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Today's Features

  • 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. Special guest Gayle Erwin, noted speaker and author of, “The Jesus Style” will be with us at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
    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

  • NEW YORK (AP) — The number of Americans who don’t affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call “nones” the second-largest in total numbers behind evangelicals, according to a Pew Research Center study released Tuesday.
    Christianity is still the dominant faith by far in the U.S.; 7 in 10 Americans identify with the tradition. However, the ranks of Christians have declined as the segment of people with no religion has grown, the survey says.
    Between 2007 and 2014, when Pew conducted two major surveys of U.S. religious life, Americans who described themselves as atheist, agnostic or of no particular faith grew from 16 percent to nearly 23 percent. At the same time, Christians dropped from about 78 percent to just under 71 percent of the population. Protestants now comprise 46.5 percent of what was once a predominantly Protestant country.
    Researchers have long debated whether people with no religion should be defined as secular since the category includes those who believe in God or consider themselves “spiritual.” But the new Pew study found increasing signs of secularism.

  • Art exhibits
    Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser. Through May 2015 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 708 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe.

    Artist Julia Roberts: Etchings & Collagraphs at New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon Road in Santa Fe.  Show runs until June 1.

    Jock Sturges: Fanny. Show runs until May 23 at photo-eye Gallery.

    “Women’s Work.” Art exhibition featuring 25 top female artists of New Mexico. Show is free to the public and runs through Friday at the Tarnoff Art Center in Rowe. For more information and directions, visit tarnoffartcenter.org, or call 919-8888.  

    Marta Light-Acrylic/Mixed Media Painting, “Rhythm and Gestures” at the Weyrich Gallery in Albuquerque. First Friday citywide event. 2-5 p.m. Saturday. Show closes May 29.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces “Creating Shape.”  Zane Bennett Contemporary Art will unveil to the public for the first time our latest acquisitions.  The exhibition will feature works by Karen Yank. The opening will be 5-7 p.m. May 29. Show runs until June 19.

  • From simply stunning mountain communities like Taos, to quirky desert towns like Truth or Consequences, boasts some of the USA’s most scenic spots. Here are towns that were rated most beautiful in ‘The Land of Enchantment’.
    Chimayó
    Nestled in the foothills of New Mexico’s stunning Sangre de Cristo Mountains just a short drive north of Santa Fe is Chimayó — a tiny community originally founded by Spanish settlers in the late 17th century. Recently listed amongst Budget Travel’s Most Beautiful Towns in the World, Chimayó is a town with roots in spirituality: the El Santuario de Chimayó, a shrine and National Historic Landmark, marks the spot where a miraculous healing is said to have taken place 200 years ago.  
    Taos
    A town steeped in history and culture, Taos was named amongst the World’s Prettiest Mountain Towns by Travel and Leisure Magazine, and is known for its scenic location in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, historic architecture and art heritage. Since the early 20th century, artists including Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keeffe have flocked to the town enchanted by its beauty, and with organizations like Taos Art Museum alongside regular arts and crafts fairs, Taos remains an artists’ haven today.
    Silver City

  • The Dance Barns and National Dance Institute New Mexico celebrates the accomplishments of its students in the annual year-end extravaganza in Santa Fe.
    Performers include more than 1,000 Santa Fe Public School students, teachers, firefighters, police officers, and parents.
    “Imagine the Possibilities... A Celebration of Reading” journeys into the enchanting world of books where one can solve a mystery, learn about another culture, and be inspired through poetry. Each performance features more than 500 Santa Fe Public School children dancing together in a true demonstration of teamwork and excellence.
    Performances attract more than 4,000 audience members to the Dance Barns. The gala began last week and continues this weekend.
    On Saturday, NDI New Mexico’s annual Santa Fe Gala fundraiser “From Page to Stage” will host supporters from across New Mexico.  The evening begins with a performance at 5 p.m. followed by dinner and dancing in the Gala tent.  Special guests this year include Governor Susana Martinez performing with students on stage and music by Manzanares. NDI New Mexico’s statewide outreach programs are offered at no cost to children and families.
    The Annual Gala raises important operating funds for the nonprofit organization.

