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Today's Features

  • When out enjoying a leisurely lunch, incessant cell phone ringing can be annoying.
    It’s even worse when the cell phone won’t stop ringing and the owner won’t answer it. Jean (Kate Ramsey) found herself in that very situation in Los Alamos Little Theater’s presentation of “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” directed by Gwen Lewis and produced by David Schiferl.
    Gordon (Eric Björklund) wouldn’t answer his phone. Not because he didn’t want to, but rather because he couldn’t. He was dead. He also happened to be sitting next to Jean in a café, while they were lunching. After unsuccessfully trying to talk to him, her response to silence the annoying contraption was to answer it. What happened after that was a bit strange.
    The cell phone became a part of her life. It constantly rang and she constantly answered it, even though she did not know the people on the other end. No matter where she was or what she was doing, she answered the phone.

  • On Oct. 5, four different organizations will keep their doors open into the evening to provide an inside view of the arts community.
    Mesa Public Library Art Gallery at 2400 Central Ave. celebrates the opening of “Unmute,” a traveling exhibition that explores the theme of how text and image developed new relationships in 20th century art, from 4-5:30 p.m.
    The exhibition includes many examples of artist’s books, but also other works in a wide range of media.
    “Unmute”  is an exhibition of works on paper from the permanent collection of the University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University that question the assumptions about the relationship of language and image in visual art.
    It explores in depth what happens when artists indulge the fundamental impulse to breach the supposed boundaries between the verbal and the visual.
    Also from 4-5:30 p.m., the Los Alamos Historical Society,1050 Bathtub Row, will feature photographs of Manhattan Project veteran Jack Aeby, who took the only known color photo of the world’s first atomic blast at Trinity Site. Their permanent exhibits feature all eras of Los Alamos history, including a section on post-war “Cold War” era Pacific testing, a domestic bomb shelter and more.

  • Mesa Public Library Art Gallery, with support from the Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries, will host a traveling exhibition that explores the theme of how text and image developed new relationships in 20th century art, including the closest form of that relationship, the artist’s book.
    The event is from 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 5 and is part of the Arts Crawl Evening, which includes the Los Alamos Historical Museum, Fuller Lodge Art Center and Karen Wray Fine Art.
    The exhibition includes many examples of artist’s books but also other works in a wide range of media as well. Works by 52 artists, many of world renown, provide a strong showing of how text and image combine to make visually and intellectually compelling art. Sol Lewitt, Joyce Kozloff, Hans Haacke, Melissa Grimes, Jaune Quick to See Smith, Pat Steir, Carrie Mae Weems, to name a few, are among those artists whose work is included in the exhibit, one so fitting to be shown in a library. New Mexico institutions have treasures in their collections, a resource to share across the state and across institutional venues for all New Mexicans and visitors to enjoy.

  • Today
    The Los Alamos High School Band Boosters are hosting a “No Cook Noodle Night” from 5-7 p.m. at Trinity on the Hill’s Kelly Hall. With an eat-in or carryout option, the menu includes lasagna with meat and red sauce; spaghetti with a choice of meat or vegetarian sauce; penne with alfredo sauce (meatless); macaroni and cheese; and rice noodles with gluten-free Asian sauce. Dine-in meals include salad, bread and a cookie. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and are available in advance or at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Maire O’Neill at 412-8739.

     Mesa Public Library presents Game Night at Mesa from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Bring your games or play theirs. For all ages.

    The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will discuss women in atheism from 6:30-8 p.m. in meeting room one of Mesa Public Library. Feel free to bring a favorite book, quotation or other contribution to free thought by women. All are welcome.
    Thursday
     The Los Alamos Farmers Market will be from 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Mesa Public Library.

    Los Alamos High School NJROTC will host a brisket night from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Posse Lodge on North Mesa. The cost is $10 per plate and supports the NJROTC in their competitions and activities.

