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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: Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
Saturdays, 10 a.m. -4 p.m.; Sundays, noon-2 p.m. 867-3355.
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 through Thursdays: Mother’s Day Out.
9 a.m.-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.
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
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. 6:30-8:00 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.
First, second, and third Tuesdays through December: New-Business
Tax Workshops covering New Mexico gross-receipts tax, IRS
filing requirements, brief summary of other new-business issues.
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.
Second Tuesdays: 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.
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.
Second and fourth Tuesdays: Village Academy Charter School
Meeting. 7 p.m. 274 Don Tomas, Bernalillo. All meetings open to
the public. VACS, P.O. Box 1247, Placitas, NM 87043.
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; email@example.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,
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.
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 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. 771-8941.
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.
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,
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,
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.
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 922-6252
for more information.
Saturdays: Children’s reading program. 10
a.m.-noon. Placitas Community Library, Tierra Madre #1, Placitas.
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.
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,
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.
March 1: “Il Postino” (The Postman)
from Italy, and a short six-minute film “Counting
Water.” The International Film Series meets the first
Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room
theater at the Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue, Los Alamos.
Large screen, digital projection, Surround Sound films from Italy,
Australia, China, Iran, India. Sample the flavor of life from around
the world. Free and fun! Info: Carol Meine at (505) 662-8247, firstname.lastname@example.org@msn.com
March 1: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m., Commission
March 2: Reception for “Overtures.” A
group show (with Katrina Lasko), 5 - 8 p.m. Show runs March 2-31.
Matrix Fine Art, 3812 Central Avenue SE, Albuquerque. 268-8952.
March 3-April 12: “Bright Spectrum 2007”
painting exhibition, by the Artists of the Purple Sage. A reception
will be held on March 11 from 2 - 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be
served. Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque.
March 4: The Albuquerque Concert Band, an eighty-piece
symphonic band, performs both classical and popular music. Clarinetist
Donna Nossett will be the featured soloist for this concert. 3:00
p.m. Tickets are available at the door or see www.abqband.org.
Cibola High School Performing Arts Center.
March 5: Placitas Community Library Book Group
discusses The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins. 4 p.m. Call
867-3355 for location.
March 6: Casa San Ysidro, a branch of the Albuquerque
Museum in Corrales, is sponsoring a docent class. Anyone interested
in learning about New Mexico history and then sharing it via school
and public tours of the Casa is welcome. Call the Casa at 898-3915
for more information.
March 6: Friends of Sandia Mountains and the Sandia Ranger
Station sponsor “The Gold of the Ortiz Mountains,”
a lecture by author and historian Bill Baxter. Topics: How the Santa
Fe Trail changed New Mexico and caused the West’s first gold
rush. Hear about the forgotten towns of Dolores and San Pedro and
the boom towns of Golden, Madrid, and Cerrillos. 7 p.m. at the Sandia
Ranger Station, north conference room, Tijeras. (Take I-40 seven
miles east of Albuquerque to Tijeras (Exit 175), then half a mile
south on Highway 337 (Old South 14). Enter from the outside door
on the north side of the building. 281-3304.
March 7: DWI Planning Council and DWI Taskforce, 2
p.m., Sandoval County Personnel Conference Room, 711 Camino del
March 8: League of Women Voter's March Luncheon
meeting. Speaker: Atty. Martin R. Esquivel. 11:45 a.m. He will speak
on promoting the public's right to information and the importance
of open government. A lively informal question-and-answer period
to follow. In 2007, he was one of five New Mexicans honored by the
New Mexican Foundation for Open Government. Last month, he was elected
to the APS School Board, representing District 4. Wyndham Hotel,
2910 Yale SE, Albuquerque (near the airport). Reservations required:
Telephone the League Office before March 5, from 9 a.m. - 12 noon.
Cost: $15.00. (505) 818-7974 or email@example.com
March 9-11: 200 fine artists and craftspeople featured at the 19th
Annual Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival. Manual Lujan
Exhibit Complex at Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds, Albuquerque. Recently
ranked 58th among the “200 Best Shows” in the country
by Sunshine Artist Magazine. Festivities include continuous live
entertainment, ongoing artist demonstrations, the Kid’s Creation
Station, food sampling, door prizes. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission:
$6 for adults. The 3-day Festival Pass is $8. Children under twelve
are free. Expo NM charges $3 for parking. 292-7457 or visit www.riograndefestivals.com.
