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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 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. 771-8941.
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 the public.
Second Wednesdays: Village Academy Charter School Meeting.
7:30 p.m. Our Lady of Sorrows Church. VACS, P.O. Box 1247, Placitas,
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.
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 922-6252 for
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. 266-1900.
Saturdays: “Your Health Matters” radio
show, 2–3 p.m., on 1050 KTBL, anchored by Dr. Bob Dubin, of
the New Mexico Chiropractic Association, with guests. Taking phone
calls and discussing the world of health and the health of the world.
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.
June 29: Fireworks Showcase, Bernalillo High School
football field at dusk.
June 30: Learn about the traditional techniques for making
and using Atlatls (spear-throwers). 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
at the Sandia Ranger Station in Tijeras. Ron Fields will discuss
and demonstrate the various Atlatls throwing techniques at a shooting
range set up behind the station. Everyone will get a chance to try
throwing a spear with an atlatl. Info: 281-3304.
June 30: Dr. Wayne Meyerowitz, Director of the
Albuquerque Mental Health Clinic, will present a free talk on Mental
Health Awareness, followed by a book signing. 1–2:30 p.m.
Loma Colorado Main Library auditorium, 755 Loma Colorado Drive NE,
Rio Rancho. No sign-up required. For more information, call (505)
891-5013, ext. 3039 or email email@example.com.
July 4: Placitas Fourth of July parade. Participants
meet in front of Placitas Heights at 10 a.m. Decorate your bike,
float, dog, boat, etc. No registration or fee necessary. The parade
starts at 11 a.m. and winds east on Highway 165 and through the
village of Placitas. Spectators welcome. Bring chairs and coolers.
Meet your neighbors.
July 4: Rio Rancho Fourth of July parade and ceremony.
Kick-off at 10 a.m. and head east from Country Club Dr. down Southern
Blvd and end on Pinetree Road near the Esther Bone Memorial Library
and the Rio Rancho Veterans Monument Park. Classic cars, military
organizations, and much more will make up this year's parade. Immediately
following the parade, a ceremony marking the 231st anniversary of
the adoption of the Declaration of Independence will take place
at the Veterans Monument Park. The ceremony will begin at approximately
11 a.m. and will consist of several guest speakers and a military
flyover. Info: call the city's Cultural Enrichment Department at
July 4: The San Felipe Farmers’ Market will
kick off its season Wednesday, July 4, in the west parking lot of
the San Felipe Casino Hollywood. The market will be open from 4:00
- 7:00 p.m. every Wednesday, and will feature produce, fruits, and
other products from the fields of local pueblos and farmers between
San Felipe and Peña Blanca. Produce sold at the market must
be grown by the vendor, and vendors must be certified through the
Farm Services Program. For more information on how to sell your
product, call Felice Lucero at 771-9972.
July 4: Non-essential offices will be closed in
both the Sandoval County offices and the Town of Bernalillo offices
in observance of Independence Day.
July 5: Sandoval County Commission, 3 p.m., Commission
July 9: Bernalillo Town Council meeting. Council
chambers, 6:30 p.m.
July 10: Bernalillo planning and Zoning meeting,
July 10: The Sandoval County Democratic Club will
meet. 7 p.m. Esteemed speaker: The Honorable John Garcia, Secretary
of Veterans Affairs for the state of New Mexico will speak on the
state of care and a myriad of related issues confronting our state’s
veterans. Rio Rancho Best Western Inn, Highway 528 and Sara Road.
For information, call Crystal at 771-9441.
July 11: DWI Planning Council and DWI Taskforce, 2
p.m., Sandoval County Personnel Conference Room, 711 Camino Del
July 12: ESCAFCA Board meeting. Council chambers.
Call 867-3311 for time.
July 14: Placitas Community Flea Market. Fees
support Placitas Elementary School’s art program. 6 a.m. -
4 p.m. Artists, crafters, growers welcome. $10 vendor fee for 16’
x 20’ space, collected the morning of the event. West field
of Homestead Village, three miles east of I-25, north on Highway
165. For information, call 867-0027.
July 17: Democratic Women of Sandoval County will
meet at Capo’s Bottega Ristorante Italiano at 1016 US 550
in Bernalillo (west side of river, north side of highway) at 7 p.m.
