Read to the Dogs, MAY 11 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.

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.

Celebrating the third generation of ownership at RV Sales, free seminars, free food, and more, MAY 13 at 11 a.m., ribbon cutting MAY 14 at 11 a.m. For info and a full schedule, visit

International Migratory Bird Day at Quarai on MAY 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bird walk, coffee and mingling, a picnic and bird talk, a presentation, followed by awards and more. All day, coffee and cookies. For info call 505-847-2290.

Water Harvesting Workshop, MAY 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Claunch Pinto SWCD. Active and passive water catchment systems.

Estancia Valley Youth Athletics, opening day activities include a parade at 9 a.m. MAY 14 and a carnival MAY 15 in the Pizza 9 parking lot in Moriarty.

Second Saturday Community Coffeehouse at Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Edgewood on MAY 14. Performances by Dennis Russell and Merlettes. For info call 505-286-1203.

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.

Garden Seed Swap, MAY 14 at the Edgewood Soil and Water Conservation District building, 10:30 a.m. top noon. Please RSVP at

Torrance County Home Visiting Program invites parents and toddlers up to age three to meet at Moriarty City Park MAY 19 to plant flowers. A light picnic meal will be served. Supplies provided, free. RSVP to 505-544-4740.

Republican Party of Torrance County hosts its Lincoln Day Dinner, MAY 19 at the Moriarty Civic Center, 6-10 p.m. Individual $60, couples $100, table for eight, $400. For info 505-252-0582 or

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 Community Library’s summer reading program registration, MAY 23 to JUN. 6. Free 8-week summer program features arts and crafts, speakers, activities and more. Activities start JUN. 7. For information, contact the library at 505-281-0138.

Star Gazing at Sandia Mountain Natural History Center, 6 – 9:30 p.m. MAY 25, presented by the Space Science Department of the Museum of Natural History and the Albuquerque Astronomical Society. For info call 505-281-5259.

Sandia MX Mud Bog Pt Series Race, MAY 28. For info see

Meet the Candidates, a forum jointly hosted by the Torrance County Democrats and Republican parties, MAY 28 at Dr. Saul Community Building in Mountainair. Potluck and meet & greet 2-3 p.m., Q&A 3-4 p.m. For questions, 505-440-9715 or 505-252-0582.

American Legion Riders Chapter 28 meets JUN. 1 and first Wednesdays at Chili Hills restaurant in Moriarty at 7 p.m. For mor info call 505-900-6765 or 505-803-9657.

A Bunch of Characters Drama presents dinner theater, “Murder Among the Mateys,” JUN. 3-4 at Covenant of Grace Church in Edgewood. For info call 505-832-9364.

Kay’s RV Camp with a Cause, benefits Paws & Stripes, JUN. 3-6 at American RV Park in Albuquerque. For info call 505-220-5796 or visit

Save Our Pets fundraiser and craft fair, JUN. 4 at 3416 Old Route 66, Moriarty, 9 to 3. Proceeds benefit a local animal shelter. For info call 832-6287.

Estancia Mile Long Yard Sale, JUN. 4, set up along Main Street. Free, all vendors welcome.

Geology Day at Sandia Mountain Natural History Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. JUN. 4 with a geology presentation at 10 a.m. For info, call 505-281-5259.

Sandia MX Series Round 1, JUN. 11-12. For info see

Edgewood 4th of July Field of Arts Festival, JUL. 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For info on booths, call 505-414-1292.

Sandia MX Series Round 2, JUL. 9-10. For info see

Jimbo’s live music JUN. 12 and second Sundays, 3 – 6 p.m. at Lazy Lizard in Cedar Crest. For info call 505-281-2313..

Lizards, Snakes, and More, presentation by the NM Herpetological Society, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sandia Mountain Natural History Center, JUL. 16. For info call 505-281-5259.

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

Public Open House at Sandia Mountain Natural History Center, AUG. 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a wilflower walk at 9 a.m. and an ecology hike at 10 a.m. For info call 505-281-5259.

Sandia MX Series Round 3, AUG. 13-14. For info see

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

Sandia MX Series Round 4, SEP. 10-11. For info see

Sandia MX Series Round 5, featured template. For info see