Kitchen Creations, a cooking school for people with Type 2 diabetes, MAY 10, MAY 17 and MAY 24, from 3 – 6 p.m. at Estancia United Methodist Church. Learn to plan and prepare meals that help manage diabetes. For info call 505-544-4335.
Edgewood Family History Center class, “Resources for Geneaologists—the FH Guide and FamilySearch Wiki,” at 10:30 a.m. on MAY 10 at the LDS Church in Edgewood. For info email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mobile Mammograms available from the MammoVan, at the Edgewood Community Library MAY 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment call 505-332-3967. Most insurance accepted.
Moriarty High School’s guitar concert, MAY 11 at 7 p.m. in the Moriarty Performing Arts Center.
Estancia Valley Classical Academy charter school is accepting letters of intent for the 2017-18 school year, through MAY 12. Info and forms are at theevca.com. The lottery for this enrollment window will be held MAY 16 at the school. Contact 505-832-2223 with questions.
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.
Vaulters del Sol demo and fundraiser, MAY 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Stanley Cyclone Center. Gymnastics on horseback, vaulting performances, raffle, food, more. For info email email@example.com.
Second Saturday CoffeeHouse features Robyn Mackenzie opening for Jose Antonio Ponce MAY 13. Doors open at 6, with performance at 6:30 p.m. at woodsEnd Church in Edgewood. For info call 505-286-1203.
Tip-a-Cop, a fundraiser for the Special Olympics, MAY 13 at Denny’s in Edgewood from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet Edgewood police officers, who serve as waiters. Tips benefit the NM Special Olympics. For info call 505-281-5717.
Open mic and music circle at Mountain Arts on Broadway in Mountainair, MAY 13 from 4-7 p.m. Refreshments provided. For info email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Estancia Elementary School’s kindergarten registration runs through MAY 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Estancia Elementary office. For info call 505-384-2000.
Monthly networking meeting of the Edgewood Chamber of Commerce, MAY 18 and third Thursdays at Sandia Labs FCU in Edgewood from 11:45 – 12:45 p.m. More info at edgewoodchambernm.com or 505-596-0566.
La Sala de Galisteo Movie Nights, MAY 18 at 7 p.m., presents “Ace in the Hole.” Much of the film was shot outside Gallup in the 1950s. Introduction by film historian Angie Beauchamp. Free admission. For info visit lasaladegalisteo.org.
Community awareness meeting and public discussion about the future of Edgewood’s Section 34, MAY 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Edgewood Community Center. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For info call 505-286-4518.
Outdoor Arts Market at Country Friends Antiques in Moriarty, MAY 19-20 and third Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. Local artists and crafters. For info call 254-433-9847.
East Mountain Men’s Conference: “Act Like Men,” hosted by East Mountain Vineyard Church. Register and info online at eastmountainvineyard.org on MAY 19-20. Open to all men from any denomination. $25 includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday.
Torrance County 50+ Games track and field events, MAY 20 at the Estancia High School track, starting at 8 a.m. For info contact Jerry Melaragno at 505-847-0402 or email@example.com.
Route 66 Arts Alliance spring arts workshop: Silk Painting with Sandra Holzman, MAY 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sandra’s Edgewood studio. For info visit route66artsalliance.org.
Estancia Public Library’s summer reading program sign-up begins MAY 22 for kids ages 1 to 5th grade. Weekly story, crafts, activities. Through June and July. For info call 505-384-9655.
Edgewood Parks and Recreation advisory committee meets at 6:30 p.m. at the town of Edgewood office on MAY 22 at 6:30 p.m. For info contact Roger Holden at 505-286-4518.
High Desert Riders equine club meets MAY 23 and fourth Tuesdays at the Edgewood Community Center at 7 p.m. For info call 505-379-8658.
Food preservation series at Estancia Methodist Church, MAY 23 from 9 a.m. to noon, Jams & Jellies. Classes $10 and limited to 12 participants. For info and reservations call 505-544-4333.
Edgewood Family History Center class, “Google Books, A Gold Mine for Family History!” at 10:30 a.m. on MAY 24 at the LDS Church in Edgewood. For info email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simple Circuits: A Makerspace Project, open to age 6 and up at the Estancia Public Library, MAY 24 at 1 p.m. Free. Spaces are limited, register at the library or call 505-384-9655.
