Farmington Daily Times
Jessica Chastain stars in "The Zookeeper's Wife," which will be presented as part of the Reel Readers series Thursday at the Farmington Public Library.


San Juan College presents a national cyber security awareness kickoff event from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday in the Little Theatre on the college campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington. The event features presentations by Dr. David Evans of Microsoft and engineer Richard Hammer of Los Alamos Labs. Visit or call 505-566-4321.

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.

The Reel Readers series at the Farmington Public Library, 2101 Farmington Ave., continues with a free screening of "The Zookeeper's Wife" at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Multipurpose Room. The 2017 war drama film is based on the Diane Ackerman novel and relates the tale of a Warsaw, Poland, couple that hid hundreds of Jews in their zoo during World War II. Movie goers are encouraged to bring a take-out dinner, enjoy the film and stick around for a discussion of the book and movie afterward. Visit or call 505-599-1270.

The Astronomy Festival runs Friday through Sunday at Chaco Culture National Historic Park on Country Road 7950 in Nagezzi south of Farmington. The event begins with the Autumnal Equinox at sunrise on Friday and continues throughout the weekend with telescopes, workshops, films, tours and lectures. Participation is free with paid part admission. Call 505-786-7014, ext. 261.

A family campout takes place at 5 p.m. Friday at the Riverside Nature Center in Animas Park off Browning Parkway in Farmington. The staff of the Sycamore Park Community Center will be on hand to lead the activities, which will include a weenie roast, games, photos and continental breakfast. Tickets are $4. Call 505-566-2480.

The San Juan Symphony begins its American Visions season with a Symphony Strings at the Totah concert at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Totah Theater, 315 W. Main St. in Farmington. The fundraising event features hors d'oeuvres, a wine tasting, a silent auction and the chance to meet symphony musicians. Tickets are $50. RSVP to the symphony office at 970-382-9753.

Family pizza and bingo night takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Farmington Recreation Center, 1101 Fairgrounds Road in Farmington. Tickets are $5 and include a pizza dinner. Call 505-599-1184.

A children's theater production of "Thousand Cranes" will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Center on the San Juan College campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington, as part of the college's Silhouette Series. Tickets are $10 for adults, seniors and students, and $8 for children 12 and younger. Visit or call 505-566-3430.

The Farmington Cinematheque Series continues at 7 p.m. Friday with a screening of "Pop Aye" in the Little Theatre on the San Juan College campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington. The 2017 Thai film chronicles the journey of a burned-out architect and his long-lost elephant from Bangkok to the architect's hometown. Tickets are $5 at the box office. Call 505-566-3430.

The 37th annual Cancer Walkathon takes place at 7 a.m. Saturday in the southeast parking lot at the San Juan Regional Medical Center, 801 W. Maple St. in Farmington. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Connelly Hospitality House and the San Juan Medical Foundation, and participants are asked to solicit donations for their walk. Call 505-609-6813.

The Family Fishing Derby takes place from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Farmington Lake. The lake access fee is waived for the day, and no fishing license is required. Admission is limited to the first 100 people who register at under "Sports and Athletics." Call 505-599-1184.

The Farmington Growers Market returns at 8 a.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Tuesday 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.

Fabulous Fashions, a like-new apparel sales events, takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Crossroad Preschool gym, 2600 Sullivan St. in Farmington. There will be a large selection of women's, men's and children's clothing available, and a food booth will be open. Call 505-686-4216.

The Harvest Wine Festival takes place from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Wines of the San Juan, 233 N.M. Highway 511 in Blanco. The event features live music, food, wine tastings, grape stomping and the work of a variety of artisans. Tickets are $13 a day, and admission for those 17 and younger is free with a paying adult. Visit or call 505-632-0879.

"Gateway to Imagination: A National Juried Art Show" opens with a juror lecture at 6 p.m. and a reception at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St. The juried show includes the work of artists from around the country in various media. Call 505-599-1174.

"The Best of the Second City," a show featuring Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theater troupe, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 W. Arrington St. The show features the best sketches and songs from the company's 55-year history made famous by the likes of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and others. Tickets are $30 at the Civic Center box office, at or at 505-599-1148.

The Teen Movie Monday series at the Farmington Public Library, 2101 Farmington Ave., continues at 4 p.m. Monday with a free screening of "Drone Wars" in the Teen Zone. The 2016 sci-fi thriller stars Corin Nemec, Whiney Moore and Nathin Butler. Movie goers are encouraged to pick up a punch card in the Teen Zone and earn free snacks for the movie. Call 505-599-1273 or visit

Painting and Appetizers, a session that offers step-by-step instructions on how to create a beautiful fall painting, takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the St. Clair Winery and Bistro, 5150 E. Main St. in Farmington. The $30 admission includes free appetizers. Call 505-360-3430.