A debate between Independent Jarratt Applewhite and Democrat Matthew McQueen, candidates for House District 50, will be held SEPTEMBER 18 at 5:30 p.m. at 1 Hacienda Loop in Santa Fe, hosted by the League of Women Voters. For info contact 505-554-6526.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
MammoVan visit SEPTEMBER 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Edgewood Library, at 171-B State Road 344 in the old Edgewood Elementary School complex. To learn more visit edgewood-nm.gov.
National POW/MIA Recognition Day, SEPTEMBER 21 at Happy Trails RV Campground in Moriarty from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a service at noon.
First show at IndependArt, an exhibition of works by members of the Route 66 Arts Alliance at the office of The Independent, 95 N.M. 344 in Edgewood. Art opening 5 p.m. SEPTEMBER 21 with music and refreshments. For info call 505-286-1212.
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.
High Desert Riders are sponsoring a play day at the Edgewood Equestrian Arena, SEPTEMBER 22. Gates open at 9 a.m., with events starting at 10. Barrel and pole events, broom ball, dribbling, egg and spoon, more. For info contact 681-8080 or email@example.com.
The Torrance County DWI Prevention Program, Torrance County Domestic Violence Program, Torrance County Office of Emergency Management, Partnership for a Healthy Torrance Community, E-Town Fitness and The Independent newspaper are sponsoring the Inaugural Suicide Awareness/Prevention 5k walk/run SEPTEMBER 22. Onsite registration will begin at 7 a.m. at the Estancia Veterans Plaza. Opening ceremonies will begin at 8 a.m., followed by a Silent Walk to honor veterans who have died by suicide. The 5k will begin at 9 a.m. at Lake Arthur Park. Exhibitor space is available and lunch will be provided to participants. Registration is free. For more information, contact 505-705-0332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Moriarty’s annual Pinto Bean Fiesta, SEPTEMBER 22 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., in conjunction with Moriarty High School Homecoming. All ages welcome. For more information, call Brenda at 505-832-4406.
First Annual Convoy of Hope, SEPTEMBER 22, with line-up at Tractor Supply 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Torrance County DWI Prevention Program and the Partnership for a Healthy Torrance Community are hosting a Mental Health First Aid Class on SEPTEMBER 24-25 at the New Mexico National DWI Memorial of Perpetual Tears in Moriarty. This 8-hour class will be held from 1-5 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., respectively. Learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Registration is free. For info contact 505-705-0332 or email@example.com.
High Desert Riders equestrian group meets SEPTEMBER 25 and fourth Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Edgewood Community Center to discuss upcoming trail rides, special events and topics of interest. The public is welcome. For info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Third Annual Bustin’ Clays event, benefits the Greater Edgewood Area Chamber, SEPTEMBER 29 at Founders Ranch. Team-building and networking. Teams of four or individuals. For info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Classes on Women & Handguns start OCTOBER 10, at Torrance County Dispatch classroom, hosted by the Torrance County Sheriff’s office. Free to the women of the community. For info call 505-385-4895.
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 email@example.com.
Estancia Rotary Club’s annual Punkin Chunkin, OCTOBER 20 at Cape Calabaza in Estancia, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Events include a carnival, parade, pumpkin launching contests, pie eating contest and more. Benefits the Rotary Club’s scholarhip fund. For info call 505-615-7059, 505-705-5310 or 505-384-2811, or 505-238-3821.
Edgewood Celtic Games, OCTOBER 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in conjunction with the Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival Association. Bonfire at 6 p.m. sponsored by Edgewood.
First Choice Community Healthcare job fair, OCTOBER 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Choice South Valley Commons.
East Mountain Progressives meet OCTOBER 20 at 2 p.m. at Arby’s in Moriarty. For info call Andrew Homer at 505-459-6236.
East Torrance Soil & Water Conservation District’s 75th Anniversary and annual meeting, NOVEMBER 10 at 5 p.m. at 701 10th Street in Estancia.