• Today
    Conversations in Clay. Through Sept. 19 at the Portal Gallery at Fuller Lodge Art Center.
    Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library parking lot.

    The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will have its meeting at noon in the Patio Room at Oppenheimer Place, 1001 Oppenheimer Dr. — behind the Betty Ehart Senior Center. There will be a presentation to commemorate 9/11 by speaker Gerry Strickfaden. For more information, call Donna MacDonald at 662-4001.

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association. 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library. The speaker will be Irma Holtkamp and her topic will be “How to Use Ancestry.com Like a Pro.” The meeting will be preceded by no-host dinner at China Moon at 5:30 p.m.
    Los Alamos Little Theatre presents “Harvey.” 7:30 p.m. at 1670 Nectar St. $14 adults, $12 students and seniors.
    Seed Harvesting Hikes. Meet 8:30 a.m. at Juniper Campground. Join PEEC to collect grass seeds and look at native plants. The seeds will be used in a restoration project along Frijoles Creek in Bandelier. Free, but register in advance.  

  • Enjoy a visual journey into the never-ending world of fractals at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
    This program incorporates math, science, art and nature in a full-dome planetarium show featuring original music, which is suitable for audiences age 3 and up.
    Tickets may be purchased by phone or at the nature center and are $10 for adults and $8 for children.
    The show starts promptly at 7 p.m. and seating is limited. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the show.
    If Thursday will not work, or one viewing is not enough, put it on the calendar for next month. This wonderful, highly entertaining show will run on the fourth Friday of each month.
    For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 662-0460.

  • Art exhibits
    Michael Lange – Wald/Fluss. Show runs through Oct. 17 at the photo-eye Gallery, 541 S. Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe.

    New Work by Robert Highsmith, Carolyn Lankford and Jim McClain.  Through Oct 1 at Marigold Arts in Santa Fe.

    “Bosque Notes,” by Karen Simmons at the Weyrich Gallery in Albuquerque. Show runs until Sept. 28.

    Los Alamos resident Betty Nance Smith will be presented in an art gallery in New York City. Opening reception can be viewed online 6-8 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Ave. If interested, call 212-255-7740, or go online salmagundi.org.
    Art tours
    The 22nd Annual Abiquiu Studio Tour. Through Oct. 30. Work will be presented by more than 60 artists from 10 a.m.-5 pm. Oct. 10-12. There will be the annual driving tour and previews of their work in the upstairs gallery.

    Allan Houser Studio and Sculpture Garden Tours. Arranged by appointment. The Sculpture Gardens are located 20 miles south of Santa Fe, and the tours last approximately two hours. There is a $25/person fee for the guided tours. To schedule, call 471-1528. David Rettig, curator of Collections for the Allan Houser Estate will lead a tour for collectors and special guests. Space is limited.
    Arts shows

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    Friday, September 11, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 8-10-15
    02:00 PM United in Christ
    03:00 PM Road to Recovery
    04:00 PM Uprising
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM “Inflationary Cosmology – Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse?”
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society
    08:00 PM Let’s Talk Good Business
    08:30 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:00 PM Bandelier National Monument Naturalization Ceremony
    10:30 PM FMP Live
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, September 12, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, September 13, 2015
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:15 PM Los Alamos Nonprofit Spotlight
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

    Monday, September 14, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program

  • The New Mexico Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs recently announced, one of the earliest ceremonial centers in current-day northern New Mexico has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
    K’uuyemugeh was a large, complex pueblo settlement from 850–1150 A.D. and the site of one of the region’s earliest great kivas, measuring 52-feet in diameter. It is one of 10 known kivas used by the pre-Columbian community that was built along the Rio Grande near present-day Pojoaque, located some 15 miles north of Santa Fe. Archaeology at the site has revealed “unusual ceremonial animal burials,” indicating the site’s importance as a religious center.
    “The site is a unique, well-preserved example of a rare 10th- and early 11th-century ancestral pueblo community center, and is likely the largest, most intact and enduring in the Northern Rio Grande Valley,” said Tamara J. Stewart, principal for TAMARCH CRM, in her nomination.

