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Today's Features

  • 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
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch:  Salisbury steak
    1 p.m.        Bridge
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.        Computer users group

  • 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.

    Cats

  • The League of Women Voters of New Mexico will have its 2011 state convention May 14-15 at the Holiday Inn Express. The Convention will adopt program and budget for the next two years and elect new officers and directors. Its business meetings and several of the associated events are open to the public.
    The League of Women Voters organized in 1920, just months before the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. Its initial purpose was to educate women to their new responsibility of becoming knowledgeable voters. Educating voters continues to be the league’s mission.

  • Thirty years after writing  “Second Cousins,” Doug Roberts, who lives in Nambé but worked for 20 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory, recently published the science fiction work on Amazon.com. The book is available as an ebook.
    Roberts explained when he first wrote the book he was unsuccessful in getting it published, so he shelved the project for several years until recently, when he decided to “dust it off” and basically rewrote the entire book.
    This time, he was successful.
    “It feels wonderful. I always felt being a writer was the ideal profession for me because I like to read. I thought it would be the ideal process to be able to write stories that other people could enjoy,” Roberts said.

  • Last week, Piñon Elementary’s Niamh Short learned that she took first prize for her fractal design, after lessons taught by Rhonda Harmon and Lorraine Whalen. Art from Los Alamos Public School students will be on display in the Children’s Rotunda at Mesa Public Library starting Sunday.
    The community is invited to take part in a larger challenge, by working with software to create their own fractal by visiting the www.nextbigideala.com.
    Short will have her art displayed, in a large scale rendering, on Metzger’s at the end of May.

  • This week we head into one of my favorite times of the year, staff and teacher appreciation week, May 1-7.
    This is the time when you have the opportunity to appreciate the people that spend most of each day with our children, for a majority of the year.
    Once referred to as just teacher appreciation week, it now encompasses everyone from front office staff, instructional assistants and specialists, to custodians.
    It is the perfect time to send a note, bake a treat, or whatever inspires you or your child to “take a second, make a difference,” in the day-to-day operations of our LAPS staff.

  • With the month of May here, the students of Los Alamos Youth Leadership are gearing up for the running of the children.
    Like the running of the bulls in Pamplona, during LAYL Wild Day, local elementary students will run after the youth leaders for hours of hands-on fun and there will be food, too.
    The event is scheduled for May 7 and will be in conjunction with the Hershey Track and Field event, sponsored by Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation. Parks and Recreation agreed to share Sullivan Field for the day as Los Alamos High School construction projects move ahead.
    The combined event just might be the last community activity that takes place on the field prior to the May 12-Aug. 19 time frame, when artificial turf will be installed.

  • 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.

    Buddhist

  • “Earth Day made me wonder what the Bible says about caring for the Earth? —Sonya

    The Bible opens with a powerful portrayal of a God who is highly invested in the Earth and all that inhabits it. The “Creation Story” is a beautiful paean to the Creator, who brought something out of nothing and who is quite intentional in the way that something works. Indeed, the narrative clearly indicates that God really likes His handiwork (Gen. 1:10, passim)!

  • All persons of faith are invited to attend the National Day of Prayer May 5 at Crossroads Bible Church. The day will begin with prelude patriotic worship music from 11:30 a.m.-noon, with the program from noon-1 p.m.
    Several local clergy and laypeople will lead the prayers. Join the gathering during the lunch hour and get an “I prayed” sticker. Gloria Streit will lead the worship music and Pastor Doug Partin will lead the prayer program.
    “Americans have forgotten what made this country great over the last two centuries. But we can change that. Prayer not only changes things, prayer changes people,” said honorary chairman of the National Day of Prayer for 2011 Joni Earekson Tada.