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Today's Features

  • Singers being sought

    Do you like to sing? Join the Choral Society, a non-auditioned chorus for all ages in Los Alamos.
    For their spring concert, they will be sing love songs, some Brahms, favorites from the Beatles and some spirituals.
    Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. Call Chuck, 662-9127, or Wendy, 231-0162, for details.

  • A team of Girl Scouts from Los Alamos has developed an interest in science and engineering while having fun creating and programming robots made of LEGOs.
    The girls, including five 4th graders, three 6th graders and two 7th graders, call their team the “Atomic Flying Pickles,” and they recently completed the 2010 season of an educational program called First Lego League.

  • Wednesday
    Raptor Visit at PEEC, 3540 Orange Street. 7 p.m. Three new educational (non-releasable) raptors from the Santa Fe Raptor Center will visit. Educators will tell about the birds — a Swainson’s Hawk, Kestrel and Great Horned Owl — and allow the audience to view them up close. Family-friendly and free.
    Thursday
     A St. Patrick’s Day dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1601 Trinity Dr. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information call 690-4620.

  • NEW YORK (AP) — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony is the only place you'd find Bruce Springsteen as just one member of a 21-piece backup band.

    The rock hall's latest class brought together Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Darlene Love, Dr. John and Leon Russell, and after all the speeches were done the musicians kept playing until the wee hours.

  • COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Aflac Inc. said Monday it has fired Gilbert Gottfried, the abrasive voice of the insurer's quacking duck in the U.S., after the comedian posted a string of mocking jokes about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan on Twitter over the weekend.

    The tasteless tweets are particularly problematic for Aflac because it does 75 percent of its business in Japan. One in four homes in Japan buys health insurance from Aflac. The insurer's CEO, Daniel Amos, flew to Japan on Sunday to show support for the company's employees and agents.

  • Feb. 22: A girl, Trinity Alexis Ruybal, born to Marlene Garcia and Jestin Ruybal
    Feb. 23: A girl, Elaina Z. You, born to Yumei Zhang and Zhengyun You
    Feb. 24: A boy, Marcos Isaiah Manzanares, born to Rachel and Leonard Manzanares
    Feb. 25: A girl, Sophia Arrey, born to Michelle C. Martinez and Robert D. Arrey
    Feb. 25: A boy,  Robert Arrey Jr., born to Michelle C. Martinez and Robert D Arrey
    Feb. 21: A boy, Jason L. Hu, born to Xiuling Nie and Jianwei Hu
    Feb. 28: A girl, Jenessa Duran, born to Audrey Sanchez and Leroy Duran

  • La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss, “Networks of Support” at their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Teen Room at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr.
    All interested, pregnant, or breastfeeding women are welcome to learn and share, through mother-to-mother support, the basics and benefits of breastfeeding. A lending library with books and audiotapes concerning childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition is available. Nursing babies and toddlers who have difficulty separating, are welcome.

  • This week at the Youth Activity Center:
     
    Monday — Watercolors
    Tuesday — Group Jenga
    Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Wearing of the green contest
    Friday — Battleship

    Membership is free and open to third through eighth graders.
    For additional information, call 662-9412 or 672-1565.
    The Youth Activity Center is a program  of the Los Alamos Family Council.

  • The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. The featured speaker will be Dr. Paul Bradley of Los Alamos National Laboratory. His talk is entitled, “The Mountains Less Climbed —Centennial Peaks near Leadville.”
    In 2008 and 2009, Bradley described climbs of the Fourteeners of Colorado to LAGS. Since then, he has expanded his climbing horizons to the Centennial Peaks, which are the highest 100 peaks in Colorado.

  • The MG Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of the Military Order of World Wars in Los Alamos announces John Arrowsmith, Los Alamos County utilities department manager, will be the guest speaker at the Chapter’s March 15, 2011 dinner meeting.
    The topic of Arrowsmith’s talk will be the El Vado and Abiquiu dam low-flow 3 MW turbine plan to develop the potential of the Los Alamos County hydroelectric generation installations.