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Visit: www.sandovalsignpost.com and click on Calendar. Deadline for submission is the twentieth of the month prior to publication. The calendar is a free community service provided by the Signpost for nonprofit organizations, and art and entertainment events of specific interest to residents of Sandoval County.

Note: Example: “First Monday” means the first Monday “of the month.”

Daily: Free hikes at Valles Caldera National Preserve—from Magma to Magpie. For a complete list of activities at the National Preserve, go to vallescaldera.gov.

First Monday: Eastern Sandoval Citizens Association (ES-CA) Board Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Public welcome. Placitas Fire Station, 463 Highway 165, Placitas. www.es-ca.org.

Second Monday: Rio Grande Rebels 4-H Club meets. Now accepting new members. The 4-H youth development program is a dynamic non-formal education program that provides opportunities for youth to learn life skills and gain knowledge while having fun. Contact Jessica at 459-6553. Held at Sandoval County Extension Office, 711 S. Camino del Pueblo Bernalillo.

Second and fourth Mondays: Bernalillo Town Council meeting. 6:30 p.m. Held at Bernalillo Town Hall. For more information, call 867-3311.

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

Third Monday: Sandoval County Chapter of the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force. 6 p.m. Discuss strategies to support breastfeeding families in Sandoval County. Held at Family Health Partnerships, 4351 Jager Road, Suite C, Rio Rancho. Info: Amy Pilley at apilley@salud.unm.edu, or 575-642-7534.

Mondays through Fridays: Mothers’ Day Out Preschool. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Held at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, 7 Paseo de San Antonio, Placitas. $16 dollars per day. For more information, call Debbie Stueber at 867-3371.

Every Tuesday: Pickleball at the Bernalillo Community Center. 6-8 p.m. Pickleball is a game played on a court with paddles and a whiffle ball. The court is smaller than a tennis court and allows people to play who no longer want to run and jump as they did in their younger years. Anyone can play even if they have never played tennis. For more information, call 771-0130.

First Tuesday: Albuquerque Newcomers Club Welcoming Coffee. 10 a.m. Learn of the Club’s many varied activities. Membership open to residents who have lived in the Albuquerque area (including Sandoval County) for five years or less, or who are having major changes in their lives. Make new friends while signing up for monthly luncheons and speakers, dining experiences, visits to area attractions, book and movie groups, card games, men’s group, walking, wine tastings, etc. Held at Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo del Norte. For more information, call 321-6970, or email abqnewcomers@gmail.com.

First Tuesday: Coronado Kennel Club Meeting. 7:30 p.m. All-breed kennel club. Schedule changes in August and December. Call 867-4510 for meeting location.

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 www.sandovalchamber.com or call 404-8492.

Second Tuesdays: Coronado Optimist Club. 6 p.m. The Coronado Optimist Club primarily serves Bernalillo, Rio Rancho, and Placitas in projects that help youth. Held at the Range Cafe in Bernalillo. All welcome.

Second Tuesday: Sandoval County Democratic Club. 7 p.m. Held at 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. Info: www.sandovaldemocrats.org.

Second and fourth Tuesdays: Open kiln-formed glass workshops. 2-4 p.m. Held at the Placitas Community Center. Info: 867-1396.

Third Tuesday: Eastern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority (ESCAFCA). 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 Town Hall by Friday preceding the meeting.

Third Tuesday: Sandia Vista Amateur Radio Club. 7 p.m. Help provide emergency communications in Placitas. Become a “HAM” radio operator. We will help you get your FCC license. Visitors welcome. Held at the Placitas Fire Station No. 41, Hwy 165, near the Library. For more information, go to www.lasplacitas.org/svarc.

Fourth Tuesday: Pathways: Wildlife Corridors of NM monthly meeting. 6:30 p.m. Held at the Placitas Community Center. Open to the public. For more information, go to www.pathwayswc.wordpress.com.

Tuesdays: Haven House Domestic Violence Support Group for women whose lives have been touched by domestic violence. 6:30-8:00 p.m. Topics include: Dynamics of Domestic Violence, Safety Plans, Developing Healthy Relationships, and information about available services. All sessions are confidential and free of charge. Held at Rio Rancho First Baptist Church, corner of Route 528 and 19th Avenue. For more information, call 896-4869 or 1-800-526-7157.

Tuesdays and Fridays: Watermelon Mountain Ranch offers spay-and-neuter clinics. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Prices vary from thirty dollars to 150 dollars depending on the weight of your pet. All procedures include pain medication. Info: wmranch.org or call 250-5419.

Wednesdays: Rotary Club of Rio Rancho Sunrise. 7 a.m. For breakfast, fellowship, a great speaker, and a chance to get involved in local and worldwide service projects. At Club Rio Rancho (used to be Chamisa Hills CC), 500 Country Club Drive, Rio Rancho. Info: Mac McKinney, 892-4313.

