The Sandoval Signpost

An Independent Monthly Newspaper Serving the Community since 1988

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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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. Wayne, 892-2456.

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, Bernalillo. 266-1900.

Mondays through Thursdays: Mother’s Day Out. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. $13 per session. 867-5718.

First and third Mondays: Optimist Club de Sandoval Meeting. 7 p.m. San Antonio Community Center, Placitas. New members welcome. 867-4646.

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; resolvecentralnm@yahoo.com.

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. 896-1250.

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.

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, dbsa4albq@yahoo.com.

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.

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 W-16C, www.lwvabc.org.

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 922-6252 for more information.

Saturdays: Children’s reading program. 10 a.m.-noon. Placitas Community Library, Tierra Madre #1, Placitas. 867-3355.

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. 266-1900.

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, 505-260-7195.

Sundays: Placitas Big Book Study. Alcoholics Anonymous. 7-8:15 p.m. (open meeting). Presbyterian Church (Bell Tower), Placitas. 266-1900.

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 December 30: “Originals 2007,” a juried and invitational exhibition of NM women artists, organized and sponsored by the NM Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC and hosted by the Harwood Museum of Art and the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos. Included in the 103 artists are works by Placitas artists Laura Robbins and Evey Jones. For information, visit www.newmexicowomeninthearts.org or call 986-9695 or 867-3189.

November 1: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m., Commission Chambers.

November 1: Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) has invited all Presidential candidates to a luncheon forum to present their positions on health care. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North. $35 per person. Advanced reservations required. Online registration available at www.WIPP.org/events.asp by clicking on “A Presidential Candidates Forum.” For information, call Joan Schlueter at 899-3353 or email Joan@OnSiteHiring.com.

November 3: Join the crew of the Las Placitas Watershed Project and City of Albuquerque Open Space Division for a morning of trail construction and maintenance on the Placitas Open Space. 8:30 a.m.-noon. Work on the East Entrance Trail as part of implementing the Placitas Open Space management plan and part of our overall Las Huertas watershed restoration strategy. Meet at the Placitas Post Office at 8:30 a.m. and carpool to the site. Drinks and snacks provided. For information, visit www.lasplacitas.org or call 771-8020.

November 4: Corrales Growers Market holds its first Winter Market, which will run the first Sunday of each month until the regular season begins again in April. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Enclosed tents offer a pleasant interior shopping experience. Expect apples, baked goods, greens, pumpkins, herbs, natural soaps, music, burritos, and Market Shop items. Located on Corrales Road next to the Corrales Post Office. For information, call 898-7927.

November 7 through March 4: The Annual Holiday Show for Corrales Bosque Gallery: “O Tandem-baum.” New works by twenty-one artists. Paintings, photography, monotypes, fabric art, sculpture, pottery, glassware, and jewelry, along with holiday decorations, cards, and refreshments. Opening on November 7 from 5-8 p.m. or visit any day from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. through March 4. The Gallery is located at 4685 Corrales Road. For information, call 898-7203.

November 8: CCA’s Vox Performa Poetry Series: Anne Waldman and Margaret Randall. 1050 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe. 7 p.m. Tickets are $10/$15. For information, call Jill at (505) 982-1338, ext. 20 or visit www.ccasantafe.org.

November 9: Wordspace Poetry Series: Anne Waldman. 7:30 p.m. Outpost Performance Space, located at 210 Yale Boulevard SE in Albuquerque. $5 at the door. For information, call 268-0044 or email mail@outpostspace.org.

November 9: SanBern Federated Republican Women will meet at 11:30 at Chamisa Hills Country Club. Speakers will be Lt. Jessica Graves and Lt. Kristina Belcourt. For reservations, call 892-3330 by November 6.

November 10: The West Mesa Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold its regular monthly luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. The program will feature State AAUW Co-Presidents Nina Thayer and Nancy Scheer discussing a primary goal of AAUW, gender equity. Cost of the buffet luncheon is $12. The meeting will be held at Your Place or Mine, 3301 Southern Boulevard in Rio Rancho.

November 10: Friends of Coronado State Monument will sponsor a wreath-making workshop on the portal at Coronado State Monument from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $20 per person and includes the workshop fee plus any and all supplies to decorate one wreath. Reservations are suggested as space is limited. Call Linda at 821-8432 after 6 p.m. or email FCSM_reservations@yahoo.com before November 8.

November 11: At 3 p.m., Willy Sucre and Friends perform a program of string quartets. Violist Willy Sucre will be joined by violinists LP How, Kerri Lay, and cellist Joan Zucker. Preceding the concert at 1:30 p.m., a reception will be held for exhibiting visual artists Nina Adkins, Pam Lujan-Hauer, Sylvia Ortiz Domney, and Robert W. Wornall. The event will take place at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $18/$15. Free child care for six-year-olds and under. For information, visit www.PlacitasArts.org or call 867-8080. [See ad page 2 and article in this Signpost.]

November 12: Non-essential offices will be closed in observance of the Veterans’ Day holiday.

November 13: Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board Meeting, 4 p.m., 264 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo.

November 13: The New Mexico Democratic Club presents Denise Herrera, a consumer advocate with the Attorney General’s office, to speak on “identity theft.” Also, tips on handling foreign money scams. Question and answer period. Best Western Inn, Highway 528, Rio Rancho Boulevard in Rio Rancho. For information, call Crystal Hyer at 771- 9441.

November 15: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m., Commission Chambers.

November 15: Commission on Senior Affairs, 10 a.m., Placitas Senior Center.

November 16 to 18: New Mexico Bead Society participates in Bead Renaissance 2007 at the EXPO New Mexico State Fair Grounds. 300 San Pedro in Albuquerque. Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Open to the public; admission is free. The New Mexico Bead Society, a nonprofit organization, will be teaching classes all three days. For information, visit www.newmexicobeadsociety.org.

November 17 and 18: Placitas Fine Arts and Crafts Holiday Sale. Over eighty artists sell their fine art and crafts in three locations in Placitas. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. [See article, this Signpost, for details.]

November 17 and 18: Placitas Arts and Crafts Faire. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. San Antonio Mission Social Center on Avenida San Antonio (off Hwy 165). San Antonio Mission Artists and Crafters are needed for the Arts and Crafts Faire. For more information, call Nancy Hawks at 771-4931 or Fran Stephens at 867-3077.

November 18: 2 p.m. Friends of Coronado State Monument will sponsor a presentation by Dr. Florence Weinberg, Professor Emeritus of French and Spanish Literature, on the topic of the little-known “Chamuscado Expedition (1581-1582)” to what is now central New Mexico. For reservations, call Gordon Forbes at 771-3464 or email FCSM_reservations@yahoo.com. Admission is $5 per person; free to members of the Friends of Coronado State Monument.

November 22: Non-essential offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 23: Non-essential offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 24 and 25: El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe will host the traditional Winter Market at 1615-B Paseo de Peralta at the Railyard in Santa Fe. Exhibits will include painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, furniture, ceramics, and jewelry. A silent auction of holiday ornaments donated by the artists will take place both days. Food and music will be offered throughout the Market. Hours are November 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and November 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Market is free and open to the public.

November 25: 3 p.m. Wendy Day will present an all-Chopin program for her piano recital at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. The program is free and open to the public.

November 27: County Planning and Zoning Commission, 6 p.m., Commission Chambers.

November 30: “Peace Talks Radio: teaching peace in elementary and secondary schools.” Listen live on KUNM (89.9 FM or www.kunm.org) at 8 a.m. or online by November 27.

 

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