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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.
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: 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.
• 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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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. 867-9777.
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
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.
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, email@example.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.
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.
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.
May 28: Corrales Growers' Market holds its first
Basket Raffle of the season, a beautiful African Basket full of
vendors offerings, and music by Paul Salazar, folk-rock guitarist
and vocalist. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 500 Jones Road, next to the Corrales
Post Office. 550-3271.
May 29: Nonemergency Sandoval County offices closed
in observance of Memorial Day.
May 31: Corrales Growers' Market holds its first
Wednesday market of the season. Bring home something fresh for dinner.
4-7 p.m. 500 Jones Road, next to the Corrales Post Office. 550-3271.
June 1: Free class, Effective Work Search Skills. Topics:
Identify Skills and Interests, Write an Effective Résumé,
Tap into the Hidden Job Market, Prepare for Today's Interviewing
Process. 9:30-3:30. NM Commission on the Status of Women, Displaced
Homemakers/Women in Transition Program, 300 San Mateo Boulevard
NE, Suite 101. Contact Lorraine Bantista for additional information
and registration (required), 222-6600.
June 1: Sandoval County Commission, 3 p.m., Commission
June 2 through 25: Time Enough (have you ever
wondered what would happen if you looked up that person you dated
long ago?), by Robert F. Benjamin. Fridays, Saturdays 8:00 p.m.;
Sundays 2:00 p.m. Adobe Theater, 9813 Fourth Street NW. Champagne
reception June 2. Matinees followed by discussions with the cast,
director, playwright. Tickets $12, seniors and students $10, group
rates available. 898-9222.
June 3: Placitas pianist Wendy Day plays Chopin. Outpost
Performance Space, 210 Yale Boulevard SE, Albuquerque. $10 adults,
$5 seniors and children. Refreshments available. 268-0044.
June 3: Placitas Community Birthday Bash, with
pet parade, Howling Dog Dixieland Band, magician Kangaroo Katie,
book sale, plant sale, raffle, pet adoptions, refreshments. 10:00
a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 1 Tierra Madre (across from the Merc. 867-3355.
June 3: Las Placitas Association presents Robert Tórrez,
former New Mexico State Historian, speaking on Acequias and Land
Grants in New Mexico History, with a concentration on our area.
9:00 a.m. to noon, Placitas Community Center. 771-1171.
June 3: Placitas Library Birthday Bash, with a
fabulous book sale. Great books at low prices. Live music.
June 3: Placitas Appreciation Day. Information
booths representing community businesses and organizations. Food,
activities, pet adoptions, live music, family fun. 10:00 a.m. to
3:00 p.m. Free. Homestead Village, Placitas.
June 3 and 4: Carnival of the Arts, a New Mexico
multimedia show and sale. Fifty exhibitors, with jewelry, oil paintings,
watercolors, pottery, woodwork, acrylics, fiber art, stained glass,
other arts and crafts. Admission, parking free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Historic Old San Ysidro Church, one mile north of the Corrales Post
Office on Corrales Road, then three-tenths of a mile west on Old
Church Road. More information at www.corraleshistory.org
June 4: Corrales Growers’ Market. Music
of Lucas Critchfield and Marimba Dulce. [See main listing under
June 4: Outdoor concert with Otilio Ruiz and Chuey Martinez,
harp and guitar, and art by Geraldine Brussels. Refreshments. No
charge for admission. 7:00 p.m. Delavy House Museum, off Highway
550 west of Bernalillo, between Coronado State Monument and the
Star Casino. Sandoval County Historical Society. 867-2755.
June 6: Statewide Primary Elections. Polls open
county-wide 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call Sandoval County Bureau of Elections,
867-7577, for voting locations and more information.
July 7: Bernalillo Growers Market opens. 4:00
to 7:00 p.m. Camino del Pueblo, between Our Lady of Sorrows Church
and the Dollar Store. Ample parking.
June 9: SanBern Federated Republican Women Luncheon. Hear
from local ROTC students about their activities. 11:30 a.m. $15
for lunch. 922-6252, firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 10: Historical Tour of the Middle Rio Puerco Valley,
led by geologist Dirk Van Hart. Pack a lunch and bring drinking
water. Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Coronado State Monument, on U.S.
550, about one mile west of I-25. Reservations: call Gordon, 771-3464,
or e-mail email@example.com.
$5 per person, free for members of Friends of Coronado State Monument.
