Sep
15
2:15 PM14:15

FREE TINY BOAT CONCERT FEATURING THE COLTON HOUSE TRIO

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Colton House Trio Residency Project Brings Songs of the River and More to Pickin' in the Pines 2017!

The Colton House Trio brings together three remarkable international talents: songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Chris Brashear, songwriter and National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Peter McLaughlin, and Grammy-award winning bassist and producer Todd Phillips. Together, with project liaison Julie Sullivan, this dynamic trio formed to participate in an inaugural Music Residency program conceived of and produced at the Museum of Northern Arizona’s historic Colton House.

The project resulted in The Colton House Sessions, 12 original songs finely crafted for and about the Southwest which will be premiered in a CD Release concert at Pickin’ in the Pines. This project was generously funded by Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music, in partnership with the Museum of Northern Arizona who provided the historic quarters of the Colton House for the residency.

Additionally, 2 finely crafted dories built by Brad Dimock will be on display.

Location: Commercial Building at Ft. Tuthill County Park

 

Also, catch the Pepsi Amphitheater main stage performance with The Colton House Trio at Pickin' in the Pines:

Saturday, September 16 at 12:30PM

Tickets on sale now at www.pickininthepines.org

 

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Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

Roger Naylor's Presentation on The Amazing Kolb Brothers of Grand Canyon

The Amazing Kolb Brothers of Grand Canyon

Roger Naylor’s new book celebrates adventuring photographers

 

Travel writer Roger Naylor has released his latest book, The Amazing Kolb Brothers of Grand Canyon.

 

Ellsworth Kolb arrived at Grand Canyon in 1901 with younger brother Emery Kolb soon following. Pioneers in the fledgling tourism industry, they set up a tent at the head of the Bright Angel Trail and began photographing tourists as they clip-clopped into the canyon on muleback. For nearly eight decades, these intrepid brothers explored and photographed Grand Canyon from rim to river.

 

The Kolbs dangled from ropes, clung to sheer cliff walls by their fingertips, climbed virtually inaccessible summits, ran seemingly impassable white-water rapids, braved the elements, and ventured into unknown wilderness—all for the sake of a photo. Well, a photo and a thrill. Sometimes it was hard to tell which was more important.

 

Along the way, Ellsworth and Emery made the longest-running motion picture in American history and built a studio that’s become a Grand Canyon icon. 

 

It’s all captured in the new book, The Amazing Kolb Brothers of Grand Canyon. So much more than a typically dry history, the rambunctious Kolb boys leap off the pages in this engaging read. Published by the Grand Canyon Association, the 154-page book is packed with drama, perils, feuds, near-death experiences, a cast of the canyon’s most colorful residents and 190 of the famous Kolb photographs. This is an adventure story you must read to believe.

 

Roger Naylor is one of Arizona’s premier travel writers. His work appears weekly in the Arizona Republic. He has contributed to USA TodayArizona HighwaysWestern Art & ArchitectureGo EscapeRoute 66 Magazine and dozens more. He is the author of several books, including Boots & Burgers: An Arizona Handbook for Hungry HikersArizona Kicks on Route 66 and Death Valley: Hottest Place on Earth. For more information, visit www.rogernaylor.com.

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Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

From Powell To Power: A Recounting of the First 100 River Runners through the Grand Canyon

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Grand Canyon author Tom Martin will present a 50 minute behind the scenes look at Otis “Dock” Marston’s book “From Powell to Power: A Recounting of the First One Hundred River Runners Through Grand Canyon.”

Submarine Commander Marston first floated in a wooden boat thought Grand Canyon in 1942. Five years later, he started to write a history of river running in the Grand Canyon. What he thought would be a six month project in 1947 kept Dock busy over the next thirty years. Along the way Dock amassed a huge collection of first-person accounts of these river runners, from James White on a log raft in 1867 to the first Grand Canyon powerboat runs of 1949 through 1951. Marston’s book is unparalleled in the depth and breadth it brings to recounting the history of the first 100 river runners through the Grand Canyon.

This presentation includes much historic film footage of Marston and other river runners from the early 1900s through 1960s. Martin will touch on who Dock Marston was, and look at some of the highlights of Marston’s review of the First 100. Copies of Marston’s book, along with Tom Martin’s Grand Canyon hiking and river running guides, will be available for purchase at this presentation. Proceeds of book sales at this event will benefit Riordan State Park.

Lecture is FREE.

Location: Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, 409 W. Riordan Rd.

