LAHS Jazz Band to Play Betty Ehart Senior Friday Night – Los Alamos Reporter

The Los Alamos High School Hilltopper Jazz Band will play Friday night at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Courtesy picture

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May is Older Americans Month and Betty Ehart and White Rock Senior Centers will be celebrating throughout the month. It begins with a community concert presented by the Los Alamos Hilltopper Jazz Band after award-winning teacher Ryan Finn makes the offer.

There will be indoor and outdoor seating this Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Although masks are not mandatory, they are welcome and respected. The community is invited knowing you have no idea if people are being vaccinated, so many COVID protocols including sanitizer, social distancing and others remain in place.

The center will take the opportunity to raise funds for youth and elders throughout the night. Prepackaged drinks and snacks will be sold to benefit both organizations. While there is no admission fee, donations will be possible by passing the proverbial hat and tipping it the old-fashioned way of tossing donations into the artists’ music box.

Local and regional community partners will be required to provide information on the services offered to the community. They include Mesa Public Library, State Technology Program with assistance for visually and hearing impaired community members, Home Place, BeeHive, LARC, Visiting, Nurses, Nurses with Heart, Aegis, Ambercare, Community Services and Moreover. Booths will be on display and set up throughout the night if you prefer a more low-key crowd.

Local Girl Scouts will start a large community program called Shiny Hineys. They will collect adult disposable underwear, popular plus sizes and 2xl, as well as baby diapers, hygiene products, wipes and anything that boosts the buttocks and morale of local families. This community project will benefit toddlers, seniors and people with disabilities in and around our community. These donations can be made throughout the month.

You can also donate breakfast items and snacks for the senior center’s new pantries. For more information, contact the senior center at (505) 662-8920.


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Henry R. Wright