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The Farmington Christmas Parade takes place at 5:45 p.m. Thursday on Main Street through downtown. Call 505-325-0279.
The San Juan College Big Band performs at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Hall on the college campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington. The concert will feature music by Gordon Goodwin, Horace Silver, Eddie Harris, Les Hooper and others in such genres as waltz, swing, groove, funk and rock. Tickets are $8 for adults, and $6 for students and seniors at sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette. Call 505-566-3430.
The theater department at San Juan College presents a production of "A Christmas Carol" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Little Theatre on the college campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $8 for children 12 and younger at sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette. Call 505-566-3430.
RiverGlo takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Berg Park in Farmington. The event features thousands of luminarias, live entertainment, a live Nativity scene and hot chocolate. Call 505-325-0279.
The Friends of Mosaic Academy Arts & Crafts Show takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Koogler Middle School, 455 N. Light Plant Road in Aztec. Admission is free. Call 505-320-4704.
A holiday family craft workshop takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Farmington Recreation Center, 1101 Fairgrounds Road. Participants will have the chance to make Christmas holiday cards, decorations and gifts. Refreshments will be available, and door prizes will be presented. Registration is $8 and can be completed online at fmtn.org/WebTrac under the Arts & Crafts header. Call 505-599-1184.
The annual Salmon Ruins Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at McGee Park, 41 County Road 5568 between Farmington and Bloomfield. The event features artisans from throughout the Four Corners selling such items as jewelry, pottery, Christmas ornaments and decorations, belt buckles and bolo ties. Proceeds are used for educational programming at the Salmon Ruins Museum. Admission is $1. Call 505-632-2013.
The Handmade Christmas Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the "Old Red Schoolhouse" on the La Plata Highway, otherwise known as the Upper La Plata Water Users Building. The event features crafts made by 12 local residents, including pottery, jewelry, soap, wreaths and more. Call 505-486-4250.
The Toys for Tots Zumbathon fundraiser takes place from 10:20 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Defined Fitness, 1700 E. 20th St. in Farmington. Admission is free with a toy. Call 505-609-0769.
The Curator's Choice Lecture Series continues at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St., with a presentation by museum curator Jeffrey Richardson on "The Wild West of Buffalo Bill." Admission is free. Call 505-325-0279.
The AstroFriday series at the San Juan College Planetarium continues at 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday with the Luminaria Stargaze in the courtyard between the Planetarium and the Little Theatre on the college campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington. The event will be canceled in the event of bad weather. Admission is free. Call 505-566-3361.
The 39th annual luminarias display opens at 5 p.m. for walkers and 6 p.m. for drivers on Saturday on the San Juan College campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington. The Park 'n' Ride Red Apple Luminaria Trolley will be available from 6 to 8 p.m. with pick up and drop off at Piedra Vista High School. Snacks and beverages will be available from Mary's Kitchen on the college campus. Admission is free. Call 505-566-3403.
A guided moonlight walk takes place at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Riverside Nature Center in Animas Park off the Browning Parkway in Farmington. Participants are advised to dress for the weather and bring a flashlight for the leisurely walk of 1 to 2 miles. Free. Call 505-599-1422.
The annual Miracle on Main Street takes place from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 W. Arrington St. The event features live entertainment, an arts and crafts fair, free games, food vendors, animal adoptions, the lighting of a holiday tree, ice skating and a chance to meet Santa. Admission is free with some paid activities. Call 505-599-1422.
Education specialist Donna Thatcher leads the Tuesday birding session at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Riverside Nature Center in Animas Park off Browning Parkway in Farmington. A leisurely walk of 1 to 2 miles through Animas and Berg parks is included. Admission is free. Call 505-599-1422.