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  • TODAY
    Brown Bag Lunch featuring a performance by Enchanted Strings Quintet at noon at Fuller Lodge. The Los Alamos Arts Council begins its fall season with this free noontime performance. The music to be performed is Shubert’s string Quintet in C major (D. 956, Op. psoth. 163), the “Double Cello Quintet.”

     Bag Days at Jemez Thrift Shop 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fill a big brown paper bag for $5.
    THURSDAY
    Nature Yoga at 5:15 p.m. at the Nature Center. Practice yoga with Christa Tyson at the nature center, where you have a great view of nature. Cost is $15 for non-members, $12 for members.

    The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will resume its regular meetings at noon at the Los Alamos GOP headquarters located between Subway Sandwich Shop and Viola’s at 1362 Trinity Drive, Unit C. Hear from Kelly Benner about her experience as a New Mexico Delegate at Large to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information, contact Donna MacDonald at 662-4001.

  • As school gets back in the groove, take this time to take care of yourself and to be aware of the stresses children of all ages sometimes experience.
    While many are glad to get back into a routine and see friends, a lot of information coming from all directions can be overwhelming.
    One of the sad things about the community, and perhaps the world, is that many aren’t willing to share stories of stress, depression, anxiety or recovery for fear of how one will be received.
    I am about to tell you a story because personally now I feel that I can talk about it.
    Last year at this time, my mother fell and hit her head while she was out for a walk. We never could find out who to thank, but someone on 45th street called police and she was taken to the emergency room.
    What followed was a brain bleed, on a 70-year-old woman who had battled breast cancer for four years, then a brain tumor and radiation.
    God Bless my husband and children because the next nine months would be a handful, the likes of which we would not have imagined just before homecoming 2015.
    A slow decline started of which we were prepared for, but never realized it would be fraught with anxiety, depression, delusion and a touch of psychosis on the way down that hill.

  • Aug. 24
    Mitchell Lee Lang was found guilty at the time of traffic stop for speeding six to 10 miles an hour over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $50 and must also pay $65 in court costs.

    Aug. 25
    Elias Lovato pled no contest in Los Alamos Magistrate court to use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Defendant was sentenced to 182 days in the Los Alamos Detention Center, leaving five months 30 days to serve.  Defendant was also fined $50 and must also pay $198 in court costs.
    Defendant was also assigned probation by the Los Alamos District Court.
    Defendant will obey all laws and not be arrested, indicted, charged or convicted of any other offense. Defendant will comply with all court ordered conditions of probation.
    Shall not possess or consume alcohol or enter a liquor establishment. Shall not possess a firearm, destructive device or weapon.

    Kelley L. Morgan pled no contest the Los Alamos Municipal Court to failing to display a current, valid registration plate. Sentenced deferred until Oct. 23. Defendant must also pay $65 in court costs.

  • TODAY
    Feature Film: “Exoplanets” at 2 p.m. at the Nature Center. How do we know there are planets outside our solar system, exoplanets? Find out and venture past the edges of our solar system. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
    TUESDAY
    Kiwanis meeting from noon-1 p.m. in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Drive. Tim Morrison, general manager of the Los Alamos Co-op Market, and Karen Kendall, treasurer of the co-op market’s board of directors, will provide Kiwanis with an update on the status and the activities of the co-op.

    Rotary Club of Los Alamos meeting from noon-1 p.m. at the Los Alamos Golf Course. District Governor Dave Anderson will speak. The public is welcome.

    Feature Film: “Exploding Universe” at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center. Voyage through space and discover explosive events that shaped the Universe. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
    WEDNESDAY
    Brown Bag Lunch featuring a performance by Enchanted Strings Quintet at noon at Fuller Lodge. The Los Alamos Arts Council begins its fall season with this free noontime performance. The music to be performed is Shubert’s string Quintet in C major (D. 956, Op. psoth. 163), the “Double Cello Quintet.”

  • The season begins! The Los Alamos Arts Council approaches its 50th anniversary with a season of wonderful programming for the Brown Bag performances, starting Tuesday.
    The Los Alamos Arts Council begins its fall season with a performance by Enchanted Strings Quintet.
    The always popular free performance will take place in Fuller Lodge at noon, Wednesday.
    The music to be performed is Shubert’s string Quintet in C major (D. 956, Op. psoth. 163), the “Double Cello Quintet.”
    After Schubert’s string quintet was belatedly premiered and published in the 1850s, it gradually gained recognition as a masterpiece.

