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  • The April Los Alamos Mountaineers will have a presentation by Sean O’Rourke, a Los Alamos native and peak-bagger.
    The meeting will begin 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.
    During the meeting, there will also be a social and reports of recent and upcoming trips.  
    Since escaping graduate school in 2009, O’Rourke has traveled and climbed the mountain west from Baboquivari in Arizona to Robson in Canada, living on the road for half the year and writing about the experience at drdirtbag.com.  
    Though he occasionally brings ropes, tents and partners, he usually climbs peaks solo and car-to-car in a day.  Among his most “extreme” outings, he has climbed all 15 of California’s 14,000-foot peaks in 62 hours, summited Mount Robson in 15, and traversed the Kaweah peaks in 19.
    In his talk, he will describe how he progressed from ordinary dayhikes in Colorado and California to longer and steeper endeavors.  He will argue that most mountaineers can climb most peaks in a single day, and that with sufficient motivation and moderate skill, any peak in the lower 48 is a dayhike.  
    The talk will describe trips to some of the most remote peaks in the Cascades, including the northern and southern Pickets.

  • This week, I want adults to pay attention to the many things that pass us by without even a second thought. The things that surround us on a daily basis that we might not even realize have become common.
    Many years ago, we brought the Rachel’s Challenge program to the middle school. The program is named after Rachel Scott, the first student to be shot by her fellow students at Columbine.
    The reason I bring it up is because the guest speaker told the students that it is the friends, music, books, games and shows you surround yourself with that assist in developing the person you become.
    I am well aware that I am getting older, but recently I have become more aware of things in every day culture that tend to blend into the background of our lives, yet barrage us daily, just the same.
    As I prepare to graduate my first group of leadership students, I pick out the photos that my husband will set to music that make a type of story book of the year we have just experienced together.
    As I listen to song after song, that has a good beat, some good lyrics, inevitably there comes a line about smoking weed or getting drunk or being high. Even though we can occasionally bleep out an ugly word, it makes me crazy that so many of the popular songs send the same message.

  • April 12-18, 2015
    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 mad0e by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.
    Betty Ehart
    SUNDAY
    2 p.m.                 Living Treasures ceremony
    MONDAY
    8:30 a.m.        Tax preparation (call)
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio
    10 a.m.        Senior Civic Discussion group
    10:30 a.m.    Tax preparation (call)
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Lemon cod
    2 p.m.        Pinochle
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    11:30 a.m .    Lunch: Pork tacos
    1 p.m.         MindBody massage
    1:30 p.m.        Party bridge
    6 p.m.        Mahjong
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table tennis
    WEDNESDAY

  • March 17: A girl, Peyton Jessica Maestas, born to Marcella and Ian Maestas
    March 20: A girl, Natalia Izabella Alcalá, born to Pamela and Julio Alcalá
    March 24: A girl, Kiley Olivia McNeel, born to Jennifery Wiley and Stephen McNeel
    March 24: A boy, Kian Walter Bradshaw, born to Kristi and David Jr. Bradshaw
    April 4: A boy, Daniel Michael Luna, born to Alyson and Michael Luna
    April 11: A boy, Charles Steven Richardson, born to Vanessa and Charles Richardson and big brother Aiden Richardson
     

  • 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 to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.
    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
    CATS
    Khalasy — A 2-year-old, tabby and white female with a cute little pink nose. She doesn’t mind the company of other cats, as long as they don’t try to pick on her. She is still quite playful, and she loves to be entertained with toys — particularly stick toys with fun little feathers on the end! Khalasy does well with adults and gentle children, but she’s not too sure about dogs.
    Snakes — A very friendly, 10-year-old, tabby gentleman. He is an indoor kitty who likes adults and gentle older children, but not small children. He ignores dogs.
    In foster care
    Bella — Another aged cat given up when her family no longer wanted to deal with her diabetes. She is currently in a foster home. For more information, call 470-6973.

  • 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 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. 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. 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.
    Church of Christ

  • “You refer to the Bible as the ‘penultimate authority.’ Doesn’t that lessen its authority?” — Katrina

    Christian faith holds that one God above all gods is ultimate authority (Ex. 20:3; Deut. 6:4). The eternal, sovereign Creator (1 Ti. 1:17), transcending time and space, He is the supreme, ontological ground of being (Is. 40:21-26, 28).
    The faith also contends that God has a message for humans. Referred to by the Greek word kerygma (which means “preaching”, Lk. 4:18-19; Ro. 10:14; Mt. 3:1), this message is that God has made a way, through the life and death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, to rescue a broken humanity that cannot save itself.
    In place since before the beginning of time, this message is the expression of God’s heart and purpose for His creation (Eph. 1:3-12). It is the essence of the holy, just, gracious, merciful God. It is for this reason that creation itself and all eternity venerate the living, loving God (Lk. 19:40; Rev. 7:9-12).

  • A new “Gospel Principles” class will begin on April 19 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    This free course will provide basic gospel instruction in a small-group setting where questions and discussion are welcome. Interested community members are invited to attend.
    The focus of the class will be to gain an understanding of basic doctrine as supported by the scriptures and the words of latter-day prophets and apostles. Discussion on how gospel principles can be applied to daily living will be included.
    The course will enable participants to find answers to life’s questions, gain an assurance of individual purpose and self-worth and face personal and family challenges with faith.
    The class will meet 2:20-3 p.m. Sundays at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1967 18th St.
    Class attendees are welcome to join the congregation for worship services from 1-2:10 p.m., but attendance at worship services is not required in order to attend the Gospel Principles class. Course materials, including a course manual, are provided at each class meeting.
    For more information on the class, contact Joshua Miller at 695-7502.

  • Art exhibits
    Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser. Through May 2015 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 708 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe.

    Harriette Tsosie, “Linguicide.” Artist talk from 1-2 p.m. April 25. Show closes on April 27.

    Jock Sturges: Fanny. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday at photo-eye Gallery. Show runs until May 23.

    “Women’s Work.” Art exhibition featuring 25 top female artists of New Mexico. Opening reception 4-7 p.m. Saturday. Show is free to the public and runs through May 15 at the Tarnoff Art Center in Rowe. For more information and directions, visit tarnoffartcenter.org, or call 919-8888.  

    V. Vaughan Solo Exhibit: Welcome the Light. Opening reception 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Act I Gallery in Santa Fe. Show runs until April 30.

    “Rag Rug Show: New Mexico Artists Reinvent a Tradition.” Featuring Linda Running Bentley & Dorie Sanders at Marigold Arts in Santa Fe. Show runs until April 17.

    Expressions in Weaving: A Group Exhibition. Featuring Tapestries by Linda Running Bentley, Connie Enzmann-Forneris Barbara Marigold and Robin Reider. Opening reception with the artists, 5-7 p.m. April 17 at Marigold Arts in Santa Fe. Show runs until May 7.
    Arts shows

  • 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, April 10, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 3-31-15
    02:00 PM MPL Authors Speak Series
    03:00 PM Gallery Discussion for Edith Warner & Tiano– Bridge Between Two Worlds
    04:00    PM Uprising
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM United in Christ
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – New Mexico Arts Panel
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Community Central
    10:00 PM Business Breakfast- Los Alamos’ Economic Outlook
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, April 11, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, April 12, 2015
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

    Monday, April 13, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program