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Today's Features

  • Imaging standing on ice, with a view as far as you can see. Matt Heavner will describe seven years of research on the Juneau Ice field in Southeast Alaska at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, as part of the Los Alamos Mountaineers’ monthly meeting.
    Anyone who has visited the city of Juneau has very likely visited the Mendenhall Glacier, which is just the tip of the ice field. The Juneau Ice field is the fifth-largest ice field in the western hemisphere, extending through an area of 3,900 square kilometers.

  • Today
    The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. The speaker will be announced at the meeting. The April 2012 field trip will be to the Jones Camp area near Socorro, April 21. We will meet at 9 a.m. in the Smith’s parking lot in Socorro. Plan on bringing rock breaking equipment, storage items to protect small specimens, a hand lens, sunscreen, water, snacks, lunch, eye protection, camera and whatever you need for a day in the field. Contact Paul Bradley at Ppbradpp@aol.com for more details.

    April 18
    GeekOut Game Night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.

    April 20

  • A solar flare erupted along the sun's left side on Monday. The flare was recorded by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft, which is part of a 5-year mission focused on the sun.

  • Los Alamos Public Schools and the Los Alamos Monitor are partnering to produce a special commemorative section, “Congratulations Los Alamos High School Class of 2012.”

    The publication will feature graduation portraits of each senior as well as messages from the LAPS Board of Education, Superintendent Eugene Schmidt, Principal Sandra Warnock and others.

    Some 2,000 copies of this special publication will be distributed at the graduation ceremony Saturday, May 26, 2012, and will be circulated as an insert inside the Los Alamos Monitor Sunday, May 27, 2012.

  • A Civil War veteran whose ashes sat for decades forgotten in storage could someday be remembered as the final soldier buried from that war.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Others are currently off-site in foster homes. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating.
    Save the date. At 9 a.m. April 28 the Dog Jog to benefit Friends of the Shelter will kick off. For more information or an entry form, visit lafos.org/dogjog.

    DOGS
    Rocky — Three-year-old neutered Pug/Boston Terrier-mix. Brindle color and crate-trained.
    Shadow — This energetic, young, spayed female Pit-cross has responded remarkably well to training. Call 505-433-8617 for more information.

  • April 15-21
    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

    SUNDAY
    2 p.m.    Living Treasures ceremony
    MONDAY
    8:30, 10 a.m.    Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    10:30 a.m.    Advisory Council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Baked fish (tilapia)
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    Mac users
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training

  • Henry C. Finney will read from and sign his book of poetry, “Fire Gate Poems,” at 6 p.m. April 19 at Ruby K’s Bagel Café. Tickets, $15, which includes a book, sweets and a drink, are available at Otowi Station Bookstore or at the door for $20.
    Trained in sociology and the fine arts, Finney explained how he came to poetry. “It began during college, when the impulse seemed always to arise from a strong surge of emotion or aesthetic feeling about something,” he said.

  • Dr. Eric Bernstein of New Mexico Cancer Care, at Los Alamos Medical Center, will offer a free presentation on the topic of lymphoma April 19.
    Los Alamos Home Economist, Paula Roybal Sanchez, of Los Alamos Cooperative Extension joined the Council on Cancer in March of 2009 and currently chairs the council.
    “I’m always looking at ways to network and expand education efforts to more members of our community, thus improving the quality of life of our residents,” Roybal Sanchez said.
    “Both the LACC and the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service have a common goal of providing awareness and preventive education on health issues facing our community.”

  • “A serious, thought-provoking work of substance, quality and class … ‘Shadowlands’ speaks of this world as being a prelude for what will follow and how pain is the inverse of joy …” said Jeff Lyons of CBS Radio, describing the British play written by William Nicholson.
    Nicholson, a former BBC documentary film producer, has written several award-winning screenplays.
    His first work for the stage, “Shadowlands,” won the 1990 London Evening Standard Best Play Award. This script is the basis for the 1993 movie featuring Anthony Hopkins and Deborah Winger.
    “Shadowlands” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 20 and 21 at White Rock Baptist Church.
    Tickets are $8.