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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

    Live Music at the Mine Shaft Tavern

    January 2-31, 2015
    Live Music at the historic Mine Shaft Tavern & enclosed deck. Live Music every weekend inside and our enclosed heated patio overlooking beautiful Madrid!
    See our website for more information http://www.TheMinesShaftTavern.com

    FRI 2 JIM & TIM Blues on the patio 5pm
    FRI 2 THE STRANGE American/Blues/Rock inside the Tavern 7pm
    SAT 3 JIM & TIM Blues on the patio 2-6pm
    SAT 3 HOT HONEY alt /country & folk inside the Tavern 7pm
    SUN 4 KEY FRANCES funky, rockin' blues w/psychedelic twist on the patio 3-7pm
    TUE 6 TIMBO JAM Session 5pm
    FRI 9 ERIK SAWYER acoustic bluegrass on the patio 5pm
    FRI 9 FELIX Y LOS GATOS NM Zydeco7pm
    SAT 10 THE DANDELION LIBERATION FRONT bluegrass on the patio 3pm
    SAT 10 THE SHINERS CLUB swing 7pm
    SUN 11 ANTHONY LEON Alt Country on the patio 3-7pm
    SUN 11 MR P CHILL HipHop inside the Tavern 7pm
    TUE 13 TIMBO JAM Session 7pm
    FRI 16 SAGE & JARED’S HAPPY GLAND BAND on the patio 5pm
    FRI 16 KARAOKE KAMIKAZE too much fun! 8pm
    SAT 17 KITTY JO CREEK BAND Bluegrass/Cowboy Jazz on the patio 3pm
    SAT 17 PETE AMAHL TRIO Jazz in the Tavern 7pm
    SUN 18 MIKE WOJNIAK melodic indie rock on the patio 3-7pm
    TUE 20 TIMBO JAM Session 7pm
    FRI 23 DANNY THE HARP Smooth americana/folk on the patio 5pm
    FRI 23 WILDWOOD Americana/folk 7pm
    SAT 24 JIM & TIM Blues on the patio 2-6pm
    SAT 24 GREEN BILLIES energetic “fiddle ‘n’ banjo” dance in the Tavern 7pm
    SUN 25 THE BARBWIRES soulful blues on the patio 2-6pm
    TUE 27 TIMBO JAM Session 7pm
    FRI 30 LES “UNLEARED” SHRAMM acoustic tunes on the patio 5pm
    FRI 30 OPEN MIC Hosted by Glen Neff 7pm
    SAT 31 THE DANDELION LIBERATION FRONT bluegrass on the patio
    SAT 31 THE CALI SHAW BAND Indie/americana in the Tavern 7pm

























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    Sandia Peak Ski Area Opening

    Saturday, January 24, 2015
    Sandia Peak will open for the 2015 ski season on Saturday January 24th, 2015.

    Sandia Peak will open with 95% of the trails on an 18 inch base. Lifts 1,3,4 and the Mitey Mite will be running to take you up for some great skiing and boarding. The recent storm brought 10 inches of new snow and our crews have been hard at work getting the mountain ready.

    All facilities will be open including the Double Eagle II Cafeteria, Snow Sports School, Cubby Corner Children’s Facility, Rental Shop and Sandia Peak Sports Shop. Skiing can be accessed from Highway 536 or the Sandia Peak Tramway.

    We will be open this weekend January 24 and 25. The remainder of the season we will be open Thursdays through Sundays and Holidays.

    Ticket Rates: Normal ticket prices will apply.
    Area Hours 9:00 am to 4:00pm
    AM half day - 9:00am to 12:30pm, PM half day -12:30pm to 4:00pm

    For more information visit us at http://www.sandiapeak.com


    Winter Hike

    Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
    Suffering from cabin fever? This hike will cure what ails you. Stretch your legs and learn the natural and cultural history of the Cerrillos Hills on this guided hike.

    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.

