Here’s What You Should Do on Saturday in Taos

In case you were wondering what to do on Saturday, wonder no more. We’ve got your day fully planned for you, and all three of these events come with good karma. We’ll take you all over this lovely community of ours for some quality bonding time that supports some great people.

 

8:00am:

Sunscreen up and head on down to the Youth and Family Center for the third annual Taos For the Health of It! This 5K & 10K run, walk, and fun-run raises money to support residents of our community affected by cancer — all proceeds stay right here in Taos. Your first good deed of the day!

Plus, for the first time, the event includes a TIMED 5K and 10K, so you can start racking up your running season trophies right now.

Heck, you don’t even have to run — just put on your summer-Saturday finest and get out there to cheer the runners on.

More at www.TaosHealth.com.

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blossoms and sprouts logo4:00pm:

Now that you’ve recovered from winning that 10K and had a chance to eat some lunch, get down to Ranchos for Blossoms and Sprouts Farm’s Grand Opening!

Starting at 4pm: Corn hole competition! Taos Mesa Brews! Marshall’s Tacos!

6pm: Contra Dance (yup, that’s going to be outstanding) on their beautiful outdoor pagoda!

Plus, pick up veggie and herb starts, local meat and produce, and more.

These folks are working hard to bring a true, interactive, farm-to-table experience to our community. Supporting them is not only delicious, it’s also Good Deed Number 2.

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lightnin malcolm7:00pm:

Next up, head north for a taste of the south — get up to Midtown Lounge for a proper juke show straight from Mississippi.

Roots and Wires, who never fails to nail it, presents North Mississippi All Stars guitarist Lightnin’ Malcolm. Hailing from Holly Springs, Mississippi, Lightnin’ Malcolm plays the boogeyin’, hypnotic North Mississippi hill country blues style and he features the infamous bluesman T-Model Ford’s 15-year-old grandson, Stud, on drums.

You heard me: not only a world-famous blues guitarist, but a 15-year-old blues legacy drummer named Stud to boot. That’s a twofer that can’t be missed. (Bring the kids, and guilt them into practicing their instruments more!)

And it’s not just a night of great music — you guessed it, attending this event is your third Good Deed of the day. Says Roots and Wires maven John Henderson: “I’ve seen this kid [Stud] playing with his grandpa, T-Model, since he was 8 years old. T-Model Ford is 93 and can no longer play guitar. I, as a person and promoter, would do anything for T-Model and his family.” T-Model’s family has some major medical bills, so Henderson is throwing this show as a fundraiser for them.

The cover is just $7, and they’ll even have a BBQ going up there.

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