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April 2014 Events

ONGOING EVENTS

SETTLEMENT TO CITY
Farmington has changed dramatically over the years.  Experience a slice of Farmington's past in comparison to what it is today.  This unique exhibit uses both photography and historic objects to show the evolution of Farmington from small agricultural settlement to the bustling city of today.  Exhibit will be on display at the Farmington Museum through April 23, 2014.
Information:  505-599-1174 

THREE WATERS TRADING POST EXHIBIT
The Three Waters Trading Post exhibit features a walk-through replica of a 1930’s trading post, including a bull pen stocked with period goods and artifacts, pawn room and office showcasing jewelry and rugs.  The exhibit is on display at the Farmington Museum in the Gateway Park Museum & Visitors Center, 3041 E. Main St., Farmington.  
Information: 505-599-1174 or www.fmtn.org/museum

BIRD WATCHING RIVERSIDE NATURE CENTER
Enjoy bird watching and a beautiful walk through Farmington’s riverside trails every Tuesday morning.  More than 100 species of birds have been noted throughout Animas Park and new birds fly in each season.  Meet at the Riverside Nature Center, located in Animas Park off Browning Parkway, to join the friendly RNC staff for a leisurely walk of 1-2 miles.
Information: 505-599-1422 or www.fmtn.org/museum   

LIVE HORSE RACING - SunRay Park & Casino brings simulcast horse racing to Farmington year-round and live horse racing Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays April 18 through June 22.  SunRay Park & Casino is located off Hwy. 64 between Farmington and Bloomfield.
Information: 505-566-1200 or www.sunraygaming.com

 

APRIL 4

JAZZ FESTIVAL

Join the Silhouette Performing Arts Series at San Juan College Performance Hall for this amazing performance.  Show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 adults, $10 students and seniors.

Information:  505-566-3430 or www.sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette

APRIL 4

PEOPLE’S CHOICE ART WALK

Enjoy a nice spring evening in Historic Downtown Farmington from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  People's Choice is a unique art exhibit. Downtown businesses will display art from regional artists.  The public is invited to view the art and vote on their favorite piece March 15 - April 4, at the end of the voting period cash prizes will be awarded to the top winners.

Information: 505-599-1419

APRIL 4

ANNE HILLERMAN “SPIDER WOMAN’S DAUGHTER”

Come to the Farmington Public Library, 6pm, for an evening with Anne Hillerman as she discusses her first novel, "Spider Woman's Daughter."  Along with slides of the landscape that inspired her, Anne will share anecdotes and a brief personal history of her life as Tony Hillerman's eldest daughter. 

Information: www.infoway.org or 505-599-1260

APRIL 4 - 5

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

Performances held at the Farmington Civic Center at 7:00 p.m. both evenings and a special matinee Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Purchase your tickets at the Civic Center and help stop violence against local women. All proceeds from the performances will be donated to the Northwest New Mexico Sexual Assault Services and New Beginnings Women's Shelter.

Information: 505-599-1148

APRIL 4 - 5
BENEFIT NAVAJO RUG AUCTION
The Farmington Museum Foundation is pleased to announce the Benefit Navajo Rug Auction to take place at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St., at 2 p.m.  The public can preview nearly 200 rugs of all sizes, styles, and price ranges starting Friday, April 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Information:  505-599-1180

APRIL 5

ANIMAL WELFARE DAY AND DOGGIE DASH 2 MILE FUN RUN/WALK

The Farmington Regional Animal Shelter hosts a day of family and pet friendly activities, at Animas Park in Farmington.  The event opens with the Doggie Dash at 9:30am, vendor booths and activities will open at 11am and include a Shelter Alumni Parade.  Activities for children include putting together animal enrichment packages for the shelter pets and paw print painting.  This is a FREE event, some events have small fees.

Information and Doggie Dash registration: www.fmtn.org

APRIL 5

CRAFT FAIR

Shop for handmade art, crafts and gifts and support a wonderful organization! IGW Pediatric Cancer Foundation will host this Craft Fair from 9am to 3pm at the Summit Church, 180 building off 30th Street in Farmington NM.  The only pediatric cancer treatment center in New Mexico is located in Albuquerque.  This non-profit serves the families forced to relocate or travel for long periods of time to receive treatment for their children. All proceeds raised go to help raise awareness and support for families with children who are fighting cancer.

