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Today's Features

  • The Los Alamos Choral Society, together with members of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra, is performing Felix Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road. The performance will be directed by Mary Place Badarak and features Loren Jacobson as Elijah.Tickets are available at Brownell’s Hallmark and at the door.

  • Using everything from Petri dishes to Bunsen burners, local students explored the world around them and tested their theories about it. Their discoveries will be revealed during the Los Alamos County science fair.The county science fair will be held Saturday at the Los Alamos High School cafeteria. The public is invited to attend the fair from noon-2:30 p.m. Additionally, people can participate in an award ceremony at 4 p.m.

  • “27 Dresses” starts on the eve of a cousin’s birthday, where Jane discovers her talent: the perfect bridesmaid. Twenty-seven dresses later she starts to discover her talent is a curse. Her dream guy falls for her sister, and she meets her polar opposite, a cynical wedding writer who is convinced she is the perfect story. The girl who is always a bridesmaid never a bride has to be the maid of honor to the man she wants to marry.

  • Award-winning author Neecy Twinem will come to Mesa Public Library Saturday to offer advice about illustrating and writing to the next generation of writers.Twinem’s visit is part of the 14th annual Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators workshop.

  • “There’s no perfect time to write – you just gotta do it.”Sometimes the most obvious and yet most challenging lessons about the creative process come from seemingly unlikely sources, in this case the associate director of threat reduction at the laboratory.Doug Beason is well known throughout the scientific community.

  • The Northern New Mexico District of the Boy Scouts will dedicate its annual banquet this year to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scouts. British army officer, Major General Robert Baden-Powell, who realized the need for boys joining the army to have more exposure to outdoor life, founded scouting in 1907.

  • Terry and LuLu Paschall have been spreading their faith and helping to rebuild a country for the past four years. Sunday, the Paschalls’ will share stories about their missionary work in Indonesia at 6 p.m. at the New Beginnings Fellowship Assembly of God.The Paschalls work through the Assemblies of God World Missions.

  • To seventh- and eighth- graders wondering how they should start their long weekend Friday, there is an answer to their quandary. The Los Alamos Ice Rink and Big M.A.C. have teamed up to offer a skating activity exclusively for middle school students. The program will run from 7-9 p.m. Admission is $5, which includes skate rentals. Music and a snack bar will be featured during the event.Middle school students have skates rings around the outdoor arena for several years. Mary Aiello of the Youth Activity Center, which runs Big M.A.C., said Big M.A.C.

  • The Betty Ehart Senior Center, benefiting the Empty Bowls Project, is sponsoring a bowl building workshop for senior citizens at the Art Center at Fuller Lodge Ceramics Studio.The workshops will be held from 10 a.m. - noon Saturday and Feb. 2. Participants will build a minimum of two bowls, one to keep and the other(s) to donate to the Empty Bowls Project. Cost for the workshop is $20, which covers the cost of supplies. To sign up to make bowls contact the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 662-8920, Joyce Nickols, 662-2810 or e-mail bowls@selfhelpla.com.

  • For the first time in its history, a local guitarist will take the stage during the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Guitars and Gateaux show.Richard Hannemann, singer/songwriter, guitarist/composer will perform Jan. 24 at Fuller Lodge.Desserts will be served at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.“I’m looking forward to this,” Hannemann said.