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E-mail your calendar listing to: email@sandovalsignpost.com. Or go to the Signpost Web site (www.sandovalsignpost.com) and click on Calendar. Deadline for submission is the twentieth of the month prior to publication. The community calendar is a free community service provided by the Signpost for nonprofit organizations. Note: “First Monday,” for example, means: The first Monday “of the month.”

Daily: The Mayor Hull Show. Go to rrnm.gov/mayorhullshow. Rio Rancho Mayor Gregg Hull talks about issues facing Rio Rancho.

Daily: Free hikes at Valles Caldera National Preserve—from Magma to Magpie. For a complete list of activities at the National Preserve, go to vallescaldera.gov.

Monthly: Various community events at Loma Colorado Main Library. The library will be hosting a variety of events all month long ranging from book signings, to poetry readings, lectures, concerts, arts and crafts, meet and greets, etc. The library is located at 755 Loma Colorado Boulevard in Rio Rancho. For more information about the library or each month’s activities, visit www.riorancholibraries.org.

Ongoing/Monthly: Urban Horticulture Classes. Sponsored by the SandovalMasterGardeners.org. Free. Open to public. Registration preferred. Sandovalmastergardeners.org/public-class-registration.

First Mondays: Eastern Sandoval Citizens Association (ES-CA) Board Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Public welcome. Placitas Fire Station, 463 Highway 165, Placitas. www.es-ca.org.

Second Mondays: Rio Grande Rebels 4-H Club meets. Now accepting new members. The 4-H youth development program is a dynamic non-formal education program that provides opportunities for youth to learn life skills and gain knowledge while having fun. Contact Jessica at 459-6553. Sandoval County Extension Office, 711 S. Camino del Pueblo.

Second and fourth Mondays: Bernalillo Town Council meeting. 6:30 p.m. Held at Bernalillo Town Hall. Info: call 867-3311.

Third Mondays: Village Academy Charter School GC board meeting. 4:30 p.m. Held at 301 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo (located next to Our Lady of Sorrows Church). 867-9094.

Third Mondays: Sandoval County Chapter of the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force. 6 p.m. Discuss strategies to support breastfeeding families in Sandoval County. Held at Family Health Partnerships, 4351 Jager Road, Suite C, Rio Rancho. Amy Pilley at apilley@salud.unm.edu, or 575-642-7534.

Mondays through Fridays: Mothers’ Day Out Preschool. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Held at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, 7 Paseo de San Antonio, Placitas. $16 dollars per day. Debbie Stueber at 867-3371.

Tuesdays: Pickleball at the Bernalillo Community Center. 6-8 p.m. Pickleball is a game played on a court with paddles and a whiffle ball. The court is smaller than a tennis court and allows people to play who no longer want to run and jump as they did in their younger years. Anyone can play even if they have never played tennis. 771-0130.

First Tuesdays: Coronado Kennel Club Meeting. 7:30 p.m. All-breed kennel club. Schedule changes in August and December. Call 867-4510 for meeting location.

First Tuesday: Albuquerque Newcomers' Club Welcome Coffee. 10:00 a.m. Held at Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo del Norte (not affiliated with church). Membership is open to residents who have lived in the Albuquerque area (including Sandoval County) for five years or less, or who are having major changes in their lives. It's a great way to make new friends and increase your social life. Sign up for monthly luncheons and speakers, dining out, visits to area attractions, book and movie groups, bridge, bunco, mah jongg, walking, wine tastings, etc. Single’s & men’s groups. Info: abqnewcomers@gmail.com, 321-6970

First Tuesdays: Greater Sandoval County Chamber of Commerce—Board of Directors meeting. 11:30 a.m., at the GSCCC offices at 282 South Camino del Pueblo, Suite 2 D in Bernalillo, NM. Call 404-8492 or visit www.sandovalchamber.com.

Second Tuesdays: Coronado Optimist Club. 6 p.m. The Coronado Optimist Club primarily serves Bernalillo, Rio Rancho, and Placitas in projects that help youth. Held at the Range Cafe, Bernalillo. All welcome.

Second Tuesdays: Sandoval County Democratic Club. 7 p.m. Held at 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: Open kiln-formed glass workshops. 2-4 p.m. Held at the Placitas Community Center. 867-1396.

