The Sandoval Signpost

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July 2006 Signpost Community Calendar

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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: 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, Bernalillo. 266-1900.

Mondays: Cub Scout Meeting. Cub Scouts always welcome. New scouts may join at any point during the year. 6 to 7:15 p.m. Holiday Inn Express Conference Room, SR 313 and Highway 550. Info: 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 more information.

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.

Second Tuesdays: New Mexico Democratic Club meets. 7 p.m., Rio Rancho Inn. www.nmdemclub.com.

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; resolvecentralnm@yahoo.com.

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.

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.

Placitas Library hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 2 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays: Book study and meditation groups. WOW–—Women of Wonder, Tuesdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; POW—People of Wonder, Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Moon Dancer Book Gallery, 4484 Corrales Road, Corrales, 249-3742.

Wednesdays: Corrales Growers' Market is open from 4 to 7 p.m. [See main listing under Sundays.]

Wednesdays: Mothers’ Support Group. $3 per session. 10-11 a.m. United Way Building, Southern and Unser Boulevard. 896-1250.

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: 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. 771-8941.

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.

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. Inquiries and phone calls about these meetings or the library should call 867-3355. All meetings are open to the public.

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.

Wednesday through Sunday: Casa San Ysidro Museum, in Corrales, is open for tours Wednesdays through Saturdays 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Saturdays 10:30 a.m., Sundays 2 p.m. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Small fee ($4 adults, $3 seniors, $3 students, $2 children under 13). Call 898-3915.

Wednesdays through September 20: Corrales Growers' Market. 4–7 p.m. beginning July 12. 500 Jones Road, next to the Corrales Post Office 550-3271.

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, in Albuquerque. Information is also available regarding support groups in Los Lunas and Santa Fe. 505-889-3632, dbsa4albq@yahoo.com.

Thursdays 10-11:30 a.m. Children's summer reading story time (June 8–August 10). Families may drop in or attend them all. Free and open to public. 867-3355.

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.

First Friday: Coronado Kennel Club Meeting. All-breed obedience kennel club, 7 p.m. Call for meeting place. 867-4510.

Second Friday: SanBern Federated Republican Women meets (except July and August) at Chamisa Hills Country Club, in Rio Rancho, at 11:30 a.m. Anyone interested in attending may call 922-6252 for more information.

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.

Saturdays: Children’s reading program. 10 a.m. to noon. Placitas Community Library, Tierra Madre #1. 867-3355.

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. 266-1900.

Sundays: Placitas Big Book Study. Alcoholics Anonymous. 7-8:15 p.m. (open meeting). Presbyterian Church (Bell Tower), Placitas. 266-1900.

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.

Sundays: Join Don at the Placitas Library for coffee, conversation, and the Times. Placitas Library Hours: Tuesdays 10-4, Wednesdays 10-5, Saturdays 10-4, Sundays 10-1.

Sundays: Corrales Growers' Market is open from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Live music on Sundays. The market offers fresh vegetables, greens, herbs, fruits, flowers and bedding plants, as well as jams, salsas, baked goods, goat cheese, milk and yogurt, and other natural agricultural products, such as soaps, hand cream, a wide variety of New Mexico grown items, and the Market Shop.

June 27: County Planning and Zoning Commission, 6 p.m., Commission Chambers.

June 30 through July 4: Carnival rides, attractions. Rio Rancho High School. Discount carnival-ride passes can be purchased in advance at all Albuquerque and Rio Rancho Quiznos locations.

June 30: Town of Bernalillo Fourth of July firework display. Bernalillo High School Football Stadium. Gates open at 7 p.m. Fireworks start at dusk. Free admission. 867-3311.

July 1: Guided wildflower hike. Tree Springs. Call 281-3304 in advance to check on schedule changes. Meet at the Sandia Ranger Station at 9 a.m. Parking fee.

July 1: Children’s Archaeology Day. For children nine to fourteen. Wear sun hat, sunscreen, hiking shoes, old clothes. Bring lunch, water. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sandia Ranger Station, Tijeras. $10. Sign up in advance at 281-3304.

July 2: Corrales Growers' Market. Music by Lucas Critchfield and Marimba Dulce. Fresh flowers, food, fresh produce, great little market shop with keepsake T-shirts and postcards. Breakfast burritos and honey sticks for the kids. 9 a.m.-noon every Sunday through October. 500 Jones Road, next to the Corrales Post Office, 550-3271.

July 3: Morning bird walk with Sandia Ranger District and skilled volunteer birders from Central New Mexico Audubon Society. 8 a.m. Meet at Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras and bring sunscreen, hat, water, binoculars. 1-1/2 to 2 hours. $3 amenity fee. 281-3304.

