Wednesday, August 14

Flagstaff Premiere of 'Ode to Joy': 7-9 p.m. Harkins Cinemas, 4751 E Marketplace Dr, Flagstaff. The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Flagstaff premiere of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning comedy "Ode to Joy" as part of the festival's monthly Flagstaff Cinema Series. "Ode to Joy" debuted to rave audience reviews at the recent Sedona International Film Festival where it won the Directors' Choice Award for Feature Comedy."Ode to Joy" features an all-star ensemble cast including Martin Freeman, Morena Baccarin, Melissa Rauch, Jake Lacy, Jane Curtin, Shannon Woodward and Adam Shapiro.How does a man who is — literally — paralyzed by happiness find love? Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members ($10 for full-time students), and will be available starting at 6 p.m. that day in the Harkins lobby. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 928-282-1177 or online at SedonaFilmFestival.org

Dancing on the Square: 7-10 p.m. Heritage Square, 111 W Birch Ave. Starting at 7:00, a variety of volunteer local instructors teach all the steps you need to spin out to popular Swing and Latin tunes. Then practice your moves from 8:00 until 10:00 with a friendly, encouraging community of dancers. All ages, families welcome, no partner needed. 928-779-5749.

American Legion Bingo: 7-10 p.m. 204 west Birch avenue. The doors open at 5:30, Kitchen starts serving at 6:00 and the special games start at 7:00. The regular packet games follow immediately following. 559-639-7631. $5 and up. flgal3.org.

Paint a Succulent, learn basics of Acrylic: 6-8:30 p.m. The HeArt Box, 17 N. San Francisco St.. This class is for 18 and up. We will learn to draw the basic shape of a succulent to create foundation for painting. Will learn basics of acrylic painting through step by step in layering of shadows, midtones and highlights to create a final piece to take home. No prior experience required just the desire to learn. Pre-registration required. $45/per person. Taught by Jill Sans. All materials provided. 928-600-6290. theheartbox.space/shop/young-artists-bdx6j.

Lunar Lecture - Astronaut Training Past and Present: 6-7:30 p.m. Coconino Community College Lone Tree Campus, 2800 S Lone Tree Rd. Thanks to the persistence and foresight of the late Gene Shoemaker, all Apollo astronauts began to train in geology with scientists from the Flagstaff US Geological Survey 50 years ago. This legacy continues today with members of the astronaut training classes frequenting Flagstaff to study with scientists from the USGS Astrogeology Science Center. Geologist Justin Hagerty will give a free presentation on the role of the USGS in training astronauts past and present, and the unique access that Flagstaff provides to a variety of planetary analogs. scifest.org.

Forever Love Pet Loss Support Group: 6-7 p.m. Federated Community Church, 400 W Aspen St. 928-963-1340. facebook.com/FlagstaffPetLoss.

Single Retirees: 5-7 p.m. Interested in meeting new single and retired people for conversation, food and drink? We meet every Wednesday at 5:00 PM. Call Julie for location information at 928-699-0044. 

Citizens' Climate Lobby: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 423 N. Beaver Street. Do something positive about climate change. Join the Flagstaff Citizens Climate lobby group to learn how carbon fee and dividend works and how we can make it happen. If you haven't come to a meeting before, join us at 6 pm for an informal conversation and orientation. 928-699-3441. facebook.com/cclflag.

Flagstaff Community Band Summer Season Rehearsals: 7-9 p.m. Flagstaff High School band room. The Flagstaff Community Band welcomes all levels of band musicians for their summer concert season. Email us at flagstaffcommunityband@gmail.com or go to our website at flagstaffcommunityband.com for more information.