Third Tuesdays: Eastern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority (ESCAFCA) meeting. 6 p.m. Held in the Town of Bernalillo Council Chambers. Persons wishing to be on the agenda or persons with disabilities who need accommodations should call 771-7110 by the first Tuesday. Board meeting agenda is posted on the ESCAFCA website (escafca.com) and at the front desk of the Town Hall by Friday preceding the meeting.

Third Tuesdays: Sandia Vista Amateur Radio Club. 7 p.m. Help provide emergency communications in Placitas. Become a “HAM” radio operator. We will help you get your FCC license. Visitors welcome. Held at the Placitas Fire Station No. 41, Hwy 165, near the Library. www.lasplacitas.org/svarc.

Fourth Tuesdays: Pathways: Wildlife Corridors of NM monthly meeting. 6:30 p.m. Held at Placitas Community Center. Open to the public. pathwayswc.wordpress.com.

Tuesdays: Haven House Domestic Violence Support Group for women whose lives have been touched by domestic violence. 6:30-8:00 p.m. Topics include: Dynamics of Domestic Violence, Safety Plans, Developing Healthy Relationships, and information about available services. All sessions are confidential and free of charge. Held at Rio Rancho First Baptist Church, corner of Route 528 and 19th Avenue. 896-4869 or 1-800-526-7157.

Tuesdays and Fridays: Watermelon Mountain Ranch offers spay-and-neuter clinics. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Prices vary from thirty dollars to 150 dollars depending on the weight of your pet. All procedures include pain medication. wmranch.org, 250-5419.

Wednesdays: Seniors (62+) ride free on the Rail Runner. Bring valid photo ID (with birthdate).

Wednesdays: Thinking Straight open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. 6-7 p.m. Have a Desire to Stop Drinking? Celebrate Sobriety with us and learn how to stay sober. Held at the First Assembly Church, 274 Camino Don Tomas (Room 8), Just south of Highway 550 in Bernalillo. 266-1990.

Wednesdays: Cub Scout meetings. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Held at the LDS Church Center in Bernalillo, west of I-25’s Exit 240. New members are always welcome. 867-4689, 867-2047.

Wednesdays: Rotary Club of Rio Rancho Sunrise. 7 a.m. For breakfast, fellowship, a great speaker, and a chance to get involved in local and worldwide service projects. At Club Rio Rancho (used to be Chamisa Hills CC), 500 Country Club Drive, Rio Rancho. Info: Mac McKinney, 892-4313.

Wednesdays: Urban Horticulture Class Continuing Series. 1-3 p.m. Sponsored by the SandovalMasterGardeners.org. Free and open to the public. Registration preferred. SandovalMasterGardeners.org. At Sandoval County Extension Office, Bernalillo. 929-0414.

First Wednesdays: Free civil legal clinic offered. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Held in the third-floor conference room of the Second District Courthouse, at the southwest corner of Lomas and Fourth, NW. Free legal advice on a number of civil legal issues. No family law services will be offered. Attendance is limited to the first 25 persons who qualify for low-income assistance. Interpreters and bilingual attorneys will be on hand. Those who come to the clinic should bring all their paperwork with them. They can expect about a thirty-minute, free legal consultation. 797-6077.

Second Wednesdays: Rio Rancho Art Association (RRAA) monthly membership meeting. 6:30-8:30 p.m. RRAA is a non-juried/all mediums regional art association. You need not be a resident of Rio Rancho to join. Held in Don Chalmer’s Ford Community Room, 2500 Rio Rancho Boulevard, Rio Rancho. www.rioranchoartassociation.blogspot.com or www.rraausa.org, 301-2009.

Second and fourth Wednesdays: Sandoval County Civitans. 6:00 p.m. Held at Fair Winds, 920 Riverview Drive SE, Rio Rancho. 898-6884.

Third Wednesdays: Meeting of the Coronado Optimist Club. 6-7 p.m. Held at the Range Cafe in Bernalillo.  

Third Wednesdays: Las Placitas Association Board meeting. 6:30 p.m. Held at the Placitas Community Center. lasplacitas.org

First Thursdays: Veteran’s outreach program. Held at Meadowlark Senior Center. All honorably-discharged veterans may be entitled to VA and state benefits. NMDVS is here to help. Bring your dd-214. For more information, call Joseph Dorn at 383-2414.

