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Unless otherwise noted, all Sandoval County meetings will be held in the county commission chambers, Sandoval County Courthouse, 711 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, New Mexico.

Monthly: Parents Without Partners offers support, education, and friendship to single parents of all ages, regardless of custody. Get-togethers, family outings, socials. All welcome. Wayne—892-2456.

Mondays: Alanon meets at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays in the northwest room of the Old Convent Gallery in Bernalillo. 867-5718.

Mondays through Thursdays: Mother’s Day Out, 9-2:30. Placitas Presbyterian Church. $12 per session. 867-5718.

Every First and Third Monday: Optimist Club de Sandoval meets at 7 p.m. San Antonio Community Center, Placitas. New members welcome. 867-0567.

Every Third Tuesday: Spanish conversation group, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to newcomers. Contact Linda at 867-3630 or Barbara at 867-9613.

Wednesdays: Narcotics Anonymous meets every Wednesday evening, 7:30-8:30 p.m., at Focused Recovery (same building as La Buena Vida), across the street and north of the Range Café, Bernalillo. 24-hour Help Line: 260-9889.

Wednesdays: Problems with Alcohol? Thinking Straight, Alcoholics Anonymous Step Study Meeting, 6:00 p.m., every Wednesday, now held at the Old Convent, 264 Camino del Pueblo, across from the Catholic Church in Bernalillo. Enter on south side. For anyone who has a drinking problem. 24-hour AA Help Line: 266-1900.

Wednesdays: Project Sandoval County Domestic Violence Group meets on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Bernalillo City Hall, 829 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. Support, resources, and counseling are available. 1-800-219-0958.

Wednesdays: Mothers’ Support Group meets on Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m., United Way Building, Southern and Unser Boulevard. $3 per session. 896-1250.

Wednesdays: Parenting group meets at La Buena Vida, Bernalillo, 8 p.m. 867-2383.

Every Second Wednesday: La Leche League of West Mesa meets at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph’s West Mesa Hospital. Support for breast-feeding mothers. 897-9718.

Third Wednesday: Las Placitas Association board meeting. 6:45 p.m., Placitas Community Center, 771-1171

Thursdays: Problems with Alcohol? Crossroads meets at 7:30 p.m., 1292 Las Casitas (Camino del Pueblo and Calle del Bosque). 24-hour AA Help Line: 266-1900.

Thursday Evenings: Recovery group. Women with substance abuse problems. 6-7:30 p.m. La Buena Vida, 827 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. 867-2383.

March 27: Sandoval County DWI Planning Council, 3:30 p.m., Magistrate Court, 681 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo.

March 30: Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Bernalillo Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Town of Bernalillo Parks & Recreation Department. 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Free. Ages 1 to 12. 867-3311.

April 4: Sandoval County Commission, 3 p.m., commission chambers.

April 7: “Two Good Men and One Bad One!” Anne Shelby Jersig, author and speaker, tells Western tales. Sandoval County Historical Society meeting at the newly dedicated addition to the DeLavy House, Edmunds Road, just west of the Coronado Monument. 3 p.m.

April 9: Friends of Placitas meeting. Public welcome. Placitas Community Center. 7 p.m. 867-6310.

April 11: 10-11:30 a.m. Sandoval County public hearing to receive input on needs of seniors in the county. Transportation available to and from Placitas Senior Center. Call Janice Mortensen, 867-1396.

April 12: Sandoval County Community Health Alliance Council, 12 noon, CYFD Building, Bernalillo.

April 14: Placitas Artists Series presents Música Antigua de Albuquerque. Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music featuring voices and sounds of period instruments. 3 p.m. Tickets ($15, $12) at or call 867-8080. Artists’ reception before the concert. Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. Handicap access, free child care for children under six.

April 17: Spaghetti dinner fund-raiser, Placitas Elementary School P.T.O. Homemade sauce, meatballs, bread, salad, and desserts served in the school cafeteria. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Adults $5, children $3. Carry-out available.

April 16: Dr. Gary Moses, a member of the New Mexico Beekeepers Association, will discuss the impacts of urbanization on bees and the importance of bees for agriculture and health. 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Los Ranchos Village Hall, 6718 Rio Grande Boulevard NW. 890-3968.

April 18: Lecture, “Pueblo/Spanish Cultures Blend to Create NuevoMexicanos,” Joe Sando, Historic Old San Ysidro Church, Corrales. 7 p.m. Free.

April 18: Sandoval County Commission on Senior Affairs, 12:30 p.m., Corrales Senior Center, Rio Rancho.

April 18: County Commission Chairman Johnson's Office Hours, 4 to 5 p.m., 2nd floor conference room.

April 18: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m., commission chambers.

April 23: Planning and Zoning Commission, 6 p.m., commission chambers.

April 24: Sandoval County DWI Planning Council, 3:30 p.m., Magistrate Court, 681 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo.

April 27: Town Cleanup Day in honor of José “Sharky” Chavez and Earth Day. Town of Bernalillo Parks and Recreation, 867-3311.