First Wednesdays: Free civil legal clinic offered. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Held in the third-floor conference room of the Second District Courthouse, at the southwest corner of Lomas and Fourth, NW. Free legal advice on a number of civil legal issues. No family law services will be offered. Attendance is limited to the first 25 persons who qualify for low-income assistance. Interpreters and bilingual attorneys will be on hand. Those who come to the clinic should bring all their paperwork with them. They can expect about a thirty-minute, free legal consultation. For additional information, call 797-6077.

Second Wednesday: Rio Rancho Art Association (RRAA) monthly membership meeting. 6:30-8:30 p.m. RRAA is a non-juried/all mediums regional art association. You need not be a resident of Rio Rancho to join. Held in Don Chalmer’s Ford Community Room, 2500 Rio Rancho Boulevard, Rio Rancho. For more information,  go to www.rioranchoartassociation.blogspot.com or www.rraausa.org, or call 301-2009.

Second Wednesday: Democratic Women of Sandoval County. 7 p.m. Held in the Bernalillo Town Council Chambers. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Old and new members and guests can converse informally. For more information, contact Janice Saxton at jnjsaxton@msn.com or Linda Allison, Secretary at lalallison7@gmail.com.

Second and fourth Wednesdays: Sandoval County Civitans. 6:00 p.m. Held at Fair Winds, 920 Riverview Drive SE, Rio Rancho. For more information, call 898-6884.

Third Wednesday: Meeting of the Coronado Optimist Club. 6-7 p.m. Held at the Range Cafe in Bernalillo. We had been meeting on the second Wednesday, but the poets are just too loud!  

First and third Thursdays (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. Info or meeting agenda: www.sandovalcounty.com, 867-7500.

Second Thursday: The Democratic Party of Sandoval County meets with the New Mexico Democratic Club. 7 p.m. Meetings to be held at the Bernalillo Train Station, 400 Station, Bernalillo.

Third Thursday: Placitas Community Library Board Meetings. 6:30 p.m. Held at the Placitas Community Library.

Third Thursdays: Free business forum workshop. 10-noon. Held at Rio Rancho City Hall, 3200 Civic Center Circle. Advance registration is highly advised and can be done at www.rrrcc.org, or by contacting Susan at 999-1835 or ssheridan@rrrcc.org.

Third Thursday (except December): Placitas Library Board of Directors. 6:30-8 p.m. Held at the Placitas Library Collin Meeting Room, 453 Hwy 165. Everyone is welcome. Call 771-0253 for date and time information.

Fourth Thursday: Sandoval County Development Planning & Zoning Commission. 6 p.m. Held at the Sandoval County Administration Building, 1500 Idalia Rd., Bldg. D, Bernalillo.

Second Fridays: San-Bern Federated Republican Women luncheon. 11:15 a.m. Public is welcome. Held at Chamisa Hills Country Club, 500 Country Club Drive. For more information/reservations, contact Joyce Elliott at www.sanbernfrw.org, or call 891-8180.

Fridays: Celebrate Recovery—12 steps to finding freedom from hurts, hang-ups, and habits. 6:30 p.m. Held at the First Assembly Church, 274 Camino Don Tomas, Bernalillo. For more information, call 867-7226.

Every other Friday: Collage Like Picasso! Learning Studio. 2:00-4:30 p.m. Elizabeth Bogard teaches this experiential workshop that focuses on creating collage and mixed-media art works. Students use Washi and other papers and paints to create collage and mixed-media paintings. Previous art experience is not necessary. Occasional field trips. Cost: $25 for a materials kit and instructional orientation. Held at the Placitas Community Center. ebogardart@gmail.com. 214-542-2192.

Saturdays: Wildflower walks on the Sandia Ranger District. Starting at 9 a.m. There will be a small amenity fee of three dollars. Be sure to bring a hat, water, and sunscreen. For more information, call the Sandia Ranger District at 281-3305.

Saturdays: Casa Rosa Food Bank. Open 9-11 a.m. Held in the pink house east of Las Placitas Presbyterian Church at 640 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.

First Saturday (Second Saturdays: April and September): Democratic Women of Sandoval County meet. 6:30 p.m. Potlucks or snacks are provided. For location, call Janice Saxton at 867-1139.

Third Saturday: Rio Rancho Northwest Mesa NAACP meets. 11 a.m. Held at Don Newton Community Center. Public is invited. For more information, go to www.rrnwmnaacp.org.

First Sundays: Corrales Art in the Park. Local and visiting painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, metalworkers, and crafts artisans display and sell their work. Held at La Entrada Park. For more information, call 867-8687 or go to corralesartists.org.

Third Sunday: The Sandoval County Fair board meets. 1:00 p.m. Meeting place alternates between the Cuba Fairgrounds and San Ysrido town office. For more information, call Jessica at 459-6553.

Through November 18: Corrales Bosque Gallery 2015 Anniversary Show. Artists Melba Bushmire, Steve Feher, and Edward Gonzales join the ranks. Their works and those of the current membership make up the new show. 4685 Corrales Road in the historic old village of Corrales. 898-7203. www.corralesbosquegallery.com.

