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  • The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra (LASO) is celebrating their 60th Anniversary with a concert to be presented at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Two former Los Alamos High School students and former members of the LASO will present the featured number on the program. Kay Johnson Newnam, violin and Thomas O'Connor, oboe, are now professional musicians and will perform the "Concerto for Oboe and Violin," by J.S. Bach. Also on the program will be the "Fanfare Diamante" by local composer and trombonist T.E.

  • The next book up in Mesa Public Library's books-to-movies series couldn't be more apropos for a library to host: the 1966 film adapted from Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451."

    Most recognize the basic plot; numerous films, books and even video games allude to the story of a future where firemen burn books.

  • Band director Charles Faulkner describes the Los Alamos High School Marching Band as success oriented - "They want to be the best," he said. During competitions held Oct. 20 and Saturday, the marching band's drive was awarded.

    During the Pageant of the Bands, held Oct. 20 at Wilson Stadium in Albuquerque, the band earned first in their class. Additionally, the brass section received an outstanding rating and the auxiliaries, or flags, were awarded an outstanding rating.

  • To assist with early detection, Dr. Karen A. Moller, Southwest Gynecologic Oncology Associates, Albuquerque, and Dr. Cleveland Pardue III, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Santa Fe, will speak at the Los Alamos Council on Cancer's fall seminar "Ovarian Cancer" from 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Drive, Los Alamos.

    This seminar is free to the public and all health care providers and includes a complimentary light supper from 5:30-6 p.m. The program on ovarian cancer will start at 6 p.m.

  • Classical and jazz music will fill Fuller Lodge during the Brown Bag performance at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 7.

    Jan McDonald, trumpet, and Donna Smith, piano, will present this musical variety. "The musical selections are varied in style from contemporary to Tartini; to Handel; to Mozart and to Dave Brubeck," McDonald said.

  • Paul and Janette Sena wandered into Hope Pregnancy Center looking for a car seat for their son. What they got, Paul said, was so much more.

    "We've been blessed by the Hope Pregnancy Center," Paul said, during the center's annual fundraising banquet Friday at the White Rock Baptist Church.

    Paul explained he wanted to be a better father than his own father had been , but he had no idea where to turn to for guidance and help. "I knew what I wanted," he said. "I just didn't know how I was going to get it."