In This Issue:
Taos Eco Park
Remarkable Women of Taos
Calendar of Events
Enchanted Circle Happenings
Spring Break Deals
Fiber Arts Marketplace
Memorial Day/Red River Motorcycle Rally
March 22 Begins The Remarkable Women of Taos Celebrations
Courtesy of the Millicent Rogers Museum
Photographer, Louise Dahl-Wolfe
What better way to kick off a year of Remarkable Women than by celebrating a Taos legend’s birthday? If she were still alive, March 22, 2012 would have been legendary Taos artist and remarkable woman, Agnes Martin’s 100th birthday. To honor her and her incredible gifts to Taos and Northern New Mexico, her birthday marks the official debut of the Remarkable Women of Taos and Northern New Mexico program. Actress, activist and Northern New Mexico resident, Marsha Mason and other notables will launch this yearlong celebration, which focuses on exploring, celebrating and experiencing the exceptional and adventurous women who have been drawn to the freedom and beauty of Taos, particularly artists.
Various Remarkable Women of Taos events take place throughout the year and include:
Harwood Museum of Art
Agnes Martin: Before the Grid
February 25 – June 17, 2012
Beatrice Mandelman: Centennial
July 7 – October 14, 2012
Millicent Rogers Museum
Millicent Rogers: The Power to Create, Collect, and Inspire
All of 2012
Maria Martinez: Matriarch of San Ildefonso
January through December, 2012
Galleries 3 & 4
Millicent Rogers & Her Circle
May 12th – September 2, 2012
Unknown Was A Woman
April – December, 2012
E.L. Blumenschein Home
Out of the Background – The Women Artists of Early Taos
February 10 – May 18, 2012
Barbara Sayre Harmon – Magic and Mystery
September 23 – February 3, 2013
Hacienda de los Martinez
Cultural Threads – Nellie Dunton and the Colcha Revival in New Mexico
June 15 – January 6, 2013
Mabel Dodge Luhan House
Meetings With Remarkable Women
June 1 – 3, 2012
Taos Institute of Glass Arts
The Remarkable Women of Glass Exhibition
Sept 15-October 7, 2012
For a full listing of all the great Remarkable Women of Taos events visit www.taos.org/women. Additionally, you’ll find itineraries, videos and more aimed at enabling travelers to experience the transformative power of Taos through the creative and adventurous eyes of legendary and contemporary women.
Events, exhibitions, profiles and videos are being added weekly, so check back periodically for updates. To learn more about the Remarkable Women of Taos and Northern New Mexico visit www.taos.org/women.
Memorial Day Fun Awaits You in Taos and the Enchanted Circle
Memorial Day weekend marks the 30th Annual celebration of one of the hottest motorcycle rallies in the country. Check out 30,000 motorcycles, hundreds of vendors selling food, leather, motorcycle accessories and live music playing in Brandenburg Park in Red River, NM.
Cruise the Enchanted Circle; a scenic 84-mile tour that takes you through a spectacular alpine valley that includes Angel Fire, Eagle Nest Village, Black Lake, Red River, Questa, and Taos. Make Taos your base for the weekend and enjoy all the amenities in town while still checking out the rally. For more information on the rally go to www.redriver.org.
If you’re looking for other great experiences over the holiday weekend, plan a hiking, biking (www.taoscyclery.com or www.gearingupbikes.com) or even a rafting trip (www.losriosriverrunners.com).
And of course Taos wouldn’t be Taos without its world class dining and spas. El Monte Sagrado, The Taos Spa and Tennis Club, and Essential Massage and Spa Therapies are just a few of the great places to reconnect with yourself and truly make your stay a mecca for relaxation.
Don't forget to enjoy the historic plaza and the dozens of galleries around town for great shopping and unique gifts. Check out www.taos.org visit for a full guide to planning your Memorial Day weekend.
The first ever Super Sprint Taos Triathlon will be on April 14, 2012 and there’s still time to register. Participants can enjoy all the beauty of Taos while they bike, swim and run their way through town. The distances will be a 2.1-mile run, 9.6-mile bike and 400-yard swim. The course is challenging with climbs on both the run and the bike portions.
