Today's Features

  • Sept. 11-Sept. 17
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 672-2034 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations: by 10 a.m. for lunches.
    Betty Ehart

    8:45 a.m.        Cardio
    9:45 a.m.        Matter of Balance Class
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Shaved Ham, Swiss             Cheese on Kaiser Roll
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango dancing
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    8:45 a.m.         Variety Training
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Polish Sausage
    1 p.m.        Party Bridge (Classroom)
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table Tennis
    8:30 a.m.        LAVA Quilters
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio Plus Exercise    
    10:30 a.m.        Music with Ruth    

  • Steve Foltyn, former Arts in Public Places member, will be the League of  Women Voter’s  leader for the monthly community event, “Lunch with a Leader” at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 20 at Mesa Library.
    Foltyn was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up in the suburbs northwest of the city.  After a four-year tour in the U.S. Air Force, he attended the University of Missouri-Rolla where he received a master’s degree in Physics in 1979.  
    As a graduate student, he worked at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory during the summers of 1978 and 1979, and he became a technical staff member at the lab in 1980.  
    Foltyn’s research interests, including lasers, thin films and laser-material interactions, supported several different isotope separation, laser fusion and defense projects, and eventually led to his joining the Superconductivity Technology Center, where he worked for 20 years before retiring in 2008. Foltyn first became aware of the county’s Art in Public Places board in 2010, and had paid little attention to the public art in town until he was encouraged by a friend to apply for a board vacancy.  

  • Aug. 22 — A boy. Adam Joseph Martinez. Born to Samantha Montoya and Aaron A. Martinez.
    Aug. 24 — A boy. Lukus Colton Jimenez. Born to DeNae and Leonard Jimenez.
    Aug. 27 — A girl. Ada June Spence. Born to Amber and Evan Spence.
    Aug. 28 — A boy. Staas Monroe Jakulewicz. Born to Mitzi Boswell and Micah Jakulewicz.

    Feature Film: “Mysteries of the Unseen World” at 2 p.m. at the Nature Center. Discover what is normally too fast, too slow, too small, or outside the visible spectrum. There is far more to nature than meets the eye. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.

    “Not Quite Right” matinee performance at 2 p.m. at the Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nectar St. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for students and seniors and can be purchased at the door or in advance at CB Fox or from Brown Paper Tickets. Visit lalt.org for more information.
    Nature Playtimes from 10-11 a.m. at the Nature Center. Join local families for fun in nature. Free.

    Chapter AK, P.E.O. meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Marilyn Doolen, 713 Meadow Lane. Marilyn is also co-hostess and providing the program. RSVP to Marilyn at 667-3571.
    Kiwanis meeting from noon-1 p.m. in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Drive. Los Alamos Kiwanis will take a field trip to the Teen Center. Plan to arrive early to be sure of parking.

  • Are you an older adult? Have you fallen recently? Do you have parents who are older adults you are concerned about?  Than this presentation is for you!! The Los Alamos Fall Prevention Coalition will present “Remembering When: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults” at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Aspen Ridge. Everyone is welcome.
    This program is especially important as falls are the leading cause of accidental injury death among adults 65 years of age and older in the U.S. and New Mexico. During 2010-2014 Los Alamos residents 65 years and older had the second-highest fall-related death rate among New Mexico’s counties. Also during 2010-2014, there were 19 fall-related deaths and 148 hospitalizations among Los Alamos residents 65 years and older; most of these fall-related injuries and deaths occurred in the home.
    The National Fire Protection Agency’s: “Remembering When” program is a free fire and fall prevention program targeted to older adults with the goal of giving them tools to allow them to live at home safely for as long as possible. Members of the local fire department and home visiting professionals and volunteers deliver the program through home visits and group presentations
    Email prevent.falls@lacnm.us or call 662-8924 for more information.

  • History Wednesdays, sponsored by the Los Alamos History Museum, is a free after-school program for first- through third-grade students.
    Registration is open through September 9th. History Wednesdays is a drop-off program in which children experience engaging, hands-on history activities under the guidance of the museum educator. The program will run starting Wednesday through Nov. 16. The class is 1-3 p.m., and meets in the classroom space in Fuller Lodge.
    Children will learn about history from the local to the global, through creative and participatory activities focused on sparking curiosity about history.
    History Wednesdays is a free program, but registration is required. Register online. For more information contact Aimee Slaughter, museum educator, at educator@losalamoshistory.org.

  • The Los Alamos Concert Association is recruiting social media-savvy classical music lovers for its new Review Crew.  
    In exchange for free concert tickets to hear LACA’s world-class artists, Review Crew members will spread the word about LACA’s concerts via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other platforms in the thriving world of social media.
    The Review Crew will be limited to six members who will meet LACA’s artists, attend their performances and then share those experiences by posting photos, short videos and interviews on their favorite social media.  
    “This is just one way that technology is transforming the world of classical music,” said LACA Board member Winnie Lamartine. “People of all ages are now finding out about performing arts events through social media and LACA wants to be at the forefront of that trend.”  
    “Meeting these great artists, getting to know them even a little prior to a performance, can transform the concert-going experience,” said Ann McLaughlin, LACA artistic director. “We hope our Review Crew will have a great time doing this and will pass that excitement along to their friends.”

  • The spirit of Fidel Lee Gutierrez is alive and well in Los Alamos and will soon be headed down the hill for a memorial golf fundraiser on Sept. 19.
    Gutierrez, a former Los Alamos National Bank executive, has the heartfelt labors of friends and family working hard to keep his fun loving memory alive, with an event he would adore at the Santa Fe Country Club.
    “Our volunteers consist of many of Fidel’s family members and numerous friends from his childhood through his years as senior vice president at LANB,” said his wife, Gina Imprescia.
    A Lifetime Fund through, The Santa Fe Community Foundation has been established to benefit youth serving organizations throughout New Mexico.
    A four person scramble with a shotgun start will begin at 9am, include; lunch, awards and a raffle. Individual player fees are $125 or come for the non-golfer lunch for just $25.
    Singles, pairs and trios are welcome and additional team members will be added. The registration fees are due Monday, and additional information is available by calling 670-2963 or emailing fidelmemorialtourney@gmail.com.
    Those wishing to make a donation can send donations payable to the Santa Fe Community Foundation at P.O. Box 22523 Santa Fe, NM 87502-2523.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt your new best friend today! All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Shelter hours are noon – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, and noon–3 p.m. Sunday.
    Be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. Also check out Petfinder website for pictures of adoptable animals: petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
    Juan—A big tomcat who was trapped a few weeks ago. Since Juan was on his own in the wild for quite some time, it has taken lots of time by a patient volunteer to help him adjust to life at the shelter and interaction with humans. Juan would do well in a home with other cats, as they make him feel more comfortable. Juan particularly loves the company of kittens, since he loves to give baths! Juan will need time and space to adjust and might hide for a while, but just give him some time! No children for this guy.