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Dancing with Farmington Stars competition held at Civic Center

Several well-known local residents will find themselves partnered with a professional dancer Saturday night when Dancing with the Farmington Stars returns to the Farmington Civic Center.

The list of local participants in this year's event features Jamie Church, CEO/president of the Farmington Chamber of Commerce; Liesl Dees, director of the Community Learning Center at San Juan College; Tina Pacheco-White, director of First Tee San Juan County; Aztec City Commissioner Sherri Sipe; Farmington Police Chief Steve Hebbe and Farmington Fire Chief David Burke.

Each local figure is paired with a professional dancer from the Utah Ballroom Dance Company, and each team practices together for a week before the competition. The winner will take home a mirrored ball trophy and have the evening's proceeds donated to the charity of her or his choice. Members of the dance company also will perform excerpts from their showcase "Hollywood."

The event begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Civic Center, 200 W. Arrington St. in Farmington. Tickets are $25, plus $5 for admission to a VIP party. They are available at the Civic Center box office, by phone at 505-599-1148 or online at fmtn.org/CivicCenter.

Lecture at San Juan College focuses on comic books

San Juan College English professor Eric Bateman will examine the history, forms and archetypes of comic books in a lecture at the college next week.

"Comic Books as a Literary Genre" will be presented at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 9012 of the Henderson Fine Arts Center on the college campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington.

The lecture is part of the activities surrounding the college's One Book, One Community program. The program selection this year is the graphic memoir series "March," which chronicles the early work of U.S. Rep. John Lewis in the civil rights movement.

The event is free and open to the public. Call 505-566-3476 or visit sanjuancollege.edu/onebook.

Caliente Community Chorus will perform at First Presbyterian Church

A concert featuring tunes encouraging a theme of coming together for the betterment of the community will be performed by the Caliente Community Chorus at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church, 865 N. Dustin Ave. in Farmington.

The program includes "This Is Me" from "The Greatest Showman" and "Raise Your Voice" from "Sister Act."

Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 505-486-4188 for more information.

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