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Today's Features

  • The Family YMCA is taking registration for its free Diabetes Education and Prevention program. Topics to be covered are: what Type 2 diabetes is; what having pre-diabetes means; the signs, symptoms and risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes; how to reduce the risk of getting type 2 diabetes; and how to make the necessary lifestyle changes to lower that risk.
     Sara Pocernik will teach the class. She is a registered dietitian with experience in many areas of nutrition. She completed her bachelor’s degree in dietetics and nutrition science at Michigan State University and a got her master’s degree in nutritional biochemistry from Tufts University. She has also worked as a clinical dietitian in intensive care and dialysis units.
    This class is made possible by Lou Santoro State Farm Insurance Agency. Classes will be from 11:15 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays, March 26-May 7, for six weeks. Pre-register at the Y by March 21. Class size is limited.
      For more information, visit laymca.org, or call 662-3100.  

  • The Major General Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of the Military Order of World Wars in Los Alamos announces that Alan Carr will present a talk on the British Mission to the World War II Los Alamos Manhattan Project.
    The meeting will be Tuesday at the Masonic Shrine Club Hall, on the southeast corner of the 15th Street and Trinity Drive intersection. Parking and entrance is on the east side of the building.
    The meeting will begin with a social period at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 p.m. The dinner entrée is salmon with appropriate side dishes, served buffet-style. Carr’s presentation will begin at about 7:15 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $23 per person. Note the change in venue for this meeting from the previous venue of the Hilltop House.
    The Military Order of the World Wars dinner meetings are open to the general public for the dinner and program, or the program only at no cost. A dinner reservation made is a commitment to the chapter to pay for the reserved dinner(s).
    RSVP (yes or no) for the dinner is needed by today. Call Lt. Col. Gregg Giesler AUS retired, chapter commander, at 662-5574 or send email to g.giesler@computer.org; or Lt. Col. Norman G. Wilson USAF retired, chapter adjutant, at 662-9544 or NrmWil5@cs.com. 

  • Sheree Lynch, executive state director for the Mrs. New Mexico Pageant, said the pageant is seeking applicants for the title of Mrs. Los Alamos. Once selected, the lady will advance on to represent her community in the Mrs. New Mexico Pageant, June 29 at the KiMo Theatre in Albuquerque.  
    Applicants must be at least 18 years old (no age limit), married at the time of competition and a New Mexico resident, no performing talent required.   
    To request the official application or for information, call Lynch at 970-674-0944 visit mrsnewmexicoamerica.com.

  • The Family YMCA announces that dietitian Sara Pocernik has joined the staff.
    Pocernik is a registered dietitian with experience in many areas of nutrition.
    She completed her bachelor’s degree in dietetics and nutrition science at Michigan State University, and a her master’s degree in nutritional biochemistry from Tufts University.
    She has also worked as a clinical dietitian in intensive care and dialysis units.
    Pocernik is accepting personal nutrition counseling appointments at the Y on Fridays; other days are available with advance notice.
    She will also teach a six-week weight loss class that will be at noon, beginning in April and a diabetes education and prevention class, which is free to the community, beginning March 26.
    All of Pocernik’s classes and appointments will be at the new Y Express, 140 Central Park Square.
    Contact Melanie Chapman at The Family YMCA, 662-3100 or mchapman@laymca.org
    for more information or to make an appointment. 

  • 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.
    DOGS
    Cessna —A German Shepherd/Lab-mix. He was found, lost and very thin, near the Los Alamos Airport. He recovered at the shelter and enjoyed attention from volunteers. He is a very nice dog and will be a fine family member for someone. He spent some time as part of an outdoor-dog family and seems to get along with some of the female dogs, but would do best as an only dog.
    Fly —A very sweet female Border Collie-mix. She is very shy and living in a foster home, where she is gaining some confidence. To meet Fly in her foster home, call 412-3451.

  • March 17-23, 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
    8:30, 10:30 a.m. Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m. Cardio
    10:30 a.m. LARSO Advisory Council
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Sweet ‘n sour pork
    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: Chicken Alfredo fettuccine
    1 p.m. Bingo
    1-4 p.m. MyCD workshop
    7 p.m. Bridge
    7:30 p.m. Table tennis

  • Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is at 2390 North Road. 662-5151, bethluth.com. Worship services are at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome. Come Join the Family.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist
    Kannon Zendo, 35 Barranca Road. kannonzendo.org. Henry Chigen Finney, 661-6874. Meditation in the Zen tradition will be offered Wednesday evenings at the Kannon Zendo in Los Alamos.

    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. Join us at 10:30 a.m. for worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.

  • The Los Alamos Jewish Center will hold its annual community Passover Seder at 5:30 p.m. March 26 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
    The event is open to anyone interested in attending.
    The Seder is a ceremonial dinner filled with rituals designed to celebrate the Jewish people’s exodus from Egypt.
    The Seder, which is Hebrew for “order,” ushers in the week of Pesach, in which Jews refrain from eating chametz.
    The celebration of Passover commemorates the delivery of the Jews from years of slavery, ultimately culminating in the birth of the “Torah,” the “Five Books of Moses,” at Mount Sinai.
    Thus, for Jews all over the world, the annual time of renewal is an opportunity to look at themselves and society through the lens of the slave, once again.
    It is a time to let go of all prejudice, intolerance, closed mindedness and limited thinking. It is a time for renewed inspiration to help create a world that is free for all peoples and all religions.
    This year, Rabbi Jack Shlachter of the Los Alamos Jewish Center, will lead the Community Seder as an evening of ritual, dedicated to the memory of the Exodus from Mitzrayim, or Egypt, and the freedom and respect for everyone.

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    Los Alamos National Laboratory retiree Leandro Thomas Gonzales, released his novel, “Follow the Spinning Sun.” 

    It explores why the Anasazi abandoned their homeland, which made way for the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and the founding of the town of Los Alamos.   

    The novel is based on the legend of the Great Migration, where the spinning sun led the Anasazi away from their ancestral homelands to new locations.  

    Gonzales said he associated the role of the spinning sun to the cloud, in the “Book of Exodus,” that led the Jewish people out of Egypt.

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    The jungle is jumpin’ with jazz and colorful characters. Students are in their final week of rehearsals for Atomic City Children Theater II’s production of Disney’s “The Jungle Book Kids.”

    The cast is made up of 34 third and fourth-grade students from all five elementary schools in Los Alamos and White Rock.

    ACCT II will present two performances of Disney’s “The Jungle Book Kids” at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. March 16 in the Mountain Elementary school gym. Those attending are asked to enter through the gym doors at the back of the school. The show runs about 30 minutes and admission is free.