To submit a nonprofit listing
to the calendar:
E-mail your calendar listing to: email@example.com.
Or go to the Signpost Web site, 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 provided by the
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,
Thursdays, 10-1, Saturdays 10-4
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: 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: 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
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: The New Mexico Chapter of the Alzheimer’s
Association, in conjunction with Wild Oats, 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 visit 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: 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.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 Wednesday: Democratic Women of Sandoval County
meet. 7 p.m. Call Janice Saxton for location and speaker information:
Third Wednesday: Bilingual story time for ages
two to ten, 3 p.m. Placitas Community Library. For more information,
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,
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,
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,
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: Preschool story time for ages
two to five, 10 a.m. Placitas Community Library. For more information,
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,
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
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.
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
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, 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.
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: “Hand to Mouth.” Food-related
art and more. Corrales Bosque Gallery’s yearly benefit show.
10 a.m.–5 p.m. Forty percent of all proceeds made opening
day will go to the Roadrunner Food Bank. Free gourmet food donated
by local chefs. The show runs through June 3 as a regular exhibition.
For information, call or visit the Corrales Bosque Gallery, Mercado
de Maya, 4685 Corrales Road, Corrales. 898-7203. You may also visit
their website at: corralesbosquegallery.com
March 2: Corrales Winter Growers’ Market. Greenhouse
greens, dried herbs, fresh eggs, raw local honey, natural soaps,
baked goods, powdered and whole red chile, goat cheese and yogurt,
with music by singer/songwriter Jimmy Abraham. 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Free. 500 Jones Road, next to the Corrales Post Office. For information,
March 4: Bernalillo Municipal election 7 a.m.–7
p.m. For information, call 867-3311.
March 4: Docent Training at Casa San Ysidro, 1¬–3
p.m., 973 Old Church Road, Corrales. Every Tuesday through May 27,
2008. For more information, call (505) 898-3915.
March 4: Monthly meeting of Coronado Kennel Club of New
Mexico. 7:30 p.m. Placitas Community Center. For information,
March 4: The annual partner meeting for Rebuild New Mexico
will be connecting with U.S. NM Senator Jeff Bingaman’s Energy
Committee, Washington, DC staff via teleconferencing at 8 a.m. The
DC Energy staffers will respond to pre-questions ranging from the
Federal Energy Policy, perceptions of importance regarding the scope
of alternative energy policy, and other questions regarding the
federal tax credit. Additional questions regarding energy efficiency
in residential and commercial buildings may be asked during the
phone session. Los Griegos Community Center, 1231 Candelaria Road
NW in Albuquerque. Come early for coffee at 7:45 a.m. Free and open
to the public. For information, call (505) 768-5346 or email email@example.com.
March 5: Democratic Women of Sandoval County will
meet in the Town Council Chambers. Invited speaker: District Attorney
Lemuel Martinez. Light refreshments will be served. The public is
encouraged to attend. Town of Bernalillo City Hall, 829 Camino del
Pueblo. For information, call Janice Saxton at 867-1139 or email
March 6: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m., Commission
March 8: Grand Opening—Rio Rancho Art Association
presents the rotating artists series gallery. Noon to 6 p.m., Meet
the artists of Rio Rancho. 373 North Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo.
867-8666 or www.rraa-usa.com.
March 8: West Mesa Branch of the American Association of
University Women monthly luncheon meeting. 11:30 a.m. Lunch
will be by individual order from the menu. For information and reservations,
call 897-1150. Copeland’s Restaurant, 10051 Coors Blvd., NW.
March 9: Placitas Artists Series presents “Willy
and Friends Play Piano Trios.” 3 p.m. at Las Placitas Presbyterian
Church. Preceding the concert at 1:30 p.m. there will be an open
house for exhibiting artists Dorothy “Bunny” Bowen,
Vangie Dunmire, Anna Goodridge, and Ted Hogsett. Tickets: $18/$15.
For information, call 867-8080 or visit www.PlacitasArts.org.
You may buy tickets at La Bonne Vie Salon and Day Spa, 867-3333.
[See article, this Signpost.]
March 9: Friends of Coronado State Monument will
sponsor a presentation by Scott Smith, Coronado State Monument Manager
on the topic of “The Birds of Coronado State Monument.”
2 p.m. Mr. Smith will provide a bird list for reference in identifying
the variety of bird species commonly seen at the Monument complex.
The program will be held at the Sandoval County Historical Society’s
DeLavy House, located on Edmond Road in Bernalillo. Open to the
public. Admission is $5 per person; free to members of Friends of
Coronado State Monument.
March 13, 20, 27, and April 3, 10, 17: Kadampa Meditation
Center presents ongoing Thursdays “Learning to Love”
at the Placitas Community Center from 7–8:30 p.m. Why are
we afraid to love and be loved? Because we don’t really understand
what love is and is not. It is possible to love and not hurt. We
can learn how loving others is the best way to love ourselves. Drop
into any class, no pre-registration required. $8 per class. Placitas
Community Center, 41 Camino de las Huertas. For information, call
(505) 292-5293 or visit www.meditationinnewmexico.org.
March 16: The Duende Poetry Series of Placitas,
which presents quarterly readings at the Anasazi Fields Winery,
presents Acoma poet Simon Ortiz, one of the nation’s most
acclaimed poets and most honored Native American writers, and his
two daughters, Sara Marie Ortiz and Rainy Dawn Ortiz at 3:00 p.m.
This will be the first time the “Ortiz trio” has ever
read together. [See article, this Signpost.]
Wine, free snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks are available to audiences.
Free, but donations encouraged to help the poets. For information,
contact Jim Fish at 867-3062 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Cirrelda Snider-Bryan at 897-0285 or email@example.com.
The winery’s website is: anasazifieldswinery.com.
March 17: Spring Equinox Concert and Celebration.
7 p.m. at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. The band Fonn Sona will
perform Irish and Scottish instrumentals and songs with flute and
fiddle. They play regularly at such venues as O’Neill’s
Pub. Free, open to the public; donations are optional. For information,
call 867-0240 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 20: Sandoval County Juvenile Justice Board, 3
p.m., Commission Chambers.
March 20: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m.,
March 27: Budget Hearing, 9 a.m., Commission Chambers.
March 27: County Planning and Zoning Commission,
6 p.m., Commission Chambers.
March 28: Budget Hearing, 9 a.m., Commission Chamber.
March 29 and 30: Coronado Kennel Club Fundraiser—flea
market/rummage sale. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Dog Club for Sandoval County.
724 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo (parking lot of building just
south of Allsup’s). For information, call Terry Smith at 771-8459.