• Today
    Green Hour Hikes with PEEC. 9:30 a.m. Meet at local trailheads for meandering hikes where kids set the pace and decide the activities. Some days you’ll hike far, others you’ll stop and play at an interesting spot. Free. All ages. Check PEEC’s website for trailhead meeting points: losalamosnature.org.

    Jemez House Thrift Store Bag Days. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 13 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock. 672-1620.

    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.

    Eye Spy: Rebecca Nolda. Through June 27 at Portal Gallery. Bring the Secret City some new hidden treasure to discover.
    Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library parking lot. New market baskets, bags and aprons are available.

    History on Tap: Experiences of Iwo Jima with Bill Hudson. 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked Wine Room. For more information visit losalamoshistory.org.
    Jemez House Thrift Store Bag Days. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 13 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock. 672-1620.

    Summerfest. Starting at 7 a.m. at Pajarito Mountain.

  • The Los Alamos Creative District has brought Fourth Fridays to downtown Los Alamos.
    Fourth Fridays is an initiative for local businesses to offer extended hours, special programming or discounts to encourage people to visit and enjoy the downtown area; and timed to happen right before the Summer Concert Series at Ashley Pond. Special programming in downtown Los Alamos is offered at Mesa Public Library, Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos Historical Society and Fuller Lodge Art Center.
    This month Fourth Friday events include: Los Alamos Historical Society and Museum will host an “Eye Spy the Historical District” scavenger hunt, a shared activity with the Fuller Lodge Arts Center.
    All events occur between 4-6 p.m.   
    The Bradbury Science Museum features Exploring the Solar System: Travel through space and experience gravity on other planets through a walking tour of the solar system.
    Fourth Fridays will continue throughout the year. For more information visit creativelosalamos.com.

  • Everyone has wondered: If a young, charming British man could time travel within his own life, what would he change?
    Find out at 6:30 p.m. Thursday when Mesa Public Library screens “About Time” (2013, rated R) in the upstairs meeting room.
    When Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) finds out from his father (Bill Nighy) that all the men in his family can travel back in time, he does what any respectable 21-year-old heterosexual male would do? He uses his new power to trick women.
    Now, “trick” misrepresents somewhat what Tim aims to do. He’s no scoundrel. He only wants to fall in love, and be loved in return. But even so, I couldn’t help but cringe as he “replayed” various conversations, undergarment-removal difficulties, and acts of physical congress in order to better his performance.
    His eventual wife (Rachel McAdams), after all, has to get it right the time, and never knows that the love of her life gets to cheat.
    That being said, most of the “rom-com” antics take place in the first half of the movie.
    The second half offers more interesting situations. Tim has the girl, but now he also has a family, a sibling for whom he feels responsible and aging parents. Life has become more complex, and so have the consequences of his secret excursions into the past.

  • The 4th Annual Bike & Gear Swap will be from 7:30-11:30 a.m.  Saturday at the Los Alamos Co-op Market.
    It is the perfect time to support summer outdoor adventures and the local Los Alamos Tuff Riders — the local 501(c)(3) nonprofit International Mountain Bike Association chapter. Drop off items at the co-op on Thursday or Friday and purchase items on Saturday for enjoying the outdoors this summer.
    If those who want to sell items, drop off equipment at the co-op Thursday or Friday, between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Ask for the outreach coordinator, Sandra West, at the customer service desk. Allow enough time to fill out sale tickets and attach them to items. The co-op will store all dropped-off equipment in secured storage.
    Sellers receive 85 percent of the ticket price for all items sold, and 15 percent of the proceeds go to Tuff Riders.
    The co-op will pay sellers starting at 1:30 p.m. following the Bike & Gear Swap. Sellers will receive payments as cash for amounts under $100 and checks for amounts exceeding $100.
    Sellers who do not pick up their proceeds by 9 p.m. on Saturday will obtain a check via mail if an address is provided. Pick up any unsold items between noon and 9 p.m. following the Bike & Gear Swap.
    Any items not picked up by 9 p.m. will be donated to a local nonprofit.

