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San Juan College Pow-Wow returns this weekend

Drum groups from as far away as Arizona and Oklahoma will be featured when the 10th annual San Juan College Pow-Wow takes place from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday on the college campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington.

Those scheduled to perform at the event include The Horses from Ft. Defiance, Arizona, featuring lead singer Kenny Brown; and Cozad from Anadarko, Oklahoma, with lead singer Rusty Cozad. Mike Salabiye will preside as the master of ceremonies, and San Juan College alum Duane Harris will serve as the Head Gourd Dancer.

A new attraction at this year's pow-wow will be the coronation of the 2018-2019 Ms. Indian San Juan College. The event also features a variety of arts, crafts and food.

General admission is $3, $2 for those older than 60 and $1 for San Juan College students with ID. Children younger than 5 will be admitted free. Call 505-566-3623 for more information.

Chautauqua series at San Juan College features Vietnam War vet

Retired Naval aviator Bill Martin delivers a Chautauqua presentation at 7 p.m. Friday in the Little Theatre on the San Juan College campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington.

Martin's presentation, "The Pilot with the Magic Hat: Escape in Vietnam" chronicles his experiences as the commander of an all-volunteer unit of Navy helicopter gunships stationed deep in the Mekong Delta in 1967 and 1968. His presentation focuses on some of the fiercest battles of the Tet Offensive and his role in the freeing of 33 South Vietnamese POWs, as well as his part in the rescue of 200 orphans and eight nuns from the Viet Cong.

Admission is free. Call 505-566-3430.

'Ranger in a Tropical Land' lecture focuses on hurricane recovery efforts

Archeologist Steve Matt describes his experiences serving as part of a federal disaster recovery coordination team in the U.S. Virgin Islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017 during a presentation planned for 7 p.m. Friday at the Visitor Center at Aztec Ruins National Monument, 725 Ruins Road in Aztec.

Matt's duties during his service in the islands included providing damage assessments, and recommending mitigation, and cost estimates to the prehistoric and historic cultural resources located throughout St. Croix.

Gates open at 6:45 p.m., and admission is free. Call 505-334-6174.

Farmington Cinematheque Series presents 'Come What May'

A 2015 French historical drama set in World War II will be screened at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Little Theatre on the San Juan College campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington, as the Farmington Cinematheque Series continues.

"Come What May" chronicles the experiences of a German resistant (August Diehl) searching for his son who is joined by a retreating British captain (Matthew Rhys) as they try to outrun the advancing German army. The film is rated R.

Tickets are $5 at the box office. Call 505-566-3430.

Volunteers sought for National Public Lands Day event

Officials from the Bureau of Land Management's Farmington Field Office are seeking volunteers to help with a clean-up of the Glade Run Recreation Area on Saturday, which is National Public Lands Day.

The activity will involve cleaning up areas where tires, cans and household debris have been dumped. Participants are asked to wear a hat, long sleeves, good walking shoes, sun screen and bug spray. The BLM will supply gloves, sunscreen, insect spray, bottled water, trash bags, 5-gallon buckets, rakes and shovels.

Those interested in volunteering should meet at 9 a.m. Saturday in the field office parking lot, 6251 N. College Blvd. in Farmington. To sign up or get directions, call Tammy Faust at 505-564-7762.

 

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