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Today's Features

  • Baha’i Faith
    For information, email 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 bethluth.com. The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.

    The Christian Church
    92 East Road, 662-6468, lachristian.org. 9-10 a.m. Sunday school; 10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Rev. Doug Partin, Assoc. Rev. Ben Partin.

    Christian Science
    1725 17th St. 662-5057.

  • White Rock Presbyterian Church (WRPC) will again host a shoebox packing party. The event is organized by Samaritan’s Purse.
    The packing party is an opportunity for family, friends and neighbors to come together to experience the joy of helping children living in difficult or dire circumstances.
    Last year, more than 180 boxes were packed at the WRPC packing party. “It brings me great joy to picture the smiles on the children’s faces as they realized that someone cares,” Joan Barr of WRPC said.
    The community is invited to join members and friends of WRPC for the Shoebox Packing Party at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at 310 Rover Blvd. The packing party will offer a night of fun, fellowship, food and door prizes.
    Donations of small gifts, hygiene items and school supplies are welcome. Financial assistance to help with shipping and handling ($7 per box) can be left at the church between 8 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, through Nov. 13.
    For more information or to make arrangements to leave donations at another time, call 672-3682.

  • Art exhibits
    Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser. Through May 2015 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 708 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe.

    “Creatures, Tame and Wild,” by Rebecca Mannschreck. The exhibition of Mannschreck’s animals is on view the entire month of November at Act I Gallery, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte in Taos. To view more artwork visit ActOneGallery.com.
    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art is announces “Eros and Thanatos: new work by Michael Petry.” This exhibition will run through to Nov. 22.

    Venice: A Reality of a Different Order. Works by Robbie Steinbach. Through Jan. 13, 2015 at Caffe Renato, the Taos Center for the Arts.

    Hand-Woven for the Holidays: Holiday Group Textile Exhibition featuring new work by New Mexico Weavers Connie Enzmann-Forneris, Sandy Voss and Barbara Marigold. Opening reception with the Artists 5-7 p.m. Nov. 21 at Marigold Arts, 424 Canyon Road in Santa Fe. Show runs through Jan. 2.

  • THIS WEEK
    ON PAC 8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 10-28-14
    02:00 PM Senior Olympics
    03:00 PM Barranca Mesa Speech Contest
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Tourism Goes Green
    05:30 PM Senior Olympics
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Technology Transfer at LANL – A 70 Year Perspective”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Global 3000
    10:00 PM NNMCAP Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • An original cast member of the comedy classic “Blazing Saddles” will host a showing of the film at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on Nov. 21 to benefit the Santa Fe Animal Shelter.
    The event is a celebration of the 40th anniversary of film, director by Mel Brooks, and the 75th anniversary of the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. David Huddleston, a Santa Fe resident and shelter supporter who portrayed Mayor Olson Johnson, will reminisce with some tall tales following the film in a question-and-answer session.
    Tickets for the event are available at the Lensic box office, 988-1234, or online at TicketsSantafe.org. Tickets are $50 and proceeds benefit the shelter and its work with homeless animals.
    The 90-minute showing begins at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St.
    The comedy Western film was voted No. 6 on the American Film Institute’s 100 Years … 100 Laughs. The classic stars Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder as a sheriff and sharpshooter defending a small town from villains Slim Pickens and Harvey Korman. It features a brilliant cast that includes Brooks, Huddleston and Oscar-nominated Madeline Kahn.

  • Santa Fe
    Walter Burke Catering, 1209 Calle de Commercio
    Date inspected: Sept. 4
    Violations: Two high-risk violations. Pesticides stored along side cleaning agents, but should be stored in a locked cabinet outside of food preparation and storage area. Exposed insulation over storage area. Three moderate-risk violations. All sides of equipment have dark grime and dust build up. Microwave is not ANSI or NSF approved. Pest activity in outside storage buildings. Employees have no hair restraints.   
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required on Oct. 7.

