Mountainair Winter Talent Show for elementary school to adult. FEBRUARY 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Manzano Mountain Art Center. For info email vzamora@mpschools.net.

Partnership for a Healthy Torrance Community’s monthly meeting, FEBRUARY 1 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at Dr. Saul Community Center in Mountainair. Public input is invited. 505-832-4495 for info.

East Mountain Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon meeting, FEBRUARY 2 at 11:30 a.m. at Mags Indoor Shooting Range in Moriarty. Lunch by Pizza 9, $10 at the door. RSVP to info@eastmountainchamber.com or by leaving a message at 505-281-1999.

Living history presentation FEBRUARY 4 at 1 p.m. at Manzano Mountain Arts Building in Mountainair centers on homesteader Clara Corbin and Virginia McClurg.

Open house of the Museum of the American Military Family, 12:30-4:30 p.m. next door to Molly’s Bar in Tijeras on FEBRUARY 4. For info call 505-400-3849.

Food and Nutrition” by ICAN Nutrition Educator Julie Griffo, FEBRUARY 7 and Tuesdays from 12 to 2 p.m. at Bethel Storehouse in Moriarty. Quick and easy ideas for eating healthy. Free. For info call 505-832-6642.

Benefits counselor from N.M. Aging and Long-Term Services will be at Bethel Storehouse in Moriarty FEBRUARY 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 505-832-6642 for info.

Author Robert Julyan lecture, “Lost Treasures in the Southwest—What we Seek, What we Find,” at 1 p.m. FEBRUARY 11 at Manzano Mountain Arts Building in Mountainair.

Art opening reception at Cibola Arts Gallery in Mountainair, FEBRUARY 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. for the show “Looking Through the Glass,” featuring three artists working in glass. For info call 505-847-0324 or visit cibolaartsgallery.com.

Katie Gill headlines the Second Saturday Community Coffeehouse FEBRUARY 11 at 6 p.m.; music starts at 6:30 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Edgewood. For info visit unityemtns.org or email admin@unityemtns.org.

Benefits counselor from N.M. Aging and Long-Term Services will be at the Tijeras Senior Center, FEBRUARY 13 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Call 505-286-4220 for info.

The Pueblitos of the Sandia Mountains as Retreats from Stress and Persecution, a lecture by Dr. Hayward H. Franklin FEBRUARY 14 at the Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras. $5 donation from non-members of the Friends of Tijeras Pueblo. For info contact 505-281-3304 or visit friendsoftijeraspueblo.org.

Edgewood Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting, FEBRUARY 16 at at Dough Re Mi Cafe in Edgewood. $10 includes lunch. Open to members and prospective members. For info email director@edgewoodchambernm.com.

Archaeologist Ron Fields lecture FEBRUARY 18, “Native American Games & Their Applicability to Prehistoric/Petroglyphs at Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument,” at 1 p.m. at the Manzano Mountain Arts Building in Mountainair.

Patrick Brady lecture, “Over-Engineered Antelope, Missing Bones & Other Geologic Mysteries,” FEBRUARY 25 at 1 p.m. at the Manzano Mountain Arts Building in Mountainair.

Meditation workshop for people from any meditation tradition or no tradition at all, FEBRUARY 25 from 2 to 3:45, and then to 5 p.m., at the Wat Center in Albuquerque. $2 donation. Info, Jay Cutts, 281-0684.

Pipeline training for first responders, MARCH 7 at the Moriarty Civic Center at 5:30 p.m. Register online at dgpnm.com.

Community Writing Contest deadline MARCH 17 for residents of the East Mountains and Estancia Valley. Categories for youth and adults. To learn more, call the Moriarty Library at 505-832-2513 or email communitywritingcontest@gmail.com.

Meditation workshop for people from any meditation tradition or no tradition at all, MARCH 18 from 2 to 3:45, and then to 5 p.m., at the Wat Center in Albuquerque. $2 donation. Info, Jay Cutts, 281-0684.

Meditation workshop for people from any meditation tradition or no tradition at all, APRIL I5 from 2 to 3:45, and then to 5 p.m., at the Wat Center in Albuquerque. $2 donation. Info, Jay Cutts, 281-0684.

Authors for Literacy, annual event at the Moriarty Civic Center, sponsored by the Moriarty Community Library and the Read “Write” Adult Literacy Program. Booth space $10. For info email moriartyauthorsevent@gmail.com.

Meditation workshop for people from any meditation tradition or no tradition at all, MAY 13 from 2 to 3:45, and then to 5 p.m., at the Wat Center in Albuquerque. $2 donation. Info, Jay Cutts, 281-0684.

Meditation workshop for people from any meditation tradition or no tradition at all, JUNE 3 from 2 to 3:45, and then to 5 p.m., at the Wat Center in Albuquerque. $2 donation. Info, Jay Cutts, 281-0684.

End of Trail, the World Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting, at SASS Founders Ranch JUNE 15-25.

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 news.ind.editor@gmail.com.