June 10: Feast of St. Anthony. Procession led
by Father Furfaro, with the mission’s santo of Saint Anthony
of Padua, and mayordomos and santos of the Bernalillo Our Lady of
Sorrows Church, the Algodones San Jose Mission, and the Bernalillo
Sanctuario de San Lorenzo. Choirs of San Antonio Mission, Las Placitas
Presbyterian Church, Alameda Guitar Ensemble; and trumpeter Bruce
Canale. Begins at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments follow at mission social
June 10: Seventh Annual Tamaya Artisan Market
at the Hyatt Tamaya Resort and Spa, on Santa Ana Pueblo. Traditional
and contemporary jewelry, traditional pottery, traditional inlaid
straw crosses, and much more. Native American performers will fill
the artisan market with their own brand of art through song, dance,
and music. Fresh baked Pueblo oven bread available. 9:00 a.m. to
June 11: Duende Poetry Series presents “Larry Goodell
and Friends” Poetry Reading, featuring Larry Goodell,
Betty Skinner, and other friendly poets. 7 p.m. Snacks and wine
tasting available. Free admission. Poetry books and wine for sale.
Anasazi Fields Winery, in Placitas. 867-3062, 897-0285.
June 11: Corrales Growers’ Market. Music
of David Palsce guitar and vocals (folk-country-rock). [See main
listing under Sundays.]
June 12: Governor’s Conference on the Link Between
Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence. Focus: Year of the
Child. Dr. Ken Shapiro, codirector of the Animals and Society Institute,
will speak on the AniCare Child model, an assessment-and-treatment
approach for childhood animal abuse. Those who work with children
and animals are encouraged to attend. Sponsored by the New Mexico
Department of Public Safety. UNM Continuing Education Center, 1634
University NE, Albuquerque. To register: 505-660-5609, firstname.lastname@example.org (request a conference flyer and registration form).
June 13: New Mexico Democratic Club meets. 7 p.m.,
Rio Rancho Inn. www.nmdemclub.com.
June 15: Commission on Senior Affairs, 10:00 a.m.,
Jemez Senior Center.
June 17: Albuquerque Folk Festival. Local bands
The LadyFingers and the Placitas Mountain Band plus many more, songwriters,
workshop tents, dance areas with instruction, dance parties, jams.10
a.m. to 11 p.m. State fairgrounds. $10 in advance adults only; $15
adults, $5 seniors, $3 children under eighteen at the gate. Information:
505-255-6307, 505-261-7648. or Gary Libman, 505-867-8154. See article
in this Signpost for full
June 17: Depression and bipolar panel discussion.
11 a.m. to noon: medical professional speaks on depression and bipolar
disorder. 12:30–2 p.m.: stories from consumers as well as
a question-and-answer session. All are welcome. Free. 505-889-3632,
June 17 Stargazing, with large telescopes provided
by Albuquerque Astronomical Society. All ages. No charge. Observing
begins at sunset. No pets or alcoholic beverages. Oak Flat Picnic
Area. Take NM Highway 337 nine miles south of the Tijeras exit on
I-40 and follow the signs to Oak Flat and Juniper Loop. For information
and a map, visit www.taas.org
or call 254-TAAS.
June 17: Las Placitas Association hosts a conservation-easement
workshop with state experts on the process and local property owners
who have donated easements. Free admission. Refreshments. 9 a.m.
to noon. Placitas Community Center, 41 Camino de as Huertas. For
more information, visit www.lasplacitas.org,
or call LPA board members Lolly Jones (771-8020), Reid Bandeen (867-5477).
June 18: Corrales Growers’ Market. Father’s
Day Celebration with a tractor show and the music of the Bleecker
St. Boys. [See main listing under Sundays.]
June 20: Democratic Women of Sandoval County general
meeting. Santiago Juarez, executive director of Revisioning New
Mexico and New Mexico PACE, will discuss economic justice and a
living wage. 6:30 p.m. social time; 7:00 p.m. business meeting.
Capo’s Bottega Ristorante Italiano, 1016 US Highway 550, Bernalillo.
Dinner or appetizers are available from the menu, if desired. Water
will be provided. Call the restaurant, 771-0388, for directions.
Information: 867-1139, email@example.com.
June 23: County Health Alliance Executive Committee,
8:30 a.m., County Health Commons, 1500-B Idalia Road, Bernalillo.
June 25: Corrales Growers’ Market. Basket
raffle. A beautiful African basket filled with vendors; offerings
will be raffled off; music by Paul Salazar. [See main listing under
June 25. Dr. Carla Van West, director of preservation
research at SRI Foundation, speaks on “Droughts, Floods, Freezes:
The Role of Climate in the Human History of the Southwest.”
2:00 p.m. Coronado State Monument, on U.S. 550, about one mile west
of I-25. Make reservations at 771-3464, or e-mail reservation to
Admission $5; free for members of Friends of Coronado State Monument.
June 27: County Planning and Zoning Commission,
6 p.m., Commission Chambers.
July 28: Deadline to submit Placitas Holiday Sale applications
for annual juried show on November 18 and 19. Details available
or call 867-5740.