Farmington Daily Times
Comic, singer and puppeteer Norman Foote performs Saturday night at the Lions Wilderness Park Amphitheater in Farmington.


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

The Great Arizona Puppet Theatre presents a performance of "The Little Red Hen" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Farmington Public Library, 2101 Farmington Ave., as part of the summer reading program. Admission is free. Visit or call 599-1270.

The TGIF concert series continues with a performance by Off the Interstate at 11 a.m. Friday in Orchard Park, 101 N. Orchard Ave. in Farmington. Admission is free, and food vendors will be on hand. Call 599-1144.

A grand opening celebration for the new Navajo Lake Marina will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Navajo Lake State Park. The event includes free hot dogs, kayaking and door prizes. Call 632-3245.

The Farmington Public Library's third annual Cottonwood Concert Series gets underway at 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday at the library, 2101 Farmington Ave. with a performance by the Levi Platero Band. The first performance takes place in the library rotunda, while the evening show will be held in the library amphitheater under the cottonwood trees. Admission is free, and visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner, lawn chairs and blankets to the outdoor show. Visit or call 599-1270.

The summer art walk takes place at several downtown Farmington venues from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, including Hubble & Barr Galleries, the Three Rivers Art Center, Studio 116, the Artifacts Gallery and Wal Art. Maps can be picked up at any of the participating venues. Call 360-0147.

The Farmington Writers Circle is presenting a writers networking event during the summer art walk from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Artifacts Gallery, 302 E. Main St. in Farmington. The event is open to anyone who reads or writes, and there will be book signings, readings by local authors, refreshments and a salsa tasting. Call 326-6824.

The Farmington American Indian Ambassador Pageant takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the Farmington Indian Center, 100 W. Elm St. Young people will compete to for the title and the opportunity to serve the local Native community. Admission is free. Call 599-1524.

Aztec Ruins National Monument, 84 County Road 2900, will present a lecture by David Dove at 7 p.m. Friday in its visitor center entitled "Five Hundred Years in the Making: A Tri-Wall Building and Great House at Mitchell Springs." Gates open at 6:45 p.m., and admission is free. Call 505-334-6174 or visit the schedule of events tab on the park website at

The 1990s rock band the Gin Blossoms – best known for their hits "Hey Jealousy," "Found Out About You," "'Til I Hear It From You" and "Follow You Down" – perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 W. Arrington St. Tickets are $43 and $48 in advance at 877-599-3331 or or $48 and $53 at the door.

The Native blues group Indigenous performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Crash Music at the Aztec Theater, 104 N. Main Ave. Advance tickets are $20 at or 427-6748 and $25 the day of the show.

The summer movie series presented by the San Juan College student activities office continues at sunset Friday with a free screening of "Beauty & the Beast" on the Learning Commons Plaza on the college campus, 4601 College Blvd. In case of bad weather, the film will be shown in the Henderson Fine Arts Performance Hall. Call 566-3403.

Desert View Family Counseling presents its second annual Love for Thad 5k run/walk at Berg Park, 490 Scott Ave. in Farmington at 8 a.m. Saturday. The event is held in honor of Thaddeus "Thad" Hale and is devoted to suicide-prevention efforts. Registration ranges from $10 to $25. Call 326-7878.

The Farmington Growers Market takes place from 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St. The event features locally grown food and handmade crafts. Call 334-9496.

A car show and craft fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sycamore Park Community Center, 1051 Sycamore St. in Farmington. The event features food vendors, games for kids, music and a spray down from the Farmington Fire Department. Call 566-2480.

The Summer Terrace Concert Series continues at 6 p.m. Saturday with a performance by the bluegrass band Chokecherry Jam on the lawn behind the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St. Admission is free. Visitors are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Call 599-1174.

Comic, singer and puppeteer Norman Foote performs at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lions Wilderness Park Amphitheater, 5800 College Blvd. in Farmington. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children, and can be purchased at 599-1184 or

The More the Merrier Party in the Park, a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization Childhaven, takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday in Brook Haven Park East, 807 W. Apache St. in Farmington. The event features music by Our Island Style, hot dogs by Clancy's and more. Admission is $30, and children younger than 12 are free. Call 592-0625.

The Farmington Public Library's "Lunch with the Lincoln Center" series continues with a free screening of a performance by Emmylou Harris with Rodney Crowell and Robert Ellis at noon Wednesday in the Multipurpose Room at the library, 2101 Farmington Ave. Visitors are welcome to bring a salad or sandwich, and sides and drinks will be provided. Call 566-2210 or visit