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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. Wayne, 892-2456.
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: Cub Scout Meeting. Cub Scouts always
welcome. New scouts may join at any point during the year. 6-7:15
p.m. Holiday Inn Express Conference Room, SR 313 and Highway 550.
Information: Jessica, 867-0498.
Mondays through Thursdays: Mother’s Day
Out. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. $13 per
First and third Mondays: Optimist Club de Sandoval
Meeting. 7 p.m. San Antonio Community Center, Placitas. New members
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: 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.
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: Corrales Growers Market, 4 p.m.-7
p.m., 500 Jones Road, next to the Corrales Post Office. 898-7927.
[See main listing under Sundays.]
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.
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 and fourth Wednesdays: Village Academy Charter School
Meeting. 7 p.m. San Antonio Community Center. VACS, P.O.
Box 1247, Placitas, NM 87043.
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.
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
Fridays through October: Bernalillo Growers’ Market,
on the west side of Camino del Pueblo, south of Our Lady of Sorrows
Church in Bernalillo, every Friday, 4 to 7 p.m., through October
27. For information: Charles, 891-2230, or Emily, 550-0234.
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.
Saturdays through October 28: Free art workshops
for South Valley Día de los Muertos celebration and Marigold
Parade. Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Southwest Network for Environmental
and Economic Justice Studio, 803 La Vega SW (corner of La Vega and
Armijo): October 7: Marigolds, papel picado, celebration signs;
October 21: Altars; October 28: Crosses. All ages welcome. 344-4028.
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.
Sundays: Corrales Growers’ Market is open
9 a.m.-12 noon. Live music on Sundays. The market offers fresh vegetables,
greens, herbs, fruits, flowers and bedding plants, jams, salsas,
baked goods, goat cheese, milk and yogurt, and other natural agricultural
products, such as soaps, hand cream, a wide variety of New Mexico
grown items, and the Market Shop.
Third Sundays through October: Art in the Park.
Outdoor exhibition cosponsored by Corrales Society of Artists and
Corrales Department of Parks and Recreation. Some of New Mexico's
most accomplished artists present a variety of fine arts and crafts,
along with live music in a cool and shady country setting. 10 a.m.-4
p.m. La Entrada Park, northwest corner of Corrales and La Entrada
Roads, adjacent to the Corrales Library. Admission and parking free.
September 29, 30, and October 1: 2006 Placitas Home Tour
features a self-guided tour of custom homes in the Placitas area.
Also continues the following weekend: October 7 and 8. Maps at La
Puerta Real Estate Services, 01 Ridge Court, Highway 165, Placitas.
September 30: Badminton clinics with Cristina
Raduca, athlete-development/public-relations specialist for USA
Badminton. Warming up, drills, footwork, racket techniques, tactics.
Experienced adults, 9 a.m.-noon; beginning adults, 1-3 p.m. $20
fee; limit twenty participants. Bernalillo Recreation Center. Contact
Bernie Linnartz, 771-4355 or www.empowermentexperts.com; Gary Hansen,
505 867-2829 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 30: All-Day Growers' Market at the Corrales Harvest
Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Music and prepared foods, arts,
crafts add to the excitement of a bountiful harvest. Fresh locally
grown fruits and vegetables, herbs, chile, harvest-based products.
Corrales Road. 898-7927.
September 30: Bernalillo Spartan Rookie Football. Valley
vs. Bernalillo. 4 p.m. Bernalillo High School.
September 30: Kan’Nal, Tribal Trance Formation II
presents international Shamanic performers. “More
than a concert ... an evolutionary experience.” With Family
Productions break-beat master DJ Mikey Fisher, healers, tribal vendors,
fractals, belly dancers, and more. $12 advance; $15 at the door.
21 and over. El Rey Theater, 7th and Central, Albuquerque. www.3sidedwhole.com/kannal.
September 30 through October 1: Corrales Harvest Festival.
Twenty-first annual two-day festival honoring Corrales’s
farming roots and preservation of its rural atmosphere. Food, activities,
arts and crafts, farm tours, wine tasting, hayrides. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
each day. All along Corrales Road. 792-8912.
October 1: Optimist Club de Sandoval in conjunction
with the Placitas Community Library are hosting a Meet the Candidates
Forum. Local, state, and federal candidates of all parties have
been invited to share with us the reason we should vote for them.
