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Mikaela Germie building a snowman. Photo by Jake Bacon, Arizona Daily Sun.

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

CITIZEN'S POLICE ACADEMY

WATER CONSERVATION


Flagstaff City Council

Snow Removal Policy

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

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

Mayor: Coral Evans Vice-Mayor: Adam Shimoni Councilmembers: Jamie Whelan Charlie Odegaard Regina Salas Jim McCarthy Austin Aslan

Councilmember Charlie Odegaard Elected to a four-year term in 2016 codegaard@flagstaffaz.gov

City Manager: Barbara Goodrich Deputy City Managers: Shane Dille Kevin Treadway (Interim)

Councilmember Regina Salas Elected to a four-year term in 2018 regina.salas@flagstaffaz.gov

Send comments or suggestions to: jdrum@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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The City of Flagstaff, Arizona publishes Cityscape as a service to its citizens. Information contained herein may be freely copied or reproduced in print or other forms in order to continue dissemination of information for the public good. Every effort is made to ensure that information published here is timely and accurate. No portions of the contents of Cityscape may be reproduced or copied for commercial or financial gain, with the exception of the advertisements. Additional copies may be obtained by contacting Communications Manager Jessica Drum, (928) 213-2061. Cityscape is produced and printed by

With winter upon us, the City of Flagstaff wants to remind all businesses and residents of the City’s snow removal policy.

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ny person who owns, leases or oc- or drifting. cupies a building, lot or parcel of In a snow event, enforcement efforts land bordering any public street, begin by making sure all the most heavily avenue, alley, square or other public place traveled sidewalks going to schools and within the City shall at all times keep the businesses are cleared first. Enforcement of sidewalks, curbs, and crosswalk ramps sidewalks in neighborhoods follows. Those abutting upon or adjacent to the building, sidewalks that have not been cleared will lot or parcel owned or occupied by them be posted with a Notice of Violation which free and clear of any accumulation of snow allows an additional 24 hours for the removal and ice, or other obstruction. These areas of snow or ice. If the sidewalk remains out are to be cleared within 24 hours after the of compliance, the City can have the snow accumulation of snow and ice. The removal and ice removed by a contractor and bill of snow or ice shall mean free of snow or the property owner or responsible party. ice for the entire constructed width and The City of Flagstaff Code Complilength of the sidewalk, except those with ance department asks all businesses and a width exceeding five (5) feet, which must residents to please keep the sidewalks clear be cleared to a width of at least five (5) feet. for everyone’s safety. For more information The accumulation may be from any source please contact the City’s Code Compliance including snow plows, traffic, precipitation, Department at 928-213-2147.


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New animal shelter location

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he City of Flagstaff and Coconino County transferred animal shelter operations to High Country Humane (HCH) on Dec. 28, 2018. The HCH Animal Shelter is located at the former Second Chance Center for Animals (SCCA) site at 11665 US89 in Flagstaff. Paw Placement of Northern Arizona, doing business as HCH, will run

the new shelter under a five-year contract to provide animal welfare services for both the City and the County. As a result of this change, all stray animals picked by a city or county animal control official will be taken to the HCH facility. All stray animals found in the city or county need to be taken to the HCH shelter, the Coconino

Humane Association will not accept these animals but will remain open after this transition and can be reached at (928) 526-1076. To contact the City of Flagstaff Animal Control services, please call (928) 774-1414. Call 928-679-8756 to reach the CCPHSD Animal Management office. HCH can be reached at 928-526-0742.

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Tourism & Visitation

SAVE the DATE:

Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week May 5-11, 2019

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ongratulations to Jessica Young, Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau Sales and Marketing Manager for Meetings and Events, who was awarded the 2018 Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association (AzLTA) Stars of the Industry Tourism Employee of the Year. Jessica is a professional who has made substantial contributions to improve and advocate for the Arizona tourism industry. She demonstrates professionalism, teamwork, exceptional service and goes above and beyond normal job responsibilities. She can be seen building relationships in the community to provide resources and guidance to planners, or volunteering in the community and serving on organizational boards. Jessica is on the board for the Flagstaff Leadership program and is currently the President-Elect. She is also a board member on the Flagstaff Arts Council

Tourism Supports Jobs and Generates Millions to Local Economy

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CVB’s Jessica Young Awarded Tourism Employee of the Year

Arts and Science Tourism

he mission to increase the 8.47 percent. The CVB receives a 30% BBB alloquality of life for every cation to promote Flagstaff as a premier travel household in Flagstaff destination through marketing, direct sales continues for the Convention efforts and media relations while providing exand Visitors Bureau (CVB). ceptional service at our Visitor Center. Tourism The economic impact from provides economic stability to the community visitation is a significant driver and annual real tax savings of approximately of the local economy sup$1,200 per household. porting an estimated 8,000 jobs and delivering $500 Flagstaff tourism is growing and its a million dollars to the local economy. The Flagstaff CVB, city with friendly and helpful residents that along with all of the businesses in Flagstaff that provide are often offering guests great tips on places services and support for our visitors, are committed to to eat, stay or experience. providing exceptional experiences and hard work to Did you know? The Flagstaff Visitor Center educate, inspire and motivate travel to our beautiful city. is a great place to direct visitors, where the wellTourism revenue collected, specifically the Bed, Board informed staff can further assist and provide detailed and Beverage (BBB) tax of 2% directly and positively Flagstaff information, maps and suggestions. Many impacts the quality of your life by affording you and visitors rely on locals for information and sharing the your family beautiful parks, public art and open space community with out-of-town guests benefits us all as as well as arts and sciences education programing for the BBB supports Arts and Sciences, Beautification, Ecostudents. In FY18, BBB tax collection dollars increased nomic Development, Parks and Recreation and Tourism. 4

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Executive Committee and a steering committee member for the Flagstaff Women’s Leadership Network. Since joining the CVB, her results are impressive and in four years reported booking approximately 30,000 room nights for an estimated economic impact of more than $10.6 million. Jessica embodies an award winning tourism professional with her commitment, creativity, ambition and passion combined with her amazing accomplishments - congratulations!

