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One Book, One Community events planned at San Juan College

Two events related to the One Book, One Community program at San Juan College will be held over the next several days on the college campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington.

Both events are related to the selection of the graphic memoir "March" as this year's book. The first event is a lecture on graphic novels by English professor Eric Bateman at 4 p.m. Thursday in Room 9012 of the Henderson Fine Arts Center.

The second event, "An African American Perspective," will be presented by Farmington resident Diane McCants at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in same location. McCants will share her family stories and relate her experiences on living as an African-American in San Juan County.

Both events are free and open to the public. For more information about the One Book, One Community program, in which a single book is designated for reading and discussion by students, faculty members and local residents, call 505-566-3476 or visit sanjuancollege.edu/onebook.

Billy the Kid lecture presented during historical society meeting at museum

Curator Jeffrey Richardson resurrects one of the more popular installments from his Curator's Choice Lecture Series with an encore presentation of "Billy the Kid and New Mexico's Lincoln County War" at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St.

Richardson will separate fact from often-repeated fiction in his presentation on the famed New Mexico outlaw, who was a principal figure in the famed Lincoln County War. Richardson will explain how that conflict typified the political and economic corruption that defined that era in the state's history.

The lecture will be presented during a meeting of the San Juan County Historical Society, and the public is invited.

Admission is free. Call 505-5991174.

Aztec Highland Games planned Saturday at Riverside Park

Athletic competitions, traditional music and dancing, vendors, food and lots of kilts will be featured when the annual Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Festival takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Park, 500 S. Light Plant Road in Aztec.

The highlight of the day is the games, which features athletes in kilts competing in eight events, including the sheaf toss, weight for height, braemar stone, light and heavy Scottish hammer throw, light and heavy weight for distance, and caber toss.

There also will be a highland dance competition, and performances by pipe and Celtic bands.

Visit aztechighlandgames to purchase tickets or call 505-334-7646.

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