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Today's Features

  • Thanks for a
    successful event

    On Feb. 27, over 300 performers and listeners volunteered to raise $1,475 for the first annual Music Marathon to help support UNM-Los Alamos.
    Thanks to Bonnie Gordon for publicity, treats and staying 10 hours; Steve Ciddio and David Eliot for moving furniture all day;  Diane Vaughan for using her expertise and money for programs, teachers who prepared pupils for the Student Musicale: Charlene Cox-Clifton, Lynn Lamb, Donald Machen, Frances Naffziger (and always bringing punch), Kay Newnam, Ellen Scudder, Janna Warren; LANB for program aid, Robin Gurule for green chile chicken stew, homemade bread and playing.

  • The annual meeting of the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos will be on Saturday at the Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road.  
    The day will begin at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and conversation, followed by a business meeting and potluck lunch.
    At 12:30 p.m. Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith will talk about the county’s Smart Grid and Smart House projects.  
    The Smart Grid includes a 2 megawatt photovoltaic solar array on the old landfill; a large-scale battery storage system and a demonstration home built with the latest construction techniques, smart meters, and smart appliances for optimized power consumption.  

  • A great documentary, like any film, needs to erase the furniture you’re sitting on, the floor, the walls, the temperature of the room, hunger, stress, responsibilities, ego — the complete tangible and intangible context that exists off-screen.
    Martin Scorses’s “No Direction Home,” is an incredible eraser. But when I initially sat down to review the two-part, 208-minute documentary that spans the early evolution of Bob Dylan’s career, I had my doubts.
    I love much of Dylan’s music, from his self-titled debut with its witty folk standards to his more stream-of-consciousness lyrics of the mid-1960s and 1970s. “Subterranean Homesick Blues” is on my running play list in my iPod.  

  • Anyone who has been affected by cancer knows what a rough road recovery can be. Whether they are survivors, or have lost someone to the disease, coping with cancer is never easy.
    Various fundraisers are held in an effort to raise money for cancer research and services for cancer patients. The American Cancer Society’s Los Alamos Relay for Life is one of those events.
    The kick off for Relay for Life will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Los Alamos Co-op Market, 95 Camino Entrada, next to the Holiday Inn Express. The organization is currently trying to get teams together for the Relay, a 16-hour event on Aug. 5 and 6 at Ashley Pond. Team captains are also being sought. The captains are responsible for helping their team organize fundraising efforts.

  • Wednesday
    Los Alamos Arts Council Brown Bag Performance Series presents pianist Bill Leland at noon at Fuller Lodge.

    Los Alamos Fitness Center and Trinity Natural health will have a free lecture at 2:30 p.m. This month’s topic will be, “Pantry Herbology,” presented by Dr. Bobbie Hall, M.H., N.D.

    The April Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site.  Call 412-9371 for information.

    The Sierra Club will host an open meeting at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms of Mesa Public Library. The winners of the Sierra Club’s Environmental Award will present their posters.
    April 7

  • Later this month, three students from the Los Alamos High School Environmental Club and a Pajarito Environmental Education Center club mentor will travel to Washington DC, to attend Powershift 2011.
    Powershift is a national student conference about clean energy and green jobs. Students will attend workshops, training and regional networking sessions, as well as visit Congressional offices to speak with legislators about environmental issues.

  • For more than 40 years, Dr. William Leland, a well-known New Mexico musician, has performed many times throughout the state. At noon Wednesday, Leland will visit Los Alamos as part of the Brown Bag Series at Fuller Lodge.
    Leland has a long musical history. He served as pianist in residence and professor of music at New Mexico State University from 1969 to 2000, and has continued to perform, both as a soloist and ensemble artist since his retirement.

  • Once again, the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation’s annual Great Conversations dinner is coming to town. Join a group of tablemates and a speaker at 5:30 p.m. April 10 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center for an informative and fun conversation.
    This is the eighth in a series of articles on the featured speakers. For a complete list of speakers, topics and to print a registration form, visit www.lapsfoundation.com.
    Tickets are $60 per person and include appetizers, a gourmet meal, wine, dessert and coffee. Registration is open now and is complete when payment is received.
    Geoff Reeves
    Topic:  Brillig Beer Works: A Brewpub That Never Was andthe Beers It Serves
     • How do you make a glass of beer anyway?

  • This week at the Youth Activity Center:
     Monday — Birthday board
    Tuesday — Team foosball
    Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Surprise snack
    Friday — UNO and other
    card games.
    Membership is free and open to third through eighth graders.
    For morel information, call 662-9412 or 672-1565.
    The Youth Activity Center is a progam of the Los Alamos Family council.

  • 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.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    Don’t forget our two-for-one, $35 Cat-a-Palooza adoption event is still going on for a limited time. The Dog Jog is coming up April 16, so mark you calendars and register online.