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Today's Features

  • Today
    The Sierra Club will meet at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms of Mesa Public Library. Environmental remediation at Los Alamos National Laboratory will be discussed. What is the current status of Solid Waste Management Units, the clean-up status of Technical Area 21 and the groundwater monitoring network? Edwin Worth will give an update on those issues, while Lee Bishop focuses on the Transuranic Waste Campaign and LANL’s efforts to accommodate Gov. Susana Martinez’s priorities.

    Thursday

  • Last week Librarian Beverly Baker invited some readers to Chamisa Elementary to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Suess. Here, School Board President Melanie McKinley reads her favorite Suess book, “And to Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street,” to Becky Sims’ kindergarten class.

  • After our asset interlude into adult skill building, we’re back and focusing on positive values.
    This asset category looks at asset numbers 26-31, and begins with caring. The focus is young people placing high value on helping others. This is an easy one, and we see many ways for it to happen.
    This month, several locations will assist with the annual Assets In Action, March on Hunger.
    The program collects non-perishable food, with a preference for individually wrapped items that are easy to consume for lunch.
    A large number of students regularly don’t have lunch and Assets hopes to assist with having things for staff members to offer during such a time.

  • Wednesday
    The Los Alamos Arts Council presents “Brass Ensembles,” at the Brown Bag event at noon at Fuller Lodge. The event is free.

    Every Wednesday beginning March 7, PEEC offers a four-session Wild Wednesday Workshop titled, “What Would Indiana Jones Do? An introduction to Archaeology,” for kids in first through sixth grade. Compare the atlatl-atlatl and spear, excavate for treasures and learn about ancient peoples of the Pajarito Plateau. Class meets from 1-3 p.m. at 3540 Orange St. and is $70 or $62 for members. Register in advance at PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

  • Look out 'Call of Duty!' At its annual Xbox Spring Showcase, Microsoft showed off the next generation of first-person shooters, including one title incorporating Kinect voice command and the latest installment in its most popular series ever.

  • Michael G. Smith is a very-early retired Los Alamos National Laboratory chemist and former adjunct mathematics faculty at Santa Fe Community College.
    He will be the special guest speaker at a Poetry Gatherings special event titled, “Confluence: Patterns and Symmetry in Poetry and Mathematics,” at 6:30 p.m. March 8 in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

  • Recognizing that the need for donations is greater than ever at local food banks across the nation, Curves International kicked off the 2012 Curves Food Drive March 1 with a challenge to all Curves Clubs to meet or exceed last year’s donations.
    Each club, including Curves of Los Alamos, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash throughout the month of March to support their local community food bank.
    In addition, Curves of Los Alamos will waive the membership fee for new members who bring in a bag of non-perishable food or donate $30 to their local food bank from March 12—25.

  • More than 4,400 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2011 semester, including Maslyn Kate Locke, of Los Alamos. She is a junior majoring in behavioral neuroscience. She made the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
    The honor roll comprises undergraduates who meet requirements in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and in the schools of allied health, architecture, design and planning, business, education, engineering, journalism, music, nursing, pharmacy and social welfare.

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  • During a lecture sponsored by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center Wednesday evening, author and museum curator Katherine Ware offered alternative perspectives of environmental issues, seen through the eyes of contemporary landscape photographers.
    Ware shared photos excerpts from her book “Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment,” a collection of photos from the recent museum exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Art bearing the same name.

  • Monday
    The Summit Garden Club will meet, with Norma Tech speaking on the subject of the flora of South Africa. Visitors welcome. For more information, contact Dorothy Crawford at 672-3315.

    The 17th Annual Los Alamos Photographers Show will open with a reception at 5 p.m. in the upstairs gallery of Mesa Public Library. The show will be on display through March 30.

    March 6
    PEEC offers a class on Small and Unusual Fruits with Martha Davis. Discover fruits such as gooseberries, currants, Cornelian cherries and quinces to grow in your garden and learn how to cook with them.  $20 or $18 for PEEC members. 3540 Orange St. Register in advance at PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.