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Sandoval Commission Meetings
Unless otherwise noted, all Sandoval County commission meetings
will be held in the county commission chambers, Sandoval County
Courthouse, 711 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, New Mexico.
Placitas Community Library Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
Saturdays, 10 a.m. -4 p.m.; Sundays, noon-2 p.m. 867-3355.
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.
Mondays: Alanon Meeting. 7:30 p.m. Bernalillo
Methodist Church, 136 Calle Don Andres, Bernalillo. 239-7370.
Mondays: One Day At A Time Big Book Study. Alcoholics
Anonymous Meeting. 6-7 p.m. United Methodist Church (in back), a
block west of Abuelita’s Restaurant, 136 West Don Andres,
Mondays through Thursdays: Mother’s Day Out. 9
a.m.-2:30 p.m., Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. $13 per session.
First and third Mondays: Optimist Club de Sandoval Meeting.
7 p.m. San Antonio Community Center, Placitas. New members welcome.
Second and fourth Mondays: Grief Support Group Meeting.
A free community service available to anyone who is in need of grief
and bereavement support following the loss of a loved one. 5:30-7:30
p.m. 3150 Carlisle NE, Suite 25 (at Carlisle and Candelaria). Carol
Mondays and Wednesdays: The Bernalillo Badminton Club
plays at the Bernalillo Community Center. 9-11 a.m. Call Gary Hansen,
at 867-2829, for further information.
Tuesdays: The New Mexico Chapter of the Alzheimer’s
Association, in conjunction with Wild Oats, will present
“Maintain Your Brain,” a series of educational programs
on how to live a brain-healthy lifestyle. 9:30 a.m. For information,
call the Chapter office at (505) 266-4473, a Wild Oats location
near you, or visit the Chapter website at www.nm-alzheimers.org.
Tuesdays: Haven House Domestic Violence Support Group
for women whose lives have been touched by domestic violence. Topics
include Dynamics of Domestic Violence, Safety Plans, Developing
Healthy Relationships, and information about available services.
All sessions are confidential and free of charge. 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Rio Rancho First Baptist Church, corner of Route 528 and 19th Avenue.
Call Haven House, 896-4869 or 1-800-526-7157, for more information.
Tuesdays: One Day At A Time Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting.
Noon-1 p.m. (open meeting). United Methodist Church (in back), a
block west of Abuelita’s, Bernalillo. 266-1900.
First Tuesdays: SNAP (Survivors Network of those
Abused by Priests) support-group meeting, New Mexico Chapter. Meetings
are open to survivors and their immediate families, regardless of
religious affiliation, if any. 7 to 9 p.m. Good Shepherd UCC, 7834
Tennyson NE (youth lounge). Steve Rabi, 280-3369; www.snap-newmexico.org.
First, second, and third Tuesdays through December: New-Business
Tax Workshops covering New Mexico gross-receipts tax, IRS
filing requirements, brief summary of other new-business issues.
8:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m., with one-hour lunch break. Mexico Taxation
and Revenue Department, 5301 Central, NE (Bank of the West building),
10th Floor, Conference Room A. Free of charge. 505 841-6200.
Second Tuesdays: Friends of Placitas Meeting.
Public welcome. 7 p.m. Placitas Community Center. 867-5346.
Second Tuesdays: New Mexico Democratic Club meets.
7 p.m., Rio Rancho Inn. www.nmdemclub.com.
Second Tuesdays: Sandoval County Democratic Club
meets at 7 p.m., Rio Rancho Inn, 528 near Sara Road, west side of
the road. Meetings are open to the public and feature candidates
for local, state, national offices. www.sandovaldemocrats.org.
Second and fourth Tuesdays: Village Academy Charter School
Meeting. 7 p.m. 274 Don Tomas, Bernalillo. All meetings open to
the public. VACS, P.O. Box 1247, Placitas, NM 87043.
Third Tuesdays: RESOLVE, Central New Mexico, Meeting.
