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  • Art exhibits
    Albuquerque Academy Student Exhibition. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday at Turner Carroll Gallery, 725 Canyon Road. Exhibit runs through April 29. The first in Turner Carroll’s Emerging Artist program for 2015, the juried exhibition of Albuquerque Academy artwork presents an exceptional body of work by Academy’s 9-12th graders. From more than 270 submissions, a panel of Santa Fe curators, gallerists, artists and critics selected the most compelling 25 works.

    Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser. Through May 2015 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 708 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe.

    Harriette Tsosie, “Linguicide.” Artist talk from 1-2 p.m. Saturday. Show closes on April 27.

    Jock Sturges: Fanny. Show runs until May 23 at photo-eye Gallery.

    “Women’s Work.” Art exhibition featuring 25 top female artists of New Mexico. Show is free to the public and runs through May 15 at the Tarnoff Art Center in Rowe. For more information and directions, visit tarnoffartcenter.org, or call 919-8888.  

    V. Vaughan Solo Exhibit: Welcome the Light. Show runs until April 30 at Act I Gallery in Santa Fe.

  • THIS WEEK
    ON PAC 8

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC 8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, April 24, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Budget Replay 4-21-15
    02:00 PM MPL Authors Speak Series
    03:00 PM Gallery Discussion for Edith Warner & Tiano– Bridge Between Two Worlds
    04:00 PM Uprising
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM United in Christ
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – President Truman
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Community Central
    10:00 PM Business Breakfast- Los Alamos’ Economic Outlook
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, April 25, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, April 26, 2015
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

    Monday, April 27, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM Elizabeth Clare Prophet

  • Today
    The New Mexico Department of Health Alcohol Epidemiologist Dr. Laura Tomedi will speak at a meeting regarding DWI awareness. 8:30 a.m. in council chambers of the Municipal Building. Tomedi will be speaking on “Alcohol: Public Health and Policy” and the presentation will focus on how alcohol effects many facets of public health with particular emphasis on the statistics in Los Alamos County and what policies are working to reduce the excessive use of alcohol. For more information, contact Linda Matteson, Los Alamos County DWI coordinator at 662-8241 or linda.matteson@lacnm.us.

    Open House with Environmental Scientists. Noon-1 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum. Ask laboratory biologists and anthropologists about natural resource questions.

    The Republican Party of Los Alamos will hold its biennial organizing convention. 7 p.m. at UNM-LA Lecture Hall, room 230. Note that this is a different room within UNM-LA than the party has met in previously. Doors will be open by 6:30 p.m. for registration. Attendees will choose ward chairs, members of the local central committee (the party’s governing body), party officers and local delegates to the state party central committee. All registered Republicans are welcome and encouraged to attend.  For more information, contact Robert Gibson, 662-3159.

  • The Los Alamos High School Culinary Arts 2 class took their business skills on the road as they traveled to the Betty Ehart Senior Center last month, under the direction of teacher Louise Majorey.  
    The high school students had the opportunity to work with Chef Michael Mason and Chef Fred Ortiz, as they prepare the BESC daily lunch and meals for their Home Delivered Meals food program.
    The Home Delivered Meals program served almost 15,000 meals last year to the frail and financially challenged seniors in our community.
    The nutritionally sound dishes are made with love every day, in the kitchen at the BESC and recently had some additional helpers to assist.
    “I thought the senior center was wonderful,” said LAHS junior Jasmin Suazo. “I really enjoyed going and helping.”
    Suazo was surprised by the number of seniors that the program feeds and enjoyed just being able to help out. Students packaged cobbler, sealed fruit cups and helped to ready meals for the daily delivering of lunch and dinner to many in the community.
    The LARSO chefs arrive early to begin not only preparations for home delivery, but also to prepare the congregate meal. This meal is also made daily and offers local seniors an opportunity to share a meal in the heart of the center for fun and fellowship.

