Today's Features

  • The community is invited to share in the nativity story with the younger members of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church at 5 p.m. Saturday.  
    “The Shepherd’s Story” is the title of this year’s seasonal musical to be staged, sung and choreographed by children and teens ages five to 15.
    “The Shepherd’s Story” by Hal H. Hopson, is a 20-minute musical adaptation of the story of the birth of Jesus, as told in the Gospel of St. Luke.
    It opens with the announcement of the decree from Caesar Augustus that all people must register for the census so they can pay their taxes to Rome.

  • Why do we fast? — G.

    Part two
    By the time this column is published, we will be out of the Nativity fast and be in the feast. Thus, we will continue by speaking more about fasting and segue into feasting.
    Last time, we wrote about fasting as “self-emptying.” This week we will speak about fasting as remedy of the Fall and preparation for being filled with the Lord.     
    We live in an age of materialism and instant gratification.
    Thus, anything that is uncomfortable is typically seen as a negative, which misses the point.
    Fr. Alexander Schmemann points out that fasting reorders disordered passions and desires.

  • Drivers needed
    Los Alamos Lions Club provides services to the community, including the HELP program. The program provides free transportation for medical treatment and appointments outside the county. Patients are transported to Española, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. If you would like to be a volunteer driver call Barbara Croley at 672-3618 or Lee Sullivan at 661-8037.

    Be a volunteer
    Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is recruiting volunteers to help in the following areas: gardening, reading to individuals, leading a craft project, playing card or board games with residents, helping with bingo, playing music or leading a sing-along session. Call the activities director at 662-4300 for details.

  • The Los Alamos Little Theater announces the cast for its upcoming show, Herb Gardner’s comedy classic, “A Thousand Clowns.”
    Opening on New Year’s Eve, “A Thousand Clowns” stars Patrick MacDonald as Murray, an unemployed television writer and carefree spirit saddled with the responsibility of taking care of his 12-year-old nephew.
    MacDonald, a veteran of LALT, was last seen entertaining the Los Alamos community in the musical sensation, “Seussical.”
    Nick, played by Sequoyah Adams-Rice, is a precocious 12-year-old boy who raises the eyebrows of the Child Welfare Board when he writes an article on the benefits of unemployment insurance, threatening the fun-filled life that he and his Uncle Murray have created.

  • Friday
    Los Alamos Chapter #63, Order of the Eastern Star will be have the final sale of holiday cakes at Los Alamos National Bank from 9 a.m. until closing. For more information, call Nina Laird at 662-7580.

    The United Church of Los Alamos will have a 4 p.m. service on Christmas Eve followed by a live nativity. Residents are welcome to attend the service or stop by the live nativity for refreshments throughout the evening. The nativity will be at Central and Canyon, with a variety of animals. Those wishing to volunteer can call the church office at 662-2971.

  • Ballroom dancers showed appreciation for their volunteer dance teachers Corine and Ron Christman and Shuling and Qisu Zou on Dec. 12. In the midst of a snowstorm, dancers from ballroom and tango classes, gathered to  recognize the ballroom teachers. Molly and Dale Holm, who dedicated 13 years to teaching ballroom dancers from the community, trained the Christmans and Zous. Free classes are offered at the Betty Erhart Senior Center at 7 p.m. every Monday and 2 p.m. every Thursday. Additional classes, taught by Herman Ramsey, Marty and Dave Delanoy and Robert Pelak are also offered Thursday evenings at the Los Alamos Unitarian Church for $7 a class. The dancers have learned the waltz, foxtrot, tango, swing, west coast swing, cha-cha and much more.

  • The Los Alamos Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

  • 1. We Found Love, Rihanna

    2. Sexy and I Know It, LMFAO

    3. It Will Rain, Bruno Mars
    4. The One That Got Away, Katy Perry

    5. Good Feeling, Flo Rida

    6. Ni**as in Paris, Jay Z and Kanye West

    7. Someone Like You, Adele
    8. Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5
    9. Without You, David Guetta
    10. 5 O’Clock, T-Pain featuring Wiz Khalifa and Lily Allen

  • Art openings

    Act I Gallery presents “Seasons of the Rio Grande,” a solo exhibition by Ken Daggett. There will be an opening reception from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the gallery, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos. The show will continue through Feb. 17.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art presents an exhibition celebrating the significance of the L.A. art scene from post-World War II year through the 60s and 70s. Artists included are John Baldessari, Judy Chicago, Richard Diebenkorn, Guy Dill, Sam Francis and Edward Ruscha. The show opens Jan. 27 and continues through Feb. 17. A public reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the gallery, 435 S. Guadalupe St.


  • Dance
    Scottish country dancing from 7:30-10 p.m. every Monday at Fuller Lodge. Beginners welcome, no partner or kilt needed.


    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall.  

    The Los Alamos Choral Society is currently recruiting singers for the 2011—2012 concert season. Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. All singers are welcome.
    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. The LACW rehearses from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. www.lacw.org.