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 9 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts served during fellowship hour starting at 10:15 a.m. 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. and worship at 10:30. Our current series is “Kingdom Reign” as we study the book of 2 Samuel.
    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

  • WASHINGTON (AP) — A political pope is sure to seize his opportunity when he addresses a political body. So both Democrats and Republicans are looking forward to Pope Francis’ remarks to Congress next month — and bracing for them, too.
    The pope thrills Democrats with his teachings on climate change, social justice and immigration. At the same time, his message on life and the Catholic Church’s traditional opposition to abortion comfort Republicans.
    There is genuine giddiness among Catholic Democrats — many of whom have long been uncomfortably at odds with their church over abortion rights — about the pope’s strong emphasis on addressing poverty and the environment.
    “I’ve been waiting for this pope all my life,” said liberal Massachusetts Democrat Jim McGovern, 57. “I find him inspirational and I know a lot of other people do, not just Catholics.”
    The pope comes to the Capitol on Sept. 24, where he will be the first pontiff to ever address a joint meeting of Congress. He will also appear on a West Front balcony to greet the public.

  • Ryan Shupe and his band will be the featured performers at this weekend’s Gordon’s Summer Concert.
    The concert series is approaching the finish of its summer season, with only four shows remaining, including tonight’s.
    Ryan Shupe will play at Ashley Pond starting at 7 p.m.
    With his band, Shupe has been around the country on tour and has been on Good Morning America, E! and Country Music Television, among other national appearances.
    According to his biography, he is a fifth-generation fiddler and also plays electric and acoustic guitar and even the mandolin.
    Shupe is making Los Alamos one of his stops ahead of an album release coming up this fall. Shupe’s album, entitled “We Rode On,” is different than the regular sound and songwriting he’s known for.
    The album, according to the band’s website, focuses on “themes like family, love and maturity.”
    Following Friday’s performance, the band will appear in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, and Lorton, Virginia, before the end of the month.
    Russ Gordon, the organizer of the Summer Concert Series, calls Shupe and his band “high energy and major fun bluegrass and rock.” Shupe and company are based in Utah.

  • August 16 - 10:30 a.m.
    WORSHIP - We come from different cultures and backgrounds, but we worship the same Lord. On this special Sunday “The Instruments of Praise” Hula Ministry Team will join us at the Christian Church (92 East Road) in worshiping the Lord. They will praise the Lord through a beautiful, traditional Polynesian dance as we praise Him in song. Feel free to dress “Hawaiian.”
    LUNCH - Mike and Michelle Irish will host a fund-raiser luncheon after worship to help this Hula Ministry Team travel to Oregon to minister. Menu: Teriyaki chicken, Teriyaki SPAM, rice and dessert.

  • As you read this, many Los Alamos High School and Middle School students will be starting out their year with a whole new perspective of school.
    Link Crew and Web Crew, two new programs that were fresh out of the gate at this time last year, will have just wrapped up their second school year educating students with the motto, “Students Helping Students Succeed.”
    On Tuesday, the eighth grade leaders for the LAMS Hawks will have walked potentially 270 incoming seventh graders with a tour, Words of Wisdom and team building activities that will help to assist the affectionately termed, “sevies,” with easing up the nerves and welcoming them to one of the new jewels in the Los Alamos Public School district.
    Also on Tuesday, the ’Topper Link Crew, the high school version of the program, were a welcoming force to be reckoned with as upperclassmen consisting of juniors and seniors provided Advice for Freshmen and traditional orientation activities, but with a lot more fun and comradery.
    The two programs are from the Boomerang Project and are two of only three programs in the State of New Mexico with Pojoaque Valley High School being the first in the state to ease the transition and bridge one school level to the next.

  • One of the many benefits of living in New Mexico is the prevalence of fossils. Sometimes, however, it’s nice to have an experienced guide point out the best places to look for them.
    On Saturday, Allen Schmiedicke and Jennifer Macy will lead a field trip to a road cut near the small town of Holman to collect plant and tree fossils preserved in mudstone in the same pattern when they were laid down about 300 million years ago.
    Only 30 spots are available. This event is free, but advanced registration is required. Due to the popularity of these outings, register soon to save a spot. Participants will meet at Sullivan Field at 8 a.m. and drive to Holman Hill from there. Because this field trip is to a road cut, it is not recommended for children 5 or under.
    Schmiedicke is a long-time member of the Los Alamos Geological Society. He has been collecting minerals and fossils since he was 8 years old, when his dad introduced the family to the hobby. Besides collecting, he also does his own fossil preparation and mineral photography.
    To learn more, visit peecnature.org.

