Discover the story of Flagstaff's beginnings on a fun and informational 2-hour driving tour. This journey will take participants across millions of years of time, where they can uncover the foundation of the place we now call home.
The tour is great for locals and visitors, alike.
Tours start in the City of Flagstaff RV Parking Lot located at 116 W. Phoenix Ave., across the street from Fratelli Pizza. The tour will then take a drive through some of Flagstaff's lesser known areas and landmarks while presenting a fun and informative history of the Flagstaff area. Join if you are interested in geology, volcanoes, early cultures, the railroad, early industries and so much more.
Book your spaces or purchase a gift certificate for the traveler or enthusiast in your family. 928-853-4484.60. www.enjoyflagstaff.com/flagstaff-tours/flagstaff-beginnings-city-tour/.
The tour begins at 10 a.m. and ends at noon on Saturday, November 10.
Willow Bend offering weekend fire-making workshop
From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 10 at Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, learn the thrill of making fire-by-friction.
This hands-on [adult] class will be taught by survival instructor Tony Nester. Nester will cover bow-drill, hand-drill, and flint and steel methods so that everyone can walk away with their own handmade fire kits that they carve themselves.
The class will also cover ideal wood types for friction firemaking, tinder bundles, coal-extenders, wet-weather considerations, and proper firelays for survival and cooking. Youth are welcomed ages 14 & up.
Cost is $25/participant or $20 for Willow Bend members. For more information, call 928-707-2840 or visit www.willowbendcenter.org/adult-education/.
Öngtupqa Hopi flute performance to echo through MNA Sunday
Come hear some of the oldest instruments of the Southwest, played by this skilled trio. Clark Tenakhongva, Gary Stroutsos and Matthew Nelson use their mastery of voice, flute and clay pot percussion to create an artistic soundscape.
Their instruments include a replica of an ancient Hopi long flute – a relatively unknown instrument that has been missing from the Hopi Mesas for over 500 years. Archaeological excavations in northeastern Arizona from the 1930s unearthed four flutes that have been dated to 650 A.D., making them among the oldest known wooden flutes in North America and predating cedar Plains flutes (commonly referred to as “Native American flutes”) by over 1,000 years. To listen to select songs and learn more about Öngtupqa, visit www.ongtupqa.com.
The performance runs from 2-3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. For more information about the event and tickets, visit www.musnaz.org or call (298) 774-5213.