The Sandoval Signpost

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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. Wayne—892-2456.

Mondays: Alanon meets at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays in the northwest room of the Old Convent Gallery in Bernalillo. 867-5718.

Mondays through Thursdays: Mother’s Day Out, 9-2:30. Placitas Presbyterian Church. $12 per session. 867-5718.

Every First and Third Monday: Optimist Club de Sandoval meets at 7 p.m. San Antonio Community Center, Placitas. New members welcome. 867-0567.

Wednesdays: Narcotics Anonymous meets every Wednesday evening, 7:30-8:30 p.m., at Focused Recovery (same building as La Buena Vida), across the street and north of the Range Café, Bernalillo. 24-hour Help Line: 260-9889.

Wednesdays: Toddler Story time. 10 a.m., at Bound To Be read. 828-3500.

Wednesdays: Problems with Alcohol? Thinking Straight, Alcoholics Anonymous Step Study Meeting, 6:00 p.m., every Wednesday, now held at the Old Convent, 264 Camino del Pueblo, across from the Catholic Church in Bernalillo. Enter on south side. For anyone who has a drinking problem. 24-hour AA Help Line: 266-1900.

Wednesdays: Project Sandoval County Domestic Violence Group meets on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Bernalillo City Hall, 829 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. Support, resources, and counseling are available. 1-800-219-0958.

Wednesdays: Mothers’ Support Group meets, 10-11 a.m., United Way Building, Southern and Unser Boulevard. $3 per session. 896-1250.

Wednesdays: Parenting group meets at La Buena Vida, Bernalillo, 8 p.m. 867-2383.

Every Second Wednesday: La Leche League of West Mesa meets at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph’s West Mesa Hospital. Support for breast-feeding mothers. 897-9718.

Third Wednesday: Las Placitas Association board meeting. 6:45 p.m., Placitas Community Center, 771-1171

Thursdays: Problems with Alcohol? Crossroads meets at 7:30 p.m., 1292 Las Casitas (Camino del Pueblo and Calle del Bosque). 24-hour AA Help Line: 266-1900.

Thursday Evenings: Recovery group. Women with substance abuse problems. 6-7:30 p.m. La Buena Vida, 827 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. 867-2383.

Fridays: Open Mic Night (music and poetry). 8 to 10 p.m. at Bound To Be Read. 828-3500.

Saturdays: Story time at 10 a.m. and a different craft activity each week at 2 p.m. Live music 8 to 10 p.m. at Bound To Be Read. 828-3500.

Saturdays: New AA Meeting—“One Day At A Time,” 8:30 a.m. Big Book discussion at the Methodist Church (in back), a block West of Abuelita’s Restaurant, 136 West Calle Don Andres, Bernalillo. If you have a problem with drinking, you are welcome!

 

February 28: Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque and conductor David Oberg present the annual Baroque concert featuring COA Soloists Krzysztof Zimowski (violin), and Claudia Giese (oboe), and the music of Corelli, Bach, and Marai. 7:30 p.m. A free preconcert conversation will be presented by conductor Oberg at 6:45 p.m. St. John’s United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona NE. Plenty of free parking; handicapped accessible. Tickets: 881-0844 or coaorch@aol.com

March 1: L. P. Saxx trio. Lunatique! 221 L-Highway 165 (in Homestead Village Shopping Center) Placitas, 2.2 miles east of I-25, Exit 242. Music starts about 7 p.m. Music surcharge $2.50 per person. 771-4400. lunatiquetapasbar.com.

March 1: Mucho Buddha (funk rock/world beat), 7:30-9:30 p.m. No cover. The Range Café, 925 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. 867-1700.

March 1: West Mesa Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) special luncheon, featuring Carol Kessler in a Chautauqua performance as Emily Dickinson. 11:30 a.m. Historic Old San Ysidro Church, Corrales. Fee is $20 and the luncheon is open to guests. AAUW welcomes women and men who are college graduates interested in promoting education, advancing the status of women, and continuing their own intellectual growth. Reservations or information: call Mimi, 897-7906.