First and third Thursdays (except for November and December): Sandoval County Commission meeting. 6 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be held in the Sandoval Administration Building, 1500 Idalia Road Building D, Bernalillo. Info or meeting agenda: www.sandovalcounty.com, 867-7500.

Second Thursdays: The Democratic Party of Sandoval County meets with the New Mexico Democratic Club. 7 p.m. Meetings to be held at the Bernalillo Train Station, 400 Station, Bernalillo.

Third Thursdays: Free business forum workshop. 10-noon. Held at Rio Rancho City Hall, 3200 Civic Center Circle. Advance registration is highly advised and can be done at www.rrrcc.org, or by contacting Susan at 999-1835 or ssheridan@rrrcc.org.

Third Thursdays: Placitas Community Library Board of Directors Meetings. Held at the Placitas Community Library, 453 Hwy 165. 6:30 p.m. Open to the public. Meeting notices and agendas are posted at the library and Placitas Post Office.

Fourth Thursdays: Sandoval County Development Planning & Zoning Commission. 6 p.m. Held at the Sandoval County Administration Building, 1500 Idalia Road., Bldg. D, Bernalillo.

Fridays: Sandoval County Stroke Support Group. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Provides weekly support to survivors of stroke, their caregivers, adult family members, and health care providers. Water and light snacks provided. No charge for meetings. Social outings arranged six times a year. Geri: 620-8802.

Fridays starting June 16: Bernalillo Farmer’s Market. 4-7 p.m. Held at Pavillon at Rotary Park in Bernalillo, just west of the corner of Camino Don Tomas and Calle Don Francisco. Vendors welcome.

Fridays: Celebrate Recovery—12 steps to finding freedom from hurts, hang-ups, and habits. 6:30 p.m. Held at the First Assembly Church, 274 Camino Don Tomas, Bernalillo. 867-7226.

First Friday: Veterans Outreach program. 1-5 p.m. Hosted by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services. Held at the Sandoval County Administrative Building, 1500 Idalia Road, Rio Rancho.

Second Fridays: San-Bern Federated Republican Women luncheons. 11:30 a.m. Public is welcome.  Held at the Inn at Rio Ranco, located at 1465 Rio Rancho Blvd. Sandra Atwood, nm4Sandra@yahoo.com, 554-5054.

Saturdays: Wildflower walks on the Sandia Ranger District. Starting at 9 a.m. There will be a small amenity fee of three dollars. Be sure to bring a hat, water, and sunscreen. Sandia Ranger District: 281-3305.

Saturdays: Casa Rosa Food Bank. Open 9-11 a.m. Held in the pink house east of Las Placitas Presbyterian Church at 640 Highway 165, six miles east of I-25. Community outreach program provides nonperishable food items as well as dairy, frozen meats, and fresh produce as available for Placitas residents in need. Donations, volunteers welcome.

Third Saturdays: Rio Rancho Northwest Mesa NAACP meets. 11 a.m. Held at Don Newton Community Center. Public is invited. www.rrnwmnaacp.org.

Sundays: Corrales Growers’ Market. 9-noon. Located at Corrales and Jones Road. 259-0203.

Third Sundays: The Sandoval County Fair board meets. 1:00 p.m. Meeting place alternates between the Cuba Fairgrounds and San Ysidro town office. Jessica: 459-6553.

May 28: “Jammin’ in Jemez.” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This free, daylong event hosted by Coronado and Jemez Historic Sites will include traditional flute music by Marlon Magdalena at 11:00 a.m. and a performance by Native-inspired funk and jazz act Delbert Anderson Trio at 1:15 p.m. Ranger led tours of the historic site will occur throughout the day. Donations are greatly appreciated. Jemez Historic Site is located at 18160 Highway 4 in Jemez Springs. 575-829-3530.

May 29: Rio Rancho Memorial Day Parade. Lineup at 9 a.m.; kickoff at 10 a.m. Parade will start at Country Club Drive and travel east down Southern Boulevard, ends at the Veterans Monument Park located on Pinetree Road. 891-5015.

