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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.

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, 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.

Saturdays through August 31: Wildflower Walks, offered by the Sandia Ranger District. Meet a guide at 9 a.m. at the Sandia Ranger Station (I-25 to Exit 275-Tijeras, follow Highway 337 for half a mile south to the station), and then car-caravan to the viewing site. Site elevations vary each week so that a variety of wildflowers can be seen. Walks are free. Parking fees of $3 a day are charged at developed sites. Jim Gormally, 281-3304.

Weekends—August 31 through October 19: Rio Grande Community Farms’ Maize Maze 2002. Leaping Lizard Corn Maze contains over 3 miles of paths cut through corn and sorghum plants. 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Moonlight Maze Walks, September 20 and 21, October 18 and 19, 8 to 10:00 p.m., Los Poblanos Fields Open Space, entrance on Tierra Viva, north side of Montaño Road, one mile west of Fourth Street. Admission $6 for adults, $3 for children 5 to 12, free for children under age 5. 345-4580 or

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

August 1-4: Sandoval County Fair and Rodeo, at the Sandoval County Fairgrounds just south of Cuba. Attractions and happenings for the entire family showcasing the diversity and heritage of Sandoval County. Mail questions and comments regarding the fair to Commissioner Elizabeth Johnson, Sandoval County Administrative Offices, P.O. Box 40, Bernalillo, NM 87004.

August 2, 3: Dr. Helen Caldicott, author of The New Nuclear Danger: George W. Bush’s Military Industrial Complex, speaks about the medical hazards of the nuclear age and the changes in human behavior necessary to stop environmental destruction. Friday, August 2, 7-9:00 p.m., Armory for the Arts Theater, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe. Saturday, August 3, 7-9:00 p.m., First Congregational Church, Albuquerque. 505-984-1370, 989-4812.

August 3: Sandoval County Fair. Crafts for All Seasons outdoor arts-and-crafts show featuring displays and goods for sale. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Mail questions and comments regarding the crafts event to Commissioner Elizabeth Johnson, Sandoval County Administrative Offices, P.O. Box 40, Bernalillo, NM87004.

August 3: Summer Wings Festival, celebrating New Mexico’s tiny but spectacular wildlife: hummingbirds, butterflies, dragonflies, and bees. Early-morning guided bird and nature walks, children’s craft activities, bird identification, raffle. Speakers include Talking Talons and Joan Day-Martin, New Mexico’s only certified hummingbird bander. Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, 2910 Candelaria NW. 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The all-day event is free. 344-7240,

August 3: Cathie Sullivan speaks on “Nuclear Madness: Chernobyl to Los Alamos.” 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Free. Plants of the Southwest, 6680 4th St. (north of Osuna). 344-8830.

August 3 and 4: “Gathering of Spirits,” an acoustic blues festival at Anasazi Fields Winery in Placitas. Music by Alex Maryol and Thomas Blues and Stan Hirsch on Saturday, Alpha Blue and Dennis Dillion on Sunday. Emcees: Big Momma Ethel and Stagefright Slim. Noon to 6:00 p.m. each day. Live bird shows, several local artists, goat-cheese tasting, wine tasting, winery tours. Admission is $10 for adults (includes a wineglass), $4 for youth 14 and over.

August 4: Santo Domingo Pueblo Feast Day.

August 9: Country-gospel music by Stephen Sutherland, award-winning recording artist. 7:00 p.m. Christian Life Center, 1357 Highway 4, San Ysidro. Admission free with a voluntary offering. For further information, call Pastor Randall Floyd, 834-7534, or listen to KFLQ Family Life Radio 91.5 FM, between 6 and 9:00 a.m. on August 9.

August 9, 10: Historic Indian Arts. Show and sale of Native American antiques, world tribal arts, antiquities. Eldorado Hotel, 309 West San Francisco, Santa Fe. August 9, 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; August 10, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Admission $10. Charity preview reception to benefit New Mexico School for the Deaf on August 9, 10-11:00 a.m., $40 tickets available at door. For more information, e-mail After August 8, 988-4455.

August 9, 10, and 11: Fiestas de San Lorenzo. Historic street fiesta and religious parade on Bernalillo Main Street in remembrance of patron saint San Lorenzo. Organized by Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bernalillo. 867-5252.

August 9, 10, and 11: Sandoval County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo and Parade in Bernalillo. 867-3311.

August 9 through September 1: They’re Playing Our Song, a musical comedy by Neil Simon. Music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager. Adobe Theater, 9813 Fourth Street NW. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m. $12 general admission, $10 seniors and students. Group rates available. For reservations, call 898-9222 or e-mail

August 11: Clarence Cruz, from San Juan Pueblo, presents “Popé, Pueblo Leader and Medicine Man of San Juan Pueblo.” Popé is credited with leading the Pueblo Rebellion of 1680. 3:00 p.m. Sandoval County Historical Society Museum, US 550, west of Coronado Monument. For more information, call Martha Liebert, 867-2755.

August 13: Lodgers Tax Advisory Board, 4 p.m., Sandoval County Visitors Center, 243 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo.

August 15: Bernalillo Chamber of Commerce monthly Mix & Mingle at Something Else gift shop in Bernalillo. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and no-host bar. $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Bring a door prize to promote your business. 925 Camino del Pueblo, next to the Range Café. 771-8545.

August 15: Sandoval County Commission on Senior Affairs, 12:30 p.m., Placitas Senior Center.

August 15: County Commission Chairman Johnson’s office hours: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., 2nd floor conference room.

August 15: Zia Pueblo Feast Day.

August 15: Board of Finance, 5 p.m., Commission Chambers.

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

August 24: Artist’s reception for Bianca Härle “Still Life & Landscape.” Original, contemporary, New Mexican art. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Show runs August 17 through September 20. 978 San Felipe, Bernalillo. 867-0556.

August 24: Reception at Katrina Lasko Gallery for Peter Berggren, Jack McCarthy, Almut Stamer. Photographs, mixed media, linocuts, contemporary ceramic platters. 3 to 5 p.m. 336 N. Camino del Pueblo. 867-2523.

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

August 28: Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative, 3 p.m. Commission Chambers

August 28: DWI Planning Council, Magistrate Court, 4 p.m., Commission Chambers.

August 31, September 1, 2: 15th Annual New Mexico Wine Festival. Noon to 7 p.m. Selected NM wineries, juried art show, children’s activities, SW food booths, entertainment. $10 adults (includes free wine glass), $3 ages 13-20; 12 and under free. Special gate for advance-ticket holders. Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. 867-3311, extension 133.

August 31, September 1, 2: Labor Day Jazz and Wine Festival at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa and Santa Ana Star Casino. 771-6039.

August 31, September 1, 2: Flea Market in San Ysidro. Highway 550 Frontage, San Ysidro. 505-834-0555, 505-834-0149.

August 30 and 31: The Indolent Boys, by Dr. N. Scott Momaday, produced by the Southwest Repertory Theater Company in partnership with the Museum of New Mexico. 7:30 p.m. UNM, Rodey Theater. $12.50, $7.50.

August 31: Free pre-theater lecture and discussion with historian Dr. Ted Jojloa. 5:00 p.m. Special student and senior performances on August 28 and 30. Contact William R. Stafford, Director of Education and Outreach, 244-3633.






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