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.
The Aztec Ruins Lecture Series continues at 7 p.m. Friday in the Visitor Center at the ruins, 725 Ruins Road in Aztec, with a presentation by Charlotte Frisbie on "In the Kitchen with Tall Woman: Food Sovereignty of the Navajo." Gates open at 6:40 p.m., and admission is free. Call 505-334-6174 or visit facebook.com/AztecRuinsNM/events.
A music video premiere party is planned for 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the No Worries Sports Bar, 1298 W. Navajo St. in Farmington. The event features the premiere of the video for "Galaga" by the Farmington instrumental rock band Cinematica and the trailer for the new film "Aurora's Law" by director Brent Garcia. Performances by Sub Horizon and Cinematica will follow. Cover is $7, and a portion of proceeds will benefit Houses with Hope. Visit cinematicamusic.com.
The Museum Edventure series presented by the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park continues at 8 a.m. Saturday with an "Archaeology of Dinetah" tour of the Three Corn, Old Fort and Jesus Canyon ruins and rock art. The all-day, adults-only field trip includes transportation. Tickets are $25, and registration is required at fmtn.org/WebTrac under "Exploring the Four Corners." Participants are urged to bring a sack lunch. Call 505-599-1400.
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 B.P.O Craft Fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 801 Municipal Drive in Farmington. The event includes a bake sale, a raffle, food vendors and more. Admission is free. Call 505-330-1801.
Garden Volunteers Day takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Riverside Nature Center in Animas Park off Browning Parkway in Farmington. Staff members and volunteers will groom the center's Xeriscape gardens for fall. Call 505-599-1422.
Local artists will create paintings based on the colors and architecture of the Farmington Public Library, 2101 Farmington Ave., from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday during the "Plein Air Celebrates Fall Colors" event at the library. The work, which will be for sale, will be displayed afterward in the library rotunda. Visit infoway.org or call 505-599-1270.
Auditions will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Dance Connection Studio, 2501 E. 20th St., Suite 17, in Farmington, for roles in the "Great Russian Nutcracker" production planned in Farmington in December. Children ages 6 to 17 with at least one year of ballet training are welcome to audition. Register at nutcracker.com/auditions. Call 413-499-1733.
The seventh annual Fall Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Piñon Hills Community Church, 5101 N. Dustin Ave. in Farmington. The family-friendly event includes hay rides, live music, carnival games, a petting zoo and food. Proceeds will benefit Southwest Academies and the Four Corners Home for Children. Call 505-327-2391.
St. John's Episcopal Church will hold a fundraiser cookout to help cover some of the medical bills of one of its parishioners from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Kiwanis Park, 3540 E. 30th St. in Farmington. The meal includes burgers and chips, as well as raffles for gift cards to local businesses. Call 505-325-5832.
The Fall Festival takes place from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Florez Riverview Campground, 137 County Road 4800 in Bloomfield. The event includes hay rides, a petting zoo, music, food and games. Admission is $5, and children 5 and younger are admitted free. Call 505-716-1834.
The Bridge of Farmington assisted living center celebrates its 20th anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1091 W. Murray Drive in Farmington. The event includes music by the Zia Chicks and a cash bar. Call 505-324-6200.
Oktober-fest takes place from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Lions Wilderness Park Amphitheater, 5800 College Blvd. in Farmington. The event features traditional German food, beer, wine, dancing and games, and benefits Sexual Assault Services of New Mexico. Tickets are $60 for individuals and $100 for couples. Admission is limited to those 21 and older. Call 505-325-2805.
A Harvest Dinner takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St. The event features dinner, live music and a live auction. Tickets are $25, $10 for those 10 and younger. Call 505-325-2805.
Northern New Mexico Music Night, a benefit for Alexia Archibeque, takes place from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Broken Horn Arena, 656 County Road 6100 in Kirtland. The event features music by Al Hurricane Jr., Los Blue Ventures, Cuarenta Y Cinco, Jerry Dean and Christian Sanchez. Tickets are $20, and admission is limited to those 21 and older. Call 505-215-0385.
Boots & Bling Swing takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at McGee Park. The event features dinner and music by Aaron Crawford. Tickets range from $25 to $100. Admission is limited to those 21 and older. Proceeds benefit the Family Crisis Center. Call 505-325-3549.
The fifth annual San Juan County's Got Talent fundraiser takes place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Henderson Fine Arts Center on the San Juan College campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington. The event raises money for San Juan County Partnership programs. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children 11 and younger. Call 505-566-5867.
The Movie Monday series at the Farmington Public Library, 2101 Farmington Ave., continues at 2 p.m. Monday with a screening of the "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" in the Teen Zone. Admission is free. Call 505-599-1270 or visit infoway.org.
The Small Town Worship Tour features music by Seventh Day Slumber, Brooke Robertson and Nathan Sheridan at the Aztec Church of the Nazarene, 1061 N.M. Highway 516. Tickets are $10. Call 972-217-6094.
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.
The One Book, One Community program at San Juan College presents a day with graphic artist Nate Powell on Tuesday at the college, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington. Powell, whose work is featured in this year's One Book, One Community selection, "March," will be on hand for a book signing from 2 to 3 p.m. in the library and a meet-and-greet session from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Student Sun Lounge. At 7 p.m., he will discuss his work in an evening with the artist in the Little Theater. Call 505-566-3476.
The Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon and Style Show takes place at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Piñon Hills Community Church, 5101 Dustin Ave. in Farmington. Tickets are $35. Proceeds will benefit the San Juan Medical Foundation's Cathy Lincoln Memorial Cancer Fund. Call 972-217-6094.
The San Juan Jazz Society jam sessions take 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.