To submit a nonprofit listing
to the calendar:
E-mail your calendar listing to: email@example.com.
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
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.
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 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: 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: 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 visit the Chapter website at www.nm-alzheimers.org.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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
Second Wednesdays: Village Academy Charter School
Meeting. 7:30 p.m. Our Lady of Sorrows Church. 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.
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: 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.
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
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: “Your Health Matters” radio
show, 2–3 p.m., on 1050 KTBL, anchored by Dr. Bob Dubin, of
the New Mexico Chiropractic Association, with guests. Taking phone
calls and discussing the world of health and the health of the world.
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,
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.
September 1, 2 and 3: New Mexico Wine Festival.
Noon to 7 p.m. Labor Day Weekend. New Mexico wineries, juried art
show, kids’ zone, food, New Mexico agricultural products,
live entertainment. $10 adults (includes free wine glass), $5 13-20,
12 and under are free. Info: www.newmexicowinefestival.com, 867-3311.
September 3: Non-essential Sandoval County offices will
be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
September 4: Bernalillo Town Hall closed in observation
of Labor Day.
September 5: Democratic Women of Sandoval County
will meet. Capo’s Bottega Ristorante Italiano, 1016 US 550,
Bernalillo (west side of river, north side of highway) 7 p.m. Come
any time after 6 p.m. for social time. Dinner is optional (several
$5.99 specials are being offered). Guest speakers: Representatives
from Storehouse West, the Sandoval County food pantry and Haven
House, the Sandoval County domestic abuse shelter. Members and guests
are welcome. For information, call Janice Saxton at 867-1139 or
September 6: DWI Planning Council and DWI Taskforce,
2 p.m., Sandoval County Personnel Conference Room, 711 Camino del
September 6: Sandoval County Commission, 3 p.m.,
September 8—Placitas Community Flea Market. 6
a.m.-4 p.m. Artists, crafters, growers welcome! $10 vendor fee for
16’ x 20’ space collected the morning of the event.
Fees support Placitas Elementary School’s Art Program. West
field of Homestead Village, three miles east of I-25 on Highway
165. For information, call 867-0027.
September 8: Compassion and Choices meets. A group
promoting free choice for end-of-life wishes. 10 a.m. Speaker: Patricia
Stelzner, attorney with the Senior Citizens’ Law Office, will
speak concerning the activities of that office and efforts to help
ensure choices at the end of life. Albuquerque Peace and Justice
Center, 202 Harvard SE (SE corner of Harvard and Silver). Parking
is available and the public is welcome.
September 8: Monthly meeting of the New Mexico Chapter
of Germans from Russia. 1 p.m. Cross of Hope Lutheran Church,
6104 Taylor Ranch Drive, Albuquerque. For information, call 898-5784
or email email@example.com.
September 8: Saturday with the Bernalillo Mayor, 867-3311.
September 8: Membership Fair for the West Mesa Branch of
the American Association of University Women (AAUW) at
10:30 a.m. Seeking women and men with an associate or higher degree
interested in making new friends, exploring new interests, and challenging
their minds. Current and prospective members are invited to the
annual Membership Fair to learn about monthly meetings and a wide
variety of daytime and evening social and study groups. At the home
of Corrine Howard, 210 Camino Sin Nombre, Corrales. For information,
call Membership Chairman Jo Rose at 897-3196. For directions, call
Corrine at 897-0148.
September 8: Tin-punching workshop will be held
from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Coronado State Monument, 485 Kuaua Road,
one mile west of I-25 on Highway 550/44 in Bernalillo. Jason Younis
y Delgado of Santa Fe is the workshop instructor. A fee of $75 includes
all materials and personal instruction for making three tin pieces.
The workshop is limited to ten participants. Contact Scott at the
Coronado State Monument (867-5351) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to reserve your space.
September 9: The monthly Sandoval County Historical Society
meeting will feature an afternoon of music with guitarist “Chuey”
Martinez and his band. 2:00 p.m. This will be the Society’s
only regular meeting until their Christmas party in December because
of all the activity of the visiting Smithsonian “Key Ingredients:
America By Food” exhibition. Info: 867-2755.
September 10: Bernalillo Town Council Meeting,
Council Chambers, 6:30 p.m.
September 11: Bernalillo Planning and Zoning Meeting,
September 11: ESCAFCA Board Meeting, Council Chambers.
September 11: After observing a moment of silence in memory of
our tragic loss on 9/11/01, the New Mexico Democratic Club
will feature a presentation by District Attorney Lemuel
Martinez: “The Criminal Justice System—Does ‘Law
and Order’ mirror real life?” and an overview of how
crimes are handled—from criminal data gathering to grand jury
to arraignment to the trial. 7 p.m. Best Western Inn, Highway 528,
Rio Rancho Boulevard, Rio Rancho. For information, call Crystal
Hyer at 771- 9441.
September 13: Monthly meeting of the Italian Culturale
Club. Speaker June Trezza will talk about “Health
Freedoms At Risk.” “Washington DC has reclassified virtually
al vitamins, supplements, herbs, and even vegetable juices, as related
drugs,” she will explain. You don’t have to be Italian
to attend the Italian Club. All are welcome. 7 p.m. Meets every
second Thursday. Lt. William Sibrava Substation, 10401 Holly NE,
off Paseo del Norte and Eubank area. Info: Angela Profera, 821-5634
or Rose Maniaci, 891-8456.
