Mark Your Calendar

Family Fun Night, JAN. 28, 6 – 8 p.m., Edgewood Community Library. For more information call 505-281-0138.

Humanity Quilters, JAN. 28, 9 a.m. – noon at Vista Larga Community Center. No experience necessary, no children please. For more, 505-293-0581.

Senior Citizen Luncheon, JAN. 28, and fourth Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Estancia. Everyone welcome. For info, 505-384-2286.

Live music by Jimbo JAN. 30, 5 – 7:30 p.m. at Chili Hills in Edgewood. For more info call 505-281-2313.

Vista Larga Open House, JAN. 30, NOON – 4 p.m., at Vista Larga Animal Hospital. Come see the new facility. For info call 505-281-7100.

Game Night, JAN. 30, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at McIntosh Senior Center Club. Donations, volunteers, local musicians welcome. For info, 505-384-2636

Ninth Annual Chile Challenge, JAN. 31, after the annual meeting at Holy Cross Episcopal Church. For info contact office@holycrossnm.org.

Edgewood Planning and Zoning, FEB. 1 and first and third Mondays, 6 p.m., Edgewood Community Center. For more information contact 505-286-4518.

Tijeras Planning & Zoning Commision, FEB. 1 and first Mondays, 6 p.m. at Tijeras City Hall. For more information contact 505-281-1220.

Word Circle, FEB. 1, 9 a.m., Peer group for creative writers led by Karen Lehmann, free. For details contact 505-507-0008.

Benefits counseling FEB. 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from N.M. Aging and Long-Term Services Department will be at Bethel Storehouse. For info, 505-832-6642.

East Mountain Ears, FEB. 2, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., at Chili Hills Restaurant, Edgewood. For more information contact 505-832-0803.

Preschool Reading FEB. 3, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m., for ages 3-5 and their families at the East Mountain Library. For info, 505-281-8508 or abclibrary.org/eastmountain.

Cedar Crest Drinking Liberally, FEB. 4, 5 – 7 p.m., Green Side Cafe, Liberals and progressives gather to discuss politics, travel, movies, and anything else. For more information contact Dwight at 505-281-3655.

12-step recovery program starts FEB. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Summers Bail Bond in Estancia. For details, call 505-217-4609 or 505-705-3001.

East Mountain Breakfast Club, FEB. 6, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., New social networking group open to East Mountain residents. For more information leave a message at 505-717-7551 or email embc@comcast.net.

EMIFPA fire danger educational series begins, FEB. 6, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lunch provided free, takes place regardless of weather, at Vista Grande Community Center. R.S.V.P. required, reply to bhelmich32@comcast.net.

VFW Post 3370 Steak and Fish Night, FEB. 6 and first Saturdays, 4 – 9 p.m.. For more information contact 505-832-0730.

Low Cost Pet Shot Clinic, FEB. 7, 4 – 5:30 p.m. at Tractor Supply. Bring cats in carriers and dogs on leashes. For more information tractorsupply.com.

Benefits counseling FEB. 8, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. from NM Aging and Long-Term Services Department will be at Tijeras Senior Center. For more information call 505-286-4220.

Read to the Dogs, FEB. 10 and Wednesdays, 1 – 2 p.m., at East Mountain Library in Tijeras. Children of all ages to practice reading out loud and gain confidence by reading to therapy dogs. No registration required. For info, 505-281-8508 or abclibrary.org/eastmountain.

Boy Scouts Troop 640, FEB. 12, 7 p.m., Good Shepard Lutheran Church in Edgewood. For more information contact 505-286-8456 or troop640.weebly.com.

Torrance County 50+ Games kickoff event, FEB. 13 at Estancia High School. Basketball events at 9 a.m., soccer and frisbee at 10:30, and huachas at 1:30 p.m. For info contact 847-0402.

Book Barn sale, FEB. 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Edgewood Community Library. All profits library. For more information contact 505-281-0138 or edgewood-nm.gov.

Second Saturday Community Coffee House, FEB. 13, 6 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Edgewood, featuring music by Oscar Butler. Free admission, donations appreciated. For more information contact admin@unityemtns.org or unityemtns.org.

Jimbo’s live music FEB. 14 and second Sundays, 3 – 6 p.m. at Lazy Lizard in Cedar Crest. For more information contact Jim Merril at 505-281-2313.

East Mountain Food Pantry, FEB. 16, 9 a.m., Mountainside Methodist Church, Cedar Crest. For more information contact 505-281-5117 or mountainsidemethodist.org.

Torrance County 50+ Games, FEB. 27-28 at Mountainair Senior Center for shuffleboard tournament, doubles and singles. For info contact 847-0402.

Deadline for nominations for Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award, MAR. 11, Recognize those restoring protecting the natural heritage and environmental health of our state. For more information and nomination forms visit env.nm.gov.

Torrance County 50+ Games, MAR. 12 at MAGS Indoor Shooting Range in Moriarty for air gun shooting events. For info contact 847-0402.

Second Saturday Coffee House, MAR. 12, 6:30 p.m.. Performers TBA. Free admission, donations accepted, family friendly. Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Edgewood. For more information contact admin@unityemtns.org or 505-286-1203.

Summon Your Muse” writing contest deadline, MAR. 19. Contests for different age groups from children to adult. For more information including rules and entry forms contact Moriarty Community Library at 505-832-2513 or on facebook.com.

Torrance County 50+ Games, MAR. 19 at Mountainair Elementary School for table tennis, singles, doubles and mixed doubles. For info contact 847-0402.

Tijeras Creek Remediation Project, MAR. 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hands-on experiences for students and others with stormwater harvesting/green infrastructure, the suppression of invasive plant species, habitat restoration, and improvements in soil health and stabilization. For info, contact soilutions.com.

Torrance County 50+ Games, APR. 2 at Mountainair Senior Center for 8-ball poul tournament. For info contact 847-0402.

Torrance County 50+ Games, APR. 23 at Mountainair Elementary School for pickleball, singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. For info contact 847-0402.

Torrance County 50+ Games, APR. 30 at Dr. Saul Community Center in Mountainair for badminton singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. For info contact 847-0402.

Mountainair Gymkhana Rodeo, MAY 1, also June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23. Events for all ages from kids to adults. At the Mountainair Rodeo Grounds. For more information, contact Tana at 505-220-0123.

Torrance County 50+ Games, MAY 7 at City Park in Moriarty for horsehoes tournament. For info contact 847-0402.

Torrance County 50+ Games, MAY 14 at Estancia High School for track and field events. For info contact 847-0402.