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  • Edward Albee’s “Seascape” is next up at Los Alamos Little Theatre, and the intense effort of everyone involved will surely result in a fantastic show. Several veterans of the Los Alamos theatre community are lending their experience to this effort and that skill is sure to shine through when “Seascape” opens in November.
    The individuals who portray “Seascape’s” four characters bring a great deal of experience, passion and determination to the production.

  • To celebrate the authors of Los Alamos, Otowi Station Bookstore and Science Museum Shop announces AuthorFest: the Sequel, from 4-7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at Otowi Station. Local authors will sign their books and discuss their work with readers.
    Authors of children’s books will sign books after school from 4-5:30 p.m. and authors of books for young adults and adults will sign from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

  • The Olions Thespian Club is performing Henrik Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People,” as their fall play this year.
    This show is a drama about a man who discovers that the springs at the health institute they have built are poisoning the visitors. In his attempt to prove that the discoveries he has made are true, and that the threats are serious, he realizes that the majority would rather destroy the truth than lose the business that the springs are bringing.

  • The Brown Bag Concert on Wednesday will feature students who are auditioning at the state conference of the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico. The concert is scheduled for noon at Fuller Lodge.
     The students perform at a professional level for this competition and the program will be posted on Facebook under the LA Arts Council site. The following students will perform at the Brown Bag Concert:

  • The Los Alamos High School Hilltopper Marching Band placed third in class at the Tournament of Bands in Las Cruces on Oct. 23.
    “It was a good performance,” said Band Director Zane Meek, “Probably the best overall performance we’ve had.” He said the band will use rehearsal times this week to improve the music and marching execution.
    The band will perform at the Zia Marching Band Festival at the University of New Mexico Saturday. Meek said he looks forward to another strong performance.

  • Caemeron Cole, 4, carries a pumpkin after picking it out of the patch. Sage Cottage, Bilingual and Horizons preschools in White Rock teamed up this month to go to the McCall’s Pumpkin Patch in Moriarty and the Valley View Pumpkin Patch in Española.

  • In the spirit of this weekend’s Halloween holiday, UNM-Los Alamos’s Monster Movie Wednesday will feature “Halloween” (1978, rated R, 92 minutes) at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the UNM-LA Lecture Hall in Bldg. 2. The movie is free and open to the public.
    Though considered by many to be the father of the modern slasher film, director John Carpenter’s independent film doesn’t forget to pay homage to the earlier thriller “Psycho.”

  • SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest is offering two trail clinics this fall that focus on repairing and building trailhead.
    The clinics are  a way to learn how trails are made and maintained and can add to a resume, create great networking opportunities and even provide for a good workout.  

  • The Family YMCA and Los Alamos Heart Council co-sponsored a Heart Smart Poster Contest for children in grades K-6th.
    Posters were judged on originality and the healthy message it depicted, winning posters were displayed at the Los Alamos Health Fair. The following children won prizes for their posters:

    K-3rd grade
    First place: Ethan Xiong
    Second place: Malea Joyce
    Third place: Ella Kulp
    Fourth place: Maya Price

    4th-6th grade
    First place: Paulina Burnside
    Second place: Naomi Joyce

  • Mrs. Marlene McCrory has a team of 7th and 8th grade volunteers that staff the school store each and every Tuesday and Friday. Donations of items that could be sold at the store, like jewelry or knick knacks would be welcomed by students to boost their coffers. The team can be reached at 663-2375.

  • New Mexico Education Secretary Designate Dr. Susanna Murphy announced on Oct. 1 that 101 public, private school and home-school students in New Mexico have been named semifinalists in the 56th annual National Merit Scholarship program.
    More than 1.5 million juniors in over 22,000 high schools entered the 2011 National Merit Program by taking the 2009 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
    The pool of semifinalists includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.
    In New Mexico, Los Alamos High School, with

  • Nicole Dunn has been interested in sewing, fabric and color since she was a child. She remembers making everything from Barbie doll clothes and “blankies” to her own bags, clothes, pillows and other items, with her mother’s help.
    One of her earliest memories is of a quilt that her mother made for her bed using hexagons, one of her mother’s own designs.

  • A familiar face will be the featured flute soloist in the Los Alamos Symphony’s concert on Oct. 29.  Kay Dunn, formerly Kay Kollman, lived in Los Alamos from 1964-1982 and was active during those years in the local music scene – giving recitals, playing in the Sinfonietta (now Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra) and Light Opera and teaching piano and flute.
    She returned to Los Alamos in 2007 and picked up her musical activities again.
    Dunn’s musical life began at age four when she began playing violin.

  • The asset of the week is about other adult relationships. I always like to point out that there are assets that everyone needs to continue to acquire and this is one of them.
    Think about the friends or other adults in your life that you enjoy being around the most. Now consider if the youth in your life have those relationships, too.
    There are many people in this community that seem to make the world a better place, or at the very least, make your day a little brighter just because you had a chance to spend some time with them.

  • 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.  

  • Navy Seaman Recruit Aimee L. Strain, daughter of Julie A. Bennett of Los Alamos, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
    During the eight-week program, Strain completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

  • Mark Dunn the author of 30 plays, a dozen of which have been published and are currently being licensed in productions throughout the world, will speak at the Authors Speak Series at Mesa Public Library at 7 p.m. Oct. 28.
    Some of Dunn’s work has been published by Samuel French, Inc. and include: “North Fork,” “Cabin Fever, a Texas Tragicomedy,” “Helen’s Most Favorite Day” and “Dix Tableaux.”

  • The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will open the 2010-2011 season at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.
    The program will be dedicated to the Daniel Pearl Foundation as part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days. This commemoration of Pearl’s Oct. 10 birthday uses the universal language of music to encourage and build a platform for “harmony for humanity,” throughout the world.
    The program to be conducted by Michael Gyurik, will open with the “Overture Festivo for Symphonic Orchestra” by Dmitri Shostakovich.

  • Friends of the Shelter thanks the community of Los Alamos for the tremendous support you give our programs and for the enthusiastic turnout at the mobile adoption with Espanola Valley Humane Society on Oct. 9.
    We really appreciate Smith’s on the Hill for providing a venue for the mobile. The support of the Los Alamos Monitor cannot be overstated.  Every Sunday they include the shelter report in the paper.  
    For special events the Monitor is always willing to print articles highlighting these events.

    Sally Wilkins
    Board Member


  • Go to PEEC from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday for some spooky Halloween crafting fun.  
    Kids ages 10 and up are invited to wear their costumes to PEEC for a free crafting party.  
    They’ll turn plastic bags into pencil cases, tote bags, and more.  
    Bring a plain cotton T-shirt, if you’d like to make a shirt. Snacks will be served.
    The activities will be led by Emma Starrett for the Los Alamos High School and middle school environmental clubs.