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Today's Features

  • Last week, Piñon Elementary’s Niamh Short learned that she took first prize for her fractal design, after lessons taught by Rhonda Harmon and Lorraine Whalen. Art from Los Alamos Public School students will be on display in the Children’s Rotunda at Mesa Public Library starting Sunday.
    The community is invited to take part in a larger challenge, by working with software to create their own fractal by visiting the www.nextbigideala.com.
    Short will have her art displayed, in a large scale rendering, on Metzger’s at the end of May.

  • This week we head into one of my favorite times of the year, staff and teacher appreciation week, May 1-7.
    This is the time when you have the opportunity to appreciate the people that spend most of each day with our children, for a majority of the year.
    Once referred to as just teacher appreciation week, it now encompasses everyone from front office staff, instructional assistants and specialists, to custodians.
    It is the perfect time to send a note, bake a treat, or whatever inspires you or your child to “take a second, make a difference,” in the day-to-day operations of our LAPS staff.

  • With the month of May here, the students of Los Alamos Youth Leadership are gearing up for the running of the children.
    Like the running of the bulls in Pamplona, during LAYL Wild Day, local elementary students will run after the youth leaders for hours of hands-on fun and there will be food, too.
    The event is scheduled for May 7 and will be in conjunction with the Hershey Track and Field event, sponsored by Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation. Parks and Recreation agreed to share Sullivan Field for the day as Los Alamos High School construction projects move ahead.
    The combined event just might be the last community activity that takes place on the field prior to the May 12-Aug. 19 time frame, when artificial turf will be installed.

  • 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 is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, Pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, www. bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist

  • “Earth Day made me wonder what the Bible says about caring for the Earth? —Sonya

    The Bible opens with a powerful portrayal of a God who is highly invested in the Earth and all that inhabits it. The “Creation Story” is a beautiful paean to the Creator, who brought something out of nothing and who is quite intentional in the way that something works. Indeed, the narrative clearly indicates that God really likes His handiwork (Gen. 1:10, passim)!

  • All persons of faith are invited to attend the National Day of Prayer May 5 at Crossroads Bible Church. The day will begin with prelude patriotic worship music from 11:30 a.m.-noon, with the program from noon-1 p.m.
    Several local clergy and laypeople will lead the prayers. Join the gathering during the lunch hour and get an “I prayed” sticker. Gloria Streit will lead the worship music and Pastor Doug Partin will lead the prayer program.
    “Americans have forgotten what made this country great over the last two centuries. But we can change that. Prayer not only changes things, prayer changes people,” said honorary chairman of the National Day of Prayer for 2011 Joni Earekson Tada.

  • When conductor Michael Gyurik lifts his baton today to lead the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra in its spring concert, he should feel pride in the 60-piece orchestra’s past 12 years under his direction.
    The concert will mark his last performance as LASO’s conductor, however, he will remain an active participant in the Los Alamos music scene, continuing as orchestra director for the Los Alamos Public Schools and serving in an advisory position on the LASO board.
    Gyurik said he will miss directing LASO, the group is “like a caring family,” and has always loved conducting it. He said the most satisfying performance was the fall concert in October at the Crossroads Bible Church.

  • 1.  “Rio,” weekend gross, $26.3 million
    2.  “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family,” $25 million
    3.  “Water for Elephants,” weekend gross, $16.8 million
     4.  “Hop,” $12.1 million
    5. “Scream 4,” weekend gross, $7 million
    6.  “African Cats,” weekend gross, $6 million
    7.   “Soul Surfer,” weekend gross, $5.4 million

    8.  “Hanna,” weekend gross, $5.2 million

    9.  “Insidious,” weekend gross, $5.2 million

    10.  “Source Code,” weekend gross, $5 million

    Source: www.the-movie-times.com

  • Art openings
    Fine tapestry artist Donna Loraine Contractor brings a solo exhibition of new work to Taos’ Weaving Southwest May 3-31. An opening reception and meet the artist opportunity for the show will be from 6-8 p.m. May 7 at the Weaving Southwest, 106A Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos.

    Jennifer J.L. Jones will exhibit, “Serenata,” new paintings at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200-B Canyon Road, Santa Fe. An opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. May 27. The exhibit continues through June 12.

    Art shows
    The Contemporary Clay Fair will be from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Santa Fe Woman’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail.

    Book signings

  • Music
    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song.  Besides the enjoyment of singing in harmony, their barbershop chorus and quartets experience the thrill of performing in the community. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall. Attendees will find their chapter meetings are well planned, musically satisfying and fun. Visitors are welcome.
     
    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. No audition is necessary, but proficiency on a wind or percussion instrument is required. The LACW rehearses from  7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. www.lacw.org.