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E-mail your calendar listing to: email@sandovalsignpost.com. Or go to the Signpost Web site (www.sandovalsignpost.com) and click on Calendar. Deadline for submission is the twentieth of the month prior to publication. The community calendar is a free community service provided by the Signpost for nonprofit organizations. Note: “First Monday,” for example, means: The first Monday “of the month.”

Daily: Free hikes at Valles Caldera National Preserve—from Magma to Magpie. For a complete list of activities at the National Preserve, go to vallescaldera.gov.

Second Monday: Rio Grande Rebels 4-H Club meets. Now accepting new members. The 4-H youth development program is a dynamic non-formal education program that provides opportunities for youth to learn life skills and gain knowledge while having fun. Contact Jessica at 459-6553. Held at Sandoval County Extension Office, 711 S. Camino del Pueblo Bernalillo.

Second and fourth Mondays: Bernalillo Town Council meeting. 6:30 p.m. Held at Bernalillo Town Hall. For more information, call 867-3311.

Second Monday (this month only): Eastern Sandoval County Citizens Association meeting. 6:30 pm. Held at the Placitas Library. For more information, contact majkam@msn.com.

Third Monday: Village Academy Charter School GC board meeting. 4:30 p.m. Held at 301 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo (located next to Our Lady of Sorrows Church). For more information, call 867-9094.

Third Monday: Sandoval County Chapter of the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force. 6 p.m. Discuss strategies to support breastfeeding families in Sandoval County. Held at Family Health Partnerships, 4351 Jager Road, Suite C, Rio Rancho. Info: Amy Pilley at apilley@salud.unm.edu, or 575-642-7534.

Mondays through Fridays: Mothers’ Day Out Preschool. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Held at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, 7 Paseo de San Antonio, Placitas. $16 dollars per day. For more information, call Debbie Stueber at 867-3371.

Every Tuesday: Pickleball at the Bernalillo Community Center. 6-8 p.m. Pickleball is a game played on a court with paddles and a whiffle ball. The court is smaller than a tennis court and allows people to play who no longer want to run and jump as they did in their younger years. Anyone can play even if they have never played tennis. For more information, call 771-0130.

First Tuesday: Albuquerque Newcomers Club Welcoming Coffee. 10 a.m. Learn of the Club’s many varied activities. Membership open to residents who have lived in the Albuquerque area (including Sandoval County) for five years or less, or who are having major changes in their lives. Make new friends while signing up for monthly luncheons and speakers, dining experiences, visits to area attractions, book and movie groups, card games, men’s group, walking, wine tastings, etc. Held at Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo del Norte. For more information, call 321-6970, or go to abqnewcomers@gmail.com.

First Tuesday: Coronado Kennel Club Meeting. 7:30 p.m. All-breed kennel club. Schedule changes in August and December. Call 867-4510 for meeting location.

First Tuesday: Greater Sandoval County Chamber of Commerce—Board of Directors meeting. 11:30 a.m., at the GSCCC offices at 282 South Camino del Pueblo, Suite 2 D in Bernalillo, NM. For member networking events, visit www.sandovalchamber.com or call 404-8492.

Second Tuesdays: Coronado Optimist Club. 6 p.m. The Coronado Optimist Club primarily serves Bernalillo, Rio Rancho, and Placitas in projects that help youth. Held at the Range Cafe in Bernalillo. All welcome.

Second Tuesday: Sandoval County Democratic Club. 7 p.m. Held at 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. Info: www.sandovaldemocrats.org.

Second and fourth Tuesdays: Open kiln-formed glass workshops. 2-4 p.m. Held at the Placitas Community Center. Info: 867-1396.

Third Tuesday: Eastern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority (ESCAFCA). 6 p.m. Held in the Town of Bernalillo Council Chambers. Persons wishing to be on the agenda or persons with disabilities should contact Mike Castillo at 771-7100 (ext. 7100) or 220-4734 by the first Tuesday. Board meeting agenda is available at the front desk of the Town Hall by the Friday preceding the meeting.

Third Tuesday: Sandia Vista Amateur Radio Club. 7 p.m. Help provide emergency communications in Placitas. Become a “HAM” radio operator. We will help you get your FCC license. Visitors welcome. Held at the Placitas Fire Station No. 41, Hwy 165, near the Library. For more information, go to www.lasplacitas.org/svarc.

Fourth Tuesday: Pathways: Wildlife Corridors of NM monthly meeting. 6:30 p.m. Held at the Placitas Community Center. Open to the public. For more information, go to www.pathwayswc.wordpress.com.

Tuesdays: Haven House Domestic Violence Support Group for women whose lives have been touched by domestic violence. 6:30-8:00 p.m. Topics include: Dynamics of Domestic Violence, Safety Plans, Developing Healthy Relationships, and information about available services. All sessions are confidential and free of charge. Held at Rio Rancho First Baptist Church, corner of Route 528 and 19th Avenue. For more information, call 896-4869 or 1-800-526-7157.

