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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • The Couse Foundation will present a Roundtable Discussion with the Descendants of the six founding members of the Taos Society of Artists at the Taos Center for the Arts beginning at 6 p.m. Friday. Seating is limited so contact the TCA today at 575-758-2052. Tickets are $10 per person.
    On Saturday, The Couse Foundation will host its first Open House of the season from 3-5 p.m. at the Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 146 Kit Carson Road.
    Directly after the Open House there will be a short reception honoring the Descendants of the TSA in the gardens at the Couse-Sharp Site.
    The exhibit “Italy to Taos: Rolshoven and the Taos Society of Artists,” will open on July 4 and will run until Sept. 27.
    Starting on Oct. 3, etchings by J.H. Sharp will be on exhibit in the Luna Chapel as part of the larger exhibition “Pressing Through Time.” The Sharp exhibit will continue through October.
    Tour the historic studios of E.I. Couse and J.H. Sharp, two of the founders of the Taos Society of Artists, and enjoy a stroll through Virginia Walker Couse’s garden.
    Also visit the studios of Randy LaGro, Ed Sandoval, Ann Huston, Gail Goodwin, and Gene and Sara Jean Gray. Visit the Town of Taos to view exhibits in other museums and galleries featuring the works of TSA artists.

  • 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 5, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting – Replay – 5-26-15
    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 Living Treasures Ceremony
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, June 6, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, June 7, 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