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, email@example.com 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 and more. 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.
“Adopt, Don’t Shop,” a pet adoption event at Country Critters Pet Store in Edgewood from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. AUGUST 12 at 4 George Court, Suite C.
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.
Esperanza Family Health Center in Estancia is hosting an open house with health screenings available, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on AUGUST 15. For info and appointments, contact 505-384-2777.
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.
Edgewood Police Department’s First Responders Safety Day at Rich Ford in Edgewood AUGUST 19. For info call Traci at 505-281-5717.
Torrance County Republican Party hosts its annual Lincoln Day Fundraiser Dinner, AUGUST 19 at the Moriarty Civic Center from 6 to 10 p.m. Keynote speaker is Lt. Gov. John Sanchez; guest speakers Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn and Sen. James White. $60/person, $100/couple and $400/table. For info email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheese class workshop at Old Windill Dairy in Estancia. Learn to make 5 different cheeses, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. AUGUST 19. Tickets $89.99, available online at oldwindmilldiary.com.
East Mountain Toastmasters meets AUGUST 21 and first and third Mondays at Los Vecinos Community Center in Tijeras at 6:15 p.m. For info call 862-216-5891.
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 email@example.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 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.
Farm tour at Old Windmill Dairy in Estancia AUGUST 26 at 3:30 p.m. Baby goat feeding, cheese sampling, smores. $7.50 for kids and $9.50 for adults. Movie night with Goats, showing Charlotte’s Web. Tickets $10 to $26 and available at oldwindmilldairy.com.
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.
Apache plant uses and beliefs presented at hisotry event AUGUST 27 at the historic church in Tijeras next to the library. Presentation in character of New Mexico’s Apache beliefs about plants by Dr. Ronald Lah. Talk is free and open to the public. For info visit eastmountainhistory.org.
“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.
Farm tour at Old Windmill Dairy in Estancia SEPTEMBER 9 at 3:30 p.m. Baby goat feeding, cheese sampling, smores. $7.50 for kids and $9.50 for adults. Movie night with Goats, showing Sound of Music (singalong). Tickets $10 to $26 and available at oldwindmilldairy.com.
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.
Farm tour at Old Windmill Dairy in Estancia SEPTEMBER 23 at 3:30 p.m. Baby goat feeding, cheese sampling, smores. $7.50 for kids and $9.50 for adults. Movie night with Goats, showing Oklahoma (singalong). Tickets $10 to $26 and available at oldwindmilldairy.com.
Farm tour OCTOBER 7 at Old Windmill Dairy in Estancia. Feed baby goats, cheese sampling, arts and crafts, roasting smores, pumpkin painting. $10 for kids, $16 for adults. Movie night with Goats, double feature, showing Legends of Sleepy Hollow and Halloween. Tickets $10 to $26 and available at oldwindmilldairy.com.
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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