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Today's Features

  • Los Alamos Elks’ Lodge gives thanks

    On behalf of the Los Alamos Elk’s Lodge BPOE 2083 and its members, we would like to thank all of those who participated in serving and protecting this great community during the Las Conchas Fire. We cannot express our appreciation enough. Thank You!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with our neighbors that have lost their homes, possessions and livelihood as a result of the fire. We hope that some semblance of normalcy will return to your lives soon.

  • Today
    Geekout game night will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m., upstairs in the Mesa Public Library.

    Thursday
    Lions Club meets at 84 Barcelona in White Rock on the first and third Thursdays.  They enjoy a meal and combine fun and social gathering with a business meeting. You are cordially invited to attend one of our meetings as a guest.  Call 672-3300 or 672-9563 for more information.  

    The Atomic City Corvette Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Time Out Pizza in White Rock. Guests are always welcome. You do not need to own a Corvette to attend. Contact is Mike Luna at 672-4087.

  • Khalil Spencer will give an illustrated talk at Pajarito Environmental Education Center about bicycle commuting at 7 p.m. Wednesday. He will follow his talk with a hands-on workshop from 8:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 6. The talk is free and open to all. The workshop is $15 or $12 for PEEC members and is open to people ages 16 and older.
    Spencer is a League of American Bicyclists certified bicycling instructor.
    He has raced and commuted via bicycle for 32 years and has been active in bicycling advocacy for 20.
    He recently completed a term as chair of the Los Alamos County Transportation Board and has been on that board for four terms.

  • Monday — Decorate the birthday board
    Tuesday — Relays (team competition)
    Wednesday — Movies and Munchies
    Thursday — Beads and wires (jewelry making)
    Friday - Ceega, Mancala and Othello (learn new board games)

    All children promoted to third through eighth grade are welcome to join free of charge. The centers are located at 475 20th St., by Ashley Pond; and 10 Sherwood Blvd., near Piñon Park in White Rock.  Call 662-9412 or 672-1565 for information.

  • 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.
    Thanks to the shelter staff for outstanding service to the community during the Las Conchas Fire evacuation.
    It’s summer, remember that pets also suffer when the temperature rises. Cooling animals (dogs, rabbits, cats) by giving them a “cool” bath or shower to help keep their body temperature down.
    A cool towel on a tile floor to lay on, a cool towel or washcloth laying over the skin, next to a fan will also help cool the animal.
    Make sure they have plenty of cool water to drink as well.

  • July 17-23, 2011
    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

    MONDAY    
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Beef brisket
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Fish
    7 p.m.    Bridge

  • On Aug. 19, the Los Alamos Arts Council presents the Coffeehoue at Fuller Lodge. The chamber music coffeehoues features University of New Mexico Professor Erica Otero on French horn; South African pianist Anthony Maroudas; and violinist and Los Alamos native Kay Newnam. Newnam, along with her father Karl Johnson and Anthony Maroudas are pictured above. Tickets for the event are $30 and are available at CB Fox Department Store.

  • The following births were reported by Los Alamos Medical Center:

    • July 15: A boy, Elijah Sanchez, born to Savannah Salazar and Jerome Sanchez
    • July 21: A boy, Christopher Dylan Martinez, born to Jackie Montoya and Christopher Martinez

  • Christina Chavez of Los Alamos, received a bachelor’s degree in business administration/health care administration on May 14, from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo.

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  • La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss “The Art of Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties” at their monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Aug. 1 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 audio tapes 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.