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.

Through February 2004: "Astro-Images of New Mexico: Portraits from the Foothills of Space" astrophotography contest exhibition. LodeStar Astronomy Center, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Old Town, Albuquerque. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 505-841-5955,

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 beginning February 2: Alanon meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Bernalillo Methodist Church, 136 Calle Don Andres, Bernalillo. 239-7370.

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.

Second Tuesday of each month: New Mexico Democratic Club. 7p.m. Everyone is welcome. Rio Rancho Best Western Inn, Highway. 528 and Sara Road in Rio Rancho.

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: Coronado Kennel Club, all-breed obedience kennel club, meets in Bernalillo Town Hall meeting room. 7:30 p.m. 867-4510.

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,” 9:00 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!

January 31: End-of-Life Choices presents free talk by attorney and author Ella Joan Fenoglio on making decisions when someone is dying. 10 a.m., Manzano Mesa Multicultural Center, 501 Elizabeth Street SE. Jon, 345-2707.

February 1: Albuquerque Concert Band memorial concert for conductor John Sanks. 80-piece band will play “Honey Boys on Parade,” “Amazing Grace,” selections from Les Misérables, “Big Band Cavalcade,” “Londonderry Air.” 3 p.m, Manzano High School Theatre near Lomas and Juan Tabo NE. Free.

February 1: Placitas Artists Series presents a special concert of piano duos by Alexey Koltakov and Katerina Makarova. 3 p.m. Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. See Sandoval Arts section in this Signpost.

February 3: Election Day. New Mexico Democratic Party caucus, Bernalillo Public Schools $11 million bond issue, Rio Rancho City Council. See articles in this Signpost.

February 5: Sandoval County Commission, 3 p.m., Commission Chambers.

February 7: Talk by Dr. Richard Moore on global warming: denial, evidence, consequences (economic and other). Discussion. 10:30-11:30, Placitas Community Center.

February 7: Opening receptions for "Entanglements Amorosos" at Arte Loca, 373 N. Camino del Pueblo, and "Sensual or ... Erotic" at Katrina Lasko Gallery, 336 N. Camino del Pueblo. Bernalillo Artists’ Reception 2-5 p.m.

February 10: Friends of Placitas meet at Placitas Community Center. Public welcome. 7:00 p.m. 867-5346.

February 10: DWI Planning Council, 3 p.m., Commission Chambers.

February 11: State Bar of New Mexico free family-law workshop. Presentation on divorce, custody, child support. Q & A. 5121 Masthead NE. 1-(800)-876-6227 or (505) 797-6048 for details.

February 10: Meeting of New Mexico Democratic Club. Candidates and their representatives for local, state, national office discuss the issues and respond to questions. Everyone is welcome. Rio Rancho Best Western Inn, Highway 528 and Sara Road in Rio Rancho.

February 13 and 14: New Mexico Organic Farming and Gardening Expo 2004. Speakers, exhibits, production and marketing workshops, food. Student Union Building, University of New Mexico. $. (505) 841-9067,

February 14: West Mesa Branch of the American Association of University Women holds regular luncheon meeting. NM Attorney General representative will speak on identity theft. $11. Guests welcome. 11:30 a.m. Pasta Café, 3201 Southern Boulevard, Rio Rancho. Reservations deadline (792-4916) February 10. AAUW welcomes women and men college graduates interested in promoting education, advancing the status of women, and continuing their own intellectual growth. Membership: 771-2814.

February 15: Placitas Artists Series presents classical guitar by David Burgess. 3 p.m. Preconcert artists’ reception, 1:30 p.m., for Midge Aragon, Vangie Dunmire, Jim Fish, and Roberta Wellems. Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. See Sandoval Arts section in this Signpost.

February 17: Corrales Historical Society presents “Memories of Corrales,” a panel of longtime Corrales residents. 7 p.m., Historic Old San Ysidro Church, Corrales. 899-6212.

February 19: Commission on Senior Affairs, 12:30 p.m., Placitas Senior Center.

February 19: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m., Commission Chambers.

February 22: Chamber Music Albuquerque presents the Biava Quartet. playing Ravel, Bolcom, Brahms. $16-$32. 3 p.m. Lecture on the composers and repertoire at 2:00 p.m., Simms Center for the Performing Arts, Albuquerque Academy. 268-1990, See Sandoval Arts section in this Signpost.

February 24: Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative, 4:30 p.m., Commission Chambers.

February 24: County Planning and Zoning Commission, 6 p.m., Commission Chambers.

February 25: Poetry reading by local authors Lisa Gill, Shin Yu Pai, Andrew Schelling. 7 p.m., Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe. (505) 577-1125, or La Alameda Press, ( 505) 897-0285. See Sandoval Arts article in this Signpost.

February 29: Blood drive at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Please bring ID. You will be tested for qualification. 867-1221.

Through April 18: “Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs.” 120 Pulitzer-wining photos. Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain Road NW. Tuesdays through Sundays 9-5. (505) 243-7255 voice/relay,






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