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SUMMER 2019

CITYSCAPE A COMPLETE GUIDE TO CITY OF FLAGSTAFF PROGRAMS, EVENTS & INFORMATION

SPRING INTO FIREWISE

LAKE MARY DAM SPILLOVER OPPORTUNITIES

FLAGSTAFF CLIMATE AMBASSADOR TRAINING


Flagstaff City Council council@flagstaffaz.gov | (928) 213-2015

Mayor: Coral Evans Vice-Mayor: Adam Shimoni Councilmembers: Jamie Whelan Charlie Odegaard Regina Salas Jim McCarthy Austin Aslan City Manager: Barbara Goodrich Deputy City Managers: Shane Dille Kevin Treadway (Interim)

Send comments or suggestions to: jdrum@flagstaffaz.gov The City of Flagstaff, Arizona publishes Cityscape as a service to its citizens.

Mayor Coral Evans Elected to a two-year term in 2016 and re-elected in 2018 cevans@flagstaffaz.gov Vice-Mayor Adam Shimoni Elected to a four-year term in 2018 adam.shimoni@flagstaffaz.gov Councilmember Jamie Whelan Elected to a four-year term in 2016 jwhelan@flagstaffaz.gov Councilmember Charlie Odegaard Elected to a four-year term in 2016 codegaard@flagstaffaz.gov

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Councilmember Regina Salas Elected to a four-year term in 2018 regina.salas@flagstaffaz.gov Councilmember Jim McCarthy Elected to a four-year term in 2016 jmccarthy@flagstaffaz.gov Councilmember Austin Aslan Elected to a four-year term in 2018 Austin.Aslan@flagstaffaz.gov Flagstaff City Hall 211 W. Aspen Ave. Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (928)213-2000

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City Continues Work on Master Plans for Trails The City of Flagstaff is working on an Active Transportation Master Plan and Flagstaff Urban Trails System (FUTS) Master Plan to serve as detailed guides to enhance walking, biking and trails in the area. The Active Transportation Master Plan will make recommendations to improve the pedestrian and bicycle environment, while the FUTS Master Plan guides future development of our urban trails. Both plans implement the goals and policies of the Flagstaff Regional

Plan 2030: Place Matters regarding walking, biking and trails. Based on what we have heard from the community so far, both plans will likely be organized around the following seven goals:  Completing networks for walking and biking.  Taking care of the trails we have.  Building a supportive community for walking and biking.  Improving safety through education and

enforcement.  Promoting land use patterns, development practices, and street standards that support walking and biking.  Use Travel Demand Management to promote sustainable transportation and reduce single occupancy vehicle use.  Assess how we’re doing. This planning process has allowed for the collection a lot of supporting information – including in-depth inventories of sidewalks, bike lanes, and FUTS trails –

COLLECTION WEEK

and heard from the community via a series of surveys and public activities. Outreach to stakeholders and the community will continue through this summer, and we anticipate that the plans will be reviewed and adopted by City Council before the end of the year. Looking for more information about the master plans, or interested in being engaged in the planning process? Visit the master plans webpage at www.flagstaff. az.gov/atmp

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Tourism & Visitation Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week May 5-11, 2019 Discover Flagstaff!

Eco-tourism is any form of tourism that focuses on traveling to natural environments with a mission to learn about and ultimately help protect those environments. Discover Flagstaff (formerly CVB) launched an eco-tourism Flagstaff campaign to encourage responsible visitation to our beautiful mountain city. At 7,000’, there is an expectation for responsible use of the epic beauty surrounding this mountain and college town offering an abundance of social and green tourism opportunities. Flagstaff is a destination for visitors to experience an adventure offering the cleanest mountain air within the world’s largest contiguous Ponderosa pine forest and the world’s first international dark sky city. USAToday.com placed Flagstaff in a worldwide list of the 10 best places to avoid noise, light and air pollution. Eco-friendly Flagstaff is for those who choose to travel in a way that shows respect to nature and does not contribute to its degradation.

• 56 miles of City-maintained urban trails traverse in a City-wide network for non-motorized, shared used-pathways for bicyclists, walkers, hikers and runners in the world’s largest contiguous Ponderosa pine forest. Flagstaff’s tourism partners are proactive making great efforts toward environmentally friendly options. For example, the Drury Inn & Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites and Greentree Inn all focus on policies and procedures to ensure sustainable actions. Flagstaff restaurants such as Shift Kitchen and Bar, Criollo Latin Kitchen and Brix have stepped up to the trend and adopted sustainable practices. Did you know? The Museum of Northern Arizona Easton Collection Center showcases a living roof with planted native vegetation reducing energy consumption that also extends the life of the roofing and the 17,000 square foot building exceeds the U.S. Green Building Council’s Platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental design (LEED).

Flagstaff Airport Offers Direct Flights to Denver, Dallas and Phoenix

Traveling this summer? Now is the Rolling Stone magazine calls Red Rocks time to book direct flights to Denver, Amphitheater one of America’s best, and Phoenix or Dallas and avoid the two- music legends have raved about it. Dalhour drive, heat and hassle to Phoenix. las is a vibrant and exciting destination Flights are in full operation at afford- city to experience - do it all from a night able prices with convenient options to on the town to shopping and outdoor Eco-Tourism Flagstaff Facts: fit busy summer schedules. United has adventure. Visit the big state of Texas to twice daily jet service to Denver and enjoy the Dallas Arboretum and BotaniAmerican Airlines travels to Dallas. In cal Garden, Texas Skywalk, GeO-Deck • The American Lung Association named Flagstaff a Cleanest US City addition to Phoenix, both of the new at the Reunion Tower and the Pioneer for year-round particle pollution. Learn more about sustainable tourism routes fly nonstop, seven days a week Plaza with its massive bronze sculptures in Flagstaff at discoverflagstaff.com/ with two flights per day. of longhorn cattle. • Awarded by the International Dark- flgecotourism. Pack your bags and visit Denver to Always fly Flagstaff first and book Sky Association in 2001, the City of take in an event at Mile High Stadium flights from Flagstaff Airport to Dallas Flagstaff became the World’s First Inor a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater. or Denver for your next get-away! ternational Dark Sky City. • Flagstaff City Council sustainability goals include residential and business programs for water conservation, recycling, waste removal, regional transportation and development. 4

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Donate $25 or more to the American Cancer Society and receive

FLAGSTAFF ATHLETIC CLUB

SUMMER DAY CAMP MAY 31 Friday Fun Day Lets get the summer started!

initiation fee*

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WEEK #2 JUNE 10-14 Northern AZ Superheros WEEK #3 JUNE 17-21 Spheres and Wheels Adventure: Bowling WEEK #4 JUNE 24-28 Water, water everywhere Adventure: Lake Mary (Sharks and Wildcats) WEEK #5 JULY 1-3, 5 Stars and Stripes WEEK #6 JULY 8-12 The Great Outdoors Adventure: Bearizona WEEK #7 JULY 15-19 Amazing Race Adventure: Flagstaff Extreme WEEK #8 JULY 22-26 Time Travelers Adventure: Ice Skating WEEK #9 JULY 29-AUG 2 Hawaiian Hullaballoo Adventure: AZ Snowbowl

Campers will spend their days at FAC East, swimming daily, participating in activities and games in the various locations around the club, and weather permitting, hiking on nearby trail systems and playing at the park. Camp days begin at 9am and end at 4pm. Camp staff are available from 7:30am to 5:30pm daily at no additional cost.

10% OFF THE ACTIVITY FEE WITH THIS AD SUMMER CAMP OPTIONS & PRICES Days Non Refundable Activity Fee*

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Campers can look forward to days full of creative and fun activities, games and sports to develop healthy and active lifestyles.

WEEK #1 JUNE 3-7 Color Week

WEEK #10 AUGUST 5-7 Best of Camp

1/2 off

Your membership includes: 2 Clubs, 3 pools (including a salt pool, a lap pool and an outdoor pool), 4 Steamrooms, 6 Jacuzzis, 2 Kids Clubs, 9 Courts, State of the Art Weight and Cardio Equipment, Indoor Track, plus much more! Personal Training, Massage Therapy, Small Group Training, Physical Therapy and Tanning on site

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$50/$45

$60/$55

Mon-Fri Full Day

$155/$145 Per Week

$180/$170 Per Week

Mon-Fri Half Day

$110/$105 Per Week

$130/$125 Per Week

Mon, Wed, Fri Full Day

$115/$105 Per Week

$135/$125 Per Week

Tues & Thurs Full Day

$90/$85 Per Week

$105/$100 Per Week

Flexible Days You chose the days your camper will attend

$55/day, $95/two days, $125/three days, $145/four days

$65/day, $110/two days, $145/three days, $170/four days

Mon-Wed, Fri Full Day Half Day

$135/$125 $90/$85

$160/$150 $110/$105

Mon-Wed Full Day Half Day

$115/$105 $75/$65

$135/$125 $95/$85

Adventures * Week Flag Extreme

$20/Child/Adventure Coyotes/Sharks $25 Wildcats $45

$25/Child/Adventure Coyotes/Sharks $30 Wildcats $50

Group Swim Lessons Swim Team

$20 M/W or T/TH $10 Wed

$35 M/W or T/TH $20 Wed

*Non-refundable Activity Fee is due upon registration. Camp Payment, Adventure, Group Swim Lesson and Swim Team fees are due on the first day of camp week. Registration deadline is 4pm the Thursday prior to camp week camper will attend or when the camp week is full. Registrations or any changes received after the deadline will be charged a $20 fee.

Over 120 Group Fitness Classes a week including: Beginner Classes, Yoga, Cycling, Zumba, Step, Pilates, Aqua X, Les Mills®, Aqua for Arthritis, Barre Fusion 45, Barre Above, Piyo, Heart Rate Training, willPower Method, and more! Expires June 30, 2019

Group, Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

FAC WEST 1200 W Rt. 66 � 928-779-4593 | FAC EAST/SPORTSTOP 1500 N Country Club Rd. � 928-779-5141

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Sustainability

Flagstaff’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Six month progress update On November 20, 2018, City Council unanimously adopted Flagstaff’s first Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. This Plan lays a roadmap for how the Flagstaff community will respond to our changing climate.

