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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: 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. 867-4646.
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
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 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.
First Wednesdays: The Sandoval County Chapter of the Holistic
Moms Network meets at the Placitas Community Center to
provide support and education on various natural living and conscious
parenting topics. 6 p.m. Weekly playgroups, book exchanges, and
an online forum for parenting support. The Holistic Moms Network
is a nonprofit support and discussion network for moms with an interest
in natural, holistic, and alternative parenting and living. Our
goal is to develop a thriving community which nurtures, supports,
and informs mothers and their families. Children are always welcome.
For more information, visit www.holisticmoms.org
or email email@example.com.
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.
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.
Every Friday: Bernalillo Growers’ Market. Fresh
homegrown vegetables, fruit, music, and more. 4-7 p.m. South of
Our Lady of Sorrows Church on Camino del Pueblo (Main Street), Bernalillo.
For more information, call 867-2485 or 867-9054.
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
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: Corrales Growers’ Market features
music, burritos, New Mexico grown produce, dairy, honey, and plants.
9 a.m. -12 p.m. Admission is free. 500 Jones Road in Corrales, next
to the Corrales Post Office. For information, call 898-7927.
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.
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.
August 2: “Saturday with The Mayor,”
Bernalillo Town Hall, 10:00 a.m.to noon. 867-3311.
August 5: National Night Out, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
in Bernalillo. 867-3311.
August 5: Bernalillo Planning and Zoning Meeting, Bernalillo
Town Hall, 6:30 p.m. 867-3311.
August 6: The August 6 meeting of the Holistic Moms Network
has, unfortunately, been cancelled. News on the
September meeting will be forthcoming. Also note that starting in
August, and from then on, play dates will be on Mondays at 10 a.m.
They are being held at the same place every week: Enchanted Hills
Park at the corner of Enchanted Hills Boulevard and Torino Hills
Road. We hope to see you there! For more information, email Holistic
Moms Network at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(email@example.com is no longer valid).
August 7: Sandoval County Commission, 3 p.m.,
Commission Chambers. For information, call 867-7500.
August 8, 9, 10: Mayor Patricia A. Chávez and the
Bernalillo Town Council are pleased to augment the traditional
Fiestas de San Lorenzo celebration with other fiesta entertainment,
food, fun for all ages. San Lorenzo (Saint Lawrence) is Bernalillo’s
patron saint. The town sponsored activities will be held at Rotary
Park, 100 Rotary Park Rd. Activities begin Friday, August 8, at
6:00 to 11:00 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday August 9—10, beginning
at noon to 11:00 p.m. Call the Community Development office at 505.771.7133
to obtain a detailed schedule. www.\\TownofBernalillo.org
for more festival information.
August 9: The Rio Rancho Astronomical Society
(RRAS) will host its monthly meeting at 8 p.m. A public stargaze
will follow the meeting, weather permitting, and a variety of telescopes
provided by members of the RRAS will show great views of Jupiter,
as well as elusive deep-sky objects such as galaxies, nebulae, and
star clusters. The event is free and open to the public, and will
be held at Coronado Monument, Highway 550 in Bernalillo, between
Jackalope and the Warrior 66 gas station. For more information,
or call 220-5492.
August 9: Placitas Community Flea Market. 6 a.m.-4
p.m. Skip the lonely garage sale and bring your unused items to
our community flea market. No hot foods or sandwiches, please. $10
vendor fee will be collected the morning of the event. Fees support
Placitas Elementary School’s Art Program. The market will
be held in the west field of Homestead Village, three miles east
of I-25 on SR 165. Future markets will be held September 13 and
October 11. For more information, call 867-0027.
August 9: Bi-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 more information, call
Vincent at 898-5784 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 11: Bernalillo Town Council Meeting, Bernalillo
Town Hall, 6:30 p.m. 867-3311.
August 12: ESCFCA Meeting, Bernalillo Town Hall,
3:00 p.m. 867-3311.
August 12: Sandoval County Lodger’s Tax Advisory
Board, 4 p.m., County Tourism Offices, 264 Camino del Pueblo,
Bernalillo. For information, call 867-7500.
August 13: County Health Alliance Council, 9 a.m.,
County Health Commons, 1500-B Idalia Road in Bernalillo. For information,
August 14: UNM/TOB Information Session, Bernalillo
Town Hall, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. 867-3311.
August 14-15: Spay & Neuter Clinic begins
8:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m. 867-3311.
August 16: Las Placitas Association presents guests
to speak on critical environmental issues. Speakers include: Dave
Foreman, founder of Earth First; Dave Parsons with the Rewilding
Institute; Dave Wyllie with Western Burrowing Owls; and Dave van
Hulsteyn and Lura Brookins, co-founders of Wild Prairie Partners.
9 a.m.-noon. Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. Suggested donations
of $5 are appreciated. For information, call 867-5477 or visit www.lasplacitas.org.
August 17: “Sunday in Corrales,” from
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Explore this picturesque Village. First stop: Corrales
Growers’ Market for farm-fresh fruits and vegetables from
the local farmers. Then, in the shade of the Cottonwoods in La Entrada
Park, meet creative painters and potters at Art in the Park. At
1 p.m., stop for Music in the Village, a casual concert at the Old
San Ysidro Church ($10 at the door), featuring Jim Jones and Friends.
From noon-4 p.m., tour Corrales bed and breakfasts to see your options
Lunch at one of several restaurants with cuisine ranging from family-style
or brew pub to fine dining in a relaxed environment. Then finish
your day at one of the specialty shops or wineries.
August 20: Democratic Women of Sandoval County
will hold their regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. The business
meeting will begin at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. Guests
are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Unitarian Universalist
Westside Congregation Church, 1650 Abrazo, Rio Rancho. Call 867-1139
or email email@example.com.
August 21: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m.,
Commission Chambers. For information, call 867-7500.
August 21: Commission on Senior Affairs, 10 a.m.,
Placitas Senior Center. For information, call 867-7500.
August 21: Sandoval County Juvenile Justice Board,
3 p.m., Commission Chambers. For information, call 867-7500.
August 21-22: Spay & Neuter Clinic begins
8:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m. 867-3311.
August 22: Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)
has invited Senatorial candidates Steve Pearce (R) and Tom Udall
(D), as well as District 1 House of Representatives candidates Martin
Heinrich and Sheriff Darren White to debate issues of importance
to the New Mexico business community at a luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-2
p.m. at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North. Advanced reservations
required; $35 per person. Online registration: www.WIPP.org/events.asp
(click: “New Mexico Debates Addressing the Candidates’
Positions on Business Issues.”) For information, call 898-0036
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 25: Bernalillo Town Council Meeting, BernalilloTown
Hall, 6:30 p.m. 867-3311.
August 28: County Planning and Zoning Commission,
6 p.m. Commission Chambers. For information, call 867-7500.
August 30, September 1 and 2: New Mexico Wine Festival
at Bernalillo from noon-7 p.m. New Mexico wineries, juried
art show, kids’ zone, food, New Mexico agricultural products,
live entertainment. Tickets: Adults $10 (includes free wine glass);
$5 ages thirteen to twenty; twelve and under are free. Advance tickets
and information available at: www.newmexicowinefestival.com.
(Those under twenty-one must be accompanied by legal guardian.)