Today's Features

  • 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.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, www.lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    We have a new color-coding system to help you select your perfect new family member. Check it out.
    Two for the price of one. This is an opportunity to double your feline pleasure. Also, we will not adopt out black cats until Nov. 7.


  • Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian

  • From China to New York, place your bets! Tie the knot! Make a wish!

    Friday marked the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011. Around the world, people celebrated the triple convergence of 11s with a splash.

    Some 1,000 ethnic Chinese couples exchanged vows across Malaysia on a date viewed as auspicious and romantic. In China, a special "1111" train started at 11:11 a.m. on the No. 11 line in Shanghai.

    "The numbers rhyme with one husband, one wife and one soul in Chinese and signifies a marriage that would last a lifetime," said nurse Pua Kim Giok, 25, who tied the knot with engineer Lee Chin Siong, 27. They were among 460 couples who got married at the popular Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Sage Cottage Montessori preschool gives our sincere thanks and appreciation to Daniels Fund and the Northern New Mexico Health Grant Group for their financial support allowing us to send teachers to the National Early Childhood Conference.
    Daniels Fund was set up by Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television known for his kindness and generosity to those in need.  Daniels Fund provides grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
    Northern New Mexico Health Grant Group is a joint initiative of Con Alma Health Foundation and the Los Alamos Medical Center Auxiliary.  In May 2002, the Los Alamos Medical Center was sold by Banner Health Systems, a non-profit corporation, to Province HealthCare, a for-profit corporation.

  • Recently, the Pajarito Mountain Lodge was aglow with fall colors and full of generosity and cheer, as attendees of the Kids Ski Pajarito Benefit Dinner enjoyed an evening of food, music and fun.  
    The benefit dinner raised more than $9,000, which will go toward equipment rental, lift tickets and lessons for underprivileged youth.  
    Members of the Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2010 organized  the dinner to raise money for a new program being offered at Pajarito Mountain.
    The program will offer financial assistance with ski lessons as well as equipment to children ages six to 18. Working with regional organizations, the Ski Club will spread the word of this new opportunity.

  • Here’s a sneak peek at some of the trees at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The Festival of Chocolate is Saturday and kicks off the Festival of Trees. The fundraiser is the formal unveiling of the trees for the following weekend. Tickets for the Festival of Chocolate are available now at the senior center or can be reserved by calling 662-8920.

  • Today
    Katy Korkos and Don Taylor will speak at the League of Women Voters’ Lunch with a Leader about improving business in the community. Meet at Central Avenue Grill at 11:45 a.m.  RSVP to Becky Shankland, rebecca.shankland@gmail.com or 662-0460, or come at the last minute. $15 covers entree, drink, tax and gratuity.
    Mesa Public Library’s Poetry Gathering will be at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda.

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in Room 3 of the Mesa Public Library.
    Kent Parsons will present a DVD featuring  Jay Verkler, CEO of Family Search. The subject will be  “The Technological Future of Genealogy.”

  • Music

    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall.  

    The Los Alamos Choral Society is currently recruiting singers for the 2011—2012 concert season. Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. All singers are welcome.
    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. The LACW rehearses from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. www.lacw.org.

  • Arts and crafts fair

    The Zia Arts, Crafts and Gifts Festival will be Nov. 18-20. Show hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. The show will be at the Expo New Mexico Manuel Lujan Exhibit Complex. Admission is $6 and children younger than 15 are admitted for free. For more information, call Linda Ontiveros at 505-450-7078 or visit www.ZiaArtsAndCrafts.com.


    Jeff Dunham takes his characters on his “Controlled Chaos” show, coming to the Santa Ana Star Center March 14, 2012. Tickets, $47.25, are on sale now and may be purchased at www.ComcastTIX.com or by calling 888-694-4849.


  • 1. “The Last Days of Beijing,” Michael Myer
    2. “Los Alamos: Beginning of an Era,” LANL*
    3. “Los Alamos Trails,” Craig Martin*
    4. “Artsy-Fartsy,” Karla Oceanak*
    5. “Cahoots,” Karla Oceanak*
    6. “Dumbstruck,” Karla Oceanak*
    7. “These Is My Words,” Nancy E. Turner
    8. “The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles,” Julie Andrews Edwards
    9. “North and South,” Elizabeth Gaskell
    10. “Blue Nights,” Joan Didion

    * Denotes a local or regional author