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Today's Features

  • TODAY - Aug. 3, 2008

    The Alzheimer’s Society will host a cowboy breakfast from 7-11 a.m. at the Sheriff’s Posse Lodge. The menu includes plan, blueberry, banana and chocolate chip pancakes along with bacon, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee. The breakfast cost $6 per adult and $4 for children age 10 and younger. Special guest will perform square dancing demonstrations.

    TUESDAY

  • Clutching a painting for several thousand miles, in tiny airplane aisles and through multiple crowded airports, creates an immaculate bond. I know this from personal, international experience.I don’t feel the same special tie with my backpack or the warped energy bars I transported home from China, even though we had made a round-trip together. However, great art surpasses even great food - I really like Lemon Zest Luna Bars - on my list of the three most important things in the world.

  • A road trip awaits students at Barranca Elementary School; all they need to do is pack their bags full of books. To take this literary journey, a Scholastic book fair will be held Thursday through March 26 at the school library.The book fair will be held from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. March 25 and 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

  • While weight-loss surgery can help eliminate health problems, some friendly support can do wonders, too.As a result, the Los Alamos Weight-Loss Surgery Support Group is getting re-organized for residents who are either planning to have weight-loss surgery or have already had a procedure.The next meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. April 16 at Los Alamos National Bank. There is no fee to attend meetings.Although the group has been around since 2002, most of the members have dropped out, member Teri Daly said.

  • Plans are ramping up for a celebration of Los Alamos’ 60th Anniversary in 2009.Los Alamos County was created on June 10, 1949, by action of the state legislature.The first order of business for the committee formed to plan the celebration is to create a design to identify all of the anniversary events throughout the year’s celebration. Anticipated uses for the logo include miscellaneous printed material, including letterhead, use on an anniversary event website and replication on T-shirts, hats and tiles.

  • Poetry sometimes seems to be surrounded in mystique, local poet David Mutschlecner said; it does not receive much attention from the public and is often viewed as inaccessible.To help bring this art form into the public eye, and to clear up people’s understanding about poetry, a special reading will be held at 7 p.m. March 20 in the upstairs rotunda at Mesa Public Library.The reading is in recognition of National Poetry Month, which is in April.

  • Calendars show the official first day of spring as the vernal equinox, which this year occurs on Thursday. Somehow the equinoxes never get as much attention as the solstices; they’re not the longest or shortest day of the year. But that’s actually the key to their luster. Equinoxes are the only two days of the year when day and night are the same length everywhere on Earth. Then the next day it shifts, with day lengths varying worldwide until the autumnal equinox in September brings it all together again.

  • A spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be held from 6-8 p.m. March 22 at the First Baptist Church to help fund overseas mission trips for four local teenagers. The teens, Daniel Dyer, Daniel Hill, Rachel Hill and Luke Westfall are planning to spend part of the summer participating in trips organized by Global Expeditions, a division of Teen Mania ministries.

  • Being a bookworm is about to payoff; Mesa Public Library is hosting the Battle of the Books March 21.Young people in grades four through eight can register at 5:30 p.m. for the book battle that follows from 6-8 p.m. Participants will receive a T-shirt and dinner.The biggest prize, however, is the chance to compete in the state Battle of the Books, which will be held April 19 in Las Cruces, N.M.To advance to the state level, young people first test their literary skills locally.

  • Don’t put away the skis and snowboards just yet; the opportunity to squeeze a few more runs down Pajarito Mountain will be offered during Skiesta Saturday at the ski area.Registration will be held from 8:30 -10 a.m. in the main lodge. Admission is free.The activities include Skin up, Ski Down at 9 a.m. Also, Slopestyle Snowboard and Ski Competition will be at 11 a.m. Following this competition will be the Ski and Snowboard Giant Slalom racing at 11:30 a.m. for Skiesta participants and at 10:30 a.m. for the ski race team.