September 15: Friends of Coronado State Monument
will hold a Southwestern candle-making workshop from 10 a.m.-12
p.m. at the Coronado State Monument, 485 Kuaua Road, one mile west
of I-25 on Highway 550/44 in Bernalillo. Following a short informational
talk, participants will decorate two candles to keep. The fee for
the workshop is $30 per person, which includes instruction and all
materials, supplies, and decorations. Refreshments will be served.
Contact Linda Vogel at 821-8432 or email email@example.com.
September 15-16: The New Mexico Solar Energy Association
is hosting their annual Renewable Energy and Environmental Educational
Fair in Albuquerque at Highland High School. The event will include
exhibits and workshops focusing on practical uses of renewable energy,
energy efficiency, and many other sustainable-living practices.
For information, visit www.nmsea.org, call 1(888) 886-6765, or email
September 19: Bob Wessely to speak in Corrales on “Growth
and Development: Water, People, and Planning in Placitas and Sandoval
County.” Noon. Presented by The League of Women Voters,
Sandoval County Unit. Corrales Community Center, 4324 Corrales Road
(across from the Wells Fargo Bank).
September 20: Commission on Senior Affairs, 10
a.m., Jemez Senior Center.
September 20: Sandoval County Juvenile Justice Board,
3 p.m. Commission Chambers.
September 20: Sandoval County Commission, 6 p.m.,
September 22: The Sandia Ranger District Cibola National
Forest presents a Flintknapping Workshop with Master Flintknapper,
Luther Rivera, who has been practicing this technique for over twenty
years and teaching it for over eight years. Fee for workshop, use
of a tool kit, and all materials: $30. The flintknapping tool kit
may also be purchased for an additional $20. Fees benefit the Friends
of Tijeras Pueblo. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring a sack lunch. Sandia Ranger
Station in Tijeras. For individuals sixteen and older. Space is
limited; reservations are required. Call 281-3304 to reserve your
September 23: Placitas Artists Series presents
its season opener: Willy Sucre and Friends perform a program of
string quartets. 3 p.m. [See ad, page 2, and article, this Signpost.]
Artists’ reception at 1:30 p.m. for Debby Brinkerhoff, David
Cramer, Vera Russell, and Victor Vigil. Free childcare is available.
For information, call 867-8080 or visit www.placitasarts.org.
September 23: Bosque Chamber Music Society will
present "Musique de Chambre: French Music for Winds" featuring
the Bosque Winds Quintet. 3:00 p.m. Performance includes works by
Darius Milhaud, Jacques Ibert, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Francis Poulenc,
and Claude Debussy. Tickets at the door: $12/adults; $8/students
& seniors. Performers are Cathy Hawthorne, flute; Loretta Krein,
clarinet; Denise Turner, bassoon; Rebecca Ray, oboe; Erica Otero,
horn; Astrid Groth, piano; and Martha D. Hanson, piano. At the Shepherd
of the Valley Presbyterian Church, 1801 Montano Rd., N.W. Iinfo:
September 24: Bernalillo Town Council Meeting,
Council Chambers, 6:30 p.m.
September 24: Gourd rattle/instrument-making workshop.
12:30-4:30 p.m. Instructor: Gina TwoFeathers Collins who teaches
gourd workshops all over the Albuquerque Valley. Cost (which includes
all supplies): $20 per person. Placitas Community Center. For information,
call Cathryne Richards at 771-3638.
September 25: County Planning and Zoning Commission,
6 p.m., Commission Chambers.
September 28, 29, 30 and October 6, 7: Tenth Annual Placitas
Home Tour. Visit new custom homes showcasing area builders.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Self-guided tour. For directions, stop by La Puerta
Real Estate Services, One Ridge Court, Placitas, 1/2 mile east from
Exit 242. For information, call 867-3388 or visit www.PlacitasChamber.com.
September 29: The Sandia Ranger District Cibola National
Forest presents Children’s Archaeology Day. Includes
activities at the Tijeras Pueblo Archaeological Site and a field
trip to the Archaeology Museum in Cedar Crest. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ages nine to fourteen. Bring a sack lunch and water. Wear old clothes,
a sun hat, sunscreen, and hiking shoes. Fee: $10.00 per child; space
is limited. Sign up by calling 281-3304. Sandia Ranger Station,
September 29 through November 9: The Sandoval County Historical
Society will host a Smithsonian traveling exhibit, “Key
Ingredients: America By Food.” Open to the public in the DeLavy
House, 161 Edmond Road, in Bernalillo. The show will run every day
including weekends, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Special programs
will be featured on the weekends at 2:00 p.m. For further information,
see ad announcement in this issue of the Signpost or call Martha
Liebert at 867-2755.
September 29-30: The Village of Corrales and Casa San Ysidro are
celebrating Harvest Festival. Casa San Ysidro will
be open free to the public both days from 10-4. Vendors, animals,
music, and the Puppet Playhouse will entertain the public.