The Animas Riverkeepers launch party takes place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Little Pavilion at Berg Park, 400 Scott Ave. in Farmington. The event includes free soup and refreshments, and he introduction of the organization's new full-time river advocate. Call 801-631-7421.
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.
Director and producer Travis Holt Hamilton will be on hand at the Farmington Public Library, 2101 Farmington Ave., at 6 p.m. Thursday for a free screening of his comedy "More Than Frybread." Visit infoway.org or call 505-599-1270.
The Navajo Youth Builders Open House will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Capacity Builders Inc., 410 W. Broadway in Farmington. The event is designed to educate young people between the ages of 16 and 24 about the benefits of the Navajo Youth Build program. Call 505-326-4245.
The Three Rivers Brewstillery Lounge, 109 E. Main St. in Farmington, presents its Undead Roaring '20s Halloween Party from 4 to 11:30 p.m Friday. The event is limited to those 21 and older, and participants are urged to dress in undead flapper or undead gangster attire. Admission is free, and prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Call 505-324-2197.
The Halloween Carnival organized by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomfield is set for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at 701 S. 2nd St. Admission is $1 and tickets for games are 25 cents each and five tickets for $1. Call 505-632-0123.
The Friends of the Nature Center Fall Gathering takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Riverside Nature Center in Animas Park off Browning Parkway in Farmington. Free food and fellowship will be offered. Call 505-599-1422.
The annual "More Than Frybread" cookoff takes place at 6 p.m. Friday at the Farmington Public Library, 2101 Farmington Ave. Participants must register at infoway.org or call 505-5991260.
The American Horror House will be presented at Navajo Preparatory School, 1220 W. Apache St., from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Tuesday. Admission is $7.
"The Dark Tower" will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Hall on the San Juan College campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington. The film stars Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, and is rated PG-13. Admission is free. Call 505-566-3403.
The monthly AstroFriday program at the San Juan College Planetarium on the San Juan College campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington, returns at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday with the program "Back to the Moon for Good." The 25-minute full-Planetarium show features the Google X-Prize competition. Admission is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, and no one will be admitted after the show has started. A free public stargaze with telescopes will follow in the courtyard. Call 505-566-3361 or visit sanjuancollege.edu/planetarium.
Sunray Park & Casino is hosting a Haunted Stables event on Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday at 39 County Road 5568. Proceeds from the event will go to the San Juan County Special Olympics. The event runs from 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 7 to 10 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. Admission is $10 for those 16 and older and $5 for those 15 and younger. Call 505-320-8379.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomfield has organized its third annual haunted house event from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday at 225 W. Main St. in Bloomfield. Admission is $5. Call 505-632-0123.
The Farmington Growers Market returns at 8 a.m. Saturday 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 first Farmington Freakshow Fun Run presented by the Farmington High School and Stuntmen team will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday in the southwest parking lot outside JC Penney at the Animas Valley Mall, 4601 E. Main St., Farmington. Registration and check-in opens at 7:15 a.m. with the 1-mile fun run starting at 8 a.m. The Halloween carnival is open until 9:30 a.m. Adult entry is $20 and child/student entry is $10. Call 505-486-3972 or visit http://bit.ly/FreakshowFunRun.
The Bizarre Bazaar craft fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church of Bloomfield, 1105 N. First St. in Bloomfield. The event features door prizes and lots of holiday shopping. Admission is free. Call 505-632-3732.
The B.P.O. Fall Festival Craft Fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 801 Municipal Lodge in Farmington. The event includes a bake sale, a raffle, crafts and more. Admission is free. Call 505-330-1801.
San Juan Regional Medical Center's Drive Thru Flu Clinic takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the north parking lot at the hospital, 801 W. Maple in Farmington. Free flu shots will be available while supplies last. Call 505-609-2242.
"C.S.I.: Critter Scene Investigation" takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Aztec Ruins National Monument, 725 Ruins Road in Aztec. A nature-based crime scene activity will be set up for kids to figure out, complete with clues and a culprit. The event is free, but regular entry fees apply to the ruins. All 505-334-6174.
Artist Marilyn Taylor leads a free outdoors sketching session for adults and children from 10 a.m. to noon at the Riverside Nature Center in Animas Park off the Browning Parkway in Farmington. Participants will learn how to create their own charcoal sketch of an outdoors scene. Call 505-599-1422.
