Read to the Dogs, APR. 20 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.

Sandia Mountain Natural History Center presents Art in the Forest, APR. 20 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Cedar Crest. Celebrate the symbiotic relationship between art and science with a 5th grade student art show. 505-281-5259.

MESD federal program community meeting, APR. 20 at 5 p.m. at the Edgewood Elementary library. For info 505-832-4471.

Open studio at Mountain Arts on Broadway in Mountainair, APR. 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. where resident artists Rebecca Anthony and Tomás Wolff will be hosting visitors.

Infill annexation hearing, at the Edgewood Community Center, 10 a.m. on APR. 22, hosted by the Municipal Boundary Commission. For info call 505-281-4518.

Bookbinding workshop at Mountain Arts on Broadway in Mountainair, APR. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Cost is $35. For info contact

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

Dance 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, 10 to 6 both days. 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

Open house to review draft plan of the Mountainair Town Square, APR. 28, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Mountainair High School Library. A short presentation will begin at 5:30. For info contact Charlie at 505-471-4218.

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 2-5 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.

American Legion Post 74 and Auxiliary, meets MAY 20 or third Fridays, 6 p.m. at the Lions Club in Moriarty. For info, 505-803-9657 or

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

Edgewood Music Festival at Wildlife West Nature Park, JUL. 28-31. For info call 505-281-7655 or email

Mountainair Sunflower Festival, AUG. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art, jazz, refreshments, more.