The Sandoval Signpost

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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.

Through February 2004: "Astro-Images of New Mexico: Portraits from the Foothills of Space" astrophotography contest exhibition. LodeStar Astronomy Center, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Old Town, Albuquerque. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 505-841-5955,

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 beginning February 2: Alanon meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Bernalillo Methodist Church, 136 Calle Don Andres, Bernalillo. 239-7370.

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.

Wednesdays: Toddler Story time. 10 a.m., at Bound To Be read. 828-3500.

Every second Tuesday of the month: Friends of Placitas meets. 7 p.m. Placitas Community Center. Public welcome. 867-5346.

Second Tuesday of each month: New Mexico Democratic Club. 7p.m. Everyone is welcome. Rio Rancho Best Western Inn, Highway. 528 and Sara Road in Rio Rancho.

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, 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.

Every second Wednesday: Coronado Kennel Club, all-breed obedience kennel club, meets in Bernalillo Town Hall meeting room. 7:30 p.m. 867-4510.

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

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

Saturdays: New AA Meeting—“One Day At A Time,” 9:00 a.m. Big Book discussion at the United Methodist Church (in back), a block West of Abuelita’s Restaurant, 136 West Calle Don Andres, Bernalillo. If you have a problem with drinking, you are welcome!

Through April 18: “Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs.” 120 Pulitzer-winning photos. Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain Road NW. Tuesdays through Sundays 9-5. (505) 243-7255 voice/relay,

April 1: Sandoval County Commission, 3 p.m., Commission Chambers.

April 3: Las Placitas Association presents a bike tour led by Ty Belknap and Gene McClain. Get to know the Placitas Open Space. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at the West Access at 8:45 a.m.

April 3: Healthy Kids Day 2004, Wild Oats on San Mateo and Academy, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. YMCA offers free fitness activities and community resources for the whole family.YMCA: 265-6971 for more information.

April 6: The Corrales Historical Society hosts “The Church in the Nineteenth Century,” with speaker Thomas Chavez. 7 p.m. at the Historic Old San Ysidro Church in Corrales. Free and open to the public. 899-6212.

April 7: DWI Planning Council, 3 p.m., Commission Chambers.

April 9: Concerned about the water crisis? Come to an informative session on "Water Challenges and Solutions" at 7:30 p.m. at Rio Rancho City Hall on the second floor. Hear a panel of specialists and learn what we can do. Free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Westside Congregation.

April 9, 10, 11: Inaugural Charity Egg-cellent Easter at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort. Stay at Tamaya on April 9 or 10 and $10 of your room rate per night will be donated to Carrie Tingley Children's Hospital. Rates as low as $140. Enjoy a weekend full of activities for children of all ages. 867-1234 or

April 10: West Mesa Branch of the American Association of University Women regular monthly luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Essencia, 4908 Corrales Road. The program will feature Judge Judith Nakamura, chief judge of the Metropolitan Court, as well as Judge Sandra Clinton. The judges will speak on problems adjudicating domestic violence cases. $12. Open to guests. 792-4916. Lunch reservation deadline: April 6.

April 14: Community Health Alliance, 9 a.m., 2nd Floor Conference Room, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, NM 528 & High Resort, Rio Rancho.

April 15: Commission on Senior Affairs, 12:30 p.m., Rio Rancho Senior Center.

April 15: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m., Commission Chambers.

April 15: Senior Wellness Clinic. St. Vincent de Paul Society, Our Lady of Sorrows Church social center, Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. Blood pressure, weight, glucose, massage, reflexology. Noon-2 p.m. All welcome.

April 17: Las Placitas Association presents Placitas Acequia Workshop with José A. Rivera, author of Acequia Culture: Water, Land, and Community. Bus tour of the three Placitas acequias. 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Placitas Community Center.

April 18: Placitas Artists Series presents Band du Soleil playing music of Mozart, Mussorgsky, Purcell, Bizet, and more. Pianist, trumpeter, and horn. 3 p.m. Artist reception for Adriana Scassellati, Dorothy “Bunny” Bowen, Sylvia Eisenhart, and Lynne Kottel at 1:30 p.m. Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. See story in Sandoval Arts, this Signpost. 867-8080, 867-3333,

April 18: Bill Pearlman is hosting a talk/demonstration/informal discussion of his forthcoming Theater of Life Workshops which will be held in Placitas. 3 pm.

April 24: Chamber Music Albuquerque presents eighth blackbird sextet in free family concert. 7:30 p.m. Simms Center, Albuquerque Academy. 268-1990.

April 24: Las Placitas Association presents Migratory and Nesting Birds of the Placitas Open Space. Hike led by bird expert and author Hart Schwarz. Bring water and a snack. No pets. 8:30 a.m. to noon. Meet at the East Access at 8:15 a.m.

April 24 and 25: Fruits of the Earth at Anasazi Fields Winery, an acoustic folk/rock festival. Wine tasting, live music, arts and crafts, information booth. Release of year 2000 peach wine. Benefit for Placitas conservation easement project through Trust for Public Land. Noon to 6 p.m. Free admission. 26 Camino de los Pueblitos in the village of Placitas.

April 25: Chamber Music Albuquerque presents concert by eighth blackbird sextet. 3 p.m. Simms Center, Albuquerque Academy. 268-1990,

April 25: Sandoval County Historical Society presents Marc Simmons, “One Remarkable Caballero! Simmons has a colorful past and has written 40 books on Spanish colonial and Southwestern history. Cowboy and illustrator Ron Kit will be on hand with original art he created for Simmons’s newest book, José’s Buffalo Hunt. Award-winning artist Blackwolf will be the featured artist. 3 p.m., Sandoval Historical Society Museum, Edmonds Road, just west of Coronado Monument. No charge. 867-1742.

April 27: County Planning and Zoning Commission, 6 p.m., Commission Chambers.

April 30 through May 2: New Mexico Horse Fair. Kids’ Corral, trade show, barrel racing, AQHA Versatility Rand Horse clinic and competition, vaulting clinic, breed demonstrations, educational seminars, nationally known equine clinicians and trainers. $5 per day; ten and under free; Friday night free. Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds. Albuquerque. New Mexico Horse Council (505) 345-8959 or; Nancy Gage, president, (505) 565-3222.






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