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  • Jan. 17-23, 2015

    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 must be made by 10 a.m. for lunches. 

     

    Betty Ehart

     

    MONDAY

    BESC Closed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    TUESDAY

    8:30 a.m. Mac Users Group

    8:45 a.m. Variety Training

    10 a.m. Computer Users Group

    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Green Chile Chicken Enchilada

    1 p.m. Party Bridge

    1 p.m. Bingo

  • The Los Alamos Faith & Science Forum is holding a winter series on the topic “What Makes Us Human?”
    The series continues Jan. 19 at Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. A video/presentation begins at 6 p.m. followed by a large group discussion at 6:30 p.m., ending around 7 p.m. Attendees can bring your dinner. All are welcome. Follow the blog at lafsf.org
    Due to billions of years of evolution, humans share genes with all living organisms. The percentage of genes or DNA that organisms share records their similarities. Humans share more genes with organisms that are closely related. For example, study of the chimpanzees genome indicates a difference of about 1.2 percent from humans.
    However, there are still significant differences. A video will be used to illustrate genome differences with other living things and will describe the role of chromosomes, DNA, RNA and proteins in the development of a human being.
    The discussion will briefly mention how the field of epigenetic has increased the understanding of how environment impacts who we are by switching genes on and off without changing our DNA sequence. The discussion will also mention how the Male Y chromosome is being used to trace human origin.

  • I’m often asked what we can do for the children in our community.
    Naturally to me the answer is simply to build Assets, but it is a tough sell and while individuals are doing it like gang busters, unless we can unite around it as a community, it will continue to be a band aid approach, which is better than nothing.
    I still don’t know why is such a tough sell, other than the fact that it is free, which I have stated here before, but it does take a village.
    So if you want an easy resolution, how about a little light reading?
    Naturally, I hope you’ll read James Vollbracht’s “Stopping At Every Lemonade Stand.” Do you know there’s a book club kit? It has five copies of the book.
    Author and educator, Ron Clark has a book called “The 55 Essentials” and because I am insanely cheap and in love with both branches of our local library, I checked to make sure they have it … of course they do.
    While not everyone is a classroom educator, you are an educator in your child’s life. So either address issues and build those Assets blatantly, or sneak in the back door and utilize some of Clark’s ideas that like the Assets are simple and easy to work into every day life.

  • TODAY
    Green Hour Hike at 10 a.m. Join other families for a kid-centered hike. Free. More information at peecnature.org.
    THURSDAY
    Chamber Breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. in room 230, building 2, UNM-LA, 4000 University Dr. County Manager Harry Burgess will be the speaker at the Chamber Breakfast. He will be reviewing the county’s accomplishments in the past year and looking forward to the coming year. Reserve a seat online at losalamoschamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/chamber-breakfast-january-2016-98 or by emailing nancy@losalamos.org.

    The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will meet at noon in the Patio Room of 1001 Oppenheimer Drive. Contact Donna
    MacDonald for more information at 662-4001.

    Mesa Public Library lecture: “2016 Social Security Reforms: Learn what can hurt you,” at 11:30 a.m. at the Mesa Public Library upstairs in Room 3. Lee Munson, CFA, CFP will explain how the new laws may lower your benefits. Learn basics, advanced strategies and avoid mistakes. All in plain English.

  • Top ranked professional championship bull riders in the world, two time CBR and PRCA World Champions Sage Steele Kimzey and Cody Teel are set to ride in Rio Rancho Jan. 30 at the Santa Ana Star Center.
    Bull riding fans will have a chance to see these cowboy athletes who set records at CBR and the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association. “Kimzey is a rare talent who rides fundamentally flawless, and Teel has the heart and determination of a champion each and every time he pulls his rope,” said Tuff Hedeman, the four-time world champion bull rider, who now produces the nationally televised Mahindra Road to Cheyenne Tour events.
    With 30 years of bull riding history on his resume, Hedeman is one of the most recognizable cowboys in the history of rodeo, but he defers to the young super stars that are currently the CBR and PRCA World Champions and the best bull riding talent he has seen in more than 15 years.
    The former four-time world titled Hedeman, who in recent years has made a name for himself in the production of great bull riding events, will serve as the “chute boss” and television commentator.
    Come early and enjoy the music and the concourse will be open with great shopping, products and autograph opportunities featuring the CBR Bull Riders.