Bernalillo County hosts a workshop on Well & Wastewater Permitting on MAY 25 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the McGrane Safety Complex in Tijeras. For info visit bernco.gov.
La Sala de Galisteo Movie Nights, MAY 25 at 7 p.m., presents “Sunset Boulevard.” Free admission. Introduction by film historian Angie Beauchamp. For info visit lasaladegalisteo.org.
Family Fun Night at the Edgewood Community Library, JUNE 2 and first Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. Free. For info call 505-286-0138.
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.
Estancia’s Mile Long Yard Sale, JUNE 3. No fee, no registration. Everyone welcome.
Chamber Chuckwagon Mixer at Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood JUNE 3 Promo ideas and info, networking, and cross-promotion with fellow member businesses. RSVP to email@example.com. Open to chamber members only and please, no children.
Torrance County 50+ Games horseshoes tournament, JUNE 3 at City Park in Moriarty, starting at 1 p.m. For info contact Jerry Melaragno at 505-847-0402 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Great Garden Detective Adventure, a class for kids presented by Torrance County extension nutrition educator Julie Griffo, JUNE 5, JUNE 12, JUNE 19 and JUNE 26 at Bethel Community Storehouse from 10 to 11 a.m. Class size is limited. Call Julie at 505-544-4337 or Linda at 505-832-6642 to reserve a space. Free.
Walkin N Circles Ranch Jamboree, JUNE 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ranch tours, activities for kids, pony rides, silent auction, food trucks, bake sale, live music, demonstrations. Meet the horses and learn how to foster or adopt one. Suggested donation at the gate is $2 for adults, kids under 16 free. Benefits the horse rescue at the ranch. For info visit wncr.org.
14th Annual East Mountain Fiber Farm and Studio Tour, JUNE 10-11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit fiber farms. Admission is free. For maps and info visit eastmountainfibertour.com.
End of Trail, the World Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting, at SASS Founders Ranch JUNE 15-25. Dates coincide with Cowboy Days, an effort of the Edgewood Chamber of Commerce and local businesses to welcome competitors. For info on the two public days of End of Trail, visit sassnet.com.
Wildlife West’s Chuckwagon BBQ dinner, JUNE 17 and Saturdays through September. Admission at 5 p.m.; free-flight raptor show at 6 p.m.; 7 p.m. BBQ dinner starts and at 8 p.m. the music begins. Must make reservations by 2 p.m. the day of the show. For ticket prices and info call 505-286-7655 or visit wildlifewest.org.
Celtic Festival JUNE 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mountain Arts on Broadway in Mountainair. Live music, beer garden, vendors and a children’s coloring contest. For info visit manzanomountainartcouncil.org
Food preservation series at Estancia Methodist Church, JUNE 20 from 9 a.m. to noon, Salsa Making. Classes $10 and limited to 12 participants. For info and reservations call 505-544-4333.
Food preservation series at Estancia Methodist Church, JULY 18 from 9 a.m. to noon, Canning Fruits. Classes $10 and limited to 12 participants. For info and reservations call 505-544-4333.
Edgewood Music and Art Festival at Wildlife West Nature Park, JULY 28-29. Chuckwagon dinner shows featuring Syd Masters. On JULY 29, 10 bands playing all day. Covered seating, jam sessions, food, free parking, beer by Sierra Blanca Brewery. For info call 505-286-7655 or visit wildlifewest.org.
Bernalillo County hosts a workshop: “Septic Effluent – How Does It Affect Groundwater,” on AUGUST 18 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the McGrane Safety Complex in Tijeras. For info visit bernco.gov.
Food preservation series at Estancia Methodist Church, AUGUST 22 from 9 a.m. to noon, Pickling Class. Classes $10 and limited to 12 participants. For info and reservations call 505-544-4333.
Food preservation series at Estancia Methodist Church, SEPTEMBER 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pressure Canning. Classes $10 and limited to 12 participants. For info and reservations call 505-544-4333.
Bernalillo County hosts a workshop: “Proper Septic Care and Maintenance,” on SEPTEMBER 21 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the McGrane Safety Complex in Tijeras. For info visit bernco.gov.
Food preservation series at Estancia Methodist Church, OCTOBER 10 from 9 a.m. to noon, Freezing & Drying. Classes $10 and limited to 12 participants. For info and reservations call 505-544-4333.
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