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Sandoval commission meetings
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 Meeting. 7:30 p.m. Bernalillo
Methodist Church, 136 Calle Don Andres, Bernalillo. 239-7370.
• Mondays: Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting.
If you have a problem with drinking, or even think that you might
have a problem, you are welcome! 6 p.m. Bernalillo United Methodist
Church, 136 Calle Don Andres (behind Abuelita's Restaurant), Bernalillo.
Mondays: Cub Scout Meeting. Cub Scouts always
welcome. New scouts may join at any point during the year. 6 to
7:15 p.m. First Baptist Church, 800 Camino Del Pueblo, next to Fatwich
Deli. Jessica, 867-0498.
• Mondays through Thursdays: Mother’s Day Out.
9 a.m. to 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
to 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: 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
to 8:00 p.m. Rio Rancho First Baptist Church, corner of Rte. 528
and 19th Ave. Call Haven House, 896-4869 or 1-800-526-7157, for
• First Tuesday: 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 Tuesday: Friends of Placitas Meeting.
Public welcome. 7 p.m. Placitas Community Center. 867-5346.
• Third Tuesday: 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; email@example.com.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: AA Meeting. Noon. United
Methodist Church, 136 Calle Don Andres, Bernalillo. 771-3701.
• Wednesdays: Mothers’ Support Group.
$3 per session. 10-11 a.m. United Way Building, Southern and Unser
• Wednesdays: Parenting Group Meeting. 6-7
p.m. La Buena Vida, Bernalillo, 867-2383.
First Wednesday: 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.
Second and fourth Wednesdays: Village Academy Charter School
Meeting. 7 p.m. San Antonio Community Center. VACS, P.O. Box 1247,
Placitas, NM 87043.
• Fourth Wednesday: 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.
First Thursday: Placitas Talks, on a variety of
subjects. Placitas Community Library, Tierra Madre #1. Call for
meeting times: 867-3355, www.PlacitasCBB.com.
• First Friday: Coronado Kennel Club Meeting.
All-breed obedience kennel club, 7 p.m. Call for meeting place.
• Saturdays: Children’s reading program.
10 a.m. to noon. Placitas Community Library, Tierra Madre #1. 867-3355.
• Saturdays: New AA Meeting, “One Day At A
Time.” Big Book discussion. If you have a problem
with drinking, you are welcome! 9 a.m. United Methodist Church (in
back), a block west of Abuelita’s Restaurant, 136 West Calle
Don Andres, Bernalillo.
Second and fourth Saturdays: Reflective safety numbers
to identify your home are available from Jardineros De Placitas
volunteers, near the Merc, Placitas. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. These numbers
are required by law to help emergency vehicles find you.
Fourth Saturday: Lupus Foundation of America self-help
support group meeting, for individuals with lupus and their families,
9:30 a.m. Rio West Community Church Fellowship Hall, 6751 Pasilla
Road NE (off 528 across from River’s Edge 2), Rio Rancho.
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 February 28: “Astro-Images of New Mexico:
Portraits from the Foothills of Space,” astrophotography-contest
exhibition. 29 celestial images taken throughout New Mexico by amateur
photographers. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. LodeStar Astronomy Center,
in the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Old Town
Albuquerque. Admission included with LodeStar or museum charge.
(505) 841-5955, www.lodestar.unm.edu
Placitas Library Hours: Tuesdays 10-4, Wednesdays
10-5, Saturdays 10-4, Sundays 10-1. Join Don on Sundays for coffee,
conversation, and the Times.
Second Tuesday: The 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, and national offices. www.sandovaldemocrats.org.
Second Wednesday: Placitas Community Library Board
meets at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Interested folks are invited
to attend. 867-3355.
January 2: Nonemergency offices closed in observance
of New Year's Day.
January 4: DWI Planning Council and DWI Task Force,
2 p.m., Rio Rancho DPS Substation #5, 5103 Santa Fe Hills Dr., Rio
January 6 through 29: The Importance of Being Earnest:
A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, regarded as Oscar Wilde’s
best play. Performed by regulars and newcomers, including Barbara
Bock, Phil Bock, Julie Gale, Thane Kenny, Steve Pinzone, Rose Provan,
Brandon Sciarrotta, Emily Wiheller. Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00
p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets $12 general admission, $10 seniors
and students. Reservations: 898-9222.
January 5: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m.,
January 8: Village Academy charter school meeting,
to provide an overview for parents and other volunteers, and generate
work plans and committee assignments, 1-4:30 p.m., San Antonio Mission
Church. Academy public governance council meetings now held on the
second Wednesday, 7 p.m.
January 8: Sandoval County Historical Society
meets and presents an exhibit “Antique Clothing of All Cultures.”
