2nd Annual Honey Badgers 4-H Matanza and Chili Cook-Off – February 8

2nd Annual Honey Badgers 4-H Matanza and Chili Cook-Off

2nd Annual Honey Badgers 4-H Matanza and Chili Cook-Off


Torrance County 50+ Games in Estancia, Moriarty and Mountainair

The Torrance County 50+ Games invites residents who will be 50 or older by December 31, 2014, to enter the Games. There will be 20 different sports. To be eligible for the New Mexico State Senior Olympic Games in Roswell in July, local participation in the Torrance County 50+ Games is required. The games will start on February 15 and run through May 25.

The entry fee is $5 per person for one sport and $8 for two to three sports or $10 for four or more sports. Entry forms are available at the senior centers in Estancia, Moriarty and Mountainair. Registration deadline is five (5) days prior to the event.

For additional information and to sign-up for these great events, please call Jerry Melaragno at 847-0402. You can also visit nmseniorolympics.org for additional information.

Here’s a sample of what games you can expect: The kick-off will be February 15th at the Estancia School’s auxiliary gym. Huachas at 9 a.m., Soccer and Frisbee accuracy at 1 p.m. and Basketball skills at 2 p.m.

The games will continue on February 22 with shuffleboard at 1 p.m. at the Mountainair Senior Center.

February 23 there will be shuffleboard doubles at 10 a.m. at the Mountainair Senior Center.

March 8 there will be air gun events at 9 a.m. at Mag’s Indoor Shooting Range in Moriarty.

March 10 there will be pickleball singles, doubles and mixed doubles at 9 a.m. at the Dr. Saul Community Center in Mountainair.

Lots to Do on the Salt Missions Trail Scenic Byway!

Come on out to the Salt Missions Trail Scenic Byway communities this weekend and find something to do for just about everyone!

In Estancia, the Torrance County Fair will be wrapping up a week-long set of activities with a parade, the Junior Livestock Show, and the Torrance County 4-H barbecue at the Fairgrounds. A Country and Western Dance will top off the festivities on Saturday night at the Estancia Community Center. For a calendar of events, click on the Torrance County Fair link at torrancecountynm.org.

In Edgewood, the Route 66 Run, Rally, Rock Celebration will kick off with a 10 a.m. Parade and end with fireworks in the evening. There’s a lot of other stuff in between from car shows to dunk tanks and a business expo, so stop on by Edgewood to see what’s going on. You can also get more details at edgewoodchambernm.com.

In Tijeras, the Village will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of its incorporation, with live music, a silent auction and other activities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Contact dklaus@villageoftijeras.com for more information.


Ongoing Classes at the Art Center at 122 East Broadway Ave. (US Rt. 60) at Ross Ave. in Mountainair:

Yoga Classes-9:30 to 11 am. By Ellen Ashbrook, Physical Therapist and Yoga Teacher. This is a method of yoga that helps you align your body, stabilize joints, strengthen muscles, and increase flexibility safely. You do not need to have taken yoga before. Call ahead: 505-384-5442.

Speak Spanish- Eat Lunch (Habla Espanol-Almuerza)- 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Bring your own lunch. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. For more information, contact Tomas Wolff: wolff.clayworks@gmail.com or 505-847-2444.

Open Studio-Clay and Mosaics- 10 am to 1 pm. Tomás Wolff, 505-847-2444, conducts this class. $10 for art council members, $15 per class for nonmembers.

Community Mural Project- 10 am to 1 pm. Danielle Norris Gardner, project director and artist, works on the east wall of the art center. Volunteers and plywood, at least ¼ inch thick and 2 ft. by 2 ft., are still needed.

Children’s and Families’ Clay Handbuilding- 9:30 to 11 am. Tomás Wolff, 505-847-2444, conducts this class. Free, funded by Manzano Mountain Art Council.

February 17, 3-4:30 pm- “Creative Clichés- Horsing Around With Language,” at Mountain Arts on Broadway, by Joan Bybee, retired UNM Distinguished Professor. By examining the creative use of language in public media, we begin to understand the multiple ways meaning is conveyed and how meaning can change over time. Free to the public.

February 23 & March 2- “Rusting” Workshop, at Mountain Arts on Broadway. Celeste Simon offers this workshop/exploration in the art of “iron oxide” transfer also called “rusting.” This process works on a variety of papers and fabrics for image makers, fiber artists and novelty seekers. Workshops are 2 to 3 hours on two consecutive Saturdays in order for the process to take shape and explore potential uses. The two-session workshop cost is $50. Limited to 10 participants. Email: mixedmediamail@yahoo.com for more information and registration.

February 25 deadline for “Pysanka,”the Delicate Art of Ukrainian Egg Decorating. The class by Jane Chevalier will meet March 9, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at Mountain Arts on Broadway. Cost for the class is $55 and must be paid by February 25. Mail to PO Box 110, Belen, NM 87002. Class is limited to 10 students. Bring two white, RAW, smooth, room-temperature eggs for your project, your brown-bag lunch, and a small table lamp and lighted magnifier if you have it. All other supplies (water-based dyes, bees wax, polyurethane sealer, etc.) will be provided by the instructor. For more information call Jane Chevalier at 505-859-9124.

Mountain Arts on Broadway is a project of the nonprofit Manzano Mountain Art Council, http://www.manzanamountainartcouncil.org, made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For other information contact art center director, Kent Potter, 847-0295, kentfp720@yahoo.com

February 8, 1-7 pm- “For the Love of HeArt” opening, Enchanted Raven Gallery, 311 West Broadway. Over a dozen Mountainair artists have produced this collection of art to celebrate Valentine’s Day to raise awareness and funds for the American Heart Association. Raffle, heart healthy snacks at opening. Show continues through February 14. For More Information visit: CelesteSimon.com

February 9, Noon-Follow-up Meeting on Maria de Agreda Mural Project, at Mountain Arts on Broadway. Artists and volunteers are encouraged to bring their ideas and sketches to set parameters for the community mural that will go on the Abo Trading Co. west wall.

February 24, 2 pm- Sweet Retreat, at Mountain Arts on Broadway. This is Manzano Mountain Art Council’s annual community planning meeting. Bring your ideas for the future and we’ll supply the treats. Art council members and public invited. Free admission. Email MMACEvents@gmail.com for more information.

Writers Contest- Deadline is March 9. Estancia Valley Writers Group and the Moriarty Library is accepting submissions for the 4th annual community writing context. Short fiction only, not to exceed 5000 words, open to all ages. For rules, contest entry form and more information, contact the library at 505-832-2523 or writingcontest 2013@gmail.com