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Today's Features

  • Migration is the name of the game this month as warblers, sparrows, flycatchers, kinglets, thrushes and other birds set off on adventures to find or return to their winter homes. As the days turn cool with the retreating summer heat, make your own migration to Bandelier’s Fall Nature Fiesta from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 25.
    The event is jointly sponsored by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center in Los Alamos and Bandelier. More than a dozen games and demonstrations will be held behind the newly renovated visitor center at Bandelier National Monument.

  • Albuquerque — The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host “Broken Hammer,” a play written by Robert Benjamin, physicist turned playwright.
    In the play, Benjamin blends loyalty and romance with stockpile stewardship. The staged reading will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 21; it will be followed by a question and answer session with the author.  
    Benjamin began his career in playwriting after 30 years as a research experimental physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • As a full time writer and author of many books for both adults and children, Shirley Raye Redmond says that she is, “… constantly amazed at the uninformed and sometimes amusing ideas people have regarding writing for publication.”
    In her talk for the Authors Speak Series at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 in the upstairs rotunda of the Mesa Public Library, she will “myth bust” the 12 most prevalent in an informative and entertaining presentation.

  • Home Tour a Big Success

    Family Strengths Network wishes to thank the community for a very successful fundraising event, the Los Alamos Home Tour 2010.
     First we’d like to thank the six homeowners who donated the use of their homes, Jim and Kate O’Donnell, Rob Eaton, Aimee Hungerford and Chris Fryer, Jackie and Leonard Beebe, Sally and Joe Fitzgibbon and John and Minji Park.

  • This week the community of Los Alamos says “aloha,” to one of its newest residents as Dr. Devan Vest, DDS, MS and his family join the office of Los Alamos Orthodontics.
    Vest comes spent time at BYU-Hawaii, West Virginia University and the Oregon Health and Science University, prior to coming to the Land of Enchantment.

  • Construction on Diamond Drive has put a monkey wrench in commuter’s schedules, as well as high school student’s schedules, but it’s also affected fundraising for the United Way, as well.
    Every year around this time, the United Way Youth Team hosts dinner over Diamond, a fundraising event during which diners are served — and eat their dinner — in the catwalks suspended over Diamond Drive. The funds raised during the event go toward the United Way Activities Fund, which benefits nonprofit organizations in Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties.

  • Monday

    The Summit Garden Club will present a demonstration on  “lasagna planting.” This is one of the most popular techniques for planting bulbs in pots. Known also as the triple decker, or sandwich technique, it was invented by the Dutch as a way of creating continuous spring flower displays in town and city centers. It is also excellent for balconies, terraces or front steps. Planting, specific color schemes and drainage will be discussed. Visitors are welcome. For information, call Susan Larocque at  672-9067.

  • Young and old alike can take a stroll through the White Rock Senior Center and take in some art, or sit back and enjoy a variety show at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The festivities are part of a fundraiser for both senior centers and part of a celebration for Senior Center Month.
    “That’s Entertainment” will be performed by senior citizens for the public. This year will mark the fourth time seniors have performed a show for the community within the last 10 years.

  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Brings Recording Artists to Los Alamos
    September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Along with many organizations around the country, local charity Ovarian Cancer Together Inc. is bringing awareness to Los Alamos by holding a benefit at the Duane Smith Auditorium.
    Working in New Mexico to support survivors and educate the public about the risks of ovarian cancer, this year, OCT will hold its first music and awareness evening, promising quality entertainment for all.

  • Manhattan Project veteran and Physics Professor Emeritus at UC Boulder, Albert Bartlett, will be the guest speaker for the Los Alamos Historical Society’s first lecture of the 2010 season.  
    The talk will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Lodge as part of the monthly lecture series sponsored by the Los Alamos National Bank and members of the Los Alamos Historical Society.
    Operation Crossroads was the first postwar series of tests of atomic bombs.  In Washington, D.C., there was great interest in testing the new weapons.