  • The Betty Ehart Senior Center is once again offering the Los Alamos community a chance to explore and develop their potential musical skills with this newly-popular old-timey instrument – the Hawaiian ukulele.
    Beginning Sept. 23, instructors Kathleen Galbraith and Fran Christiansen of Tierra Amarilla, will conduct 45-minute basic ukulele lessons for eight consecutive Friday mornings.
    Classes are held in the BESC downstairs classroom, and begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. A 45-minute “sing-and-strum session” for students continuing from prior semesters will follow the basic class, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
    Prior musical experience is not necessary, and lesson materials are provided, which are designed for serious beginners who have time in their personal schedule to practice for a minimum of 15 minutes per day between class sessions.
    Practice instruments are on loan from the instructors and may be checked out for the duration of the class.
    A materials and travel reimbursement fee of $40 will be collected at the beginning of the third class meeting.
    In order to ensure that personal attention can be given to each student, the class size will be limited. Ruth Lier is the local coordinator for this class and will provide more information and handle pre-registration. She can be reached at 662-7114, or rlier@juno.com.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt your new best friend today! All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Shelter hours are noon – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, and noon–3 p.m. Sunday.
    Be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. Also check out Petfinder website for pictures of adoptable animals: petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
    CATS
    Juan—A big tomcat who was trapped a few weeks ago. Since Juan was on his own in the wild for quite some time, it has taken lots of time by a patient volunteer to help him adjust to life at the shelter and interaction with humans. Juan would do well in a home with other cats, as they make him feel more comfortable. Juan particularly loves the company of kittens, since he loves to give baths! Juan will need time and space to adjust and might hide for a while, but just give him some time! No children for this guy.

  • TODAY
    September Night Sky Show at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center. Discover and identify objects visible in our night sky this month, and enjoy their beauty from our planetarium. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
    SATURDAY
     Feature Film: “Exoplanets” at 2 p.m. at the Nature Center. How do we know there are planets outside our solar system, exoplanets? Find out and venture past the edges of our solar system. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
    SUNDAY
    Feature Film: “Exoplanets” at 2 p.m. at the Nature Center. How do we know there are planets outside our solar system, exoplanets? Find out and venture past the edges of our solar system. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
    TUESDAY
    Kiwanis meeting from noon-1 p.m. in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Drive. Tim Morrison, general manager of the Los Alamos Co-op Market, and Karen Kendall, treasurer of the co-op market’s board of directors, will provide Kiwanis with an update on the status and the activities of the co-op.

     Rotary Club of Los Alamos meeting from noon-1 p.m. at the Los Alamos Golf Course. District Governor Dave Anderson will speak. The public is welcome.

  • TODAY
    Green Hour Hike at 9 a.m. at the Nature Center. Join other families for a kid-centered hike on the Las Conchas Trail. Free.
    THURSDAY
    Nature Yoga at 5:15 p.m. at the Nature Center. Practice yoga with Christa Tyson at the nature center, where you have a great view of nature. Cost is $15 for non-members, $12 for members.
    FRIDAY
    Gentle Walks at 8:30 a.m. at the Nature Center. A gentle walk for which the emphasis is on discovery, not mileage gained. Free. More information at peecnature.org.
    SATURDAY
    September Night Sky Show at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center. Discover and identify objects visible in our night sky this month, and enjoy their beauty from our planetarium. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
    SUNDAY
    Feature Film: “Exoplanets” at 2 p.m. at the Nature Center. How do we know there are planets outside our solar system, exoplanets? Find out and venture past the edges of our solar system. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
    MONDAY
    Feature Film: “Exoplanets” at 2 p.m. at the Nature Center. How do we know there are planets outside our solar system, exoplanets? Find out and venture past the edges of our solar system. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
    WEDNESDAY

  • The Los Alamos Retirement Community/LARC, Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Community and Aspen Ridge Assisted Living will celebrate National Assisted Living Week and National Appreciation Week for housekeeping, laundry and maintenance employees from Sept. 11-17.
    Events throughout the week will be a special opportunity to bring together residents, families and employees to recognize the unique individuals that live at Aspen Ridge Lodge, Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Community, and the staff that deliver care every day. Events will acknowledge the bonds that are built between residents and the professionals who are committed to providing person-centered care.
    The theme this year, “Keep Connected,” celebrates the ways employees nurture the whole resident and build community through caring relationships and personal connections.
    Assisted Living in Los Alamos, and nursing/rehabilitation community are a component of senior services. Los Alamos community citizens are invited to visit friends and loved ones who reside at the facility.

