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.

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: 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.

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: Coffee Club at Piñon Café. Roundtable discussion about current events, the economy, and investing—with Edward Jones investment representative, Penelope Cisneros. 7:30 a.m. Free coffee. 867-9635.

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,” 8:30 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!

August 1-3: Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, Adobe Theater, 9013 Fourth Street NW, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $10 general admission, $8 seniors and students. Group rates available. Reservations: 505-898-9222 or

August 1–4: Sandoval County Fair and Rodeo at the Sandoval County Fairgrounds just south of Cuba. Attractions and events for the entire family showcasing the diversity and heritage of Sandoval County. 867-7500.

August 2-3: “Gathering of Spirits 2003.” 2nd annual acoustic blues festival. Noon to 6 p.m. $10 admission benefits Wildlife West Nature Park. At Anasazi Fields Winery in Placitas. 867-3062.

August 7: Sandoval County Commission, 3 p.m., Commission Chambers.

August 9: “Myth Magic and Truth,” paintings and painted furniture by Mary E. Carter. Opening reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Music by The LadyFingers; Food provided by Piñon Café. Arte Loca Gallery, 373 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, 771-8626. Show runs through September 19. (See story in Sandoval Arts)

August 9: “Wounds like Language,” mixed-media art by Mary Kramer. Opening reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Katrina Lasko Gallery, 336 North Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, 867-2523. Show runs through September 18.

August 8, 9 and 10: Fiestas de San Lorenzo. Traditional street fiesta and religious parade on Bernalillo Main Street in remembrance of patron saint San Lorenzo. Organized by Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Bernalillo. 867-5252.

August 12: Sandoval County Lodger’s Tax Quarterly Meeting. 4 p.m. Sandoval County Visitors’ Center, 243 S. Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. 867-8687.

August 16: Wendy Day piano recital featuring music of Chopin and Debussy, Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, 3 p.m. $5 adults, seniors and children free. 268-0044.

August 19: Gun Club Property Planning Commission, 4 p.m., Commission Chambers.

August 21: Commission on Senior Affairs, 12:30 p.m., Placitas Senior Center.

August 21: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m., Commission Chambers.

August 23: Bob Myers answers questions about rattlesnakes and our relationship to them. Live specimens from the Albuquerque Old Town Rattlesnake Museum. 9-11 a.m, Placitas Volunteer Fire Brigade Main Station, Highway 165.

August 26: County Planning and Zoning Commission, 6 p.m., Commission Chambers.

August 27: DWI Planning Council, 3 p.m., Commission Chambers.

August 30, 31 and September 1: Sixteenth 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. Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. 867-3311, extension 133.

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