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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 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: 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: 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; 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 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, NM 87043.
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.
Saturdays: “Your Health Matters” radio show,
2–3 p.m., on 1050 KTBL, anchored by Dr. Bob Dubin,
of the New Mexico Chiropractic Association, with guests. Taking
phone calls and discussing the world of health and the health of
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.
Through June 2: Photographers Sandra Layne and Tim Nadeau
show photography artwork at O’Hare’s. Sandra
has won numerous awards with her photography, which hangs in many
offices in Albuquerque, across the United States, and in several
foreign countries. Placitas resident Tim applies the skills learned
from fieldwork as a television photographer and photojournalist
to the artistic side of life. O’Hare’s Grille and Pub
is located at 4100 Southern Boulevard SE in Rio Rancho, and is open
Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
April 28: Las Placitas Association (LPA) is sponsoring
a bird hike featuring migratory and nesting birds of the Placitas
Open Space. The hike will begin at 8:15 am. and last four to five
hours, however, people are free to leave earlier if they wish. Bring
water, snacks, hats, sun block, and good hiking shoes. Meet at the
open space east access. For directions, visit the LPA website at
April 28: Shop for Mother’s Day from fifty
women-owned local businesses and participate in a silent auction,
with proceeds going to the Barrett House (a local women’s
shelter). Mother’s Day gifts include spa packages, hair and
nail services, health and beauty products and services, and many
other unique gift ideas. Vendors will also collect gently-used women’s
business suits to donate to women’s shelters to support women
transitioning to work. The event will be held at Our Lady of Fatima
gym, located at 4020 Lomas Boulevard NE in Albuquerque. For information,
call (505) 980-7483.
April 28 and 29: Rio Rancho Artists’ Association
(RRAA) Studio Tour. Thirty-five artists working in media
ranging from colored pencil and pastels, oil and acrylic paints,
photography, sculpture, and fabric art open their studios to the
public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The event is sponsored by
the City of Rio Rancho Cultural Enrichment Department, The Observer
newspaper, and the RRAA. The starting point for the tour will be
Haynes Park, at the corner of Route 528 and 21st in Rio Rancho by
the BBQ pavilion, where directions and details will be provided.
For tour information, call (505) 296-8631. For RRAA information,
call (505) 771-0748, or visit www.rraa-usa.com.
April 29: Opening Day of the Corrales Growers’ Market.
9 a.m – noon. Official season for Corrales Growers’
Market begins with a Plant and Garden Show. Come enjoy breakfast
burritos and the music of The Squash Blossom Boys. Buy plants for
your garden and visit lots more vendors with New Mexico-grown products.
The Market is held on Corrales Road, next to the Corrales Post Office.
For information, call (505) 898-7927.
May 2: DWI Planning Council and DWI Taskforce, 2
p.m., Sandoval County Personnel Conference Room, 711 Camino del
Pueblo, Bernalillo. 867-7500.
May 3: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m., Commission
May 5: Art Gallery 66 presents the opening of
“Bride of Honkyfest,” an exhibit of humorous animal
art. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The exhibit runs through May 31 at 373
North Camino del Pueblo (North 313) in Bernalillo.
May 6: Wendy Day performs an all-Chopin piano recital.
3 p.m. Free. Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, Placitas. 867-5718.
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May 5 and 6: Westside Community Chorale’s Spring
Concert, under the direction of John Clark, retired head
of music at UNM. This year’s music represents “Americana”
and includes traditional patriotic pieces such as “Salute
to George M. Cohan,” “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,”
and “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Also, a folk song
medley, a spiritual, the moving “Prayer for the Children,”
“Festive Canticle,” by local composer Scott Wilkinson,
and a number of other selections. The May 5 concert will be at 7:30
p.m. at Rio Rancho Presbyterian Church, 1004 SE 24th Street off
of Southern Boulevard, about one mile west of 528. The May 6 concert
will be at 3:30 p.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 2903 19th
Street, at the intersection of Golf Course Road. Tickets at the
door: $5 children and seniors; $10 adults or for $4 and $8, in advance
at Frame-n-Art on Corrales Road, Grandma’s Music and Sound
on Coors, the Rio Rancho Chamber of Commerce on Southern Boulevard,
or from any WCC member.
