Coming Up

Melodrama comes to Edgewood

On Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16, the Jo White Theatre at Wildlife West will present “Sweet Pearl, What A Fate For That Girl -or- There’s No Place Like Nome” a classic melodrama.

The audience is encouraged to boo the villain and cheer the bumbling hero.

Performance times are 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Cost is $5 for children over 5, $7 for seniors and $9 for adults.

Edgewood Family History Center classes

The Edgewood Family History Center, 18 County Road, Edgewood, will offer the following Wednesday classes, all beginning at 10:30 a.m.:

• June 27 — “Finding Your Elusive Ancestors”

Email edgewoodfhc@gmail.com for more information.

Around the world with CarolAnn Garratt

Join the U.S.S.W. Soaring Museum, on the east side of Moriarty on Old Route 66, at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, June 16, for a reception and presentation with CarolAnn Garratt, who has flown around the world three times — twice solo — and has established the world record for circumnavigating the globe in 8-1/2 days.

Garratt is a former manager with a Fortune 500 company. She earned her private pilot license in 1978 and her instrument rating in 1980.

In 1996 she completed her commercial license, and bought a Mooney in 2000. After her mother died from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , or ALS, Garratt flew around the world in 2003 to raise awareness and donations for ALS.

This fast-paced presentation will cover the flights and countries she visited with lots of stories and pictures. Garratt’s presentations are educational as well as inspirational.

July 4th Field of Arts Festival call for artists and writers

Route 66 Arts Alliance and the Town of Edgewood present the July Fourth 2018 Field of Arts Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, July 4.

It is free for the whole family, and includes live music all day, local artists and writers, 4-H horse rides, great food and much more.

The festival will be held at the Edgewood Soccer Field on N.M. 344, three miles north of Interstate-40.

Vendor applications can be found at route66artsalliance.org and are due by Saturday, June 16.

SASS END of TRAIL

The 37th annual END of TRAIL World Championships of Cowboy Action Shooting, hosted by the Single Action Shooting Society, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23, at Founders Ranch.

The public is invited to enjoy all the competition, entertainment, food, vendors and fun that make this the premier event of its kind.

Competitors of all ages, from all corners of the globe, wear period-correct costumes and use period-correct firearms of the Old West to complete a series of timed scenarios to vie for the title of best of the best.

This year’s costume contest has a new category — Steampunk.

This is a family-oriented sport.

Founders Ranch is at 74 Barton Road, Edgewood. From Route 66 (N.M. 333) take N.M. 217 South, east on Juan Tomas, then north on Barton.

Admission is $5 per person. Children age 8 and younger are free.

Free movie night at East Mountain Vineyard Church

Beginning at 6 p.m., Saturday, June, 23 at East Mountain Vineyard Church, there will be a free showing of the movie “I Can Only Imagine.”

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and popcorn is free. Visit eastmountainvineyard.org/upcoming-events for more information.

Democratic Economist meeting

The Democratic Economist meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, June 23, at the food court at the TA station on the west end of Route 66 in Moriarty.

The book for discussion will be “The Seventeen Solutions” by Ralph Nader. Contact Democratic.Economist@mail.com or call Andrew Homer at 459-6236 for more information.

Silent retreat scheduled

A one- to seven-day silent retreat, “Clarifying Meditative Work — An Extended Retreat,” will be held from Saturday, June 23, to Saturday, June 30, in a lodge in the national forest in Tijeras.

Fees range from $60 to $290, depending on the number of days attended. Advance registration is required.

The retreat will bring together people interested in meditation/contemplation from any tradition, including Tibetan, Zen, Vipassana, Hindu and Western, as well as people meditating without any traditional context.

The facilitator is Jay Cutts, who attended retreats with Toni Packer for more than 40 years. For more information, contact Jay at 505-281-0684 or visit meditationNM.wordpress.com.

Acoustic Blues and Brews

iCreate is hosting “Acoustic Blues and Brews” from 4-7 p.m., Saturday, June 16, at the Manzano Mountain Arts Council Center, 101 E. Broadway in Mountainair.

The event will feature local musicians and Albuquerque bands, guest speakers, children’s games, vendors, barbecue and beans.

This event is an iCreate fund raiser in collaboration with the Manzano Mountain Arts Council. iCreate Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization fostering creativity, arts and music programs in under-served communities.

For more information, contact Maureen Newsom at 847-0188 or mbnewsom@outlook.com, or Pegeen Mouser at wedomusic@yahoo.com or 705-5556.

Moriarty MiniCon

The Moriarty Mini Comic Convention Vol. 2 will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4, in Moriarty.

Help support the library and win prizes at the costume contest or in the escape room. Enjoy the gamers’ room or watch a movie in the screening room.

It’s $5 for 13 and up, and free for 12 and under. Interested vendors can contact Nicole at 832-2513 at the Moriarty Community Library.

Stick around after the convention from 5-9 p.m. for the first Moriarty Comic Con Ball, hosted by Torrance County DWI Prevention.