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Today's Features

  • Visual/spatial thinkers, those with more of a bodily/kinesthetic learning style and those who have considered exploring art as a creative outlet should begin this season because Fuller Lodge Art Center just published their spring art class schedule, and it’s chock full of opportunities for all styles of learners.

  • With so many beautiful places to visit above ground, it should be no surprise that beneath the Earth, about 300 miles south of Los Alamos, lies one of the most intriguing and beautiful National Parks in New Mexico.
    Carlsbad Caverns is one of those places that tourists flock to visit, but residents tend to forget about. A couple of years ago when my family and I finally visited the park, it was the middle of July and the parking lot was packed. Though there were a few New Mexico license plates on the parked cars, most were from out-of-state.

  • It’s 1939 and the melodrama “Gone with the Wind” is promised to be the largest and greatest film of all time; that is, if the filming is ever completed.
    Rumors abound that producer and film financier David O. Selznick is unhappy with the screenplay, and today the announcement was made that filming will be shut down until further notice.

  • Tuesday

    Dr. Ian Alexander of Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, will speak to the Low Vision and Hearing Group at 10 a.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. 

  • Calling all young artists, it’s Dog Jog Logo Contest time! The Los Alamos Dog Jog Committee is calling on all creative young artists to put their imaginations and love of dogs to work by submitting a drawing for the 2011 Los Alamos Dog Jog Logo Contest.
    The 2011 Los Alamos Dog Jog Logo Contest is open to any youngster in third through sixth grades, whose family lives or works in Los Alamos County.
    The winning design will be used as the official 2011 Los Alamos Dog Jog logo and will be placed on event T-shirts and other official event materials.

  • Thursday
    Family Strengths Network is sponsoring an International Potluck from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The event is free and registration is not required. Share the food you enjoy most. Bring a dish to share, or just enjoy what others have to offer. Seniors welcome. For more information contact FSN at 662-4515 or visit www.lafsn.org.

    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents “Alpha and Omega,” at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

    Be a part of the 2011 Senior Appreciation Night. Individuals and

  • D’Souza to speak
    at United Church

     Dinesh D’Souza, author of “What’s So Great About Christianity” will be in Los Alamos March 19 and 20 at the United Church of Los Alamos.
    A forum will be from 10 a.m.-
    2 p.m. March 19 and includes lunch. Registration is $30. D’Souza will also speak after the 9:30 a.m. service on March 20, which is free and open to the public.
    Copies of D’Souza’s book will be available at both events.

  • Those who have wanted to go on a National Geographic or Smithsonian exploration, but balked at the almost $4,000 cost are in luck. It’s not a discount on these adventures being offered, but rather the same level of experience in their own backyards for a much lower cost.
    Local geologist Kirt Kempter, who leads group trips for both National Geographic and Smithsonian exploration, is leading a trip for Pajarito Environmental Education Center to Georgia O’Keeffe country on Saturday. The cost is $25 per person or $60 per family.   

  • Today
    What’s That Bird in My Backyard? A class for beginning bird identification with local expert Dave Yeamans, using lots of photos from his backyard, will be at 7 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center. The cost is $10 individual/$20 family, PEEC member discount. Register at 662-0460 or PajaritoEEC.org. Learn how to join the upcoming Great Backyard Bird Count weekend.
    Wednesday

  • The risks for identity theft are everywhere. Mail, computers, credit cards, even trash all present opportunities for criminals to gain access to personal information. To prevent identity theft, people must constantly be aware of the ways that criminals use to gain access to personal, identifying information.
    The Los Alamos Council of the Extension Association of New Mexico in conjunction with the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization are sponsoring a program on learning how to recognize the most common scams and how to protect identity.