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.

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 meets at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays in the northwest room of the Old Convent Gallery in Bernalillo. 867-5718.

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.

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: Coffee Club at Piñon Café. Roundtable discussion about current events, the economy, and investing—with Edward Jones investment representative, Penelope Cisneros. 7:30 a.m. Free coffee. 867-9635.

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.

Fridays: Open Mic Night (music and poetry). 8 to 10 p.m. at Bound To Be Read. 828-3500.

Saturdays: Story time at 10 a.m. and a different craft activity each week at 2 p.m. Live music 8 to 10 p.m. at Bound To Be Read. 828-3500.

Saturdays: New AA Meeting—“One Day At A Time,” 8:30 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!

Sundays in April: Gerry Carthy (Irish Music), at the Range Café. 7:30-9:30 p.m. No cover. 925 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. 867-1700.

Sundays: Exhibit of work by New Mexico photographer Marilyn Hunter, who specializes in scenic Southwestern photographs. Sanctuary Gallery, UU Westside Congregation, 1650 Abrazo Road, Rio Rancho. Open to the public 12:30 to 2 p.m. and by appointment. On May 18 a reception will be held for the artist at 12:30 p.m. 892-3999.

June 28: Sandoval County Soccer Club Registration. Bernalillo Recreational Center off Calle Don Tomas. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $65 for U5,U6 players includes uniform and coaching clinics. $100 for U7 and up includes uniform, 8 practice sessions, 4 games attended, coaching clinics, evaluation. Competitive programs are offered and existing teams welcomed. Contact club registrar Anna Marie Cruz at 771-8366.

June 29: Lavender fiesta—a benefit for Peanut Butter and Jelly Family Services and sponsored by the Village of Corrales and the Corrales Growers Market. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Craft demonstrations, food booths, music, children’s activities, and more. Adjacent to the Corrales Recreation Center. Advance tickets: $5 each or four for $15. Gate: $7. Children 12 and under are free. Parking is free. 858-1013.

June 27, 28 and 29: New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair, New Mexico State Fairgrounds. June 27 and 28: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; June 29: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets at the gate: $5 adults, $4 seniors, children under 12 free. Preview night, June 26, 6:30-10:00 p.m., with entertainment, food, first opportunity to view and purchase art work. For tickets, call 884-9043. For information,

June 30: United Blood Services teams up with Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa for a blood drive before the Independence Day holiday to help reduce anticipated shortage. 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Santa Ana Pueblo, Bernalillo.

July 3: Sandoval County Commission, 3 p.m., Commission Chambers.

July 3-27: LUSH, a temporary autonomous zone created by 10 audacious artists at the Manual Lujan Fine Arts Building, New Mexico State Fairgrounds. Closed July 4th. Opening reception July 11, 5-9 p.m. Gallery hours: Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays from 11-6 p.m.; Fridays 11-5 p.m. For private viewings, call 766-9178.

July 4: Fireworks display at NM Soccer Complex at Santa Ana. Sponsored by the Town of Bernalillo and Santa Ana Pueblo. $1 per person, $5 per carload. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks begin about 8 p.m.

July 4: Annual Placitas Fourth of July Parade. Participants assemble in front of Placitas Heights at 10 a.m., No registration or fee. Parade starts at 11 a.m. and winds through Placitas village. Spectators welcome to bring chairs and coolers.

July 4: Old Fashioned Family 4th of July. Jemez Springs celebrates its history, three cultures, and veterans. 9-10 p.m. Parade begins at 10 a.m. Special guests: Nelson Martinez y Mariachis Los Gallos. Vintage dress and vehicles. Art in the Park, Jemez Pueblo’s Starfeather and seasonal dancers, fireworks display, Hummingbird Music Camp concert. 829-3912 or 829-3540.

July 4: Nonemergency county offices closed in observance of Independence Day holiday.

July 8: Friends of Placitas monthly meeting. 7 p.m., Placitas Community Center. Public welcome. For more information, call 867-5346.

July 9: Placitas Community Library planning group is seeking a location. The ideal property would be somewhere along Highway 165. The group is open to all suggestions though, and would like to hear from you if you have any other ideas. 6:30 p.m. at 14 Dusty Trail Drive, Placitas, 867-5265 or 867-9768.

July 11: David Felberg hosts a special fund-raising concert for the newly formed musical group “Chatter” that sponsors concerts of 20th Century music and educational outreach to schools. 7:30 p.m. Placitas Presbyterian Church. $10 at door.

July 11: Opening reception for LUSH. See July 3–27 listing in this calendar.

July 12: Meet David Felberg, violin, and Tatiana Vetrinskaya, piano, at a fund-raising concert and wine-tasting party at the home of Hans and Christine Sigg, Placitas. Limited attendance. Call for reservations, 867-9236. $45/couple, $25/single.

July 12: Sandoval County Soccer Club Registration. Bernalillo Recreational Center off Calle Don Tomas. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $65 for U5,U6 players includes uniform and coaching clinics. $100 for U7 and up includes uniform, 8 practice sessions, 4 games attended, coaching clinics, evaluations. Competitive programs offered and existing teams welcomed. Contact club registrar Anna Marie Cruz at 771-8366.

July 16: DWI Planning Council, 3 p.m., Commission Chambers.

July 17: Commission on Senior Affairs, 12:30 p.m., Jemez Senior Center.

July 17: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m., Commission Chambers.

July 19: Lecture and slide show on New Mexico History. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free with admission to site. 10 a.m.: “History of New Mexico,” by Tom Chavez; 11:35 a.m.: “Hawkku Battlefield,” by Dr. Todd Howell; 2 p.m.: “What they never told you about Coronado,” by Dr. Richard Flint; 3:00 p.m.: “Rock and Prehistoric Art.” by Kurt and Polly Schaafsma. Adults $3, Children 16 and under free admission.

July 22: County Planning and Zoning Commission, 6 p.m., Commission Chambers.

July 28: Opening reception for “Miki Sewards—New work: ink on paper.” 3-7 p.m. Angus McDougal Gallery, 978 San Felipe, Bernalillo, 867-0556,

July 28: Opening reception for “Three South American Painters.” 1-5 p.m. Arte Loca Gallery, 373 North Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, 771-8626, 280-9890.

July 28: Opening reception for “After Thirteen Years of Furniture: Sculpture,” new work by Ben Forgey. 5-8 p.m. Julianna Kirwin Studio/Gallery, 1019 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, 771-0590. Julianna Kirwin Studio/Gallery

July 28: Opening reception for “Distant Laughter,” an exhibit of serigraphs and lithographs by Michelle Cook. 4-7 p.m. Katrina Lasko Gallery, 336 N. Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, 867-2523.

July 28: Opening reception for “Nj Searcy—New work in metal.” 4-7 p.m. Siete Nombres, 373 North Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, 771-0205.






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