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  • Louise Majorey’s Money Smarts class at Los Alamos High School is hoping to raise money while benefitting a good cause, which touches the hearts of many.
    The financially fiscal youth are selling raffle tickets for the 2015 Los Alamos High School prom while raising money for the Watermelon Ranch Animal Shelter in Rio Rancho.
    “We’re selling raffle tickets for prom, the winner will receive a prom ticket, by their purchase of $2 for one or $5 for three raffle tickets,” said William Whitman, a LAHS junior. The $48 savings will have one lucky recipient feeling very money smart and adding to the welfare of animals.
    The students have extended sales until Friday during lunch in an attempt to meet their goal for the Watermelon Ranch. The official winner will be selected during their class period, which meets right after lunch this Friday. This still allows students needing to acquire tickets to purchase them the following week, as the prom committee will continue to sell on Monday and Tuesday.
     “The money will provide shots, food and bedding for all animals in Watermelon Ranch,” LAHS junior Nicole Garcia said.
     

  • The next meeting for the Military Order of World Wars will be on April 21 with Stephanie Garcia Richard, representative from District 43, as the guest speaker. She will be reporting on the Legislative session.
    The meeting will begin with a social period at 6 p.m. followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 p.m., Garcia Richard’s presentation will begin at about 7:15 p.m. The Military Order of the World Wars dinner meetings are open to interested citizens for the dinner and program with RSVP, or the program only at no cost.
    The meeting will be in the Los Alamos Research Park the second floor conference room.
    The Los Alamos Research Park building is located west of the South Mesa Fire Station. Parking is available east to the fire station (accessible from southbound land of the Los Alamos Canyon Bridge) or east of the Research Park building (access is through the LANL control stations to West Jemez road.)
    Entrance to the Research Park main conference room is from the ground level by use of the ground level elevator on the east side of the building to the second level.
    The Military Order of the World Wars dinner meetings are open to interested citizens for the dinner and program with RSVP, or the program only at no cost.  

  • Authors and publishers will gather in Fuller Lodge for the Second Annual Los Alamos Book Fair. The event will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 25. There will also be many talks from a slew of publication professionals.
    Among one of the talks will be Books 101 by Barbe Awalt. It is a crash course on some of the best tips, trends, and hints from the New Mexico Book Co-op. This is a chance for book people in the Los Alamos area to understand ebooks, agents, different publishers, getting in book stores, the publishing timeline, covers, competitions and so much more. The talk begins at 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
    Awalt is co-founder of the New Mexico Book Co-op with more than 1,500 members. She is the co-owner of LPD Press/Rio Grande Books in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, the largest independent book publisher in New Mexico. LPD Press/Rio Grande Books has won many awards including the Eric Hoffer Award, New Mexico Press and National Press Women Awards, Nautilus Awards, New Mexico Historical Society book awards, Ippy Awards, and NM & AZ Book Awards. Awalt recently released her 16th book, “Don’t Touch This Book” for children.
    The Los Alamos Book Fair will have books to buy. This is an opportunity to speak with authors and publishers. One of the many features will be discounted books to buy.

  • Today
    April lecture: Noel Pugach, retired professor of history at UNM, performs the role of Harry Truman, who left an indelible mark on the United States and the world. 7:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge.  

    The Los Alamos Photographer’s Show. Through May 2 in the upstairs gallery of the Mesa Public Library.

    Canyons, Mesas, Mountains, Skies: Heather Ward. Through May 16 at the Portal Gallery.
    Wednesday
    The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women’s April meeting will be at noon at the Justice Center. The meeting will include a tour of the Justice Center and Municipal Judge Alan Kirk will share his responsibilities and about the JJAB program. Members are request to bring canned goods/staples for the shelter. For further information contact Donna MacDonald 662-4001.

    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s next meeting will be at 6 p.m. in Building No. 1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Representatives from Los Alamos Youth Leadership and Youth Mobilizers will give updates about these programs. The public is welcome to attend.

