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Pine Cone in FlagstaffOn Saturday, the Arboretum at Flagstaff hosts Christmas in October.  Join in holiday craft-making activities for all ages in the Walter Reichardt House!  Everything in the Arb’s gift shop will be 20% off.  Get your Christmas gifts early!  Arboretum admission is half price for this special event.  Craft materials are included.  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Flagstaff Ski Club presents the Everything You Need for Winter Swap, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Albertson’s parking lot (1416 E. Route 66).  Get ready for winter as you peruse skis, boots, poles, snowboards, helmets, jackets, gloves, goggles, and cross-country & snowshoe gear.  Check out amazing deals.  Arizona Snowbowl and Durango Mountain Resort will be offering specials.  Friday 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Theatrikos Theatre Company presents Sky . . . Diamonds.  Written by Kate Hawkes and directed by Nichole Garrison, the play is about a woman with Alzheimer’s, beginning at the end, when her mind is gone. Each scene takes us backward through her life and her family over a period of 10 years, with each character gradually becoming a decade younger.  The play was the winner of the Theatrikos Inaugural Original Full-Length Play Contest. Ms. Hawkes also stars in the leading role.  Doris Harper-White Community Playhouse.  Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.  Sunday 2:00 p.m. Tickets: adults are $11 ($13 credit or debit). Seniors and students are $8 ($9 credit or debit).

There’s another opportunity to hear symphonic music on Saturday as Orchestra Northern Arizona (ONA) presents a FREE concert: Orbit: A Symphonic Fantasy Dark Skies Concert.  ONA has invited noted composer Karim Elmahmoudi to Flagstaff for a special performance of his original composition. The piece, which premiered in Los Angeles in 2012, now plays hourly at the California Science Center, which houses the Space Shuttle Endeavour.  Coconino Center for the Arts.  Two performances, one at 3:30 p.m. and one at 7:00 p.m. Arrive early, as seats are first come, first served.

On Sunday morning, go walk for a great cause as the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Flagstaff sponsors Walk Your Socks Off, a family-fun, whimsical walk-jog-run-a-thon that encourages people of al ages and fitness levels, to come celebrate their differences while helping to improve the quality of life for people with mental illness. Just get up on Saturday, pull on a pair of zany socks, and be at Buffalo Park by 10:30 a.m.  The first 50 people to arrive without their own zany socks will receive a pair.  T-shirts  or all participants.  $20 per person.

On Sunday afternoon, the NAU School of Music presents the Fall Festival of Choirs with performances by NAU Choirs, Shrine of the Ages Choir, Men’s Chorale, Women’s Chorale, University Singers, and the Harold M. Harter Memorial Handbell Choir.  NAU’s Ardrey Auditorium, 3:00 p.m.  Adults $13; seniors, NAU faculty, NAU staff $10; students with ID are free.

The popular Trappings of the American West, award-winning sales exhibition of fine and functional art of the contemporary cowboy is underway at the Museum of Northern Arizona, now through December 7th.

 Hitchin’ Post Stables celebrates Pumpkins in the Pines through October 31st with a festival of fall activities for the family.  Ride along on a horse-drawn hay ride, seek out the perfect pumpkin or get lost then found in the hay maze.

The Northern Arizona University Theatre Department’s presentation of the powerfully moving American classic Of Mice and Men, continues this weekend on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  It’s the stage portrayal of John Steinbeck’s 1937 novella about two displaced ranch workers seeking work during the Great Depression.  Steinbeck draws upon his own experiences during the 1920s.  At NAU’s Clifford E. White Theatre.  Tickets.

Looking for indoor entertainment on these cool evenings?  See a schedule of all of Flagstaff’s weekend entertainment in the many pubs and night spots, updated on Thursday at the FlagLive! website.

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