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BBB TAX Allocation 9.5% Economic Development

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By Christopher Hallows

FLY DIRECT FROM FLAGSTAFF TO DEN, DFW AND PHX

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ly Flagstaff and travel to more destinations beginning this spring with non-stop and convenient flight options to Dallas and Denver. Starting March 31, United will fly twice daily jet service to Denver and American Airlines will start service to Dallas on April 2, 2019. Both of the new routes will fly non-stop, seven days a week with two flights per day. In 2017, Flagstaff set a record with 72,679 people choosing to Fly Flagstaff First. United and American noticed and provided an opportunity to do more. Flagstaff filled 87% of the available seats, which is a significant number for the air carriers. The goal in 2019 is to stay above the 80% load factor to prove service can be supported. That means 75 people that drive to Phoenix each day need to stay in town

Branch Manager | Senior Mortgage Advisor Wallick and Volk Mortgage

and Fly Flagstaff First. Plan to pack your bags and visit Denver to take in an event at Mile High Stadium or a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Rolling Stone magazine calls Red Rocks Amphitheater one of America’s best and music legends have raved about it. Dallas is also a vibrant and exciting destination city to experience - do it all from a night on the town to shopping and outdoor adventure. Visit the big state of Texas to enjoy the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Texas Skywalk, GeO-Deck at the Reunion Tower and the Pioneer Plaza with its massive bronze sculptures of longhorn cattle. Book your non-stop flight to Dallas or Denver for business, vacation or a quick get-away and skip the two-hour drive to Phoenix - enjoy the convenience.

CURRENT FLAGSTAFF FLIGHT SCHEDULES.* United to DEN depart 7:00 a.m.

United to DEN depart 11:55 a.m.

American to PHX depart 7:00 a.m.

American to PHX depart 2:24 p.m.

American to DFW depart 7:10 a.m.

American to DFW depart 12:45 p.m.

American to PHX depart 10:35 a.m.

American to PHX depart 6:20 p.m.

Flight schedules subject to change

Flagstaff Visitor Center Historic Train Station 1 E. Route 66 Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (928) 213-2951 flagstaffarizona.org Open Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

(800) 379-0065

THE HALLOWS TEAM Christopher Hallows, Wallick and Volk Mortgage NMLS# 306345 MLO# 0914354 928-556-9722 - HallowsTeam@wvmb.com 2409 N Fourth St Suite 102, Flagstaff, AZ 86004 Notice: This is not a commitment to lend or extend credit. Restrictions may apply. Information and/or data are subject to change without notice. All loans are subject to credit approval. Not all loans or products are available in all states. NMLS# 2973 BK 0018295

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Our climate is changing.

Climate change will affect all parts of the Flagstaff community. Anticipated impacts include: Greater risk of high-severity wildfires in local forests

Longer and hotter summers. More severe drought

Less snowpack

Increased risk of heat-related and mosquito-borne illnesses

What is Flagstaff going to do about it? In 2018, more than 1,000 community members came together to develop Flagstaff's first Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. This roadmap will guide the Flagstaff community as it prepares for and responds to climate change. The Plan sets goals for how our community can best reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and protect the wellbeing of residents for decades to come.

OUR GOALS Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by

Make sure that our

neighborhoods, resources and economy are more resilient

80% by 2050

compared to our 2016 emissions.

WATER

WASTE & CONSUMPTION

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ENERGY

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY

prioritizes those most impacted.

to climate change impacts.

To meet these goals, we are taking action across sectors:

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

Address climate change impacts in a manner that

TRANSPORTATION & LAND USE

PROSPERITY & RECREATION

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equity considerations

will guide the Plan and ensure it is accessible to the entire Flagstaff community.

The Climate Action and Adaptation Plan will be

updated every

5 years


Flagstaff is taking climate action. We’re all in this together

Making progress towards Flagstaff’s ambitious climate action goals is going to take more than just action from the City itself--individuals and community groups all have an important role to play as well. Through thoughtful and committed actions from all of us, we can become a stronger, healther and more equitable city for both current and future residents. This guide highlights actions that individuals and families can take to reduce their impact.

WHICH ACTIONS WILL YOU TRY? REDUCE MY WASTE Reduce the amount of food my household wastes. Use fewer single-use plastics by bringing my own resuable coffee cup, water bottle and bags. Fix things that are broken instead of buying new. Use the Hazardous Products Center and bulky item pick-up programs to properly dispose of e-waste and appliances.

CONSERVE ENERGY Weatherize my home by sealing air leaks around doors. Install energyconserving and electric appliances and fixtures, like ENERGY STAR appliances, electric furnaces, stoves, and tankless water heaters. Replace any old incandescent bulbs with LEDs.

Shop locally and support local businesses. Eat more low-carbon foods, such as minimally processed foods, fruits, grains, and vegetables.

RETHINK MY TRANSPORT Walk, bike, carpool or bus for more of my weekly trips. Try out an electric bike for my commute. Organize a “walking school-bus” to walk a group of kids to school. Delay my next purchase of a new vehicle. Consider a hybrid or electric car when it’s time to buy. Support development that creates vibrant, higher density, mixed-used areas to reduce the need for driving in Flagstaff.

Turn off the lights and unplug chargers when not in use. Voice my support for City policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Install solar PV and storage at my home—or sign REDUCE USE up for the APSWATER Solar Communities program to

use my roof for solar. Contact the City to get a free water check-up at my home, and replace inefficient toilets and fixtures. electric. Set a goal to reduce my home’s hot water use by 15%, by Installshowers alternatives to air the conditioning when practices like shorter and using dishwasher. renovating my home. Install a rain barrel to harvest rainwater for outdoor use. Replace turf grass with drought-tolerant native plants. thermal hot water heaters. Upgrade washing save water Install my a rain water machine barrel to to harvest rainwater and money with each load.