Flagstaff Ukulele Jam: 6:30-8 p.m. Montoya Community Center, 245 N. Thorpe Road. Flagstaff Ukulele Jam welcomes all levels and ages of ukulele players. Join us once a week to play with others in our community. Bring a music stand and copies of the tunes from the JamList or just show up and share with someone else. Check out our website for information, JamLists and tunes - flagukejam.weebly.com. Email us with questions or to get on the email distribution list at flagukejam@gmail.com

Full Moon Hike at Red Rock State Park: 6-8:30 p.m. 4050 Red Rock Loop Rd, Sedona. Led by a naturalist, this gives hikers the rare opportunity to enjoy the sunset and moon rise from an overlook and return by the light of the moon, while also having the chance to learn about Sedona and the surrounding areas. The hike lasts two to 2 1/2 hours and covers a distance of approximately two miles. A $5.00 reservation fee is required to reserve your spot on the hike, as well as an entry fee upon arrival. Wear suitable clothing (prepare for cool nights), closed toe shoes, bring water, and a flashlight. Call 928-282-6907 to reserve your spot on the hike. azstateparks.com/red-rock.

Thursday, August 15

Literary Lunar Lope: 8-9:30 p.m. Fort Tuthill, Flagstaff. During September's full moon, take a short hike on Soldier's Trail in Fort Tuthill with author Don Lago and the Flagstaff Public Library. We will take a midway break for an author talk featuring Don's new book!Meet at the Amphitheater Parking Lot in Fort Tuthill between 7:45 and 8 PM. Hike starts at 8.Fun for all of the ages who can stay up late. Hike, moon-gaze, and learn more about the guys who took that first hike on the moon!Wear good walking shoes, bring water, a jacket, and a flashlight or headlamp. Please be able to hike about 2 miles round trip with 300 feet of elevation gain. We expect to return to the parking lot around 9:30.Please contact 928-213-2331 or flagstaffpubliclibrary@gmail.com with questions! Jamie Paul, jamie.paul@flagstaffaz.gov, 928-213-2331. https://www.flagstaffpubliclibrary.org/.

Korean Karate Class: 6:30-8 p.m. DeMiguel Elementary School, 3500 S Gillenwater Dr. NAMA School of Chung Do Kwan offers Korean Karate classes. Adults and children 8 and over are welcome to participate at no charge for the first month. Needs based grants are available for students under 18. More information at namachungdokwan.weebly.com or call Brad at 928-266-5320.

Info Meeting - Yoga Immersion and Teacher Training: 6-7 p.m. The Yoga Experience, 1071 E Old Canyon Ct., Suite 200. In this free informational meeting we will unveil our curriculum and syllabus, answer questions about the two programs and how they relate to each other, provide inspiration to further you on your yoga path and offer a special discount for those that feel ready to commit. The full program starts in September. 928-774-9010. theyogaexperience.com.

Advocate for Common Sense Gun Laws: 6-7:30 p.m. Flagstaff Main Library Community Room, 300 W. Aspen Ave. Meet and build relationships with others who share your passion for stopping gun violence in all its forms. Discuss, plan, and prepare for fall campaigns and events. 928-221-0320. facebook.com/MomsDemandActionAZ.

NAU Summer Seminar Series: 5:30-7 p.m. College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Bldg 70, Rm 200, 19 West McConnell Drive. Spend an evening with Dr. Brian Petersen, Assistant Professor of Geography, Planning, and Recreation and Interim Director of NAU's Sustainable Communities Program, as he presents "Climate Change, Myths, & the Search for Real Solutions." Q & A to follow. Complimentary parking available after 4:30 pm in lot P61 and lot 47A. 928-523-2672. nau.edu/sbs/summer-seminar-series.

NAMI Peer and Family Support Groups: 5:30-7 p.m. Hope Community Church, 3700 N. Fanning Dr. National Alliance on Mental Illness Flagstaff offers free weekly peer support and family support groups for those affected by mental health challenges. 928-214-2218.

Capoeira Angola Class: Kids - 5:30-6:15 p.m., Adults - 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Boys & Girls Club of Flagstaff, 301 S Paseo del Flag. No previous experience is needed — capoeira is for anybody, at any age. Capoeira Angola is an art form that combines and draws elements from dance, martial arts, acrobatics, and music. $15. capoeiraflagstaff.org.

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Bagpipe lessons: 4-6 p.m. Epiphany Episcopal Church, 423 North Beaver Street. Lessons for beginning and intermediate bagpipers. Students need to buy The College of Piping Tutor Book and a practice chanter. 928-853-4597. $10. swskyepipesdrums.com.

