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Today's Features

  • The Los Alamos Historical Society invites the community to its 2011-2012 lecture series.  This year, the Centennial Lecture Series celebrates 100 years of Los Alamos History and New Mexico Statehood.
    Lectures are the second Tuesday of the month in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. Lectures start at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public, thanks to Los Alamos National Bank and the donations of members of the Historical Society.
    The New Mexico Humanities Council is also co-sponsoring this lecture.

  • The Los Alamos Little Theatre starts 2012 with Herb Gardener’s classic American play, “A Thousand Clowns.” Directed by veteran director and actor Richard Klamann, “A Thousand Clowns” tells the story of a young boy who lives with his eccentric uncle Murray, who is forced to conform to society in order to keep custody of the boy.

    Unemployed television writer Murray Burns (Patrick MacDonald) lives in a cluttered New York City one-bedroom apartment with his 12-year-old nephew, Nick (Sequoyah Adams-Rice).

  • Rayanne Marie Martinez was the first baby born in Los Alamos this year She was born at 1:23 a.m. Jan. 1 at the Los Alamos Medical Center. Her parents are Pauline Peralta and Nicholas Martinez of San Ildefonso Pueblo. The Los Alamos Hospital Auxillary presented a $100 check to the mother

  • Thursday
    There will be a Salvation Army bell ringer thank you reception from 5-6 p.m. at the White Rock Senior Center. Celebrate the generosity and good will that graced the community this holiday season and thank the individuals that helped make it happen.

    Friday
    Friday Forts at PEEC. Children can go to PEEC after school with their parents and build forts with other children until dark. Free, but parents must supervise children. No registration required.

    Los Alamos Little Theater presents, “A Thousand Clowns,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and also Jan. 13, 14, 20, 21 and at 2 p.m. Jan. 15. Tickets are available at CB Fox and at the door. Visit lalt.org for more information.

    Saturday

  • Seats are still available to the mini gala, also known as the Community Asset Awards. The event will be Saturday night at the Best Western Hilltop Hotel.
    The local program recognizes community residents with the can-do attitude that makes Los Alamos a better place to live and work.
    More than 40 will be recognized, ranging from student to senior and business to individual.
    While the event focuses on the community as a whole, youth take center stage with key roles in the festivities.
    The musical stylings of the Sage Street Saxtet will provide entertainment for the evening. The saxtet members include: Nate Hall, Adam Sayre, Doug Jones and Alex Martin.

  • On New Year’s Eve, along with the standard resolutions to run iron man races and dislike butter and sugar, many of us renewed our commitments to sucking the marrow out of life, to being happier despite our imperfect, troublesome, sometimes very painful existences.
    Poppy Cross, the peppy protagonist of “Happy-Go-Lucky” offers one model  on how to do this.
    “Happy-Go-Lucky” (2008), the next feature in the Mesa Public Library’s Free Film Series, allows viewers to spend a few weeks with 30-year-old Poppy (played by Sally Hawkins) as she teaches elementary school children, takes driving lessons and  takes flamenco lessons in contemporary Camden, England.

  • Asset awards tickets for sale

    Assets In Action and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board will host the Third annual Community Asset Awards on Jan. 7. The tickets are $10 each and include an all-you-can-eat dessert buffet from Chef Diego Torres at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel. Reserve tickets by calling 661-4846, they will not be available at the door.

    Pet supplies being collected

  • The League of Women Voters’ community event, Lunch with a Leader, will be Jan. 12 at the Central Avenue Grill. The guest speaker will be Anne Laurent.
    Laurent initially began work with Los Alamos County in September 2008 as the Capital Projects and Facilities director, after having served in other cities in Arizona and Michigan.
    Her responsibilities included operational oversight of the Capital Projects and Facilities and Public Works Departments.
    She was appointed acting assistant county administrator in February 2011.
    Laurent holds two bachelor’s degrees from Rhode Island School of Design and has more than 15 years of public and private team leadership, project management, building design and facility management experience.

  • Welcome to 2012, how are things going so far?
    Are you working on building those assets yet? Don’t worry if you haven’t started yet. You can always start today.
    I’m going to harp on you getting started, just like the weight-watching commercials or the quit-smoking commercials. But since I don’t have that kind of budget, whenever you see or hear one of those commercials, pretend you are hearing me talk about asset building.
    This month we continue to work on the asset category of positive identity, so let’s talk about thank you cards.

  • Friday
    Friday Forts at PEEC. Children can go to PEEC after school with their parents and build forts with other children until dark. Free, but parents must supervise children. No registration required.
    Saturday
    Bosque del Apache beginner birder’s trip. Three birding experts lead this guided tour of the Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge south of Albuquerque. The cost is $20 for adults or $10 for adults that bring a youth ages 8-14. Register at PajaritoEEC.org or call 662-0460.
    Sunday
    Moonlight snowshoe with Craig Martin. Snowshoe a gentle, three-mile loop under the moon and stars. Meet at the roundabout at San Ildefonso at 6 p.m. Free, but space is limited, so register in advance at PajaritoEEC.org or call 662-0460.
    Jan. 9