Farmington Cinematheque Series presents Lion

The Farmington Cinematheque Series presents Lion, Saturday, March 25, at 7 p.m., in the Little Theatre.

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on a train that takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories and his unwavering determination, he sets out to find his lost family and return to his first home.

This film is rated PG-13 for thematic material and some sensuality.

The Farmington Cinematheque Series is sponsored by the San Juan College Henderson Fine Arts Center, the San Juan College Library and KSJE Radio.  It features documentaries and independent films not released on a national level.

Tickets are $5, and are available at the San Juan College Box Office. For further information, call the Box Office at 566-3430.

SJC Theatre presents Alice in Wonderland

The San Juan College Theatre will present its spring production, Alice in Wonderland, March 9, 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m., and March 19, at 2 p.m. in the San Juan College Little Theatre.

Lewis Carroll’s classic adventure, Alice in Wonderland is proudly presented by San Juan College. We invite you to join us down the rabbit hole in this original premier adaptation created by Mollie Mook-Fiddler. Mook-Fiddler served as the Theatre instructor at San Juan College until her death in November 2016. She completed this adaptation before her passing. Aerial and acrobatic play along with puppetry and an exciting new take on this coming of age storybook favorite will delight audiences of all ages. Physical theatre artist Alyse Marie Neubert will direct and work with the cast and crew to create a truly unique evening of theatre in the Southwest.

Make your reservations now for one of two Mad Hatter Tea Parties, slated for Saturday, March 11 and Saturday, March 18 at 6 p.m.  Tickets for the party are $20 per person.  For information and reservations, call 566-3430.

Tickets are $12 adults, $10 students and seniors, $8 children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased in the San Juan College Box Office or on the website at For tickets or further information, call the San Juan College Box Office at 566-3430.

San Juan College Symphonic Band performs on Friday, February 24, at 7 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of music when the San Juan College Symphonic Band performs on Friday, February 24, at 7 p.m., in the Henderson Performance Hall, as part of the San Juan College Silhouette Series.

The band, conducted by Dr. Teun Fetz, will perform a diverse selection of concert band music including marches, romantic ballads, as well as driving up-tempo pieces featuring woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Music will include Quiet Music and Screamers March, a medley of circus march themes by Douglas Wagner, Sleep by Eric Whitacre, Variants on a Nautical Hymn, by Mark Williams. The evening will also include Walking to the Sky, by Robert Buckley, Washington Post March by John Philip Sousa, Where Eagles Soar, by Steven Reineke, The Whispering Tree, by George Farmer, With Each Sunset Comes The Promise of a New Day, by Richard Saucedo, and Woodwind Polka by Andy Clark.

This will be a great performance you won’t want to miss!

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Tickets are available online at For further information or to purchase tickets in person, contact the San Juan College Box Office at 566-3430.

A Harmony of Opposites art exhibit by Karen Ellsbury and Patrick Hazen

Karen Ellsbury and Patrick Hazen will showcase an array of art in an exhibit titled A Harmony of Opposites, at the Henderson Fine Arts Center Art Gallery, March 3 to March 24.

An opening reception will be held Friday, March 3, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Art Gallery.

Two heads are better than one some say, and in the case of husband and wife team, Karen Ellsbury and Patrick Hazen, it certainly rings true. The show will feature Patrick’s stunning landscape photography, Karen’s emotive abstract/impressionistic paintings, as well as their newest collaborative project – Photo-fusions.

Patrick captures the soul of nature in his landscape photography. He likes to explore his surroundings and finds alternative views to commonly photographed works.

Karen likes to paint the way a place or moment feels to her, so that the viewer senses the sentiment, if not the precise image. She enjoys seeing her abstract work through other people’s eyes and hearing their interpretations. If her pieces convey emotion, for which there are no words, then she has done her job.

The Henderson Fine Arts Center Art Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information about this exhibit or other Gallery events, contact the Art Gallery at 505-566-3464.

Silhouette Series presents African Guitar Summit

Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m., when the San Juan College Silhouette Series presents African Guitar Summit in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Center.

Indulge in the sounds of the finest Canadian guitarists of African origin and the 2005 Juno Award winners for World Music Album of the Year. This star-studded collective unites the talents of six musicians, each an expert in their individual style and together creating musical magic. African Guitar Summit features the smooth fire of Juno Award winner Alpha YaYa Diallo from Guinea, the quicksilver guitars and harmonies of Donne Roberts and multiple Juno Award winner Madagascar Slim, both from Madagascar, and the heartbeat of drummer Kofi Ackah from Ghana. They are backed by electric bass and balafon, the African marimba, played by Naby Camara from Guinea.

Don’t miss this performance. Tickets are $22 for adults, $18 students, $15 seniors, and $12 children 12 and under. Tickets are available for purchase online at or at the San Juan College Box Office. For further information, call the SJC Box Office at 566-3430.

AstroFriday Presents Navajo Sky Legends on February 3

The San Juan College Planetarium’s AstroFriday presentation for Friday, February 3, is Navajo Sky Legends. Show times are at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

This 55-minute presentation is a complete sky show featuring a an alternative mythology show to the usual Greek constellations. Eight major Navajo constellations will be revealed and Greek counterparts will be shown, when there are counterparts.

Winter sky maps and Navajo constellation name guides will be given out while supplies last. There is no admission charge, but there is a maximum seating capacity of 60 in the Planetarium, so seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to preserve dark-adaption, no one will be admitted late once the show has started.