  • Today
    Slot Canyon Talk. 7 p.m. at the Nature Center. Doug Scott brings us an all-new slot canyon talk. Doug has documented over 100 slot canyons in New Mexico, and in this talk he’ll show pictures of many of them and talk about where and how to find them. He will also sign copies of his new slot canyon book. Free. losalamosnature.org.

    Tuesdays at the Pond. 7 p.m. Marcus Cavalante. Event is every Tuesday through Aug. 11

    The Los Alamos Adobe Users Group (LAAUG), meets from 7-9 p.m., the first Tuesday of each month, upstairs in the Fuller Lodge Art Center. The focus of LAAUG is digital photography post-processing. Digital capture is also discussed. Meetings moderated by Doug Coombs and Ken Hanson, or by a group member. Past presentations are posted and available to all on the website laaug.wordpress.com/. All are welcome. Dues are $12 per year and are good for the Los Alamos Photography Club. For more information email Doug at dfcoombs@comcast.net.
    Green Hour Hikes with PEEC. 9:30 a.m. Meet at local trailheads for meandering hikes where kids set the pace and decide the activities. Some days you’ll hike far, others you’ll stop and play at an interesting spot. Free. All ages. Check PEEC’s website for trailhead meeting points: losalamosnature.org.

  • Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club (LADOC) will begin Thursday. 
    Classes this session will include Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Manners, Beginning Agility, Self-Directed Practice, Continuing Scent Work and Recall. Classes begin the week of July 13.
    There are three ways to register:
    From 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, those interested can register in person LADOC, 246 East Road, near East Park. Bring vaccination records, registration form and payment. The public is asked not to bring the dog to registration.
    People may also register online at LosAlamosDogs.com.
    The public can also register by mail by using the downloadable registration form available at the website.
    Schedule, registration guidelines and registration form will be available on the LADOC website and at the LADOC building.
    Registration is first-come, first-served and classes often fill quickly, so timely registration is advised. Registration materials must be postmarked by June 24.

  • Yesterday, I was sent a link for a story by Elizabeth Richardson Rau for “Brain Child,” the magazine for thinking mothers.
    I’ll add the link at the bottom, but the gist of the article is summed up for me in one quote, “Be instead of brag.”
    I’ll have to make you read the full text of the story, but know that I fall somewhere in the middle.
    I think parents need a balance of bragging about kids, but not over sharing or doing it at the extent of making themselves look better.
    Trust me, there are plenty of kids out there that need to know their parents are proud of anything they do and an equal number that are too proud of everything they do.
    This summer families should do as Rau says and, “be instead of brag.”
    We need to teach youth that sometimes you do good things because it is the right thing to do. There are times when you do something good and that in and of itself should fill their hearts with joy.

  • The Los Alamos Arts Council announces its next Brown Bag Performance Series with Karen Hall and the Santa Fe Woodwind Quintet.
    The show starts at noon June 3 in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge.
    Performance includes “Musical Poems and Memories,” Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson, by composer Aaron Copland, arranged by James Preuss.
    Copland remains one of the most identifiably “American” of composers. He is probably best known for his ballet scores Appalachian Spring, Rodeo and Billy the Kid.  From 1949-1950, he composed the intense song cycle “Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson.” This collection constitutes the summit among his works for voice providing compositional maturity and a deeply evocative style, characterized by true, sober and deep emotion. Copland chose texts expressing the main themes of Emily Dickinson’s poetry: nature, life, love, time and eternity, showing profound sensitivity and understanding of the poems.  

  • Sophia Rose Stroud received her doctor of medicine degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine during the commencement and hooding ceremony on May 8.  
    Stroud was selected by the faculty as the outstanding neurology medical student in the Class of 2015.
    She will begin her residency in pediatric neurology at Oregon Health and Science University.

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    The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Jillian Lane of Jemez Springs, Lindsay Roach of Los Alamos, Daniel Steward of Los Alamos and Michael Walker of Los Alamos.