Want to learn more? Visit www.Flagstaff.AZ.gov/ClimatePlan for more tips and how to get involved. www.flagstaff.az.gov • WINTER 2019

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Spring 2019 Session Begins February 27, 2019

CLASS TOPICS INCLUDE:

Gain a better understanding of what law enforcement agencies do 14-week class is free of charge and open to those 18 years of age or older More info: Sgt. Charles Hernandez II chernandez@coconino.az.gov

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! March 8, 9-10am at Firecreek Coffee Company 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.

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``Coconino County Detention Facility ``Detective Division and felony crimes ``Domestic violence ``AZ DPS Crime Laboratory ``NAU Police Department ``Coconino County Medical Examiner ``DUI enforcement ``Police canine demonstration ``CCSO Search and Rescue and DPS Helicopter ``Hands-on firearms and explosives demonstration

House too cold? We can help. Attend a free Home Energy Efficiency Workshop to receive a supply kit and learn how to save money and energy in your house or apartment. MARCH 4, 2019 | 6:00-7:00PM Downtown Library Questions? Need to request childcare or Spanish translation?

Call 928-213-2144

or visit www.flagstaff.az.gov/homeenergy


WINTER2019 Save the date for Earth Day 2019 in Bushmaster Park! JOIN US AT BUSHMASTER PARK FOR EARTH DAY SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2019! We will kick off the event with a neighborhood clean-up and return to the park for live entertainment, food trucks, workshops and activities for the whole family. If you’d like to be an exhibitor, entertainer, or volunteer at Earth Day 2019, please contact Maggie Twomey at 928-213-2144 or visit www.flagstaff.az.gov/earthday.

Drop-off Day - Put Your Waste in the Right Place! Join us for a Drop-off Day, Dump the Drugs and Shred-A-Thon event Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10 am – 2 pm. Come to the Flagstaff Police Department parking lot at 911 East Sawmill to safely dispose of expired or unwanted drugs, latex paint, sensitive documents, electronic waste, and automobile tires. We will properly dispose of or recycle all items to keep them out of the landfill and water system. Participants can drop off up to two banker boxes of sensitive documents for shredding. No commercial waste will be accepted. If you have questions, please contact Maggie Twomey at 928-213-2144 or mtwomey@flagstaffaz.gov.

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Water Services Leak Detection Reaches a New Level Through GIS Technology IT’S JUST A SIMPLE LEAK, RIGHT?

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hen addressing mystery water So far, we’ve surveyed 98 miles of leaks, there is more than meets distribution system this year alone (~480 the eye for Water Services staff. miles over the past 4 years), logging in the The source of a leak can be very evasive. conditional assessment of valves, hydrants Leaks sometimes just disappear, or expand and meters throughout the city. Pipeline and contract. Water can actually surge up leaks and breaks can be detected without from our groundwater. Often, the dam- disturbing our streets – until we’re ready age originates in a different location from to actually perform repairs. We can even where the water surfaces. There could also document locations and equipment condi- consistent problems occur to find a longIf you suspect a leak, please call the Water be leaks at private connections. tion with photos and field notes. This is an term solution. Services Emergency line at 928-774-0262. Keeping track of the water distribution invaluable tool for our field crews, who are While the use of GIS technology to To learn more about on-going and planned system just got easier. Water Services has able to update their work in real time, using diagnose underground problems doesn’t projects, visit our Capital Improvement employed a new tool for tracking the water a tablet-collector software app. always look like a construction project, Page on the City website. piping system where the leaks in the system When a leak is reported, crews have City employees are still monitoring and Together, we can find that are detected and can even can even provide the capability to review the location and maintaining our community’s infrastrucsimple leak, right? an estimate of how much water is leaking. equipment condition recorded with photos ture. If you have questions about work This allows the Distribution Crew to pri- of the last assessment. We now have several being done in your neighborhood, call us oritize their work and maximize efficiency years of data collected, identifying where at 928-213-2400.

The Ultimate in Recycling pipes and valves to become damaged, and sometimes break. The solution was the installation of a pressure regulator and a surge detection system. But this type of equipment requires a vault; a concrete housing to protect and allow future access to the valves. Using the resources on hand, a concrete vault was salvaged from a project at Fort Tuthill over 10 years ago which allowed he Flagstaff Water Services Distribu- the project to move forward quickly, using tion crew was able to re-purpose a in-house labor and materials. 6,500-lb. concrete vault, salvaged from a project over a decade ago; while The objective: A safer firefighter training allowing for critical safety upgrades to the facility, with reduced risk of damage to Firefighter Training Facility near Wildcat water pipe infrastructure. Hill Water Reclamation Plant (WRP). The project result: An efficient, lowThe fire hydrants used for training cost installation, saving both time and purposes were operating under very money. high and unstable pressures, posing a safety risk to firefighters. To make The lesson: Re-use is not only good for matters worse, when these fire hydrants the environment; it can be good for our were turned off, a water pressure surge wallets, while supporting our mission. (known as water hammer) reverberated to the nearby Wildcat Hill WRP causing

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Nine steps to ward off winter woes 1. Have your furnace regularly serviced. 7. Insulate water meters, pipes, and faucets 2. Install your own water shut-off valve. in unheated areas. This is a cheap solution to allow the 8. Keep your thermostat set at a minimum homeowner control of water to the home. The valve inside the water meter box is property of the City and only City staff are allowed access.

3. Keep the name and emergency telephone number of your plumber handy.

4. Turn

off outside faucets. Disconnect the hose.

5. Patch

cracks and insulate holes near doors, windows, and walls by pipes and meters.

of 55 degrees. Keep doors to rooms and cupboard doors open to expose pipes beneath sinks.

