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Today's Features

  • Chick Keller will wrap up Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Climate Change series with a talk titled, “Global Warming: What We Know and What the Current Hot Topics Are,” at 7 p.m. Dec. 14. The talk is free and open to the public.
    It is now well established that human emissions of so-called Greenhouse Gases are warming the planet.  Even top critics agree on the observed warming, that humans are the cause of rising CO2 in the atmosphere, and that this is causing warming.
    They deny however, that processes feedback positively in response to CO2 warming, thereby adding to the warming. And so the discussion has now moved to just how much warming there will be.

  • Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!
     
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian

  • “I can’t figure how to ‘turn the other cheek’ without being walked on.” — Katie

    “Turning the other cheek” is a radical departure from our “normal” response to insult. Most of us are inclined to want to slap in return.
    Why would Jesus say that the “normal” response (even if it is justified) should not only be resisted, but should be replaced with an offer of the other cheek — and why would He make this one of his important points in the “Sermon on the Mount” (Mt. 5:38-42)?
    Consider these truths:
    Anger and revenge will get you nowhere. They only incite more anger and retaliation. Better, he said, to stop the anger cycle before it goes any further.

  • After the Las Conchas Fire destroyed 156,293 acres last June, students from the Los Alamos High School DECA Chapter began spreading the word on what the community can do to keep forests and homes safe from fires.
    Vice President of Membership Sarah Patterson said, “Prevention is often on the minds of a community after a fire. That is why we have chosen ‘now’ to promote our campaign.”
    Vice President of Communications James Milligan said even though October was National Fire Month, the group noticed that the community does not have an ongoing fire prevention campaign.
    “We figured it was about time to start one,” he said.

  • The musicians of the Best Brass of Christmas return to Los Alamos this year to present a concert of Christmas favorites.
    Presented in cooperation with the Los Alamos Arts Council, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and Winterfest, this concert includes carols of the Christmas season, American spirituals and the music of Bach.  

  • The League of Women voters invites the community to their Dec. 8 Lunch with a Leader at 11:45 a.m. at Central Avenue Grill.
    All lunches are $15 and include choice of entree, drink, tax and gratuity. The guest speaker is Christine Chavez, Los Alamos County’s Water and Energy Conservation coordinator.
    Chavez started working in Los Alamos in January 2011. After she earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental science and her master’s degree in biology from New Mexico State University, she worked with the City of Las Cruces as their Water Conservation coordinator and as a senior water resource specialist with the Office of the State
    Engineer.

  • The annual Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, will be from 7-11 a.m. Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The breakfast is free. In return, attendees are asked to donate either non-perishable food items or money. Food collected will be used by LA Cares to feed local families in need. Money donated will be used for the Kiwanis/CYFD Foster Children Christmas party. Any money left over from the Foster Children’s party will be used to make up food baskets, which will also be distributed to those in need. Come out and see Santa and enjoy a breakfast and a morning of cheer.
    Above, John Arrowsmith is busy cooking pancakes at last year’s Breakfast with Santa event.

  • Today
    The NaNoWriMo TGIO party will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

    The December meeting of the Los  Alamos Master Gardeners will be a holiday potluck at 6 p.m. at the home of Denise George, 411 Cheryl, White Rock.

    Bring a song to sing for tryouts at 7 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Unitarian Church, 1328 Sage. A new musical, the world premier of “Petra and the Jay,” will be produced April 13 and 14, 2012. Cast includes 13 speaking and/or singing parts and a chorus. For more information, call or email Cary Neeper, 670-5483, caryneep@earthlink.net  or Joyce Nickols, 662-2810, jwnickols@gmail.com.

  • Art openings

    An opening reception for “Continuum” by Michael Levin will be from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 6 at photo-eye Gallery, 376-A Garcia St., Santa Fe. The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 4.

    Arts and crafts fairs

    The 23rd annual Winter Spanish Market will be Friday-Sunday at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St., Santa Fe.

    The 11th Annual Contemporary Hispanic Winter Market will be from 1-8 p.m. Dec. 9; and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Among the works exhibited will be various types of modern media including: painting, sculptures, photography, printmaking, furniture, ceramics, jewelry and more. Admission is free.

  • 1. “White Tiger,” Aravind Adiga
    2. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever,” Jeff Kinney
    3. “Inheritance,” Christopher Paolini
    4. “Coffin Man,” James D. Doss*
    5. “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins
    6. “Six Easy Pieces,” Richard Feynman
    7. “The Making of the Atomic Bomb,” Richard Rhodes
    8. “Los Alamos and the Pajarito Plateau,” Sharon Snyder*
    9. “Heaven is for Real,” Todd Burpo
    10. “Los Alamos Trails,” Craig Martin*

    * Denotes a local or regional author