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E-mail your calendar listing to: email@sandovalsignpost.com. Or go to the Signpost Web site (www.sandovalsignpost.com) and click on Calendar. Deadline for submission is the twentieth of the month prior to publication. The community calendar is a free community service provided by the Signpost for nonprofit organizations. Note: “First Monday,” for example, means: The first Monday “of the month.”

Daily: Free hikes at Valles Caldera National Preserve—from Magma to Magpie. For a complete list of activities at the National Preserve, go to vallescaldera.gov.

First Monday: Eastern Sandoval Citizens Association Board Meeting. 6:30pm. Held at La Puerta Realty Office, 1 Ridge Court, Placitas. For more information, contact rgorrell@comcast.net.

Second Monday: Rio Grande Rebels 4-H Club meets. Now accepting new members. The 4-H youth development program is a dynamic non-formal education program that provides opportunities for youth to learn life skills and gain knowledge while having fun. For more information, contact Jessica at 459-6553. Held at Sandoval County Extension Office at 711 S. Camino del Pueblo Bernalillo.

Second and fourth Mondays: Bernalillo Town Council Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Held at Bernalillo Town Hall. For more information, call 867-3311.

Third Monday: Village Academy Charter School GC board meeting. 4:30 p.m. Held at 301 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo (located next to Our Lady of Sorrows Church). For more information, call 867-9094.

Third Monday: Sandoval County Chapter of the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force. 6 p.m. Discuss strategies to support breastfeeding families in Sandoval County. Held at Family Health Partnerships, 4351 Jager Road, Suite C, Rio Rancho. For more information, contact Amy Pilley at apilley@salud.unm.edu, or 575-642-7534.

Last Monday: Eastern Sandoval County Citizens Association Political/Legal Committee Meeting. 6:30 pm. Held at the Placitas Library. For more information, contact majkam@msn.com.

Mondays through Fridays: Mothers’ Day Out Preschool. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Held at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, 7 Paseo de San Antonio, Placitas. $16 dollars per day. For more information, call Debbie Stueber at 867-3371.

Every Tuesday: Pickleball at the Bernalillo Community Center. 6-8 p.m. Pickleball is a game played on a court with paddles and a whiffle ball. The court is smaller than a tennis court and allows people to play who no longer want to run and jump as they did in their younger years. Anyone can play even if they have never played tennis. For more information, call 771-0130.

First Tuesday: Albuquerque Newcomers Club Welcoming Coffee. 10 a.m. Learn of the Club’s many varied activities. Membership open to residents who have lived in the Albuquerque area (including Sandoval County) for five years or less, or who are having major changes in their lives. Make new friends while signing up for monthly luncheons and speakers, dining experiences, visits to area attractions, book and movie groups, card games, men’s group, walking, wine tastings, etc. Held at Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo del Norte. For more information, call 321-6970, or go to abqnewcomers@gmail.com.

First Tuesday: Coronado Kennel Club Meeting. 7:30 p.m. All-breed kennel club. Schedule changes in August and December. Call 867-4510 for meeting location.

First Tuesday: Greater Sandoval County Chamber of Commerce—Board of Directors meeting. 11:30 a.m., at the GSCCC offices at 282 South Camino del Pueblo, Suite 2 D in Bernalillo, NM. For member networking events, visit www.sandovalchamber.com or call 404-8492.

Second Tuesdays: Coronado Optimist Club. 6 p.m. The Coronado Optimist Club primarily serves Bernalillo, Rio Rancho, and Placitas in projects that help youth. Held at the Range Cafe in Bernalillo. All welcome.

Second Tuesday: Sandoval County Democratic Club. 7 p.m. Held at 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. For more information, go to www.sandovaldemocrats.org.

Second and fourth Tuesdays: Open kiln-formed glass workshops. 2-4 p.m. Held at the Placitas Community Center. Info: 867-1396.

Third Tuesday: Eastern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority (ESCAFCA). 6 p.m. Held in the Town of Bernalillo Council Chambers. Persons wishing to be on the agenda or persons with disabilities should contact Mike Castillo at 771-7100 (ext. 7100) or 220-4734 by the first Tuesday. Board meeting agenda is available at the front desk of the Town Hall by the Friday preceding the meeting.

Third Tuesday: Sandia Vista Amateur Radio Club. 7 p.m. Help provide emergency communications in Placitas. Become a “HAM” radio operator. We will help you get your FCC license. Visitors welcome. Held at the Placitas Fire Station No. 41, Hwy 165, near the Library. For more information, go to www.lasplacitas.org/svarc.

Fourth Tuesday: Pathways: Wildlife Corridors of NM monthly meeting. 6:30 p.m. Held at the Placitas Community Center. Open to the public. For more information, go to www.pathwayswc.wordpress.com.

