To submit a nonprofit listing to the calendar:
E-mail your calendar listing to: email@example.com.
Or to send a form by email click
here. Or fax your listing to 867-3870. The deadline for submission
is the twentieth of the month prior to publication. The community
calendar is a free community service provided by the Signpost.
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: Tuesday 10 a.m.-7
p.m., Wednesday and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-1
p.m. Call 867-3355 for directions or questions.
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: 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: Bernalillo Town Council Meeting.
The public can attend as observers, but does not participate
in the activities unless requested by the Mayor. 6:30 p.m. 867-3311.
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: Ongoing, Circle of Parents peer discussion
groups, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Free, confidential, and non-judgmental discussion
groups, promoting positive, nurturing parenting. Free childcare.
Held at Outcomes, Inc., 1503 University Boulevard, NE in Albuquerque.
Please RSVP at (505) 243-2551.
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.
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 Wednesday: Democratic Women of Sandoval County
meet. 7 p.m. Call Janice Saxton for location and speaker information:
Third Wednesday: Bilingual story time for ages
two to ten, 3 p.m. Placitas Community Library. For more information,
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. Contact: Lin Robinson,
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,
Third Wednesdays: Community workshop on Asthma and Allergy
Basics. For families who live with asthma, environmental,
and food allergies. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Dinner is included. Sandoval
Health Commons, 1500 Idalia Road #B, behind the Sandoval County
Courthouse, off Idalia and Highway 528. RSVP on Friday before the
class at (505) 867-2291, ext. 1720.
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.
First Thursday: Preschool story time for ages
two to five, 10 a.m. Placitas Community Library. For more information,
Second Thursdays: Placitas Community Library Board
meetings. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Meetings are open to public. Main Placitas
Volunteer Fire Brigade station. For information, call 867-3355.
Second Thursdays: Enchanted Hills Neighborhood Association
meets at 7 p.m. at the Vista Grande Elementary School, 7001 Chayote
Road, Rio Rancho. Meetings are open to the public. For more information,
Second Thursdays: Do you want to learn more about politics? The
League of Women Voters–Albuquerque, a nonpartisan
organization, meets the second Thursday of each month. The luncheon
meeting is at the Wyndham Hotel, 2910 Yale Blvd SE, near the airport.
The LWV encourages informed and active participation to influence
public policy through education and advocacy. Reservations required.
For more information, telephone the League Office, Monday - Thursday
before noon, 884-8441. League office is at 2403 San Mateo NE, Suite
Third Thursdays through May: St. Vincent de Paul Senior
Wellness Clinic. Weight monitoring, blood pressure checks,
glucose monitoring for senior citizens. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Volunteer
nurses, massage therapists, reflexologists welcome to call. Our
Lady of Sorrows Church Social Center, Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo.
For information, call Nancy Hawks at 771-4931.
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 892-3330, for more
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.
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, 505-260-7195.
Second Saturdays: Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho
Book Sale, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Bargains at every sale.
Auditorium in Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado, Rio
Rancho. For information, visit www.ci.rio-rancho.nm.us/friendsofthelibrary.
Third Saturday: Organ Transplant Awareness Program’s
monthly meetings. 10:30 a.m. OTAP is an independent organization
working to improve the quality of life for transplant candidates,
recipients, their families, and donor family members. Their function
is to increase the awareness of the need for organ and tissue donors.Home
Town Buffet on Coors/Paseo. Info: www.otapnm.org.
Sundays: Placitas Big Book Study. Alcoholics
Anonymous. 7-8:15 p.m. (open meeting). Presbyterian Church (Bell
Tower), Placitas. 266-1900.
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.
Through April 19: The Corrales Bosque Gallery
is showing the watercolors of Pauline Eaton. Corrales Bosque Gallery,
4685 Corrales Road, Corrales. Open every day: 10-5. www.CorralesBosqueGallery.com,
Through May 10: The Corrales Bosque Gallery also
has an ongoing exhibit of works by 20 artists entitled "Hand
to Mouth." Corrales Bosque Gallery, 4685 Corrales Road, Corrales.
Open every day: 10-5. www.CorralesBosqueGallery.com,
Through June 3: “Hand to Mouth.” Food-related
art and more. Corrales Bosque Gallery’s yearly benefit show.
10 a.m.–5 p.m. Forty percent of all proceeds made opening
day will go to the Roadrunner Food Bank. Free gourmet food donated
by local chefs. For information, call or visit the Corrales Bosque
Gallery, Mercado de Maya, 4685 Corrales Road, Corrales. 898-7203.
You may also visit their website at: corralesbosquegallery.com.
Through October 23: The Sandoval County Master Gardener
Hotline is now open at 867-2582 from 9 a.m. - 12 noon on
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays
and Thursdays. Veteran Master Gardeners will answer general gardening
questions, from what grows in New Mexico, when to grow it, what
insects and diseases may be a problem, and more.
March 27: Budget Hearing, 9 a.m., Commission Chambers.
