Wednesday, Feb. 17
- Dr. Dog: 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Orpheum Theater, 15 W. Aspen Ave. 556-1580. $25. orpheumflagstaff.com.
- Tech Tools to Improve Your Communication — Flag Tech Talk lecture: 6-7:30 p.m. Bookmans, 1520 S. Riordan Ranch Road. We will discuss software and organizational systems to manage those internal projects and processes. This will include programs like Google Apps, Chat Tools, Private Business Social Networks and Project Management Software. 526-6991. flagtechtalk.com.
- Tools to Read Nonfiction—A program for parents, college students and teachers: 6-7:30 p.m. Downtown Library, 300 W. Aspen Ave. Learn how to: Understand and think critically about non-fiction; help your children with homework; identify ideas and main ideas; see deeper meaning in the interaction of those ideas; write clear summaries; and prepare pre-writing that makes writing final papers easy. Reserve your seat by calling 213-2375 or emailing LibraryPrograms@flagstaffaz.gov.
- The Role of Courage in the Resolution of Conflict: 7-8:30 p.m. 1st Congregational Church, 740 N. Turquoise Dr. The opening event of a week-long dialogue about reducing the risk of violence in our area. A panel of speakers will offer personal, spiritual and practical ideas about how every individual can promote peace. 779-4381. facebook.com/events/1128938143785084/.
- Sembene! goes to Cannes: 7-9:30 p.m. Cline Library Auditorium, NAU campus. A showing of the documentary Sembene! and a discussion with filmmaker and co-director Professor Samba Gadjigo. 523-9437. nau.edu/cal/events/calevents/.
- FMPO & ADOT Joint Meeting: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Little America, 2515 E. Butler. The Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization is working to update the Regional Transportation Plan. The plan, Blueprint 2040, is federally required and addresses roads, transit, bicycle facilities, the pedestrian realm and our freight system. Come and provide comments. 213-2651. flagstaffmpo.org.
- Reading service for visually impaired and print disabled: 1-2 p.m. The Peaks, 3150 N. Winding Brook Road. Learn about this great resource for independent living with vision loss or print disability. A great way to listen to your local newspaper, magazines, books, etc. 774-7106.
- Lunch and Learn Series—Integrating Spirituality into Treatment: Noon-1 p.m. The Guidance Center, 2187 E. Vickey St. Eve H. Coffman, LPC, will discuss integrating spirituality into treatment and its impact on treatment outcomes. CEU credits are available. RSVP to Sunshine Coffman at SCoffman@tgcaz.org or call 714-6445. Free.
- Weekly Writing Practice: 12:30-2 p.m. Joe Montoya Recreation Center. Gatherings always include thought-provoking prompts, guides and discussion. 600-5703.
- Blood Drive: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. LDS Institute of Religion, 239 W. Saunders Dr. All donors at this drive will receive a voucher for a breakfast burrito, compliments of Sonic. 607-0152. bloodhero.com.
- Ostomy Support Group: 6:45-7:45 p.m. Joe C. Montoya Community & Senior Center, 245 N. Thorpe Road. Group offers participants educational information as well as the opportunity to meet with other community ostomates and caregivers. 214-3638. nahealth.com.
- “Water Over Coffee” with the Flagstaff Water Group: 7:30-9 a.m. White Dove Coffee, 2211 E. 7th Ave. Join Ward Davis and Rob Vane of the Flagstaff Water Group to learn more about water rates and the city’s ongoing rate-setting study, which has important implications for conservation and the sustainability of Flagstaff’s water supply. 380-2345.
- Conversation Corner: 7-8 p.m. NAU International Pavilion, Building 50A. Attendees may sit at a table with others learning the same language and native speakers of that language to have a conversation. Individuals of all language backgrounds are welcome to attend. 523-7356.
- Young Jammers -Free instrument instruction: 4-5:30 p.m. Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy, 3401 N. Fort Valley Road. Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music Young Jammers program provides free folk music instruction and loaner instruments for Flagstaff’s youth. Instruments include guitar, bass, fiddle and mandolin. 853-0809. ffotm.org.
- Graphic Novel Book Club: 6-6:45 p.m. Downtown Library, 300 W. Aspen Ave. Explore a new title each month and talk about the latest news from the world of comics, new graphic novel releases and forthcoming additions to the library’s collection. 213-2375. flagstaffpubliclibrary.org.
- Making Ends Meet: 2:45-4 p.m. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Yavapai College, Sedona Center, 4215 Arts Village Dr., Sedona. National Issues Forums (NIF) is a nonpartisan, nationwide network of locally sponsored public forums for the consideration of public policy issues. 523-8339. nau.edu/ppi.
