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Today's Features

  • 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:

    petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html

    SHELTER HOURS: Noon-6 p.m. Monday – Friday, 11 a.m.-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 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.

  • Imagine your child is sick or injured and has to be hospitalized. In Juarez, Mexico there is an added stress for parents to deal with — there is no accommodations at the hospital for parents to stay with their kids. As a result, parents are forced to sleep on the street outside the medical facility. The Los Alamos STARS program has stepped in to help.
    The very first Fiesta de Los Alamos is being held from 6-10 p.m. July 25 at Fuller Lodge. Proceeds from the event benefits Hospital Infantil de Especialidades in Juarez, as a fundraiser to support a mobile home-like shelter so families no longer have to sleep in the streets.
    Members of the Los Alamos Rotary STARS, a satellite group of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, have visited the hospital in Juarez twice since March and have witnessed this dilemma first hand. On each visit, the group has met with hospital staff and the parents themselves to better understand what can be done to help.
    “It is an emotional experience to see what these kids are going through and seeing the parents struggle,” said STARS Advisor Jim Nesmith. “It is a project that is near and dear to my heart.” Nesmith has been involved with the program in Juarez since the start.

  • Los Alamos Youth Leadership is seeking volunteers for the next school year.
    Students who sign up will have to commit to the program and projects for the next year.
    LAYL Director Susan Odegard-Fellows said she is hoping for at least 30 students for this year’s program. “The program is in need of high school students who want to make the community a better place.”
    Students at Los Alamos High School have been part of the program, some for many years. Nick Gonzales, an incoming junior is coming up on his third year being involved. He decided to join during his first year of high school because his mother was one of the adult leaders at the time. “I had been in scouts for a long time and thought it would be a fun leadership experience,” Gonzales said.
    The Legacy project he worked on is his favorite contribution to the program so far. It was his idea to install air hand dryer units in the high school gymnasium.
    Gonzales worked through every aspects of the process, from working with the distributor of the product to electrical aspects. He also had to work with the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) to get funding for the project.
    A Legacy Project stays with the community for years to come and for the public to enjoy now and in the future.

  • 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 9 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts served during fellowship hour starting at 10:15 a.m. 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. and worship at 10:30.  Our current series is “Kingdom Reign” as we study the book of 2 Samuel.
    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

  • PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Patients seeking long-term treatment at Philadelphia’s multitude of renowned specialty care centers might find no room at the inns this September, when a visit by Pope Francis during the World Meeting of Families is expected to bring hundreds of thousands of pilgrims to the region.
    Hospitals that rely on an organization that seeks to find housing for such patients or their families are wringing their hands under the added pressure to identify hosts for people who ordinarily could afford a hotel room.
    “Many of these patients cannot choose their time to have treatments,” said Rosana Tovar, a caseworker at Shriners Hospital for Children. “Right now we’re trying to figure out for that time in September when we’ll have international patients and if we can help with accommodations.”
    Shriners, which provides specialized care to children with orthopedic problems, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft palates, has no housing of its own to offer patient families. The only other inexpensive option is area Ronald McDonald houses, but the demand for their housing there is far greater than the supply, Tovar said.

  • Today
    Science on Tap: From Trinity Test to Artificial Joints: How Computational Mathematics Has Transformed Our World (1945-2015). Speaker will be Nathaniel Morgan. 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked Wine Room.

    Los Alamos Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday. 6 p.m. at 84 Barcelona Ave. in White Rock. For further information contact Mary Swickard at 672-3300 or Dennis Wulff at 672-9563.

    (This) Ability: Trisha Ebbert. Through Aug. 1 at the Portal Gallery.
    Friday
    Gentle Hikes with PEEC. A gentle walk for which the emphasis is on discovery, not mileage gained. 8:30 a.m. Free. Adults. Meet at the Nature Center and carpool to the trailhead. For more information, losalamosnature.org.

    Gordon’s Summer Concert Series. Stooges Brass Band. 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond. Free. For more information, visit GordonsSummerConcerts.com.
    Saturday
    Mesa de Cuba Badlands. 9 a.m. Join Patrick Rowe in the San Juan Basin Recreation area as to see petrified wood, iron concretions, hoodoos, slot canyons and more. Free. Advanced Registration required. More information at losalamosnature.org.