9. Never

completely shut-off the heat when you are away. If you are planning to leave your home for an extended period of time, drain your pipes. If you don’t drain your pipes, lower the thermostat, but never shut it off. The lack of heat can freeze pipes, causing flooding and damage when they eventually thaw.

6. Inspect your plumbing.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY...

Is your contact information listed on your water account current, just in case WE need to contact YOU in case of an emergency? Call us at (928) 213-2231 to update your contact information, or update your account by logging into the portal at: https://www. paydici.com/flagstaff-az-utilities


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iving in an arid region, we welcome the winter storms that bring much-needed moisture to our city; making Flagstaff the premier Arizona winter destination. Winter precipitation events tend to be more sustained, compared to summer monsoon storms. Warm, spring weather causes snow melt. Coupled with spring rains, this can lead to flooding and dangerous conditions.

The City of Flagstaff Stormwater Section would like help you make this a safe season, by offering the following tips for springtime safety and flood awareness: 1. Promptly remove snow from your sidewalk Even if you’re not in a mapped-floodplain and private drainages. Ice and hardened snow can block the path of water draining from your property. It can also be a walking hazard, as snow melt during the day becomes ice patches at night.

2. Do not walk or drive through flood waters.

Streets flood quickly. Currents are deceptive — six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet. Do not drive around barriers, as the road or bridge may be washed out.

area, you may be still be subject to flooding from local drainage. In either case, flood insurance can be a good investment because most homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover damage caused by surface water flooding.

9. Talk to us about protecting your house

or business. There are ways to modify your building to minimize flood damage. For minor impact, small floodwalls can be relatively inexpensive. For greater impact-areas, a 3. Do not leave trash cans, trash, yard clippings, building may need to be elevated. or debris in any area subject to flooding. These items can float downstream, clogging 10. Check with the Building Department before you build on, alter, regrade or fill storm drains and stream channels. on your property. Call the City of Flagstaff 4. Don’t pour oil, grease, pesticides, or other Community Development (928) 213‐2600 pollutants down storm drains or into the first. A permit may be needed to ensure that ditches and streams. Our streams and wetlands a project is compliant with all regulations, help moderate flooding and are habitat for including stormwater drainage requirements. fish, frogs, and other species. Let’s protect These regulations are designed to protect them and their homes. your property (and possibly your neighbor’s) 5. For street and right-of-way flooding concerns, from flood damage. please call Public Works at (928) 213-2100. 11. Check out the City of Flagstaff Rain

6. For flooding emergencies, please call 911. Gauge Network. The City of Flagstaff operates a network of radio-telemetered

7. For private property flooding, the Storm- gauges that transmit rainfall and stream

water Management Section will investigate flow information in real-time (as it occurs). and may be able to help. Please call (928) To view this information at various loca213-2470 for assistance. tions in the City, including the Schultz 8. Contact your property insurance agent to burn area, go to www.flagstaff.az.gov/ see if a flood insurance policy would help you. raingauges. Water Services continued page 14 www.flagstaff.az.gov • WINTER 2019

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Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project Area Closure R7E

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visit http://flagstaffwatershedprotection. org/fwpp-closure-order/ to view the latest closure information and an interactive map. The cut and processed trees from the project area will be temporarily decked and staged in the Schultz Fire burn scar along Forest Road 420. The removal of these log decks will occur later as the material is either sold or disposed of through other means. For more information regarding FWPP operations, please visit www.flagstaffwatershedprotection.org

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Moving forward!

Noise and visible activity created by area around the base of Mt. Elden adground based operations, and especially jacent to Schultz Creek and Mt. Elden helicopter flight operations will be present Road is complete. This encompassed 145 across the project area starting in mid- acres of hand-thinning work and another January. Residents of and visitors to the 662 acres of traditional ground-based neighborhoods near Schultz Creek and mechanical harvesting. limbs, tree tops Mt. Elden Road can expect to experience and other debris from this work were the most activity. The helicopter opera- piled and will be burned as it dries and tions are expected to continue through conditions allow. Smoke will be visible late spring, and ground based opera- at times in this area this winter. tions are expected to continue through A Closure Order is currently in place fall of 2019. in the Dry Lake Hills area. This includes Several other milestones for the roads and popular trails. We urge all Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project to respect the Closure Order: Stay Out (FWPP) have been achieved in the past – Stay Safe! If you have questions as to few months. Treatment in Phase I, the the specifics of the Closure Order itself,

temporary Forest Closure has been put in place in the Dry Lake Hills area to accommodate Phase II operations. The City is an active partner with the Forest Service in the thinning activities in the area, and we continue to work with them on all aspects of project implementation, to include this Forest Closure order. Active work units, involving helicopter operations and equipment operating on steep slopes, to include tree felling crews, wood processing units, and log trucks are throughout the closure area. It’s active and mobile, and where individual operations are occurring at any given time is highly dependent upon several factors that can change day-to-day, or even hour-to-hour. This work creates hazardous conditions, and it’s in which is why a Closure has been deemed necessary – both for the public and those operational personnel on the ground and in the air. We fully understand that a Closure can be an inconvenience. We appreciate the support and patience shown by the community for FWPP, and pledge to work with the Forest Service to periodically review the Closure to ensure it is amended as soon as conditions allow. In the meantime, we encourage folks to take advantage of other recreational sites and opportunities found throughout the area.


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Southside Neighborhood Plan

eighborhoods are the building blocks of Flagstaff. Historic neighborhoods, such as the Southside, with their diverse social, cultural, economic and physical characteristics, create the story of who we are as a community. Southside is a community in transition. The City of Flagstaff’s Comprehensive Planning program is working on a neighborhood plan with local organizations, residents and stakeholders to maintain and enhance the Southside’s sense of place and community. A neighborhood plan informs future public projects, discretionary development, and updates to codes and regulations. The specific projects, developments and updates are determined by the neighborhood. Getting involved in this planning process is your chance to influence the Southside’s future!

revamped project website: www. flagstaff.az.gov/southsideplan.

