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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: 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.

First Monday: Eastern Sandoval Citizens Association Board Meeting. 6:30pm. Held at La Puerta Realty Office, 1 Ridge Court, Placitas. For more information, contact rgorrell@comcast.net.

Second Monday: 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. Held at Sandoval County Extension Office, 711 S. Camino del Pueblo Bernalillo.

Second and fourth Mondays: Bernalillo Town Council Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Held at Bernalillo Town Hall. For more information, call 867-3311.

Third Monday: 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). For more information, call 867-9094.

Third Monday: 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. For more information, contact Amy Pilley at apilley@salud.unm.edu, or 575-642-7534.

Last Monday: Eastern Sandoval County Citizens Association Political/Legal Committee Meeting. 6:30 pm. Held at the Placitas Library. For more information, contact majkam@msn.com.

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. For more information, call Debbie Stueber at 867-3371.

Every Tuesday: 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. For more information, call 771-0130.

First Tuesday: Albuquerque Newcomers Club Welcoming Coffee. 10 a.m. Learn of the Club’s many varied activities. Membership 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. Make new friends while signing up for monthly luncheons and speakers, dining experiences, visits to area attractions, book and movie groups, card games, men’s group, walking, wine tastings, etc. Held at Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo del Norte. For more information, call 321-6970, or go to abqnewcomers@gmail.com.

First Tuesday: 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: 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. For member networking events, visit www.sandovalchamber.com or call 404-8492.

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 in Bernalillo. All welcome.

Second Tuesday: 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. For more information, go to www.sandovaldemocrats.org.

Second and fourth Tuesdays: Open kiln-formed glass workshops. 2-4 p.m. Held at the Placitas Community Center. Info: 867-1396.

Third Tuesday: Eastern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority (ESCAFCA). 6 p.m. Held in the Town of Bernalillo Council Chambers. Persons wishing to be on the agenda or persons with disabilities should contact Mike Castillo at 771-7100 (ext. 7100) or 220-4734 by the first Tuesday. Board meeting agenda is available at the front desk of the Town Hall by the Friday preceding the meeting.

Third Tuesday: 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. For more information, go to www.lasplacitas.org/svarc.

Fourth Tuesday: Pathways: Wildlife Corridors of NM monthly meeting. 6:30 p.m. Held at the Placitas Community Center. Open to the public. For more information, go to www.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. For more information, call 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. For more information, go to wmranch.org or call 250-5419.

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. For additional information, call 797-6077.

Second Wednesday: 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. For more information,  go to www.rioranchoartassociation.blogspot.com or www.rraausa.org, or call 301-2009.

Second Wednesday: Democratic Women of Sandoval County. 7 p.m. Held in the Bernalillo Town Council Chambers. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Old and new members and guests can converse informally. For more information, contact Janice Saxton at jnjsaxton@msn.com or Linda Allison, Secretary at lalallison7@gmail.com.

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

Third Wednesday: Meeting of the Coronado Optimist Club. 6-7 p.m. Held at the Range Cafe in Bernalillo. We had been meeting on the second Wednesday, but the poets are just too loud!  

Second Thursday: 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.

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

Third Thursday: Placitas Community Library Board Meetings. 6:30 p.m. Held at the Placitas Community Library.

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 Thursday (except December): Placitas History Project. 6:30-8 p.m. Held at the Placitas Library Collin Meeting Room, 453 Hwy 165. Everyone is welcome. Call 771-0253 for date and time information.

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

Second Fridays: San-Bern Federated Republican Women luncheon. 11:15 a.m. Public is welcome. Held at Chamisa Hills Country Club, 500 Country Club Drive. For more information/reservations, contact Joyce Elliott at wwwsanbernfrw.org, or call 891-8180.

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. For more information, call 867-7226.

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. This community outreach program provides nonperishable food items as well as dairy, frozen meats, and fresh produce as available for Placitas residents in need. Donations and volunteers welcome.

First Saturday (Second Saturdays: April and September): Democratic Women of Sandoval County meet. 6:30 p.m. Potlucks or snacks are provided. For location, call Janice Saxton at 867-1139.

Third Saturday: Meeting for the Rio Rancho Northwest Mesa NAACP. 11 a.m. Held at Don Newton Community Center. All are invited to attend. For more information, go to www.rrnwmnaacp.org.

Third Sunday: The Sandoval County Fair board meets. 1:00 p.m. Meeting place alternates between the Cuba Fairgrounds and San Ysrido town office. For more information, call Jessica at 459-6553.

Third Sundays: Corrales Art in the Park. Local and visiting painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, metalworkers, and crafts artisans display and sell their work. Held at La Entrada Park. For more information, call 867-8687 or go to corralesartists.org.

