Today's Features

    Medical Treatment Options for Bladder and Bowel Leakage; presented at 6 p.m. by Salim Amrani, M.D. and Vincent Fiorica, M.D., at Aspen Ridge Lodge Assisted Living, 1010 Sombrillo Court in the Activity Room, lower level. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.  Sponsored by the Los Alamos Retirement Community and LAMC.

     Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the conference room at Pajarito Cliffs Site, building 1, Camino Entrada. The public is welcome to attend.

    Green Hour Hike at 10 a.m. Join other families for a kid-centered hike. Free. More information at peecnature.org.  

     Los Alamos Public Schools, the University of New Mexico, Los Alamos and Los Alamos County are hosting a breakfast at 7 a.m. at the UNM-LA Lecture Hall this Thursday for community leaders and business people. The forum will discuss mental health issues in Los Alamos and what organizations or businesses can do to help. For more information, call 663-2230.

    Park Ranger Jorge Moldonado will be the featured speaker at this week’s Nature On Tap beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at UnQuarked Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos.

  • The classic, triple-Academy-Award-winner “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962, not rated) will screen at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs meeting-room theater at Mesa Public Library.
    The story, essentially of an African-American man charged with raping a white woman in 1930s Alabama, is seen through the eyes of 6-year-old “Scout” (Mary Badham), whose father, Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck), has agreed to defend the accused. Tom Robinson (Brock Peters) and his family face constant danger from enraged locals, as do Finch and his children.
    While the adults in town fume and plot, Scout and her brother “Jem” (Phillip Alford) focus almost entirely on their eccentric neighbor, Boo Radley (Robert Duvall), the legendary lunatic who might or might not have stabbed his father in the leg. They run past his gate, too afraid to walk. They dare each other to enter his property and peer in his windows.
    The institutionalized racism so painfully present in “To Kill a Mockingbird” had not been eliminated entirely by the 1960s, when Harper Lee’s book was published and Robert Mulligan’s movie released, and unfortunately, is still relevant today.

  • Normally I find the time after the holidays pretty sad when everyone heads back to school and work. I love being together and staying in pajamas long into the morning, baking something to enjoy and not rushing in a hundred directions.
    The good news is, just before everyone falls back into a routine and becomes mired in the everyday, I get to enlighten a great pool of people that they have been nominated for a Community Asset Award. Today I got to deliver the news for the first person. Such fun.
    I will be notifying the rest this week and soon you’ll read about the multitude of community do-gooders of a variety of ages, stages and backgrounds, doing good things in our community and the world.
    However, before we dive deep into those names, I get to share one last time the name of someone I would nominate for a Community Asset Award, but has been nominated once before, so I know he wouldn’t show for the ceremony.
    Sadly our town is about to lose a very great man that means a lot to a great deal of people. Cancer Care of New Mexico and Northern New Mexico Cancer Care is losing Dr. Eric Bernstein.

  • 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 your new best friend today! All adoptable pets are micro-chipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Shelter hours are noon – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, and noon–3 p.m. Sunday.
    Be sure to check out our website at lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting, and donating. You can also check out our Petfinder website for pictures of our adorable adoptable animals: petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
    Mandy—A 6-month-old black-and-white female kitten that was originally thought to be feral. But after a few days in the cat room, she learned how great humans are, and this sweet girl cannot get enough attention. She’s still recovering from her recent spay surgery, but she’ll be ready for visitors in no time. This sweet girl would love to lounge on your lap and rub noses with you!
    Sassy, Stripes, and Fluffy—These three tabbies were recently surrendered when their owner moved. Stay tuned for more information about these three!

    Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos will meet from noon to 1 p.m. in Kelly Hall at Trinity-on-the-Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Drive. Kurt Steinhaus will speak on his first six months as Los Alamos superintendent of schools. He will also provide information about the January referendum election.

    LRG First Tuesday Breakfast. Lab retirees are invited to join the Laboratory Retiree Group for breakfast on the first Tuesday of each month from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Morning Glory Restaurant, 1377 Diamond Drive. Morning Glory serves a full breakfast and pastries. LRG will pay for hot coffee or tea. Contact sgirard@losalamos.com for more information.
    The Los Alamos Arts council’s Brown Bag Performance Series presents pianist Juanita Madland performing various works from Beethoven to Chopin at noon at Fuller Lodge. All are welcome to this free performance.

