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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 (ES-CA) Board Meeting. 6:30pm. Held at Placitas Fire Station (Station 41), in 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!  

First and third 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. Info or meeting agenda: www.sandovalcounty.com, 867-7500.

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.

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 Library Board of Directors. 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 www.sanbernfrw.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.

May 1-3: Corrales Art Studio Tour. Preview gallery (located at 4829 Corrales Road) open on May 1, from 1-5 p.m.; normal tour hours on May 2-3 are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This year, two Corrales art galleries (Galeria de Corrales and Morgan Gallery) will join as participants and sponsors. The wineries of the Corrales Wine Loop, including Acequia Winery, Corrales Winery, Matheson Winery, and Pasando Tiempo Winery also join us as sponsors. All will be hosting artists and providing wine tastings. For more information, visit www.corralesartstudiotour.com or nmartistsmarket.org.

May 4: Curandera and Our Xeric Garden. 10-11 a.m. Dianne Rand, curandera, will give a guided tour of the Xeric Garden Club’s certified Wildlife Habitat Garden, emphasizing Southwest and Mexican folk healing and the plants used by the curanderos. She will also explain how creating and preserving habitats enriches our lives, and provides information on how to create one in your own backyard. All welcome; free. Held at the Albuquerque Garden Center (10120 Lomas NE). www.xericgardenclub.org.

May 5: Gardening with the Masters lecture—”Home Composting and Soil Amending,” by John Zarola. 7-8:30 p.m. Free to the public. No registration required. Held at Meadowlark Senior Center cafeteria, 4330 Meadowlark Lane, SE, Rio Rancho. Presented by the SandovalMasterGardeners.org. For more info, call 867-2582.

May 8: Artist reception for PCL artist of the month Joe Cabaza. 5-7 p.m. Held in the Collin Room at Placitas Community Library. The show will be on display from May 2 to May 31. The reception is free and open to the public.

May 9: Rio Rancho’s largest yard sale. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Held at Cabezon Park, located at 2307 Cabezon Blvd., which can be accessed by either Golf Course Road or Unser Boulevard. Those interested in selling items at the event can rent a fifteen-by-fifteen-foot space for thirty dollars (tables not provided). The registration deadline is May 1, and all vendors must be registered prior to the event. For more information, or to secure a vendor space, call 891-5015. No admission fee for shoppers.

May 9-10: The 18th annual Placitas Studio Tour. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fifty-eight Placitas artists will be displaying their art at fifty studios, offering a wide array of fine arts and crafts such as paintings, wearable art, photography, ceramics, batik, woodworking, glass art, jewelry, mosaics, sculpture, metalwork, mixed media, and more. Colorful signs will direct you to the studios of your choice. For more information, visit the tour website at www.PlacitasStudioTour.com to preview the artists and download the map to plan your tour. Brochures will be available at all studios.

May 16: Heritage Day in Corrales—“Experience History in Your Own Backyard.” 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Held this year at Casa San Ysidro, located at 973 Old Church Road (across the street from the Old San Ysidro Church).

May 17: Placitas Artists Series—May music and art events. Artist reception at 2 p.m.; concert at 3 p.m. The concert features Willy Sucre and Friends, performing two works by Antonín Dvořák. Featured artists of the month are Gary W. Priester, stereograms; Cheri Reckers, silk fiber arts; Audrey Ross, jewelry; and Jeannie Sellmer, oil painting. The concert and visual 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 for students with ID. Music students through high school are admitted free with a paying adult. For more information call 867-8080 or visit www.PlacitasArtistsSeries.org.

May 17: Friends of Coronado Historic Site present, “The Battle of Glorieta Pass.” 2 p.m. Held at the DeLavy House. Matt will discuss the battle known as the “Gettysburg of the West. For more info, call 771-9493 or visit www.kuaua.com

May 21–23: 10th Biennial Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta. A wide array of fiber arts exhibits, classes, fashion shows, vendors, and special events. Held at EXPO New Mexico, Manual Lujan Complex. Featured artist: Judith Roderick—silk painter/quilter. Open Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.fiberartsfiesta.org.

May 25: Bernalillo Memorial Day parade and ceremony. Parade at 11 a.m.; ceremony at 1 p.m. The parade follows a route from Camino del Bosque on the south end of town up Camino del Pueblo to Loretto Park, near U.S. Highway 550. The Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the Sandoval County Vietnam Veterans Memorial, outside the former Sandoval County Courthouse at 711 S. Camino del Pueblo.

 
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