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Today's Features

  • Private investors stake money on robotic rockets to mine near Earth asteroids for rare minerals and water. Project to start by 2014 to identify asteroids with signs of the presence of minerals.

  • Suzanne Vilmain has devoted much of her life to words, first as an English teacher and always as an artist who uses words and text both as the symbols they are and as design elements. She brings some of her work to Mesa Public Library in “Bound Under the Influence: Book Arts by Suzanne Vilmain.”
    In Vilmain’s words,

  • Wednesday
    The Northern New Mexico Citizen’s Advisory Board combined committee meetings about Los Alamos National Laboratory legacy waste cleanup and environmental monitoring will be at 1 p.m. in the Bradbury Science Museum.  

    This month’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is at 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. For more information, call 661-4097.

  • The Asset category of focus this week is number 19, religious community.
    This is when a young person spends one hour or more per week in activities in a religious institution.
    Just in case the word religion turns you off, hold on a minute.
    The beauty is the folks at the Search Institute also look at religion defined as being spiritual.
    If the topic interests you, you can visit Search–Institute.org and type “spirituality” in the search box.
    The link will provide opportunities to look at the current generation vs. baby boomers and view information on everything from spirituality measures to psychological personality measures.

  • 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.

  • On behalf of the Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter, I would like to thank the Posse Shack for allowing us to fundraise at their April’s first Sunday of the month pancake breakfast.
    It was a tremendously successful event where we raised more than $3,000 for the animals of Northern New Mexico.
    I would like to extend special gratitude to Bob and Steve, who flipped hundreds of pancakes that morning.
    Sandy, who labored in front of a hot griddle, turning out bacon and sausages endlessly and Mark, who cooked eggs with skilled finesse.
    And last but not least, a big shout-out of thanks to Randy, who masterfully juggled overseeing the entire operation and directing the volunteers to chores that needed attending to.

  • On April 29 the Los Alamos Phi Beta Kappa Association will hold its 56th annual banquet to honor the top graduates of Los Alamos High School at 5:30 p.m. April 29.
    Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest undergraduate honors society in the United States and has about 275 members in Los Alamos County (1.5 percent of the county’s population).
    The banquet for the honor graduates, Phi Beta Kappa members and their guests, will be at Fuller Lodge and will be catered by Decadent Table.

  • When local French horn player, John Hargreaves, was asked if his instrument is the hardest instrument to learn to play well, he just smiled, didn’t give a direct answer but said, “French horn players are always asked that question!”
    Hargreaves will solo with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra April 27 at the Crossroads Bible Church. As he described his journey to becoming an accomplished horn player, the answer to that question points to an obvious “yes.”

  • K-Kids, a Kiwanis-sponsored club at Barranca, shows their seedlings for the Los Alamos Youth Food Project. These seedlings will be planted at the LAMS garden site in May during the LAYFP Planting Festival.

  • April 22-28
    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
    9 a.m.    Toenail clipping
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Tater tot casserole
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    11:30 a.m.    Low vision/hearing group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Fish sandwich