Monthly Democratic Political Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Charlie's at the Weatherford Hotel, 23 N. Leroux St. Republicans are going to call any plans and programs a Democrat proposes "socialist" because that's simply their new dirty word. Last cycle it was "liberal." How do we deal with this and what are some of the proposals that may be most susceptible to this charge? And, what do these other terms mean — ACA, Public Option, Medicare-for-All, Climate Action, Green New Deal? Join the discussion. Order off the menu or just come to listen. 928-864-6469. coconinodemocrats.org/event/monthly-political-lunch/.

Active 0-5 Parenting Class: 6-7:30 p.m. CPLC Parenting Arizona, 201 East Birch Avenue, Suite 7. Your child's first few years are so important. Learn how make the most of them with Active Parenting: First Five Years, a program for parents and other caregivers. Written by parenting expert (and dad) Dr. Michael Popkin, this course will show you how to nurture your child with a "just right" combination of freedom and non-violent discipline. Help your kids start strong — sign up today. 928-773-9133. parentingaz.org.

Wine Tasting Thursdays at Vino Loco: 6-8 p.m. Every Thursday we offer a finely selected wine-tasting for locals and visitors. With our vast selection of international, regional and Arizona wines - we curate a weekly wine-tasting that will leave you coming back for more. We also offer cheese and appetizer plates. Call us for weekly tasting themes or "wine of the week". $10 per person or free for Wine Club members. 928-226-1764. vinolocoflag.com.

Pay Day Loans - What You Need to Know: 12-12:45 p.m. Coconino County Law Library, 200 N. San Francisco Street. Is taking out a payday loan a good idea? Find out at this free AZCourtHelp Legal Talk by Keatan Williams from DNA-People's Legal Services or register for our virtual classroom at azcourthelp.org-public-events. 

Celebrate Recovery: 6-8 p.m. Greenlaw Baptist Church, 3400 E Lockett Rd. A 12-Step recovery program that welcomes anyone who is struggling with hurts, habits, and hangups including alcohol, substance abuse, pornography, anger, depression, co-dependency and many others. This is a safe environment where anonymity and confidentiality are basic requirements of all participants. We meet in the main sanctuary for a weekly lesson or testimony every Thursday evening at 6 p.m., followed by separate men's and women's open share groups. Coffee and snacks are available afterwards. 928-527-0551.

Drop In to Mindfulness Meditation: Flagstaff Federated Community Church, Room 24, Upstairs, 400 W. Aspen Ave. 6:30 p.m. instruction, 7 - 8:15 p.m. Sitting and walking meditation. Come and go anytime. Free and open to all levels of experience and any (or no) religion. 928-814-9851. 

Flagstaff Dancin' Grannies: 1-3 p.m. YMCA, 1001 N. Turquoise Dr. Women's 50+ tap dance group, beginner-advanced. Tap shoes available. Call Cherie (928) 607-7488.  flagstaffdancingrannies.org.

Thirsty Thursdays with Keith Okie and Rebel Sol: 5-8 p.m. Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N. Fort Valley Rd. Keith Okie and Rebel Sol lbill themselves as "Soul Reggae Rockers," a title that perfectly describes this emerging force on the southwestern music scene. Enjoy dancing under the stars. Quench your hunger and thirst with local bites and brews at this fun, musical event. Food, beer, wine and soda available for cash purchase. Museum galleries and bookstore are open late for you to browse. 928-774-5213. $6. Free for MNA members, NAU students and children 9 and under.musnaz.org.

Dark Sky Trivia: 7-9 p.m. 928) 235-4525. brewcruizer.com/event/trivia.html.

"Little Shop of Horrors" Takes Over Flagstaff: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Doris Harper-White Community Playhouse, 11 W Cherry Ave, Flagstaff. A delectable sci-fi horror musical with an electrifying score, Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. This cult classic and recipient of several awards is the story of a meek and dejected flower shop assistant who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names after his crush at the shop. Little does he know this unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for human blood, and ultimately, for world domination. 928-774-1662. $28-30. theatrikos.com.

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