    February Live Music & Food Events at the Mine Shaft Tavern

    February 1-28, 2015
    SUN 1 SUPERBOWL SUNDAY – Apps & Drink Specials! Watch the game in the Tavern or on the heated patio...kickoff at 4pm
    TUE 3 TIMBO JAM Session 7pm
    FRI 6 DUO RASMINKO Gypsy Jazz on the patio 5-7pm
    FRI 6 SANTA FE REVUE 7PM high octane mash-up of country, bluegrass, rhythm & Blues $5
    SAT 7 CW AYON One Man Blues Band 3-7pm
    SAT 7 YOUNGSVILLE Pop / Country / Acoustic Rock inside the Tavern 7pm
    SUN 8 CW AYON One Man Blues Band 3-7pm
    TUE 10 TIMBO JAM Session 7pm
    FRI 13 RUDYBOY Rock and Blues 7PM
    SAT 14- Valentine’s Day – Live Music with JIM ALMAND blues on the heated deck 2pm COUNTRY BLUES REVUE 7PM - Specials include Steak, Seafood & Pasta!
    SUN 15 KEY FRANCES funky, rockin' blues w/psychedelic twist on the patio 3-7pm
    TUE 17- Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday – Special Mardi Gras Jam with Timbo and other guests--Lori's Birthday! All kinds of Cajuns specials!
    FRI 20 KARAOKE KAMIKAZE too much fun! 8pm
    SAT 21 BARTENDER FOR MAYOR Country / Southern Rock on the patio 3pm
    SUN 22 GARY GORENCE rock on the heated deck 2pm
    TUE 24 TIMBO JAM Session 7pm
    FRI 27 TREY CORKERN Acoustic Covers 5pm
    SAT 28 JIM ALMAND blues on the heated deck 2pm
    SAT 28 HELLO DOLLFACE An indie soul band based in Colorado. a well lit female-fronted eclectic soulchild born in a sea of evocative bass heavy soundscapes 7PM

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

    http://www.TheMinesShaftTavern.com

    Johnsons of Madrid Galleries Exhibition

    February 7 - March 31, 2015
    5 Gallery exhibitions: Feb. 7-March 31
    Receptions:.Feb.7, March 7; 3-5 p.m.

    #1----MEL JOHNSON RECENT PAINTINGS in two galleries
    #2----100 northern N. M. Gallery artists
    #3---50 Fiber Artists' group Gallery: featured artist, the quilts of KATY KORKOS, Los Alamos
    #4---Entry gallery: Historic and Regional images by many of our artists plus 2 walls: Karl Kernberger's 1963 photos of ghost town Madrid, and a wall of images of the 1830's church in Golden
    #5---Visit the newest Johnsons of Madrid gallery: CHRISTMAS CITY. It's always Christmas in Madrid! 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?

    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

    Skies of Our Ancestors

    Saturday, February 7, 2015
    Our ancestors shared an intimate connection with the night sky. By carefully observing patterns of celestial movement they developed techniques to ensure survival. Learn about their skills and how you can protect and enjoy the nighttime environment.

    Program starts promptly at 2:00 pm.

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

    Valentine’s Day Hike

    Saturday, February 14, 2015
    Grab your sweetheart and enjoy this guided hike through the park. Singles welcome too. You never know who you might meet.

    Program starts promptly at 10:00 am

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

    From Slave to Superstar

    Saturday, February 21, 2015
    James Pierson Beckwourth was born a slave on a plantation outside Fredricksburg, Va in 1798. In costume, presenter Edward Wallace brings to life the inspiring story of a man who came west and became an integral part of our region’s history. Co-sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council & the Department of Cultural Affairs, this program is made possible by the generous support of Amgios de Cerrillos Hills State Park.

    Program starts promptly at 2:00 pm.

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

    Geology Hike

    Sunday, March 1, 2015
    Decode the ancient past through the eyes of a geologist. Local rockhound Scott Renbarger will be your guide.

    Program starts promptly at 11:00 am

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

    Baroque Concert

    Friday, March 6, 2015
    Baroque Concert at St Joseph Church in Cerrillos at 7pm. Suggested donation $15.

    St Joseph Church
    7 First Street
    Cerrillos, NM 87010

    Volunteer Training

    Saturday, March. 14, 2015
    Do you like talking to strangers? We need you! Volunteers help us extend the visitor center open hours. Share your knowledge. Enhance the visitor experience of the park. Call 505-474-0196 to sign-up!

    Volunteer Workshop starts promptly at 10:00 am.

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

    Equinox Hike

    Saturday, March. 21, 2015
    Equal hours of day and night usher in a season of growth and renewal. Come find your own balance and put some spring in your step on this guided hike.

    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.

    History on Horseback

    Saturday, April 11, 2015
    Join historian and weekly newspaper columnist Marc Simmons for an informative talk about the lore & legends of the Cerrillos Hills. After the talk, ride on horseback for two hours into the wilderness and retrace the steps of history with a member of the Cerrillos Hills Historic Park. Novice riders will enjoy the smooth-riding Tennessee Walkers and Missouri Fox Trotters. Students must weigh less than 210 pounds and provide height and weight information at registration to be matched with an appropriate horse. Enrollment is limited and pre-registration a requirement.
    Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10 am to noon - 1 day
    Broken Saddle Riding Co. in Cerrillos, New Mexico
    Fee $90
    Course #SW332 01/CRN 31717

    Register:
    Santa Fe Community College
    (505) 428-1676
    M-F 8am-5pm

    Orchestra Concert

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

    St Joseph Church
    7 First 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

    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.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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National Scenic Byway

On June 15, 2000 the Turquoise Trail received designation as a National Scenic Byway from the The National Scenic Byways Program after completing a comprehensive corridor management plan.

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