If you have an item of interest to the community, email it to us at independent@lobo.net. Calendar listings are brief but free every week!

Weekly Story Time at the Edgewood Library MAY 16 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. For preschool and kindergarten aged children with parental supervision. For more information call 281-0138.

“Women and Handguns” a handgun training class for all women on MAY 16 at Torrance County Dispatch classroom from 6-8 p.m. Registration is required. Class size is limited, students must be at least 18. For more information contact New Mexico Big Horn Gun Club at 286-8449.

Basics of Gardening Series, “Soil and Sustainable Gardens” at the Edgewood Senior Center on MAY 17. For more information contact Santa Fe County Senior Center Planners at 986-2452 or email ortigoza@santafecountynm.gov.

3rd Thursday Lunch Meeting for the Edgewood Chamber of Commerce on MAY 17 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sandia Labs Federal Credit Union. $10 per person which includes lucch. RSVP director@edgewoodchambernm.com. Members and prospective members welcome.

Kid Goat Yoga at Wildlife West Nature Park starting MAY 18. Classes will be held Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. All ages welcome. Class size is limited. Registration is required. $20 per person. For more information call 281-7655.

Spring Cleanup at your library on MAY 19 starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Edgewood Library. Trash pick-up, raking, weeding, gardening and some landscaping. Everyone is welcome. Regreshements will be provided. Bring work clothes, sturdy shoes, sunscreen and gloves. For more information call 286-4518.

Torrance County Candidate’s Forum on MAY 19 TIME CHANGE to start at 9 a.m. at the Torrance County Commission room in Estancia, moderated by Leota Harriman from The Independent. For more information call 286-1212.

Community Cleanup dumpsters will be available MAY 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Edgewood Soccer Field Park. Truck and car loads only. Vehicles with trailers will be redirected to the landfill. Recyclables welcome. Due to landfill regulations the dumpsters will not accept the following: freezers, ice makers, tires, large drums, medical waste, paint, asbestos materials, contaminated soil, hazardous household waste, batteries or railroad ties. For more information call 505-286-4518.

12th Annual Crawdaddy Blue Fest on MAY 19 at the Mineshaft Tavern from 12-11 p.m. Live music featuring 12 bands. Cajun food. Parking and a shuttle will be available on the north end of town. For more information call 505-473-0743.

Meet and Greet Car Show at the Pizza 9 in Moriarty MAY 19. Meet sheriff candidate Martin Rivera. Silent auction, car show and food. $20 entrance fee. Contact Yvonne Duran to sign up. (505)-702-6592.

Trail Work Days. Sandia Ranger District is looking for volunteers to help maintain the trails on MAY 19 at 9 a.m. Trail work volunteers will be meeting at the Tijeras Ranger Station on NM 337 (S 14). Dress in long pants and wear sturdy shoes. Bring water and snacks. Most workdays last until 3 p.m. For more information contact Jessica May at (505)-281-3304 or jmmay@fs.fed.us.

Car Show, food, raffle and silent auction on MAY 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pizza 9 in Moriarty. Sign up deadline is May 15 with a $20 entrance fee. Free to the public. For more information call Yvonne at 505-702-6592.

Spring cleanup at the Edgewood Community Library MAY 19 at 10:30p.m. Trash pick up, raking, weeding, gardening and some landscape volunteering open to anyone. Refreshments will be provided. Make sure to wear your grubby clothes, sturdy shoes, sunscreen and gloves, bringing tools labeled with your name a plus.

Cemetery cleaning day MAY 19 at the Mountain Valley Cemetery. For more information call Gary Kelton 281-3765.

Candidates Open Mic Afternoon. The Lt. Governor, Auditor and Public Lands Commisioner will mix, mingle and speak to the public MAY 19 from 2-4p.m. at the Vista Grande Community Center in Sandia Park.

Free film and discussion series examining journalism: Journalism, Democracy and the Informed Citizen is presenting Fake News….Journalism Goes to Hollywood Film and Discussion Series at the Kimo Theater starting MAY 20 at 6 p.m. “The Post” is the first film of the series. The series will run monthly through November followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session. Free. For more information call 633-7374.

Music for the Soul concert at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church, featuring the Arioso Trio, in Edgewood on MAY 20. Reception starts at 2:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 3 p.m. For more information email jnoyer15@gmail.com.

San Pedro Neighborhood Association (SPNA) is sponsoring a spring community BBQ MAY 20 at the SF County Fire Station 4-6p.m. Candidates for District 3 County Commissioner will be present to meet members of the community and address questions regarding community safety.

“Eating Healthy for Weight Loss” class presented by Torrance County Cooperative Extension Service on MAY 21 from 12-1 p.m. Pre-registration is required. torrance@nmsu.edu or 505-544-5433.