The cost to register is $45 per adult participant or $85 per team. Entrants must pay a $10 one-day USAT fee if not already registered. The Tri Taos weekend makes a great family getaway as the event will feature a children's triathlon for a $15 registration fee. Additional arts & crafts and other children’s activities at the Youth & Family Center will be sponsored by Taos’ Twirl Toystore & Playspace during both events as well. After the event, race participants can show their race number and receive a 10% discount on food and beverages at a special music event to be held that evening at El Monte Sagrado from 7 pm to midnight, featuring the Monkey Feeders.
All proceeds will benefit the Taos Land Trust, saving the extraordinary landscape of northern New Mexico since 1988. The trust has permanently protected over 24,000 acres of irrigated farms and ranchlands, wildlife habitat, and beautiful open landscapes in nine counties in Northern NM.
Special Tri Taos hotel rates are being offered by the Historic Taos Inn, La de Fonda Taos and El Monte Sagrado. To register visit here.
Celebrate Northern New Mexico's History of Fiber Arts
April 20 – 22
The Taos Fiber Arts Festival is a must stop for fiber art enthusiasts. Plan a stay in Taos to take in the beautiful spring weather and learn about our long tradition of fiber arts. Visit over 40 vendors, with supplies, demonstrations and social spaces where fiber artists can sit, spin, knit and share their tips.
Vendors include Red Willow Fiber, Weaving Southwest, and 100th Sheep. For a full bio on all vendors visit the Fiber Marketplace Website.
Marketplace hours are 9 am to 6 pm on Friday and 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday at the Taos Convention Center in the heart of Taos.
Visit www.taosfibermarketplace.com. To learn more about New Mexico's rich fiber arts history, see the Trail of Fiber Arts at nmfiberarts.org. Also plan to attend the annual Taos Wool Festival this fall, www.taoswoolfestival.org.
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The Taos Eco Park is Filled with Action-Packed Sports
Another busy year is slated for the 2012 season at the Taos Eco Park. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) spring season soccer showdown will take place April 14 and 15. Western College Development Association (WCDA) regular season soccer also begins in April. Soccer enthusiasts should note that Taos’ Eco Park is the highest altitude FIFA 2 Star Training Facility in the world.
Continuing into the summer is the Ultimate Frisbee and Disc Golf Sports Camp on June 14. The camp will serve kids ages 10 and up and will run from 10 am to 4 pm.
This one-of-a-kind park not only provides prime entertainment for kids of all ages, but it is available for events throughout the year. If your team is interested in training like many elite teams from around the world, or to get more information about how to schedule matches, visit www.taosecopark.com or www.taossportsalliance.com
Warmer Weather Means Hotter Deals for You
Traditional Beer Steins at the Bavarian. Photo by Kate Russel, Taos News
There’s still time to plan your spring break getaway. Taos is an idyllic mountain town nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at 7,400 feet. It’s the perfect get away for vacationers seeking excellent snow, great accommodations, live entertainment and fabulous cuisine.
If you still haven’t committed to your spring break plans, Taos has some hot deals awaiting you! Escape to Ojo Caliente for massages, feast on dinner deals, sip on happy hour specials and more! To sign up for daily specials to use while in town, visit www.splurgetaos.com. Visit www.taos.org/visit/vacation-specials also for spring break and year round vacation specials.
Planning a road trip is a great way to see and make the most of Northern New Mexico and to take in views like the high road and the Rio Grande Gorge to make your travel unforgettable. Visit www.travelmath.com to see the distance to Taos from your town.
Visit www.taos.org/visit to plan your stay!
Catch the Taos Express
Catch the Taos Express to kick-off your unique, Taos experience. This relaxing, lower cost, greener alternative to taking your own car is a non-stop weekend connection between Taos and Santa Fe—round trip is only $10. Kids 10 and under ride free with an adult .
NEW: The Taos Express will take you on up to Taos Ski Valley December through April on the early shuttle that arrives in Taos at 12 noon Saturday and Sunday. Or, catch the Taos Express Friday evening, spend the night in Town, and catch the Town/Taos Ski Valley shuttles the next day for only $1 round trip. Check www.TaosExpress.com for schedule details.
Reservations on the Taos Express are required.
Reservations can be made at www.TaosExpress.com or by calling 575-751-4459.