1-3 p.m. Refreshments served. Las Placitas Presbyterian Church.
Contact: 505-629-4207 (Santa Fe).
October 1: Autism Awareness Walkathon. 10K/5.2
miles in Albuquerque. Route to be announced. Call Margaret Stribling,
898-4546 or email@example.com. Fax 344-7229; www.walkaroundtheworld.org.
October 1: Verna Williamson Teller speaks on Native
Women Breaking Political Barriers. As the first woman governor of
Isleta Pueblo (1987-1990), Teller knows firsthand how difficult
it is for women, especially tribal women, to become politically
active. Presented by the Sandoval County Historical Society. 2 p.m.
Free and open to the public. Delavy House Museum, Bernalillo. Off
Highway 550, west of Coronado Monument, on Edmond Lane (last house).
October 1: Corrales Growers' Market participates
in The Corrales Harvest Festival in front of the Corn Maize. Music
in the food court: Lucas Critchfield and Mike Anaya with Marimba
Dulce; traditional Chiapas Marimba 9 a.m.–11 a.m. and Los
Primos from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fresh fruits and vegetables from local
growers, natural cosmetics, freshly cut flowers, fresh and dried
culinary and medicinal herbs, zucchini bread and carrot cake muffins.
Chile and apples abound. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Corrales Rd. 898-7927.
October 2: 7-8:30 p.m. Gardening with the Masters.
George Cornelius, of USDA Wildlife, will speak on controlling wildlife
pests in home landscapes. Free. Open to all. Rio Rancho City Hall,
South Conference Room, 3900 Southern Boulevard SE in Rio Rancho.
October 5: Effective Work Search Skills Class is
designed for women out of the job market for a number of years and
women in transition. Free. Registration required. 9:30 a.m.-3:30
p.m. NM Commission on the Status of Women, Displaced Homemakers
Office, 300 San Mateo Boulevard NE, Suite 101. Contact Lorraine
October 5: Depression screening. Detect mood and
anxiety disorders. 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. University of New Mexico
Student Union Building, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
For other participating sites, see NDSD Event Locator http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/locator/NDSDmap.aspx.
On-line screening also available at www.MentalHealthScreening.org.
Call 889-3632 for further information.
October 6 through 8 and 13 through 15: Thirteenth annual
Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival “Under the Big
Top.” Arts-and-crafts demonstrations, outdoor food court,
Kids Creation Station, Sand Art Booth, Sand Play Area, entertainment
on center stage. Admission $6 adults, six-day festival pass $9,
children under 12 admitted free. $13 Rio GRANDE pass for unlimited
admissions to October and December 2006 and March 2007 Festivals.
The festival benefits Casa Angelica, a home for profoundly disabled
children. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. I-25 and Paseo Del Norte, Albuquerque.
October 6 through 15: Eighteenth Annual Corrales Fine Arts
Show, a New Mexico multi-media art exhibition and sale
in Corrales at the historic Old San Ysidro Church. Works of forty
artists—painting, mixed media, sculpture, photography —
selected by jury from over 200 entries. No charge for admission
or parking. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Opening reception: October
6, 5–8 p.m. A portion of each sale goes to the Corrales Historical
Society for restoration and preservation of the Old San Ysidro Church.
One mile north of the Corrales Post Office on Corrales Road, then
3/10 mile west on Old Church Road. 890-0618.
October 7: Bernalillo Spartan Rookie Football.
WM South vs. Bernalillo. 2 p.m. Bernalillo High School.
October 7: Authors sign books at LPD Press/Rio Grande Books
booth, Los Ranchos Farmer’s Market. Father Tom Steele
and Tom Lucero will sign copies of Religious Architecture in Hispano
New Mexico and Father Steele will sign Archbishop Lamy in His Own
Words, Regis Santos, and Seeds of Struggle f8:30–9:30 a.m.
Bob Gallegos will sign Navajo and Pueblo Earrings, which documents
his collection, 10–11a.m. Barbe Awalt will sign Faces of Faith,
Our Saints Among Us, Nicholas Herrera: Visions of My Heart, Charlie
Carrillo: Tradition and Soul, and Portfolio of Spanish Colonial
Design, 8–11 a.m. Rio Grande Books is publishing Don Bullis’s
New Mexico Biographical Dictionary, to be released in late October.
