Today's Features

  • Question:  “Why do you think you have been placed on this Earth?”
    Answer: “That’s a good question. I don’t really know. I haven’t figured that out yet.”
    Beginning 6 p.m. Sept. 16, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church will offer the ALPHA course, in 10 weekly sessions, exploring these and other of life’s questions. If you are looking for answers that appeal to the head, as well as to the heart, ALPHA provides a way to explore these questions in a relaxed, informal, non-judgmental, non-committal environment. ALPHA cuts across all denominations, and this course offers insight into the Catholic perspective.
    ALPHA is for those who are not Christian, but have spouses, family members or friends who are Christian, and who want to find out what this “Christianity thing” is all about. It is also for those who are “cradle Catholics,” but have not followed through with their faith or want to take another look at what the church has to offer. In other words, ALPHA is for everyone.
    A typical ALPHA course creates a comfortable environment and combines a friendly meal with a short presentation, live or video, followed by an intimate, small-group discussion. The issues are clearly presented and the claims of Christ are examined in the company of fellow inquirers.

  • Today
    Conversations in Clay. Through Sept. 19 at the Portal Gallery at Fuller Lodge Art Center.
    Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library parking lot.

    The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will have its meeting at noon in the Patio Room at Oppenheimer Place, 1001 Oppenheimer Dr. — behind the Betty Ehart Senior Center. There will be a presentation to commemorate 9/11 by speaker Gerry Strickfaden. For more information, call Donna MacDonald at 662-4001.

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association. 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library. The speaker will be Irma Holtkamp and her topic will be “How to Use Ancestry.com Like a Pro.” The meeting will be preceded by no-host dinner at China Moon at 5:30 p.m.
    Los Alamos Little Theatre presents “Harvey.” 7:30 p.m. at 1670 Nectar St. $14 adults, $12 students and seniors.
    Seed Harvesting Hikes. Meet 8:30 a.m. at Juniper Campground. Join PEEC to collect grass seeds and look at native plants. The seeds will be used in a restoration project along Frijoles Creek in Bandelier. Free, but register in advance.  

  • Enjoy a visual journey into the never-ending world of fractals at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
    This program incorporates math, science, art and nature in a full-dome planetarium show featuring original music, which is suitable for audiences age 3 and up.
    Tickets may be purchased by phone or at the nature center and are $10 for adults and $8 for children.
    The show starts promptly at 7 p.m. and seating is limited. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the show.
    If Thursday will not work, or one viewing is not enough, put it on the calendar for next month. This wonderful, highly entertaining show will run on the fourth Friday of each month.
    For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 662-0460.

  • Art exhibits
    Michael Lange – Wald/Fluss. Show runs through Oct. 17 at the photo-eye Gallery, 541 S. Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe.

    New Work by Robert Highsmith, Carolyn Lankford and Jim McClain.  Through Oct 1 at Marigold Arts in Santa Fe.

    “Bosque Notes,” by Karen Simmons at the Weyrich Gallery in Albuquerque. Show runs until Sept. 28.

    Los Alamos resident Betty Nance Smith will be presented in an art gallery in New York City. Opening reception can be viewed online 6-8 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Ave. If interested, call 212-255-7740, or go online salmagundi.org.
    Art tours
    The 22nd Annual Abiquiu Studio Tour. Through Oct. 30. Work will be presented by more than 60 artists from 10 a.m.-5 pm. Oct. 10-12. There will be the annual driving tour and previews of their work in the upstairs gallery.

    Allan Houser Studio and Sculpture Garden Tours. Arranged by appointment. The Sculpture Gardens are located 20 miles south of Santa Fe, and the tours last approximately two hours. There is a $25/person fee for the guided tours. To schedule, call 471-1528. David Rettig, curator of Collections for the Allan Houser Estate will lead a tour for collectors and special guests. Space is limited.
    Arts shows

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    Friday, September 11, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 8-10-15
    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
    08:00 PM Let’s Talk Good Business
    08:30 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:00 PM Bandelier National Monument Naturalization Ceremony
    10:30 PM FMP Live
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, September 12, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, September 13, 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 Nonprofit Spotlight
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

    Monday, September 14, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule

    Monday: Activity Center closed for Labor Day

    Tuesday: HORSE

    Wednesday: Movies and muchies

    Thursday: Twister

    Friday: Kids choice games/activity

    Los Alamos: 662-9412, 475 20th St.
    White Rock: 672-1565, 10 Sherwood Blvd.

    Open 3-6  p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and noon-6 p.m. Wednesday, unless otherwise noted.  

    Memberships are free and open to all third through eighth graders.

  • Sept. 6-12, 2015
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 672-2034 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
    BESC closed Labor Day
    8:45 a.m.        Variety training
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Sweet ‘n’ sour pork
    1 p.m.        Party Bridge
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table tennis
    8:30 a.m.        LAVA quilters
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio plus exercise
    10:45 a.m.        Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Tilapia
    1 p.m.        AARP meeting
    1:15 p.m.        Alzheimer’s support
    1:30 p.m.        Daytime Duplicate Bridge
    8:30 a.m.        Walk-in-the-Woods

  • 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:
    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.
    Cupcake — A 4-year-old calico who loves attention and being petted! She has an adorable little black spot on her nose that reminds shelter staff and volunteers of a puzzle piece — perhaps it’s a sign that this sweet girl is the missing piece in your home! She has a gorgeous coat that she would love to show off to new visitors. Young kids might be a bit too rambunctious for her, but she does enjoy the company of older children and adults. Cupcake is hoping that you’ll stop in so she can show you how sweet she is and take her home!

  • Today
    Gordon’s Summer Concert Series. Final show of the season. DK & the Affordables with Eddy & the Nomads. 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond. Free. For more information, visit GordonsSummerConcerts.com.

    Local Arms Control Group Considers Support of Iran Policy. The Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security is considering the adoption of a statement of support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and the US, UK, France, Russia, China, Germany and the European Union. The LACACIS draft policy statement can be read at lacacis.org/policy.html. The position will be discussed and voted on at a meeting at 7 p.m. at the United Church Christian Education Building Lounge (room 212), 2525 Canyon Road. The public is invited, but only dues-paying LACACIS members may vote on the position.

    Conversations in Clay. Through Sept. 19 at the Portal Gallery at Fuller Lodge Art Center.
    White Rock Artist Market. First Saturday of the month at the Visitor Center. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Runs through October.

    Jemez House Thrift Store Bag Days. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 13 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock. 672-1620.

  • 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 9:30 a.m. followed by fellowship time with refreshments starting at 10:45 a.m. Preceding worship is our Christian Education hour which begins 8:30 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
    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.