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  • The community can get a bite of breakfast and an earful of information about the upcoming Relay for Life during the relay’s kickoff event Saturday at Pajarito Masonic Lodge.Information and sign up will be held from 8-10 a.m.

  • “Paris, je t’aime” absolutely charmed me. The film looks at France’s capital city from the backseat of a car, from a subway station, from restaurants, from baby cribs, from jail, from deathbeds. In 18 five-minute shorts, it shows 18 different arrondissements, or districts, from the eyes of a paramedic, a traveling salesman, a tourist, a blind man, a vampire.Although the collection is distinctly French, it includes several actors and directors working outside of their home countries.

  • What do we forbid in America? Same as they do in China: emperors.

    But in pre-Mao China, the rules were different, and the word “forbidden” meant something slightly different as well. In fact, it meant you needed the emperor’s permission.

    The Forbidden City, built in the 1400s in downtown Beijing, housed 24 Chinese emperors over 500 years, although “housed” would strike any visitor as a feeble, utterly helpless verb in the face of these surroundings.

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  • If you think the kids in Los Alamos are wild now, just wait.

    The Los Alamos Youth Leadership team, A-Squad, with the drive of Keanna

    Cohen, will sponsor LAYL Wild Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in conjunction

    with the Parks and Recreation Hershey¹s Track and Field Meet.

  • Snakes alive! Otowi Station, Snake Conservation and the Bradbury Science

    Museum are collaborating for a presentation and demonstration at 1:30 p.m.

    Wednesday in the breezeway between Otowi Station and the Bradbury Science

  • Starting Wednesday, Los Alamos residents will be given some food for thought. During the Faith and Reason course, participants will have a lot to munch on.Faith and Reason, is a free, six-week course based on an encyclical by Pope John Paul II. The course will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday through May 21 at St. Thomas More Center at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

  • National Library Week, April 13-19, is a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide and the perfect time to discover how you can join the “Circle of Knowledge @ Your Library.”The Los Alamos County Libraries are celebrating National Library Week with the following events:• Fun library giveaways will be held at all service desks, courtesy of the Friends of Mesa Public Library.• Patrons may enter a drawing at the Mesa circulation desk to win prizes a

  • The public is invited to attend Michael Zenge’s benefit piano recital at 2 p.m. Sunday in Fuller Lodge. A $5 donation per adult will be appreciated. The proceeds from the concert will help the Los Alamos Music Teachers defray the cost of hosting the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico’s Conference, which will be held in November in Los Alamos.Zenge will perform Haydn’s “Sonata in A-flat, Hob. XVI/46,” “Capriccio in B minor, Op. 76, No.2,” “Intermezzo in E major, Op. 116, No. 4,” “Capriccio in D Minor, Op.

  • Creativity continuously flows in to the Art Center at Fuller Lodge with each exhibit. To ensure the artistry never stops, the Art Center is hosting registration for summer art camp.The next generation of artists can enroll in weekly classes. They can choose from half day, which run from 9 a.m.-noon or full day classes, which are held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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  • Los Alamos Public Schools fifth- and sixth-graders will be presented with an unusual opportunity: they will be encouraged to talk while class in session. Students can show off their gift of gab during the annual speech contest at 4:15 p.m. April 17 at Pion Elementary School.Rose Martin, speech contest coordinator, explained t hat before the district contest, students needs to test their skills at their schools. Each class will send representatives to the schools’ contests.

  • Girl Scout cookies can do more than just satisfy the palate; they can be used to help make a difference within a community.Two Los Alamos artists, Thelma Hahn and Annie Ellen Bard, have contributed to making these cookies more than just dessert; each has crafted a cookie jar to be donated to the Girl Scouts’ Cookie Caper, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe.The cookie jars are among the items that will be bid on during a silent auction.

  • It is once again time to invite northern New Mexicans to come together to celebrate the contributions of those who have so greatly enhanced life on the Hill. During the ceremony, each Treasure is introduced.Living Treasures of Los Alamos was founded to honor elders — older members of the community who have made a difference.Living Treasures of Los Alamos will honor Ralph Partridge, John “Jack” Clifford and John C. Hopkins at 2 p.m. April 13 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

  • Worship service at United Church of Los Alamos will be done a little bit differently April 13.Rather than the service presented in the form of a sermon, it will be offered in the form of music and song. The program, titled “For a Thousand Tongues to Sing,” will be a festival of Easter hymns.Suzanne Johnson, United Church music director, said the Easter hymns date clear back to the 15th and 16th century. Plainsong chants will be included the program along with great chorale pieces.

  • John Richter spent 46 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory working on weapons design and he is now going to tell-all.During the Los Alamos Historical Society lecture series at 7:30 p.m.

  • The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra is continuing its 60th year anniversary celebration, and along with tulips and daffodils, is bursting with vigor in preparation of its spring concert to be presented at 7 p.m. April 11 in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Michael Gyurik, now in his 10th year as the LASO director, will conduct the program. Gyurik is well known throughout the area as the former conductor of the Loyola University Chamber Orchestra and as a violist.

  • Time is running out for early-bird registration for the 2008 Los Alamos Dog Jog, which will be held April 26. Early registrants can save $5 off of the $20 entry fee if the registration form and fee is received by Friday.

    Each registered individual, whether actually participating in the event or not, will receive a Dog Jog T-shirt with a logo designed by White Rock fifth-grader Emily Orr and a packet filled with entertaining, and educational dog-related information; exceptions are entries paying only the $5 entry fee or free entries.

  • The airplane itself served as a kind of cramped limbo: hours of “Desperate Housewives” on the TV screens, food meant for paper dolls and a constant stream of semi-interesting information – pages of books we no longer felt like reading and chit-chat with strangers about each other’s unconnected lives.

  • Four/five kernels As a journalist, it’s important to keep your priorities straight. The story comes first, and when you’re writing it, you – and your own ambitions – don’t matter. However, a person can get mixed up when a big story for means big money for him.Kirk Douglas stars as a crooked reporter in the next film up in Mesa Public Library’s free monthly series, Billy Wilder’s “Ace in the Hole” (1951), screening at 6:30 p.m.