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Today's Features

  • The Los Alamos Choral Society and the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will present “Messiah” by George Frederick Handel, from 3-6 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Duane Smith Auditorium, 1300 Diamond Dr.
    Dr. Mary Badarak will direct the performance. The chorus of about 80 singers and the orchestra ensemble of about 40 musicians, are featured in this performance.
    On Nov. 19, 1943, Donald Flanders advertised in the wartime Los Alamos Times for people to join The Singing Group, which was at that time participating in madrigal singing at his home. Apparently enough enthusiastic singers responded that his neighbors started to complain about the subsequent noise level. The singers had to move to the old nursery school and prepared for a performance of Håndel’s “Messiah” during the coming Christmas season and the group’s name was changed to The Los Alamos Choral Society.
    From that first Los Alamos performance evolved not only the Choral Society, but also the Los Alamos Symphony and the Light Opera.
    That was the first of 70 continuous yearly seasons of choral presentations by the LACS.
    Over the years, many community members, some since departed, have joined with the group in performing the works of classical and modern composers.

  • Join Poet Laureate of Santa Fe, Jon Davis, to kick off the beginning of the new line-up of Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak Series with a poetry reading at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in the upstairs rotunda.
    “Jon Davis is the author of three chapbooks and three full-length collections of poetry, ‘Preliminary Report’ (Copper Canyon Press, 2010), ‘Scrimmage of Appetite’ (University of Akron Press, 1995), for which he was honored with a Lannan Literary Award in Poetry and ‘Dangerous Amusements’ (Ontario Review Press, 1987), for which he received a G.E. Younger Writers Award and the Peter I.B. Lavan Younger Poets Prize from the Academy of American Poets,” according to santafenm.gov.
    “He has also received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Lannan Residency and a fellowship to The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.”

  • The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department.

    Española

    Burger King, Riverside Dr.
    Date inspected: Jan. 4
    Violations: Two moderate-risk violations, one for poor personal hygiene — hand sink was removed from food prep area. Need to re-install in original food preparation area to make it convenient for employees to wash hands. Notify NMED when completed, within 30 days. One for animals/vermin/openings — back door has gap at bottom and side. Potential to allow insects and vermin access to facility. Need to seal.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    El Espresso, 1451 Calle Hermanas Dominicas
    Date inspected: Jan. 3, closing
    Status of establishment: Closed

  • Today
    “Metal Menageries: Sculptures by Richard Swenson and David Trujillo” opens with a public reception from 5:30-7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda and art gallery at Mesa Public Library. Peggy Pendergast will cater refreshments. This is a Chamber of Commerce FAN Club event in conjunction with the Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries. The exhibit will be on display during regular library hours, through Feb. 27.

    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s next meeting will be at 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. The public is welcome to attend.
    Thursday
    Collaborative Restoration of the Jemez Mountains. Come to PEEC to hear about The Nature Conservancy’s restoration and conservation projects in the Jemez. Forest Conservation Program Manager Anne Bradley will discuss their partnership with “Conservation Canines” to study Jemez Mountain Salamanders. 7 p.m. Free. No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

    The Los Alamos County GOP meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Hilltop House Hotel, in the Acoma Room.

  • The American Cancer Society has selected Cindy Eaton to serve as event chair for the 2013 Relay For Life of Los Alamos.
    Eaton was selected because of her past experience on the Relay committee.
    She was the event chair a couple of years ago and has knowledge of the event.
    “Cindy brings leadership and organizational skills with a passion to fight against cancer,” Gloria Martinez, event manager for the Relay for Life of Los Alamos said.
    “The American Cancer Society is truly blessed to have Cindy come back on board as event chair.”
    Relay For Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease.
    Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening.
    Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold fundraisers at their campsites during Relay.

  • Today
    The MOWW will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 6:15 p.m. at the Hilltop House Hotel, third floor.
    Wednesday
    “Metal Menageries: Sculptures by Richard Swenson and David Trujillo” opens with a public reception from 5:30-7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda and art gallery at Mesa Public Library. Peggy Pendergast will cater refreshments. This is a Chamber of Commerce FAN Club event in conjunction with the Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries. The exhibit will be on display during regular library hours, through Feb. 27.

    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s next meeting will be at 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. The public is welcome to attend.
    Thursday
    Collaborative Restoration of the Jemez Mountains. Come to PEEC to hear about The Nature Conservancy’s restoration and conservation projects in the Jemez. Forest Conservation Program Manager Anne Bradley will discuss their partnership with “Conservation Canines” to study Jemez Mountain Salamanders. 7 p.m. Free. No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

    The Los Alamos County GOP meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Hilltop House Hotel, in the Acoma Room.

  • Ahh, it is that time of year again, time for my annual germ column.
    No, I didn’t go back to find what I wrote last year, but usually around this time, I attempt to write something about germs.
    For those of you that haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, please do so, as we still have a long way to go. I hear many people say, “well I never get a flu shot and I have never gotten the flu.” My answer to that is, your fortune is due to the 97 percent of people around you that probably do get it — and that is why you are healthy.
    If I had the time to investigate it, I would research the number of shots given out in our community through various resources. Blue Cross Blue Shield providing flu shots at our local Smith’s grocery was such a great resource to the community.
    While I’m pretty sure that we still don’t have a local public health nurse, probably going on the third or fourth month, I’m sure arrangements can be made with them.
    I used to babysit for a doctor and she said she picked me because she knew I would spray the handle of the grocery store cart with Lysol before putting my baby in it. You only have to see a baby suck on that one time to actually feel your skin crawl. My advice — unless you really have to take them to the store — don’t do it!

  • Perhaps one of the most cohesive and flawlessly run programs in the community is on the horizon and if you have the time, talent or financial means, the Los Alamos County Science Fair has a place for you.
    The county science fair, slated for Jan. 26, is clearly down to a science and there’s no better place to put on a show than Los Alamos.
    Dawn Brown has taken the event to new heights, enlisting volunteers — and if you always wanted to be involved, this is the time of year to jump in with both feet.
    “The judges will judge our students for regional awards, as well as locally donated awards and prizes,” Brown said.
    Individuals with particular backgrounds including math, physics, computer sciences, earth and environmental sciences, engineering, animal sciences or in the areas of medicine and health, can be helpful, as judges are still needed.
    Los Alamos Public Schools will utilize a total of 100 judges from the community.
    Currently, the program is still in need of about 20 judges for the event at Los Alamos High School.
    “LAHS is the gem of our public school system,” Brown said. “It was very exciting for us to host our science fair at such a wonderful venue.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home. Others are currently off-campus in loving foster homes.
    Be sure to visit the Friends of the Shelter website, lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. Also check out the Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about all of the adoptable pets, petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
    This would be a wonderful time to consider giving a home to one of the animals in the shelter.
    All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped.

  • Jan. 13-19, 2013
    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: Fish
    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: Baked ham
    1 p.m. Bingo
    7 p.m. Bridge
    7:30 p.m. Table tennis

    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m. RSVP quilters
    8:45 a.m. Cardio plus exercise
    10:45 a.m. Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Potato bar
    Noon Lunch talk:
    Dr. Shephard
    1:15 p.m. Socrates Café
    1:30 p.m. Daytime duplicate bridge
    THURSDAY
    8:30 a.m. Walk in the woods
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    9:30 a.m. LARSO Board mtg.
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Chicken fajitas
    1:30 p.m. Tap dancing
    2 p.m. Ballroom dancing
    6:30 p.m. Chess
    7 p.m. Bridge
    FRIDAY
    9:15 a.m. Line dancing
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Roast beef
    12:30 p.m. Movie: “The
    Natural,” 1984