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Today's Features

  • Today
     Family Game Night at Mesa Public Library. Join the geeks and gamers from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda for game boards galore. All ages welcome, please bring a parent or another adult if you’re 12 or younger.

  • Get those cameras ready, polish those smiles and say cheese (or tuna or kibble). Friends of the Shelter is accepting photo entries for the 2013 Shelter Alumni Calendar through Sept. 8. They need your help because without the communityís photos and stories, there can be no FOS calendar.
    Pet owners who have adopted an animal from any shelter or any abandoned or homeless animal are invited to send a photo and a brief story about their pet.  Being a Los Alamos resident is not a requirement nor does the animal have to be a Los Alamos rescue.  Owners whose pets were featured in last year’s calendar are welcome to submit new photos of their pets for this year’s calendar.

  • “I Am Love” (Io sono l’amore), screening this week at Mesa Public Library, is tragic in the old-school, highly personal sense of the word, almost Shakespearean with sensual but forbidden love and sudden, horrifying death all tangled in a gritty knot.  
    I’m talking high drama, with deep stares, meaningful prawns and powerful families on the brink of either triumph or destruction.
    Luca Guadagnino’s award-winning film begins on Grandfather Recchi’s birthday, the day he announces who will inherit the family business as his successor.
    It is also, rather significantly, the day his grandson Edoardo (Flavio Parenti) loses a race to the handsome, generous, cake-baking Antonio (Edoardo Gabbriellini).

  • Today
    Summer Family Evenings at PEEC: Sea Otters and the Challenges of Rehabilitation. Veteran marine mammal rehabilitator Esta Lee Albright will give an interactive presentation about her work as a rehabilitator of orphaned sea otters. She will share facts and insights gained from her 14 years of working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and have many pictures of the pups. This presentation is designed for families and kids ages five and older. Free to member families, $5 for non-member families. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or e-mail Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

    Wednedsay

  • Jacob Torrez, left,  and Easton Langdon have created Soapy Boys Car Wash in White Rock. The pair travel to homes washing vehicles with prices ranging from $7-$12 and services with names of PO’ Boy, Brown bag or Filthy Boy. The youth supply everything but the water and hose and can be reached at 505-709-0518 (Jake) and 505-414-1747. They often travel on their bicycles and even had professional matching shirts made.

  • Welcome to Assets month. That’s right, the month of August will be proclaimed Asset building month for 2012.
    The Los Alamos County Council will issue a formal proclamation at their meeting Aug. 7.
    The truth is, a lot of hard work goes into this program and to have the work recognized by the County Council, means a great deal.
    This work is a combined effort of both the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and runs throughout the community.
    We do a lot of work with Los Alamos Public Schools, and for that I am grateful. This year, we will have Asset Ambassadors at each site, with a variety of resources at their fingertips for staff and families.

  • The Book of My Very Own campaign is halfway to its goal and will end Aug. 1.
    Otowi Station, Los Alamos Rotary Club and Self-Help, Inc., are partnering to provide free books to 500 local disadvantaged schoolchildren.
    The books will be distributed with school supplies for the neediest elementary school children in Los Alamos and surrounding communities, as designated by school counselors. The project is part of Self-Help’s “Tools for Schools” program.
    “We’ve been delighted with the response so far,” said Ellen Ben-Naim, children’s book buyer at Otowi Station Bookstore.

  • Esta Lee Albright will give an interactive talk on her work with orphaned sea otters in California at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The talk is free for Pajarito Environmental Education Center members and $5 per family for non-members.
    Albright will discuss some of the problems and challenges that arise when wild animal habitats intersect with human habitats, and what happens when an animal species needs help. Albright was a volunteer “otter mom” for 14 years in the sea otter rehabilitation program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which was one of the first centers to raise a wild orphan sea otter successfully.  

  • The Spanish Colonial Arts Society announces the receipt of a grant from the Harry Chapin Foundation to support the educational programs of the society, according to Donna Pedace, executive director of the society.
    The grant from the Harry Chapin Foundation will be used to support the Arts Outreach Program, which is a school-based program where the society sends Spanish Market artists into the local public schools to teach hands-on art workshops to either fourth or seventh grade students.
    These workshops are scheduled at the request of individual schools and teachers and, for many, these are the only art classes the students receive.