  • Mid-1950s crime thriller “Bad Day At Black Rock” will screen at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library.
    The moody Spencer Tracy classic opens “Just the Way it Happened!” (according to the tagline) as a railway train pulls into a quiet Arizona town and John J. Macreedy (Tracy) steps off. Apparently, it’s the first time the train has stopped in Black Rock in a number of years, and the locals are none too happy to have a newcomer.
    Macreedy can’t get a cab and then is denied a hotel room, although there are clearly plenty of vacancies. He manages to rent a room only to be harassed by a man (Lee Marvin) claiming the room is his.
    Macreedy encounters this attitude everywhere he goes. What are the townspeople hiding? What does Macreedy want with a man named Kumoko who was supposedly sent to a Japanese internment camp? The questions in this post-World-War-2 drama will keep audiences tense and engaged until the end.
    The film was Oscar-nominated in 1956 for Best Actor (Tracy), Best Director (John Sturges), and Best Writing, Screenplay (Millard Kaufman).

  • Los Alamos residents Jim and Gail Little will commemorate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday.
    Friends and family are invited to join the Littles for a vow renewal ceremony at noon at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Drive, following the regular morning worship service. The couple’s three daughters, Brenda Finch, Cindy Little and Nancy Craven, will host a reception in their parents’ honor from 12:30-2 p.m., in the Friendship Center at the church.
    Jim and Gail Little were married Sept. 2, 1956, at the Methodist Church in Sutherland, Nebraska. The afternoon ceremony was officiated by Gail’s maternal grandfather, Rev. William H. Hendrickson.
    The Littles lived in Maryland, Kansas, Colorado, and Nevada before moving to Los Alamos in 1967.

  • Well an entire year has gone away and here we are again on the brink of another year devoted to building the Assets of our children in Los Alamos.
    The month of September always kicks off the year for us. Students of all ages head back to school and we may need to be reminded how much every interaction means not just to them, but for them.
    This year our Change for Change collection has a very pointed purpose. That purpose is to recognize the great things youth do all throughout the year.
    Often we get busy and forget to send a card, offer a kind word or recognize a good deed.
    The Community Youth Award from Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) is meant to do that all year long. Our newest youth was presented her award today and you will read about it later this week. It requires adults to stop down, put pen to paper or computer to email and highlight the great things, not academic or athletic, that kids do each day.
    Some of the businesses collecting change this year include; Aspen Copies, Morning Glory Bakery, The Animal Clinic of Los Alamos, The Children’s Clinic, Finishing Touch and Village Arts.
    The funds raised will be used to sponsor each monthly award for youth. They are presented a goodie bag with things that would bring a smile to the face of any teen. If you know a deserving youth, let us know.

  • TODAY
    Feature Film: “We are Stars” at 2 p.m. at the Nature Center. This exciting, family-friendly film connects us to the evolution of the Universe and explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
    MONDAY
    Nature Playtimes at 10 a.m. at the Nature Center. Join local families for fun in nature. Free.
    TUESDAY
    Coffee and Connections at 10 a.m. at Ruby K’s Bagel Café. This  monthly meeting is for swapping leads and exchanging ideas about resolving your business challenges with fellow Chamber members. Chamber representatives are on hand to answer questions about Chamber member benefits and upcoming events. Coffee and food are no-host. Reserve a seat online http://losalamoschamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/coffee-and-conn....

    Half-price sale on everything in the store at The Thrift Store at the United Church, 2545 Canyon Road, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Keystones of Water Quality: Macroinvertebrates at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center. Dr. Rossana Sallenave reveals how to protect our aquatic resources by using living organisms as a measure of environmental health. Free.
    WEDNESDAY

  • Aug. 28-Sept. 3
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 672-2034 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations: by 10 a.m. for lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    MONDAY
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Mild Sausage, Rice Pilaf
    12:15 p.m.        Smart Driver Class
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango dancing
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.         Variety Training
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Meatloaf     
    1 p.m.        Party Bridge (Classroom)
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table Tennis
    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.        LAVA Quilters
    8:45 a.m.         Cardio Plus Exercise    
    10:30 a.m.        Music with Ruth    

