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Lucy R. Lippard, author, art and culture critic, will read from her book, “Down Country,” five centuries of Pueblo Indian Culture in the Galisteo Basin and her work-in-progress, “Pueblo Chico,” a history of the Galisteo village, at 7 p.m. on OCTOBER 5 (changed date) at La Sala de Galisteo. For info see lasaladegalisteo.org.
East Mountain Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon meeting, OCTOBER 5 at 11:30 a.m. at Los Vecinos Community Center in Tijeras. $10 per person includes lunch. Please rsvp to 505-281-1999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farm tour OCTOBER 7 at Old Windmill Dairy in Estancia. Feed baby goats, cheese sampling, arts and crafts, roasting smores, pumpkin painting. $10 for kids, $16 for adults. Movie night with Goats, double feature, showing Legends of Sleepy Hollow and Halloween. Tickets $10 to $26 and available at oldwindmilldairy.com.
Brews on Bachelor, a festival OCTOBER 7 from 4-10 p.m. Beer sampling, sales and by the glass with brews from Santa Fe Brewing, Sierra Blanca Brewing and Ale Republic. 21 and over, $5 per person. Tickets are limited. Live music, games, football, bonfires, vendors. For info look for Brews on Bachelor on Facebook.
Pet Blessing Service, OCTOBER 8 at Mountainside United Methodist Church in Cedar Crest at 2:30 p.m. Non-aggressive animals are welcome. For details, contact email@example.com or 505-286-9984.
Food preservation series at Estancia Methodist Church, OCTOBER 10 from 9 a.m. to noon, Freezing & Drying. Classes $10 and limited to 12 participants. For info and reservations call 505-544-4333.
Facing East gallery opening at Cibola Arts Gallery in Mountainair, OCTOBER 10 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Route 66 Arts Alliance meets OCTOBER 10 at 6 p.m. at its Edgewood office. Planning for Winter Arts Festival and student art show. For info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edgewood Family History Center class, “Tips for Avoiding Common Family History Mistakes,” at 10:30 a.m. on OCTOBER 11 at the LDS Church in Edgewood. For info email email@example.com.
WestFest, dancing food and vendors at Mountain Arts on Broadway from 1 to 4 p.m. featuring Syd Masters OCTOBER 14. Sponsored by Manzano Mountain Art Council.
East Mountain Vineyard Church in Edgewood’s parking lot sale and bake sale, OCTOBER 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Something for everyone.
30th Annual Galisteo Studio Tour, OCTOBER 14-15, with over 25 artists and craftmen opening their studios. For info, visit galisteostudiotour.org or call 505-466-3541.
Seth Hoffman headlines Second Saturday Community Coffeehouse OCTOBER 14 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Edgewood, with doors opening at 6 and performance starting at 6:30 p.m. For info contact 505-286-1203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fanciful 50s Vintage Tea, OCTOBER 15 at the Moriarty Civic Center, 1-4 p.m. Dress in your best vintage style and enjoy tea and refreshments to benefit the Moriarty Historical Society and Museum. Sweet and savory refreshments, entertainment, vintage portrait and keepsake, hat and costume contest. Call 832-0839 for info.
Music for the Soul opens its fall season OCTOBER 15 at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Edgewood with the Giovanni String Quartet. Music by Bach, Mozart, Borodin, Dvorak and more. Reception at 2:30 p.m. with concert at 3 p.m. Free-will offering supports the music series. For info email@example.com.
Medicare Open Enrollment assistance from NM Aging and Long-Term Services, providing free, unbiased advice, OCTOBER 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tijeras Senior Center. No appointment needed, call 505-383-3919 for info.
Starting OCTOBER 18 and Wednesdays for three weeks from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Torrance County Dispatch classroom, women and handguns, a training class for all women. Instructors are women. Three nights in the classroom and one day at the range. Free. Registration is required. Call 505-384-4895 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Punkin Chunkin Festival, hosted by Estancia Rotary Club, OCTOBER 21 at Cape Calabaza in Estancia. Gates open at 8 a.m. Carnival opens, 10 a.m.; parade starts at 10:30. Launcher registration and practice starts at noon. 1 p.m. prince and princess crowned and official opening launch at 1:30 p.m.; 3 p.m. pie eating contest. For info 505-615-7059.
Mental First Aid training by the Torrance County DWI Prevention Program and Partnership for a Healthy Torrance County, OCTOBER 21 & 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days at the Torrance County Dispatch Center training room. Must have nine students to hold the class. For info call Tracey at 505-705-0332.
Taste of the East Mountains, OCTOBER 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Restaurants serving samples of best dishes, vendors with treasures, local music, talent, entertainment, door prizes. Sponsored by the East Mountain Chamber of Commerce, hosted by Legacy Church in Edgewood. For info call 505-281-1999.
Hands-on poultry processing workshop. Everything from tools to slaughter, plucking and bagging, OCTOBER 21 from 1-3 p.m. at Cogburn Farm in Moriarty. Space is limited for this free workshop. To register call 505-350-0595.
Edgewood Family History Center class, “Adding Photos and Documents to Family Tree,” at 10:30 a.m. on OCTOBER 25 at the LDS Church in Edgewood. For info email email@example.com.
Halloween Hike, OCTOBER 30 t the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center, starting at 6 p.m. A guided night hike, so headlamps or flashlights are required. Donations are appreciated. No pets allowed. For info contact Vanessa at 505-281-5259.
Flamenco de Abó dance performance, NOVEMBER 5 at Mountain Arts on Broadway in Mountainair at 2 p.m. Sponsored by Manzano Mountain Art Council.
New Mexico Veterans Art invites resident military veterans, active duty, reservists, and spouses to enter the 20th annual art exhibit. Artwork is due at Expo NM Fine Arts Building on NOVEMBER 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entry forms at nmveteransart.com or by calling 505-410-3593.
Medicare Open Enrollment assistance from NM Aging and Long-Term Services, providing free, unbiased advice, NOVEMBER 7 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Bethel Storehouse in Moriarty. No appointment needed, call 505-383-3919 for info.
Cibola Arts Gallery in Mountainair’s Christmas Market, NOVEMBER 11 with opening reception from 1 to 3 p.m. at the gallery. For info visit cibolaartsgallery.com.
Medicare Open Enrollment assistance from NM Aging and Long-Term Services, providing free, unbiased advice, NOVEMBER 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tijeras Senior Center. No appointment needed, call 505-383-3919 for info.
Holiday craft fair NOVEMBER 18 at Holy Cross Church in Edgewood. For info, firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-850-9720. Handmade crafts, entertainment, raffle and door prizes and food by Our Daily Bread food truck. Raffle proceeds benefit the Edgewood Animal Shelter.
Medicare Open Enrollment assistance from NM Aging and Long-Term Services, providing free, unbiased advice, DECEMBER 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tijeras Senior Center. No appointment needed, call 505-383-3919 for info.
Medicare Open Enrollment assistance from NM Aging and Long-Term Services, providing free, unbiased advice, DECEMBER 5 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Bethel Storehouse in Moriarty. No appointment needed, call 505-383-3919 for info.
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