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Today's Features

  • As part of the Los Alamos Friday Night Out events, Mesa Public Library is hosting a series of poetry readings each Friday night in June featuring local poets.
    On Friday at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library, Mike Katko and David Schiferl will read their work. Katko will read new work as well as poems from his recently published book, “Skies and Other Poems.”
    Schiferl will read his recent work.  Along with others featured in the Friday poetry readings, Schiferl has participated in Mesa Public Library’s Poetry Gatherings facilitated by Jane Lin, who also teaches poetry at The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos.

  • The American Cancer Society’s Los Alamos Relay for Life will be Friday and Saturday at Ashley Pond. The festivities start at 5 p.m. Friday with a free dinner for cancer survivors and caregivers, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. RSVP to Susan Brockway at susbrockway@gmail.com or 505-690-4496 to attend the dinner.  
    The Relay will begin with the Survivor Kickoff Lap at 6:15 p.m. There will be live music provided by the Gordon’s Summer Concert Series from 7-10 p.m., accompanied by food, fun and games. The Los Alamos artist’s Bird House Auction will be from 6-10 p.m.  
    The lighting of the luminarias around Ashley Pond will be at 8:30 p.m., to honor cancer survivors and lost loved ones.  

  • Today
    There will be a poetry gathering at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents, “Happy Feet 2,” at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

    The Los Alamos Opera Guild, a member of The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc., announces a special presentation, “Preview of the Santa Fe Opera 2012,” by local opera singer Alicia Solomon. At 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library. For more information, contact Dr. Mary Cummings at drmaryecummings@mac.com or Anna Casperson at 662-9494.

    Friday

  • Dance
    Scottish country dancing from 7:30-10 p.m. every Monday at Fuller Lodge. Beginners welcome, no partner or kilt needed. call 662-9785 or 661-8317 for more information.
    Music
    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall.  

    The Los Alamos Choral Society is recruiting singers. Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. All singers are welcome.

    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. The LACW rehearses from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. lacw.org.

  • Art openings

    Santa Cruz Galeria, 1451 Calle Hermanas Dominicas, Santa Cruz, across from La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Cañada, presents an art opening with Andres Martinez, featuring new works and older favorites. For more information, visit galeriasantacruz.com or call 505-747-6926.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces the exhibition of James Harvard, “Staying Ahead of the Beast.” This exhibit spans 40 years of painting with an emphasis on his “Abstract Illusionist” era, featuring paintings, archival boxes and sculptures dating from the late 1970s to 2012. The show opens June 29, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. at 435 S. Guadalupe St.

  • The Los Alamos Monitor  has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

    1. “Los Alamos: Beginning of an Era,” LANL*
    2. “Fifty Shades of Grey,” E.L. James
    3. “The Making of the Atomic Bomb,”
    Richard Rhodes
    4. “Fifty Shades Darker,” E.L. James
    5. “They Say I Say: the Moves That Matter in Academic Writing,” Gerald Graff
    6. “Fifty Shades Freed,” E.L. James
    7. “Wonder,” R.J. Palacio
    8. “The Serpent’s Shadow,” Rick Riordan
    9. “Dumbstruck,” Karla Oceanak*

  • 1. Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye
    2. Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen

    3. Payphone, Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

    4. We Are Young, fun.
    5. Starships, Nicki Minaj
    6. What Makes You Beautiful, One Direction

    7. Wild Ones, Flo Rida featuring Sia
    8. Boyfriend, Justin Bieber
    9. Where Have You Been, Rihanna
    10. Glad You Came, The Wanted

  • THIS WEEK ON PAC-8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, June 15, 2012
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democrary Now!
    11:00 AM  County Council Replay (6-12-12)
    03:00 PM Celebration of Aging
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society –“New Mexico’s Struggle for Statehood”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, June 16, 2012
    FSTV

    Sunday, June 17, 2012
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom

  • The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department.

    Glorieta

    Life Way Glorieta Conference Center, I-25, Exit 299
    Date inspected: June 8

  • On Nov. 5, 1975, a group of loggers in the mountains of northeastern Arizona observed an unusually bright light in the sky. One of those men, Travis Walton, left the safety of the work truck to take a closer look. As he walked toward the light of the strange, luminous object, he was blasted back violently by a bolt of powerful energy.
    Fearing Walton was dead, the remaining crew members fled in the truck. When they returned later to check on him, he was nowhere to be found. The crewmen then reported the UFO encounter and Walton’s disappearance to local authorities, only to be suspected of murder.