Sandoval Signpost

 

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c. Rudi Klimpert

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E-mail your calendar listing to: email@sandovalsignpost.com. Or go to the Signpost Web site 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 Signpost.

Placitas Community Library: 453 Hwy 165, Placitas, Hours: Tuesday 10a.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (505) 867-3355; www.placitaslibrary.com.

Second and fourth Mondays: Bernalillo Town Council Meeting. Bernalillo Town Hall. 6:30 p.m. 867-3311.

Second Mondays: Rio Rancho Art Association monthly membership meeting. 6:30-8:30 p.m. RRAA’s mission is to enrich cultural and educational opportunities in the community and surrounding areas by providing events for the public to collectively participate in fine art events and programs. The public is welcome to attend the meetings, which are free of charge. Held at Soul Rio in Rio Rancho.

Mondays through Fridays: Mothers’ Day Out Preschool. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, 7 Paseo de San Antonio, Placitas. $15.00 per day. Call Debbie Stueber at (505) 867-5718.

Third Monday: Village Academy Charter School GC board meeting. 4:30 p.m., 301 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo (located next to Our Lady of Sorrows Church). (505) 867-9094.

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. 896-4869 or 1-800-526-7157.

First Tuesdays: Albuquerque Newcomers Club Welcoming Coffee. Learn of the Club’s many varied activities. Membership open to residents who have lived in the Albuquerque area for five years or less, or who are having major changes in their lives. Make new friends and increase your social life 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. 10 a.m. Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo del Norte, 505-321-6970, www.albuquerquenewcomersclub.org.

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 505-404-8492.

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.

Third Tuesdays: Eastern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority (ESCAFCA) meets at 6 p.m. 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.

Fourth Tuesdays: Pathways: Wildlife Corridors of NM monthly meeting. 6:30 p.m. Placitas Community Center. Open to the public. www.pathwayswc.wordpress.com

Wednesdays: Southwest Homeowner Gardening Classes. 10-10:30 a.m. Topics include: fruit trees, soil composting, small fruits and berries, principles of Xeriscape, vegetable gardening, vermicomposting, trees, shrubs, vines for the Southwest and herbs. Taught by veteran Master Gardeners. The cost is $15 per person or $5 per couple if pre-registered or $5 per class payable at the door. Call the Extension Office to register at 867-2582. Pre-Registration is required.

First Wednesdays of each month except January: Jardineros de Placitas meeting. 9:30 a.m. For location and more information, contact Pat Quick at 404-1021.

Second Wednesdays: Casa Rosa Mobile Food Pantry distribution. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., fellowship hall of Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, 7 Paseo de San Antonio, Placitas.  A Roadrunner truck will bring 2,500 pounds of food, approximately 50 pounds of food per family. All eligible Placitas residents welcome.

Second Wednesdays: Democratic Women of Sandoval County meet at 7 p.m. in the Bernalillo Town Council Chambers. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. when old and new members and guests can converse informally. Contact: Janice Saxton, at jnjsaxton@msn.com or Linda Allison, Secretary at lalallison7@gmail.com.

Second and fourth Wednesdays: Sandoval County Civitans meet 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Placitas Community Library. 514-9482.

Third Wednesdays: Placitas Community Library Board Meetings. 7-9 p.m. at the Library.

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, New Mexico.

Second and Fourth Thursday of each month (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/Category.as-px?cid=7&category=Meetings+and+Agendas for more information or for a meeting agenda.

Third Thursday of each month (except December): Placitas History Project, 6:30-8 p.m. Placitas Community Library, 453 Hwy 165, Placitas. Everyone is welcome. 771-0253.

Fourth Thursday of each month: Sandoval County Development Planning & Zoning Commission, 6 p.m. Sandoval County Administration Building, 1500 Idalia Rd., Bldg. D, Bernalillo.

First Friday: Coronado Kennel Club Meeting. All-breed obedience kennel club, 7 p.m. Call for meeting place. 867-4510.

Saturdays: Casa Rosa Food Bank is open 9 a.m.-11 a.m. in the pink house east of Las Placitas Presbyterian Church on 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.

Saturdays and Sundays:  Idalia Road Marketplace, Rio Rancho’s  open air market dedicated to local business, art, food and fun. Vendors (artists, craftspeople, organic/natural produce and more), live music, great breakfast burritos. Hours Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. through October. 1320 Idalia Road just North of Northern Blvd.  www.idaliaroadmarketplace.com.

