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Events Along The Turquoise Trail

The following list of events are occurring along The Turquoise Trail. Please use the contact information provided for each if you have additional questions.

If you would like to have your Turquoise Trail event included in the list below, please contact Patricia Brown by phone (505) 438-3008 or .

    Saturdays at the Johnsons

    Saturdays
    Check all events for Saturday performances: music, poetry, dance, talks, etc. in the galleries performance space, 1-3 pm. Our First Saturday Gallery Receptions for new exhibitions are 3-5pm.
    Johnsons of Madrid Gallery
    2843 Hwy 14 N
    Madrid, NM 87010
    (505) 471-1054

    The Mine Shaft Tavern

    April 4-27, 2014


    FRI 4 DJ Sass-a-Frass on the deck w/Happy Hour 5pm


    FRI 4 GYPSY DANCERS with live music 8pm

    SAT 5 Paw & Erik bluegrass on the deck 3-7pm

    SAT 5 HOT HONEY American Gothic Bluegrass 7pm

    SUN 6 THE BARBWIRES soulful blues 3-7pm

    FRI 11 DJ Sass-a-Frass on the deck w/Happy Hour 5pm

    FRI 11 CABARET OF FOOLS Variety show with Madrid Community

    Fundraiser in the Engine House Theatre 7PM

    SAT 12 Jim & Tim blues on the deck 3-7pm

    SAT 12 IMPERIAL ROOSTER gonzo roots 8pm

    SUN 13 GENE CORBIN americana 3-7pm

    FRI 18 DJ Sass-a-Frass on the deck w/Happy Hour 5pm

    FRI 18 live music tba 8pm

    SAT 19 Andra Taylor

    indie acoustic singer/songwriter on the deck 3-7pm

    SAT 19 "BANSHEE" Bellydance Burlesque & Beyond!

    8pm in the Engine House Theatre $10

    SAT 19 BONE ORCHARD Americana Noir Folk/Rock 8pm

    SUN 20 THE BARBWIRES soulful blues 3-7pm

    FRI 25 DJ Sass-a-Frass on the deck w/Happy Hour 5pm

    FRI 25 "Theatre of Death" with Joe West

    in the Engine House Theatre 8pm

    FRI 25 Open Mic with Glenn Neff in the MST 8pm

    SAT 26 Anthony Leon alt country on the deck 3-7pm

    SAT 26 Saltlne Ramblers alt americana 9pm

    SUN 27 GENE CORBIN americana 3-7pm

    The Mine Shaft Tavern
    2846 Hwy 14
    Madrid, NM 87010
    (505) 473-0743
    http://www.TheMineShaftTavern.com





    Johnsons of Madrid Gallery Exhibition

    April 5-29, 2014

    Johnsons of Madrid Gallery exhibitions: April 5-29, "First Saturday" RECEPTIONS: April 5, 3-5pm with 3 Exhibitions:

    #1—"4 Artists, 4 walls: Chuck Zimmer, rust, dirt, malachite & acrylic fiber collage; 2 photographers: Gale Sutton, Victor Lioce; Mel Johnson, acrylic paintings

    #2---Collector's Guide artists: C.Bud Edmondson, M.Johnson, G.Peterson, J.Potter, F.Robbins, T. Robinson, D.Robinson, T Roundy, R.Williams

    #3 100 northern N. M. Gallery artists, group show: 2 galleries

    JOHNSONS OF MADRID GALLERIES OF FINE & FIBER ART
    open Tue-Sat, 10-6, Sun 12-5, Mondays & Jan. by appointment
    2843 Highway 14 N. Madrid NM 87010
    (505) 471-1054


    Where Are You?

    Saturday, April 19, 2014
    Enjoy a lively hike to practice your navigation skills. Use map, compass and other aids to help along the way. Come prepared for an on-trail journey of approximately 2 miles. Extra points for bringing a compass.

    Cerrillos Hills State Park
    Program starts promptly at 2pm

    Meet in the main parking lot, ½ mile north of Cerrillos village on County Road 59.
    $5 per vehicle or free with a valid New Mexico State Parks pass.
    (505) 474-0196

    Twilight Hike

    Friday, April 25, 2014
    As the sun sets, the transition from day to night is a wonderful time to experience the rhythm of nature. Join Ranger Peter Lipscomb on this leisurely hike and welcome night rise.

    Cerrillos Hills State Park
    Program starts promptly at 7:00 pm.

