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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

Abó Astronomy event, SEPTEMBER 22 from 6 – 10 p.m., guided rock tour, sky observing, sunset photography, night sky observation through telescopes. Free. For info call 505-847-2585, x220.

Pinto Bean Fun Run, 1-mile and 5k corn maze run at McCall’s Pumpkin Patch in Moriarty SEPTEMBER 23. Starts at 8 a.m. Early entry fees $20-30; $10 more on race day. Benefits the students of the Moriarty-Edgewood School District. For info, search “Pinto Pride.”

Art workshop SEPTEMBER 23 and/or OCTOBER 21 (depending on participation). Create a personal altar to remember loved one, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mountain Arts on Broadway in Mountainair. Cost is $35 per person, includes supplies. For info call 505-948-4294 or email

Woofstock Pet Expo and Adoption Festival, SEPTEMBER 23 in Edgewood at the soccer field from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Agility courses, shot and microchip clinics, contest, adoptions, nail trimming, door prizes, live music. Free. For info call 717-466-1601 or email

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

East Mountain Celebration, SEPTEMBER 24 from noon to 4 p.m. at Los Vecinos Community Center in Tijeras. Live music, car show, jumpers, artisans and info booths, food trucks. Honoring academically outstanding students. For info visit or call 505-314-0240.

Sandia Mountain Bear Fair, Carolino Canyon, 9.5 miles south of I-40 on N.M. 337, SEPTEMBER 24, 1-4 p.m. Sandia Mountain Bear Collaborative’s event featuring living among bears, bear behavior, live music, activities for kids and information booths on wildlife. For info call 505-314-0398.

High Desert Riders, a local trail riding club, invites horse enthusiasts and history buffs to its general meeting SEPTEMBER 26 at the Edgewood Community Center. Special guest Steve Price will talk about his book, “America’s Wild Horses: The History of the Western Mustang.” Refreshments will be served. For info

Edgewood Family History Center class, “Introduction to DNA for Genealogy,” 10:30 a.m. at the LDS Church in Edgewood SEPTEMBER 27. For info email

Stargazing at the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center, SEPTEMBER 27 from 6 – 9 p.m. Trails open til dusk for guided trail hikes; From 8 – 9 p.m. astronomers will allow the public to peer through their telescopes. Free. For info call 505-281-5259.

Michael F. Brown, president of the School for Advanced Research and author of “The Turbulent Life and Times of an Amazonian People,” will speak about encounters with an indigenous people of Peru and contested zones of the Amazonian frontier at 7 p.m. on SEPTEMBER 28 at La Sala de Galisteo. For info see

Free seminar on how to preserve and store photos so they are safe in the event of a disaster, SEPTEMBER 30 from 1 – 4:30 p.m. at the East Mountain Library in Tijeras. Have up to 50 photos scanned in high res at no charge. For info call 505-280-7709.

Mountainair Banquet and Fundraiser, SEPTEMBER 30, 6 p.m. at Dr. Saul Community Center. Call ahead for tickets to 505-705-5999. Sponsored by FFA, 4-H, and Manzano Mountain Gun Club. All are welcome.

Lucy R. Lippard, author, art and culture critic, will read from her book, “Down Country,” five centuries of Pueblo Indian Culture in the Galisteo Basin and her work-in-progress, “Pueblo Chico,” a history of the Galisteo village, at 7 p.m. on OCTOBER 5 (changed date) at La Sala de Galisteo. For info see

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

Pet Blessing Service, OCTOBER 8 at Mountainside United Methodist Church in Cedar Crest at 2:30 p.m. Non-aggressive animals are welcome. For details, contact or 505-286-9984.

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.

Facing East gallery opening at Cibola Arts Gallery in Mountainair, OCTOBER 10 from 1 to 4 p.m.

WestFest, dancing food and vendors at Mountain Arts on Broadway from 1 to 4 p.m. OCTOBER 14. Sponsored by Manzano Mountain Art Council.

30th Annual Galisteo Studio Tour, OCTOBER 14-15, with over 25 artists and craftmen opening their studios. For info, visit or call 505-466-3541.

Fanciful 50s Vintage Tea, OCTOBER 15 at the Moriarty Civic Center, 1-4 p.m. Dress in your best vintage style and enjoy tea and refreshments to benefit the Moriarty Historical Society and Museum. Sweet and savory refreshments, entertainment, vintage portrait and keepsake, hat and costume contest. Call 832-0839 for info.

Punkin Chunkin Festival, hosted by Estancia Rotary Club, OCTOBER 21 at Cape Calabaza in Estancia. Gates open at 8 a.m. Carnival opens, 10 a.m.; parade starts at 10:30. Launcher registration and practice starts at noon. 1 p.m. prince and princess crowned and official opening launch at 1:30 p.m.; 3 p.m. pie eating contest. For info 505-615-7059.

Taste of the East Mountains, OCTOBER 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Restaurants serving samples of best dishes, vendors with treasures, local music, talent, entertainment, door prizes. Sponsored by the East Mountain Chamber of Commerce, hosted by Legacy Church in Edgewood. For info call 505-281-1999.

Halloween Hike, OCTOBER 30 t the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center, starting at 6 p.m. A guided night hike, so headlamps or flashlights are required. Donations are appreciated. No pets allowed. For info contact Vanessa at 505-281-5259.

Flamenco de Abó dance performance, NOVEMBER 5 at Mountain Arts on Broadway in Mountainair at 2 p.m. Sponsored by Manzano Mountain Art Council.

Holiday craft fair NOVEMBER 18 at Holy Cross Church in Edgewood. For info, or 505-850-9720. Handmade crafts, entertainment, raffle and door prizes and food by Our Daily Bread food truck.