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  • Today
     The Authors Speaks Series presents Shirley Raye Redmond at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda at the Mesa Public Library.

    There will be a Democratic Party meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of the Mesa Public Library to plan for upcoming elections. All Democrats welcome to attend.
    Friday

  • Self Help, Inc., a United Way Agency, has become a certified Medicaid On-Site Application Assistance (MOSAA) provider — the only certified provider in Los Alamos County.
    Previously, those applying for Medicaid coverage had to drive to the Human Services office in Española or await a representative to come into Los Alamos, now there is the option to stay in town and make an appointment with Self Help to complete the application.

  • On Sept. 17 Mountain School sixth graders, their teachers, Laura Dorius and Mary Ethyl Plotner, along with Principal Gerry Washburn, Los Alamos County employees Craig Martin, Sylvan Argo, John Hogan, and several parent volunteers, returned to Quemazon Nature Trail to do trail work, plant identification and participate in a fire effects scavenger hunt.  
    This trip was the kick-off to Mountain School’s hands-on science initiative and marks the return of Mountain School sixth graders to outdoor science.

  • Thursday
    The Authors Speaks Series presents Shirley Raye Redmond at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda at the Mesa Public Library.
    Friday
    There will be a Democratic Party meeting from 7-
    8:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of the Mesa Public Library to plan for upcoming elections. All Democrats welcome to attend.
     

  • Tuesday was national Alzheimer’s Day and this weekend the volunteers of the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization will raise funds for the cause locally.
    Saturday’s event will host a slew of activities beginning at 4 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, with same -day registration and a gift basket raffle.

  • Wednesday: Pajama Day (students wear pajamas);
    girls varsity volleyball at home, 6:30 p.m.
    Thursday: Freshman-Dress as cowboys
    Sophomores-Dress as Ninjas
    Juniors-Dress in togas
    Seniors-Dress as hippies;
    girls varsity soccer a home, 4:30 p.m.
    Friday: Spirit Day, everyone wears green and gold;
    approved Student Council students excused from classes to decorate for the Homecoming dance; homecoming parade, 2:30 p.m.
    Boys varsity football at home, 7 p.m.

  • Today

    Registration for Girl Scouts will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the White Rock Baptist Church (80 SR 4). Girls of all ages from White Rock and Los Alamos are invited to find out about GSUSA and register for a troop. A short information session about the Daisy program will be held for parents of Kindergartners at 5:45 p.m. For more information, call Vanessa Wheeler Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails, Inc., membership coordinator, 505-983-6339, or 505-629-7188.
    Thursday

  • Monster Movie Wednesdays will continue at UNM-Los Alamos on Wednesday with “V for Vendetta.” The films are shown at 6 p.m. in the UNM-LA Lecture Hall in Building 2. The series is free and open to the public.
    Dr. Michelle Marsee will give a brief introduction to the films and lively discussions always follow the movie.

  • Sacred Harp singers from Colorado and New Mexico will converge on Fuller Lodge for the 21st Annual Rocky Mountain Shape note Convention from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 25-26.
    Los Alamos resident Claire Singleton will be one of the performers during the two-day singing event. Singleton, originally from Oxford, England, has been a Sacred Harp singer, or shape note singer, for more than 10 years.

  • Editor’s note: Fran and Donny asked that their last names not be used in this story.

    Fran and Donny have been matched for two and a half years in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Los Alamos. Fran wanted someone to share her creative side with and Donny is a child with a creative side, so the two are a great match.

  • This is the perfect week to look at Asset number 24, Bonding to School. Welcome to Homecoming week, lets go Hilltoppers!
    On Sunday, the senior class will head up to LA Mountain to paint the rocks that form LA. If all goes well, the LA could be visible for miles. We should all rally as a community and have each person carry one rock up there and put it in place one summer.

  • The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Christian Church, 92 East Road.
    The featured speaker will be Dr. Shari Kelley of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources. Her talk is entitled, “Geothermal Energy — The Real Thing or a Passing Fad?”
    New Mexico has much potential for low- to moderate-temperature geothermal resource development that will provide direct heating for buildings, greenhouses and aquaculture.

  • There hasn’t been a concert in Los Alamos since Aug. 27 and it’s been too long. However, there will be a Summer Concert fundraiser show Friday at the Blue Window Bistro starring the Juke Joint Duo, Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcolm.
    They play the music of the Mississippi Delta and electrified hill country blues.
    Before World War II and before such blues superstars like Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Howlin’ Wolf and John Lee Hooker moved north to Chicago, Detroit and other American northern industrial cities, there was rural southern blues.

  • Migration is the name of the game this month as warblers, sparrows, flycatchers, kinglets, thrushes and other birds set off on adventures to find or return to their winter homes. As the days turn cool with the retreating summer heat, make your own migration to Bandelier’s Fall Nature Fiesta from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 25.
    The event is jointly sponsored by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center in Los Alamos and Bandelier. More than a dozen games and demonstrations will be held behind the newly renovated visitor center at Bandelier National Monument.

  • Albuquerque — The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host “Broken Hammer,” a play written by Robert Benjamin, physicist turned playwright.
    In the play, Benjamin blends loyalty and romance with stockpile stewardship. The staged reading will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 21; it will be followed by a question and answer session with the author.  
    Benjamin began his career in playwriting after 30 years as a research experimental physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • As a full time writer and author of many books for both adults and children, Shirley Raye Redmond says that she is, “… constantly amazed at the uninformed and sometimes amusing ideas people have regarding writing for publication.”
    In her talk for the Authors Speak Series at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 in the upstairs rotunda of the Mesa Public Library, she will “myth bust” the 12 most prevalent in an informative and entertaining presentation.

  • Home Tour a Big Success

    Family Strengths Network wishes to thank the community for a very successful fundraising event, the Los Alamos Home Tour 2010.
     First we’d like to thank the six homeowners who donated the use of their homes, Jim and Kate O’Donnell, Rob Eaton, Aimee Hungerford and Chris Fryer, Jackie and Leonard Beebe, Sally and Joe Fitzgibbon and John and Minji Park.

  • This week the community of Los Alamos says “aloha,” to one of its newest residents as Dr. Devan Vest, DDS, MS and his family join the office of Los Alamos Orthodontics.
    Vest comes spent time at BYU-Hawaii, West Virginia University and the Oregon Health and Science University, prior to coming to the Land of Enchantment.

  • Construction on Diamond Drive has put a monkey wrench in commuter’s schedules, as well as high school student’s schedules, but it’s also affected fundraising for the United Way, as well.
    Every year around this time, the United Way Youth Team hosts dinner over Diamond, a fundraising event during which diners are served — and eat their dinner — in the catwalks suspended over Diamond Drive. The funds raised during the event go toward the United Way Activities Fund, which benefits nonprofit organizations in Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties.