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  • 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.
    CATS
    The cat room is currently full of cats that are all shapes, sizes and personalities — the shelter has something for everyone — young to mature, playful to peaceful, interactive to solitary, claws to no claws and every color. Come meet a new forever friend today!

  • Nov. 23-29, 2014
    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
    MONDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.    Medicare Part D    
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Potato bar,             salad bar
    Noon        Grief support
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Fish and chips
    1 p.m.         MindBody massage
    1:30 p.m.    “Friends” meeting
    6 p.m.        Mahjong
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.    Table tennis

    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    LAVA quilters
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    10:45 a.m.    Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Meatloaf

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    Today 

    The Los Alamos Chapter No. 63, Order of Eastern Star will sell Collin Street Bakery holiday fruitcakes, apricot pecan and pineapple pecan cakes until 6 p.m. in the Los Alamos National Bank lobby in Los Alamos. They will also be sold on the following Fridays: Dec. 5, 12 and 19 (or until sold out). No fruitcakes will be sold at LANB the Friday after Thanksgiving. For more information, contact Judy Goldie, 662-3797, email judygoldie1@gmail.com, or Nina Laird, 662-7580. 

     

    Coro de Cámara presents the Silver Anniversary Season, celebrating 25 years of music-making with the chorus and soloists. The program “Silvery Tones,” features Cantata 140, “Sleepers, Wake,” by J.S. Bach and includes works by Handel, Duruflé, Paulus, Mathias, Scarlatti and Byrd. 7 p.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. 

  • Art exhibits
    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.

     “Creatures, Tame and Wild,” by Rebecca Mannschreck. The exhibition of Mannschreck’s animals is on view the entire month of November at Act I Gallery, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte in Taos. To view more artwork visit ActOneGallery.com.
     
    Watercolors and pastels by Jane E. Chandler at El Gancho Tennis and Fitness Club in Santa Fe. Show will run through November.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art is announces “Eros and Thanatos: new work by Michael Petry.” This exhibition will run through Saturday.

    Venice: A Reality of a Different Order. Works by Robbie Steinbach. Through Jan. 13, 2015 at Caffe Renato, the Taos Center for the Arts.

    Hand-Woven for the Holidays: Holiday Group Textile Exhibition featuring new work by New Mexico Weavers Connie Enzmann-Forneris, Sandy Voss and Barbara Marigold. Opening reception with the Artists 5-7 p.m. Friday at Marigold Arts, 424 Canyon Road in Santa Fe. Show runs through Jan. 2.

  • THIS WEEK
    ON PAC 8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 11-14-14
    02:00 PM Senior Olympics
    03:00 PM Barranca Mesa Speech Contest
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Tourism Goes Green
    05:30 PM Senior Olympics
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Technology Transfer at LANL – A 70 Year Perspective”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Global 3000
    10:00 PM NNMCAP Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
    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

    Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM Elizabeth Clare Prophet
    12:00 PM The Garage
    12:30 PM EuroMax

  • Española
    Anthony’s at the Delta-Catering, 233 N. Paseo de Oñate
    Date inspected: Sept. 12
    Violations: One high-risk violation. Thermometer in refrigerator needs to be adjusted. Violation occurred on the Sept. 9 inspection and correction has been made.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    Santa Fe
    Geronimo, 724 Canyon Road
    Date inspected: Sept. 12
    Violations: Eight high-risk violations. Wet wash cloth out of sanitizer bucket. Refrigerator temperature in danger zone. Dented cans mixed in with good stock. Ice scoop stored on top of ice machine. Knives stored in sanitizer bucket. Ice machines have mold build up. Improper cooling of food. Employee drink has the potential to cross-contaminate food prep area. No test strips or thermal labels for high temperature dish washing machine. No trash can near the hand washing station. Two moderate-risk violations. Flies throughout prep and dining area. Rodent droppings in water heater closet. One low-risk violation. Restroom door opens up into food prep area.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required on Sept. 26.

