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Today's Features

  • Parent looking  for simple things to help a sick child or build up children’s immunities can learn about herbal remedies at Pajarito Environmental Education Center.
    Kristi Beguin, scientist, herbalist and environmental consultant, will offer a class on Effective Herbal Remedies for Children. Herbal remedies can be used safely to ease symptoms of illness, build immunity and enhance wellness.

  • LOS ANGELES — “True Grit” seized the reins at the weekend box office with $15 million, taking the No. 1 spot and becoming the first Western to top the $100 million mark since the 1990s, according to studio estimates released Sunday.
    The Paramount release starring Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon bumped off Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller’s comedy “Little Fockers,” which was No. 1 for the previous two weekends. Released by Universal, “Little Fockers” slipped to second with $13.8 million, raising its total to $124 million.

  • Aretha Franklin says her health is ‘superb’

    DETROIT — A month after surgery in Detroit for an undisclosed ailment, Aretha Franklin says her health is “superb.”
    Franklin called in to Wednesday’s installment of “The Wendy Williams Show,” telling the host she was relaxing at a casino hotel in her hometown and hopes to begin traveling soon, saying she’ll be “looking for a fabulous beach.” She says she has two more weeks of down time as she continues her recovery.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is more than just a day off of work. It’s a day to serve those in and around the community.
    According to www.mlk
    day.gov, “The King Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, addresses social problems and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”  
    One way to bridge barriers and build a “beloved community” is to volunteer within the community. Volunteers are always needed to help various organizations in Los Alamos.

  • Santa Claus (Pat Soran) dropped into the Kiwanis Pancake breakfast last month, where he visited with the children in attendance.

     

  • Out of town

    King of the Cage, featuring some of New Mexico’s MMA fighters, including Donald Sanchez, Lenny Lovato, Frank Baca, Santino Hinojos, Matt Madrid, Josh Montoya, Lorenzo Coca, Zuhey Quezada and more. 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino. Tickets are available at www.tickets.com or by phone, 800-905-3315.

    Freestyle Motocross, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Tingley Coliseum. Tickets $24.85-$31.75, www.tickets.com.

  • Music

    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites singers to join them in song. Besides the enjoyment of singing in harmony, their barbershop chorus and quartets experience the thrill of performing in the community. They meet at 7:15 pm on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall. Attendees will find their chapter meetings are well planned, musically satisfying and fun. Visitors are welcome.

     

  • Today
    The Republican Party of Los Alamos will elect the 2011-2012 County Central Committee and its officers at the Best Western Hilltop House. The County Contingent to the Republican Party of New Mexico Central Committee will also be elected. Republicans registered in the County of Los Alamos are encouraged to attend. Registration opens at 6:30 p.m. and closes at 7 p.m.  A meeting of the 2009-2010 Central Committee begins at 7 p.m., followed by Ward Caucuses and the County Convention. For information, contact JoAnn Johnson, 662-7981,  jajohnson710@aol.com.

  • Calendars available