March 27: County Planning and Zoning Commission,
6 p.m., Commission Chambers.
March 28: Budget Hearing, 9 a.m., Commission Chamber.
March 29 and 30: Coronado Kennel Club Fundraiser—flea
market/rummage sale. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Dog Club for Sandoval County.
724 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo (parking lot of building just
south of Allsup’s). For information, call Terry Smith at 771-8459.
April 1: The Sandoval County Cooperative Extension
is hosting a free four-week class on “Cooking for Diabetics”
on Tuesdays, through April 22, 9 a.m. until Noon. Sandoval County
Visitor/Tourism Center, 264 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. Free
and all materials will be provided. To register: call Sandoval County
Extension Service at 867-2582.
April 1: Monthly Meeting of Coronado Kennel Club
of New Mexico, 7:30 p.m. Placitas Community Center, 41 Camino de
Las Huertas. Info: call Martin Bradshaw at 867-5942.
April 2: Local chapter of Holistic Moms Network meets,
6:30 p.m. Nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting mothers
and families with an interest in natural health and mindful parenting.
The new chapter will meet on the first Wednesday of each month on
topics such as breastfeeding, informed vaccination, creating a non-toxic
home, and attachment parenting. The chapter will also hold weekly
playgroups, book exchanges, and have an email loop for online parenting
support. The chapter welcomes moms from Sandoval County including
Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Placitas, and the surrounding areas. At
Placitas Community Center, 41 Camino de las Huertas, Placitas. Info:
Heather Kerr, email@example.com
April 2: Democratic Women of Sandoval County meet.
6:30 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Westside Church, 1650 Abrazo, Rio
Rancho. Potluck dinner followed by a business meeting at 7:15 p.m.
Bring a dish to share. Alice Byrne will present a short program
on education. The public is welcome at no charge. Membership is
open to both men and women. Info: Janice Saxton, 867-1139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 3: Placitas Library Preschool story time,
10:00 a.m. Info: 867-3355.
April 3: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m., Commission
April 4: The New Mexico Bead Society members will
be displaying their work for sale at the Arts Alliance Gallery,
1100 San Mateo NE, Suite 10 in Albuquerque. Opening reception on
April 4, 6-9 p.m., will include a silent auction to benefit community
outreach. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Some Saturday hours
are posted during the show, since many workshops, bead demonstrations,
and classes will be offered during the month. Show runs through
April 6: The Sandoval County Historical Society meets
at 2:00 p.m. April speaker: Van Ann Moore who will present “Dona
Tules Barceló,” the famous gambling hall queen of Santa
Fe. Artist Nancy Hawkes will be exhibiting her paintings. Refreshments
served. Free, open to the public. Delavy House Museum, off of Highway
550, west of Bernalillo, between Coronado State Monument and Santa
Ana Star Casino. Info: Martha Liebert, 867-2755.
April 6: April is Donate Life Month. The Organ
Transplant Awareness Bingo Fundraiser (501c3) will be held in Bernalillo.
OTAP kids will also be selling homemade goods for donations. Monies
raised from this fundraiser used for high school senior scholarships.
4-7 p.m. Not a bingo player? Come eat dinner! Our Lady of Sorrows
Social Center, Bernalillo. Info: 867-0498.
April 7: Loren Meinz, Sandoval County Master Gardener,
and speakers from The Sandoval County Cooperative Extension will
speak at the Sandoval County Master Gardeners lecture held April
7 from 7-8:30 p.m. The topic is “Grading, Erosion Prevention,
and Water Harvesting in the Home Landscape.” It will be held
at the Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark Lane SE in Rio
Rancho. The event is free and open to the public. For information,
call the Sandoval County Cooperative Extension Office at 867-2582.
April 7: Placitas Library Book Club, 4:00 p.m.
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory McGuire. Info: 867-3355
to verify time and location.
April 9: County Health Alliance Council, 9:00
a.m., County Health Commons, 1500-B Idalia Road, Bernalillo.
April 11: Band Boosters of Rio Rancho High School presents
the world-famous Cab Calloway Orchestra, lead by C. Calloway Brooks.
One night only. 7 p.m. Rio Rancho High School Performing Arts Center,
301 Loma Colorado, Rio Rancho. Tickets: $25 advance/$30 door. Available
at: Baum’s Music, 3301Southern Blvd (Country Club Plaza) and
2908 Eubank NE; The Color Spot, 3771 Southern Blvd; and HI DE HO!
April 12: Monthly meeting of the New Mexico Chapter of
Germans from Russia. 1:00 p.m. Cross of Hope Lutheran Church,
6104 Taylor Ranch Drive, Albuquerque. Info: Vincent, 505-898-5784,
April 13: The Placitas Artists Series presents
“Con Brio!,” by the Brass Roots Trio. 3 p.m. Classical
masterpieces, sizzling jazz, decadent tangos, heart-warming Americana.
