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On Saturday August 11, visit five distinctive Flagstaff properties during the Flagstaff Symphony Guild's 14th Annual Home Tour. Each venue will have live classical music.

Four are private homes; one is the historic and beautifully restored studio of Mary Colton, painter extraordinaire and co-founder of the Museum of Northern Arizona.  

A contemporary artist’s home in Anasazi Ridge will also be open for viewing  – visitors can see the home and studio, filled with original paintings and works on fabric – and admire art in the garden, too. 

A vintage home in Fort Valley, and two more beauties on the west side, complete the tour.

This self-guided event takes place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday August 11.  Tickets are available from Mary (522-0549) Gwen (526-6058) or Ellen (928-637-5174). Tickets are $35 and include a map of the tour - profits will go to the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra as it prepares for its 69th season. 

More information can be found on the FSO website: www.flagstaffsymphony.org.

Explore Sandys Canyon, Fisher Point with the Rangers Wade

This Friday, August 10, join roving Rangers Bill and Ellen Wade on a guided hike in a beautiful south Flagstaff canyon known for the diversity of its flora.

The hike descends through the forest to a sunny flat trail. All told, the walk is 4.5 miles round trip to the bottom of Fisher Point and back.

Trailhead is located 5.5 miles east on Lake Mary Rd. Turn left on 9478Y after seeing the brown sign for Sandys Canyon (1/2 mile past Hitching Post Stables). Follow dirt road 1/4 mile to the right - park in the large lot by the TH. 

The trail contains a rocky, steep portion with some poison ivy. Hikers should come prepared with proper footwear, water and sun protection.

Hike begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. 

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