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E-mail your calendar listing to: email@sandovalsignpost.com. Or click here to submit your event online.. 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: The Mayor Hull Show. Go to rrnm.gov/mayorhullshow. Rio Rancho Mayor Gregg Hull talks about issues facing Rio Rancho.

Daily: Free hikes at Valles Caldera National Preserve—from Magma to Magpie. For a complete list of activities at the National Preserve, go to https://www.nps.gov/vall/index.htm.

Monthly: Various community events at Loma Colorado Main Library. The library will be hosting a variety of events all month long ranging from book signings, to poetry readings, lectures, concerts, arts and crafts, meet and greets, etc. The library is located at 755 Loma Colorado Boulevard in Rio Rancho. For more information about the library or each month’s activities, visit www.riorancholibraries.org.

Ongoing/Monthly: Urban Horticulture Classes. Sponsored by the SandovalMasterGardeners.org. Free. Open to public. Registration preferred. Sandovalmastergardeners.org/public-class-registration.

Second and fourth Mondays: Bernalillo Town Council meeting. 6:30 p.m. Held at Bernalillo Town Hall. Info: call 867-3311, townofbernalillo.org.

Mondays through Fridays: Mothers’ Day Out Preschool. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Extended hours available. Held at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, 7 Paseo de San Antonio, Placitas. $19 dollars per day. Debbie Stueber at 867-3371.

Tuesdays and Thursdays: Pickleball at the Bernalillo Community Center. 1-4 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. 934-2649.

First Tuesdays: Albuquerque Newcomers’ Club Welcome Coffee. 10 a.m. Held at Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo del Norte (not affiliated with church). Learn about the Clubs’ many varied activities. Membership is 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. It’s a great way to make new friends and increase your social life. Sign up for monthly luncheons and speakers, dining out, visits to area attractions, book and movie groups, bridge, bunco, mah jongg, walking, wine tastings, single’s and men’s groups, etc. Info: 321-6970, albuquerquenewcomers@gmail.com.

First Tuesdays: 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 Tuesdays: 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. Call 404-8492 or visit sandovalchamber.sks.com.

Third Tuesdays: Book Sale at the Martha Liebert-Town of Bernalillo Public Library. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Located at 124 Calle Malinche in Bernalillo. 867-1440, kbanks@townofbernalillo.org.

Third Tuesdays: Eastern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority (ESCAFCA) meeting. 6 p.m. Held in the Town of Bernalillo Council Chambers. Persons wishing to be on the agenda or persons with disabilities who need accommodations should call 771-7110 by the first Tuesday. Board meeting agenda is posted on the ESCAFCA website (escafca.com) and at the front desk of the Town Hall by Friday preceding the meeting.

Third Tuesdays: 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. Info: sandiavista.net..

Fourth Tuesdays: Pathways: Wildlife Corridors of NM monthly meeting. 6:30 p.m. Held at Placitas Community Center. Open to the public. pathwayswc.wordpress.com.

Fourth Tuesdays: Placitas Democrats and Friends. 6-7:30 p.m. Held at Placitas Community Library. Meetings are open to the public and feature candidates for local, state, national offices. www.sandovaldemocrats.org. 259-5860.

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. 896-4869 or 1-800-526-7157.

Wednesdays: Seniors (62+) ride free on the Rail Runner. Bring valid photo ID (with birthdate).

Wednesdays: Thinking Straight open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. 6-7 p.m. Have a Desire to Stop Drinking? Celebrate Sobriety with us and learn how to stay sober. Held at the First Assembly Church, 274 Camino Don Tomas (Room 8), Just south of Highway 550 in Bernalillo. 266-1990.

Wednesdays: Cub Scout meetings. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Held at the LDS Church Center in Bernalillo, west of I-25’s Exit 240. New members are always welcome. 867-4689, 867-2047.

Wednesdays: Rotary Club of Rio Rancho Sunrise. 7 a.m. For breakfast, fellowship, a great speaker, and a chance to get involved in local and worldwide service projects. At Club Rio Rancho (used to be Chamisa Hills CC), 500 Country Club Drive, Rio Rancho. Info: Mac McKinney, 892-4313.

Wednesdays: Urban Horticulture Class Continuing Series. 1-3 p.m. Sponsored by the SandovalMasterGardeners.org. Free and open to the public. Registration preferred. SandovalMasterGardeners.org. Sandoval County Ext. Office, Bernalillo. 929-0414.

