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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.
Come and join the Breakfast Club for a Thanksgiving Potluck. Molly’s will be open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on NOVEMBER 23 for all of you that would like to join us. Bring something to share.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Thanksgiving eve service. NOVEMBER 23 from 7-10 p.m.
Holiday Scavenger Hunt on NOVEMBER 25. All day event hosted by the Edgewood Chamber of Commerce. Hours of event depend on the hours of the local businesses. Come out and find East Mountain businesses, get to know your community, and do some holiday shopping locally. Locations and map to the participating businesses are listed on the Chamber of Commerce website edgewoodchambernm.com. For more information contact Linda at 505-596-0566.
Moriarty MX / AX Last Ride of the Season and 2017 Award Ceremony NOVEMBER 26. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. No gate or spectator Fees! For more information and for ride passes contact 505-453-1806 or visit www.sandiamx.com.
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.
KMDR Winter Fundraiser Party for KMDR 96.9FM Madrid Community Radio. DECEMBER 1 from 7-11:00 p.m. at The Mine Shaft Tavern in Madrid. A free, all age event, featuring radio Djs spinning live. For more information call 505-473-0743.
Town of Edgewood 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Bonfire, DECEMBER 1 at Soccer Field Park from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Music and Christmas Carols from: Moriarty High School Choir, Roosevelt Middle School Band, Edgewood Middle School Choir and the South Mountain Elementary School Choir. To include hot drinks and biscochitos by the fire.
On Saturday, DECEMBER 2 from 9am to 3pm at the Moriarty Elementary School, Third Annual Holiday Craft Fair. Over 25 vendors (and a fancy food truck) will be selling handmade crafts, fun gifts, and tasty food. The whole family can enjoy FREE popcorn and sno-cones while they shop!
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.
Madrid Christmas Parade and light contest DECEMBER 2 at 4 p.m.
Christmas Holiday Bazaar, DECEMBER 2 from 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Hosted by the Carnuel Women & Cañoné de Carnué Land Grant Hall. There will be great shopping, entertainment, games and more. Art, crafts and unique items will be sold by members of our community for your last minute Christmas gifts. There will be food. The Carnuel Women will be selling posole. You can also purchase breakfast burritos, baked goods and tamales from vendors. Santa Claus is expected to drop in with a gift for children 1 – 11. The Carnué Land Grant Hall is located approximately 3 1/2 miles east of the Carnuel exit and before you get to A. Montoya Elementary School.
Madrid Christmas Open House. The whole town gets dressed up for Christmas and would like to invite you to come enjoy the festivities and do some holiday shopping. DECEMBER 2 from 2 p.m. until the parade starts.
Old Mill and ReBranded Boutique are excited to invite you and your friends to a ladies’ sip and shop post Black Friday. DECEMBER 2 at 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy sales, food, drinks, women’s clothing, guns, ammo, men’s conceal and carry vests, women’s conceal carry purses, tack, and so much more. LUNCH ON US FROM 10-3! Invite your girlfriends and get some Christmas shopping done.
Meet & Greet Town Hall with Representative Steve Pearce. DECEMBER 3, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Chili Hills, Moriarty. Hosted by the Torrance County Republican Party. For info, contact 505-832-4622 or email@example.com.
“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.
East Mountain Community Chorus’ 29th Presentation of Hadel’s Messiah at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. DECEMBER 3 & 4 from 3-6 p.m. Free Admission. Kid Friendly.
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.
Paint Nite: Winter OWL in Snow at the Greenside Cafe in Cedar Crest DECEMBER 4 at 6:30 p.m. $45 dollars per legal drinking age adult available at www.paintnite.com. Enjoy two hours of creativity paired with laughter and drinks.
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.
Winter Mixer hosted by the Edgewood Chamber of Commerce at the new Comfort Inn & Suites in Edgewood. DECEMBER 7 at 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This will be a potluck social, for more information call 760-331-7781.
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.
40N Holiday Potluck Party! Join the Lions Club in Moriarty for the District 40N holiday potluck party from 1-3:00 p.m. DECEMBER 9. There will be a White Elephant gift exchange, drinks, and good company. Admission is a can of food for the Bethel Food Bank. RSVP is requested, but not required. For RSVP or more information contact Cabinet Sec Gail at 505-977-6245
Torrance County Home Visiting Program’s 5th annual holiday event, DECEMBER 11 from 10 to 1130 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church parish hall in Moriarty. Refreshments, and parent-child activity: make an ornament. Take pictures with Santa.
The Nutcracker presented by East Mountain Dance at the Moriarty Performing Arts Center. DECEMBER 16 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
The Grant Brewing Co. Taproom. DECEMBER 17. From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Come join us for an East Mountain arts and crafts pop-up featuring several local artists and crafters. Shop around for some unique holiday gifts, foods and beverages. We are always looking for vendors to participate. If you would like to join or have any questions please email us at email@example.com.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Christmas Eve Candle light service. DECEMBER 24 from 7-8 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.