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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 .

    The Mine Shaft Tavern April Events & Live Music

    April 3-26, 2015

    FRI 3 DUSTIN PRINZ acoustic guitar on the deck 5-7pm
    FRI 3 THE GUNSELS twang & soul inside the Tavern 7pm
    FRI 3 #Dying To TextGary in the Engine House Theatre 8pm

    SAT 4 NATE HINOJOSA flamenco/jazz guitar on the deck 2-6pm
    SAT 4 SAT 4 MERICAN SLANG Funk inside the Tavern 7pm
    SAT 4 #Dying To TextGary in the Engine House Theatre 8pm


    SUN 5 DANDELION LIBERATION FRONT witchy-gypsy songs about whiskey, Heaven, love and revolution 3-7pm

    TUE 7 TIMBO JAM Session 7pm

    FRI 10 DUO RASMINKO Gypsy Jazz on the deck 5-7pm
    FRI 10 PORTER DRAW Alt-Country, Americana inside the Tavern 7pm
    FRI 10 #Dying To TextGary in the Engine House Theatre 8pm

    SAT 11 LES GENES BRYANTS Cajun inside the Tavern 7pm
    SAT11 #Dying To TextGary in the Engine House Theatre 8pm

    SUN 12 SEAN BURNS Alt/country rock on the deck 3-7pm

    TUE 14 TIMBO JAM Session 7pm

    FRI 17 LES UNLEARNED SCHRAMM on the deck 5-7pm
    FRI 17 KARAOKE KAMIKAZE too much fun! 8pm

    SAT 18 MINE SHAFT DECK GRAND OPENING PARTY! JIm & Tim Blues, Family Coal Reunion all afternoon on our fabulous deck overlooking Madrid!

    SUN 19 BARYNYARD STOMPERS rockabilly on the deck 4pm

    TUE 21 TIMBO JAM Session 7pm

    FRI 24 BO DEPENA bluesy/folk on the deck 5-7pm
    FRI 24 TRISH O’KEEFE Real. Raw. Country Rock. 7pm

    SAT 25 PAUL COTALDO American/roots on the deck 3:30pm
    SAT 25 NU METHOD Drum & Bass , Bass music , Hip Hop in the tavern 7pm
    SAT 25 FREEBOX FASHION SHOW! Theme: GARDEN of MADRID.Come outbid your neighbor on fashions modeled by your community benefiting your community. In the ENGINE HOUSE THEATRE 6:30pm

    SUN 26 KEY FRANCES funky, rockin' blues w/psychedelic twist on the deck 2-6pm

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




    Johnsons of Madrid Galleries April Exhibition

    April 4-28, 2015
    Receptions:. April 4, 3-5 p.m.

    #1 2 month show featuring Gallery artists who participated in the JOM full page ad in the upcoming 2015-2016 issue of the COLLECTORS GUIDE#1---Also, many of our northern New Mexico artists' works presented in the large group gallery Also, many of our northern New Mexico artists' works will be presented in the same large group gallery

    #2 "Landscapes and "Peoplescapes, ETC": MEL JOHNSON RECENT PAINTINGS in two galleries, on-going

    #3 50 Fiber Artists in their group Gallery: featured artist, the quilts of KATY KORKOS of Los Alamos

    #4 Entry gallery: Historic and Regional images by many of our artists plus: Karl Kernberger's 1963 photos of ghost town Madrid, and images of the 1830's church in Golden

    #5 Visit the newest Johnsons of Madrid gallery: CHRISTMAS CITY. It's always Christmas in Madrid! It is a gallery of books games and other playthings, featuring some of Kirsten Johnson's historical collection of carefully cataloged dolls, many available to purchase. Maybe you will see Santa there—any day of the year?


    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

    No Bones About It

    Sunday, April 19, 2015
    Hike the trails and examine our collection of skulls and other bones to learn how their shapes and sizes allow animals like cougars, bobcats and their prey survive in the wild.

    Program starts promptly at 11:00 am.

    Cerrillos Hills State Park
    Meet in the main parking lot, ½ mile north of Cerrillos village on County Road 59.
    $5 exact change cash or check per vehicle or free with a valid New Mexico State Parks pass.

    Orchestra Concert

    Sunday, April 19, 2015
    Orchestra concert, 3 pm - by donation.

