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March 2006 Signpost Community Calendar
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your calendar listing to The Sandoval Signpost. Or go to the
Signpost Web site at www.sandovalsignpost.com
and click on Calendar. 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 by the Signpost.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
Second Wednesday: Placitas Community Library Board
meets at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Interested folks are invited
to attend. 867-3355.
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.
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.
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: Placitas Talks, on a variety of
subjects. Placitas Community Library, Tierra Madre #1. Call for
meeting times: 867-3355,
First Friday: Coronado Kennel Club Meeting. All-breed
obedience kennel club, 7 p.m. Call for meeting place. 867-4510.
Saturdays: Children’s reading program. 10
a.m. to noon. Placitas Community Library, Tierra Madre #1. 867-3355.
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: 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.
Second and fourth Saturdays: Reflective safety numbers
to identify your home are available from Jardineros De
Placitas volunteers, near the Merc, Placitas. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
These numbers are required by law to help emergency vehicles find
Fourth Saturday: Lupus Foundation of America self-help
support group meeting, for individuals with lupus and their families,
9:30 a.m. Rio West Community Church Fellowship Hall, 6751 Pasilla
Road NE (off 528 across from River’s Edge 2), Rio Rancho.
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.
February 28: Public meeting to discuss state engineer’s
new proposed rules for domestic wells. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30
p.m. TVI, Smith/Brasher Hall, 717 University SE, Albuquerque. A
copy of the proposed rules and regulations can be obtained from
the Office of the State Engineer Web site, www.ose.state.nm.us,
or by contacting Paul Wells, Water Rights Division, at (505) 827-6120.
March 1: DWI Planning Council and Law Enforcement Taskforce.
2 p.m. Sheriff's Office Training Room, 1500 Idalia Rd., Bernalillo.
March 1: Greater Bernalillo Chamber of Commerce hosts
a Q&A forum for Bernalillo council candidates Serafín
Dominguez, Edward W. Torres III, Vern H. Kilfoy, Santiago P. Montoya,
Steven James Baca, Robert L. Bryant. 7 p.m. Bernalillo Community
Center gym, in Rotary Park. 867-1185.
March 2: Sandoval County Commission. 6 p.m. Commission
March 2: New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women,
Displaced Homemakers/Women in Transition offers free class,
“Effective Work Search Skills.” 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
300 San Mateo Boulevard NE, Suite 101, Albuquerque. Lorraine Bantista,
March 5: Placitas Artists Series presents Willy
Sucre and Friends in a program of string quartets. Joining Sucre
will be violinists Krzysztof Zimowski and Kerri Lay and cellist
Joanna de Keyser. Exhibiting visual artists Dorothy “Bunny”
Bowen, Sylvia Eisenhart, Renee Brainard Gentz, Anna Goodridge. Concert
at 3 p.m., preconcert reception at 1:30 p.m. (See article in Sandoval
Arts, this Signpost.), www.placitasarts.org,
March 6: Sandoval County Historical Society program
with slide show and talk on “Old Town-New Town Pioneers,”
by Dick Ruddy, photo archivist of the Museum of Albuquerque. Bultos
by John Ray and Rosa DeAragon. Refreshments. Free. 2 p.m. Delavy
House Museum, off Highway 550, just west of Bernalillo, between
Coronado State Monument and Santa Ana Star Casino.
March 8: Count Basie Orchestra benefit performance
for Rio Rancho High School Band program. Tickets $20, $25. 7 p.m.
Rio Rancho High School Performing Arts Center, 301 Loma Colorado
NE, Rio Rancho. 268-0044, www.outpostspace.org.
(See article in this Signpost.)
March 8: Governance-council information session on Village
Academy Charter School for families interested in enrolling
students. 7:30 to 9 p.m. San Antonio Church, Placitas. www.villageacademyplacitas.com.
March 9: Placitas Talks, “A Dialog with
Charlie Christmann on Amateur Radio in the 21st Century.”
7:00 p.m. Placitas Community Library. Tierra Madre #1, Placitas.
