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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: Tuesday 10 a.m.-7
p.m., Wednesday and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-1
p.m. Call 867-3355 for directions or questions.
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
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.
First Wednesdays: The Sandoval County Chapter of the Holistic
Moms Network meets at the Placitas Community Center to
provide support and education on various natural living and conscious
parenting topics. 6 p.m. Weekly playgroups, book exchanges, and
an online forum for parenting support. The Holistic Moms Network
is a nonprofit support and discussion network for moms with an interest
in natural, holistic, and alternative parenting and living. Our
goal is to develop a thriving community which nurtures, supports,
and informs mothers and their families. Children are always welcome.
For more information, visit www.holisticmoms.org or email Heather
Kerr at email@example.com.
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.
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, visit www.ehha.us.
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 information.
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,
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.
Third Saturday: Organ Transplant Awareness Program’s
monthly meetings. 10:30 a.m. OTAP is an independent organization
working to improve the quality of life for transplant candidates,
recipients, their families, and donor family members. Their function
is to increase the awareness of the need for organ and tissue donors.Home
Town Buffet on Coors/Paseo. Info: www.otapnm.org.
Sundays: Corrales Growers’ Market features
music, burritos, New Mexico grown produce, dairy, honey, and plants.
9 a.m. - noon. Admission is free. For more information, call 898-7927.
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 3: “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. 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.
Through October 23: The Sandoval County Master Gardener
Hotline is now open at 867-2582 from 9 a.m. - 12 noon on
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays
and Thursdays. Veteran Master Gardeners will answer general gardening
questions, from what grows in New Mexico, when to grow it, what
insects and diseases may be a problem, and more.
May 1: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m., Commission
May 3: Migratory and Nesting Birds of the Placitas Open
Space, a birding hike led by New Mexico ornithologist Hart
Schwarz. Meet at 8:15 a.m. at the Open Space East Access. Wear sturdy
hiking shoes; bring lots of water and a snack. No pets, please.
May 3: Rio Rancho Astronomical Society monthly
meeting, Coronado State Monument, 8 p.m. Information: visit www.rrastro.org
or call 220-5492.
May 3: Saturday Morning with Bernalillo Mayor Patricia
A. Chávez, 10 a.m. to noon. 867-3311.
May 3 and 4: Tenth annual Corrales Studio Tour,
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Visit private studios of Corrales artists on a
self-guided tour. Maps available at participating stores along Corrales
Road. For information, call Lori Barrett at 385-8056 or (866) 639-6392
or visit: www.corralesartstudiotour.com.
May 4: Ardantane School of Sacred Living near Jemez Springs
is offering “Gaia Hypothesis in Daily Life.” Far more
than a “Don’t hurt the planet; recycle your trash”
lecture, it is an exploration into the spiritual dimensions of being
part of something far greater than any one of us, yet dependent
on each of us. Learn what it means to be an Earthling. There is
a tuition fee; scholarships and work study are available. To register,
or visit http://www.ardantane.org.
May 5: Gardening with the Masters Series, Sandoval
County Master Gardeners. Learn the basics of drip irrigation installation
and how to maintain, retrofit, and upkeep your system to save water.
Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark Lane, Rio Rancho 7 - 8:30
p.m. This event is free. For more information, call 867-2582.
May 6: Coronado Kennel Club of New Mexico, 7:30
p.m. Placitas Community Center, 41 Camino de Las Huertas. For more
information, call Martin Bradshaw at 867-5942.
May 6: Town of Bernalillo Planning and Zoning Meeting.
6:30 p.m. Bernalillo Town Hall. 867-3311.
May 6: “Home Safety—Making Your Home a Safe
Haven” presentation. Esther Bone Library, 6:30 p.m.
950 Pinetree Rd. SE in Rio Rancho. For more information, call 891-5012,
ext. 3128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 7: Democratic Women of Sandoval County will
meet at Town Council Chambers, Town of Bernalillo City Hall, 829
Camino del Pueblo. Social time at 6 p.m., meeting 6:30 p.m., forum
7 - 9 p.m. features the Sandoval County Democratic candidates. Guests
and public are welcome. For information, call Janice Saxton at 867-1139
or email email@example.com.
