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Events in Sedona, Arizona

Welcome to our Sedona, Arizona events page! Below you will find all the fun events taking place in Sedona, Cottonwood, Jerome and everywhere in between. Our Sedona hotel offers a Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle to all of our guest that will drop you off and pick you up from many of the events listed below. If the event has a picture of our Sedona shuttle we will take you there!

Events in November, Events in December, Events in January 2018

Events in November

Sedona Cinema – Extraordinary ‘Loving Vincent’
November 22nd, 2017 (4:00 pm and 7:00 pm)
Tickets: $12 general public/$9 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “Loving Vincent” at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. The world’s first fully oil painted feature film brings the artwork of Vincent van Gogh to life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of history’s most celebrated artists. More than six years in the making with the help of 125 specially trained painters, “Loving Vincent” is a uniquely animated film composed of 65,000 painted frames. Drawn from meticulous research and inspired by van Gogh’s masterpieces, subjects, and 800 personal letters, “Loving Vincent” captures the world of van Gogh in a cinematic experience like no other. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Sedona Entertainment – Eric Miller
November 22nd, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
eric_miller_Don’t miss Sedona favorite Eric Miller at Sound Bites Grill! After traveling throughout France, Italy, England, Ireland, Sedona based musician Eric Miller arrived in Spain and fell in love with the art of flamenco. His passion for flamenco guitar stayed with him when Eric returned to the United States, where he continued to study and perform. Eventually, he was drawn to the music of Brazil and immersed himself in the bossa nova and samba, adding Brazilian Jazz guitar to his ever-growing World Music repertoire. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Sound Bites Grill – Thanksgiving Day Feast!
November 23rd, 2017 (1:00 pm – 6:00 pm)
$45 per person/$20 kids 12 and under
Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present their Thanksgiving Day Feast! The Feast includes a Carving Station, Seafood Station, Salad Station, Cheese and fruit, and of course a dessert station. The Carving Station will feature a whole roasted all natural-organic Diestel Turkey and a sugar and spice all natural Pork loin! There will also be live entertainment featuring Phil Rossi on the baby grand piano from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm For more information or to make reservations please call 928.282.2713 or visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Tlaquepaque Tree Trail
November 24th – December 2nd, 2017
Get into the holiday spirit while helping to raise funds for Toys for Tots. This year Tlaquepaque will host the Tlaquepaque Tree Trail featuring over 20 ornately decorated Christmas trees designed by the creative folks in our shops and galleries. The tree trail winds through their establishments providing a wonderful way to get a special taste of all Tlaquepaque has to offer. You can download the tree trail map, or pick it up at the host tent sponsored by the Sedona Marine Corps. If you fall in love with the perfect tree for your home or business, purchase a $25.00 raffle ticket and the tree might be yours! The drawing will be held Saturday, December, 2nd. Smaller trees, with your kind donations, will be offered to families in need. So, be sure to bring the kids and enjoy hot chocolate and an opportunity to have your picture taken with Santa in the host tent. For more informaton please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Sedona Cinema – “The Truth About Lies”
November 24th and 25th, 2017 (4:00 pm)
Tickets: $12 general public/$9 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the romantic comedy “The Truth About Lies” showing Nov. 24-29 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. If you need a good laugh to kick off the holiday season, “The Truth About Lies” is for you. Gilby Smalls, a desperate, unemployed man who lives with his mother, weaves an ever-growing web of lies to impress a beautiful woman. Gilby is having a meltdown. He’s just been fired from his job, lost his apartment in a fire and his girlfriend gave him the boot. And it’s only Wednesday. Now, at the ripe old age of thirty-something, he is forced to move in with May, his booze-swindling man-obsessed mother. This is the last straw. “The Truth About Lies” has won more than 14 top awards from film festivals around the country. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Andrea Smith Gallery – Debbie Clemens
November 24th, 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
November 25th, 2017 (12:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Possibly best known as the wife of Roger Clemens, Debbie Clemens has made a name for herself in Sedona with her very popular jewelry line. Best seller Metatron is the highest angel and includes everything God has created in one sacred geometric shape. The chakras (made of Swarovski crystals) are important because they create harmony and balance. Meet Debbie, and husband Roger at Andrea Smith Gallery Thanksgiving Weekend! For more informaton please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Sedona Cinema – Take Every Wave
The Life of Laird Hamilton
November 24th & 25th, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Tickets: $12 general public/$9 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the award-winning new documentary from Academy Award-nominated director Rory Kennedy “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton” showing at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton” tracks the remarkable life and legendary career of big wave surfer Laird Hamilton. Much admired by the public, though often disdained or ignored by the surf industry itself, Laird is a unique sports icon — an athlete who has refused to compete professionally yet has dominated big wave surfing as no other figure in history has ever done. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Flash Back Fridays at Sound Bites
Featuring Robin Miller Trio
November 24th, 2017 (7:00pm – 10:00 pm)

$10
Sedona Sound Bites Grill invites you to take a step back into the past during Flash Back Friday’s! Enjoy the Rock & Roll from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s with Robin Miller on Guitar, Troy Perkins on bass and Ed Barattini on drums. Three of Sedonas TOP musicians play all of your favorite dance tunes and let the good times roll. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill!