October 27: Financing Your Small Business—Learn the methods of financing your small business by bank loans, SBA loans, Micro-loans, Angel investors, venture capitalists and crowdfunding. 6-8 p.m. Cost: $10. Sign up and learn more at www.nmsbdc.org. Held at the Rio Rancho SBDC, 4001 Southern Blvd SE. 867-5066.

October 28: Bookkeeping for Your Small Business Plan—This workshop provides an overview of how to keep your books for your small business. 6-8 p.m. Learn how to get organized and stay on top of your business finances. Cost: $10. Sign up and learn more at www.nmsbdc.org. Held at the Rio Rancho SBDC, 4001 Southern Blvd SE. 867-5066.

November 4: Jardineros de Placitas monthly meeting. 9:30 a.m. Held at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. Jorge Silva-Bañuelos, Director of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, will discuss “The Valles Caldera Today.” Jardineros de Placitas is a social, benevolent and charitable community-based organization for residents of Placitas. In addition to monthly meetings, members participate in a variety of community service projects and small interest groups. www.jardinerosdeplacitas.org; Kathy Bruch at 404-8621.

November 4: Coronado Soil and Water Conservation District facilitates presentation on using simple erosion control methods. 10:30 to noon. A second repeat presentation to be on November 7. Conference room of Building C, Sandoval County Government Complex, 1500 Idalia Road. Details: www.CoronadoSWCD.org.

November 6: Opening reception for the 18th Annual New Mexico Veteran’s Art Show. “Veterans Honoring Veterans.” 6-9 p.m. The New Mexico Veteran’s Art Association’s purpose is to recognize, support, and promote the talents and skills of artists who are veterans serving in active duty or reserve. Fine Arts Building, Expo New Mexico. The show will be open for viewing on November 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, and 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Info: lymich@q.com

November 6: Opening reception for Reid Bandeen’s new work painting exhibit. 5-8 p.m. Purple Sage Gallery, Historic Old Town Albuquerque, 201 San Felipe. Show runs November 6 through 28. 

November 7: Coronado Soil and Water Conservation District facilitates presentation on using simple erosion control methods. 10:30 to noon. A similar presentation to be on November 4. Conference room of Building C, Sandoval County Government Complex, 1500 Idalia Road. Details: www.CoronadoSWCD.org.

November 7: The 33rd Asbury Christmas Bazaar. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Over 65 crafters. Hand-crafted items. Bake sale with homemade pies, goodies. Breakfast and lunch burritos by Hurricane’s. Free admission and free parking lot shuttle to entrance. All welcome. At Asbury United Methodist Church, 10,000 Candelaria Road NE.

November 11 to 13: Quivira Conference—The Next Wave: Cultivating Abundance. Hear from ranchers, farmers, scientists, activists, and others. Learn how to flourish amidst the emerging conditions and challenges of the twenty-first century. Speakers include Paul Hawken, Christine Jones, Scott Black, Breece Robertson, and many more. Embassy Suites, 1000 Woodward Place, Albuquerque. Info: quiviracoalition.org/2015_Quivira_Conference/. Catherine Baca, 820-2544, cbaca@quiviracoalition.org.

November 14-15: Albuquerque Baroque Players featuring David Farwig. The concerts are on November 14, at 7:30 p.m., at the Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 4800 Indian School Road NE, and on November 15, at 3:00 p.m., at the Historic Old San Ysidro Church in Corrales. Tickets are $18 dollars, $15 dollars for seniors (62+), and seven dollars for full-time students; twenty percent discount for groups of ten or more. 400-9385. www.albuquerquebaroqueplayers.com

November 15: Placitas Artists Series. Artist reception at 2 p.m.; concert at 3 p.m. Held at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church in the village of Placitas, located six miles east of I-25 on NM 165 (Exit 242). The facility is completely accessible. Tickets for the PAS concert will be available at the door one hour before the concert or may be purchased for twenty dollars in advance at The Merc Grocery Store in Homestead Village Shopping Center, Placitas; Under Charlie’s Covers Fine Used Book Store, now located at 160 S. Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo; or online at www.PlacitasArtistsSeries.org. Tickets at the door are twenty dollars for general admission and $15 dollars for students with ID. Music students through high school are admitted free with a paying adult.

November 15: Christmas de los Caballos Toys for Tots Parade. 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Backcountry Horsemen NW Chapter. This 12th annual event will benefit Toys for Tots. Each entrant will be asked to bring a new unwrapped toy. Anyone watching the parade is also welcome to contribute. Starts at Wagner’s Farm Stand in Corrales.

November 16: Placitas Sage Cohousing presents “Introduction to cohousing and the community for active seniors growing in Placitas.” 12:30 p.m. Placitas Community Center. Info: Sage@placitassage.org, 697-8649.

November 17: PIE program—“Discouraging break-ins at home.” 1-3 p.m. Held in the Loma Colorado Library Conference Room—755 Loma Colorado Boulevard, Rio Rancho.

November 21-22: Placitas Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Sunday. More than 80 talented artists will fill the three central sites in the village of Placitas with a wide array of art. Featured artists: Bunny Bowen. Delicious food and drink will be available at all of the sites. Go to the website placitasholidaysale.com to become acquainted with the artists and for further details.

 
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