The San Juan College Halloween Carnival takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Health and Human Performance Center Gym on the college campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington. The event includes a Halloween contest, a photo booth, a haunted house and games. Carnival admission is free, but there is a cost for the games. Call 505-566-3403.
A Pirate Party takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St., in conjunction with the museum's "Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure" exhibition. The event features a variety of family-friend, pirate-theme crafts and activities. Admission is free. Call 505-599-1174.
The annual Fall Fire Festival takes place from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Valley Fire Department, 4105 U.S. Highway 64 in Kirtland. The event features a maze, cake walk and carnival games, as well as concessions. Carnival admission is free, but there is a charge for the games. Call 505-598-5311.
The Bloomfield Police Athletic League is hosting its annual Halloween Carnival from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the old gym at the Bloomfield High School at 520 N. 1st St. Bracelets for unlimited game play is $5 and $3 for each cake walk. Call 505-632-6311.
Students at Newcomb High School are hosting the "Nightmare at Newcomb" haunted house from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at mile marker 57 on U.S. Highway 491. The admission is $5. Call 505-696-3417.
A haunted house will take place in the Goat Barns at McGee Park between Farmington and Bloomfield and is presented by the San Juan County Mental Health Task Group. The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. and 9:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday at 41 County Road 5568. Admission is $5 and there will be hay rides available to take people from the parking lot to the haunted house. Call 505-334-7053.
The Aztec High School Key Club is hosting its annual Haunted House Saturday and Tuesday at the Pioneer Village at the Aztec Museum at 125 N. Main Ave. It will be from 7 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday and 7 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday. Admission is $3 for children 12 and younger, and $5 for those 13 and older. Call 505-330-4631.
LouGo's HalLouWeen Party takes place at 7 p.m. Saturday at the No Worries Bar & Grill, 1298 W. Navajo St. in Farmington. The event features a costume contest, drink specials, door prizes and trick or treats. Admission is $10, and proceeds benefit teen pregnancy prevention and domestic violence prevention initiatives. Call 505-326-4245.
A campfire cookout will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Wines of the San Juan, 233 N.M. Highway 511 in Blanco. Participants are encouraged to wear a costume and roast a bratwurst, hot dog or campfire cone or a fire. Admission is free. Visit winesofthesanjuan.com or call 505-632-0879.
A goodbye party takes place at 4 p.m. Sunday at Crash Music at the Aztec Theater, 104 N. Main Ave. in Aztec. The event features the Shawn Arrington Band, performances by Crash house bands and refreshments. Admission is free. Call 505-427-6748.
Orange Fest takes place at 6 p.m. Sunday at Summit Church, 1200 E. 30th St. in Farmington. The event features games, food, pumpkin decorating, a costume contest and candy. Admission is $2. Call 505-325-8525.
The Teen Movie Monday series at the Farmington Public Library, 2101 Farmington Ave., continues at 4 p.m. Monday in the Teen Zone with a free screening of "Transformers: The Last Night," a 2017 action film starring Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Stanley Tucci and Anthony Hopkins. Teens can earn free snacks for the movie by picking up a punch card and taking part in library programs or checking out materials. Call 505-599-1273 or visit infoway.org.
The Halloween Boo-ouldering Competition takes place from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the San Juan College Health and Human Performance Center on the college campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington. Climbing competitions for children and adults are planned, and prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Admission is free. Call 505-566-3487.
A Halloween party with live music by Saving Damsels takes place at 7 p.m. Monday at Clancy's Irish Pub and Cantina, 2701 E. 20th St. in Farmington. There is no cover charge, and a variety of food and drink specials will be available. Call 505-325-8176.
Education specialist Donna Thatcher leads the Tuesday Birding session from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Riverside Nature Center in Animas Park off Browning Parkway in Farmington. A 1- or 2-mile leisurely walk through the park in included. Participation is free. Call 505-599-1422.
Boo-Palooza takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in downtown Farmington. The free event includes games, dancing, a live DJ, a costume contest and trick or treating. Admission is free. Call 505-599-1197.
The annual Fall Fest takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cross Roads Community Church, 2400 N. Butler Ave. in Farmington. The event includes games, food and treats. Call 505-325-2600.
The Dia de los Muertos celebration takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St. The event features crafts, activities, music and food. Admission is free. Call 505-599-1174.