  • Aiyeswaria Jeganathan was the 2012 Chalk Walk grand prize winner. The Chalk Walk is held annually in front of Fuller Lodge, as part of the Next Big Idea Festival

  • The students of the Los Alamos High School Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps would like the community to assist their program by not just opening their wallets, but your mouths.
    The monthly Barbecue Brisket Night kicks off Thursday, remaining a steadfast fundraiser for more than three years.
    The menu will include barbecue brisket, a vegetable, potato, roll and dessert for $10 and will be served at the Sheriff’s Posse Lodge, from 5:30-7 p.m.
    LAHS Booster Club President Brenda Kelley explains how the fundraising opportunities throughout the community will help teams with their participation at competition.
    “This allows the instructors to concentrate on core instruction and training they provide to the cadets,” Kelley said. “The value gained by the additional activities can be measured by the many trophies, awards, ribbons and other formal recognition but the biggest and best prize is the positive experiences provide to the cadets.”
    The training and experience offered through the programs provides students with hands-on opportunities from serving others to achieving personal goals that fill lifetime learning experiences.
    For more information about the program, call 663-3227.

  • Former Los Alamos High School student William O’Donnell, has produced the film “Education is Hope,” tracing the impact of education in Kenya on students, their family and their community.
    There will be a free screening at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Reel Deal Theater.
    “Education is Hope” is a grassroots film that will transport the audience to a country where poverty and back-breaking labor can usually only be overcome by education.
    Education for young Kenyans is a sometimes elusive goal, hindered by the day-to-day responsibilities of maturing children to help support their families through hard labor. Dylan Westfall and O’Donnell embark on a journey through three months in Kenya.
    While living, sleeping and eating with the locals, they document the hardships and beliefs held among many Kenyan’s that only education can lift the poor, diseased and marginalized out of desperate circumstances.
    In the film, locals tell their stories, which illustrate that the hope of education is warranted. It shows that those who complete high school and some form of higher education find opportunities that would otherwise be non-existent.
    Meet the producers and Fredah, a Kenyan woman featured in the film, with a reception to follow.


  • ST. LOUIS (AP) — With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about.

    "The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you weren't there," the singer once recalled. "Well, I was there all right, but my memory of them is blurred — not by any drugs I took but by the relentless pace of the schedule I set myself."

    Williams' plaintive tenor, boyish features and easy demeanor helped him outlast many of the rock stars who had displaced him and such fellow crooners as Frank Sinatra and Perry Como. He remained on the charts into the 1970s, and continued to perform in his 80s at the Moon River Theatre he built in Branson, Mo. In November 2011, when Williams announced that he had been diagnosed with bladder cancer, he vowed to return to performing the following year: His 75th in show business.

  • Wednesday
    The Los Alamos High School Band Boosters are hosting a “No Cook Noodle Night” from 5-7 p.m. at Trinity on the Hill’s Kelly Hall. With an eat-in or carryout option, the menu includes lasagna with meat and red sauce; spaghetti with a choice of meat or vegetarian sauce; penne with alfredo sauce (meatless); macaroni and cheese; and rice noodles with gluten-free Asian sauce. Dine-in meals include salad, bread and a cookie. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and are available in advance or at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Maire O’Neill at 412-8739.

     Mesa Public Library presents Game Night at Mesa from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Bring your games or play theirs. For all ages.

    The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will discuss women in atheism from 6:30-8 p.m. in meeting room one of Mesa Public Library. Feel free to bring a favorite book, quotation or other contribution to free thought by women. All are welcome.

    Thursday
     The Los Alamos Farmers Market will be from 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Mesa Public Library.

  • The Los Alamos Arts Council hosted the third annual Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk last Saturday. It was a beautiful day and Fuller Lodge lawn was bustling with artists of all ages expressing their creativity on the sidewalks. Artists of all ages had an enjoyable time.
    Thank you to those who helped to make the event interesting and fun. We were a part of the Next Big Idea Festival and enjoyed all of the activity provided by the nearby booths. Fuller Lodge lawn was definitely the place to be.
    Special thanks goes to Sec Sandoval who attended the event and talked with many of the budding artists about their artistic efforts.
    Thank you to those local businesses that provided prizes for the different categories:
    Coffee House Café, Home Run Pizza, Village Arts, Reel Deal Theater, Metzger’s, Starbucks Coffee, Ruby K’s and  Daniel’s Café. LAAC appreciates your support of our community events.
    LAAC also thanks the Los Alamos County Parks Division for their help in washing away the artistic designs on Sunday. This is in keeping with the reality of the fleeting life of chalk drawings.
    The event could not happen without Arts Council board members who helped with the preparation and monitoring the event.