taste of flagstaff

Victim Witness Services announced announce its 20th Taste of Flagstaff event, to be held on Monday, October 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Wiseman Aviation Hangar next door to the Flagstaff Airport at 2650 West Shamrell Boulevard.

This year’s event will be filled with small plate offerings from dozens of local restaurants, as well as wine from Page Springs Cellars, cocktails from Canyon Diablo Distillery and beer from Lumberyard Brewing Company (for purchase).

Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com by searching "Taste of Flag". All proceeds benefit Victim Witness Services of Coconino County, a non-profit which has been offering free compassionate support and services to victims and witnesses of crimes and crisis for 35 years.

Orchestra Northern Arizona's Transatlantic Concert

Join the classical fun as Orchestra Northern Arizona presents "The Transatlantic: Music from Both Sides of the Pond" on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in Coconino High School’s main auditorium at 2801 N. Izabel Street.

The concert will begin with music evocative of the land from which it comes with Sibelius’ rousing and inspiring Finlandia and Elgar’s mysterious Enigma Variations before crossing the Atlantic for Dvorak’s American Suite, Copland’s western classics “Hoedown” and “Saturday Night Waltz” from Rodeo, and Ticheli’s beautiful and moving Rest.

ONA concerts are free to public, or “pay-what-you-can,” with a suggested donation of $10 per adult. All ages welcome. For more information about this concert or about ONA, please visit orchestrana.org or email helloorchestrana@gmail.com

2nd Annual Read Between the Wines

Please join The Literacy Center at Viola’s Flower Garden, 610 S. State Route 89A, on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. for a fun, fall afternoon in the name of literacy.

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Enjoy sampling wines from around the world in a beautiful outdoor setting, live music from local band The Caverns, Viola’s pumpkin patch, and opportunities to support literacy in a big way.

Tickets are $45 for 1 person or $40 for two or more and can be purchased at thinkliteracy.org.

Archaeology hike at Red Rock State Park

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Starting Oct. 20 Red Rock State Park in Sedona will offer archeology hikes every third Sunday through May from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Red Rock State Park has been a destination for Native Americans for several millennia. Most of the ancient features found in the park are from the Sinagua culture dating about 1100 to 1425 AD. Come and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park.

After a short presentation in the theater, participants will go on a guided 1.5 to 2 hour hike along easy to moderate trails with an elevation gain of about 250 feet.

The hike guide will identify the various archaeological features visible from park trails and interpret them into the wider context of important regional Sinagua sites. The guide will also touch on ideas of other cultures that likely have made use of the park’s resources.

Hike is included with park entrance fees, $7 for those ages 14 and older, $4 for ages 7-13 and is free for children 6 and under. No reservations required. If you have any questions, please call 928-282-6907.

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


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