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  • In an effort to provide more locally grown food to Los Alamos, the members of the Farmers’ Cooperative Market have partnered with the Los Alamos Cooperative Market. Farmers’ Cooperative Market members are making limited products available daily inside the Los Alamos Co-op Market grocery store.
    From 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday, the co-op hosts the Farmers’ Cooperative Market at the outdoor booths. The market is comprised of four vendors: Camino de Paz, Monte Vista Farm, Tesuque Pueblo Farm and Shepherd’s Lamb. The outdoor booths started May 16 with meat, dairy, strawberries and fresh veggies.
    The Farmers’ Cooperative Market is owned and democratically controlled by four participating farms. It is independent from the Los Alamos Co-op Market. Each farmer sends products to the market with a Farmers’ Cooperative Market representative. In addition, the farmers make a rotating presence at the market so that customers have an opportunity to meet the growers. The collaboration allows each farmer more time to devote to their growing.

  • June 7-13, 2015
    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.
    Betty Ehart
    MONDAY
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Tuna salad
    2 p.m.        Pinochle
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango dancing
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.        Variety training
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Chicken cordon bleu                 sandwich
    1:30 p.m.        Party bridge
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table tennis
    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.        LAVA quilters
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio Plus Exercise
    10:45 a.m.        Music with Ruth

  • 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 a new best friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:

    petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html

    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.

    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on some of your favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals or cats and dogs currently in foster care.

    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.

  • The Couse Foundation will present a Roundtable Discussion with the Descendants of the six founding members of the Taos Society of Artists at the Taos Center for the Arts beginning at 6 p.m. Friday. Seating is limited so contact the TCA today at 575-758-2052. Tickets are $10 per person.
    On Saturday, The Couse Foundation will host its first Open House of the season from 3-5 p.m. at the Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 146 Kit Carson Road.
    Directly after the Open House there will be a short reception honoring the Descendants of the TSA in the gardens at the Couse-Sharp Site.
    The exhibit “Italy to Taos: Rolshoven and the Taos Society of Artists,” will open on July 4 and will run until Sept. 27.
    Starting on Oct. 3, etchings by J.H. Sharp will be on exhibit in the Luna Chapel as part of the larger exhibition “Pressing Through Time.” The Sharp exhibit will continue through October.
    Tour the historic studios of E.I. Couse and J.H. Sharp, two of the founders of the Taos Society of Artists, and enjoy a stroll through Virginia Walker Couse’s garden.
    Also visit the studios of Randy LaGro, Ed Sandoval, Ann Huston, Gail Goodwin, and Gene and Sara Jean Gray. Visit the Town of Taos to view exhibits in other museums and galleries featuring the works of TSA artists.

  • Summer music starts
    at Santa Fe museum

  • Peñasco is one of the largest of the culturally diverse villages along the ‘High Road To Taos’ Scenic Route, and for the first time, people from all parts of the community are coming together to share what makes this place so special. The event runs June 12-14.
    The weekend kicks off with a dance and music provided by Cipriano Vigil, a native of nearby Chamisal, has a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology and a lifelong passion to preserve and share northern New Mexico music. He has been honored as a Living Treasure. The performance 6 p.m. June 14 at the Peñasco Theatre.
    As well as the dance, the Peñasco Theatre is hosting two other events over the weekend:
    • Poetry readings by Levi Romero, the New Mexico Centennial Poet Laureate. Romero’s poems are immersed in the regional manito dialect of northern New Mexico, and have been published internationally. 7 p.m. June 13.
    • Presentations and exhibits of community and family history, including genealogy, stories and photographs, from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. June 13-14.

