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  • The Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild will sponsor the 2010 Quilt Market Oct. 16, during which quilted “treasures” will be up for sale.
    Each year the LA Piecemakers Guild sponsors either a show or market in October. This year the Quilt Market will be presented at the Baptist Church in Los Alamos.
    Bed quilts, table runners, placemats, wall hangings and wearables are just a few of the items that will be featured. In addition, there will be holiday quilted items that could make great gifts for friends and family.

  • 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.  

  • Merrick & Company is offering a scholarship to high school seniors graduating in 2011 within Northern New Mexico. The scholarship is available to students enrolling or enrolled at UNM-Los Alamos, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical or structural engineering.

  • The public is invited and encouraged to clean up “LA Mountain” and join a worldwide day of service at 10 a.m. Sunday.

  • “I read recently that religion is bad for society. The author claimed that religion, especially Christianity, only serves to hamper progress in ethics, education and science.  Any comments?”— Lisa

    Christianity is often caricatured as “stupid, narrow, legalistic, bigoted, unthinking and regressive.” Such a critique may be appropriate to the degree that the faith is defined by the actions of individuals who claim the name while acting stupidly, ignorantly and with narrow, legalistic bigotry.

  • Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran

  • As a way to honor the lives of those who have passed away in the last year, Odyssey Hospice hosts an Annual Day of Remembrance from 3-4 p.m. Oct. 17 at the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe.
    This is a non-religious, (though spiritual), memorial with the primary focus reading the names of loved ones.  
    Community names are incorporated upon request.The event is free for New Mexico residents.
    Their campus includes an outdoor meditation labyrinth, which participants are encouraged to walk prior to the memorial.

  • The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is again accepting donations of gently used wind instruments for use in the LAPS music program.
    Over 15 instruments were donated last year to fifth-12th grade students.  
    It is important that the instruments be in working order, or in need of only minor repair. Donations can be dropped off at the LAPS Foundation office located at 1900 Diamond Drive (in the Pueblo Complex) between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
    Donors will be asked to fill out a short form in order to receive a tax receipt through the mail.  

  • The Little Forest Playschool annual Fall Resale will be from 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 23 at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.
     “The Resale is a big tradition in Los Alamos,” Executive Director Jennifer Morrison said. “We count on it to help support many of our programs.”
    The Resale has been a regular, semi-annual fundraiser for Little Forest Playschool for more than 20 years, Morrison said.

  • August and September are usually the two busiest months at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter and this year is no exception.
    There are more cats in the shelter right now than the shelter has seen in over 10 years and the cat room is nearing maximum capacity.

  • The Family YMCA and the Los Alamos Heart Council are co-sponsoring a poster contest for kids in Kindergarten through sixth grade.
    The theme of this contest is “Be Heart Smart.” Posters/pictures may be in any medium (crayon, paint, etc.)  Posters must be brought to the Y by Oct. 21.
    Winners will be notified Oct. 22 and will have their posters on display at the Health Fair on Oct. 23.

  • Last year Pajarito Environmental Education Center began a citizen science project, trying to establish a late-blooming plant list that could form a database for later years and ultimately gauge the effect, if any, of global warming/climate change on our local environment.  
    This year’s Big Plant Day will continue this work on Saturday.  Participants should call PEEC at 662-0460 and arrange to cover a specific area under the leadership of various plant experts.  

  • Dick Mason will discuss the new federal health care reform at the monthly
    League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Oct. 12.  at Central Avenue Grill.
    The extensive menu at Central Avenue Grill gives you many choices for your entree, plus iced tea or lemonade, tax and gratuity for $15.
    Mason will share information about  the federal health care reform and how the health care reform bill  will impact New Mexicans.

  • Wednesdsay
    Want to know more about angels? Angels in the Judeo, Christian and Muslim traditions will be discussed at 6 p.m. Oct. 6, 13 and 20 at the First United Methodist Church Friendship Center. Facts will be separated from myths and religious authorities will be referred to for their guidance. David Israelivitz from the Los Alamos Jewish Center will address Jewish angels. Ann Le Page will talk about Christian angels and M’hamed Jebbanema will discuss Muslim angels.

  • Carl Maier of White Rock and Karen Humphrey of Los Alamos were among the Gold Wing Road Riders Association Chapter F invited to the recent New Mexico Air National Guard’s 150th Fighter Wing’s Heritage Day at Kirtland Air Force Base.  
    Chapter members provided a motorcycle for this final family event sponsored by the squadron, to bid farewell to the remaining F16s and the Air Guard who fly them. Members of Chapters F and W displayed their bikes and promoted motorcycle safety and riding gear.   

  • Have you heard about “green hours,” where families get outdoors and enjoy nature, with kids taking the lead on where to go and what to do? PEEC wants kids of all ages to take an active interest in the world of nature.  

  • Thursday
    LA Family Council is starting a new weekly Dream Group beginning at 10 a.m. for a six-week therapy group that will voyage into the interior landscape of dreams. Learn to interpret meaning and utilize guidance from your dreams through creative exercises and supportive dialogue with others. Contact Valarie Juerling, MA, LMFT, at 662-3264 to register or with questions.

  • The Little Forest Playschool annual Fall Resale will be from 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 23 at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.
    “The new location will be a real convenience,” said chair Vivian Westfall. “This is a big event and we’ll have room to expand and spread out.”
    Westfall said the Spring Resale had 120 volunteers and she expects that many for the Fall Resale.
    “It takes volunteers to make this event happen and the community wants it to happen,” she said.

  • In the tradition of St. Francis de Assisi, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road, will celebrate a traditional animal blessing service at 1 p.m. Sunday in the outdoor chapel. All domestic pets are encouraged to bring their human families, who will be there in order to control leashes, crates and animal personalities, as each animal is personally blessed during this service. The outdoor chapel is located at the north end of the parking lot. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be relocated indoors.