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AstroFriday series returns to SJC Planetarium
The monthly AstroFriday series at the Planetarium at San Juan College, 4601 College Blvd., continues at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday with a presentation of "Two Small Pieces of Glass."
The full-dome presentation features two teenage students learning how the telescope has helped humans expand their understanding of the universe. A short, live-narrated sky show using the star projector to convey images of the September evening sky will follow.
Admission is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, and no one will be admitted after the program has begun.
A free public stargaze with telescopes will follow in the courtyard with the waxing crescent moon, and the planets Jupiter, Saturn and Mars serving as targets.
For more information, call David Mayeux at 505-566-3361.
San Juan Symphony offers family concert
The San Juan Symphony performs a family concert based on the story of "Peter and the Wolf" at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Henderson Performance Hall on the San Juan College campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington.
The concert is designed to serve as a family-friendly introduction to the symphony, and an instrument "petting zoo" featuring symphony musicians will take place at 4 p.m. in the lobby.
Tickets are $10 at the door, and children younger than 14 are admitted free. Visit sanjuansymphony.org or call 970-382-9753 for more information.
Sutherland Farms presents annual Green Chile Festival
The unmistakable aroma of roasting green chile will fill the air this weekend when the Sutherland Farms Green Chile Festival takes place all day Saturday and Sunday at the farm, 745 County Road 2900 north of Aztec.
The event features plenty of fresh produce for purchase, as well as live music, a petting zoo, train rides, face painting and lots of food.
Admission is free. Call 505-334-3578 or visit animasriverchile.com for details.
Lecture planned on Chaco Canyon habitation site
The "New Perspectives" lecture series at Aztec Ruins National Monument, 725 Ruins Road in Aztec, continues at 7 p.m. Friday in the Visitor Center with a presentation by Vern and Kath Hensler.
The Henslers, who are employees at Aztec Ruins and Chaco Culture National Historic Park, will discuss the Basketmaker III habitation site at Chaco Canyon, an recorded site that was discovered during the construction of a new lift station in the Chaco Canyon maintenance yard. The site was partially excavated and multiple features were found, including habitations, storage pits and thermal features.
The Henslers both have a long history of working as archeologist and researchers throughout the Southwest.
Admission is free. Call 505-334-6174 or visit nps.gov/azru/planyourvisit.htm.
Deadline looms for talent show applicants
Participants are being sought for the fifth annual San Juan County's Got Talent Show on Oct. 20.
Information about the show and applications may be obtained by visiting sjcpartnership.org or the San Juan County Partnership Facebook page, by calling 505-566-5867, by visiting the organization's office at 3535 E. 30th St, Suite 105, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for applications to be received is Oct. 1. Contestants may submit a video audition. There is no fee to audition, and you do not have to be a resident of San Juan County.
A $500 grand prize and a $300 runner-up prize will be awarded at the show.