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  • Those who have never been to a dinner theatre will get the chance from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.
    The dinner will be buffet-style, complete with wine and dessert, and will form an integral part with the play. Silent and live auctions will also be offered.
    According to the play’s authors, Jeff and Kandice Favorite, “The script is a parody of “The Love Boat.”  We started with a few lines that we found online and we greatly expanded it and made it local and personal.  It has been great fun to write and rehearse.  People are so funny.  We can’t wait to perform this for real.”

  •  Losing your husband and becoming a widow at an early age is a tragedy no one wants to consider.
    Imagine, however, that you are an eight-year-old in India and that you are widowed, without even remembering that you were married.
    In the Hindu faith, a wife is half her husband and when he dies, she is half a corpse, therefore she lives as though half-dead.  
    “Water” has the motive to open your eyes to the injustice these women suffer and it pulls you in through its rich character development.
    This remarkable film will carry you out of your comforts and into the home of these widows and the ashram they jointly inhabit from youth into old age.  

  • Are you an adult with an on-going health condition? The Family YMCA is offering a FREE MyCD (Manage Your Chronic Disease) Workshop. People with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, or other chronic health condition can learn how a MyCD Workshop can help take charge of their lives.
    Attendees will get the support they need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, learn better ways to talk with their doctors and family about their health, set their own goals and make a step-by-step plan to improve their health — and lives.

  • This week we take a break from our regular asset-building moment to talk about asset building in adults.
    That’s right, you can build assets at any age.
    One of the reasons I wanted the assets work to fall under the Chamber of Commerce, was to have the ability to work with businesses.
    Businesses can build relationships with their customers and clients, resulting in lifelong bonds.
    Last week, two businesses soared into the asset-building realm by offering their hospitality under odd circumstances, while maintaining confidentiality.
    Illinois resident, Timothy Harris, conspired with local do-gooder, Deb Snow to pull off a surprise proposal to his girlfriend, Chamisa fifth grade teacher, Valerie Adams.

  • 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.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    Thank you to the community of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Monitor staff for the outstanding support you give to the animals lovingly cared for in the shelter.

    DOGS
    Harry —Four-year-old neutered white Poodle/Wheaton Terrier-mix. Good with children and other animals. Housebroken. Courtesy grooming last week. Come see how cute he is.

  • A mom may call and say,  “I don’t think my baby is nursing quite right. Can you help me figure out what’s going on?” or “My health care provider said to contact you.”  
    Sometimes a dad will call and say, “My wife is having difficulties breastfeeding and would like to speak with you.”  
    It can be challenging at times to find lactation help.  La Leche League, a local non-profit, is one available resource and Pajarito Lactation, a recently formed for-profit service, is now another.  
    “Pajarito Lactation was born out of a need for additional lactation support in the Los Alamos area,” said owner Kelley Baer.

  • Imagine a Ute man and his ladylove in a world of mystery, murder and lawlessness. Place the leading man in Spanish Colonial Santa Fe and you’ve stepped into the world of Pamela Christie, author of “The King’s Lizard” and “The Dead Lizard’s Dance.”

    Christie spoke Thursday night before a crowd at the Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak series. Those who attended, received a treat, as Christie shared several excerpts from her books, along with unique insight on creating a fictional story in an historical context.

  • Community members gathered at the Fuller Lodge Art Center Friday evening for the opening of “Beauty in the Best.” Residents got a chance to talk to the artists and view their work. The exhibit will be on display through March 31.

  • Support has poured in for a youth project benefiting a Los Alamos Middle School student and there’s one week left for community members to take part.
    The LAMS Passion project was launched to help gather food, toys and other pet supplies for animals in need.
    The first-year project attempted to fill a gap for the animal shelter by collecting collars and leashes provided to pets on their way to their new homes and help with getting the word out about shelter calendars.
    The project for the 2011-2012 school year has taken a new turn, beginning with a pet food drive at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.

  • The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department.