WHAT HAS BEEN DONE SO FAR

Visioning for the neighborhood was kicked-off by a Visioning and Community Mapping Workshop in November, 2017. Between February and June of 2018, City staff knocked on all 800plus residential doors within the Southside neighborhood, conducting a survey discussing the area’s assets (good), issues (bad), and their vision for the future. In June we held the Past, Present and Future Visioning Workshop at the Murdoch Center. In July we had two topical workshops, one on Moving People and Water and another on Strengthening the Southside Community. Both workshops were preceded by neighborhood tours on their respective topics. In August we hosted a stormwaterCOMING SOON specific meeting. Also in August, City staff On Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. had five on-the-street meetings at five different the City will host a Southside Neighborhood Plan locations to discuss issues and design potential Open House to educate community members solutions throughout the Southside. City staff on what has happened so far, discuss where we is currently surveying all Southside businesses are in the process, and check-in with attendees on their assets, issues, and how the neighboron what we may have missed. As a follow-up hood should move forward. to this meeting, a small stakeholder group (i.e. residents and business owners/employees interested enough to dedicate their time (contact us STAY IN TOUCH to express interest)) will begin going through City staff has been working hard to create a neighborhood topics to work toward policies fun, informative, and easy-to-navigate website that will enhance the neighborhood’s strengths for this planning effort. We encourage you to and address its weaknesses. In April, City staff explore the interactive maps and stay informed will also begin hosting weekly office hours for on happenings at www.flagstaff.az.gov/souththe greater public to informally stop-by and sideplan. To be added to the email notification discuss all things Southside. Information for list for active comprehensive planning projects, these upcoming events will be posted on the please email or call Sara Dechter at sdechter@ sign outside the Murdoch Center and on the flagstaffaz.gov or (928) 213-2631. The year 2020 is almost here. Since 1790, the United States has undertaken the task of counting all of its residents once a decade. The U.S. Census Bureau is currently recruiting for the thousands of people it needs to assist with the 2020 count. The bureau is hiring for a variety of full-time and part-time, temporary jobs. Available jobs include: recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, office clerks, census field supervisors, and census takers. Many of these jobs start now, very soon, or have already begun at some capacity, don’t wait until 2020 to apply. Candidates must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen. Learn more and apply for a census job at https://2020census.gov/jobs or call 1-855-JOB-2020.

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FREE health screenings l FREE massages FREE diet & fitness advice l Natural & alternative care On-site mammography (928.522.9404 to schedule) Information about free or low-cost wellness programs And much more!

Friday • April 5, 2019 7a - 12p • Flagstaff Aquaplex

Sign up for your FREE baseline blood test @

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Water Services continued

STAY TUNED FOR THE RECYCLED WATER SURVEY RESULTS! The Recycled Water Survey closed on the Community Forum page on December 15. Over 320 people viewed the survey, with 96 people weighing in with their opinion. Now, the work begins… First, we thank you for your participation. Water affects us all. Your opinion counts.

tested and safe water to the community.

Finally, check in with us on our website and Education Page. We’ll be posting some FAQ’s on what recycled water (and reclaimed water) is and isn’t. The discussion is just beginning, and we want your input every step of the way. We’re pleased Next, we will continue to earn your that 86% of participants found our survey trust. We were pleased to record a 78% informative. confidence rating in Water Service’s ability We will continue sharing information and any to implement future projects. We take our new developments that move us toward a secure responsibility seriously, to provide treated, and safe future for Flagstaff’s water supply.

Commercial Rebates Available! The Water Conservation Program has recently expanded their rebates for commercial customers. Businesses can work with conservation staff to upgrade toilets, urinals, showerheads, aerators, and pre-rinse spray valves. Commercial customers with other ideas on saving water at their business can work with conservation staff to come up with a custom proposal which could be rebated up to 50% of the project cost. Find out more at www.flagstaff.az.gov/CommercialRebates, or contact us at SaveWater@flagstaffaz.gov, or call Water Conservation staff at 928-213-2116.

WE’RE MOVING!!

Water Services Administration offices are moving to a new location!

By April 2019, you’ll be able to find us at:

2323 N. Walgreens Street

In east Flagstaff, off Steves Blvd and Industrial Dr. You’ll continue to pay your water bill at the Customer Service window in City Hall. ONCE THE DUST SETTLES, STOP BY AND SAY HELLO! FLAGSTAFF WATER SERVICES 2323 N. Walgreens St. Flagstaff, Arizona 86004

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Years Initiation Fees!* 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

Over 120 Group Fitness Classes a week including: Yoga, Cycling, Zumba, Step, Pilates, Aqua X, Les Mills®, Aqua for Arthritis, Barre Fusion 45, Barre Above, Piyo, Heart Rate Training, Silver Sneakers, and more! * Please stop by for a free tour and details. OFFER EXPIRES 2/28/2019

FAC East 1500 N Country Club Rd. • 928-526-8652 | FAC West 1200 W Rt. 66 • 928-779-4593

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Aquaplex

Parks and Recreation

1702 North 4th Street Flagstaff, AZ 86004 (928) 213-2300 For more information please visit our webpage at www.flagstaff.az.gov/aquaplex

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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, tennis courts, basketball courts, two-disc golf courses, 17 ballfields, 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 need special accommodations 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 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 City of Flagstaff subsidizes program fees up to 50% of the cost for daily admissions, annual passes, swim lessons, staff organized programs, and ice skate rental. The City of Flagstaff subsidizes program fees up to 50% of the cost for daily admissions, all memberships, swim lessons, staff organized programs, and ice skate rental. Visit www.flagstaff.az.gov/recreation for more information.