He will also be in attendance. Rio Grande Road, in the village of
Los Ranchos. Free admission.
October 7: Chamber Music Albuquerque, in collaboration
with the Rio Rancho Performing Arts Association, presents a free
family concert with oud master and composer Rahim AlHaj, who was
forced to leave Iraq due to his political activism against the Saddam
Hussein regime. He began a new life in Jordan and Syria, moving
to Albuquerque in 2000 as a political refugee. He has performed
hundreds of concerts throughout Europe, the Middle East, and the
United States over the last fifteen years. 2 p.m. Rio West Community
Church, 6751 Pasilla Road NE, Rio Rancho, www.riowest.org, www.cma-abq.org.
Reservations requested: 505-268-1990 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30
p.m., Mondays through Fridays.
October 7 and 8: 2006 Placitas Home Tour features
a self-guided tour of custom homes in the Placitas area. Maps at
La Puerta Real Estate Services, 01 Ridge Court, Highway 165, Placitas.
October 7 and 8: Join the celebration of the bountiful
fall harvest and take a trip back in time to farm life along the
Rio Grande in the 1920s and -30s at the third annual Harvest Festival.
Demonstrations, apple-cider-making, wagon rides, farm animals, vineyard
and farmhouse self-guided tours, farm crafts and cooking, traditional
music, children’s activities, and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rio
Grande Botanic Garden ’s Heritage Farm at the Rio Grande Botanic
Garden (Garden open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily). Admission $7 adults, $3
seniors 65 and older and children 3-12. Special assistance: call
311 locally, or (505) 768-2000 (NM Voice/Relay or 711) or visit
October 8: Las Placitas Association will hold
a public meeting to update the community and gather input about
the new gravel-mine expansion that Lafarge is planning for BLM lands
in Placitas. Representatives from our New Mexico congressional delegation
as well as our county commissioner and other local officials will
be in attendance. 7 p.m., Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, six
miles east of I-25, on NM 165 (Exit 242). 867-8080.
October 8: Corrales Growers' Market features the
music of Jimmy Abraham, singer-songwriter from The Albuquerque Folk
Festival. Breakfast burritos from Burritoville, made with local
eggs and New Mexico red and green chile. Goat cheese, organic sprouts,
roasted chile, organic raspberry jams, fresh apples from local orchards,
baked goods, plants for your garden, beautiful dried flower arrangements,
fresh produce. 9 a.m.–12 noon. 500 Jones Road, next to the
Corrales Post Office. 898-7927.
October 10: Friends of Tijeras Pueblo Monthly Lecture Series,
Dave Phillips, curator of archaeology at Maxwell Museum
of Anthropology, UNM, will provide an introduction to Pottery Mound,
in the Rio Puerco Valley, west of Los Lunas. 7 p.m. Sandia Ranger
October 11: County Health Alliance Council Meeting. 9
a.m., Call for location: 505-771-7941.
October 12: Senator Dede Feldman will speak at
the monthly meeting of the League of Women Voters on "Health
Care Reform in New Mexico". Feldman is the vice-chair of the
Legislative Committee on Health and Human Services. Tickets: $14.
11:45 a.m., Wyndham Hotel Albuquerque (near the airport). Reservations
required: 505-884-8441 (M-Th 10–11:30 a.m.) The LWV is a nonpartisan
October 12 through October 29: A new adaptation of Voltaire’s
1759 novel Candide, with original music. “Is this
the best of all possible worlds?” Conceived and developed
by Joe Feldman and Tricklock Company artistic director Joe Peracchi.
Thursday-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m. Tickets: UNM ticket
office, 925-5858; www.unmtickets.com. Opening-night tickets $25.
Other dates: $20 general admission; $15 UNM faculty members and
seniors; $10 UNM staff and students. Three special Thursday evenings
are planned. (See further details in an article in this Signpost.)
October 13 through 15: Thirteenth annual Rio Grande Arts
and Crafts Festival “Under the Big Top.” Arts-and-crafts
demonstrations, outdoor food court, Kids Creation Station, Sand
Art Booth, Sand Play Area, entertainment on center stage. Admission
$6 adults; six-day festival pass $9; children under 12 admitted
free. $13 Rio GRANDE pass for unlimited admissions to the October
and December 2006 and March 2007 festivals. A benefit for Casa Angelica,
a home for profoundly disabled children. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. I-25 and
Paseo Del Norte, Albuquerque.