    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.  
    Thursday

  • The April Los Alamos Mountaineers will have a presentation by Sean O’Rourke, a Los Alamos native and peak-bagger.
    The meeting will begin 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.
    During the meeting, there will also be a social and reports of recent and upcoming trips.  
    Since escaping graduate school in 2009, O’Rourke has traveled and climbed the mountain west from Baboquivari in Arizona to Robson in Canada, living on the road for half the year and writing about the experience at drdirtbag.com.  
    Though he occasionally brings ropes, tents and partners, he usually climbs peaks solo and car-to-car in a day.  Among his most “extreme” outings, he has climbed all 15 of California’s 14,000-foot peaks in 62 hours, summited Mount Robson in 15, and traversed the Kaweah peaks in 19.
    In his talk, he will describe how he progressed from ordinary dayhikes in Colorado and California to longer and steeper endeavors.  He will argue that most mountaineers can climb most peaks in a single day, and that with sufficient motivation and moderate skill, any peak in the lower 48 is a dayhike.  
    The talk will describe trips to some of the most remote peaks in the Cascades, including the northern and southern Pickets.

  • This week, I want adults to pay attention to the many things that pass us by without even a second thought. The things that surround us on a daily basis that we might not even realize have become common.
    Many years ago, we brought the Rachel’s Challenge program to the middle school. The program is named after Rachel Scott, the first student to be shot by her fellow students at Columbine.
    The reason I bring it up is because the guest speaker told the students that it is the friends, music, books, games and shows you surround yourself with that assist in developing the person you become.
    I am well aware that I am getting older, but recently I have become more aware of things in every day culture that tend to blend into the background of our lives, yet barrage us daily, just the same.
    As I prepare to graduate my first group of leadership students, I pick out the photos that my husband will set to music that make a type of story book of the year we have just experienced together.
    As I listen to song after song, that has a good beat, some good lyrics, inevitably there comes a line about smoking weed or getting drunk or being high. Even though we can occasionally bleep out an ugly word, it makes me crazy that so many of the popular songs send the same message.

  • April 12-18, 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 mad0e by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.
    Betty Ehart
    SUNDAY
    2 p.m.                 Living Treasures ceremony
    MONDAY
    8:30 a.m.        Tax preparation (call)
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio
    10 a.m.        Senior Civic Discussion group
    10:30 a.m.    Tax preparation (call)
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Lemon cod
    2 p.m.        Pinochle
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    11:30 a.m .    Lunch: Pork tacos
    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
    WEDNESDAY

  • 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.
    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
    CATS
    Khalasy — A 2-year-old, tabby and white female with a cute little pink nose. She doesn’t mind the company of other cats, as long as they don’t try to pick on her. She is still quite playful, and she loves to be entertained with toys — particularly stick toys with fun little feathers on the end! Khalasy does well with adults and gentle children, but she’s not too sure about dogs.
    Snakes — A very friendly, 10-year-old, tabby gentleman. He is an indoor kitty who likes adults and gentle older children, but not small children. He ignores dogs.
    In foster care
    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.

  • 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.

    Harriette Tsosie, “Linguicide.” Artist talk from 1-2 p.m. April 25. Show closes on April 27.

    Jock Sturges: Fanny. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday at photo-eye Gallery. Show runs until May 23.

    “Women’s Work.” Art exhibition featuring 25 top female artists of New Mexico. Opening reception 4-7 p.m. Saturday. Show is free to the public and runs through May 15 at the Tarnoff Art Center in Rowe. For more information and directions, visit tarnoffartcenter.org, or call 919-8888.  

    V. Vaughan Solo Exhibit: Welcome the Light. Opening reception 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Act I Gallery in Santa Fe. Show runs until April 30.

    “Rag Rug Show: New Mexico Artists Reinvent a Tradition.” Featuring Linda Running Bentley & Dorie Sanders at Marigold Arts in Santa Fe. Show runs until April 17.

    Expressions in Weaving: A Group Exhibition. Featuring Tapestries by Linda Running Bentley, Connie Enzmann-Forneris Barbara Marigold and Robin Reider. Opening reception with the artists, 5-7 p.m. April 17 at Marigold Arts in Santa Fe. Show runs until May 7.
    Arts shows

  • 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, April 10, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 3-31-15
    02:00 PM MPL Authors Speak Series
    03:00 PM Gallery Discussion for Edith Warner & Tiano– Bridge Between Two Worlds
    04:00    PM Uprising
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM United in Christ
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – New Mexico Arts Panel
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Community Central
    10:00 PM Business Breakfast- Los Alamos’ Economic Outlook
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, April 11, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, April 12, 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

    Monday, April 13, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program

  • Carolyn Lobeck, a Santa Fe artist and food lover will be opening her home to the public for “The Art of Food, featuring Yucatecan Cuisine.”
    Lobeck’s studio is located, 1999 Siringo Road in Santa Fe. The tour is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
    A love for cooking meets the passion for creating everyday functional ceramics.
    Lobeck will display her new ceramic work and and offer homecooked Yucatecan food prepared by Arturo Lara. Savor regional flavors of the Yucatan while eating out of finely crafted ceramics, or take food to go. Food will be served beginning at 11 a.m. for as long as it lasts. Ceramics will be available all day.

