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Starting OCTOBER 18 and Wednesdays for three weeks from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Torrance County Dispatch classroom, women and handguns, a training class for all women. Instructors are women. Three nights in the classroom and one day at the range. Free. Registration is required. Call 505-384-4895 or email karmaw@hotmail.com for details.

Dedication of the lion tree by the Lions Club at Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood, OCTOBER 19 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend. For info call 505-281-7655.

The Edgewood Library advisory board meets at 6:30 p.m. OCTOBER 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 at the library. For info call 505-281-0138.

Procurement expert Elythia McAnarney will speak at the Edgewood Chamber of Commerce networking lunch, OCTOBER 19 at 11:45 a.m. at Sandia Laboratory Credit Union in Edgewood. Learn how small businesses can get government contracts. For info call 505-596-0566. $10 includes lunch.

Trick or Treat Night at Vista Grande Community Center in Sandia Park, OCTOBER 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. for ages 5th grade and under. A haunted trail is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. for ages 12 and older, with $5 admission. For info call 505-468-7500.

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.

Mental First Aid training by the Torrance County DWI Prevention Program and Partnership for a Healthy Torrance County, OCTOBER 21 & 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days at the Torrance County Dispatch Center training room. Must have nine students to hold the class. For info call Tracey at 505-705-0332.

Harvest, Halloween and Pumpkin Chunkin Tour at Old Windmill Dairy OCTOBER 21 in Estancia, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $10 for kids, $15 for adults. Hay rides, carnival games, pumpkin carving contest, cheese samples and more. At 6 p.m. a showing of the movie Hocus Pocus starts. For info contact Michael at 505-384-0033 or info@towdairy.com

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.

Hands-on poultry processing workshop. Everything from tools to slaughter, plucking and bagging, OCTOBER 21 from 1-3 p.m. at Cogburn Farm in Moriarty. Space is limited for this free workshop. To register call 505-350-0595.

Planning and Zoning Ordinance workshop by village of Tijeras, OCTOBER 23 at village chambers, 5 p.m. For info call 505-281-1220.

Planning meeting for Bernalillo County seeks input on Old Route 66, OCTOBER 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Edgewood Masonic Lodge. For info contact 505-314-0341 or sshumsky@bernco.gov.

Edgewood Family History Center class, “Adding Photos and Documents to Family Tree,” at 10:30 a.m. on OCTOBER 25 at the LDS Church in Edgewood. For info email edgewoodfhc@gmail.com.

Ghouls and goblins are invited to South Mountain Elementary School for indoor trick-or-treating OCTOBER 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Big B’s Grub Shack will have food to purchase. Local businesses are invited to set up a booth and candy donations are welcome. Admission is one canned food item and an adult chaperone. For info contact smepot.mesd@gmail.com.

On OCTOBER 28, a Fall Festival will be held at Mountain Valley Church in Edgewood from 4 to 6 p.m., offering free family fun including games, food and candy. For more information, call 505-281-5566.

Also on OCTOBER 28, look for a Boo-taculair Halloween party and carnival at The Barn Boutique in Moriarty, which will host a costume contest, pumpkin carving contest, jumper, food and face painting. For more information, call 505-433-2598.

On OCTOBER 29, a Trick or Trunk will be held at Crossroads Bible and Fellowship in Edgewood, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 505-832-0909.

Halloween Hike, OCTOBER 30 at 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.

On OCTOBER 31, a Fall Festival will be held at First Baptist Church in Moriarty, offering family fun in the form of games, candy and food. Free. For more information, call 505-832-6385.

Halloween Festival with free games, prizes, candy, a bouncy house, snacks and movies, at Tremko Karate in Moriarty OCTOBER 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. For info call 505-228-1885.

Annual Halloween fun at the Old Tyme Shop, OCTOBER 31, 10 miles south of I-40 on NM337. Decorate your car and hand out candy. Hot dogs, prizes, candy, cake walk, treats, games, Scary-oke. For info call 505-281-3892.

On OCTOBER 31, the 24th annual Trick or Treat Trailer to Trailer will be held at RV Sales in Moriarty from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $1 or a single can of food; the event benefits Bethel Community Storehouse every year. For more information, call 505-832-2400.

Also on OCTOBER 31, Trunk or Treat in the Smith’s in Edgewood’s parking lot NE side from 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Safe trick or treating, and hot drinks. Hosted by McDonald’s, Chili Hills, Aaron’s and Legacy Church. Contact Debbie for more information, at 505-286-9202.

On OCTOBER 31, a Trunk or Treat event will be held at the Edgewood Library from 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Carnival games and haunted house with small admission. Events include a pumpkin carving contest, costume contest, and decorated trunks (vehicles) contest. Hot drinks and safe trick or treating. Edgewood Police Department is accepting candy donations. For more information contact Tracy at 505-281-5117, ext 3.

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

New Mexico Veterans Art invites resident military veterans, active duty, reservists, and spouses to enter the 20th annual art exhibit. Artwork is due at Expo NM Fine Arts Building on NOVEMBER 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entry forms at nmveteransart.com or by calling 505-410-3593.

Planning and zoning hearing NOVEMBER 6 at village of Tijeras chambers at 6 p.m. For info call 505-281-1220.

Medicare Open Enrollment assistance from NM Aging and Long-Term Services, providing free, unbiased advice, NOVEMBER 7 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Bethel Storehouse in Moriarty. No appointment needed, call 505-383-3919 for info.

Cibola Arts Gallery in Mountainair’s Christmas Market, NOVEMBER 11 with opening reception from 1 to 3 p.m. at the gallery. For info visit cibolaartsgallery.com.

Cheese-making classes at Old Windmill Dairy in Estancia, NOVEMBER 11. For info visit theoldwindmilldairy.com.

Medicare Open Enrollment assistance from NM Aging and Long-Term Services, providing free, unbiased advice, NOVEMBER 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tijeras Senior Center. No appointment needed, call 505-383-3919 for info.

Village of Tijeras council meeting 6 p.m. on NOVEMBER 13 in the village chambers. For info call 505-281-1220.

Holiday craft fair NOVEMBER 18 at Holy Cross Church in Edgewood. For info, holycrossnmcraftfair@aol.com or 505-850-9720. Handmade crafts, entertainment, raffle and door prizes and food by Our Daily Bread food truck. Raffle proceeds benefit the Edgewood Animal Shelter.

Cheese & Wine Holiday Affair, NOVEMBER 18 from noon to 5 p.m. at Old Windmill Dairy in Estancia. Wine and cheese sampling, carnival games, face painting. More info at oldwindmilldairy.com.

Village of Tijeras council meeting 6 p.m. on NOVEMBER 20 in the village chambers. For info call 505-281-1220.

A blood drive will be held at the Estancia Library on NOVEMBER 22 from 2 to 6 p.m., a way to empower the community after tragic events in Las Vegas. For info, contact Angela at 505-384-9655.

Winter Arts Festival by the Route 66 Arts Alliance, DECEMBER 2 at Edgewood Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission, local musicians, artists and writers, food. For info visit route66artsalliance.org.

Medicare Open Enrollment assistance from NM Aging and Long-Term Services, providing free, unbiased advice, DECEMBER 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tijeras Senior Center. No appointment needed, call 505-383-3919 for info.

Medicare Open Enrollment assistance from NM Aging and Long-Term Services, providing free, unbiased advice, DECEMBER 5 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Bethel Storehouse in Moriarty. No appointment needed, call 505-383-3919 for info.