Sandoval Signpost
An Independent Monthly Newspaper Serving the Community since 1988
  Community Calendar

c. Rudi Klimpert

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Placitas Community Library: 453 Hwy 165, Placitas, Hours: Tuesday 10a.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (505) 867-3355;

Second and fourth Mondays: Bernalillo Town Council Meeting. Bernalillo Town Hall. 6:30 p.m. 867-3311.

Mondays (first Monday of the month): Rio Rancho Art Association member meeting. Destiny Center, 4401 Northern Boulevard in Rio Rancho. Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with a short business meeting. Each meeting has a social hour following the speaker, including samples of art by members. Meetings are open to the public regardless of artistic experience or media.

Mondays through Fridays: Mothers’ Day Out Preschool. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, 7 Paseo de San Antonio, Placitas. $15.00 per day. Call Debbie Stueber at (505) 867-5718.

Third Monday: Village Academy Charter School GC board meeting. 4:30 p.m., 301 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo (located next to Our Lady of Sorrows Church). (505) 867-9094.

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. 896-4869 or 1-800-526-7157.

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 or call 505-404-8492.

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.

Third Tuesdays: Eastern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority (ESCAFCA) meets at 6 p.m. 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.

Fourth Tuesdays: Pathways: Wildlife Corridors of NM monthly meeting. 6:30 p.m. at the Placitas Community Center. Open to the public.

Wednesdays: Mini Farmers’ Market at the Placitas Community Library. 1:30-5pm. Placitas grown, organic sugar snap and snow peas, green beans, squash, salad greens and more. Any gardeners with produce to share are encouraged to bring it to the Library then. All proceeds benefit Placitas Community Library.

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. Children are always welcome. For more information, email Heather Kerr at

First Wednesdays of each month except January: Jardineros de Placitas meeting. 9:30 a.m. For location and more information, contact Pat Quick at 404-1021.

Second Wednesdays: Casa Rosa Mobile Food Pantry distribution. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., fellowship hall of Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, 7 Paseo de San Antonio, Placitas. A Roadrunner truck will bring 2,500 pounds of food, approximately 50 pounds of food per family. All eligible Placitas residents welcome.

Second Wednesdays: Democratic Women of Sandoval County meet at 7 p.m. in the Bernalillo Town Council Chambers. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. when old and new members and guests can converse informally. Contact: Janice Saxton, at or Linda Allison, Secretary at
Second and fourth Wednesdays: Sandoval County Civitans meet. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Placitas Community Library. 514-9482.

Third Wednesdays: Placitas Community Library Board Meetings. 7-9 p.m. at the Library.

Thursdays: Award-Winning Beading Class of the Placitas Community Center. 1-4 p.m. The Beading Group at the Placitas Community Center includes beginners, advanced, and senior beaders. They enjoy working on their own personal creations as well as instructed techniques and styles. All beaders bring in their personal beads and supplies and work at their own pace. Ideas are shared amongst each other and all have a great time. Both men and women are involved in this activity. All are welcome to attend the class.

Second and Fourth Thursday of each month (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. Call 867-7500 or visit for more information or a meeting agenda.

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

Fourth Thursday of each month except for the months of November and December: Sandoval County Development Planning & Zoning Commission, 6 p.m. Sandoval County Administration Building, 1500 Idalia Rd., Bldg. D, Bernalillo.

First Friday: Coronado Kennel Club Meeting. All-breed obedience kennel club, 7 p.m. Call for meeting place. 867-4510.

Fourth Fridays (except April): Casa Rosa Mobile Food Pantry distribution. 1:30-3:30 p.m.,  fellowship hall of Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. Roadrunner truck will bring 2,500 pounds of food, approximately fifty pounds of food per family. All eligible Placitas residents welcome. 

Saturdays: Casa Rosa Food Bank is open 9 a.m.-11 a.m. in the pink house east of Las Placitas Presbyterian Church on 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.

Second and fourth Saturday: Placitas Flea Market, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Homestead Village, 221 Highway 165, Placitas.

November 1: Special Day Of The Dead evening event hosted by Gathering of Artists in the historic adobe home right next to Old San Isidro Church, 966 Old Church Road in Corrales. All are invited to honor your loved ones by placing mementos there. After darkBringing food and drinks that your loved ones enjoyed and share the moment

November 1: Gardening with the Masters—“Winterizing your Irrigation System.” 7-8:30 p.m. Free—Offered by the NMSU Sandoval County Extension Master Gardeners. Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark Lane, SE, Rio Rancho.

