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Today's Features

  • The Pajarito Environmental Education Center will have shorter hours for its free Nature Playtimes starting in June, and will also have a new teacher for the preschool program.  
    PEEC’s Nature Playtimes offer a chance for the youngest kids to get out and enjoy nature on the Pajarito Plateau.
    Each session offers time to explore outside, a craft or sensory activity and stories and songs. The program is free and open to all, with no registration required.  
    Nature Playtimes have been running from 10-11:30 a.m. on Mondays.  Beginning June 4, the structured part of the program will be from 10-11 a.m.  

  • Barnabas Collins has risen once again and is stalking the town of Collinsport, Maine.
    Director Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp have teamed up yet again to bring all that is creepy, dark and sinister to the silver screen. This time, their efforts have resulted in “Dark Shadows.”
    Based on the TV series that ran from 1966-1971, the movie revolves around Barnabas (Depp), an imprisoned vampire, forced to live in a coffin underground, as punishment for scorning the witchy Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green), with whom he had an affair two centuries prior to his imprisonment.

  • Imagine a place where technology does not exist. There are no smart phones, e-readers, computers, Internet connections or even telephones. It’s a place where people cultivated gardens to grow food to feed the family, raised livestock and depended on wood to heat their homes.
    Such a place may seem like a distant memory or something out of a story about the Wild West, but it does exist. It’s called El Rancho de las Golondrinas and it’s located on the outskirts of Santa Fe, tucked away from the interstate traffic and hustle and bustle of downtown. Located on 200 acres of farmland, the living history museum is dedicated to showing visitors how 18th and 19th century New Mexicans lived.

  • Teens attend a Co-op Rocks event at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Saturday. Youth played games with Assets In Action, spoke with representatives from the Los Alamos Historical Museum, learned about second-hand smoke and rocked out with bands. The band seen here is made up of members of the Teen Center staff including Director Michelangelo Lobato, left. LACM Outreach Coordinator Sandra West pulled together the event with the help of teens.

  • Self Help, Inc., a Los Alamos non-profit organization, plans a June 1 launch for 2-1-1, an online and telephone information and referral service.
    The service aims to connect people searching for help and social service agencies around Rio Arriba, Taos and Los Alamos counties with the appropriate agency.
    The 2-1-1 service is sponsored and supported by United Way of Northern New Mexico and links to other United Way agency-sponsored 2-1-1 centers throughout the country.
    The service is free and easy to use.  Anyone seeking a general service or a specific agency can dial 211, 855-662-6211 (toll free) or 662-6211 (Los Alamos).  

  • Today
    GeekOut Game night from 5:30-8:030 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.

    The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a public discussion meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library in Meeting Room #1, titled, “Challenges to Memetic Progress in an Age of Insecurity.”
    Thursday
    Frances Levine, PhD, director of the New Mexico Museum of History in Santa Fe will be part of the Authors Speak Series at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

  • Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak Series presents Frances Levine speaking on the topic of colonial New Mexico’s history at 7 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.
     In this New Mexico Centennial year, Levine will touch briefly on the 100 years of New Mexico’s statehood and then explore Gov. Bernardo López de Medizábal’s wife, Doña Teresa’s role in the state’s colonial past.

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  • As I have said before, generally it takes more than a one-time lesson or event for something to become a learned behavior.
    On Monday, students of the Chamisa Elementary sixth grade leadership team became the teachers as they presented, “All Kids Can.”
    The All Kids Can assembly was another opportunity to educate kids and adults, that the “R” word is wrong. The “R” word in this case is retarded.
    The team made up of Robyn, Priyanka, Sean, Colin, Youssef and Jenny, with the assistance of parent Rebecca Hollis and Chamisa Elementary Teacher Jennifer Kieltyka walked the audience through the thought process of why saying the word retarded, even as a joke, is wrong.

  • Today
    The Chamisa Elementary 6th graders invite the senior class members that attended Chamisa to a reunion, at the home of the Cheetah Pride at 2:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for seniors to share their future plans with those headed off to Los Alamos Middle School next year and meet the kindergarten class. For more information, call Principal Debbie Smith at 663-2470.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love.
    Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are microchipped.

    DOGS
    Daisy — Three year old female Rottie-mix. A nice dog, but very strong. Would benefit from leadership and calm and consistent training. Former owner says she’s good with kids.
    Ollie —Gentle, older red Chow-mix. Calm, would be good in a quiet home. She is protective of her food, so we suggest a home with children older than 12.