Farmington Daily Times
Samuel Ortiz cleans his uncle's 2003 Ford Mustang during the annual 2015 Rod Run Show N' Shine Block Party in downtown Farmington. The event returns this weekend.

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 monthly meeting of the Farmington Writers Circle takes place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Entertainmart Hardback Café, 3020 E. 20th St. in Farmington. The meeting will begin with a reading by one of the group's authors, followed by a group discussion of marketing and publicity strategies. Call 505-801-2757.

Sandstone Productions performs 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 TGIF concert series continues from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday with a performance by Mad Dog 20/20 in Orchard Park, 101 Orchard Ave. in downtown Farmington. Food vendors will be on hand. Admission is free. Call 599-1144.

The Back to School Splash takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Sycamore Park Community Center, 1051 Sycamore St. in Farmington. The event includes water games, a human paintbrush activity and more. Admission is free. Call 505-566-2480.

The Cottonwood Concert Series at the Farmington Public Library, 2101 Farmington Ave., continues Friday with performances by A Lifetime to Overcome at 3:30 p.m. in the rotunda and 6 p.m. on the lawn. Admission is free, and visitors are welcome to bring a picnic dinner, blankets and lawn chairs for the evening show. Call 505-599-1270 or visit

Archaeologist Lori Stephens Reed lectures on "Times They Are A Changing: Using Pottery Styles and GIS to Examine Times and Space at the Aztec Great Houses and Community Sites" at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Visitors Center at Aztec Ruins National Monument, 725 Ruins Road in Aztec. The presentation will focus on a 2005 pedestrian survey that identified all the archeological sites with the monument boundaries and will cover the dating of those sites via pottery styles, the creation of maps using a GIS to look at the spatial relationships and the interpretation of the results of the study. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Visit or call 505-334-6174.

The San Juan College Student Activities Office presents a free screening of the film "Power Rangers" at sunset Friday on the lawn outside the Henderson Fine Arts Center on the college campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington. The 2017 American superhero film is directed by Dean Israelite and stars Bill Hader, Brian Cranston, Elizabeth Banks and Dacre Montgomery. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and refreshments. In case of bad weather, the film will be shown in the Henderson Performance Hall. Call 505-566-3403.

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.

The Four Corners Rod Run, presented by the city of Farmington's Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs department, takes place in downtown Farmington from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. The event features dozens of classic cars and hot rods, live music and vendors. Admission is free. Call 505-599-1144 or visit

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 2 for Tea. 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 on the lawn behind the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St., with a showing of "The Witches." Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Call 505-599-1174.

The Wines of the San Juan Outdoor Music Series continues at 4 p.m. Sunday with a performance by High Country Blues at 4 p.m. at the winery, 233 N.M. Highway 511 in Blanco. Call 505-632-0879 or visit

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 Afropunk. Visitors are welcome to bring a sandwich or a salad and enjoy free chips, drinks and desert while watching the performance. Call 505-599-1260 or visit