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Today's Features

  • Los Alamos High School Symphonic Orchestra, directed by Michael Gyurik was selected as the 2011 New Mexico All-State Honor Orchestra. The 28-member group performed a concert on Jan. 6 at Popejoy Hall on the University of New Mexico campus.

  • Chamisa Elementary School Principal Debbie Smith and pronouncer Judy Crocker, poses with Chamisa spelling bee winners on Wednesday afternoon. From left to right: Karyssa Garcia, first place (fourth grade); Brandon Bao, second place (sixth grade); Andy Shinn, third place (sixth grade); and Sonyia Williams, alternate (fourth grade)
    The winners proceed to the county bee held Tuesday night at Chamisa.

  • Summit Garden Club members Priscilla Hardekopf, left, and Margaret Hanson, are shown with scrapbooks and a “crazy hat” from past events of the club, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary at a luncheon Feb. 2.  Past and present members are welcome. Call Dorothy Crawford at 672-3315 for more 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.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    Every cat is only
    $35 with an extended two-for-one sale.

  • The Black Hawks of Los Alamos Middle School took a trip to the Valles Caldera in December with a second visit slated for this month. Teacher Stephanie Kratntz, along with eight parent volunteers and four LAMS staff members, wanted students to be inspired and gain a better understanding of the natural world through observations and inquiry science, as they survey and monitor wildlife.The trip was made possible by a grant from the LANL Foundation and PEEC and

  • Best Selling Author Tom Bird is offering free downloads of his book, “You Were Born to Write,” to the general public.
    Anyone who enrolls in his writing class at UNM Continuing Education, will also receive a free copy of his book, “You Were Born to Publish,” as well as a copy of his subliminal CD, which offers help on removing writer’s block.
    Bird is the author of 21 books. He has also made over 3,800 appearances at colleges and universities sharing his Tom Bird Method of Writing and Publishing.

  • Well-known master gardener Martha Davis will teach an introductory-level gardening class called “The Gardener’s Calendar” from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 1 at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.
    Have you ever wondered when a good time of year would be for some gardening task? What do gardeners do in the winter? The class will take you on a tour of the gardening year and share ideas about times for composting, making new beds, planting trees, starting seeds indoors, starting native plants and perennials, pruning, grafting, etc.

  • Monday — Rock painting
    Tuesday —  Lego vehicles
    Wednesday —  Movies and munchies
    Thursday —  Wii games
    Friday — Pictionary

    Memberships are free and open to third to eighth graders.  
    The center is open from 3-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and from noon-
    6 p.m. Wednesday.
    For more information call 662-9412 or 672-1656.
    The Youth Activity Center is a program of the Los Alamos Family Council.

  • Jan. 23-29, 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
    9:30 a.m.    Spanish lesson
    10:30 a.m.    LARSO Advisory Board             meeting

  • Get your face painted

    Los Alamos Youth Leadership team will paint faces on Tuesday at LAHS for the Española basketball game. Prices start at $2, for a chance to enhance your green and gold spirit. Los Alamos Youth Leadership is sponsored by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.

    Bracelets for sale