Weekly Story Time at the Edgewood Library MAY 23 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. For preschool and kindergarten aged children with parental supervision. For more information call 281-0138.

“Women and Handguns” a handgun training class for all women on MAY 23 at Torrance County Dispatch classroom from 6-8 p.m. Registration is required. Class size is limited, students must be at least 18. For more information contact New Mexico Big Horn Gun Club at 286-8449.

The Edgewood Family History Center is offering classes. “Beginning German Research” on MAY 23 starting at 10:30 a.m. for more information email edgewoodfhc@gmail.com.

Basics of Gardening Series, “Basic Gardening and Setup” at the Edgewood Senior Center on MAY 24. For more information contact Santa Fe County Senior Center Planners at 986-2452 or email ortigoza@santafecountynm.gov.

Art show at La Sala de Galisteo Arts Center. Opening night MAY 26 from 4-7 p.m. Thirty New Mexico artists will be presenting their interpretations of the chair with mixed media. For more information lasaladegalisteo.org.

The Edgewood Community Library Friends Used Book Sale MAY 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Book Barn. For more information contact Nadine at nadine.zab@gmail.com.

Cemetery cleaning day MAY 26 at the Mountain Valley Cemetery. For more information call Gary Kelton 281-3765.

Mountain Valley Cemetery Association’s annual potluck on MAY 28 starting at noon at the Edgewood Community Center. For more information call Gary Kelton 281-3765.

Weekly Story Time at the Edgewood Library MAY 30 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. For preschool and kindergarten aged children with parental supervision. For more information call 281-0138.

Basics of Gardening Series, “Hoop House Construction” at the Edgewood Senior Center on MAY 31. For more information contact Santa Fe County Senior Center Planners at 986-2452 or email ortigoza@santafecountynm.gov.

Music Circle/Jam at the Old Mill Restaurant MAY 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more information email mlifetree@gmail.com.

New Mexico VW Fiesta JUNE 1-3 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Oscar Huber Memorial Ball Park in Madrid. Camping in the ballpark is available. Camping i $30 for the full weekend starting June 1. Participation fee for the car show is $10 or free with camping admission. General admission is $2. For more information visit visitmadridnm.com.

Tip-A-Cop fundraiser event for Special Olympics on JUNE 1 at the East Mountain Grill from 4-8 p.m. Local restaurant will be partnering with local law enforcement agencies. The law enforcement personnel will sever as “celebrity waiters” and their tips will be donated to the Special Olympics.

Basics of Gardening Series, “Hoop House Construction” at the Edgewood Senior Center on JUNE 1. For more information contact Santa Fe County Senior Center Planners at 986-2452 or email ortigoza@santafecountynm.gov.

Open Horse Show JUNE 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Edgewood Equestrian Center. Classes will include horsemanship, barrel racing, reining and more. Visit the events page at wncr.org for registration form and class list.

Trail Work Days. Sandia Ranger District is looking for volunteers to help maintain the trails on JUNE 2 at 9 a.m. Trail work volunteers will be meeting at the Tijeras Ranger Station on NM 337 (S 14). Dress in long pants and wear sturdy shoes. Bring water and snacks. Most workdays last until 3 p.m. For more information contact Jessica May at (505)-281-3304 or jmmay@fs.fed.us.

Meet and Greet Melvin McNeil at an all you can eat pancake breakfast on JUNE 3 from 7-10 a.m. at the Willard Cantina. For more information call 832-4622.

Pint Size Polkas a singing, dancing and education show will be at the Estancia Public Library JUNE 4 at 3p.m. The event will be free and fun for the whole family.

Summer Arts Day Camp JUNE 4-8 from 9 a.m. to noon. $30 per week, kids aged 8-18 welcome, music, art and more. Student interns and a mural project. For more information route66artsalliance.org.

Santa Fe County Open House Meeting on JUNE 5 from 6-8 p.m. at the Edgewood Fire Station. For more information www.santafecountynm.gov or call 995-2737.

Primary Election Day JUNE 5. Go vote. Just do it. Dooooo it.

Medicare and Medicaid assistance from N.M. Aging and Long-Term Services, providing free, unbiased advices JUNE 5 10:30a.m. to 1:30p.m. at Bethel Storehouse in Moriarty. No Appointment needed, call 505-832-6642 for info.

Basics of Gardening Series, “Disease Plant Diagnosis” at the Edgewood Senior Center on JUNE 7. For more information contact Santa Fe County Senior Center Planners at 986-2452 or email ortigoza@santafecountynm.gov.