Praxis Plastic Wins the Innovate Waste Challenge

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ast month, entrepreneurs competed in the Challenge’s Inaugural Final Pitch Event, presenting their business ideas for turning Flagstaff’s waste into profit. After deliberating, Praxis Plastic was announced as the winner, receiving $8,000 in prize money to assist in the startup of their business in Flagstaff. Praxis Plastic seeks to solve issues related to plastic recycling by processing hard to recycle plastics from sleds and more into new products, such as rock climbing holds, coasters and door stoppers. Many entrepreneurs participated in the Challenge after developing their business ideas over past year. Participants had the opportunity to improve their ideas by participating in a series of trainings and mentorship opportunities provided by the

multiple partner organization, including the City of Flagstaff, Moonshot at NACET, Coconino Community College, Northern Arizona University, and the Small Business Development Center. The project was designed initially as a partnership between the Economic Development Program and the Sustainability Program along with the other partners listed above in order to address waste issues and climate concerns while creating jobs and prosperity. We encourage entrepreneurs in Flagstaff to continue thinking about solutions to convert waste into a viable product or service and participate in next year’s Challenge. Interested individuals and teams can sign up to receive updates at www.ChooseFlagstaff.com/InnovateWaste

Flagstaff is a community that is taking climate action. Since the Plan adoption, community members, City staff, businesses and organizations have been reducing our impacts and preparing for change. Here are some highlights of the progress we’ve made: • We have trained 43 Flagstaff residents as Climate Ambassadors. These Ambassadors • Community members held an All Hands are having discussions with their neighbors on Deck event in February, to talk about about climate change and how we can all climate solutions any community member take climate action. can take. Examples include walking or biking for just one trip per week, getting • Over 50 students participated in the Clia home energy audit, or taking a shorter mate Action Challenge and KidWind Chalshower. lenge. Teams presented at the 2nd annual Flagstaff Youth Climate Summit, which • The City purchased its first electric vehicle, celebrated the innovative student projects for the ParkFlag program. This vehicle and awarded prizes to top teams in each causes zero local pollution on our downcompetition. town streets, can go 240 miles on a complete charge, and will save the City signifi- • An NAU student project created a raincant fuel and maintenance costs. water harvesting garden at the Murdoch Community Center in the Southside. This • The City is working to incorporate susproject added fruit trees and native plants, tainability considerations into the Building and will help reduce runoff into the Rio de Code Update, which will ensure all new Flag while creating a beautiful new addition buildings will be energy-efficient, in addito the Southside. tion to healthy and safe. • Countless other climate actions occurred • Workshops were held at Earth day on comthroughout the community during this time, posting, rainwater harvesting, and how to from ongoing forest restoration work on recycle properly. the Dry Lake Hills, restaurants that reduced plastic use, to people who turn off their cars • City Council voted to join the Global Covwhen waiting for the train. If you have a enant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, a community climate action you'd like us global coalition of city leaders dedicated to to highlight, let us know at www.Flagstaff. AZ.gov/climate reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and making their communities more resilient. This is a community Plan. We invite you to learn more and get involved at www.Flagstaff.AZ.gov/ClimatePlan.

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JUNE 13, 2019 FLAGSTAFF CLIMATE AMBASSADOR TRAINING

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2019 Youth Climate Summit Winners

Become a community leader in climate action and awareness.

KIDWIND CHALLENGE 4th-8th Grade Challenge Winner Team Windova Cooper King Elementary School (Phoenix)

Flagstaff’s changing climate is affecting us all. In this 3 hour training session, you will learn how to effectively discuss climate change and the new Flagstaff Climate Action and Adaptation Plan with your community. Topics include: • How climate is and will continue changing in Flagstaff. • How the new Climate Plan addresses climate change impacts. • How our community can make a difference. You will receive resources and tips to build climate change awareness and help your neighbors take action. Refreshments provided. Presented by the City of Flagstaff Sustainability Program. Contact Lee.Bryant@flagstaffaz.gov or (928) 213-2156 for more information, or to sign up.

BECOME A CLIMATE AMBASSADOR Learn how to discuss climate change with your community Build on momentum of the FLG Climate Plan Encourage climate action

THURSDAY, JUNE 13 5:30 - 8:30 PM Murdoch Community Center 203 E Brannen Ave.

REGISTER TODAY: www.flagstaff.az. gov/climate

4th-8th Grade Challenge Runner Up Team Wind Riders Cooper King Elementary School (Phoenix) 9th-12th Grade Challenge Winner Team A.D.A.M. Coconino High School

CLIMATE ACTION CHALLENGE 4th-8th Grade Challenge Winner Northland Preparatory Academy 7th Grade Science For their project: EcoCanvas 4th-8th Grade Challenge Runner Up Northland Preparatory 7th Grade Science For their project: Fork It

9th-12th Grade Challenge Runner Up Team Swifty Coconino High School

9th-12th Grade Challenge Winner Hopi Junior Senior High School Project Uuyii For their project: The Effect of Climate Change on Hopi Fields

These teams presented to their peers and judges at the second annual Flagstaff Youth Climate Summit, held on April 16. The Summit celebrates student creativity and innovation in taking climate action. Student projects ranged from reducing single-use plastics to hosting a bike fix-it clinic.

9th-12th Grade Challenge Runner Up FALA Environmental Coalition For their project: The Pledge for Veg/Change the Meat You Eat

THANK YOU TO ALL TEAMS INVOLVED!

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Sustainability

COFFEE&CLIMATE Do you have questions about climate change?

Want to learn more about Flagstaff’s new Climate Plan & how you can make a difference?

JOIN US FOR COFFEE! May 10 9-10am at Firecreek Coffee Company June 14 9-10am at White Dove Coffee Coffee & Climate is an informal conversation with Sustainability staff about climate change in Flagstaff, the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, and pressing climate news. Drop by for a few minutes or stay the entire hour! We meet on the second Friday of every month at either White Dove Coffee Shop (even months), or at Firecreek Coffee (odd months). Learn more about the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan at www.Flagstaff.AZ.Gov/ClimatePlan.

Household Battery and Bulb Collection Event Due to popular demand we are adding a household batteries and fluorescent light bulb collection event on Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Flagstaff Aquaplex. More information is available at www.flagstaff.az.gov/dropoffday.

Lights Out Flagstaff 2019 Don’t throw it away

Please join us to celebrate Lights Out Flagstaff Get it fixed for FREE on Friday, May 10 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., at Buf- at the Fix-It-Clinic falo Park, for an evening full of dark skies acOn Saturday, May 18, 2019 the we’re tivities including night sky telescope viewing, hosting a Fix-it Clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 night hikes and other family-friendly activip.m. at Killip Elementary School, 2300 E ties. Celebrate our community’s commitment 6th Ave. Bring your small household apto dark skies, learn more about the dark skies pliances, clothing, electronics, and other ordinance and various strategies to comply items that need repair and a volunteer will with the ordinance. help you repair it. In past Fix-It Clinics, In honor of Lights Out Flagstaff, Lowell Ob- volunteers have helped repair 80 percent servatory will be hosting a Back of the House of all the items brought in including toys, Tour at the observatory, led by Historian Kev- lamps, electronics and clothing. Just bring in Scheduler, followed by a bus ride to Buffalo your broken item and we will provide the Park for the main event. The tour begins at 6 volunteers, tools and knowledge! p.m. and finishes at 7:45 p.m. The bus leaves If you are good at soldering, electronics refor Buffalo Park at 8 p.m. and will return to pair, electrical repair, sewing, woodworkLowell Observatory at 9:30 p.m. Tickets for ing or general tinkering and you’d like to the Lowell Observatory portion of the event volunteer at the Fix-it Clinic, please concan be purchased by visiting www.lowell.edu/ tact Maggie Twomey at 928-213-2144 or outreach/special-events. mtwomey@flagstaffaz.gov. For more inFind out more at www.flagstaff.az.gov/ formation, visit www.flagstaff.az.gov/fixit. lightsoutflagstaff.

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Litter Got You Down? Here are four ways you can help! 1) Make sure the lids on your residential and commercial trash and recycling containers are shut all the way. The wind can blow your trash and recycling great distances in our community. 2) Gather a group of friends or coworkers to spend time cleaning up where you live or work. The Community Stewards Program will lend you safety equipment and trash pickers and bags. Just call Maggie Twomey. 3) Join Albert the Sustainability Squirrel’s anti-litter club on Litterati. Download the app “Litterati” to your smartphone, search for the #LitterFreeFlagstaff club and join. Then when you find a piece of trash, take a photo of it through the Litterati app. The photo will be mapped and help staff understand the types of litter we have and where it is concentrated so we can improve our clean-up efforts. Contact Maggie Twomey at (928) 213-2144 or mtwomey@flagstaffaz.gov to see about adopting a section of FUTS or Avenue in Flagstaff


SUMMER2019 Kids & Adults Welco me!

Free!

Bashas'

In an attempt to discourage panhandling by individuals who use the cash they receive from donors to feed substance abuse problems.......

2700 S Woodlands Village Blvd.

2019 Stream Cleanup

The UPS Store in the Walmart Shopping Center 2700 S Woodlands Village Blvd #300

Catholic Charity Services

Led by Flagstaff Sustainability Program & COF Stormwater

2101 N. 4th Street

Flagstaff Farmers Market 1901 N 4th St.

Flagstaff Soap Company

while at the same time remaining compassionate to those with legitimate needs, the Flagstaff Police Department and Shadows Foundation have joined together to develop a system that allows donors to buy vouchers.