  • The Los Alamos Middle School Hawks soared to new heights recently, as 127 students took part in, Discover New Mexico! 
    The New Mexico Culture Day took place during half of the day, with students rotating through four out of five presentations.
    The presentations included weaving, pottery, history, artifacts and tinwork with participation from Irvin Trujillo on Spanish Colonial Art, Marcia Padilla, Mina Padilla and Jordan Havier of the Santa Clara Pueblo with pottery and more.
    “New Mexico history is a seventh grade state standard and New Mexico has a rich tri-cultural history filled with traditions,” said LAMS teacher, Eleanor James-Springfield.  “Through this in-school field trip format, students experienced hands-on activities with some of these cultural traditions.”
    The students learned history and had some hands-on, educational opportunities designing and creating their own pieces of culture throughout the event.
    “I thought Discover New Mexico activities were fun and full of learning experiences,” seventh grader, Kaya Krantz said.
    The classes will also follow up with activities where students examine their own culture and individual family traditions.

  • Outside Magazine and Cycle Santa Fe are gearing up for the second annual Outside Bike & Brew Festival in Santa Fe, to be held May 13-17.
    A new lineup of bikes, beers and bands will celebrate the tourist seeking active cultural experiences. The lifestyle festival will blend a wide variety of road cycling, mountain biking and leisure rides with nightly craft beer events, films and activities for all ages.
    “Year two of Bike & Brew has doubled in size,” said Christopher Goblet, event director and Cycle Santa Fe executive director. “We underestimated the turnout in our first year, so we have added twice the number of rides, beer gardens and concerts to accommodate a larger audience. Naturally, we ordered twice the amount of beer as well to be sure we keep up with demand.”

  • Looking for something to do in May? Help Madrid, N.M. celebrate its 42nd anniversary of the resettlement that brought the little town from coal town to “not being a ghost town anymore.”
    Madrid is 30 minutes south of Santa Fe on N.M. 14. In 1973, when the Johnsons arrived, rented a ghost building from the mine owners, and opened a gallery it had been a ghost town for 20 years. Many other independent folks came along, rented and some also started businesses.
    Now, there are over 35 wonderful shops and galleries, filled with fine art, fine fiber art, rugs, blown glass, whimsical gifts, photography, pottery, Native American art, real estate, sculpture, most importantly shop and gallery owners are eager to say hello.
    In Madrid, visitors get to meet artists face to face.
    Parking is available at the north and south end of town. Be sure and give yourself lots of time in Madrid.
    Most shops and galleries open about 10 a.m. and close anywhere from 5-6 p.m.
    Restaurants in town
    Java Junction for that caffeine fix opens at 10 a.m.
    Mineshaft Tavern opens at 11:30 a.m. Vistors can come in for some burgers, plus lots of entertainment and the museum.
    Mama Lisa’s Ghost Town Kitchen, opens at 11 a.m. with some homemade food

  • “Line, Color, Composition” opens May 8 at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe.
    To understand the richness of O’Keeffe’s artistic practice, the exhibition reveals her disciplined drawing technique, dramatic color palette and innovative sense for composition through paintings and drawings that span her career.
    “The exhibition showcases O’Keeffe’s process, from conceptualization to the finished canvas, revealing how she achieved such remarkable clarity in her work,” said Cody Hartley, director of Curatorial Affairs at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. “Repeatedly, we see an artist pushing boundaries, in some cases quite literally with lines and forms racing off the canvas, yet always maintaining a sense of harmony and balance.”
    The presentation offers fresh insight to the importance of line in her work — from preliminary sketches and drawings to the fluid, seemingly effortless outlines that define regions of her canvas and divide her compositions into dynamic zones of color, be it the curve of a flower petal, the horizon of a landscape, or the contour of an abstract form. A brilliant colorist, O’Keeffe created strong, vibrant works with colors that glow with energy and vitality. Holding all of this together is an innate and innovative sense for composition.

  • The Family YMCA is hosting a Variety Talent Showcase at 6:30 p.m. Friday at New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 112 East Road.
    The performances will feature musicians, a “Monty Python & The Holy Grail” skit, a singer, classical ballet on point, a contemporary dance performance, modern belly dance and Indian folk dancers.
    The showcase is a fundraiser for the Y’s annual campaign that provides scholarships each year. Tickets are $5 per person for ages 13 and older at the door, with youth ages 12 and under free.

