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August 2007 Signpost Community Calendar

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E-mail your calendar listing to: calendar@sandovalsignpost.com. Or go to the Signpost Web site, www.sandovalsignpost.com, and click on Calendar. 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 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: 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. Wayne, 892-2456.

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, Bernalillo. 266-1900.

Mondays through Thursdays: Mother’s Day Out. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. $13 per session. 867-5718.

First and third Mondays: Optimist Club de Sandoval Meeting. 7 p.m. San Antonio Community Center, Placitas. New members welcome. 867-4646.

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 Frank, 821-6056.

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; resolvecentralnm@yahoo.com.

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. 896-1250.

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, NM 87043.

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, dbsa4albq@yahoo.com.

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.

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 W-16C, www.lwvabc.org.

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. 867-3355.

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. 266-1900.

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, 505-260-7195.

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.

August 1: Corrales Growers’ Market, 4 - 7 p.m. On Corrales Road, next to the Corrales Post Office. 898-7927. Free.

August 2: Sandoval County Commission, 3 p.m., Commission Chambers.

August 2 to 5: Sandoval County Fair at the County Fairgrounds in the Jemez Mountains, just off of US 550, south of Cuba. Admission is $1. [See “County Line,” this Signpost.]

August 3: The Plein Air New Mexico painters’ third annual Paint Out is the last week of July in the northern New Mexico area. They will exhibit their works and have a sale and reception at their show opening on Friday, August 3 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Mark Zoeller Gallery, 717 Canyon Road, Santa Fe. Over sixty artists participating. 867-2533.

August 5: Art Gallery 66 hosts “Riders In The Sky” at the Happy Trails Theater, in Placitas. Info: www.artgallery66.net, 867-8666.

August 5: Corrales Growers’ Market, 9 a.m. - 12 noon; Suzuki Violinists; We Are The Drum. Breakfast burritos, market shop, corn, tomatoes, peaches, plums. On Corrales Road next to the Corrales Post Office. 898-7927. Free.

August 8: DWI Planning Council and DWI Taskforce, 2 p.m., Sandoval County Personnel Conference Room, 711 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo.

August 10 to 12: “Einstein: A Stage Portrait” 4904 4th Street NW. $20 general admission, $15 seniors/student. Saturday evening benefit for Mother Road Theatre Company (call for prices). 344-4546, email info@motherroad.org or visit www.motherroad.org.

August 11: Children’s Archaeology Day, including activities at the Tijeras Pueblo Archaeological Site and a field trip to Wildlife West Nature Park. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Ages nine to fourteen. Sandia Ranger Station, Tijeras. $10. 281-3304.

August 11: Placitas Community Flea Market, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artists, crafters, growers welcome! $10 vendor fee for 16’ x 20’ space. Collected morning of event. Fees support Placitas Elementary School’s Art Program. On the west field of Homestead Village Shopping Center in Placitas, 3 miles east of I-25 North on Highway 165. For information, call 867-0027.

August 11 and 12: Sandoval Community Arts, along with patron sponsors, is hosting a 2007 Art Market, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This art market is open to the community and will be held in various locations in the town of Bernalillo. All artists interested in registering or for further information, call 771-3567, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

August 12: The Goromonzi Project will host Goromonzi Day at La Entrada Park on Corrales Road, next to the Corrales Library. 3 to 6 p.m. Enjoy African music, drumming, dancing, and African food. Bring your friends and family, and enjoy a relaxing afternoon. Learn more about the beautiful children of Zimbabwe at this fun and educational event. African goods will be offered for sale by Nomads, with proceeds to benefit the children of Goromonzi. Open to the public. Admission is free. For information, visit www.goromonziproject.org.

August 12: Pueblo Independence Day at the Jemez State Monument, cosponsored by the monument and Jemez Pueblo. Admission is free for New Mexico residents and children under seventeen. For events and information, call the Jemez State Monument at (505) 829-3530. [See article, this Signpost.]

August 14: Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board Meeting, 4 p.m., 243 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo.

August 15: Corrales Growers’ Market, 4 - 7 p.m. On Corrales Road, next to the Corrales Post Office. 898-7927. Free.

August 15: County Health Alliance Council, 9:00 a.m., County Health Commons, 1500-B Idalia Road, Bernalillo.

August 16: Commission on Senior Affairs, 10 a.m., Bernalillo Senior Center.

