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Sandoval commission meetings
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.
Placitas Library hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 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.
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 to
7:15 p.m. Holiday Inn Express Conference Room, SR 313 and Highway
550. Info: Jessica, 867-0498.
Mondays through Thursdays: Mother’s Day Out.
9 a.m. to 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 welcome.
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 to 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 to 8:00 p.m.
Rio Rancho First Baptist Church, corner of Rte. 528 and 19th Ave.
Call Haven House, 896-4869 or 1-800-526-7157, for more information.
Tuesdays (August 1 through 22): Divorce, Money and Power,
the popular free program for women in transition due to divorce
or other life change. Topics: The Emotional Stages of Divorce, Navigating
the Legal Waters of Divorce, Money and Divorce 101, and Where Do
You Go from Here? 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Registration required (call
Lorraine Bantista, 222-6600). Meet at the New Mexico Commission
on the Status of Women, 300 San Mateo Blvd NE, Suite 101, Albuquerque.
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. to 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: The 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, and 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; firstname.lastname@example.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. to 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 to 3:30
p.m.; POW—People of Wonder, Thursdays, 6:30 to 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. Inquiries and phone
calls about these meetings or the library should call 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. In August a 10:30
a.m. tour is added. Adults $4, seniors $3, students $3, children
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, in Albuquerque. Information
is also available regarding support groups in Los Lunas and Santa
Fe. 505-889-3632, email@example.com.
Thursdays: 10-11:30 a.m. Children's summer reading story
time (June 8–August 10). Families may drop in or
attend them all. Free and open to public. 867-3355.
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.
First Fridays: September 8 through May 4: Story time for
preschoolers. No registration required. Stop by with your
preschooler and enjoy sharing the wonderful world of books. A great
time to meet other moms, dads, caretakers! 9: 30 a.m. Placitas Community
Second Fridays: SanBern Federated Republican Women
meets (except July and August) at Chamisa Hills Country Club, in
Rio Rancho, at 11:30 a.m. Anyone interested in attending may call
922-6252 for more information.
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. to noon. Placitas Community Library, Tierra Madre #1. 867-3355.
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): September 2: Giant puppets; September 16: Silk-screen t-shirts;
September 23: Silk-screen t-shirts, posters, cards; September 30:
Make and paint calaveras, flowers, cardboard cut-outs; 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: Casa San Ysidro, the Historic Gutiérrez/Minge
House in Corrales, on Old Church Road, is open for touring at 2
p.m. only. Adults $4, seniors $3, students $3, children $2.
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: Join Don at the Placitas Library for
coffee, conversation, and the Times. Placitas Library Hours: Tuesdays
10-4, Wednesdays 10-5, Saturdays 10-4, Sundays 10-1.
Sundays: Corrales Growers’ Market is open
from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Live music on Sundays. The market offers
fresh vegetables, greens, herbs, fruits, flowers and bedding plants,
as well as 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 2: Art Gallery 66 and Señor Murphy candy
invite you to the Art & Chocolate Festival! Enjoy art, chocolate,
wine, cool shade. Benefiting Watermelon Mountain Ranch. Handblown
glass wine-bottle stops, one of a kind wine bags, other unique gifts.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free parking, no admission fee. Art Gallery 66, 373
N. Camino del Pueblo, 867-8666.
September 2: Join Las Placitas Association and the City
of Albuquerque Open Space Division for a day out on the
Placitas Open Space removing an old fence. Meet in Placitas Mercantile
parking lot at 8:30 a.m. to carpool. Work will continue until 3
p.m., but rides back to the Merc after lunch available. Call Lolly,
771-8020, to reserve box lunch. Tools, drinks, snacks provided.
Bring water, work gloves, sun hat, and wear sturdy shoes and long
sleeves. Rain gear? Use the Contact Us link at www.lasplacitas.org
to send an e-mail on how many will be in your group. Or leave message
September 2: Bernalillo Spartan Rookie Football. Bernalillo
vs. Del Norte, 4:00 p.m. Bernalillo High School.
September 3: Corrales Growers' Market features
music of Lucas Critchfield and Mike Anaya with Marimba Dulce; traditional
Chiapas Marimba. Fresh fruit and vegetables from local growers,
breakfast burritos, goat cheese, flowers, chile ristras, herbs,
honey, natural cosmetics, more. 9 a.m.-12 noon. 500 Jones Road,
next to the Corrales Post Office. 898-7927.
September 6: DWI Planning Council and DWI Taskforce.
