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Today's Features

  • T. Jackson King, archaeologist, science fiction author and poet, will read from “Mother Earth’s Stretch Marks” at 6 p.m. June 7 at Ruby K’s Bagel Café.
    Tickets to the event are $10, which includes the book and refreshments, and will be available at the door the night of the event. Otowi Station Bookstore and Ruby K’s are sponsoring the event.
    In a recent interview, King discussed his poetry about the natural world.

  • A quick drive through Taos yields little more than scenic beauty. However, that’s one of the things that attracts visitors to the town. Taking time to explore the downtown area will reveal not only a place that’s rich in history, but also an extensive art scene.
    Those who have visited — and fell in love with — Santa Fe are sure to enjoy Taos. Surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the area offers a variety of outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, climbing, llama trekking, camping, horseback riding and of course, a plethora of art galleries, shops and restaurants.

  • 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.

    Friday
    The June Master Gardener meeting will be at 4 p.m. The meeting will be a private tour of an historic home and grounds.

    Call for artists. Lead us through your blue period. Revel in the color, feel and voice of the blues. Explore the many names and associations of blue, from the melancholy to the rhythm of the South to the exaltation of the first bluebird. All media welcome. Entries due to the Fuller Lodge Art Center by June 1. For more information, call 662-1635.

  • Some staff members at Los Alamos Middle School are working hard to build the 40 Developmental Assets in students — and one is igniting a passion and making learning fun.
    Los Alamos Middle School teacher Caroline Haagenstad builds on the passions of her students with the GATE Passion Project, work that takes place throughout the school year.
    Recently, students had their projects on display and one definitely stood out.
    It’s not everyday that a student is encouraged to graffiti a school, but teacher Naomi Unger urged seventh grade student Evan Oro to do just that.
    The project was done through a process, which included involvement from Los Alamos Middle School Principal Rex Kilburn.

  • Today
    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.

    PEEC offers a talk on the upcoming transit of Venus by astrophysicist Paul Mutschlecner.  Learn about the transit and its significance in history. 7 p.m. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    Friday

  • Good community citizens are not hard to come by in our small town.  We have those who care for the elderly and those who care for the very young.  The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation wishes to express its sincere thanks to the longtime proprietors of Central Avenue Grill, Min and Monica Park.

  • 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. Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye

    2. Payphone, Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

    3. We Are Young, fun.
    4. Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen

    5. Wild Ones, Flo Rida featuring Sia
    6. Starships, Nicki Minaj
    7. What Makes You Beautiful, One Direction
    8. Glad You Came, The Wanted
    9. Boyfriend, Justin Bieber
    10. Drive By, Train

  • Art openings

    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.

    Art show

    The Ojo Sarco Pottery Spring Celebration will be Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Daily demonstrations from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call 505-689-2354 or send email to ojosarco@gmail.com.

    Book signings