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  • The Los Alamos Jewish Center will hold its annual community Passover Seder at 5:30 p.m. April 20 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The event is open to anyone interested in attending.The Seder is a ceremonial dinner filled with rituals designed to celebrate the Jewish people’s exodus from Egypt. The Seder, which is Hebrew for order, ushers in the week of Pesach in which Jews refrain from eating Chametz, or leavened breads.

  • A little bit of old and new will be featured in Peter Pesic’s program for the upcoming Brown Bag show at 12:30 p.m.

  • Telos in Greek means the end or purpose for which something is done and teleology is the study of the evidence of design in nature. “The Art Expressions in Technology and Science” exhibition, showing in the Art Center at Fuller Lodge Gallery, raises important questions as to the end or purpose of art and its relation to the end and purpose of science.Are the ends of science the same or radically different from art? If they are different, what are those differences? Does art participate in some way in the scientific method?

  • A few people can make a very big difference and Los Alamos youth rate at the top of the heap. Local Key Club member Kelsey Souza leads the charge in an effort to raise funds for Beads of Courage.Beads of Courage is a non-profit organization started by Tucson, Ariz., nurse Jean Baruch in March 2005. She saw children suffering from cancer, blood disorders, cardiac conditions as well as traumatic burn injuries, and other long term diseases, and wanted a way to make their treatment in the hospital more positive.

  • Ancient meets modern in “Icons: Windows on Eternity,” an exhibit of icons painted in the traditional style by Los Alamos artists. The exhibit is on display through May 5 in the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Library. There will be an opening reception for the show from 5-7 p.m. Thursday. The opening will include a gallery talk by Father John Hennies of Saint Dimitri Orthodox Church on the history and religious significance of icons. The talk will begin around 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

  • My Score: 3.5/5 kernelsHorton, voiced by Jim Carrey, is a somewhat happy-go-lucky elephant living in a lush jungle called Nool. Typically, life for Horton and the other animals of Nool is fairly ordinary, that is until a little speck goes flying by the ears of the elephant. Because of Horton’s incredible hearing he is able to hear faint voices from creatures that live on a microscopic world, called Who-Ville, within the speck.Upon the little, impeccable world of the speck lives a whole civilization of creatures that call themselves Whos.

  • First-time students can start up their education during kindergarten roundups, which will be held throughout April at elementary schools in Los Alamos. All the schools require two proofs of residency, such as a lease/purchase agreement or utility bill, birth certificate, immunization records and a registration form.Pion Elementary School will host its roundup from 1-2 p.m. April 23. Registration packets are available at the main office.Registration will continue from 1:30-2:30 p.m. April 23 at Chamisa Elementary School.

  • Los Alamos was well represented at the 2008 New Mexico Scholastic Chess Championships held last month. More than 175 players representing schools as well as independent players and chess clubs throughout the state participated in the three tournaments, kindergarten-12th grade, kindergarten-ninth grade and kindergarten-sixth grade.

  • Benjamin Silva became a guitarist accidentally. He stumbled upon his mother’s guitar and began playing.

  • “I’m a serious academic historian,” Noel Pugach said.It’s true – but it may slip your mind when you see him perform as Lew Wallace this week at Mesa Public Library. You might think he’s a progressive 19th-century territorial governor of New Mexico, author of one of the most popular American novels of his time.“Wallace” will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday as part of the library’s Authors Speak Series, held monthly in the upstairs rotunda.

  • According to the Rev. Bruce Kuenzel, the wisdom of a community is more than just what one person has to say. This point will be exercised during the Science, Ethics and Religion Workshop from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 19 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.While ELCA theologian Larry Rasmussen will lead the discussion, he will not be the lone voice. Many people from different walks of life will carry the conversation. For instance, physicist Robert Kraus, theologian Dick Avery of Santa Fe, retired Catholic Rev.

  • The dating of Easter is something of a complicated and confusing thing; (depending on whether one uses the Gregorian calendar or the Julian calendar, and how conversant one is with the timing of the Paschal Full Moon, the first Sunday after which is officially Easter, assuming that it coincides somewhat with the first Ecclesiastical Full Moon after March 20, which happened to be the vernal equinox in AD 325, the year the Council of Nicea addressed the issue.) Sort of takes all the fun out of it, huh?One may find it more advantageous simply to consult one’s Day-Timer.

  • Jazz may be 100 percent American-made, but many young Americans don’t seem to be too aware of their native music.To bring this music back to young people’s ears, KSFR-FM presents the “Swing into Spring” concert at 7:30 p.m. March 24 at Duane W. Smith Auditorium.The concert will feature performances by more than 24 members of the Southwest Jazz Orchestra and the Los Alamos Big Band.“Jazz is just some of our original music that is really American,” said Los Alamos Big Band director Jan McDonald.

  • There is no need to spend Easter alone. Locals are encouraged to socialize with their fellow residents during the Newcomers and Neighbors Annual Easter Party from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.There will be a lunch, Easter craft for kids and an Easter egg hunt.Club president Melissa Gillispie-Blair said the purpose behind of the event is to just have fun and enjoy what the community has to offer.This is something the club strives to do year-round.

  • Four out of f ive kernelsWhen I first started watching, “The Beat That My Heart Skipped,” I thought I had it all figured out. A boy from the wrong side of the tracks meets a girl from the right side and undergoes a profound change.However, “The Beat That My Heart Skipped,” is anything but predictable. For most of the movie, Tom doesn’t seem to pay the “right” girl much mind and pursues someone else. Plus, when his big moment arrives to shine as a completely transformed man, the opposite actually happens.

  • TODAY - Aug. 3, 2008

    The Alzheimer’s Society will host a cowboy breakfast from 7-11 a.m. at the Sheriff’s Posse Lodge. The menu includes plan, blueberry, banana and chocolate chip pancakes along with bacon, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee. The breakfast cost $6 per adult and $4 for children age 10 and younger. Special guest will perform square dancing demonstrations.

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  • Clutching a painting for several thousand miles, in tiny airplane aisles and through multiple crowded airports, creates an immaculate bond. I know this from personal, international experience.I don’t feel the same special tie with my backpack or the warped energy bars I transported home from China, even though we had made a round-trip together. However, great art surpasses even great food - I really like Lemon Zest Luna Bars - on my list of the three most important things in the world.

  • A road trip awaits students at Barranca Elementary School; all they need to do is pack their bags full of books. To take this literary journey, a Scholastic book fair will be held Thursday through March 26 at the school library.The book fair will be held from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. March 25 and 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

  • While weight-loss surgery can help eliminate health problems, some friendly support can do wonders, too.As a result, the Los Alamos Weight-Loss Surgery Support Group is getting re-organized for residents who are either planning to have weight-loss surgery or have already had a procedure.The next meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. April 16 at Los Alamos National Bank. There is no fee to attend meetings.Although the group has been around since 2002, most of the members have dropped out, member Teri Daly said.