March 1: Corrales Historical Society “Speaker Series” 2015. 3 p.m. The Corrales Historical Society will present, “Volunteers to the Rescue,” a presentation and celebration of all the years of volunteer service that have made the Corrales Fire Brigade successful.

March 2: ES-CA Board Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Held at La Puerta Realty, located on Rt. 165. The meeting is open to the public.

March 3: Gardening with the Masters lecture: “Growing Tomatoes,” by master gardener Sam Thompson. 7-8:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. No registration necessary. Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark Lane, SE, Rio Rancho. Presented by SandovalMasterGardeners.org. For more information, call 867-2582.

March 3: Grand opening for Only in Albuquerque exhibition. Held at the Albuquerque Museum, featuring a fun and engaging history of Albuquerque and the central Río Grande valley from 12,000 years ago to the present. For online reservations, visit www.cabq.gov/museum, or call 243-7255 for additional information.

March 4: Jardineros de Placitas monthly meeting. 9:30 a.m. Held at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. Sledge Morgan, MPT, and Jason Cox, DPT, from Mountain View Physical Therapy Services, will present Let’s Get Physical: How to Maintain Your Physical Health. 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. For more information, see www.jardinerosdeplacitas.org or contact Kathy Bruch at 404-8621.

March 8: Duende Poetry Series. 3 p.m. With featured poets Tani Arness and Charles Potts. For all Duende Poetry Series readings, wine, free snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are available. The event is free, although donations are encouraged to pay the poets. For more information, contact Jim Fish at the winery at 867-3062 or email to fish@anasazifieldswinery.com. To reach the winery, take I-25 to Placitas Exit #242, drive six miles to the old village of Placitas, then turn onto Camino de los Pueblitos, opposite the Presbyterian Church. After two stop signs, turn left into the winery parking lot.

March 13: Reception for Placitas Community Library art exhibit. 5-7 p.m. Six Placitas quilters will be showcasing their work at the Placitas Community Library (PCL) during the month of March in celebration of National Quilting Month.

March 15: Winter Lecture Series. 2 p.m. Don Bullis, author, historian, and a recognized expert on New Mexican history and the Old West, will talk about “New Mexico in the Era of Mexican Rule—1821-1846.” Held at the Sandoval County Historical Society Museum (DeLavy House), Hwy 550 and Edmond Rd, Bernalillo, turn between I-Hop & Warrior Fuel. Adult admission is five dollars; Friends of Coronado Historic Site are free. Reservations are not needed but come early as seating is limited. For more information, call George at 771-9493, visit www.kuaua.com, or email to friendsofchs@comcast.com.

March 21: Fundraiser banquet for Casa Rosa in honor of Placitas Volunteers. 3:30-6 p.m. Music, refreshments, and appetizers. Your donation of ten dollars for individuals or $15 dollars for couples and families will support Casa Rosa.

March 22: Placitas Artists Series. Artist reception at 2 p.m.; concert at 3 p.m. Willy Sucre and Friends will perform two clarinet quintets and a cello solo piece. Featuring the art of Lynda Burch, watercolor and water media; Judith Roderick, fiber art; Lynne Peckinpaugh, watercolor; and Dennie York, pen and ink. Their works, which are for sale, are on display from February 28 to March 27. The concert and artists reception both take place at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church in the village of Placitas, located six miles east of I-25 on NM 165 (Exit 242). The facility is completely accessible. Tickets for the PAS concert will be available at the door one hour before the concert or may be purchased for twenty dollars in advance at The Merc Grocery Store in Homestead Village Shopping Center, Placitas; Under Charlie’s Covers Fine Used Book Store at 120 E. Highway 550, Bernalillo; or on-line at www.PlacitasArtistsSeries.org. Tickets at the door are twenty dollars for general admission and $15 dollars for students with ID. Music students through high school are admitted free with a paying adult. For more information call 505-867-8080 or visit www.PlacitasArtistsSeries.org.

March 28: Composting comprehensive workshop. Home composting basics and soil amendment: 9 a.m.-noon; Composting with worms (Vermicomposting): 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.; bucket composting with the Bokashi Method: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Held at the Sandoval County Extension Service Classroom, Old County Courthouse, 811 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. To register for one, two, or all three classes, call 867-2582 or email register@nmcomposters.org.

March 30: Spring break habitat garden tour and family activities. 10-11 a.m. The Xeric Garden Club of Albuquerque will give a tour of its Certified Wildlife Habitat Garden with emphasis on backyard birds, along with fun activities for children, including face painting and origami bird making. Tour appropriate for preteens to adults. Children activities ages five to teens. Young children welcome with parental supervision. Free. The Xeric Garden Club of Albuquerque maintains the certified wildlife habitat garden at the Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas NE. For more information, go to www.xericgardenclub.org.

 
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