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Today's Features

  • Claire Gillis has been a member of the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for eight years. She lends her time to a quilters’ group, the Betty Ehart Senior Center and the gift shop at the Los Alamos Medical Center.

    “It gives me something to do, it gets me out with people and in return I’m do something good for others,” Gillis said.

  • It’s not just brains that are needed to be a successful employee of New Mexico’s cultural institutions; you need attitude, a crusader’s attitude to be exact.

    Historian Thomas E. Chavez will explain just what it takes to make it in the state’s cultural institutions during the Los Alamos Historical Society’s lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Lodge.

  • They came up with an unbreakable code that helped end a world war and then they were cast into the shadows of the public’s consciousness, until now.

    The Circle of Light Project and Mesa Public Library are shining the light on the Navajo Code Talkers in an exhibit, titled “Our Fathers, Our Grandfathers, Our Heroes ee The Navajo Code Talkers of World War II,” that opened last week.

    To commemorate the event, Chester Naz, one of the original 29 code talkers, made an appearance at the opening reception, which was held May 3.

  • Highland Fling, rock’ n’ rollin’ tappers and a teddy bear parade: Dance Arts Los Alamos’ youngest students will perform a program of dance at the annual Early Childhood Recital on Saturday.

    The public is invited to this free performance at 10 a.m. at Pion Elementary School Gymnasium in White Rock, followed by a cookies and punch reception to honor the young dancers.

  • Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church’s thrift shop, the Shop on the Corner, has been a ministry of the parish from the early years.

    The shop is open on Wednesday mornings during the school year, but with school ending May 23, the shop is having a blow out sale the May 17. The hope is to empty the shelves and racks because there is no place to store items. What is not sold will be given away to regional charities. Donations will be accepted again after Aug. 1, as the shop prepares to reopen when school resumes.

  • At the upcoming Los Alamos Community Winds concert, two seasoned performers will be featured as soloists – and they haven’t even graduated from high school.

    Adam Nekimken, trombonist, and Kathy Lin, pianist, will each perform a solo piece during the concert, which will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the White Rock Baptist Church.

  • New Mexico Dance Theater will perform its fourth annual spring recital, “Mother Goose,” Friday and Saturday at Duane W. Smith Auditorium.

    “NMDT spring recitals offer a chance for every student from the age of 2 through adult to perform in the style of dance in which they take lessons on a weekly basis,” said NMDT director Susan Baker-Dillingham. “Recitals are each student’s opportunity to shine, and show their families and friends the improvements they have made during the year.”

  • Like the tabloid weeklies that taunt celebrities with pictures of their cellulite or pimples, “The Importance of Being Earnest” pokes fun of the people who got all the attention during the Victorian era in England, the aristocracy, by revealing their silliness and superficiality.

    A few hundred years later, the play has not gotten stale; the jokes are still as fresh and relevant as they were when the play was first performed in 1895.

  • Throughout the school year, Los Alamos High School bands have been playing the tune of success and were able to finish their victorious score during the New Mexico Activities Association State Concert Festival in April.

    The winds ensemble and symphonic band traveled to Cibola High School in Albuquerque to compete. While the symphonic band performed for comments only, the winds ensemble captured first place in the AAAA division.

  • On Saturday morning, the Los Alamos community is encouraged to leave something other than letters or bill payments in their mailboxes.

    The Los Alamos Letter Carriers Union (NALC-4112) will pick up nonperishable food items as part of the 16th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers National Food Drive. Los Alamos letter carriers will not be doing this alone; letter carriers in White Rock, along with the Northern New Mexico District of Boy Scouts of America, will be collecting food items for LA Cares.