    St Joseph Church
    7 First Street
    Cerrillos, NM 87010

    Earth Day Revival at the Church

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015
    Autumn Pearson & Michelle Korte Leccia present an Earth Day Trash to Art Exhibition. Two artists - Zero Waste Challenge. Can you Dig?? Live music, all age art adventure ~ Peace & Love!

    The Church
    33 El Cedro
    Tijeras, NM 87059

    Turquoise Gala

    Saturday, April 25, 2015
    The Amigos de Cerrillos State Park are hosting their annual dinner - a feast for mind and body. In costume, Dr. Irene Blea brings to life Doña Tules: Lady Gambler of Santa Fe at the Visitor Center. Then enjoy a delicious dinner at St. Joseph’s Parish hall. Co-sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council & the Department of Cultural Affairs this program made possible by the generous support of Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park. Dinner is $20 per person. RSVP required. Contact Patricia Brown at (505) 438-3008 to reserve your spot.

    Meet at 3:00 pm for registration and beverages on the CHSP Visitor Center patio. Join us for a historical presentation at 3:30 and dinner at 5 pm.

    Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center - 37 Main Street, Cerrillos, NM 87010

    Call for Artists

    May 1, 2015
    CALL FOR ARTISTS: Personal Mapping Project

    Venue:
    The Church, an Art Sanctuary is a fine and folk art gallery and event space located in the mountains of Tijeras, NM. The Church was built in 1870 and is housed in the historic village of El Cedro. As an incubator space, The Church features local art, music, spoken word, lectures, and an artist residency program.

    Exhibition Description:
    Explorations of self allows one to look more closely at the habitual patterns of life.
    In the age of information, the map, the “selfie”, the media, all share representations of humanity at an alarming rate. How would you map yourself? How would you record your individuality through the artistic process?

    Personal Mapping Project aims to collect and present a variety of expressions; showcasing individual practices, beliefs, and routines as a means to connect and explore identity.

    Eligibility:
    Solo or teams of artists working in any medium, including: painting, printmaking, drawing, digital media, 3D sculpture, and performance pieces.

    We encourage submissions of new and experimental works. Please submit 3-5 digital images (JPEGs or PDFs) electronically to . If photos are of a work in-progress, include a written project description of completed work.

    Artistic Merit Award:
    One artist or team will be awarded a weekend artist-in-residency stay at The Church. Included: work space, accommodations, meals, art opening and show.

    Deadline for all submissions: May 1, 2015
    Acceptance of notification: May 15, 2015
    Delivery of work: May 29th 2015
    Opening: June 5th, 2015 5pm - 9pm LIve Music from 7pm-9pm
    Artists are responsible for delivery and pick-up of work.

    Application Fee:
    $10

    Contact:
    Inquires may be directed to Autumn Pearson or Michelle Korte Leccia at . com or 505-870-0470.
    Find and Like on Facebook: The Church: An Art Sanctuary

    Cerrillos Hills State Park Volunteer Training

    Saturday, May 2, 2015
    Do you like talking to strangers? We need you! Volunteers help us extend Visitor Center open hours and enhance the visitor experience of the park.

    Workshop starts promptly at 10 am. Call 505-474-0196 to sign-up!

    Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center - 37 Main Street, Cerrillos, NM 87010

    “Old Main” Prison Tour

    May 8 - October 3, 2015
    The New Mexico Corrections Department will be offering tours of the "Old Main" prison over the summer to a limited number of people. These tours are to inform visitors about what happened during the February 2, 1980 riot and teach them more the Corrections Department. The money from these tickets will go back into revitalizing the facility.

    For dates and reservations please use the link to schedule tours of The Old Main - New Mexico State Prison on Highway 14.
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/old-main-prison-tours-2015-tickets-14334921135

    Feathers, Flight and Food

    Saturday, May 9, 2015
    Learn about the plumage, flying and feeding habits of our feathered friends. This fun, interactive program created by Audubon New Mexico, will answer the question “What bird are you?”

    Program starts promptly at 11am.

    Cerrillos Hills State Park
    Meet in the main parking lot, ½ mile north of Cerrillos village on County Road 59.
    $5 exact change cash or check per vehicle or free with a valid New Mexico State Parks pass.

