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Today's Features

  • TODAY
    Los Alamos High School fifth-annual Career Fair from noon-3 p.m. at the Aux Gym. A variety of Los Alamos community members will present a variety of careers at this year’s event and share their experiences with students. There will also be representatives from UNM-LA, Northern New Mexico College and Santa Fe Community College, Workforce Solutions and the military. The event will include drawings and meetings with career reps. For more information, contact Connie Goettee at c.goettee@laschools.net.

  • Art exhibits
    House of Eternal Return, Meow Wolf. A unique art experience featuring a wild new form of non-linear storytelling, which includes exploration, discovery and 21st century interactivity. Located at 1352 Rufina Circle, Santa Fe. Call 395-6369 for information. Hours are Sunday through Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed every Tuesday. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

    Taos Art Museum at Fechin House will present a retrospective exhibition of the artwork of painter Walt Gonske, to open at the beginning of the Taos Fall Arts Festival. The exhibition runs through Jan. 7, 2018. Winter hours (through April 30) are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Summer hours (starting May 1) are Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Books
    Readers’ Club at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Enjoy discussions of readings about modernist art and artists. Discussions led by Elaine Trzebiatowski at the Education Annex, 123 Grant Ave., Santa Fe. For information, call 946-1039, or visit okeeffemuseum.org.

  • Come out to visit the Los Alamos Monitor’s scarecrow “Scoops Byline” and all of the other creations taking part in the Scarecrow Contest on Central Avenue. 

  • LONDON (AP) — Harry Potter fans owe a debt of gratitude to Alice Newton.
    Alice was 8 years old when her father, a Bloomsbury Publishing executive, brought home a new manuscript for her to read.
    “The excitement in this book made me feel warm inside,” she scrawled in a note to her dad. “I think it is probably one of the best books an 8/9 year old could read.”
    Based on this glowing review, Bloomsbury published “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” launching a literary juggernaut that brought magic to a generation of children.
    Alice’s penciled note is part of the British Library’s new exhibition, “Harry Potter: A History of Magic.” The show, which coincides with the 20th anniversary of the publication of J.K. Rowling’s first book, is an unabashed celebration of the stories and their antecedents.
    “There are some rich historical traditions behind the magic in the Harry Potter stories, which J.K. Rowling was aware of,” said Alexander Lock, one of the exhibit curators, who added that he was impressed with Rowling’s ability to layer information and offer depth. “They go into the stories and make them so rich.”

  • 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, October 27, 2017
    6:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 10-24-17
    1:00 PM Democracy Now!
    2:00 PM United in Christ
    3:00 PM Road to Recovery
    4:00 PM Uprising
    5:00 PM Democracy Now!
    6:00 PM Chamber Business Breakfast – Tourism Strategic Plan
    7:00 PM Los Alamos History – James B. Conant
    8:00 PM Los Alamos High School Graduation
    10:00 PM Living Treasures Ceremony
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, October 28, 2017
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, October 29, 2017
    6:00 AM FSTV
    5:00 PM The Prophetic Word
    5:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    6:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    7:00 PM United Church
    8:15 PM Suicide Prevention PSAs
    8:30 PM Mountain Chapel
    09:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • LOS ANGELES — It was a spooky weekend at the box office for nearly everyone but Tyler Perry.
    Perry’s comedy sequel “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” scared up a healthy $21.7 million in its first weekend in theaters, but the waters were rough for other new openers including the disaster epic “Geostorm,” the firefighter drama “Only the Brave” and the crime thriller “The Snowman.”
    Made for a reported $25 million, Perry’s film drew a mostly older and female audience, who gave it an A- CinemaScore. “Boo 2!” did a little less business than the first film, which opened to $28.5 million just last year.
    “Given that it’s a sequel, its performance is at the higher end of our expectations,” said David Spitz, who heads up domestic distribution for Lionsgate.
    The studio expects the film to hold well into next weekend due to increased interest because of Halloween, but it will also face some competition with the horror pic “Jigsaw.”
    But a slight drop for a sequel hardly compares to the catastrophe of “Geostorm,” a long-delayed $120 million disaster epic starring Gerard Butler that only managed to open to $13.3 million from North American theaters.

  • For the Los Alamos Friday evening film premiere of “Only the Brave” at the Reel Deal Theater, there was no hoopla, brass bands or meet-and-greets with movie stars.
    The movie documented the all-too-brief lives of 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite team of wildland wildfire fighters based in Arizona who took on the June 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire.
    Nineteen members of the 20-member team died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire June 30, 2013. The movie centered on the events leading up to the tragedy.
    “Only the Brave,” is a Sony film starring Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges and Jennifer Connelly. It opened in fifth place this weekend, earning $6 million.
    Since much of the movie was shot in Los Alamos, many of the extras who played in the movie came out Friday. The movie began playing at the theater earlier that day.
    They were not disappointed by what they saw. So far, residents have given good reviews.
    “I was worried that it was going to be too sad, but it turned out to be very poignant, too,” said Erika Gorman, who played an extra in one of the movie’s evacuation scenes.
    Christy Conner was six months pregnant with her son Ryan when she got the call to be in the movie.

  • The United Church of Los Alamos recently hired Kara Windler as its Director of Christian Ministries (DCE).
    Windler began her relationship with the United Church in 2012 when her and husband Ken arrived in Los Alamos.
    “A good friend of mine from college grew up in the United Church so, of course, I had to check it out when I moved to Los Alamos,” said Windler. “What kept me coming back was the church’s ecumenical spirit and people’s willingness to dive deep into questions of faith.”
    Prior to becoming a member of the church staff, Windler attended their Women’s Book Study, and their Morning Bible Study.
    She found the staff very supportive and enjoyed their interest in always doing what is best for the community.
    Kara has also worked with the Ministerial Alliance, is part of the Los Alamos Police and Fire Department Chaplain’s Corps, providing pastoral care during times of crisis. She has also worked with Los Alamos Medical Center and Los Alamos Visiting Nurses as a Chaplain and has served as the Associate for Liturgy and Pulpit Supply at the White Rock Presbyterian Church.
    Those interested can learn more about the United Church of Los Alamos by visiting their website at unitedchurchla.org.

  • Here are the recent births at Los Alamos Medical Center:

    Oct. 12: A boy, Felix Henrik Szymanski Blom, was born to Sarah Szymanski-Blom and Philip Blom.

    Oct. 17: A boy, Ramon Santiago Hidalgo, was born to M. Adrienne and Santiago Sena.

    Oct. 18: A boy, Viraj Yadav, was born to Sukriti Yadav and Anil Kumar.

  • Oct. 23-28
    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 a.m. Pilates
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Green chile
    chicken tortilla soup
    6 p.m. Argentine Tango Dancing
    7 p.m. Ballroom Dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m. Variety Training
    10 a.m. Low Vision/Hearing Group
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Catfish
    1 p.m. Party Bridge
    1:30 p.m. “Friends” Meeting
    7:30 p.m. Table Tennis

    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. LAVA Quilters
    8:45 a.m. Cardio Plus
    10:30 a.m. Music w/Ruth
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Salisbury steak
    1:30 p.m. Duplicate Bridge

    THURSDAY
    8:30 a.m. Ad Hoc Hikers
    8:45 a.m. Variety Training
    9:30 a.m. Posture Mat Class
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Pasta Primavera
    12:30 p.m. Short Play: “Final Gift”
    1:30 p.m. Beginning Tap dancing
    2 p.m. Ballroom Dancing
    7 p.m. Bridge