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  • The 2010 class of Leadership Los Alamos held its Education Session on Nov. 12. The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos hosted the session. The Leadership Los Alamos program is nine months in duration and program sessions are designed to address current issues facing the community.
    The education session focused on how education is in a constant state of evolution. Speakers addressed local, statewide and national issues, as well as how community involvement can drive educational opportunity.

  • Los Alamos High School Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps students and instructors have a lot to celebrate. They brought home a total of 10 first place awards from the Four Corners Drill Meet in Farmington, which took place Oct. 22.

  • Saint Dimitri Orthodox Church will have its 12th annual Holiday Bake Sale of cookies and sweets from traditional Eastern Orthodox lands on Dec. 19.
    This year all proceeds from the Holiday Bake Sale will be given to the survivors of the Russian wildfires that broke out across Russia starting in July.

  • Do you have a child between the age of 4-13 years who is interested in basketball?
    The new Jr. ’Toppers program is a basketball development program held from 8-9 a.m. Saturdays. These skills clinics introduce community youth to the high school programs by providing great fundamental skills instruction, core values, and a fun experience.
    The clinics are held at Los Alamos High School and Mountain Elementary gyms and led by LAHS coaching staff and players from both the boys and girls teams.

  • The Los Alamos County libraries would like to hear from members of the public who have visited either Mesa Public Library or the White Rock branch, and from those who have not visited a library.
    Either way, the Los Alamos County libraries would like to hear from community members and visitors.

  • Last March Los Alamos raised $4,500 to fund a project to provide clean water to a remote community in Panama. That project is now complete and has made a difference in the lives of 160 people of Bajo Cacicon, Comarca Ngäbe-Bugle, Panama.
    Dave Caley, the environmental health volunteer who managed the project, reported that during his visit to the community a week ago, every woman he spoke to thanked him profusely.

  • Today
    Play Bingo at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 401 Trinity Drive. All proceeds go to charitable causes and attendees play in a smoke-free environment. This week, players get a chance at a free turkey and can come back next week and get a chance at a delicious pie. For more information call Steve at 490-0353.  
    The November Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. For more information call 412-9371.
    Thursday

  • 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.