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Northern New Mexico Music Night will raise money for local girl

A fundraising event featuring a variety of musical acts will take place Saturday in Kirtland to generate money for a Farmington girl facing a health issue.

Northern New Mexico Music Night runs from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Broken Horn Arena, 656 County Road 6100 in Kirtland. The event features performances by Al Hurricane Jr., Los Blue Ventures, Jerry Dean, Erika, Cuarenta y Cinco, Dezi Cisneros and Christian Sanchez.

Tickets are $20 in advance at Gene's Rent to Own, 600 E. Main St. in Farmington, or at holdmyticket.com, and $25 at the door. Proceeds will be donated to the family of 4-year-old Alexia Archibeque of Farmington for a stem cell treatment. Admission is limited to those 21 and older.

Call 505-215-0385 for more information.

'Great Russian Nutcracker' auditions set Saturday in Farmington

Auditions for children interested in performing in the Moscow Ballet production of the "Great Russian Nutcracker" in Farmington over the holidays will be held Saturday.

Children between the ages of 6 and 17 with at least one year of ballet training are welcome to audition at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Dance Connection Studio, 2501 E. 20th St., Suite 17, in Farmington. Anyone interested in auditioning can register at nutcracker.com/auditions.

The production will be staged at 3 p.m. Dec. 24 at the Farmington Civic Center. Call 413-499-1733 for more information.

Anthropology professor will deliver lecture on Navajo food sovereignty

The Aztec Ruins Lecture Series resumes at 7 p.m. Friday in the Visitor Center at Aztec Ruins National Monument, 725 Ruins Road in Aztec, with a presentation by Charlotte Frisbie on "In the Kitchen with Tall Woman: Food Sovereignty of the Navajo."

Frisbie, a professor emeritus of anthropology at Southern Illinois University, will be speaking about her latest book, in which she explores Dine history, culture, traditional and medicinal information, and recipes. Frisbie explored those subjects while doing her graduate work at the University of New Mexico and living in Chinle, Arizona.

The gates will open at 6:40 p.m., and admission is free. Call 505-334-6174 or visit facebook.com/AztecRuinsNM/events.

San Juan County's Got Talent show planned at San Juan College

Some of the area's best amateur performers will be featured Saturday when the fifth annual San Juan County's Got Talent fundraiser and talent show takes place at San Juan College, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Henderson Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger. They can be purchased at the door, by calling 505-566-5867 or by going online at sjcpartnership.org.

The event raises money to support San Juan County Partnership's community programs.

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