Calendar of Events
Taos Pueblo Spring Market
This market consists of various vendors from the Pueblo shops. Market hours are 9 am—5 pm open all week. Visit www.taospueblo.com for more information or call 575-758-1028.
Note: The Taos Pueblo is closed from March 6 to April 20, 2012.
Location: Yucca Plaza
March 31 to April 15, 2012
Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort Open Weekends
Join us as we enjoy the best of spring skiing. Sipapu is scheduled to be the last resort to close in New Mexico. For more information, check out the snow report at www.SipapuNM.com or call 800-587-2240.
Location: Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort, Vadito
April 7, 2012
The Met: Live in HD—Massenet's "Manon" New Production
Anna Netrebko's dazzling portrayal of the tragic heroine in Laurent Pelly's new production travels to the Met from the Royal Opera House, Convent Garden. Piotr Beczala and Paulo Szot also star, with the Met's Principal Guest Conductor, Fabio Luisi on the podium.
Individual opera ticket prices are $17 for TCA members, $20 for the general public and $10 for students under 18. Tickets may be purchased by calling the TCA office at 575-758-2052 or at the box office.
Loation: Taos Cetner for the Arts, 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte
May 17, 2012
Pecha Cucha Night Vol. 6—The Remarkable Women of Taos Edition
Pecha Kucha Night Taos is excited to be participating with the Town of Taos in their yearlong celebration to honor outstanding historic and contemporary women of Taos. For our May event, volume 6, we will be honoring the creative women of Taos with an entire night of presentations by a varied perspective of our remarkable women. The event will have live entertainment, food and drinks and plenty of time for some “chit chat” with our local “creatives!”
Nominations, recommendations and applications for presenters for Pecha Kucha Night Taos volume 6 – The Remarkable Women of Taos Edition are currently being accepted. We are also currently seeking sponsors for this special themed event. Connect online, or on Facebook.
Location: Taos Center for the Arts
May 12 and 13, 2012
Northern New Mexico Mother's Day Concert
May-Mother's Day Weekend DMC Broadcasting's free Mothers' Day Concert/Celebration, Filemon Sanchez Park, Taos. This event is sponsored by DMC's four radio stations, Town of Taos, Taos County, and any other underwriters, features New Mexico's premier musicians, along with great food and fun for kids.
Location: Filemon Sanchez Park, Taos
April 8, 2012
Bud Light Pond Skimming Championships
Get ready to laugh until your sides hurt at this must see event. The fun begins at the base of Strawberry Hill starting at 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Competitors will use any means necessary to skim across an 80 foot pool of ice cold water (best costume earns points). No motorized vehicles. Don't miss the fun. Registration at the TSV, Inc. Administration Offices, $10 entry fee. Contact Taos Ski Valley Chamber of Commerce, 575-776-1413, website.
Location: Base of Strawberry Hill at Taos Ski Valley
April 8, 2012
Closing Day Last Day of season 2011/2012
The last day of the 2011/2012 winter ski and snowboard season at Taos Ski Valley. Contact Taos Ski Valley Chamber of Commerce, 575-776-1413, website
Location: Taos Ski Valley
May 18 and 19, 2012
Run for the Wall
Eagle Nest will host a special dinner for the Run For The Wall (RFTW) riders. Furthermore, we will serve a free breakfast for the veterans as they ride their motocycles across the country to the Wall in Washington. For more information go to www.rftw.org. Last year over 550 meals were served! Contact Eagle Nest Chamber of Commerce 575-377-2420, email@example.com or www.EagleNestChamber.org
Location: Eagle Nest Senior Center
May 25 through 27, 2012
Chile Challenge Mountain Bike Festival
Don't miss the live music, great food and fast racing on this leg of the Mountain States Cup Racing circuit for the 2012 Mountain Bike Racing season. For more information, check out www.racemsc.com. Contact Angel Fire Resort Mountain Bike Park, 800-633-7463, 575-377-6401, www.AngelFireBikePark.com
Location: Angel Fire Resort Bike Park
May 28, 2012
Memorial Day Ceremonies
Memorial Day cermonies and rememberances. 866-668-7787, 575-377-6555, www.VietnamVeteransMemorial.org
Location: Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park