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Today's Features

  • Today
    Science on Tap. 5:30-7 p.m. at the Manhattan Project restaurant. Jon Engle, a post-doc researcher at LANL will talk about the lab’s isotope program and its efforts to make medical useful radioisotopes, which uses fall into two categories, diagnostic and therapeutic.

    Families in Action: for Teens and Parents. An evidence-based class to ease the transition as children turn into young adults. 6:30-8:15 p.m. every Thursday through Nov. 20 at 1900 Diamond Dr., Pueblo Complex. For more information, visit lafsn.org, or call 662-4515.

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

    Los Alamos High School Olions presents One Acts: “Roll the Dice,” by Charles Herrmann and “Idiosynchronization,” by Ben Reichelt. 7 p.m. in the Black Box. Tickets $3 preview show.

    The Los Alamos Photo Club (LAPC) meets from 7-9 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month, upstairs in Fuller Lodge Art Center. The focus of LAPC is photography in general. LAPC normally has one or two field trips per year and occasionally sponsors workshops and classes. All are welcome. For more information email Doug at dfcoombs@comcast.net.

  •  “Keep It Co-op” food drive on through Dec. 19
    The local cooperatives, which are Little Forest Playschool, Los Alamos Co-op Market, Zia Credit Union, Del Norte Credit Union, Los Alamos Schools Credit Union and the Los Alamos Beer Co-op, recently started a non-perishable food drive in order to help those in need. The “Keep It Co-op” food drive will run through Dec. 19. Donations are accepted at Little Forest Playschool, the Co-op and Zia Credit Union and will be distributed by local food banks, L.A. Cares and St. Martin de Porres Food Kitchen.
    Donations can be dropped off at the following locations in Los Alamos:
    Little Forest Playschool – 3880 Villa St., Los Alamos Co-op Market – 95 Entrada Dr., Zia Credit Union – 1001 Central Ave. and Zia Credit Union – 707 S. Riverside Dr. in Española.
    Cooperatives all share and follow cooperative principles, including concern for community, a value at the heart of the holiday season. The local co-ops are practicing the principle of cooperation among cooperatives, through this food drive project and their “Keep It Co-op” message. Visit the co-op website (losalamos.coop/whats-a-co-op/) to learn more about co-ops and the seven principles.

    Community Giving Tree at LA Co-op Market

  •  “Keep It Co-op” food drive on through Dec. 19
    The local cooperatives, which are Little Forest Playschool, Los Alamos Co-op Market, Zia Credit Union, Del Norte Credit Union, Los Alamos Schools Credit Union and the Los Alamos Beer Co-op, recently started a non-perishable food drive in order to help those in need. The “Keep It Co-op” food drive will run through Dec. 19. Donations are accepted at Little Forest Playschool, the Co-op and Zia Credit Union and will be distributed by local food banks, L.A. Cares and St. Martin de Porres Food Kitchen.
    Donations can be dropped off at the following locations in Los Alamos:
    Little Forest Playschool – 3880 Villa St., Los Alamos Co-op Market – 95 Entrada Dr., Zia Credit Union – 1001 Central Ave. and Zia Credit Union – 707 S. Riverside Dr. in Española.
    Cooperatives all share and follow cooperative principles, including concern for community, a value at the heart of the holiday season. The local co-ops are practicing the principle of cooperation among cooperatives, through this food drive project and their “Keep It Co-op” message. Visit the co-op website (losalamos.coop/whats-a-co-op/) to learn more about co-ops and the seven principles.

    Community Giving Tree at LA Co-op Market

  • The Los Alamos Arts Council will host its 44th Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday. The event returns to Los Alamos Middle School at 1 Hawk Dr.
    A Los Alamos tradition for 47 years, the fair will be from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and admission is free.
    To keep the tradition of a pre-Thanksgiving, holiday shopping spree alive, the LAAC has lined up artists from across New Mexico and nearby regions. As in past years, jewelry, pottery, painting, metal work, fabric arts and photography will be among the highlights, as well as a wide range of holiday-oriented crafts.
    New artists and longtime favorites will be on hand to make this year’s Holiday Arts and
    Crafts Fair better than ever. Kathy Hjeresen who sells handmade jewelry and woodworker Adrian Martinez, who are both favorites, will be returning. Mary Ann Somers and Marilyn Lisowski two more local jewelers will be also at the fair.
    Local fiber artists will be at the fair, including Jeanne Robinson and her daughter, Elise  Koskelo who will have knitwear, wraps and shawls. Fiber artist Madeline Stark will also be in attendance. Local artist DeeDee McInroy will present glass art, snowmen and ornaments.
    Erika Eckerstrand will have her vinyl fiber baskets, totes and handbags. Neal Crosier will return with hand-carved wooden and gourd ornaments.