Artists reception precedes the concert at 1:30 p.m. and features
Daniela DeLuca, Sylvia Eisenhart, Robert LeBlanc and Jeffery J.
Schmitt. Tickets: $18/$15. www.PlacitasArts.org,
867-8080, 867-3333. At Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. [See article,
April 15: Marian Bray will be bringing four of
her wild mustangs and talk on the history of the wild mustang
in New Mexico and how to adopt one. 4:30 p.m. Lynne Pomeranz,
mustang photographer, will also be at the program, and will do a
book signing and have books and other materials for sale. This program
is geared to all ages and prizes will be awarded to a few lucky
participants. No tickets required. Esther Bone Branch Library program
room, 950 Pinetree Rd. SE, in Rio Rancho, behind the Post Office.
Info: 891-5012, extension 3128 or email@example.com
April 16: Placitas Library Bilingual story hour, 3:00
p.m. for ages two to ten. 867-3355.
April 16: DWI Planning Council and DWI Taskforce, 2
p.m., Sandoval County Personnel Conference Room.
April 17: Commission on Senior Affairs, 10 a.m.,
Corrales Senior Center.
April 17: Sandoval County Juvenile Justice Board,
3:00 p.m., Commission Chambers.
April 17: Board of Finance, 5:30 p.m., Commission
April 17: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m.,
April 19. Friends of Coronado State Monument offer
a Photography Workshop: “Light and the Grand Landscape,”
led by Alex Candelaria Sedillos, an editorial and advertising photographer,
and member of of the Coronado State Monument staff. All levels of
experience and for any type of camera. Bring your gear. 9:00 a.m.
Coronado State Monument, 485 Kuaua Road, Bernalillo. $20. Refreshments
served. Participation is limited. Reservations: Pat Harris at (505)
822-8571 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 19: Ashtanga Flow Yoga Class, 10-11 a.m.
Geared to all levels of yoga experience. Free. Prior sign-ups are
required at the adult information desk in the library or call or
email to register. Space is limited to 20 participants. Esther Bone
Branch Library program room, 950 Pinetree Rd. SE, Rio Rancho. Info:
891-5012, extension 3128, or email email@example.com.
Bring a yoga mat (or small rug or towel), wear comfortable clothing.
April 20: Corrales Growers' Market Sign Up Meeting,
1 p.m. Free hot dogs and burgers. Growers' market lot; 500 Jones
Rd. or Rec. Center, Corrales, next to the Corrales Post Office.
April 20: Friends of Coronado State Monument will
sponsor a presentation by James B. Walker, Southwest Regional Director
and Vice President of the Archaeological Conservancy. 2 p.m. Topic
is “In the Shadows of the Sangre de Christo: Arroyo Hondo
Pueblo” a one-thousand-room fourteenth century pueblo located
just south of Santa Fe. Information regarding a follow-up field
trip to the pueblo on April 26 will be available at the presentation.
Delavy House, on Edmond Road in Bernalillo. Open to the public.
Admission is $5 per person; free to members of Friends of Coronado
April 22: The swing jazz band, Le Chat Lunatique,
will be performing gypsy and Western swing music similar to the
sound that came out of 1940s Paris and similar to Django Reinhardt
and Stephane Grapelli. 6:30 pm. Esther Bone Branch Library program
room, 950 Pinetree Rd. SE, in Rio Rancho, behind the Post Office.
Free, but tickets are required and available at the adult information
desk. Info: 891-5012, extension 3128, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 24: Bosque Blues Band Concert presents
an evening of blues music. 6:30 p.m. Loma Colorado Main Library
Auditorium, 755 Loma Colorado Drive NE, Rio Rancho. Free for all
ages, but tickets required and available at the Adult Reference
Desk. Info: Adult Services Dept., (505) 891-5013, Ext. 3030.
April 24: County Planning and Zoning Commission,
6 p.m., Commission Chambers.
April 25 to May 9: Practical Permaculture Design Course,
Wind River Ranch, Las Vegas NM. Learn practical solutions for sustainable
living: from basics of nature-based design, to natural building,
alternative energies use, productive ecologies, food forests and
orchards design to rainwater harvesting, community building, alternative
economics and more. Permaculture Institute. Last day to register
is April 23. Info: www.permaculture.org.
April 26: Placitas Library 4th Annual Library Birthday
Bash and Zoo-to-You Summer Reading Challenge kick off,
10 a.m.–2 p.m. Info: 867-3355.
April 27: Corrales Growers' Market start of the
season. Plant and Garden Show 9 a.m.–noon. Music by the Squash
Blossom Boys; Market Shop, greens, leeks, onions, radishes, honey,
baked goods. 500 Jones Rd., Corrales, next to Corrales Post Office.
April 27: Coronado Kennel Club of New Mexico Dog Match
for Conformation, Obedience and Rally events. Match held on the
soccer field at the Loma Colorado Park, Rio Rancho. Registration
begins: 9 a.m., judging begins 11 a.m. Info: call Martin Bradshaw