    Meet at the park entrance 1/2 mile north of Cerrillos village on Country Rd 59. $5 per vehicle, exact change cash or check.
    http://www.CerrillosHills.org
    (505) 474-0196

    Photography Workshop

    Saturday, April 26, 2014
    With Alex Candelaria Sedillos Saturday, April 26th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. In the Interpretive Center behind The Sandia Ranger Station, Tijeras $35.00 per person. The Workshop will cover the understanding of the mechanics of photography. We will also discuss and practice artistic image making, editorial images, and the use of photography equipment to obtain professional results. Video production will also be discussed and practiced. Photographers of all experience levels are welcome. The participants will meet at the Interpretive Center on April 26 at 8 am. Preregistration is required. Call the Ranger Station 281-3304 or Judy at 400-8687.

    Tijeras Pueblo Interpretive Center (behind The Sandia Ranger Station)
    Tijeras, NM 87059

    Origami in the Garden

    April 27 - October 25, 2014
    Santa Fe Botanical Garden is pleased to present Origami in the Garden, a large-scale outdoor sculpture exhibition created by Santa Fe artist Kevin Box. Motivated by the impermanence of paper, Box pioneered a new method of capturing its delicate nature in the more permanent medium of metal, (utilizing lost wax casting and fabrication techniques.) Origami is the art of paper folding. A single blank page inspired each sculpture in the Origami in the Garden collection. All creations feature Box's own compositions as well as collaborations with internationally respected origami masters, such as Dr. Robert J. Lang.

    "What inspires me about origami is its simple metaphor for life. We all begin with a blank page, what we choose to do with it is what matters and the possibilities are endless." Kevin Box

    Sunday April 27, 2014 9:00am – 5:00pm. Opening Reception / Community Day. Free to NM residents and students with valid ID. Artist in Attendance - Exhibition concludes October 25, 2014 Parking available adjacent to the Garden.

    Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill
    715 Camino Lejo
    Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
    (505) 471-9103

    http://www.Santafebotanicalgarden.org







    “Old Main” Prison Tours

    First two Saturdays between May 3 - October 11, 2014
    Tours of the NMCD "Old Main" prison outside of Santa Fe on Hwy 14, are scheduled twice a month and continue through October. Information and tickets are available through their website.

    These tours allow NMCD staff to give an historical account of what is still one of the country's most violent and brutal prison riots and explain what it's like to work in a prison and the programs they have to help offenders change their lives. The focus of the facility center on this phrase, "Respecting our past to create a better future".

    There is currently a five year plan in place to revitalize the building in phases. Phase one includes beginning tours again, but this time charging visitors. The money earned from these tours will go back into the building to continue the revitalization project. We expect to have each tour better than the last and add new exhibits, features and sights as we move forward.

    http://corrections.state.nm.us/pio/old_main.html

    100 Gallery Artists Group Show

    May 3-31, 2014
    "First Saturday" Gallery Reception: May 3, 3-5pm

    4 Exhibitions:
    #1—"4 Artists, 4 walls: Chuck Zimmer, rust, dirt, malachite & acrylic fiber collage; 2 photographers: Gale Sutton, Victor Lioce; Janice St. Marie, pastel paintings
    #2---Collector's Guide artists: C.Bud Edmondson, M.Johnson, G.Peterson, J.Potter, F.Robbins, T. Robinson, D.Robinson, T Roundy, R.Williams (the guide comes out early May)
    #3 100 northern N. M. Gallery artists, group show: 2 galleries
    #4 50 Fiber Artist's group Gallery

    open Tue-Sat, 10-6, Sun 12-5, Mondays & Jan. by appointment
    Johnsons of Madrid Galleries of Fine & Fiber Art
    2843 Highway 14 N.
    Madrid NM 87010
    (505) 471-1054






    Cinco de Mayo in Madrid

    May 3-4, 2014
    Annual event. Kick off summer in Madrid and celebrate NEW Madrid's 41st Anniversary. Visit 50 SHOPS and 30 GALLERIES: artists at work, entertainment, food, music, kid's activities, something special happening everywhere! Mid-day: BALL GAME at the OSCAR HUBER MEMORIAL BALL PARK on the north end of town.
    Madrid, NM 87010
    http://www.visitmadridnm.com
    (505) 471-1054

    Layers of Rock, Layers of Time

    Sunday, May 4, 2014
    The mining history that began in the Hills in 900 AD has its roots in the geological events of 30+ million years ago. This guided hike covers it all in 2 hours and 1 1/2 miles.

