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Today's Features

  • THIS WEEK ON PAC-8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, August 19, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay (8-02-11)
    03:00 PM JR Oppenheimer Lecture –
        Paul Nurse – “Great Ideas of Biology
    04:30 PM The House of Yahwah
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society -“Stories from the Secret City of Oak Ridge”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011
    5:00 UCTV

  • Violinist Kay Newnam will welcome two friends to The Coffeehouse at Fuller Lodge at 7 p.m. Friday.  Pianist Anthony Maroudas and French horn player Erica Otero, along with Newnam, will perform chamber music by Paul Hindemith, Edvard Grieg and Johannes Brahms.
    “One of the most special experiences any musician can have is playing music with friends,” Newnam said. “Pianist Anthony Maroudas and French horn player Erica Otero are very special musicians and I am lucky that they are here for a performance.”

  • The Los Alamos Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

  • PARIS  — Coco Chanel: A fashion icon whose name has become shorthand for timeless French chic, a shrewd businesswoman who overcame a childhood of poverty to build a luxury supernova and ... a Nazi spy?
    A new book by a Paris-based American historian suggests Chanel not only had a wartime affair with a German aristocrat and spy, but that she herself was also an agent of Germany’s Abwehr military intelligence organization and a rabid anti-Semite.
    Doubts about Chanel’s loyalties during World War II have long festered, but “Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel’s Secret War” goes well beyond those previous allegations, citing as evidence documents culled from archives around the world.

  • Ed O’Neill to get Hollywood star Aug. 30

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — “Modern Family” star Ed O’Neill tells his hometown newspaper that he’ll get his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at the end of the month.
    O’Neill tells the Youngstown, Ohio, newspaper The Vindicator that he’ll be honored Aug. 30. Induction speeches will be given by Sofia Vergara, who plays his wife on the ABC hit, and Katey Sagal, who played his wife on Fox’s “Married With Children” in the 1980s and ‘90s.
    A Walk of Fame spokeswoman could not confirm the date.

  • Is your child’s rock collection taking over? Do you wonder what all those rocks actually are? Kids in third through fifth grade and their parents are welcome to bring their rocks to Pajarito Environmental Education Center at 5 p.m. Sunday for a rock identification workshop.
    With guidance from local geologists, kids will learn to identify the more familiar rocks in their collections and figure out some of the unusual ones. They will also have the opportunity to organize their collections into a box and make labels and a key. Parents are welcome to help.

  • Piñon Ridge Crafters have joined with state parks volunteers to put on an event, the El Vado Day and Crafts Fair scheduled for Aug. 27 on the shore of El Vado Lake, a 17-mile drive west of Tierra Amarilla on Hwy. 112.
    The Crafts Fair will run all day, featuring local handmade art ranging from paintings and jewelry to furniture making. The day’s program begins at 9 a.m. with the Butterfly Dancers from the Jicarilla Apache Nation.
    The day is filled with programs highlighting everything from the history of the area’s sheepherding and weaving tradition, to the events leading to the establishment of the original village and its demise some years later.

  • Every summer Fuller Lodge Art Center has a solution to the perennial childhood complaint, “There’s nothing to do!” For six weeks, budding artists fill the classrooms and studio spaces at the Art Center to undertake explorations in all media led by a select group of teaching artists. This year over 200 children from 130 different families attended one or more weeks of Art Camp, and next week the Art Center will share the fruits of their artistic endeavors with the public in the “Summer Art Camp Showcase.” The week-long showcase culminates with a cookies and Kool-Aid open house from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 27.

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

    Wildflower Walk with Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Chick Keller. Meet at PEEC at 5:30 p.m. to drive to Burnt Mesa. Free.

    Tsankawi Evening Walk, 6:30 p.m. Reservations required, call 672-3861 ext. 517. No charge

    The August Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. For more information, call 661-4097.

    Thursday

  • Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club will begin Sept 6. Classes this session include Puppy PlaySchool, Basic Manners and Conformation and will begin the week of Sept 26.
    Class schedule, registration guidelines and registration form will be available at http://ladoc.dogbits.com and at the LADOC building, 246 East Road. Registration is first-come, first-served, so timely registration is advised.
    Registration materials must be postmarked by Sept 16.