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Farmington Events Calendar: Things to do in Northern New Mexico

Farmington actors top row from left, Nina Syaheda, Mandy With, Armand Jayne and Shera Piper, Bottom row from left, Nadia Syaheda, Margaret Clair and Kelsey Beer rehearse a scene at the Lions Wilderness Park Amphitheater in Farmington.
Highlight of the Week

After a pandemic hiatus, live theater returns to Lions Wilderness Amphitheater this week with performances of Mama Mia!

Set to ABBA’s hit music, the comedic story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. Her wish to have her father walk her down the aisle at her upcoming wedding brings three possible father’s back to the island where they met her mother 20 years ago.

Four Corners Musical Theatre Company brings together local and national talent in this production.

Tickets are $12-$15 and may be purchased online at www.fmtn.org/shows or by calling the box office at (505) 599-1148.

Local Events, July 1-14
Friday, July 2

Our Island Style, 5 p.m., Tico Time Resort, 20 County Road 2050, Aztec. $19 half day, $24 full day passes. Music with an island style. Tickets: www.ticotimeresort.com.

Thursdays-Sundays, July 8-Aug. 1

Mamma Mia!, 7:30-10 p.m., Lions Wilderness Amphitheater, 5800 College Blvd. $12-$15. ABBA's timeless songs tell a tale of love, laughter and friendship. Tickets: www.fmtn.org/shows.

Monday, July 5

Taco Bell Jr. Classic Nine-Hole tournament, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Civitan Golf Course, 2200 N. Dustin Ave. $10. Open to youth ages 7-14. Boys and girls divisions. Register: www.firstteefourcorners.org.

Friday, July 9

San Juan Mining & Reclamation Conference artist proposals submission deadline. Details: http://www.mountainstudies.org/sjmrc.

Saturday, July 10

Golf Scramble, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Riverview Golf Course, Kirtland. Prizes for first, second and novice. Contests for closest to pin, longest drive and putting. Sponsorships available. Register: Songtee Pioche at Songtreep@gmail.com.

Friday, July 16

Downtown Art Walk, 5-9 p.m., Main Street downtown. Free. View local artists’ work and celebrate the opening of Harvest Food Hub.

Saturday, July 17

No Limits Monster Trucks and Mud Races, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., McGee Park. $15-$25. Competitive racing with family events. Tickets: bit.ly/3q2bLrs.

Friday, July 23

Moonlight Hike in the Bisti Badlands, 5:15 p.m., meet at Farmington Museum, 3401 E. Main St. $10. Must provide your own transportation. Register: (505) 599-1400.

Saturday, July 24

Book signing with local author Jack Yerby, 1-3 p.m., Amy’s Bookcase, 2530 San Juan Blvd. Yerby will be signing his newest book, “The Mystery of the Lost Will.”

Saturday, Aug. 14

Bookstore Romance Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Amy’s Bookcase, 2530 San Juan Blvd.

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.

Fourth of July Events
Saturday, July 3

Freedom Fest, 6:30-10 p.m., Grace Hill Church, 4400 E. Main St. Free. Food trucks, snow cones, music, raffles and giveaways.

Freedom Days Park Play Day, noon-2 p.m., Brookside Park. Free. Lawn games, prizes and food trucks. Live radio broadcasts. Details: (505) 599-1484.

Fireworks Display, 9:25 p.m., set off from Sullivan Hill. Free. Simulcast on KWYK 94.9 FM.

Sunday, July 4

Freedom Days Electric Light Parade, 9-11 p.m., Main Street in historic downtown. Free. Details: (505) 516-7364 or www.rotaryfarmingtonnm.org.

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.