21 N San Francisco St

Flagstaff Visitor Center 1 Historic Route 66

Majerle's Sports Grill

Join us on

Saturday, June 15th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet at west-side Walmart 2750 S Woodlands Village Blvd Bring closed-toed shoes! With questions, contact: Maggie Twomey, Community Steward's Program (928) 213-2144 mtwomey@flagstaffaz.gov

102 E. Route 66

Coconino Federal Credit Union 2800 S. Woodlands Village Blvd

These vouchers can be given and used to purchase non-alcoholic and non-tobacco related goods at participating businesses by those that receive them.

Coconino Federal Credit Union 2520 N. Fourth Street

Greater FlagstafF Chamber of Commerce 101 Historic Route 66

Flagstaff City COCONINO PUBLIC LIBRARY 300 West Aspen Ave. Flagstaff, AZ 86001 928-213-2330

AS OF JANUARY 1ST 2018 ALL RECIPIENTS OF BETTER BUCKS WILL BE ALLOWED TO USE UP TO $10 IN BETTER BUCKS VOUCHERS AT PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS.

VISIT BETTERBUCKS.ORG

All photos taken by Tom Bean

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Water Services

Safety First Safety Always Running two water reclamation plants (WRP) in a safe and efficient manner is no easy task, but that is exactly what Plant Manager Jim Huchel does for our City. It takes careful monitoring and strict adherence to “best practices” for continued success and worker safety. These practices led to Flagstaff’s water reclamation system receiving an “Excellence in Safety Award” for 2018, at the annual AZ Water Conference in April. AZ Water is our state’s professional water/wastewater organization, with over 2,200 members. The purpose of the AZ Water Safety Awards is to recognize the efforts accomplished by Arizona utilities toward safe operating practices employed by facilities and distribution/collection systems in the state. Only utilities with a formal safety program are eligible for this award. Huchel implements a strict safety protocol for even the most mundane activities. Personal Protection Equipment, or PPE, are standard issue. Slips and trips, wet surfaces and electrical hazards are a part of daily life at a Water Reclamation Facility. His staff is trained and certified in Electrical/ Arc Flash, CPR/First Aid and AED, forklifts, confined space and other OSHA standards. They utilize an online, personal development training as well as conduct weekly safety meetings. In 2018, Water Reclamation had no recordable injuries, tying to City goals to reduce the number of accidents and injuries to our employees.

Lone Worker Device

If you’ve ever been on a tour of one of our WRP facilities, you’ll know they are huge; Wildcat is 23 sprawling acres including underground tunnels. Our Multi-Skilled Workers are called upon to perform a variety of potentially hazardous tasks, and they often operate alone. This is why we instituted the use of a Lone Worker Device, which monitors activity of the person wearing it. It protects the on-call operator coming in alone, at all hours. The device sends a signal after 15 minutes of non-activity. If the operator 10

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Watering Days Reminder A wonderfully wet winter has come to a close and spring temperatures are here. As you set out to revitalize your yard, keep Flagstaff’s watering schedule in mind. Addresses that end in an even number can water before 9 a.m. or after 5 p.m. on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Odd numbered addresses can water before 9 a.m. or after 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. And don’t forget, no watering on Monday!

does not respond, it sends out an alarm with the GPS location to the on-call supervisor. We are now looking at adding a gas detection feature, providing an added layer of protection.

Wet Well Inspection

Water Conservation Plan Update

Looking inside the wet well 30 feet down to find suspected source of pump malfunction.

It’s not just the public safety staff who are called upon to perform dangerous tasks. The Rio de Flag WRP recently had to lower an employee 30 feet into a wet well to trouble-shoot an influent pump problem. This took ten days of careful preparation to identify potential hazards (such as trapped gases) and repair needs to the equipment.

Safety Every Day

The City’s insurance carrier conducted a surprise mock OSHA safety inspection at the Wildcat plant in November 2018. They cycled through every part of the plant, verifying that established process, and procedures are being followed. At the end of the inspection, they gave a supreme compliment to our well-trained staff. The safety team remarked at how well the staff was trained. Further, for a facility of this age, they expected to find more issues. This is good news for Flagstaff and our insurance rates. But, even better news for our residents. A plant that employs best practices in safety, is also likely to carry over those practices to their water quality processes, as well. Our crews remain committed to keeping your water and your environment safe.

The Water Conservation Program is continuing to make progress on their Strategic Plan! This plan will provide critical insight into how to best tackle water conservation in the future in Flagstaff. You can follow along on their progress, and provide your input by visiting the Plan website at www.flagstaff.az.gov/WCPlan.

WE MOVED!! Water Services Administration offices are at a new location! You’ll now be able to find us at:

2323 N. Walgreens Street

In east Flagstaff, off Steves Blvd and Industrial Dr. THIS INCLUDES: • Administration • Water Resources • Water Conservation • Engineering

• Regulatory Compliance • Stormwater • Industrial Pretreatment

You’ll continue to pay your water bill at the Customer Service window in City Hall. WATCH FOR OUR OPEN HOUSE IN JUNE FLAGSTAFF WATER SERVICES 2323 N. Walgreens St. Flagstaff, Arizona 86004

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Lake Mary Dam Spillover Creates Conservation Opportunities What’s the best way to conserve water? Save every drop! That’s exactly what the water production lake runs at 25-30 percent. crews at Lake Mary Water Treatment Plant By the numbers, we produced 3.75 are doing, capitalizing on an overflowing million gallons the second week of January lake level, brought by late winter and spring 2019, compared to 20 million gallons at 40 storms. Upper Lake Mary began spilling percent demand, and up to 35 million galover the dam on March 8 and our Lake lons weekly at peak production. Mary Water Treatment staff are adding This is great news for our water supproduction hours to use this seasonal re- ply. While we still need groundwater wells source. It’s a “use it, or lose it” proposition, to satisfy the lion’s share of potable water as runoff is essentially lost resources, due demand, this spike in to evaporation. Evaporation alone can ac- surface water offsets count for up to 30 percent water loss from pumping our aquifer. the lake annually. Every conservation We are running double shifts, and add- method we can eming a graveyard shift (24-hour production) ploy helps maintain in May. This will increase water produca stable water supply tion to over 50 percent of total demand, for the future, and from the 40 percent we are now producing. that’s even better Usual surface water production from the news for Flagstaff.

Recycled Water Survey Results

Low Water Landscape Rebate Are you ready to take your landscape to the next level? Consider a Low Water Landscape conversion! Let Water Conservation staff, in partnership with the Arboretum at Flagstaff, guide you through the process of removing irrigated lawn and replacing it with drought tolerant grasses, flowers, shrubs and trees that are adapted to thrive in our high desert conditions. Easy on you and easy on your water bill! Please call 928-213-2116 or email SaveWater@flagstaffaz. gov if you are interested in taking part in this rebate program to help you convert your lawn.

Out of 96      Participants... 43%

81%

Have confidence in Water Services' ability to implement projects

are comfortable with Advanced Treated Water  directly  incorporated in the potable water supply

82%

Are willing to pay additional fees towards new water treatment developments

90% Found the survey informative

We still have work to do! Legend Comfortable

Indifferent

Not Comfortable

Not Sure

Overall, residents feel Recycled Water is a good option for Flagstaff

70% Approval

Top 2 Survey Picks Option 1:

Option 2:

Recyled water released into drainages for natural filtration aquifer recharge (what we are currently doing)

Injecting Advanced Treated Recycled Water (potable quality) into the ground for aquifer recharge

86% Approval

Participants' Concerns:

Ranked Priority Options:

1 2

Release Class A+ Recycled Water into natural drainages Inject Advanced Treated Recycled Water (potable quality) into the ground

3

Add Class A+ Recycled Water to Upper Lake Mary

Next Step Seepage study to evaluate ways to manage excess recycled water and recharge the aquifer

60% Approval

      *Environmental contamination                *Risks to human health                              *Capital costs *Infrastructure development                        *Energy intensity     *Reduced natural filtration             *Damage to the aquifer                  or riparian habitats               *Taste of drinking                       water

Thanks for your participation in the Recycled Water Survey!

The Next Step in Recycled Water Use With an 86 percent approval rating for using a natural filtration method to recharge the underground aquifer, Water Services is exploring options to maximize the recharge benefit gained by releasing recycled water into our drainages. By monitoring seepage rates in various washes around town, we can determine where relatively quick infiltration and aquifer recharge would occur. Aligning this knowledge with recycled water pipe locations, we can release water upstream of the City’s groundwater wells, effectively recycling our water supply. There’s another added benefit. Adding recycled water to drainages supports plants and wildlife, giving a boost to the natural ecosystems. The City is starting with investigation efforts at Switzer Canyon Wash near Jay Lively Ice Arena, Sinclair Wash and Bow and Arrow Wash at Lonetree Road. Stay tuned for the results of this analysis!