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    Amethyst Collins, of Los Alamos, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Collins was initiated at Eastern New Mexico University.

  • May 5: A girl, Adah Mae Leyba-Moya, born to Shayleen Lujan and Justin Leyba-Moya
    May 14: A boy, Jerome Baca, born to Alicia and Emilio Baca
    May 15: A girl, Naveah Faith Martinez, born to Samantha Bachicha and Brandon Martinez
    May 16: A girl, Alicia Narae Gallegos, born to Maria A. and Wilfred L. Gallegos
    May 18: A boy, Vincent Wilbur Naranjo, born to Kara Baca and Nolan Naranjo
    May 19: A boy, Aaden Michael Griego, born to Stephanie and Daniel Griego
    May 27: A boy, Wyatt Eugene Lambson, born to Jenny and Britton Lambson

  • May 31-June 6, 2015
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 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
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio
    10 a.m.        Senior civic discussion group
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Chicken enchilada
    Noon        Grief  support
    2 p.m.        Pinochle
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango dancing
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    8:45        Variety training
    10 a.m.        Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Lemon cod
    1:30 p.m.        Party Bridge
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table tennis
    8:30 a.m.        LAVA quilters

  • 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.
    Annie — A 9-year-old, spayed, female who needs a peaceful indoor home. She came into the shelter several years ago as one of a kitten litter being cared for by a big gentle cat. That “mama” cat turned out to be a gentleman. Both he and Annie became part of a household. Because of medical care now needed by their owner, Annie had to come back to the shelter, now as a grown-up girl.

  • Today
    Blood Drive in Los Alamos community. Until 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church Hall, 2200 Diamond Drive. For more information, call United Blood Services at 1-877-827-4376. Bring photo ID and donor card. Free cholesterol testing with every donation. Volunteers provided by LAVA.  

    Authors Speak Series. Anne Hillerman. 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library upstairs rotunda.

    Eye Spy: Rebecca Nolda. Through June 27 at Portal Gallery. Bring the Secret City some new hidden treasure to discover.
    Blood Drive in Los Alamos community. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at First Baptist Church Hall, 2200 Diamond Drive. For more information, call United Blood Services at 1-877-827-4376. Bring photo ID and donor card. Free cholesterol testing with every donation. Volunteers provided by LAVA.   

    Gordon’s Summer Concert Series. The Band of Heathens. 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond. Free. For more information, visit GordonsSummerConcerts.com.

  • The Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Nature Playtimes are one of its most popular programs.
    Offered free to families every Monday morning, the Playtimes combine fun, developmentally appropriate stories, songs, crafts and activities with time outside enjoying nature.
    Albuquerque’s Albert I. Pierce Foundation recognizes the worth of this program and the value it brings to families, and has given PEEC $5,000 to support it.
    During a recent Nature Playtime, families explored an ant theme. They heard a story comparing the families of ants to families of children.
    Children created egg-carton ants with clothespin jaws, and hunted outside for “food” to grasp in the jaws and take back to the anthill. They examined the harvester ant display in the nature center and observed how busy the ants were digging tunnels, finding food and keeping their home clean.
    They discovered how ants leave trails for one another, and then they followed a trail to an anthill fort, where children role-played ants. As ants, they took care of their eggs, foraged for food, worked together to carry large objects and escaped predators.

  • The Los Alamos High School Class of 2015 is set to walk the stage on Saturday and while the students may be thinking ahead about their futures, they are also thinking of the students they leave behind, not just at LAHS, but throughout the district.
    Each year a graduating class bequeaths a gift to the school that is purchased through funds raised throughout their time at LAHS.
    This year, the class of 2015 has elected to benefit the future ’Toppers by offering resources that will help all seven of the Los Alamos Public School sites through education.
    “The kindness and compassion of the senior class of 2015, is really quite remarkable,” said LAHS Principal Dr. Debbie Belew-Nyquist. “The idea that their gift can benefit the students of the entire district demonstrates their well roundedness.”
    Display cases have been purchased for the five elementary schools and Los Alamos Middle School that will house resources on a wide ranging area of topics including nutrition, exercise, bullying, how to make friends and ways to handle stress.

