To submit a nonprofit listing:
E-mail your calendar listing to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
of custody. Get-togethers, family outings, socials. All welcome.
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 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. 266-1900.
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, 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
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.
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.
Through October 23: The Sandoval County Master Gardener
Hotline is now open at 867-2582. Veteran Master Gardeners
will answer general gardening questions, from what grows in New
Mexico, when to grow it, what insects and diseases may be a problem,
October 1-31: Scarecrows in Corrales. Throughout
October, come see for yourself the newest village “residents”
this year, perched in creative settings along Corrales Road and
throughout the Village. For additional information, contact (505)
October 1: Public meeting for long-range development plan
for Placitas area, 6 p.m., El Zócalo Complex in
October 2-November 1: Exhibition of Joan White’s
Quilt Work and Reception. Loma Colorado Main Library Auditorium.
Open during library hours. For information, call (505) 891-5013,
October 4: The Rio Rancho Astronomical Society (RRAS)
will host its monthly meeting at the Coronado State Monument starting
at 7 p.m. (Please note time change). For more information, visit
October 4-5: The Fourth Guadalupe Trail Studio Tour
on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will fourteen
impressive artists at six studios along the historical trail.
October 4-5: For the first time, Purple Sage Garden Centers
will be holding its annual Apple Festival at two locations.
The Albuquerque store at 6921 Pan American Freeway will be hosting
the event on Saturday and Sunday, while the Rio Rancho location
will hold its festival at 975 Western Hills on Saturday and Sunday,
October 11 and 12. The festivals are open to the public, there is
no charge for entry. For information call 342-9600.
October 5: Public meeting of One Placitas to discuss
long-range development plan for Placitas area, 1-4 p.m. Placitas
Elementary School. For information, visit www.oneplacitas.com.
October 5: Sandoval County Historical Society
will meet at 2 p.m. at Delavy House Museum. Refreshments will be
served. The program is free and open to the public
October 5: The Corrales Animal House Tour (formerly
the Barn Tour) will occur from noon-4 pm. See how the “better
half” (our horses, llamas, lambs, goats, etc.) live in Corrales.
Tickets are available now and through the day of the tour at the
Village Mercantile (3675 Corrales Road) and are $10 for everyone
twelve and older. (Kids under twelve get in free.) Call (505) 898-6530
for additional information.
October 5-30: Visit the “You Are Here“ exhibit
of the Greater Albuquerque Roller and Print Society. View original
etchings, monotypes, serigraphs, lithographs, woodcuts, and more.
The opening reception will be held on October 5 from 2-5 p.m. at
the Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming NE in Albuquerque (between
Spain and Academy). Call 332-0565 for hours and gallery information.
October 7: The League of Women Voters of Central
New Mexico's launching of the nonpartisan 2008 General Election
Voters' Guide will be from 5-6:30 p.m. in the foyer of Albuquerque
Academy's Simms Center, 6400 Wyoming Boulevard SE in Albuquerque.
Everyone is welcome! Please call the League office for more information
October 11: The Eastern Sandoval County Arroyo and Flood
Control Authority (ESCAFCA) will be holding an informational
program for the public in Placitas, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., at Las
Placitas Presbyterian Church in Placitas. Conducted by the Placitas
representatives of the ESCAFCA Board, the agency’s consulting
engineer Wilson and Company, and outreach coordinators Griffin and
Associates. The presentation will focus on ESCAFCA’s proposed
drainage and flood control plans for the Placitas area.
October 11-12: The 4th Annual Celebration of Gourds
at the Albuquerque Garden Center at 10120 Lomas. Visit www.newmexicogourdsociety.org
for more information, tickets, and registration. It’s all
about the gourd!
October 12: The Optimist Club de Sandoval is pleased
to present its traditional Candidates' Forum for the people of southeastern
Sandoval County, 1-3 p.m., at the Las Placitas Presbyterian Church
on Highway 165 in Placitas.
October 15: Public meeting for long-range development plan
for Placitas area, 6 p.m., El Zócalo Complex in
October 15: The League of Women Voters of Central
New Mexico's Sandoval County Unit will meet at the Corrales Community
Center in the Corrales Village Office Complex at 4234 Corrales Road
at noon. Everyone is welcome. Bring a brown bag lunch if desired.
Please call the League office at (505) 884-8441 for more information.
October 18: Hike into the privately-owned Diamond Tail
Ranch northeast of Placitas to an ancient petroglyph site,
featuring abundant wildlife, pristine water courses, and challenging
hiking terrain. Meet along the Diamondtail Road (directions below)
at 8:30a.m. and hike approximately 2 miles to the site. Archaeological
experts will be on hand to answer questions on the petroglyphs and
the archaeo-history of the area. Chuckwagon-style lunch included
on hike. Admission: $10 per person. Please call 771-2000 to RSVP
by Friday, October 10 to reserve your spot on the hike.
October 18: Meet with members of the League of Women Voters
of Central New Mexico at a coffee hosted at a Corrales
residence from 10 a.m.-noon. Everyone is welcome. Please call 298-2716
or 269-0490 for location and directions.
October 19: Stroll through the famous Corrales Growers'
Market from 9 a.m.-noon on Corrales Road, Meet over forty-five
local painters, jewelers, potters, and sculptors selling their creations
at Art in the Park from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
October 31: Placitas Elementary School will be hosting its annual
Fall Festival on Halloween. The ever-popular event
will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the school, located at 5 Calle
del Carbon in Placitas. Families are encouraged to attend in costume.
There is no admission fee.
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.
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.