Weekly story time at the Edgewood Community Library, NOVEMBER 8 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for preschool and kindergarten age children with parental supervision. For info call 505-281-0138.
The Torrance County Commission meets NOVEMBER 8 and second and fourth Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at the county building in Estancia. For information, call 505-544-4700.
Family History Class, “Searching for your Ancestors in Great Britian,” will be held at 10:30 a.m. NOVEMBER 8 at the Edgewood Family History Center in the LDS Church. For info email email@example.com.
Moriarty City Council meets at the Moriarty Civic Center NOVEMBER 8 and second and fourth Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. For info call 505-832-4406.
East Mountain Chamber of Commerce evening mixer, NOVEMBER 9 from 5-7 p.m. at Magnum Steel Buildings in Moriarty for business networking. Open to members and prospective members. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Design, create and play during the Edgewood Library’s pop-up playground days, NOVEMBER 11 and 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. What can you do with cardboard, tape, and your imagination? For info call 505-281-0138. Free and open to all ages.
Second Saturday CoffeeHouse NOVEMBER 11, with Greg Johns opening for Richard Martin, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 1 Deanna Lane in Edgewood. Doors open at 6, concert starts at 6:30. Free. For info contact 505-286-1203 or email@example.com.
Music circle jam at Mountain Arts on Broadway in Mountainair, NOVEMBER 11 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Refreshments provided. Hosted by the Manzano Mountain Art Council and iCreate.
Cheese-making classes at Old Windmill Dairy in Estancia, NOVEMBER 11. For info visit theoldwindmilldairy.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.
Village of Tijeras council meeting 6 p.m. on NOVEMBER 13 in the village chambers. For info call 505-281-1220.
Route 66 Arts Alliance meets NOVEMBER 14 at 6 p.m. at its office at the old Edgewood Elementary School campus on Dinkle Road in Edgewood. For info visit route66artsalliance.org.
Flu Shot Clinic NOVEMBER 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Estancia High School, sponsored by Torrance County and the state health department. Free. Bring insurance card. For info contact Torrance County Emergency Manager Martin Lucero at 505-705-0836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Santa Fe County Commission meets NOVEMBER 14 and second and fourth Tuesdays at 2 p.m. at the commission chambers in Santa Fe. For info call 505-986-6200.
Edgewood town council meets NOVEMBER 15 and first and third Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Edgewood Community Center. For info call 505-286-4518.
Third Thursday Edgewood Chamber of Commerce meeting, NOVEMBER 16 from 11:45-12:45 p.m. at Sandia Labs Federal Credit Union in Edgewood. For info call 505-596-0566.
Holiday craft fair NOVEMBER 18 at Holy Cross Church in Edgewood. For info, email@example.com 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.
Cheese & Wine Holiday Affair, NOVEMBER 18 from noon to 5 p.m. at Old Windmill Dairy in Estancia. Wine and cheese sampling, carnival games, face painting. More info at oldwindmilldairy.com.
Village of Tijeras council meeting 6 p.m. on NOVEMBER 20 in the village chambers. For info call 505-281-1220.
The Estancia town board of trustees meets at town hall NOVEMBER 20 and first and third Mondays at 6:15 p.m. For info call 505-384-2709.
Mountainair town council meetings, first and third Tuesdays of the month and NOVEMBER 21 at 5 p.m. in the council meeting room. For info call 505-847-2321.
A blood drive will be held at the Estancia Library on NOVEMBER 22 from 2 to 6 p.m., a way to empower the community after tragic events in Las Vegas. For info, contact Angela at 505-384-9655.
The Torrance County Commission meets NOVEMBER 22 and second and fourth Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at the county building in Estancia. For information, call 505-544-4700.
Come be family at Chili Hills NOVEMBER 23 for a free Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings, from 4-8 p.m. at the Edgewood restaurant. Sponsor a table or volunteer. Contact Chili Hills for details.
Locations are needed for Small Business Saturday for a holiday scavenger hunt on NOVEMBER 25. To get involved contact Linda at 505-596-0566.
Moriarty City Council meets at the Moriarty Civic Center NOVEMBER 28 (Thanksgiving schedule date) and second and fourth Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. For info call 505-832-4406.
Spaghetti Dinner & Ice Cream Bar fundraiser for Torrance County Sheriff’s Deputy Ron Fulfer, DECEMBER 1 at the Moriarty Civic Center from 6 to 11 p.m. In addition to dinner, the event includes two raffles, a silent auction and a bake sale. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for kids under 12. For info search for the event on Facebook.
Winter Arts Festival by the Route 66 Arts Alliance, DECEMBER 2 at Edgewood Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission, local musicians, artists and writers, food. For info visit route66artsalliance.org.
“Music for the Soul” concert series presents composer and pianist Grisha Krivchenia at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Edgewood. A reception starts at 2:30 p.m. on DECEMBER 3, with the performance starting at 3 p.m. The performance is free but donations help support the series. For info contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medicare Open Enrollment assistance from NM Aging and Long-Term Services, providing free, unbiased advice, DECEMBER 4 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.
Moriarty Community Library hosts its annual children’s Christmas Carnival, DECEMBER 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Moriarty Civic Center. Cookies and cocoa, crafts and games for kids, pictures with Santa, raffle. For info call 505-832-2513.
Holiday Cheese Affair wine and cheese sampling at the Old Windmill Dairy in Estancia, noon to 5 p.m. For info see oldwindmilldairy.com.
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