To submit a nonprofit listing
to the calendar:
E-mail your calendar listing to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or go to the Signpost Web site, www.sandovalsignpost.com,
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
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.
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,
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 welcome.
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; email@example.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.
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
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.
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 922-6252
for more information.
Saturdays: Children’s reading program. 10
a.m.-noon. Placitas Community Library, Tierra Madre #1, Placitas.
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, 505-260-7195.
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 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.,
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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.,
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
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.