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Today's Features

  • Belisama Irish Dance presents “Rhythm of Fire,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe. Belisama Irish Dance Company includes 14 dancers from Los Alamos and Santa Fe, with five past and present National and Open Champions. This year’s show will also feature two-time World Champion and former Riverdance lead Michael Patrick Gallagher and musicians Jono Manson, Mark Clark, Adrienne Bellis (also artistic director of Belisama) and Maria Jones. Tickets are $20 at ticketssantafe.org, or call 988-1234 (discounts available). The Lensic box office and theater are located at 211 West San Francisco St. 

  • SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — In Plain Sight is gone. And Breaking Bad is wrapping up its final season in Albuquerque. But a new television series says it is returning to film a second season in New Mexico.

    The New Mexico Film Office says A&E Network's television series Longmire will be filming from the end of March through mid-August in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Los Alamos and throughout northern New Mexico. The series, produced by Warner Horizon Television, stars Robert Taylor, Lou Diamond Phillips and Katee Sackhoff.

    Producer Chris Donahue says the "dynamic landscape, responsive communities and strong crews make it easy to return to New Mexico."

    By the end of season two, he says, the production will have spent 14 out of the last 26 months living and filming in and around Santa Fe.

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    Scholarship available

     

    The Jennifer Marie Fleming Memorial Scholarship fund is offering a $1,000 one-time scholarship to a student who will graduate this spring from Los Alamos High School. The award will be given to a student who possesses a strong sense of individuality and has demonstrated good character and a commitment to service and the welfare of fellow students. The applicant must follow and encourage a drug and alcohol free lifestyle among his or her peers. Additional information and application forms are available at the Career Resource Center at LAHS and must be postmarked by April 8.

     

    Geeks Who Drink

    Geeks Who Drink, pub trivia with a nerdy edge, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Dixie Girl Restaurant, 1789 Central Ave. Remember the old Trivia Night at the Quark Bar in the Central Avenue Grill? Well it’s back, but it’s now called “Geeks Who Drink” and it will take place from 7-9 p.m.  every Thursday at the Dixie Girl, in the back room. Come out, bring a buddy, have a beer (or not) and take part in some trivia. For information, visit geekswhodrink.com.

  • Let’s get ready to Papalllllllllll! It is time for the Sweet Sistine.

    I should begin by telling you that I’m not Catholic, so please bear with me.

    The last few weeks have been about the retiring of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of the next leader for the church.

    How does this relate to building assets, you ask? Well technically, it relates to asset number 19, religious community.

    That wasn’t where I was headed with this though. I’m actually thinking of asset number 14, adult role models.

    The RNS, or Religious New Service, has an actual posting of the, “Sweet Sistine,” brackets.

    The latest round is called the Sacred Semifinals and is down to four choices: Canada, Brazil, Italy and Nigeria.

    Don’t look at it as being disrespectful. Instead, look at it as people caring about something important.

    More than 25,000 people have voted and for a simple online poll, that’s pretty good.

    We’ve become a world where we care more about voting for singers on television than we do in voting in important elections.

  • Sandia National Laboratories historian Rebecca Ullrich will discuss Sandia’s transition from a Los Alamos division to an independent organization during a presentation at 5:30 p.m. March 13 at the Bradbury Science Museum. The talk is part of the laboratory’s 70th anniversary lecture series.

    Sandia Labs’ origins are in Los Alamos’ Z Division, the engineering assembly and test support functions of the Manhattan Project. At the end of World War II, Z Division relocated to a site near Albuquerque where it expanded, evolved and ultimately became a separate national laboratory.

  • 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
    Basil — Young, petite Lab-mix. Even with all of the barking dogs at the shelter, she sits calmly at her kennel door until you open it to let her out. She would love to show offer her obedience skills to a new mom or dad.
    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.
    Mildred — Young Lab-mix with a bundle of energy. She has a wonderful time running her energy off at the dog park and despite her small size, she enjoys the company of large dogs more than small dogs. She is a very sweet girl who wants to please.

  • March 10-16, 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
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Salisbury steak
    7 p.m. Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Soup du jour
    1:30 p.m. MyCD workshop
    7 p.m. Bridge
    7:30 p.m. Table tennis

  • On your mark, get set, wag. Dogs and their human companions will gather at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock on the morning of April 27, to run the five-kilometer course or walk the two-mile course in the annual Dog Jog.
    Race prizes and awards will be given for the fastest runners, random walkers and dogs in all manner of categories.
    Coordinated by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club, the Mountain Canine Corps and the Atomic City Roadrunners, the Dog Jog is a fundraising event for the Friends of the Shelter.
    Friends of the Shelter is a non-profit organization that finds volunteers and helps purchase needed items and vet services for the homeless dogs and cats in northern New Mexico.
    The time is now for early bird 2013 Los Alamos Dog Jog registration.
    Early bird entry fees are $20 for adults and $5 for kids. Participants registering now will save $5 off of the entry fee for the event if submitted on or before April 7.
    Participants will receive an event T-shirt with a logo designed by local fifth grader Kirsten Carrara and a packet filled with dog-related information.
    Anyone interested in joining can get entry forms at the Friends of the Shelter website, lafos.org, or at Los Alamos businesses, including Pet Pangaea, Ridgeview Veterinary Hospital and Animal Clinic of Los Alamos.
     

  • Local teens were treated to “dirt cakes” Thursday from Assets In Action/JJAB, at the Teen Center. The desserts were away to announce community events with the Los Alamos Historical Society, Village Arts and other community partners, which will hold a variety of activities over the next two months on the theme of dirt and clay.