  • The Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project announces the Petroglyph Spring Tours.
    Tours will be April 18 and 26, May 16 and 24 at the Wells Petroglyph Preserve, on Mesa Prieta north of Española, where a large concentration of petroglyphs is found.
    Created in northern New Mexico before the dawn of civilization and continuing through to the arrival of the Conquistadors — and beyond, join one of the docent-led tours along six amazing trails of rock images. Experience the wonder of the petroglyphs against the backdrop of greening cottonwoods and landscapes.
     The tours begin at 9:30 a.m. and are approximately two hours long. Public tours are limited to 30 participants and are divided into groups of five per docent. A $25 donation is requested per participant. Docents familiar with the preserve and the history of the area lead all tours. For reservations, call     Janet MacKenzie, 505-852-1351 and mesaprietatours@windstream.net.
    The Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project which began in 1999, to record as many of the estimated 75,000 petroglyphs and other archaeological features found on the Mesa Prieta as possible. The primary focus is on educating young people. There are public and private tours for groups and individuals to raise awareness of the petroglyphs.

  • Two Santa Fe art festivals are currently battling it out in the top five of a national USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice Award contest for “Best Art Festival.” The contest runs until 9:59 local time April 13 and everyone can vote once per day from any location on all their devices.
     The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market and ART Santa Fe — two of the three festivals along with SITE Santa Fe that make up the “Art Trifecta” that occurs July 10-19 — are asking all art lovers from New Mexico and elsewhere to vote online everyday at 10best.com/awards/travel/best-art-festival/.
    ART Santa Fe is an established international art fair of 15 years that brings some of the best contemporary and modern art from Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America to Santa Fe.
    The International Folk Art Market — Santa Fe is the largest event of its kind in the world. More than 150 master folk artists from 57 countries gather on Museum Hill in Santa Fe to sell their art, which includes jewelry, textiles, baskets, ceramics and more.

  • The Santa Fe Community Orchestra presents works by Beethoven, Cherubini, Villa-Lobos and Gachupin at its Spring Concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
    The concert will be at St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art in downtown Santa Fe. Admission is free, donations are appreciated.
    The concert features Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, the overture to Lodoiska by Cherubini, and the Villa-Lobos Concerto for Guitar, with soloist Jesús Gachupin. Students from the Ortiz Middle School Guitar Ensemble will join the SFCO in a Side-by-Side performance of Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King” and  Gauchipin’s original composition, “In the Wolf’s Den.” Music Director Oliver Prezant conducts. For more information, call 466-4879 or visit sfco.org.
    The Santa Fe Community Orchestra is made up of volunteer musicians from Santa Fe and surrounding areas. The SFCO’s acclaimed Side-by-Side Program provides selected SFPS music classrooms with Classroom Visits by SFCO musicians and Prezant, as they work together on music that ties-in with an upcoming SFCO performance. Students then perform, Side-by-Side with the SFCO in one of Santa Fe’s premier venues on a regularly scheduled concert.

  • The Santa Fe Opera’s high visibility from the road leading to Santa Fe and Albuquerque makes it a familiar landmark for northern New Mexicans. SFO’s summer operas are a customary addition to the arts offerings in the area, and Los Alamos residents are fortunate enough to be less than an hour’s drive away from an evening of high-quality musical entertainment. However, the SFO has more offerings, including a series of free concerts, performed at venues throughout New Mexico, and even Colorado and Texas.
    For many years, members of the Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Singer Program have traveled to various locations to entertain community members and put on programs for school children. These programs are designed to be accessible and relatable. This year’s schedule takes the performers from Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Lubbock, Texas, and includes stops in many New Mexico cities.