October 13 through November 5: The Woman in Black,
by Steven Malatratt (based on the novel by Susan Hill), the longest-running
play in recent theater history. The tale will make your spine tingle.
Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m. Tickets $12 ($10 students
and seniors); group rates available. Adobe Theater, 9813 Fourth
Street NW. Ticket information and reservations: 898-9222.
October 13 through March 2: Child Find Screenings
for children ages two to five, including developmental speech, language,
fine-motor, gross, motor, social/emotional, and adaptive-behavior
concerns. Assistance with sign-ups for Medicaid through New MexiKids,
a program for no-cost or low-cost health coverage for kids. screening
are scheduled as follows: October 13: Cochiti Elementary School;
October 20: Santo Domingo Head Start; November 10: Roosevelt Elementary
School; November 17: Algodones Elementary School; March 2: Roosevelt
Elementary School. Information: Linda McClain, 228-9128.
October 14: DownHill Phil singer-songwriter performs
his unique brand of original acoustic music. 11 a.m. Piñon
October 14: The West Mesa Branch of the American Association
of University Women (AAUW) regular monthly luncheon meeting.
Featuring Tom and Meredith Sayles Hughes, founders of the Food Museum
and authors of the book Gastronomie!, sharing their expertise on
culinary sites and museums, their foods and flavors, and the characters
and curators they met on their gastronomic road trip to every corner
of France. Lunch by individual orders from the restaurant’s
regular menu. 11:30 a.m. Copeland’s Restaurant, 10051 Coors
Boulevard NW. 821-7204, 897-3196, 897-0148.
October 14: Last Placitas Flea Market of the season.
Skip the lonely garage sale and bring your unused items to this
community flea market. Artists, crafters, growers welcome! (Vendors:
no hot foods or sandwiches, please.) $10 vendor fee collected morning
of event. Fees support Placitas Elementary School's art program.
6 a.m.–4 p.m. Homestead Village’s west field, three
miles east of I-25, on Highway 165, Exit 242. Information: 867-0027.
October 14: Annual Star Party. Join members of
the Albuquerque Astronomical Society to learn the constellations,
stars and planets in our night sky. Telescopes will be provided.
7-10 p.m. Homesteads Village, 221 Highway 165.
October 15: Corrales Growers' Market features
the music of David Palsce and Wally Davidson, folk rock singer-guitarists.
Find local honey and eggs, goat cheese, feta, yogurt, fresh baked
goods with locally grown fruit and vegetable ingredients, fresh
flowers, dried arrangements, lavender oatmeal soap, great garlic
oil and celery-onion seasoning, jams, salsas, apples, chile, breakfast
burritos. 9 a.m.–12 noon. 500 Jones Road, next to the Corrales
Post Office. 898-7927.
October 17: Las Huertas Creek Watershed Project Meeting.
Community members welcome. 6-7:30 p.m. Placitas Community Center.
Visit http://www.lasplacitas.org/watershed.php or call Lolly Jones,
community-outreach coordinator, 771-8020, or Reid Bandeen, watershed
coordinator, 867-5477, for information.
October 18: League of Women Voters Westside Unit Meeting. Nandini
Keuhn, Health Services Consulting, will speak on "A Presentation
of Models for Achieving Universal Health Care Systems in Australia
and the United States.” 12 noon. Unitarian Universalist Westside
Congregation, 1650 Abrazo Road NE, Rio Rancho. 505-818-7974, 505-271-2078.
October 17: Democratic Women of Sandoval County General
Meeting. Matt Brix, executive director of Common Cause
New Mexico and member of the Governors Task force on Ethics and
Campaign Finance Reform, will present the program. Learn firsthand
the results of the task-force meetings. Social time: 6:30. Meeting:
7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is encouraged
to attend and bring a friend. Information: Janice Saxton, 867-1139
or firstname.lastname@example.org. UU Westside Congregation Social Hall, 1650
Abrazo Road (corner of Inca, near the intersection of Northern and
Unser), Rio Rancho.
