The Mountain Arts on Broadway Center in Mountainair (at Broadway/US60 and Ross) will be hosting a Ukelele Building Workshop sponsored by iCreate on Saturday, November 3 and November 17 from 10 a.m. to Noon. For information contact Lenora Romera at 847-2419.


Mountain Arts on Broadway Still Has October Events On Tap

The Mountain Arts on Broadway Center at Broadway and Ross in Mountainair is still going strong with its October events. They include:

Drawing/Painting Workshops Focusing on Portraits every Monday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. until November 8. Cost is $15 per class for nonmembers and $10 for members. Materials are extra after the first session. For information contact Linda Carroll at 505-906-6173 or

Yoga Classes every Monday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Contact Ellen Ashbrook at 483-5442.

Speak Spanish – Eat Lunch, every Monday 11:30 to 12:30. Bring your own lunch. Everyone is welcome, including beginners.

Open Studio – Clay and Mosaic Classes with Tomas Wolff every Wednesday until October 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $15 per class for nonmembers, $10 for members, and materials are extra.

Halloween Party, Saturday, October 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. sponsored by Cibola Arts. Everyone is welcome, costumes are optional, and the suggested $10 donation benefits Cibola Arts.

Mountain Arts on Broadway is a project of the Manzano Mountain Art Council. Information about the Council can be found at

Punkin’ Chunkin’ in Estancia

Join Estancia for their annual Punkin’ Chunkin’ event on October 20, whether or not you have a pumpkin to chunk! The parade starts on 10:30 a.m. on Main Street, followed by a magic show at the Punkin’ Chunkin’ field at 11:30 a.m. Launching begins at 1 p.m.

For the uninitiated, launching involves hurling a pumpkin through the air by slingshot, catapult, centrifugal, trebuchet, or pneumatic air cannon. Contestants are judged by distance and, in some cases, accuracy.

If you’ve never seen this done or participated in it, Punkin’ Chunkin’ is quite an experience!
Carnival rides, games for the kids, craft and food booths, raffles, and pie eating and pumpkin seed spitting contests will round out your day. For more information, go to and click the Punkin’ Chunkin’ button.

Lecture Season Begins at Friends of Tijeras Pueblo

During this past summer, an army of local high school students had the opportunity to participate in the Salinas Pueblo Missions’ re-bury project of Mound 7 Pueblo at the Gran Quivira unit. The purpose of the reburial is to protect the site for future generations.

On Tuesday, October 9, Gavin Gardner, the Integrated Resources Specialist for the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument will provide a presentation about the excavation and reburial of Mound 7.  The presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Sandia Ranger Station just south of the Village of Tijeras on NM337.

This event is courtesy of The Friends of Tijeras Pueblo and the Sandia Range Station and is the first of a series scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month throughout the Fall. For more information about the Friends and their activities, go to