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Today's Features

  • Light the candles! The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is 60 years old this year.

    The celebration is low key, but don’t be surprised if you hear announcements about the anniversary at local pancake breakfasts and the 2008 fireworks show.

  • Join other children from age 3 years old to those entering third grade in fall 2008 for a fun-filled week of scientific adventure, “Discovering Jesus’ Miraculous Power” at Vacation Bible School.

  • It’s cleanup time for the Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church congregation. However, it won’t be all work and no play; the graduates from elementary, middle and high schools will be honored during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

    During the service, the Rev. Colin Kelly said the graduates stand up to be recognized and receive a gift. High school graduating seniors also tell what their plans are for after graduation.

  • It began when she was 9 years old and received a cherry-red journal with a lock and key from her sister for Valentine’s Day.

  • Remember when it was an eternity from birthday to birthday? When your mom could send you to the corner store with a quarter to pick up a loaf of bread and you had money left over to buy a piece of candy? When you could lie on your back for hours, holding on to a string, gazing at your kite floating overhead, just daydreaming? Well, time continues to accelerate and inflation continues to make that quarter worth less and less, but the good news is that you can still spend the day gazing at kites floating overhead.

  • It isn’t the chance to win competitions or become professional singers that keeps members of the Lads of Enchantment singing; no, these glittery ideals are pushed aside in favor of a much simpler one, to just have some fun.

    Recently, two members were presented awards for enhancing on that fun. The Man of Many Notes, which honors a member who has brought new singers to the group, was given to Terry Langham. Langham recruited eight new members to the chorus.

  • There’s only one way to be 10 years old and celebrate being a senior citizen; help the Betty Ehart Senior Center honor its anniversary. The Betty Ehart Senior Center celebrates its 10th anniversary from 1-4 p.m. Saturday.

    “Sample the Senior Center” is an event created to entice some new faces to come out and sample figuratively and literally the many offerings of the BESC.

  • Starstruck Youth Theatre presents J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” which was adapted for stage by Maryland Taylor.

    Children and adults will enjoy this adventure play where Bilbo first meets Gandalf and discovers the ring as they travel through Middle Earth.

    Bilbo (Daniel Sarrao), and Gandalf (Morgan Ferry), assist Thorin (Vicoria Hughes), to recover her stolen treasure from Smaug the Dragon.

  • Gina Stroud, a Los Alamos High School sophomore, represented New Mexico at the National American Legion Oratory Contest in Indianapolis, Ind., April 3-5.

    Participants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and France presented a 8-10 minute original orations about the United States Constitution with emphasis on the duties and obligations of a citizen to our government.

  • “The Namesake,” screening this week at UNM-LA as part of the Film Society’s lineup, tells the story of two generations, one Indian and one Indian American.

    In the first, after an arranged marriage, a Bengali woman travels to New York City to live with her new husband. She knows next to nothing about him, and truly nothing about America. It feels dirty and plain to her, utterly lacking in India’s bright colors and sensual beauty.