Cedar Crest Farmers Market will be AUG. 26 and Wednesdays, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at Mountain Christian Church. Call Bob, 269-1577.
East Mountain and Estancia Valley weight loss surgery support group, AUG. 26 at Edgewood Acupuncture Wellness, 5:30 p.m. For info call 505-832-6131.
Torrance County Commission regular meeting, AUG. 26 at the county building in Estancia, 9 a.m. For info call 505-246-4725.
Moriarty City Council, meets 7:30 p.m. at the Moriarty Civic Center AUG. 26. Call 505-832-4406 for details.
Alzheimer’s Awareness Day at Tinkertown, AUG. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Resources by Comfort Keepers. All admissions that day donated to N.M. Alzheimer’s Association. For info call 505-515-0001, 505-980-4439, 505-281-5233 or 505-266-4473.
Bethel Community Storehouse growers market, AUG. 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. Call 505-832-6642 for info.
Mountainair Sunflower Festival, featuring Iraqi oud master and composer Rahim AlHaj, Le Chat Lunatique, Rye Creek and other entertainment AUG. 28-29. Artist booths, wine tasting, sunflower hat contest, food, more. For information, look for Mountainair Sunflower Festival on Facebook.
Edgewood Farmers Market, AUG. 29 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at Tractor Supply. Call Bob, 269-1577.
Mountainair Farmers Market, AUG. 29 from 9 to 1. Call Rebecca at 847-4084.
Wild West Fest in Old Galisteo, AUG. 29. Includes barrel races, carnival games, auctions, shopping, food, live performances by the N.M. Gunfighters, Longmire star Cassidy Freeman and more. Gates open at 3 – 9 p.m. For tickets visit eventbrite.com.
Estancia Valley school supply benefit run, AUG. 29, first bike out 11 a.m., last bike out 1 p.m., from starting point Quarai Ruins in Punta de Agua. Endpoint is American Legion Post 22 in Estancia. For info 910-988-5098 or [email protected]
Annual RGMDA Old Timers All Breed Horse Show, AUG. 29-30 at Edgewood’s equestrian arena. Show office opens at 8 a.m. For info, visit rgmda.com or call 505-288-8442 or 505-264-6421.
Sandia MX in Moriarty has a motocross track, mini track, mud bog pit and off-road track for racing enthusiasts. Motocross race days are AUG. 30 and OCT. 18. Visit sandiamx.com for info.
Sen. Tom Udall staffers at the Moriarty Civic Center, 2:30 to 4 p.m. AUG. 31. Bring questions about veterans’ issues, social security, immigration, passports and more.
Sandia Mountain Lions Club meets SEP. 1 and first Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Call 505-321-4403 for info.
Benefits counselors from NM Aging and Long Term Services will be at Bethel Community Storehouse in Moriarty, SEP. 1 from 11-1. No signup needed. Call 832-6642.
Family Game Night at Moriarty Community Library, SEP. 1 and Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. 832-2513.
Edgewood town council, SEP. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Edgewood Community Center. Call 505-286-4518 for details.
East Mountain Chamber of Commerce luncheon, SEP. 3 at Los Vecinos Community Center, at 11:30 a.m. Business meeting follows. On the agenda is whether to dissolve the chamber. RSVP to [email protected]
Green chile roasting by Estancia FFA, SEP. 4-5 at the Old Mill Restaurant in Estancia. Advance orders available. FFA will also be selling Thomas Farms corn and watermelons.
Moriarty City Council, meets 7:30 p.m. at the Moriarty Civic Center SEP. 9 Call 505-832-4406 for details.
St. Vincent de Paul mobile pantry, SEP. 10 and second Thursdays at 11 a.m. at 205 Girard in Moriarty. 832-6655.
Fall drama class for kids ages 7 and up by East Mountain Centre for Theatre starts SEP. 10 and runs through Nov. 12. Call with questions to 505-681-8376 or email [email protected]
Blood drive at Soberfest, SEP. 12 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Moriarty Civic Center. Call Billie at 505-832-4495 to sign up.
Benefits Counselor from the NM Aging and Long Term Services Department will be at the Tijeras Senior Center, 10-11:30 a.m., SEP. 14. No signup needed. Call 286-4220.
Edgewood town council, SEP. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Edgewood Community Center. Call 505-286-4518 for details.
Open Mic Night at the Moriarty Community Library, SEP. 19 and third Saturdays from 3 to 5 p.m. Contact 505-832-2513 for info.
Mountain Fest at Scissors Village, with local crafters, artists and small businesses, SEP. 20. For info contact [email protected]
High Desert Riders, an equine riding club in Edgewood, meets SEP. 22 and fourth Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Edgewood Community Center. For info call 505-977-1246 or visit highdesertriders.com.
East Mountain Women’s Conference, “Be Still, Be Filled,” SEP. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. At East Mountain Vineyard Church. Registration $20. For info call 505-948-0900 or 505-235-6611.
Ladies Armed Shooting Society of the N.M. Big Horn Gun Club has a shoot SEP. 26 and fourth Saturdays monthly. Contact Karma at 505-286-8449 for info.
Music and Art for the Soul, SEP. 27 at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, a live multi-media music presentation with songs about cowboys, the Oregon Trail, the railroad, Lewis & Clark and more. Starts at 2:30 p.m. For info contact [email protected]
Moriarty Gardening Club meets SEP. 28 and fourth Mondays at members’ homes. Contact 505-832-4558 for info.
Mountain Fest at Scissors Village, with local crafters, artists and small businesses, . For info contact [email protected]
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 [email protected]