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Today's Features

  • On Dec. 15, 2011, honoring the 70th anniversary of the fall of Bataan (April 2012) and the subsequent death march, Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) proposed legislation to grant the Congressional Gold Medal to the troops who defended Bataan during World War II.
    The next day, Congressman Martin Heinrich (D-NM) proposed similar legislation in the House of Representatives — H.R. 3712.
    One inspiration for this action was the documentary, “Tragedy of Bataan.” As an adjunct to “Tragedy of Bataan.” New Mexico PBS has produced a half-hour program with some of the survivors of the surrender of Bataan.   

  • History and ecology meet in a presentation on repeat photography called “Then and Now.” The free event is part of the Los Alamos Historical Society’s 2011-2012 lecture series.
    Terry Foxx and John Hogan will share their experiences at 7:30 p.m. April 10. The duo are ecologists that have looked at the past to help understand the future. Each of them became interested in using photography as a tool not only to document history, but also to document change in what seems like a changeless or slowly changing landscape.

  • Poetry combined with art is not a new concept. It’s seen in ballet, theatre and will be  part of “Rhythm and Rhyme,” Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest exhibit. The show will open with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday.
    A variety of artists combined art and poetry to showcase their talent, using different concepts. They were tasked with extracting the poetry in art, by visually bringing out love sonnets, haikus, epic adventures and nursery rhymes through their creations. They were encouraged to work as their own poet, or use others as inspiration. Approximately 37 individuals answered the FLAC’s call for artists and will show their work.

  • Today
    GeekOut Game Night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.

    Regina Wheeler, known in Los Alamos for establishing multiple environmental initiatives, and Karlis Viceps from Positive Energy, will discuss economic, design and installation considerations for solar photovoltaic systems. Learn about economic incentives, mounting and modules, quality installation methods and much more at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of Mesa Public Library. The public is invited.

    Thursday

  • Great Conversations is an afternoon of appetizers and desserts and an in-depth conversation with a subject area expert.
    The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation will host the Third Annual Great Conversations from 2-4:30 p.m. April 22 at Los Alamos High School, in the new building.
    Two of the 14 tables are featured below.           
                           
    Round the Roundhouse: Where are the big wheels?

  • Pregnant women get asked many questions as they await their babies: When are you due? Is it a boy or a girl? Have you picked out a name? Have you written a birth plan?
    Or even, sometimes: Who’s the father?
    In “The Snapper,” sort of a 1993 Irish precursor to the 2007 American mega hit “Knocked Up” — in that both comedies star a fetus that does not result from sacred marital love, but rather from booze — 20-year-old Sharon Curley (Tina Kellegher) does not want to answer that last question.

  • 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?”