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Youth Food Project Grows Opportunities

on May 11, 2013 - 8:56am
LAYFP volunteer Don Casperson helps youth plant seeds at PEEC's Earth Day Festival April 20. Photo by Sylvan Argo

YMCA News:

Los Alamos Youth Food Project gives youth opportunities to participate in food project this summer. Young people can submit entries for a logo and slogan contest, increase their leadership skills in Garden Leadership or explore the garden and its environment through iCare About Gardening camp.

LAYFP is a youth-driven initiative.

JJAB Meets Wednesday

on May 11, 2013 - 7:55am

JJAB News:

The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board's next meeting is 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 in Building One, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site.

The public is welcome to attend.

Sign Up for YMCA’s July 4 Firecracker Fun Run!

on May 11, 2013 - 7:45am

YMCA News:

Registration is now open for The Family YMCA’s annual July 4 Firecracker Fun Run.

Race begins at 8 a.m. Thursday July 4 at The Family YMCA, 1450 Iris St. in Los Alamos.

Cost is $25, $10 for youth ages 13 and under, and $15 for Y members. Runners/Walkers will receive a t-shirt at check-in 7:15-7:45 a.m. July 4 and are eligible for one of the many door prizes.

Top runners in each division also will receive a prize. Strollers, costumes and dogs welcome to join the fun. Come by, call 662-3011 or check on-line @ to register or for more details.

Los Alamos Light Opera Workshop 1-3 p.m. Saturday

on May 10, 2013 - 10:44am
LALO News:
Los Alamos Light Opera announces its 2013 fall production: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the musical murder mystery where the audience chooses the ending.
The community is invited to join in the fun at an informational Workshop introducing the play and its music this Saturday, May 11, from 1-3 p.m. at the Los Alamos Little Theatre Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. All kinds of talents are needed to bring the story of Drood to life on stage, including actors, singers, theatre technicians of all types, as well as instrumental musicians for the pit orchestra.

Pet of the Week: Wickham the Female Tortoiseshell

on May 10, 2013 - 9:52am


Wickham is a female tortoiseshell who has quickly warmed up to volunteers and will rub against their legs when she wants some attention.

After being petted her for a while, Wickham will roll over and show off the little white spots on her belly.

Wickham and other adoptable pets are available at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, (505) 662-8179.

All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Dogs are checked for heartworm.

Visit the Friends of the Shelter website at for information about volunteering,

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: May 9

on May 9, 2013 - 9:51pm

This week's preview sponsored by

Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra presents its Spring Concert 7 p.m. Friday, May 10 at Crossroads Bible Church. $10 suggested donation - Procession of the Nobles, Rimsky-Korsakoff Caucasian Sketches Series 2, "Iveria" - Ivanoff Hungarian Dance No. 5, Brahms Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Dvorak

Stones in His Pockets 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10 & Saturday May 11 at Los Alamos Little Theater (1670 Nectar St.)
Show will run three weekends at 7:30 p.m.

Local Authors Take Part in SW Book Fiesta

on May 9, 2013 - 9:18am

Caroline Mason

Staff Report

The first SW Book Fiesta brings together publishers, authors and hundreds of books, along with readings and demonstrations Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 Second St. NW.

Caroline Mason, author of Mason, A New Mexico Hero and The Blacksmith's Cottage will explain the non-fiction origin of these stories in an illustrated slide show.

Inez Ross

Inez Ross will present seven book titles, answer questions, and show a preview of the film to be made from her novel, Adobe Castle.

For ticket information, visit