Thursday, September 12
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.
Future of the Colorado Plateau Forum - Indigenous Voices for Grand Canyon's Next Century: 6 p.m. Museum Of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd. Grand Canyon National Park's centennial anniversary offers opportunities for indigenous communities to reflect on the park's first 100 years and to consider new ways for tribes, federal agencies, local governments, businesses, teachers, artists, and others to work together in shaping the future of the entire Grand Canyon region. Participants who've been engaged in that intertribal conversation for nearly two years will present individual views about Grand Canyon's past, present and future. This forum will bring the conversation forward for the first time to the general public. We want to hear from you. 928-774-5213. Museum admission. musnaz.org.
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: 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.
Pedestrian Advisory Committee: 4:30-6 p.m. Flagstaff City Hall Chambers, 211 W. Aspen Ave. The public is invited and encouraged to attend! Pedestrian issues currently under consideration include: Sidewalk inventory and prioritization; Evaluation of pedestrian environment on major streets and intersections; Safe Routes to School; Flagstaff Walks!; Community walking maps; FUTS trail planning and prioritization; Sidewalk maintenance and snow removal; Crosswalk safety. 310-402-7949. flagstaff.az.gov/1824/Pedestrian-Advisory-Committee.
Lego Club: 3:30-4:30 p.m. East Flagstaff Community Library, 3000 N. 4th Street. Join us for fun-filled afternoons of creating and building. You bring the imagination, we'll supply the Legos. Ages 5-11. 928-213-2348. flagstaffpubliclibrary.org.
Guitar Class for Fun: 3-5 p.m. Montoya Community Center, 245 N Thorpe Rd. Fun and relaxed hour-long class, multiples styles, beginners and beyond. Ages 13+. Songs chosen from students' requests. $30/5 classes, $5 materials. Ongoing, can join anytime, but limited to nine students so registration required. 928-221-0418.
Out of the Dark by Lauren Sarantopulos: 2-7 p.m. The HeArt Box, 17 N. San Francisco St. The HeArt Box's featured artist for September is Lauren Sarantopulos and her show "Out of the Dark". Out of the Dark explores the contrasting balance found between light and darkness relative to the wildness of nature. theheartbox.space.
Stretch & Laugh Chair Yoga: 10:45-11:45 a.m. Jay Montoya Community Center, 245 N Thorpe Rd. Stretch and Laugh Chair Yoga is a gentle, safe way to stretch and breathe for those with mobility, injury, surgical issues or those who can't do traditional yoga. Come check it out, have fun and get stretching. 928-699-0558. $4.
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. Free for Wine Club members. 928-226-1764. vinolocoflag.com.
Lifesaving Blood Drive at The Guidance Center: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 2187 N. Vickey St. Culver's would like to thank you for giving blood with a voucher for a free pint of fresh frozen custard. 1-877-258-4825. bloodhero.com.
Celebrate Recovery: 6-8 p.m. Greenlaw Baptist Church, 3400 E Lockett Rd. Celebrate Recovery is A Christian 12-Step recovery program that welcomes anyone who is struggling with hurts, habits, and hangups. Coffee and snacks are available afterwards. 928-527-0551.
Drop In to Mindfulness Meditation: Flagstaff Federated Community Church, Room 24, 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.
Step Into Running: 5:45-6:45 p.m. Step Into Running is a run/walk program designed for anyone with an interest in running, regardless of experience. We meet twice a week, as well as for three workshops covering strength/flexibility, motivation, and nutrition. SIR is staffed by Team Run Flagstaff coaches and volunteers. If you are a beginner or have had a long break from consistent running, this program is a great place to start. We stress the basics of starting a program safely and effectively in a supportive environment. Registration is $75 and is available on the TRF website. teamrunflagstaff.com/programs/step-into-running.
Flagstaff Dancin' Grannies: 1-3 p.m. YMCA, 1001 N. Turquoise Drive. Women's 50+ tap dance group, beginner-advanced. Tap shoes available. Call Cherie 928-607-7488. flagstaffdancingrannies.org.
Dark Sky Trivia: 7-9 p.m. Dark Sky Brewery, 117 N. Beaver Street. 928-235-4525. brewcruizer.com/event/trivia.html.
Cancer Support Group: 2:30-4 p.m. Cancer Resource Room, Cancer Center of Northern Arizona, 1200 N Beaver St. If you are newly diagnosed, with any type of cancer, a caregiver, or a survivor, this group is for you. We share information on treatments, medications, fears, and triumphs. We address the question: Where do we go from here? 928-310-8467 or 928-600-4928.
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Friday, September 13
The Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival presents "Winter's Tale": 7-9 p.m. Branigar Hall - Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 North Fort Valley Road. A family torn apart by jealousy and separated by oceans finds love and forgiveness in this play by William Shakespeare. 503-752-4064. $15-25. flagshakes.org.
Auditions for "A Christmas Carol in Dance": 5-7:30 p.m. Canyon Dance Academy, 2812 N. Izabel Street. A new dance production presented by Canyon Movement Company based on the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol — like you've never imagined. Audition times are 5-5:30: 7-8 year olds, 5:30-6: 9-10 year olds, 6-6:30: 11-12 year olds, 6:30-7: Teens, 7-7:30: Adults. All lead roles will be cast from these audition times/groups. Check the website for details. canyondanceacadmy.org. 928-774-3937.
