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Today's Features

  • La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss “nutrition and weaning” at their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Teen Room at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr.
    All interested, pregnant, or breastfeeding women are welcome to learn and share, through mother-to-mother support, the basics and benefits of breastfeeding.
    A lending library with books and audiotapes concerning childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition is available. Nursing babies and toddlers who have difficulty separating, are welcome.
    LLL is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing information, education, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

  • Sept. 11-17 2011
    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 plus exercise
    9 a.m.        Toenail clipping
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Meatballs
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken salad    

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, www.lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    We have a new color-coding system to help you select your perfect new family member. Check it out.

    Cats
    Betty — Two year old orange Tabby. Nice, big girl with the look of Garfield. Friends of the Shelter are addressing some reported health issues, but we expect them to be resolved quickly.
    Dexter  — Beautiful, neutered male Siamese, about a year old. Will be available after vet visit Monday.

  • The Santa Fe Parliamentary Unit will present a two-hour seminar titled, “Productive Meetings,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road.
    The seminar will provide information and practical applications of the procedures outlined in the 2011 edition of “Roberts Rules of Order,” newly revised. Handout will be provided to al participants.
    The interactive seminar will focus on:
    • Practicing parliamentary basics in a way that all members will be comfortable carrying out;
    • Developing and using an agenda effectively;
    • Practicing presiding skills in order to fairly conduct productive meetings;
    • Composing, presenting and defending motions.

  • Monday — Furse beads
    Tuesday — Jump rope relays
    Wednesday —   Movies and  munchies
    Thursday — Uno
    Friday —   Frisbee Friday
     All children   promoted to third through eighth grade are welcome to join free of  charge. The  centers are  located at 475 20th Street (by Ashley Pond)  and  10 Sherwood Blvd., Piñon Park. Call 662-9412 or 672-1565 for information.

  • Those interested in learning about nutrition and ways to make your lifestyle healthier, those who have gained weight, those who can’t figure out how to make the family meals healthy and people looking for support might be interested in Y Weight.
     Unlike other weight loss classes, this class puts an emphasis on lifestyle changes and gives people the tools and skills necessary to manage and improve their family’s dietary habits and be successful with weight loss goals.
    This program consists of six classes, which will address various nutritional topics as well as provide fitness advice.

  • Self Help, Inc., a community partner of the United Way of Northern New Mexico, has received a $5,000 grant from the Mission in the North.
    The Mission in the North Initiative is currently funded by the Presbytery of Santa Fe and administered by the Jicarita Cluster of Presbyterian Churches.  
    An ecumenical committee make the grants in three focus areas: organizations providing medical and health services; community and faith-based organizations; and agencies serving families, children and youth.
    Mission in the North considers one-time grants for specific projects, start-up grants for new organizations, or grants for continuing program support of groups in Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Taos, Mora or San Miguel counties.

  • There’s always time to stop for a snack during the day and this flower in White Rock made the perfect location for a bee.

  • Have you ever wondered what it takes to write a play, poem, story, or novel? Is it inspiration, hard work, or both? According to Thomas Alva Edison, it is mostly the latter: “Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.”  Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak Series is offering the chance to find out from the experts.
    “Inspiration and Perspiration: A Conversation,” at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 in the upstairs rotunda, is a symposium featuring four authors of four different genres, moderated by Los Alamos County Library Manager Charlie Kalogeros Chattan, whose job it is to foster and provide access to the product of the authors’ efforts.

  • A book combining photography with one of the most interesting journeys in New Mexico’s history is the topic of a slideshow at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Lodge. Greg Mac Gregor and Siegfried Halus, photographers and authors of “In Search of Dominguez & Escalante” will give a slideshow presentation about the book.