RESOLVE provides information and support for those dealing with
infertility, pregnancy loss, high-risk pregnancy, making the decision
to adopt or life without children. National-affiliate support includes
professionally led support groups, peer-support gatherings, guest
speakers. Call or e-mail for location: 291-5066; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third and fourth Tuesdays: National Alliance on Mental
Illness, a volunteer-run organization, provides education
and support for people with mental illness and their families. 7:30
p.m. St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 502 Sara Road, Rio Rancho,
Educational Building, Room 111. 892-1511, 249-4976, 260-0154, www.nami.org.
Fourth Tuesdays through December: New-Employer Tax Workshops
for small businesses that have or plan to have employees. Regulatory
and tax-filing requirements from six different federal and state
agencies will be covered. 8:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m., with one-hour lunch
break. Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department, 5301 Central, NE
(Bank of the West building), 10th Floor, Conference Room A. Free
of charge. 505 841-6200.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: Book study and meditation groups.
WOW–Women of Wonder, Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; POW–People
of Wonder, Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Moon Dancer Book Gallery, 4484
Corrales Road, Corrales, 249-3742.
Wednesdays: Mothers’ Support Group. $3 per
session. 10-11 a.m. United Way Building, Southern and Unser Boulevard.
Wednesdays: Parenting Group Meeting. 6-7 p.m.
La Buena Vida, Bernalillo, 867-2383.
Wednesdays: Thinking Straight Step-Study Alcoholics
Anonymous Meeting. 6-7 p.m. First Assembly Church, 274 Camino Don
Tomas, south of PNM, Bernalillo. 266-1900.
First Wednesdays: Jardineros de Placitas, 9:30
a.m. each month except January and December. A community-involved
organization of women with groups interested in bridge, cooking,
stitchery, crafts, art, reading, day trips. Monthly meetings feature
speakers and subjects of local interest. 771-8941.
First Wednesdays: MOMS Club of Rio Rancho South
General Meeting. Free. The MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support)
is an international nonprofit organization specifically designed
to support at-home mothers regardless of race, religion, financial
stability. 10 a.m. First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho (across from
Intel). 891-1909, 994-9687, www.momsclub.org.
First Wednesdays: National Alliance on Mental Illness,
a volunteer-run organization, provides education and support for
people with mental illness and their families. 10 a.m. St. Thomas
Aquinas Catholic Church, 502 Sara Road, Rio Rancho, Educational
Building, Room 111. 892-1511, 249-4976, 260-0154, www.nami.org.
Second Wednesdays: Placitas Community Library board
meetings are now at the main PVFB station on 165, still on the second
Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Inquiries about these meetings
or the library: 867-3355. All meetings are open to the public.
Second Wednesdays: Village Academy Charter School Meeting.
7:30 p.m. Our Lady of Sorrows Church. VACS, P.O. Box 1247, Placitas,
Fourth Wednesdays: Bereavement Support Group for
parents who have had a baby die through miscarriage, stillbirth,
Sudden Infant Death, or other natural causes within the first year
of life. 7-8:30 p.m., Office of the Medical Investigator, UNM Medical
School Campus. 272-2485, 272-3397.
Wednesdays through Saturdays: Casa San Ysidro, the
historic Gutiérrez-Minge House in Corrales, on Old Church
Road, is open for tours at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Adults $4, seniors
$3, students $3, children $2. 897-8828.
Thursdays: Depression and bipolar support group meetings.
DBSA Albuquerque offers weekly support-group meetings for those
suffering from mood disorders. Friends and family members welcome.
6:30–8:30 p.m. Nob Hill area, Albuquerque. Information available
regarding support groups in Los Lunas and Santa Fe. 505-889-3632,
Thursdays: One Day At A Time Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting.
Noon-1 p.m. (open meeting). United Methodist Church (in
back), a block west of Abuelita’s, Bernalillo. 266-1900.
Fridays: Friday Night Live Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
(open meeting). 7-8 p.m. Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Motivation
Center, 301 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. 266-1900.