October 18: Annual Senior Solutions Conference, focussing
on the needs of seniors throughout the state. Speakers: Michelle
Lujan Grisham, Cabinet Secretary of the State Department of Health;
New Mexico Aging and Long Term Services Cabinet Secretary Deborah
Armstrong. Includes luncheon, workshops, round-robin table discussions,
potential long-term solutions, long-term care, resources, and the
lifestyle transition of the senior population of New Mexico. Open
to community members statewide with an interest in the needs of
our senior populations and their challenges, especially service
providers, caregivers, volunteers, local or state agency representatives,
community leaders. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th Street
NW, Albuquerque. Call Albuquerque Meals on Wheels, 823-8061, for
October 19: Sandoval County Commission Meeting,
6 p.m., Commission Chambers.
October 19: Commission on Senior Affairs, 10 a.m.,
Jemez Springs Senior Center, Jemez Springs.
October 21: Nineteenth Annual Ryan's Run to benefit
Ronald McDonald House charities to help provide housing to New Mexico
families with ill children. Registration: 8 a.m. New this year is
a Kids K at 8:30 a.m. The competitive 5K Run and Walk, 2-mile fun
walk, and 2-mile wheelchair roll will start at 9 a.m. Prizes, massages,
continental breakfasts provided. Registration fees are based on
long-sleeve T-shirt size: $15 adults, $8 youth. Groups are encouraged
to participate and the school and youth organizations and teams
with the most participants will receive prizes. For a registration
form, call 842-8960 or e-mail email@example.com
or register on-line at www.rmhc-nm.org.
October 22: Placitas Artists Series presents 2005
Van Cliburn Piano Competition finalist Davide Cabassi in a special
recital. Reception at 1:30 p.m. for exhibiting visual artists Nina
Adkins, Carmine DiVivi, Janet Yagoda Shagam, Suzanne Visor. Concert
at 3 p.m. Tickets at the door one hour before the concert or in
advance at La Bonne Vie Salon and Day Spa, Homestead Village Shopping
Center, Placitas; Gatherings, 9821 Montgomery NE, Albuquerque; on-line
$18 general admission, $15 seniors and students. Las Placitas Presbyterian
Church, six miles east of I-25, on NM 165 (Exit 242). 867-8080.
October 22: Corrales Growers' Market hosts the
music of the Squash Blossom Boys, traditional country-mountain music
by a favorite local group. Growers from all over the state supplying
the best varieties of apples. Breakfast burritos and specialty products
such as goat cheese, garlic oil, organic sprouts, farm-fresh eggs,
natural cosmetics made with home-grown lavender, mint, lemon balm,
calendula flowers. 9 a.m.–12 noon. 500 Jones Road, next to
the Corrales Post Office. 898-7927.
October 24: County Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting,
6 p.m., Commission Chambers.
October 25: DWI Planning Council and DWI Taskforce,
2 pm, Rio Rancho DPS Substation 5, 5103 Santa Fe Hills Drive, Rio
Rancho, or call 362-6010.
October 28: A festival to benefit Casa Esperanza.
Fine arts and crafts for sale. Meet “spirit portrait”
artist Barbara Besser and other artists. Award-winning salsa and
refreshments. 10–5 p.m. Art Gallery 66, 373 N. Camino del
Pueblo, Bernalillo, 867-8666.
October 28: Join Las Placitas Association as they
explore the old mining-community ghost town of Hagan, on Diamond
Tail Ranch. Sturdy vehicles, hiking boots, bringing water, are recommended,and
bring a snack if chuck-wagon chow isn't on your diet. 10 a.m. Meet
at Park-and-Ride Bernalillo, then carpool to the site. No cost to
attend; registration encouraged: www.lasplacitas.org to RSVP or
call 867-6330 and leave a message.
October 29: Corrales Growers' Market features
the music of singer-songwriter Paul Salazar, with Kenny Trezza on
congas. Beautiful dried-flower arrangements for the upcoming holidays.
Stock up on dried herbs, garlic, honey, chile, jams, salsas made
with this season's local harvest. Natural soaps and lotions. Place
orders for fresh-baked goods, cosmetics, dried herbs and other products.
9 a.m.–12 noon. 500 Jones Road, next to the Corrales Post