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Today's Features

  • It’s no secret that teaching youngsters to read at an early age will help them in school later on. In fact, research shows that most children can read by age seven, but the foundation for learning begins at birth.
    Sigma Delta, a Los Alamos Youth Leadership team, recognizes the importance of literacy and has been trying to do its part to help youth in the community.
    For several months, the team, under the guidance of Los Alamos High School senior and LAYL member Jin Park, planned to visit LAPS elementary schools. In early May, it executed its plan, visiting Barranca Elementary.

  • Local scientist Paul Mutschlecner will give a talk at 7 p.m. May 24 at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St., about the upcoming transit of Venus across the sun.
    The talk is free and open to the public and no registration is required.  
    In addition, PEEC will have a telescope available at the center at 4 p.m. June 5 for anyone interested in watching the transit.
    Also on June 5, there will be a rare “transit of Venus” when the planet comes so precisely between the sun and the Earth that its image can be seen crossing the solar disk. The transit of Venus in June is the second of two that have occurred in the last eight years, but the next one won’t happen until 105 years from now.

  • Credit unions throughout the state are participating in a search for a young adult “spokester” who will reach out to Gen Yers ages 18-25 via social media, special events and other activities to get them on track for a lifetime of financial well-being through the Young & Free New Mexico program. The spokester must be:
    • Social media savvy
    • Video natural
    • Creative blogger
    • Self-motivated
    • A personality that pops! Dynamic, likeable and outgoing — able to talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime
    • Can create a buzz and get people talking
    • Comfortable with all things Web
    • Comfortable on camera

  • Last Friday, the Methodist Church celebrated 50 years of their skating program. Don Casperson has volunteered for almost 20 years with the program.

  • May 20-26
    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
    10:30 a.m.    LARSO Advisory Board Council meeting
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Tater tot casserole
    12:30 p.m.    Driver safety program
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Low vision/hearing group

  • 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 bethluth.com. Summer worship at 9 a.m., fellowship with refreshments following at 10:15 a.m. 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
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist

  • “I have heard that Christians are supposed to fast. Is that still a valid practice for today? — Bret

    The origins of fasting as a religious discipline are obscure. There is furthermore no clue in Scripture regarding where this practice arose. Wherever it does appear, it connotes abstinence of food for several reasons, including mourning (Ps. 69:10) repentance (Joel 2:12), and making urgent requests to God (II Sam. 12:16). It can be spontaneous or connected with important religious days; it can be personal or public (Esth. 4:3; Ezra 10:6; Neh. 1:4).

  • The Russ Gordon Concert Series opens at Overlook Park tonight with a pair of bands. Performing will be Tiho Dimitrov Band and DK & the Affordables. The concert, which is free, starts at 7 p.m.

  • The Los Alamos Choral Society presents their Spring Concert at 3 p.m. May 20 at the United Church of Los Alamos, featuring songs of love and romance in a program titled, “Love In Bloom.”
    From the 1959 musical “Gypsy,” with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and music by Jule Styne, comes the hit song “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.”
    Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943) — a composer from the late 20th and 21st century — has developed his trademark style of composition of which “Dirait on,” from the song cycle “Chanson Des Roses” is an example.

  • Today

    The Sierrans will host a highway clean up along the stretch of road on N.M. 4 at the Valles Caldera. Meet at Ponderosa Campground at 5 p.m. to carpool. It should take no more than two hours. Bring work gloves and water. Trash bags will be provided.

    The League of Women Voters Forum will be at 6:30 p.m. in the UNM-LA Lecture Hall, Building 2. Meet U.S. Republican Congressional candidates, the New Mexico Senate candidates and those from the Public Regulation Commission and district attorney races.

    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents, “Hugo,” at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.