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Flagstaff Monsoon Safety & Flood Awareness Living in an arid region, we welcome the monsoon rains that bring relief from the dry summer heat. Monsoon rainstorms tend to arrive in a pattern of “bursts” and “breaks”, as opposed to winter precipitation events which tend to be more sustained. These intense periods of rainfall can increase the risk of flooding and stormwater pollution in our community. The City of Flagstaff Stormwater Section would like to help you make this a safe monsoon season by offering the following tips for monsoon safety and flood awareness: 1. Do not walk or drive through flood waters. 7. Contact your property insurance agent to Streets flood quickly. Currents are deceptive - see if a flood insurance policy would help you. six inches of moving water can knock you off Even if you’re not in the mapped floodplain, your feet. Do not drive around barriers, as the you may be subject to flooding from local road or bridge may be washed out. drainage. In either case, flood insurance can be a good investment because most home2. Do not leave trash cans, trash, yard clip- owner’s insurance policies do not cover dampings, or debris in any area subject to flooding. age caused by surface water flooding. Items can float downstream and clog storm drains and stream channels. 8. Talk to us about protecting your house or business. There are ways to modify your 3. Don’t pour oil, grease, pesticides, or other building to minimize flood damage. Where pollutants down storm drains or into the flooding is shallow, measures such as small ditches and streams. Our streams and wet- floodwalls, regarding the yard, and floodlands help moderate flooding and are habitat proofing the walls or utilities can be relatively for fish, frogs, and other species that provide inexpensive. Where flooding is deep, a buildus with recreation or food. Let’s protect them ing may need to be elevated. and their homes. 9. Check with the Building Department be4. Protect yourself and your property. Sand- fore you build on, alter, regrade or fill on your bags can be obtained on Aztec Street near property. Call the City of Flagstaff CommuniFrances Short Pond. The sandbag filling area ty Development 928‐213‐2600 first. A permit is not manned and residents will need to bring may be needed to ensure that a project is comshovels to fill sandbags if there are not pre- pliant with all regulations. These regulations made bags available.   are designed to protect your property from flood damage and to make sure you don’t For street and right-of-way flooding concerns, cause a water problem for your neighbors. please call Public Works at 928-213-2100. 10. Check out the City of Flagstaff Rain 5. For flooding emergencies, please call 911. Gauge Network. The City of Flagstaff operates a small network of radio-telemetered 6. For private property flooding, the Storm- gauges that transmit rainfall and stream flow water Management Section will investigate information in real-time (as it occurs). If you and may be able to help. Please contact Ed- would like to see this information for the variward Schenk at 928-213-2470. ous locations in the City, plus the rain gauges in the Schultz burn area, go to: www.flagstaff. az.gov/raingauges 12

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FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICE AIDE PROGRAM Flagstaff residents may have noticed three new additions to the Flagstaff Police Department Patrol Division that have been working with officers in the community. In 2018 the Flagstaff Police Department initiated a Police Aide Program aimed at supporting patrol officers. Police Aides will be assisting officers and citizens with traffic collisions, community care-taking functions and other low-priority calls for service that officers typically handle. The Police Aides will be able to handle between 15 and 20 percent of the lowpriority calls coming in to the Flagstaff Police Department’s dispatch center. In addition to handling a significant number of calls from the community, they will assist with community care-taking patrols such as business checks, parking violations and deploying the radar trailer in areas where citizens report speeding violations in their neighborhoods. The newly appointed Police Aides differ from Police Officers in that they are not

a sworn officer, and therefore do not carry a firearm, have no power of arrest and do not initiate sworn police (criminal) enforcement activities. Police Aides are uniformed civilian employees who serve in an apprentice style program designed to hopefully prepare them for a career as a Police Officer. We have hired three authorized Police Aides; they are fully trained and currently deployed in the community. We believe this program will offer those who are interested in police work an opportunity to experience it firsthand without having to go through a full four-month police academy class. Additionally, we believe this will increase the police-force applicant pool by allowing citizens to try out the work in advance. If you would like more information about the Flagstaff Police Department Aide Program, please contact Sergeant Charles Hernandez II at chernandez@coconino. az.gov.

FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT

“Ad Honorem” - Service without expectation of personal gain. Currently Hiring For: Yearly Uniform Allowance $1,200.00 sworn, $900 non-sworn personnel • NEW POLICE OFFICER RECRUITS Full Time, FLSA Non Exempt,Tenure, & Benefit Eligible • POLICE AND FIRE DISPATCHERS (Emergency Communication Specialists)

DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS

Minimum Qualification: US Citizen, High School Diploma/GED, 21 years old at time of Appointment (sworn personnel only)

City of Flagstaff: 64 sq. miles & 72,961 population

Shift Work: Day, evening, and night shift, shift rotate on a semi-annual basis

Flagstaff Police Department Strength: 114 sworn, 54 non-sworn personal

Starting Recruit Salary: $24.19 / hourly / $50,329 Annually

Specialty Positions Available: GITEM, FBI, NARCOTICS, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS, US MARSHALS, SWAT, BOMB, MOTORS, COLLISION RECONSTRUCTION

Starting Emergency Communication Salary: $21.56 / hourly / $44, 863 Annually VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR APPLICATIONS & TESTING DATES www.flagstaff.az.gov/jobs

The City of Flagstaff is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status


SUMMER2019 2019 Summer

Career CAMPS

Camp Stronger th June 10th -

Only $50 each camp Middle school children entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grades

CCC Fourth Street Campus

13 | 8 a.m. - Noon

In this camp, kids will be working together as they learn about basic self-care, first-aid and CPR, and fire-fighting! By the end of the week, kids will have earned their own basic CPR certificate. NAHS 5042

Camp Build

CCC Fourth Street Campus

June 17th - 20th | 8 a.m. - Noon

Camp Build will introduce kids to safety in the woodshop and allow them the opportunity to make their own woodworking project! NCTM 5028

Culinary Tours Around the World June 17th - 20th | 8 a.m. - Noon

CCC Fourth Street Campus

COMETS

This camp captures the world of culinary arts for today’s kids and helps fuel a passion for spending time in the kitchen. They will be able to use what they’ve learned with their own families and who knows…Maybe even spark a career interest! NCUL 5029

Crime Scene Investigations June 17th - 20th | 8 a.m. - Noon

CCC Lone Tree Campus - Room 601

Have you ever wondered what goes on in a crime scene investigation? This camp will provide a behind the scenes look at crime scene procedures using hands-on investigative techniques that detectives use every day! NCAJ 5001

Coding for Kids Get your bike out for Flagstaff’s 18th annual Bike to Work Week, with six days of bike-centric fun organized by Flagstaff Biking Organization. Sunday, May 19  Bike Bazaar Heritage Square, Downtown Flagstaff 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Human Powered Parade Leave from Heritage Square 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 20  Kick-Off Commuter Ride Leave from City Hall, 211 W Aspen Ave 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 21  Bike to School Day All Flagstaff Schools 6:30 to 9 a.m.  Kidical Mass Bike Ride Leave from corner of Thorpe and Bonito 4:15 p.m.  Ice Cream Social and Bike Games

FJA parking lot, corner of Thorpe and Bonito 5 to 7 p.m.

CCC Fourth Street Campus

June 24th - 27th | 8 a.m. - Noon

Have you ever been interested in how a computer works? Or how to make a computer work for you? Learn how to program computers and other devices using block coding and Python. NCIS 5018 Deadline to register for camp is one week prior to camp start date Registration materials available at the Fourth Street Innovation Center Front Desk Email Shawn.Whitehead@coconino.edu or 928.526.7652 for more information

Wednesday, May 22  Bike to Breakfast Various locations around town 6:30 to 9 a.m.  Savvy Cyclist Bike Safety Class Flagstaff City Hall, 211 W Aspen Ave 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23  Flagstaff Bike to Night Out Various local establishments Afternoon/evening Friday, May 24  EOW Bicycle Bash Celebration Historic Barrel and Bottle House, 110 S San Francisco St 5 to 8 p.m. All Week  Five Days of Biking – Worksite Commuter Challenge

For more information about Bike to Work Week, go to flagstaffbiking.org/ btwsw. For general information about bicycling in Flagstaff, visit the City of Flagstaff bicycle program page at flagstaff.az.gov/bicycle

Dr. Glen Austin, DO

Dr. Norina Witt, MD

Jeremy Burdick, FNP

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PARK FLAG

ANNUAL REPORT

Welcome to ParkFlag’s Annual Report for 2017-2018. The implementation of ParkFlag has been a great development for our downtown area and has significantly improved the availability of our existing parking inventory. ParkFlag revenues have exceeded forecasts and we remain committed to engaging with the public to identify the best path forward to continue to increase parking supply in our downtown. This Annual Report is designed to further educate the community on the benefits and importance of managed parking, provide detailed financial reporting, and celebrate the successes of ParkFlag. ParkFlag has a great story to tell, and this Annual Report provides an in-depth review of metrics, results and plans. WHY PARKING MATTERS Parking has been an issue facing the Flagstaff community for over 50 years. Business owners, employees and visitors experienced a lack of parking in downtown and frustration with the required two-hour time limit. Also, there was no funding source for much needed structured parking. BY MANAGING PARKING WE ACHIEVE THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITY GOALS: XX Set aside funds dedicated to additional parking supply / facilities XX Better manage our existing – and limited – parking supply XX Identify dedicated parking areas for employees, and residents in adjacent neighborhoods XX Provide a more convenient and positive experience for patrons, employees and residents XX Change behavior by promoting alternative modes of transportation, installing additional bike racks and embracing a customer-service based philosophy

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SPECIAL REVENUE FUND ESTABLISHED

4. Parking Program Marketing

TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT

ParkFlag is a City program within the EXAMPLES OF TRAFFIC CODE Economic Vitality Division and in part- ENFORCED by ParkFlag nership with the Flagstaff Police Depart- Title 9 Traffic Code (9-01-001-0003) ment. All revenues and expenditures, Illegal use of handicapped acceshowever, are managed in a separate sible parking Special Revenue Fund. The City CounParking on sidewalk cil passed an ordinance that formally Blocking driveway establishes separate accounting for the Parking within 15 feet of fire hydrant parking system. That means that all Parking on crosswalk revenues/expenses associated with the Parked more than 18" from the curb parking program stay separate from the Limited time parking City’s general fund, and may not be used Parking within lines or markings for other non-ParkFlag uses. Funds in this account must be associated with WARNING-CITATIONS STATISTICS the operation and maintenance of the (September 30, 2017 – September 30, 2018) ParkFlag system and may not be used Warnings issued: 13,786 for other city initiatives, projects, areas Citations issued: 3,278 of service, etc. Total: 17,064 Furthermore, in addition to the separate accounting, there is an addi- Moving forward, ParkFlag staff and the tional requirement: the ordinance also Parking Steering Committee will be workincludes language stating that a mini- ing on a strategic plan for our future parking. mum of 20% of gross revenues must be set aside in a separate fund dedicated THIS PLAN COULD INCLUDE THE to the acquisition of additional parking FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES: supply. This is a key provision, and for 1. Acquisition of land for a surface lot or the very first time, it requires funds be parking garage set aside for future parking facilities.