March 1 and 2: Opening weekend for "Infinity Express", a new 40-minute tour of the universe. This full-dome planetarium feature has immersive visuals and a Dolby-surround soundtrack and is narrated by Laurence Fishbourne. 11:30 a.m.; 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30 p.m. Half-price admission on opening weekend only. $3 adults, $2.50 seniors, $1.50 children. LodeStar Astronomy Center, 1801 Mountain Road NW, in the Museum of Natural History and Science, Old Town, Albuquerque. 841-5955 or www.lodestar.unm.edu.

March 2: Adela Amador lectures on “Traditional Spanish Food and Customs.” 3 p.m. Sandoval County Historical Society building, on Highway 550 in Bernalillo, north of Phillips Gas Station and west of Coronado Monument. Public welcome. No charge. Fabrics of the World on exhibit. Open Sundays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 867-2755.

March 5: Karl Richardson—piano, guitar, vocals. Lunatique! 221 L-Highway 165 (in Homestead Village Shopping Center) Placitas, 2.2 miles east of I-25, Exit 242. Music starts about 7 p.m. Music surcharge $2.50 per person. 771-4400. lunatiquetapasbar.com.

March 6: Sandoval County Commission, 3 p.m., Commission Chambers.

March 7-8: John Lewis Quartet (blues, jazz), 7:30-9:30 p.m. No cover. The Range Café, 925 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. 867-1700.

March 7, 8, 9: Fifteenth annual Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival. Juried arts and crafts, artist demonstrations, children’s activities, continuous entertainment, door prizes, food booths. Adults $4, children under 12 admitted free. 10-5 Friday, Sunday; 10-6 Saturday. Manuel Lujan Exhibit Hall, New Mexico State Fairgrounds. 292-7457.

March 8: Michael Anthony and David Parloto, guitar and bass. Lunatique! 221 L-Highway 165 (in Homestead Village Shopping Center) Placitas, 2.2 miles east of I-25, Exit 242. Music starts about 7 p.m. Music surcharge $2.50 per person. 771-4400. lunatiquetapasbar.com.

March 11: Friends of Tijeras Pueblo Monthly Lecture Series presents Richard Melzer, author of Coming of Age in the Great Depression–the Civilian Conservation Corps in New Mexico. 7 p.m. Sandia Ranger District Station. 281-3304.

March 11: Friends of Placitas monthly meeting. Public welcome. 7 p.m. Placitas Community Center. 867-5346.

March 11: The Sandoval County Democratic Club meets. Guest speaker: Chris Cervini, Lt. Gov. Diane Denish's chief of staff. A discussion of the reorganization of county and state party officers to be entertained. Two lucky winners will be drawn for a luncheon with Gov. Bill Richardson. 7 p.m. at the Sandoval County Historical Society DeLavy House, Off US 550 in Bernalillo. All registered Democrats are invited to contact Jim Moran, president, at 896-0529.

March 12: Lewis Winn and John Gagan, guitar and bass. Lunatique! 221 L-Highway 165 (in Homestead Village Shopping Center) Placitas, 2.2 miles east of I-25, Exit 242. Music starts about 7 p.m. Music surcharge $2.50 per person. 771-4400. lunatiquetapasbar.com.

March 18: Meeting to discuss feasibility, planning for a new Placitas library. Open to the community. 7 p.m. Placitas Fire Station. 867-0026.

March 14: Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque and conductor David Oberg with Leslie Umphrey, soprano, and Eugene Douglas, narrator, Concert IV: “Passion, Tragedy and Victory.” 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 2676 Arizona NE. Free preconcert conversation with Oberg at 6:45 p.m. Free parking; handicapped accessible. Tickets: $35, $30, $26, $20 (discounts for seniors 62 and over and students). 881-0844 or e-mail coaorch@aol.com.

March 14 and 15: The Adobe Brothers (bluegrass), 7:30-9:30 p.m. No cover. The Range Café, 925 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. 867-1700.

March 15: Opening reception for John Vavruska’s “A Decade of Seeing.” 4-7 p.m. Show runs through April 10. Katrina Lasko Gallery, 336 North Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. 867-2523 or 570-2523.

