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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

    Encaustic Art Institute Memebers Exhibit

    Nov 1-December 31, 2014
    The Encaustic Art Institute represents more than 130 encaustic/wax artists from across the nation and Canada. Many members have combined encaustic/wax with other mediums such as photography, collage, sculpture and more. With approximately 60 paintins/sculptures showing in the exhibit, we believe this is the largest collection of encaustic anywhere in the country.
    Members artwork in the Exhibition is for sale.

    Showings are by appointment only- through December 31st. We are flexible and available morning or afternoon. Please give us at least 24 hours notice by phone 505-424-6487 or EMAIL us for an appointment.

    We are proud to introduce theEncaustic Art Institute, a permanent gallery for all encaustic artists. Established as a non-profit 501c3, we rely solely on membership fees, donations and grants. The Institute's Gallery is housed on 12 acres just South of Santa Fe, New Mexico. For more information visit our website: EAINM.com.

    Encaustic Art Institute
    18 General Goodwin Rd
    Cerrillos, NM 87010
    (505) 424-6487


    December Music & Events at The Mine Shaft Tavern

    December 2-31, 2014
    TUE 2 TIMBO JAM Session 7pm
    FRI 5 BENITO americana on the patio 5pm
    FRI 5 FELIX Y LOS GATOS NM Zydeco & blues 7pm
    SAT 6 ASHLEY RAINES on the deck 2pm
    SAT 6 THE JAKES Classic Rock 8pm
    SUN 7 ANTHONY LEON & BENITO alt country on the patio 3pm
    TUE 9 TIMBO JAM Session 7pm
    THUR 11 BOW WOW FUNDRAISER for Madrid Veterinary Clinic & Dr. Nancy Hack DVM
    Local Musicians & silent auction! 7pm Dr. Nan helps our rural community by providing quality care for our pets, this event will help her with clinic expenses. Donations at the Door
    FRI 12 PAW & ERIK Bluegrass on the patio 5pm
    FRI 12 TIMBO BLUES JAM Session 7pm
    SAT 13 JIM & TIM Blues on the patio 2pm
    SAT 13 HOT HONEY alt country /folk 7pm
    SUN 14 FLOOZY acoustic folk/punk 3pm
    TUE 16 TIMBO JAM Session 6pm
    FRI 19 BENITO americana on the patio 5pm on the patio 5pm
    FRI 19 KAMIKAZE KARAOKE fun with locals 8pm
    SAT 20 ALEX CULBRETH on the patio 4pm
    SAT 20 DESERT SOUTHWEST BLUES BAND 8pm
    SUN 21 JIM & TIM Blues on the patio 2pm
    TUE 23 TIMBO JAM Session 7pm
    FRI 26 DANNY THE HARP 5pm
    FRI 26 CONNIE LONG & FAST PATSY “Janis meets patsy! 7pm
    SAT 27 THE DANDELION LIBERATION FRONT bluegrass on the patio 3pm
    SAT 27 SHRINERS CLUB Jazz Band 7pm
    SUN 28 TREY CORKERN acoustic covers 3pm
    TUE 30 TIMBO JAM Session 7pm
    WED 31 NEW YEARS EVE PARTY! Every year the Mine Shaft Tavern goes all out celebrating bringing in the New Year. Enjoy a special dinner menu with Steak, Seafood and Pasta. Live dinner music starts at 7pm with Connie Long Paige Barton Anthony Leon the Chain bring up the tempo alt country & dancing and fun at 9pm till 1am

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

    http://www.TheMinesShaftTavern.com

    Johnsons of Madrid Galleries

    December 6-31, 2014
    MADRID'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE STARTS AT 4PM, Dec.6.

    Gallery exhibitions: Dec. 6-31, reception: Dec.6. 3-5.
    " 6 Exhibitions"
    #1----Featuring new and developing artists participating in Johnsons' Galleries: Monica Ten Bruggencate, Trevor Burroughs, Jane Chandler, Les Hancock, Leslie Long, Buffalo Nickels, Roberta Perry, Jeff Potter, Gale Sutton, Peggy Trigg,
    #2---- 4 artists, 4 walls: ALL PAINTERS: Susan Norvel, Howard Stansell, Peggy Trigg, Ralph Williams
    #3---100 northern N. M. Gallery artists, group show: including HOLIDAY/CHRISTMAS/REGIONAL IMAGES AS WELL AS ABSTRACTS, ETC.
    #4---50 Fiber Artists' group Gallery RENEE GENTZ is the FEATURED ARTIST
    #5---Entry gallery: Historic and Regional images: 2 walls: Karl Kernberger's 1963 photos of ghost town Madrid, and images of the 1830's church in Golden, by many of our artists, and other walls for regional and historic artworks.
    ALSO PLEASE NOTE:
    #6--- Visit the newest Johnsons' of Madrid galleries: CHRISTMAS CITY. It's always Christmas in Madrid! It's 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?

    Madrid was called Christmas City during the 20's and 30's, until l941. People came from everywhere to see the lights and the painted/lighted wooden panoramas of the Christmas season AND visit Toyland in the ball park. In the mid thirties Walt Disney was visiting artists at the Indian school in Santa Fe. He visited Madrid, saw all of our lights & decorations and it's said that the Toyland in the ball park may have inspired him for the creation of the activity parks he created around the world* (*Colliers magazine from the earliest color days),

    Johnsons of Madrid Galleries of Fine & Fiber Art
    2843 Highway 14 N.
    Madrid, NM 87010
    (505) 471-1054

    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

    First Day Hike

    Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015
    Start your New Year off on the right foot. Join us for a guided hike through the Hills, featuring a trivia contest with prizes and a New Year's celebration at the top of the trail. Fees are waived for this don't miss event.

    Program starts promptly at 1:00 pm.

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

    Solar Observing

    Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015
    Just 1 week past Earth’s closest approach to the Sun, and winter is still here. It is the perfect time to learn about our analemma kiosk and catch views of sunspots and prominences through solar telescopes.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    “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.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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National Scenic Byway

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