Read to the Dogs, MAR. 23 and Wednesdays, 1 – 2 p.m., at East Mountain Library in Tijeras. Children of all ages to practice reading out loud to therapy dogs. No registration required. For info, 505-281-8508.

Mountainair Spring Fling Bingo, MAR. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Mountainair Elementary School Gym. $10 for ten games. Ham for every bingo, plus spring-themed prizes. Snacks and beverages, child care provided. Supports the Mountainair Chamber of Commerce.

Easter Egg Hunt at Steve Williams Memorial Park in Edgewood, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 3 to 10 years. Free hot dogs. To volunteer or make a donation, contact Traci at 505-281-5717.

Torrance County 50+ Games, APR. 2 at Mountainair Senior Center for 8-ball poul tournament. For info contact 847-0402.

VFW Post 3370 Steak and Fish Night, APR. 2 and first Saturdays, 4 – 9 p.m. For info, 505-832-0730.

Kids Yard Sale, APR. 2, gates open at 8 a.m. $1 menu available. At Old Tyme Shop on South 14. For info call 505-281-3892.

Seed Saving Workshop at Edgewood Soil and Water Conservation District, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. APR. 2. Email info@eastmountainseed.org.

Green Waste Days at East Mountain Transfer Station, APR. 2-17. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free dropoff of green waste. Loads must be covered. For info call 505-281-9110.

Benefits counselor from NM Aging and Long-Term Services will be at Bethel Storehouse APR. 5 from 11am to 1pm. Call 832-6642 for info.

Military records, a class at Edgewood LDS church, APR. 6 at 10:30 a.m. For info email edgewoodfhc@gmail.com.

Deadline APR. 7 for submission of artwork for a show with the theme “Celebrate New Mexico” at Manzano Mountain Arts Council’s show. For details visit manzanomountainartcouncil.org.

Cibola Arts Gallery opening reception, APR. 9 from 1-4 p.m. for a show on the theme, “Coming of Age.” For info call 505-847-0324.

Jimbo’s live music APR. 10 and second Sundays, 3 – 6 p.m. at Lazy Lizard in Cedar Crest. For info call 505-281-2313.

Benefits counselor from NM Aging and Long-Term Services will be at Tijeras Senior Center APR. 11 from 10 – 11:30am. Call 286-4220 for info.

Paul Secord speaks at the Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras, APR. 12 at 6 p.m. on his book about Bandelier National Monument. For info call 505-281-3305.

American Legion Post 74 and Auxiliary, meets APR. 15 or third Fridays at the Lions Club in Moriarty. For info, 505-803-9657 or sunsetministries@yahoo.com.

The Albuquerque Astronomical Society (TAAS) hosts a star gazing party at the Edgewood Community Library APR. 15 from 8 to 10 p.m. For info visit taas.org.

Moriarty High School’s spring indoor mercado, APR. 16-17 at the Moriarty High School gym. Supports athletics department. Booths available; for info call 505-832-5951.

Torrance County 50+ Games, APR. 23 at Mountainair Elementary School for pickleball, singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. For info contact 847-0402.

10th Annual Authors for Literacy, APR. 23 at the Moriarty Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For info call 505-832-2513.

Torrance County 50+ Games, APR. 30 at Dr. Saul Community Center in Mountainair for badminton singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. For info contact 847-0402.

Mountainair Gymkhana Rodeo, MAY 1, also June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23. Events for all ages from kids to adults. At the Mountainair Rodeo Grounds. For more information, contact Tana at 505-220-0123.

Torrance County 50+ Games, MAY 7 at City Park in Moriarty for horsehoes tournament. For info contact 847-0402.

Torrance County 50+ Games, MAY 14 at Estancia High School for track and field events. For info contact 847-0402.

Leota Harriman
Leota Harriman

Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at news.ind.editor@gmail.com.