Edgewood Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon features a speaker from UNM’s Anderson School of Management on small business. To be held from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Sandia Labs Federal Credit Union in Edgewood on JULY 20. RSVP to director at edgewoodchambernm.com

Wildlife West’s Chuckwagon BBQ dinner, JULY 22 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 505-281-7655 or visit wildlifewest.org.

Mountainair FFA Chapter hosts its 3rd Annual Ranch Rodeo JULY 22 starting at 2 p.m. at J.P. Helms Arena in Mountainair. Goat roping in the morning. Enter at 9, with roping starting at 10. For info contact 505-321-9552.

Kids Yard Sale, JULY 22 starting at 9 a.m. at the Old Tyme Shop on South 14. $1 menu items. Games and prizes throughout the day. For info call 505-281-3892.

Edgewood Family History Center offers the class, “Sharing Your Family History Using Roots Magic,” at 10:30 a.m. JULY 26 at the LDS Church in Edgewood. For info email edgewoodfhc@gmail.com.

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 505-281-7655 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. A dance will be at the Estancia Community Center from 8 p.m. to midnight. Vendors contact Jaci at 505-384-2579.

Expo Booths for Edgewood Chamber of Commerce members and non-members, AUGUST 5. For info email director@edgewoodchambernm.com.

East Mountain Toastmasters meets AUGUST 7 and first and third Mondays at Los Vecinos Community Center in Tijeras at 6:15 p.m. For info call 862-216-5891.

Book Barn Sale AUGUST 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Benefits the Edgewood Library. For info call 505-281-0138.

How to Make Pickles and Jams, workshop AUGUST 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 at the Edgewood Soil & Water Conservation District building in Moriarty. Refreshments provided. Workshop is free but donations are appreciated. For info call 505-350-0595.

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 john.stange@mac.com 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 news.ind.editor@gmail.com.