Send your calendar items here or contact 505-286-1212.

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.

Join state legislators Rep. Matthew McQueen, Rep. Tomas Salazar, Sen. Liz Stefanics and Sen. Jim White for a Torrance County town hall JUNE 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the East Torrance Soil and Water Conservation District in Estancia. Recap of the legislative sessions plus a Q&A. For info contact 505-699-4808.

Wildlife West’s Chuckwagon BBQ dinner, JUNE 24 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.

The 3rd Annual Horseshoe Tournament JUNE 24 at VFW Post 3370, with registration at noon and tournament starting at 1 p.m. $30 per team. Benefits the VFW National Home for Children. For info call 505-832-0730.

Custom Car Show JUNE 24 at the Old Tyme Shop on South 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Awards for each class, $1 hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones and kids cones. Space is limited. Call 505-281-3892 to register.

Edgewood Parks & Recreation advisory committee meeting JUNE 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the town office. Public is welcome. For info call 505-286-4518.

High Desert Riders equine club meets JUNE 27 and fourth Tuesdays at the Edgewood Community Center at 7 p.m. For info call 505-379-8658.

Edgewood Library’s summer reading program JUNE 27 turns the library into a mini-Explora with hands-on science activities at 10:30 a.m. At the new location in the former Edgewood Elementary campus. Free. For info call 505-281-0138.

On JUNE 28, Edgewood Family History Center will offer a class called “U.S. Records Before 1850” at 10:30 a.m. at the LDS Church. For more information, email [email protected]

Wildfire community meeting JUNE 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the McGrane Safety Complex in Tijeras. Hear from Bernalillo County on how they determine an evacuation order and what to do if an evacuation is called for.

Mountainair Jubilee JUNE 30 from 8 p.m. to midnight, Tres Equis live at Dr. Saul Community Center.

Yard Sale JULY 1 at Old Tyme Shop & Ice Cream Parlor on South 14. Buy, sell or trade your treasures. Kids items, crafts and more. Reserve a free space at 505-281-3892.

Mountainair Jubilee continues JULY 1 with a parade at 10 a.m. and park events following the parade at Chavez Memorial Park. Park events include Atlas Challenge, food vendors, game vendors, fire department activities, chile contest, prizes! At 7 p.m. at the baseball fields at the rodeo arena, $5 early bird or $8 at the gate for a bring your own chair fireworks, food and music event.

Lions Club of Moriarty presents the 3rd annual JULY 4 outdoor craft and vendor fair, pancake breakfast and bingo. For info call 505-550-0597.

Field of Arts Festival JULY 4 in Edgewood at the athletic complex, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free live music all day, local artists and writers, 4H horse rides, food and more. For info visit route66artsalliance.org.

Town of Estancia JULY 4 celebration features a fishing derby from 7 to 10 a.m. for kids up to age 11. Amateur bands are encouraged to come play at the bandstand in Arthur Park. Fireworks show starts at 8:30 p.m. For info call 505-384-2709.

Free family movie JULY 8 at the Edgewood Soccer Field showing The Sandlot at 8:30 p.m. Free. Movie, popcorn and drinks provided by the Edgewood Police Department.

Bethel Community Storehouse’s 30th birthday bash JULY 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Live music, free food, vendors, BBQ, snow cones, cotton candy and popcorn, balloons, face painting, jumpers for the kids. For info call 505-832-6642.

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

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

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.

Ranch Rodeo JULY 22 starting at 2 p.m. at J.P. Helms Arena in Mountainair. For info contact 505-321-9552.

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.

Old Timers Day in Estancia JULY 29 starting with a parade at 10 a.m., followed by music in the park, Dutch oven lunch at 11:30 in the park, and a dance from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Estancia Community Center. Vendors contact Jaci at 505-384-2579.

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.

22 Years of Enchantment, a juried art show, will hang at Manzano Mountain Art Council in Mountainair starting AUGUST 25. Submissions are sought. For info contact [email protected] or call 512-739-4578.

Mountainair Sunflower Festival, with events in and around Mountainair, including art, live music, a sunflower hat contest and more, on AUGUST 26.

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.

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 [email protected]