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The Confluence: Film Discussion
Sep
10
10:00 AM10:00

The Confluence: Film Discussion

View The Confluence, a film produced by Courtney Blackmer-Raynolds, followed by a panel discussion including members of Save the Confluence.  Stick around for coffee and conversation.

For more information: contact Colleen Coolley at ccooley22@gmail.com or (928) 637-3221

Location: Rendezvous Coffee House, 100 N. San Francisco St.

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Sep
10
8:00 AM08:00

Bird Walk at Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve

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Meet at the main (upper) entrance to Picture Canyon off of Hwy 66 at 8:00 a.m. We will take about 3 hours to bird and hike around 2 to 3 miles at Picture Canyon (duration and distance will depend on weather and quality of birding). Bring water, snacks, and binoculars. Leader is Trevor Hinkley, Northern Arizona Audubon Society Picture Canyon Steward. Contact him for more info: tch94@nau.edu or (618) 967-1157

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Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

Brown Bag Lecture: Native Fish Conservation in Grand Canyon

The mission of the National Park Service is to preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. Learn from Grand Canyon National Park Fisheries Biologists Emily Omana and Rebecca Koller how NPS and cooperators are applying that mission to the conservation of native fishes.  

Free with cost of regular admission; free for members.  Presentation will be indoors and will go on rain or shine. Bring your lunch!

Location: The Arboretum at Flagstaff, 4001 S. Woody Mountain Rd.

 

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Sep
7
7:30 PM19:30

Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival River Days Showcase

Doors open at 7:30PM

Please join us in celebrating our great river! The Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival will be opening the archives and selecting the best Colorado River films we've screened over the past decade.  We'll also have our resident storytellers in the house spinning River Yarns that will put us on the banks and under the Grand red walls.

Location: Orpheum Theatre, 15 W. Aspen Ave.

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Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

A Cultural View of the River

6:00PM to 7:00PM - Music with Ed Kabotie

7:00PM to 8:00PM - Presentation

Ed Kabotie, in collaboration with the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office, will share a cultural perspective of the Colorado River in celebration of the Museum of Northern Arizona's recent acquisition of Fred Kabotie's 'Hopi Snake Clan Story' which depicts the story of the very first river runner.

Admission is $5 for non-members; members are free.

For more information contact the Museum of Northern Arizona at 928-774-5213.

Location: Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N. Fort Valley Rd.

 

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***KEYNOTE FILM AND SPEAKERS: THE COLORADO NARRATED BY THE ACADEMY AWARD WINNER MARK RYLANCE
Sep
6
7:30 PM19:30

***KEYNOTE FILM AND SPEAKERS: THE COLORADO NARRATED BY THE ACADEMY AWARD WINNER MARK RYLANCE

Sponsored by Sierra Club's Grand Canyon Chapter and the Arizona Hydrological Society

http://www.projectcolorado.com/flagstaff

The Colorado, an epic film about North America’s wildest river, will be screened at the Prochnow Auditorium in Flagstaff on September 6th 2017. The event is free for the public and is jointly sponsored by the Arizona Hydrological Society and Sierra Club.

Narrated by stage legend and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance, The Colorado covers a wide range of topics including the earliest settlements in the region; European and Anglo-American explorations in the 18th and 19th centuries; the dam-building era and its consequences; agriculture and immigration; the impact of climate change on the region; and the fate of the river’s delta in Mexico.

Five critically acclaimed composers, William Brittelle, Glenn Kotche, Shara Nova, Paola Prestini, and last year’s Pulitzer and Grammy winner John Luther Adams bring their unique voices to this narrative.

The film is inspired by the award winning study Salt Dreams: Land and Water in Low-Down California by William deBuys, who is also the project’s lyricist and co-scriptwriter.

The Grammy-laureate vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, percussionist Glenn Kotche (Wilco), and cellist Jeffrey Zeigler (Kronos Quartet) masterfully perform the one-of-a-kind score.

The film covers a vast geographical region, from the high mountains of Colorado and Wyoming to the delta of the river in Mexico, and was filmed by director Murat Eyuboglu and three-time Emmy-laureate filmmaker Sylvestre Campe over a period of four years.

The Colorado is produced by VisionIntoArt.

www.ProjectColorado.com

Guests can use, free of charge, the parking facility of High Country Conference Center / Drury Inn and Suites, 201 W. Butler Ave.