    Medical Treatment Options for Bladder and Bowel Leakage; presented at 6 p.m. by Salim Amrani, M.D. and Vincent Fiorica, M.D., at Aspen Ridge Lodge Assisted Living, 1010 Sombrillo Court in the Activity Room, lower level. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.  Sponsored by the Los Alamos Retirement Community and LAMC.

  • 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 9:30 a.m. followed by fellowship time with refreshments starting at 10:45 a.m. Preceding worship is our Christian Education hour which begins 8:30 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

  • Odenbear Theatre, a new theatre company in Taos, is holding auditions for the first play of the 2016 season, “Speaking in Tongues,” by the award-winning Australian playwright Andrew Bovell. Jim Hatch, the founder and artistic director of Odenbear Theatre, will direct.

    Auditions will be held at Metta Theatre (at El Prado, just north of downtown Taos) on Saturday, and from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, and from 6-8 p.m. Monday.

    In this innovative psychological thriller, nine intertwined lives grapple for love and truth across an emotional terrain of hidden connections and spooky twists and turns that entangle them in a web of mistrust and longing. Infidelity reverberates in a haunting, poetic tale of illusions as spouses confront their unstable marriages and the fables they tell each other.

    Bovell says his play “is about the right and wrong of emotional conduct. It’s about contracts being broken between intimates while deep bonds are forged between strangers. It maps an emotional landscape typified by a sense of disconnection and a shifting moral code. It’s about people yearning for meaning and grabbing onto small moments of hope and humor to combat an increasing sense of alienation.”

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    Friday, Jan. 1, 2016
    Happy New Year – no local programming

    6:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    1:00 PM Democracy Now!
    5:00 PM Democracy Now!
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016
    6:00 AM FSTV
    5:00 PM Haskell Hallmark
    5:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    6:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    7:00 PM United Church
    8:15 PM Los Alamos Non-Profit Spotlight
    8:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    9:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

    Monday, Jan. 4, 2016
    6:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM Elizabeth Clare Prophet
    12:00 PM Cross Culture New Mexico
    12:30 PM The Northwinds Cooking Show
    1:00 PM Democracy Now!
    2:00 PM The Folklorist
    3:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    4:00 PM Uprising
    5:00 PM Democracy Now!
    6:00 PM United in Christ
    7:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society  
    8:25 PM Los Alamos Non-Profit Spotlight

  • SANTA FE (AP) — Mia and Sophia repeat as the top two names for New Mexico girls born in 2015, while Noah is tops among boys.
    The state Health Department says Mia was No. 1 in 2014 and 2015, while Sophia kept the No. 2 ranking from 2014.
    They were followed by Isabella, Ava, Olivia, Emma, Sofia, Abigail, Aria and Emily.
    Among boys, Noah moved up from No. 2 in 2014 to replace Liam in 2015’s top spot. Liam dropped to No. 3 in 2015, while Elijah moved up from No. 3 in 2014 to No. 2 in 2015.
    The other top boy’s names in 2015 are Michael, Josiah, Alexander, Gabriel, Aiden, Jacob and Daniel.
    The 2015 data is through Dec. 20 but department spokesman David Morgan says final data likely won’t affect rankings.

  • Jennifer Leon and Felix Voltsinger are having their first show together this January at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Art Gallery. The new exhibit opened Monday and continues through Jan. 28. There will be an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Thursday.
    Leon and Voitsinger have shared countless hours in painting and drawing, in studio and out of doors, both of them committed to the intense observation of the scenes before them. Both artists work exclusively from observation, imagination and memory. However, they have taken widely divergent paths to reach this shared passion for the arts.
    Voltsinger was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. He began studying art when he was 8 years old, at the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg where in addition to studying art history, painting, drawing and composition, he studied art restoration and conservation. He emigrated to the United States in 1982, and then lived and worked in New York and Colorado, before moving to Santa Fe to teach drawing and painting at the Santa Fe Community College in 2009. He lives in Pecos.