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Farmington Events Calendar: Things to do in Northern New Mexico

Berg Perk will host the annual Mac and Cheese Festival, benefiting Boys & Girls Club of Farmington. (Courtesy)
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The Mac and Cheese festival returns this weekend from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Berg Park, 400 Scott Ave.

Festival goers will have the opportunity to sample a wide variety of mac and cheese recipes from local chefs. Tastings of beer and wine from local vendors will also be available with the opportunity to purchase full pours.

Live music, games and vendors will also be available. This is a 21 and older event and will take place rain or shine.

Funds raised during the event will benefit Boys & Girls Club of Farmington.

Tickets are $20 to $25 and are available at bit.ly/3iR33sQ.

Local Events, Aug. 18-Sept. 1
Wednesday, Aug. 18

Forrest Silhouette Paint Night, 6 p.m., Inspired Moments Event Center, 310 W. Main St. $30, includes supplies. Class is instructed by Marci Clark with Painting with Class. Registration: text (505) 360-3430 with the class name and participants names.

Thursday, Aug. 19

Farmington School District School Board special meeting, 11:30 a.m., Zoom. Details: www.district.fms.k12.nm.us.

Downtown Markers Market, 4:30 p.m.-dusk, Orchard Park Palaza. Local vendors with handmade and homegrown items for sale. Details: www.facebook.com/events/1214077239064526.

Friday, Aug. 20

San Juan Mining & Reclamation Conference fiction writing contest submission deadline. Theme is mining and reclamation. Entry is free. Story length is 1,500-4,000 words. Details: www.mountainstudies.org/sjmrc or Alex Handloff at coordinator@headwatersalliance.org.

Farmington Police Department Hot Dog Eating Contest, 4:30 p.m., McGee Park. $50 entry fee. For every $100 fundraised, participants are given a credit for one hot dog. Benefits Special Olympics New Mexico. Registration: Sgt. Travis Spruell at (505) 801-7648 or bit.ly/3CUGm08.

Live music with Fate's Highway, 8:30 p.m., SunRay Park and Casino, 39 County Road 5568. Free. Live music, food and drink specials. Details: (505) 566-1205.

Saturday, Aug. 21

Mac and Cheese Festival, 1-5 p.m., Berg Park, 400 Scott Ave. $20-$25. Wide variety of mac and cheese recipes made by local chefs. Tastings of beer and wines. Live music, games and vendors. The is a 21 and older event. Details: bit.ly/3iR33sQ.

Summer Terrace Concert Series with Willow Blue Trio, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Farmington Museum & Visitor Center, 3041 E. Main St. Free. Details: www.fmtn.org/248/Farmington-Museum-at-Gateway-Park.

Live Comedy Night with Kirk McHenry and Zach Abeyta, 7 p.m., SunRay Park and Casino, 39 County Road 5568. $25. Enjoy comedy and a prime rib dinner. 21 and older only. RSVP: (505) 566-1205.

Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 21-22

Pinon Hills Classic, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Pinon Hills Golf Course, 2102 Sunrise Pkwy. $150. Stroke play golf tournament. Divisions: men’s , women’s seniors 60 and older. benefiting First Tee Four Corners. Register: (505) 326-6066.

Sunday, Aug. 22

Live music with Dave Mensch, 1 p.m., No Worries Sports Bar, 1298 W. Navajo St. Listen to original and cover acoustic rock and country music. Details: www.davemensch.com.

Tuesday, Aug. 24

Hip Hop Master Class with Johnnie Trujillo, 5-8 p.m., Mann Dance Academy, 1200 Schofield Lane. $20. Trujillo grew up classically trained in all styles of dance and is currently a professional dancer in Los Angeles. Class size is limited. Register: (505) 564-3845, manndance@hotmail.com or www.MannDanceAcademyInc.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 25

Focus on Farmington coffee with Chamber of Commerce, 8-9 a.m., Home2Suites by Hilton, 777 Browning Parkway. A monthly coffee to connect to people and the community. Everyone is welcome. Details: (505) 325-0279.

Connect Space grand opening and ribbon cutting, 5-7 p.m., 203 W Main St. Free. Tour, network and learn about coworking, conference and event spaces in Downtown Farmington. Details: www.connectspace.biz.

Thursday, Aug. 26

Darling Angel Paint Night, 6 p.m., Inspired Moments Event Center, 310 W. Main St. $30, includes supplies. Class is instructed by Marci Clark with Painting with Class. Registration: text (505) 360-3430 with the class name and participants names.

Saturday, Aug. 28

Farmington Jazz Festival, 5:30-10 p.m., Farmington Civic Center, 200 W. Arrington St. Free. Featuring live performances by Indigenous Jazz Vocalist Julia Keefe, Rob Muller, Broke with Expensive Taste and a special performance by San Juan Jazz Combo. Food trucks and gated bar available. Details: www.farmingtonnm.org/events/farmington-jazz-festival.

Summer Terrace Concert Series with Ga Greine, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Farmington Museum & Visitor Center, 3041 E. Main St. Free. Details: www.fmtn.org/248/Farmington-Museum-at-Gateway-Park.

Sports Events, July 14-28
Friday Aug. 20

Piedra Vista High School football vs. Los Lunas, 7 p.m., Hutchison Stadium.

Aztec High School football vs. Miyamura High School, 7 p.m., Fred Cook Memorial Stadium.

Bloomfield High School football vs. St. Pius, 7 p.m., Bobcat Stadium.

Thursday, Aug. 26

Aztec High School soccer vs. Piedra Vista High School, 6 p.m., Tiger Sports Complex.

Friday, Aug. 27

Farmington High School football vs. Belen, 7 p.m., Hutchison Stadium.

Aztec High School football vs. Montezuma-Cortez High School, 7 p.m., Fred Cook Memorial Stadium.

Saturday, Aug. 28

Piedra Vista High School soccer vs. Hope Christian High School, 11 a.m., Piedra Vista Football Field and Track.

Bloomfield High School soccer vs. Sandia Prep, 1 p.m., Bobcat Stadium.

Tuesday, Aug. 31

Bloomfield High School volleyball vs. Crownpoint, 7 p.m., Bobcat Gym.

Farmington High School soccer vs. Aztec, 6 p.m., Tiger Sports Complex.

Piedra Vista High School soccer vs. Kirtland, 6 p.m., Kirtland Central High School.

For more information and to confirm event information, visit each event page online or call the organizer.

List your event on The Durango Herald’s calendar

Event listings are updated daily on www.durangoherald.com and in the printed editions of The Durango Herald every Wednesday.

The deadline for listings is 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Event listings are limited in length. You will not be able to list your event in this form if you exceed this limit or fail to complete the form below. Listings also may be submitted by email to events@durangoherald.com, but must contain the information listed on the form below, and in the same order.

Listings are published at the prerogative of the calendar editor and may be edited for punctuation, clarity and length and to eliminate tasteless material. The Durango Herald bears no responsibility for inaccurate entries.