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  • Otowi Station Bookstore and Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation have partnered to present a summer read-a-thon to benefit the literacy programs of the LAPS Foundation.
    Readers collect pledges from friends and family to sponsor their reading through August 13. For every five pledges collected, a reader is entered into a drawing for a free book. The reader with the most pledges wins a $25 Otowi Station Bookstore gift card.

  • Two graduating Los Alamos High School seniors, Eli Berg and Alexander Austell, will give their senior recitals at 7 p.m. June 2 at Fuller Lodge.
    Berg started playing euphonium in fifth grade and has loved music ever since. In addition to performing with the high school marching and concert bands all four years, he has also been an active member of several community performing ensembles including the Los Alamos Community Winds and the Tuba Christmas ensemble, as well as the LAHS pit orchestra and small ensembles performing in community brown bag concerts.

  • From conquistadors to outlaws, the Land of Enchantment has beckoned explorers for thousands of years. Today, the next generation of explorers has its eye on New Mexico; however, its sights are set on outer space. Spaceport America has captured the imagination of scientists and science fiction enthusiasts alike, and are now offering the public a sneak peek into the future of aerospace.  
    Tours of the Spaceport depart from Truth or Consequences and travel first through the lands of Kit Carson and Geronimo, sharing the vivid history of this hot, desolate land. Tourists will feel as though they are on a trip to nowhere as they pass by field after field of brush and American Bison.   

  • Today
    “Do Slime Molds Make Good Pets?” talk by Relf Price. At 7 p.m. at PEEC, 3540 Orange St. Free and open to the public.

    June 1
    The Sierra Club will have a public meeting at
    7 p.m. in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms, Mesa Public Library. Water Monitoring Program Manager Danny Katzman will speak on, “LANL’s Stormwater Management Projects and Protection of the Rio Grande.”

    June 2
    Los Alamos Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Those interested in the Lions Club should call Dennis Wulff at 672-9563 or email drwulff47@aol.com.

    June 5

  • The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra has awarded a $250 scholarship to each of the following seniors:
    Alex Austell, Alisa Romero, Aubrie Powell and Charles Sherrill. These students were chosen from a field of nine outstanding applicants, all of whom showed a commitment to and love of music. All four recipients have participated in Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra concerts and plan to include music as a part of their futures.

  • In September 1973, the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Volunteer Program began with less than 20 volunteers and four volunteer workstations, which included the Los Alamos Public  Schools, Los Alamos Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary, Los Alamos Family Council and Casa Mesita.  
    Since then, the program has grown to over 500 members.
    In the last quarter, 388 of those volunteers  contributed 23,199 hours of volunteer service at the 62 workstations.  
    This estimate only includes the hours that volunteers turned in, many forget or are modest about their work so the numbers are greater.

  • If you’re reading this, the world didn’t end, darn it. That’s right, in case you didn’t know, there was a group that believed May 21 was Judgment Day and that the world would end with a series of earthquakes.
    During the last two weeks of school, the kitchens and the living rooms of any house in which school-age children live, probably look like an earthquake has hit, but several friends, including myself, have agreed that the result is the fact that it’s May.
    You see, in the midst of insanity, I have remembered to put a loaf of bread in the deep freezer in case we run out. That can only mean one of two things: hell is freezing over or school is coming to an end.

  • Throughout its history, Los Alamos National Laboratory has been synonymous with supercomputing, achieving a number of milestones along the way. Those milestones and more are showcased in a new, updated supercomputing exhibit on display at the Bradbury Science Museum. The public grand opening of the exhibit, featuring a guest lecture and reception, is from 4-6 p.m. May 26.

  • Kathy Strong, landscape designer, readies the courtyard in her home in Pajarito Acres for her lecture for the Summit Garden Club meeting June 6.

  • Do slime molds make good pets? You’ll find out during Relf Price’s talk at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange Street at 7 p.m. Wednesday. This talk is free and open to the public.
    Learn what plasmodial slime molds are, where to find them and when to look. You might have some in your own yard. Price’s talk will be illustrated with colorful photographs of some of the 900 species of these fascinating organisms.