2:00 p.m. Rio Rancho DPS Substation 5, 5103 Santa Fe Hills Drive,
September 7: Sandoval County Commission. 6:00
September 8 through October 1: Gigi, the Tony
Award-winning hit musical by Lerner and Loewe adapted from a short
story by Colette, at the Adobe Theater. Friday and Saturdays 8:00
p.m., Sundays 2:00 p.m. Tickets $14, $12 (students and seniors).
September 9: Bernalillo Spartan Rookie Football.
WM South vs. Bernalillo. 4:00 p.m. Bernalillo High School.
September 9: Free public talk on “Advance Directives
for End-of-Life Planning.” Make sure your wishes
regarding health care toward the end of life will be honored. Harold
Folley, a retired lawyer, will discuss how to prepare and file advance
directives, for example, Living Wills, Health Care Power of Attorney,
and Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) forms. 10:00 am to noon. Manzano Mesa
Multigenerational Center, 501 Elizabeth SE. 888-7375.
September 9: Membership Fair for the West Mesa Branch of
the American Association of University Women. Seeking women
and men with an associate or higher degree interested in making
new friends, exploring new interests, challenging minds. Current
and prospective members are invited, too. 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. At the
home of Corrine Howard, 210 Camino Sin Nombre, Corrales. Information:
Holly Wilkenfeld, 821-7204, or Jo Rose, 897-3196. Directions: Corrine,
September 9: Monthly meeting of the New Mexico Chapter
of Germans from Russia 1:00 p.m. Cross of Hope Lutheran
Church, 6104 Taylor Ranch Drive, Albuquerque. 896-3347, firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 9: Join Las Placitas Association for
post-Labor Day cleanup in Las Huertas Canyon. Wildflowers and meadows
will be glorious. Meet at the Placitas Post Office at 8:30 a.m.
to carpool.Tools, drinks, snacks provided. Bring water, work gloves,
sun hat, and wear sturdy shoes and long sleeves. Rain gear? Use
the Contact Us link at www.lasplacitas.org
to send an e-mail on how many will be in your group. Or leave message
September 9: Join members of the New Mexico Bead Society
for the first NMBS Bead Crawl. Albuquerque-area bead shops
are participating and offering special values. Visit your favorite
bead store to pick up a list of participating stores, special offers,
Bead Crawl Map. 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. www.newmexicobeadsociety.org.
September 10: Albuquerque Baroque Players concert. Music
from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries on period instruments.
3:00 p.m. Historic Old San Ysidro Church, Corrales. $12 general
admission, $10 seniors, $5 students. Reservations: 255-7089, email@example.com,
September 10: Music of the Bleecker St. Boys at
the Corrales Growers' Market. Apples and berries, an abundance of
fruit and vegetables, as well as baked goods and jams, salsas and
sauces. Breakfast burritos, whole-wheat bread, pastries. 9 a.m.-12
noon. 500 Jones Road, next to the Corrales Post Office. 898-7927.
September 15 through 17: Grand opening of C. E. Frappier
Portrait Studio and Gallery. Portrait demonstrations by
Carol Frappier. Reception Friday 5 to 7 p.m., continuing Saturday
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. 3 Homesteads Road Suite
D, Placitas. 771-1896.
September 16: Music of the Squash Blossom Boys
at the Corrales Growers’ Market. Baked goods, breakfast burritos,
fruit, vegetables, honey, flowers, and natural soaps and cosmetics.
Dried-flower arrangements. 9 a.m. to noon. 500 Jones Road, next
to the Corrales Post Office. 898-7927.
September 16: Bernalillo Spartan Rookie Football. Bernalillo
vs. Cibola N. 4 p.m. Bernalillo High School.
September 17: Duende Poetry Series presents “Blood
on the Porch—Tales and Songs of the Real West,” with
Mark Weber and Todd Moore, music by Bayou Seco, musicians Ken Keppeler
and Jeanie McLerie. Anasazi Fields wines available for tasting and
purchasing. Books by the poets and CDs by Bayou Seco will be for
sale. Free admission. Any donations go to the musicians and poets.
7 p.m. Anasazi Fields Winery, Placitas. Take I-25 to the Placitas
exit 242, drive six miles east to the village, turn left at the
sign just before the Presbyterian Church, follow Camino de los Pueblitos
through two stop signs to the Winery entrance. Info: 867-3062, firstname.lastname@example.org
or 505-897-0285, email@example.com.