  • The expression, “That was awesome!” does not begin to describe an experience that truly defies description. And yet, it was the one our group of adventurers found ourselves using over and over again as an expression for our epic journey.
    To an outsider, it might have sounded trite, but to us, those three words held a world of meaning and seemed to sum up the range of emotions we all felt during a magical and memorable 7-day raft trip through the Grand Canyon with Arizona River Runners.
    There were 25 of us who came together to do this trip of a lifetime. Our group was comprised of fathers and sons, fathers and daughters, good friends, husbands and wives, solo travelers and colleagues. And though we hailed from different places and backgrounds, we all had one thing in common — a shared desire to do the mother of all raft trips through one of the most heralded natural wonders in the world. Each of us, however, had our own personal motivations for wanting to embark on this amazing experience. And so, you might ask, what drives people to explore the Grand Canyon from the seat of a raft?

  • It’s fun, it’s funny and you’ll find the Pooka when you get there. “Harvey” is among the top 50 longest-running plays on Broadway, along with “The Lion King,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Annie” and “My Fair Lady,” to name a few.  
    The original Broadway production of “Harvey” opened in 1944, winning the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1945. The 1950 film version starring James Stewart has achieved iconic status.
    The story involves Elwood P. Dowd who insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary 6-1/2-foot-tall rabbit.
    To avoid future embarrassment for her family — and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae —Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. At the sanitarium, a frantic Veta explains to the staff that her years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also, and so the doctors mistakenly commit her instead of her mild-mannered brother.

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule

    Monday: Activity Center closed for Labor Day

    Tuesday: HORSE

    Wednesday: Movies and muchies

    Thursday: Twister

    Friday: Kids choice games/activity

    Los Alamos: 662-9412, 475 20th St.
    White Rock: 672-1565, 10 Sherwood Blvd.

    Open 3-6  p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and noon-6 p.m. Wednesday, unless otherwise noted.  

    Memberships are free and open to all third through eighth graders.

  • Many of us would do anything to relieve our pets of a medical issue, especially if it interferes with their ability to live a normal life.
    Although the veterinary care field is more advanced than ever, some medical issues remain difficult to predict and treat. Seizures, caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, continue to be a medical issue veterinarians sometimes struggle to monitor and treat in dogs.
    Little warning occurs before a seizure strikes, making the episode frightening for both the owner and the pet. Fido may appear perfectly normal one minute, but the next he is lying on the floor, muscles twitching. “In a normal brain the neurons fire only when necessary and when stimulated. With a seizure, the neurons start firing rapidly and in synchrony,” said Dr. Joseph Mankin, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. “Typically, the dog may become agitated or disoriented, and then may collapse on their side,” he continued. “They may exhibit signs of paddling, vocalization, and they may lose bladder control.
    The seizure may last for a few seconds up to a few minutes, and often they will be disoriented or anxious after the seizure. Occasionally, they may be blind for a short period of time.”

  • Sept. 6-12, 2015
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 672-2034 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.
    Betty Ehart
    BESC closed Labor Day
    8:45 a.m.        Variety training
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Sweet ‘n’ sour pork
    1 p.m.        Party Bridge
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table tennis
    8:30 a.m.        LAVA quilters
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio plus exercise
    10:45 a.m.        Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Tilapia
    1 p.m.        AARP meeting
    1:15 p.m.        Alzheimer’s support
    1:30 p.m.        Daytime Duplicate Bridge
    8:30 a.m.        Walk-in-the-Woods

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt a new best friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:
    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.
    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on some of your favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals or cats and dogs currently in foster care.
    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
    Cupcake — A 4-year-old calico who loves attention and being petted! She has an adorable little black spot on her nose that reminds shelter staff and volunteers of a puzzle piece — perhaps it’s a sign that this sweet girl is the missing piece in your home! She has a gorgeous coat that she would love to show off to new visitors. Young kids might be a bit too rambunctious for her, but she does enjoy the company of older children and adults. Cupcake is hoping that you’ll stop in so she can show you how sweet she is and take her home!

  • Today
    Gordon’s Summer Concert Series. Final show of the season. DK & the Affordables with Eddy & the Nomads. 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond. Free. For more information, visit GordonsSummerConcerts.com.