  • The July meeting of the The Military Order of the World Wars will be at the annual barbecue picnic on July 21 at Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge. The Guest speaker will be Rick Carver, a retired photojournalist.
    Carver grew up in Carmel, California, spent 6½ years in the United States Navy, and then spent 20 years in the restaurant business mostly in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    He took up photography and worked as a photojournalist in the field of human rights. He moved to Santa Fe after retiring from photojournalism in 2000. For the last six years have become involved with the Navy league New Mexico Council supporting the three New Mexico namesake submarines, the USS Santa Fe, in particular.
    He is the committee chairman for the USS Santa Fe Committee based in Santa Fe.
    The meeting will begin with a social period at 6 p.m., followed by the 6:25 p.m. meeting and picnic. Carver’s talk will begin at 7:15 p.m. at the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge is located at 650 North Mesa Road. North Mesa Road is reached by driving north on Diamond Drive past the golf course continuing on Diamond Drive through the round-a-bout exiting to the North Mesa road, then continuing on North Mesa Road to the Posse Lodge.

  • Artist Jean Constant, who has a reputation as an artist who bases much of his work on mathematical principles, will speak at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mesa Public Library.
    The library will host a temporary exhibit of the SMART contest (Science and Math-based ART) in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms on Friday and Saturday, in conjunction with the Los Alamos ScienceFest. Constant’s talk will be about the work in that show, and about the math he uses to create his own work.
    Constant, who lives in Santa Fe, is an artist who works in a wide variety of media. He is also a lecturer, researcher and author in the field of visual communication, as well as being a reviewer for the American Mathematical Society. He is a member of the Bridges Math and Art organization, and a member of the International Information Visualization Society.
    His fascination with the art that comes from the creative visualization of mathematical principles has led him to create several series of works. Most recently he has challenged himself to create one image each day, using 12 different math visualization programs over the course of a year, in a project he calls 12-30. That work can be seen at jcdigitaljournal.wordpress.com.  
    Another recent series, called “Martematica,” uses imagery and data sent by the Mars Rover.

  • There will be a casting call for the Missoula Children’s Theatre, starting at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Crossroads Bible Church.
    This year’s production is “The Jungle Book.” Missoula directors are Charlotte Rawls and Maria Norris.
    There will be more than 50 roles that will be cast for student entering the first through 12th grade.
    Parents and/or guardians must be with each child when registering and are required to  sign the permission form. All those who plan to audition should plan to attend the entire morning and, if selected, have an open calendar for the week of 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 20-24, and all day and evening July 25.
    The audition is free. Cost is $35 per child, ($5 discount for LAAC members) who is cast for the performance. Enrichment workshops are offered to all who audition at no cost. Sign-up for workshops will take place at the audition.
    The public performance will be 7 p.m. July 25 at Crossroads Bible Church.
    Tickets are available at the door, starting 6:30 p.m. for $10, $5 for ages 12 and under
    For more information, call 663-0477.
     

  • Sec Sandoval is one of Los Alamos’ most well-known artists. His watercolors of New Mexico landscapes can be viewed throughout the town and he has generously donated his works to many local organizations’ fundraisers and events.
    According to a 2009 story in Los Alamos Monitor, Sandoval studied art in Santa Fe and his education included oil painting. He was a technical illustrator for the U.S. Army Aggressor Center and his work has been shown in numerous locations in Los Alamos including the Fuller Lodge Art Center and Los Alamos National Bank.
    So it seems fitting to host an event that pays tribute to Sandoval’s contributions to the art world, as well as to the local community. As result, the Los Alamos Arts Council has sponsored, for the last four years, the Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk event. This year’s event will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday on Central Avenue in front of the Post Office.
    The event is part of MainStreet’s ScienceFest celebration. The Chalk Walk may pay homage to an artist, but participants do not need to be professional artists to enjoy decorating the pavement on Central Avenue. A little bit of imagination and creativity is all it takes.