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  • The New Mexico Press Women will host the release of its new book, “A History of New Mexico Press Women (1949-2009),” from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Flying Star Restaurant on Silver and 8th Street SW in Albuquerque.
    The book chronicles the organization’s 60-year history.
    Where did the association come from?
    The answer to that question is imperative if the group is to know where they are going. At a time when journalism and mass communications is being revolutionized by electronic media, the answer is more important than ever.

  • The LAHS Wish List can help Los Alamos High School staff help students and their friends succeed. Teachers often buy classroom supplies with their own money or students go without needed supplies. 
    Budgets have decreased over the years, as prices of goods have gone up.  Anything contributed will help stretch the dollars and cover the needs.
    Donated items may be dropped off at the LAHS front office with a note including your name and the staff name. LAHS will ensure that the items will be given to the requesting staff member.  

  • 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.  

  • Monday: Kickball in White Rock; origami ghosts in Los Alamos
    Tuesday: Scarecrow design contest
    Wednesday: Movies and munchies
    Thursday: Kickball in Los Alamos; origami ghosts in White Rock
    Friday: Boo! birthday board

  • Autumn signals the end of the growing season, leaving gardeners with mixed feelings; no more pests or weeds, but it is sad when the first frost zaps the tender plants.
    Some autumn duties gardeners share include:
    • Pull used leaves off shrubs
    • Plant spring flowering bulbs
    • Divide perennials
    • Fertilize cool season grasses
    • Cut back on watering at the end of September
    • Renew mulch on perennial beds
    • Cut out canes on raspberry plants that bore fruit this season

  • Today
     The Authors Speaks Series presents Shirley Raye Redmond at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda at the Mesa Public Library.

    There will be a Democratic Party meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of the Mesa Public Library to plan for upcoming elections. All Democrats welcome to attend.
    Friday

  • Self Help, Inc., a United Way Agency, has become a certified Medicaid On-Site Application Assistance (MOSAA) provider — the only certified provider in Los Alamos County.
    Previously, those applying for Medicaid coverage had to drive to the Human Services office in Española or await a representative to come into Los Alamos, now there is the option to stay in town and make an appointment with Self Help to complete the application.

  • On Sept. 17 Mountain School sixth graders, their teachers, Laura Dorius and Mary Ethyl Plotner, along with Principal Gerry Washburn, Los Alamos County employees Craig Martin, Sylvan Argo, John Hogan, and several parent volunteers, returned to Quemazon Nature Trail to do trail work, plant identification and participate in a fire effects scavenger hunt.  
    This trip was the kick-off to Mountain School’s hands-on science initiative and marks the return of Mountain School sixth graders to outdoor science.

  • Thursday
    The Authors Speaks Series presents Shirley Raye Redmond at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda at the Mesa Public Library.
    Friday
    There will be a Democratic Party meeting from 7-
    8:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of the Mesa Public Library to plan for upcoming elections. All Democrats welcome to attend.
     

  • Tuesday was national Alzheimer’s Day and this weekend the volunteers of the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization will raise funds for the cause locally.
    Saturday’s event will host a slew of activities beginning at 4 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, with same -day registration and a gift basket raffle.

  • Wednesday: Pajama Day (students wear pajamas);
    girls varsity volleyball at home, 6:30 p.m.
    Thursday: Freshman-Dress as cowboys
    Sophomores-Dress as Ninjas
    Juniors-Dress in togas
    Seniors-Dress as hippies;
    girls varsity soccer a home, 4:30 p.m.
    Friday: Spirit Day, everyone wears green and gold;
    approved Student Council students excused from classes to decorate for the Homecoming dance; homecoming parade, 2:30 p.m.
    Boys varsity football at home, 7 p.m.

  • Today

    Registration for Girl Scouts will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the White Rock Baptist Church (80 SR 4). Girls of all ages from White Rock and Los Alamos are invited to find out about GSUSA and register for a troop. A short information session about the Daisy program will be held for parents of Kindergartners at 5:45 p.m. For more information, call Vanessa Wheeler Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails, Inc., membership coordinator, 505-983-6339, or 505-629-7188.
    Thursday

  • Monster Movie Wednesdays will continue at UNM-Los Alamos on Wednesday with “V for Vendetta.” The films are shown at 6 p.m. in the UNM-LA Lecture Hall in Building 2. The series is free and open to the public.
    Dr. Michelle Marsee will give a brief introduction to the films and lively discussions always follow the movie.

  • Sacred Harp singers from Colorado and New Mexico will converge on Fuller Lodge for the 21st Annual Rocky Mountain Shape note Convention from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 25-26.
    Los Alamos resident Claire Singleton will be one of the performers during the two-day singing event. Singleton, originally from Oxford, England, has been a Sacred Harp singer, or shape note singer, for more than 10 years.

  • Editor’s note: Fran and Donny asked that their last names not be used in this story.

    Fran and Donny have been matched for two and a half years in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Los Alamos. Fran wanted someone to share her creative side with and Donny is a child with a creative side, so the two are a great match.

  • This is the perfect week to look at Asset number 24, Bonding to School. Welcome to Homecoming week, lets go Hilltoppers!
    On Sunday, the senior class will head up to LA Mountain to paint the rocks that form LA. If all goes well, the LA could be visible for miles. We should all rally as a community and have each person carry one rock up there and put it in place one summer.

  • The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Christian Church, 92 East Road.
    The featured speaker will be Dr. Shari Kelley of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources. Her talk is entitled, “Geothermal Energy — The Real Thing or a Passing Fad?”
    New Mexico has much potential for low- to moderate-temperature geothermal resource development that will provide direct heating for buildings, greenhouses and aquaculture.

  • There hasn’t been a concert in Los Alamos since Aug. 27 and it’s been too long. However, there will be a Summer Concert fundraiser show Friday at the Blue Window Bistro starring the Juke Joint Duo, Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcolm.
    They play the music of the Mississippi Delta and electrified hill country blues.
    Before World War II and before such blues superstars like Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Howlin’ Wolf and John Lee Hooker moved north to Chicago, Detroit and other American northern industrial cities, there was rural southern blues.

  • Migration is the name of the game this month as warblers, sparrows, flycatchers, kinglets, thrushes and other birds set off on adventures to find or return to their winter homes. As the days turn cool with the retreating summer heat, make your own migration to Bandelier’s Fall Nature Fiesta from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 25.
    The event is jointly sponsored by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center in Los Alamos and Bandelier. More than a dozen games and demonstrations will be held behind the newly renovated visitor center at Bandelier National Monument.