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First Baptist Church Holds Vacation Bible School

on June 10, 2013 - 12:31pm

FBC News:

First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond. Dr., will host Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m.-noon, June 17-21.

Children ages four through just completed sixth grade are welcome. Fifth and sixth graders will be used as "Leaders in Training" helpers.

At 11:45 a.m., Friday, parents and siblings are invited to a program to hear the VBS kids sing songs and recite their Scripture memory verses, followed by a free indoor picnic in the gym.

Pre-register by going to www.fbc-la.org and clicking on "Register for VBS," then on "learner registration," or arrive at 8:45 a.m., on the first day of VBS

Do Taiji in the Park This Summer

on June 8, 2013 - 7:58am

Staff Report:

Taiji in the Park at Ashley Pond continues through the summer, weather permitting, three times a week, at 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, 8-9 a.m. Thursdays and 10-11 a.m. Saturdays.  

This program is free and open to the public. Instructor KokHeong McNaughton and some of her advanced Taiji students will take turn leading the practice sessions.

The sessions begin with a walk around Ashley Pond to pick up trash as a public service, so bring a small plastic bag and gloves if you wish.This is followed by 15 minutes of warm-up Qigong exercises using the first set of the Taiji Qigong 18 Forms

Create a Wildflower Meadow at PEEC

on June 8, 2013 - 7:51am

Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Gail Haggard of Plants of the Southwest will come to Los Alamos at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13 to create a wildflower meadow near PEEC’s new Mud Kitchen, and participants can watch and learn.

Have you wanted to have a profusion of wildflowers in your yard but aren’t sure how to go about it?  Haggard will share tips about how to seed an area to create that beautiful effect. She’ll also discuss which seeds work best, when to plant, and how to care for your flowers.

Plants of the Southwest has been in operation in Santa Fe since 1976 and Haggard has been working there

Registration for Dog Training Starts June 10

on June 8, 2013 - 7:49am

Kalem Smith and Bantu do agility training. Courtesy/Carl Necker

LADOC News:

Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club (LADOC) will begin June 10.  

Classes this session include Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Manners, Intermediate Agility, Recall and Competitive Obedience, and will begin the week of July 8.

Class schedule, registration guidelines and registration form will be available on the LADOC website  at http://ladoc.dogbits.com/ and at the LADOC building at 246 East Road, Los Alamos.

Registration is first-come, first-served,

Demonstration Garden Fair 9 a.m. to Noon Saturday

on June 7, 2013 - 12:59pm

LAMG News:

The Los Alamos Master Gardeners will hold a free Demonstration Garden Fair 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 8 at the Demonstration Garden, located on the corner of Oppenheimer and Central Avenue in Los Alamos.

Mini-talks will be held regarding gopher management and garden pests. Another feature will be a plant clinic to which visitors may bring ill plants, pesky insects, questions and concerns.

Los Alamos Master Gardeners will be in the Garden to provide information on the different sections of the garden and specific plants.

A plant sale of plants grown by Master Gardeners will be

Immaculate Heart of Mary Hosts 26 Pilgrims

on June 7, 2013 - 7:48am

Courtesy/IHM

Courtesy/IHM

IHM News:

Twenty six pilgrims arrived Thursday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road in Los Alamos.

They are traveling from Albuquerque to Chimayo on a pilgrimage for vocations of all kinds: they are praying and walking for an increased number of priests, nuns, and religious men and women.

Their journey, which began Monday, will end Sunday in Chimayo, 100 miles from start to finish. Five different groups of pilgrims started from different locations this week and will converge as they walk towards Chimayo.

This group is one of two

How the Hen House Turns: Two Bear Attacks

on June 7, 2013 - 7:25am
How the Hen House Turns: Two Bear Attacks
Column by Carolyn A. (Cary) Neeper, Ph. D.

During late summer 2002, I split the pen surrounding the Hen House in order to provide egg-laying privacy and security for an old red hen named Jupiter. A white Silkie chicken was busy raising the two Polish chicks and one turkey chick who had recently survived two bear attacks.

It was the second summer after the big fire of 2000 that had burned over 400 homes and acres of forest on the periphery of town. The bears were very hungry.

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