May 6: Corrales Growers’ Market featuring
spring greens, plants for your garden, yummy baked goods, natural
soaps, fresh-cut flowers, herbs, jams, and salsas made from the
bounty of New Mexico farms and gardens. 9 a.m. – noon. Music
of Rock Bottom Blues, Burritoville breakfast burritos made with
red or green chile and farm fresh eggs. Held at 500 Jones Road,
next to the Corrales Post Office. 898-7927.
May 6: Sandoval County Historical Society meets,
2 p.m. Speaker: Stephanie Beninato of the New Mexico Humanities
Council Speaker’s Bureau on “Facts and Fantasy of the
Leadership of the Pueblo Revolt in 1680.” Also, the Santa
Ana Women’s Co-op of Tamaya will display their art. Refreshments
served. Free and open to the public. Meeting will be held at the
Delavy House Museum, off Highway 550, west of Bernalillo, between
Coronado State Monument and Star Casino. For information, call Martha
Liebert at 867-2755.
May 8: The Sandoval County Democratic Club will
meet at 7 p.m. Speakers: Matt Brix, who will provide a synopsis
of the ethics issues addressed during the recently-finished legislative
session, as well as the possible path forward for those still remaining.
Kathy Duffy, president of the Democratic Women of New Mexico, will
discuss current issues affecting New Mexico women. For information,
call Crystal at 771-9441. Meeting will be held at the Rio Rancho
Best Western Inn, Highway 528 and Sara Road.
May 8: Sandoval County Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board,
4 p.m., 243 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. 867-7500.
May 12: Corrales, along with the Corrales Historical Society,
celebrates Heritage Day at Casa San Ysidro, the Historic
Gutiérrez/Minge House in Corrales. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free to
the public. Entertainment, including the Puppet Playhouse, vendors,
animals, a food concession, and information about the history of
Corrales and the Spanish Colonial and Territorial periods. The event
will be held at the Old San Ysidro Church off of Corrales Road.
May 12: Monthly meeting of the New Mexico Chapter of Germans from
Russia. 1 p.m. at Cross of Hope Lutheran Church, 6104 Taylor Ranch
Drive, Albuquerque. For information, call (505) 896-3347 or email
May 12: Corrales Growers’ Market will set up a table at Historic
San Ysidro Church to join in the Heritage Day Celebration at the
Old Church and Casa San Ysidro. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The day promises
to be festive with music, food and demonstrations of days-of-old
New Mexico. Corrales Growers’ Market Shop will have beautiful
woven baskets, great new Corrales t-shirts, postcards, and caps.
Old Church Road, Corrales. 898-7927.
May 12 and 13: 10th Annual Placitas Studio Tour.
Fifty-nine Placitas artists and artisans welcome you to their studios
and workshops in the scenic rolling hills of the northern foothills
of the Sandias. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Browse through artists’
work at Homestead Village Shopping portal. www.PlacitasStudioTour.com.
[See map in center, this Signpost.]
May 12 and 13: Big book sale at the Placitas Library.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Featuring
lots of great bargains on a variety of books, videos, CD’s
and other materials—something for everyone. Clean out your
bookshelves and bring your book and audio/visual donations to the
May 13: Corrales Growers’ Market Mothers’ Day
Event: Treat Mom to a beautiful bouquet and a delicious
breakfast burrito. 9 a.m. – noon. Let her pick out some special
items from Enchanted Lavender, or soothing lotions from Naturally
Mary. Spring greens, garlic, radishes, farm-fresh eggs, and plants
for the garden are just some of the New Mexico-grown products to
choose from. Music will be provided by the female Barbershop quartet,
The Four Tune Cookies. Held at 500 Jones Road, next to the Corrales
Post Office. 898-7927.
May 15: Democratic Women of Sandoval County meet
at 7 p.m. at Capo’s Bottega. Come any time after 6 p.m. for
social time. Dinner is optional (several $5.99 specials are being
offered). Guest speaker: Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish. Everyone
is encouraged to attend and bring friends. For information, call
Janice Saxton at 867-1139 or email email@example.com.