  • Today
    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.

    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s next meeting will be 6 p.m. in Building No. 1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Patti Vowell, New Mexico State Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative coordinator, will discuss the state’s progression towards implementing reform in the Juvenile Justice System in the context of the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative.

    The Los Alamos Photo Club (LAPC) meets from 7-9 p.m., the third Tuesday and Thursday of each month, upstairs in Fuller Lodge Art Center. The focus of LAPC is photography in general. All are welcome. Dues are $12 per year and are good for the Los Alamos Adobe Users Group. For more information email Doug at dfcoombs@comcast.net.

    “No Limitations.” Work by photographer Kimber Wallwork-Heineman. Daily through November at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Gallery.
    Thursday
    Book and Gift Fair. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the doctor’s lobby area of the Los Alamos Medical Center. Prices are 30-70 percent off retail. Proceeds benefit LAMC Auxiliary.

  • This year’s CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot is raring to go with enthusiasm.
    Among those preparing for Sunday’s event are Ted Williams and Vincent Chiravalle. Each of these gentlemen has committed energy to help this great community effort succeed. The race starts at 2 p.m. in Los Alamos Middle School cafeteria. Registration begins at 1 p.m.
    The CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot has been held annually in Los Alamos since 1997.
    Williams has been involved in Atomic City Roadrunners for 30 years and is a co-creator of the CROP Walk/Turkey Trot event. Each year, he takes care of reserving the middle school, measuring and marking the course, timing the runners and walkers and other details. Ted notes that, before the CROP Walk was added to it, the last race of the season for the Atomic City Roadrunners would always be a Turkey Trot, held on North Mesa around Thanksgiving time.

  • Today
    Co-op cooking class. Dehydrator snacks with Lisa Johnson. 6 p.m. at the Los Alamos Co-op Market, 95 Entrada Dr. in the café. $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. For more information call 695-1579.

    “No Limitations.” Work by photographer Kimber Wallwork-Heineman. Daily through November at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Gallery.  
    Wednesday
    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.

    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s next meeting will be 6 p.m. in Building No. 1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Patti Vowell, New Mexico State Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative coordinator, will discuss the state’s progression towards implementing reform in the Juvenile Justice System in the context of the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative.

    The Los Alamos Photo Club (LAPC) meets from 7-9 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month, upstairs in Fuller Lodge Art Center. The focus of LAPC is photography in general. LAPC normally has one or two field trips per year and occasionally sponsors workshops and classes. All are welcome. Dues are $12 per year and are good for the Los Alamos Adobe Users Group. For more information email Doug at dfcoombs@comcast.net.
    Thursday

  • There are several great community events taking place this weekend and into next week, so as we begin to kick off the holiday season, whatever your holiday, I hope you can participate in at least one.
    The Los Alamos High School Child Development Class is hosting a community wide drive to receive donations of hats, mittens, scarves and even some snack items for school kids in need, in and around our community. The collection locations include the high school, middle school, Chamisa Elementary and both senior center locations.
    Those nifty knitters at the senior centers have already knitted more than two-dozen hats for the terrific teen project. The big collection ends on Monday so they can add to the thankfulness of Thanksgiving.
    As you should know, Nov. 22 is the big Smith’s Marketplace, Boy Scout, Cub Scout food drive. Our faithful mail carriers, with the help of those trusty scouts and the pleasant people at Smith’s will be collecting, bagging picking up and delivering your items to LA Cares.
    I might ask that you take the time to consider your donations and about who is receiving them. Families could use nutritious and delicious snacks to fill lunch pails or kick off a good breakfast with fun cereals or warm oatmeal.

  • At the November meeting of the Los Alamos Mountaineers, Josh Payne will provide a first-hand account of his 22 days on the Denali, also known as Mt. McKinley, as he and a partner tackled a path to the summit that very few of those drawn to the mountain attempt.
    Mt. McKinley is the highest peak in North America, more than 20,000 feet tall, with temperatures framed by its proximity to the Arctic Circle, winds that can top 10 miles per hour, and an unforgiving landscape of glaciers and crevasses, Denali is a siren song to adventurers and mountaineers.
    The meeting will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge. In addition to Payne’s talk, “Degenerate States of Euphoria in the Valley of Death,” the meeting offers refreshments, reports on recent and upcoming trips, safety tips drawn from outdoor adventures and more. The meeting is open to any interested members of the public, as well as club members.
    “In my talk I will tell the story of our climb,” Payne said. “From the highest highs to the lowest lows there were many different paths to euphoric moments on that mountain.”

  • 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 your new best friend today! All adoptable pets are micro-chipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Shelter hours are noon-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.
     
    Be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting, and donating. You can also check out our Petfinder website for pictures of more adorable adoptable animals:
    petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html

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