Weekly story time at the Edgewood Community Library, NOVEMBER 1 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for preschool and kindergarten age children with parental supervision. For info call 505-281-0138.
Christmas Open House at Just Too Cute in Cedar Crest, NOVEMBER 3-4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food donations being accepted for local food banks. For info call 505-281-3452
Design, create and play during the Edgewood Library’s pop-up playground days, NOVEMBER 4, 11 and 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. What can you do with cardboard, tape, and your imagination? For info call 505-281-0138. Free and open to all ages.
Princess Tea Party at Moriarty High School Performing Arts Center, NOVEMBER 4, with performances at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Flamenco de Abó dance performance, NOVEMBER 5 at Mountain Arts on Broadway in Mountainair at 2 p.m. Sponsored by Manzano Mountain Art Council. For info see manzanomoutainartcouncil.org.
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.
East Mountain Chamber of Commerce evening mixer, NOVEMBER 9 from 5-7 p.m. at Magnum Steel Buildings in Moriarty for business networking. Open to members and prospective members. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Second Saturday CoffeeHouse NOVEMBER 11, with Greg Johns opening for Richard Martin, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 1 Deanna Lane in Edgewood. Doors open at 6, concert starts at 6:30. Free. For info contact 505-286-1203 or email@example.com.
Music circle jam at Mountain Arts on Broadway in Mountainair, NOVEMBER 11 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Refreshments provided. Hosted by the Manzano Mountain Art Council and iCreate.
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.
Route 66 Arts Alliance meets NOVEMBER 14 at 6 p.m. at its office at the old Edgewood Elementary School campus on Dinkle Road in Edgewood. For info contact route66artsalliance.org.
Flu Shot Clinic NOVEMBER 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Estancia High School, sponsored by Torrance County and the state health department. Free. Bring insurance card. For info contact Torrance County Emergency Manager Martin Lucero at 505-705-0836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third Thursday Edgewood Chamber of Commerce meeting, NOVEMBER 16 from 11:45-12:45 p.m. at Sandia Labs Federal Credit Union in Edgewood. For info call 505-596-0566.
Holiday craft fair NOVEMBER 18 at Holy Cross Church in Edgewood. For info, email@example.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.
Come be family at Chili Hills NOVEMBER 23 for a free Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings, from 4-8 p.m. at the Edgewood restaurant. Sponsor a table or volunteer. Contact Chili Hills for details.
Locations are needed for Small Business Saturday for a holiday scavenger hunt on NOVEMBER 25. To get involved contact Linda at 505-596-0566.
Spaghetti Dinner & Ice Cream Bar fundraiser for Torrance County Sheriff’s Deputy Ron Fulfer, DECEMBER 1 at the Moriarty Civic Center from 6 to 11 p.m. In addition to dinner, the event includes two raffles, a silent auction and a bake sale. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for kids under 12. For info search for the event on Facebook.
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.
Moriarty Community Library hosts its annual children’s Christmas Carnival, DECEMBER 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Moriarty Civic Center. Cookies and cocoa, crafts and games for kids, pictures with Santa, raffle. For info call 505-832-2513.
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