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Today's Features

  • Thursday
    There will be a Salvation Army bell ringer thank you reception from 5-6 p.m. at the White Rock Senior Center. Celebrate the generosity and good will that graced the community this holiday season and thank the individuals that helped make it happen.

    Friday
    Friday Forts at PEEC. Children can go to PEEC after school with their parents and build forts with other children until dark. Free, but parents must supervise children. No registration required.

    Los Alamos Little Theater presents, “A Thousand Clowns,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and also Jan. 13, 14, 20, 21 and at 2 p.m. Jan. 15. Tickets are available at CB Fox and at the door. Visit lalt.org for more information.

    Saturday

  • Seats are still available to the mini gala, also known as the Community Asset Awards. The event will be Saturday night at the Best Western Hilltop Hotel.
    The local program recognizes community residents with the can-do attitude that makes Los Alamos a better place to live and work.
    More than 40 will be recognized, ranging from student to senior and business to individual.
    While the event focuses on the community as a whole, youth take center stage with key roles in the festivities.
    The musical stylings of the Sage Street Saxtet will provide entertainment for the evening. The saxtet members include: Nate Hall, Adam Sayre, Doug Jones and Alex Martin.

  • On New Year’s Eve, along with the standard resolutions to run iron man races and dislike butter and sugar, many of us renewed our commitments to sucking the marrow out of life, to being happier despite our imperfect, troublesome, sometimes very painful existences.
    Poppy Cross, the peppy protagonist of “Happy-Go-Lucky” offers one model  on how to do this.
    “Happy-Go-Lucky” (2008), the next feature in the Mesa Public Library’s Free Film Series, allows viewers to spend a few weeks with 30-year-old Poppy (played by Sally Hawkins) as she teaches elementary school children, takes driving lessons and  takes flamenco lessons in contemporary Camden, England.

  • Asset awards tickets for sale

    Assets In Action and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board will host the Third annual Community Asset Awards on Jan. 7. The tickets are $10 each and include an all-you-can-eat dessert buffet from Chef Diego Torres at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel. Reserve tickets by calling 661-4846, they will not be available at the door.

    Pet supplies being collected

  • The League of Women Voters’ community event, Lunch with a Leader, will be Jan. 12 at the Central Avenue Grill. The guest speaker will be Anne Laurent.
    Laurent initially began work with Los Alamos County in September 2008 as the Capital Projects and Facilities director, after having served in other cities in Arizona and Michigan.
    Her responsibilities included operational oversight of the Capital Projects and Facilities and Public Works Departments.
    She was appointed acting assistant county administrator in February 2011.
    Laurent holds two bachelor’s degrees from Rhode Island School of Design and has more than 15 years of public and private team leadership, project management, building design and facility management experience.

  • Welcome to 2012, how are things going so far?
    Are you working on building those assets yet? Don’t worry if you haven’t started yet. You can always start today.
    I’m going to harp on you getting started, just like the weight-watching commercials or the quit-smoking commercials. But since I don’t have that kind of budget, whenever you see or hear one of those commercials, pretend you are hearing me talk about asset building.
    This month we continue to work on the asset category of positive identity, so let’s talk about thank you cards.

  • Friday
    Friday Forts at PEEC. Children can go to PEEC after school with their parents and build forts with other children until dark. Free, but parents must supervise children. No registration required.
    Saturday
    Bosque del Apache beginner birder’s trip. Three birding experts lead this guided tour of the Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge south of Albuquerque. The cost is $20 for adults or $10 for adults that bring a youth ages 8-14. Register at PajaritoEEC.org or call 662-0460.
    Sunday
    Moonlight snowshoe with Craig Martin. Snowshoe a gentle, three-mile loop under the moon and stars. Meet at the roundabout at San Ildefonso at 6 p.m. Free, but space is limited, so register in advance at PajaritoEEC.org or call 662-0460.
    Jan. 9

  • Adults with ongoing health conditions are invited to join a free 2-½ hour Manage Your Chronic Disease Workshop, sponsored by the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization and the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service, in conjunction with the Family Y.
    Participants will get the support they need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices and learn better ways to talk with their doctor and family about their health.
    A MyCD workshop can help those with conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or anxiety.

  • Dec. 25-31, 2011
    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 made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    MONDAY
    BESC closed. Happy New Year!

    TUESDAY
    8:45        Variety Training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30        Lunch: Oven fried chicken
    12:30 p.m.    Better breathers
    7 p.m.    Bridge
    7:30p.m.    Table tennis

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, www.lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    Thank you to the community of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Monitor staff for the outstanding support you give to the animals lovingly cared for in the shelter. Happy holidays!

    DOGS
    What a blessing for the New Year. There are no adoptable dogs. This won’t last. We currently just have these two little roamers: