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  • Talent show sign-ups end Monday

    Registration for The Family YMCA’s Talent Show closes on Monday.

    Registration is free, starting at 6:30 pm, April 24, at New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 112 East Road, will have a $10 per person entrance fee with tickets sold at the door. Funds raised will support the Y’s annual campaign for scholarships and youth programs.
    Individuals or groups wishing to participate in the talent show must register by close of business on Monday and may do so in person at the Y, or by calling 662-3100 or online at laymca.org .

  • Update 4-19-15

    Earth Day

    There will be an Earth Day Festival April 25 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Games, activities and entertainment are planned for the event. The festival will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There is no charge for admission.

    Run For Her Life

    The Run For Her Life is scheduled for today. The race is a charity event sponsored by Hadassah. It is a 5K and 10K run that will start at East Park. Proceeds will go to benefit breast cancer research. For more information, call 672-1639.

    LTAB meeting

    The next Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board meeting is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday. It will be at the municipal building.


    The Ethos Percussion Group will perform today at the Duane Smith Auditorium. The performance is hosted by the Los Alamos Concert Association. Event time is 4 p.m. Tickets are $35.

    APP Board

    The Arts In Public Places Board will meet at the municipal building Thursday. Meeting time is 5:30 p.m.

    Caballo Blanco

    “Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco,” a documentary about ultrarunner Micah True, will have its premier screening at the Reel Deal Theater Tuesday. The screening is set for 7 p.m.

  • Ringo Starr, Green Day inducted into Hall

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Ringo Starr was always behind the other Beatles.
    Bobbing his head as he sat at his drum kit, Starr kept the steady backbeat for Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison, a once-in-a-century group that conquered the music world. Starr got fourth-billing, the adored and yet overlooked sideman to his more celebrated bandmates.
    John, Paul, George ... and Ringo.
    Once he stepped from their shadows, Starr proved he could hold his own.
    Forever a Beatle, Starr entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist on Saturday, inducted along with an eclectic class of musicians.
    Starr, who was previously enshrined with the Beatles in 1988, was honored along with pop punks Green Day, soul singer-songwriter Bill Withers, underground-rock icon Lou Reed, bluesy guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The “5’’ Royales.
    When the Beatles split at the height of their fame, Starr decided to take a shot at being a frontman and surprisingly flourished with a string of radio hits, including “It Don’t Come Easy,” ‘’Photograph” and “You’re Sixteen,” singles that earned him new-found respect and popularity.

  • Cold Seat

    Los Alamos and White Rock received a blanket of mid-April snow early Saturday morning. Rain showers are possible for Sunday.

  • North Korea talk in ABQ Sunday

    The Albuquerque International Association (AIA) will host a public lecture by Dr. Stephan Haggard titled “North Korea: Witness to Transformation” at 3 p.m. today at UNM Continuing Education Auditorium, 1634 University Blvd NE.
    Haggard is the Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies, director of the Korea-Pacific Program and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the School of International Relations & Pacific Studies at the University of California-San Diego.
    Haggard will outline a path-breaking new approach to North Korea, based on a large-scale and refugee survey in China and South Korea. The survey has found that a great many transformations are underway. North Koreans hold their government in low regard and are far more skeptical of official explanations of their misery than is generally supposed.
    An overwhelming majority of refugees surveyed support unification with the South and report that their peers remaining in North Korea hold similar views.
    The lecture is open to the general public and includes a Q&A session after the lecture.
    Price for admission is $15 for AIA members and $20 for non-members.
    High school, college and university students (under 26) with student ID receive free admission.

  • Getting Wild

    Kids in grades K-6 spent some time with the Los Alamos police and fire departments at Saturday’s Wild Day event, which was sponsored by Los Alamos Youth Leadership. The event was held at Griffith Gymnasium.

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