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

    The Los Alamos Photographer’s Show. Through May 2 in the upstairs gallery of the Mesa Public Library.

    Canyons, Mesas, Mountains, Skies: Heather Ward. Through May 16 at the Portal Gallery.
    Thursday
    The New Mexico Department of Health Alcohol Epidemiologist Dr. Laura Tomedi will speak at a meeting regarding DWI awareness. 8:30 a.m. in council chambers of the Municipal Building. Tomedi will be speaking on “Alcohol: Public Health and Policy” and the presentation will focus on how alcohol effects many facets of public health with particular emphasis on the statistics in Los Alamos County and what policies are working to reduce the excessive use of alcohol. For more information, contact Linda Matteson, Los Alamos County DWI coordinator at 662-8241 or linda.matteson@lacnm.us.

    Open House with Environmental Scientists. Noon-1 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum. Ask laboratory biologists and anthropologists about natural resource questions.

  • Get ready for the annual Dog Jog

    Saturday is time for the Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter’s annual Dog Jog.
    There are expanded the number and types of prizes this year.
    The competitive 3.1 mile race and the 2 mile non-competitive fun walk/run begin at a new location  — at Rover Park. Race day registration is $25 and packet pick up will be from 8:10 a.m. -8:40 a.m. the 3.1 mile race will begin at 9 a.m. and the 2 mile fun walk/run at 9:01 a.m.
    The Friends of the Shelter is also announces that there will be an onsite reduced fee microchip clinic from 9-10:30 a.m. No preregistration is required in order to have your dog or cat microchipped for the very modest fee of $20.
    Even those who do not have a dog can still participate. Although the shelter population fluctuates, it is possible that some shelter dogs will be available to accompany you on a first come-first served basis. Or you are welcome to run or walk without a canine companion.
    For safety’s sake, keep all dogs on a 6 feet or shorter leash at all times. Wheelchairs and strollers are welcome, but leave bicycles, roller blades and skateboards at home as many dogs find them upsetting.
    Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult (although the adult need not register).

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  • On April 17, the Los Alamos Volunteer Association, also known as LAVA celebrated its annual appreciation celebration for its senior volunteers.
    The event, which included food and dancing, was held at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
    My Blue Heaven performed for the crowd.
    Door prizes were given out, donated by CB Fox, Starbucks and Smith’s. LANB printed out the programs.
    Home Instead partnered with LAVA by doing the postcard invitations and a DVD showing how “Volunteers are changing the face of aging.” They also presented LAVA with a plaque saluting all the volunteers and their contribution of more than 78,370 hours they donated in 2014, which is equal to approximately $1,619,907 worth of service.
    Members of the Los Alamos High School Student Council were on hand to serve food.
    For more than 40 years the senior centers in Los Alamos have had this service to help seniors (age 55-plus) find volunteer work that is just right for them.
    Volunteering is important to an individual, they benefit physically, mentally and emotionally by helping others.
    Nonprofit organizations appreciate the free help and support and everyone benefits.  
    Volunteering certainly can guard against boredom, lonliness and uselessness that aging might bring on.

  • Today
    Los Alamos Texas A&M Aggie Muster. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at United Church, 2525 Canyon Road in Graves Hall. Potluck. Call Irene Powell 662-5877 to RSVP.

    The Los Alamos Geological Society monthly meeting. 7:30 p.m. at Los Alamos Christian Church, 92 East Road. The topic of discussion is “Methane hot spot in Four Corners: Where is it coming from? Why does it matter?” The talk will be led by Manvendra Dubey, scientist and climate focus lead from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The Los Alamos Photographer’s Show. Through May 2 in the upstairs gallery of the Mesa Public Library.

    Canyons, Mesas, Mountains, Skies: Heather Ward. Through May 16 at the Portal Gallery.
    Wednesday
    The Nature Center Grand Opening Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. 2 p.m. Local school choirs are preparing a special performance for the ceremony and refreshments will be served. Free to attend, and no registration is required.

