Nine things to do for fun on Friday

Farmington Daily Times
Andy Offutt Irwin says traveling storytellers comprise a close-knit and caring community.

From the free storytelling festival to the Autumn Art Walk in downtown Farmington, there's no shortage of things to do Friday as autumn is in the air and winter is closing in. Here are nine events, many of them free and family-friendly:

The Four Corners Storytelling Festival runs from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Berg Park and the Totah Theater in Farmington. The event is presented by the Farmington Regional Library and features a mix of nationally recognized and local storytellers. Call 505-599-1270 or visit

Storytelling festival returns this weekend

The annual Quilt Show presented by the San Juan Quilters Guild takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at McGee Park, 41 County Road 5568 between Farmington and Bloomfield. The event includes a silent auction, a boutique, vendors, classes and demonstrations. Admission is $5. Call 505-330-5178.

The Boat & Float Festival takes place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Farmington Aquatic Center, 1151 N. Sullivan Ave. Visitors can enjoy playing with canoes, kayaks and paddle boats or bring their own flotation devices. Admission is $4. Call 505-599-1197.

The Autumn Art Walk takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at galleries and restaurants throughout downtown Farmington. The work of dozens of artists will be featured. Call 505-599-8442.

The Harvest Party takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Sycamore Park Community Center, 1051 Sycamore St. in Farmington. The event features such games as bobbing for apples, a ring toss and a hay bale bop. Admission is free. Call 505-566-2480.

The AstroFriday series returns to the Planetarium on the San Juan College campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington, with presentations of "Galaxies" at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, and no one will be admitted after the show has begun. There will be a free public stargaze with telescopes afterward, weather permitting. Call 505-566-3361.

Family Bingo and Pizza Night returns at 6:30 p.m. Friday to the Farmington Recreation Center, 1101 Fairgrounds Road. The evening includes a pizza dinner and prizes. Registration is $5 online at under "Cultural & Special Events. Call 505-599-1184.

The San Juan College Choir and Company groups perform at 7 p.m. Friday in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Hall on the college campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington. The groups will be joined by the Kirtland Central High School Chamber Choir. Tickets are $8 for adults, and $6 for students and seniors. Call 505-566-3430.

The San Juan College Theatre will present its fall drama "Doghead" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Little Theatre on the college campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington. The production is directed by guest artist Michael Largent. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $8 for children 12 and younger. The production continues Oct. 19-21. Call 505-566-3430 or visit