Mark Your Calendar

Spud Fest, a NextGen Fundraiser at Valley View Christian Church in Edgewood OCTOBER 26 from 6-8 p.m. Donations accepted. Dessert auction follows.

Final session of EMIFPA (East Mountain Interagency Fire Protection Association) at the Tijeras Library, OCTOBER 27 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Agenda includes projected wildfire report for the Southwest; current and projected fire weather for 2016-71; and the final report on the Dog Head Fire cause and current status; prescribed burns. For info email bhelmich@flash.net.

Trick or Treat night for 5th grade and younger at Vista Grande Community Center in Sandia Park, OCTOBER 28 from 7-9 p.m. Local businesses are welcome to set up information tables, and candy donations are being accepted for the party. Call 505-468-7500 for info.

Vista Grande Community Center Haunted Trail, 7:30-9:30 p.m. OCTOBER 28. Recommended for ages 12+. $5 admission, weather permitting. For info call 505-468-7500.

Edgewood Animal Control will join Route 66 Elementary’s fall festival OCTOBER 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Adults have free entry, children pay $2 for a trunk or treat, activities and contest prizes. For info call 505-832-5760.

VFW Post 3370 Auxiliary hosts a chicken fried steak dinner and silent auction OCTOBER 28 from 3-9 p.m., to benefit Sandy Rea for travel expenses for a lung transplant with 100% of proceeds. Dinner from 4-8 p.m. for $12. For info call 505-832-0730.

Joint candidates forum hosted by the Torrance County Democratic and Republican parties, moderated by The Independent. At the county building in Estancia OCTOBER 29. Two sessions will explore races from the county to state legislative races starting at 9 a.m. for county candidates and 10:45 a.m. for state candidates. For info call 505-440-9715.

Adult costume and potluck Halloween party at Old Tyme Shop on South Highway 14, OCTOBER 29 starting at 7 p.m.

Meet & Greet and pet adoption OCTOBER 29, 2-4 p.m. Meet Edgewood’s new police chief and adopt a homeless pet, at Edgewood Center North. Free. Canine costume contest, family activities, cookies by Dough Re Mi, kids eat free at Katrinah’s with a parent. Hosted by Edgewood Center North businesses. For info, call Marsha at 505-286-6286.

Trick or Treat at Church Street Market, OCTOBER 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 92 Church Street. Costume contest for ages 10 and under at 3 p.m. Live music from noon to 3 p.m. For info, call Clay at 505-440-8119.

Sandia Park Firewise Community Work Day, OCTOBER 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Help clean up and reduce fuel loads in Cienega Canyon. Gloves, eye protection and boots are encouraged. For info, protectsandiapark@gmail.com.

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.

Trunk in Treat, OCTOBER 31 from 6-8 p.m. in the Chili Hills and Smith’s parking lot in Edgewood. Trunks need to be parked and ready by 5:45 p.m. Best-dressed trunk contest, free hot chocolate and donuts, more. To join in, call Edgewood Police Department at 281-5717.

Trunk or Treat at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and School, OCTOBER 31 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. in Cedar Crest. Food, games, prizes, more.

Halloween Fun Night, OCTOBER 31 at the Old Tyme Shop on South 14. Candy, cake walk, treats, games, hot dogs, prizes, trunk of treats. Family fun. Decorate your car and hand out candy. 505-281-3892.

Halloween Block Party at #2 Marietta Court in Edgewood OCTOBER 31 from 4-7 p.m. Games, costume contests, free food, entertainment, treats. Hosted by Marietta Court businesses.

American Legion Riders Chapter 28 meets NOVEMBER 2 and first Wednesdays at Chili Hills restaurant in Moriarty at 7 p.m. For more info call 505-900-6765 or 505-803-9657.

East Torrance Soil & Water Conservation District, NOVEMBER 2 with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. Guest speakers. At East Torrance SWCD building next door to the Torrance County Fairgrounds in Estancia. For info call 505-384-2272.

Geology of Sandia Mountain and Some of its Quirks, a free presentation by Dirk Van Hart, at 2 p.m. NOVEMBER 6 at the historic church in Tijeras, just after the annual membership meeting of the East Mountain Historical Society at 1:30 p.m. Election of officers, sale of historical items, silent auction fundraiser. For information visit eastmountainhistory.org.

Election Day is NOVEMBER 8. Go vote. Torrance County Clerk Linda Jaramillo can be reached at 505-544-4350. The Santa Fe County Clerk, Geraldine Salazar, can be reached at 505-986-6280. Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse-Oliver can be reached at 505-468-1290.

Claunch-Pinto Soil & Water Conservation District’s annual meeting and 75th anniversary, at Dr. Saul Community Center in Mountainair, NOVEMBER 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch, awards, door prizes and more. Reserve a seat at 505-847-2243.

Route 66 Elementary School invites all area veterans to its annual Veteran’s Day commemoration, NOVEMBER 11 at 9 a.m. in the multi-purpose room.

Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Edgewood hosts its 2nd Annual Craft Fair NOVEMBER 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more info contact holycrossnmcraftfair@aol.com. Handmade items by more than 15 vendors. Raffle proceeds benefit the Edgewood Animal Shelter.

Support the Sanctuary Zone with an afternoon of food and turkey bingo, NOVEMBER 12 at the Mt. Carmel Catholic Church hall in Moriarty, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bingo starts at 11 a.m. Tickets are $10. All proceeds benefit the Sanctuary Zone.

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.

The 3rd Annual Starlit Night to be held at the Moriarty Civic Center on DECEMBER 4. Details TBA.

Edgewood Senior Center Christmas Fiesta, DECEMBER 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors needed. Call Kathy at 505-459-9346.

East Mountain Dance presents the Nutcracker Ballet, DECEMBER 10 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.