Grand Canyon National Park Centennial Perspectives - Craig Childs: 7-9 p.m. Cline Library Assembly Hall Northern Arizona University, 1001 S. Knoles Drive. Join us for an evening with Craig Childs. He will talk about routes, how one moves through what looks like an impossible terrain of cliffs and shadows, and what you discover about the Grand Canyon in the process. In a place where people fall off the edges taking selfies, he will tell stories about finding ways. Immediately following, you are invited to join us for a reception in Special Collections and Archives to celebrate the lecture series.Complimentary parking is available behind the library in lot P13 after 4:30 pm. 928-523-2173. nau.edu/library/events.
Loony Moony Scavenger Hide: 7-8 p.m. Uptown Pubhouse, 114 N Leroux St. This full moon, come help kick off the Northern Arizona Book Festival and celebrate the looniness attributed to the full moon with a backwards scavenger hunt. We will be hiding orphaned books around downtown for book festival folks - and locals - to find and take home. All ages welcome. Once you've picked up your loot, go hide it, and send us a photo of your book in its natural habitat. 928-213-2331. flagstaffpubliclibrary.org.
Full Moon Hike at Red Rock State Park: 5:30-8 p.m. 4050 Red Rock Loop Rd, Sedona. Led by a naturalist, this moonlit hike gives participants 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. Verde Valley and park history, as well as archaeology, geology, botany, and riparian wildlife information, are also possible topics offered by a knowledgeable guide. The hike lasts two to 2 1/2 hours and covers a distance of approximately two miles. A $5.00 registration fee is required to reserve your spot on the hike, as well as an entry fee upon arrival. 928-282-6907. azstateparks.com/red-rock/.
Ukulele Workshop: 3-4 p.m. Join virtuoso and award winning artist Makana for a free ukulele workshop at the Navajo Ramada at Ft. Tuthill County Park for Pickin' in the Pines Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival. Pickininthepines.org.
Game Day: 2:30-4:30 p.m. East Flagstaff Community Library, 3000 N. 4th Street. Come play video game systems and table top games in our Community Room. Ages 8-17. 928-213-2348. flagstaffpubliclibrary.org.
Community Yoga Fridays: 12-1 p.m. Main Flagstaff Library Community Room, 300 W Aspen Ave. Two introductory 1-hr yoga sessions to support gun violence prevention and raise awareness of Flagstaff Moms Demand Action activities. All levels welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours.
Writers Who Lunch: 12-1:30 p.m. Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library, nw corner, 300 West Aspen Avenue. Many authors have day jobs--the trick is fitting in your writing between the shifts. Come feed your writing with the support and company of other Flagstaff writers. 928-213-2331. flagstaffpubliclibrary.org.
Historic Walking Tours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Flagstaff Visitors Center, 1 E. Rt. 66. Meet Johnny Anaya, a licensed tour guide and local historian who guides you through Historical Downtown Flagstaff, providing fun facts and entertaining experiences. 928-853-0792. $15.
Arthritis Tai Chi: 10-11 a.m. Jay Montoya Community Center, 245 N Thorpe Rd. Fall Prevention & Arthritis Tai Chi classes. This style of Tai Chi is a slow, gentle way of maintaining balance and ease of movement. Perfect for those with mobility issues. All movements can be done from a chair or standing. Fun and friendly way to keep moving. 928-679-7261. coconino.az.gov.
Self-Guided Downtown Flagstaff Walking Tour: Flagstaff Visitor Center, 1 E. Route 66. On this tour, you will discover cool facts and interesting stories around topics like: the railroad, Route 66, the lumber industry, early residents, the naming of Flagstaff, building architecture and history, and more. 714-474-1628. $24.95. enjoyflagstaff.com.
Free Expert-Guided Bird Walks: 7-11 a.m. Jay's Bird Barn, 1490 S. Riordan Ranch St. Join Joe Crouse of the Ecological Restoration Institute of NAU for a free, expert-guided bird walk. Meet at Jay's Bird Barn at 7:00 am. Carpooling will be coordinated to the location. You are welcome to demo any of our binoculars but arrangements will need to be made the day prior, before 6pm. To reserve your spot, sign up at the store or email email@example.com.
Dance Classes for all ages: 4-8 p.m. Canyon Dance Academy, 2812 N Izabel St. Fall dance classes are open for registration. Weekly classes in jazz, modern, ballet, hip hop, tap, and creative dance. 928-774-3937. canyondance.org.
Anger MGMT Comedy - Brent Pella: 7:30 p.m. The Orpheum Theater, 15 W. Aspen Ave. Brent Pella is a stand-up comedian based in Los Angeles whose comedy sketches, celebrity impressions and parody music videos have gained more than 50 million views online. Brent is best known for his Eminem impressions which have gained international attention. Brent's high-energy, character-based comedy is inspired by his experiences of growing up with a single mom, becoming a role model for his younger sister and his many failed relationship efforts. 928-556-1580. $8.50-13.50. orpheumflagstaff.com.
Flagstaff Food Tours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. On our tour, you will sample food from at least 5 local restaurants. Guides will point out architectural highlights, cultural sites, and great local shops along the way. 928-224-8278. $60. FlagstaffFoodTour.com.