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Unless otherwise noted, all Sandoval County meetings will be held in the county commission chambers, Sandoval County Courthouse, 711 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, New Mexico.

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 meets at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays in the northwest room of the Old Convent Gallery in Bernalillo. 867-5718.

Mondays through Thursdays: Mother’s Day Out, 9-2:30. Placitas Presbyterian Church. $12 per session. 867-5718.

Every first and third Monday: Optimist Club de Sandoval meets at 7 p.m. San Antonio Community Center, Placitas. New members welcome. 867-0567.

Wednesdays: Toddler Story time. 10 a.m., at Bound To Be read. 828-3500.

Every second Tuesday of the month: Friends of Placitas meets. 7 p.m. Placitas Community Center. Public welcome. 867-5346.

Wednesdays: Problems with Alcohol? Thinking Straight, Alcoholics Anonymous Step Study Meeting, 6:00 p.m., every Wednesday, now held at the Old Convent, 264 Camino del Pueblo, across from the Catholic Church in Bernalillo. Enter on south side. For anyone who has a drinking problem. 24-hour AA Help Line: 266-1900.

Wednesdays: Project Sandoval County Domestic Violence Group meets on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Bernalillo City Hall, 829 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. Support, resources, and counseling are available. 1-800-219-0958.

Wednesdays: Mothers’ Support Group meets, 10-11 a.m., United Way Building, Southern and Unser Boulevard. $3 per session. 896-1250.

Wednesdays: Parenting group meets at La Buena Vida, Bernalillo, 8 p.m. 867-2383.

Every second Wednesday: La Leche League of West Mesa meets at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph’s West Mesa Hospital. Support for breast-feeding mothers. 897-9718.

Every second Wednesday: Coffee Club at Piñon Café. Roundtable discussion about current events, the economy, and investing—with Edward Jones investment representative, Penelope Cisneros. 7:30 a.m. Free coffee. 867-9635.

Third Wednesday: Las Placitas Association board meeting. 6:45 p.m., Placitas Community Center, 771-1171

Thursday evenings: Recovery group. Women with substance abuse problems. 6-7:30 p.m. La Buena Vida, 827 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo. 867-2383.

Saturdays: New AA Meeting—“One Day At A Time,” 9:00 a.m. Big Book discussion at the United Methodist Church (in back), a block West of Abuelita’s Restaurant, 136 West Calle Don Andres, Bernalillo. If you have a problem with drinking, you are welcome!

Weekends through October 19: Rio Grande Community Farms 6th annual Maize Maze. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., including Labor Day. “Crane In The Corn.” Moonlight Maze Walks October 10-11, 7-9 p.m. Admission on weekends $6; $3 for age 5-12. Children under 5 admitted free. 345-4580 or

August 30, 31, and September 1: Sixteenth Annual New Mexico Wine Festival. Noon to 7 p.m. Selected New Mexico wineries, juried art show, children’s activities, Southwestern food booths, entertainment. $10 adults (includes free wine glass), $3 ages 13-20; 12 and under admitted free. Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo 867-3311, extension 133.

September 1: Nonemergency county offices closed in observance of Labor Day.

September 4: Board of Finance, 2:30 p.m., Commission Chambers.

September 4: Sandoval County Commission, 3 p.m., Commission Chambers.

September 6: End-of-Life Choices. Dr. Richard McDonald will discuss the Oregon Death with Dignity Law, laws in the Netherlands and Belgium, and what resources Choices has for individuals. 10 a.m., Manzano Mesa Multicultural Center, 501 Elizabeth Street SE.

September 6: Good Radio Shows, Inc., will present a panel discussion and town hall meeting entitled “Local Broadcast News and Local Democracy” to address the debate about the duties of local media. Good Radio Shows is a nonprofit media production company. Program presented in association with the New Mexico Media Literacy Project and public-radio station KUNM. 6:30 p.m. Free. Simms Center Auditorium, Albuquerque Academy.

September 10, 11, 12: Property Valuation Protest Board, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Commission Chambers.

September 13: Membership Fair for the West Mesa Branch of the American Association of University Women, a group promoting equity and education for women and girls. Seeking college-educated women and men who are interested in making new friends, exploring new interests, and challenging their minds. 2-4 p.m. at the home of Corrine Howard, 210 Camino Sin Nombre, Corrales. Call 771-2814, 771-1535 or 897-0148 for reservations and directions.

September 12-October 5: Adobe Theater presents Proof, by David Auburn, the 2001 winner of the Tony Award for best play and the Pulitzer Prize for drama. A well-known mathematician leaves his daughter two legacies: his genius and his madness. Directed by Joann Danella; cast members are Kelle Senyé, Ray Orley, Eldaa Miller, Jonathan Dunski. Friday and Saturday evenings 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. $10 general admission, $8 seniors and students. Limited seating. For reservations, information, call 898-9222 or e-mail

September 14: Placitas Artists Series 2003–2004 season premiere “Willy Sucre and Friends Play String Quartets.” Music by Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn. Joining Willy Sucre (viola) will be Krzysztof Zimowski (violin), Valerie Turner (violin), and Joan Zucker (cello). Preconcert art exhibit features Melissa Moloney, Sheila Richmond, Elsie Schoenfeld, Elizabeth Sorroche. Art show begins at 1:30 p.m., concert at 3 p.m. Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. Tickets: 867-8080,,, or La Bonne Vie Day Spa.

September 16: DWI Planning Council, 3 p.m., Commission Chambers.

September 16: Free community education lecture, "Right and Left Stroke/CVA: Cognitive Impairments," by Tony Kreuch, PsyD, Neuropsychologist. 6 p.m. HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 7000 Jefferson NE, Albuquerque. Registration required. Call 505-823-8712 to register or for more information. This lecture is part of the 2003 Stroke Educational Series presented by the American Stroke Association and HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital.

September 18: Commission on Senior Affairs, 12:30 p.m., Peña Blanca Senior Center.

September 18: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m., Commission Chambers.

September 23: Statewide Special Election, Polls open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

September 23: County Planning and Zoning Commission, 6 p.m., Commission Chambers.

September 23: Special election to vote on Constitutional amendments 1 and 2. A Yes vote will send more money directly into the classrooms, raise teacher salaries, improve teacher standards without raising taxes. Contact the bureau of elections in your county for poll locations and to learn more about the amendment prior to voting.

September 24: Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative, 4:30 p.m., Commission Chambers.

September 27-28: Corrales Harvest Festival. Pet parade, free hay rides, juried arts-and-crafts show (judging 12 noon, September 28), entertainment, International Food Court, chile cook-off (noon on September 28 at the Growers Market), 5K or 10K Fun Run (September 28, a.m.), and more, for children and adults. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. $2.00 admission for adults. For information, check or call Sally Newcomb, 792-8912.






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