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Today's Features

  • Tito Rios and Petra Babankova of Sol y Luna Guitar Duo unveiled an original composition during their Guitar and Gateaux concert last year. This year, they are back in the guitar series with more original music.

    Sol y Luna will be showing off their composing skills during the first Guitar and Gateaux show of the season, which will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Fuller Lodge. The Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) is sponsoring the show.

    Rios said they are looking forward to this show, after their successful performance last year.

  • He’s becoming New Mexico’s own John Grisham. As Grisham steadily sends out streams of best-selling legal crime thrillers, Michael McGarrity is popular for his detective series.

    His first novel about retired detective Kevin Kearny came out in 1996 and the character has been solving one mystery after another in books published pretty much every year since.

    “He’s one of New Mexico’s most famous mystery writers,” said Carol Meine of Mesa Public Library.

  • There’s an old saying that goes, “a journey begins with a single step.” This statement is especially true for a group of five people from Prague, Czech Republic, and their four Velorex vehicles.

    However, instead of their journey beginning with a single step, it started with the group shipping their cars to the U.S. in preparation for their 2,450-mile trip along the “Mother Road.”

  • The autumnal equinox is a harvest festival celebrated by pagans and Wiccans. The sun’s crossing the celestial equator from north to south at about 9:45 a.m. Monday marks the pivotal point at which the day and night are of equal measure.

    Briefly, the balance of light and dark as the daylight begins to wane and the nights to wax is observed. There’s no doubt about it: Fall has arrived.

  • Taste the zip of a Feta crumble tucked into a fresh tomato. Smell the golden spanakopita, stuffed with spinach. Take a bite of baklava from the recipe of YiaYia Maria Marros and savor the flaky layers of honey and nuts.

    At 5 p.m. Sunday, the members of the St. Dimitri of Rostov Orthodox Church will host a dinner for the community where they will serve a sampling of ethnic and Mediterranean dishes.

  • Last year, the elementary schools took a literary road trip; this year their reading excursion will lead school staff and students into the jungle.

    Aspen Elementary School will begin its safari trek today with the Scholastic Book Fair running from 3:15-4 p.m.

    The fair will continue from 8-8:30 a.m. and then again from 3:15-4 p.m. daily through Sept. 24.

    Another opportunity to participate in the fair will be from 11:30-1:30 p.m. Sept. 23 during the Aspen’s Parent Teacher Organization’s (PTO) Family Picnic Event.

  • The opportunity to learn a few new dance steps has arrived. The Roaring Jelly band will be hosting a contra dance Saturday at the Unitarian Church.

    An instructional session will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a dance at 7 p.m.

    Mark Petersen, who plays the accordion in the band, encourages the community to participate.

    “I think for the dancer, the appeal is you can learn the moves in the first half-hour,” he said.

  • At first, there were not enough people in the theater to even qualify as a handful. A couple had the front section to themselves, while the upper half was completely vacant. The scarce attendance did not seem like a good sign, and the reason appeared mysterious because other Los Alamos Little Theater’s (LALT) productions usually attract a full house.

  • Local writers spotlight a piece of history that is right in our downtown area. Craig Martin and Heather McClenahan address the artifacts from another era in their book, “Of Logs and Stone: The Buildings of the Los Alamos Ranch School and Bathtub Row.”

    The Los Alamos Historical Museum will host a book-signing event for the authors from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday.

    The book features the history of and stories about the oldest buildings in Los Alamos—Fuller Lodge and the smaller structures in the downtown National Landmark District.

  • If anyone needs a lesson about how to write anything from an essay to a script “short and sweet,” they should turn to Los Alamos Little Theater (LALT) for some guidance. After viewing the community theater’s latest production, “8x10 Again,” it is clear they are the masters at making the most out of a short amount of time.

    Eight plays are featured in the short play festival but the catch is all of them are only 10-minutes long.