Tuesdays: Haven House Domestic Violence Support Group for women whose lives have been touched by domestic violence. 6:30-8:00 p.m. Topics include: Dynamics of Domestic Violence, Safety Plans, Developing Healthy Relationships, and information about available services. All sessions are confidential and free of charge. Held at Rio Rancho First Baptist Church, corner of Route 528 and 19th Avenue. For more information, call 896-4869 or 1-800-526-7157.

Tuesdays and Fridays: Watermelon Mountain Ranch offers spay-and-neuter clinics. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Prices vary from thirty dollars to 150 dollars depending on the weight of your pet. All procedures include pain medication. For more information, go to wmranch.org or call 250-5419.

First Wednesdays: Free civil legal clinic offered. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Held in the third-floor conference room of the 2nd District Courthouse at the southwest corner of Lomas and 4th NW. The clinic is designed for low-income individuals and families. Attendance is limited to the first 25 persons who qualify for low-income assistance. Interpreters and bi-lingual attorneys will be on hand. Bring paperwork with you. Eexpect about a thirty-minute free legal consultation. For additional information, call Felipe Quintana at 797-6082.

Second Wednesday: Rio Rancho Art Association (RRAA) monthly membership meeting. 6:30-8:30 p.m. RRAA is a non-juried/all mediums regional art association. You need not be a resident of Rio Rancho to join. Held in Don Chalmer’s Ford Community Room, 2500 Rio Rancho Boulevard, Rio Rancho. For more information, or call 301-2009 or go to www.rioranchoartassociation.blogspot.com or www.rraausa.org.

Second Wednesday: Democratic Women of Sandoval County. 7 p.m. Held in the Bernalillo Town Council Chambers. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Old and new members and guests can converse informally. For more information, contact Janice Saxton at jnjsaxton@msn.com or Linda Allison, Secretary at lalallison7@gmail.com.

Second and fourth Wednesdays: Sandoval County Civitans. 6:00 p.m. Held at Fair Winds, 920 Riverview Drive SE, Rio Rancho. For more information, call 898-6884.

Third Wednesday: Meeting of the Coronado Optimist Club. 6-7 p.m. Held at the Range Cafe in Bernalillo. We had been meeting on the second Wednesday, but the poets are just too loud!  

Third Wednesday: Placitas Community Library Board Meetings. 7-9 p.m. Held at the Placitas Community Library.

Second Thursday: The Democratic Party of Sandoval County meets with the New Mexico Democratic Club. 7 p.m. Meetings to be held at the Bernalillo Train Station, 400 Station, Bernalillo.

Second and fourth Thursdays (except for November and December): Sandoval County Commission. 6 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be held in the Sandoval Administration Building, 1500 Idalia Road Building D, Bernalillo. Call 867-7500 or visit www.sandovalcounty.com for more information or for a meeting agenda.

Third Thursdays: Free business forum workshop. 10-noon. Held at Rio Rancho City Hall, 3200 Civic Center Circle. Advance registration is highly advised and can be done at www.rrrcc.org, or by contacting Susan at 999-1835 or ssheridan@rrrcc.org.

Third Thursday (except December): Placitas History Project. 6:30-8 p.m. Held at the Placitas Community Library, 453 Hwy 165. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 771-0253.

Fourth Thursday: Sandoval County Development Planning & Zoning Commission. 6 p.m. Held at the Sandoval County Administration Building, 1500 Idalia Rd., Bldg. D, Bernalillo.

Second Fridays: San-Bern Federated Republican Women luncheon. 11:15 a.m. Public is welcome. Held at Chamisa Hills Country Club, 500 Country Club Drive. For more information/reservations, contact Joyce Elliott at www.sanbernfrw.org, or call 891-8180.

Fridays: Celebrate Recovery—12 steps to finding freedom from hurts, hang-ups, and habits. 6:30 p.m. Held at the First Assembly Church, 274 Camino Don Tomas, Bernalillo. For more information, call 867-7226.

Saturdays: Casa Rosa Food Bank. Open 9-11 a.m. Held in the pink house east of Las Placitas Presbyterian Church at 640 Highway 165, six miles east of I-25. This community outreach program provides nonperishable food items as well as dairy, frozen meats, and fresh produce as available for Placitas residents in need. Donations and volunteers welcome.

First Saturday (Second Saturdays: April and September): Democratic Women of Sandoval County meet. 6:30 p.m. Potlucks or snacks are provided. For location, call Janice Saxton at 867-1139.

Third Saturday: Meeting for the Rio Rancho Northwest Mesa NAACP. 11 a.m. Held at Don Newton Community Center. All are invited to attend. For more information, go to www.rrnwmnaacp.org.

