Farmington Daily Times
Jim Chamblee, one of the coaches for D-Bat Elite, waves to the crowd during the Connie Mack World Series parade on July 15, 2016, in downtown Farmington. This year's parade takes place at 10 a.m. Friday


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 presents 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 continue through Saturday. Call 599-1144, 599-1148 or 877-599-3331.

The Connie Mack World Series Parade begins at 10 a.m. Friday on Main Street in Farmington before ending at Ricketts Park. Admission is free.

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

The lecture series at Aztec Ruins National Monument, 84 Road 2900 in Aztec, continues at 7 p.m. Friday with a presentation by guest speaker Robert Weiner on "The Allure of Chaco: Gambling, Exotica, Astronomy and the Control of a Region." Weiner will present his recent research to describe how gambling brought together groups from across the Chaco world. Admission is free. Call 505-334-6174 or visit

The AstroFriday series continues at the Planetarium at San Juan College, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington, with shows at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, and no one will be admitted once each presentation has begun. There also will be a free public stargaze using the college's telescopes in the courtyard after the second program, weather permitting. Call 505-566-3361.

The student activities office at San Juan College, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington, presents a screening of "Disney's Born in China" at sunset Friday on the Henderson Fine Arts Center lawn. The G-rated film captures intimate moments between a panda and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister, and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs. Admission is free. Call 505-566-3403.

The Farmington Growers Market returns at 8 a.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Tuesday 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 Tiger Clip-a-thon will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Lillywhite Gym at Aztec High School, 500 E. Chaco St., with stylists from Great Clips offering $10 haircuts and all proceeds going to the Aztec Wrestling Program Building Committee facility construction fund. Cash only. Call 505-334-2096.

The Dance Connection competition team presents a National Dance Day celebration at the Rock N Roller Rink, 2125 Bloomfield Highway, from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The event features dancing, roller skating, face painting and raffles. Admission is $7. Call 505-793-4995.

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

The Outdoor Music Series continues at 4 p.m. Sunday at Wines of the San Juan, 233 N.M. Highway 511 in Blanco, with a performance by Pete Giuliani. Admission is free, and dinner will be available. Call 505-632-0879.

Former Army Ranger Kris "Tanto" Paronto speaks on his book "The Ranger Way" at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Ricketts Park, 1101 Fairgrounds Road in Farmington as part of the Connie Mack World Series activities. Admission is $5. Call 505-326-7602.

A Totah Festival poster retrospective opens at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St. in Farmington. The collection features each of the posters created for the Labor Day weekend festival since 1989. Admission is free. Call 505-599-1174.