First Saturdays (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, 867-1139.

Fourth Saturdays: Sandia Vista Amateur Radio Club invites all area amateur radio operators to monthly meetings. 9 a.m. Do you want to help provide emergency communications in Placitas? Are you interested in becoming a “ham” radio operator? We will help you to acquire your FCC license. Placitas Fire Station No. 41, on Hwy. 165, near the Library. www.lasplacitas.org/svarc for details.

May 1: Sandoval Regional Medical Center hosts Town Hall meeting. 6 p.m. Learn about Sandoval County’s first community teaching hospital, opening in July, 2012. Q&A session. Refreshments. Placitas Community Center, 41 Camino de las Huertas, Placitas, 867-1396.

May 4: Artist reception for “The Art of Northern New Mexico.” 6-8 p.m. Local oil painter Frank Fell will host a reception in the Red Boot Gallery at the Range Cafe in Bernalillo. Refreshments will be served and music will be provided by ‘Stop S’il Vous Plait’ with Juan Wijngaard and Sharon Berman. Frank’s work will be available for viewing until the end of May at the gallery.

May 5 and 6: 11th Annual Wind Festival. At Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood. Skies will be filled with colorful kites. Bring your own, buy one at the Festival, or watch professional stunt kite fliers maneuver their kites. Contests. American Kiter’s Association will bring custom-made kites, exciting to watch. Free admission to Wind Festival. Visit the Wildlife West Nature Park while you are there. $7 adults/$6 seniors/$4 students/under 5 are free. 25 minutes east of Albuquerque, off Interstate 40, in Edgewood. 281-7655, www.wildlifewest.org.

May 5: Bill Dunmire on New Mexico’s natural landscapes. 1-2:30 p.m. Placitan Bill Dunmire will be speaking on his newest book, New Mexico’s Living Landscapes: A Roadside View along with a slideshow. To be held at the Placitas Community Library.

May 5: Grand opening of Idalia Road Marketplace. Rio Rancho’s  open air market dedicated to local business, art, food and fun. Vendors (artists, craftspeople, organic/natural produce and more), live music, great breakfast burritos. Hours Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. through October. 1320 Idalia Road just North of Northern Blvd.  www.idaliaroadmarketplace.com.

May 5: “Mudding Day.” 9-4 p.m. Friends and Neighbors of Corrales come together to mix and apply adobe mud to the walls of the Old Church and take care of maintenance details. Held at the Old San Ysidro Church.

May 5: Master Gardener Plant Clinic. 10-2 p.m. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer any gardening questions. If you want plants or insects identified, bring them with you or any other gardening problems. Bring your questions and or sick and ailing plants for diagnosis from the experts of the Sandoval County Master Gardeners. Held at Lowe’s Garden Center—Northern Blvd. at Loma Colorado. Free. For more information contact Sandoval County Extension at 505-867-2582.

May 5: Placitas Community Drum Circle meets on the Full Moon in May. 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Community Center, 41 Camino de las Huertas.  Bring your drum or rattle, a snack to share and a friend to help us celebrate the full moon with a joyful noise!  This is an alcohol-free community event.  For more info: Cathryne Richards, cathrynedances@yahoo.com.

May 11: Artist Reception for Placitas Community Library’s May artist Vangie Dunmire. 5-7 p.m. Held at the Placitas Community Library. For more information see article in this issue.

May 12: Book signing with Frances Fanning. 5:30 p.m. Frances Fanning, writer of the popular “Meet Your Neighbor” column in the Albuquerque Journal will sign her newly released novel, “Rhythm of My Heart.” To be held at the Centennial Kickoff Celebration at Coronado State Monument located on Route 550 in Bernalillo.

May 12: Book signing with David Hoekenga. 11-2 p.m. Placitas mystery writer David Hoekenga will sell and sign his New Mexico mysteries, featuring detective Signe Sorenson. To be held at Under Charlie’s Covers bookstore, located at 120 E. Highway 550 next to Walgreens in Bernalillo. For more information

May 12: Placitas Flea Market. 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., Homestead Village (next to the Merc), Highway 165, Placitas. Sellers welcome. Spaces rent for as little as $10/day. Proceeds benefit the Placitas Community Library. Second Placitas Flea Market on May 29. Call PJ at 771-1143 for more information.