5. Launch Validation Program 6. Private Lot Management

BUSINESS REPORTING Operating Revenues Pay to Park Revenue $1,367,829 Parking Permit Revenue $189,016 Interest Income $6,710

TOTAL OPERATING REVENUES $1,563,555 Operating Expenses Salaries & Wages $177,940 Employee Benefits $100,753 Advertising $32,732 Utilities $4,153 Maintenance $1,495 Rent $34,998 Interest Payments $33,579 Credit Card Fees/Other Fees $130,554 Other Miscellaneous Services $8,503 Operating Supplies $15,312 Computer Equipment & Software $157,392 Other Non-Capital Expense $19,177 Depreciation Estimate $104,286

2. Investment in new parking technology TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES

$820,874

3. Show that available parking supply ties directly to investment and eco- Operating Income $742,681 nomic development growth 20% Reserve (Lockbox)* $312,711

2%

Depreciation Estimate

Parking Permit Revenue

Construction & Meters

13%

22%

Salaries & Wages

Interest Income

12%

Computer Equipment & Software

19%

OPERATING EXPENSES

12%

2%

Operating Supplies

1%

Other Misc. Services

Employee Benefits

OPERATING REVENUES

4%

16%

4%

Advertising

4%

1% Utilities Rent

Credit Card Fees/ Other Fees

Debt Service Payments

0%

Maintenance

Pay to Park Revenue

88%


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Spring Firewise Safety Tips…

Fire Safety is a year-round responsibility, but especially in the spring and during wildfire season as wildland fire is the number one threat to our community. Below are a few Firewise and fire safety tips to guide you in improving safety while spring cleaning is in action. 1. VEGETATION & LANDSCAPE As you clean the yard of pine needles and debris, consider keeping plants, shrubs, and trees lean, clean, and green. Limit the use of organic mulch five feet or more from foundation of home. Break up the landscape and vegetation with rock features. Thin dense pine stands and on your property. 2. ROOF, GUTTERS, WINDOWS, CHIMNEYS, & VENTS Clean pine needles and debris from roofs, gutters, and chimney. Inspect and screen chimneys. Screen all vents with 1/8 inch screens to prevent embers entering home. Ensure all are in good repair, maintained appropriately, and prune trees and shrubs clear away from these features. 3. ADDRESS LABELS Use reflective address numerals for ease of visibility by emergency personnel. 4. DECKS, WOODPILES, & PROPANE TANKS Remove pine needles, debris, and flammable vegetation and materials away from and underneath decks. Consider screening in underneath decks with 1/8 inch metal screening. Move wood piles 30 feet away from structures and propane tanks. Clear vegetation five feet away from propane tanks. 5. INSIDE THE HOME Check smoke detectors and fire extinguishers are in working order. Ensure all flammable liquids, chemicals, cleaning agents, and tools are properly stored and out of reach of children and pets. Inspect for water leaks near electrical sources. Look for and replace damaged electrical cords, wiring, fuses, or breakers. Make sure heating appliances have good clearance from flammable substances. 6. PLAN YOUR ESCAPE Create a simple evacuation plan and practice the plan for the event of a home fire or a wildfire. Check for two escape routes out of every room. Designate a meeting place for the whole family. Consider a “go” kit for wildfire evacuations. Consider a free Firewise home assessment to identify any needs or concerns on your property to prevent wildfire threatening your home. Call Flagstaff Fire Department Administration at 928-213-2500 for more information on fire safety concerns.

Are you interested in what’s going on in the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project? Check us out on our website to learn more about events, news, and more! www.flagstaffwatershedprotection.org

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Parks and Recreation

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he City of Flagstaff’s Parks and Recreation Department is your community connection for parks, swimming lessons, leisure classes, programs, entertainment, and special events. You can always count on us to do our very best to serve the recreation needs of the community. We take pride in knowing we offer everything you and your family like to do. You’ll find just what you need at five recreation centers, an ice rink, more than 24 developed parks, one pool, multiple tennis and basketball courts, two-disc golf courses, 17 ballfields, over 50 miles of the Flagstaff Urban Trail System (FUTS), two skate parks, and a BMX park providing year-round programs and activities. If you need more information about any of our programs or facilities, please visit us at www.flagstaff.az.gov/recreation.

Programming for Everyone

The City provides individuals with physical and mental challenges the opportunity to participate in recreation and leisure programs. If you would like to request special accommodation to participate in any program, please notify us at the time of registration. Arizona Relay Service, a public service for the hearing impaired, is available at 7-1-1.

Parks and Recreation Scholarships

Flagstaff’s Scholarship Program offers financial assistance (a 50% price reduction) to eligible Flagstaff families and individuals with limited financial resources to participate in recreation programs. Parks and Recreation promotes physical, mental, and social well-being and participation in leisure, recreational, and fitness activities has proven to provide safe, healthy activities, reduce health risks and issues, and strengthen family and community relations. Families and individuals can qualify by submitting documentation of eligibility in other qualifying subsidized programs. The 50% discount may be applied to the cost for daily admissions, all memberships, swim lessons, staff organized programs, ice skate rentals, and more. Visit www.flagstaff.az.gov/recreation for more information.

July is Parks and Recreation Month!

Come discover what City of Flagstaff Parks and Recreation is all about! Join us in July for slip and slides, guided hikes, a free fishing day, and more. Check out our website in June for more information.

What’s new in city parks?

Parks is excited to showcase the renovations of Cheshire Park this spring. Come explore the new nature-themed playground, the sun shade, low block wall and surfacing that gives the park important features like shade and seating along with a new, energetic vibe. Curious what is happening at Foxglenn Park right now? The 10-foot wide sidewalk that is a favorite of many walkers and cyclists is being removed and replaced. Parks has partnered with Eagle Mountain Construction to deliver the new sidewalks this spring. Did you know that there is a replica of the 1897 Flagstaff flagpole located at the small parking lot adjacent to the Francis Short Duck Pond? This winter, Parks revamped the fencing surrounding the lot to match the wildlife landscape at the pond. Come fish and enjoy the scenery at the pond along North Thorpe Road near Marshall Elementary School.

Aquaplex

1702 North 4th Street Flagstaff, AZ 86004 | (928) 213-2300 For more information please visit our webpage at www.flagstaff.az.gov/ aquaplex The Aquaplex is a recreation center designed for family fun and fitness. Enjoy year-round activities and programs that include indoor swimming and rock climbing, cardio and free weight equipment areas, and group fitness classes, along with a party room and community meeting rooms available for rent. An admission fee is charged to participate in activities and programs either by paying daily admission or purchasing a one-, three-, six-, or twelve-month membership. We are a Silver Sneakers and Silver & Fit Facility!

Business Pass Program

Today’s employers are encouraged to make fitness and wellness programs available as part of an employee benefit package. The Aquaplex Business Pass Program offers a reasonable discount for annual passes to all businesses and employers – from small local businesses to large organizations. The employer buys into the program by contributing an annual fee that in return offers discounts on annual memberships for their employees. By participating in this program, employers and employees are also rewarded with increasing discounts based

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on length of participation. For more information on the Aquaplex Business Pass Program and how you can participate, please contact the Guest Services Coordinator at 928.213.2307.

Kids Club

The Aquaplex hosts a fully-equipped area designed for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and gradeschoolers. Know your children are safe while you’re taking a class, swimming laps, or shooting hoops. They’re laughing, learning, playing and making creative messes that you don’t have to clean up! Days/Times: Monday-Friday: 8:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. and 3:45 - 8:15 p.m. Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Price: Free for members! Non-members: $3.00/hour for one child, $1.50/hour for each additional child. Ages: 6 months – 11 years

Aquaplex Day Campers

Come learn new games, conquer the climbing wall, and release your creativity through arts and crafts. Don’t forget your swimsuit! Healthy snacks and lunch are provided. Parents, drop your kids off at the Aquaplex on FUSD holidays for a day full of fun and excitement! Pre-registration is required. Register at the Aquaplex today. Dates: Times: Price: Ages:

May 27 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Members: $30/child per day, non-members: $35/child per day (A half day registration rate is available) Grades K – 8

Parent’s Night Out

Enjoy a night out knowing your little ones are safe and having a great time at the Aquaplex! There will be swimming, crafts, games, plus dinner and a movie! Pre-registration is required. Register at the Aquaplex today! Dates: Times:

June 7 July 12 August 2 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Price: Ages:

$15 for 1st child registered $12 for 2nd child registered $10 for 3rd child registered 5-11 years

Climbing Wall

Challenge yourself in a new way by scaling our climbing wall. Different routes offer a range of difficulty. All levels welcome. Weight limits: 35-250lbs. Sundays 12 - 2:50 p.m., Monday Friday 4. - 6:50 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4:50 p.m. Adult Only Climb Fridays 7 - 7:50 p.m.

Group and Fitness Class Descriptions

See each month’s Group Fitness Calendar at www.flagstaff.az.gov/aquaplex for a full list of classes, days, and times. We strive to create fitness programming for all ages available on accessible days and times.

Aquatics Programming Water Aerobics Classes

Come and join us in the pool for a fun intermediate cardio and strength building, full body workout. Days: Ages:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Friday/Saturday/Sunday: 12 – 1 p.m. 12+

Group, Private, and Semi-private Swimming Lessons

Enroll your child in swim lessons where they can learn lifesaving swimming skills in a setting which is supportive, comfortable, and fun while still being challenging. Multiple weekday and weekend sessions available each season year-round. Ages 6 months and older.


SUMMER2019 Athletics

(928) 213-2310 | (928) 213-2309 For more information please visit our webpage at www.flagstaff.az.gov/ athletics

Summer Adult Coed Hockey

Registration: April 7 - May 24 Date & Day: June 2- October 13 (Sunday) $200 per person (an additional USA Hockey Member Fee Price: must be paid directly to USA Hockey) Ages: 18+ Mandatory evaluation of players required on Sunday, June 2 at 5:00 p.m. at Jay Lively Activity Center.