  • Musical Theatre Works, in association with The Lensic Performing Arts Center of Santa Fe presents “Fiddler on the Roof.”
    Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. June 19 and June 20, and 2 p.m. June 21. Tickets are $17-27 and can be purchased at the Lensic box office, 211 West San Francisco St., by phone 988-1234, or online at ticketssantafe.org.
    Also, there will be a special lecture — “Marc Chagall — Creativity and Madness” by renowned psychiatrist Dr. Barry Panter. The lecture will be 11 a.m. June 21 at the Lensic. Tickets $15. Free admission to Fiddler ticket holders.

  • Unknown to many is that there are a number of waterfalls in New Mexico, and Doug Scott is the expert on the topic. Scott will be offering a tour through the Pajarito Environmental Education Center on May 16 for a small group limited to 10 people.
    The group will meet at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7:30 a.m. and will return around 5 p.m. Scott will introduce tour participants to his secret access passages and vantage points for eight waterfalls within a two-mile radius in the San Pedro Parks Wilderness.
    Among the waterfalls the group will discover is Rio Puerco, which cuts a deep, narrow slot canyon through a massive pink granite mastiff as it descends the eastern slopes of the San Pedro Parks Wilderness. Resumadero Falls is a 90-foot waterfall with three separate tiers, while 60-foot Lichen Falls is known as the “Queen” of this land. The group will also visit 50-foot Echo Falls and 30-foot Double Falls in this amazing canyon.
    This is a class 3 hike with a few class 4 spots. The group will navigate through and within sheer granite walls but will climb no class 5 sheer walls. No ropes or belaying will be necessary. This is a safe but thrilling adventure, covering as much as six miles with about 900 feet in vertical elevation gain.

  • Join the Los Alamos Mountaineers for a presentation by Andy Thein after the monthly meeting at
    7 p.m. May 20 at Fuller Lodge.
    Thein’s program begins at 7:30 p.m.
    In June of 2011, Jason Halladay, Mark Schraad, Thien and his wife Sarah took a trip to the Pacific Northwest. Thanks to an unusually mild-tempered Mother Nature, they managed to climb and ski four classic volcanoes: Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Hood.
    The Los Alamos Mountaineers meetings offer, in addition to the featured talk, refreshments and casual conversation, as well as updates on upcoming trips and safety advice learned from outdoor adventuring.

  • Today
    Student Art Show. 4-7 p.m. at Karen Wray Fine Art Studios, 166 East Gate Drive, next to Yeaman’s Machine Shop. For more information, visit karenwrayfineart.com, or call 660-6382.

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library. The two-part program, “Additional Genealogical Programs to use with Family Search and with Ancestry.com.” Kent Parsons and Irma Holtkamp will present the program. The public is invited. The traditional no-host dinner will be held at China Moon at 5:30 p.m. before the meeting.

    Canyons, Mesas, Mountains, Skies: Heather Ward. Through May 16 at the Portal Gallery.
    Friday
    Student Art Show. Noon-6:30 p.m. at Karen Wray Fine Art Studios, 166 East Gate Drive, next to Yeaman’s Machine Shop. For more information, visit karenwrayfineart.com, or call 660-6382.

    The 18th Annual Los Alamos Arts Council Kite Festival. 7 p.m. at Overlook Park in White Rock. Event will open with the Gordon’s Summer Concert. There will be a lighted kite flying demonstration, food vendors and free kite building workshops for children. Each child receives a free T-shirt after building a kite. Sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank.

  • Los Alamos Middle School continues their fundraising efforts this week with two events.
    On Friday, a $1 donation will allow students to wear hats throughout the day and a talent show will collect spare change.
    The fundraisers are to raise money to help with medical costs for teachers Ryan Finn and Sherri Bublitz as they battle medical ailments.
    For questions or to learn more, call 663-3252.