Information:  505-258-8148505-327-0918 or www.OurLaborOfLove.org 

APRIL 11
ASTROFRIDAY
“Speed” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. in the San Juan College Planetarium. A stargaze follows, weather permitting, at 8:30 p.m.  The Planetarium reserves the right to substitute shows.  This is a free event, but seating is limited.
Information:  505-566-3361 or www.sanjuancollege.edu

APRIL 11 – 12
SAN JUAN COLLEGE CONTEST POW WOW

San Juan College and the Native American Center present this annual contest Pow Wow at the McGee Park Memorial Coliseum, between Farmington and Bloomfield on Hwy 64.  Arts and Crafts and food booths will be on site both days. Friday 3:00 p.m. doors open to public, Gourd Dance 5:00 p.m.with Grand Entry at 7:00 p.m.  Saturday doors open 9:00 a.m., Gourd Dance 10:00 a.m. and Final Grand Entry begins at 7:00 p.m.  Registration is Friday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Information:  505-566-3321

APRIL 12

SPRING MAKE.DO FAIR

1pm to 3pm at the Farmington Public Library, join us for the spring Make.Do Fair!  If you love DIY culture (Pinterest, maker spaces, arts/crafts, recycle, creative upcycle, etc.) you’lll want to see all the different ideas at this event.  From high tech to low tech, there will be something for everyone.

Information: www.infoway.org or 505-599-1260

 

APRIL 12

BENEFIT CAR SHOW

Come enjoy the San Juan College Benefit Car Show and Trades and Tech Open House from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Trade and Technology Parking lot on campus.  Spectator admission is free, come and vote for Best of Show!  Register your vehicle in advance or the day of the event before 10:30 a.m.

Information: 505-566-3388

APRIL12
MOONLIGHT WALK

Dress warmly for a stroll in the light of the moon in Animas and Berg Parks from 7pm to 8:30pm. Join the Riverside Nature Center and watch for deer and nocturnal animals and enjoy the sounds of the river. Bring a flashlight and no pets please, so we won’t scare the animals.
Information: 505-599-1422

APRIL 12 – 19

PASSION PLAY, “HE’S ALIVE”

Passion Play International, Four Corners presents “He’s Alive” presents the life of Christ through live drama and music during the Easter season.  Performance has moved to the McGee Park Convention Center allowing the production to grow with a full set of the city of Jerusalem, live animals, a choir, orchestra and lighting and sound equipment.   Performances on April 12 and 13 will be in Spanish, 14th – 19th in English.  Doors open at 6pm, performance begins at 7pm.  Seats are available on a first come first served basis.  Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to arrive early.

Information: www.passion-play.org

APRIL 18
ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Join the Silhouette Performing Arts Series at San Juan College Performance Hall for this amazing performance.  Franz Liszt -Totentanz, Victor Niedzwiecki - piano soloist, David Sprinkle - Particles world premiere, Antonin Dvorak - New World Symphony.  Show starts at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $8 adults, $6 students and seniors.
Information:  505-566-3430 or www.sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette

APRIL 18
BUFFALO SOLDIERS: MILITARY HEROES OF THE SOUTHWEST
Mr. Fred Hampton and troopers of the Buffalo Soldiers Society of NM, along with more than 50 artifacts used by Buffalo Soldiers, bring the history of the Black cavalry to life.  From Medal of Honor recipients to the common trooper, this small number of Black troopers affected the lives of law-abiding citizens.  Performance is at 7 p.m. in the San Juan College Little Theatre.  This free event is a part of the Chautauqua Learning Series.
Information:  505-334-9325

APRIL 18 – JUNE 22 
LIVE HORSE RACING
SunRay Park & Casino brings live horse racing to Farmington through June 22. Races are held on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays.  Simulcast horse racing year-round.  SunRay Park & Casino is located off Hwy. 64 between Farmington and Bloomfield.
Information:  505-566-1200 or www.sunraygaming.com

APRIL 21 – MAY 23
SENIOR OLYMPICS
The Bonnie Dallas Senior Center, 109 E. La Plata St., Farmington, NM, brings you the 2014 San Juan County Senior Olympics.  $7 will enter you in the events, get you a great T-Shirt and be your pass for the awards picnic where we celebrate the winners and those who played.  There will be events for everyone 50+. 
Information:  505-599-1390

APRIL 25
SAN JUAN COLLEGE CHOIR CONCERT WITH COMPANY
Join the Silhouette Performing Arts Series at San Juan College Performance Hall for this amazing performance.  Show starts at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $8 adults, $6 students and seniors.
Information:  505-566-3430 or www.sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette

APRIL 26
ANNUAL EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AT AZTEC RUINS NATIONAL MONUMENT
Organizations and businesses that have found ways to help us minimize our impact on the environment present interactive displays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  We also learn from the techniques of ancient people with activities like adobe brick making and heritage gardening. This fun event held at Aztec Ruins National Park includes crafts, games, fuel efficient cars, music, a food vendor, and much more!
Information:  505-334-6174 or www.nps.gov/azru