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  • May 16-21, 2011
    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.    Advisory council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch:  Fish
    1 p.m.        Bridge
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    Mac users group

  • 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

  • The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. Allen Lerner of Environmental and Earth Sciences 14 of  Los Alamos National Laboratory will be the featured speaker. His talk is titled, “The Eruption Dynamics of the 7.7 ka Driftwood Pumice-fall Eruption from Makushin Volcano, Unalaska Island, Alaska.”
    Lerner will present his undergraduate thesis work, which sent him to the distant island.
    Unalaska is part of the Aleutian volcanic chain and home to Dutch Harbor — the largest population center in the Aleutians, which was made famous by the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch.” The towering Makushin stratovolcano is 28 km west of Dutch Harbor.

  • Sign up is underway for the annual eighth grade spring break trip to the nation’s capitol and Baltimore, Md. for next school year.
    The trip will be from March 24-March 27, 2012. This is not a school-sponsored trip, but rather a private trip that has been done for decades.
    Highlights of the trip will include the White House, a Capitol tour, the International Spy Museum, the Washington Monument, the Smithsonian museums, the National Cathedral, the Walter Reed Medical Museum, a play at the Kennedy Center, the Holocaust Museum, Arlington National Cemetery (which includes laying the mourning wreath) and other sites.  

  • Asset number 18 in the series is youth programs, and when it comes to this area, we do it well.
    The past two weekends, our students were out in force at a variety of community activities ranging from school and sports to service for others.
    Local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts took to their cars, trucks and shopping carts to assist local postal carriers in filling the shelves of one community pantry, as we approach the halfway point to the holiday season.
    The younger set put on their uniforms and smiles to secure donations at Smith’s Food and Drugstore, while the older scouts collected donations from around the community, sorting and getting them stored for future distribution.

  • The Aspen Elementary Chess team competed in the 2011 United States Chess Federation K-3 National Blitz Championship last week. The team placed first in the competition in Dallas, Texas.
    The team scored a total of 30 points, surpassing the 25.5 points of the second place team from the Richard Rogers School of the Arts and Technology in Manhattan, N.Y.
    Phillip Ionkov and Henry Poston scored eight points each, while Andy Corliss and Dimitri Lopez each scored seven points; Victor Popa-Simil scored six points; Max Corliss scored five-and-a-half points; Ming Lo scored five points; Michael Patchett scored four points; and Matthew Patchett scored three points.

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  • The Jemez Fine Art Gallery and Jemez Artisans Gallery will sponsor the second annual “Jemez Creative” outdoor art fair in Jemez Springs from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 28-29.

  • The Santa Fe Opera will open its 2012 season with a production of Puccini’s “Tosca,” which was last performed by the opera company in 1994.

    General director Charles MacKay announced next season’s repertory on Tuesday.

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    Join PEEC for an opportunity to tour a local xeric garden from 6:30-8 p.m. May 19. Master Gardener Martha Davis will open her garden to class participants and teach how to create a water-wise garden in their own homes — one that includes culinary herbs as well as flowers and other perennials.   

  • The Sangre de Cristo Chorale will present its 2011 spring concert, “Music of the Bs,” as the final concert in its 33rd season. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the United Church and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Santa Maria de la Paz Church in Santa Fe.  

  • Imagine what happens when you put five unhappy bridesmaids in a room, in an effort to escape the dreaded wedding they’re in. Bickering, crying, cussing and drug use ensue. Or at least that’s what happened in Los Alamos Little Theater’s production of “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” written by Alan Ball, directed by Roxanne Tapia and produced by Todd Graves and Jim Sicilian.

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    n Disney’s “Fantasia 2000,” Ottorino Respighi’s “The Pines of Rome” is the setting for a whimsical and sublime story of a lost whale calf being reunited with its pod and then soaring to new heights with them.

    At 7 p.m. Saturday at White Rock Baptist Church, the Los Alamos Community Winds will perform Respighi’s 1924 masterpiece.

  • STARSTRUCK Youth Theatre presents the comedy “Comic Book Artist” a play for all ages in two acts. Special presentations by Parjarito Dance Project and LAHS NJROTC will add to the entertainment. Shows begin at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Tickets are $1 per person and sold at the door or in advance from cast members. Call 661-2661 for tickets and information.

     

  • The MG Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of the Military Order of World Wars in Los Alamos announces Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist, Joyce Guzik, will be the guest speaker at the Chapter’s May 17 dinner meeting. The topic of Guzik’s talk will be “Journey to the Center of the Sun.”
    The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Hilltop House, third floor and will begin with a short social period and business meeting, followed by dinner. Guzik’s talk will begin at about 7:15 p.m. The dinner entrée is lasagna with appropriate sides. Cost of the dinner is $20 per person.

  • Otowi Station Bookstore and Village Arts Framing are hosting a book launch for Stephen McCranie, author–illustrator of the graphic novel, “Mal and Chad: the Biggest, Bestest Time Ever!” Friday and Saturday.
    “We’re so happy to host the launch party for Stephen,” said Peggy Durbin, co-owner of Otowi Station Bookstore. “ ‘Mal and Chad’ is a hoot for readers of all ages.”
    The events will kick off with school visits on Friday, to Chamisa, Piñon, Mountain and Aspen Elementary Schools. McCranie will discuss the creative process, demonstrate cartooning techniques and join students as they draw their own cartoons.

  • The League of Women Voters will have Acting County Administrator Randy Autio as the featured speaker at the League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader. The event will be from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Thursday at Central Avenue Grill. The cost of the luncheon is $15, which covers an entree, drink, tax and gratuity.
    Autio has been a resident of New Mexico since 1969, when his father’s job with the AEC brought the family to Albuquerque. He graduated from The University of New Mexico with a degree in political science and then stayed to complete his law degree.

  • May 1-7, 2011
    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 a.m.    Toenail clipping
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch:  Chicken strips
    1 p.m.        Bridge
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training