Sandia Park Scenic Byway Neighborhood Association and Firewise group’s annual meeting, NOVEMBER 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Vista Grande Community Center in Sandia Park. Agenda includes issues for the neighborhood, election of officers and fire news. For info call 505-699-1895.

New Mexico Veterans Art organization’s annual art show at Expo New Mexico, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on NOVEMBER 12-13, NOVEMBER 18-20 and NOVEMBER 25-26.

Someone Save My Baby, Ruth! NOVEMBER 18, Dinner and a show presented by Edgewood Middle School students, 6:30 p.m. in the gym. Tickets are $8 for adults, and $6 for students and children. Money raised benefits a drama program for the school. For info call 505-573-2486.

Walk back 299 million years at Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, NOVEMBER 19 at 12:30 p.m. Expect to be outside for a few hours; dress and pack accordingly. Wear good shoes and bring water. For info call 505-847-2585, ext. 20.

Howl with coyotes NOVEMBER 19, at Wildlife West Nature Park as they are moved to a larger enclosure there. For info call 505-281-7655.

Music and Art for the Soul at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, NOVEMBER 20, reception at 2:30 and concert at 3. Classic Trio from UNM’s music faculty playing romantic and contemporary works.

Craft show NOVEMBER 26 at Mountainside United Methodist Church in Cedar Crest, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Benefits the Children’s Miracle Network, sponsored by RE/MAX Pros. A blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the same day.

Cibola Arts Gallery’s holiday show, opening reception DECEMBER 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 217 W. Broadway, Mountainair. For info call 505-847-0324.

On DECEMBER 3, starting at 9 a.m., the Holiday Horse Shaggy Show will be held at the Rocking Horse Arena near Stanley. $5/class for 4H or FFA or $35/day; adults are $6/class or $45/day. For info call Amber at 530-913-1843 or Michelle at 505-659-9423.

The Third Annual Starlit Night and Bethel Express rolls into the Moriarty Civic Center DECEMBER 4. Christmas dinner, live music, a food drive benefiting Bethel Storehouse, and much more. Free to the community. For info call 505-702-1033.

American Legion Riders Chapter 28 meets DECEMBER 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.

Moriarty Library’s annual Children’s Christmas Carnival, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Moriarty Civic Center on DECEMBER 10. Cookies, cocoa, crafts and games, pictures with Santa, raffle. For info call 505-832-2513.

Edgewood Senior Center Christmas Fiesta, DECEMBER 10 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Vendors needed. There will be a table for children to do a take-home gift. Table space limited, $15. Call Kathy at 505-459-9346.

East Mountain Dance presents the Nutcracker Ballet, DECEMBER 10 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

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]