Capo’s Bottega Ristorante Italiano, 1016 US 550 in Bernalillo
(west side of river, north side of highway).
May 17: Commission on Senior Affairs, 10 a.m.,
Jemez Senior Center. 867-7500.
May 17: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m., Commission
May 19: Placitas Community Library First Annual
Dinner and Auction Fundraiser. Santa Ana Star Casino—Bosque
Ballroom, 6 p.m. Over one hundred auction items. Tickets $60/person
(fifty percent is tax-deductible). For tickets, call Pam Buethe
at (505) 771-8941 or Tina Thomas at (505) 771-1299, or visit www.placitaslibrary.com.
May 19: Rio Grande Art Association monthly meeting.
10 a.m. to noon. Oil, acrylic, and mixed-media. David Schwindt will
give a demonstration entitled, “Strategies for Painting the
Landscape Indoors,” discussing the use of photographs and
plein-air color sketches in the studio. Meetings are the third Saturday
of each month. Guests are welcome. Cumberland Presbyterian (SE corner
of Academy and Moon in NE Albuquerque). For information, call Barb
at 823-1264 or Mary at 400-7732, or visit www.rgaanm.org.
May 19 and 20: Green Built Tour, showcasing buildings
and homes that incorporate “green” design and construction.
This year’s tour will feature ten homes in Santa Fe, ten homes
in Albuquerque, and several others in the Los Alamos and Taos areas.
Admission to the tour is $10. For more information, visit www.nmsea.org
or call 246-0400. [See article,
May 20: Corrales Growers’ Market can be
one of your first stops for Sundays in the Village. 9 a.m. –
noon. Breakfast burritos, music of Lucas Critchfield and Marimba
Dulce, and lots of plants for the garden. Take home some carrot
cake muffins and zucchini bread from Deb Skilling and some fresh-cut
flowers from the Findley’s Stand. All that grows in the springtime
in New Mexico is available, along with farm-fresh eggs, organic
raspberry jams, ristras, natural soaps, and homemade dog biscuits.
Held at 500 Jones Road, next to the Corrales Post Office. 898-7927.
May 20: Corrales Society of Artists “Art in the Park”
events return. Art in the Park, a series of fine arts and crafts
shows sponsored by the Corrales Society of Artists and the Kiwanis
Club of Corrales will be held the third Sunday of every month, beginning
in May and continuing through October. Featuring local painters,
sculptors, photographers, potters, and metalworkers, as well as
some of New Mexico’s finest crafts artisans. 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. at La Entrada Park (northwest corner of Corrales and La Entrada
Roads). Parking and admission are free. Live music, food, art demonstrations,
and free youth art workshops. For information, visit www.corralesartists.org.
May 20: Willy Sucre and Friends perform a program
of string quartets at the last concert of the Placitas Artists Series
season. 3 p.m. An artists’ reception begins at 1:30. Tickets
are available at the door one hour before the concert, or may be
purchased in advance at La Bonne Vie Salon and Day Spa in Homestead
Village Shopping Center in Placitas; at Gatherings, 9821 Montgomery
NE in Albuquerque; or online at www.PlacitasArts.org.
Prices: $18 for general admission/$15 for seniors and students.
Event will be held at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, six miles
east of I-25 on NM 165 (Exit 242). 867-8080. [See story, Sandoval
Arts, this Signpost.]
May 22: County Planning and Zoning Commission, 6
p.m., Commission Chambers.
May 27: Corrales Growers’ Market features
the music of singer/songwriter Shelley Morningsong, a special addition
to a terrific market morning. 9 a.m. – noon. As always, expect
fresh produce, plants and products from New Mexico, including breakfast
burritos from Burritoville, made with red or green chile and farm-fresh
eggs, plenty of baked goods, as well as jams, salsas, fresh flowers,
picture-perfect greens, local honey, potted fig trees, and fresh
sprouts in abundance. Held at 500 Jones Road, next to the Corrales
Post Office. 898-7927.
June 1 through 24: “Five Tellers Dancing in the
Rain,” by Mark Dunn, will play at the Adobe Theater
with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at
2 p.m. Tickets: $12; seniors and students $10. For information or
reservations, call 898-9222. The Adobe Theater is located at 9813
Fourth Street NW.