  • TOURISM Santa Fe had its grand opening of a new visitor center on the historic downtown plaza last week.
    The Plaza Visitor Center is in the Plaza Galeria at 66 E. San Francisco Street, on the main level, and will be open and staffed from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
    TOURISM Santa Fe Visitor Centers welcome the world’s travelers to The City Different and provide assistance in all aspects of the Santa Fe experience from historical sites and tours to lodging, dining, culture and the great outdoors. There have been 30,000 travelers that visited the centers in 2014. With the addition of the Plaza Visitor Center, this number is conservatively estimated to more than double.
    “The strong increase in travel to Santa Fe and everyone’s interest in visiting the historic plaza makes this expansion of services a natural one,” said Randy Randall, executive director for TOURISM Santa Fe. “Even travelers who’ve been to Santa Fe before can be surprised by how much high quality experience is available at any given time of the year. The Visitor Centers are a key part of our ongoing effort to raise awareness of all the city has to offer.”

  • Tuesdays at the Pond began this week with Marcos Cavalcante playing guitar at Ashley Pond. Tuesdays at the Pond, a summer entertainment series, started its second season on Tuesday and will run through Aug. 11. It brings a variety of entertainment acts to the Ashley Pond stage in downtown Los Alamos every Tuesday evening.
    The Craig Martin Experience is scheduled to perform June 9.
    Marcos Cavalcante is a Brazilian guitar player, composer and arranger. He has a doctoral degree in classical guitar performance and literature and a master’s degree in music from Indiana University School of Music. Cavalcante’s bachelor’s degree is in music composition from Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    The Los Alamos Creative District directs a variety of programs that bring people to downtown Los Alamos. Fourth Fridays is a monthly event that offers special programming at Mesa Public Library, Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos Historical Society and Fuller Lodge Art Center.

  • The Pajarito Environmental Education’s Summer Family Evenings kicks off with a bang this year with a visit from Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary, thanks to new sponsorship from Del Norte Credit Union.
    Kids can visit with an ambassador wolf, and the sanctuary’s staff will teach all about wolves, including their diet, hunting strategies, family life, physical adaptations, pack structure and more. The event will be 6:30 p.m. June 10 at the Nature Center.
    Summer Family Evenings have always been a popular program at PEEC, and now, with the Del Norte Credit Union’s support, they will be better than ever.
    Look for a visit from the rattlesnake museum, one from the bug zoo, the Wildlife Center, the return of the taxidermy museum, baby goats and much more.
    Summer Family Evenings every Wednesday evening throughout June and July at 6:30 p.m. at the Nature Center. They are free for PEEC members, or $5 per family for non-members. No registration is required.
    For more information about this and other programs offered by PEEC at the Nature Center, visit peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 662-0460.

  • Los Alamos
    China Palace, 739 Central Ave.
    Date Inspected: May 14
    Violations: Two high-risk violations. Thermostat not working properly. Oyster shell held at improper temperature. Both high-risk violations were corrected at time of inspection. One moderate-risk violation. Need thermometers in refrigerator. One low-risk violation. Bag of rice stored on floor and must be stored 6 inches off the floor.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    White Rock
    Smith’s Bakery, 32 Sherwood Blvd.
    Date Inspected: May 14
    Violations: Two moderate-risk violations. Invalid permit. Temperature gage not working properly.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Smith’s Meat Market, 32 Sherwood Blvd.
    Date Inspected: May 14
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • Today
    Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library parking lot.

    Los Alamos Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday. 6 p.m. at 84 Barcelona Ave. in White Rock. For further information contact Mary Swickard at 672-3300 or Dennis Wulff at 672-9563.

    History on Tap: Experiences of Iwo Jima with Bill Hudson. 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked Wine Room. For more information visit losalamoshistory.org.

    Free Film Series. “About Time.” 6:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library.

    Eye Spy: Rebecca Nolda. Through June 27 at Portal Gallery. Bring the Secret City some new hidden treasure to discover.
    Friday
    Jemez House Thrift Store Bag Days. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 13 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock. 672-1620.

    Gordon’s Summer Concert Series. Ryan Finn Septet and the Craig Martin Experience. 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond. Free. For more information, visit GordonsSummerConcerts.com.
    Saturday
    Summerfest. Biking from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Beer and festival from 1-6 p.m. at Pajarito Mountain.

