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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:
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 (first Monday of the month): Rio Rancho Art Association member meeting. Destiny Center, 4401 Northern Boulevard in Rio Rancho. Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with a short business meeting followed by a special program including speakers, demonstrations, or other events of interest to artists and art lovers. Each meeting has a social hour following the speaker, including samples of art by members. Meetings are open to the public regardless of artistic experience and media. All are encouraged to join. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow artists, network, make friends, and develop your skills.

Mondays: Placitas/Bernalillo Al-Anon Family Support Group Meeting. 7:30 to 8:30 pm behind the United Methodist Church in Bernalillo, 136 West Don Andres, Bernalillo. For more information, call 262-2177.

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 Whole Foods, 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 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: Becoming Happy: Everyone wants to be happy, but how do we become happy when it seems the world around us is falling apart? In this series, we will receive special advice from some of Buddha’s most profound teachings that can help us to make significant changes in our lives right now. Everyone is welcome. Please join us for any class, no pre-registration required. $8 per class. Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 19, June 2, 9, 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Rio Rancho Public Library, 755 Loma Colorado Dr. NE, Rio Rancho. Sponsored by Kadampa Meditation Center NM. For information, call (505) 292-5293 or visit online at meditationinnewmexico.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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Thursdays (first and third Thursday of the month): The Coronado Optimist Club meetings are held at 6:15 p.m. at Coronado Grill (upstairs). Please join us in expanding the horizons of community youth, encouraging civic responsibility, and participating in community service. We welcome your ideas and enthusiasm! New members are welcome.

First and Third Thursdays: Preschool story time for ages two to five, 10:30 a.m. Placitas Community Library. For more information, call 867-3355.

Second Tuesday: Bilingual story time for ages two to ten, 3 p.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 Tuesday: The Kids’ Book Club 3 p.m. Placitas Community Library. For more information, call 867-3355.

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.

Third Thursday of each month. the Village Academy Charter School Board meets unless there is a school holiday, and then we meet the second Thursday of the month. Our meeting place is OLOS in the Motivation Center at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact 867-9094.

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 at 4:30 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Bernalillo Methodist Church group meetings. Sundays are women's only meetings.

Saturdays: Casa Rosa Food Pantry is open 10 a.m.- noon in the pink house east of Las Placitas Presbyterian Church on Highway 165, six miles east of I-25. This community outreach program provides nonperishable food items available for Placitas residents in need. Donations and volunteers welcome!

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. 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.

May 30: 9 a.m.-noon. Montezuma Crest Hike: We would classify this hike as "mildly strenuous," since it does involve off-trail walking on somewhat steep ground at times, yet it isn't very long. A walking stick might be very useful. Meet at the Placitas Post Office and we'll carpool to the site.

May 30: Piano recital, Wendy Day pianist, 2:00 p.m., Keller Idall - University of NM, All Chopin Program, admission for adults is $15.00, children & seniors $5.00.

May 30: From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sandoval County Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer any gardening questions at the Santa Ana Nursery in Bernalillo, located behind the Santa Ana Star Casino. If you want plants or insects identified, bring them with you. Bring your questions and/or sick and ailing plants for diagnosis from the experts. Free to the public.

May 31: From 6:30-8 p.m., Music in the Park at Haynes Park, 2006 Grande Blvd. in Rio Rancho. Featuring Hit Squad (classic rock and country). Free musical entertainment as part of Rio Rancho’s Music in the Park series. Citizens are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic to enjoy the music at the park’s Rotary Club Barbeque Pavilion.

June 2: Planning and Zoning Meeting, Town Hall, 6:30 p.m.

June 2: Gardening with the Masters. Learn bee basics with Chris Behl, Sandoval County veteran Master Gardener. From 7-8:30 p.m. at Meadowlark Senior Center, 4130 Meadowlark Lane SE in Rio Rancho. Free to the public.

June 4: Sandoval County Commission, Commission Chambers at 3 p.m.

June 4: New Mexico Arts Commission will hold a quarterly meeting at the Center for Museum Resources. From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at 725 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe. Open to the public.

June 4: Chautauqua show performed by Diana Enright: ”Step Right Up!” From 6:30 -7:30 p.m., Diane Enright will portray Violet McNeal, an enterprising woman who hawked her wares in the days of traveling medicine shows. The show will be at the Loma Colorado Main Library Auditorium. Free. No tickets or registration required. For more information, call (505) 891-5013, ext. 3030.

June 5: Corrales Bosque Gallery will be opening its annual guest artist show, "Shared Space.” Reception from 5- 8 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to view not only the work of the regular gallery members, but also that of their guest artists. Corrales Bosque Gallery is located at 4685 Corrales Road. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 898-7203 or visit online at corralesbosquegallery.com

June 6: Saturday with the Mayor, Town Hall, 10 a.m.-noon.

June 6: Carol Redman’s "Santa Fe Flute Choir" from 1-3 p.m. The musical presentation is part of "Celebration of the Earth" events planned for "One O’clock Saturdays at the Johnsons." Please make a reservation for space. Suggested donation is $10. For more information, call (505) 471-1054 or email djofm@yahoo.com. 2843 Highway 14N, Madrid.

