Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:33 pm Post subject: Celebrate the Return of Blue Lake
Fall in Taos: Make this Fall Vacation One to Remember
September 17, 2010 - Fall Colors
The majestic backdrop provides an ideal setting for
photographers, artist groups and weddings. The perfect weather and scenery for hiking and horseback riding. Fall is also great for ‘riding around’ Taos on your Mountain Bike. Guidance, maps, rentals, camaraderie, and more at Taos cycle shops including: Gearing Up Bikes, Taos Cyclery and Native Sons Adventures. Call 575-776-1413 for more information or email email@example.com
September 29 and 30, 2010 - San Geronimo Eve and San Geronimo Day
Join the Taos Pueblo for the largest gathering of Indian nations to celebrate the traditional Harvest & Trade day, which shares the splendid food and crafts between Tribes from all over New Mexico and North America. Witness the unique ceremonial pole dance, special symbolism for American Indians. 575-758-1028
Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Return of Blue Lake:
In 1970, President Richard M. Nixon signed into law the act that restored Taos Pueblo lands to the Taos Pueblo, safeguarding theinterest and welfare of the Pueblo and its water supply as well as natural and domestic resources, and the locale of social and millennium-old traditional culture.
Ultimately, this enactment set a precedent for self-determination for all American Indian people. President Nixon stated, “this is a bill that represents justice, because in 1906 an injustice was done in which land involved in this bill, 48,000 acres, was taken from the Indians involved, the Taos Pueblo Indians. The Congress of the United States now returns that land to whom it belongs… I can’t think of anything more appropriate or any action that could make me more proud as President of the United States.”
Taos Pueblo will honor the 40th Anniversary of the return of its Blue Lake and surrounding lands. The month of September’s theme for this momentous celebration has been appropriately titled “Blue Lake – A Symbol of Cultural Strength and Determination.” The commemoration will begin on Friday, September 17th with an opening mass at St. Jerome Church on Taos Pueblo, and an evening reception. The highlight events will take place on Saturday, September 18th with activities scheduled throughout the day in the plaza of Taos Pueblo’s historic village. To be a part of this
historic time call 575-758-1028
Taos Grand Art Weekend:
Three great events in September, including the Taos Fall Arts Festival at the Taos Convention Center. This event runs from September 24 through October 11 and features three major exhibitions, Taos Living Masters, Taos Invites Taos and Taos Open. Admission is free. Visit www.taosfallarts.com
On September 25, visit Quick Draw at the Taos Center for the Arts. Watch 40 local artists paint, draw, sculpt and carve, while you enjoy live music by Taos musicians. Enjoy live and silent auctions of finished artworks. This event runs from noon to 3 pm with the auction taking place at 4 pm. Visit www.tcataos.org for more information.
On September 26, the Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) will host Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, actor, writer, and director, Sam Shepard, at the Taos Center for the Arts.
Shepard will read from his latest book, Day Out of Days, a collection of short stories featuring an anonymous narrator as he drives across the country. He will sign books during the event, which will be available for sale. Tickets are $20 in advance or $30 at the door. firstname.lastname@example.org 575-758-0081, www.somostaos.org
Taos Fall Arts Poster Artist Chosen:
My Old Adobe with Red Roof, Inger Jerby
As eagerly anticipated as the event itself, the collectible poster for the Annual Taos Fall Arts Festival has been chosen. This year’s winner is “My Old Adobe with Red Roof” by local, award winning artist, Inger Jirby. This is the first time in the festival’s 36 year history that the piece chosen was selected by a committee of local artists’ submissions. In the past, the image was always that from a deceased artist. When asked for her reaction to having her image chosen Jerby’s response was, “I am very happy and feel honored to be chosen as the poster artist for the Fall Arts Festival. As a Taos painter this is a wonderful opportunity to show my work at this exciting event and represent the town that I love.”
The 2010 Annual Taos Fall Arts Festival will take place at Civic Plaza Drive, from September 24th-October 11th. As always, the focus of the festival is an annual exhibition of art created by local artists and to benefit the Fall Arts organization and its selected local charities. Visit www.taosfallartsfestival.com or www.jirby.com
Get Your Tickets Now for the Taos Mountain Music Festival:
Taos Ski Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to present the Second Annual Taos Mountain Music Festival on September 5, 2010. The Taos Ski Valley is the perfect venue for an outdoor music
festival surrounded by the towering Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
The two headliner bands are Gov’t Mule and Yonder Mountain String Band. There will be a wide spectrum of music from Blues to Rock, Hip-Hop to Country and Latin grooves echoed by the dub of reggae jam beats, the sound waves coming from the main stage will appeal to all.
The festival spirit is also found in the "Strawberry Fair" where you will find, among other attractions, a variety of vendors, a fabulous selection of food and performing artists.
Feast on local cuisine, enjoy a wide variety of attractions from climbing walls to massages, make new friends or catch up with old ones, let the kids run wild, and refresh yourself until the next band hits the main stage. Visit www.taosmountainmusicfestival.com for more information. See you in the mountains rain or shine.
Gay Pride Taos!
For the first time ever Taos will host Gay Pride weekend August 20–22, 2010. The weekend will feature a variety of fun and creative events. To celebrate this first time event, Gay Pride Taos will feature, ‘the gayest’ of everything from bake sales to car washes, this event will truly be ‘the gayest of all’ (i.e., the most joyous event this year). For more information visit www.gaypridetaos.com
27th Annual Wool Festival:
This year’s one-of-a-kind Wool Festival takes place October 2 and 3 from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday, at Kit Carson Park. Visitors can expect an outstanding regional wool market, demonstrations of shearing, spinning and dyeing as well as great food,
music and much more!
Let your little ones feed the sheep, goats, rabbits, alpacas and llamas, while together you enjoy the great artistry and creativity of the fiber artists or take a workshop in weaving, knitting or felt making. For more information or to register for a workshop visit www.taoswoolfestival.org
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