November 2016: Events for local seniors
Christmas craft fairs: Two locations are featured for the annual Christmas craft fairs in Farmington. The craft fairs will feature a variety of gifts and displays from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Bonnie Dallas Senior Center, 109 E. La Plata St., and the Farmington Recreation Center, 1101 Fairgrounds Road. Beautiful handmade gifts, amazing jewelry and original art will be available for purchase. More than 100 vendors will sell unique gifts, including fairy-themed gifts, and there will be displays at the senior center.. For more information, call the Bonnie Dallas Senior Center at 505-599-1380 or the Recreation Center at 505-599-1184.
Learn about ancient hunters: Frank Bowman, a flintknapper who makes stone weapons using the techniques and styles of ancient hunters, will be demonstrating his craft from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Riverside Nature Center, located in Animas Park off of Browning Parkway in Farmington. Bowman uses stone and antler tools to make points of all types and sizes, while explaining his craft and the way in which ancient people hunted and lived. A few samples may be available for sale. Call at 505-599-1422 for more information.
Giving Thanks for Our Veterans: The Indian Center, 100 W. Elm St. in Farmington, hosts an annual dinner starting at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 as a time to honor, thank and recognize all veterans and their families for their service. There is a minimal fee for the meal. For more information, call 505-327-6296 or go to www.fmtn.org/indiancenter.
Thanksgiving potluck: This family friendly event at 6 p.m. Nov. 11 at Sycamore Park Community Center, 1051 Sycamore St., will celebrate Thanksgiving. The community center provides turkey and mashed potatoes. Guests are encouraged to bring side dishes. For more information, call 505-566-2480.
Autumn nature walk: Join an experienced guide for a walk in Animas and Berg Parks to enjoy autumn colors and wildlife. Join the nature center from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 19 to learn about the plants, birds and trees. Participants may bring a lunch to eat in the Riverside Nature Center in Animas Park after the walk. Call 505-599-1422 for more information.
Alzheimer's Association Presentations: The Alzheimer’s Association will provide a free presentations from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 23 at Sycamore Park Community Center, 1051 Sycamore St., in Farmington. The group discussion will be “Conversations about dementia.” For more information, call 505-326-3680.