2:00 p.m. Free, open to public. Refreshments. 867-2755. Delavy House
Museum, between Coronado State Monument and Star Casino.
January 10: Master gardening classes begin. Eleven-week
program. Application deadline is January 6; space is limited to
25 students; cost is $70. 1-5 p.m. Grace Outreach Center (2900 Southern
Boulevard, in Rio Rancho.) Call Sandoval County Cooperative Extension
Service, 867-2582, for further information.
January 11: Community Health Alliance, 9 a.m.,
County Health Commons, 1500-B Idalia Road, Bernalillo.
January 14: Monthly meeting of New Mexico Chapter of Germans
from Russia. Join us to learn more about the Germans from
Russia. 1 p.m. Free. Cross of Hope Lutheran Church, 6104 Taylor
Ranch Drive, 896-3347. Vjesser@yahoo.com.
January 14: West Mesa Branch of the American Association
of University Women meeting, in conjunction with the Albuquerque
Branch. With Turtle Haste, Albuquerque Branch member, Fulbright
Scholar, teacher, and traveler. Program follows a buffet lunch,
$21 per person. Guests welcome. 11:30 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott
at Journal Center. Reservations: 897-1150. Call Kathy, 771-2814,
for information about membership in AAUW.
January 15: The Placitas Artists Series presents
Willy Sucre and Friends playing bassoon quartets. 3 p.m. An artists’
reception with visual artists Roger Evans, L. Heath, John Miller,
and Eleanor Modrick precedes the concert, 1:30 p.m. Las Placitas
Presbyterian Church. 867-8080, www.placitasarts.org.
See story in Sandoval Arts, this Signpost.
January 16: Nonemergency offices closed in observance
of Martin Luther King Day.
January 19: Commission on Senior Affairs, 10 a.m.
Rio Rancho Meadowlark Senior Center.
January 19: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m.,
January 21: Democratic Women of Sandoval County meets
at 11:30 a.m., UU Westside Congregation sanctuary, 1650 Abrazo Road
(corner of Inca), Rio Rancho. Potluck lunch—bring a dish to
share. Planning and issues discussion meeting. Information: Janice
Saxton, 867-1139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 21: All-Chopin piano recital, Placitas
pianist Wendy Day. 2 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of
Santa Fe, corner of Galisteo and Barcelona.
January 22: Duende & Friends poetry series
fourth poetry reading, with Gary Brower, JB Bryan, Jim Fish, Larry
Goodell, Cirrelda Snider, Lisa Gill, Gary Glazner, Bruce Holsapple,
Marilyn Stablein. Wines available for tasting and purchasing; soup
served after the reading, compliments of the winery. Books by the
poets will be for sale.. 3 p.m. Anasazi Fields Winery. Take I-25
to Exit 242, drive six miles east to the village, turn left at the
sign just before the Presbyterian Church, and follow Camino de los
Pueblitos through two stop signs to the winery entrance. Information:
Jim Fish, 867-3062, or Cirrelda Snider-Bryan, 897-0285 or
January 24: County Planning and Zoning Commission, 6
p.m., Commission Chambers.
January 27: Outcomes, Inc. and Samaritan Counseling Center
present two half-day education seminars: “Helping
Clients Grow Through Conflict” and “The Passionate Marriage:
Bringing Out the Best in Emotionally Committed Relationships,”
with noted and innovative Colorado-based sex therapist Dr. David
Schnarch. 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. University of New Mexico’s
Continuing Education Building, 1624 University Boulevard, NE. For
information or to register: 505-243-0446 or www.outcomesnm.org.
January 27: Peace Talks: the monthly program on
peacemaking and nonviolent conflict resolution strategies. KUNM
(89.9FM) 8:00 a.m, highlights from Poetry for Peace. from the 2005
National Poetry Slam Championships. To hear all the programs in
the series, visit www.peacetalksradio.com.
January 27 through 29: Chamber Music Albuquerque presents
the Brazilian Guitar Quartet in concert. Each quartet member performs
on a variety of guitars. Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. Simms
Center for the Performing Arts, on the campus of Albuquerque Academy,
6400 Wyoming Boulevard NE. Tickets: CMA office, at Symphony Center,
4407 Menaul Boulevard NE, or (505) 268-1990, Mondays through Fridays,
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; online at www.cma-abq.org;
or at the door. $16-$35, students half price. Free family concert
January 28, 10 a.m., National Hispanic Cultural Center.
February 2: Placitas Talks presents Mary Stuever, a
long-time Placitan, member of the PVFB, forester, and ecologist.
She is the coauthor of The Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains.
7 p.m. (tentatively). 867-3355. Placitas Library.