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  • 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.

  • The Los Alamos Historical Society invites the public to the third talk of its 2010-2011 lecture series that will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov.9 in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. Charles “Chick” Keller will talk about, “Los Alamos Non-Defense Research: The Once and Future Lab.”
    The history of Los Alamos has been largely concentrated on the Manhattan Project and its immediate aftermath.
    While that was an important time in the history of Los Alamos National Laboratory, there are other stories to tell.

  • Community values youth is our main focus this week, and for this one, I need your help.
    Two local programs run by Assets are in need of a few volunteers or donations and I’d like you to give it some thought.
    Cookies and Conversation is a monthly program we do at Los Alamos High School and would like to expand once again to Los Alamos Middle School.
    My hope is that you are willing to donate time and/or cookies to the cause.

  • 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.  

  • Nov. 7-13
    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    
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    9:30 a.m.    Spanish lesson
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Baked chicken

  • We would like to introduce you to the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. The mission of LAPS Foundation is to enrich the educational experience of our students through community investment.
    Through the financial support of this community, the LAPS Foundation has met many goals by funding programs and projects, including:
    •Classroom  makeovers, $90,000
    •Wireless microphones, $17,000
    •Classroom materials, $20,400
    •College and career planning, $5,000
    •Teacher professional development, $28,000

  • Family Strengths Network is hosting IMPACT Personal Safety of Santa Fe for a class that empowers participants ages 16 to adult to pay attention to their instincts and speak up — or yell out.  The class will be from 6-8:30 p.m. at FSN, 1990 Diamond Dr. (in the Pueblo Complex). Darya Peterson will teach the class.
    Participants will practice defensive body language but will not learn physical fighting techniques.
    In one-and-a-half hours, the two-part class will cover Personal Safety 101 and Healthy Relationships.

  • Natalie Swinhoe was recently honored as Rotary Club Student of the Month for October 2010.

  • Gang initiations, loyalty and punishment take center stage in “Sin Nombre,” the next film in the line-up in Mesa Public Library’s Free Film Series, which this season focuses on films about crossing borders.
    Willy, aka. El Casper (Edgar Flores) finds security in knowing that his gang — his family — reaches seemingly everywhere, from southern Mexico and well into the United States.

  • The Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers Speech and Debate team needs some assistance. They are in search of people who would like to help judge their tournament on
    Nov. 12.
    “Every year since 1962, we hold a speech and debate tournament,” said Los Alamos High School Teacher and Speech and Debate Assistant Coach Margo Batha. “This year it’s at the middle school because there’s no room for the speakers and debaters here.”
    Registration for the tournament will take place from 2:30-5 p.m.

  • On Oct. 6, Mountain School students, parents, teachers and other staff participated in their second annual Fun’d Run.
    Students sent 2,664 letters to friends and family soliciting donations for Mountain School, then they ran and walked around the high school track.  
    This year the students raised $33,125, receiving donations from 48 of the 50 states, Canada and Italy.  
    The activity concluded with an assembly recognizing the efforts of all the students, sponsors and volunteers.