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 email@example.com.
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 bernco.gov 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 unityemtns.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“After the Fire” benefit and information fair, AUGUST 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 10 Points General Store. Live music, food, raffle, with 100% of proceeds going to families who lost their homes in the Dog Head Fire. For info on the event, contact tenpointstijeras.com or call 505-281-3091.
East Mountain Dance open house, AUGUST 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. Classes start Aug. 15. For info call 505-281-6141 or visit eastmtndance.com.
Chuckwagon Dinner at western music concert at Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood, AUGUST 13, featuring Holy Water and Whiskey. Reservations by 2 p.m. the day of the concert online at wildlifewest.org or by calling 505-281-7655.
Sandia MX Series Round 3, AUGUST 13-14. For info see sandiamx.com.
Benefit Run to support The Moving Wall, AUGUST 14. Starts at Duke City with registration from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Stops include 66 Gas Station in Sedillo, the Old Tyme Shop on South 14 and Pizza Barn in Edgewood. For info call 505-803-9657.
Free concert with American Idol Finalist Thomas Stringfellow, AUGUST 14 at Crossley Park in Moriarty at 7 p.m. For info visit thepeoplechurch.org.
Class at the Edgewood Family History Center at the LDS Church: My Ancestors are from England? What do I do next? Class is AUGUST 17 at 10:30 a.m.; please RSVP to email@example.com.
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 AL74NM@gmail.com.
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.
Dirty Dash at Wildlife West in Edgewood AUGUST 20. The mud run is a fundraiser for the nature park and includes 12 obstancles and eight mud pits on a 5k run in the park. All ages welcome, costumes encouraged. Showers at the end. Visit thedirtydash.com to register.
Chuckwagon Dinner at western music concert at Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood, AUGUST 20, featuring Holy Water and Whiskey. Reservations by 2 p.m. the day of the concert online at wildlifewest.org or by calling 505-281-7655.
Free legal help via teleconferencing AUGUST 25 from 3 to 6 p.m. with videoconference available in Estancia at the District Courthouse and in Moriarty at the Civic Center. For information contact Aja Brooks at 505-814-5033.
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 mountainairsunflowerfestival.org or look for the event on Facebook.
42nd Annual Southwest Pickers Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival, AUGUST 27 at Wildlife West in Edgewood from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Music, workshops, jam sessions, instruments and band contests, free camping and activities for all ages. Get tickets at southwestpickers-festival.org.
First Responders Appreciation Event, AUGUST 27 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the McGrane Safety Complex. Food provided by Burger Boy. Talk with police, firefighters and rescue personnel and meet your local businesses. Hosted by the East Mountain Chamber of Commerce. 281-1999.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
RETRO 66 working group meeting, SEPTEMBER 1 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Edgewood Community Center. Projects include Midway Trading Post cleanup, license plate wall, planning for 66 on 66 in 2019. For information call 505-286-4518.
Chuckwagon Dinner at western music concert at Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood, SEPTEMBER 3, featuring Watermelon Mountain Jug Band. Reservations by 2 p.m. the day of the concert online at wildlifewest.org or by calling 505-281-7655.
American Legion Riders Chapter 28 meets SEPTEMBER 7 and first Wednesdays at Chili Hills restaurant in Moriarty at 7 p.m. For mor info call 505-900-6765 or 505-803-9657.
Sandia MX Series Round 4, SEPTEMBER 10-11. For info see sandiamx.com.
Ancient Symbols, Ancient Places, a multi-media artistic experience in historic culture, SEPTEMBER 23-25 at Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. $350 includes motel stay and meals. Art workshops and tours of two sites in Salinas Missions. For information contact email@example.com.
Harvest Festival at Old Windmill Dairy in Estancia, SEPTEMBER 24-25. Pumpkin painting, hay rides, treasure hunt, harvest treats, arts and crafts. For details see theoldwindmilldairy.com.
Sandia MX Series Round 5, OCTOBER 15-16. For info see sandiamx.com.
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