    Bambini’s Steaks and Hoagies, various locations
    Date inspected: Sept. 9
    Violations: Two high-risk violations. No date labels on cooked food and held more than 24 hours, which was corrected at the time of inspection. Barehanded contact with ready to eat food, which was corrected at the time of inspection. Two moderate-risk violations. Ammonium test strips not available to test sanitizer. Window for ventilation does not have screen or mesh.   
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Cesar Chavez Elementary School, 6251 Jaguar Dr. 
    Date inspected: Sept. 8
    Violations: None.   
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • In honor of all veterans and Native American Heritage Month, Jemez Springs Public Library will present a talk by author Judith Avila and Latham Nez, grandson of the last code talker, Chester Nez who passed away in June.
    They will talk about Nez’s memoir of his experiences as a code talker, one of the Native American heroes of World War II.
    Chester Nez was the last survivor of the original 29 Navajo code talkers of WWII — the men who developed the only unbroken code in modern warfare. During World War II, the Japanese managed to crack every code the U.S. military used. But when the Marines turned to their Navajo recruits to develop and implement a secret language, the men stymied the enemy and helped to assure victory for the United States in the South Pacific.
    After a career working at the VA hospital in Albuquerque, he lived with his son’s family in his later years. The family believes it is very important for the legacy of the code talkers to be remembered. Talking about the book, co-authored by Nez and Judith Avila, is a way to do so, to honor Chester Nez’s memory and the remarkable story of all the code talkers.

  • “Courage and Compassion: Native Women Sculpting Women,” is the first exhibit of its kind featuring leading American Indian Women sculptors of 20th and 21st centuries.
    The exhibit is open now at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and runs through Oct. 19, 2015. The exhibition features figures of women sculpted by seven American Indian women artists. Most of the 10 works on view will be in the museum’s outdoor Roland Sculpture Garden.
    There is a long history of sculpting among the indigenous peoples of the Americas. The artists in Courage and Compassion, while contemporary in their approach are steeped in tradition. Using the same materials as their ancestors did thousands of years ago, the works presented draw on cultural influences of those who have gone before
    The depictions of women shown in this exhibit are not portraits of particular women, with one exception, but speak to their strength in their native cultures, their roles and how they are viewed.

  • Students from around the state are asked to submit their work for the 2015 Desert Light Film Festival, which will be held on April 24, 2015 in Alamogordo.
    The competition gives students an opportunity to showcase their work, compete for prizes and participate in seminars designed for young filmmakers.
    Thanks to the new financial support of local cable, phone and Internet company, Baja Broadband, Desert Light Film Festival will host its 12th Annual festival and competition.
    Desert Light is open to all New Mexico high school and middle school students, including students who attend public, private or charter schools, or who are home schooled.
    Categories include drama/comedy, animation, music video, documentary, experimental film and 30-second commercial. The criteria for all categories include production quality, creativity and originality, resourcefulness and entertainment value. Judging sheets for each category will include films are submitted and judged in either the high school or middle school division.

  • Unsuspecting guests stranded on an island with no hope for escape, a wickedly creative killer on the loose and a disembodied voice from the study — Agatha Christie’s timeless skill for murder mysteries is on stage in the Los Alamos Little Theater’s “And Then There Were None.”
    Dennis Powell returns to directing one of Christie’s plays, this time with a large cast of characters, each with his or her own mysterious past and a motive for murder.
    The setting for this charming little mystery is the drawing room of a well-furnished manor, but the twist is that the 10 characters invited there for a weekend getaway find themselves completely stranded with no hope of rescue. Add to the mix a mysterious voice, a lethal nursery rhyme and the bodies (and suspects) start piling up.
    A large part of the 12-person cast is relatively new or recent newcomers to the stage, though some old favorites return as well, and each character has a wonderfully distinct persona, as could only be expected from one of Christie’s works.
    The cast of characters include the stern, old fashioned lady (Tami Martinson as Emily Brent), a foppish young man-about-town (Conner Schultz as Anthony Marston), and even the inevitable butler and his wife (Michael Adkins and Christine Fischahs as Mr. and Mrs. Rogers).