Adult Softball (2nd Session)

Registration: Date & Days: Price: Ages:

May 20 - June 21 July 7 - September 9 (Monday through Friday and Sunday) $350 per team 18+

Fall Adult Volleyball

Registration: Date & Days: Price: Ages:

August 5 - September 6 September 15 - November 8 (Monday through Friday and Sunday) $275 per team 18+

Community Events (928) 213-2311 | (928) 213-2312 Are you planning a special event? City of Flagstaff Parks and Recreation rents many beautiful parks and facilities. Our permit process makes the process easy and will prove to be the best deal in town!

Concerts in the Park

We’re taking the show on the road! Stop by Jim Cullen Memorial Park or Bushmaster Park for great local music, a relaxed vibe, games for the kids, and food vendors. June shows are held at Jim Cullen Park (519 W. Piute Rd.) and July shows are under the Community Ramada at Bushmaster Park (3150 N. Alta Vista) Date & Time: Every Wednesday in June and July from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Price: FREE Ages: All ages June 5 June 12 June 19 June 26 July 3 July 10 July 17 July 24 July 31

Lucky Lenny Tommy Dukes Band The Reckless Band Two Hand Union Buddy Martell and the Tailgate Band Rock Nine Celtic sponsored Theone and the Hello Rose Thunder and Lighting

Unified Hiking Kick-Off Event

Join us as we partner with Special Olympics Arizona to debut the first unified hiking trail event in northern Arizona. This event will focus on creating and promoting overall outdoor health and wellness activities, programs, and outdoor resources including safety and health. The event is open to everyone and athletes of all abilities. Date & Time: Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Price: FREE Ages: All ages

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Children’s Music and Arts Festival

Voted “2018 Most Outstanding Cultural Event” by Arizona Parks and Recreation Association, this event celebrates the artistic potential of all youth in our community. In addition to dance and music performances, children can paint, craft, build, and create musical instruments. The event is held on the east side of Bushmaster Park (3150 N. Alta Vista). Date & Time: Saturday, August 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Price: FREE Ages: All ages

Hal Jensen Recreation Center

2403 N. Izabel St. | (928) 213-2760 For more information, please visit our webpage at www.flagstaff.az.gov/ haljensen.

Open Hours

M-F: M-F: Sat:

1 – 8 p.m. (18+) 2:15 – 8 p.m. (17 and under) 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (All ages)

Summer Hours begin June 1

M-F: Sat:

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Weight Room Days & Times:

Please visite our website for days, times and cost.

Semi-final Auditions

Date: Time: Price: Location:

Final Performances

Date: Time: Price: Location:

Touch-a-Truck

Back to School Bash

Enjoy hot dogs, burgers, and fun in the sun as we celebrate the start of a new school year. Day & Time: Wednesday, August 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. Price: Free Age: All ages

Jay Lively Activity Center

Summer Café

Youth Cooking Classes Day & Time: Monday Price: Free Age: 7-16

Arts and Crafts

Days & Times: Tuesday and Thursday Price: Free Age: 7-16

1:30 to 2 p.m.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Field Trips

Explore northern Arizona on weekly field trips. We’ll head to Bearizona, Sunset Crater, and more. Please call the Center to register.

Events Northern Arizona’s premier singing competition! Come enter to see if you have what it takes, or watch talented youth and adults showcase their incredible singing talents!

Preliminary Auditions

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1650 N. Turquoise Drive Flagstaff, AZ 86004 | (928) 213-2340 The Jay Lively Ice Arena is a year-round public ice skating rink that provides recreation opportunities for the entire family. We offer all-ages public skating, adult sticks and pucks, adult open hockey, coed hockey league, and adult skate sessions. A private party room is available for rent during public skating sessions for special events and birthday parties. The activity center is also home to NAU’s Club Hockey, Flagstaff Youth Hockey Association, Flagstaff Figure Skating Club, Coed Hockey, Just for Fun Hockey Club, and the Flagstaff Adult Hockey League. Skate aids and helmets are encouraged and are available for free. For more information and our online calendar, please visit our webpage at www.flagstaff.az.gov/JLively. PLEASE NOTE: The Jay Lively Ice Arena will be CLOSED from Monday, May 13 through Thursday, May 30 for annual facility maintenance. Projects include deep cleaning of entire facility, touching up paint in the lobby and on the rink walls, repairing hockey lines to increase and improve visibility, sharpening of all rental skates along with many other projects to enhance your overall experience when visiting Jay Lively! In addition, we have started a locker room refurbishment project that will be complete in June. Thank you for your patience as we work to make the ice rink better for you!

Public Skating Hours*

Northern Arizona’s Got Talent

Date: Time: Price: Location:

Wednesday, May 29 5:30 p.m. - doors open / 6 p.m. - competition $5.00 per person admission Flagstaff High School, Hurley Theatre, 400 W. Elm Ave.

Climb, crawl, and explore fire trucks, heavy equipment, robots, and more! Location is to be determined – please check our website and social media for updates! Day & Time: Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Price: Free Age: All ages Location: Coconino High School south parking lot

Come to the Hal Jensen Recreation Center for a delicious and nutritious meal. Day & Time: Mondays – Fridays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Price: Free Age: 18 and under

Drop–In Summer Programs begin June 1

Wednesday, May 22 5:30 p.m. doors open / 6 p.m. - competition Free Flagstaff High School, Hurley Theatre, 400 W. Elm Ave.

Wednesday, May 8 and May 15 6 p.m. - registration / 7 p.m. - performances Free Flagstaff High School, Hurley Theatre, 400 W. Elm Ave.

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Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday:

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 5:30 – 7 p.m. 2:30 – 4 p.m. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 5:30 – 8 p.m. 1 - 4:30 p.m.


SUMMER2019 Public Skating Rates (per person)

Daily Admission

Punch Card/# of Punches

Youth (5-17 years) $3.50 $49.00/20 Adult (18 & up) $6.75 $98.00/20 Active Military/Senior (55+) $5.00 $75.00/20 Skate Rental $4.00 $59.00/20

*Public Skating hours are subject to change, depending on group schedules. Please view our online calendar for the most up to date hours.

Open Hockey (18+)**

Sunday: Tuesday: Thursday:

8 – 10 p.m. 12 – 2 p.m. 12 – 2 p.m.

$13.50

$98.00/10

Sticks and Pucks (18+)**

Wednesday 9 -10:30 a.m. $6.75 $98.00/20 Friday 9 -10:30 a.m. **Open hockey and Sticks and Pucks session times are subject to change depending on group schedules. Please view our online calendar for the most up to date hours.

Ice Skate Lessons

Lessons are available through the Flagstaff Figure Skating Club on Wednesday evenings. Please contact the Flagstaff Figure Skating Club at: http://flagstafffigureskatingclub.com/content/learntoskate.

Flagstaff Youth Hockey

For all your youth hockey needs, please find information on the Flagstaff Youth Hockey Association’s website at https://www.fyha.org.

Senior Stretch

Come experience a class designed to increase flexibility, strengthen muscles, improve balance, and much more! 8:30 – 9 a.m. Days & Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Price: $1/class Ages: 55+

Walking Group

Meet at the Joe C. Montoya Community and Senior Center to enjoy a sociable walk with others in and around the Flagstaff area. For more information contact Jack Welch (928) 7140504. Tuesdays at 8 a.m. Day & Time: Price: Free Ages: 18+

Move with Ease

Learn sensorimotor activities that stimulate efficient functioning of the motor neural networks to support balance. (www.HighPointAz.com) Contact instructor Christina Boyd at (928) 863-0595 for more information. Wednesdays 2 – 3 p.m. Day & Time: Price: $15/class or $7/class with purchase of 4-week series 18+ Ages:

Chair Yoga

Explore the endless benefits of chair yoga. Contact Melinda De Boer Ayrey at (928) 527-8604 for more information. Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Days & Time: Price: $3/class. Ages: 16+

Joe C. Montoya Community and Senior Center 245 N Thorpe Rd. Flagstaff, AZ 86001 |(928) 213-2765 For more information please visit our webpage at www.flagstaff.az.gov/jcm The Joe C. Montoya Community and Senior Center is a recreation center designed for family fun and fitness and is host to the County’s Senior Lunch Program. Enjoy year-round activities and programs, including group exercise, dance, leisure classes, and a fitness center. Meeting rooms are also available for rent.

Center Hours

Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Fitness Center Memberships

Continue the road to a healthier and happier self in a modern, relaxed, and welcoming fitness facility. Days & Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Tuesday, Thursday Prices: $6/month or $65.50/year Ages: 55+

9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Days & Times: Monday - Thursday Friday Prices: $8.75/month or $97.75/year Ages: 18-55

12 – 8 p.m. 12 – 2 p.m.