First Wednesdays: Free civil legal clinic offered. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Held in the third-floor conference room of the Second District Courthouse, at the southwest corner of Lomas and Fourth, NW. Free legal advice on a number of civil legal issues. No family law services will be offered. Attendance is limited to the first 25 persons who qualify for low-income assistance. Interpreters and bilingual attorneys will be on hand. Attendees should bring all of their paperwork. Expect about a thirty-minute, free legal consultation. 797-6077.

Second Wednesdays: 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. Info: www.rraausa.org, 301-2009, or www.rioranchoartassociation.blogspot.com.

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

Third Wednesdays: Meeting of the Coronado Optimist Club. 6-7 p.m. Held at the Range Cafe in Bernalillo.  

Third Wednesdays (except December): Las Placitas Association Board meeting. 6:30 p.m. Held at the Placitas Community Center. lasplacitas.org.

First Thursdays: Sandoval County veteran’s outreach and business counseling. 1-4 p.m. Held at the Sandoval County Administrative Building, 1500 Idalia Road in Bernalillo. All honorably-discharged veterans may be entitled to VA benefits and state Veteran benefits. Come learn about your potential benefits. Bring your DD-214. 383-2414.

First Thursdays: Art and Music at the Loma Colorado Main Library Auditorium, Rio Rancho. January 4—Juan Wijngaard and Sharon Bernman. 6 p.m. Enjoy an evening of traditional music from France, Spain, and the Balkans, as well as original compositions, performed by Sharon Berman (accordion) and this month’s featured artist Juan Wijngaard (hurdy-gurdy) to celebrate his Warm Colors for Cold Nights exhibit. Info: riorancholibraries.org, 505-891-5013.

First and third Thursdays (except in January when the meeting is on January 18): Sandoval County Commission meeting. 6 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be held in the Sandoval Administration Building, 1500 Idalia Road Building D, Bernalillo. Info or meeting agenda: www.sandovalcounty.com, 867-7500.

Second Thursday: Support meeting for all Parkinson’s patients and care givers. 1:30-3 p.m. Held at St.Paul’s Church 1101 Golf Course Road in Rio Rancho. The New Mexico Parkinson Disease Coalition (NMPDC) works to enhance the quality of life for those suffering from Parkinson’s through education, awareness, and support.

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 Thursdays: Placitas Community Library Board of Directors Meetings. Held at the Placitas Community Library, 453 Hwy 165. 6:30 p.m. Open to the public. Meeting notices and agendas are posted at the library and Placitas Post Office.

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

Last Thursdays: Sandoval County veteran’s outreach and business counseling. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Held at 433 Meadowlark SE in Rio Rancho. All honorably-discharged veterans may be entitled to VA benefits and state Veteran benefits. Come learn about your potential benefits. Bring your DD-214. 383-2414.

Fridays: Sandoval County Stroke Support Group. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Provides weekly support to survivors of stroke, their caregivers, adult family members, and health care providers. Water and light snacks provided. No charge for meetings. Social outings arranged six times a year. Geri: 620-8802.

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. 867-7226.

First Fridays: Monthly luncheon of the Democratic Party of Sandoval County. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Range Cafe in Bernalillo, 925 Camino del Pueblo. Sandoval Democrats gather once a month (most months) to welcome speakers, candidates, and government representatives. You pay for your lunch from the menu, or come for the meeting. www.sandovaldemocrats.org.

Second Fridays: San-Bern Federated Republican Women luncheons. 11:30 a.m. Public is welcome.  Held at the Inn at Rio Ranco, located at 1465 Rio Rancho Blvd. Sandra Atwood, nm4Sandra@yahoo.com, 554-5054.

Saturdays: Wildflower walks on the Sandia Ranger District. Starting at 9 a.m. There will be a small amenity fee of three dollars. Be sure to bring a hat, water, and sunscreen. Sandia Ranger District: 281-3305.

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. Community outreach program provides nonperishable food items as well as dairy, frozen meats, and fresh produce as available for Placitas residents in need. Donations, volunteers welcome.

Third Saturdays: Rio Rancho Northwest Mesa NAACP meets. 11 a.m. Held at Don Newton Community Center. Public is invited. www.rrnwmnaacp.org.

Fourth Saturdays: Community Flea Market at Homestead Village in Placitas. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. $10 per space, $10 table rental, $15 pop-up tent rental. No food or drink sales or firearms permitted. Donations of items can also be dropped off at the library. Info: Ellen at 404-8657, ellenmcmom@yahoo.com.

