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Today's Features

  • Twisted fairy tales are in vogue: NBC’s new series, “Grimm” and ABC’s, “Once Upon a Time” attest to the trend.
    Coincidentally, Los Alamos Light Opera is presenting “Into the Woods,” a modern Broadway musical that takes simple, well-known fairy tales and twists them into something a bit darker, more like the original Grimm fairy tales, and then finds resolution.
    The only frequently recorded song from the show, “You Are Not Alone,” tells  how to get through the darkness and the whims of the woods.

  • On Oct. 25 Mountain School celebrated the completion of “Learning Landscapes,” a project made possible by funding from Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation.  Mountain School was awarded a $3,000 grant from LAPSF this spring and used the funds to build nine garden boxes on the lower playground area.  
    The garden boxes are next to the kindergarten through second grade classrooms and provide an opportunity for an outdoor classroom experience. This project has helped beautify the playground and allowed students to learn about planting, landscaping, water conservation and many other areas of botany and ecology through hands-on learning experiences.  

  • Mary Ann and Phil Stroud of Los Alamos are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Katie to Matt Majarian, son of Will and Lynn Majarian of Kennett Square, Pa. The couple was united in marriage on Aug. 6, 2011.
    The ceremony was presided over by Fr. John Carney at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.  The reception was celebrated at Hyde Park Lodge following the ceremony.  
    The bride chose her friend, Marielle Remillard, as her maid of honor and her sisters Sophia Stroud and Gina Stroud and friend Lauren Jarocha, as bridesmaids.
    The groom chose his friend Ted Chelis, as his best man and his brothers Jeff Majarian and Tim Majarian and brother-in-law David Stroud as his groomsmen.

  • 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

  • “Why do we call Noah’s big boat an ‘ark’ because there is also the ‘ark’ of the covenant?” — Hunter

    Your question opens the lid on an interesting discussion concerning boxes, boats and baskets.
    To get to the bottom of it, you have to consider the meaning of various words in at least four different languages — Hebrew, Greek, Latin and English.
    In the Hebrew Bible, there are three different words to explore. The one most commonly used for “ship” (such as the vessel Jonah sailed in) appears often.
    A second, more specific term, used only twice, refers to Noah’s boat and to the basket used to float Moses on the Nile River.

  • Trees needed

    The Betty Ehart Senior Center is in need of artificial Christmas trees in new or excellent condition. If you can donate a tree, call Pauline at 662-8920.

    Nominate a living treasure

    Living Treasures of Los Alamos welcomes nominations of new Treasures for the next ceremony April 15, 2012. Only candidates who are current Los Alamos residents and  have made outstanding contributions to the life, heart and spirit of our community are eligible to become Treasures.
    A written letter of nomination which Includes as much information as possible about the nominee  should be sent to LTLA, P.O. Box 1065, Los Alamos, N.M. 87544 or by email to rosalieheller88@gmail.com.

  • Today
    The Authors Speak Series presents, E.B. Held: The Spy’s Guide to Santa Fe and Albuquerque at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda.

     Fall Gardening class from 7-9 p.m. at PEEC, led by Martha Davis. Learn what to do now to prepare your garden for the spring. $20 or $18 for members. Register in advance at www.PajaritoEEC.org.

  •      Local music students will be featured in the Brown Bag Concert Series at noon Nov. 2 at Fuller Lodge. The students will compete in the Music Teachers State Conferences at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales on Nov. 4-5.
         Victor Kim will compete in the junior division and Kevin Gao will compete in the senior division. The winners of the state competition will advance to the divisional competition in Las Vegas, Nev.
         Presley Gao, 9; Sonyia Williams, 10; Jenny Wang, 12; and Benjamin Liu, 14  will compete in the honors competition with other New Mexican musicians for first place title in their age group. Their teachers are Ae Jin Chang, Ron Grinage and Madeline Williamson.

  • Art openings

    New Mexico photographers Michael Berman, David Taylor and Connie Samaras will be featured in an exhibition of their work at the New Mexico Museum of Art. An opening will be Friday and the exhibit will run through April 22. For more information, visit nmartsmuseum.org.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art presents an opening reception for combined media, paintings and sculpture by Bruce Dorfman and Rachel Stevens. The event will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at 435 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe. The exhibit will run through Nov. 18.

  • 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. “The Manhattan Project,” Dan Elish
    2. “109 East Palace,” Jennet Conant
    3. “Artsy-Fartsy,” Karla Oceanak
    4. “North and South,” Elizabeth Gaskell
    5. “American Prometheus,” Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin
    6. “The Green Glass Sea,” Ellen Klages
    7. “The Making of the Atomic Bomb,” Richard Rhodes
    8. “The House at Otowi Bridge,” Peggy Pond Church
    9. “Heaven is for Real,” Todd Burpo
    10. “Morning and Evening,” C. H. Spurgeon