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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

    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







    Johnsons of Madrid Gallery Exhibitions

    October 4-28, 2014
    5 Exhibitions:
    #1---"MOTION": All media, artworks that MOVE and any that suggest any kind of MOTION. Group show by some gallery artists: Gale Sutton, Guy Cross, Cosmo Monkhouse, Les Hancock, Diana Johnson, Ford Robbins, Jennifer Noyer, Mel Johnson, Eliza Schmidt, James Farley, David Stires, Bunny Bowen, Ed Larson, Diane Buster. Jane Chandler, Chuck Zimmer.
    #_2---"4 Artists, 4 walls": 2 color and black &white photographers: John E. Farley and Leslie Hancock; Rene Gentz, dyed patchwork quilted wall pieces, and Roberta Parry, watercolor paintings.
    #3---100 northern N. M. Gallery artists, group show: Mel, Gallagher, Burroughs, Hancock, Sarradon, Lamuniere, High, Noyer, Buster, Long, St. Marie, Anderle, Stires—wall of b/w photos of Mexico-70's, Landau, Ayre, Schmidt, Thomas, Kruz, Wheeler, C.& R. Williams, Roundy, Best, Nickels, Jones, Maxon, Perry, Haight, Chandler, Bruggencate, Norvel, Feltman, Rommel, Edmondson. Lloyd, Peterson, Downing, Potter
    #4---50 Fiber Artists' group Gallery, LINDA WALTERS, FEATURED ARTIST
    #5---Entry gallery: 2 walls: Karl Kernberger's 1963 photos of ghost town Madrid, and the 1830's church in Golden by many of our artists, and other regional and historic artworks.
    #6--- Visit the newest Johnsons of Madrid gallerys: CHRISTMAS CITY. It's always Christmas in Madrid! In this gallery of books and other playthings. Kirsten's historical collection of carefully cataloged dolls, many available to purchase.

    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

    Gallery Show at The New/Old Schoolhouse Gallery

    October 17-November 9, 2014
    Please join us in celebrating the re-opening of the gallery in a new space - just across from the old gallery - same great local artwork, same great fun! Show runs through Sunday, November 9, 2014.
    Regular gallery hours: Friday through Sunday from 12 to 6pm or by appointment.

    The Old Schoolhouse Gallery
    12504 Highway 14 N
    Sandia Park, NM 87047
    (505) 281-1250
    theoldschoolhousegallery.com

    Hike to Placer Peak

    Sunday, October 19, 2014
    Saturday, September 6, 2014
    Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve
    Hike to Placer Peak (4 miles)

    Sunday, October 19, 9am (meet at 8:45am), RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
    Cost is free to members and $5 per each non-member.

    Rating: Strenuous/technical
    Distance: 4 miles
    Duration: Full day
    Leader: Pierre Lorillard

    Placer Peak is the highest peak in the Ortiz Mountains at 8,897 feet. In contrast, the parking lot is at 7,440 feet. This is a spectacular 4 mile hike along a steep, technical trail. En route we stop to admire the views, and identify the plants and shrubs found at this elevation. We have lunch on the summit. The views from the top are outstanding. For safety, the group must stay together.

    Ortiz Mountain Educational Preserve
    http://www.santafebotanicalgarden.org/visit-us/ortiz-mountains-educational-preserve/

    Hike to Placer Peak

    Saturday, October 26, 2014
    Saturday, October 26, 9am hike begins (8:45am meeting time). RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
    Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve

    Rating: Strenuous/technical
    Distance: 4 miles
    Duration: Full day
    Leader: Robert Davis

    Placer Peak is the highest peak in the Ortiz Mountains at 8,897 feet. In contrast, the parking lot is at 7,440 feet. This is a spectacular 4 mile hike along a steep, technical trail. En route we stop to admire the views, and identify the plants and shrubs found at this elevation. We have lunch on the summit. The views from the top are outstanding. For safety, the group must stay together.

    Ortiz Mountain Educational Preserve
    http://www.santafebotanicalgarden.org/visit-us/ortiz-mountains-educational-preserve/

    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

    November Live Music & Events at The Mine Shaft Tavern

    November 1-30, 2014
    SAT 1 JIM & TIM BLUES on the deck 2pm
    SAT 1 Joe West’s THEATER IF DEATH “The Absinthe Plays” with FELECIA FORD in the Engine House Theatre 8pm
    SAT 1 Anthony Leon & The Chain-Dracula's Ball after the Dawn- followed with late night dancing $10 Cash Costume Contest

    SUN 2 THE BARBWIRES soulful blues 3-7pm
    SUN 2 Joe West’s THEATER IF DEATH “The Absinthe Plays” with FELECIA FORD in the Engine House Theatre 3pm
    SUN 2 TREY CORKEN Alt Rock on the deck 3-7pm

    TUE 4 TIMBO JAM Session 7pm

    FRI 7 BARNYARD STOMPERS Rockabilly on the deck 5pm
    FRI 7 Joe West’s THEATER IF DEATH “The Absinthe Plays” with KARINA WILSON in the Engine House Theatre 8pm
    FRI 7 Underground Cadence $5 rockin' with cover songs from classic rock, r&b, blues inside the Tavern 8pm