    Cerrillos Hills State Park
    Program starts promptly at 2:00 pm. (2-3:30 pm)

    Meet at the park entrance 1/2 mile north of Cerrillos village on Country Rd 59. $5 per vehicle, exact change cash or check.
    http://www.CerrillosHills.org
    (505) 474-0196

    Animal Superpowers

    Saturday, May 10, 2014
    On this hike, you can explore the link between your favorite comic book superheroes and wildlife. Learn about animal adaptions and how they are basis for comic book superheroes.

    Cerrillos Hills State Park
    Program starts promptly at 11:00 am.

    Meet at the park entrance 1/2 mile north of Cerrillos village on Country Rd 59. $5 per vehicle, exact change cash or check.
    http://www.CerrillosHills.org
    (505) 474-0196

    CrawDaddy Blues Fest

    Saturday & Sunday, May 17-18, 2014
    Dates: May 17 & 18
    Time: Noon-Dusk
    Place: Madrid, New Mexico
    Event: CrawDaddy Blues Fest

    Great Live Blues Music & Cajun Food at this Annual 2 day outdoor event. The freshest crawfish are driven up from SE Texas and cooked in front of guests. Hosted by the Mine Shaft Tavern.
    Located at the Madrid Museum Park adjacent to the Mine Shaft Tavern
    2846 Hwy 14
    Madrid, New Mexico 87010
    (505) 473-0743
    http://www.CrawDaddyBluesFest.com

    Santa Fe Century Bike race

    Sunday May 18, 2014
    CAUTION Highway 14 will be congested.

    The 29th annual Santa Fe Century Ride/Bike/Run takes place along NM 14, the Turquoise Trail. Shorter rides of 25 and 50 miles are available for those who opt out of the 100-miler. For information: call (505) 982-1282 or visit santafecentury.com.

    Sensitive Plants

    Sunday, May 25, 2014
    Plants have feelings. Really. On this guided hike we will learn the science behind plant senses, as well as identify the plants we see.

    Cerrillos Hills State Park
    Program starts promptly at 3:00 pm and takes 2 hrs.

    Meet at the park entrance 1/2 mile north of Cerrillos village on Country Rd 59. $5 per vehicle, exact change cash or check.
    http://www.CerrillosHills.org
    (505) 474-0196

    Memorial Day Annual Softball Challenge

    May 26, 2014
    Madrid's Annual Memorial Day Softball Challenge at 12:00 at Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark

    http://www.visitmadridnm.com
    Madrid, NM 87010

    A - Birding on a Bronco

    Saturday, May 31, 2014
    Guest Presenter Karen Herzenberg will share the life story of Florence Merriam Bailey, a pioneer in bird conservation. A field ornithologist at a time when women wore corsets and floor length skirts, she wrote eight books including Birds Through an Opera Glass (1889) and Birds of New Mexico (1928).

    Cerrillos Hills State Park
    Program starts promptly at 2:00 pm.

    Please meet at the park visitor center
    37 Main St.
    Cerrillos, NM 87010
    http://www.CerrillosHills.org
    (505) 474-0196

    Chaco Turquoise

    Saturday, June 7, 2014
    Besides both starting with the same letter, what else do Cerrillos and Chaco have in common? Turquoise! Local turquoise miner Todd Brown, offers insights about the Cerrillos turquoise that was found at Chaco Canyon.

    Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center
    Program starts promptly at 2pm

    37 Main St.
    Cerrillos, NM 87010
    (505) 474-0196

    Lucky Moon Hike

    Friday, June 13, 2014
    Enjoy a guided hike into the park. Learn interesting lunar facts and folklore. If we are lucky, we’ll catch sight of the moon before our journey ends.

    Cerrillos Hills State Park
    Program starts promptly at 7 pm

    Meet in the main parking lot, ½ mile north of Cerrillos village on County Road 59.
    $5 per vehicle or free with a valid New Mexico State Parks pass.
    (505) 474-1096

    Greater Tuna

    June 20-29, 2014
    A Summer Theater Show

    All Performances are Show Only
    Adults: $15
    Seniors: $12 (65 and older)
    Students: $12
    Children: $8 (11 and under)

    June 20, 21, 22 & 27, 28, 29, 2014

    Friday and Saturday shows at 7:00 pm
    Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm
    http://www.emct.org/our-season/summer-show/

    All performances are at:
    Vista Grande Community Center
    15 LaMadera Road (off of North Highway 14)
    Sandia Park, NM 87047

    Good Bugs: Attracting and Sustaining Beneficial Insects

    Saturday, June 21, 2014
    Guest presenter Tessa Grasswitz will help you learn how to create habitat for both predatory & parasitic insects (for biological pest control), native bees and other pollinators.

    Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center
    Program starts promptly at 2 pm

    37 Main St.
    Cerrillos, NM 87010
    (505) 474-0196

    4th of July Baseball Game & Parade

    July 4, 2014
    A “resurrected tradition”. Madrid was famous for its 4th of July Parade and ballgames during the 1920’s-1940s! Now residents revive this tradition with a spirit and originality that can only be found in Madrid!

    The Baseball Game starts at 10am at the Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark at the north end of Madrid, NM. The Parade begins at noon at the south end of town and ends at the historic Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark. Live Music at the Mine Shaft Tavern throughout the day. http://www.VisitMadridNM.com

    The Mine Shaft Tavern
    2846 Hwy 14
    Madrid, New Mexico 87010
    (505) 473-0743

    Gypsy Fest

    July 5, 2014
    A menagerie of music, entertainment, food, fortune telling, and of course Belly Dancing! Fun for the young and old at the Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark in Madrid. Noon to dusk at the Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark.
    http://www.madridculturalprojects.info
    Madrid, NM 87010

    Cerrillos History Hike

    Saturday, August 16, 2014
    Come enjoy a fun Saturday morning walk with local historians who will talk about the towns early history. Bill Baxter & Todd Brown from the Cerrillos Historical Society share mining history & happenings from the prehistoric era to the 20th century. Bring your hat, water, walking shoes and camera! 10am-noon. http://www.cerrillosnewmexico.com

    Meet at First & Main St.
    Cerrillos, NM 87010

    Cerrillos Town Wide Yard Sale event

    Saturday & Sunday, August 23 & 24, 2014
    The town of Cerrillos hosts an annual town wide yard sale event. Booths and tables of treasures scattered through the town streets. Some benefiting the State Park Amigos and Las Candelas community organization. 9-4 both days. Info (505) 438-3008

    Cerrillos, NM 87010

    2nd Annual Cowboy Poet Festival

    Saturday, September 6, 2014
    2nd Annual Cowboy Poet Festival

    Tinkertown Museum
    Carla Ward
    121 Sandia Crest Road
    Sandia Park, NM 87047
    (505) 281-5233

    http://www.tinkertown.com


    Fiesta de Cerrillos

    Saturday, September 20, 2014
    Activities for all ages. Food & Beverages, Patriotic Moments, Live Music, Children's Activities, Arts & Crafts Booths, Classic and Vintage Car Show, Turquoise Trail Volunteer Fire Department, Cerrillos Hills State Park displays. Saturday from 9am-3:30pm. Sponsored by Cerrillos Community Church, St. Joseph Catholic Church and Las Candelas de los Cerrillos. Interested art & craft venders, please call Susan (505) 660-2348. http://www.cerrillosnewmexico.org

    Madrid Chile Fiesta

    Oct 4&5 and 11&12, 2014
    Great live music, roasting of chiles with New Mexican food specials and theatrical events at the Mine Shaft Tavern and Engine House Theatre. Check website for event times. Oct. Weekdays during the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. 10-6pm

    Hosted by the Mine Shaft Tavern
    (505) 473-0743
    http://www.TheMinesShaftTavern.com

    Madrid & Cerrillos Studio Tour

    First 2 weekends between October 3-13, 2014
    Held the first two weekends in October. Local artists working in a wide range of mediums offer an insider’s view of their studios and items for sale.

    Studio Tour Preview Party & Auction on Fri, Oct. 3, 7-9 pm at the Engine House Theatre in Madrid

    A studio tour map will be available of the approx. 30 participating artists living and working in the Madrid & Cerrillos area.
    Time: 10-5pm

    http://www.madridcerrillosstudiotour.com

    Halloween Promenade and Costume Contest

    October 31, 2014
    The town of Madrid supports the annual Kids and Pets Halloween Promenade and Costume Contest. The parade starts at the Madrid Mercantile, the white 2-story building at the north end of town at 5:00 PM and ends at the Engine House Theatre with the costume contest and awards.

    http://www.visitmadridnm.com

    Madrid Community Garden Garlic Festival

    November 2, 2014
    Madrid Community Garden Garlic Festival

    http://www.visitmadridnm.com

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