Wellness Through Weight Training

We offer personalized fitness training for older adults to improve strength and fitness. 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Days & Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Prices: $25/month or $60 for 3 months Ages: 55+

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Mixed Levels Gentle Iyengar Hatha Yoga

Develop strength, mobility, and stability through the performance of posture. Contact Melinda De Boer Ayrey at (928) 527-8604 for more information. Day & Time: Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm Price: $13 per class, $42 for 4 classes & $69 for 8 classes Ages: 16+

Bridge Lessons

Come and learn the great game of Party Bridge. These lessons are taught using the 3 “Bridge Basics” books written by Audrey Grant. Classes will run in 12-week sessions as groups of 8 sign up. Call (928) 440-3784 for more information. Wednesdays 1 – 4 p.m. Day & Time: Price: $45 Ages: 18+

Informal Writing Group

Writing is a powerful tool for self-knowledge and healing. Writers and non-writers alike will reflect, renew, share stories, and enhance their creativity through meaningful writing prompts. Bring a journal or notebook. Each session is complete, so come to as many as you can. Contact instructor Barbara Shovers (480) 612-2461 or Barbara@WisdomSeekersAZ.org. Wednesdays 1:30 – 3 p.m. Day & Time: Price: Free Ages: 18+

Guitar for Fun and Relaxation

Learn fingerstyle, rhythm, lead, and theory fundamentals through music in many styles. Flexible format allows students at different levels to join in at any time and learn together. Contact instructor Marc Worthington (928) 221-0418 to register. Thursday 3 – 4 p.m. and 4 – 5 p.m. Day & Time: Price: $30/5 classes and $5 for materials Ages: 13+

Artist’s Open Studio

Artists at all levels meet and share their skills. Day & Time: Mondays Price: $2 Ages: 18+

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Little Music Makers of Flagstaff

An early musical experience with instruments, movement, and song. This class is for children and a parent or caregiver. These classes are offered in 8-week sessions. For more information, go to www.flagmusicmakers.com or call (928) 773-8449. Call or email for additional summer offerings of classes at Jay Lively Activity Center. Days & Times: Tuesday 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. & 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Wednesday 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. & 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Price: $100 per session for the 1st child, $75 siblings over age 1. Birth through 4 with parent or caregiver Ages:

Wisdom Seekers Book Discussion

Wisdom Seekers is a group dedicated to conscious living. Books chosen by the group are read aloud and discussed to deepen understanding of living life with awareness and wisdom. For more information, contact Barbara Shovers (480) 612-2461 or barbara@wisdomseekersAZ.org. Days/Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month: 1:30– 3 p.m. Free Price: Ages: 18+

Wisdom Seekers Wellness Series

Discuss issues of meaning and depth related to living consciously and well. Topics will be decided by the group and facilitated by an instructor. For more information, contact Barbara Shovers (480) 612-2461 or barbara@ wisdomseekersAZ.org. Day & Time: 2nd Tuesday of each month from 1:30 – 3 p.m. Free Price: Ages: 18+

Tai Chi

Please join us for Fall Prevention Classes taught by Corey Cooper. He is certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute as an instructor for Dr. Lam’s Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention Course. Days/Time: Fridays 10 – 11a.m.

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Price: Ages:

Free 18+

Senior Tap

Instructor Barbara Brydenthals at 928-310-4459. Days/Time: Fridays 11 – 12 p.m. Prices: $3 Ages: 55+

Ukulele Jam

Come jam with us! We welcome all skill levels and ages. No lessons, just a fun time jam. A variety of music is enjoyed each week. For questions or to get on the mailing list please go to flagukejam@gmail.com or check out the website at https://flagukejam.weebly.com We look forward to seeing you there. Days/Time: Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:55 p.m. Prices: Donations accepted Ages: All ages welcome

Drop-in and Free Programs

• Book Exchange • Beginning Spanish • Billiards 18+ • Contract/Party Bridge • Cribbage • Duplicate Bridge • Pinochle • Scrabble • Mexican Train Dominos • Table Tennis Club*

Ongoing Friday Monday-Thursday Friday Monday-Thursday Tuesday Tuesday Monday Wednesday Monday-Thursday Tuesday/Wednesday

12:45-1:45 p.m. 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 5 – 8 p.m.

*A one-dollar ($1.00) donation for each session is appreciated as the club must pay for space and purchase quality equipment. This isn’t recreational, basement ping pong, players are expected to play at a higher level. For more information on this exciting group please call Jack Welch at (928) 714-0504.

Siler Homes Activity Center

3330 E. Elder | (928) 527-3242

Siler Homes Activity Center offers crafts, board games, and various group games every day. Siler Homes Activity Center is open to all ages and is also available for private rentals. For rental information please call Hal Jensen Recreation Center at (928) 213-2762

Open Hours

M-F: Sat:

4 – 7 p.m. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Summer Hours begin June 1

M-F: Sat:

1 - 7 p.m. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Summer Café

Drop by the Siler Homes Activity Center for a delicious and nutritious meal. Mondays – Fridays 1 a.m. - 4 p.m. Day & Time: Price: Free Age: 18 and under

Movie Day

Day & Time: Price: Age:

Fridays Free Ages 5-18

Youth Cooking Classes

Day & Time: Price: Age:

Wednesdays Free Ages 5-18

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.


Flagstaff City - Coconino County Public Library

SUMMER2019

The Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library inspires learning, enriches lives, and strengthens community.

Location: Downtown Library Community Room Audience: Children and families

Downtown Library 300 West Aspen Ave. Flagstaff, AZ 86001 928.213.2331

The books, the history behind them, and one writer’s journey Hear directly from author Iris Yang as she shares her own family’s connection to the history behind her historical fiction, and her journey as an author. Iris’s second book has just hit our shelves and she has appeared all over the country talking about her books, including an interview on NPR! Date & Time: Saturday, June 8 @ 12 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Community Room Audience: Adults

East Flagstaff Community Library 3000 North 4th Street Flagstaff, AZ 86004 928.213.2348

Please call, email, follow us, or message if you have any questions! flagstaffpubliclibrary@gmail.com www.flagstaffpubliclibrary.org 928-213-2331 What can you get at the library? Consultations for Authors • CDs • Water testing kits • DVDs • Digital Magazines • Personalized Computer and • Streaming movies Technology Instruction • Books • Copier • Kids’ Book Boxes • Display cases for use by • White noise machines organizations, artists, and • Scanner writers • Magazines • Knitting club starter kits • Digital Collections and • Audiobooks • Dremel electric engravers • EBooks and Audio EBooks resources like Ancestory.com • Weaving Kits and the Foundation Center • Energy meters • Tools for those with vision or hearing loss • Culture Passes • Individualized Creative • Book Club Kits

Things to do for FREE with your Public Library: SPECIAL SUMMER EVENTS AND PROGRAMS:

Don't Get Burned!

Experts from the U.S. Forest Service and Coconino County Emergency Management & Preparedness will make sure you know all about protecting your property, emergency alerts, and what to have ready in case your area is affected by an evacuation order this fire season." Date & Time: Saturday, May 11th @ Noon Location:Downtown Library Community Room Audience: All Ages

Don’t Get Scammed!

Consumer Scams & Identity Theft Program The Arizona Attorney General’s Office will be bringing us this informative program designed to help you protect your identity and yourself as a consumer. Learn about the most recent scams, what “red flags” to watch for; what Identity Theft is and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim; and what to do if you do become a victim of Identity Theft. Date & Time: Monday, May 20 @ 6 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Audience: Adults

The Summer Reading Challenge (SRC): A Universe of Stories

Join us this summer by reading, attending any of the millions of SRC programs, and accomplishing secret SRC missions on our online platform. Sign up the entire family online (link on our home page starting June 3rd) or in person and earn prizes as you earn pages! Children and teens from just born to 16 can earn a prize packet including free books, prizes and passes to area attractions. Grown-ups ages 17 and up who complete the program by reading for 48 hours between June 3rd and July 19 will each earn a prize packet including a free ticket to the Flag Extreme Course, a T-shirt, free books, entry into a raffle for 2 iPads, and five more raffle tickets for any of our 30 or more prizes from local businesses! Date & Time: June 3 – July 19 so much to see and do! Location: Various locations, including both libraries Audience: All ages. Adults. Teens. Tweens. Children. Babies. You name it.

Crafty SRC Kick-Off for Children and their Families

Be the first to register for the challenge and enjoy a universe of fun. Learn about our upcoming programs and events for children and families. Date & Time: Monday, June 3 @ 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Author Talks: Iris Yang’s Flying Tiger trilogy

Splash into Summer

It’s a universe of water balloons, yard games and more! Get revved up for the challenge as you drench your family, register for SRC, and learn about our upcoming programs and events for children and families. Location: Downtown Library Date & Time: Tuesday, June 4 @ 1 p.m. Audience: Ages 8 and up

Teddy Bear Picnic

Bring your favorite stuffed animal and lunch to Wheeler Park for games, stories, songs, and obviously a giant teddy bear. Date & Time: Wednesday, June 5 @ 12 p.m. Audience: All ages, with most of the fun geared towards younger children and their families.

Library Love Celtic Style

We will see you at the Arizona Highland Celtic Festival this year with bookmobiles, story times and more! Location: Fort Tuthill County Park Date & Time: Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21 @ 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Audience: All Ages

Writer in Residence Programming with author Karen Renner

Get ready for more writerly fun! Karen J. Renner is an assistant professor of English at Northern Arizona University, where she teaches classes in American literature and popular culture. Her most recent book, "Evil Children in the Popular Imagination," was published in 2016, and she is currently working on two other manuscripts, one on representations of juvenile homicide in popular culture and another on nostalgia in post-millennial horror films. Join Karen at the library for some frightfully good programs, May - July 2019!

Writer in Residence Recruitment Period

We will begin accepting applications July 30 from published authors with teaching and presenting experience for volunteer monthly Writer in Residence positions to be filled for September – December, 2019. Stay tuned for details!

INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION FOR ADULTS:

Business Advice

Meet with a professional at the Downtown Library for guidance with your small to medium size business or nonprofit organization. These sessions can include help with your business plans, assistance forecasting future performance, or tools for developing growth and marketing strategies, tips on developing your team, understanding your customer base, and more. Date & Time: Individual appointments are available on most Mondays between 10 a.m.and 12 p.m. Sign up at the Downtown Reference Desk or call us at 928-213-2331 Location: Downtown Library Audience: Adults

Technology & Computer Instruction

Update your software skills, write a résumé, learn how to download ebooks/e-audiobooks, learn about social media, your smartphone and email, etc. with the library’s free one-one-one Technology and Computer Instruction service. Receive assistance with Microsoft, Excel, online job applications, the library’s databases, and more with the help of a dedicated instructor. The 30- or 45-minute sessions are by appointment only. Date & Time: Please make an appointment with one of our dedicated instructors by calling: Downtown Reference Desk: 928-213-2331 East Flagstaff Community Library: 928-213-2348.

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Location: Both Flagstaff Public Libraries Audience: Adults

REGULARLY SCHEDULED SUMMER PROGRAMMING FOR ALL AGES:

Art in the Stacks

Join us on First Fridays as we celebrate the arts with exhibits and adventures in book crafts and bookish projects. Date & Time: First Fridays from 5-7 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Audience: All ages are welcome. Bring kids if you have them. Bring yourselves. Bring friends.