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

  • In September 2014, Everfound, a Christian rock band came to town and entertained the community. Event promoter Phil Jacobson said that it was so successful, he formed “Infinitely Squared Music” on Facebook to promote and attract interdenominational, northern New Mexico Christian concerts. White Rock Baptist Church supports the effort, as well as many other churches in the area.
    “My intention is to have at least two shows per year, and would like to grow into a bigger event of some kind next year,” Jacobson said. “This is good for our entire town and broader New Mexico community.”
    For this year’s concert, Jacobson, again with the help of his daughter Kaela, has booked the band 7eventh Time Down, along with Ryan Stevenson and introducing, Shiloh. The show is aptly named the Wild West Music Tour and is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. April 26 at White Rock Baptist Church. All walks of life are invited to the all ages show. “It is a small venue in a small town,” Jacobson said.
    The event is marked as a post prom event since prom happens on April 25. For prom-goers the show is free. See details at the church website wrbcnm.org or call the church office, 672-9764.

  • This week, I will reflect on some quotes I have read recently from an Assets book, “A Moment’s Peace for Parents of Teens,” by Patricia Hoolihan.
    The book, while printed in 2007, is perfect for the many stages of the development of your teenager.
    Unfortunately you need prior permission from the author to quote it and there wasn’t time to accomplish that before I wrote my weekly column.
    If you know me and my family well enough to be considered a friend, then you might also think that not everything you read is always exactly as it seems.
    When you are unsure of something with your teen or with anyone, remember conversation, conversation, conversation.
    There are at least two keys of importance this week and the first is communication.
    We aren’t big on holding “family meetings,” but sometimes they are necessary for everyone to get the same message, everyone to hear exactly the same thing or for a parent to get feedback in general.
    I would have to say that another equally important key is perception. As adults, we perceive the world around us much differently than youth. You see, one of the benefits we have as adults is the frame of reference because we are so old.

  • New Mexico author and local favorite Stan Crawford will talk about his latest book, “The Canyon,” at 7 p.m., Thursday in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library. His talk is part of the ongoing Authors Speak Series, held on the fourth Thursday of each month.
    Crawford, a Dixon resident, has spent a lot of time in Los Alamos, teaching writing at University of New Mexico-Los Alamos, selling garlic at the Los Alamos Farmer’s Market and speaking at previous library events.
    In addition to “The Canyon,” he is the author of “Petroleum Man” and four other novels, as well as three books of nonfiction published by the University of New Mexico Press: “Mayordomo: Chronicle of an Acequia in Northern New Mexico,” “A Garlic Testament: Seasons on a Small New Mexico Farm” and “The River in Winter: New and Selected Essays.”
    His books are full of subtle (and not so subtle) humor, and his characters are portrayed with great compassion. “The Canyon” is a gently-told story whose main character is a 14-year-old boy named Scotty. His perspective on life is at once pragmatic and romantic — naïve and wise.
    Crawford will talk about the art and craft of writing and the particulars of this book and other recent work. The talk will be followed by a book signing.

  • April 19-25, 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
    10:30 a.m.    Advisory Board meeting
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Roast pork
    2 p.m.        Pinochle
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango dancing
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:30 a.m.        Mac users group
    8:45 a.m.        Variety training
    10 a.m.        Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Beef tacos
    1 p.m.         MindBody massage
    1 p.m.        Bingo
    1:30 p.m.        Party bridge
    6 p.m.        Mahjong
    7 p.m.        Bridge

  • 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.
    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
    CATS
    Columbo — A cute, young, white and tabby cat that was found roaming at the Masonic Temple. He is a total sweetheart, and he quickly rolls over and begins purring when he knows that someone is about to pet him! A family was interested in Columbo once his straight hold expired, so be sure to call the shelter before heading over to meet him in case he has already been adopted.

  • Registration for The Family YMCA’s Talent Show closes on Monday, April 20. Registration of talent is free, but the Show, starting at 6:30 p.m. April 24, at New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 112 East Road, will have a $10 per person entrance fee with tickets sold at the door. Funds raised will support the Y’s annual campaign for scholarships and youth programs.

    Individuals or groups wishing to participate in the talent show must register by close of business on Monday, April 20, and may do so in person at the Y, or by calling 662-3100, or online at laymca.org

    The Talent Show will have judges and “people’s favorite” awards given.