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Today's Features

  • “I heard someone say recently that ‘God likes sports because they teach character.’ Another person countered, ‘God doesn’t like sports because they foster violence and idolatry.’ What would the Bible say to this argument?”—Adrian

    As with many current issues, the Bible doesn’t make a straightforward value statement on “sports.” Most of the New Testament was written just prior to — and during the time of — the great Roman spectacles (the Coliseum was built circa AD 70-80.) The Greek Olympic games had obviously been around much longer, perhaps as early as the 8th Century BC.

  • Today
    The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos presents the Fairy Tale Thursdays film series at 6 p.m. in the UNM-LA Student Center. The film will be “Pan’s Labyrinth.”

    Friday
    Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the Los Alamos Obedience Club began March 12. Classes begin the week of April 9. Class schedule, registration guidelines and registration forms are available on the LADOC website at ladoc.dogbits.com and at 246 East Road. Registration materials must be postmarked by March 23.

  • The competition for the 2012 Dog Jog Logo Contest was tough, but after sorting through what was thought to be the most entries seen in years, one submission stood out.
    Kaylee Rogers, a fourth grader at Barranca Elementary School created the winning design for the 2012 Dog Jog Logo contest.
    Rogers said she entered the contest because she likes to draw and thought it would be fun to enter, but was inspired by her dog Penny.
    Rogers and her family adopted Penny from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter more than a year ago. In addition to her interest in drawing, Rogers also like arts, music and baton twirling.

  • After many hours of practicing, nine young, aspiring Los Alamos pianists were prize winners in the annual Santa Fe Sonata Contest Feb. 4 in Santa Fe.
    Students competed among a total of 40 contestants for their trophy awards. Overall, the contest has 10 levels of required compositions, with each student within a level performing the same work. A panel of three judges from Las Cruces, Albuquerque and San Francisco were the adjudicators. Along with others from Los Alamos, contestants from Santa Fe, Las Vegas, El Rancho and Taos also participated.

  • The Family YMCA is taking registration for its free Diabetes Education and Prevention program.
    Topics to be covered are: what Type 2 diabetes is; what having pre-diabetes means; the signs, symptoms and risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes; how to reduce your risk of getting type 2 diabetes; and how to make the necessary lifestyle changes to lower your risk.
     Marta Gentry-Munger, MPH, RD, will teach the class. Gentry-Munger is a registered dietitian with extensive experience in wellness, nutrition education and disease prevention.

  • 1.  “21 Jump Street,” weekend gross,
    $36.3 million
    2.  “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,”  weekend gross, $22.7 million
    3.  “John Carter,” weekend gross,
    $13.5 million
    4.  “Project X,” $4 million
    5. “Act of Valor,” weekend gross,
    $3.7 million
    6.  “A Thousand Words,” weekend gross, $3.6 million
    7.   “Safe House,” weekend gross,
    $2.7 million

    8.  “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” weekend gross, $2.3 million

    9.  “Casa De Mi Padre,” weekend gross, $2.2 million

  • Arts and crafts fairs

    The Spiders’ Market — a Fiber Arts Sale presented by Las Arañas Spinners and Weavers Guild will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. Admission and parking is free.

    Book sales

  • 1. “The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb,” Philp Taubman
    2. “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins
    3. “Los Alamos: Beginning of an Era,” LANL*
    4. “Catching Fire,” Suzanne Collins
    5. “Mockingjay,” Suzanne Collins
    6. “Wonder,” R.J. Palacio
    7. “109 East Palace,” Jennet Conant
    8. “Frankenstein,” Mary Shelley
    9. “The Making of the Atomic Bomb,”
    Richard Rhodes
    10. “Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction,” John Austin
    * Denotes local or regional author

  • 1. We Are Young, fun.

    2. Stronger, Kelly Clarkson
    3. Set Fire to the Rain, Adele

    4. Glad You Came, The Wanted

    5. Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye
    6. Turn Me On, David Guetta

    7. Take Care, Drake featuring Rihanna
    8. Young, Wile and Free, Snoop Dogg
    9. Starships, Nicki Minaj
    10. Part of Me, Katy Perry

     

  • The Los Alamos Little Theatre will sponsor a free workshop to aspiring playwrights or anyone interested in learning about or improving their knowledge of the craft of writing plays.  
    Deborah Magid, an award-winning playwright from Cleveland (and formerly of Los Alamos), will present the workshop over three evenings, from 7-9 p.m. April 17and 24 and May 1 at the Little Theatre.
    The workshop will focus on writing the 10-minute play, an increasingly popular format with community theaters.
    Magid will use “A More Perfect Ten” by Gary Garrison as the text for the workshop. The workshop is free, but participants should plan on obtaining the text on their own.