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The Northern Navajo Nation Fair runs all day Thursday through Sunday at the Shiprock Fairgrounds, 101 Uranium Blvd. in Farmington. The event features dancing, live music, a pageant, livestock exhibitions, vendors, concessions and more. Call 505-368-4305.
English professor Eric Bateman will present a lecture on graphic novels as part of a series of activities planned in conjunction with the One Book, One Community program at San Juan College at 4 p.m. Thursday in Room 9012 of the Henderson Fine Arts Center on the college campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 505-566-3476.
The Downtown Makers Market returns at 4:30 p.m. Thursday to Orchard Park, 101 Orchard Ave. in downtown Farmington. The event features a variety of local makers and growers. Admission is free. Call 505-599-8442.
A historic downtown Farmington walking tour takes place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday beginning at the Palmer House, 210 N. Allen Ave. Participation is free. Call 505-599-1400.
An opening reception for artist Bev Taylor and her exhibition "Beyond Words" will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Art Gallery on the San Juan College campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington. The show continues through Oct. 26. Admission is free. Call 505-566-3464.
Comedy Night returns at 7 p.m. Friday to the StingRay Lounge at SunRay Park & Casino, 39 County Road 5568 between Farmington and Bloomfield. This month's lineup features Darryl Rhoades and Leah Wyman. Cover is $10, and a cash bar and prime rib dinner are available. Call 505-566-1200.
The annual Road Apple Rally bike race takes place at 7 a.m. Saturday at Lions Wilderness Park, 5800 College Blvd. in Farmington. Pro and expert division riders will compete for $4,000 in prize money. Registration ranges from $45 to $60. Call 505-599-1197.
The Farmington Growers Market takes place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking lot at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St. The event features fresh, locally produced food, handmade crafts, live music and more. Admission is free. Call 505-334-9496.
The Aztec Highlight Games and Celtic Music Festival take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Park, 500 S. Light Plant Road in Aztec. The event features physical competitions, dancing, live music, traditional food and more. Call 505-334-7646.
The annual Pumpkin Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Sutherland Farms, 745 County Road 2900 north of Aztec. The event features hay rides, tractor rides, a corn pit slide, a corn maze, face painting, concessions and lots of fresh produce for sale. Admission is $5 for those 12 and older, free for children younger than 12. Call 505-334-3578.
Artist Marilyn Taylor leads a free "Learn to Sketch Outdoors" workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday in Animas Park off Browning Parkway in Farmington. Participants will meet at the Riverside Nature Center in the park and learn how to make their own charcoal sketch of a scene. Paper and charcoal will be provided. Call 505-599-1422.
The Chile in October chili cook-off and salsa competition takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Berg Park in Farmington. The event features food, live music and a raffle. The $10 admission charge includes four tasting cups. Children ages 12 and younger are admitted free with an adult. Call 505-325-0279.
Farmington Museum director Bart Wilsey dramatizes local pioneer William Locke, who began the region's apple-growing tradition, in a presentation at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Farmington Nature Center in Animas Park off Browning Parkway in Farmington. Admission is free. Call 505-599-1422.
The inaugural Regulators Mudd Bog 2018 takes place at 3 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday 2.75 miles north of Shiprock off U.S. Highway 491. Drivers will compete in five classes. Admission is $10, and children 10 and younger are admitted free. Call 505-360-8824.
The Shindig with the Sheriff fundraiser takes place at 6 p.m. Saturday at McGee Park, 41 County Road 5568 between Farmington and Bloomfield. The event features live music by the Bar D Wranglers, a barbecue dinner, comedian James Junes and a roast of outgoing Sheriff Ken Christesen. All proceeds benefit the San Juan County Sheriff's Office Foundation. Tickets are $60. Call 505-334-6107.
Caliente's Cabaret will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Totah Theater, 315 W. Main St. in downtown Farmington. The event features a variety of 1950s cocktail lounge favorites. Tickets are $15. Call 505-947-2510.
The Farmington Cinematheque Series continues at 7 p.m. Saturday with a screening of "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" in the Little Theatre on the San Juan College campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington. Tickets are $5 at the box office. Call 505-566-3430.
The Movie, Snack & Activity series at the Farmington Public Library, 2101 Farmington Ave., continues at 2 p.m. Monday with a screening of "Storks" in the Story Time Room. Admission is free. Call 505-599-1270 or visit infoway.org.
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 1- to 2-mile walk through Animas and Berg parks is included. Participation is free. Call 505-599-1422.
Farmington resident Diane McCants will present a lectured titled "An African American Perspective" at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 9012 of the Henderson Fine Arts Center on the San Juan College campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington, as part of a series of activities planned in conjunction with the One Book, One Community program. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 505-566-3476.
The Eagles tribute band Hotel California will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Center as part of the Silhouette Series at San Juan College, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for students, $18 for seniors, and $15 for children 12 and younger at sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette. They also can be purchased by phone at 505-566-3430 or at the college box office.
Farmington Museum curator Jeffrey Richardson delivers an encore presentation of his lecture "Billy the Kid and New Mexico's Lincoln County War" at 6 p.m. Wednesday during the next meeting of the San Juan County Historical Society at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 505-599-1174.
The San Juan Jazz Society jam session takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 W. Arrington St. in Farmington. The event features live music, and free hot dogs and bottled water. Call 505-320-5084.