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  • The Los Alamos Chapter of Hadassah is helping to bring improved medical care to Israel, while at the same time honoring Los Alamos Living Treasure Jacob “Jay” Wechsler.

    Wechsler will be honored at the First Annual Israel Independence Day Celebration Dinner held at 5:30 p.m. April 17 at De Colores Restaurant.

    The event is open to the public. Tickets are $36 per person.

    Contact Carmen Rodriguez at 505-992-1416 for more information.

  • Nano science is not confined to scientific laboratories or computer modules, it’s everywhere.

    Those socks at CB Fox that promote bacteria fighting capabilities so your feet don’t smell – that’s nano technology.

    Or advancements in medicine to treat cancer, that’s nano science, too.

    The Bradbury Science is helping to spread the word about nano science and its importance in people’s lives through NanoDays.

    The program was held today and will continue Wednesday.

  • There may be nothing better than sitting down with a plate of Thin Mints or Tagalongs and a glass of milk.  But what if there was another way to enjoy these sweet treat?

    The Girls Scouts of New Mexico Trails, local chefs and artists are biting deeper into these treats and the results of their culinary explorations will be showcased during the 14th Annual Cookie Caper.

    The event, which is a fundraiser for the Girls Scouts of New Mexico Trails, will be held at     6:30 p.m. April 9 at Bishops Lodge in Santa Fe.

  • Domestic box office results for the weekend of March 26-28, 2010:

  • Los Alamos High School students Alexander Kendrick, Ryan Erickson and his sister, Holly, are science stars on the local and regional scene.

    In May, the three students will see their talent shine bright on an international scale.

    During the Regional Engineering and Science Fair, which was held March 6 at Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M., each of the students earned first place in their categories as well as the grand award. Kendrick competed in the physical science category and Ryan and Holly entered as a team.

  • I’d like to take a moment to highlight an interesting opportunity to make a connection with your children regarding the 2010 census.

    Recently you may have found the Census in your mailbox. “Bernadette, how is this connected to Assets,” you might ask. I think this has a connection on many levels.

    April 1 is Census Day. The Census is a simple questionnaire that is conducted every 10 years.

    This document is important for a variety of funding determinants and decisions made during the next 10 years.

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  • In celebration of Easter, members of the Santa Fe Stake of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will present “The Easter Story: Christ’s Passage to Resurrection.” The Easter Story is a scripture-based chronicle narrated in vignettes by those who witnessed the events. As a scene guide leads the tour company through each scene, the group joins the witnesses to eight of the events that occurred during the last week of the Savior’s life. Each event is recounted as if it had just taken place.  In Santa Fe, the presentation will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • The Art Center at Fuller Lodge is hosting one of the most unique shows ever attempted in its 40-year history. Read more about this exhibit in tomorrow's Kaleidoscope.

  • Those sayings, which exclaim that you can do whatever you want as long you have drive and passion, sometimes sound worn out.

    Yet, the motivational statements still ring true and local photographer Kimber Wallwork-Heineman can attest to them.

    On June 21, she will be in Madrid, Spain for the World Wide Photography Gala Award.

    Four of Wallwork-Heineman’s photographs will be displayed at the Museum Circle of Fine Art in Madrid and she also won honorable mention for her photograph, “Freedom is a Spirit,” in the competition.

  • My car has transported me through many major phases in my life. When I bought the car, it was the first major purchase of my life and my initial step to independence.

    Before acquiring it, my mother graciously loaned me her 1997 navy blue Volvo station wagon to drive to and from work. It had tan leather interior, a CD player and seat warmers.

  • Hitting puberty can be a real stumbling block. It is not only be difficult for the adolescent but also for the parents. How should parents and their teenagers, particularly girls, handle this stage of maturity? The Family Strengths Network is here to show families the ropes. A program called "Tweens to Teens" will be held 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday at FSN. For more information, read tomorrow's Monitor.

  • What better way to be inspired to become a leader than to hear from local government officials?

    The Leadership Los Alamos class got an in-depth view of Los Alamos County government Friday.

    County Clerk Janet Foster, Election Director Gloria Maestas, House Rep.  Jeannette Wallace, county councilors, County Administrator Tony Mortillaro and others gave the 2010 class an overview of life in public office.

    Participants received background on the county charter including how it wasn’t initially passed by voters until 1969.

  • Hitting puberty can be a real obstacle course. Adolescents, particularly girls, have to dodge and hurdled over challenges that range from physical changes to emotional developments.

    To deal with this maturity, complete, accurate information is needed so girls and their parents know what to expect and how to deal with these changes.

     As girls approach teenage years, their bodies change and they need complete, accurate information about what to expect and how deal  to with these changes.

  • Sometimes it feels safer to stay on solid, flat ground. When seeing a rock climber such as in the imax film, “To The Limit,” get down for the night in what looks like the flimsiest, smallest tent perched on a tremendous and towering mountainside, you feel a sort of gratitude for the solid ground.

    But what if you could successfully take yourself to the limit? What if you could see the world from thousands of feet up on a mountain or feel that sense of accomplishment that comes with conquering a mountain?

  • Sandra Zerkle was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month for February.

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one outstanding student of the current Los Alamos High School graduating class to honor each month. Students are selected on the basis of academic success, extracurricular involvement and service to the community.  

  • Los Alamos Middle School celebrated Pi Day on Friday. A number of activities centered on the Greek letter, which is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. LAMS arranged for staff and volunteers to take part in the event.

  • Passover Seder is the first of the major Jewish holidays mentioned in the Bible. It celebrates God freeing the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, which was led by Moses.

    At the Christian Church, the congregation continues this story according to their beliefs. The community is invited to participate in this version of Passover Seder at                    6:30 p.m. Thursday. The Christian Church is hosting a Passover Seder Dinner and Service.

  •  Think art is just a pretty painting or sculpture? Look beyond the surface – there is so much more to learn than what can be gathered at first glance.

    Barbara Olins Alpert, author of “The Creative Ice Age Brain: Cave Art in the Light of Neuroscience,” will give further insight into Ice Age art during her upcoming presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library. The presentation is part of the Authors Speak series.

  • David E. Hoffman, contributing editor at The Washington Post and former Moscow bureau chief, signs “The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy” at 6 p.m. Thursday at Otowi Station Bookstore.

    He will also give a lecture at 5:15 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum.