Community Calendar: Play Day, methane forums and a harvest festival this week

Farmington Daily Times
Leah Platero leads a canning workshop, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 during the Nenahnezad Harvest Festival at the Nenahnezad Chapter House in Fruitland.

PARK PLAY DAY: Bring the family to Chula Vista Park in Farmington Sept. 11 where there will be organized games and activities, or just enjoy the park and the playgrounds. For a list of all Park Play Days visit or call (505) 599-1484.
SECOND FOUR CORNERS PUBLIC SCIENCE FORUM ON METHANE: Meets Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the Durango Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave, Durango, Co. from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Durango Public Library, 1900 E 3rd Ave., also in Durango.
2017 NENAHNEZAD HARVEST FESTIVAL happens Sept. 15-16, 2017 at Nenahnezad Chapter. Sept. 15 there will be agricultural workshops and native foods demos. Also featured: Farmers Market, Arts & Crafts Fair, Live Band, Door Prizes, and a luncheon. The Nenahnezad Challenge 10K Run is Sept.y 16 with the top four runners, female and male receiving cash awards plus the first 50 runners to register will receive a T-shirt. Call 505-486-5690 or the Nenahnezad Chapter at 505-960-9702.
A REAL NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: Join the Farmington Museum for live music, tractor rides and traditional favorite hands-on activities and crafts, as Farmington’s past comes alive for a Real Night at the Museum on Sept. 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. This is a free event.
RACE 2 EDUCATE: The Foundation for Educational Excellence will host Farmington’s Annual Race to Educate 5K, 10K and 1/2 marathon on September 30th. The Annual Race to Educate will begin at 7am starting from the Farmington High School Campus. Kids race for free, those under age 8 must have an adult accompanying them. Registration fees are $25, $45 and $55. Call 505-324-9840 or go to

LEGAL ADVICE FOR THE ELDERLY: The New Mexico State Bar Association will host a free legal workshop for seniors at the Bonnie Dallas Senior Center, 109 East La Plata St. in Farmington on Wednesday, Sept. 20. There will be a presentation by a Legal Resources for the Elderly Program attorney at 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and one-on-one consultations (brief legal advice, POA & AHCD) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Advance registration required for one-on-one consultation. Call (80) 876-6657 or (505) 797-6005.
THE FOUR CORNERS WOMEN'S CANCER SUPPORT GROUP will NOT meet in September due to the Labor Day Holiday.  It will meet again on Saturday Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. at the Umbach Cancer Center at 731 Animas, Farmington. All women who have, or had, cancer are invited to attend. No dues, no officers, just an opportunity for friendly discussion with others in a similar situation. Info: Nellie Sandoval at 326-5143 or Gail Williams at 325-5652.


DOWNTOWN MAKER'S MARKET: Visit Downtown Farmington for the Downtown Maker’s Market in Orchard Park every Thursday evening through Oct. 26.  The Maker’s Market features vendors who grow and sell produce and create baked goods, handmade goods, art, and re-purposed items; along with collectors of antiques and vintage items and much more! 
FARMINGTON GROWER’S MARKET: Shop for locally grown food and hand-made goods at the Farmington Grower’s Market every Saturday, 8 a.m. Until noon, and Tuesday, 4-6 p.m., at the Farmington Museum & Visitor Center.
Submit brief meeting notices for nonprofit groups and clubs for inclusion in the Community Calendar via email to Please include contact numbers. Special thanks to Farmington’s PRCA and the Farmington Convention & Visitors Bureau for some submissions. Please send Business Briefs to the same email address for inclusion in the Four Corners Business Journal.