    Local Arms Control Group Considers Support of Iran Policy. The Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security is considering the adoption of a statement of support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and the US, UK, France, Russia, China, Germany and the European Union. The LACACIS draft policy statement can be read at lacacis.org/policy.html. The position will be discussed and voted on at a meeting at 7 p.m. at the United Church Christian Education Building Lounge (room 212), 2525 Canyon Road. The public is invited, but only dues-paying LACACIS members may vote on the position.

    Conversations in Clay. Through Sept. 19 at the Portal Gallery at Fuller Lodge Art Center.
    White Rock Artist Market. First Saturday of the month at the Visitor Center. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Runs through October.

    Jemez House Thrift Store Bag Days. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 13 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock. 672-1620.

  • Joan Logghe, Santa Fe’s Poet Laureate 2010-2012, will be returning to teach a Creative Writing class at University of New Mexico-Los Alamos. The class will meet Fridays from 9–11:45 a.m., Sept. 11–Dec. 4.
    Logghe encourages writers of all levels to take her class. “There will be a healthy and fun mix of poetry, memoir, creative non-fiction, and sudden fiction.
    This class is an introduction to creative writing and will be great and gentle for beginners; published writers may also refresh their writing style.
    You may be making a writer’s timeline of your life for a memoir, writing a Malayan pantoum in poetry, or a sudden fiction based on a real childhood memory,” she said.
    Logghe’s classes are known for being so lively students enroll again and again.
    “The Singing Bowl” (University of New Mexico Press) and “Love & Death: Greatest Hits” (Tres Chicas Books) are Logghe’s two recent books, the later with Miriam Sagan and Renée Gregorio and winner of a New Mexico Book Award.
    Logghe has won a National Endowment for the Arts, years of support from the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, has three children and three grandkids, and for 12 years has been poet-in-residence at Santa Fe Girls’ School.

  • Happy Assets Month to you and yours. I thought that this column might spend some time talking about the core of the Assets philosophy in creating a Healthy Community, Healthy Youth.
    The thing you hear me prattling on and on about is relationships. I find it ironic when someone comes up with something new they want to do, the essence of the work is essentially Assets and relationship building.
    I think many troubles would be solved if we truly took some time to stop and think about the relationship, not just the academics, not just the sport, not just what everyone is doing or not doing or how someone else could do it better.
    The media it seems is a buzz with so many ugly stories that often it just gets too frustrating to watch.
    Guess what I know for sure?
    There are good cops and bad cops, there are good black people and bad black people, there are good Christians and bad Christians and there are good Muslims and bad Muslims.
    As a matter of fact you can choose a slew of words to insert before “good” and “bad” and the sentence still works, try it. Whites, teachers, doctors, students, gun owners, there are good and bad examples of all kinds of people.

  • A panel of Los Alamos residents who witnessed World War II in quite different ways will have a discussion starting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Lodge.
    A reception is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. followed by the panel discussion. Each individual will discuss what they witnessed 70 years ago.
    The panel is part of the Los Alamos Historical Society’s lecture series, “70 Years Since WWII.”
    Young Mary Zemach was hiking with her botanist father in Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was bombed.
    Mia McLeod was not yet a teenager in Holland when the Nazis occupied her country.
    As an 18-year-old, Joe Bergstein survived the Bataan Death March and spent the next four years as a prisoner-of-war in the Philippines and Japan.
    Joe’s brother Ivan (Chick) Bergstein entered Europe through Normandy in December 1944 and was engaged in the Battle of the Bulge.
    Moderator Ellen Bradbury Reid grew up in Los Alamos where her father worked on the Manhattan Project. She is the founder and director of Recursos de Santa Fe, dedicated to the exploration of the cultures and environments of the Southwest.
    Bergstein was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, the 12th of 14 kids. He enlisted in the Army Signal Corp in February, 1941, went to the Philippine Islands in July, and was captured on Bataan on April 9, 1942.