Online Registration You can register for classes and purchase or renew a membership online all from the comfort of your own home. You can also browse and review information for classes and activities and print out your own household calendar. To use the online system to register for programs and activities, you’ll need a credit card and your Household ID number. If you have a previous receipt, your Household ID number will be located in the top left corner of the receipt. If you are unable to locate this information or are new to Flagstaff, please call (928) 213-2300 to set up your account. WebTrac requires a payment with a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card. You can access our online registration system directly at https:// www.flagstaff.az.gov/1532/Online-Registration-WebTrac

The Aquaplex is a recreation center designed for family fun and fitness. Enjoy year-round activities and programs that include swimming, indoor rock climbing, and group fitness classes. An admission fee is charged to participate in activities and programs in this facility either by paying daily admission or purchasing a one, three, six or twelve-month membership. Meeting rooms and a party room are available for rent by the public. Please visit our webpage at www.flagstaff.az.gov/aquaplex for additional information and pricing.

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 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 room designed for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and grade-schoolers. 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 p.m. - 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

The Aquaplex has great fitness classes available to members and daily admissions! Please view the list of class descriptions here www.flagstaff.az.gov/aquaplex.

What is new in city parks? `` Guadalupe Park, Smokerise Park, and Mobile Have Park have new playground equipment. `` New masonry planter walls with trees, including xeriscape plants, have been added to Thorpe Park and Bushmaster Park. Photo by Charles Bame

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`` The parking lots at Arroyo Park and Guadalupe Park have been paved. `` A Peace Pole has been installed in Heritage Square.


WINTER2019 Athletics

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

Adult Softball (1st Session) Registration: Date & Days: Price: Ages:

March 11 – April 12 April 28 – June 30 (Monday through Friday and Sunday) $350 per team 18+

Adult Coed Hockey Registration: April 7 – May 24 Date & Day: June 2- October 6 (Sunday) Price: $200 per person (an additional USA Hockey Member Fee must be paid directly to USA Hockey) Ages: 18+ Mandatory evaluation of players required on Sunday, May 26 at 5 p.m. at Jay Lively Activity Center.

Community Events

(928) 213-2311 (928) 213-2312 Are you planning a wedding or 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!

Bubble Palooza Bubble Palooza, presented by Flagstaff Parks and Recreation Services, was voted “Most Outstanding Community Event” by Arizona Parks and Recreation Association in 2017. Join us on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Foxglenn Park (4200 East Butler Avenue). The day will include bubble blowing, a look into the science behind bubbles, hands on activities, bubble blowing contest, ball pits, the chance to stand inside a bubble, slip n slide, and much more. All activities are free. Date & Time: Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Price: FREE Ages: All ages

Downtown Newsletter Visit flagstaff.az.gov/downtown for the latest event information including event relevant Council meetings, street closures and event dates.

Special Event Feedback Line: There are three ways to give event feedback to the City. `` Phone: (928) 213-2318 `` Email: eventfeedback@flagstaffaz.gov `` Flagstaff.az.gov (click on “Report a Concern”)

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: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. (18+) M-F: 2:15 p.m. – 8 p.m. (17 and under) Sat: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (All ages) The center is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on days that FUSD schools are closed due to a snow day or regularly scheduled breaks.This will include spring break from March 18 to 22.

Weight Room Days & Times: (Adults 18+) (Youth) (All Ages) Prices: Yearly:

M/W/F 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. M-F 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. M-F 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sat 10 a.m. - 4p.m.

Adults 18+ Youth Senior 55+ Active Military Monthly: Adults 18+ Youth Senior 55+ Active Military

$59 $20 $48.25 $48.25

$6.50 $2.25 $5.50 $5.50

Drop–In Programs Adult Full Court Basketball Day & Time: Price: Age:

Monday – Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free 18+ (17 and under if needed or asked to play)

FLAGteens Join us for a safe and positive space for teens to prosper. FLAGteens will focus on volunteerism, social and professional development, and discussing issues that are relevant to teens. Days & Times: Wednesday, February 13 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Price: Free Age: 12 to 17

Earth Day Celebration Meet at Hal Jensen Recreation Center then we will head out on a neighborhood street cleanup. Enjoy a slice of pizza afterward! Day & Time: Monday, April 20 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Price: Free Age: 8 to 17

Game Room Enjoy billiards, ping-pong, air-hockey, foosball, and more board games than you can imagine! Utilize this comfortable space to play, read, relax, study or watch TV.

Program with Required Registration Daddy Daughter Ball We cordially invite all fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and big brothers to treat their special little girl to an amazing night out. The evening will include a catered dinner, crafts, and dancing. Professional pictures will be available for purchase. Day & Time: Saturday, April 13 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Price: $50 per couple ($20 for each additional guest) Age: All ages

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Recreation continued Jay Lively Activity Center 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 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 available for free. For more information and our online calendar, please visit our webpage at www. flagstaff.az.gov/JLively

Public Skating Hours* Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday:

$13.50

$98.00/10

Center Hours Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Days & Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Prices: $6/month or $65.50/year Ages: 55+ Days & Times: Monday - Thursday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friday 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Prices: $8.75/month or $97.75/year Ages: 18-55

9 -10:30 a.m. $6.75 9 -10:30 a.m.

$98.00/20

**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 contact Flagstaff Youth Hockey on their website at https://www.fyha.org/

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

Senior Stretch

Sticks and Pucks (18+)**

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The Joe C. Montoya Community and Senior Center is a recreation center designed for family fun and fitness and to host 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 available for rent by the public, clubs, groups, and organizations.

Wellness Through Weight Training

Open Hockey (18+)**

Wednesday Friday

Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (928) 213-2765 For more information please visit our webpage at www.flagstaff.az.gov/jcm

Continue the road to a healthier and happier self in a modern, relaxed, and welcoming fitness facility.

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

8 -10 p.m. 12 - 2 p.m. 12 - 2 p.m.

