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Today's Features

  • Visit www.dixonarts.org  and click on “tour map.” It’ll be easy to understand why the Dixon Studio Tour is considered by many to be one of the best New Mexican studio tours.
    It’s all there … drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry, weavings, baskets, pottery, glassworks, photography, digital work, tin mirror frames, fresh apple cider, dance, music  and poetry. And to top it off, the tour also features two award winning wineries, a brewery, a café and two public mercados.  Altogether there are 40 artists and 17 businesses participating in this year’s tour, which will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 5 and 6.  
    This year, the Dixon Studio Tour introduces five new members:

  • The Los Alamos Arts Council, Los Alamos MainStreet and Bradbury Science Museum, along with downtown Los Alamos businesses are gearing up for Friday’s Trick or Treat on MainStreet events.
    On Friday, an estimated 3,000 children will gather downtown for the annual event. This year, however the hours have changed and will be from 4-6:30 p.m.
    More than 50 local businesses and organizations will open their doors and set up booths along Central Avenue to give out treats to local trick-or-treaters. There will also be a dance performance by New Mexico Dance Theater and a Hallowiener parade at 5:30 p.m., during which Dachshunds are paraded down Central Avenue in costume.

  • Thursday
    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.

  • The Los Alamos High School cross country team sponsored an elementary run Friday. Students of various ages participated in the run.

  • 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 Chamisa Elementary online book fair starts today and runs through Nov. 21. All books ordered online will be delivered free of charge to Chamisa when the book fair is over. There will also be a school book fair at Chamisa from 7:30 a.m.-3:40 p.m. Oct. 28-Nov. 8. The funds raised will go to pay for the Accelerated Reader program, STAR literacy program and books for the library. For more information, call Librarian Beverly Baker at 663-2470 or visit http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/chamisa.

    Thursday
    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.

  • The University of New Mexico, Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the PNM Foundation have announced the UNM-PNM Statewide Mathematics Contest for the 2011-2012 school year.
    The goal of the contest is to promote mathematical investigation, enhance problem-solving skills and recognize and honor outstanding mathematics achievement among students in grades 7-12 in the state.
    Approximately 1,500 New Mexico students benefit from this program annually.

  • Engage. Listen. Listen. Repeat.
    This is what one should do when talking to our youth.
    Last week, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board hosted their annual retreat to talk about youth issues.
    As always, they host an event that not only allows adults to talk about youth issues, but involves youth.
    Many groups would like to do this, but it takes some extra effort. It also needs to be planned around everyone’s schedules and of course, food needs to be provided.
    Now let’s go back to what I said at the beginning of this column and see what we can learn. Sometimes as adults, we know these things but tend to forget.

  • Monday — Scavenger hunt
    Tuesday — Make a Halloween mask
    Wednesday —   Movies and  munchies
    Thursday — Twister challenge
    Friday —   Costume contest
     
    All children   promoted to third through eighth grade are welcome to join free of  charge.

  • The Family YMCA and the Los Alamos Heart Council are co-sponsoring a poster contest for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade. The theme of this contest is “Be Heart Smart.” Posters/pictures may be in any medium (crayon, paint, etc.) Posters must be brought to the Y by Oct. 27. Winners will be notified Oct. 28 and will have their posters on display at the Health Fair on Oct. 29.
    Include name, address, phone number, school and grade. Winners may pick up their prizes at the YMCA booth during the fair or at the YMCA after the health fair is over. Posters will be on display at the Y through Nov. 6. Participants who wish to keep their posters must pick them up on or before Nov. 13. For more information call the Y at 662-3100.