May 8 through 11: Sandoval Community Arts will
be working on a mural project at the new Flying Star in Bernalillo.
Any artists interested in helping may call 307-2395 for details.
This is a timeline of Sandoval County. Also, on June 22 there will
be a Hispanic Music Festival in Bernalillo.
May 10: Tin punching workshop, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Coronado State Monument, 485 Kuaua Road, Bernalillo. For information,
May 10 - 17: GreenBuilt Tour. For information,
May 10-11: Eleventh annual Placitas Studio Tour.
Stop in to visit the private studios of many Placitas artists on
a self-directed tour. Browse binders of their artwork at Homestead
Village Shopping Center’s gazebo to preview. See www.PlacitasStudioTour.com.
[See feature and map in center section, this Signpost.]
May 12: Bernalillo Town Council Meeting, 6:30
p.m. Bernalillo Town Hall. 6:30 p.m. 867-3311.
May 13: SCAFCA Meeting. 3 p.m. Bernalillo Town
May 13: Sandoval County Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board,
4 p.m., County Tourism Offices, 264 S. Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo.
May 15: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m., Commission
May 15: Commission on Senior Affairs, 10 a.m.,
Jemez Senior Center.
May 15: Sandoval County Juvenile Justice Board, 3
p.m., Commission Chambers.
May 17: Plants of the Placitas Open Space, a tour
of local plant life, led by writer/photographer William Dunmire.
Meet at the Open Space East Access at 8:45 a.m. 867-5477, firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 17: Gourd art workshop, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Coronado
State Monument, 485 Kuaua Road, Bernalillo. For more information,
May 17: Heritage Day in Corrales at Casa San Ysidro
and the Old Church, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. This is a free event, featuring
animals, a puppet playhouse, food, vendors, music, and docents to
tell the history of the house.
May 18: At 2 p.m., Friends of Coronado State Monument, the Sandoval
County Historical Society, and Coronado State Monument will sponsor
a presentation featuring architect John Gaw Meem’s
role in the construction of Coronado State Monument. Meem
expert and architect Luis “G.I.” Castillo will lead
the presentation. Also speaking will be author Richard Melzer. Artwork
by Zia Pueblo artist Ma Pe Wi will be on display. The event will
be held at the DeLavy House, on Edmond Road in Bernalillo, and is
open to the public. Admission is $5 per person and is free to members
of the Friends of Coronado State Monument and/or the Sandoval County
Historical Society. Refreshments will be served.
May 20: Folk music by The Ancient Bones. Esther
Bone Library, 6:30 p.m. 950 Pinetree Road SE in Rio Rancho. Free
tickets are required and available at the library’s adult
information desk. Call 891-5012, ext. 3128 for more information.
May 22: County Planning and Zoning Commission,
6 p.m., Commission Chambers.
May 22: Friends of Coronado State Monument will
sponsor a presentation by Dr. Brad Vierra entitled “Archaeological
Remains of the Coronado Expedition: A Sixteenth-century Campsite
in the Tiguex.” 7 p.m. The event will be held at Coronado
State Monument on the portal, located about one mile west of I-25
on Route 550. The presentation is open to the public. Admission
is $5 per person and is free to members of Friends of Coronado State
May 25: Placitas Artists Series presents a program
of Eastern European string quartets. Violist Willy Sucre will be
joined by violinists Krzystof Zimowski, Anthony Templeton, and cellist
Dana Winograd. Preceding the concert at 1:30 p.m., a reception will
be held for May exhibiting visual artists Gary W. Priester, Laura
Robbins, Jan M. Bennett, and Renée Brainard Gentz. Tickets
are $18/$15. For more information, visit www.PlacitasArts.org
or call 867-8080. [See article, this Signpost.]
May 26: Non-essential Sandoval County and Town of Bernalillo
offices will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day
May 27: Bernalillo Town Council Meeting. 6:30
p.m. Town Hall, 867-3311.
May 31: Flint Knapping Workshop, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.,
Coronado State Monument, off I-25, just west of Bernalillo. For
information, call Pat Harris, 822-8571 or email email@example.com.
June 14: Placitas pianist Wendy Day will perform
an all-Chopin piano program at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 per person.
The concert will be held at the Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale
SE in Albuquerque. For further information, call 268-0044.