January 7: Corrales Bosque Gallery presents, “Blue.” 1-5 p.m. Gallery artists interpret the theme into beautiful visual artwork. The gallery is located at 4685 Corrales Road. 207-266-9634.

January 12: Artists’ reception for “Flights of Fancy” at PCL. 5-7 p.m. During the month of January, Placitas Community Library (PCL) will feature the work of local artists portraying birds in a variety of medias. PCL is located at 453 Highway 165.

January 13: Xeric Garden Club presents, “Gardening: A Unique Art Form.” 10-11:30 a.m. Presenting Aaron Lamb, manager Santa Ana Garden Center, who will speaking on low water, xeric native plants, and others that thrive in the desert. Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas NE. Free. www.xericgardenclub.org.

January 13: “Movies Made in New Mexico.” 2 p.m. Film historian and author Jeff Berg will return to the Placitas Library’s “Collin Theatre” with another movie history lecture. Held at the Placitas Community Library, 453 Highway 165.

January 13: How to Change a Tire at the Martha Liebert-Town of Bernalillo Public Library. 10- 11 a.m. Learn what to carry in your car, safety tips, and of course tire changing. Held at 124 Calle Malinche in Bernalillo. 867-1440, kbanks@townofbernalillo.org.

January 14: Sandoval County Historical Society presents “Spanish Colonial Women and the Law.” Speaker: Linda Tigges. 2 p.m. DeLavy House. From Hwy. 550, turn north on gravel road beside I-Hop. Continue to end.

January 15: Eastern Sandoval Citizens Association (ES-CA) monthly meeting. New time: 6 p.m. New location: the Placitas Community Library, Highway 165. All residents are welcome to attend. www.es-ca.org.

January 18: Sandoval County Commission meeting. 6 p.m. Oil and gas ordinance is on the agenda. Sandoval Administration Building, 1500 Idalia Road Building D, Bernalillo. Info or meeting agenda: www.sandovalcounty.com, 867-7500. Open to the public.

January 19: Public presentation about the story-telling exhibition. 6-7 p.m. Held at the Placitas Community Library. The theme is 1960s and 1970s counterculture and its relevance today. Local residents are encouraged to sign-up for the workshop and turn their personal histories into a legacy that will broaden our understanding of the impact of these times. To sign-up for the Placitas weekend storytelling workshop, download an application at www.nmhistorymuseum.org/storytelling or send an email to: turnontuneinNMHM@gmail.com.

January 20: Home Composting Basics Class. 10-11:30 a.m. Held at the Village Mercantile Store in Corrales. Free. Open to public. Registration appreciated at:register@nmcomposters.org.

January 20 and 21: 1960s and 1970s counterculture storytelling workshop. 9a.m.-3 p.m. daily. Lunch provided. Local residents are encouraged to sign-up for the workshop and turn their personal histories into a legacy that will broaden our understanding of the impact of these times. To sign-up for the Placitas weekend storytelling workshop, download an application at www.nmhistorymuseum.org/storytelling or send an email to: turnontuneinNMHM@gmail.com.

January 21: Contemporary and traditional Pueblo pottery-making. 2 p.m. Potter Pam Lujan-Hauer will demonstrate her techniques while telling the story of Pueblo Indian pottery from the history of clay as an art form and the origins of the earliest pottery to the threats to traditional pottery today. Adult Admission: $5; Friends of CHS free. Held at the Sandoval County Historical Society Museum (DeLavy House), located on route 550 and Edmund Road (Behind IHOP and Warrior Fuel). 815-978-5327; www.kuaua.com

January 26: Jasper String Quartet performs Mozart, Debussy, and Beethoven quartets. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Frame-n-Art, 3563 Corrales Road, or online at brownpapertickets.com. www.musicincorrales.org.

January 28: Results from 1960s and 1970s counterculture storytelling workshop will be presented to the public. 2-4 p.m. Held at the Placitas Community Center.

January 28: Placitas Artists Series. Artist reception at 2 p.m.; concert at 3 p.m. Featuring Willy Sucre and QTango, and visual artists Jim Fish, wood sculpture; Victoria Mlady, photography; Marcia Rackstraw, oil painting, drawing, and prints; and Caitlin Velázquez-Fagley, beaded and silver jewelry. Their works, which are for sale, will be on display through February 2. The concert and visual artist reception take place at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church in the village of Placitas, located six miles east of I-25 on NM 165 (Exit 242). The facility is completely accessible. For ticket information and further details, see page 2 of this Signpost. 867-8080; info@PlacitasArtistsSeries.org; www.PlacitasArtistsSeries.org.
 
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