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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

    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

    March events & music at The Mine Shaft Tavern

    March 1-29, 2015
    March 2015 Events and Live Music At the Mine Shaft Tavern & Engine House Theatre in Madrid
    Live Music every weekend inside and deck overlooking beautiful Madrid! See our website for more information http://www.TheMineShaftTavern.com

    SUN 1 THE RUEBARBS soulful blues on the deck 2-6pm
    TUE 3 TIMBO JAM Session 7pm
    FRI 6 PA & ERIK bluegrass on the deck 5-7pm
    FRI 6 MERICAN SLANG Funk, alt, hip hop 7PM
    FRI 6 DIRTY BROWN JUG BAND bluegrass 8pm inside the Tavern 7pm
    SAT 7 FELIX Y LOS GATOS NM Zydeco inside the Tavern 7pm
    SUN 8 KEY FRANCES funky, rockin' blues w/psychedelic twist on the deck 2-6pm
    TUE 10 TIMBO JAM Session 7pm
    FRI 13 DIRTY BROWN JUG BAND bluegrass 8pm
    FRI 13 OLD TIME ROBOT bluegrass & sting on the deck 5-7pm
    SAT 14 JIM & TIM soulful blues on the deck 3-7pm
    SAT 14 YOU PSYCHEDELIC ALTERNATIVE alt rock inside the Tavern 7pm
    SUN 15 JIM KEAVNEY Americana/country on the deck 3-7pm
    TUE 17- ST. PATRICKS DAY –Jazz with The Shiners Club
    Jazz Band! Food/Drink specials all day Corned Beef & Cabbage/JAMESON / GUINNESS Music starts 6pm
    FRI 20 PA & ERIK bluegrass on the deck 5-7pm
    FRI 20 KARAOKE KAMIKAZE too much fun! 8pm
    SAT 21 LAURA BLACKLEY Country / Southern Rock on the patio 3pm
    SAT 21 THE RUDY BOY EXPERIMENT blues 7pm
    SUN 22 THE RUEBARBS soulful blues on the deck 2-6pm
    TUE 24 TIMBO JAM Session 7pm
    FRI 27 SAGE & JARED’S HAPPY GLAND BAND on the deck 5-7pm
    FRI 27 OPEN MIC Glen Neff Host 7pm
    SAT 28 Live Music on the deck 2-6pm
    SAT 28 MR. P CHILL hip hop in the tavern 8pm
    SAT 28 RIDE FOR THE CURE BENEFIT 11-7pm The ride will start at Molly's Bar, 546 NM 333 Tijeras. Kick stands up at 11. Ride To Madrid For Music, vendors, food and fun. Benefit for UNM Cancer Center.
    SUN 29 – Live music on the deck 2-6pm

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



    Johnsons Of Madrid Galleries Of Fine & Fiber Art

    March 7-31, 2015
    JOHNSONS OF MADRID GALLERIES: 5 Gallery exhibitions:
    MARCH 7-March 31 with reception:.March 7: 3-5 p.m.

    #1----"Landscapes" and "Peoplescapes", ETC: MEL JOHNSON RECENT PAINTINGS in two galleries
    #2---- Many of our northern New Mexico artists in the large group gallery
    #3--- 50 Fiber Artists in their 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 Johnsons of Madrid gallery: CHRISTMAS CITY. It's always Christmas in Madrid! A gallery of books games and other playthings, featuring Kirsten Johnson's historical collection of carefully cataloged dolls, many available to purchase.

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

    ,CollectorsGuide.com,VisitMadridNM.com

    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
    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

    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.

    Softball Tournament in Madrid

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

    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

    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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