The Independent

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. Dress in long pants and wear sturdy shoes. Bring water and snacks. Most workdays last until 3 p.m. For more information contact 505-281-3304 or jmmay@fs.fed.us.

Volunteers needed for Mountainair Library Grounds Clean-up Day, AUGUST 18 from 8 a.m. to noon. Bring gloves and gardening tools. Coffee and cookies for volunteers.

Dirty Dash Mud Run, AUGUST 18 at Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For tickets and info, see secure.thedirtydash.com.

Back to School Fun Horse Show at Edgewood Equestrian Arena AUGUST 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For info call 505-286-0779 or visit wncr.org.

Schwebach Farm 50th Anniversary Sweet Corn Festival and Family Dinner in the Field, AUGUST 18. For info call 505-832-6171.

Third annual First Responders Dinner, AUGUST 18 at the Moriarty Lions Club, 5-9 p.m., in honor of the men and women who keep the community safe. For info call Karen at 228-547-3621.

Edgewood Public Safety Day, AUGUST 18 at Rich Ford in Edgewood, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Explore police and fire vehicles, and meet police officers and firefighters. Free family fun.

Custom Car Show, AUGUST 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Old Tyme Shop on South 14. Hot rods, customs, classics, motorcycles, muscle cars, with awards for each class. Space is limited. Call 505-281-3892 to pre-register.

Celebration of life for Sid Counts at Old Tyme Shop at 10786 Hwy. 337, AUGUST 19 at 3 p.m. For info call 505-281-3892.

Edgewood parks and recreation advisory committee, AUGUST 21 at the new town office in the Edgewood Elementary School complex at 6:30 p.m. For info, 505-286-4518.

Mountainair Sunflower Festival kicks off with an art opening and live Jazz, featuring beer and wine AUGUST 24, from 5-8 p.m. at MMAC Building in Mountainair. Benefits the Manzano Mountain Arts Council building fund.

Estancia Library school supply drive, through AUGUST 24, benefitting Estancia students. Drop off pencils, mechanical pencils, folders, dividers, binders, highlighters, crayons, glue, paper, backpacks and colored pencils at the library. For info call 505-384-9655.

Mountainair Sunflower Festival, AUGUST 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MMAC Center and in downtown Mountainair, featuring live entertainment, arts and crafts, sunflower hat contest, juried art show, children’s activities, food vendors, art raffle.

Chuckwagon Dinner Show at Wildlife West Nature Park, 6 p.m. AUGUST 25. Dinner and music, plus admission to the park, is $27 for adults, $25 for seniors, $12 for children 5-11 and free for kids 4 and under. Reservations required. Call 505-281-7655.

The Edgewood Community Library Friends used book sale, AUGUST 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Book Barn. Used books, CDs, DVDs, and audio books. For info, nadine.zab@gmail.com.

New Mexico Short Line Railroads, presented by Frederick Friedman, and hosted by the Moriarty Historical Society and Museum and the Historical Society of New Mexico at the Moriarty Civic Center, AUGUST 25 at 1 p.m. Free. For info call 505-832-0839.

Estancia Public Library after-school children’s program, and preschool storytime, with registration from AUGUST 27 to SEPTEMBER 7. Spaces limited. Free. For info call 505-384-9655.

Chuckwagon Dinner Show at Wildlife West Nature Park, 6 p.m. SEPTEMBER 1. Dinner and music, plus admission to the park, is $27 for adults, $25 for seniors, $12 for children 5-11 and free for kids 4 and under. Reservations required. Call 505-281-7655.

East Mountain Toastmasters meets, SEPTEMBER 5 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at the Coldwell Banker conference room at 12024 North 14 in Cedar Crest. Call 862-216-5891 for info. Guests welcome.

Public meeting to discuss the BLM 248-acre Section 34 open space Edgewood has been leasing for recreational purposes, SEPTEMBER 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the new town council chambers in the Edgewood Elementary complex. For info call 505-286-4518.