    Five Star Burgers, 604B N. Guadalupe St.
    Date inspected: Sept. 12

  • The holiday tradition of “Yuletide in Taos,” begins with the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot on Saturday and culminating with the meaningful Taos Pueblo Christmas traditions through Dec. 25.
    “There’s no other place that brings the warmth of rich cultural holiday traditions to life than Taos, where the senses come alive with the lights, sounds and experiences that are unique to this town. Plus, with Taos Ski Valley’s new chairlift to Kachina Peak, skiers can now experience some of the highest ski runs in the world,” said Town of Taos Mayor Dan Barrone.
    The Taos Turkey Trot 5K Road Race and Fun Run/Walk brings the community together with proceeds to benefit local youth health groups. This year, a KidsK will allow the little ones to participate, each who will receive an award. Twirl Toystore and Play Space is bringing a Turkey Trot Crafts Area to families from 9–11:30 a.m., where crafters will create awards for the youth runners and KidsK. Prices, times and registration information are available online at taosturkeytrot.org.

  • Scenic Roots, a bluegrass duo consisting of Amber and Erin Rogers will be performing in Los Alamos as part of their Reverie Concert Tour. The show starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the Crossroads Bible Church.
    The sisters perform original and traditional Ozark, Appalachian, Bluegrass, and Celtic music on mountain dulcimer, fiddle, and clawhammer banjo.
    The latest tour is promoting the new Grammy-nominated Reverie CD, which is nominated in the Grammy Best Folk Album and Best Folk Song categories, with results to be announced in at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in February. 
    Both women have degrees in commercial music from the renowned bluegrass program at South Plains College.
    The Reverie concert will be a fundraiser for United Way of Northern New Mexico. The event is sponsored in part by Naranjo Insurance Agency, Art Montoya Dentistry, Kelly Myers of RE/MAX Los Alamos, Los Alamos Community Bank and also by Ruby K’s Bagel Café, which will be providing refreshments for the concert.
    Tickets are $15 and $5 for students and are available at Community Bank Los Alamos or at the door.

  • Teatro Paraguas in Santa Fe presents another premiere by Los Alamos playwright  Robert F. Benjamin and Elaine Jarvik. “Not Quite Right,” is an upbeat family drama containing a misshapen pot, a marathon dance and a 3 a.m. melee over “what’s enough?” Three couples grapple with dueling expectations. The play is directed by Beth Kennedy Jones
    Auditions are for a male and female in their 30s and a male and female in their 50s and 60s.
    Auditions will be cold reading from the text and will be held from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 24 and by appointment only on Nov. 25 at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe, near Home Depot.
    Anyone interested should bring a headshot or current photo, plus a resume.
    Rehearsals will begin Jan. 26 and the play will run from Feb. 26-March 8.
    For questions and more information, call Beth Kennedy Jones at 690-0136, or BethKennedyJones@gmail.com.
     

  • Today
    Science on Tap. 5:30-7 p.m. at the Manhattan Project restaurant. Jon Engle, a post-doc researcher at LANL will talk about the lab’s isotope program and its efforts to make medical useful radioisotopes, which uses fall into two categories, diagnostic and therapeutic.

    Families in Action: for Teens and Parents. An evidence-based class to ease the transition as children turn into young adults. 6:30-8:15 p.m. every Thursday through Nov. 20 at 1900 Diamond Dr., Pueblo Complex. For more information, visit lafsn.org, or call 662-4515.

    White Rock Family Friendly Film Series. “Maleficent.” 6:30 p.m. at White Rock Town Hall.

    Los Alamos High School Olions presents One Acts: “Roll the Dice,” by Charles Herrmann and “Idiosynchronization,” by Ben Reichelt. 7 p.m. in the Black Box. Tickets $3 preview show.

    The Los Alamos Photo Club (LAPC) meets from 7-9 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month, upstairs in Fuller Lodge Art Center. The focus of LAPC is photography in general. LAPC normally has one or two field trips per year and occasionally sponsors workshops and classes. All are welcome. For more information email Doug at dfcoombs@comcast.net.

