Community Calendar: Navajo Shoe Game event Jan. 19; ARC board meeting Jan. 18

Farmington Daily Times
A red-shafted flicker occupies a tree near the Riverside Nature Center during the Audubon Christmas Bird Count in December of 2015 on the Animas River. Look for the center's local birding events below.

ARC ANNUAL BOARD MEETING: The Arc of San Juan County will be having its Annual Board meeting Jan. 18 at 1204 San Juan Blvd, Farmington NM 87401. The meeting will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
KESHJEE' (NAVAJO SHOE GAME): The public is invited to join in for this Navajo winter night oral history game taught through song and playful teasing of opponents. The event takes place Jan. 19 from 6 p.m.- 11 p.m. in the Farmington Indian Center, 100 West Elm, Farmington. Call 505-599-1524 or go to for more information.
TUESDAY BIRDING: From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. join Donna Thatcher, Education Specialist, and other birders for bird watching at the Riverside Nature Center in Animas Park off Browning Parkway for a leisurely walk of 1 to 2 miles in Animas and Berg Parks every Tuesday. Free.
BROWN BAG BIRDING: Is 9 a.m. a bit too early, and a hike not on the menu? How about a lunchtime birdwatching event, inside? Bring your lunch and join Riverside Nature Center staff and volunteers in Animas Park, off Browning Parkway, from noon to 1 p.m. in the observation room to watch wildlife while dining. Every Wednesday.

Ongoing exhibits
SHIPWRECK! PIRATES & TREASURE (ENDS FEB. 17): Learn about shipwreck treasures and they are recovered. See more than 500 priceless artifacts including real gold and silver treasure recovered from thousands of feet deep. Cost: $7 for adults and $4 for kids and Hours:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays. For more information call (505) 599-1174 or visit
FOCUS ON FARMINGTON: The newest atrium exhibit, “Focus on Farmington!” features a large collection of photographs that document the history of the city and the surrounding areas and highlight the diversity of the region. A few examples from the collection are featured in this latest historical photography exhibition. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Feb. 17.
Above are some of our area’s events. Submit a brief notice of your nonprofit event or meeting via email to Please include contact numbers.