May 30: Sandoval County Commission Meeting. 5:00 p.m. On the agenda: (1) County Manager Recognition; (2) discuss and approve the County’s Preliminary Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018. Held at the Sandoval County Administration Building, Commission Chambers (third floor), 1500 Idalia Road, Building D, in Bernalillo. 867-7538.

June 2, 3, and 4: Huge garage sale. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Huge multi-family garage sale to benefit Rebuilding Together Sandoval County, a 501.c.3 nonprofit that offers free home repairs to low-income homeowners. Held at 854 Camino don Tomas, in Bernalillo. Everything from appliances, household goods, clothing, shoes, tools, books, lamps, office furniture, bath fixtures, art, and more.

June 3: AMISTAR—Blues, Jazz, Classic Rock, Latin, Soul band to perform. 6:30-9:30 pm. Corrales Bistro Brewery.

June 3: Chipper Day. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Held in the Placitas Community Library parking lot. The CSWCD will provide a wood chipper machine and crew again this year for Sandoval County residents to turn dead and dried limbs into mulch. Residents are encouraged to create a “defensible space,” around their houses, trimming dead branches in case of wildfires. Free mulch, voluntary donations of $5-$10 per load go to the CSWCD. www.coronadoswcd.org.

June 3: Albuquerque Folk Festival. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Held at the Balloon Museum in Albuquerque. A full day of music, workshops, dancing, food, drinks, and storytelling. Free dry camping available from June 2-June 4. www.abqfolkfest.org.

June 4: Coronado Lecture Series. 2:00 p.m. Corrales’ own Southwest chef, teacher, and television cooking show hostess Jane Butel will be talking about her newest New Mexican cookbook “Hotter than Hell.”  Learn about the wonderful spices and herbs used in the unique cooking of New Mexico, plus secrets of preparing various local dishes. At Sandoval County Historical Society Museum (DeLavy House) in Bernalillo, turn between I-Hop and Warrior Fuel. $5 (Friends of CHS are free). 771-9493, visit www.kuaua.com.

June 5: ES-CA meeting. 6:30 p.m. At the Placitas Fire Station on Route 165. Come discuss issues facing Sandoval County and what locals can do to help.

June 5: Restoring the Balance Using Native Plants. 10-11 a.m. Join docent Kathy Burnett on a tour of the Xeric Garden Club’s certified wildlife habitat garden and learn how we can grow gardens that nurture both humans and animals. She will also speak about the vital role of native plants. Held at the Albuquerque Garden Center 10120 Lomas NE. Free. www.xericgardenclub.org

June 7: Jardineros de Placitas monthly meeting. 9:30 a.m. Held at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. Jardineros will hold its monthly meeting featuring Bill Martin, The Pilot with the Magic Hat, speaking on his unusual role in a dramatic and hair-raising rescue of 33 South Vietnamese POWs. Jardineros de Placitas is a social, benevolent and charitable community-based organization for residents of Placitas. In addition to monthly meetings, members participate in a variety of community service projects and small interest groups. www.jardinerosdeplacitas.org, Kathy Bruch at 404-8621.

June 9: Public reception for “Fold, Spindle, and Recreate—Books Reimagined,” an art exhibit at Placitas Community Library. 5-7 p.m.

June 10: Historic Old San Ysidro Church benefit concert.  7:30 p.m. Trumpeter Bobby Shew will present “The Great Ladies of Jazz” to benefit the ongoing repairs of the church. 966 Old Church Road, in Corrales. $50 per ticket; $28 of the price is tax-deductible. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2908271, or at Frame-n-Art, located at 3563 Corrales Road.

June 11: Fiestas de San Antonio. Holy Mass at 9:30 a.m. followed by a traditional solemn procession through the Village of Placitas, followed by festivities and a ranchos-style brunch at the Mission Social Center in Placitas. Public is welcome. Info: 771-0253.

June 24: Free Jazz workshop with Pastor/Jazz musician Bill Carter. 10-11 a.m. At Las Placitas Presbyterian Church.

June 24: Free Jazz concert by Pastor/Jazz musician Bill Carter and his band, the Presbybob Quartet. 7 p.m. At Las Placitas Presbyterian Church.

 
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