March 9-28: “Wrapped, Tied, Glued.”
Sculpture and mixed-media art show by Katrina Lasko. A reception
will be held March 23 from 5 - 8:30 p.m. at the Harwood Art Center,
1114 7th NW, Albuquerque.
March 10: Monthly meeting of the New Mexico Chapter of
Germans from Russia. 1 p.m. Cross of Hope Lutheran Church,
6104 Taylor Ranch Drive, Albuquerque. 896-3347, firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 10: “Animals of the Early Pueblos,”
presented by Friends of Tijeras Pueblo and Wildlife West Nature
Park. Come see how animals played a major role in the daily life
of the early pueblos and see many of them live at Wildlife West
Nature Park. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Restricted to children 10 years and
older. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to attend. Activities
will be suited to both children and adults and will include a take-home
craft project. Bring a sack lunch. Water will be provided. Cost:
$10, includes admission to the park. Space is limited and reservations
are required. Call 281-3304.
March 10: AAUW West Mesa’s March luncheon.
Award-winning documentary film-maker and Corrales resident Mary
Lance will show clips of three of her award-winning documentaries
and talk about the filming of the projects, as well as a bit of
history of her early experiences as a woman breaking into the documentary
film industry. 11:30 a.m. Your Place or Mine, 3301 Southern Boulevard,
Rio Rancho. Reservations due by March 6 to Marj, 897-1150 or Laura,
328-1767. Buffet lunch is $12. AAUW welcomes women and men who hold
an associate or higher degree and who are interested in promoting
education, advancing the status of women, and continuing their own
March 11: Placitas Artists Series presents “Willy
Sucre and Friends play trios.” 3 p.m. [See article, in Sandoval
Arts, this Signpost.] Artists’ reception 1:30 p.m. for Dorothy
“Bunny” Bowen, Lynda Burch, Vangie Dunmire, and Sylvia
Eisenhart. $18/$15. at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. 867-8080.
March 13: The New Mexico Democratic Club hosts
joint discussion with Sandoval County Commissioners Donnie Leonard
and Jack Thomas. Topic: "The State of The County." Best
Western Inn, Highway 528, Rio Rancho Boulevard, Rio Rancho. For
more information, call Crystal Hyer, 771-9441.
March 15: Commission on Senior Affairs, 10 a.m.,
Cuba Senior Center.
March 15: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m.,
March 17: Rio Grande Art Association. Oil, acrylic,
and mixed-media. Free monthly meeting. Guests welcome. Sharon Stillwater
presents “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Painting” for
her demonstration in oil, probably a figure, and will be telling
about her Copper Canyon, Mexico inspirations for a one-person show.
Meetings are the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon
at Cumberland Presbyterian (SE corner of Academy and Moon in NE
Albuquerque). Mary, 400-7732 or Rod, 344-3156.
March 18: The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
for children will be hosting a fundraising event. Noon until 3:00
p.m. Italian buffet, silent auction. Tickets: $20, from Rio Rancho
Chamber of Commerce or by calling 203-7179 or 220-2968. At Scalo
Northern Italian Grill in Nob Hill, at Central Avenue and Carlisle
March 18: Corrales Growers' Market holds another
Winter Market with enclosed tents for comfort. Expect goats’
milk and cheese, baked goods, raspberry jams and vinagrettes, culinary
herbs, lavender sachets and other lavender products, homemade natural
soaps, chile ristras and dried flower arrangements. 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. in the parking lot next to the Corrales Post Office, 500 Jones
Road, Corrales. 898-7927.
March 20: Democratic Women of Sandoval County
will meet at 7 p.m. Come for social time from 6 to 7 p.m. Dinner
is optional (several $5.99 specials are being offered). Guest speaker:
State Representative Rick Miera, Chair of the House Education Committee.
Everyone is encouraged to attend and bring friends. Capo’s
Bottega Ristorante Italiano at 1016 US Highway 550 in Bernalillo
(west side of river, north side of highway). Janice Saxton: 867-1139,
March 23: Adobe Theater presents Murder Among Friends,
an old-fashioned murder mystery, by Bob Barry. Tickets: $12/$10.
Reservations and information: 898-9222. Adobe Theater is at 9813
Fourth Street NW, two blocks north of Alameda. Show runs through
March 27: County Planning and Zoning Commission, 6
p.m., Commission Chambers.