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Today's Features

  • 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. See full Be There calendar for details.

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

  • As elementary students transition into seventh grade, Los Alamos Middle School had its WEB Crew orientation on Tuesday.
    WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) was introduced last year with help from Los Alamos County to send a Los Alamos Public School employee to train with the best.
    “Students participating in WEB crew last year were able to be​come part of a team making a difference together at our school,” said LAMS Assistant Principal Anna Vargas-Gutierrez. “They were ​​able to take on and develop leadership skills ​as they helped our seventh graders transition to Middle School.”
    “Our LAMS WEB Crew team mentors go through a minimum of 10 hours of training ​prior to the school year beginning,” Vargas-Gutierrez said. “Parents should encourage seventh graders to attend orientation on the Aug. 11 so that they will have an opportunity to meet fellow seventh graders.”
    The four-hour orientation allows those students that are feeling nervous, anxious or worried to begin to make new friends.”
    The two days of training, in addition to preparation prior to orientation includes team building, planning out a tour of the new school building and recalling what questions they may have had upon entering LAMS.

  • The Los Alamos Co-op Market is once again hosting cooking classes for the public.
    Starting at 6 p.m. Aug. 21, Ray Joggerst will explain the intricacies of preparing gourmet steak and sauces. Class participants will learn to prepare steak au poivre, steak with sauce béarnaise and merchant’s steak. Joggerst is excited about the class and plans to leave participants with confidence and recipes to make first-class steak meals at home. Registration is open at the co-op’s Entrada Drive location. Class size is limited to accommodate the space.
    Joggerst enjoys sharing the chemistry behind cooking, and brings an in-depth knowledge of food to each class. He debuted his Shop with the Chef class career in 2013, at the co-op’s with a fermentation class, where he covered vegetable and dairy fermentation techniques. Last year, he taught the Chemistry of Cooking, as part of the ScienceFest activities. This year, he will share his love of gourmet cuisine.
    Each class starts with shopping for the ingredients, takes participants through the cooking process, and concludes with enjoying the final product.
    The Los Alamos Co-op Market provides the community with access to a wide variety of local, natural and organic foods and can be found at 95 Entrada Dr. For more information, visit losalamos.coop, or call 695-1579.

  • Our New Mexico Teacher of the Year, Debra Minyard has been busy as the school year came to an end and summer officially began with duties that while at times are demanding are opportunities of a lifetime.
    Minyard traveled to the nation’s capital with her fellow Teachers of the Year and husband, Josh, to be heralded as educators, meet Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan and, of course, meet and be photographed with the leader of the free world.
    The individual Teacher of the Year recipients had a moment with President Barack Obama, answering a quick question and having their photograph taken before being formally announced as they entered the Rose Garden while the press coverage the entire event, some live online.
    “The visit in the Oval Office took only 20 seconds or so, but it felt like a lifetime,” said Minyard. “Then to hear him speak so eloquently about us in the Rose Garden was terrific. I was particularly struck by his approachability and sincere appreciation for our work as teachers.”

  • 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 9 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts served during fellowship hour starting at 10:15 a.m. 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. and worship at 10:30. Our current series is “Kingdom Reign” as we study the book of 2 Samuel.
    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.
    Church of Christ

  • WASHINGTON (AP) — A political pope is sure to seize his opportunity when he addresses a political body. So both Democrats and Republicans are looking forward to Pope Francis’ remarks to Congress next month — and bracing for them, too.
    The pope thrills Democrats with his teachings on climate change, social justice and immigration. At the same time, his message on life and the Catholic Church’s traditional opposition to abortion comfort Republicans.
    There is genuine giddiness among Catholic Democrats — many of whom have long been uncomfortably at odds with their church over abortion rights — about the pope’s strong emphasis on addressing poverty and the environment.
    “I’ve been waiting for this pope all my life,” said liberal Massachusetts Democrat Jim McGovern, 57. “I find him inspirational and I know a lot of other people do, not just Catholics.”
    The pope comes to the Capitol on Sept. 24, where he will be the first pontiff to ever address a joint meeting of Congress. He will also appear on a West Front balcony to greet the public.

  • Ryan Shupe and his band will be the featured performers at this weekend’s Gordon’s Summer Concert.
    The concert series is approaching the finish of its summer season, with only four shows remaining, including tonight’s.
    Ryan Shupe will play at Ashley Pond starting at 7 p.m.
    With his band, Shupe has been around the country on tour and has been on Good Morning America, E! and Country Music Television, among other national appearances.
    According to his biography, he is a fifth-generation fiddler and also plays electric and acoustic guitar and even the mandolin.
    Shupe is making Los Alamos one of his stops ahead of an album release coming up this fall. Shupe’s album, entitled “We Rode On,” is different than the regular sound and songwriting he’s known for.
    The album, according to the band’s website, focuses on “themes like family, love and maturity.”
    Following Friday’s performance, the band will appear in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, and Lorton, Virginia, before the end of the month.
    Russ Gordon, the organizer of the Summer Concert Series, calls Shupe and his band “high energy and major fun bluegrass and rock.” Shupe and company are based in Utah.

  • August 16 - 10:30 a.m.
    WORSHIP - We come from different cultures and backgrounds, but we worship the same Lord. On this special Sunday “The Instruments of Praise” Hula Ministry Team will join us at the Christian Church (92 East Road) in worshiping the Lord. They will praise the Lord through a beautiful, traditional Polynesian dance as we praise Him in song. Feel free to dress “Hawaiian.”
    LUNCH - Mike and Michelle Irish will host a fund-raiser luncheon after worship to help this Hula Ministry Team travel to Oregon to minister. Menu: Teriyaki chicken, Teriyaki SPAM, rice and dessert.
     
     

  • As you read this, many Los Alamos High School and Middle School students will be starting out their year with a whole new perspective of school.
    Link Crew and Web Crew, two new programs that were fresh out of the gate at this time last year, will have just wrapped up their second school year educating students with the motto, “Students Helping Students Succeed.”
    On Tuesday, the eighth grade leaders for the LAMS Hawks will have walked potentially 270 incoming seventh graders with a tour, Words of Wisdom and team building activities that will help to assist the affectionately termed, “sevies,” with easing up the nerves and welcoming them to one of the new jewels in the Los Alamos Public School district.
    Also on Tuesday, the ’Topper Link Crew, the high school version of the program, were a welcoming force to be reckoned with as upperclassmen consisting of juniors and seniors provided Advice for Freshmen and traditional orientation activities, but with a lot more fun and comradery.
    The two programs are from the Boomerang Project and are two of only three programs in the State of New Mexico with Pojoaque Valley High School being the first in the state to ease the transition and bridge one school level to the next.

  • One of the many benefits of living in New Mexico is the prevalence of fossils. Sometimes, however, it’s nice to have an experienced guide point out the best places to look for them.
    On Saturday, Allen Schmiedicke and Jennifer Macy will lead a field trip to a road cut near the small town of Holman to collect plant and tree fossils preserved in mudstone in the same pattern when they were laid down about 300 million years ago.
    Only 30 spots are available. This event is free, but advanced registration is required. Due to the popularity of these outings, register soon to save a spot. Participants will meet at Sullivan Field at 8 a.m. and drive to Holman Hill from there. Because this field trip is to a road cut, it is not recommended for children 5 or under.
    Schmiedicke is a long-time member of the Los Alamos Geological Society. He has been collecting minerals and fossils since he was 8 years old, when his dad introduced the family to the hobby. Besides collecting, he also does his own fossil preparation and mineral photography.
    To learn more, visit peecnature.org.