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  • Amaya Coblentz, a third-grader at Aspen School, is the winner of the 2011 Dog Jog Logo Contest. Eight-year-old Coblentz, the daughter of David and Kristine Coblentz, is the contest’s youngest-ever winner.
    She is also the first contestant ever to picture a cat cheering on the dogs. Coblentz’s design will be printed on all official Dog Jog T-shirts.
    Other winners in the contest are:
    • 2nd place: Valerie Li, 4th grader, Piñon School;
    • 3rd place: Eleanor Rightley
    • 4th place: Brigham Leikness

  • This week, Assets In Action focuses on asset number 27, equality and social justice. This means that a young person places high value on promoting equality and reducing hunger and poverty.
    This couldn’t come at a better time because the month of March usually finds Assets In Action working with the local schools and a March on Hunger.
    This year, Los Alamos Middle School, along with Aspen, Chamisa and Mountain Elementary schools, are working to benefit a local food program and to support a LAMS student project to benefit the Los Alamos Animal Shelter.

  • 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, March 18, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting (Replay 3-01-11)
    04:00 PM Udall Update
    04:30 PM New Mexico History Conference – Chuck Hormung
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Manattan         Project Memories”

  • The Los Alamos Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

    1.  “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” Mark Twain

    2.  “The English Patient,”
    Michael Ondaatje
     3.  “To Kill a Mockingbird,”
    Harper Lee
    4.  “Adobe Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers,” Scott Kelby
     5.  “American Prometheus,” Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin

  • Opera season is just around the corner, so the Los Alamos Opera Guild of the Santa Fe Opera is celebrating the upcoming 2011 opera season with a spring membership party from 3-6 p.m. March 20 at the White Rock home of Roland and Anna Earlene Caspersen. Melissa Riedel-Espinoza, a local soprano will entertain, and Paula Nichols will accompany her.
    The spring membership party is the start of a series of events including a performance of the apprentices of the Santa Fe Opera for Los Alamos at Fuller Lodge at 7 p.m. April 23.

  • Beth Groundwater debuts a new mystery, “Deadly Currents,” the first in her Rocky Mountain Outdoor Adventures series, at Otowi Station Bookstore at 6 p.m. March 23.
    She writes, “My hope is that my new series will marry the wilderness settings and ranger lifestyles with the thrill of running roiling rapids!”

  • Taking a walk back through time is not as difficult as some may think. It does not require any sort of time machine or wormhole; all that is required is taking a drive down Route 14 to Los Cerrillos.

  • Celtic band FEAST will present an Irish St. Patrick’s show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Duane Smith Auditorium.
    Celtic Fire is an Irish music and dance show with toe-tapping, Irish music and Ireland’s new champion dance duo coming straight from Dublin. Virtuoso temperaments and symphonic textures characterize the sound of FEAST.

  • A team of Girl Scouts from Los Alamos has developed an interest in science and engineering while having fun creating and programming robots made of LEGOs.
    The girls, including five 4th graders, three 6th graders and two 7th graders, call their team the “Atomic Flying Pickles,” and they recently completed the 2010 season of an educational program called First Lego League.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    Don’t forget our two-for-one, $35 Cat-a-Palooza adoption event is still going on for a limited time.

    Cats

  • It won’t take long for the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation’s annual Great Conversations dinner to become a favorite in town.
    Join a group of tablemates and a speaker at 5:30 p.m. April 10 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center for an informative conversation.
    This is the third of a series of articles on the featured speakers.  
    To see a complete list of speakers, topics and to print a registration form, visit www.lapsfoundation.com. Registration opens on Monday.
    Reservations are complete when payment has been received.

  • Join the Los Alamos Council on Cancer for a free seminar titled, “Weaving Creativity Into the Fabric of Healthcare.”
    The program begins with a light super at 5:15 p.m. and the seminar follows at 6 p.m. March 24 at the First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr.  

  • Although spring officially beings in March, it is April when most people begin to think of birds migrating, flowers blooming and a time to be out-of-doors.
    As the skies lighten, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and community volunteers turn their attention to recognizing Earth Day. Earth Day 2011 is the 41st anniversary of the founding of a grassroots movement to explore the relationship with the Earth. As it has done for the past 11 years, PEEC, Los Alamos’s nature center, is organizing community activities around Earth Day.  

  • Join Arno Ilgner and the Los Alamos Mountaineers Wednesday for a discussion of how to apply Ilgner’s “Warrior’s Way” mental training to rock climbing and other challenging situations.
    Ilgner distinguished himself as a pioneering rock climber in the 1970s and ‘80s, when the top climbs were bold and dangerous first ascents. These personal exploits are the foundation for Ilgner’ s unique physical and mental training program — The Warrior’s Way.

  • The Santa Fe Raptor Center has three new educational birds that will visit Pajarito Environmental Education Center at 7 p.m. March 16. Educators from the Raptor Center will bring a Swainson’s Hawk, a Kestrel Falcon and a Great Horned Owl to PEEC, 3540 Orange Street, for a free evening talk.
    Hundreds of injured and orphaned birds are found each year in New Mexico. Birds can be injured by flying into power lines and vehicles, be poisoned by eating pest control products and be shot at by humans.

  • Over the past two weekends, audiences have enjoyed the non-stop laughter and unexpected moments in the Los Alamos Little Theatre’s production, “Moonlight and Magnolias,” the story of how the “Gone with the Wind” screenplay was rewritten in only five days.

  • The Los Alamos County Council issued a proclamation at its March 1 meeting proclaiming support for the 18th Annual Empty Bowls Project. The annual event will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
    For a donation of $10 or more, attendees can choose a hand-painted bowl and enjoy a soup from one of the local restaurants, along with homemade bread and cookies.  

  • Sometimes it feels as though weekends are nothing more than a rut.
    The same routine is churned out over and over again until the two days off from work begin to feel worn out. To breathe life into the weekends, the conventional needs to be kicked aside for an entirely new experience. To achieve that objective, visit the New Mexico Art Museum’s new exhibit, “Case Studies from the Bureau of Contemporary Art.”
    Each work defies conventional and traditional views of art in favor of new, different interpretations.