  • 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.  
    We get lots of roaming cats and dogs. Don’t assume your cat was a meal for a coyote. Check with the shelter and see if your best friend is bunking with us. Proof of rabies vaccination is required when claiming your pet.

    Cats

  • A woman talks to a vendor at the Farmers Market before making a selection on Thursday.

  • Ted Garcia, who has worked for the Los Alamos Public School District for the past 18 years, was  recently named the “Classified Employee of the Year.” Garcia most recently served as the head custodian at Aspen Elementary.  
    He received the award May 5 at a ceremony at Fuller Lodge. On the same day, he announced his retirement.  
     “It is an honor.  I do this work because I like it. Aspen is a wonderful place,” Garcia said when he accepted his award. “I do extra if I can. I love helping people.  I do my best to make everyone’s day a little bit better.”

  • Five students, two from Los Alamos Middle School and three from Los Alamos High School, will travel to College Park, Md. June 12-16 to represent New Mexico in the 2011 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest.
    The theme for NHD this year is “Debate and Diplomacy; Successes, Failures, Consequences.”
    Only students placing first or second at the state level NHD competitions are eligible to participate nationally.
    From Los Alamos Middle School, Grace Kim and Madeline Lockhart won second place at the state level in the Junior Group Documentary category for their documentary, “The Pueblo Revolt: Debating Spain’s First Colonization of New Mexico — A Story of Oppression and Redemption.”

  • Randy Foster, Los Alamos County Police Department captain and Joaquin Valdez, Los Alamos County chief deputy assessor, are among the 18 statewide professionals who recently graduated from the ninth Local Government Leadership Program.
    Foster attended Eastern New Mexico University, New Mexico State University and the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. He is currently a senior member of the Los Alamos Youth Leadership program, a member of the International Society of Chiefs of Police and a member of the FBI National Academy Association.

  • The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 90 Los Alamos will offer red crepe poppies on Wednesday.
    This reminder of the sacrifice of countless thousands called to war is an annual event undertaken by the members of Unit 90 in Los Alamos. Volunteers from the unit will take part in this nationwide program in memory of the citizen soldiers who gave their lives in the cause of freedom.
    Funds collected on Poppy Day are used to assist veterans and their families. It is a self-help program, for the Auxiliary’s familiar red paper poppy is handmade in Poppy Shops run by Auxiliary volunteers.

  • Thanks for
    the support

    As the Los Alamos County Science Fair season draws to a close I would like to thank all of the organizations and individuals who helped to create another premiere science fair this year.
    With the help of the Los Alamos community we sent 64 students to the Regional Fair in Las Vegas, 32 to the State Fair in Socorro and three Los Alamos High School students to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles.  

  • The Beth Ladino Family Resource Library at Family Strengths Network is the place in Los Alamos to find ideas for summer fun. Now is the time to stop and browse their shelves because several new books have been added that will help families become more savvy travelers, enjoy the outdoors and spend more quality time together this summer.

    Traveling with Kids
    Whether you’re planning to travel by plane, car, or on foot, these travel books are full of tricks to make it easier:

  • The Los Alamos Choral Society will present its Spring Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the United Church of Los Alamos. Mary Lynn Place Badarak with Cindy Little as pianist/accompanist, directs the Choral Society of about 60 mixed voices. The theme of the concert is “Seasons of Love.”
     “For this concert, we present the many facets, or seasons, of love: from favorite old folk songs to uplifting spirituals to the heartbeat of Broadway,” Badarak said.

  • Students of Dance Arts Los Alamos will perform a mixed bill of original works at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Duane Smith Auditorium. A highlight of the evening performances will be the ballet “Symphonic Dances,” collaboration between DALA Ballet Curriculum Director Christin Severini and Executive Director Valerie Silks.
    “Symphonic Dances” boasts a cast of over 70 dancers comprising levels II–VI of DALA’s ballet program. The piece will showcase the students’ technical ability and musicality.
    Nicole Silks, a senior student at DALA, will perform the soloist role. Works by George Balanchine and Georges Bizet’s Symphony in C inspired the choreography.