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Today's Features

  • Local Scouts gathered recently for their annual Day Camp. This year fire concerns moved the event from Rendija Canyon to the LDS Church in Los Alamos.

  • The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation announced the winners of its spring Great Ideas Grants.  There are two grant cycles for the Great Ideas Grants, one in spring and one in fall. The application is downloadable from the Foundation’s web site at www.lapsfoundation.com.
    Stacey Martens and Sheri Davis of Aspen Elementary were awarded $1,098 for a project called, “For the Love of Math I and II.” This project will allow 14 teachers to attend the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics regional conference in Albuquerque.  

  • Ever wondered what you would do if suddenly found yourself lost in the woods? Would you like to know that your kids would be okay if they strayed from you on the trail? From 10 a.m.-noon June 25, adults and kids ages eight and older can learn Lost Proofing at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, from 10 a.m. to noon. Led by Rob Dixon, the class will teach skills one will need to know if they are ever lost in the woods.
    The class will discuss what to do if you realize you are lost. It will also give tips and advice about how not to get lost in the first place and it will help answer questions such as, “how would you spend the night in woods with no tent?”
    Dixon has led classes, workshops and demonstrations for many schools and groups.

  • 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 microchipped — a bargain in anyone’s book, all at one low price.
    We get lots of roaming cats and dogs. Don’t assume your cat was a meal for a coyote or that your dog fell victim to something even scarier. This applies especially to animals missing in White Rock. Check with the shelter and see if your best friend is bunking with us. And remember, when you come to claim your friend, you must have proof of rabies vaccination.
    Cats

  • June 19-25 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
    9:30 a.m.    Advisory Council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken
            taquitos
    1 p.m.        Bridge
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY

  • Are you curious about the medicinal and herbal plants that grow wild on the Pajarito Plateau? Kristi Beguin will lead a walk around several sites in Los Alamos to find wild edible and medicinal herbs at 9:30 a.m. June 26. Participants will learn to recognize the herbs and how to use them. The class will last until 1:30 p.m. and will cost $30 or $24 for Pajarito Environmental Education Center members.  

  • The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Christian Church, 92 East Road.
    Dan Aiken, retired from Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold, Inc., will present a talk entitled, “The Way to Antarctica: Land and Sea.”
    It is not easy getting to Antarctica. It takes luck, commitment, timing, money, seasick medication and some good garments, plus an exceptional guidebook to remote places.
    Equipped with all of the above, plus a healthy fear of Drake’s Passage and the experience of being left behind on pack ice, Aiken  journeyed south from Brazil, where he was living. This talk is about that journey and how the geology of Antarctica relates to the breakup of Gondwana.

  • The perfect pair is at it again and will be  at it all summer long. Liz Martineau and Gordon McDonough of the Bradbury Science Museum will once again elevate science in the minds and hearts of community youth.
    This year the team includes a host of fellow collaborators to assist on the lifelong learning path. Their friends at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Los Alamos Historical Museum, Bandelier National Monument, Fuller Lodge Art Center, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and Assets In Action have come together to sponsor free events, open to the community, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays.

  • The MG Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of the Military Order of World Wars in Los Alamos announces that Chris Ortega, senior weaver of the Chimayó Ortega weaving family will be the guest speaker at the June dinner meeting at 6 p.m. June 21 at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel.
    Ortega will talk about the Ortega weaving family. He is retired from the Los Alamos County Utilities department, where he was the utilities department manager. Ortega is currently chairman of the Los Alamos County Utilities Board.

  • Nine dancers from the New Mexico Dance Theater and five dancers from the School of the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet will take part in a two-week tour of France this summer.
    “This is extremely exciting,” said NMDT director Susan Baker-Dillingham, “and we are so lucky to have Jefferson Baum directing the tour.”
    Baum, a member of the ASFB faculty, who joined the NMDT faculty last year after teaching at the NMDT Summer Dance Intensive, has been impressed enough to put a collaborative tour together featuring students from both schools.
    “Jefferson has taken groups of pre-professional dancers to France in the past and I am elated he feels the NMDT dancers are ready for such a challenge,” Baker-Dillingham said.