To submit a nonprofit listing:
E-mail your calendar listing to: email@example.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
Monthly: Parents Without Partners offers support,
education, and friendship to single parents of all ages, regardless
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,
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
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
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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Third Wednesday: Democratic Women of Sandoval County
meet. 7 p.m. Call Janice Saxton for location and speaker information:
Third Wednesday: Bilingual story time for ages
two to ten, 3 p.m. Placitas Community Library. For more information,
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,
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 email@example.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,
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.
First Thursday: Preschool story time for ages
two to five, 10 a.m. Placitas Community Library. For more information,
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,
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.
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
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
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,
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.
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
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
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
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.