  •  “Keep It Co-op” food drive on through Dec. 19
    The local cooperatives, which are Little Forest Playschool, Los Alamos Co-op Market, Zia Credit Union, Del Norte Credit Union, Los Alamos Schools Credit Union and the Los Alamos Beer Co-op, recently started a non-perishable food drive in order to help those in need. The “Keep It Co-op” food drive will run through Dec. 19. Donations are accepted at Little Forest Playschool, the Co-op and Zia Credit Union and will be distributed by local food banks, L.A. Cares and St. Martin de Porres Food Kitchen.
    Donations can be dropped off at the following locations in Los Alamos:
    Little Forest Playschool – 3880 Villa St., Los Alamos Co-op Market – 95 Entrada Dr., Zia Credit Union – 1001 Central Ave. and Zia Credit Union – 707 S. Riverside Dr. in Española.
    Cooperatives all share and follow cooperative principles, including concern for community, a value at the heart of the holiday season. The local co-ops are practicing the principle of cooperation among cooperatives, through this food drive project and their “Keep It Co-op” message. Visit the co-op website (losalamos.coop/whats-a-co-op/) to learn more about co-ops and the seven principles.

    Community Giving Tree at LA Co-op Market

  •  “Keep It Co-op” food drive on through Dec. 19
    The local cooperatives, which are Little Forest Playschool, Los Alamos Co-op Market, Zia Credit Union, Del Norte Credit Union, Los Alamos Schools Credit Union and the Los Alamos Beer Co-op, recently started a non-perishable food drive in order to help those in need. The “Keep It Co-op” food drive will run through Dec. 19. Donations are accepted at Little Forest Playschool, the Co-op and Zia Credit Union and will be distributed by local food banks, L.A. Cares and St. Martin de Porres Food Kitchen.
    Donations can be dropped off at the following locations in Los Alamos:
    Little Forest Playschool – 3880 Villa St., Los Alamos Co-op Market – 95 Entrada Dr., Zia Credit Union – 1001 Central Ave. and Zia Credit Union – 707 S. Riverside Dr. in Española.
    Cooperatives all share and follow cooperative principles, including concern for community, a value at the heart of the holiday season. The local co-ops are practicing the principle of cooperation among cooperatives, through this food drive project and their “Keep It Co-op” message. Visit the co-op website (losalamos.coop/whats-a-co-op/) to learn more about co-ops and the seven principles.

    Community Giving Tree at LA Co-op Market

  • The Los Alamos Arts Council will host its 44th Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday. The event returns to Los Alamos Middle School at 1 Hawk Dr.
    A Los Alamos tradition for 47 years, the fair will be from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and admission is free.
    To keep the tradition of a pre-Thanksgiving, holiday shopping spree alive, the LAAC has lined up artists from across New Mexico and nearby regions. As in past years, jewelry, pottery, painting, metal work, fabric arts and photography will be among the highlights, as well as a wide range of holiday-oriented crafts.
    New artists and longtime favorites will be on hand to make this year’s Holiday Arts and
    Crafts Fair better than ever. Kathy Hjeresen who sells handmade jewelry and woodworker Adrian Martinez, who are both favorites, will be returning. Mary Ann Somers and Marilyn Lisowski two more local jewelers will be also at the fair.
    Local fiber artists will be at the fair, including Jeanne Robinson and her daughter, Elise  Koskelo who will have knitwear, wraps and shawls. Fiber artist Madeline Stark will also be in attendance. Local artist DeeDee McInroy will present glass art, snowmen and ornaments.
    Erika Eckerstrand will have her vinyl fiber baskets, totes and handbags. Neal Crosier will return with hand-carved wooden and gourd ornaments.

  • Today
    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.

    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s next meeting will be 6 p.m. in Building No. 1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Patti Vowell, New Mexico State Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative coordinator, will discuss the state’s progression towards implementing reform in the Juvenile Justice System in the context of the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative.

    The Los Alamos Photo Club (LAPC) meets from 7-9 p.m., the third Tuesday and Thursday of each month, upstairs in Fuller Lodge Art Center. The focus of LAPC is photography in general. All are welcome. Dues are $12 per year and are good for the Los Alamos Adobe Users Group. For more information email Doug at dfcoombs@comcast.net.

