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Today's Features

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    Today

    The Los Alamos Volunteer Examiner Group will give exams for amateur radio licenses at 6:30 p.m. in the Club Meeting Room at 4017 Arkansas (the Old Fire Barn).  If you are testing for a new license you will need a picture ID or two other forms of ID with your name and address on them (utility bill, credit card bill or other) and a test fee of $15, either in cash or check made out to “ARRL VEC.” You will need to fill in your Social Security number on the form 605 License Application. For those seeking a license upgrade, you will need the picture ID or two other forms of ID plus your original license and a copy of the license or a valid CSCE (Certificate of Successful Completion of Exam) and a copy of the CSCE, plus the exam fee of $15. For more information, call Bill Boedeker at 662-4220 or email boedeker@cybermesa.com.

    Wednesday

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    Welcome back to school! I understand the homeschoolers had it a little more rough, as it is easier to start. In either case, I hope your teachers were glad to see you.

    As we start off on a new calendar year, I hope you’ll spend some time celebrating the little things that make life so great.

    We are fresh off the Community Asset Awards, where community members and employees were recognized for making our community a little bit better. 

  • Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    • Dec. 2: A boy, Justin Lei, born to Yaping Huang and Zhou Lei
    • Dec. 7: A girl, Michaela Karaulanov, born to Budinka and Todor Karaulanov
    • Dec. 7: A boy, Brady Mason Grondin, born to Mindi Macias and Jeremy Grondin
    • Dec. 12: A boy, Frank Guo, born to Bei Yin and Zehua Guo
    • Dec. 21: A boy, Christopher David Rutherford, born to Becky and Perry Rutherford
    • Dec. 22: A boy, David Ignacio Caro, born to Eliza Ulibarri and Ignacio Chavez

  • There’s still time to sign up for the annual spring break trip to Washington, D.C.
    This trip is available to Los Alamos Middle School and homeschool eighth-grade students. The trip is private and not school-sponsored.   
    The trip will include sightseeing in and around Washington, D.C. and Baltimore Md. Highlights include the White House, the International Spy Museum,  the Walter Reed Medical Museum, a Capitol tour, the Washington Monument, the Holocaust Museum,  the Smithsonian Museums, the National Zoo, Arlington Cemetery, night tours of the Presidential Monuments, the Iwo Jima, Korean, the Vietnam Memorials, the Newseum, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial,  the National Aquarium in Baltimore and much more.
    The trip will be four days and three nights in duration. The group will stay in a five-star hotel in Arlington, minutes from the D.C. sites.
    The deadline for receiving the current price on the trip is Jan. 15. After this date, sign-up will continue until airline seats are no longer available, however, after Jan. 15, the price may increase if airline prices increase.  
    Call Roberta Cocking at 505-670-0679 or 623-225-7953 with questions.
     Visit worldstrides.org to sign up for the trip using trip ID Number 77813 or call 1800-468-5899 using same ID Number.

  • 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. Open Sunday, Monday, but closed Tuesday. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped.

    DOGS
    Gizmo— Year old, nice, friendly mixed breed boy. He just came in. He is reported to be very clever, so a secure yard will be a must.
    Gracie — Ten to 12-year-old Cocker Spaniel. Rescued off the street and brought back to health by a good neighbor. Not great with other dogs, but a good companion for a quiet family.
    Reggie, Fly and Romper — Border Collie-mix puppy siblings. Seven-months-old, neutered/spayed and up-to-date on shots.

  • Jan. 6-12, 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: Chicken fried steak
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: New England clam chowder
    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 a.m.    Orientation for Strong People
    10:45 a.m.    Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Pork chop with apple barbecue sauce
    1:15 p.m.    Socrates Café
    1:15 p.m.    Alzheimer’s support
    1:30 p.m.    Daytime duplicate bridge
    THURSDAY
    8:30 a.m.    Walk in the woods
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training

  • 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.

  • What makes Orthodox Christianity different from other churches? — A.A.

    Western Christians easily observe that Orthodox Christians believe, understand and do things uniquely and then label them as “differences.”
    For Orthodox, we simply see ourselves as continuing in that which we received from Christ more than 2,000 years ago.
    Since there have been violent conflicts between Western groups over “differences,” the presupposition of violent disagreement gets projected onto the Orthodox.
    The Orthodox get oversimplified as “just another “different” Christian group caught in the trappings of “differences.”
    This is a logical fallacy, which prevents one from really examining Orthodoxy. Nevertheless, I will focus on two internal distinctions, rather than on external trappings.
    As a convert, I have observed two distinctions, which sets Orthodoxy apart from other Christian groups. The first is a certain preservation of the seriousness and profundity of God, his incarnation, and his effects on humanity and the cosmos.
    The profundity and radical sense of “the holy,” totally transforms each individual.

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    Art exhibits

     

    “New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Mas,” is on exhibit at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, through Jan. 5. For more information, visit internationalfolkart.org.

     

    Taos artist Maye Torres will exhibit “Maye Torres: Unbound,” at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos. Her one-person exhibit opens Saturday and remains on view through Jan. 27. For more information, visit harwoodmuseum.org or call 575-758-9826.

     

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    Theatre Lovers Community, an arm of the Albuquerque Theatre Guild, presents a panel discussion by local theatre costumers, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at Musical Theatre Southwest’s Center for Theatre, 6320-B Domingo NE (just south of Expo NM). 

    Participants will learn how these sorcerers of the sewing needle get their inspiration and experience, about their most challenging projects and worst disasters, what it is like working with actors and more.
    “Ever wonder who dreamed up that gorgeous costume on the ingénue? What makes the villain look so evil?” asks Kay Grant, founder of Theatre Lovers Community. 

    Panel participants include: