Today's Features

    January Night Sky Show from 7-7:45 p.m. Discover and identify objects visible in our night sky, and enjoy their beauty from our planetarium. Suitable for ages 4 and up. $6 per adult, $4 per child.

    Feature Film: “Exoplanets” at 2 p.m. How do we know there are planets outside our solar system, exoplanets? Find out and venture past the edges of our solar system. Suitable for ages 4 and up. $6 per adult, $4 per child.

    National Geographic Arctic Cruise Part II at 10:30 a.m. Steve Becker will show photos of wildlife (polar bears, musk ox, birds, and fin whale) glaciers, icebergs, geology, interesting sky phenomena, and Inuit settlements. Free.

    Family Night: ROCK and Roll at 6 p.m. Come to the Nature Center for a night of books, games, music and hands-on activities all about geology. Free.

    Scientist in the Spotlight from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum. Jeff Favorite: “Getting your arms around area, Simple tips and tricks for sizing up two-dimensional shapes.” Learn how computers figure out the area of irregular figures and use an ingenious device invented in the 19th century to measure areas mechanically. Appropriate for all ages.

  • Teatro Paraguas continues its 12th season with Mike Batistick’s 2006 play “Port Authority Throw Down.” Directed by Rick Vargas, the play is set in Fall 2003 at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City, and focuses on the lives of two college-educated Pakistani immigrant brothers selling newspapers and driving a taxi to make ends meet. One brother, Navaz (A.J. Goldman) has been detained by the FBI, but appears as a presence throughout the play.
    The other brother, Pervez (Daric Gutierrez), attempts to sell newspapers in Nawaz’s absence while keeping a low profile, and deal with Nate, a homeless black man (Joshua Wells) who claims the near-by pay phone as his turf. The fourth character is Barb (Rose Corrigan), an evangelical missionary from Akron whose inability to give away a certain quota of Bibles each day leads her to question her faith and zeal.

  • Park Ranger Jorge Moldonado will be the featured speaker at this week’s Nature On Tap beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at UnQuarked Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos.
    Moldonado will discuss the National Park Service anniversary. The National Park Service and one of its jewels in New Mexico, Bandelier National Monument, will be celebrating their 100th anniversary this year.  
    Join Maldonado for a discussion on what it means to celebrate 100 years of preservation and discuss how this major occasion will be commemorated.
    Sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District, and hosted by PEEC, The Nature Center, this series begins each evening with an informal 10-15 minute lecture followed by a lively group discussion. “On Tap” is a way for people to get out and about in the community, learn something new, and meet people with similar interests.
    “On Tap’ is hosted twice a month. The discussions are supported by Bradbury Science Museum, Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos Historical Society and PEEC.
    The Los Alamos Creative District directs a variety of programs that bring people to downtown Los Alamos. Fourth Fridays is a monthly event that offers special programming at Mesa Public Library, Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos Historical Society and Fuller Lodge Art Center.

  • Los Alamos
    TA-53 Cafeteria, LANL
    Date inspected: Dec. 16
    Violations: None.  
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Don Quixote Distillery,  236 Rio Bravo
    Date inspected: Dec. 16
    Violations: None.  
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    El Parasol,  30 Cities of Gold Ave.  
    Date inspected: Dec. 16
    Violations: One high-risk violation. Small prep refrigerator near grill temperature seems a little high. One moderate-risk violation. Can opener has food product and was cleaned immediately at time of inspection. One low-risk violation. Dry storage needs to be six inches off the ground.    
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    Ed’s Big Dang Catering, 107 N. Riverside Dr.
    Date inspected: Dec. 16

  • 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 9:30 a.m. followed by fellowship time with refreshments starting at 10:45 a.m. Preceding worship is our Christian Education hour which begins 8:30 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

  • JERUSALEM — Israel’s Cabinet voted Sunday to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a move advocates said marked a historic show of government support for liberal streams of Judaism.

    The issue is of particular importance to the Jewish community in the United States, where the more liberal Reform and Conservative streams of Judaism are dominant. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed the plan in an attempt to please American Jews, a key source of support for Israel, despite stiff opposition by ultra-Orthodox and religious nationalist elements in Israel who are key members of his own government.

    “I know this is a sensitive topic, but I think it is an appropriate solution, a creative solution,” Netanyahu said at the start of Sunday’s Cabinet meeting, where members voted on the plan.

    According to the government plan, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, Israel will build a new plaza for mixed gender prayer at the Western Wall, adjacent to the Orthodox prayer plaza but separate from it.

  • Feb. 1-6, 2015
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 672-2034 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for lunches.
    Betty Ehart

    8:30 a.m.    Tax Preparation
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    10 a.m.        Senior Civic Discussion Group
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Baked Potato Bar
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango Dancing
    7 p.m.         Ballroom Dancing
    8:45 a.m.        Variety Training
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Meatloaf
    1 p.m.        Party Bridge
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table Tennis
    8:30 a.m.        Tax Preparation
    8:30 a.m.        LAVA Quilters
    8:45 a.m.         Cardio Plus Exercise

  • RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court wrestled on Wednesday with whether local government leaders in North Carolina are violating the Constitution by holding exclusively Christian prayers at their meetings – the first time a court at that level has addressed the issue since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a town government’s favor in a similar case in 2014.
    An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union urged a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the lower court’s ruling that the Rowan County Commissioner’s practice of opening their meetings with prayers that almost always referred to Christianity was “unconstitutionality coercive.”
    But a lawyer for the Rowan County Commission said the recent Supreme Court decision supports its case and asked the judges not to engage in “difficult line drawing” between the church and state.
    The Supreme Court has already ruled that it’s appropriate for local clergy to deliver predominantly Christian prayers and town meetings in New York. At issue now is whether it makes a difference that the Rowan County prayers are being given by the commissioners themselves and whether their invitation for the audience to join them in prayer should be seen as coercive.

  • Bathtub Row Brewing Cooperative is now coordinating with the Los Alamos Co-operative Market to provide sandwiches, soups and shared plates at the popular tap room in addition to the wide range of local craft beers.
    “By offering our patrons some of the healthy, locally sourced products from the food co-op, we have the chance to both complement our beer production and aid in providing the food co-op with more business and exposure,” said Jason Fitzpatrick, general manager at Bathtub Row.
    Bathtub Row Brewing, located at 163 Central Park Square, has had a successful operation since its April 2015 opening, and the next step, that of providing a few in-house meals, was just a logical one, Fitzpatrick said.

  • Los Alamos Creative District’s Fourth Fridays returns to downtown Los Alamos today.
    Fourth Fridays is a monthly event that offers special programming or extended hours at downtown attractions. Fourth Fridays happens on the fourth Friday of each month and promotes special offerings from participating businesses. This month Fourth Friday offers:
    •The Bradbury Science Museum, at lanl.gov/museum, will have extended hours and will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is located at 1350 Central Avenue.
    • PEEC at The Los Alamos Nature Center will feature Astronomy Show: Mars, which begins at 7 p.m. Tickets available at 2600 Canyon Road. For more information, contact Nicole Kliebert at Nicole@losalamos.org.