  • Residents living in and around Los Alamos can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.  
    New Beginnings Fellowship Church will host this community event on June 22. The church is located at 112 East Road.
    Screenings can check for:
    • The level of plaque buildup in arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health.
    • HDL and LDL Cholesterol levels
    • Diabetes risk
    • Bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis
    • Kidney and thyroid function, and more
    Screenings are affordable, convenient and accessible for wheelchairs and those with trouble walking. Free parking is also available.  
    Packages start at $149, but consultants will work with to create the right package that is right based on age and risk factors.  
    Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit the website at lifelinescreening.com.  Pre-registration is required.

  • Rotary Youth Exchange student Markus Essl, of Austria, recently gave a presentation at the Rotary Club about his high school year in Los Alamos as part of Rotary International’s youth exchange program.  
    He and Frederiek Gerretschen, of the Netherlands, were sponsored by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos and were hosted by local families on a three-month rotation.
    Essl and Gerretschen will return to their home countries in July. Both students commented that a year abroad is “not a year in your life, but a life in your year.”  The local Rotary Club will welcome a new student, Krissi Wellis, of Brandenburg, Germany, in August for the new school year.  
    Rotary offers exchanges for students 15-19 years of age in more than one dozen countries in Europe, South America and Asia. High school students who are interested in studying overseas through rotary will find information at rotary.org or may contact local club coordinator Lisa Harris at losalamosrye@gmail.com.

  • Family Night is Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The center will be open for exploring the exhibits until 8 p.m., and there will be games, activities, experiments, crafts and more for families to enjoy. Family Nights at the Nature Center are sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos and are free to attend.
    In June, July and August, there will be extra special family campfire fun. Join Melissa Mackey for songs, stories and a little science from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    For more information about this and other programs offered by PEEC at the Nature Center, visit peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 662-0460.

  • Today
    Green Hour Hikes with PEEC. 9:30 a.m. Meet at local trailheads for meandering hikes where kids set the pace and decide the activities. Some days you’ll hike far, others you’ll stop and play at an interesting spot. Free. All ages. Check PEEC’s website for trailhead meeting points: losalamosnature.org.

    Jemez House Thrift Store Bag Days. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 13 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock. 672-1620.

    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.

    Eye Spy: Rebecca Nolda. Through June 27 at Portal Gallery. Bring the Secret City some new hidden treasure to discover.
    Thursday
    Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library parking lot. New market baskets, bags and aprons are available.

    History on Tap: Experiences of Iwo Jima with Bill Hudson. 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked Wine Room. For more information visit losalamoshistory.org.
    Friday
    Jemez House Thrift Store Bag Days. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 13 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock. 672-1620.

    Summerfest. Starting at 7 a.m. at Pajarito Mountain.

  • The Los Alamos Creative District has brought Fourth Fridays to downtown Los Alamos.
    Fourth Fridays is an initiative for local businesses to offer extended hours, special programming or discounts to encourage people to visit and enjoy the downtown area; and timed to happen right before the Summer Concert Series at Ashley Pond. Special programming in downtown Los Alamos is offered at Mesa Public Library, Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos Historical Society and Fuller Lodge Art Center.
    This month Fourth Friday events include: Los Alamos Historical Society and Museum will host an “Eye Spy the Historical District” scavenger hunt, a shared activity with the Fuller Lodge Arts Center.
    All events occur between 4-6 p.m.   
    The Bradbury Science Museum features Exploring the Solar System: Travel through space and experience gravity on other planets through a walking tour of the solar system.
    Fourth Fridays will continue throughout the year. For more information visit creativelosalamos.com.

