Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday!

Come out to Moriarty for the Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday at the Convention Center! Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, this is a great way to kick off your holiday shopping season and get in the spirit!


Dulcimer Music and Christmas Eggs

Folk musician Jane Chevaliar will be presenting a Christmas concert on the hammer dulcimer, auto harp, and folk harp on Sunday, Decmeber 2 in Mountainair. Jane’s work has been recorded on several CD’s and she is featured on “Mel Bay Presents 2000 Hammered Dulcimers” book and CD sets.

Jane is also an award winning Pysanky egg artists. These eggs are dyed using the traditional Ukrainian method of beeswax and dye. A small selection of Jane’s egg Christmas ornaments will also be available for purchase, as will her CD’s.

Cost of the concert is $8 at the door at Mountain Arts on Broadway, 122 East Broadway (Route 60), in Mountainair. Call 505-859-9124 for more information.


Get Ready for Christmas in Mountainair!

Make Mountainair your first stop for Christmas shopping on Saturday, November 17 at the Mountainair Christmas Arts and Craft Fair! Vendors will offer handcrafted and homemade gift items, and there will be entertainment as well. Come search for special gifts to share with your friends and loved ones at the historic Dr. Saul Community Center in the heart of Mountainair on Saturday, November 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Lecture Takes a Geological Look at the Salt Lakes of the Salt Missions Scenic Byway Trail

The Estancia Valley has a complicated and interesting history that includes episodes of mountain building, inundation by shallow seas, and formation of the present-day basin which includes lake beds that produce common salt along with other minerals. These lake beds are the Salt Lakes of the Salt Missions Scenic Byway Trail.

On Tuesday, November 13, the Friends of Tijeras Pueblo is sponsoring a lecture by Dr. Bruce D. Allen about the geological history of the Byway’s Salt Lakes. Dr. Allen has a Ph.D. in geology from the University of New Mexico and has worked for the past 16 years as a field geologist for the NM Bureau of Geology at NM Tech. His research projects include hydrogeological and geochemistry investigations as well as stratigraphic studies of deposits ranging in age from Paleozoic to latest Quaternary.

The lecture will be held at the Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras. Seating begins at 6 p.m., with the lecture beginning at 6:30 p.m. A $5 donation is reqested from non-members.

This lecture is part of a monthly series sponsored by the Friends of Tijeras Pueblo. For more information about the Friends and their work, go to