    SAT 8 SHAGBARK HICKORY classics on the deck 3-7pm
    SAT 8 Joe West’s THEATER IF DEATH “The Absinthe Plays” with LORI OTTINO in the Engine House Theatre 8pm
    SAT 8 CONNIE LONG & FAST PATSY lil bit of patsy meets janis in the tavern 7pm

    SUN 9 GENE CORBIN Americana 3-7pm
    SUN 9 Joe West’s THEATER IF DEATH “The Absinthe Plays” with KARINA WILSON in the Engine House Theatre 8pm
    SUN 9 Anthony Leon and Benito on the deck 3-7pm

    TUE 11 TIMBO JAM Session 6pm

    FRI 14 Duo Rasminko gypsy jazz on the deck 5pm

    SAT 15 FELIX Y LOS GATOS Zyedco, Swing Tex-Mex 7pm

    SUN 16 CONNIE LONG & WILLOW DOUG Folk Alt Country 3pm
    SUN 16 THE BARBWIRES blues 3-7pm

    TUE 18 TIMBO JAM Session 7pm

    FRI 21 PAW & ERIK Bluegrass on the deck 5pm
    FRI 21 KARAOKE KAMIKAZE too much fun! 8pm

    SAT 22 JIM & TIM BLUES on the deck 3pm
    SAT 22 IMPERIAL ROOSTER Gonzo Roots 8pm

    SUN 23 Diane Patterson folk on the deck 3pm
    SUN 23 GENE CORBIN Americana 3-7pm

    TUE 25 TIMBO JAM Session 7pm

    FRI 28 The TRAVIS DAY BAND Americana 5pm
    FRI 28 Open Mic with Glen Neff 7pm

    SAT 29 Diane Patterson folk on the deck 3pm
    SAT 29 TRUCK STOP HONEYMOON Bluegrass/PunkRock Soul 8pm

    SUN 30 Live Music on the Deck 3pm
    SUN 30 THE BARBWIRES soulful blues 3-7pm





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

    http://www.TheMinesShaftTavern.com

    Madrid Community Garden Garlic Festival

    November 2, 2014
    Madrid Community Garden Garlic Festival

    http://www.visitmadridnm.com

    Microscopic Miners

    Sunday, November 2, 2014
    Bacteria and other microbes in the seep springs of Cerrillos "mine" electrons of iron and manganese. How & why they do this is the subject of Dr. James Howard's research into the fascinating biochemistry of the park's springs.

    Program starts promptly at 2:00 pm.

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

    Moonlight Hike

    Friday, November 7, 2014
    Hike under the light of the Full Frost Moon. Learn interesting lunar facts and folklore and enjoy views of the moon through our spotting scope.

    Program starts promptly at 6:00 pm.

    Meet at the park entrance 1/2 mile north of Cerrillos village on CR 59. $5 per vehicle, exact change cash or check.
    http://www.cerrilloshills.org

    Safeguarding Abandoned Mines

    Saturday, November 15, 2014
    Bureau of Land Management Abandoned Mine Land Coordinator Chris Teske has seen a lot doing his job. Hear the close calls, strange locations and conditions that determine how abandoned mines are safeguarded.

    Program starts promptly at 2:00 pm.

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

    AWF Celebrates 100

    Saturday - November 22, 2014
    A century ago, Aldo Leopold and colleagues founded the Albuquerque Wildlife Federation. Phil Carter will share about their early days and the legacy guiding them as they move forward with their protection efforts.

    Program starts promptly at 2:00 pm.

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

    Stuffing Strut

    Friday - November 28, 2014
    Join our annual post-holiday ramble along the trails. Strut your stuff and leave those turkeys behind!

    Program starts promptly at 10:00 am.

    Meet at the park entrance 1/2 mile north of Cerrillos village on CR 59. $5 per vehicle, exact change cash or check.
    http://www.cerrilloshills.org

    Christmas in Madrid

    Every weekend between December 6-21, 2014
    Christmas in Madrid - shops open daily. Holiday Celebration continues all weekends before Christmas. Madrid homes & shops sparkle with thousands of twinkling lights during this annual Holiday event. Christmas parade on December 6th at 4:00 pm. Restaurants, refreshments, Santa Claus & live entertainment including mule or stagecoach rides. Over 40 shops open daily and remain open late Saturday evenings till Christmas.
    http://www.VisitMadridnm.com

    The Hot Chocolate Trail

    Saturday, Dec 13 & Sunday, Dec 14, 2015
    Travel The Turquoise Trail for the 3rd annual Hot Chocolate Trail poker run.

    Tijeras through Cedar Crest - Saturday, December 13th
    Madrid through Cerrillos - Sunday, December 14th

    Collect cards from participating businesses and turn in high hands for prizes. Travel the Chocolate Trail from Tijeras, through Cedar Crest on Saturday, December 13th and Madrid to Cerrillos on December 14th – 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 13 - 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 14 - 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

    Hot Chocolate Trail/Open House

    Sunday - December 14, 2014
    Stop by the Visitor Center and get a playing card to help complete your winning hand! We'll have holiday treats including cookies, hot chocolate, tea and coffee. Learn about the park and our ongoing schedule of educational programs and events.

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

    CrawDaddy Blues Fest

    Saturday & Sunday, May 16-17, 2015
    Dates: May 16 & 17
    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

    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

    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.

    Cerrillos History Hike

    Saturday, August 15, 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

    Fiesta de Cerrillos

    Saturday, September 19, 2015
    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-4:00pm.

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

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