Today's Features

  • Creativity continuously flows in to the Art Center at Fuller Lodge with each exhibit. To ensure the artistry never stops, the Art Center is hosting registration for summer art camp.The next generation of artists can enroll in weekly classes. They can choose from half day, which run from 9 a.m.-noon or full day classes, which are held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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  • Los Alamos Public Schools fifth- and sixth-graders will be presented with an unusual opportunity: they will be encouraged to talk while class in session. Students can show off their gift of gab during the annual speech contest at 4:15 p.m. April 17 at Pion Elementary School.Rose Martin, speech contest coordinator, explained t hat before the district contest, students needs to test their skills at their schools. Each class will send representatives to the schools’ contests.

  • Girl Scout cookies can do more than just satisfy the palate; they can be used to help make a difference within a community.Two Los Alamos artists, Thelma Hahn and Annie Ellen Bard, have contributed to making these cookies more than just dessert; each has crafted a cookie jar to be donated to the Girl Scouts’ Cookie Caper, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe.The cookie jars are among the items that will be bid on during a silent auction.

  • It is once again time to invite northern New Mexicans to come together to celebrate the contributions of those who have so greatly enhanced life on the Hill. During the ceremony, each Treasure is introduced.Living Treasures of Los Alamos was founded to honor elders — older members of the community who have made a difference.Living Treasures of Los Alamos will honor Ralph Partridge, John “Jack” Clifford and John C. Hopkins at 2 p.m. April 13 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

  • Worship service at United Church of Los Alamos will be done a little bit differently April 13.Rather than the service presented in the form of a sermon, it will be offered in the form of music and song. The program, titled “For a Thousand Tongues to Sing,” will be a festival of Easter hymns.Suzanne Johnson, United Church music director, said the Easter hymns date clear back to the 15th and 16th century. Plainsong chants will be included the program along with great chorale pieces.

  • John Richter spent 46 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory working on weapons design and he is now going to tell-all.During the Los Alamos Historical Society lecture series at 7:30 p.m.

  • The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra is continuing its 60th year anniversary celebration, and along with tulips and daffodils, is bursting with vigor in preparation of its spring concert to be presented at 7 p.m. April 11 in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Michael Gyurik, now in his 10th year as the LASO director, will conduct the program. Gyurik is well known throughout the area as the former conductor of the Loyola University Chamber Orchestra and as a violist.

  • Time is running out for early-bird registration for the 2008 Los Alamos Dog Jog, which will be held April 26. Early registrants can save $5 off of the $20 entry fee if the registration form and fee is received by Friday.

    Each registered individual, whether actually participating in the event or not, will receive a Dog Jog T-shirt with a logo designed by White Rock fifth-grader Emily Orr and a packet filled with entertaining, and educational dog-related information; exceptions are entries paying only the $5 entry fee or free entries.

  • The airplane itself served as a kind of cramped limbo: hours of “Desperate Housewives” on the TV screens, food meant for paper dolls and a constant stream of semi-interesting information – pages of books we no longer felt like reading and chit-chat with strangers about each other’s unconnected lives.