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Mountainair Jubilee JUNE 30 from 8 p.m. to midnight, Tres Equis live at Dr. Saul Community Center.
Wildlife West’s Chuckwagon BBQ dinner, JULY 1 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.
Salinas Pueblo National Monument hot rod and custom auto show, JULY 1. Set-up 8 to 11 a.m.; show hours 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; awards at 3 p.m. For info on categories, prizes and fees, contact 505-847-2585 x 21 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mini-Mustang Cheerleaders present a pancake breakfast fundraiser, JULY 1 from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Mountainair Elementary Cafeteria. Pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee, $5 a plate or $2 for under 12. Proceeds help the team get new uniforms.
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.
Art show, “This, That, and the Other,” works by Rebecca Anthony and Greg Attaway at Manzano Arts on Broadway in Mountainair, JULY 1, from 1-4 p.m. opening reception; show runs through AUGUST 5.
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.
East Mountain Chamber of Commerce evening business mixer, JULY 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. at ReMax Pros in Cedar Crest. Italian food by Shorty’s BBQ plus potluck side dish. For info call 505-281-7767 or 505-281-1999.
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.
Second Saturday Community Coffeehouse JULY 8, Melissa Rios opens follwed by Elchemie. Doors open at 6, with performance at 6:30 p.m. For info contact 505-286-1203 or email@example.com.
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.
Julie Griffo, ICAN Nutrition Educator from Torrance County Extension Service will be at Bethel Storehouse JULY 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 10 to 11 a.m. with the My Plate for My Family, a free workshop to help families learn about healthy food and physical activities. Call 505-544-4337 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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