The Sandoval Signpost

An Independent Monthly Newspaper Serving the Community since 1988

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Signpost Cartoon c. Rudi Klimpert

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E-mail your calendar listing to: calendar@sandovalsignpost.com. 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 Signpost.

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:
Tuesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 867-3355 for directions or
questions.

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: 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: Bernalillo Town Council Meeting. The public can attend as observers, but does not participate in the activities unless requested by the
Mayor. 6:30 p.m. 867-3311.

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.

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 the Chapter website at www.nm-alzheimers.org.

Tuesdays: Ongoing, Circle of Parents peer discussion groups, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Free, confidential, and non-judgmental discussion groups, promoting positive, nurturing parenting. Free childcare. Held at Outcomes, Inc., 1503 University Boulevard, NE in Albuquerque. Please RSVP at (505) 243-2551.

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.

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.

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.

Third Wednesday: Democratic Women of Sandoval County meet. 7 p.m. Call Janice Saxton for location and speaker information: 867-1139.

Third Wednesday: Bilingual story time for ages two to ten, 3 p.m. Placitas Community Library. For more information, call 867-3355.

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. Contact: Lin Robinson, 771-1535.

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.

First Wednesdays: The Sandoval County Chapter of the Holistic Moms Network meets at the Placitas Community Center to provide support and education on various natural living and conscious parenting topics. 6 p.m. Weekly playgroups, book exchanges, and an online forum for parenting support. The Holistic Moms Network is a nonprofit support and discussion network for moms with an interest in natural, holistic, and alternative parenting and living. Our goal is to develop a thriving community which nurtures, supports, and informs mothers and their families. Children are always welcome. For more information, visit www.holisticmoms.org or email Heather Kerr at hck1@roadrunner.com.

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.

First Thursday: Preschool story time for ages two to five, 10 a.m. Placitas Community Library. For more information, call 867-3355.

Second Thursdays: Placitas Community Library Board meetings. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Meetings are open to public. Main Placitas Volunteer Fire Brigade station. For information, call 867-3355.

Second Thursdays: Enchanted Hills Neighborhood Association meets at 7 p.m. at the Vista Grande Elementary School, 7001 Chayote Road, Rio Rancho. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, visit www.ehha.us.

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.

Third Thursday of each month. the Village Academy Charter School Board meets unless there is a school holiday, and then we meet the second Thursday of the month. Our meeting place is OLOS in the Motivation Center at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact 867-9094.

Every Friday: Bernalillo Growers’ Market. Fresh homegrown vegetables, fruit, music, and more. 4-7 p.m. South of Our Lady of Sorrows Church on Camino del Pueblo (Main Street), Bernalillo. For more information, call 867-2485 or 867-9054.

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 892-3330, for more information.

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.

Second Saturdays: Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho Book Sale, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Bargains at every sale. Auditorium in Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado, Rio Rancho. For information, visit www.ci.rio-rancho.nm.us/friendsofthelibrary.

Third Saturday: Organ Transplant Awareness Program’s monthly meetings. 10:30 a.m. OTAP is an independent organization working to improve the quality of life for transplant candidates, recipients, their families, and donor family members. Home Town Buffet on Coors/Paseo. Info: www.otapnm.org.

Sundays: Corrales Growers’ Market features music, burritos, New Mexico grown produce, dairy, honey, and plants. 9 a.m. -12 p.m. Admission is free. 500 Jones Road in Corrales, next to the Corrales Post Office. For information, call 898-7927.

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.

November 1: The Rio Rancho Astronomical Society (RRAS) will host its monthly meeting at the Coronado State Monument starting at 7 p.m. RRAS Member Darin Templet will give a talk on how to keep warm while stargazing in the winter. A public stargaze will follow the meeting, weather permitting, and a variety of telescopes provided by members of the RRAS will show great views of the Moon, Venus, Jupiter, and elusive deep-sky objects such as galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters. Both events are free and open to the public.

November 2: The Sandoval County Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. at DeLavy House Museum located off Highway 550 west of Bernalillo. Featured speakers will be Tony and Wilma Purley, who will present a program on Indian beading. The featured artist will be Alex Candelaria Sedillos. He will have a photo art exhibit. Refreshments will be served. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call Martha Liebert at 867-2755.

November 4: "Understand Your Compulsive Eating and Food Addictions," a free, one-hour program presented by David Horine, PhD will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE. This informative presentation is for anyone wanting to understand the dynamics of emotional eating and food addictions and to learn how these unhealthy and self-defeating patterns of eating behavior can be understood and overcome. For more information, call 897-7213.

November 7: The Corrales Bosque Gallery will open a fantastic Annual Holiday Show in time for art lovers as they go about their holiday shopping. It will feature clever handmade ornaments, as it does every year. They will also introduce the last two of the new artists to be juried into the gallery for the year. They are the father and daughter team, Kenyon Thomas and Mary Alayne Thomas. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. There will be a reception on November 7 from 5-8 p.m. when the show opens. The Gallery is located at 4685 Corrales Road in the heart of the historic village of Corrales. For information, call 898-7203 or visit www.corralesbosquegallery.com

November 15: At 9 a.m., Friends of Coronado State Monument will host a "Southwest Greenery Workshop" where participants will enjoy a fun-filled morning making greenery/Christmas decorations such as a wreath or wall hanging using either traditional holiday items or unique contemporary items. For more information, visit http://home.comcast.net/~friendsofcsm/Activities.htm.

November 16: At 2 p.m., Friends of Coronado State Monument host Dotty Fugate, who will present the topic "Pre-Columbian Dogs in the Southwest," a fascinating lecture program based on her extensive research over the years. Ms. Fugate is a researcher and curator at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology in Santa Fe. For more information, visit http://home.comcast.net/~friendsofcsm/Activities.htm.

November 16: At 2 p.m., Wendy Day will perform a piano recital at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. This all-Chopin pro
gram is free and open to the public.

November 22–23: San Antonio de Padua Mission located in Placitas Village will again be holding its Holiday Faire. Among the items for purchase are walking sticks, pastels, beaded bracelets, amulet bags and necklaces, as well as delightful hand-painted items ranging from nativity crèches to door decorations. There will be light refreshments and plenty of parking. The crafters will be on hand to help with your selections from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. both days. Just follow the red stockings.

November 22-23: The Placitas Senior Advisory Board Committee is hosting an Arts and Crafts Holiday Sale at the Placitas Community Center. We will be renting out spaces for anyone interested. For more information, please call Vangie Sanchez at 867-2295.

November 22–23: 27th Annual Placitas Holiday Sale at Anasazi Fields Winery, Placitas Elementary School, and The Big Tent east of the Presbyterian Church; 10–5pm. For more information visit www.placitasholidaysale.com.

November 29–30. The Contemporary Hispanic Winter Market. 1615-B Paseo de Peralta at the Railyard. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Various types of modern media including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, furniture, ceramics, jewelry, and much more. Call (505) 424-6996 for more information.

December 11: The NMSU Extension Service of Sandoval County is offering an eleven-week master gardener training program that will begin on January 13, 2009. Classes will be held every Tuesday from 1-5 pm at San Ysidro Catholic Church, Hendren Hall, in Corrales. The cost is $100 and the deadline to apply is Thursday, December 11, 2008. The class fills up quickly, so early applications are advised. Please call 867-2582 for more information and an application.

May 21–23: Call-to-Entry! Seventh Biennial Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta at the Expo NM. Five-hundred-plus juried exhibits, classes, vendor mall. Entry deadline: March 1, 2009. Entry forms, prize information, and more Fiesta details at www.fiberartsfiesta.org.

 

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