    CrawDaddy Blues Fest

    Saturday & Sunday, May 16-17, 2015
    The Mine Shaft Tavern is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 8th Annual CrawDaddy Blues Fest! The event will be held May 16 and May 17, noon – 8pm, next to the Madrid Old Coal Town Museum. Great live blues and Cajun foods! Advance Tickets $15 Per Day ($20 at Gate) / $25 Both Days Online tickets available at http://www.ticketssantafe.org. Parking & a shuttle will be available on the north end of town.

    The Mine Shaft Tavern brings in fresh live crawfish from Gulf Coast region. Guest Chef TREY CORKERN will be cooking up 1,000 lbs of Crawfish, as well as other special Cajun dishes. In addition, hamburgers, BBQ and many other foods will be available. There will be a full bar and plenty of shade. Rain or shine. Kids under 12 are free, no coolers or outside beverages or food allowed. See our website for more information http://www.CrawDaddyBluesFest.com

    CrawDaddy Musicians
    SAT MAY 16

    FELIX Y LOS GATOS
    TIMBO JAM BAND
    CW AYON
    THE GUNSELS
    KEY FRANCES
    BEN RICE & LUCY HAMMOND
    PARTIZANI BRASS BAND
    RANDY McALLISTER
    KEN VALDEZ wraps it up inside the Mine Shaft Tavern

    SUN 17th
    TIMBO JAM BAND
    CW AYON
    JERONIMO KEITH BAND
    THE GUNSELS
    KEN VALDEZ
    HILLARY SMITH
    PARTIZANI BRASS BAND
    JELLY BREAD

    Laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll)

    Lori Lindsey
    The Mine Shaft Tavern
    (505) 473-0743
    2846 Highway 14
    Madrid, NM 87010

    http://www.themineshafttavern.com

    Wildflower Walk

    Sunday, May 17, 2015
    Join the park’s herbarium curator Pete Peterson for this look at spring wildflowers. We will begin by exploring the area around the main parking lot before moving on to look at flora along one or more trails.

    Program starts promptly at 1:00 pm.

    Cerrillos Hills State Park
    Meet in the main parking lot, ½ mile north of Cerrillos village on County Road 59.
    $5 exact change cash or check per vehicle or free with a valid New Mexico State Parks pass.

    Santa Fe Century Bicycle Race.

    Sunday, May 17, 2015
    Bicycle New Mexico - Miles of history pass under your wheels as you bicycle down the ancient Turquoise Trail through the old mining towns of Madrid and Golden, across the mineral rich Ortiz and San Pedro Mountains, across the Estancia Valley through the villages of Cedar Grove and Stanley and on to the very old village of Galisteo, and back into scenic Santa Fe.

    The Santa Fe Century is the first major cycling event in the Spring in the Southwest. The weather in May is moderate and provides an opportunity to shed the winter gear for some wonderful Springtime riding in the beautiful rural countryside outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    You can choose to ride the Century (103 mile tour), the Gran Fondo (103 mile timed ride), the Half-Century (50 mile tour), Medio Fondo (50 mile timed ride) or a 20 mile out and back ride.

    The mission of the Santa Fe Century is to get people cycling and to have fun doing it. Our ride is 100% volunteer led and organized. Over 130 volunteers work hard to offer all the riders a safe and well-supported ride. We welcome riders of all ages and abilities. Come join us!

    There will be many mountain bike as well as road bike opportunities in Santa Fe the week leading up to the Santa Fe Century. Consider coming early and enjoying one of these events. For more information, click on the Bike and Brew logo.

    http://www.santafecentury.com





    Memorial Day Annual Softball Challenge

    Monday, May 25, 2015
    Madrid's Annual Memorial Day Softball Challenge at noon at Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark

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

    Ribbon-cutting Ceremony for the Madrid Grandstand

    Monday, May 25, 2015
    Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completed grandstand at Oscar Huber Memorial Ball Park in Madrid and a Memorial Day baseball game.

    Bill Dunmire: Living Landscapes

    Sunday, May 31, 2015
    Surpassed only by Texas and California for natural diversity, New Mexico has six ecoregions ranging from desert to mountains and grasslands. Join us for this overview of our state’s natural beauty. Co-sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council & the Department of Cultural Affairs, this program made possible by the generous support of The Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park.P

    Program starts promptly at 2:00 pm.

    Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center
    37 Main Street
    Cerrillos, NM 87010

    National Trails Day

    Saturday, June 6, 2015
    Members of Santa Fe County’s Open Space and Trails division partner with the park to highlight over 1,000 years of mining history in the hills. Come join us and take a hike!

    Hike starts promptly at 11:00 am.

    Cerrillos Hills State Park
    Meet in the main parking lot, ½ mile north of Cerrillos village on County Road 59.
    $5 exact change cash or check per vehicle or free with a valid New Mexico State Parks pass.

    Softball Tournament in Madrid

    Saturday & Sunday, June 13-14, 2015
    Two-day softball tournament at the Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark in Madrid, New Mexico.

    Solar Observing

    Sunday, June 14, 2015

    One of only four days a year when solar noon and clock noon agree (adjusted for Daylight Saving time). Learn about our analemma kiosk and catch views of sunspots and prominences through solar telescopes.
    Program starts promptly at 11:00 am.

    Cerrillos Hills State Park
    Meet in the main parking lot, ½ mile north of Cerrillos village on County Road 59.
    $5 exact change cash or check per vehicle or free with a valid New Mexico State Parks pass.

    Amigos BBQ

    Saturday, June 20, 2015
    The Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park sponsor a cook-out and informal gathering to remember and honor our friend Bill Baxter. Free and open to all, 3-5 pm.

    Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center
    37 Main Street, Cerrillos, NM 87010

    Madrid Fathers Day Blues Festival

    Sunday, June 21, 2015
    NM Jazz Workshop presents a Fathers Day Blues Festival at the Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark in Madrid, NM.
    http://www.nmjazz.org

    Make Tracks

    Saturday, June 27, 2015
    Come to the park to learn about different animal tracks. Cast foot, hoof and paw prints of your favorite animal to take home.

    Program starts promptly at 11 am.

    Meet in the main parking lot, ½ mile north of Cerrillos village on County Road 59.
    $5 exact change cash or check per vehicle or free with a valid New Mexico State Parks pass.

    Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden - on the Santa Fe Studio Tour

    June 26,27&28, 2015
    About the Santa Fe Studio Tour: Meet well known and emerging Santa Fe painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, potters and jewelers- in person, in their studios. In collaboration with Creative Santa Fe, The Santa Fe Studio Tour offers unique opportunity for the public to see the artists' latest work and their working environment. Local artists engaged in creating fine art open their studios annually on the last weekend in June. This tour allows visitors to map out their own route and see as many studios as they wish. Most studios have an artist demonstrating their techniques and all studios have art for sale. All information is on the website: http://www.santafestudiotour.com

    Fri. June 26, 5:30-7:30pm
    Sat. June 27, 10am-6pm
    Sun. June 28, Noon-5pm

    Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden & Studio - #37 on the tour
    (On Highway 14, north of Cerrillos village & south of CR 42 - between mile markers 34 and 35)
    3453 State Highway 14
    Cerrillos, NM 87010
    (505) 471-4688

    Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden and Studio: http://www.sculpturegarden.com
    See Kevin's work: http://www.outsidetheboxstudio.com/
    Become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/BoxStudio


    Madrid July 4th Parade

    Saturday, July 4, 2015
    July 4th in Madrid begins with the annual Baseball Game at 10 am in the Oscar Huber Memorial Ball Park. The town parade starts at noon at the south end of town and ends at the ball park.

    Madrid, NM 87010

    Cerrillos History Hike

    Saturday, August 8, 2015
    Come enjoy a fun Saturday morning walk with local historians who will talk about the towns early history. Members of 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. For more information (505) 438-3008 & visit http://www.cerrillosnewmexico.com

    Saturday Aug 15 at noon
    Meet at First & Main St.
    Cerrillos, NM 87010

    Cerrillos Town Wide Yard Sale event

    Saturday, August 22, 2014
    The town of Cerrillos hosts an annual town wide yard sale event. There are booths and tables of treasures scattered through the town streets. Special sales benefiting the Cerrillos Hills State Park Amigos and Las Candelas community organization.
    From 9-4 on Saturday. For more info (505) 438-3008.

