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E-mail your calendar listing to: email@example.com. Or go to the Signpost Web site 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
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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:
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 questions.
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 (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 followed by a special program including speakers, demonstrations, or other events of interest to artists and art lovers. 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 and media. All are encouraged to join. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow artists, network, make friends, and develop your skills.
Mondays: Placitas/Bernalillo Al-Anon Family Support Group Meeting. 7:30 to 8:30 pm behind the United Methodist Church in Bernalillo, 136 West Don Andres, Bernalillo. For more information, call 262-2177.
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, Bernalillo. 266-1900.
Mondays through Thursdays: Mother’s Day Out. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. $13 per session. 867-5718.
First and third Mondays: Optimist Club de Sandoval Meeting. 7 p.m. San Antonio Community Center, Placitas. New members welcome. 867-4646.
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 Frank, 821-6056.
Tuesdays: The New Mexico Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, in conjunction with Whole Foods, 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: Becoming Happy: Everyone wants to be happy, but how do we become happy when it seems the world around us is falling apart? In this series, we will receive special advice from some of Buddha’s most profound teachings that can help us to make significant changes in our lives right now. Everyone is welcome. Please join us for any class, no pre-registration required. $8 per class. Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 19, June 2, 9, 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Rio Rancho Public Library, 755 Loma Colorado Dr. NE, Rio Rancho. Sponsored by Kadampa Meditation Center NM. For information, call (505) 292-5293 or visit online at meditationinnewmexico.org.
Tuesdays: The Wisdom of Loving: Sometimes it may feel like no matter how hard we work, things don't go the way we'd want them to. In this inspiring series, based on the book Eight Steps to Happiness by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, we will learn some easy techniques to increase our experience of love and develop real confidence that we can transform any circumstance in our life into inner wealth and genuine happiness. Everyone is welcome. Please join us for any class, no pre-registration required. Call for cost. 6-7:30 p.m. at the Rio Rancho Public Library, 755 Loma Colorado Drive NE, Rio Rancho. Sponsored by Kadampa Meditation Center NM, (505) 292-5293.
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;
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. 896-1250.
Wednesdays: Mid-day Rio Rancho Toastmasters. The mission of a Toastmasters club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. Our meeting room has been graciously provided by the Destiny Center, 4401 Northern Boulevard NE. Call (505) 792-9667 and ask for Debbi Ruel.
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: 867-1139.
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, 771-1535.
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. 4:00 p.m. Our Lady of Sorrows Church. VACS, P.O. Box 1247, Placitas, NM 87043.
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, email@example.com.
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.
Thursdays (first and third Thursday of the month): The Coronado Optimist Club meetings are held at 6:15 p.m. at Coronado Grill (upstairs). Please join us in expanding the horizons of community youth, encouraging civic responsibility, and participating in community service. We welcome your ideas and enthusiasm! New members are welcome.
First and Third Thursdays: Preschool story time for ages two to five, 10:30 a.m. Placitas Community Library. For more information, call 867-3355.
Second Tuesday: Bilingual story time for ages two to ten, 3 p.m. Placitas Community Library. For more information, call 867-3355.
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 W-16C, www.lwvabc.org.
Third Tuesday: The Kids’ Book Club 3 p.m. Placitas Community Library. For more information, call 867-3355.
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.
Friday Evenings: The Albuquerque Astronomical Society and the University of New Mexico Physics and Astronomy Department host observing sessions during the 2009 fall semester at the Campus Observatory. The hours of operation are 7-9 p.m. MST and 8-10 p.m. DST. The observing sessions are free and open to the public. For information and a map, visit http://www.unm.edu and search for "observatory."
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.
Fridays: Bernalillo Grower’s Market. 4-7 p.m. Fresh local produce and crafts. Located South of Our Lady of Sorrows Church on Bernalillo Main Street (Highway 313), one block south of US 550. Bring your friends! For information, call 867-2485 or 867-9054.
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 at 4:30 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Bernalillo Methodist Church group meetings. Sundays are women's only meetings.
Saturdays: Casa Rosa Food Bank is open 9 a.m.-noon 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.
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.
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.
Fall Weekends: Maize Maze. Outdoor family and dating fun. Spend time outdoors as you explore this seven-acre corn maze in the shape of a Monarch butterfly. Use your skills to find the checkpoints and correctly answer the riddles to discover your way out. Visit riograndefarm.org for more information. Times: Fridays 6-9 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sundays and holidays 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Los Poblanos Open Space. 1701 Montano Road NW, Albuquerque. Info@riograndefarm.org or (505) 345-4580 (for messages only)
Fall Weekends: Open Air Market Fun—Idalia Road Marketplace, Rio Rancho's first open air market dedicated to art, food, and fun. Attend the market to walk and shop at one of our fifty vendors (artists, craftspeople, organic/natural produce, and more). Or just sit, visit, and be entertained by our musicians while you grab a great breakfast burrito at K'Lynn's Catering. We're open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday on Idalia Road just north of Northern Boulevard. To find out more, visit idaliaroadmarketplace.com.
October 1: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m., Commission Chambers.
October 3: Saturday w/Mayor- 10 a.m. - noon. Town Hall.
October 4: 2 to 4 p.m. Villa Di Loggia special event for th nonprofit Soroptimist Club. Lunch included. Join us for an extremely interesting program on how Soroptimists uplift girls and women living in third-world nations. Reservations 867-6842.
October 6: Planing and Zoning-6:30 p.m. Town Hall.