July 4: Rio Rancho Big I 107.9 Fourth of July celebration. Music: 5 p.m.–Rockie Lynne, 6 p.m.–John Corbett, 7 p.m.– Megan Mullins, 8:30 p.m.–Cross Canadian Ragweed. Autographs available. Fireworks display starting at 10 p.m. Loma Colorado Park, next to Rio Rancho High School. Parking $3.

July 4: Placitas Fourth of July Parade. Participants line up at 10 a.m. in front of Placitas Heights. Parade begins at 11 a.m. and proceeds east up Highway 165, then makes a loop through the village of Placitas. All welcome to be in the parade or just bring chairs and watch.

July 6: County Board of Finance, 2:30 p.m. Commission Chambers.

July 6: Sandoval County Commission, 3:00 p.m. Commission Chambers.

July 7: Opening day of Bernalillo Grower’s Market. Homegrown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, jellies, native plants, herbs, eggs, and more. 4–7 p.m. or until sold out. South of Our Lady of Sorrows on Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. 2006 W.I.C. stamps accepted. Runs every Friday into October.

July 8: Placitas Flea Market. Sponsored by Placitas Elementary School to benefit the Art In The Schools program. 6 a.m.–4 p.m. Homestead Village parking lot at the Merc on Highway 165, Placitas. $10 vendor fee. 867-0027.

July 8: Downhill Phil performs his distinctive brand of original acoustic music.11:00 a.m. Piñon Café, Placitas.

July 8: Guided wildflower hike. Tecolote Trail. Call 281-3304 in advance to check on schedule changes. 9 a.m. Meet at the Sandia Ranger Station. Parking fee.

July 8: Drum-making workshop for adults. Gabe Trujillo of Cochiti Pueblo will demonstrate the art of making Cochiti drums and assist participants in constructing their own drum. $33 includes supplies. Bring sack lunch. Over 16 years old only. 10–3 p.m. Sandia Ranger Station, Tijeras. Space is limited, reservations required: 281-3304.

July 9: Howling Dog Jazz Band performs Dixieland music at the Sandoval County Historical Society ice-cream social, 7:00 p.m. Delavy House (Highway 550, west of Coronado State Monument). Free, open to the public. 867-2755.

July 9: Corrales Growers' Market. Quartet from the Duke City Chorus, breakfast burritos, natural soaps and body lotions with New Mexico-grown herbal ingredients, organic plants, organic produce. 9 a.m. to noon every Sunday through October. 500 Jones Road, next to the Corrales Post Office, 550-3271.

July 10: Morning bird walk with Sandia Ranger District and skilled volunteer birders from Central New Mexico Audubon Society. 8 a.m. Meet at Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras and bring sunscreen, hat, water, binoculars. 1-1/2 to 2 hours. $3 amenity fee. 281-3304.

July 12: DWI Planning Council and DWI Taskforce, 2:00 p.m. Rio Rancho Sub Station 5, 5103 Santa Fe Hills Drive, Rio Rancho.

July 15: Guided wildflower hike. Tecolote Trail. Call 281-3304 in advance to check on schedule changes. Meet at the Sandia Ranger Station at 9 a.m. Parking fee.

July 15: Visit glorious Scott garden in Placitas. Las Placitas Association event. Fruit trees, zinnias, waxleaf begonias, majestic ailanthuses, Xeriscape advice. 9 a.m. Go south on Tunnel Springs Road (toward the mountain) four tenths of a mile to La Puerta Trail. Turn left on La Puerta and follow it all the way back to the Scotts' property.

July 15: Albuquerque Cat Action Team (A.C.A.T.) Raqs-a-Paw Belly Dance Event. 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Family Focus Center, 411 Monroe NE. World-record attempt at 2:00 p.m.—at least 100 people doing a shimmy at one time! $5 donation at the door to benefit orphaned cats.

July 15: Total Wellness Fair. Blood-pressure testing, sugar testing, facial cleansing, more than thirty booths, information on Project Lifesaver (an Alzheimer's-patient location project). Live entertainment, healthy snacks, door prizes. No charge. All ages welcome. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Our Lady of Sorrows Social Center and the OLOS Gym, 313 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. 505-306-6186 or 867-0972

July 16: Butterfly walk with Ernie the Bug Man, to look for fritillaries and swallowtails in the 10K North Meadow. Meet at Sandia Ranger Station at 1 p.m. Learn how to photograph, collect, identify butterflies. Bring water, camera. Wear good shoes, appropriate clothing. 281-3304.