August 16: The Sandoval County Juvenile Justice Board, 3 p.m., Commission Chambers.

August 16: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m., Commission Chambers.

August 18: Summer Reading Celebration at the Placitas Community Library from 10 a.m. – noon. This will be the final event for the summer reading program. All are welcome.

August 18: Rio Grande Art Association free monthly meeting. Guests welcome. Anita Louise West, an established Santa Fe artist, will give a demonstration entitled, “Everything You Want to Know about Oil Painting.” Oil, acrylic, and mixed-media artists. Meetings are the third Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. to noon. Cumberland Presbyterian (SE corner of Academy and Moon in NE Albuquerque). For information, call Barb at 823-1264 or Mary at 400-7732.

August 19: The second annual “Sunday is Funday.” 12 noon - 5 p.m. Family-style picnic with musical entertainment, activities for kids, vendor booths, and more. Fifty cent hot dogs, hamburgers, water and sodas. Corn on the cob, snow cones, ice cream, and other items. Loma Colorado Park, 555 Loma Colorado Drive (adjacent to Rio Rancho High School). Parking available at Rio Rancho High School for a $2 fee. For vendors with child-oriented products or to sponsor this event, call (505) 228-7189 or visit www.ci.rio-rancho.nm.us/SundayisFunday.
Sponsored and coordinated by the City of Rio Rancho Cultural Enrichment Department, Rio Rancho Kiwanis, and the Elks Club. Proceeds raised by this event will benefit youth programs in Rio Rancho such as the Boys and Girls Club. For information, call the Cultural Enrichment Department at (505) 891-5015.

August 19: Democratic Women of Sandoval County are hosting a picnic from noon - 3 p.m. Food, fun, music, games, and balloons for the kids will be provided to celebrate the DWSC’s second birthday! State Democratic leadership and potential candidates will attend and everyone is invited. Admission to the monument is free on Sundays and tours are available. For information, call Janice Saxton at 867-1139 or email jnjsaxton@msn.com. This event will be held at the Coronado State Monument Campground Pavilion (turn right into the campground immediately after you turn off the highway) on Highway 550 in Bernalillo.

August 19: Corrales Growers’ Market 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Farm Heritage Day—historic displays, antique tractor show, music of Paul Salazar. Jim White’s breakfast burritos. Eggplant, zucchini, plums, peaches, baked goods, natural soaps, local honey. On Corrales Road, next to the Corrales Post Office. 898-7927. Free.

August 19: Art in the Park, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at La Entrada Park (northwest corner of Corrales and La Entrada Roads). Live music, food, art demonstrations, and free youth art workshops. www.corralesartists.org.

August 21: Adobe Brothers String Band. 6:30 p.m. Free admission. Loma Colorado Main Library auditorium, 755 Loma Colorado Drive NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. For information, call (505) 891-5013, ext. 3039 or email rnankin@ci.rio-rancho.nm.us.

August 22: Corrales Growers’ Market, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. On Corrales Road, next to the Corrales Post Office. 898-7927. Free.

August 25: Art Gallery 66 will hold the first annual “Blood, Sweat and Cheers” event to benefit Bernalillo Fire and Rescue. Art swap and blood donations via the Albuquerque United Blood Services blood mobile, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bring the gallery your old art to swap for something new. [See Signpost Arts, page 27, for details.] 867-8666.

August 26: Corrales Growers’ Market 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Music of The Squash Blossom Boys! Yeah! Pies, plums, berries, peppers, zucchini, honey, flowers, plants. On Corrales Road, next to the Corrales Post Office. 898-7927. Free.

August 27: Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish will host a Town Hall Meeting in Placitas. The location and time will be posted around town.

August 28: County Planning and Zoning Commission, 6 p.m., Commission Chambers.

August 29: “Current Research and Preservation at Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.” 2 p.m. $5. Coronado State Monument. For reservations, call 771-3464 or email fcsm_reservations@yahoo.com.

August 29: Corrales Growers’ Market, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. On Corrales Road, next to the Corrales Post Office. 898-7927. Free.

September 1, 2 and 3: New Mexico Wine Festival. Noon to 7 p.m. Labor Day Weekend. New Mexico wineries, juried art show, kids’ zone, food, New Mexico agricultural products, live entertainment. $10 adults (includes free wine glass), $5 13-20, 12 and under are free. Info: www.newmexicowinefestival.com, 867-3311.

 

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