Tuesdays and Fridays: Watermelon Mountain Ranch offers spay-and-neuter clinics. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Prices vary from thirty dollars to 150 dollars depending on the weight of your pet. All procedures include pain medication. Info: wmranch.org or call 250-5419.

First Wednesdays: Free civil legal clinic offered. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Held in the third-floor conference room of the Second District Courthouse, at the southwest corner of Lomas and Fourth, NW. Free legal advice on a number of civil legal issues. No family law services will be offered. Attendance is limited to the first 25 persons who qualify for low-income assistance. Interpreters and bilingual attorneys will be on hand. Those who come to the clinic should bring all their paperwork with them. They can expect about a thirty-minute, free legal consultation. For additional information, call 797-6077.

Second Wednesday: Rio Rancho Art Association (RRAA) monthly membership meeting. 6:30-8:30 p.m. RRAA is a non-juried/all mediums regional art association. You need not be a resident of Rio Rancho to join. Held in Don Chalmer’s Ford Community Room, 2500 Rio Rancho Boulevard, Rio Rancho. For more information,  go to www.rioranchoartassociation.blogspot.com or www.rraausa.org, or call 301-2009.

Second Wednesday: Democratic Women of Sandoval County. 7 p.m. Held in the Bernalillo Town Council Chambers. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Old and new members and guests can converse informally. For more information, contact Janice Saxton at jnjsaxton@msn.com or Linda Allison, Secretary at lalallison7@gmail.com.

Second and fourth Wednesdays: Sandoval County Civitans. 6:00 p.m. Held at Fair Winds, 920 Riverview Drive SE, Rio Rancho. For more information, call 898-6884.

Third Wednesday: Meeting of the Coronado Optimist Club. 6-7 p.m. Held at the Range Cafe in Bernalillo. We had been meeting on the second Wednesday, but the poets are just too loud!  

First and third Thursdays (except for November and December): Sandoval County Commission. 6 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be held in the Sandoval Administration Building, 1500 Idalia Road Building D, Bernalillo. Info or meeting agenda: www.sandovalcounty.com, 867-7500.

Second Thursday: The Democratic Party of Sandoval County meets with the New Mexico Democratic Club. 7 p.m. Meetings to be held at the Bernalillo Train Station, 400 Station, Bernalillo.

Third Thursday: Placitas Community Library Board Meetings. 6:30 p.m. Held at the Placitas Community Library.

Third Thursdays: Free business forum workshop. 10-noon. Held at Rio Rancho City Hall, 3200 Civic Center Circle. Advance registration is highly advised and can be done at www.rrrcc.org, or by contacting Susan at 999-1835 or ssheridan@rrrcc.org.

Third Thursday (except December): Placitas Library Board of Directors. 6:30-8 p.m. Held at the Placitas Library Collin Meeting Room, 453 Hwy 165. Everyone is welcome. Call 771-0253 for date and time information.

Fourth Thursday: Sandoval County Development Planning & Zoning Commission. 6 p.m. Held at the Sandoval County Administration Building, 1500 Idalia Rd., Bldg. D, Bernalillo.

Second Fridays: San-Bern Federated Republican Women luncheon. 11:15 a.m. Public is welcome. Held at Chamisa Hills Country Club, 500 Country Club Drive. For more information/reservations, contact Joyce Elliott at www.sanbernfrw.org, or call 891-8180.

Fridays: Celebrate Recovery—12 steps to finding freedom from hurts, hang-ups, and habits. 6:30 p.m. Held at the First Assembly Church, 274 Camino Don Tomas, Bernalillo. For more information, call 867-7226.

Saturdays: Wildflower walks on the Sandia Ranger District. Starting at 9 a.m. There will be a small amenity fee of three dollars. Be sure to bring a hat, water, and sunscreen. For more information, call the Sandia Ranger District at 281-3305.

Saturdays: Casa Rosa Food Bank. Open 9-11 a.m. Held in the pink house east of Las Placitas Presbyterian Church at 640 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.

First Saturday (Second Saturdays: April and September): Democratic Women of Sandoval County meet. 6:30 p.m. Potlucks or snacks are provided. For location, call Janice Saxton at 867-1139.

Third Saturday: Rio Rancho Northwest Mesa NAACP meets. 11 a.m. Held at Don Newton Community Center. Public is invited. For more information, go to www.rrnwmnaacp.org.

First Sundays: Corrales Art in the Park. Local and visiting painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, metalworkers, and crafts artisans display and sell their work. Held at La Entrada Park. For more information, call 867-8687 or go to corralesartists.org.

Third Sunday: The Sandoval County Fair board meets. 1:00 p.m. Meeting place alternates between the Cuba Fairgrounds and San Ysrido town office. For more information, call Jessica at 459-6553.

September 2: Jardineros de Placitas monthly meeting. 9:30 at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. Kelli Ballengee, a Jardineros member and balloon pilot, will discuss Hot Air Ballooning. Jardineros de Placitas is a social, benevolent, and charitable community-based organization for residents of Placitas. In addition to monthly meetings, members participate in a variety of community service projects and small interest groups. www.jardinerosdeplacitas.org. Kathy Bruch at 404-8621.