Legal Resources for the Elderly Program: Legal Workshop at the Edgewood Senior Center on JUNE 7 from 10-11:15 a.m. Then from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. one-on-one consultations. Advance registration is required for the one-on-one consultations. Call 1-800-876-6657 or 505-797-6005.

Walkin N Circles Ranch Jamboree on JUNE 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Walkin N Circles ranch. For more information 286-0779 or visit wncr.org.

Movies in the Park: Spider-Man Homecoming JUNE 9 at Vista Grande Community Center. Free. Bring blankets, chairs and other comfort items. For more information call 468-7500.

“Las 9 Vidas de Maxmillian II” by artist Rebecca Anthony. Opening JUNE 9 from 1-3 p.m. at the Cibola Arts Gallery. For more information call 847-0324.

Medicare and Medicaid assistance from N.M. Aging an Long-Term Services, providing free, unbiased advice, JUNE 11 9:30a.m to noon at the Tijeras Senior Center. No appointment needed, call 505-286-4220 for info.

Summer Arts Day Camp JUNE 11-15 from 9 a.m. to noon. $30 per week, kids aged 8-18 welcome, music, art and more. Student interns and a mural project. For more information route66artsalliance.org.

Medicare and Medicaid assistance from N.M. Aging and Long-Term Services, providing free, unbiased advice JUNE 12 11a.m. to 1p.m. at the Edgewood Senior Center. No appointment needed, call 505-281-2515 for info.

The Edgewood Family History Center is offering classes. “Helpful Websites For Your Family History Research” on JUNE 13 starting at 10:30 a.m. for more information email edgewoodfhc@gmail.com

Movies in the Park: Spider-Man Homecoming JUNE 14 at Vista Grande Community Center. Free. Bring blankets, chairs and other comfort items. For more information call 468-7500.

Acoustic Blues and Brews fest on JUNE 16 from 4-7 p.m. at the MMAC center in Mountainair. Shuffles, blues rocks, rhythm and blue. Original blues by area musicians plus iCreate instructors and students. Enjoy micro brews and local wines. For more information email Karen at virtualasstnm1@gmail.com.

Trail Work Days. Sandia Ranger District is looking for volunteers to help maintain the trails on JULY 21 at 9 a.m. Trail work volunteers will be meeting at the Tijeras Ranger Station on NM 337 (S 14). Dress in long pants and wear sturdy shoes. Bring water and snacks. Most workdays last until 3 p.m. For more information contact Jessica May at (505)-281-3304 or jmmay@fs.fed.us.

The Edgewood Family History Center is offering classes. “Finding Your Elusive Ancestors” on JUNE 27 starting at 10:30 a.m. for more information email edgewoodfhc@gmail.com

Trail Work Days. Sandia Ranger District is looking for volunteers to help maintain the trails on AUGUST 18 at 9 a.m. Trail work volunteers will be meeting at the Tijeras Ranger Station on NM 337 (S 14). Dress in long pants and wear sturdy shoes. Bring water and snacks. Most workdays last until 3 p.m. For more information contact Jessica May at (505)-281-3304 or jmmay@fs.fed.us.

Field of Arts Festival on JULY 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Edgewood Soccer field. Art, authors, live music, dancing, food and raffle. Free. For more information edgewood-nm.gov.

Movies in the Park: Despicable Me 3 at Los Vecinos Community Center JULY 21. Free. Bring blankets, chairs and other comfort items. For more information call 314-0240.

Movies in the Park: Despicable Me 3 at Los Vecinos Community Center JULY 26. Free. Bring blankets, chairs and other comfort items. For more information call 314-0240.

Route 66 Run-Rally-Rock Birthday Celebration for the Town of Edgewood on AUGUST 6. For more information call 760-331-7781.

Trail Work Days. Sandia Ranger District is looking for volunteers to help maintain the trails on SEPTEMBER 15 at 9 a.m. Trail work volunteers will be meeting at the Tijeras Ranger Station on NM 337 (S 14). Dress in long pants and wear sturdy shoes. Bring water and snacks. Most workdays last until 3 p.m. For more information contact Jessica May at (505)-281-3304 or jmmay@fs.fed.us.

Woofstock Pet Expo and Adoption Festival on SEPTEMBER 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Edgewood Soccer Complex. Shot clinic, adoptions, food, live music and animals. Well behaved animals on a leash are welcome. For more information contact the Town of Edgewood at 505-286-4518.

Trail Work Days. Sandia Ranger District is looking for volunteers to help maintain the trails on OCTOBER 20 at 9 a.m. Trail work volunteers will be meeting at the Tijeras Ranger Station on NM 337 (S 14). Dress in long pants and wear sturdy shoes. Bring water and snacks. Most workdays last until 3 p.m. For more information contact Jessica May at (505)-281-3304 or jmmay@fs.fed.us.