Estancia FFA’s annual chile roast, SEPTEMBER 2 at the Old Mill Restaurant in Estancia. Pre-orders for $32. To order call 505-918-0515 or 505-206-2873.

Family Fun Night at the Edgewood Library, SEPTEMBER 2 from 6-8 p.m. Abstract coloring, with lots of coloring pages and sharpies in every color. For info call 505-281-0138.

Harvest Festival at Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood, SEPTEMBER 3-4. Opens with tractor parade Saturday at 9 a.m.; includes Heart of NM Fiber Gathering. Chuckwagon Dinner Saturday at 7 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. wildlife tours, tractor and machinery displays, artists and food vendors. Tractor games at 2 p.m. For info call 281-7655 or visit wildlifewest.org.

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.

Reception and gallery opening at Johnsons of Madrid Gallery, SEPTEMBER 3 from 3-5 p.m. For info call 505-471-1054.

Arts & Crafts Market, SEPTEMBER 3 at Country Friends Antiques, Moriarty. Looking for artists and craftspeople to sell their own art. To apply call 505-218-4310.

Quarai Ruins on SEPTEMBER 3: 3 p.m. at the picnic area, animal pelts on display and junior ranger activities; at 3:30 p.m. a kid-friendly tour of the ruins. After the tour, Build Your Own Lego church and a corn grinding challenge. At 6 p.m., evening birding, sunset photography and searching for owls. For info call 505-847-2400 or 505-847-2770.

Medicare benefits counselor will be at Bethel Storehouse, SEPTEMBER 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 505-832-6642 for info.

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.

Class at the Edgewood Family History Center at the LDS Church, “Writing your own obituary? Six words to describe yourself,” SEPTEMBER 7 at 10:30 a.m. For info email [email protected]

East Mountain Chamber of Commerce hosts How to Use Constant Contact in business, SEPTEMBER 7 from 9-11 a.m. at Automated Systems in Cedar Crest. RSVP by Sept. 2 for the seminar to [email protected]

Book Barn Sale, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on SEPTEMBER 10 at the Edgewood Library. For info call 505-281-0138.

Sporting Clays Shoot for Kids, hosted by the Moriarty Rotary Club, SEPTEMBER 10 at 9:30 a.m. at Founders Ranch in Edgewood. Free and shotguns and ammunition will be provided. For info call 505-250-1938 or 505-250-3200.

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

Open mic and music circle SEPTEMBER 10 at Mountain Arts on Broadway in Mountainair, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Coffee and refreshments provided. For info [email protected]animals.com.

Medicare benefits counselor will be at the Tijeras Senior Center, SEPTEMBER 12 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Call 505-286-4220 for info.

Explore Secular Buddhism and Humanism through a series of classes to be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Edgewood. Dates are SEPTEMBER 13 and 27, OCTOBER 11 and 25, and NOVEMBER 8 and 22. The classes will be held from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at 1 Deanna Lane in Edgewood. For information call 505-344-8930 or 505-999-8595, or email [email protected]

“Exploring the Archaeological Resources of the Southwest,” a lecture by David Grant Noble, SEPTEMBER 13 at the Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras at 6:30 p.m. For info, [email protected]

American Legion Post 74 and Auxiliary, meets SEPTEMBER 16 or third Fridays, 6 p.m. at the Lions Club in Moriarty. For info, 505-803-9657 or [email protected].

Meditation retreat featuring Toni Packer, SEPTEMBER 17 at the Wat Center in Albuquerque, 2-5 p.m. For info call 505-281-0684.

Huge Yard Sale SEPTEMBER 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Edgewood. For info call 505-281-5413.

De Profundis concert at Quarai Mission Ruins, SEPTEMBER 18 at 3 p.m. Director David Poole and the a cappella men’s ensemble present “Songs of the Elements.” Free. In case of rain, the concert will be held at Mountain Arts on Broadway in Mountainair.

Sandia Mountain Bear Fair, SEPTEMBER 18, 1 – 4 p.m. at Anasazi Fields Winery in Placitas. Sponsored by Bernalillo County Open Space. For info call 505-314-0398.

Holy Cross Episcopal Church’s Music and Art for the Soul, SEPTEMBER 18, reception to meet the artists at 2:30 p.m., concert at 3 p.m. Features Buffalo Bill Boycott and Dr. Jo (Flower of the Prairie) with a multi-media performance. For info [email protected].

Class at the Edgewood Family History Center at the LDS Church, “Common Genealogy Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them,” SEPTEMBER 21 at 10:30 a.m. For info email [email protected]

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 protected].

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.

East Mountain Regional Trails Council meeting, SEPTEMBER 27 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras. For info, [email protected]

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

Holy Cross Craft Fair seeking crafters for its event NOVEMBER 12. For more info contact [email protected].

Leota Harriman
Leota Harriman

Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at [email protected]