September 4: Concert by duo Anne and Pete Sibley. 7 p.m. Held at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church. Tickets are available for twenty dollars. For tickets, call 867-5718 or email placitasmusic@gmail.com. Space is limited.

September 5-6: Mountain West Brew Fest. Held at Loretto Park in Bernalillo. Brew Fest attendees can expect over fifty breweries, more than a dozen food trucks, and specialty food vendors, as well as a mini farmers market offering seasonal harvests, including roasted green chile and Rio Grande valley peaches. Eight bands from around the region will perform over the two-day inaugural event. Information is added almost daily to the website—www.mountainwestbrewfest.com.

September 12: Albuquerque Baroque Players open their season with a concert featuring Derek Chester who will perform two cantatas by Jean-Philippe Rameau with the members of ABP, who will also perform instrumental works by Pierre Danican Philidor and Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre. 7:30 p.m. Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 4800 Indian School Road NE. 400-9385. www.albuquerquebaroqueplayers.com.

September 13: Sandoval County Historical Society presents Las Fiestas de San Lorenzo. 2 p.m. Speaker Joseph Moreno will talk about the festivities and traditions of this integral annual event in Bernalillo’s rich cultural history. Five dollars for the public; free to members. www.sandovalhistory.org.

September 13: Albuquerque Baroque Players open their season with a concert featuring Derek Chester who will perform two cantatas by Jean-Philippe Rameau with the members of ABP, who will also perform instrumental works by Pierre Danican Philidor and Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre. 3:00 p.m. Historic Old San Ysidro Church, Corrales. 400-9385. www.albuquerquebaroqueplayers.com.

September 17: Rio Rancho business forum workshop. 10-noon. Held at the Rio Rancho City Hall, 3200 Civic Center Circle. www.ci.rio-rancho.nm.us.

September 19: Placitas Public Safety Meeting, sponsored by ESCA (Eastern Sandoval Citizens Association). Come meet your local heroes and have your questions answered. Presenters: Representatives from the Sandoval County Fire and Sheriff’s Departments. 2-4 p.m. Placitas Senior/Community Center. es-ca.org.

September 19: Fifth annual Night Under The Stars. 4-11 p.m. Held at Rainbow Park Observatory (301 Southern Boulevard in Rio Rancho). There will be a silent auction, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, and a special Guest Speaker. www.rrastro.org.

September 20: Friends of Coronado Historic Site present Real Housewives of the Santa Fe Trail with speaker Alice Anne Thompson, PhD. 2 p.m. Colorful stories about the diverse women who traveled the Santa Fe Trail, made homes, and left their mark on the new Territory. Admission: five dollars/ Friends of CHS are free. At Sandoval County Historical Society Museum, Edmond Road and Highway 500, in Bernalillo. 771-9493. www.kuaua.com.

September 25 and 26: ¡Globalquerque! New Mexico’s 11th Annual Celebration of World Music and Culture will take place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. This year’s festival will, once again, feature 17 acts from five continents, on three stages, over two nights (ten performance each evening), plus Saturday’s free daytime Global Fiesta from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., featuring the Global Village of Craft, Culture, and Cuisine, with international arts and cuisine (open throughout all festival parts) and much more. www.globalquerque.org.

September 26: Land Grants of New Mexico. Former New Mexico State Historian Robert J. Torrez will discuss the various types of land grants utilizing examples from grant documents such as those of the San Antonio de las Huertas Grant in Placitas. 2 p.m. Part of the Placitas History Project. Held at the Placitas Community Library.

September 27: Duende Poetry Series. 3 p.m. This free event is hosted by Anasazi Fields Winery in Placitas. Featuring Canadian Poet Glen Sorestad and Placitas Poet Larry Goodell. For all Duende Poetry Series readings, wine, free snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks are available. Donations are encouraged. To reach the winery, take I-25 to Placitas Exit 242, drive six miles to the old village of Placitas, then turn onto Camino de los Pueblitos, opposite the Presbyterian Church. After two stop signs, turn left into the winery parking lot. 867-3062, fish@anasazifieldswinery.com.

September 27: Placitas Artists Series presents Willy Sucre and Friends String Quartets. Beethoven and Bartók. 3:00 p.m. Visual Artists reception: 2:00 p.m. with Robert Benjamin (oils on canvas), Julianna Kirwin (prints, collage, paper mache), Harriet Neal (photography), Rebecca Nolda (mixed media). 867-8080, PlacitasArtistsSeries.org. [See ad, page 2, this Signpost.] Held at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church in the village of Placitas, located six miles east of I-25 on NM 165 (Exit 242). The facility is completely accessible. Tickets for the PAS concert will be available at the door one hour before the concert or may be purchased for twenty dollars in advance at The Merc Grocery Store in Homestead Village Shopping Center, Placitas; Under Charlie’s Covers Fine Used Book Store, now located at 160 S. Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo; or online at www.PlacitasArtistsSeries.org. Tickets at the door are twenty dollars for general admission and $15 dollars for students with ID. Music students through high school are admitted free with a paying adult.

 
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