July 16: Corrales Growers' Market. Big Day at the Market: veggie grill, BBQ fund-raiser for the Corrales Fire Department, music by the Squash Blossom Boys, Health Show, along with the finest New Mexico agricultural produce and products. Market runs 9 a.m. to noon every Sunday through October. 500 Jones Road, next to the Corrales Post Office, 550-3271.

July 17: Morning bird walk with Sandia Ranger District and skilled volunteer birders from Central New Mexico Audubon Society. 8 a.m. Meet at Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras and bring sunscreen, hat, water, binoculars. 1-1/2 to 2 hours. $3 amenity fee. 281-3304.

July 18: Democratic Women of Sandoval County general meeting. 7:00 p.m. An activity planning meeting with no speaker. Everyone is encouraged to attend and participate. UU Westside Congregation social hall, 1650 Abrazo Road (corner of Inca), Rio Rancho. Light refreshments will be served. Janice Saxton, 867-1139, e-mail jnjsaxton@msn.com.

July 20: Commission on Senior Affairs, 10:00 a.m. Bernalillo Senior Center.
July 20: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m. Commission Chambers.

July 21: Deadline to submit Placitas Holiday Sale applications for annual juried show on November 18 and 19. Details available at www.placitasholidaysale.com, or call 867-5740.

July 22: Downhill Phil performs his distinctive brand of original acoustic music.11:00 a.m. Piñon Café, Placitas.

July 22: Guided wildflower hike. Sandia Crest/Kiwanis Meadow. Call 281-3304 in advance to check on schedule changes. Meet at the Sandia Ranger Station at 9 a.m. Parking fee.

July 22: Wendy Day All-Chopin Piano Recital. 2:00 p.m., Keller Hall, UNM Center for the Arts. Adults $15, seniors and children $5. 277-4569.

July 22: National Day of the Cowboy chuck-wagon dinner and performances. Rockin’ R Gallery, the official NM site for this day. Going east on Highway 165, gallery is just past Homestead Village, on the left, 03 Homesteads Road. 867-9595. www.nationaldayofthecowboy.com.

July 23: Corrales Growers' Market. Music by singer-guitarist David Palsce and The Five Tune Cookies, a female barbershop quartet. 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Enjoy the day with fine music, food and flowers. Market runs 9 a.m. to noon every Sunday through October. 500 Jones Road, next to the Corrales Post Office, 550-3271.

July 23: Duende Poetry Series presents “Shaking the Foundations of Poetry,” with Bob Holman, from New York City, and Gary Glazner, from Santa Fe. Wine tasting and purchase available. Poetry books on sale. Admission free. 7 p.m. Anasazi Fields Winery. 897-0285.

July 24: Morning bird walk with Sandia Ranger District and skilled volunteer birders from Central New Mexico Audubon Society. 8 a.m. Meet at Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras and bring sunscreen, hat, water, binoculars. 1-1/2 to 2 hours. $3 amenity fee. 281-3304.

July 25: County Planning and Zoning Commission. 6 p.m. Commission Chambers.

July 26: County Health Alliance Council. 1:00 p.m. Call 771-7941 for location.

July 30: Butterfly walk with Ernie the Bug Man, to look for black swallowtails at the crest to Kiwanis Cabin. Meet at Sandia Ranger Station at 1 p.m. Learn how to photograph, collect, identify butterflies. Bring water, camera. Wear good shoes, appropriate clothing. 281-3304.

July 29: Guided wildflower hike. Sandia Crest/Kiwanis Meadow. Call 281-3304 in advance to check on schedule changes. Meet at the Sandia Ranger Station at 9 a.m. Parking fee.

July 30: Corrales Growers' Market. Music by Paul Salazar, singer-guitarist. Basket raffle: try for a beautiful woven African basket filled with vendors’ offerings and bring home salsas, greens, berries, jams. Market runs 9 a.m. to noon every Sunday through October. 500 Jones Road, next to the Corrales Post Office, 550-3271.

July 31: Morning bird walk with Sandia Ranger District and skilled volunteer birders from Central New Mexico Audubon Society. 8 a.m. Meet at Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras and bring sunscreen, hat, water, binoculars. 1-1/2 to 2 hours. $3 amenity fee. 281-3304.

August 12: Summer Wings, celebration of butterflies, dragonflies, hummingbirds, bees. Humming-bird banding from 8 to 10 a.m., followed by slide show and talk on hummingbirds, bird and nature walks, tours of Mariposaville, live raptors, discussion and display of native plants, children’s activities. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. State Park, 2901 Candelaria NW, Albuquerque. Parking $3. 343-1373.


 

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