Library Lunacy

Flagstaff is moony over the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing this year! Join us every month on (or near) the full moon as we share cultural or scientific activities and programming to celebrate Flagstaff’s contribution to that first giant leap for mankind – Flagstaff’s Lunar Legacy! Date & Time: May 18 @ 6:30 p.m. Star Painting Party at Creative Spirits (Registration required and space limited, call 928-213-2331, email: flagstaffpubliclibrary@gmail.com), June 17 @ 6– 9 p.m.: Moon Over Lake Mary – activities, fun and food for the whole family at the Upper Lake Mary Picnic Grounds and Boat Launch site, July 16 @ 6 – 9 p.m.Library Lunacy comes to Lowell - Bring the whole family out for free admission to Lowell Observatory with your Flagstaff PublicLibrary Card! You will need a unique library card for each admission. Offer valid only during this special event. Location: Various Locations – see above Audience: All ages are welcome. Bring kids if you have them. Bring yourselves. Bring friends.

Local Legends Intergenerational Story Time

Please join us each week this summer for stories from local residents about our little corner of the universe." under Local legends intergenerational Story Time Date & Time: Every Wednesday this summer @ 6 p.m. Location: Downtown Library, outside the Northwest corner of the building when weather allows, otherwise inside the Northwest Corner by the fireplace Audience: All ages are welcome.

Shakespeare Allowed!

A community read of one entire Shakespeare play is held once a month at the Downtown Library, in collaboration between the library and the Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival. Bring your own copy of the play or read along with one provided by the library. Reading aloud is not required. Join us for a fun and unintimidating afternoon with the Bard. May: Henry V; July: The Winter’s Tale; August: The Merry Wives of Windsor. Date & Time: The 4th Sunday of every month* @ 11:00 AM (*no event in June) Location: Downtown Library Community Room Audience: All ages are welcome. Readers as young as 9 and as old as 99 have participated with gusto in the past.

Stitching by the Books

Come stitch with us! All fiber arts and skill levels welcome! Drop-ins encouraged.Date & Time: Every Monday @ 6 p.m. starting June 10 Location: East Flagstaff Community Room Audience: Ages 9 to adult

REGULARLY SCHEDULED SUMMER PROGRAMMING FOR ADULTS:

30 is the New 13?

YA Happy Hour Book Club for Adults Pick up your copy of our latest book at the Downtown Library Reference Desk. Meet up to discuss the book at happy hour at Blendz Wine Bar. Get more information on our webpage or Facebook Event. Date & Time: The 4th Friday of every month @ 5:30 p.m. Location: Blendz Wine Bar, 21 E Aspen Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Audience: Adults

Cooking the Books: A Library Cookbook Club

On the first Tuesday evening of every month, the Downtown Library hosts Cooking the Books, a book club featuring cookbooks in the library’s collection and recipes made by participants to share and discuss. Sign up, check out a cookbook, choose a recipe, prepare the food and bring it (along with your chosen book) to the library on the designated date. You can sign up at the Downtown Library Reference Desk, or by calling 928-213-2331.

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Date & Time: The 1st Tuesday of every month @ 6 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Community Room Audience: All ages are welcome. Children must bring their adult(s).

Escape from the Library: Hogwarts Edition

After Hours Escape Room Experience for Grownups age 17 and up. Register for one of our escape room experiences by calling 928-213-2331, emailing flagstaffpubliclibrary@gmail.com, or messaging us on Facebook. Each experience is limited to 15 participants. You and the other participants will work together to escape the library by conquering various clues and puzzles from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter within the 45 minute time limit. Dates & Times: Saturdays - June 22nd, 29th, & July 13th @ 7p.m. Location: Downtown Library Audience: Adults (17 & Up)

Nos Encantan – Libros en Espanol

Welcome to our new Spanish Language Book Club! ¿Quieres leer en español? ¿Quieres practicar tu idioma? Ven aquí para leer cuentos y discutir cada mes. Las historias están disponibles en nuestro evento de Facebook "Nos Encantan" o por coreo electornico (flagstaffpubliclibrary@gmail.com)antes de la reunión. Todos son bienvenidos, y está bien traer a los niños. Date & Time: The 2nd Tuesday of every month @ 7 p.m. Location: East Flagstaff Community Room Audience: All are welcome, books are geared toward adults and older teens, discussions are held in Spanish only.

Plot Your Garden

Visit the Farmers’ Market early and then come check out our new seasonal gardening series covering a range of gardening topics. Each month’s program will be led by a different guest expert from the Flagstaff community. Date & Time: The 3rd Sunday of every month @ 11 a.m. (May - October) Location: Downtown Library Audience: Adults and older teens

Plotting the Plateau

Come pick up a book at the Downtown Reference Desk! Each month will be hosted by a different community organization the members of which also helped to select that month’s book with an eye to their mission and to the interests of their members. Community partners include: The Arboretum at Flagstaff, CASA, Grand Canyon Association, Grand Canyon Trust, NAU Career Development, NAU Sociology, NAU Sustainable Communities, & The Northern Arizona Audubon Association. Date & Time: The 4th Monday of every month @ 5:30 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Community Room Audience: Adults and older teens

Poetry Out Loud @ the Library

Are you interested in poetry? Would you like to learn more about poetry? This friendly poetry reading and discussion group does not require any prior poetry knowledge. All reading materials are provided. Each month we focus on a different poet or specialty. May: Walt Whitman; June: Ecopoetry; July: Ofelia Zapeda; August: Poetry on the Patio. Date & Time: The 3rd Wednesday of every month @ 2 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Community Room Audience: All are welcome, poems are geared towards adults and older teens

Reading the Stars

Science Fiction Book Club Join Professor Angele Anderfuren in our new book club exploring classic and contemporary science fiction, with a new book to discuss each month! Date & Time: The 2nd Monday of the month June - August @ 6:30PM Location: Wildflower at the Sawmill on the Patio Audience: Adults and older teens

Thursday Night Book Club with Friends of the Library & Bookman's

This summer we are reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Sing Unburied Sing, The Immoralists, & I’ll Be Gone in the Dark. Sign out books at the Downtown Reference Desk. Find more information and future book club picks on the library’s website and social media pages!


SUMMER2019 Date & Time: The 2nd Thursday of every month @ 6 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Community Room Ages: Adults and older teens

Virtually a Book Club

Sign out our next book at the Downtown Reference desk. Then join us in the FlagLib Virtually A Book Club Facebook Group anytime during the month to discuss the book with fellow readers. We designed this club especially for you busy introverts who want a ready supply of great books, a flexible time commitment, & no required human contact. Don’t blush. We know who you are. Date & Time: At your convenience, a new book each month. Location: The World Wide Web Ages: Adults and older teens

Written World Writers’ Circle and Workshop

Come get inspired, read new things, write new things, and think new things along with other lovers of the written world. Everyone is welcome, from prose at pros to scribblers. Find information on the library web and Facebook pages, or join the Facebook group. This year we will have guest facilitators from our writers in residence, Stacy Murison and Karen Renner, on select Thursdays. Date & Time: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month @ 6 – 8 p.m. Location: Firecreek Coffee Ages: Adults & older teens

REGULARLY SCHEDULED SUMMER PROGRAMMING FOR FAMILIES:

Escape from the Library: Hogwarts Family Edition, Kids vs. Adults

After Hours Escape Room Experience for Families with teens or children Register for this escape room experience by calling 928-213-2331, emailing flagstaffpubliclibrary@ gmail.com, or messaging us on Facebook. Each experience is limited to 25 participants. You and the other participants on your team (Team Adult or Team Kid) will work together to escape the library by conquering various clues and puzzles from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter within the 45 minute time limit. Finish before your adults (or before your kids) to win the day! Dates & Times: Sunday July 7 @ 3 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Audience: Families with children and teens ages 10 and above

Date & Time: Tuesdays @ 9:30 a.m. July 2 & July 16 Location: East Flagstaff Community Room Audience: Ages 5-13

Lego Club Storytelling

Use your imagination and our LEGOs to build and share an intergalactic story each week. Location: East Flagstaff Community Room Date & Time: Tuesdays @ 9:30 a.m. June 11 – June 25 Audience: Ages 5-12

Saturday Story Stop

Start your weekend off with this fun-filled morning of stories, songs, and crafts. Date & Time: Every Saturday @ 10:30 a.m. Location: Downtown Library Community Room Audience: All ages

Summer Storytime Fun for Toddlers

A six week series of stories and songs provided by library staff and special guests from the community. Date & Time: Tuesdays @ 10:30 – 11 a.m., starting June 11 Location: Downtown Library Community Room Audience: Newborn to 2 years

Summer Storytime Fun for Preschoolers

A six week series of stories and songs provided by library staff and special guests from the community. Date & Time: Thursdays @ 10:30 – 11 a.m., starting June 13 Location: Downtown Library Community Room Audience: Children ages 3 - 5

Family Storytime

You and your child will be delighted by stories, songs, games, and more. Date & Time: Thursdays, 10 -10:30 a.m. starting June 13 Location: East Flagstaff Community Room Audience: Families with children of all ages, most selections geared towards younger children

REGULARLY SCHEDULED SUMMER PROGRAMMING FOR TEENS:

Game Days - East

Join us as we play video and table-top games in our Community Room! Date & Time: Every Friday @ 12:30 p.m. starting June 14 Location: East Flagstaff Community Room Audience: Ages 8-17

Overtime Otaku: Anime Club

Join us each week for crafts, games and anime! Date & Time: June 10, 24 and July 8 Location: East Flagstaff Community Room Audience: Ages 12-18

REGULARLY SCHEDULED SUMMER PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN:

Baby Laptime

You and your baby will enjoy songs, stories, fingerplays, knee bounces, rhymes, and more. Date & Time: Every Wednesday @ 9 a.m. Location: East Flagstaff Community Room Audience: Ages 0-2, with their adult(s)

Cosmic Creations

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