Come any time after 6 p.m. for social time. Dinner is optional (several
$5.99 specials are being offered). Our guest speakers this month
will be Ben Lujan, Chair of the Public Regulations Commission (PRC)
and PRC District 3 Commissioner, and Jason Marks, PRC District 1
Commissioner. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Guests are welcome.
For information, call Janice Saxton at 867-1139 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 19: Bluegrass music with the Squash Blossom Boys Bluegrass
Band, from Corrales. Guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and
vocals. Contemporary and old-school bluegrass. 6:30 –7:45
p.m. Free, but tickets are required and available at the Adult Services
Desk. Loma Colorado Main Library Auditorium, 755 Loma Colorado Dr.
NE, Rio Rancho. For information, call 891-5013, ext. 3030 or email
July 19: Commission on Senior Affairs, 10 a.m.,
Cuba Senior Center.
July 19: The Sandoval County Juvenile Justice Board,
3 p.m., Commission Chambers.
July 19: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m., Commission
July 21 and 22: Pottery-making workshop. Make
your own pot. Michael Kanteena of Laguna Pueblo will be offering
a hands-on workshop teaching the techniques for making Pueblo-style
pottery. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sign up in advance, as space is limited.
$50 fee for this two-day workshop. You must be able to attend both
days. Sandia Ranger Station, Tijeras. For information, call 281-3304.
July 23: Bernalillo Town Council meeting. Council
chambers, 6:30 p.m.
July 24: County Planning and Zoning Commission,
6 p.m., Commission Chambers.
July 25: The Loma Colorado Main Library will present
a free program on identity theft protection with Jack Corder from
Liberty Mutual Insurance. Mr. Corder will cover how individuals
may protect themselves from having their identities stolen, what
steps to take if you are a victim of identity theft, how to protect
yourself on the Internet, and more. 6:30 -7:30 p.m. Loma Colorado
Main Library auditorium, 755 Loma Colorado Dr. NE, Rio Rancho. For
information, call 891-5013, ext. 3030 or email email@example.com.
Sign up in advance at the Adult Services Desk or call or email your
July 26: Preview show for the 21st Annual Contemporary
Hispanic Market. The public is welcome. Meet the artists
and purchase fine arts and crafts. 5:30 p.m. El Museo Cultural,
1615-B Paseo de Peralta Street, on the Railyard in Santa Fe. Food
and entertainment provided. For information, call (505) 992-0591.
July 28: Children’s Archaeology Day includes
activities at the Tijeras Pueblo Archaeological Site and a field
trip to Sandia Cave. 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Bring a sack lunch and water.
Wear old clothes, a sun hat, sunscreen, and hiking shoes. Fee: $10
per child. Space is limited, so sign up in advance by calling 281-3304.
Sandia Ranger Station, Tijeras.
July 28 and 29: 21st Annual Contemporary Hispanic Market,
presented by El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, held from 8 a.m. - 5
p.m. Over one hundred-thirty of New Mexico’s Hispanic artists
will be exhibiting their sculpture, photography, painting, jewelry,
graphics, monotype, and furniture. Held in conjunction with the
Traditional Spanish Market. On Lincoln Avenue, next to the historic
Santa Fe Plaza. For information, call (505) 992-0591.
June 29: In celebration of the 4th of July holiday, the town of
Bernalillo’s “Fireworks Showcase”
is scheduled to begin at dusk at Bernalillo High School football
field. For information, call 867-3311.
August 11 and 12: Sandoval Community Arts is hosting,
along with patron sponsors, a 2007 Art Market. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
This art market is for the community and will be held in various
locations in the town of Bernalillo. All artists interested in registering,
call Sara Chadwick at 771-3567, Monday–Friday from 10 a.m.
- 5 p.m.