Class at the Edgewood Family History Center at the LDS Church: My Ancestors are from England? What do I do next? Class is AUGUST 17 at 10:30 a.m.; please RSVP to [email protected].

Moriarty Workforce Connection’s job fair for caregivers and C.N.A.s, AUGUST 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 777 Hwy. 66 in Moriarty. For info, 505-832-6774.

American Legion Post 74 and Auxiliary, meets AUGUST 19 or third Fridays, 6 p.m. at the Lions Club in Moriarty. For info, 505-803-9657 or [email protected].

A Day of Reaching Out to Our Communities—Edgewood’s annual First Responders and Safety Fair, AUGUST 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rich Ford. Please RSVP by AUGUST 12 to reserve a space. 505-281-5717.

Dirty Dash at Wildlife West in Edgewood AUGUST 20. The mud run is a fundraiser for the nature park and includes 12 obstacles and eight mud pits on a 5k run in the park. All ages welcome, costumes encouraged. Showers at the end. Visit thedirtydash.com to register.

True Ghost Stories of the West, presented by Hank Estrada, AUGUST 20 at the Moriarty Civic Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Moriarty Community Library and the Moriarty Historical Museum. For info call 505-832-2513.

Chuckwagon Dinner at western music concert at Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood, AUGUST 20, featuring Holy Water and Whiskey. Reservations by 2 p.m. the day of the concert online at wildlifewest.org or by calling 505-281-7655.

Open mic and music circle, 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Mountain Arts on Broadway in Mountainair AUGUST 20. For info 505-384-5327.

Free legal help via teleconferencing AUGUST 25 from 3 to 6 p.m. with videoconference available in Estancia at the District Courthouse and in Moriarty at the Civic Center. For information contact Aja Brooks at 505-814-5033.

Mountainair Sunflower Festival, AUGUST 26-27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art, jazz, refreshments, more. On AUGUST 26, 5-8 p.m. at Mountain Arts on Broadway, wine tasting, art opening and live music. Donations to benefit MMAC building fund. On AUGUST 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., events at Dr. Saul Community Center and Mountain Arts on Broadway. Live entertainment, food booths, arts and crafts, sunflower hat contest, art raffle and more. Visit mountainairsunflowerfestival.org or look for the event on Facebook.

42nd Annual Southwest Pickers Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival, AUGUST 27 at Wildlife West in Edgewood from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Music, workshops, jam sessions, instruments and band contests, free camping and activities for all ages. Get tickets at southwestpickers-festival.org.

First Responders Appreciation Event, AUGUST 27 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the McGrane Safety Complex. Food provided by Burger Boy. Talk with police, firefighters and rescue personnel and meet your local businesses. Hosted by the East Mountain Chamber of Commerce. 281-1999.

Healthy Foods Market, free produce for registered clients of Bethel Storehouse, AUGUST 27, 10 a.m.-1p.m. For info call 505-832-6642.

Torrance County Animal Shelter shot clinic, AUGUST 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 751 Salt Missions Trail, McIntosh. Vaccinations and county licenses. For info call 505-384-5117.

Edgewood Parks & Recreation advisory committee meets, AUGUST 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Edgewood Community Center. For info call 505-286-4518 or 505-249-3581, or email [email protected]

Santa Fe County is hosting community meetings to review its SLDC, Sustainable Land Development Code, including a meeting in Edgewood AUGUST 30 at the Edgewood Fire Station, from 6-7 p.m. For info call 505-986-6215 or email [email protected].

RETRO 66 working group meeting, SEPTEMBER 1 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Edgewood Community Center. Projects include Midway Trading Post cleanup, license plate wall, planning for 66 on 66 in 2019. For information call 505-286-4518.

Estancia FFA’s annual chile roast, SEPTEMBER 2 at the Old Mill Restaurant in Estancia. Pre-orders for $32. To order call 505-918-0515 or 505-206-2873.

Chuckwagon Dinner at western music concert at Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood, SEPTEMBER 3, featuring Watermelon Mountain Jug Band. Reservations by 2 p.m. the day of the concert online at wildlifewest.org or by calling 505-281-7655.

Arts & Crafts Market, SEPTEMBER 3 at Country Friends Antiques, Moriarty. Looking for artists and craftspeople to sell their own art. To apply call 505-218-4310.

Medicare benefits counselor will be at Bethel Storehouse, SEPTEMBER 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 505-832-6642 for info.

American Legion Riders Chapter 28 meets SEPTEMBER 7 and first Wednesdays at Chili Hills restaurant in Moriarty at 7 p.m. For more info call 505-900-6765 or 505-803-9657.

Sandia MX Series Round 4, SEPTEMBER 10-11. For info see sandiamx.com.

Medicare benefits counselor will be at the Tijeras Senior Center, SEPTEMBER 12 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Call 505-286-4220 for info.

Meditation retreat featuring Toni Packer, SEPTEMBER 17 at the Wat Center in Albuquerque, 2-5 p.m. For info call 505-281-0684.

Sandia Mountain Bear Fair, SEPTEMBER 18, 1 – 4 p.m. at Anasazi Fields Winery in Placitas. Sponsored by Bernalillo County Open Space. For info call 505-314-0398.

Ancient Symbols, Ancient Places, a multi-media artistic experience in historic culture, SEPTEMBER 23-25 at Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. $350 includes motel stay and meals. Art workshops and tours of two sites in Salinas Missions. For information contact [email protected].

Harvest Festival at Old Windmill Dairy in Estancia, SEPTEMBER 24-25. Pumpkin painting, hay rides, treasure hunt, harvest treats, arts and crafts. For details see theoldwindmilldairy.com.

East Mountain Regional Trails Council meeting, SEPTEMBER 27 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras. For info, [email protected]

Sandia MX Series Round 5, OCTOBER 15-16. For info see sandiamx.com.

Leota Harriman
Leota Harriman

Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at [email protected]