  • Views expressed on programs shown on PAC 8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, September 4, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 8-27-15
    02:00 PM United in Christ
    03:00 PM Road to Recovery
    04:00 PM Uprising
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM “Inflationary Cosmology – Is Our Universe Part of a
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “New Mexico in World War II”
    08:00 PM Let’s Talk Good Business
    08:30 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:00 PM Bandelier National Monument Naturalization Ceremony
    10:30 PM FMP Live
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, September 5, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, September 6, 2015
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:15 PM Los Alamos Non-Profit Spotlight
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

    Monday, September 7, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE

  • Santa Fe Pro Musica opens its 34th Season on Sept. 18 with guest artists from the chamber music ensemble Opus One. This year’s Season Opening weekend begins with a chamber music concert followed by two concerts featuring the unique collaboration of chamber music ensemble with orchestra.
     Join Thomas O’Connor, conductor, the Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra, and Opus One in the Lensic Performing Arts Center.
    Opus One consists of Anne-Marie McDermott on piano, Ida Kavafian on violin, Steven Tenenbom on viola and Peter Wiley on cello. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Lensic.
    Performances will also be 4 p.m. Sept. 19 and 3 p.m. Sept. 20.
    Tickets are $20, $35, $48, $69 at the Santa Fe Pro Musica Box Office, or call 988-4640. Tickets can also be purchased at Tickets Santa Fe at The Lensic 988-1234, or online at santafepromusica.com.
    Discounts for students, teachers, groups, and families are available exclusively through the Santa Fe Pro Musica Box Office.
    O’Connor will also present a “behind the scenes” discussion of the music one hour prior to each orchestra concert at the Lensic — free to ticket holders.
    An artist dinner with Opus One is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Reservations are required through the Santa Fe Pro Musica Box Office.

  • New grant announced
    for film post production

    The New Mexico Film Foundation Executive Director Dirk Norris announced today the availability of the Beau McNicholas Post Production Grant of $1,500. The grant will go to a New Mexico filmmaker towards the cost of editing, sound, color correction or other “post-production” efforts.
    Any New Mexico filmmaker who is working on a film is eligible. The form to apply for this grant can be found at the New Mexico Film Foundation website nmfilmfoundation.org/grants/beau-mcnicholas-post-production-grant/ Filmmakers must supply a one-page resume, a brief description of the film and an explanation of what area of post-production the grant will be used for. They will be asked to provide a rough cut of the film.
    “It was a great surprise to be contacted by McNicholas and be informed that he wanted to create this grant,” Norris said.

  • Rancho de Chimayó Restaurante will mark its 50th Golden Anniversary with a grand celebration from noon-5 p.m. Sept. 19 at the restaurant in Chimayó. The event is open to the public and will bring together family and friends to share in the dining, culture and tradition of this northern New Mexico treasure.  
    Entertainment includes Mariachi Buenaventura, as well as local bands, Los Primos and Perfección. Artisans will display the history and crafts of northern New Mexico. It promises to be a day of sharing memories and making new ones. Florence Jaramillo, owner of the historic Rancho de Chimayó Restaurante, along with her family will welcome guests and are celebrating a half century and long history in the Land of Enchantment.
    Jaramillo was named a New Mexico Culinary Treasure by the State of New Mexico. “Mrs. J.” as she is fondly known to her customers and staff, is still at the restaurant daily to greet diners and keep things running smoothly, even as an octegenarian.

  • The votes have been cast at ediblesmackdown.com for the Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown, an annual competition to find the best green chile cheeseburger in Santa Fe.
    After a two-week voting period in August, the finalists have been picked and will move on to compete in the Sept. 10 smackdown.
    The battling chefs bring some serious culinary chops to the competition, proving that burgers go beyond American cheese, lettuce and tomato.
    Of the 11 restaurants competing, the eight finalists determined by online vote are:
    • Agave at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa Santa Fe — Chef Anthony Smith
    • Anasazi Restaurant, Bar and Lounge — Chef Juan Bochenski
    • Bang Bite Filling Station — Chef Enrique Guerrero
    • Caffe Greco — Chef Cindy Barreras
    • Living Room at Inn and Spa Loretto — Chef Marc Quiñones
    • Red Sage at Buffalo Thunder — Chef Thomas Hartwell
    • Second Street Brewery — Chef Milton Villarrubia
    • Terra at Four Seasons Rancho Encantado — Chef Andrew Cooper