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Today's Features

  • From the musical ballet, the “Nutcracker,” to the sounds of carolers singing holiday classics, Los Alamos will celebrate an “enchanted” holiday with a number of holiday-related events, starting with the three-day Winterfest weekend, Friday through Sunday.
    The cast of the Dance Arts Los Alamos group will help kick off the holiday festivities with a presentation of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, the “Nutcracker,” at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4 at the Duane Smith Auditorium.
    Saturday hosts a variety of activities. From 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fuller Lodge will have an open house with various musical performances.

  • Yves 'Jetman' Rossy takes to the skies again in a formation flight alongside two jets from the Breitling Jet Team over Switzerland.

  • Thursday
    A book fair to benefit the Los Alamos Medical Center Auxiliary will be from
    9 a.m.-3 p.m.  in the main lobby area of LAMC.

    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.

  • Next up in the Mesa Public Library’s Free Film Series is a story with fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love and miracles.
    It’s not too scary, but there are some shrieking eels. An angry Spaniard repeatedly tells a man with a surplus finger to prepare to die. It’s almost a chant.
    There’s an entire pit full of despair and a handful of quasi-sportsmanlike hand-to-hand combat.
    There is a pack, or mischief, of really big rats to worry about, if they do actually exist, and an equally beastly Sicilian with a dizzying intellect.

  • The Major General Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of the Military Order of World Wars in Los Alamos announces New Mexico Secretary of Department of Veteran Services Col. Tim Hale USAF retired, will present the Pearl Harbor Recognition Day address at the Chapter’s Dec. 7 dinner meeting.
    The meeting will be at the Best Western Hilltop House, Tyonuyi Room. The meeting will begin with a social period at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 p.m.
    Hale’s talk begins at about
    7:15 p.m. The dinner entrée is roulette of beef, scallop potatoes, vegetables, salad and desert. Cost of the dinner is $27 per person.

  • On Dec. 2, the Los Alamos community will once again be treated to a concert of Christmas music. 

    The full Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will present a program that is “lively, fun and toe-tapping” according to director Don Gerheart. 

  • Rio de Janeiro's floating Christmas tree was inaugurated on Saturday, with a concert and fireworks show that lit up the city's lagoon. At 280-feet tall, it holds the Guinness World Record for being the largest floating Christmas tree.

  • Nov. 28-Dec. 2

    Monday — Ping pong tournament
    Tuesday —Group collage
    Wednesday —   Movies and  munchies
    Thursday — Decorate for birthday board
    Friday —   Snowball relay race
     
    All children   promoted to third through eighth grade are welcome to join free of  charge. The centers are located at 475 20th St. (by Ashley Pond) and 10 Sherwood Blvd. (Piñon Park).

  • Nov. 27-Dec. 3
    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
    8:45     a.m.    Cardio Plus Exercise
    9 a.m.    Toenail clipping
    11:30    a.m.    Lunch: Pepperoni pizza
    7 p.m.    Ballroom Dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45        Variety Training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group

  • 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.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, www.lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    We have a new color-coding system to help you select your perfect new family member. Check it out.
    Two for the price of one. This is an opportunity to double your feline pleasure.

    DOGS

    Baby — Young spayed female GSD-mix. Very friendly. Loves the dog park.

    Buddy —Another youg neutered male GSD-mix. Just waiting on shots. Very sweet and friendly.