Today's Features

  • Wednesday
    The Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center will host a Spring Fling for all ages, from noon-4 p.m. through Friday. Family friendly movies will be shown at noon and 2 p.m. every day and either the giant island obstacle course or the bouncy house will be set up for any and all to play on from 1-3 p.m. Discount admission rates will be applied from noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 662-8170 or visit losalamosnm.us/rec.

    The Los Alamos Arts Council presents Petra and the Jay, during the Brown Bag Series at noon at Fuller Lodge. Excerpts from the original sci-fi musical, book and lyrics by Cary Neeper; music by Alice B. Kellogg; directed by Alicia Solomon.

  • Thanks from Hadassah

    On behalf of the Los Alamos Chapter of Hadassah, I want to thank all the participants and the sponsors of our “Second Annual Run for Her Life to Fight Breast Cancer,” Hadassah’s second 5K and 10K races in Los Alamos, dedicated to raising awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.
    On a cold and windy Sunday morning (March 18), we had 100 participants who walked or ran along a scenic course in the Eastern Area, expertly designed by Ted Williams, president of the Atomic City Roadrunners.  Our efforts raised $4,000 and all the proceeds will go toward breast cancer research by Hadassah Hospital, the premier medical institution in the Middle East and discoverer of the breast cancer genes BRCA-1 and BRCA-2.

  • April, spring break, snow and the asset month of Constructive Use of Time … This area encompasses assets 17-20 and looks at creative activities, youth programs, religious community and time at home.
    First of all, I hope you’ll spend a bit of time this week doing what I like to call, “A whole lot of nothing.”
    Take some time to hang out, relax and enjoy some simple things.
    Asset #17 is creative activities. When a young person spends three or more hours per week in lessons or practices music, theater or arts, look at it as them doing something with their hands, hence, they are engaging in creative activities.

  • Great Conversations is an afternoon of appetizers and desserts and an in-depth conversation with a subject area expert.
    The Third Annual Great Conversations will be from 2-4:30 p.m. April 22 at Los Alamos High School, in the new building. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by filling out a registration form available at lapsfoundatio.com/greatconversations.shtml.
    There will be 14 different conversations going on at the event, two of the speakers are featured here.
    The rest of the speakers will be featured in future editions of the Los Alamos Monitor.  
    “Earthquakes!  Will the world end in 2012?”

  • ALBUQUERQUE — Former prisoners of war from World War II, Korea and Vietnam and their families will be the guests of a special ceremony April 4, at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center, 1501 San Pedro Drive SE, Albuquerque.
    The annual Former Prisoner of War (ex-POW) Recognition Ceremony runs from 11 a.m. to noon in the Education Building (#39) auditorium.
      The guest speaker will be Col. Steven B. Reese, Commander of the 377th Medical Group, Kirtland Air Force Base.
      The program celebrates Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, observed nationally April 9.

  • There’s still time to register for the 2012 Dog Jog April 28 at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock.  To enter, visit lafos.org or one of many pet-friendly locations around town (including Pet Pangaea and veterinarian offices) to pick up a form.  
    The entry fees are:
    • $20 for the first adult or child 12 years or older ($25 after pre-registration)
    • $35 for two adults in the same household ($40 after pre-registration)
    • $25 for a registration with one child and one adult ($30 after pre-registration)
    • $15 for each additional adult or child over 12 years in the same household
    • $5 for each additional child
    Registration is available up to, and including, the day of the event.

  • La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss, “Nutrition and Weaning” at their monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Monday in the nursery at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road.
    All interested, pregnant or breastfeeding women are welcome to learn and share, through mother-to-mother support, the basics and benefits of breastfeeding.
    A lending library with books and audiotapes concerning childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition is available. Nursing babies and toddlers who have difficulty separating, are welcome.LLL is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing information, education, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

  • April 1-7
    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

    8:30, 10 a.m.    Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken and dumplings
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Spaghetti
    12:30 p.m.    Better breathers

  • A flying carrot, a dinocyborg and a silicon-based gernanium eater are just a few characters Los Alamos audiences will be able to spend time with.
    “Petra and the Jay,” a musical play with a science fiction setting, will be performed at 7 p.m. April 13 and 2 p.m. April 14 at Crossroads Bible Church. The production is a benefit for Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Earth Day events.

  • Lana Martin, who teaches 6th grade at Barranca Mesa Elementary School was selected as the Los Alamos Public Schools 2012 Excellence for Student Achievement Award. The award is presented annually to a staff member, community member, parent, student, or community volunteer for promoting the enhancement of student achievement. The award winner is also credited with focusing on the local school boards efforts to improvement student achievement.
    Martin has taught at Barranca for six years. Her students’ parents nominated her. They noted how impressed they were with their children’s achievement over time. They also spoke to her ability to improve the achievement of students, who were below proficiency.