October 8: 11:45 a.m., Airport Grand Hotel, 2910 Yale SE in Albuquerque. The topic is “How the Legislature Develops the Budget” by Cathy Fernandez, Deputy Director of the Legislative Finance Committee (LFC). Cathy manages the fifteen budget analysts at LFC who develop budget recommendations for state agencies. The cost of the luncheon is payable at the door. To reserve a spot, call 884-8441. The deadline for reservations is Monday, October 5. Everyone is welcome.
October 12: Non-essential offices will be closed in observance of Columbus Day.
October 12: Sandoval County Small Business Development Center: Creating Your Own Business Plan. 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Sandoval County SBDC Office 282 Camino del Pueblo (Inside the El Zocolo Bldg.) Suite 2-A Bernalillo, NM 87004.
October 13: 6 p.m., Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo Boulevard NE in Albuquerque. The topic is “Capital Outlay Budget: Process and Purpose in Good Times and Bad” by Jimmie Hall, Representative of NM District 28. Mr. Hall has been a New Mexico representative since 2005 and is currently working on a solvency committee to balance the New Mexico state budget. Everyone is welcome.
October 13: ESCAFCA. 3:00 p.m. Town Hall.
October 13: Town Council Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Town Hall.
October 13: Sandoval County Small Business Development Center: Entrepreneurial Finance. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sandoval County SBDC Office 282 Camino del Pueblo (Inside the El Zocolo Bldg.) Suite 2-A Bernalillo, NM 87004.
October 14: Sandoval County Small Business Development Center: Marketing Plan. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sandoval County SBDC Office 282 Camino del Pueblo (Inside the El Zocolo Bldg.) Suite 2-A Bernalillo, NM 87004.
October 15: Greater Sandoval County Chamber of Commerce. Flying Star Café, 200 South Camino del Pueblo in Bernalillo. Host: Lindsay Lancaster; 255-1128 ext. 110. Our events are held on the third Thursday of each month from 5:30-7 p.m. They are held at a different member's place of business each month. For future reference, people may go to our website, SandovalChamber.com, and click on Calendar of Events to find out where the events will be held each month.
October 15: Commission on Senior Affairs, 10 a.m., Cuba Senior Center.
October 15: Sandoval County Juvenile Justice Executive Committee, 1:30 p.m., Commission Chambers.
October 15: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m., Commission Chambers.
October 15 & 22: Sandoval County Small Business Development Center: Beginning Quickbooks. Two-part session. 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. SBDC Office 282 Camino del Pueblo (Inside the El Zocolo Bldg.) Suite 2-A Bernalillo, NM 87004. Please see website for details.
October 19: 1:30 p.m., Manzano del Sol Hobby Room, 5201 Roma NE in Albuquerque. The topic is “An Advocate’s View of the Budgeting Process” with Bill Jordan, Policy Director for New Mexico Voices for Children (VOICES). VOICES is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to finding funding for improving the health and wellbeing of New Mexico’s children and families. Check out more about this project at http://www.nmvoices.org/fiscalpolicyproject.htm. Everyone is welcome.
October 20: Sandoval County Small Business Development Center: Business Legal Structure. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sandoval County SBDC Office 282 Camino del Pueblo (Inside the El Zocolo Bldg.) Suite 2-A Bernalillo, NM 87004.
October 21: Sandoval County Small Business Development Center: Bookkeeping: Benefits from the numbers and how to get them. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sandoval County SBDC Office 282 Camino del Pueblo (Inside the El Zocolo Bldg.) Suite 2-A Bernalillo, NM 87004.
October 21: Noon, Corrales Community Center, 4234 Corrales Road in Corrales. The topic is "Developing a Budget for a New Mexico Municipality” with Philip Gasteyer, Mayor of Corrales. Mayor Gasteyer will discuss how he works with county, the state administration, and legislators from the area to meet the budgetary needs of the village, all discussed in a very general context. Everyone is welcome.
October 21: Democratic Women of Sandoval County will meet at 7 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers at the Bernalillo Town Hall, 829 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. Meet and greet at 6:30 p.m. Our program will be a forum on Breast Cancer. Please join us to learn about this issue that affects too many women and the families who care about them. Refreshments will be served. The public is encouraged to attend. Guests are welcome. For info call Janice Saxton at 867-1139 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 22: Sandoval County Small Business Development Center: Credit Management. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sandoval County SBDC Office 282 Camino del Pueblo (Inside the El Zocolo Bldg.) Suite 2-A Bernalillo, NM 87004.
October 22: County Planning and Zoning Commission, 6 p.m. Commission Chambers.
October 26: Town Council Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Town Hall.
November 7: Fifty New Mexico authors help ReadWest celebrate its twentieth anniversary at the Inn at Rio Rancho. In addition to the fifty authors signing their books throughout the day, there will be a children's story hour at 10 a.m., followed by award-winning authors Don Bullis and Michael McGarrity speaking at 12 noon and 2 p.m. respectively. Ann Hillerman, author of Tony Hillerman's Landscape, will speak at the gala evening event beginning at 6 p.m. ReadWest's own author, Marten Griego, will also speak. Tickets for the evening can be purchased now at readwest.org or by calling the office at 892-1131. All proceeds benefit ReadWest's ongoing literacy services.
November 21-22: 28th Placitas Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 82 artists at three sites in the Village of Placitas: 1) Anasazi Fields Winery; 2) Big tent next to Presbyterian Church; and 3) Placitas Elementary School. There will be an art raffle, food at all sites, and wine at the winery. The event is free to the public. For information, visit placitasholidaysale.com.
November 27-28: 2009 Corrales Holiday Art Festival from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Sunday, November 29 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This event will feature approximately forty artisans presenting high-quality art and crafts 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, to allow for comfortable browsing. The high standards applying to their members will ensure the best arts and crafts for holiday gift-giving. Parking and admission are free. Bring your shopping list and get ready for a real holiday treat!