Read to the Dogs, APR. 13 and Wednesdays, 1 – 2 p.m., at East Mountain Library in Tijeras. Children of all ages to practice reading out loud to therapy dogs. No registration required. For info, 505-281-8508.

American Legion Post 74 and Auxiliary, meets APR. 15 or third Fridays at the Lions Club in Moriarty. For info, 505-803-9657 or

The Albuquerque Astronomical Society (TAAS) hosts a star gazing party at the Edgewood Community Library APR. 15 from 8 to 10 p.m. For info visit

Family Health & Safety Fair, APR. 16 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Moriarty High School Gym. Free, all ages, door prizes, followed by CNMEC annual meeting at 11 a.m.

Moriarty High School’s spring indoor mercado, APR. 16-17 at the Moriarty High School gym. Supports athletics department. Booths available; for info call 505-832-5951.

Free history event by the East Mountain Historical Society, featuring a talk by film historian Jeff Berg about films made along iconic Route 66, APR. 17 at the historic church in Tijeras. Free. For info visit

Torrance County 50+ Games, APR. 23 at Mountainair Elementary School for pickleball, singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. For info contact 847-0402.

dance partyDance Party at Arthur Park in Estancia, sponsored by the Torrance County DWI Program and The Independent, APR. 23, 5-9 p.m., free.

Master Gardener volunteers answer gardening and composting questions, APR. 23 from 10 to 3 at the East Mountain Library in Tijeras, and second and fourth Saturdays through August. For information visit

Family Discovery Day, APR. 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the LDS Church in Edgewood. To register visit

10th Annual Authors for Literacy, APR. 23 at the Moriarty Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For info call 505-832-2513.

Kite Festival, APR. 23-24 at Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood. Kite flying, contests, prizes, demonstrations, vendors. Free to the public and to vendors. For info call 505-281-7655.

High Desert Harp Ensemble will bring seven harpists and one flutist to Holy Cross Episcopal Church APR. 24 for the spring “Music and Art for the Soul” concert and art show. Works by J.S. Bach, George Frederic Handel, Gabriel Faure, and several from Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Spain, Mexico and Bolivia. Reception at 2 p.m. where oil paintings will be displayed and offered for sale. Free. For info

Torrance County 50+ Games, APR. 30 at Dr. Saul Community Center in Mountainair for badminton singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. For info contact 847-0402.

Mountainair Gymkhana Rodeo, MAY 1, also June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23. Events for all ages from kids to adults. At the Mountainair Rodeo Grounds. For more information, contact Tana at 505-220-0123.

Deadline for applications to diabetes camp for kids in Torreón in July is MAY 1. Some assistance may be available. For info visit or call 505-440-9555 or 505-286-6267.

Class at Edgewood Family History Center at the LDS Church in Edgewood, “Adding Memories to your Family Search Family Tree,” MAY 4 at 10 a.m. For info,

Torrance County 50+ Games, MAY 7 at City Park in Moriarty for horsehoes tournament. For info contact 847-0402.

Fiesta Primavera, a celebration of Hispanic culture at Mountain Arts on Broadway in Mountainair, MAY 7 from 1-5 p.m. with music, storytelling, food and vendors. Free. For info visit

Jimbo’s live music MAY 8 and second Sundays, 3 – 6 p.m. at Lazy Lizard in Cedar Crest. For info call 505-281-2313.

Free gardening class, “Gardening with the Schwebachs,” MAY 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel Community Storehouse in Moriarty. Bring plants and seeds to trade.

Torrance County 50+ Games, MAY 14 at Estancia High School for track and field events. For info contact 847-0402.

Free movie night MAY 14 at East Mountain Vineyard Church in Edgewood. “War Room” is the feature movie, with free popcorn. Starts at 6 p.m. Free. Call 505-948-0900 for information.

Grand opening celebration of Mountain Arts on Broadway in Mountainair, 1-4 p.m. on MAY 21, with open house, refreshments and an art exhibit. For info visit