Farmington Daily Times
A fluorescent mineral display was one of the attractions at last year's San Juan County Gem & Mineral Show at the Farmington Civic Center. This year's event will be held at the McGee Park Coliseum.


The Hapstead Stage Company presents productions of "Beauty and the Beast" at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday in the Multipurpose Room at the Farmington Public Library, 2101 Farmington Ave. Admission is free. Visit 599-1270.

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.

Sandstone Productions opens its summer theater presentation of "Shrek the Musical" at 8 p.m. Thursday 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 will be held every Thursday through Saturday through July 29. Call 599-114, 599-1148 or 877-599-3331.

The San Juan County Gem & Mineral Society Show opens from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the McGee Park Coliseum on the San Juan County Fairgrounds. The show features dozens of vendors and continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

A Star-Spangled Celebration takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Civitan Park, 2551 N. Butler Ave., as part of Farmington's Freedom Days events. The celebration features crafts, relays, games and lunch for children ages 7 to 13. Admission is $5. Call 599-1184.

Shanna Diederichs, supervisory archaeologist at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Colorado, will deliver a presentation on "A Frontier in Bloom: Basketmaker III Colonization of the San Juan Frontier" at 7 p.m. Friday at the Aztec Ruins National Monument visitor center, 84 Ciounty Road 2900 in Aztec. Admission is free. Call 334-6174 or visit

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

Participants march down Main Street July 4, 2015, during the Freedom Days Electric Light Parade in Farmington.


The San Juan College Student Activities Office presents a screening of the 2016 animated featured "Rock Dog" at sunset Friday on the Henderson Fine Arts Center lawn on the college campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington. Admission is free. In case of bad weather, the film will be moved to the Henderson Fine Arts Performance Hall. Call 566-3403.

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 history walk takes place at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Riverside Nature Center in Animas Park off Browning Parkway in Farmington. Participants will walk to the Veterans Memorial and have the chance to see many of the lesser-known sights in Animas and Berg parks that illustrate the history of the area. Admission is free. Call 599-1422.

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 Terry Rickard. Admission is free, and visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Call 599-1174.

The Outdoor Movies at the Museum series continues at 9:15 p.m. Saturday with a screening of "The Goonies" on the lawn behind the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Call 599-1174.

The Wines of the San Juan Outdoor Music Series gets underway at 4 p.m. Sunday at Wines of the San Juan, 233 N.M. Highway 511 in Blanco, with a performance by Devil's Dram. Dinner is available. Call 505-632-0879.

The Fire Cracker Fun Festival takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday at the Beach at Farmington Lake just north of N.M. Highway 516. The event features an afternoon of water games and prizes, and is free with paid lake admission. Call 599-1167.

The Family Freedomfest takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St. The festivities include a yo-yo contest and live music by San Juan College's Company and the Kissmah Brass Band. Call 326-7602.

The Freedom Days fireworks display takes place at 9:25 p.m. Monday from Sullivan Hill. Call 326-7602.

The Freedom Days Party in the Park takes place from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Brookside Park, 1801 Brookside Drive in Farmington. The event includes a skateboarding competition, a pizza-eating contest, water balloon dodgeball, live music, a petting zoo and food vendors.

The Farmington Rotary Club Electric Light Parade takes place at 9 p.m. Tuesday on Main Street through downtown. Call 326-7602.

The fourth annual Bloomfield fireworks display will take place at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday from the Bloomfield river walk.