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  • The League of Women Voters will have Steve Watts as its speaker for the monthly Lunch with a Leader from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Jan. 11 at Central Avenue Grill. There is a menu at the grill, which includes entree, iced tea, water, or lemonade, tax and gratuity for $15.

  • An opening reception for “New Mexico Journey,” featuring artwork by Mi Ra Won will be from 4-5:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. The artwork will be on display through Jan. 28. Pictured above is one of Won’s paintings, entitled, “Song of Santa Fe.”

  • Los Alamos High School will participate in the American Mathematics Competition on Feb. 8. The mission of the Mathematical Association of America in offering this competition is to increase interest in mathematics and to develop problem solving through a fun competition.  Teachers and schools benefit from the chance to challenge students with interesting mathematical questions that are aligned with curriculum standards at all levels of difficulty.

  • I hope as you look back on 2010, you were proud of the time you spent supporting the youth of the community as they grow each day.
    While your interaction with children may not be plentiful, hopefully any opportunity was used to build assets.
    Our work in the community does not come to an end as we approach the end of the calendar year, but begins anew with endless opportunities to build relationships with the future of our country.

  • Some musicians dream about playing in Carnegie Hall their entire lives. For some, the dream could come true, but for the majority, it’s something they can only hope for.
    High school seniors Eli Berg and Shannon Burns are two of the lucky ones.
    They have been accepted into a prestigious national program, the American High School Honors Performance Series and will get the chance to play at Carnegie Hall in New York in February.

  • Those with a New Year’s resolution to get into shape and be fit have an opportunity to do so. A strength-training program aimed at women and men older than age 50 is starting up.
    The Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service and the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization are offering the Strong Women and Men program developed by Tufts University at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in Boston, Mass.
    The program is a research-based strength training program for women and men 50 years of age and older.  

  • Thank you Los Alamos. Six cats and two dogs were adopted last week.
    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.  
    Every cat is only
    $35 with an extended two-for-one sale.

  • Chances are you know one of the Sorenson clan. With a family as large, exuberant and talented as they are, it’s hard to pass under the radar in Los Alamos. Village Arts is providing a platform for their many talents through a show entitled, “All in the Family,” which will be shown through Jan. 3 at the store on DP Road. Artwork spans three generations and covers a broad spectrum of styles and media.
    Ken Nebel, Village Arts co-owner, has known some of the Sorenson family members since grade school, and grew up along side them.  

  •   The following books were best-sellers at Otowi Station this year:

    All books
    • “Los Alamos: Beginning of an Era,” LANL*
    • “Los Alamos Trails,” Craig Martin*
    * “Tomie’s Little Mother Goose,” Tomie DePaola
    • “109 East Palace,” Jennet Conant
    • “The Making of the Atomic Bomb,” Richard Rhodes

    Fiction
    • “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” Stieg Larsson

  • Editor’s note: This is the final story in a series introducing the characters featured in Agatha Christie’s “Go Back For Murder” production at Los Alamos Little Theater.

    It wasn’t me, although I’m hardly innocent. In fact, I don’t know who the murderer was. What I do know is that I’m the one that’s dead. That’s right, I’m the one that got murdered. I am, or was, Amyas Crale.

  • These three women show their holiday spirit in front of Starbucks Dec. 24.

  • Editor’s note: This story and the following story are part of a series introducing the characters featured in Agatha Christie’s “Go Back For Murder” production at Los Alamos Little Theater.

    My name is Angela Warren and I am Caroline’s sister. I know that I’ve forgotten many of the details of the day of the murder, as I am sure so many of the other people who were there that day have.

  • I’m Margaret Williams (played by Claire Singleton), but everyone at Alderbury called me Miss Williams. I was Angela’s governess before my posting to the Belgian Embassy, when Angela went away to school.

  • “The Next Frontier: Engineering the Golden Age of Green,” a new documentary describing solutions to problems of climate change, will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday at PEEC, 3540 Orange St.  Brad Marshland, director and filmmaker, will be present to introduce the film and answer questions after the screening.
     “The Next Frontier” cuts through the debate about global warming and climate change.

  • Editor’s note: This story and the following story are part of a series introducing the characters featured in Agatha Christie’s “Go Back For Murder” production at Los Alamos Little Theater.

  • Hello, my name is Philip Blake and I am a partner in Kellway, Blake and Leverstein, the finest brokerage in London. Sixteen years ago, my good friend Amyas Crale was murdered by his wife Caroline. At the behest of their daughter Carla, I and the other witnesses have inexplicably been persuaded to participate in a reenactment of the crime, in order to satisfy Carla that the events of that day did indeed unfold, as we all know they did.

  • Thank you Los Alamos. Six cats and two dogs were adopted last week.
    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.  
    Every cat is only
    $35 with an extended two-for-one sale.

  • The community is invited to share in the nativity story with the younger members of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, located at 3900 Trinity Drive, at 5 p.m. Friday.
    “The Grumpy Shepherd” is the title of this year’s seasonal musical, to be staged, sung and choreographed by children and teens aged 5-15.