March 15: Opening reception for Mindy Cardenas and Dave Doss. Hand-painted linoleum blocks and photographs. Arte Loca Gallery. Show runs through April 11. 373 North Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. 771-8626 or 280-9890.

March 15: Wickham Brothers, guitars duo, vocals. Lunatique! 221 L-Highway 165 (in Homestead Village Shopping Center) Placitas, 2.2 miles east of I-25, Exit 242. Music starts about 7 p.m. Music surcharge $2.50 per person. 771-4400. lunatiquetapasbar.com.

March 18: Corrales Historical Society Lecture Series presents Jo Roybal Izay on “New Mexico Folklore.” Stories and superstitions, a former way of life in many New Mexico communities. 7 p.m. Old San Ysidro Church, Old Church Road, Corrales. Free and open to the public. Refreshments following the program. 897-9109.

March 19: Lisa Lopez (duo), piano with bass. Lunatique! 221 L-Highway 165 (in Homestead Village Shopping Center) Placitas, 2.2 miles east of I-25, Exit 242. Music starts about 7 p.m. Music surcharge $2.50 per person. 771-4400. lunatiquetapasbar.com.

March 20: Swing Riders (Western swing), 7:00-9:00 p.m. No cover. The Range Café, 925 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. 867-1700.

March 20: Bernalillo Chamber of Commerce Mix and Mingle. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Fish and chips social, live music, beverages. Hook, Line, and Sinker, 1036 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. $5 members, $7 non-members. Bring a door prize to promote your business or organization.

March 20: Commission on Senior Affairs, 12:30 p.m., Meadowlark Senior Center, Rio Rancho.

March 20: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m., Commission Chambers.

March 21 and 22: The Adobe Brothers (bluegrass), 7:30-9:30 p.m. No cover. The Range Café, 925 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. 867-1700.

March 22: Susan Clark and Lewis Winn, vocals/keyboard and guitar. Lunatique! 221 L-Highway 165 (in Homestead Village Shopping Center) Placitas, 2.2 miles east of I-25, Exit 242. Music starts about 7 p.m. Music surcharge $2.50 per person. 771-4400. lunatiquetapasbar.com.

March 25: Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative, 4:30 p.m., 2nd Floor Conference Room.

March 25: County Planning and Zoning Commission, 6 p.m., Commission Chambers.

March 26: DWI Planning Council, 3 p.m., 2nd Floor Conference Room.

March 26: Bob Doering, piano. Lunatique! 221 L-Highway 165 (in Homestead Village Shopping Center) Placitas, 2.2 miles east of I-25, Exit 242. Music starts about 7 p.m. Music surcharge $2.50 per person. 771-4400. lunatiquetapasbar.com.

March 28 and 29: The Buckerettes (Western swing), 7:30-9:30 p.m. No cover. The Range Café, 925 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. 867-1700.

March 29: Karl Richardson (duo), piano, guitar, vocals with bass. Lunatique! 221 L-Highway 165 (in Homestead Village Shopping Center) Placitas, 2.2 miles east of I-25, Exit 242. Music starts about 7 p.m. Music surcharge $2.50 per person. 771-4400. lunatiquetapasbar.com.

March 29: The Pacifica Quartet presented by Chamber Music Albuquerque. Free family concert. 2:00 p.m. “A Musical Journey.” Keller Hall, Center for the Arts, UNM Campus.

March 30: The Pacifica Quartet with Ursula Oppens (piano). Free lecture at 2 p.m. Tickets: $30, $25, $20, $15. Full-time student half price. Presented by Chamber Music Albuquerque. 268-1990 or www.cma-abq.org. Tickets also available at the door.

March 30: Placitas Artists Series presents “Willy Sucre and Friends play piano quartets,” featuring the music of Beethoven, Dvorák, and Mahler. Pianist George Robert, violinist David Felberg, celloist Richard Slavich, and violist Willy Sucre. 3 p.m. Artist reception begins at 1:30 p.m. with works by Dorothy “Bunny” Bowen, Mabel Culpepper, Nancy Hawks, and Maxine Yablonsky. Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, six miles east of I-25 on NM 165. $15/$12. Tickets at La Bonne Vie Salon, 867-8080 or www.PlacitasArts.org.

 

 

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