May 12-13: The Placitas Studio Tour. 10-5 p.m. The Placitas Studio Tour, now in its fifteenth year, provides the opportunity for visitors to see the spaces, views, and objects that inspire Placitas artists to create. Recent years have produced some sixty artists willing to share their homes, studios, and artwork with the public.

May 12-13: Westside Concert Chorale, directed by John Clark and Lee Ann Gibson, presents “Everything’s Coming Up…….Singing!” 7:30 p.m. Includes selections such as Lullaby of Broadway; a selection from the Oratorio, Samson, by Handel; Chattanooga Choo Choo; and Elijah Rock, a spiritual. May 12: St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 601 Montano Road NW; May 13, at 3 p.m. at West Mesa Christian Church, 8821 Golf Course Road NW.

May 15: The history of The Band in 75 minutes. 6:30 p.m. Peter Chase will offer an audio and visual history of the group including playing two of his favorite Band songs live. If you love popular music, you do not want to miss this program on one of the roots of rock. Held at the Esther Bone Library is located at 950 Pinetree Rd. SE in Rio Rancho. For more information or directions to the library, call 891-5012 and select option 3.  

May 17: Sandoval Regional Medical Center hosts Town Hall meeting. 6 p.m. Learn about Sandoval County’s first community teaching hospital, opening in July, 2012. Q&A session. Refreshments. Bernalillo Senior Center, 255 S. Camino del Pueblo, #B, Bernalillo.

May 19:Master Gardener Plant Clinics. 10-2 p.m. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer any gardening questions. If you want plants or insects identified, bring them with you or any other gardening problems. Bring your questions and or sick and ailing plants for diagnosis from the experts of the Sandoval County Master Gardeners. Held at Santa Ana Garden Center in Bernalillo—Off NM 550 by Santa Ana Casino. Free. For more information contact Sandoval County Extension at 505-867-2582.

May 19: Book signing with Frances Fanning. 11-2 p.m. Frances Fanning, writer of the popular “Meet Your Neighbor” column in the Albuquerque Journal will sign her newly released novel, “Rhythm of My Heart.” To be held Under Charlie’s Covers bookstore, located on Route 550 in Bernalillo next to Walgreen’s.

May 19: Corrales Historical Society to celebrate “Heritage Day 2012.” 10-4 p.m. A spring celebration of the history of Corrales.  To be held at the Old San Ysidro Church, 966 Old Church Road across from Casa San Ysidro. See article for special events listing.

May 20: Last event of the Placitas Artists’ Series Silver Anniversary Season. Reception at 2 p.m. for the artists, followed by a concert of Willie Sucre and Friends at 3 p.m. Featured artists are L. Heath (Fusionism), Emily Holcomb (jewelry & mixed media), Cheri Reckers (dyes on silk), and Suzanne Visor (painted silk). To be held at the Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. See article in this issue for more info.

May 20: San Ysidro Church Fiesta of 2012. 10-5 p.m. Following a Holy Mass, there will be a traditional procession and a fun filled fiesta. The Events will feature live entertainment, a silent auction, games for kids, arts and crafts, and many food and beverage concessions. To be held on the church grounds, located on Corrales Road across from Wagner.

May 26: Placitas Flea Market. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Homestead Village (next to the Merc), Highway 165, Placitas. Sellers welcome. Spaces rent for as little as $10/day. Proceeds benefit the Placitas Community Library. Call PJ at 771-1143 for more information.

May 28: Memorial Day Parade in Rio Rancho. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. and travels east down Southern Boulevard to end at the Veterans Monument Park located on Pinetree Road adjacent to the Esther Bone Memorial Library.

June 1-3: 14th Annual Albuquerque Folk Festival. Free camping begins on Friday, June 1 at Albuquerque Balloon Museum grounds (next to NM Balloon Fiesta grounds). Multi-stage performances 10am-11pm on Saturday, June 2. Camping closes at noon on Sunday, June 3. Musical fun for the whole family. $20 gate/$15 advance/under 12-free. Details: www.abqfolkfest.org.

June 10: Corrales Garden Tour. 9-4 p.m. The gardens range from homes along the Bosque to the Sandhills. Sandoval County Master Gardeners will be available at each garden to answer questions. Ticket are $10 and available on the day of the tour at tents along Corrales Road. For more information email info@corrales-gardentour.com, call Veteran Sandoval County Master Gardener Jae Riebe at 410-1605, or visit www.corrales-gardentour.com

 
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