    “No Limitations.” Work by photographer Kimber Wallwork-Heineman. Daily through November at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Gallery.
    Thursday
    Book and Gift Fair. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the doctor’s lobby area of the Los Alamos Medical Center. Prices are 30-70 percent off retail. Proceeds benefit LAMC Auxiliary.

  • This year’s CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot is raring to go with enthusiasm.
    Among those preparing for Sunday’s event are Ted Williams and Vincent Chiravalle. Each of these gentlemen has committed energy to help this great community effort succeed. The race starts at 2 p.m. in Los Alamos Middle School cafeteria. Registration begins at 1 p.m.
    The CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot has been held annually in Los Alamos since 1997.
    Williams has been involved in Atomic City Roadrunners for 30 years and is a co-creator of the CROP Walk/Turkey Trot event. Each year, he takes care of reserving the middle school, measuring and marking the course, timing the runners and walkers and other details. Ted notes that, before the CROP Walk was added to it, the last race of the season for the Atomic City Roadrunners would always be a Turkey Trot, held on North Mesa around Thanksgiving time.

  • Today
    Co-op cooking class. Dehydrator snacks with Lisa Johnson. 6 p.m. at the Los Alamos Co-op Market, 95 Entrada Dr. in the café. $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. For more information call 695-1579.

    “No Limitations.” Work by photographer Kimber Wallwork-Heineman. Daily through November at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Gallery.  
    Wednesday
    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.

    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s next meeting will be 6 p.m. in Building No. 1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Patti Vowell, New Mexico State Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative coordinator, will discuss the state’s progression towards implementing reform in the Juvenile Justice System in the context of the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative.

    The Los Alamos Photo Club (LAPC) meets from 7-9 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month, upstairs in Fuller Lodge Art Center. The focus of LAPC is photography in general. LAPC normally has one or two field trips per year and occasionally sponsors workshops and classes. All are welcome. Dues are $12 per year and are good for the Los Alamos Adobe Users Group. For more information email Doug at dfcoombs@comcast.net.
    Thursday

  • There are several great community events taking place this weekend and into next week, so as we begin to kick off the holiday season, whatever your holiday, I hope you can participate in at least one.
    The Los Alamos High School Child Development Class is hosting a community wide drive to receive donations of hats, mittens, scarves and even some snack items for school kids in need, in and around our community. The collection locations include the high school, middle school, Chamisa Elementary and both senior center locations.
    Those nifty knitters at the senior centers have already knitted more than two-dozen hats for the terrific teen project. The big collection ends on Monday so they can add to the thankfulness of Thanksgiving.
    As you should know, Nov. 22 is the big Smith’s Marketplace, Boy Scout, Cub Scout food drive. Our faithful mail carriers, with the help of those trusty scouts and the pleasant people at Smith’s will be collecting, bagging picking up and delivering your items to LA Cares.
    I might ask that you take the time to consider your donations and about who is receiving them. Families could use nutritious and delicious snacks to fill lunch pails or kick off a good breakfast with fun cereals or warm oatmeal.

  • At the November meeting of the Los Alamos Mountaineers, Josh Payne will provide a first-hand account of his 22 days on the Denali, also known as Mt. McKinley, as he and a partner tackled a path to the summit that very few of those drawn to the mountain attempt.
    Mt. McKinley is the highest peak in North America, more than 20,000 feet tall, with temperatures framed by its proximity to the Arctic Circle, winds that can top 10 miles per hour, and an unforgiving landscape of glaciers and crevasses, Denali is a siren song to adventurers and mountaineers.
    The meeting will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge. In addition to Payne’s talk, “Degenerate States of Euphoria in the Valley of Death,” the meeting offers refreshments, reports on recent and upcoming trips, safety tips drawn from outdoor adventures and more. The meeting is open to any interested members of the public, as well as club members.
    “In my talk I will tell the story of our climb,” Payne said. “From the highest highs to the lowest lows there were many different paths to euphoric moments on that mountain.”

  • 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 the 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 more adorable adoptable animals:
    petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html

    CATS