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Today's Features

  • Pony Club graduate and instructor Lindsay Lechner performs in a dressage show. The Los Alamos Pony Club show and rally helps participants improve their horsemanship and teamwork skills.

  • 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 11:45 a.m. every Tuesday at the Manhattan Project restaurant.

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

    The Military Order of World Wars hosts a monthly dinner meeting on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact Lt. Col. Norm Wilson, USAF retired, at 662-9544.

    The Los Alamos Photography Club meets the third Tuesday of the month upstairs in the Fuller Lodge Art Center. The meetings are from 7-9 p.m. Annual dues are $12 per year. For more information, visit tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/la-photoclub/.

  • Today
    The Los Alamos Adobe Users Group (LAAUG), meets from 7-9 p.m., the first Tuesday of each month, upstairs in the Fuller Lodge Art Center. The focus of LAAUG is digital photography post-processing. Digital capture is also discussed. Meetings moderated by Doug Coombs and Ken Hanson, or by a group member. Past presentations are posted and available to all on the website laaug.wordpress.com/. All are welcome. Dues are $12 per year and are good for the Los Alamos Photography Club. For more information email Doug at dfcoombs@comcast.net.

    “Sisters in Art — Sisters at Heart,” shows daily in the Portal Gallery of Fuller Lodge Art Center through April 26.
    Wednesday
    Bag Days. 9 a.m. to noon at Jemez House Thrift Shop, 13 Sherwood Blvd.

    The Chamber will host a workshop on “Maximizing your online presence” from 1-4 p.m. For details and to register visit, chamberorganizer.com.

  • The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta board of directors and staff are conducting the first “Oh Say Can You Sing” National Anthem Contest. Singers, entertainers and performers are invited to submit their best National Anthem audition video online.
    Balloon Fiesta staff will choose the top 15, then the top nine will be selected by votes cast by Balloon Fiesta Facebook fans.
    The winners of the “Oh Say Can You Sing” contest will sing the National Anthem at Balloon Fiesta Park’s Main Stage during the 2014 event morning sessions October 4-12, 2014.
    Video auditions are being accepted until April 11. To enter visit: balloonfiesta.com/event-info/oh-say-can-you-sing.
    To submit audition:
    • Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo.
    • Complete the online application and include the link to your video audition.
    • Visit BalloonFiesta.com on April 18 to see if you are a finalist. 

  • Five students from Los Alamos Middle School participated in the recent National History Day regional competitions and each one placed in his or her category! All five students are moving on to compete again at the statewide competition to be April 25 in Albuquerque.
    The National History Day competitions allow several different types of entries including websites, documentaries, papers, performances, or exhibits. Each entry is thoroughly researched and reflects the theme this year, which is “Rights and Responsibilities in History.”
    Thomas Chadwick, Zoe Hemez, and Miriam Wallstrom traveled to Farmington to compete in the Northern New Mexico region in February. Chadwick took first place with his website on D-Day, Hemez took third place with her website on the making of the atomic bomb, and Wallstrom took first place with her documentary on the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II.
    Antonio Dowdy and Ruby Selvage competed in the Central New Mexico region in Albuquerque in March. Dowdy placed second with his paper on the American concentration camps, and Selvage took first with her exhibit on animal rights.

  • The Los Alamos High School NJROTC precision air rifle team took first place for Navy in the National JROTC Championships last week at Camp Perry, Ohio.
    Shooters Tessa Snyder, Noah Marriott, David Murphy and JoAnna O’Neill, along with their coach Lieutenant Commander Wes Shumaker placed ninth overall in the three-day event.
    On the first day, the team checked in and practiced. The following two days were record fire with a 3 x 20 (20 shots record fire in the prone, standing and kneeling positions).
    After the first practice session, it was determined that the rifle belonging to Snyder needed a rebuild as the air seals were wearing out. The rifle was brought to the firing line the next morning just as the preparation for the first day record firing period began.
    Snyder shot a 580 the first day and followed up with a 581 the second day for the team high scorer with overall score of 1161.
    After the first day, the team trailed the high Navy team by a few points. Los Alamos picked up the pace on day two and finished as the high Navy team and ninth overall. Marriott hit the groove with a personal best 579 on day two and an 1,149 total, followed closely by O’Neill with an 1,148. With Murphy improving on day two for an 1,128 total, the team pulled ahead of New Albany, Ind., to take over the high Navy team position.

  • Antonio Maggiore, a 1995 Los Alamos High School graduate, will speak April 7 for the monthly meeting of the Summit Garden Club.
    His topic will be “Getting away from zeroscaping: the evils of gravel and gardening for good.”
    Maggiore, who established Ecolutions seven years ago, believes that “with a minimal amount of work, it is possible to bring beauty into people’s workplace and life in general.”
    Examples of his work can be seen at Sombrillo, Aspen Ridge and Oppenheimer Place. There his aim was to transform the transition areas — the land between the landscape plantings and the canyons.
    First, he cleaned out debris, then cut down the Siberian Elms, and laid the branches down in order to trap moisture for the pine. His intent was to mimic nature, by encouraging the mycelium layer below the ground. He shaped trees so that water below their driplines would be taken up by shrubs, such as currants, sumac and privets.
    He improved drainage by changing land contours and thus slowing the water down and having it infiltrate the soil.
    Maggiore has designed and executed permaculture projects throughout the state, and can be reached at 577-4123, or at ecolutionsllc@gmail.com.
    For more information, including time of meeting, call Laurie at 672-3483. 

  • Los Alamos High School Senior Tessa Snyder rallied 170 members of the community Thursday for the documentary showing of “Race To Nowhere.” The film showing will be followed up with a challenge for change in late April. Snyder along with mentor Margo Batha plan to offer additional opportunities to view the film prior to the April call to action.
     

  • Another Empty Bowls Success

  • March 30-April 5, 2014
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 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
    MONDAY
    8:30, 10 a.m. Tax prep
    8:45 a.m. Cardio
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Lemon pepper cod
    7 p.m. Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    10 a.m. Computer users group
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Swedish meatballs
    12:15 p.m. Better breathers
    2 p.m. MindBody massage
    7 p.m. Bridge
    7:30 p.m. Table tennis
    WEDNESDAY
    8:30, 10 a.m. Tax prep
    8:30 a.m. RSVP Quilters
    8:45 a.m. Cardio Plus Exercise
    10:45 a.m. Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Soup de jour
    1:15 p.m. Socrates Café
    1:30 p.m. Daytime Duplicate Bridge
    THURSDAY
    8:30 a.m. Walk-in-the-woods
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Salisbury steak
    1:30 p.m. Tap dancing
    2 p.m. Ballroom dancing
    6:30 p.m. Chess
    7 p.m. Bridge
    FRIDAY
    9:15 a.m. Line dancing
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Roast beef (RPEA lucheon)
    12:30 p.m. Movie: “Calendar Girls,” 2003
    SATURDAY