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Today's Features

  • Self Help, Inc., a Los Alamos non-profit organization, plans a June 1 launch for 2-1-1, an online and telephone information and referral service.
    The service aims to connect people searching for help and social service agencies around Rio Arriba, Taos and Los Alamos counties with the appropriate agency.
    The 2-1-1 service is sponsored and supported by United Way of Northern New Mexico and links to other United Way agency-sponsored 2-1-1 centers throughout the country.
    The service is free and easy to use.  Anyone seeking a general service or a specific agency can dial 211, 855-662-6211 (toll free) or 662-6211 (Los Alamos).  

  • Today
    GeekOut Game night from 5:30-8:030 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.

    The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a public discussion meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library in Meeting Room #1, titled, “Challenges to Memetic Progress in an Age of Insecurity.”
    Thursday
    Frances Levine, PhD, director of the New Mexico Museum of History in Santa Fe will be part of the Authors Speak Series at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

  • Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak Series presents Frances Levine speaking on the topic of colonial New Mexico’s history at 7 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.
     In this New Mexico Centennial year, Levine will touch briefly on the 100 years of New Mexico’s statehood and then explore Gov. Bernardo López de Medizábal’s wife, Doña Teresa’s role in the state’s colonial past.

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  • As I have said before, generally it takes more than a one-time lesson or event for something to become a learned behavior.
    On Monday, students of the Chamisa Elementary sixth grade leadership team became the teachers as they presented, “All Kids Can.”
    The All Kids Can assembly was another opportunity to educate kids and adults, that the “R” word is wrong. The “R” word in this case is retarded.
    The team made up of Robyn, Priyanka, Sean, Colin, Youssef and Jenny, with the assistance of parent Rebecca Hollis and Chamisa Elementary Teacher Jennifer Kieltyka walked the audience through the thought process of why saying the word retarded, even as a joke, is wrong.

  • Today
    The Chamisa Elementary 6th graders invite the senior class members that attended Chamisa to a reunion, at the home of the Cheetah Pride at 2:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for seniors to share their future plans with those headed off to Los Alamos Middle School next year and meet the kindergarten class. For more information, call Principal Debbie Smith at 663-2470.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love.
    Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are microchipped.

    DOGS
    Daisy — Three year old female Rottie-mix. A nice dog, but very strong. Would benefit from leadership and calm and consistent training. Former owner says she’s good with kids.
    Ollie —Gentle, older red Chow-mix. Calm, would be good in a quiet home. She is protective of her food, so we suggest a home with children older than 12.

  • 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.