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Today's Features

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    Authors Bart Kaltenbach and Barbara Anschel, along with photographer Steve Fitch, have created a book chronicling the history of habitation and architecture in the desert Southwest with a personal slant. 

    They will be part of the Authors Speak Series, at 7 p.m. March 28, in the upstairs rotunda at Mesa Public Library.

     The area they chose is 1,000-miles x 1000-miles, from west Texas to the Pacific coast, Chihuahua, Mexico to Utah. The book comprises essays on architectural history, including details of all manner of materials and techniques right up to new, sustainable green buildings; a travel journal of the authors’ quest to document the many structural styles and variations across state and national boundaries; and photographs of unusual buildings: ancient structures to cutting edge contemporary residential and commercial architecture. 

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    Los Alamos Family Council’s 8th Annual Fabulous Fifties Family Sock Hop will be from 6-10 p.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church’s Parish Hall. 

    This alcohol-free, multi-generational yearly event is LAFC’s only fundraiser, said executive director Joyce Beery. “Families interested in a evening of fun will find it at the Hop,” Beery said, noting that in addition to music and dancing for all ages — including dance contests — activities will be provided for children.  

    An appearance by “Elvis” is a distinct possibility, Beery added, saying he would love to see everyone dressed in  ’50s garb. 

  • Brendan DeRoma, 6, of Los Alamos, tries his best to hold onto a baby goat during a trip to the Montessori Camino De Paz School and Farm in Santa Cruz. Brendan was on a field trip with his brother Gavin, to see where their food comes from. Every week, staff from Camino De Paz come to the Los Alamos Food Co-op to sell produce and milk.

  • Today
    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting scheduled for March 20 is canceled because of schedule conflicts. The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s next meeting will be at 6 p.m. April 17 in Building #1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. The public is welcome to attend.
    Thursday
    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series featuring “Wreck-it Ralph,” will be at 6:30 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall.

    New Mexico Consortium: Talk by Dr. Richard Sayre, director, at 7 p.m. at PEEC. Talk sponsored by Los Alamos Sustainable Energy Network.

    The March Atomic Film Festival featuring “On the Beach,” will be at 7 p.m. in Fuller Lodge.

    The LA GOP Central Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at UNM-LA, room 220. All Republicans are welcome. Central Committee members are encouraged to attend. 
    Friday
    Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the  Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club will begin March 11. Class schedule, registration guidelines and registration form will be available on the LADOC website ladoc.dogbits.com and at the LADOC building, 246 East Road. Registration materials must be postmarked by March 22.

  • There will be a mandatory meeting at 3 p.m. Monday in the Los Alamos Middle School cafeteria for all eighth grade students going to Washington, D.C. over spring break.
    The meeting is mandatory for students and parent participation is encouraged. Call Roberta Cocking at 505-670-0679 with questions.  

  • Selecting and preparing foods that are low in sugar, fat and sodium can be a challenge for diabetics.
    The Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service, in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program will offer a series of free cooking classes for people with diabetes.
    Kitchen Creations will meet Wednesdays for four weeks beginning April 3, from 5-8 p.m. in the Training Room of the Los Alamos Community Building, 475 20th St.
    Mary Beugelsdijk, registered diabetes educator and Paula Roybal Sánchez, Extension Home economist, will teach participants how to plan healthy meals and prepare dishes that manage carbohydrates without adding extra sugar, sodium or fat.
    The class participants will prepare and taste recipes and will receive a participant workbook and two recipes books.
    Each class is different and builds on the previous session so participants will want to attend all four classes.
    This program is free to people with diabetes. Priority for participating will be given to people with diabetes.
    The deadline for registration is Friday. After that date, the class will be opened to others including people with pre-diabetes, caregivers and family members of people with diabetes. Call 662-2656 to register or for more information.

  • Job applications will be accepted until March 22 from youth ages 14-25, for hiring consideration with The Family YMCA’s Youth Conservation Corps. The program will employ up to 45 youth in part- or full-time positions for work in the Jemez Mountains and Canyons.
    The positions are based in the outdoors, improving public footpaths. The Y is hiring local area youth from Pojoaque, Rio Arriba County and Los Alamos in fulfillment of a grant goal to build friendships among neighboring community youth.
    Crew member wages pay $9.90 per hour. The Y is also hiring two experienced crew leaders, which pays $11.90 per hour. Applications are available at the Española and Los Alamos Teen Centers, at the Y, 1450 Iris St., and online at laymca.org/ycc.
    No previous experience is necessary, however a strong work ethic is required. Job descriptions and complete information is contained in the YCC employment packet, so interested participants should review the packet.
    For more information, contact Community Programs Director Sylvan Argo at 662-3100, or via email at sargo@laymca.org.

    From a press release 

  • This week is sure to be an exciting time for Los Alamos. It may be a tad more crowded and there may be more sightseers, especially around Los Alamos Little Theatre on Nectar Street.
    The influx of visitors might just be one consequence of LALT playing host to the New Mexico American Association of Community Theatre Festival.
    AACTFest participants include community theatres from all over the state. The festival involves a variety of activities, including monologue competitions and workshops focusing on topics such as costuming, marketing, directing and playwriting.
    Biennially, community theatres are also invited to present an hour’s worth of a production, under a strict set of guidelines.
    Each theatre has10 minutes to set up for the performance, an additional 10 minutes for post-performance deconstruction, and all set pieces must fit in a 10-foot by 10-foot square.
    Each abridged performance is timed and judged by adjudicators who provide input and feedback on the performance. In the end, one or two theatres are chosen to move on to the regional competition, with a chance to advance all the way to the national contest.
    This year, Los Alamos Little Theatre will host AACTFest, Thursday through Sunday.

  • Today
    The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 92 East Road. The featured speaker will be Shari Kelley,  a geophysicist and field geologist at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources in Socorro and an adjunct professor of geology at New Mexico Tech. Her talk is titled, “Timing of the incision of the Grand Canyon from a unique perspective.”
    Wednesday
    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting scheduled for March 20 is canceled because of schedule conflicts. The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s next meeting will be at 6 p.m. April 17 in Building #1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. The public is welcome to attend.
    Thursday
    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series featuring “Wreck-it Ralph,” will be at 6:30 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall.

    New Mexico Consortium: Talk by Dr. Richard Sayre, director, at 7 p.m. at PEEC. Talk sponsored by Los Alamos Sustainable Energy Network.

    The March Atomic Film Festival featuring “On the Beach,” will be at 7 p.m. in Fuller Lodge. The Atomic Film Festival, held every other month except in the summer when it is held monthly, is free and open to the public, with support from Dr. Arthur Montoya, DDS and Re/MAX Los Alamos.