Today's Features

  • 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 a new best friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:
    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.
    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on some of your favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals or cats and dogs currently in foster care.
    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
    Babes — A 9-year-old, spayed, female, black and white cat whose owner has been unable to find housing where Babes is welcome. She is a nice big girl who is good with adults and gentle children.
    Biggie Smalls — A handsome, black, neutered male who just had his veterinary update and is ready for a home.
    Kittens — There are plenty that are gradually returning to the shelter from foster homes, as they get big enough to have their veterinary care completed.

  • Donations needed for Listening Post

    The Prevention Office is asking for donations of snack items for the Listening Post.
    The Listening Post is an opportunity for volunteers to offer free snacks to students to lift spirits during stressful times.
    Donations can be dropped off at the main office. Businesses or organizations willing to do a collection can request a free pick up of items by calling 663-3252.
    Those donations requested include granola bars, juice boxes, fruit cups, or other individual packaged items.

    LAMS in need of sports equipment, board games

    Los Alamos Middle School is seeking donations of used sports equipment, board games, or decks of playing cards for cold weather days. Donations can be left at the main office.
    Additional information is available by calling

    Monitor Staff Report

  • Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2014
    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
    8:45 a.m. Cardio
    10:30 a.m. Advisory Council
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Beef/bean burrito
    Noon Grief support
    7 p.m. Ballroom dancing
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    10 a.m. Computer users group
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Grilled pork chop
    1 p.m. MindBody massage
    6 p.m. Mahjong
    7 p.m. Bridge
    7:30 p.m. Table tennis

    8:30 a.m. LAVA quilters
    8:45 a.m. Cardio plus exercise
    10:45 a.m. Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Beer battered cod
    1 p.m. Downton Abbey show
    1:30 p.m. Daytime duplicate bridge

    8:30 a.m. Walk-In-The-Woods
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    9 a.m. Toenail clipping
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Fried chicken
    1:30 p.m. Beginning tap dancing
    2 p.m. Ballroom dancing
    6:30 p.m. Chess
    7 p.m. Bridge

  • 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.

  • “Why should I give thanks when the world is in such a mess?” — Kris

  • The Los Alamos Arts Council will present its Brown Bag performance on Dec. 3.
    Brave New Brass will play at noon in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge.
    Brave New Brass is a brass ensemble formed in Los Alamos, based on previous brass quintets organized by Dave and Deniece Korzekwa. The members of Brave New Brass have a broad interest in the music available for small brass ensembles of various combinations, and have been performing as a group in Los Alamos for the past year and a half.
    Members of the group are all local Los Alamos musicians, with Elizabeth Hunke (French horn), Deniece Korzekwa (tuba), Dave Korzekwa (trumpet), Mandy Marksteiner (trumpet), and Bruce Warren (trombone).
    As an applied mathematician at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Elizabeth Hunke develops and maintains the Los Alamos Sea Ice Model, CICE, which is used in numerous climate — modeling centers around the world.  In her spare time she plays horn with several Los Alamos ensembles, and she is active in the Ninety-Nines, an international organization of women pilots that provides scholarship opportunities for women and aviation education in the community.

  • “Sacrifice and Service: The American Military Family” will be shown for the month of December in Mesa Public Library’s Upstairs Gallery.
    The exhibit is on loan from the Museum of the American Military Family (MAMF) in Albuquerque, a nascent museum, which does not yet have a permanent location of its own.
    There will be a public reception at 7 p.m. Dec. 4-5 in the gallery. Director of the MAMF Dr. Circe Woessner will be on hand for the opening of the exhibit in Los Alamos.  She is a former overseas “brat,” whose husband served in the Army for 20 years before his retirement.
    The exhibit’s debut showing was earlier this year at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. The exhibit focuses on several themes, including everyday family life for military families, family members as unsung heroes, loss and grieving, and the importance of different forms of communications between families and those serving in the military.

  • Today
    “No Limitations.” Work by photographer Kimber Wallwork-Heineman. Daily through November at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Gallery.

    Affordable Arts. On display through Jan. 3 at Fuller Lodge Art Center. With 124 artists participating — the vast majority from northern New Mexico and more than 50 Los Alamos artists.
    Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 10 a.m. for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos. Bring a leash, no longer than six feet.
    Dec. 1
    Nature Playtimes Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico. 10-11 a.m. Toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers come to PEEC to explore the natural world. Each Playtime features a story and stations centered around a theme, as well as outside time. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
    Dec. 2
    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meeting. Noon at the Manhattan Project restaurant. Speaker will be Elisa Enriquez on suicide prevention.
    Dec. 3
    The United Church Thrift Shop will be having its “Everything Christmas” sale including many gifts, as well as decorations, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Graves Hall.

  • Artists from all around northern New Mexico will be displaying and selling their work in Affordable Arts exhibition at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.
    More than 50 artists are Los Alamos residents.
    The exhibition will be begin Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and an alternative to madness of Black Friday. Opening day is an opportunity to find some affordable artwork to give as Christmas gifts. The exhibit will be on display through Christmas until Jan. 3.
    The art center will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon-3 p.m. Sunday.
    The handcrafted items are priced from $1-250, although many artists have their worked priced under-$100 to accommodate cash-strapped shoppers. Gallery staff will also be on hand to help.
    The art center plans to stay open until the Parade of Lights on Dec. 6 and serve hot cider and cookies for revelers that are out in the cold.

  • Los Alamos will be transformed into a winter wonderland during Winterfest, from Dec. 5-7.

The highlight of Winterfest — the lighting of the Christmas tree and holiday lights parade — will at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 when downtown Los Alamos will be illuminated with the glow of thousands of lights decorating mobile floats around a “Frozen” theme. The official tree lighting takes place at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond.

The 21st annual Crèche Show will get Winterfest off the ground on Friday, Dec. 5 as hundreds of nativity scenes from around the world will be displayed. There is no charge to enter the show, which will from 1-7 p.m. at the Los Alamos Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, located at 1967 18th St. The Crèches show will continue from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Dec. 6.

Dance Arts Los Alamos will perform “The Snow Queen” on Dec. 5-7 – a classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, which was used as the inspiration for Disney’s “Frozen.” Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 youth, teens and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at CB Fox, or at the door the night of the performance, which will be 7 p.m. at Duane Smith Auditorium located at 1300 Diamond Drive. Visit danceartslosalamos.org for details.