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  • In a story titled, “Ministry hopes to hula in Hawaii,” published on the Religion page in last Friday’s Los Alamos Monitor, Michele Irish is quoted as saying, “It started out as a religious praise thing and morphed into entertainment.”
    Irish wants to make clear that the ministry does not perform for entertainment purposes.

  • Once again, the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation’s annual Great Conversations dinner is coming to town. Join a group of tablemates and a speaker at 5:30 p.m. April 10 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center for an informative and fun conversation.
    This is the seventh in a series of articles on the featured speakers. For a complete list of speakers, topics and to print a registration form, visit www.lapsfoundation.com. Tickets are $60 per person and include appetizers, a gourmet meal, wine, dessert and coffee. Registration is open now and is complete when payment is received.

    Steve Stoddard
    Topic:  The Battle of the Bulge and on to the Rhine — SOLD OUT! Speaking points include:

  • During Lent and particularly during Holy Week, thousands of pilgrims flock to El Santuario de Chimayó to profess their faith, do penance, or ask for help with various medical and personal issues.

  • Having to buy a bra, wearing deodorant, having to shave and getting a period, are only a few of the changes that girls go through when they first enter puberty. When girls can talk openly with a woman they trust, these changes will be much less frightening.
    From 5:30-8 p.m. April 11, Family Strengths Network will host “Tweens to Teens,” a workshop for 9-13-year-old girls and their mothers or other female adults.
    The program gives girls a chance to talk about the physical and emotional changes that come with puberty, in a safe environment. They are given complete, accurate information so they know what to expect and how to deal with these changes.

  • Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Mesa Public Library and Los Alamos Public Schools elementary art teachers have joined together to put on a show to celebrate Earth Day and National Library Week.
    The title of the show is “Growing Green, Treasures of the Earth.”  The opening will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on April 7, but the show will be available for viewing ]March 28-April 26.
    Artists are displaying their visions of treasures of the earth through a variety of media in the upstairs gallery of the library.  Photography, pastels, collage, watercolor and fabric are just a few of the offerings.

  • March 27-April 2, 2011
    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

    MONDAY    
    8:30 a.m.    Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    9:30 a.m.    Spanish lesson
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Orange chicken
    1 p.m.        Bridge
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.         Ballroom dancing

  • 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.  
    Don’t forget our two-for-one, $35 Cat-a-Palooza adoption event is still going on for a limited time. The Dog Jog is coming up April 16, so mark you calendars and register online.

    Cats

  • Aside from the staples such as diapers, bottles, blankets and clothes, one of the first items that parents buy for their newborn is a book of nursery rhymes. It’s a way to bond with their baby, while exposing them at a very young age, to the literary world.
    The Literacy Committee for the Rotary Club of Los Alamos is lending parents a helping hand by supplying babies born at Los Alamos Medical Center with a copy of “Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes,” as part of their “welcome” basket when they leave the hospital. Each book sports a sticker saying that it’s a gift from Rotary.

  • Once again, the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation’s annual Great Conversations dinner is coming to town. Join a group of tablemates and a speaker at 5:30 p.m. April 10 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center for an informative and fun conversation.
    This is the sixth in a series of articles on the featured speakers. For a complete list of speakers, topics and to print a registration form, visit www.lapsfoundation.com. Tickets are $60 per person and include appetizers, a gourmet meal, wine, dessert and coffee. Registration is open now and is complete when payment is received.

    Nelson Hoffman

    Topic:  Science’s Debt to Religion. Speaking points include:

  • Once again, the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation’s annual Great Conversations dinner is coming to town. Join a group of tablemates and a speaker at 5:30 p.m. April 10 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center for an informative and fun conversation.
    This is the sixth in a series of articles on the featured speakers. For a complete list of speakers, topics and to print a registration form, visit www.lapsfoundation.com. Tickets are $60 per person and include appetizers, a gourmet meal, wine, dessert and coffee. Registration is open now and is complete when payment is received.

