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

“Mountainair’s Sun,” art show at Cibola Arts Gallery, with opening reception AUGUST 6 from 1-4 p.m.

Route 66 Run, Rally, Rock celebration in Edgewood, AUGUST 6. Parade, business expo, game booths, performers, food and fireworks. Most events at Rich Ford in Edgewood. For info call 760-331-7781.

Torrance County Fair horse show entries, 7 a.m., show starts 8 a.m. on AUGUST 6.

CERT Garage Sale AUGUST 6, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 27 Vista Verde Way in Edgewood. Money raised will help CERT and DART continue operations. For info call 505-228-1558.

Rich Ford Car Show, AUGUST 7 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free tool box giveaway. All makes and models welcome. For information call 505-459-2358.

Benefits Counselor will be at Tijeras Senior Center AUGUST 8, 10 to 11:30 a.m., call 286-4220 for info.

Review the preliminary draft plan for management of the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands, AUGUST 9 at East Mountain High School in Sandia Park, from 6 to 8 p.m. For information, call 505-346-3812 or email

Torrance County Fair, Red Barn exhibits open AUGUST 9 through Saturday, hours TBA. 4 p.m. Little Miss, Miss and Queen contest. 6 p.m. goat roping entries, 6:30 p.m. goat roping.

Torrance County Fair, dairy goat and pygmy goat show, indoor exhibits closed for judging, commercial booths open, market goat show, market lamb show, AUGUST 10.

Enter floriculture exhibits at the Torrance County Fair AUGUST 10 from 1-5 p.m. at the fairgrounds. For information on how, call 505-832-4558 or email

Torrance County Fair, AUGUST 11: Market swine show, rabbit and poultry show, dairy heifer show, heifer and steer show.

Meeting on the next phase of improvements at Carlito Springs Open Space, AUGUST 11 at the McGrane Safety Complex in Tijeras at 6 p.m. For more info visit and search for “open space.”

Torrance County Fair, AUGUST 12: Booster show and pet parade, at 9 a.m.; mini horse and donkey show, 11 a.m.; shepherds and sheep wool lead and cotton extravaganza; awards program with dessert reception to follow starts at 5:30 p.m.

Star Party at Gran Quivira, AUGUST 12 starting at dark. Perseids will be in “outburst” with meteors at a rate of 150 or 200 meteors per hour. Meet at the visitor center at 7 p.m. for a sunset tour of the missions, with the star party starting at 9 p.m. For info call 505-847-2770.

Torrance County Fair, AUGUST 13: 9 a.m., parade lineup, 10 parade starts; 11:15 a.m. BBQ lunch sponsored by Torrance County 4-H Council at the Torrance County Fairgrounds, 8 p.m. to midnight, Country & Western dance at Estancia Community Center, $5 per person.

Estancia Valley Friends of NRA banquet will be AUGUST 13 at 6 p.m. at the Moriarty Civic Center. For info, 505-503-9889.

Second Saturday Community Coffeehouse features headliner Seth Hoffman and opening act Stephy Pierce for a free concert AUGUST 13 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Edgewood. For info, call 505-286-1203, visit or email

“After the Fire” benefit and information fair, AUGUST 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 10 Points General Store. For info on the event, contact or call 505-281-3091.

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

American Legion Post 74 and Auxiliary, meets AUGUST 19 or third Fridays, 6 p.m. at the Lions Club in Moriarty. For info, 505-803-9657 or

A Day of Reaching Out to Our Communities—Edgewood’s annual First Responders and Safety Fair, AUGUST 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rich Ford. Please RSVP by AUGUST 12 to reserve a space. 505-281-5717.

Mountainair Sunflower Festival, AUGUST 26-27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art, jazz, refreshments, more. On AUGUST 26, 5-8 p.m. at Mountain Arts on Broadway, wine tasting, art opening and live music. Donations to benefit MMAC building fund. On AUGUST 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., events at Dr. Saul Community Center and Mountain Arts on Broadway. Live entertainment, food booths, arts and crafts, sunflower hat contest, art raffle and more. Visit or look for the event on Facebook.

Healthy Foods Market, free produce for registered clients of Bethel Storehouse, AUGUST 27, 10 a.m.-1p.m. For info call 505-832-6642.

Santa Fe County is hosting community meetings to review its SLDC, Sustainable Land Development Code, including a meeting in Edgewood AUGUST 30 at the Edgewood Fire Station, from 6-7 p.m. For info call 505-986-6215 or email

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

Sandia MX Series Round 5, OCTOBER 15-16. For info see