  • Art exhibits
    The 11th Annual Gala Exhibition and Auction on display through Aug. 28 will showcase artists from across the U.S. and abroad who find inspiration in Fechin’s legacy, Taos and the creative traditions of the Southwest.

    Photographs Keith Carter “Ghostland” and Kate Breakey “Shadow and Light,” at the photo-eye Gallery, 541 S. Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe. Show runs through Aug. 22.

    Zane Bennett Gallery announces “IMPACTS! II” an exhibition featuring Bi Rongrong, Shen Fan, Liang Shaoji and others, with seven artists in total. The show is at 435 South Guadalupe St., across from the rail station in Santa Fe, and coincides with the Last Friday Art Walk in the Railyard Arts District. The grand opening will be from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 21. There will be exciting events occurring during these openings involving traditional and contemporary Chinese culture, with more information to follow.

    “Where the Buffalo Roam.” Angel Wynn, American artist and photographer. Show runs through Aug. 31 at Angel Wynn Gallery in Santa Fe.

  • When Van Cliburn International Piano Competition medalist Sean Chen takes the stage in the Duane Smith Auditorium in September, he will join more than 300 soloists and ensembles presented by the Los Alamos Concert Association since its founding in 1946.
    Celebrating its 70th Anniversary, LACA has presented dozens of solo pianists, string quartets, wind and brass ensembles, guitarists, orchestras and vocal ensembles.
    “These are classical musicians who have performed in great concert halls all over the world,” said Ann McLaughlin, LACA artistic director. “We are very fortunate to have artists of this caliber performing in Los Alamos.”
    Chen will join an impressive list of artists from the past 70 years that includes Yo-Yo Ma, Andrés Segovia, Emanuel Ax, Midori, Frederica von Stade, the Juilliard and Guarneri String Quartets, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and many others.
    The artists slated to perform in the coming season continue that world-class tradition.
    Chen will open the season on Sept. 25. He is the first American to medal in the Cliburn Competition since Jon Nakamatsu won gold in 1997. Nakamatsu and his duo partner, clarinetist Jon Manasse will close the season on April 17.

  • The Santa Fe Animal Shelter is host to a daylong event at The Downs at Santa Fe on Saturday. The first-ever Dog Days of Summer in Santa Fe offers a day for the whole family, including canines.
    The event kicks off with a Color Dash 5K at 10 a.m., and then continues with live music, food trucks and refreshments from the Santa Fe Brewing Company.
    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at The Downs, although preregistration is encouraged at sfasdogdays.com. Every paid Dasher receives a white T-shirt, dash bib, CD 5K tattoo and one color pack.
    The Dash is a fundraiser held in partnership with the shelter and El Camino Real Academy Wildcats. The race ends with a color explosion at 11 a.m. The “explosion” is actually packets of nontoxic color dye thrown in the air at the conclusion of the race. Also included in the celebration are dance competitions, a hula-hoop contest and many more contests with swag giveaways.
    From 11 a.m.-5 p.m., there will be games for dogs and their people, vendor booths, bouncy houses, mural painting, a dog agility course and Frisbee demonstrations from Disc Dogs of New Mexico.

  • All concerts in St. Francis Auditorium in the New Mexico Museum of Art unless otherwise noted.

    6 p.m. Sunday
    Mozart String Quintet No. 4 in G Minor, K. 516
    Jennifer Gilbert, violin; Harvey de Souza, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola;
    Daniel Phillips, viola; Eric Kim, cello
    Bartók Piano Quintet
    Dover Quartet
    Brahms Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34a
    Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Miami String Quartet
    Tickets: $10-$78

    6 p.m. Aug. 17
    5 p.m. Pre-concert talk: Composer Alexander Goehr with Marc Neikrug
    Mozart Sonata in D Major for Two Pianos, K. 448/K. 375a
    Soyeon Kate Lee, piano; Ran Dank, piano
    Goehr Seven Impromptus for two pianos, Op. 96
    Ran Dank, piano; Soyeon Kate Lee, piano
    Smetana String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor, “From My Life”
    Miami String Quartet
    Tickets: $10-$78

    Noon Aug. 18
    Anne-Marie McDermott Piano Recital
    Bach Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826
    Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major, Op. 84
    Tickets: $10-$26