    Rosalie Heller

    Topic:  Classical Music — What Good Is It? Speaking points include:

  • Super spellers

  • THIS WEEK ON PAC-8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, January 14, 2011
    Friday, March 25, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting (Replay 3-01-11)
    04:00 PM Udall Update
    04:30 PM New Mexico History Conference – Dianne R. Layden
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Manhattan Project Memories”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, March 26, 2011
    UCTV

    Sunday, March 27, 2011

  • A trip to Chama is a feast for the eyes. The splendor begins even before the town limits are reached.
    Travelers can view the towering cliffs and mesas in Abiquiu that boast every shade of yellow and orange before the landscape melts into the wide, deep-blue Abiquiu Reservoir. As one continues down the road, there is another visual change. The landscape becomes forest and jagged mountains. The orange and yellow hues become shades of green.
    Nestled within this picturesque scene is the town of Chama.
    Chama offers not just expansive, beautiful views but a rich history, an arts community and a variety of recreational activities. The town, however, is most well known for the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad.

  • The success of a program is often based on the person at the helm. If this is true, the Barranca K-Kids program couldn’t ask for more.
    The Asset Award-winning Sharon Allen, of Barranca Elementary, not only fits the bill of the woman at the helm, but also wears it well.
    K-Kids is the elementary version of Kiwanis, known as Key Club at the high school level and Builder’s Club at the middle school level. The goal of the elementary program is community service.
    Local Kiwanian, Morrie Pongratz, believes that the faculty position for the success of K-Kids is important and that Allen holds the keys to the castle.

  • The story of the Casad family began as a classic westering tale with families moving from New Jersey to Ohio to Illinois to Kansas. There, an act of violence propelled the family on a flight from justice that took it to New York to Panama to California to New Mexico.
    Along the way, fortunes were made and lost and made again. In southern New Mexico, the Casads became large landowners, agricultural innovators and leading families.
    Rick Hendricks, Ph.D. is the current State Historian of New Mexico and will talk about his upcoming book on the Casad family of the Mesilla Valley. He will be part of the Authors Speak Series at 7 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

  • National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, Michael Chapdelaine will play a solo concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fuller Lodge, as part of the Guitars at the Lodge Series.
    Chapdelaine has won top honors in five international guitar competitions, including first prize in the Guitar Foundation of America Competition, the world’s most prestigious classical guitar competition. He has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Fellowships and holds a master’s degree from Florida State University. He studied with Spanish maestro Andres Segovia and has been professor of guitar at the University of New Mexico since 1985.

  • At a luncheon in White Rock recently, members and friends of Summit Garden Club celebrated the club’s first 50 years and looked to future events.
    Chartered in 1961, Summit began with eight members whose goal was to learn various aspects of gardening and flower arranging, starting with the basics of floral design. Four members, Dorothy Crawford, Margaret Hanson, Bunnie Newman and Kathleen Hoverson, were honored for 50 years of service.

  • A team of four sixth graders from Barranca Mesa Elementary placed second in the MathCounts chapter competition, on Feb.12 at Pojoaque Valley High School. MathCounts is a nationwide coaching and competition program for students in grades six through eight. The MathCounts program encourages excellence, confidence and curiosity through fun and challenging math programs. With their second-place finish, the Barranca students advanced to the state competition in Albuquerque on Saturday.

  • Thanks for supporting HOH’s pancake supper

    Once again, the House of Hope Women were overwhelmed by the community’s support of our latest fundraiser, the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. The funds raised will go toward our next house building mission trip to Juárez, Mexico in October.
    In addition to the traditional all-women’s trip, we are hoping to organize a co-ed, intergenerational trip, possibly over the Veteran’s Day weekend.

  •   Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club is offering the “RENT” Free club to local youth and their dogs.
    The RENT Free club, or paRENT free class, is open to youth in 4th grade through high school.
    Dogs must have completed Basic Manners or have instructor approval. This class will be at 6:39 p.m. Thursdays, starting April 14.
    Parents are expected to attend the first class, where dog safety, dog health and the responsibilities of owning a dog will be discussed.