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The downtown makers market returns from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday to 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.

Ventriloquist Meghan Casey performs at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Farmington Public Library, 2101 Farmington Ave. Admission is free. Visit infoway.org or call 599-1270.

Sandstone Productions continues its summer theater presentation of "Shrek the Musical" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Lions Wilderness Park Amphitheater, 5800 College Blvd. in Farmington. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and $7 for children. Dinner is available. Performances continue every Thursday through Saturday through July 29. Call 599-114, 599-1148 or 877-599-3331.

The "Quilts and the Stories They Tell" exhibition opens at 8 a.m. Friday at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St. The show features a mix of local and regional quilts that are much more than bed coverings. The quilts will remain on display through Sept. 9. Admission is free. Call 599-1174.

A kids' dog show takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at Kiwanis Park, 4200 E. Main St. in Farmington. Children ages 6 to 12 are encouraged to bring their favorite pooch to the park to participate, but advance registration is required at the Farmington Recreation Center, 1101 Fairgrounds Road. Call 599-1184.

The TGIF concert series continues from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday with a performance by Off the Interstate in Orchard Park, 101 Orchard Ave. in downtown Farmington. Food vendors will be on hand. Admission is free. Call 599-1144.

The Cottonwood Concert Series at the Farmington Public Library, 2101 Farmington Ave., continues at 3:30 p.m. Friday with a performance by the Zia Chicks in the library rotunda and another performance at 6 p.m. outside in the library amphitheater on the north side. Admission is free, and visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic basket, blankets and lawn chairs. Visit infoway.org or call 599-1270.

The Fourth Friday series in downtown Aztec returns from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at various businesses throughout the district. The event includes live music, sidewalk sales, art shows, games and activities, and more.

The annual Father Son Campout takes place at 6 p.m. Friday at Westland Park, 2999 La Puete Place in Farmington. Participants are encouraged to bring a tent and fishing poles and prepare for a night around the campfire with a weenie roast, games and activities, followed by a continental breakfast the next morning. Registration is $4 at fmtn.org/WebTrac. Call 566-2480.

The Lunch with the Lincoln Center series at the Farmington Public Library, 2101 Farmington Ave., continues at noon Wednesday with a broadcast of a performance by the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra. Visitors are encouraged to bring a sandwich or a salad and enjoy complimentary chips, cookies and beverages. Admission is free. Visit infoway.org or call 599-1270.

 

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.

A butterfly walk of approximately 1 mile takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Riverside Nature Center in Animas Park off Browning Parkway in Farmington. Visitors will learn which plants attract butterflies, what their caterpillars need as food and how to identify common local species. Admission is free. Call 599-1422.

The Mac and Cheese Festival, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Farmington, takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday in Berg Park, 400 Scott Ave. in Farmington. The event features gourmet mac and cheese, live music by the Diabolical Sound Platoon, wine and beer tastings, games and vendors. Tickets are $35. Call 325-3541.

Company performs a family-friendly show at 2 p.m. Saturday at the 550 Brewing, 119 Chuska St. in Aztec. Visit 550brew.com or call 793-2551.

Photographer Ken Hoffman delivers the presentation "Metamorphosis of a Photographer" at 3 p.m. at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St. Hoffman's "New Mexico: A Meditative State" exhibition is on display at the museum. Admission is free. Call 599-1174.

The Summer Terrace Concert Series continues at 6 p.m. Saturday on the lawn behind the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St., with a performance by Off the Interstate. Admission is free, and visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Call 599-1174.

The Relay for Life San Juan County takes place from 6 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Farmington, 1825 19th St. in Farmington. The all-night event is held in conjunction with the American Cancer Society and raises money to support those with cancer. Call 486-1515.

The Matunda Ya Yesu African Youth Choir performs at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Pinon Hills SDA Church, 5001 Foothills Drive in Farmington.

Local author Margaret Cheasebro will hold a book signing for her new book "Healing with Trees: Finding a Path to Wholeness" at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Fellowship of Spirit, 2008 13th St. in Farmington. The nonfiction book explores connecting with trees in ways that benefit both people and trees, according to a press release.

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