The Sandoval Signpost

An Independent Monthly Newspaper Serving the Community since 1988

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Signpost Cartoon c. Rudi Klimpert

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E-mail your calendar listing to: calendar@sandovalsignpost.com. Or to send a form by email click here. 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 Signpost.

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: Tuesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 867-3355 for directions or questions.

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: 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 through Thursdays: Mother’s Day Out. 9 a.m.-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: Bernalillo Town Council Meeting. The public can attend as observers, but does not participate in the activities unless requested by the Mayor. 6:30 p.m. 867-3311.

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 Frank, 821-6056.

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: Ongoing, Circle of Parents peer discussion groups, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Free, confidential, and non-judgmental discussion groups, promoting positive, nurturing parenting. Free childcare. Held at Outcomes, Inc., 1503 University Boulevard, NE in Albuquerque. Please RSVP at (505) 243-2551.

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.

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; resolvecentralnm@yahoo.com.

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. 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: Democratic Women of Sandoval County meet. 7 p.m. Call Janice Saxton for location and speaker information: 867-1139.

Third Wednesday: Bilingual story time for ages two to ten, 3 p.m. Placitas Community Library. For more information, call 867-3355.

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, 771-1535.

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.

First Wednesdays: The Sandoval County Chapter of the Holistic Moms Network meets at the Placitas Community Center to provide support and education on various natural living and conscious parenting topics. 6 p.m. Weekly playgroups, book exchanges, and an online forum for parenting support. The Holistic Moms Network is a nonprofit support and discussion network for moms with an interest in natural, holistic, and alternative parenting and living. Our goal is to develop a thriving community which nurtures, supports, and informs mothers and their families. Children are always welcome. For more information, visit www.holisticmoms.org or email Heather Kerr at hck1@roadrunner.com.

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, 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, dbsa4albq@yahoo.com.

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 Thursday: Preschool story time for ages two to five, 10 a.m. Placitas Community Library. For more information, call 867-3355.

Second Thursdays: Placitas Community Library Board meetings. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Meetings are open to public. Main Placitas Volunteer Fire Brigade station. For information, call 867-3355.

Second Thursdays: Enchanted Hills Neighborhood Association meets at 7 p.m. at the Vista Grande Elementary School, 7001 Chayote Road, Rio Rancho. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, visit www.ehha.us.

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 W-16C, www.lwvabc.org.

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: 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.

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, 505-260-7195.

Second Saturdays: Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho Book Sale, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Bargains at every sale. Auditorium in Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado, Rio Rancho. For information, visit www.ci.rio-rancho.nm.us/friendsofthelibrary.

Third Saturday: Organ Transplant Awareness Program’s monthly meetings. 10:30 a.m. OTAP is an independent organization working to improve the quality of life for transplant candidates, recipients, their families, and donor family members. Their function is to increase the awareness of the need for organ and tissue donors.Home Town Buffet on Coors/Paseo. Info: www.otapnm.org.

Sundays: Corrales Growers’ Market features music, burritos, New Mexico grown produce, dairy, honey, and plants. 9 a.m. -12 p.m. Admission is free. 500 Jones Road in Corrales, next to the Corrales Post Office. For information, call 898-7927.

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.

Through October 23: The Sandoval County Master Gardener Hotline is now open at 867-2582 from 9 a.m. - 12 noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Veteran Master Gardeners will answer general gardening questions, from what grows in New Mexico, when to grow it, what insects and diseases may be a problem, and more.

June 27: Holistic Moms’ Network is hosting a Mom’s Night Out at the Starlight Bowling Center, Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo. Join us for bowling, food, and drinks at 6:30 p.m. RSVP to hmnsandovalcounty-@yahoo.com (Heather Kerr) by Thursday, June 26. “Join us as we let laughter return us to our old selves again.” For more information, visit www.holisticmoms.org.

June 29: Bernalillo Fireworks Showcase. Bernalillo High School. Fireworks start at dusk. For information, call 867-3311.