  • A compelling cross-cultural experience comes to Los Alamos on April 19.  The Ethos Percussion Group will perform Rhythms of the Silk Road, an exploration of the musical influences that spread along that ancient trade route from East Asia into the Near East and North Africa, around the Mediterranean into Europe.
    Highly regarded for their Western chamber music expertise, Ethos percussionists Trey Files, Michael Lipsey, Eric Phinney and Yousif Sheronick are also virtuosos on a wide array of exotic instruments. 
    Audiences will be introduced to the sonic possibilities of the Iranian daf, the Egyptian riq and dumbek, the tabla, udu and kanjira of India, Tibetian singing bowls and a host of gongs and drums from Java and China.
    For 25 years, Ethos has performed at major concert venues across the United States and abroad including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and London’s Wigmore Hall. 
    The ensemble has expanded the percussion repertoire by commissioning more than 25 new works from composers steeped in both western and non-western musical traditions.  
    Presented by the Los Alamos Concert Association, Ethos will perform 4 p.m. April 19 in the Duane Smith Auditorium on the campus of Los Alamos High School.

  • Today
    Aaron’s Kids Closet. A free store that provides clothing, shoes, coats, etc. for school-aged children. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr. For more information, call 662-6277 or visit firstinyourheart.org. To donate gently used clothing and shoes, call the church office or Michelle at 660-0340.

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association meeting will be 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library. The speaker will be Irma Holtkamp and her talk is “Understanding Ancestry’s DNA Circles.” The public is invited. The traditional pre-meeting no-host dinner will begin at the China Moon restaurant at 5:30 p.m.

    Poetry Gathering. 6:30-8 p.m. in the Southwest Room at Mesa Public Library.

    The Los Alamos Photographer’s Show. Through May 2 in the upstairs gallery of the Mesa Public Library.

    Canyons, Mesas, Mountains, Skies: Heather Ward. Through May 16 at the Portal Gallery.
    Friday
    Book and Gift Fair.  9 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Doctor’s Lobby Area. Proceeds benefit Los Alamos Medical Center Auxiliary.

    Senior Appreciation Night Meeting. 10-11 a.m. at Aquatic Center training room.

    Nano Days. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum. Through April 12.
     

  • The monthly Lunch with a Leader will be 11:45 a.m. April 21 at the Mesa Public Library and will feature Dale Lyons, director of the Freshwater Programs for the Nature Conservancy of New Mexico. This event is open to the entire community and is sponsored by the Los Alamos League of Women Voters. Following the presentation at 1 p.m., the league members will continue with their annual meeting.
    Lyons was born in Santa Fe.  In 1994, Lyons received a bachelor’s of science degree in soils and environmental science and in 1998, he earned a master’s of science degree in disturbed land rehabilitation. Both degrees were from Montana State University.  

  • Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) is hosting an “Artful Evening” fundraiser starting at 6 p.m. April 18 at Fuller Lodge.
    The event will feature desserts by the Blue Window Bistro, music by Santa Fe Pianist Ron Grinage and a silent auction. The fundraiser will also feature a raffle for a Tiffany-style lamp. The lamp is currently on display in a window at Fuller Lodge.
    Debbie Huling, arts council board member and co-organizer for the event, said silent auction items include oil paintings, a quilt, wine goblets, jewelry, dinner for two at the Blue Window Bistro and a plane ride.
    Looking at the items donated to the auction, Huling said, “I think the quality of art is really good,” she added.
    While the doors open at 6 p.m., Grinage will begin his performance at 7 p.m. He will feature music by Russian composers such as Scriabin, Tchaikovsky, Prokoffiev, Schostakovich and Rochmaninov. Between pieces, Grinage said he will discuss each musical work and its composer.
    Huling said the audience will be in for a real treat. “He is featuring Russian composers so I think that is something very unique to this community,” she said. “It’s not something you get everywhere.”

  • Today
    The Los Alamos Photographer’s Show. Through May 2 in the upstairs gallery of the Mesa Public Library.

    Canyons, Mesas, Mountains, Skies: Heather Ward. Through May 16 at the Portal Gallery.
    Thursday
    Los Alamos Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. Last indoor market of the season.

    Nano Days. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum. Through April 12.

    Book and Gift Fair. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Doctor’s Lobby Area. Proceeds benefit Los Alamos Medical Center Auxiliary.

    Bells Across the Land. 1 p.m. at Fuller Lodge lawn. The day marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the end end of the United States Civil War with a meeting between Generals Ulysses Grant and Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. As part of the National Park Services’ Bells Across the Land, bells will ring throughout the country.

    Aaron’s Kids Closet. A free store that provides clothing, shoes, coats, etc. for school-aged children. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr. For more information, call 662-6277 or visit firstinyourheart.org.