  • Everyone has wondered: If a young, charming British man could time travel within his own life, what would he change?
    Find out at 6:30 p.m. Thursday when Mesa Public Library screens “About Time” (2013, rated R) in the upstairs meeting room.
    When Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) finds out from his father (Bill Nighy) that all the men in his family can travel back in time, he does what any respectable 21-year-old heterosexual male would do? He uses his new power to trick women.
    Now, “trick” misrepresents somewhat what Tim aims to do. He’s no scoundrel. He only wants to fall in love, and be loved in return. But even so, I couldn’t help but cringe as he “replayed” various conversations, undergarment-removal difficulties, and acts of physical congress in order to better his performance.
    His eventual wife (Rachel McAdams), after all, has to get it right the time, and never knows that the love of her life gets to cheat.
    That being said, most of the “rom-com” antics take place in the first half of the movie.
    The second half offers more interesting situations. Tim has the girl, but now he also has a family, a sibling for whom he feels responsible and aging parents. Life has become more complex, and so have the consequences of his secret excursions into the past.

  • The 4th Annual Bike & Gear Swap will be from 7:30-11:30 a.m.  Saturday at the Los Alamos Co-op Market.
    It is the perfect time to support summer outdoor adventures and the local Los Alamos Tuff Riders — the local 501(c)(3) nonprofit International Mountain Bike Association chapter. Drop off items at the co-op on Thursday or Friday and purchase items on Saturday for enjoying the outdoors this summer.
    If those who want to sell items, drop off equipment at the co-op Thursday or Friday, between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Ask for the outreach coordinator, Sandra West, at the customer service desk. Allow enough time to fill out sale tickets and attach them to items. The co-op will store all dropped-off equipment in secured storage.
    Sellers receive 85 percent of the ticket price for all items sold, and 15 percent of the proceeds go to Tuff Riders.
    The co-op will pay sellers starting at 1:30 p.m. following the Bike & Gear Swap. Sellers will receive payments as cash for amounts under $100 and checks for amounts exceeding $100.
    Sellers who do not pick up their proceeds by 9 p.m. on Saturday will obtain a check via mail if an address is provided. Pick up any unsold items between noon and 9 p.m. following the Bike & Gear Swap.
    Any items not picked up by 9 p.m. will be donated to a local nonprofit.

  • Today
    Slot Canyon Talk. 7 p.m. at the Nature Center. Doug Scott brings us an all-new slot canyon talk. Doug has documented over 100 slot canyons in New Mexico, and in this talk he’ll show pictures of many of them and talk about where and how to find them. He will also sign copies of his new slot canyon book. Free. losalamosnature.org.

    Tuesdays at the Pond. 7 p.m. Marcus Cavalante. Event is every Tuesday through Aug. 11

    The Los Alamos Adobe Users Group (LAAUG), meets from 7-9 p.m., the first Tuesday of each month, upstairs in the Fuller Lodge Art Center. The focus of LAAUG is digital photography post-processing. Digital capture is also discussed. Meetings moderated by Doug Coombs and Ken Hanson, or by a group member. Past presentations are posted and available to all on the website laaug.wordpress.com/. All are welcome. Dues are $12 per year and are good for the Los Alamos Photography Club. For more information email Doug at dfcoombs@comcast.net.
    Wednesday
    Green Hour Hikes with PEEC. 9:30 a.m. Meet at local trailheads for meandering hikes where kids set the pace and decide the activities. Some days you’ll hike far, others you’ll stop and play at an interesting spot. Free. All ages. Check PEEC’s website for trailhead meeting points: losalamosnature.org.

  • Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club (LADOC) will begin Thursday. 
    Classes this session will include Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Manners, Beginning Agility, Self-Directed Practice, Continuing Scent Work and Recall. Classes begin the week of July 13.
    There are three ways to register:
    From 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, those interested can register in person LADOC, 246 East Road, near East Park. Bring vaccination records, registration form and payment. The public is asked not to bring the dog to registration.
    People may also register online at LosAlamosDogs.com.
    The public can also register by mail by using the downloadable registration form available at the website.
    Schedule, registration guidelines and registration form will be available on the LADOC website and at the LADOC building.
    Registration is first-come, first-served and classes often fill quickly, so timely registration is advised. Registration materials must be postmarked by June 24.