An Outdoor Recreation Industry Initiative meeting will take place at 8 a.m. Thursday in the Studio Bake Shoppe, 302 E. Main St. in Farmington. The meeting will feature Farmington Mayor Nate Duckett and San Juan County COO Mike Stark, and business owners will have the chance to offer input on creating better interactions with government entities, foster partnerships and grow the outdoor recreation business in the area. Those planning on attending are asked to RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An open house for the Navajo YouthBuild program will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Capacity Builders Inc., 410 W. Broadway Ave. in Farmington. The event features a meet-and-greet session, refreshments and a short documentary. Call 505-608-7102.
Country music star Mark Wills will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 W. Arrington St. Tickets range from $25 to $35 at fmtn.org/CivicCenter, 877-599-3331 or at the box office.
Herbs and Xeriscape garden tours will be offered all day Friday and Saturday at the Riverside Nature Center in Animas Park off Browning Parkway in Farmington. Visitors can learn about native and non-native plants that grow with very little water, are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies, and have many household uses. Call 505-599-1422.
The annual open house takes place all day Friday at Salmon Ruins, 6131 U.S. Highway 64 west of Bloomfield. Visitors will have the chance to visit the 11th century Chaco Culture pueblo ruin, the museum, a 19th century pioneer homestead and replica architecture for different cultures through time. Admission is free. Call 505-632-2013.
The Healing Field flag display takes place all day Friday through Monday at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Farmington, 1925 Positive Way. The display is sponsored by the San Juan East Rotary Club. Admission is free. Call 505-860-3843.
The annual TGIF music series kicks off at 11 a.m. Friday in Orchard Park, 101 Orchard Ave. in downtown Farmington, with a performance by the Shawn Arrington Band. Admission is free. Call 505-599-1144.
The end of school bash takes place from noon to 4 p.m. Friday at the Farmington Gymnastics Academy, 280 Browning Parkway in Farmington. The event features an open gym, games, giveaways and raffles. Admission is free. Call 505-419-0124.
The annual Riverfest celebration takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in Animas and Berg parks in Farmington. The event features live music, vendors, a car show, a wine and beer garden, river rafting, duck race, gourd dancing, tractor rides and more. Admission is free. Call 505-716-4405.
Teen Night begins at 8 p.m. Friday at the Sycamore Park Community Center, 1051 Sycamore St. in Farmington. The event features a hot dog roast and glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt. Admission is free. Call 505-566-2480.
The Aztec Ruins Lecture Series continues at 7 p.m. Saturday with a presentation by researchers Richard Friedman and Robert Weiner on the influence of Chaco culture in the Visitor Center, 725 Ruins Road in Aztec. Admission is free. Call 505-334-6174.
The Outdoor Dinner and Music Series returns at 4 p.m. Sunday with a performance by Island Style at Wines of the San Juan, 233 N.M. Highway 511 in Blanco. Admission is free. Call 505-566-2480 or visit winesofthesanjuan.com.
Education specialist Donna Thatcher leads the Tuesday Birding session at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Riverside Nature Center in Animas Park off Browning Parkway in Farmington. The event features a leisurely 1- to 2-mile walk through Animas and Berg parks. Participation is free. Call 505-599-1422.
A picnic in the park for preschoolers takes place at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Riverside Nature Center in Animas Park off Browning Parkway in Farmington. Participants are invited to bring their lunch and learn about the park's plants, insects, birds and wildlife. Participation is free. Call 505-599-1422.
The Marvel Movie Wednesday series at the Farmington Public Library, 2101 Farmington Ave., continues at 4 p.m. Wednesday with a free screening of "Ant-Man" in the Teen Zone. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Call 505-599-1273 or visit infoway.org.