    Town of Cerrillos, NM 87010

    Gypsy Fest

    Saturday, September 12, 2015
    Family fun at Gypsy Fest at the Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark in Madrid.
    http://www.Visitmadridnm.com

    Fiesta de Cerrillos

    Saturday, September 19, 2015
    Activities for all ages. Food & Beverages, Patriotic Moments, Live Music on stage, Children's Activities, Arts & Crafts Booths, Turquoise Trail Volunteer Fire Department, Cerrillos Hills State Park displays.
    Saturday from 9-4:00pm.

    Sponsored by Cerrillos Community Church, St. Joseph Catholic Church and Las Candelas de los Cerrillos.
    Cerrillos, NM 87010

    Interested art & craft venders, call Susan (505) 660-2348.
    http://www.cerrillosnewmexico.org

    Madrid Blues Festival

    Sunday, September 27, 2015
    NM Jazz Workshop presents a Blues Festival in Madrid, NM.
    http://www.nmjazz.org

    Turquoise Trail Studio Tour

    First two weekends in October 2015
    Take the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway through mountain communities for the annual Turquoise Trail Studio Tour along scenic Hwy 14.

    Madrid Chile Festival

    Oct 2-11, 2015
    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.TheMineShaftTavern.com

    Madrid Christmas Open House

    Every weekend between December 5-24, 2014
    Festivities each weekend 'til Christmas
    Christmas Parade followed by Town of Lights – 4PM on December 5th
    Madrid Christmas Open House - 11am-7pm every weekend through December 20th

    Madrid, New Mexico 87010
    http://www.Visitmadridnm.com

    Museum exhibition of “Madrid’s Famous Town of Lights” Weekends in the Engine House Theatre

    Businesses Open Late on Sat. & All Day Sundays Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus /Town of Lights / Santa Contest

    Horse & Carriage Rides Live music and yuletide spirit

    Madrid is “New Mexico’s Christmas Town” Beginning in the early 1920's, Madrid miners lit up the town with 150,000 Christmas lights powered by 500,000 kilowatt hours of electricity. The event was published nationwide in newspapers. It was so famous and impressive that Walt Disney visited and he was inspired create Disneyland!

    Visit the Madrid Old Town Museum exhibition to learn more about Madrid’s Famous Christmastime past!

    Madrid Merchants offer unique gifts for shoppers, often handmade by local artisans and one-of-a kind treasures. Bring the family and visit with Santa as you stroll down our historic village.

    Breakfast with Santa

    December 5, 2015
    East Mountain Chamber of Commerce 15th Annual Breakfast with Santa, Saturday December 5, 8:30 - 11:30 am, Los Vecinos Community Center, Tijeras. Santa is expected to arrive about 9:00 am. Full hot breakfast $5 for adults, $3 for kids. Booths will be set up for face painting, pottery painting and other games.

    Los Vecinos Community Center
    478 New Mexico 333
    Tijeras, NM 87059
    (505) 314-0240

    The Hot Chocolate Trail

    Saturday, Dec 12 & Sunday, Dec 13, 2015
    Travel the Chocolate Trail from Tijeras, through Cedar Crest Saturday, December 12th and Madrid to Cerrillos December 13th – both sides of Route 14. Stop by as many participating businesses as you like and have some Hot Chocolate, or Hot cider and some cookies. Get the map. Some businesses are giving away freebies – no limit to the number of stores you can visit! Get a playing card & a map from at least 5 participating businesses between 11:00-3:00 pm. Cards must be stamped by one of the businesses to be valid. One poker hand per family. Participants must be 18 years old or older.

    Saturday, December 12 - Tijeras/Cedar Crest - find participating businesses like Just to Cute, Triangle Grocery, Trailrider Pizza, Tijeras Subway, Greenside Café, Davis True Value Hardware, Coffee at Dawn or Legacy Mortgage to name a few and get the map for Saturday. Pick up your playing card stamped by the business.

    Sunday, December 13 - Madrid/Cerrillos - find participating businesses like Shugarman's Little Chocolate Shop, The Mine Shaft Tavern, Jezebel's, Lori Musil's Art & Antiques, Cerrillos Hills State Park visitor center, Casa Grande Trading Post and get the map for Sunday. Pick up your playing card, stamped by the business.

    For more info: Rachel (505) 328-4792

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