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Today's Features

  • Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

     

    Aug. 27: A girl, Maliyah Aubree Vigil, born to Melinda Lucero and Derek Vigil

    Aug. 21: A boy, William Michael Wheat, born to Angela and William Wheat
    • Aug. 25: A girl, Selena Veronica Truman, born to Maria and Edward Truman

    Aug. 26: A girl, Aniah Hope Trujillo, born to Esther Sanchez and Leonard Trujillo

  • Atomic City Children’s Theater, the Los Alamos Public Schools’ after-school theater program, announces auditions for their elementary school production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.,” a two-act musical play based on the hit Broadway musical and full-length movie of the same name. 

    Auditions will be from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday in the Barranca Mesa gym. They are open to any 5th or 6th grade students in the Los Alamos area. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.

    ACCT also offers students the chance to explore other areas of technical theater, such as working lights and sound, helping with costumes and working back stage during the shows. 

  • The League of Women Voters will have their monthly Lunch with a Leader Sept. 13 at a new location —  the top floor of the Mesa Public Library. The speakers will be Tom Nagawiecki, Los Alamos Environmental Services specialist and Sandra West, outreach coordinator at the Los Alamos Co-op.  

    Food will be catered by the Los Alamos Co-op. When RSVPing, attendees can order either a whole sandwich, or a box lunch, a half sandwich with soup or salad. All orders include chips and a cookie. 

    The League will provide water. The total cost will be $10, which includes tax and gratuity.
    Learn about some of the new recycling programs that will help keep more material out of the landfill, such as the glass drop-off recycling program and provide insight on how to ensure the program is successful. 

  • September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. The Family YMCA wants to help families understand the risks of childhood obesity and how to incorporate regular physical activity and healthy eating into their lives. 

    Childhood obesity rates have soared over the last few decades. Nationally, one in three children is obese or overweight, and in New Mexico, 32.7 percent of children are affected by this epidemic, according to “F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America 2009,” a report released by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

    Obesity puts children at risk for chronic diseases often seen in adults, such as high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. 

  • September is Arts and Culture Month in Los Alamos and Mesa Public Library will show a film performance of “Beowulf,” the heroic, epic poem dated between 800-1100, in the original Anglo Saxon, with modern English subtitles, featuring Benjamin Bagby. 

    This event will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 and is part of the regular library program, Poetry Gatherings, hosted by local poet and UNM-LA teacher, Jane Lin, which meets the second Thursday of each month.

    David Schiferl, local poet and Little Theater volunteer, suggested this program and said, “This is a rare opportunity to hear this classic epic in the original Old English performed by Benjamin Bagby, who also adds richness to the performance with his accompaniment on the Anglo Saxon harp. 

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on site 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 micro chipped. Visitor guides: Between 4-6 p.m. Friday, volunteers will be at the shelter to give potential adopters personal introductions to the adoptable animals.

     

    DOGS

  • Sept. 9-15

    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

    SUNDAY

    2 p.m. Living Treasures ceremony

  • Art exhibits

     

    The fourth biennial Taos Art Glass Invitational and Walking on Glass Tour will be Sept. 14-Oct. 7. They are both featured events in Taos’ “Grand Fall Arts,” a series of art-related events in September and October. For more information, visit tiganm.org or call Delinda VanneBrightyn at 575-613-6484.

     

    Benefits

     

  • 1. “All Thing Shining ...” Hubert Dreyfus

    2. “Encyclopedia of Santa Fe ...” Mark Cross*

    3. “109 East Palace,” Jennet Conant

    4. “Wonder,” R.J. Palacio

    5. “Survival Under Atomic Attack,” U.S. Government

    6. “Seraphina,” Rachel Hartman