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Today's Features

  • Anyone who has been affected by cancer knows what a rough road recovery can be. Whether they are survivors, or have lost someone to the disease, coping with cancer is never easy.
    Various fundraisers are held in an effort to raise money for cancer research and services for cancer patients. The American Cancer Society’s Los Alamos Relay for Life is one of those events.
    The kick off for Relay for Life will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Los Alamos Co-op Market, 95 Camino Entrada, next to the Holiday Inn Express. The organization is currently trying to get teams together for the Relay, a 16-hour event on Aug. 5 and 6 at Ashley Pond. Team captains are also being sought. The captains are responsible for helping their team organize fundraising efforts.

  • Wednesday
    Los Alamos Arts Council Brown Bag Performance Series presents pianist Bill Leland at noon at Fuller Lodge.

    Los Alamos Fitness Center and Trinity Natural health will have a free lecture at 2:30 p.m. This month’s topic will be, “Pantry Herbology,” presented by Dr. Bobbie Hall, M.H., N.D.

    The April Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site.  Call 412-9371 for information.

    The Sierra Club will host an open meeting at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms of Mesa Public Library. The winners of the Sierra Club’s Environmental Award will present their posters.
    April 7

  • Later this month, three students from the Los Alamos High School Environmental Club and a Pajarito Environmental Education Center club mentor will travel to Washington DC, to attend Powershift 2011.
    Powershift is a national student conference about clean energy and green jobs. Students will attend workshops, training and regional networking sessions, as well as visit Congressional offices to speak with legislators about environmental issues.

  • For more than 40 years, Dr. William Leland, a well-known New Mexico musician, has performed many times throughout the state. At noon Wednesday, Leland will visit Los Alamos as part of the Brown Bag Series at Fuller Lodge.
    Leland has a long musical history. He served as pianist in residence and professor of music at New Mexico State University from 1969 to 2000, and has continued to perform, both as a soloist and ensemble artist since his retirement.

  • Once again, the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation’s annual Great Conversations dinner is coming to town. Join a group of tablemates and a speaker at 5:30 p.m. April 10 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center for an informative and fun conversation.
    This is the eighth in a series of articles on the featured speakers. For a complete list of speakers, topics and to print a registration form, visit www.lapsfoundation.com.
    Tickets are $60 per person and include appetizers, a gourmet meal, wine, dessert and coffee. Registration is open now and is complete when payment is received.
    Geoff Reeves
    Topic:  Brillig Beer Works: A Brewpub That Never Was andthe Beers It Serves
     • How do you make a glass of beer anyway?

  • This week at the Youth Activity Center:
     Monday — Birthday board
    Tuesday — Team foosball
    Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Surprise snack
    Friday — UNO and other
    card games.
    Membership is free and open to third through eighth graders.
    For morel information, call 662-9412 or 672-1565.
    The Youth Activity Center is a progam of the Los Alamos Family council.

  • 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.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    Don’t forget our two-for-one, $35 Cat-a-Palooza adoption event is still going on for a limited time. The Dog Jog is coming up April 16, so mark you calendars and register online.

  • April 3-9, 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    
    8:30 a.m.    Tax preparation
    9 a.m.    Toenail clipping
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    9:30 a.m.    Spanish lesson
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Hot turkey sandwich
    1 p.m.        Bridge
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY

  • The following births were reported at Los Alamos Medical Center:

    March 7: A boy, Devin Jeremy Coriz, born to Briana and Kevin Coriz
    March 8: A boy, Jacob Serkan Owens, born to Tuba and Israel Owens
    March 11: A boy, Carter Joshua Partin, born to Kristen and Ben Partin
    March 12: A girl, Delila Sage Dewees, born to Victoria Stone and Todd Dewees
    March 17: A girl, Kaylee Ann Quintana, born to Elizabeth Vigil and Justin Quintana
    March 18: A girl, Ivy Mondragon, born to Grace Chham and Jarrauh Mondragon
    March 21: A girl, Elena Renae Castillo, born to Anita and Miguel Castillo
    March 16: A girl, Essance Rainlee Atencio, born to Latisha Cuch and Kenneth Atencio

  • United Way of Northern New Mexico is now seeking grant proposals from non-profit organizations serving Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties.
    Organizations must meet all of the following criteria to apply:
    • Nonprofit 501(c)(3) status
    • Serving the Los Alamos and/or Rio Arriba counties
    • Impact one of the four focus areas: Nurturing children and youth; strengthening families; improving health and healing; and enriching the lives of our seniors.
    • Administrative costs must be less than 25 percent of their total budget