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Cinematheque series at SJC features 'Lean on Pete'

"Lean on Pete," a 2017 British film adaptation of a novel by Willy Vlautin, continues the Farmington Cinematheque Series at 7 p.m. Friday in the Little Theatre on the San Juan College campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington.

The R-rated film is written and directed by Andrew Haigh, and stars Charlie Plummer, Chloe Sevigny and Steve Buschemi. It chronicles the adventures of an orphaned 15-year-old boy who cares for an aging racehorse that has been earmarked for slaughter.

Tickets are $5 at the box office. Call 505-566-3430.

Zuni museum educator will speak at Aztec Ruins

A staff member from the A:Shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center in Zuni will describe the Zuni origin story during a program at 7 p.m. Friday at the Visitor Center at Aztec Ruins National Monument, 725 Ruins Road in Aztec.

Curtis Quam, the museum's technician and cultural educator, will speak, sharing details of his background on the historic Pueblo of Zuni in west-central New Mexico, which features adobe and sandstone structures dating to the 1200s.

Admission is free. Call 505-334-6174.

Comedy Night returns to SunRay Park & Casino

Sandra Risser and Tim Bateman will be featured Friday night at the monthly Comedy Night lineup at SunRay Park & Casino, 39 County Road 5568 between Farmington and Bloomfield.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show, and a cash bar is available. Cover is $10. Call 505-566-1205.

Purgatory Flats, Cascade Creek on History Hikes agenda

This month's History Hikes excursion led by the staff of the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park features a trip to Purgatory Flats and Cascade Creek near Durango, Colorado.

Participants will meet at the museum, 3041 E. Main St. in Farmington, at 8 a.m. and journey to the site. Registration is $20 and is required online, as space is limited, and includes transportation and lunch. Participation is limited to those 18 and older.

Call 505-599-1174 for registration information.

Dutch oven cooking class offered at Farmington Museum

A hands-on demonstration of the pioneer skill of Dutch oven baking takes place at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St.

The outdoor session will be led by Donna Thatcher, who will offer a variety of tips for this type of cooking, as well as some recipes. Participants are advised to bring a lawn chair and dress appropriately for a two-hour session around a fire.

Space is limited, and $3 registration is required. Call 505-599-1422.

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