Weather permitting, a free public stargaze with telescopes will be held at 8:30 p.m. in the courtyard between the Planetarium and the Little Theatre, after the last show. The Stargaze will last a maximum of one hour.

There is no capacity limit for the stargaze. Plan to view the Moon and the binary North Star, otherwise known as Polaris, as well as the colorful binary Gamma Andromedae. If weather conditions are particularly favorable, participants may also see deep-sky objects such as the “E.T. Cluster” in Cassiopeia, the Milky Way’s sister Galaxy, Andromeda, the Pleiades star cluster, the gossamer Orion Nebula, and the Beehive Cluster in Center.

For further information, call David Mayeux at 505-566-3361. The Planetarium show schedule and other information is available online at

San Juan Events presents Sons of the Pioneers

Mark your calendars for Friday, February 17, at 7 p.m., when San Juan Events presents Sons of the Pioneers, in the San Juan College Henderson Fine Arts Center.

The show is welcomed by the Daily Times, KOBF-TV, 102 KTRA, and San Juan College. Sons of the Pioneers are billed as “Icons of Western Music.” The group has built a new genre and library of music that is an American original, one that has become synonymous with the American west and the cowboy way. Sons of the Pioneers have been enthralling generations of audiences with songs about unforgettable images and stories of horses, cattle, cowboys, night herds, tall timber, cool water, canyons, and prairies. The group and their music have garnered millions of both national and international fans through appearances in over 90 movies, numerous radio shows, major label recording projects and television appearances. Songs from the Pioneer catalog have been recorded and used by a long list of who’s who in the music industry ranging from Bing Crosby to Boston Pops, Frankie Laine, Johnny Cash, Riders in the Sky, and Michael Martin Murphy.

Don’t miss this performance. Tickets are $22 for adults; $20 seniors (65 and up), $18 children (18 and under). Tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling the San Juan College Box Office. For further information, call the SJC Box Office at 566-3430.

San Juan Events is a subsidiary of Four Corners Innovation, and was developed to serve as a revenue source for San Juan College in providing funding for SJC public events, theatres and fine arts programs.

SJC Dental Hygiene Program is Accepting Patients

The San Juan College Dental Hygiene Program is currently accepting patients in its clinic.  The program offers excellent preventive services, including cleanings, X-rays, examinations, oral cancer screenings, sealants and fluoride treatments – all at greatly reduced prices.

These services are performed by students under the supervision of a licensed dentist and licensed dental hygienists in a congenial, low-stress environment.  Patients will receive high quality service from students eager to learn.

Clinic hours this semester are 8 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Because this is an educational program, it does take a little longer, but services are thorough.  Call (505) 566-3126 to make an appointment.

National “Give Kids a Smile” Day Event

The San Juan College Dental Hygiene program and the local Dental Society are teaming up again to participate in the National “Give Kids a Smile” Day on Friday, February 3, 2017. This is the 14th year the College’s Dental Hygiene program has participated in the event.

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., dental hygiene students and local dentists will be providing dental care, free of charge, to economically disadvantaged children, ages 5 to 12, from the community. San Juan College dental hygiene students will provide patients with oral hygiene education provide X-rays, cleanings and fluoride. Community dentists will provide oral examinations and dental treatment.

“Along with numerous community dentists, hygienists, students and faculty from the Dental Hygiene Program, the public schools, the Farmington Boys and Girls Club, United Way, Subway and many others have generously joined in the effort to make this a true community event,” says Dr Julius Manz, SJC Dental Hygiene Program director.

More than 50 children are expected to be seen again this year. In the past, more than $50,000 worth of dental work has been performed in a single day. Children from Farmington, Aztec, Bloomfield, Shiprock and Kirtland will receive services.

Services will be provided by a volunteer staff of dental hygiene students, San Juan College dental hygiene faculty, community dentists, hygienists and assistants. In addition to the dentists volunteering in the clinic, community orthodontists, endodontists and oral surgeons have volunteered to accept pro bono referrals from the Give Kids a Smile Day effort. The American Dental Association sponsors this event nationally on an annual basis, and the Northwest District Dental Society is sponsoring it locally.

Give Kids a Smile Day provides an opportunity for area dentists and College students to give back to the children in the community. In addition to providing diagnostic services through examinations and radiographs, patients obtain continuing care by community dentists.

Appointments for the clinic are being made through the San Juan United Way (contact Cathryn Abeyta at 326-1195) in conjunction with public school nurses and the Farmington Boys & Girls Club. No appointments are made at the clinic, and walk-ins will not be able to be seen.

The following organizations are participating:

  1. San Juan College Dental Hygiene Program – providing facilities, staff and students
  2. San Juan United Way – scheduling patients
  3. Farmington Boys & Girls Club – providing patients
  4. Farmington Municipal Schools – screening and referring children through the school nurses
  5. Subway – providing free lunch for volunteers
  6. New Mexico Dental Association, the Northwest District Dental Society and San Juan College Dental Hygiene Program – volunteers and dental supplies.

For more information, contact the San Juan College Dental Hygiene Program at 566-3126.

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday with SJC

Join San Juan College when the African American Club hosts a street vendor style celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.

The event will take place on Monday, January 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the student lounge.

Events will include an African drumming presentation by Dr. Teun Fetz, music by San Juan Community Gospel Choir, Harriet Tubman Monologue by Dr. Francis Vitali, MLK speeches recited by Pastor Neil Johnson, as well as an exhibit of African American art.  There will be Soul Cuisine Soul Food for sale.

For more information, contact Alicia Middleton, San Juan College African American Club Advisor, at 566-3220 or