Farmington Daily Times
Workers harvest green chiles during Sutherland Farms' Animas River Green Chile Festival on Sept. 17 north of Aztec. This year's festival takes place this weekend.


The downtown makers market returns from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Orchard Park, 101 Orchard Ave. in downtown Farmington. The event features vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, jams and jellies, handmade leather goods, art, repurposed and vintage items, and more. Call 599-8442.

Family Math Night takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the E3 Children's Museum & Science Center, 302 N. Orchard Ave. in Farmington. The event offers families a chance to enjoy the museum outside its normal visiting hours. Admission is free. Call 505-599-1425.

A historic downtown Farmington walking tour led by a representative of the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park takes place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday beginning at the Palmer House, 210 N. Allen Ave. Participants will have the chance to learn about Main Street fires, early architecture, pioneer community builders and more. The tour is free. Call 505-599-1400.

The monthly meeting of the Farmington Writers Circle takes place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Entertainmart's Hardback Café, 3020 E. 20th St. in Farmington. The meeting features a group discussion of marketing and publicity strategies, as well as a reading. Admission is free. Call 505-801-2757.

Take a Friend to Lunch Day will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Bonnie Dallas Senior Center, 109 E. La Plata in Farmington. Residents are encouraged to take a friend or family member older than 50 to lunch at the center. Meals are $6 for those 59 and younger, and a $3 suggested donation for those 60 and older. Call 505-599-1380.

Dance Night takes place from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 W. Arrington St., with music by the local band Breezin'. Admission is $5. Call 505-599-1148.

The Farmington Growers Market returns at 8 a.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Monday to the parking lot at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St. The event features dozens of vendors selling fresh produce and other food, and hand-made crafts. Call 334-9496.

The fifth annual FitKids Health Fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the learning commons on the San Juan College campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington. The event is designed for children up to 18 years of age and features activities and information vendors promoting exercise and fitness; nutrition and healthy eating habits; resources for youth sports; and access to local, state and national health resources.  Admission is free. Call 505-564-7928.

The Animas River Green Chile Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Sutherland Farms, 745 Road 2900 north of Aztec. The event features roasted green chiles, live music a petting zoo, train rides, face painting, concessions and more. Admission is free. Call 505-334-3578.

Founders Day activities take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in downtown Aztec, including a parade, the presentation of the Pioneers of the Year and Volunteer of the Year awards, live music and a car show. Admission is free. Call 505-334-9829.

The annual Parade of Homes benefiting a variety of local charities takes place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at four homes in Farmington. Tickets are $10 at all Citizens Bank and Four Corners Bank locations, as well as at ImageNet consulting and the Dusty Attic. Call 505-320-5793.

The Outdoor Music Series continues from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Wines of the San Juan, 233 N.M. Highway 511 in Blanco, with a performance by finger-style guitarist Steve Blechschmidt. Admission is free, and dinner will be available. Visit or call 505-632-0879.

The Teen Movie Monday series at the Farmington Public Library, 2101 Farmington Ave., continues at 4 p.m. Monday with a free screening of "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2." Teens are encouraged to pick up a punch card in the Teen Zone and earn snacks for the movie. Call 505-599-1273 or visit

Education specialist Donna Thatcher leads a bird-watching session from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Riverside Nature Center in Animas Park off Browning Parkway in Farmington. The event features a leisurely walk of 1 to 2 miles and a chance to check out the birds that call Animas and Berg parks home. Participation is free. Call 505-599-1422.