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Today's Features

  • Los Alamos Light Opera is holding auditions for its October/November 2011 production of Steven Sondheim’s, “Into the Woods.” The director is Laurie Tomlinson; Gretchen Amstutz is the musical director and will direct the orchestra. Rehearsals will begin in July.
    Auditions are 1-6 p.m. April 10, and 6:30-9 p.m. April 11 in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Potential cast members are asked to come prepared to sing a solo. It does not have to be a selection from “Into the Woods.” A pre-audition music workshop will be from 3-6 p.m. April 3 at the Unitarian Church. Everyone interested in auditioning is urged to attend.

  • Aside from the staples such as diapers, bottles, blankets and clothes, one of the first items that parents buy for their newborn is a book of nursery rhymes. It’s a way to bond with their baby, while exposing them at a very young age, to the literary world.
    The Literacy Committee for the Rotary Club of Los Alamos is lending parents a helping hand by supplying babies born at Los Alamos Medical Center with a copy of “Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes,” as part of their “welcome” basket when they leave the hospital. Each book sports a sticker saying that it’s a gift from Rotary.

  • Once again, the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation’s annual Great Conversations dinner is coming to town. Join a group of tablemates and a speaker at 5:30 p.m. April 10 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center for an informative and fun conversation.
    This is the sixth in a series of articles on the featured speakers. For a complete list of speakers, topics and to print a registration form, visit www.lapsfoundation.com. Tickets are $60 per person and include appetizers, a gourmet meal, wine, dessert and coffee. Registration is open now and is complete when payment is received.

    Nelson Hoffman

    Topic:  Science’s Debt to Religion. Speaking points include:

  • Every ministry has its own way of spreading its message, whether it’s through preaching on Sunday morning, or by hosting community events that the public is invited to attend. One group, however, is taking a different approach to ministering. They do hula dancing.
    The Hula Mai Ka Lani group is a non-denominational christian ministry out of Santa Fe that has been together for about 10 years and is led by their Kumu, or leader, Kalani Hawn. Though the group is based in Santa Fe, families from Rio Rancho, Pojoaque and Los Alamos are members. Michael, Michele, Morgan, Patrick and Dylan Irish are a Los Alamos family that is part of the ministry.

  • The Los Alamos Jewish Center will have its  annual community Passover Seder at 5:30 p.m. April 19 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The event is open to anyone interested in attending.
    The Seder is a ceremonial dinner filled with rituals designed to celebrate the Jewish people’s exodus from Egypt. The Seder, which is Hebrew for “order,” ushers in the week of Pesach in which Jews refrain from eating Chametz.  
    The celebration of Passover commemorates the delivery of the Jews from years of slavery, ultimately culminating in the birth of the Torah, the Five Books of Moses, at Mount Sinai.

  • 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 www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, Pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, www. bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

  • Today
    The Los Alamos High School NJROTC will have a brisket dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Posse Shack on North Mesa. The price will be $10 and the menu includes brisket, corn, potato salad, roll, cookies and a drink.

    The Los Alamos Arts Council will begin its 2011 Guitar Concert Series, Guitars at the Lodge, at Fuller Lodge at 7 p.m. Beverage and cookies available at 7 p.m., music begins at 7:15 p.m.  Admission is $15 at the door for non-members, $10 for members.

  • March on Hunger
    Aspen, Chamisa and Mountain Elementaries, along with Los Alamos Middle School, are collecting non-perishable items for people and collars and leashes for pets as a community project and a student service project combine their efforts.
    To learn more about making donations call 661-4846. Donations are accepted at school locations through Friday.
    The Los Alamos Monitor, KRSN, AM 1490 and the Betty Ehart Senior Center continue the March on Hunger through the end of the month.

  • Once again, the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation’s annual Great Conversations dinner is coming to town. Join a group of tablemates and a speaker at 5:30 p.m. April 10 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center for an informative and fun conversation.
    This is the sixth in a series of articles on the featured speakers. For a complete list of speakers, topics and to print a registration form, visit www.lapsfoundation.com. Tickets are $60 per person and include appetizers, a gourmet meal, wine, dessert and coffee. Registration is open now and is complete when payment is received.

    Rosalie Heller

    Topic:  Classical Music — What Good Is It? Speaking points include:

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