Third Sunday: The Sandoval County Fair board meets. 1:00 p.m. Meeting place alternates between the Cuba Fairgrounds and San Ysrido town office. For more information, call Jessica at 459-6553.

Third Sundays: Corrales Art in the Park. Local and visiting painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, metalworkers, and crafts artisans display and sell their work. Held at La Entrada Park. For more information, call 867-8687 or go to corralesartists.org.

December 1: Meeting of the ES-CA. 6:30 p.m. Held at La Puerta Realty on Rt. 165. The meeting is open to the public.

December 2: Gardening with the Masters—The Seed2Need volunteer garden. 7 to 8:45 p.m. With instructor Penny Davis. Free to public. Held at the Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark Lane, SE, Rio Rancho. For more info, call John Zarola at 867-2582.

December 3: Jardineros de Placitas monthly meeting. 9:30 a.m. The group will hold its Holiday Social and Toy Drive. Jardineros de Placitas is a social, benevolent, and charitable community-based organization for residents of Placitas. In addition to monthly meetings, members participate in a variety of community service projects and small interest groups. Meetings held at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. For more information, go to www.jardinerosdeplacitas.org or contact Rose Gardiner at 771-1166.

December 5: Tree-lighting ceremony at the Town Hall in Bernalillo. 6 p.m.

December 6: The thirtieth annual Nighttime Christmas Parade and bonfire. 6 p.m. Starts at Calle Escuela and moves south to Avenida Bernalillo, ends with bonfire at Rotary Park.

December 5, 6, 7, 8: St. John Vianney Church to host the Vatican International Exhibition of the Eucharistic Miracles of the World. December 5 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and December 6, 7, and 8, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Held at 1001 Meteor Ave NE in Rio Rancho. This exhibition presents some of the principal Eucharistic Miracles that are thought to have taken place throughout the ages in various countries of the world. By means of photographic laminated panels, you can “virtually visit” the places where the miracles where reported to have taken place. Open to people of all faiths, no admission charged, donations accepted. For more information, call 892-4449 or logon to www.sjvnm.org.

December 6: Third annual Holiday Pet Food Drive and Adoption Event. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Held at the Cabezon Community Center and Park, 2307 Cabezon Blvd. a variety of different dogs and cats will be available for adoption. Donation items desired include lightly used toys, crates, beds, food, blankets, litter, and old newspapers. All proceeds collected will be divided among rescue groups present at the event.

December 6: Arte de Placitas holiday open house. 1-4 p.m. Held at 221 Highway 165 in Placitas in the Homestead Shopping Center.

December 6: Third annual December wearable art exhibit and sale. 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Held at the Placitas Community Library. Participating artists are: Gene Anderson, Bunny Bowen, Sandy Johnson, Judith Roderick, Riha Rothberg, and Geri Verble.

December 6, 7, and 8: Corrales Historical Society 26th Old Church Fine Crafts Show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Held at Old San Ysidro Church at 966 Old Church Road, across from Casa San Ysidro. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking.

December 9: Free concert by the Young Voices of the Santa Fe Opera program. 7 p.m. Held at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church in the village of Placitas, located six miles east of I-25 on NM 165 (Exit 242). There will be no intermission. No tickets are required, but audience members are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item as a donation to the church’s Casa Rosa Food Pantry.

December 14: Placitas Artists Series concert and art reception. Reception at 2 p.m.; concert at 3 p.m. Held at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church in the village of Placitas, located six miles east of I-25 on NM 165 (Exit 242). Tickets for the PAS concert will be available at the door one hour before the concert or may be purchased for twenty dollars in advance at The Merc Grocery Store in Homestead Village Shopping Center, Placitas; Under Charlie’s Covers Fine Used Book Store at 120 E. Highway 550, Bernalillo; or on-line at www.PlacitasArtistsSeries.org. Tickets at the door are twenty dollars for general admission and $15 for students with ID. For more information call, 867-8080 or visit www.PlacitasArtistsSeries.org.

December 20: Celebrate the winter solstice with poetry. 7 p.m. Held at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. The theme this year is “Old Man Winter.” This unusual and powerful experience will give us the courage and inspiration needed to face the long winter nights ahead. After the readings, refreshments will be served, giving time to meet and honor our poets.

December 23: Bernalillo holiday social. 6-8 p.m. Held at the Recreation Center at Rotary Park. The free event includes displays, entertainment, refreshments and an appearance by Santa to visit with children and give goodies.

December 24: Las Posadas de Placitas. 5 p.m. Held in the Village of Placitas. For more information or to make a donation to aid in making the Posadas possible, contact Mary Lou Arriola at 480-6855.

 
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