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  • Replacing the originally scheduled “Swamp Thing,” UNM-Los Alamos Monster Movie Wednesday will feature Ingmar Bergman’s 1957 classic “The Seventh Seal” (Black and white, 1 hour 36 mins) at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the UNM-LA Lecture Hall in Bldg. 2. The movie is free and open to the public.

  • Mesa Public Library’s long-running Authors Speak Series presents an evening with local science fiction author T. Jackson King.
    The series, a monthly event showcasing notable local and statewide authors speaking about their writing, represents a wide range of genres and has featured poets, mystery writers, historians, science writers and journalists.
    The talks are free and begin at 7 p.m., followed by the opportunity to meet the authors and enjoy refreshments. The series is funded by the Friends of Mesa Public Library.

  • The Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter is hosting a special community presentation at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Fuller Lodge.
    Tammy Feibelkorn, who chairs a state committee on this issue, will talk about “The Link Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence,” how the state of New Mexico is leading an effort to address this link and what the community might consider doing in Los Alamos.

  • Anytime you have a chance to fundraise with friends for a good cause, life as you know it is pretty good.
    This Monday, local Los Alamos High School senior Keanna Cohen and her posse of pals will be serving up smiles and burgers from 5-8 p.m. at the United Way Hamburger Night, hosted by the Hill Diner.
    “The United Way Youth Team members are very involved in many activities and yet they find time and energy to work for this noble cause,” said Morrie Pongratz, the Youth Team adult leader.

  • More than 50 pieces of fiber art by one artist, Katy Korkos, will grace the walls of the Fuller Lodge Art Center for one week, Nov. 15-20.
    “I’m not sure that it’s because I’m such a prolific artist; maybe it’s because I’ve been making things for about 40 years and I start a lot of new projects,” Korkos said.
    The work is mostly representational rather than abstract and mostly inspired by natural forms — birds, leaves and trees. She says that almost everything else is inspired by words and thoughts about life.

  • Every year, approximately 2,000 communities around the country take part in the Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty Hunger Walk, in an effort to take a stand against hunger and help those in need. Los Alamos is no exception.

  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Christmas trees of all sizes have begun to fill the center, as donations for the Festival of Trees have begun to flow in.
    This year will mark the 7th Annual Festival of Trees, an event during which the public can bid on the trees at the center. The event is part of the holiday activities at the BESC, which also includes the Festival of Chocolate on Nov. 19. The Festival of Trees will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 20 at the BESC.

  • 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.  

  • At the Cumann Rince Naisiunta National Irish Dance Championships in Anaheim, Calif., some Belisama dancers wished they’d brought bigger suitcases; they had not anticipated bringing home a national title and the trophy that goes with it.

  • Chapter 229 of the MOWW in Los Alamos is pleased to announce Dr. Paul C. White, president of the Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and retired Los Alamos National Laboratory physicist and manager (most recently Director of the National Security Office) will present a talk on the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge that has been described as “the jewel” of New Mexico refuges.

  •  Trees and wreaths needed

    Calling all holiday decorators! Please donate holiday trees and wreaths for the Festival of Trees in November.  Trees may be any size or theme.  Call Pauline for details at 662-8920.

  • New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company (NMDT-PC), directed by Susan Baker-Dillingham, will present Baker-Dillingham’s newest original ballet, “Aladdin,” over the course of two weekends in November. The ballet will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at the Duane W. Smith auditorium Nov. 12, 13 and 20; and at 2 p.m. Nov. 13, 14, 20.

  • Los Alamos’ own James D. Doss signs his newest Charlie Moon mystery, “A Dead Man’s Tale,” at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at Otowi Station Bookstore.
    Charlie Moon, Ute rancher and investigator, isn’t afraid to throw the dice even when a man’s life is at stake, but when that man is betting against himself and Moon’s ability to save him, that makes for some awfully high stakes.

  • A stubborn husband who’s afraid to drift too far out of his comfort zone, a wife who’s less than happy with her unadventurous life, and a couple of talking lizards who have found that living on land isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, are a few of the offerings from Los Alamos Little Theater’s newest play, “Seascape.”

  • ALBUQUERQUE – It was announced  last week that a theatrical motion picture will be made about Mine That Bird and his extraordinary journey and triumph at the 2009 Kentucky Derby.
    The director will be Jim Wilson, Academy Award Winning Producer of “Dances With Wolves,” and many other films including, “The Bodyguard,” “Wyatt Earp,” and “Message in a Bottle.”  Lead producer is Pieter Kroonenburg, who is also president of Kingsborough Pictures.

  • SANTA FE —New Mexico-based artists and artisans are invited to submit proposals for special commemorative pieces for the upcoming statehood Centennial.
    A wide range of artistic media will be considered, including glassware, jewelry, basketry, pottery and fiber arts (both wearable and decorative). The New Mexico Centennial should inspire the work.  

  • Are you looking for a wonderful present for yourself or to use as a gift or a stocking stuffer? The Friends of the Shelter 2011 weekly day timer calendar features photos and heartwarming stories of locally adopted or rescued cats and dogs. The cover pinup is a white cat with Tabby swirls and startling green eyes, named Emerald,  who is FIV-positive and lives with a family in Los Alamos.  

  • Living Treasures of Los Alamos welcomes nominations of new treasures for the next ceremony on April 17, 2011. Nominees must be Los Alamos residents who have made outstanding contributions to the life, heart and spirit of our community.
    Nominating guidelines and biographies of current Living Treasures can be found at livingtreasureslosalamos.org.

  • A newly formed chapter of Blue Star Mothers has been organized to serve Northern New Mexico. The organization is soliciting donations for care packages being prepared on Nov. 20.  
    Donations can be taken to LANB. Care packages to be mailed out Nov. 20 at the Española National Guard Armory, Industrial Park Road.   Any mother who has a son or daughter in the military is encouraged to join the newly formed Chapter 4.
    Items needed:  Non-perishable food items, cans need to have flip tops; batteries, socks and books.  

  • Monster Movie Wednesdays will present “Godzilla” at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the UNM-LA Lecture Hall. The movie is free and open to the public.