  • Gov. Susana Martinez is apparently OK with tripling the state’s medical marijuana harvest, but adamantly opposed to growing hemp.
    The variety of cannabis commonly known as “industrial hemp” is cousin to marijuana, but without the psychoactive components. You could burn a bushel in your bong without inducing anything more than a dull headache.
    Although lacking medicinal value or recreational appeal, hemp is an enormously useful plant. The seeds are a high-protein food source, and the oil can be used in cooking as well as in paint, wax and numerous other applications. The fiber from the stalks is similar to linen and is used in clothing, insulation, carpeting, paper and rope.
    Hemp could be “a hugely beneficial cash crop” for New Mexico farmers, according to Stuart Rose, founder of the Bioscience Center, a business incubator in Albuquerque.
    It requires much less water than cotton and literally grows like a weed, without expensive pesticides and fertilizer.
    “You can grow twice the value of alfalfa for half the water,” Rose said.

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    Friday, May 29, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting – Replay – 5-26-15
    02:00 PM Los Alamos Nature Center Opening Ceremony
    03:00 PM Road to Recovery
    04:00    PM Uprising
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM United in Christ
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Exploring Mars
     with the Curiosity Mars Rover”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Golf Course Opening Ceremony
    10:00 PM Living Treasures Ceremony
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, May 30, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, May 31, 2015
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

    Monday, June 1, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM Elizabeth Clare Prophet

  • Art exhibits
    Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser. Through May 2015 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 708 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe.

    Artist Julia Roberts: Etchings & Collagraphs at New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon Road in Santa Fe.  Show runs until June 1.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces “Creating Shape.”  Zane Bennett Contemporary Art will unveil to the public for the first time the latest acquisitions.  The exhibition will feature works by Karen Yank. The opening will be 5-7 p.m. Friday. Show runs until June 19.

    photo-eye Gallery in Santa Fe announces two concurrent exhibitions, “Emergent Behavior” by Thomas Jackson and “Home by Nightfall” by Angela Bacon Kidwell. Opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday. This is the first exhibition by both artists at photo-eye Gallery, 541 S. Guadalupe St. Show runs until July 4.
    Art tours
    The 12th Annual East Mountain Fiber Farm & Studio Tour. Saturday and Sunday. Fiber artists and fiber animal breeders will open their studios and farms to the public for an opportunity to visit the prized animals and learn how artists create these fine fibers into handmade fabrics for clothing and home use. hollywickfarms.com/Home.html
    Arts shows

  • Mujeres Memorables del Mundo Hispano (Memorable Women of the Hispanic World) is the theme of the 2015 Annual Meeting and Genealogical Conference of the Genealogy Society of Hispanic America (GSHA). More than 150 members and guests will gather on the weekend of June 5-7 at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe. Event is open to the public.
    Keynote speaker will be Deena Gonzales, author of “Refusing the Favor,” the Spanish-Mexican Women of Santa Fe 1820-1880.
    Also featured on the program is: Paris-based, New York Times reporter Doreen Carvajal, author of “The Forgetting River: A Modern Tale of Survival, Identity and the Inquisition.” A key tool for modern genealogists: DNA (genetic genealogy) will be the focus of a presentation and panel discussion by Angel Cervantes of the New Mexico DNA Project and Miguel Torrez of the New Mexico Genealogical Society Genetic Genealogy Project. Assistant New Mexico Historian, Rob Martinez will also make a presentation.
    Carvajal’s search to recover her Catholic Family’s hidden Sephardic Jewish roots in Andalusia led to walking in the footsteps of her ancestors investigated by the Spanish Inquisition.
    Registration form with costs and a full lineup of speakers, events, activities, entertainment and tours, available at gsha.net.