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Today's Features

  • Today
    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.

    Sierra Club Open Meeting: Jeri Sullivan presents: The Energy-Water Nexus. 7 p.m. at UNM-LA, bldg. 200, room 203. Jeri Sullivan presents: The Energy-Water Nexus. Sullivan will discuss issues surrounding water use in New Mexico, development of brackish water resources, and the recycling of oil-and-gas produced water as a substitute for fresh water use in exploration and production.

    “No Limitations.” Work by photographer Kimber Wallwork-Heineman. Daily through November at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Gallery.

    “Masquerade.” Daily through Nov. 15 at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.
    Thursday
    Review the Draft Transit Study and Five Year Transit Plan at the Transportation Board Meeting. 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Municipal Building, Room 110.

    The Master Gardeners meeting will be in the White Rock Visitors Center. Member should arrive at 6:30 p.m. to view the landscaping.

    The Mesa Public Library Film Series. “Lonely Are the Brave,” 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room.

  • “Lonely Are the Brave” (1962, rated PG) takes viewers beyond the fences, where civilization means something very different and a horse is a man’s best friend.
    “In the more than 60 films that I’ve made, this is my favorite,” wrote leading man Kirk Douglas in a 1989 letter to the Los Angeles Times, after the death of Edward Abbey. The film is based on Abbey’s novel, “The Brave Cowboy.”
    Los Alamos audiences will have their chance to see why at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs meeting room at Mesa Public Library.
    John W. Burns (Douglas) is an outlaw by nature. He lives alone, working as a ranch hand, riding his horse wherever the desert allows. He re-enters society in order to help his old friend Paul Bondi (Michael Kane), imprisoned for aiding illegal immigrants. He plans to get arrested for acting drunk and disorderly, and then while in the slammer, slip a file out of his cowboy boot so Bondi can break out.
    Unfortunately, even the best-laid plans sometimes don’t work out, and Burns finds himself running from the sheriff (Walter Matthau), scampering with his horse Whisky up mountains no horse should ever ascend.
    Will he make it? More interestingly, will he make it with his horse?

  • Selected Los Alamos High School students recently participated in a retreat at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort as part of the Natural Helpers program. The trip was funded by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB). For more information about the program visit preventionnewmexico.com/Natural_Helpers.html.

  • A recent grant of $1,500 was given to Pajarito Environmental Education Center by the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation to hold seven field trips, as well as classroom visits for local fifth graders, through the Migratory Bird Study Science Field Trip program.
    The bird-banding program introduces the students to the birds that share their environment.
    “This program exposes our schoolchildren to the core values of PEEC: nature, education and community,” said PEEC’s Director of Education Siobhan Niklasson. “The migratory bird study is a collaborative effort bringing together scientists from across agencies, cultures and continents with a shared passion for birds.
    Scientists from LANL and Bandelier National Monument participate in the study, and PEEC’s educators share our natural heritage and a truly authentic experience of field science with the next generation of students.” Niklasson said. “We are extremely grateful to the LANL Foundation for making this opportunity possible.”
    Through this program, students from Los Alamos and Jemez Pueblo have had the opportunity to see field science in action, and they have gained an appreciation for the wild bird neighbors and a sense of the excitement for doing science in the field.

  • Today
    Auditions for “Mr. Roberts.” 6-9 p.m. at the Los Alamos Little Theater’s Green Room, 1670 Nectar St. Scripts are available for check out at the Mesa Public Library Reference Desk. For more information, call 670-9448.

    The Los Alamos Adobe Users Group (LAAUG), meets from 7-9 p.m., the first Tuesday of each month, upstairs in the Fuller Lodge Art Center. The focus of LAAUG is digital photography post-processing. Digital capture is also discussed. Meetings moderated by Doug Coombs and Ken Hanson, or by a group member. Past presentations are posted and available to all on the website laaug.wordpress.com/. All are welcome. Dues are $12 per year and are good for the Los Alamos Photography Club. For more information email Doug at dfcoombs@comcast.net.

    LAHS Dance program students and Ballroom dance teacher Mrs. Natasha Barkhudarova will be teaching four weeks of Tango lessons. 7-8 p.m. at the LAHS ’Topper Theater, also known as the Black Box. Adults $40; students/teachers, $20 (for four weekly one-hour classes). Drop-in rate for adults $12; students/teachers, $6 (per class). Proceeds go to the dance program.

    The Los Alamos Historical Society hosts The Southwestern Wine Guy, Jim Hammond to speak about the 400-year-old history of wine making in New Mexico. 7:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge.

  • Habitat for Humanity of Española Valley and Los Alamos Inc. is celebrating 20 years of service in Los Alamos and Española. There will be a festival from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at 726 N. Riverside Drive at the thrift store location.
    Activities include free bouncy house for kids, special sales in the stores, face painting for a $2 suggested donation and a fundrasing lunch with hot dog, chips and drink for $10.
    The fundraiser will help Habitat for Humanity make the thrift store buildings safe and efficient. The Española branch recently attained vacant and aged buildings to give new life and purpose to the community.
    Through the business in these stores, funding for construction activities are possible.
    There is much to celebrate, including 10 new homes constructed, 56 home repairs completed and six 6 Brush With Kindness projects completed.
    Habitat for Humanity is partners with Help NM, La Alba, United Way and offering help to the Red Cross, Social Services, Goodwill, Crisis Center and more.
    The public is welcome.

  • The Los Alamos Arts Council announces its Brown Bag Performance Series concert on Nov. 5 at noon in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge. This concert features local Los Alamos music students.
    The teachers of all these students are members of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), the Professional Music Teachers of NM (PMTNM) and its local affiliates, Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA) and the Santa Fe Music Teachers Association (SFMTA).
    The LAAC’s Brown Bag concerts showcase local performing artists and are free and open to the public.
    More information about the LAAC visit losalamosartscouncil.org/.

  •  Nov. 2-8, 2014

    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

    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Green chile baked potato soup

    Noon Grief Support 

  •  

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt a new best friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:

    petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html

    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.

    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on some of your favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals or cats and dogs currently in foster care.

    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations.

    CATS

    This is a great time to select from a variety of lap-warming cats. The shelter has something for everyone. Choose from young to mature, playful to peaceful, interactive to solitary, claws to no claws and every color you could want.

  • Baha’i Faith
    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.

    The Christian Church
    92 East Road, 662-6468, lachristian.org. 9-10 a.m. Sunday school; 10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Rev. Doug Partin, Assoc. Rev. Ben Partin.

    Christian Science
    1725 17th St. 662-5057.