To submit a nonprofit listing
to the calendar:
E-mail your calendar listing to: email@example.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 provided by the
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.
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,
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.
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
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; 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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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 more information.
Saturdays: Children’s reading program. 10
a.m.-noon. Placitas Community Library, Tierra Madre #1, Placitas.
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,
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 December 30: “Originals 2007,”
a juried and invitational exhibition of NM women artists, organized
and sponsored by the NM Committee of the National Museum of Women
in the Arts in Washington, DC and hosted by the Harwood Museum of
Art and the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos. Included in the 103
artists are works by Placitas artists Laura Robbins and Evey Jones.
For information, visit www.newmexicowomeninthearts.org
or call 986-9695 or 867-3189.
January 1: Non-essential Sandoval County offices closed
in observance of New Year’s Day.
January 2: Democratic Women of Sandoval County,
Town Council Chambers at the Town of Bernalillo City Hall, 829 Camino
del Pueblo, 6 p.m. Invited speakers will be the Democratic candidates
for Congressional District 1. Jon Adams, Jason Call, Michelle Grisham,
and Martin Heinrich will speak, followed by questions from the audience.
Light refreshments will be served. The public is encouraged to attend.
Guests are welcome. For information, call Janice Saxton at 867-1139
or email email@example.com.
January 6: Sandoval County Historical Society
will meet at 2 p.m. at the DeLavy House Museum (off Highway 550
west of Bernalillo, between the Coronado State Monument and the
Santa Ana Star Casino. Slim Randles, author of Ol’ Slim’s
View from the Porch, will present the life and retrospective of
western artist Ed DeLavy. The event is free and open to the public.
January 10: Pre-school story time at Placitas
Community Library. 10 a.m.
January 16: Bilingual story hour for ages two
to ten at Placitas Community Library. 3 p.m.
January 12: West Mesa Branch of the American Association
of University Women will hold its regular monthly luncheon
meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Your Place or Mine, 3301 Southern Boulevard
in Rio Rancho. The program will feature Matt Hansink, Development
Associate at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation.
Cost of the buffet luncheon is $12.
January 17: Commission on Senior Affairs, 10 a.m.,
Placitas Senior Center. 867-7500.
January 17: Sandoval County Juvenile Justice Board,
3 p.m., Commission Chambers. 867-7500.
January 17: Sandoval County Board of Finance,
5:30 p.m., Commission Chambers. 867-7500.
January 17: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m.,
Commission Chambers. 867-7500.
January 20: Duende and Friends Reading honors Placitas’s
Literary Heritage, 3 p.m. at Anasazi Fields Winery in Placitas
Village. Turn left at the sign just before the Presbyterian Church;
follow Camino de los Pueblitos through two stop signs to the Winery
January 21: Non-essential Sandoval County offices closed
in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
January 22: NMSEA Albuquerque Chapter meeting.
The speaker will be Marlene Brown, NMSEA President. She will speak
on “Solar in the Developing World and Hands-On Workshops.”
Marlene has worked teaching and installing hundreds of systems in
Vietnam. She trained local technicians and worked with local vendors
to manufacture and modify parts and pieces for PV systems in rural
Vietnam. 6:30 p.m. at REI (northwest of the intersection of I-25
and Montano) in Albuquerque.
January 24: Sandoval County Planning and Zoning Commission,
6 p.m., Commission Chambers. 867-7500.
January 25: January Peace Talks Radio: Teaching Peace,
Part 2. Hear about programs that bring the history of peacemaking,
global understanding and nonviolent conflict resolution strategies
into classrooms in Washington, DC and Seattle, Washington. Hear
it at 8 a.m. on KUNM-FM (89.9 FM in Albuquerque) or online anytime
after January 23, www.goodradioshows.org.
January 27: Wendy Day will present an all-Chopin
piano recital at Keller Hall at the University of New Mexico at
3 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children and seniors.
January 27: Placitas Artists Series presents Willy
Sucre and Friends playing Clarinet Quintets. 3 p.m. Pre-concert
artists’ reception with Carmine DeVivi, Karl and Mary Hofmann,
Carol Carpenter, and Nancy Kriebel at 1:30 p.m. For information,
call 867-8080 or visit www.placitasarts.org.
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