    Madrid

    Mine Shaft Tavern, 2896 Hwy. 14
    Date inspected: Feb. 14
    Violations: One high-risk violation for inadequate cooling — improper cooling procedures of potentially hazardous food. Corrected. Three moderate-risk violations, two for improper holding — no thermometer available inside refrigerator and no food-grade thermometer available to monitor food temperature; one for contaminated equipment — food scales were not sanitized after use.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Santa Fe

  • Los Alamos seventh graders have read it and some fifth graders are currently reading it, but the truth is, nearly everyone can find some meaning in Lois Lowry’s “The Giver.” A 1994 Newberry Medal winner, “The Giver” offers a lot of thought on how people conduct their lives and what it means to achieve true happiness.
    “The Giver” was adapted into a play for the Oregon Children’s Theatre in 2006. Los Alamos Little Theatre’s version opens at 7:30 p.m. March 2 and includes performances from Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos Middle School, Aspen, Mountain, Barranca and Chamisa Elementary School students.

  • The show, “Beauty in the Beast” caught the attention of more artists than any other at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. The new exhibit, with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday, will feature the work of 57 artists from near and far, with everything from watercolor to bronze to taxidermy.

  • The Los Alamos NJROTC precision air rifle team traveled to Camp Perry, Ohio to compete in the Navy air rifle championships Feb. 13-14.
    On the first day of the matches, the team members finished with a 30-point advantage over the second place team from Georgia. Day two saw several schools picking up ground, but the Los Alamos team ended the day on top with a 13-point advantage to win the overall championship.

  • Kaity Burke, a member of Mountain School’s Green Team, shows off a bin full of aluminum cans. The school is competing to collect the most aluminum cans in the state as part of the Great American Can Roundup. During the first week, students brought in more than 2,000 cans.  If they win, the team will receive a cash prize, which will be donated to an animal rescue organization. The competition runs until April 22. Donated cans may be dropped off at Mountain School or at the Pajarito Environmental Education Nature Center.

  • This week, our asset efforts concentrate on number 34, cultural competence.
    The youth and sponsors of the United Church are on the move to collect items for a silent and live auction to benefit their Mexico Mission trip, during spring break.
    On March 18, a slew of activities will take place to raise funds to cover everything from lumber to food, to ensure their weeklong trip is a success.
    The youth are involved in a variety of activities, from knocking on doors to ask for donations, to setting up for the event and delivering large items like desks and dressers when the auction is complete.

  • 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.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    Thank you to the community of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Monitor staff for the outstanding support you give to the animals lovingly cared for in the shelter.

    DOGS
    Enzo — Small, four-year-old neutered male Poodle-mix. Good indoors, mostly  housebroken. Loves to go on walks. Good in the cat room. No children, please. Has some allergies, comes with medications.  

  • The Major General Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of the Military Order of World Wars in Los Alamos announces that Kevin Smith, Los Alamos NNSA Site Office manager, will be the guest speaker at the Feb. 21dinner meeting.
    Smith will share his observations regarding his responsibilities in administering the management and operations Los Alamos National Laboratory contract and all federal activities on the site since his arrival in 2010.

  • Habitat for Humanity of New Mexico put the finishing touches on its 600th home built, rehabilitated or repaired throughout the state and marked this major milestone with a commemoration ceremony led by Gov. Susana Martinez at the Capitol Building Rotunda, Feb. 3.                         
    Representatives from the Española Valley and Los Alamos, Inc. Affiliate traveled to Santa Fe to participate in this event and receive a proclamation from the governor. The 500th Habitat House was celebrated with the Marquez family in Española on Sept. 15, 2007.

  • Panayoti Kelaidis, an internationally known horticulturalist, scientist and artist, will speak on “Intermountain West Gardening” March 16, at the White Rock Baptist Church.  
    The event, open to the public and sponsored by Summit Garden Club, is part of the District 2 meeting of New Mexico Garden Clubs.
    Kelaidis, senior curator and director of Denver Botanical Gardens outreach, is involved in exploration and introduction of xeric plants.
    He is developing a large enough volume of landscape plants, that are so well adapted to dry landscapes that, should a severe drought set in, residents could continue to plant and maintain gardens in the face of no — or minimal — irrigation.

  • Students from Bernadette Morrow’s, Matt Felton’s and Sue Souza’s fifth grade Mountain Elementary classes went on a field trip to the State Capitol recently. Rep. Jim Hall, R-Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties, met with the classes and talked with the students.