  • The Los Alamos Little Theatre Board of Directors invites proposals for plays to be performed during the 2016-17 season.
    The board will be looking for a diverse line-up to comprise the season. Generally, that diversity includes a dramatic play, a comedic or farcical play, a “classic” or well-known play, perhaps a musical and perhaps something new or that stretches the boundaries of LALT and its audience.
    The board also invites proposals for one-acts because the next AACTFest will be in spring 2017. The AACTFest starts with state events and proceeds to regional and national events.
    The New Mexico AACTFest will feature theatres from around the state performing and being judged on plays that can be performed in an hour or less. Full-length plays that can be cut down to an hour or less also would be considered for the AACTFest opportunity. Proposals should be sent to johngus@cybermesa.com before Jan. 30.
    Guidelines for what information to include in a proposal can be found on the lalt.org website under “resources.”

  • LAS VEGAS — Look around. How many computing devices do you see? Your phone, probably; maybe a tablet or a laptop. Your car, the TV set, the microwave, bedside alarm clock, possibly the thermostat, and others you’ve never noticed.
    Much of that computing isn’t doing much while segregated into individual devices. But many of these gadgets have the potential to get smarter by connecting to their fellows, which in turn could open the door to a brave new “Internet of Things.”
    To see where that might be taking us, there’s no better place than the annual gadget extravaganza formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show – and now simply as CES.
    The show, which starts Wednesday in Las Vegas, is the place for companies large and small to show off new connected devices. These range from the seemingly trivial – for instance, smart umbrellas that message you if you leave them behind – to the undeniably helpful, such as navigation devices that display driving directions onto your windshield so you don’t have to take your eyes off the road.

  • 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, Jan. 8, 2016
    6:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 PM County Council Meeting –Replay 1-05-15
    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 LA Council on Cancer – “Head & Neck Cancers”
    7:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society
    8:30 PM Let’s Talk Good Business
    9:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock & Roll
    9:30 PM Cheers for 30 Years: The White Rock Senior Center
    10:00 PM Northern NM Citizen’s Advisory Board
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Jan 9, 2016
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016
    6:00 AM FSTV
    5:00 PM Haskell Hallmark
    5:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    6:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    7:00 PM United Church
    8:15 PM Los Alamos Non-Profit Spotlight
    8:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    9:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

    Monday, Jan. 11, 2016
    6:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE

  • 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 microchipped, 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 our 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 our adorable adoptable animals: petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
    CATS
    Lady—A 7-year-old Siamese mix (mostly white, but with the blue Siamese eyes). She is currently the only cat who is roaming in the cat room, and she is soaking up all of the love and attention! She will sit on your lap for hours, so be prepared for snuggling with this little lady.
    Sammy—A young black-and-white tuxedo male cat who was found roaming, and shelter volunteers cannot believe his family never came for him. He is so sweet! Sammy got neutered this week, and he will be ready to pounce into a new home with lots of love and playful antics.

  • Guest Conductor Ryan McAdams returns to lead the Santa Fe Symphony in a performance at 4 p.m. Jan. 17 that frames Bach, one of the greatest and most influential composers of all time, with two extraordinarily colorful and popular works.
    The program begins with selections taken from Bizet’s enduring and unforgettable final opera, Carmen. The Symphony’s Principal Flutist Jesse Tatum is showcased in Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 for Flute & Orchestra, a seven-movement work in b minor.
    The afternoon concludes with one of the seminal symphonic works of the 20th century, Shostakovich’s brooding and triumphal Symphony No. 5. The performance will be at the Lensic in downtown Santa Fe.
    Free pre-concert lecture by conductor Ryan McAdams at 3 p.m. Sponsored by ALH Foundation. Tickets are $25 to $80. Half-price tickets available for children ages 6 to 14 with adult purchase (no children under six admitted). Call 983-1414 or 1-800-480-1319 for tickets, or The Lensic box office at 988-1234.
    The Lensic Theater is located at 211 West San Francisco Street in Santa Fe.
    About the Repertoire
    Selections from the Carmen Suites (arr. by Guiraud)