September 19: Democratic Women of Sandoval County general
meeting. Social time: 6:30. Light refreshments will be served. Charlotte
Roybal, director of Health Care for All campaign, will present a
program on “Progress on Health Care Reform” at 7:00
p.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend and bring a friend. UU Westside
Congregation social hall, 1650 Abrazo Road (corner of Inca, near
the intersection of Northern and Unser), Rio Rancho. Info: Janice
Saxton 867-1139, firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 21: Commission on Senior Affairs. 10
a.m. Placitas Senior Center, Placitas.
September 21: Sandoval County Commission. 6 p.m. Commission Chambers.
September 22 and 23: “Purple—Orange—Green,”
an exciting art show with color offerings of contemporary beauty
featuring Sally Rutledge (Beautiful Spaces), Doreen Goodlin (White
Spirit Dove Studio), Sylvia York, Shari Adkinsson (members of Magenta
Art School. Paintings in watercolor and pastel, stoneware, basketry.
Opening reception: Friday 5-9 p.m. Show continues Saturday noon-3
p.m. Runs through October 21. Gallery hours: Friday and Saturday
11-2 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m. Beautiful Spaces, 416 Central Avenue
September 23: Bernalillo Spartan Rookie Football. Bernalillo
vs. LC West 4 p.m. Bernalillo High School.
September 23: Judge Merri Rudd will discuss "Getting
Your Legal Life in Order : Wills vs. Trusts"—the basics
of will, trust, and probate laws. What happens if someone dies without
a will or trust? What can you do to organize your estate-planning
goals? Talk will include lecture, questions and answers, and handouts.
1:30 p.m. Free, all welcome. Unitarian Universalist Westside Congregation,
1650 Abrazo Road, Rio Rancho (about five blocks west of the Unser/Abrazo
September 23 and 24: ¡Globalquerque! New
Mexico’s second annual celebration of world music and culture.
A weeklong schedule of events spanning the entire state, culminating
in a three-stage, two-day music festival. Includes free family-oriented
daytime programming with children’s activities, educational
workshops, dance classes, foreign films, global village and more.
Noon–4 p.m. and 6¬ p.m.–midnight. $25 day/$40 weekend
passes. The evening ticketed event will feature sixteen acts from
around the globe performing on three stages. National Hispanic Cultural
Center, Albuquerque. www.Globalquerque.com,
September 24: Sunday Funday Free Family Social—an
afternoon of family fun sponsored by the New Mexico Democratic Club.
Free food, beverages, music, entertainment, candidates vs. public
softball game, voter registration, nonprofit informational tables.
Jump tent, snow cones, and games for the kids, and more. All state
and local Democratic candidates have been invited. No speeches are
planned; just meet the candidates. Bring lawn chairs, blankets,
and an appetite. Noon to 4:00 p.m. Bernalillo Wine Festival Grounds.
September 24: Placitas Artists Series concert,
with members of the Helios Quartet. Former Helios members Krzysztof
Zimowski and Jonathan Armerding, violin; Willy Sucre, viola; and
special guest and Helios founder, cellist Adam Gonzalez, will perform
quartets by Franz Joseph Haydn, Silvestre Revueltas, Maurice Ravel.
Exhibiting visual artists: Carol Chamberland, Kathy Glidden, Mikki
Roth, Dianna Shomaker. Concert tickets at the door one hour before
the concert, or in advance at La Bonne Vie Salon and Day Spa in
Homestead Village Shopping Center, Placitas; at Gatherings, 9821
Montgomery NE, Albuquerque; on-line at www.PlacitasArts.org.
$18 general admission, $15 seniors and students. Exhibition at 1:30
p.m., concert at 3 p.m. Las Placitas Presbyterian Church.
September 24: Corrales Growers’ Market.
Music of Paul Salazar and Kenny Trezza. Breakfast burritos from
Burritoville. Apples, peaches, squash, melons, herbs, dried-flower
arrangements, baked goods. 9 a.m.- noon. 500 Jones Road, next to
the Corrales Post Office. 898-7927.
September 26: County Planning and Zoning Commission.
6 p.m. Commission Chambers.
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 to noon; beginning adults, 1 to 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 email@example.com.
September 30: All-Day Growers' Market at the Corrales
Harvest Festival 10 a.m. to 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, and harvest-based products.
Corrales Road. 898-7927.
September 30: Bernalillo Spartan Rookie Football. Valley
vs. Bernalillo. 4 p.m. Bernalillo High School.
September 30–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: Autism Awareness Walkathon. 10K/5.2
miles in Albuquerque. Route to be announced. Call Margaret Stribling,
at 898-4546, firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax 344-7229; www.walkaroundtheworld.org.
October 7: Bernalillo Spartan Rookie Football. WM
South vs. Bernalillo. 2 p.m. Bernalillo High School.