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  • Breaking news: David O. Selznick has announced that the long-delayed “Gone with the Wind” film production has a new screenwriter, “the Shakespeare of Hollywood,” Ben Hecht. Hecht is best known for other successful screenplays, including “Underworld (1927),” “Scarface (1932),” and “Nothing Sacred (1937).”

  • 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.  
    Don’t forget our two-for-one, $35 Cat-a-Palooza adoption event is still going on for a limited time.
     
    Cats

  • It won’t take long for the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation’s annual Great Conversations dinner to become a favorite in town. The public can join a group of tablemates and a speaker on April 10 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center for an informative conversation. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m.   
    For the next few weeks, a series of features on the event’s speakers will run.  For more information, a complete list of speakers, topics and to print a registration form, visit www.lapsfoundation.com.

  • Solon Pierce will bring his love for music to Fuller Lodge at noon Tuesday, as he performs during the Brown Bag Series concert.    Pierce was born in Plymouth, Wisc. and began playing piano when he was 10 years old.
    “My mother started my brother and myself playing piano,” Pierce said. “We started out having lessons before school at 7 a.m.”

  • Bella Saeger (Beauty) and Isaac Wiens (Beast)  want to invite the public to this weekend’s performance of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” presented by Atomic City Children’s Theater at Smith Auditorium. Performance times are
    7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

     

  • There has been little to report following “Gone with the Wind” producer David O. Selznick’s announcement last week, concerning the appointment of renowned director Victor Fleming for the long-delayed film project.
    However, according to an interview recently provided by Selznick’s secretary, the producer, Fleming and an unknown screenwriter are currently in the preliminary stages of rewriting the entire “Gone with the Wind” screenplay — to be completed in a matter of five working days.

  • Where can you hear a bagpiper, violinists, cellists, a choir doing HMS Pinafore, a bluegrass band, a saxophone quartet, all kinds of piano music (including piano duets) and other types of performances?
    The answer is the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Music Marathon. The Marathon will be from 2-9 p.m. Sunday in the UNM-LA Student Center. The event is free and open to everyone. Donations will be accepted and will help upgrade campus laboratory facilities and support student scholarships.

  • The Fuller Lodge Art Center has been transformed into a living, breathing homage to the great outdoors for it’s new exhibit “Outside In.”
    Entering the Art Center is a feast for the senses as water trickles from the mouth of a ceramic reptile created be Florida Artist Eberhard Basler, Valentina Devine’s textural fabric forms reminiscent of bamboo veil what awaits around the next corner and shaped wood, clay and pine needle vessels rise up to kiss drawings and pastel work.

  • Los Alamos is rapidly becoming a jazz town.
    Following on the heels of local jazz performances by trumpeter Jan McDonald and the John Trentacosta Trio, the Los Alamos Community Winds and the Los Alamos Big Band are joining forces to present an evening of music and dancing called, “And All That Jazz,” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road. Admission is free.

  • Adrian Abeyta and Erick Rodriguez, grade 9, Los Alamos High School; district first place and a Kiwanis award in the senior division for, “Paper Battery?” in the Energy and Transportation category.

     

    Joe Abeyta, grade 11, Los Alamos High School; district first place in the senior division, awards from Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Kiwanis Barranca PTO for “Indicators of Other Populations in Northern New Mexico,” in the Environmental Science category.

     

  • Auditions for “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” by Alan Ball, a play directed by Roxanne Tapia and produced by Todd Graves and Jim Sicilian, will be at noon Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at Los Alamos Little Theater, 1670 Nectar St. Callbacks will be at 7 p.m. Monday, if necessary, at LALT.

  • A song as old as time … Atomic City Children’s Theater presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” this weekend at Duane W. Smith Auditorium.
    Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” is based upon the smash Broadway musical, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” and the animated classic Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” and features many of the songs from the movie, as well as some new songs written especially for this show.

  • Feb. 20-26, 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.

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  • More than 4,500 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2010 semester. 

  • Air Force Airman 1st Class Emil Reinovsky, son of Robert Reinovsky of Los Alamos, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

  • Tuesday

    Dr. Ian Alexander of Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, will speak to the Low Vision and Hearing Group at 10 a.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. 

  • The Los Alamos Youth Business Grant Program is never at rest, with dozens of recipients working, due to the help of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Department.

  • There is breaking news regarding the stalled “Gone with the Wind” film production. After several days and hoping to expedite matters, producer David O. Selznick has emerged from his office with another dramatic announcement. 

  • Asset number 36 is up for discussion this time, as we look at resistant skills and students’ ability to say no and resist negative peer pressure, as well as dangerous situations.