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.

Shorty’s BBQ in Moriarty celebrating 20 years with an open house from 4-6 p.m. on SEPTEMBER 17. Free food, fellowship, roasted corn from Schwebach Farms, live music.

Big Horn Gun Club hosts its annual gun show, SEPTEMBER 17-18 at the Moriarty Civic Center. Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-4. Benefits Torrance County Junior Deputy Program. For info call 281-3755.

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].

Edgewood Chamber of Commerce mixer, SEPTEMBER 22 at Hug a Horse Thrift Store, 5-7 p.m.

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 Celebration in Tijeras, SEPTEMBER 24 from 12 to 4 p.m. at Los Vecinos Community Center. Game booths, food trucks and more.

Mushball Tournament at Moriarty ball fields off Martinez Road SEPTEMBER 24. Games start at 2 p.m. Ages 16 to adult. $100 entry fee per team. Register with Keith at 505-977-8276.

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 Ranger District open house for planned prescribed burns, SEPTEMBER 29 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. For information contact 281-3304.

American Legion Riders Chapter 28 meets OCTOBER 5 and first Wednesdays at Chili Hills restaurant in Moriarty at 7 p.m. For mor info call 505-900-6765 or 505-803-9657.

Paa-Ko Fine Artists Show & Studio Tour, OCTOBER 8-9 at the Paa-Ko Event Center in Sandia Park and four artist homes and studios. 16 participating artists.

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

‘La Sala de Galisteo’ presents a salsa concert at La Sala Dance Hall on N.M. 41 in Galisteo, OCTOBER 22 from 7-9 p.m. Music by Havana Son. Raffle, refreshments. Suggested donation $10 per person or $15 per couple. For info [email protected]

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]