- NAMI Family to Family Weekly Support Group: 6:30-8 p.m. AZPIRE Wellness Center, 2529 E. 7th Ave. Group offers respect, understanding, and group wisdom for family members and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. 214-2218. nami-flagstaff.org.
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Thursday, Feb. 18
- NAU Men's Basketball: 6:30 p.m. NAU Skydome. NAU vs Idaho State. nauathletics.com.
- Tournées French Film Festival - Bandes de filles/Girlhood: 7-9 p.m. NAU, Liberal Arts, room 120. Set in the impoverished banlieues that ring Paris and are home to many of its French-African denizens, Girlhood focuses on Marieme (Karidja Touré), a 16-year-old who assumes responsibility for her two younger sisters while their mother works the night shift; the teenager must also frequently absorb the wrath of her tyrannical slightly older brother. 523-6676.
- Backpacking Basics II - What's Inside Your Pack: 5:30 p.m. Flagstaff REI, 323 S. Windsor Lane. Join REI for this small group session on how to cut weight and tailor your gear to best suit your needs. 213-1914.
- No. Arizona Audubon Meeting: 7-9 p.m. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church/Benson Hall. Come to this meeting to have some fun playing bird games. Free and open to the public. 214-0415. northernarizonaaudubon.org.
- The Sedona Civics Challenge: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Yavapai College, Sedona Center, 4215 Arts Village Drive, Sedona. Challenge goal is to remind others of the civics knowledge that everyone needs in an entertaining and light-hearted way. 523-8339. nau.edu/ppi.
- Beautiful Writing Series: 3-5 p.m. NAU, Riles, Conference Room 206. Professional educators and writers share insights, thoughts, tips and techniques for the modern writer. 523-7745. nau.edu/CAL/Interdisciplinary-Writing-Program/Symposiums---Events/.
- Stroke Survivor Support Group: 12-1. Flagstaff Medical Center West Campus Ponderosa Room. Featuring a variety of speakers on stroke prevention, symptoms, treatment and after care. Open to patients, caregivers, family members and anyone interested in learning about stroke. 773-2125.
- Booktalk Cafe: 7-8 p.m. East Flagstaff Community Library, 3000 N. Fourth St., suite 5. We answer your questions and present book recommendations. Refreshments will be served. 213-2348. facebook.com/flaglib.
- Stammtisch/German Table: 6-8 p.m. Nimarcos Pizza, 101 S. Beaver St. This is a community event that is non-NAU sponsored. Everyone is welcome, no food/drink purchase necessary, all levels of German ability welcome, all ages welcome. 523-6731.
- CAVIAT Central Program Info & Registration: 5:30-7 p.m. Flagstaff High School. Programs are available to young adults from sophomore year through 21 years of age (some restrictions apply). To register please bring a copy of the students birth certificate, student photo ID and a copy of the parents drivers license. 613-2169. caviat.org.
- Basis Flagstaff Information Session: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Basis Flagstaff, 1700 N. Gemini D. The school is adding 3rd grade for 2016-17 school year; learn more about our school culture and curriculum. 774-5502. basisflagstaff.org.
- Free Tax Preparation: 4:30-8:30 p.m. Lura Kinsey Elementary, 1601 S. Lone Tree (main entrance). E-File state and federal income taxes for free for income up to $75,000 by IRS certified preparers. No appointment necessary, bring the following: picture ID for taxpayer and spouse; Social Security or ITIN cards for all household members; proof of income, including all W-2's and 1099 forms; all other important tax forms; name, address and tax ID number of child care provider; amount of money paid to child care provider in 2015; account and routing numbers for direct deposit; copy of last year's tax return (helpful). 220-5163.
- Free Tax Preparation: 9:55 a.m.-2 p.m. Page Library, 479 S. Lake Powell Blvd, Page. Free IRS certified tax preparation. State and federal returns electronically filed via IRS supported software. 220-5163.
- Mindfulness Meditation: 6:30-9 p.m. Flagstaff Federated Church, 400 W. Aspen Ave., room 24 (second floor). An evening of silent sitting and watchful walking. Guidance offered, but being present is all that's required. Come and go as suits you. 814-9851.
- La Tertulia (Spanish Table): 5:30-7 p.m. NAU North Union, upstairs of Einstein Bros. Students, instructors and community members meet in groups of 3-4 to enhance their Spanish skills. People of all levels are welcome. 523-7633.
- Speech/Language/Hearing Screenings: 9 a.m. N.A.U. Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, NAU College of Health & Human Services. Free screening appointments for birth to 5 years old. Call 523-8110 to make an appointment. email@example.com.