Today's Features

  • A day-long workshop in collaboration with the Betty Ehart Senior Center is a program and a perspective that helps older people develop a balanced plan for their elder years. The workshop, “Awakening the Sage Within” is presented by Drs. Gary and Charlotte Carlson, Ph.D., Jungian Analysts.
    The workshop is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 6 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row. Cost is $60, $70 with CEUs.
    The goal is an elder lifestyle that is personally fulfilling and also beneficial to others.
    The highly interactive workshop will introduce “sage-ing” concepts including life review, forgiveness work and issues surrounding mortality. It will help participants explore feelings about aging and the role of spiritual development in later years. Finally, it will begin the development of a personalized plan for elder years, including serving others and leaving a legacy.
    Today, most people approaching their elder years can expect to live another 20 or 30 years. But how do we want to live those years? “Sage-ing” (also known as Spiritual Eldering or Conscious Aging) is a model for living one’s elder years more consciously, more joyfully, and more compassionately.

  • The column this week is all about kudos. There are so many kudos that need to be handed out and sometimes we get so mired in muck that we forget to be grateful.
    Let us start with the Olympic-sized event that kind of took place at Los Alamos Middle School this weekend. Well, almost the whole weekend.
    The State Speech and Debate tournament kicked off on Thursday as students graciously left early, teachers readied their rooms and volunteers poured in by the droves.
    Margo Batha, Sherri Bublitz, Christine Engelbrecht along with the homeschool community pulled together their finest competitors and volunteers to amass the needed determination and willpower to pull off the coordinating, hosting and judging of about 900 hours of speech and debate.
    How lucky for New Mexico that we had more snow than most of us have seen in quite a number of years. How sad for such a terrific team, their talented teens and a large number of folks willing to step up and lend an ear.
    While it may not have been a perfect weekend you all did, “Own the Room.”
    Let’s stay on the topic of snow.
    There were plenty of good neighbor stories to be found throughout the community. I know that I was witness to two such acts of kindness.

  • March 1-7, 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
    8:30 a.m.     Tax preparation (call)
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    10:30 a.m.    Tax preparation (call)
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Sweet ‘n’ sour             pork
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Lemon cod
    1 p.m.         MindBody massage
    1:30 p.m.    Party bridge
    6 p.m.        Mahjong
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.    Table tennis

    8:30 a.m.    Tax preparation (call)
    8:30 a.m.    LAVA quilters
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio Plus Exercise
    10:30 a.m.    Tax preparation (call)

  • Feb. 11: Carter Glada Sanderson, a girl, born to Danielle Sturm and Steven
    Feb. 19: Bythe Kerala Bremser, a girl, born to Sarah and Jeremy Bremser

  • 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:


    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.
    Bella — Another aged cat given up when her family no longer wanted to deal with her diabetes. She is currently in a foster home. For more information, call 470-6973.

  • “You talk about the Bible all the time. What are some good reasons why I should actually read it?”

    The a priori supposition of this column is that the Bible has something to say that is of value to your life. Though we cannot, in the brief space allowed here, do justice to the arguments for the veracity and validity of Scripture, we may certainly identify a few of the important reasons why you should read it!
    First, you will gain a clearer understanding about a book that has played a significant role in the history of western civilization. You cannot read very far in most classic literature or research the development of our culture without finding references to Scripture or the truths it proclaims.
    The book explores the big questions: “Who am I? What is my purpose? Where am I going?” There are other books that purport to reveal your life’s purpose. This one, however, has been around the longest and proven its staying power and reliability.
    Fundamentally, the Bible introduces you to God. It attributes a name, personal character and volition to the spirit you’ve always suspected was there somewhere. Along the way, you will begin to discover your story in God’s big story.

  • 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 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. 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. At 10:30 a.m., worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.
    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

  • Art exhibits
    Willy Bo Richardson: Reverberant Matter/Project I. Show runs through Friday at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design at Wade Wilson Art.

    Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser. Through May 2015 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 708 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe.

    Gallery artists group show at the photo-eye Gallery, 541 South Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe. Exhibit runs through March 14.

    Recently acquired works by artists Ansel Adams, Gustave Baumann, Betty Hahn and many others will be on view in “Hunting + Gathering: New Additions to the Museum Collection.” The exhibition runs through March 29.
    Solo exhibition by Jeri Moore. “The Language of Humanity.” Through February at the Act I Gallery.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces “Master Prints of the ‘70s-’90s.”  Zane Bennett Contemporary Art will unveil to the public for the first time our latest acquisitions. The exhibition will feature works by Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Helen Frankenthaler, Jim Dine, Rufino Tamayo, Bernar Venet and Robert Motherwell among others. Opening is 5-7 p.m. Friday. Show will run until March 20.

  • Patrons took to the streets in Santa Fe for Fat Tuesday Feb. 17.

  • The 27th annual National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show is drawing near as hundreds of exhibitors prepare their best gourmet foods, sauces, spices, sweet-heat treats and rubs to showcase.
    The show is March 6-8 at Sandia Resort and Casino in Albuquerque. The event will feature more than 1,000 different products from the U.S. and around the world.
    The Fiery Foods Show is the country’s largest gathering of fiery food products and barbecue sauces. The 2014 event welcomed more than 20,000 attendees and organizers expect even more for the 27th annual event.
    In 2015, the Fiery Foods Show will introduce its very own mascot, Chile the Kid, for the first time. Chile the Kid will attend the event and greet guests throughout the weekend. Additionally, Sandia Resort and Casino will have 2,500 more parking spaces for guests during this year’s event, making it easier for guests to enjoy the show.
    While many exhibitors will display their award-winning selections, others will showcase first-time products. The annual competition organized by the producers of the Fiery Foods Show is one of the most competitive blind tasted food competitions in the U.S. with more than 80 judges and receives hundreds of entries each year.
    Hours of the show:
    • 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 6: Trade only