Public information meeting about N.M. 41 roadway reconstruction, 6 p.m. AUGUST 2 at the Moriarty Civic Center. Discuss improvements from Clark Hill to Galisteo. For info call 505-995-7704.

“Trees on Paper, Trees on Clay: Express Yourself in Sandia Mountain Trees,” AUGUST 3 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center. Make art on paper and clay tiles. Bring sack supper, hat, walking shoes, water bottle and camera. For ages 8 and up. No experience required. Supplies included in registration fee. For info, 505-281-5259 or vanessa.barela2@state.nm.us.

East Mountain Chamber of Commerce’s monthly networking luncheon at Mags Indoor Shooting, AUGUST 3. $10 at the door includes lunch by Pizza 9 in Moriarty. Guest speaker from the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce. For info call 505-338-2222 or 505-281-1999.

¡Explora! at the Estancia Library AUGUST 4 from 1 – 4 p.m. Fun, educational and hands-on activities for children.

Bingo at the Moriarty Lion’s Club to benefit the Read “Write” Adult Literacy Program, AUGUST 4 from 7 – 9 p.m. Prizes, raffle, food, bingo. For info call 505-832-2513.

Moriarty Mini Comic Convention AUGUST 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Moriarty Civic Center. Free for kids 12 and under; $5 for 13 and up. Benefits the Friends of the Moriarty Community Library. See reenactments, costume contest, comic book trivia, and more. Food and other vendors. For info call 505-832-2513.

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Old Tyme Shop’s movie and game night, with a showing of Grease, 1950s costume contest, games with prizes and more, starting at 6 p.m. AUGUST 5. For info call 505-281-3892.

Route 66 Run, Rally & Rock returns to Edgewood. Parade at 10 a.m., followed by business Expo booths, performances, free food, music, juggler, and fireworks show at 8:30 p.m., AUGUST 5. For info email director@edgewoodchambernm.com.

Singer and songwriter Melissa Rios opens for Alchemie at woodsEnd Church in Edgewood AUGUST 5. Snacks and beverages at a family-friendly and free event. House opens at 6 with performance at 6:30 p.m. For info 505-286-1203.

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.

Edgewood Family History Center offers the class, “Tips for Tracing Your Female Ancestors,” 10:30 a.m. AUGUST 9 at the LDS Church in Edgewood. For info edgewoodfhc@gmail.com.

Open mic at the Torrance County Fair, AUGUST 10 from 8 to 10 p.m. at the County Fairgrounds in Estancia. For info 505-384-5327.

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Torrance County Fair Family Fun Day events, AUGUST 10: Ugly Shoes Contest at 2 p.m.; Family Look-Alike Contest at 2:15 p.m.; Bubblegum Bubble Blowing Contest at 2:30 p.m. Sponsored by the East Torrance Soil & Water Conservation District. Prizes.

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

Sandia Mountain Natural History Center Archaeology and History Day, AUGUST 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Talks of findings in the area, history, and guided hike to ruins, plus 50th anniversary exhibit for viewing. Free, and all ages are welcome. For info, vanessa.barela2@state.nm.us or 505-281-5259.

Open mic, music circle and jam, AUGUST 12 at Mountain Arts in Mountainar, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. For info, 505-384-5327.

Fall Fun Open Horse Show fundraiser AUGUST 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Edgewood Equestrian Center. Classes in horsemanship, barrel racing, reining an dmore. For registration info visit wncr.org. The event will benefit Walkin N Circles horse rescue in Edgewood.

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.

East Mountain Vineyard Church presents “From Tragedy to Forgiveness,” AUGUST 12 at 7 p.m. by Sherry Anderson. Free admission. For info contact David at 505-832-5377.

Benefits counselor from N.M. Aging and Long-Term Services at Tijeras Senior Center AUGUST 14 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For info call 505-286-4220.

Memorial and celebration of life for Blake Williams, AUGUST 14 at the Moriarty Civic Center at 2 p.m.

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.

First Responders Safety Day at Rich Ford in Edgewood AUGUST 19. For info call Traci at 505-281-5717.

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.

Edgewood Family History Center offers the class, “Dig Up Your Relatives using Find A Grave,” 10:30 a.m. AUGUST 23 at the LDS Church in Edgewood. For info edgewoodfhc@gmail.com.

Job Fair to help Estancia AUGUST 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Estancia High School gym. Employers may register by calling Sen. Michael Padilla at 505-977-6247.

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.

East Mountain Vineyard Church and CareNet’s Walk for Life fundraiser AUGUST 26. Registration starts at 7 a.m., and the walk starts at 8 at East Mountain Vineyard Church. For info visit carenetabq.org or call 505-363-6625.

“Variations: A Group of Five” art show opens SEPTEMBER 8 at Elmore Gallery in Santa Fe. Works by five artists including Catherine Ferguson of Galisteo and Dewayne Cole of Stanley. For info call 505-995-9677.

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.