Schwebach Farm Dinner in the Field, featuring chef Daniel Puccini from Roots Farm Cafe, SEPTEMBER 8. For info call 505-832-6171.

The Edgewood Community Library Friends used book sale, SEPTEMBER 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Book Barn. At the North end of the Edgewood Community Library. For info, contact Nadine at nadine.zab@gmail.com.

End of Summer Car Show, SEPTEMBER 8 at the Vaughn Fire Station from 12-4 p.m. Over 25 trophies plus a grand prize. Food, music and giveaways. All makes and models. For info contact Tony Jaramillo at 505-459-2358.

20th Annual (and final) Run for the Beans SEPTEMBER 8. Cash awards for anyone who beats the course record, and other prizes. Money raised benefits veterans. Entries locally by calling 505-384-5039. Start registration 6:30 a.m., race starts at 8. Breakfast provided. Prizes, drawings, and premiums for racers. All welcome. 80+ free entry. 5K, 10k, 1.5 mile walk fun run.

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. Dress in long pants and wear sturdy shoes. Bring water and snacks. Most workdays last until 3 p.m. For more information contact 505-281-3304 or jmmay@fs.fed.us.

An opening reception for the show, “Jewelry Harvest,” featuring artists Ray Darnell, Rebecca Anthony, and Mary Schultz, will be held at Cibola Arts Gallery in Mountainair SEPTEMBER 15, from 1-3 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and artists will be present. For info, call 505-847-0324.

East Mountain Toastmasters meets, SEPTEMBER 19 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at the Coldwell Banker conference room at 12024 North 14 in Cedar Crest. Call 862-216-5891 for info. Guests welcome.

Greater Edgewood Area Chamber’s third Thursday lunch meeting at Sandia Labs Federal Credit Union, SEPTEMBER 20. For info email director@edgewoodchambernm.com.

Woofstock Pet Expo and Adoption Festival on SEPTEMBER 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Edgewood Soccer Comple. 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.

The Edgewood Community Library Friends used book sale, SEPTEMBER 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Book Barn. At the North end of the Edgewood Community Library. For info, contact Nadine at nadine.zab@gmail.com.

First Annual Convoy of Hope, SEPTEMBER 22, with line-up on the loop behind O’Reilly’s in Edgewood at 6:30 p.m., and ending at Sierra Blanca Brewery for dinner by Pizza 9, including a dessert bar. $10 entry benefits the 4th Annual Starlit Night. Hosted by Estancia Valley Hands of Hope. For info 505-267-0031 or evhandsofhope@gmail.com.

Second Annual Taste of the East Mountains at Legacy Church in Edgewood, a benefit for the East Mountain Regional Chamber of Commerce, on SEPTEMBER 29. Samples of locally produced goodies. Details TBA. For more, email info@eastmountainchamber.com.

Third Annual Bustin’ Clays event, benefits the Greater Edgewood Area Chamber, SEPTEMBER 29 at Founders Ranch. Team-building and networking. For info, director@edgewoodchambernm.com.

Paa-ko Fine Artists Art Show, OCTOBER 6-7 at the Paa-ko Community Center in Sandia Park, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact 505-620-0771 for info.

Western Prairie Vintage Tea, OCTOBER 14 from 1-4 p.m. at the Moriarty Civic Center. Light, sweet and savory refreshments, entertainment, vintage portrait and keepsake. Don your best vintage vintage western apparel for hat and costume contest. $20, or $18 early bird price. RSVP by Sept. 29. Benefits the Moriarty Historical Society & Museum. For info call 505-832-0839 or 505-832-2513.

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. Dress in long pants and wear sturdy shoes. Bring water and snacks. Most workdays last until 3 p.m. For more information 505-281-3304 or jmmay@fs.fed.us.

East Torrance Soil & Water Conservation District’s 75th Anniversary and annual meeting, NOVEMBER 10 at 5 p.m. at 701 10th Street in Estancia.