First Friday: Coronado Kennel Club Meeting. All-breed
obedience kennel club, 7 p.m. Call for meeting place. 867-4510.
Second Fridays: SanBern Federated Republican Women
meets (except July and August) at Chamisa Hills Country Club, in
Rio Rancho, 11:30 a.m. Anyone interested in attending may call 922-6252
for more information.
Saturdays: Children’s reading program. 10
a.m.-noon. Placitas Community Library, Tierra Madre #1, Placitas.
Saturdays: One Day At A Time Big Book Discussion
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting (open meeting). 9-10 a.m. United Methodist
Church (in back), a block west of Abuelita’s, Bernalillo.
Saturdays: “Your Health Matters” radio
show, 2–3 p.m., on 1050 KTBL, anchored by Dr. Bob Dubin, of
the New Mexico Chiropractic Association, with guests. Taking phone
calls and discussing the world of health and the health of the world.
Saturday evenings: Narcotics Anonymous Meeting.
6:30 p.m. (open meeting). If you have a problem with narcotics or
even think you may have a problem, you are welcome. 136 West Don
Andres, Bernalillo. (Bernalillo Methodist Church). 505-260-9889,
Sundays: Placitas Big Book Study. Alcoholics Anonymous.
7-8:15 p.m. (open meeting). Presbyterian Church (Bell Tower), Placitas.
Sundays: Narcotics Anonymous Meeting. If you have
a problem with drugs, or even think that you might have a problem,
you are welcome! 10:30 a.m. 4324 Corrales Road (in the community
center behind the old fire station). 260-9889, 260-7195.
April 1: Albuquerque Concert Band will perform
a free concert at 3 p.m. at the Eldorado High School Performing
Arts Center. For further information, see their website at www.abqband.org.
[See article, this Signpost.]
April 1: The world premiere of a commissioned opera entitled Trinity
is the Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Program’s
offering as they begin their annual Spring Opera Tour. There will
be an Albuquerque performance on April 1 at 3 p.m. at the KiMo Theater.
For information about daytime performances for students, contact
Education Director Andrea Walters at (505) 986-5928, or send email
April 5: County Board of Finance Meeting, 5:30
p.m., Commission Chambers.
April 5: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m., Commission
April 11: County Health Alliance Council, 9 a.m.,
County Health Commons, 1500-B Idalia Road, Bernalillo.
April 11: DWI Planning Council and DWI Taskforce,
2 p.m., Sandoval County Personnel Conference Room, 711 Camino del
April 12: Cowboy Poetry Round-up, 6:30 to 7:45
p.m., at the Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado Drive
NE in Rio Rancho. Cowboy poet and musician John Abernathy, accompanied
by Red Ryder and Josh Hanna, will perform an evening of western
poetry, music, and discussion of the history of the wild mustang
in New Mexico. For information, call the library at (505) 891-5013,
ext. 3039, or email.
April 14: Monthly meeting of the New Mexico Chapter of
Germans from Russia. 1 p.m. Cross of Hope Lutheran Church,
6104 Taylor Ranch Drive, Albuquerque. For information, call (505)
896-3347, or email email@example.com.
April 14: Pan American Round Table One (PART 1)
celebrates Pan American Day with a fashion show presenting fashions
by Arizona designer Alfredo’s Wife and a Marienda Tea held
at the National Hispanic Cultural Center at 11 a.m. Tickets are
$35, $15 charitable donation. Call (505) 861-1586 for tickets and
April 15: Placitas Artists Series presents Musica
Antiqua de Albuquerque performing “Banchetto Musicale”
at 3 p.m., a concert of music for festive occasions from the Renaissance,
with voices and early instruments. A visual artists’ reception
and exhibition for Mabel Culpepper, Gwen Peterson, Gary W. Priester,
and Marilyn Saueressig begins at 1:30 p.m. For information, visit
or call (505) 867-8080. [See article,
April 15: Corrales Growers’ Market Winter Market.