 

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Sep
6
1:00 PM13:00

Downtown Flagstaff Geology Rocks! Tour

Through generous funding from Mountain Sports Flagstaff and 1% for the Planet, Willow Bend Environmental Education Center will be offering guided Downtown Geology Tours. The 45 min walking tours are based on local Flagstaff author, Marie Jackson’s Stone Landmark’s book. An exclusive and unique opportunity for the community to explore downtown like never before. Tours will be offered bi-monthly from June thru September.

The tour will cover ancient history of stones used to build downtown’s iconic buildings, including Moenkopi Sandstone, Pumiceous Dacite, Kaibab Limestone, and Malapais Basalt. In addition tours will highlight progression of architectural styles, discuss changing preferences for certain rock types, and provide an overview of historic events.

Participants will search for fossils on the Ice House walls, find out what stone is referred to as “Arizona Red”, visit the layers of the “Grand Canyon” at Heritage Square, view beautiful stone etchings, and more.

Tours will meet at 1:00pm outside Mountain Sports Flagstaff 24 N. San Francisco. Dates include, June 6th and 19th, July 7th and 18th, August 5th and 14th and September 6th and 25th. The tour is FREE and will be limited to 20 participants. Sign-up in advance with Willow Bendwww.willowbendcenter.org or pick up a FREE ticket at Mountain Sports Flagstaff, 24 N. San Francisco. Tickets and sign-up for the entire summer are now.

Comfortable walking shoes, water and a sun hat are recommended. Tour is wheelchair and stroller accessible and suitable for all ages.

Willow Bend Environmental Education Center is a 501 © 3 non-profit organization providing education outreach services that build environmental awareness and an ethic of responsible stewardship of our natural and cultural resources.

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Sep
5
8:00 PM20:00

Colorado River Song Contest Finals!

Celebrate the river with a night of music!  Watch your favorite local talent compete for prizes and bragging rights.  Entry is free; donations will be accepted at the door for Sierra Club's Grand Canyon Protection Campaign.  More information at http://www.coloradoriverdaysflagstaff.org/song-writing-contest/

Sponsored by Sierra Club and Arizona Music Pro

Location: Firecreek Coffee Co., 22 Historic Route 66

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Sep
3
8:00 AM08:00

Rio de Flag Community Cleanup

The Rio de Flag is Flagstaff's river. Like many rivers and streams in the Southwest, "the Rio" appears as a dry wash for most of the year. But when winter storms roll through Flag, and monsoon seasons pick up, the Rio flows through town and makes its way to San Francisco Wash, a tributary to the Little Colorado River.

In celebration of Colorado River Days, the Friends of the Rio de Flag will host a community Rio cleanup upstream of Foxglenn Park on Sunday, September 3rd from 8-11am. Meet at the southern end of 4th Street (use this map to guide you). Parking available in the dirt lot.  

Contact Chelsea Silva at deflagrio@gmail.com or (928) 213-2152 to RSVP.

Location: Rio at Foxglenn (meet at dirt parking lot at the southern end of 4th Street; directions available on this Google Map)

Notes: Please dress for weather. Long pants and close-toed shoes recommended. Bring a water bottle. Gloves, trash bags, and trash grabbers will be available for use. Water, coffee, and light breakfast provided.

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Sep
2
10:00 AM10:00

Water Shadows - on display September 2 - 12.

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Opening Reception 10:00AM to 1:00PM; Art on exhibit through Sept. 12.

Water Shadows is an exhibition featuring Grand Canyon/Colorado River photographic images by Debbie Leavitt. Water flows, shapes, erodes, leaves its mark, finds a way through...

Location: Willow Bend 703 E. Sawmill Rd Flagstaff AZ 86001. The event is FREE and open to the public.

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Sep
2
9:00 AM09:00

Science Saturday at Willow Bend!

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Come celebrate fish and watersheds and get your hands wet! An educational event for the whole family!  LIVE fish, interactive watershed models, games, and fun activities! FREE and open to the public.

For more information or volunteer opportunities contact Moran Henn at moran@willowbendcenter.org or call (928) 779-1745. Also check out www.willowbendcenter.org.

Location: Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, 703 E. Sawmill Rd. The event is FREE and open to the public.

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Sep
1
4:00 PM16:00

FIRST FRIDAY and throughout September: Community Colorado River Art Show

The Community Colorado River Art Show officially opens on First Friday!  This show will be on view through September.  Includes a diversity of media created by members of the Flagstaff community.

For additional information contact Lindsey Jones 602-478-5795 or Julia Vogel 928-380-5755.

Location: The State Bar, 10 E. Route 66

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