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Today's Features

  • Otowi Station Bookstore and Village Arts Framing are hosting a book launch for Stephen McCranie, author–illustrator of the graphic novel, “Mal and Chad: the Biggest, Bestest Time Ever!” Friday and Saturday.
    “We’re so happy to host the launch party for Stephen,” said Peggy Durbin, co-owner of Otowi Station Bookstore. “ ‘Mal and Chad’ is a hoot for readers of all ages.”
    The events will kick off with school visits on Friday, to Chamisa, Piñon, Mountain and Aspen Elementary Schools. McCranie will discuss the creative process, demonstrate cartooning techniques and join students as they draw their own cartoons.

  • Today
    Family Nature Club organizational meeting at 7 p.m., PEEC, 3540 Orange St., led by Sue Watts.  Find out how to create informal family groups for child-oriented walks.  Free and open to the public.

    Thursday
     Los Alamos Master Gardeners present “Bear Aware,” at 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. The talk will focus on the basics of co-existing with bears in a rural environment.

    Los Alamos High School students report on the Power Shift 2011 Conference at 7 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center. Members of the LAHS Environmental Club will address the Los Alamos Sustainable Energy Network meeting. Socializing will begin at 6:30 p.m.

  • The League of Women Voters will have Acting County Administrator Randy Autio as the featured speaker at the League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader. The event will be from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Thursday at Central Avenue Grill. The cost of the luncheon is $15, which covers an entree, drink, tax and gratuity.
    Autio has been a resident of New Mexico since 1969, when his father’s job with the AEC brought the family to Albuquerque. He graduated from The University of New Mexico with a degree in political science and then stayed to complete his law degree.

  • SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe Opera will open its 2012 season with a production of Puccini's "Tosca," which was last performed by the opera company in 1994.

    General director Charles MacKay announced next season's repertory on Tuesday.

    The company will for the first time perform Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers," Rossini's "Maometto II," and Szymanowski's "King Roger."

    There also will be a new production of Strauss' "Arabella," which was last done by the Santa Fe Opera in 1997.

    The 2012 season runs from June 29 through Aug. 25.

  • BOSTON (AP) — The nation's first full face transplant recipient said the first thing his young daughter told him when she saw him after the operation was "Daddy, you're so handsome."

    Dallas Wiens, sporting a goatee and dark sunglasses, joined surgeons Monday at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston in his first public appearance since the 15-hour procedure in March.

    "It feels natural," said the 25-year-old Fort Worth, Texas, man, who received a new nose, lips, skin, muscle and nerves from an anonymous donor. The operation was paid for by the U.S. military, which hopes to use findings from the procedure to help soldiers with severe facial wounds.

  • Kaitlyn Renee McCranie of Los Alamos made the Seattle Pacific University 2011 Winter Quarter Dean’s List. Students on the Dean’s List have completed at least 12 credits and attained a 3.50 or higher grade point average.

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    The Los Alamos Garden Club scholarship of $500 in memory of Liz Saunders, was awarded to Meredith Webster. She’s the daughter of Roxanne and Robert Webster and will attend the University of Minnesota.

  • This week at the Youth Activity Center:
     Monday — Tug o’ war in WR, kickball in LA
    Tuesday — Half-court basketball
     Wednesday — Movies and munchies in WR, printmaking in LA
    Thursday — Around-the-rack pool tourney
    Friday — Tug o’war in LA, kickball in WR
    Membership is free and open to third through eighth graders.

  • Monday
    The Los Alamos High School Spring Dance Show will be at 7 p.m. in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Enjoy performances by LAHS dance students and LAHS alumni. Admission is free.
    Tuesday
    LAFD is hosting a fundraiser for staff member Renee Collier’s daughter from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at Los Alamos National Bank to assist with her medical expenses. Teen Pulse staff writer Katelyn Collier has an extra electrical pathway in her heart that causes her to go into Supra-ventricular Tachycardia and has had to undergo surgery.

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets at 11:45 a.m.  Tuesday at Central Avenue Grill.

  • May 1-7, 2011
    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 plus exercise
    9 a.m.    Toenail clipping
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch:  Chicken strips
    1 p.m.        Bridge
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    We get lots of roaming cats and dogs. Don’t assume your cat was a meal for a coyote. Check with the shelter and see if your best friend is bunking with us. Proof of rabies vaccination is required when claiming your pet.
    Happy Mother’s Day. Maybe mom needs a new love in her life — just waiting for her at the shelter.