10 a.m.–1 p.m. For those who can’t wait, the winter
market has a lot to offer, including baked goods, natural soaps,
lavender products, herbs, jams, flowers, ristras, goat cheese, and
beautiful flower arrangements, plus some opening season products,
plants, etc. The Market is held on Corrales Road, next to the Corrales
Post Office. For information, call (505) 898-7927.
April 15: Jemez Art Show at the Sandoval County
Historical Society, once the home of New Mexico artist Edmond DeLavy.
The opening reception is April 15 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. The exhibit
will be open each Thursday through Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. until
May 30. For further information, call (505) 867-5872. [See article,
April 19: Commission on Senior Affairs, 10 a.m.,
Cuba Senior Center.
April 19: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m.,
April 21: Spring Photography Workshop at the Coronado
State Monument off I-25, west of Bernalillo, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Space
is limited and reservations are required. The cost is $25. The workshop
will emphasize the mechanics and aesthetics of “photography
of the grand landscape” and “environmental portraiture.”
For information, call Pat Harris at (505) 822-8571 or email .
April 22: Thimbleweed Quilt Group 2nd Annual Outdoor Quilt
Show, to include quilt exhibition and sales, refreshments,
and quilt raffle. The show will be held at the Rio Rancho Veteran’s
Park on Pinetree Street, between the Post Office and the Esther
Bone Library. Pinetree Street is north of Southern Boulevard, which
is west of Route 528. Rain date will be April 29th. For information,
call (505) 891-1190.
April 24: County Planning and Zoning Commission,
6 p.m., Commission Chambers.
April 26: The Docents of the Corrales Historical Society
will lead a trip through the North Valley, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The cost of $30 covers the bus, lunch, and any guide charges and
tips. The tour leaves promptly at 8 a.m. from the Old San Ysidro
Church in Corrales, located on Old Church Road, off Corrales Road
(NM 448). Call Hope Grey at (505) 897-3942 for information or reservations.
April 28: Las Placitas Association (LPA) is sponsoring
a bird hike featuring migratory and nesting birds of the Placitas
Open Space. The hike will begin at 8:15 am. and last four to five
hours, however, people are free to leave earlier if they wish. Bring
water, snacks, hats, sun block, and good hiking shoes. Meet at the
open space east access. For directions, visit the LPA website at
April 28: Shop for Mother’s Day from fifty
women-owned local businesses and participate in a silent auction,
with proceeds going to the Barrett House (a local women’s
shelter). Mother’s Day gifts include spa packages, hair and
nail services, health and beauty products and services, and many
other unique gift ideas. Vendors will also collect gently-used women’s
business suits to donate to women’s shelters to support women
transitioning to work. The event will be held at Our Lady of Fatima
gym, located at 4020 Lomas Boulevard NE in Albuquerque. For information,
call (505) 980-7483.
April 28 and 29: Rio Rancho Artists’ Association
(RRAA) Studio Tour. Thirty-five artists working in media
ranging from colored pencil and pastels, oil and acrylic paints,
photography, sculpture, and fabric art open their studios to the
public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The event is sponsored by
the City of Rio Rancho Cultural Enrichment Department, The Observer
newspaper, and the RRAA. The starting point for the tour will be
Haynes Park, at the corner of Route 528 and 21st in Rio Rancho by
the BBQ pavilion, where directions and details will be provided.
For tour information, call (505) 296-8631. For RRAA information,
call (505) 771-0748, or visit www.rraa-usa.com.
April 29: Opening Day of the Corrales Growers’ Market.
9 a.m – noon. Official season for Corrales Growers’
Market begins with a Plant and Garden Show. Come enjoy breakfast
burritos and the music of The Squash Blossom Boys. Buy plants for
your garden and visit lots more vendors with New Mexico-grown products.
The Market is held on Corrales Road, next to the Corrales Post Office.
For information, call (505) 898-7927.