June 7: From 6:30-8 p.m., Music in the Park at Haynes Park, 2006 Grande Blvd. in Rio Rancho. Featuring Bosque Blues (acoustic blues duo). Free musical entertainment as part of Rio Rancho’s Music in the Park series. Citizens are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic to enjoy the music at the park’s Rotary Club Barbeque Pavilion.

June 7: Sandoval County Historical Society will meet at 2:00 p.m. at Delavy House Museum located off Hwy. 550 west of Bernalillo between Coronado State Monument and the

Star Casino. The featured speakers will be Shirley Madrid Herron and Ernie Jaskolski. The featured artists are Donny Chavez and Brea. Free to Sandoval County Historical Society members and $5.00 for non-members. For more information call Martha Liebert at 867-2755.

June 8: Town Council Meeting, Town Hall, 6:30 p.m.

June 8: Buildalalooza @ the Library! Starting at 10:30 a.m. Forts, castles, clubhouses, doghouses… whatever you can imagine, you can build. Construct with cardboard on the Loma Colorado Main Library's patio. All ages; parental supervision required for children under ten. For more information, call the library at 891-5013.

June 11: League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico is hosting a luncheon meeting at 11:45 a.m. at the Albuquerque Grand Airport Hotel, 2910 Yale SE. Guest speaker will be Dr. Michale Olivas of the University of Houston Law Center discussing “State and local ordinances—Why they are a bad idea and why we need comprehensive immigration reform.” Cost is $17 and the reservation deadline is June 8 at 10 a.m. Reserve your spot by calling 884-8441. Everyone is welcome to attend.

June 13: Placitas author Richard E. Peck will be signing his just-released book, Traveling at My Desk: Stories for 52 Weekends, a collection of newspaper columns and stories spanning twenty-five years of adventures. From 10 a.m.-noon at Under Charlie's Covers fine used bookstore at 240 S. Camino del Pueblo in Bernalillo. Peck is the author of four novels and three additional works of nonfiction, including the coffee table book, The New Mexico Experience. His works encompass all genres; mysteries, thrillers, science fiction, golf courses of the world, and a movie. Call 404-2097 or visit online at undercharliescovers.com.

June 14: Flag Day

June 14: San Antonio Mission in Placitas will celebrate the annual Feast of San Antonio de Padua. Mass at 9:30 a.m. followed by a procession at approximately 10:45 a.m. of the hand-carved Santo of San Antonio through the historic Village.

June 14: Music in the Park at Haynes Park, 2006 Grande Blvd. in Rio Rancho. Featuring Donohoe & Grimes (acoustic rock, pop, and folk). From 6:30-8 p.m. Free musical entertainment as part of Rio Rancho’s Music in the Park series. Citizens are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic to enjoy the music at the park’s Rotary Club Barbeque Pavilion.

June 16: ESCAFCA Meeting, Town Hall, 3 p.m.

June 17: Democratic Women of Sandoval County will meet at the Corrales Senior Center, 4324 Corrales Road. A meet-and-greet begins at 6:30 prior to the 7 p.m. meeting. Light refreshments will be served. The public is encouraged to attend. Guests are welcome. For information, call President Patty Cervantes at 710-8539 or email jnjsaxton@msn.com.

June 18: Commission on Senior Affairs, Corrales Senior Center at 10 a.m.

June 18: Sandoval County Juvenile Justice Board, Commission Chambers at 3 p.m.

June 18: Sandoval County Commission, Commission Chambers at 6 p.m.

June 18: Boulder Acoustic Society in concert. From 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Loma Colorado Main Library Auditorium, 755 Loma Colorado Drive NE in Rio Rancho. Admission is free, but tickets are required; available beginning May 20. Call (505) 891-5013, ext. 3030.

June 20: The Santa Fe Brass plays, "One O'clock Saturdays at the Johnsons." From 1-3 p.m. The Santa Fe Brass is a music ensemble of accomplished and dedicated musicians from Santa Fe and the surrounding area. Established in the early 1980s, the Santa Fe Brass usually plays as a quintet and has developed a considerable repertoire of classical and contemporary music. Please make a reservation for space. Suggested donation is $10. For more information, call (505) 471-1054 or email djofm@yahoo.com. 2843 Highway 14N, Madrid.

June 21: Father's Day

June 21: Summer begins.

June 21: From 6:30-8 p.m., Music in the Park at Haynes Park, 2006 Grande Blvd. in Rio Rancho. Featuring Coyote Crossing (bluegrass and original music). Free musical entertainment as part of Rio Rancho’s Music in the Park series. Citizens are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic to enjoy the music at the park’s Rotary Club Barbeque Pavilion.

June 22: Town Council Meeting, Town Hall, 6:30 p.m.

June 23: “Set yourself up for success: Creating and managing a home-based business.” From 1-4:30 p.m. The Sandoval County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering

 

     

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