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Today's Features

  • Ryan Shupe played at Ashley Pond on Aug. 14 as part of the Gordon’s Summer Concert Series. Song. Kids started a conga line during the show.

  • Art exhibits
    The 11th Annual Gala Exhibition and Auction on display through Aug. 28 will showcase artists from across the U.S. and abroad who find inspiration in Fechin’s legacy, Taos and the creative traditions of the Southwest.

    Photographs Keith Carter “Ghostland” and Kate Breakey “Shadow and Light,” at the photo-eye Gallery, 541 S. Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe. Show runs through Saturday.

    Zane Bennett Gallery announces “IMPACTS! II” an exhibition featuring Bi Rongrong, Shen Fan, Liang Shaoji and others, with seven artists in total. The show is at 435 South Guadalupe St., across from the rail station in Santa Fe, and coincides with the Last Friday Art Walk in the Railyard Arts District. The grand opening will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday. There will be exciting events occurring during these openings involving traditional and contemporary Chinese culture, with more information to follow.

    “Where the Buffalo Roam.” Angel Wynn, American artist and photographer. Show runs through Aug. 31 at Angel Wynn Gallery in Santa Fe.

    Kathleen Doyle Cook, “Intensity in Abstraction.” Through Aug. 31 at the New Concept Gallery in Santa Fe.

  • Gena Rowlands will be presented the 2015 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, as part of a tribute to the actress on Oct. 17 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, followed by the film, “A Woman Under the Influence.”
    Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is invested in Santa Fe as a destination for film. The festival brings cutting-edge programming, the latest independent films and directors, Native cinema, New Mexico films, student films, and masters discussions with top directors, writers, and artists, all in the setting of downtown Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival presents its seventh annual event Oct. 14-18 in downtown Santa Fe.
    Rowlands, the independent film actor is a four-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner and twice nominated for an Academy Award for her roles in “A Woman Under the Influence” and “Gloria.” She is best known for her collaborations with the late John Cassavetes and most recently for her roles in “The Notebook” and “Broken English.” “Gena Rowlands embodies the spirit of independent film,” said Jacques Paisner, executive director and co-founder of the festival. “Her roles changed what was possible for a female character in a film.

  • THIS WEEK
    ON PAC 8

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC 8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, August 21, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 8-14-15
    02:00 PM United in Christ
    03:00 PM Road to Recovery
    04:00 PM Uprising
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM “Inflationary Cosmology – Is Our Universe Part of a
    Multiverse?”
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “New Mexico in World War II”
    08:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock & Roll
    08:30 PM Bandelier National Monument Naturalization Ceremony
    10:00 PM FMP Live
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, August 22, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, August 23, 2015
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:15 PM Los Alamos Non-Profit Spotlight
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • Recurring meetings

    Note: If any of the following listings need to be changed or removed, contact Gina Velasquez immediately at lacommunity@lamonitor.com, or 662-4185, ext. 21.

    The Atomic City Corvette Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Time Out Pizza in White Rock. For more information, contact Chris Ortega at 672-9789.

    The Los Alamos Table Tennis Club meets from 7:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays; and from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, lower level. On Tuesday, there is a fee of $2 per player. There is no charge on Saturday. For more information, contact Avadh Saxena at AVADH—S@hotmail.com or Ed Stein at 662-7472.

    The Lions Club meets at 84 Barcelona in White Rock on the first and third Thursdays. For more information, call 672-3300 or 672-9563.

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets at noon every Tuesday at the golf course, 4250 Diamond Dr. Guest speakers every week.

    Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos meets Tuesdays from Noon-1 p.m. at Trinity on the Hill Church in Kelly Hall.

  • Recurring meetings
    Note: If any of the following listings need to be changed or removed, contact Gina Velasquez immediately at lacommunity@lamonitor.com, or 662-4185, ext. 21.

    The Atomic City Corvette Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Time Out Pizza in White Rock. For more information, contact Chris Ortega at 672-9789.

    The Los Alamos Table Tennis Club meets from 7:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays; and from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, lower level. On Tuesday, there is a fee of $2 per player. There is no charge on Saturday. For more information, contact Avadh Saxena at AVADH—S@hotmail.com or Ed Stein at 662-7472.