  • Summit Garden Club will hold a plant sale at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 10.
    Over 300 landscape garden and indoor plants will be available for sale, in 2-inch to 1-gallon containers, and some even in 5-gallon containers.
    Spectacular, mature house plants will also be for sale. Members will demonstrate how to divide, store, care and plant iris. Iris rhizomes will also be for sale.  Club members also will be available to assist with plant identification and planting instructions.  
    A few examples of plants to be offered are coneflower, Mexican hat, coreopsis, oregano, chives, Rocky Mountain penstemon, phlox blue mist spirea, blue avena grass, yarrow, columbine and lavender. Some  houseplants for sale are amaryllis, Boston fern calla lily, ficus tree and jasmine.  
    Money collected from the plant sale will go to supporting Summit Garden Club projects. Among the activities of the club is the care of the White Rock Community Garden and gardens at Bandelier National Monument. The club also gives an annual scholarship to a graduating Los Alamos High School senior. Educational programs for members and the public are provided on different gardening subjects throughout the year.  

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt your new best friend today! All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Shelter hours are noon – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, and noon–3 p.m. Sunday.
    Be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. Also check out Petfinder website for pictures of adoptable animals: petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
    CATS
    Juan—A big tomcat who was trapped a few weeks ago. He’s still adjusting to life at the shelter, but two very dedicated Friends of the Shelter volunteers have been working with Juan to help him relax. He’s finally learning that people can be nice and gentle, particularly when they have treats! Check back in a few weeks for more information about Juan!

  • TODAY
    Los Alamos Piecemakers meeting from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Los Alamos United Church. “Redwork Workshop” with Michelle Watts. Watts will be teach how to embroider using our domestic sewing machine. Contact skapple@cybermesa.com interested in attending.  

    Green Hour Hike at 9 a.m. at the Nature Center. Join other families for a kid-centered hike to Jemez Falls. Free.

    Noted historian and broadcaster David King Dunaway will speak at 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda. His talk is entitled “Force and Violins.” Dunaway is Professor of English and Communications (adjunct) at the University of New Mexico. Dunaway also created the 13-part radio series “Writing the Southwest” which is accompanied by a book of the same name. For more information, visit the events link on losalamoslibrary.org or call 662-8253.
    THURSDAY
    Author Phil Archuletta will speak at 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library as part of the Authors Speak Series. Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries sponsor the talks. For more information, visit the events link on losalamoslibrary.org or call 662-8253.

  • “Granite Mountain” will film one of the final scenes in Los Alamos from 3-7 p.m. Friday in Quemazon, in the area of Quemazon Loop and Torreon.
    Los Alamos Police Department staff were hired by the production company to conduct traffic control at all access points of the film location within Quemazon. Los Alamos Fire Department personnel will also be on hand.
    Quemazon residents will have access through the set.
    Film crew have notified each home within the filming area and have made efforts to talk to residents to minimize impacts, according to the county.
    There will be a casting call for children to be paid extras for two scenes being filmed Friday. The children, ages 3-7 will appear as extras in a scene that will be filmed at either Urban Park or Rover Park in the morning, and children ages 8-12 will appear in the scene in Quemazon Friday evening. Those interested in having his or her child participate must register in advance (photo and contact information) at egcasting.com. Details will be issued immediately upon confirmation.

  • A part of the Democratic Party of Los Alamos County’s enthusiastic start to the campaign season, two young Democrats from Los Alamos, Tarin Nix and Katie Christoffersen, attended the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
    Over 50 diverse Democrats of all walks of life strolled hand-in-hand in the Fair & Rodeo Parade in support of Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard. Aug. 10 was the first meeting of the brand new chapter the Young Democrats of Los Alamos County.
    The calendar is filled with great events including the “Welcome to the Revolution: Organizing Kick-off” from 6:30-8 p.m. today at 170 Central Park Square. The event will live stream Bernie’s speech at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the Hillary for Los Alamos County campaign will host a picnic from 5-7 p.m., providing food and drinks, along with activities for the kids. The picnic will feature Garcia Richard, State Senator Richard Martinez, and Marco Serna, candidate for District Attorney.
    Stop by the campaign headquarters at 170 Central Park Square for information or to pick up bumper stickers, buttons and yard signs, or call 500-4146 for information.