Route 66 Arts Alliance, JAN. 12, 6 p.m., at Edgewood Community Center. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Los Vecinos Community Center Modeling Club begins, JAN. 13, 2:30 – 4:30 ages 8 – 14. Weekly through May 18, $10 / month. For more information contact Los Vecinos at 505-314-0240.
Prescribed burn planned for Cedar Crest in the Sandia Ranger District starting JAN. 13. Smoke may be visible. For more info call 505-281-3304.
Mountainair Chamber of Commerce Meeting, JAN. 13, 6 p.m. at Monzano Mountain Arts Building, Mountainair. For more information contact Mountainair Chamber of Commerce, 505-847-3490 or discovermountainairnm.com.
Weekly story time, JAN. 13, 10:30 a.m. at the Edgewood Community Library. Theme: Fire Prevention “Stop, Drop, Roll”. The Santa Fe Fire Dept. teaches fire safety to pre-schoolers in 4 lessons. For more information contact 505-281-0138 or edgewood-nm.gov.
Moriarty City Council meets JAN. 13 at 7:30 p.m., also second and fourth Wednesdays at the Moriarty Council Chambers, Civic Center. For more information call 505-832-4406.
Torrance County Commission meets JAN. 13 at 9 a.m., also second and fourth Wednesdays at the Torrance County Courthouse. For more information call 505-246-4725.
Organizing Your Genealogy, JAN. 20, 10:30 a.m., at the Edgewood Family History Center, Edgewood LDS Church. For more information contact email@example.com.
Moriarty Planning & Zoning meets DEC. 21 at 7 p.m. also every third Tuesday at the Moriarty Council Chambers, Civic Center. 505-832-4406.
CCC Camps in the Sandias, JAN. 17, 2 p.m., Dirk Van Hart speaks on the topic at the East Mountain Historical Society. Old Tijeras Church next to the East Mountain Branch Library. For more information contact www.eastmountainhistory.org.
The Estancia Board of Trustees will meet JAN. 18 and first and third Mondays, 6:15 p.m. at Town Hall, 513 Williams Ave, Estancia. Call 505-384-2709 or townofestancia.com for details.
14th Annual Sandia Mountain Snow Shoe Race, JAN. 23, 10 a.m. All ages and ability, limited to 150 participants. For more information and registration contact sandiasnowshoe.com.
East Mountain Chamber of Commerce Winter Celebration Networking Event, JAN. 23, 5 – 7 p.m. Los Vecinos Community Center. For more information contact EMCC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Town Square Design Workshop, JAN. 23, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Manzano Mountain Arts Building, Mountainair. For more information contact Mountainair Chamber of Commerce, 505-847-3490 or discovermountainairnm.com.
Senior Center Game Night, JAN. 30, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at McIntosh Senior Center Club. Donations, volunteers, local musicians welcome. For more information contact 505-384-2636.
9th Annual Chile Challenge, JAN. 31, after the annual meeting at Holy Cross Episcopal Church. For more information contact email@example.com.
EMIFPA comprehensive educational series begins, FEB. 6, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.. Discuss wildfire issues and concerns, program includes a mock evacuation center check in for both people and animals, fire weather predictions for the 2016 fire season, prescribed fire methodologies, and preparedness planning, more. Lunch provided free, takes place regardless of weather conditions, At Vista Grande Community Center. R.S.V.P. required, reply to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information EMIFPA on Facebook, emifpa.org, or email@example.com.
Book Barn sale, FEB. 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Edgewood Community Library. All profits directly benefit the Edgewood Community Library. For more information contact 505-281-0138 or edgewood-nm.gov.
Second Saturday Community Coffee House, FEB. 13, 6 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Edgewood. Featuring music by Oscar Butler. Free admission, donations appreciated. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or unityemtns.org.
All-you-can-eat matanza-style meal, at American Legion Post 22 in Estancia. $8 donations per plate, age 5 and under free. Food served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until it’s gone. Benefits the Torrance County Honey Badgers 4-H Club. Includes a cooking contest. For info contact Victoria at 505-705-5252 or Lillian at 505-705-5080.
“Summon Your Muse” writing contest deadline, MAR. 19, Moriarty Community Library. Contest for different age groups from children to adult. For more information including rules and entry forms contact Moriarty Community Library at 505-832-2513 or on facebook.com.
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