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Today's Features

  • The League of Women Voters will have their monthly Lunch with a Leader from 11:45 a.m. June 16 at the Mesa Public Library.
    This month the guest speakers are Jeremy Marshall and Jarrett Garcia from the Southwest Jemez Mountains Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project (Southwest Jemez CFLRP).
    Marshall has been with the SW Jemez CFLRP Implementation Leader from November 2013 to present.
    He has been involved with planning and implementation of prescribed fire, thinning and watershed restoration work associated the SW Jemez CFLRP on the Santa Fe National Forest. 
    Prior to this he worked on the Sweet Home All Hands Collaborative doing restoration work on the Willamette National Forest in Oregon. Marshall has a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies (Forest Ecology Focus) 1998 Humboldt State University, Arcata, California.
    He has worked for the Forest Service in New Mexico and other Rocky Mountain states since 1996, primarily as a field Ecologist.”

  • Today
    Family Night at the Nature Center sponsored by the Kiwanis Club. The second Tuesday of every month is Family Night at PEEC. There will be games, activities, experiments, crafts and more. This summer, also join Melissa Mackey at the campfire outside (ages 4-10), or explore the nature center inside. 5:30 p.m. Free. All ages. More information at losalamosnature.org.

    Historical Society and Museum will have docent training aimed at teens, but open to everyone who have missed regular meetings. Volunteers are welcome from 1-4 p.m. at the Bethe House, 1350 Bathtub Row.

    Eye Spy: Rebecca Nolda. Through June 27 at Portal Gallery. Bring the Secret City some new hidden treasure to discover.  
    Wednesday
    Green Hour Hikes with PEEC. 9:30 a.m. Meet at local trailheads for meandering hikes where kids set the pace and decide the activities. Some days you’ll hike far, others you’ll stop and play at an interesting spot. Free. All ages. Check PEEC’s website for trailhead meeting points at losalamosnature.org.

    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.

  • Join veteran docent Natali Steinberg on the popular trip to the Leonora Curtin Wetlands Preserve. Located south of Santa Fe, the 35-acre preserve is adjacent to El Rancho de las Golondrinas in La Cienega.
    The diverse landscape includes riparian, transitional and arid habitats, allowing for visitors to experience everything from cattails ponds and gnarled cottonwoods to yucca and cactus, all in one outing. June is a lovely time at the wetland, and numerous birds, insects and reptiles can be seen, in addition to a wide variety of local flora.
    The field trip is limited to 20 participants, and advanced registration is requested. The cost is $6 for the general public and $5 PEEC members. Remember to bring a snack, hat and bottled water. There is no drinking water available at the preserve.
    Meet at the Nature Center at 8 a.m. June 21 to carpool to the preserve. The estimated return time to the Nature Center is noon.
    For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 662-0460.

  • Hooray! It is summer and finally some free time. I hope you are enjoying some fun asset building experiences.
    One year ago this week, I officially became the executive director of a nonprofit, called Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA).
    My husband Chad and I believe in the assets and as funding continued to decrease and the need always seemed to be increasing, we began the mammoth amount of paperwork to apply for 501(c)(3) status.
    Last year, on June 9, yet another letter arrived, which I was sure was a need for another copy of another document before it could be official. After what had been a long, difficult day, I decided not to open the letter until the next day.
    The next day, I opened the letter and to my surprise, we were official. We call it the Golden Ticket, a throwback to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and our work began anew.
    In one year, we increased the number of elementary schools where we provide free hands on science to six. We staffed a middle school leadership/mentoring program and played host to the 2015 Community Asset Awards.
    We received a grant from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation that resulted in teaching 11 science topics, 609 role model interactions, 71 hours of science instruction, 282 feet doing science (just ask us) and 3,280 hands doing science.

  • In an effort to provide more locally grown food to Los Alamos, the members of the Farmers’ Cooperative Market have partnered with the Los Alamos Cooperative Market. Farmers’ Cooperative Market members are making limited products available daily inside the Los Alamos Co-op Market grocery store.
    From 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday, the co-op hosts the Farmers’ Cooperative Market at the outdoor booths. The market is comprised of four vendors: Camino de Paz, Monte Vista Farm, Tesuque Pueblo Farm and Shepherd’s Lamb. The outdoor booths started May 16 with meat, dairy, strawberries and fresh veggies.
    The Farmers’ Cooperative Market is owned and democratically controlled by four participating farms. It is independent from the Los Alamos Co-op Market. Each farmer sends products to the market with a Farmers’ Cooperative Market representative. In addition, the farmers make a rotating presence at the market so that customers have an opportunity to meet the growers. The collaboration allows each farmer more time to devote to their growing.

  • June 7-13, 2015
    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
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Tuna salad
    2 p.m.        Pinochle
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango dancing
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.        Variety training
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Chicken cordon bleu                 sandwich
    1:30 p.m.        Party bridge
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table tennis
    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.        LAVA quilters
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio Plus Exercise
    10:45 a.m.        Music with Ruth

  • 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:

    petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html

    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.

  • The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series presents two local jazz bands on Friday at Ashley Pond.
    The show starts at 7 p.m. and is free.
    The opening act will be the Craig Martin Experience. Martin plays tenor sax and clarinet.
    Other band members are John Frary on drums, Carl Hagelberg plays trumpet, Quinn Marksteiner on alto sax, Mike Rogers on guitar, Aaron Anderson on keyboards and Rob Heineman plays the standup bass.
    The Experinece’s sound is jazz is rock and fusion.
    The concert will be CB Fox Night, who has been a sponsor for 26 years — as long as the concert series has been around.
    The Craig Martin Experience plays up-tempo funky and Latin rhythms.
    There will be tunes by Lee Morgan, Horace Silver, Weather Report, the Yellow Jackets, Chick Corea and the late, great, superstar of be-bop and fusion, Miles Davis.
    Taking the stage a little after 8 p.m. will be the Ryan Finn Septet.
    Finn graduated from Los Alamos High School in 2000. Finn plays the trombone in his band.
    The music he plays has a Caribbean tilt, along with reggae, ska, calypso, soca, zouk, salsa, cha-cha, samba and more.
    All of the music will be played in a jazz style.

  • 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. and worship at 10:30. Our current series is “Kingdom Reign” as we study the book of 2 Samuel.
    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

  • SANTA FE (AP) — The Santa Fe Archdiocese has a new archbishop.
    Rev. John Wester was installed Thursday at a Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe, replacing retiring Archbishop Michael Sheehan.
    Wester takes over a region that includes around 300,000 parishioners and has a rich history that began more than four centuries ago with the arrival of Spanish colonists. But he also inherits an archdiocese still facing lawsuits related to decades-old allegation of sexual abuse of children by priests.
    The 64-year-old Wester says he wants to focus on issues around poverty and immigration.
    Guests at the instillation included two cardinals, numerous bishops and a representative of Pope Francis.
    Wester, who was bishop in Salt Lake City, was appointed in April.
    The installation began with the purifying of the basilica by Tewa Indians. Eagle dancers from Laguna Pueblo performed and members of Los Hermanos Penitentes, the Catholic lay brotherhood from northern New Mexico, sang hymns from medieval Europe.
    At the start of the installation, Viganó asked Wester a series of questions beginning with whether he accepts the position as the new archbishop.