March 11: The West Mesa Branch of the American Association
of University Women regular monthly luncheon meeting, with
panel discussion on the military recruitment aspect of the No Child
Left Behind legislation. Featuring a veteran teacher, a representative
from the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, a retired USMC
corpsman, and a student. Lunch will be ordered individually from
the restaurant’s menu. Reservation deadline is Tuesday, March
7. 11:30 a.m. Copeland’s Restaurant, 10051 Coors Blvd, NW.
March 11: Food drive to benefit Storehouse West.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by Democratic Women of Sandoval County.
Raley’s, at Enchanted Hills. Janice Saxton, 867-1139 or email@example.com.
March 11: America’s Drawing Cowboy, Darryl Willison,
celebrates birthday and shows new art. Live entertainment. 5 to
9 p.m. The Range Café, Bernalillo. Art Gallery 66, 867-8666;
or Range Café, 867-1700.
March 11: Monthly meeting of The New Mexico Chapter of
Germans from Russia. Learn more about the Germans from
Russia. 1:00 p.m. Cross of Hope Lutheran Church, 6104 Taylor Ranch
Drive. 896-3347, firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 15: West Side League of Women Voters presents
Judge George P. Eichwald, speaking from his courtroom on “Openness
in Government.” Noon to 1:30 p.m. County Judicial Complex,
NM 528 and Idalia Road.
March 16: Commission on Senior Affairs. 10 a.m.
Placitas Senior Center.
March 16: Sandoval County Commission. 6 p.m. Commission
March 16: BPS meeting for homeschooling parents interested
in a family-school program. 4 p.m. Bernalillo Public Schools office,
224 North Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. Anna Torres, 867-2317.
(See article in this Signpost.)
March 16: “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About
Social Security But You Could Not Get A Real Person To
Answer On Their 800 Number.” Complimentary seminar, hosted
by Phil Messuri, MS, CFP, and Terry Pisel, CPA. Guest speaker: Eva
Lujan, Social Security Administration. (See ad on page 14, this
Signpost.) Hyatt Tamaya, 9:30-11 a.m. Limited seating, call 856-0350
March 17 through April 9: Adobe Theater presents New Mexico
premiere of What About Luv?, based on the comedy smash
LUV. Tickets $14 general admission, $12 seniors and students. Group
rates available. 9813 Fourth Street NW, 898-9222.
March 17: Plein Air New Mexico Gallery opening reception.
Cooperative gallery of 30 local plein-air artists. 5 to
7 p.m. 733 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. www.pleinairnewmexico.com.
March 18: Las Placitas Association program Heal Your Land,
with Joran Viers, Bernalillo County Extension Service horticulturalist.
Learn to help heal the land with sensible plants. 9 a.m. to noon.
Placitas Community Center. 867-6330.
March 19: Duende Poetry Reading honors Ángel González.
Readings by Gary Brower, Enrique Lamadrid. English translation
of González by E. A. "Tony" Mares. 3 p.m. Anasazi
Fields Winery, Camino de los Pueblitos, Placitas. 867-3062, email@example.com.
March 21: Democratic Women of Sandoval County meeting.
Guest speaker: David Thomson, litigation director for Attorney
General Patricia Madrid. Light refreshments served. 6:30 p.m. UU
Westside Congregation social hall, 1650 Abrazo Road (corner of Inca),
Rio Rancho. Information: Janice Saxton, 867-1139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 22: Governance-council information session on Village
Academy Charter School for families interested in enrolling
students. 7:30 to 9 p.m. San Antonio Church. Placitas. www.villageacademyplacitas.com.
March 24: County Health Alliance Executive Committee.
8:30 a.m. Sandoval County Health Commons, 1500-B Idalia Rd., Bernalillo.
March 27: The First Tee of Central New Mexico
offers golfing and life skills for children. Spring session begins
March 27. Santa Ana and Twin Warriors golf clubs. Early registration
for registration form, information.
March 28: County Planning and Zoning Commission.
6 p.m. Commission Chambers.
April 2: Albuquerque Road Runners 10K run and 2-mile walk
in memory of Charlie Young. Cross-country loop course on U.S. Forest
Service land. Benefit for Placitas Community Library. Registration
forms available at the library. Preregistration deadline is March
26: $18 with shirt, $12 without, or $20 and $15 on race day. 8:00
a.m. Homestead Village, Highway 165. Placitas. 286-8595, www.aroadrun.org.