November 12: Community Emergency Preparedness Forum. 9-11:30 a.m. At the new Firehouse, east of I-25 frontage road, a mile north of NM-165, in Placitas.

November 12: Chautauqua presentation of Rachel Carson—Bestselling author of Silent Spring. 2 p.m. at Placitas Community Center. Made possible by NM Humanities Council. Suggested Donation $10

November 13: Sandoval Historical Society hosts local authors in annual book event. 2 p.m. Readings and book signings. To be held at Delavy House—off Rt. 550 at 151 Edmund Road, near Santa Ana Star Casino. [See article, this Signpost.]

November 14: Placitas Federated Republican Women Meeting. 4-6 p.m. We will celebrate our first year, and Greg Sowards, candidate for US Senate, will be our guest. The public is invited to all events. Refreshments served. Please RSVP if you plan to attend by phoning Vickie at 771-0173, or emailing Sheri at

November 17: Corrales Historical Society “Speaker Series 2011”. 7 p.m. Francisco Serna Osuna presents: Vaqueros: Knights of the Americas: The True Heritage of the Cowboy—the Story Across Two Continents. Old San Ysidro Church at 966 Old Church Road, across from Casa San Ysidro. Event is free and open to the public. No reservations required. 

November 19: The Coronado Expedition, new discoveries since 1992. 2 p.m. Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument announces a Spanish colonial history presentation. Join historian and researcher Dr. Richard Flint in reviewing a series of remarkable archaeological finds that have given considerable precision to the historic route. Held at Manzano Mountain Art Council Arts Center, 122 E. Broadway, in Mountainair.

November 19: Maxwell Museum Navajo rug auction. Preview from 11-12:30 p.m.; auction at 1 p.m. More than two hundred rugs in a wide range of styles both historic and recently completed will be on display and available for purchase. The event will offer opportunities to view and “throw down” rugs, speak to specialists in Native American art, and Navajo weaving, and take home a unique handmade textile. Located at the Prairie Star restaurant located on Highway 550 at Tamaya Road in Bernalillo.

November 19-20: The Placitas Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Sale. 10-5 p.m. Warm hospitality and high quality arts and crafts will always be found in this free juried art show, as well as something for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Mark your calendars for this fun and festive holiday art event. [See article, this Signpost.]

November 20: Artifacts of Kuaua Pueblo Ruins & Santiago Ruins. 2 p.m. The Friends of Coronado State Monument present a discussion and exhibit of artifacts and pottery excavated in the 1930s at Kuaua Pueblo, and the Ghufoor site, now the Santiago community in Bernalillo. Admission $5, FREE for children 16 & under and Friends of CSM. The DeLavy House is located at 161 Edmond Road off Highway 550, 1.5 miles west of I-25, exit 242. For more info, call 505-792-4851 or visit

November 20: The Placitas Artist Series presents the work of various artists at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. 5 p.m. The work of Karen Halbert, Ann Pollard, Marcia Rackstraw, and Marilyn Stablein will be on display at the Las Placitas Presbyterian Church.

November 20: The Placitas Artist Series presents Willy Sucre and Friends playing Piano Quintets with Guillermo Figueroa and Valerie Turner, violins; Willy Sucre, viola; Joan Zucker, cello; and Ivonne Figueroa, piano. 6 p.m. At the Las Placitas Presbyterian Church.

November 25-26: Fourth Annual Corrales Holiday Art Festival. 10-5 p.m. This event will feature approximately forty artisans presenting high-quality fine art for sale to holiday shoppers and all lovers of fine art. It will be held on the front field at the Corrales Recreational Center in a large, heated tent for comfortable browsing. For more information, visit

November 26: 2nd annual Corrales Community Book Fair. Meet talented and award-winning authors in addition to invited writers. 1 to 5 p.m. Free event. Sponsored by the the Corrales Historical Society and Friends of the Corrales Library. Historic Old San Ysidro Church.

November 27: Fourth Annual Corrales Holiday Art Festival. 10-4 p.m. This event will feature approximately forty artisans presenting high-quality fine art for sale to holiday shoppers and all lovers of fine art. It will be held on the front field at the Corrales Recreational Center in a large, heated tent for comfortable browsing. For more information, visit

November 30: 5 County Extension Holiday Showcase. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., or 6-8 p.m. Holiday Arts & Crafts, Recipes, Door Prizes and more. $10/person. Bernalillo County 4-H Center, 1500 Menaul Blvd., NW, Albuquerque, NM.




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