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Today's Features

  • New Mexico author and local favorite Stan Crawford will talk about his latest book, “The Canyon,” at 7 p.m., Thursday in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library. His talk is part of the ongoing Authors Speak Series, held on the fourth Thursday of each month.
    Crawford, a Dixon resident, has spent a lot of time in Los Alamos, teaching writing at University of New Mexico-Los Alamos, selling garlic at the Los Alamos Farmer’s Market and speaking at previous library events.
    In addition to “The Canyon,” he is the author of “Petroleum Man” and four other novels, as well as three books of nonfiction published by the University of New Mexico Press: “Mayordomo: Chronicle of an Acequia in Northern New Mexico,” “A Garlic Testament: Seasons on a Small New Mexico Farm” and “The River in Winter: New and Selected Essays.”
    His books are full of subtle (and not so subtle) humor, and his characters are portrayed with great compassion. “The Canyon” is a gently-told story whose main character is a 14-year-old boy named Scotty. His perspective on life is at once pragmatic and romantic — naïve and wise.
    Crawford will talk about the art and craft of writing and the particulars of this book and other recent work. The talk will be followed by a book signing.

  • April 19-25, 2015
    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
    10:30 a.m.    Advisory Board meeting
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Roast pork
    2 p.m.        Pinochle
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango dancing
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:30 a.m.        Mac users group
    8:45 a.m.        Variety training
    10 a.m.        Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Beef tacos
    1 p.m.         MindBody massage
    1 p.m.        Bingo
    1:30 p.m.        Party bridge
    6 p.m.        Mahjong
    7 p.m.        Bridge

  • 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:
    petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html
    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.
    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
    CATS
    Columbo — A cute, young, white and tabby cat that was found roaming at the Masonic Temple. He is a total sweetheart, and he quickly rolls over and begins purring when he knows that someone is about to pet him! A family was interested in Columbo once his straight hold expired, so be sure to call the shelter before heading over to meet him in case he has already been adopted.

  • Registration for The Family YMCA’s Talent Show closes on Monday, April 20. Registration of talent is free, but the Show, starting at 6:30 p.m. April 24, at New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 112 East Road, will have a $10 per person entrance fee with tickets sold at the door. Funds raised will support the Y’s annual campaign for scholarships and youth programs.

    Individuals or groups wishing to participate in the talent show must register by close of business on Monday, April 20, and may do so in person at the Y, or by calling 662-3100, or online at laymca.org

    The Talent Show will have judges and “people’s favorite” awards given.

  • 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.
    Church of Christ

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Bible usually unites Republicans in conservative Tennessee, but lately it is proving to be — as an epistle writer put it — more powerful and sharper than a double-edged sword.
    Legislators here are deeply divided over a proposal to make the holy text an official state book, with some saying it’s far too sacred to be trivialized like the state fruit (tomato), the state amphibian (Tennessee cave salamander) and several state songs (“Tennessee Waltz” and “Rocky Top”).
    Conversely, others believe the Bible is an integral part of the state’s history, or don’t want to appear to be against it. And then there are a host of constitutional questions to consider.
    Despite those problems, House lawmakers on Wednesday voted 55-38 in favor of the plan.
    On Thursday, the proposal was derailed when the Senate voted 22-9 to send it back to a committee that has been closed, effectively killing it for the year.
    Some legislators may have felt compelled to support the measure or face political repercussions down the road.

  • The Los Alamos High School “Pegasus” literary magazine will have its annual swap meet from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Duane Smith Auditorium parking lot.

    In inclement weather, the swap meet will be held in the lower commons of Los Alamos High School. A variety of furniture, clothing, toys, and knick-knacks will be available for purchase. Funds from the rental of space for the swap meet will support the publication of “Pegasus,” the Los Alamos High School literary magazine.

    Starting at 7:45-9 a.m., “Pegasus” will also welcome donations from the community for resale. Community members are invited to bring unwanted clothing, furniture or other items (in good condition) to the Pegasus tables.  Space rental/donationg is $20. Sellers may begin set up at 7:30 a.m..  Shopping will begin at 8 a.m.

    A 50-year tradition, “Pegasus” needs funds to publish student writing and art. Additional funds raised will be donated to either the Thurston or Fabry Memorial Funds.

    The Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers Speech and Debate Team will host a table at the resale to raise money to send 10 qualifiers to the National Speech and Debate Tournament this June to Dallas.

  • 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.

    Harriette Tsosie, “Linguicide.” Artist talk from 1-2 p.m. April 25. Show closes on April 27.

    Jock Sturges: Fanny. Show runs until May 23 at photo-eye Gallery.

    “Women’s Work.” Art exhibition featuring 25 top female artists of New Mexico. Show is free to the public and runs through May 15 at the Tarnoff Art Center in Rowe. For more information and directions, visit tarnoffartcenter.org, or call 919-8888.

    V. Vaughan Solo Exhibit: Welcome the Light. Show runs until April 30 at Act I Gallery in Santa Fe.

    “Rag Rug Show: New Mexico Artists Reinvent a Tradition.” Featuring Linda Running Bentley & Dorie Sanders at Marigold Arts in Santa Fe. Show runs until Friday.

    Expressions in Weaving: A Group Exhibition. Featuring Tapestries by Linda Running Bentley, Connie Enzmann-Forneris Barbara Marigold and Robin Reider. Opening reception with the artists, 5-7 p.m. Friday at Marigold Arts in Santa Fe. Show runs until May 7.

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

  • New Mexico PBS Commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the Official End of the Vietnam War (The Fall of Saigon) with six programs and a free public screening on April 21-28.
    April 30 is the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon and the official end of the Vietnam War. This year is the 50th Anniversary of the start of the ground war in Vietnam.
    New Mexico PBS / KNME-TV commemorates these events, presenting six programs and one free public screening, April 21-28, presented below in chronological order.
    There will be a free screen that is open to the public, followed by an interactive panel discussion beginning at 7 p.m. April 22. “Last Days of Vietnam” is part of the New Mexico PBS Community Cinema at the KiMo series. The theater is located in downtown Albuquerque. Moderator for the panel will be Sarah Gustavus, producer of “New Mexico in Focus.”
    New Mexico PBS extends a special invitation to all Veterans who might like to attend.
    Programs to air on KNME Channel 5:
    The National Mall: America’s Front Yard. 7 p.m. April 21. The special reveals the surprising and inspiring story of the U.S. National Mall’s surprising evolution and history, including the creation of “The Wall” (The Vietnam Veterans Memorial).