245 N Thorpe Rd.

Fitness Center Memberships

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

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

Sunday: Tuesday: Thursday:

Joe C. Montoya Community and Senior Center

Come experience a class designed to increase flexibility, strengthen muscles, improve balance, and much more! Days & Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. 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) 714-0504. Day & Time: Tuesday at 9 a.m. 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. Day & Time: Wednesday 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Price: $15/class or $7/class with purchase of 4-week series Ages: 18+


WINTER2019 Chair Yoga

Wisdom Seekers Book Discussion

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

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: Tuesday 5:30 p.m. – 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. Day & Time: Wednesday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 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. Day & Time: Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. 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. Day & Time: Thursday 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. & 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Price: $30/5 classes and $5 for materials Ages: 13+

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 p.m. – 3 p.m. Price: Free Ages: 18+

Drop-in and Free Programs Book Exchange Ongoing Beginning Spanish Friday 12:45-1:45 p.m. Billiards 18+ Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Friday 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. Contract/Party Bridge Monday-Thursday 1 p.m. Cribbage Tuesday 1 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Tuesday 1 p.m. Pinochle Monday 1 p.m. Scrabble Wednesday 1 p.m. Train Dominos Monday-Thursday 1 p.m. Table Tennis Club* Tuesday/Wednesday 5 p.m. – 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

Artist’s Open Studio Artists at all levels meet and share their skills. Day & Time: Monday Price: $2 Ages: 18+

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 p.m. – 3 p.m. Price: Free 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. Days & Times: Monday 9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Wednesday 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Price: $100 per session for the 1st child, $75 siblings over age 1. Ages: Birth through 4 with parent or caregiver Babies Class: An early musical experience geared towards babies. Day & Time: Wednesday 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Price: $75 Ages: Birth through 7 months with parent or caregiver

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: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Sat: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Spring Break Fun Join us for special activities and field trips during Spring Break. Days & Times: Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 22 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Price: Free Ages: 6 - 17

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Flagstaff City – Coconino County Public Libraries The mission of the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library is to inspire learning, enrich lives, and strengthen community.

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. We will share cultural or scientific activities and programs to celebrate Flagstaff’s contribution to that first giant leap for mankind—Flagstaff’s Lunar Legacy! Date & Time: Check the website or the Facebook event, or call us at (928) 213-2331 for details Location: Various locations Audience: Adults and families of all ages

Wines & Spines

Downtown Library 300 W. Aspen Avenue 928.213.2330 East Flagstaff Community Library 3000 N. Fourth St., Suite 5 928.213.2348 www.flagstaffpubliclibrary.org Please follow us on:

Free Library Clubs, Events & Programs

The library paints the town! Join us for happy hour at a different local wine bar each month as we celebrate a new theme, host a unique rendition of pub trivia, and share materials and resources from the library. Get a discount with your library card, and submit stories for our Loose Lips Lit wine-infused story collection. Date & Time: Check the website or the Facebook event, or call us at (928) 213-2331 for details about upcoming dates and times Location: Various locations Audience: Adults

Individualized Instruction: Business Advice

Make an appointment to meet with a professional at the Downtown Library for guidance with issues related to the direction of a small to medium-size business or nonprofit organization. These sessions can include help with business plans, forecasting future performance, developing growth and marketing strategies, leadership strategies and team development, 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

Art in the Stacks

Do you want to update your software skills? Write a résumé? Learn how to download e-books or audio e-books? Familiarize yourself with social media, your smartphone, or your email account? Do all of this and more with our free one-on-one Technology and Computer Instruction services. Each 30 to 45-minute session is available by appointment only. Visit either library or call to reserve your very own dedicated instructor. Date & Time: By appointment, please contact either library for availability Downtown Reference Desk: (928) 213-2331 East Flagstaff Community Library: (928) 213-2348 Location: Both Flagstaff Public Libraries Audience: Adults

Family Game Days

REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING FOR EVERYONE:

SPECIAL EVENTS: Join us on select First Fridays as we celebrate the arts with creative exhibits and book crafts. Date & Time: Select First Fridays—check the website or the Facebook event, or call us at (928) 213-2331 for upcoming dates and times Location: Downtown Library Audience: Adults and families of all ages

About every eight weeks, we interrupt our Saturday Story Stop for this special family time activity. Enjoy board games, puzzles, and Wii gaming with your family. Date & Time: Spring dates TBD at 10:30 a.m. Location: Downtown Library Community Room Audience: Children of all ages and their families

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Shakespeare Allowed!

Do you need some iambic pentameter in your life? Join us for a community read of one entire Shakespeare Play in this popular collaboration between the Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival and the library. Bring your own copy of the play or read along with one provided by the library. Would you rather listen? Don’t worry, reading aloud is encouraged but not required.


WINTER2019 Date & Time: The fourth Sunday of every month at 11 a.m. Location: Downtown Library Community Room Audience: All ages are welcome. Readers as young as nine 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. Knit, crochet, embroider, or stitch it up. Get help with projects already in-progress or learn to knit (supplies and help available), and connect with the Flagstaff fiber arts community. Drop-ins encouraged; everyone is welcome. Date & Time: Every Monday at 6 p.m. Location: East Flagstaff Community Room

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Audience: Children 9 years and up, teens and adults

Regularly Scheduled 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 various locations around town. Get more information on the website and in the Facebook event. Date & Time: The fourth Friday of every month at 5:30 p.m. Location: Various Locations—call (928) 213-2331 for details or check the Facebook event Audience: Adults

Cooking the Books: A Library Cookbook Club

Cooking the Books is a new tasty book club featuring cookbooks from the library’s collection and recipes made by participants to share and discuss. Participation is limited to 20 people, so please register in person at the Downtown Library Reference Desk or call us at (928) 2132331. After you sign up, check out a cookbook, choose a recipe, prepare the food, and bring it along with the cookbook for delicious food and discussion on the designated night of fun. Date & Time: The first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Community Room Audience: All ages are welcome. Children must bring their adult(s).

