A float honoring the late Sergeant Robert E. Delsi drives down Aspen Avenue during the 2018 Armed Forces Day Parade.

On Friday, May 17 the Flagstaff Armory will host the 7th annual High Country Stand Down at 320 N. Thorpe Road. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the armory will offer homeless and at-risk veterans and their families with the community services they need, including hot meals, hygiene kits, clothing, legal and employment services, health assistants, housing support services and more.

The 13th annual parade will take place in downtown Flagstaff on Saturday, May 18 starting promptly at 11 a.m. The half-mile parade, with a theme of "veteran pride," will start at Cherry Avenue and head south on San Francisco Street to Aspen Avenue. From Aspen Avenue, the parade will proceed to Beaver Street, and head north on Beaver Street back to Cherry Avenue. The announcements will take place at Heritage Square. ADA parking and viewing will be at the National Bank at Beaver Street and Birch Avenue. A water station will be at Leroux St. and Aspen Ave.

Pop on over to the 2019 Bubble Palooza

The city of Flagstaff Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual Bubble Palooza on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the back soccer field at Foxglenn Park, 4200 E. Butler Ave.

Bubble Palooza was voted “2017 Most Outstanding Community Event” by the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association. This year’s festivities will include bubble art, bubble bath balls, bubble blowing contest, face painting, bounce houses, bubble pits, bubble drinks, yard games, dance party, food vendors and more. All activities are free. Additional parking available at Knoles Elementary School and Sinagua Middle School.

Watch the moon rise on Buffalo Park walk

Join Flagstaff Dark Skies Coalition leaders Lance Diskan and William Seven for a quarter mile Blue Moon walk in Buffalo Park on Saturday, May 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. The free walk will be over flat terrain in one of Flagstaff’s best night-sky locales.

Participants will enjoy the rise of the full moon as they learn how Flagstaff established its world-leading role in night-sky protection, how almost every culture is a Star-Culture, how the skies played an essential role in the development of human society, how First Americans reflect the stars in their culture, and how starry skies play a valued role in modern Flagstaff civic life.

Wear comfortable shoes and you may want to bring a flashlight. Kids welcome if accompanied by an adult.

Seeking Sponsorships for Non-profits Workshop

The Flagstaff Arts Council presents a new workshop on Seeking Sponsorships for Non-Profits with local leadership guru, Jenean (Merk) Perelstein on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Coconino Center for the Arts. The workshop is $70 for CCA members and $75 for nonmembers.

In this half-day workshop, participants will learn how to fund-raise, communicate effectively, how to ask the right questions and who to ask, find sponsors, and much more.

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If you are a mission-driven non-profit business owner, board member or volunteer and are ready to break through whatever barriers are in your way to secure more sponsorships than this workshop is for you. Jenean will help you define your workplace culture and keep your environment positive, productive, and profitable. Gain a holistic approach to solving problems and honing in on the skills needed as a professional to ensure sustained success.

NAU Horizons Concert Series: "Awakening the Fire" 

Grammy-nominees R. Carlos Nakai and Will Clipman will delve into a primal sonic odyssey, where the ancient call of the Native American cedar flute and vibration of African, Native American, and Asian rhythms intersect.

Longtime collaborators and each a virtuoso in their own right, Nakai and Clipman display their preternatural ability to create an alluring musical world that straddles the exotic and the familiar, where the propulsive energy of percussive rhythms and the soothing call of the flute form a powerfully synergistic sound. Performed on instruments constructed from the elements of the earth, Nakai and Clipman carve out sonic and emotional landscapes that connect us to the natural that we live in.

Concert is at NAU’s Kitt Recital Hall on Sunday, May 19 from 5:30-7 p.m. Tickets are $22.50 for adults, $15 for seniors or NAU employees and free for youth and NAU students with ID. Free parking for Horizons Summer Concert Series events in Kitt Recital Hall is available in Lot P13.

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Alexandra Wittenberg can be reached at 928-913-8624 and awittenberg@azdailysun.com.


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