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Today's Features

  • 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

  • Summer music starts
    at Santa Fe museum

  • Peñasco is one of the largest of the culturally diverse villages along the ‘High Road To Taos’ Scenic Route, and for the first time, people from all parts of the community are coming together to share what makes this place so special. The event runs June 12-14.
    The weekend kicks off with a dance and music provided by Cipriano Vigil, a native of nearby Chamisal, has a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology and a lifelong passion to preserve and share northern New Mexico music. He has been honored as a Living Treasure. The performance 6 p.m. June 14 at the Peñasco Theatre.
    As well as the dance, the Peñasco Theatre is hosting two other events over the weekend:
    • Poetry readings by Levi Romero, the New Mexico Centennial Poet Laureate. Romero’s poems are immersed in the regional manito dialect of northern New Mexico, and have been published internationally. 7 p.m. June 13.
    • Presentations and exhibits of community and family history, including genealogy, stories and photographs, from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. June 13-14.

  • TOURISM Santa Fe had its grand opening of a new visitor center on the historic downtown plaza last week.
    The Plaza Visitor Center is in the Plaza Galeria at 66 E. San Francisco Street, on the main level, and will be open and staffed from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
    TOURISM Santa Fe Visitor Centers welcome the world’s travelers to The City Different and provide assistance in all aspects of the Santa Fe experience from historical sites and tours to lodging, dining, culture and the great outdoors. There have been 30,000 travelers that visited the centers in 2014. With the addition of the Plaza Visitor Center, this number is conservatively estimated to more than double.
    “The strong increase in travel to Santa Fe and everyone’s interest in visiting the historic plaza makes this expansion of services a natural one,” said Randy Randall, executive director for TOURISM Santa Fe. “Even travelers who’ve been to Santa Fe before can be surprised by how much high quality experience is available at any given time of the year. The Visitor Centers are a key part of our ongoing effort to raise awareness of all the city has to offer.”

  • What would it be like to see the world from a bird’s perspective? To experience riding on the backs of bald eagles, snow geese, and pelicans flying over Alaska, the Grand Canyon, the Great Plains, and the Golden Gate Bridge as they encounter and engage with bears, bison and spawning fish. 
    “Earthflight: Birds of North America” is being shown from 10 a.m.-noon at the Nature Center and sponsored by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.
    The program is part of the New Mexico PBS Science Café. The public is welcome to watch a segment of the six-part series, “Earthflight: A Nature Special Presentation.”
    In addition, there is a public discussion with Stephen Fettig, Wildlife Biologist, who will explore a range of topics from feathers to migration to bird diversity and the tree of life.
    This will be the last presentation of the New Mexico PBS Science Cafes for the summer and will return Sept. 19.
    Admission to the Science Café is free but a reservation is required. RSVP to Rose Poston, Community Outreach Coordinator, New Mexico PBS Education & Outreach Department, at 277-2396 or rposton@newmexicopbs.org, or online at newmexicopbs.org/science-central. Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.