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Today's Features

  • The next Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting will be Wednesday at Fuller Lodge, where there will be a presentation by Larry Hersman, a Los Alamos native and sailor. Social and reports of recent and upcoming trips will be discussed at 7 p.m. and Hersman’s program will start at 7:30 p.m.
    Hersman began sailing around the world shortly after retiring from Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2007. What was to take two years ended up being just over six years — starting and ending in Washington, North Carolina on the Pamlico Sound.
    Why did he do it? Hersman said, for starters the “sea” must be considered the first great wonder of the world as it covers more than 3/4 of the world’s surface and controls much of the weather and climates.  And like mountains, it has drawn mankind to it. When walking on a beach there are those who look only at the shore, waves, seabirds and salt grass bending in the breeze, but there are those few who only look out to sea, drawn to “what is out there, beyond the horizon.” The question, “Why go to sea?” is similar to the question “why climb a mountain?” Hersman said the answer is “because it is there.”

  • June 14-20, 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
    10 a.m.        Senior civic discussion group
    10:30 a.m.        LARSO Advisory Council
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Fish and chips
    2 p.m.        “A Stone Age Temple in Turkey”             with Paul Keaton
    2 p.m.        Pinochle
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango dancing
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:30 a.m.         Mac users group
    8:45 a.m.        Variety training
    10 a.m.        Computer users group

  • Tristan Goodwin, of Los Alamos, was one of nearly 250 Cornell College students named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2015 semester. Goodwin earned High Honors.

    Miranda Olinger, of Los Alamos, was among the 616 students to graduate with a bachelor of art degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College on May 31. Olinger graduated summa cum laude in psychological science.

    Grace Berry, of Los Alamos, was awarded a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with distinction at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

    Shalee Britton, a student from Los Alamos, and a junior attending West Texas A&M University, is the recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and will travel to Brazil in the fall. Britton is a wildlife biology major and is also an Attebury Honors student.

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison has recognized Sakura Kawano, Los Alamos, named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2014-2015 academic year.

 Kawano is a part of the college of engineering.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home. 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.
    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
    CATS
    There are also a number of kittens in foster care, so please stay tuned for more information as the kittens become available.
    Annie — A 9-year-old spayed female who needs a peaceful indoor home. She was adopted from the shelter as a kitten, but unfortunately due to medical care needed by her owner, so she is now back at the shelter looking for a new home! She has a very pretty black/gray, orange and white coat, and she quickly warms up to you when she realizes that you’re going to give her belly rubs!

  • 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

  • ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops engaged Thursday in a rare public discussion about whether their priorities properly reflect those of Pope Francis, with one church leader urging an emphasis on helping immigrants that’s at least as energetic as the bishops’ focus on religious freedom.
    The issue arose at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ mid-year assembly in St. Louis, where church leaders considered their programming through the end of the decade.
    In recent years, American bishops have channeled significant resources toward securing religious exemptions from laws they consider immoral such as gay marriage, seeking carve-outs for the church, its massive network of charities and individual for-profit business owners. Francis, elected in 2013, has a far different focus, dedicating his pontificate to the poor and most marginalized, from immigrants to the elderly.
    In the morning session Thursday, Archbishop Blase Cupich, chosen by Francis last fall as Chicago archbishop, noted the effort U.S. bishops have made on behalf of “individual employers, secular employers,” with religious objections to some laws. He argued church leaders should give equal ranking to changing U.S. immigration policy in their planning for the years ahead.

  • Art exhibits
    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces “Creating Shape.” Zane Bennett Contemporary Art will unveil to the public for the first time the latest acquisitions. The exhibition will feature works by Karen Yank. Show runs until June 19.

    photo-eye Gallery in Santa Fe announces two concurrent exhibitions, “Emergent Behavior” by Thomas Jackson and “Home by Nightfall” by Angela Bacon Kidwell. This is the first exhibition by both artists at photo-eye Gallery, 541 S. Guadalupe St. Show runs until July 4.

    The 11th Annual Gala Exhibition and Auction on display from June 30 through Aug. 28 will showcase artists from across the U.S. and abroad who find inspiration in Fechin’s legacy, Taos and the creative traditions of the Southwest.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces “Future Parks,” an interactive video and new media exhibition featuring ZB Kids and Team Lab projects and highlighting creative, participatory play for children of all ages. An opening reception is from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the gallery. The show runs through July 24 and coincides with the opening later that evening of “Currents” at El Museo. “Currents” is an interactive and kinetic artwork collaboration throughout the railyard.

  • THIS WEEK
    ON PAC 8

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC 8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, June 12, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting – Replay – 6-09-15
    02:00 PM Los Alamos Nature Center Opening Ceremony
    03:00 PM Road to Recovery
    04:00 PM Uprising
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM United in Christ
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Exploring Mars
    with the Curiosity Mars Rover”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Golf Course Opening Ceremony
    10:00 PM FMP Live
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, June 13, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, June 14, 2015
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • Anticipation is high as Taos School of Music prepares to premier its 53rd season with the Borromeo String Quartet. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. June 21 at Taos Community Auditorium.
    The program includes Haydn: String Quartet Op. 77, No. 1; Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 13; and Schubert: Death and the Maiden. If you are a fan of chamber music or know someone who is, this concert is not to be missed. According to the Boston Globe, “The Borromeo String Quartet is simply the best there is on this planet; every appearance they make is an event.”
    Individual tickets can be purchased online at taosschoolofmusic.com, in advance at Mudd-n-Flood, 103-B Bent St., Taos or the evening of the performance at the auditorium box office, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. Adult tickets cost $25 and children 16 years of age and under cost $10.
    Season tickets for all five summer concerts are $100 each. Young Artist concert tickets are an additional $10 each. For information, call 575-776-2388.

  • The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will feature country music superstars The Band Perry along with special guest Gloriana at this year’s Music Fiesta, scheduled for Oct. 10.
    A local New Mexico band will kick-off the third annual event.  
    Gloriana will take the stage at 2:30 p.m., followed by The Band Perry at 4 p.m. Night Magic Glow will follow the Music Fiesta. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through balloonfiesta.com.
    In order to better accommodate guests, this year’s Music Fiesta will be staged at the north end of the Launch Field at Balloon Fiesta Park. 
    The new location will allow for more seating in all of the sections.
    Advance tickets are available for purchase and will cost $50 for reserved seats, $20 for premier lawn seating until July 30. Prices will increase July 31. Guests who purchase Music Fiesta tickets can also stay to enjoy the Night Magic Glow and AfterGlow fireworks show, presented by Albuquerque Journal.