July 2: Join us for the July meeting of the Holistic Moms’ Network at the Placitas Community Center, located at 41 Camino de las Huertas. Topic: Gentle Discipline and Playful Parenting. We will be discussing ways to discipline our children with love and kindness. Learn how to prevent power struggles with your child and be empowered together. Bring your questions and offer your support to others. Introductions and refreshments begin at 6 p.m. “We look forward to welcoming you into our wonderful tribe!” For more information, call 867-1396 or visit www.holisticmoms.org.

July 4: Non-essential Sandoval County and Town of Bernalillo offices are closed in observance of Independence Day.

July 8: ESCAFCA Meeting, 3:00 p.m., Bernalillo Town Hall.

July 8: Bernalillo Planning and Zoning Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Bernalillo Town Hall.

July 9: DWI Planning Council and DWI Taskforce, 2 p.m., Sandoval County Personnel Conference Room.

July 12: Saturday with the Bernalillo Mayor, 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Bernalillo Town Hall.

July 13: There will be no formal meeting of the Sandoval County Historical Society for July. However, at 2 p.m., there will be a special program of recorded music of Benny Goodman’s 1938 Carnegie Hall concert and other major recording artists. The event will be held at the DeLavy House Museum located off Highway 550, west of Bernalillo, between Coronado State Monument and The Star Casino. This program is free and open to the public.

July 14: Bernalillo Town Council Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Bernalillo Town Hall, Bernalillo.

July 16: Democratic Women of Sandoval County will meet at 7 p.m.; social time is at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The public is encouraged to attend. Guests are welcome. The meeting will be held at the Town Council Chambers at the Town of Bernalillo City Hall, 829 Camino del Pueblo in Bernalillo. For information, call Janice Saxton at 867-1139 or email jnjsaxton@msn.com.

July 16: Twinkles The Clown, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Martha Liebert Library, Bernalillo.

July 17: Sandoval County Commission, 3 p.m., Commission Chambers.

July 17: Commission on Senior Affairs, 10 a.m., Peña Blanca Senior Center.

July 17: Sandoval County Juvenile Justice Board, 3 p.m., Commission Chambers.

July 18: Bernalillo Farmers’ Market, South of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

July 18: Join the Holistic Moms’ Network for a screening of “The Business of Being Born,” a documentary about the state of maternity care in America. 7:30 p.m. Inspired by their own birth experiences, producer Ricki Lake and director Abby Epstein team up to explore the way in which Americans give birth and examine why the system is the way it is. This film will forever change the way you view childbirth. Funny, touching, and informative—you don’t want to miss this screening, with a discussion immediately following. The film will be shown at the Placitas Community Center. RSVP to hmnsandovalcounty@yahoo.com (Heather Kerr) by Thursday, July 17. For more information, visit www.holisticmoms.org.

July 19: Friends of Coronado State Monument will sponsor a tour of the Pecos National Monument. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Coronado State Monument to carpool to Pecos, a distance of approximately seventy-three miles. At 10 a.m., we will enjoy a guided tour of the ruins, including the remains of a large mission complex. Picnic tables are available to those wishing to eat at the Monument, or a short drive will take you back to Santa Fe for dining. Admission for the tour is $3 per adult. This tour is open to the public. No reservations are needed for this program. Wear a hat, sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes, and bring water. We also ask that you offer to help your driving host with gasoline expenses.

July 20: 2 p.m. Friends of Coronado State Monument will sponsor a presentation by Alex Candelaria Sedillos on the topic of “The Strange and Mysterious Journey of Don Francisco Vasquez de Coronado.” The lecture will be at Sandoval County Historical Society’s DeLavy House on Edmond Road in Bernalillo. Open to the public. No reservations are needed. Admission is $5 per person, and is free to members of Friends of Coronado State Monument.

July 24: County Planning and Zoning Commission, 6 p.m., Commission Chambers.

July 26: 1st Annual Antique/Classic Car Show, Loretto Park, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

July 28: Bernalillo Town Council Meeting, Bernalillo Town Hall, 6:30 p.m.

 

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