Sandoval Signpost


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  Community Calendar

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Note: “First Monday,” for example, means: The first Monday “of the month.”

First Monday: Intentional Living Motivation: Learn how to create and manifest a successful, healthy and happy life. Explore, create and understand how to succeed using universal, physical and spiritual laws as tools. 5:30 p.m. Free. Placitas Community Center. Info: 620-3312.

Second Monday: Rio Rancho Federated Republican Women will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. Turtle Mountain Brewing Co, 905 36th St. To learn of monthly speaker or information/reservations, call Carolyn 681-6328 or email:

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

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.

Third Monday: Sandoval County Chapter of the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force. 6 p.m. Discuss strategies to support breastfeeding families in Sandoval County. Family Health Partnerships, 4351 Jager Road, Suite C, Rio Rancho 87144. Amy Pilley: or 575-642-7534.

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.

First Tuesday: Albuquerque Newcomers Club Welcoming Coffee. 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 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,

First Tuesday: Coronado Kennel Club Meeting. All-breed kennel club, 7:30 p.m. 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 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 are welcome.

Second Tuesday: 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.

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

Third Tuesday: 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.

Third Tuesday: Sandia Vista Amateur Radio Club invites all area amateur radio operators to monthly meetings. 7 p.m. Help provide emergency communications in Placitas. Become a “HAM” radio operator. We will help you get your FCC license. Visitors welcome. Placitas Fire Station No. 41, Hwy 165, near the Library. for details.

Fourth Tuesday: Pathways: Wildlife Corridors of NM monthly meeting. 6:30 p.m. Placitas Community Center. Open to the public.

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.

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. To make an appointment, or for further information, visit or call 250-5419.

First Wednesday (except January): Jardineros de Placitas meeting. 9:30 a.m. For location and more information, contact Pat Quick at 404-1021.

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. Don Chalmer’s Ford Community Room. 2500 Rio Rancho Boulevard, Rio Rancho. or or 505-301-2009.

Second Wednesday: 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 or Linda Allison, Secretary at

Second and fourth Wednesdays: Sandoval County Civitans meet 6:00 p.m. US Bank conference room, Bernalillo. 898-6884.

Third Wednesday: 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 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 for more information or for a meeting agenda.

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

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

Fridays: Celebrate Recovery— 12 steps to finding freedom from hurts, hang-ups, and habits. 6:30 p.m. First Assemby Church, 274 Camino Don Tomas, Bernalillo. 867-7226.

Second Friday: The San-Bern Federated Republican Women meet at Chamisa Hills Country Club,  Southern and Country Club Drive. Luncheon at 11:15 a.m. Public is welcome, lunch reservations and information to Joyce Elliott, 891-8180. Meetings feature candidates for local, state, and national offices.

Saturdays: Casa Rosa Food Bank is open 9 a.m.-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.

Saturdays: Idalia Road Marketplace. 9 a.m-2 p.m. Rio Rancho’s newly-opened open-air market will be filled with live entertainment from local musicians, arts and crafts, fresh produce, baked goods, garden and houseplant sales, furniture, yard sale vendors, burritos, and more. Idalia Road Market is located at 1320 Idalia Road in Rio Rancho, one-half mile north of Northern Boulevard. To learn more about the market, call 553-5591 or visit Entry and parking are free.

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, 867-1139.

Third Saturday: The Rio Rancho Northwest Mesa NAACP meets. 11 a.m. Don Newton Community Center. Public is invited. www.

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, visit our website at

Sundays: Idalia Road Marketplace. 10 a.m-2 p.m. Rio Rancho’s newly-opened open-air market will be filled with live entertainment from local musicians, arts and crafts, fresh produce, baked goods, garden and houseplant sales, furniture, yard sale vendors, burritos, and more. Idalia Road Market is located at 1320 Idalia Road in Rio Rancho, one-half mile north of Northern Boulevard. To learn more about the market, call 553-5591 or visit Entry and parking are free.

May 3: Opening reception for Evey Jones’ artshow: “I have a question, and there’s no one left to answer it.” 6-8 p.m. The show describes Jones’ journey, following her mother’s passing, when she realized that no one remained from the older generation to teach her about her family, her past, or herself. See article inside for more details. The work will be on display at the Harwood Art Center from May 3 through May 30.

May 4: Identity theft program. 11 a.m. Jack Corder, from Farm Bureau Financial Services, is an experienced teacher in the field of identity theft protection and will present an informative, in-depth program. Held at Esther Bone Library.

May 4-5: Corrales Art Studio Tour. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Seventy five artists from Corrales and surrounding areas will participate in the 15th year of the Corrales Art Studio Tour. Patrons are invited to stop at Villa Acequia—4829 Corrales Road—to pick up a catalog, see samples of the artist’s work before heading out to the individual studios and visit the history and restoration of the building. Villa Acequia is listed on the New Mexico State Registry of Cultural Properties. For more information, visit or call 688-0100.

May 5: Sandoval County Historical Society presents musician Consuelo Luz. 2 p.m. Through her music, Luz explores her journey from a Cuban-Chilean Catholic upbringing to discovering and owning her Jewish roots in New Mexico. Held at the DeLavy House (exit 242 from I-25, go west on Hwy 550 to the new I-Hop restaurant and the west entrance to the Phillips gas station, then north on the gravel road to 151 Edmond Road). Admission is $5. Free for members.

May 11: Michael O’Keefe, award-winning historian, will present Custer, the Seventh Cavalry, and the Little Big Horn. 2 p.m. During his presentation, he will show a contour map of the battlefield, photos, and reference his numerous interviews. He will also answer questions. Held at the Placitas Community Library.

May 11:  Sandoval County Master Gardeners Help Desk from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM at the Las Placitas Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Stop by with your gardening or landscaping questions. The church is located on NM 165, six miles east of I-25, exit 242.

May 11 and 12: Placitas Studio Tour. Art studios will be open all over Placitas from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day with art for sale, demonstrations, refreshments. Open to the public. See Sandoval Arts, this Signpost or

May 15: The history of Bob Marley in 75 minutes. 6:30 p.m. Peter Chase, our favorite music historian, returns to present a program based on the reggae music artist Bob Marley. Held at the Esther Bone Memorial Library, located at 950 Pinetree Rd. SE in Rio Rancho. No tickets are required.

May 18: Heritage day offers fun family activities. 10-4 p.m. Inside the adobe walls of Casa San Ysidro, the colors, traditions, and music of historic New Mexico will spring to life. For more information about the event at Casa San Ysidro, and the historic casa, call 897-8828 or go to

May 19: Friends of Coronado State Monument Lecture Series: native history. 2 p.m. Julian T. Garcia of Santa Ana Pueblo will talk about his tribe’s migration route from Mesa Verde to their present-day homeland of Tamaya near Bernalillo. Held at Coronado State Monument, 485 Kuaua Road, Bernalillo, NM,1.5 miles west of the I-25 exit 242, off Hwy 550. The price for adults is $5; students and members of the Friends of Coronado State Monument are free. No reservations required.

June 1: Albuquerque Folk Festival. Multi-stage musical performances, open jamming, music workshops, children’s activities, family entertainment, dancing, arts and crafts, food vendors, free overnight camping on May 31 & June 1. Tickets: $20/$15. Children under 11 are free. Balloon Museum Park. Details:

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