information coming from all directions can be overwhelming.
    One of the sad things about the community, and perhaps the world, is that many aren’t willing to share stories of stress, depression, anxiety or recovery for fear of how one will be received.
    I am about to tell you a story because personally now I feel that I can talk about it.
    Last year at this time, my mother fell and hit her head while she was out for a walk. We never could find out who to thank, but someone on 45th street called police and she was taken to the emergency room.
    What followed was a brain bleed, on a 70-year-old woman who had battled breast cancer for four years, then a brain tumor and radiation.
    God Bless my husband and children because the next nine months would be a handful, the likes of which we would not have imagined just before homecoming 2015.
    A slow decline started of which we were prepared for, but never realized it would be fraught with anxiety, depression, delusion and a touch of psychosis on the way down that hill.