Nos Encantan – Libros en Español

Welcome to our new Spanish Language Book Club! ¡Todos los que quieran usar sus habilidades en español están invitados a unirse a nuestro nuevo Club de Libros en Español! Las reuniones estan en español, y los libros están en español, por eso esperemos le quiere a usar el español :) Simplemente ingrese a la biblioteca del centro para recoger su libro, luego reúnase en la Biblioteca de East Flag el tercer martes de cada mes para discutir. Date & Time: The third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. Location: East Flagstaff Community Room Audience: All are welcome; books are geared toward adults and older teens

Plotting the Plateau

Pick up a book at the Downtown Reference Desk, read it, and then come back to participate in the book discussion. Everyone is welcome. Each month will be hosted by a different community organization, the members of which 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 fourth Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Community Room Audience: Adults and older teens

Saturday April 27, 2019 11am - 2pm Flagstaff Aquaplex Explore all of the fun summer activities and camps Flagstaff has to offer your little scallywags, and get a jump start on back to school readiness before the school year even ends! FREE dental screenings • FREE sports physicals fun activity stations • balloon artists face painting • magician raffle prizes, giveaways & much more!

For more info, visit http://bit.ly/AhoyToSummer

CITY OF FLAGSTAFF

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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 a different poet or specialty is featured. Date & Time: The third Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Community Room Audience: All are welcome, poems are geared toward adults and older teens

Thursday Night Book Club with Friends of the Library

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. Date & Time: The second Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Community Room Audience: Adults and older teens

Virtually a Book Club

Sign out the next book at the Downtown Reference desk. Then join us in the FlagLib Virtually a Book Club Facebook group anytime to discuss the book with fellow readers. This club is designed especially for busy introverts who want a ready supply of great books, a flexible time commitment, and no required human contact. Don’t blush. We know who you are. Date & Time: At your convenience; a new book each month Location: Your favorite reading spot and Facebook Audience: 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’s website 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: First and third Thursday of every month, 6 – 8 p.m. Location: Firecreek Coffee Audience: Adults & older teens

Regularly Scheduled Programming for Teens and Pre-Teens*: Flamin’ Hot Wednesdays

Games? Slime? Origami? Join us to find out what’s up next. Date & Time: Second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Location: East Flagstaff Community Room Audience: Teens and pre-teens 12 years and up

Gaming Days—Downtown

Wii-U, PS4 and X-Box 360 gaming. Bring a friend and pick your game. Date & Time: First and third Friday of every month during the school year at 3 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Community Room Audience: Teens and pre-teens 12 years and up

Game Days—East

Join us as we play game systems and table-top games in our Community Room. Date & Time: Every Friday at 2:30 p.m. Location: East Flagstaff Community Room Audience: Teens & pre-teens eight years and up

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Overtime Otaku: Anime Club

Join us each week for crafts, games, and anime. Date & Time: Every Monday at 3 p.m. Location: East Flagstaff Community Room Audience: Teens & pre-teens 12 years and up

*Please note: all regularly scheduled programming for children & teens skips the week of FUSD’s Spring Break, March 18-22, 2019.

Regularly Scheduled Programming for Children*: Baby Laptime - Downtown

You and your baby will enjoy songs, stories, finger plays, knee bounces, rhymes, and more. Date & Time: Every Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. Location: Downtown Community Room Audience: Children birth – two years old, with their adult(s)

Baby Laptime - East

You and your baby will enjoy songs, stories, finger plays, knee bounces, rhymes, and more. Date & Time: Every Wednesday at 9 a.m. Location: East Flagstaff Community Room Audience: Children birth – 2 years old, with their adult(s)

Crafty Corner

Express your creativity at Crafty Corner! Date & Time: Every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Location: East Flagstaff Community Room Audience: Children 5-13 years old

Creation Station

Come join us as we explore a new theme each week through stories and crafts. Date & Time: Second and fourth Wednesday of every month during the school year at 3:30 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Community Room Audience: Children 3 years and up

Family Read and Sing

Bring the whole family and enjoy a morning of stories, songs, puppets and more! Date & Time: Every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Location: East Flagstaff Community Room Audience: Children of all ages and their adults

Pajama Fun Storytime

Stories and songs for the whole family. Date & Time: Every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Community Room Audience: Children of all ages and their adults

Lego Club—Downtown

We supply the Legos; you bring the ideas. Date & Time: Second and fourth Monday of every month during the school year at 3:30 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Community Room Audience: Children 5 years and up


WINTER2019 Lego Club - East

You bring the imagination, we’ll supply the LEGOs for these fun-filled afternoons. Date & Time: Every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Location: East Flagstaff Community Room Audience: Children 5 years and up

Preschool Express

Surprises galore are in store when we get together for stories, songs, & games Date & Time: Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Location: Downtown Community Room Audience: Children 3 - 5 years

Saturday Story Stop

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

Toddler Tales

Your toddler will delight in this special time for stories, songs, games and more. Date & Time: Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Location: Downtown Library Community Room Audience: Children 2- 3 years *Please note: all regularly scheduled programming for children & teens at East skips the week of FUSD’s Spring Break, March 18-22, 2019, & all Downtown Storytimes skip two weeks – March 11-22.

Free Monthly Educational Talks Lunar Lecture Series - CCC Lone Tree Campus Feb. 13, 6 - 7:30 p.m., “From the Mountain to the Moon” ED Talks - CCC Fourth Street Campus Feb. 14, 6 - 7 p.m., “Volcano Date Night” Black History Month - CCC Lone Tree Campus Feb. 19, 4 - 5:30 p.m., “A brief history of African Americans in Northern Arizona” Lunar Dreams - CCC Lone Tree Campus Art Exhibition celebrating the Moon from scientific, cultural, and personal perspectives March 25 - April 14 Marketing and Technical Training Improve Your Marketing Toolkit – CCC Fourth Street Campus Taught by the Mountain Mojo Group, $200 includes all four sessions and lunch Wednesdays 12-2 p.m. / Feb. 27, March 6,13 & 27 Call CCC to register (928-645-6682). Seats are limited.

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