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  • 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.

  • Thanks for help at Fall Fest Funraiser

    Children’s Montessori Preschool would like to thank Haley Bridgewater and Nicole Grahm, both of Los Alamos High School Key Club, for their help at our 2nd Annual Fall Fest Funraiser, which was held Oct. 6. Haley and Nicole were a tremendous help in setting up and running the carnival games at this event.

  • Tuesday
     The Santa Fe Opera is back with an exhibition in the upstairs art gallery of costumes from a variety of productions. Don’t miss the opening reception from 5-
    7 p.m. in the gallery and rotunda, hosted by the Los Alamos Opera Guild with special guided gallery tours by Opera Production Director Paul Horpedahl.

  • Tables filled with rich, decadent chocolate desserts. along with chocolate fountains are a dieter’s nightmare, but a chocolate lover’s dream.
    Fans of the sweet treat can rejoice because The Festival of Chocolate is just around the corner.
    Cookies, fudge, brownies, hot chocolate and other goodies are some of the offerings that will be featured at the 5th Annual Festival of Chocolate, from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

  • The annual Los Alamos County Science Fair will take place on  Jan. 22, 2011 in the Los Alamos Middle School gymnasium. The public is invited to view the projects between 1-2:30 p.m.
    Students in grades K-12 will display their projects in elementary (4-5th grade), elementary class (K-6th), junior (6-8th grade) and senior divisions (9-12th grade). The elementary projects are divided into three categories.

  • Three piano students from Los Alamos placed first in their level in the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico Northeast One Honors competition that was in Santa Fe on Oct. 2.
    Twenty-four students from Northern New Mexico entered this competition.
    The winners went on to the State Conference that was in Albuquerque on Nov. 6 and competed against five other districts.
    The first place winner at the State level in each category will play on the winner’s recital at the convention, get a cash award, a trophy and a certificate of recognition.