    The Lions Club meets at 84 Barcelona in White Rock on the first and third Thursdays. For more information, call 672-3300 or 672-9563.

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets at noon every Tuesday at the golf course, 4250 Diamond Dr. Guest speakers every week.

    The local chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Wednesday at the White Rock Presbyterian Church, 310 Rover Blvd. Confidential weight in begins at 9 a.m. The meeting starts at 9:45 a.m. The first visit is free. Membership is open to people at least 7 years old. For more information, contact us at whiterocktops@gmail.com.

  • Many of us take every precaution we can to protect our pets.
    With growing technology in the veterinary field, new measures of protection for companion animals are now available to owners at a low cost. Microchipping, one of the newest ways to locate and identify lost animals, is growing in popularity and efficiency.
    A microchip is a glass-encased device that bears an identification number unique to every marked animal.
    Once the microchip is inserted under the animal’s skin and registered with the devices company, the microchip can be activated with a scanner at a veterinarian’s office or local animal shelter.
    With no batteries or power source required to activate a microchip, this device will provide a permanent identity for your pet that will last their entire lifetime.
    Many owners protect and identify their pet with a personalized collar.
    While this method can certainly help identify your pet, there are many strong advantages in microchipping your animal. For instance, pet collars may fall or slip off, and personalized tags may become unreadable after several years. Microchips do not face any of these challenges and have no chance of being removed, no matter where Fido wanders off to.

  • It’s time to get those cameras ready and have your furry pal say “cheese” (or tuna, or kibble). The Friends of the Shelter is now accepting photo entries for the 2016 Shelter Alumni Calendar through Sept. 5.
    Pet owners who have adopted a shelter animal, an abandoned, or homeless animal are invited to send a photo and a brief story about their pet.
    Pet owners whose pets were featured in last year’s calendar are welcome to submit new photos of their pets for this year’s calendar. Entry forms are available at Animal Clinic of Los Alamos, Ridgeview Veterinary Hospital, Pet Pangaea and the Los Alamos Animal Shelter.
    The entry forms include entry information, as well as tips on taking the best photo of your pet. Entries can easily be submitted via the shelter’s website at lafos.org. They can also be sent via email to virginiaking65@gmail.com, or a photo and entry form can be mailed to Friends of the Shelter, P.O. Box 1402, Los Alamos 87544.
    Friends of the Shelter, a humane organization based in Los Alamos is trying to improve the quality of life for unwanted pets and find homes for homeless animals. FOS works closely with the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter, with local veterinarians and with other humane societies.

  • From deserts to mountains, coyotes are one of the most adaptable species in New Mexico. However, not everyone welcomes the resilience of this local predator.
    To learn more about the canine, guest speakers Judy Paulsen and Dave Parsons will speak about the challenges and opportunities coyotes provide.
    The talk will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road. It is free to attend, and no registration is required.
    The presentation reveals the fascinating and complex world of Canis latrans — their keen intelligence, amazing resourcefulness, and importance as keystone carnivores in many ecosystems.
    Paulsen serves as the New Mexico Representative to Project Coyote. Living in New Mexico, Paulsen encounters anti-coyote/predator sentiment and believes that education is critical and policy change is necessary to shift the way coyotes are viewed and treated in the west.
    She works to promote Project Coyote’s “Coyote Friendly Communities” program and to raise awareness about the important ecological role that coyotes play in maintaining healthy ecosystems. She is also actively involved in efforts to prohibit coyote killing contests in her home state.

  • Aug. 16-22, 2015
    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
    10 a.m.        Senior civic discussion
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Chicken tenders
    2 p.m.        Pinochle
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango dancing
    7 p.m.         Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:30 a.m.        Mac users group
    8:45 a.m.        Variety training
    10 a.m.        Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Salisbury steak
    1 p.m.        Bingo
    1:30 p.m.        Party Bridge
    7 p.m.         Bridge
    7:30 p.m.         Table tennis
    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.        LAVA quilters