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Today's Features

  • For many years, retired Los Alamos Public Schools’ employees have looked forward to the famous NOT Back-to -School breakfast. It is held annually on the first day that students and teachers go back to school.
    Retirees from all over the USA make a special effort to attend the event to share memories and talk with friends. This year the breakfast will be at 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill. For those who are able to pay, there is a nominal charge of $10 to help defray the rental cost to the church for use of the hall.
    All new retirees should have received an invitation in the mail and other retirees an email about the event.
    The important point for retirees is to RSVP to 662-9117 or drummer@rt66.com or larse@leee.org.
    Leave information on whether or not you plan to attend and be sure to state your name, email address, and phone number for future contact by this “alumni” group by this coming Sunday.  

  • What a great week for some youth building activities.
    This weekend the fair and rodeo will be held and youth fun and activities are all around.
    First of all, as you head to the pond and quite possibly park behind CB Fox, consider stopping in for a truffle. The construction is hard on many businesses in that area, so if you can make even a small purchase, they’d love to see you.
    Please take the time to check out any of the Youth Business Grant recipients that you might find at the pond this weekend. Wednesday they will each make a pitch to win additional funds for their businesses, so if you know a youth, wish them well.
    Another place for a truffle is the Rose Chocolatier, located by the Motor Vehicles Division. Youth Business Grant recipient Ruby Selvage has worked with the owner and has her souvenir chocolates for sale right in her shop. How wonderful for a local business to support our youth.
    How wonderful that the community has selected Alex Kirk as the Grand Marshal. I plan to wear my AlbuKIRKque T-shirt and wave as he goes by.
    Speaking of waving, rumor has it that Chad the Sci Guy will be at the pond with some hands on science.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home. Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:
    petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html
    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends.
    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating.
    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
    CATS
    DQ — This 8-year-old, neutered, Manx lost his home due to a divorce. He is declawed and is an indoor kitty only. DQ likes the comfort and security of his own space. He is a bit shy at first, so it will take some time for him to adjust to a new home. Once he warms up to you, he has a cute little chirp that he lets out when he is ready for some attention — sometimes his bottom lip will snag on his tooth after his chirping, so he gets a funny little snaggletooth! He would love the comfort and security of a forever home and person, and having a safe place to retreat to will help him adjust. Because changes and loud noises startle DQ, the shelter recommend a home without children.

  • Aug. 3-8, 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
    MONDAY
    8:45 a.m. Cardio
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Baked chicken
    7 p.m. Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    10 a.m. Computer users group
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Breaded pollock
    1 p.m. MindBody massage
    7 p.m. Bridge
    7:30 p.m. Table tennis
    WEDNESDAY
    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: Chef salad
    1:30 p.m. Daytime Duplicate Bridge
    THURSDAY
    8:30 a.m. Walk-in-the-woods
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Frito pie
    1:30 p.m. Beginning tap dancing
    2 p.m. Ballroom dancing
    6:30 p.m. Chess
    7 p.m. Bridge
    FRIDAY
    8 a.m. Country Class pool tournament
    9:15 a.m. Line Dancing
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: BBQ chicken thigh
    12:30 p.m. Movie: “While You Were Sleeping,” 1995
    1-4 p.m. Shuffleboard
    2 p.m. Kids bridge
    SATURDAY
    10 a.m.-1 p.m. BESC open

  • Kimberly Boerigter and Rebecca Martineau, former residents of Los Alamos, attended a volunteer program in Ecuador for five weeks this summer through International Volunteer Headquarters.
    Boerigter and Martineau have traveled abroad on separate occasions in the past. Boerigter went to India for a college class and Martineau has been to Mexico, Costa Rica and Peru.
    The two are also recent college graduates, Boerigter from Hope College in Holland, Michigan and Martineau from Kansas State University. Both are 2010 graduates of Los Alamos High School.
    Boerigter and Martineau said they both enjoyed the experience of the program through IVHQ saying that is was less expensive and more controlled then some other volunteer programs.
    “Not only was it reasonably priced but the program has a tons of locations and options for lengths, all of which they try and keep the cost affordable so people who want to make a difference can actually make a difference,” Boerigter said.
    The volunteer program mixed work with pleasure — Monday through Thursday, the girls worked with street kids and Friday through Sunday, they were free to explore the country and get a feel for the culture and location.

  • 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. Summer worship, at 9 a.m., runs from mid-May through mid-August. Fellowship with refreshments following the service at 10:15 a.m. The preaching is biblical, 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.

  • “Are some chosen for salvation while others are not?”

  • Today
    Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 6 p.m. on Thursday nights for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos. Bring a leash, no longer than six feet.

    Summer Camp Showcase. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fuller Lodge Art Center. On display until Aug. 2.

    The Paintings of Ryszard Wasilewski. Opening Reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. July 11. Upstairs in the Mesa Public Library Gallery. Daily through Aug. 5.

    Friday
    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. AA “White Rock Group” Meeting, 7-8 p.m., White Rock Presbyterian Church, 310 Rover Dr. at 36th Street. 920-8799.

    First Friday Forts at PEEC. 3:30-5 p.m. Come build a fort or cook up something good in the mud kitchen. Parents must stay and supervise their children. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

  • Get those cameras ready, polish those smiles and say cheese. Or tuna. Or kibble.
    Friends of the Shelter is accepting photo entries for the 2015 Shelter Alumni Calendar through Sept. 6.
    Pet owners who have adopted a shelter animal, or an abandoned or homeless animal are invited to send a photo and a brief story about their pet. Pet owners whose pets were featured in last year’s calendar are welcome to submit new photos of their pets for this year’s calendar.
    Entry forms are available at Animal Clinic of Los Alamos, Ridgeview Veterinary Hospital, Pet Pangaea and the Los Alamos Animal Shelter.
    The entry forms include entry information, as well as tips on getting great photos of your pet. Entries can be submitted by mail to Friends of the Shelter, P.O. Box 1402, Los Alamos 87544, or electronically to virginiaking65@gmail.com, or via the shelter’s website at lafos.org.
    Friends of the Shelter, a humane organization based in Los Alamos is trying to improve the quality of life for unwanted pets and find homes for homeless animals.
    FOS works closely with the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter, local veterinarians and other humane societies.

  • This year marks the 22nd Annual Butterfly Count in Los Alamos County, but this year the count carries a special meaning. This is the first such count since the passing of Living Treasure Dorothy Hoard, who initiated the Los Alamos County annual butterfly counts more than 20 years ago.
    As such, the annual butterfly count will from now on be known as the “Dorothy Hoard Memorial Butterfly Count.” On Aug. 8, New Mexico butterfly guru Steve Cary will lead the count. In preparation for the count, butterfly enthusiast Roy Michelotti will present “Butterflies You Might See in Los Alamos, and Some Fun Facts About Butterflies” Aug. 5 at PEEC.
    The count this year will be from 9 a.m. to about 3:30 p.m. Aug. 8. Cary will identify butterflies and discuss their habits and life histories with count participants. Butterflies in three different habitats will be counted — mesa top, streamside and high altitude. 
    The count will be at Burnt Mesa in Bandelier on N.M. 4. The group will then move on to Cañon de Valle on N.M. 501 (West Jemez Road), expecting to arrive at about 10:30 a.m. At around noon, the group will go up to Camp May to have lunch and then continue counting until 3:30 p.m.