Sandia Ranger District open house for planned prescribed burns, SEPTEMBER 29 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Sandia Ranger District. For information contact 505-281-3304.
EMIPA holds its monthly meeting at the Tijeras Library, SEPTEMBER 29 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Two speakers are Don Briggs and Wynn Smith, who will address continuing issues arising from the Dog Head Fire. For info email email@example.com.
Star Party at Gran Quivira to celebrate the Dark Sky designation. Events start at 5 p.m. SEPTEMBER 30 and will be followed by guided night sky viewing. For info contact 505-847-2585.
Mountainair clean-up, SEPTEMBER 30 to OCTOBER 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dumpsters will be located behind town hall. For information call Cindi at 505-216-9449.
Mountainair FFA hosts 2nd Annual Goat Roping, OCTOBER 1. Entries, 9 a.m., roping starts at 10. Entries $10 a team. For info, 505-321-9552.
Gallery opening for show of Wearable Art, OCTOBER 1 from 1-4 p.m. at Cibola Arts Gallery in Mountainair. For info call 505-847-0324 or visit cibolaartsgallery.com.
The Manzano Mountain Art Council and Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument present “La Llorona,” a musical, dramatic and poetic rendition of a classic New Mexican folk tale, performed by Rudy Miera. At Mountain Arts on Broadway in Mountainair, OCTOBER 1, at 1 p.m.
Mountainair FFA’s 2nd Annual Ranch Rodeo, OCTOBER 1 at J.P. Helms arena, starting at 2 p.m. $5 per vehicle at the gate. Events include wild cow milking, trailer loading, branding, team penning and steer tie down. For info call 505-321-9552.
American Legion Riders Chapter 28 meets OCTOBER 5 and first Wednesdays at Chili Hills restaurant in Moriarty at 7 p.m. For more info call 505-900-6765 or 505-803-9657.
Meeting to discuss a public safety officers’ memorial in the East Mountains across from the McGrane Safety Complex in Tijeras, the meeting is at the McGrane Complex at 6 p.m. on OCTOBER 5. For info, visit bernco.gov/memorials.
Class offered at the Family History Center in the LDS Church in Edgewood: Using Military Records for Genealogy Reserch, OCTOBER 5 at 10:30 a.m. For info email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Fun Night at Edgewood Community Library, 6-8 p.m. OCTOBER 7. Pumpkin carving. For info call 505-281-0128.
Fundraiser for the Veterans Memorial Wall in Moriarty, OCTOBER 8 from 6-9 p.m. at the Moriarty Civic Center. Spaghetti dinner, raffle, bake sale, ice cream bar, silent auction. Dinner $10, raffle tickets $1.
West Fest, featuring cowboy-style Western music, food and vendors. At Mountain Arts on Broadway in Mountainair, OCTOBER 8, 1-5 p.m. For information visit manzanomountainartcouncil.org.
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.
Lecture: “What’s Up with Wood? Dendrochronology and the study of the use of structural and other aspects of wood use in prehistoric and historic societies,” presented by Tom Windes, OCTOBER 11 at the Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras at 6:30 p.m. $5 donation from those who are not members of Friends of Tijeras Pueblo. For info call 505-281-3304.
Open mic and music circle at Mountain Arts on Broadway, OCTOBER 15 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. For info call 505-384-5327.
Sandia MX Series Round 5, OCTOBER 15-16. For info see sandiamx.com.
Galisteo Studio Tour, OCTOBER 15-16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details and directions to art studios, visit galisteostudiotour.org or call 505-466-3541.
Garden Gala Vintage Tea, OCTOBER 16 at the Moriarty Civic Center, from 1-4 p.m. Benefits the Moriarty Historic Society & Museum. Dress up! Tickets are $18 if paid by Oct. 3 or $20 at the door. Recommended age 10+. Seating is limited. Call 505-832-0839 or 505-832-2513 for details.
Class offered at the Family History Center in the LDS Church in Edgewood: Researching Your Swedish Ancestors, OCTOBER 19 at 10:30 a.m. For info email email@example.com.
The Moving Wall at City Park in Moriarty, OCTOBER 20-24. Opening ceremony will be OCTOBER 21 at 10 a.m.
American Legion Post 74 and Auxiliary, meets OCTOBER 21 or third Fridays, 6 p.m. at the Lions Club in Moriarty. For info, 505-803-9657 or AL74NM@gmail.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trick-or-Treat Trailer-to-Trailer at RV Sales in Moriarty from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. OCTOBER 31. Admission is $1 or a non-perishable food item. The event benefits Bethel Storehouse and the Moriarty Rotary Club’s scholarship fund. For information, contact 505-832-2400.
Holy Cross Craft Fair seeking crafters for its event NOVEMBER 12. For more info contact email@example.com.
Craft show NOVEMBER 26 at Mountainside United Methodist Church in Cedar Crest, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Benefits the Children’s Miracle Network, sponsored by RE/MAX Pros. A blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the same day.
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