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
November 25th, 2017 (8:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
HOME_653Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Montezuma Castle National Monument   
Native American Heritage Month – Ron Carlos
November 25th, 2017 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm)
November is Native American Heritage Month! In honor of Native peoples’ contributions to American culture, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will host special events each weekend in November to commemorate National Native American Heritage Month. Native Americans have added to every area of endeavor in American life. They built North America’s earliest cities, domesticated its first crops, and developed its earliest great civilizations. On Saturday Ron Carlos from Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community will demonstrate the rare tradition of paddle and anvil pottery, knowledge carried since the time of the Sinagua and Hohokam. For more information please visit Montezum Castle National Monument on Facebook.

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Jerome Lights up the Mountain
November 25th, 2017 (3:30 pm – 6:30 pm)
Free Event

Enjoy the holiday lighting of Jerome! Bring your camera and take a picture of your children with Santa! There will be holiday music by Mingus High School, luminaries throughout the town and of course the reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas. Santa will throw the switch to light up the Park at 6:00 pm! For more information on this fun night of holiday fun please visit the Jerome Chamber of Commerce!

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Sedona Entertainment – Legendary Master Guitarist Esteban
November 25th, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Show only tickets start at $69. Show & Dinner tickets start at $149
Sound Bites Grill is proud to announce the return of Esteban for his 2017 “Private Concert” season at Sound Bites Celebrity Show Room in beautiful Sedona, AZ. This venue is a must-see-fan favorite. Sit not five feet from Esteban and watch his fingers fly as he performs.This is an intimate dinner theater where you may enjoy a rare and unique experience of music mastery at its finest that cannot be duplicated. Esteban’s concerts are memorable moments of the heart, as he performs with Teresa Joy on violin, Joe Morris on drums and Raul Yanez on keys, the experience is a sensational expression of the inner soul. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Montezuma Castle National Monument   
Native American Heritage Month – Davis Maho
November 26th, 2017 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm)
November is Native American Heritage Month! In honor of Native peoples’ contributions to American culture, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will host special events each weekend in November to commemorate National Native American Heritage Month. Native Americans have added to every area of endeavor in American life. They built North America’s earliest cities, domesticated its first crops, and developed its earliest great civilizations. On Sunday Hopi weaver Davis Maho will be at Montezuma Castle demonstrating traditional Hopi weaving styles. For more information please visit Montezum Castle National Monument on Facebook.

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Red Rock State Park: Guided Ethnobotany of Sedona Hike
November 26th, 2017 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
Learning more about the native plants and trees here in the Sedona area is a great way to enhance any hike. Our volunteer guides explain how plant life is interconnected with indigenous cultures, pioneer settlers, people in our contemporary time and wildlife. This interpretive experience is for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2.5 hours with an elevation gain of 250 feet. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
November 26th, 2017 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
meditation-CDEveryone is welcome to join the discussion and introduction to meditation and mindfulness with an expert meditation mentor including Sarah McLean, Devani Page, Eva Maurice, and Joy Nanda. Each week a different meditation is offered, including Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, Body Appreciation, Chakra Meditation, or Gratitude Meditation. No experience is necessary to attend. Walk ins welcome, though you must arrive on time to participate and be 13 or older. $5 donation. This event takes place at the McLean Meditation Institute, 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road) in Sedona. For more information please visit the McLean Meditation Institute.

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Broadway in high definition – “Present Laughter”
Starring Tony-Winner Kevin Kline
November 26th, 2017 (4:00 pm and 7:00 pm)
Tickets: $15 general public/$12.50 Film Festival members
Sedona International Film Festival presents the BroadwayHD series (featuring Broadway plays and musicals in high definition on the big screen) with Noel Coward’s “Present Laughter” at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Noel Coward’s uproarious comedy “Present Laughter” follows a self-obsessed actor (Kevin Kline) in the midst of a mid-life crisis. Juggling his considerable talent, ego and libido, the theater’s favorite leading man suddenly finds himself caught between fawning ingénues, crazed playwrights, secret trysts and unexpected twists. “Present Laughter” was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, and Kevin Kline won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play for this performance. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Sedona Entertainment: Phil Rossi on the Baby Grand
November 26th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present Phil Rossi! Phil Rossi is a versatile piano player who’s mother Lillian was a musician and taught Phil the basics of the piano when he was eight years old. From that point he progressed by practicing until he was sixteen years old at which point he formed a trio with two neighborhood friends a drummer and bass player and began his career by playing church socials, school sock hops etc. He had been fortunate during his musical career to have worked with The Chairman of the Board Frank Sinatra Sr. and also with his son Frank Jr. and drummer Buddy Rich to name a few. His music will take you back in time (from Cole Porter, the Gershwin’s, up to Billy Joel ) creating memories of long ago. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Sedona Cinema – Take Every Wave
The Life of Laird Hamilton
November 27th – 29th, 2017
Tickets: $12 general public/$9 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the award-winning new documentary from Academy Award-nominated director Rory Kennedy “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton” showing at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton” tracks the remarkable life and legendary career of big wave surfer Laird Hamilton. Much admired by the public, though often disdained or ignored by the surf industry itself, Laird is a unique sports icon — an athlete who has refused to compete professionally yet has dominated big wave surfing as no other figure in history has ever done. For more information, showtimes or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Baby Grand Night featuring Robin Miller
November 27th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No cover
Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present Robin Miller! Robin’s upbeat tempos capture the playful spirit that motivates us when lightness of heart and love find their way through expression in our very being. These songs help excavate the hidden innocence and playfulness in very heart and soul. Individuals find these pieces joy-filled and inspiring. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Sedona Cinema – “The Truth About Lies”
November 27th and 29th, 2017
Tickets: $12 general public/$9 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the romantic comedy “The Truth About Lies” showing Nov. 24-29 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. If you need a good laugh to kick off the holiday season, “The Truth About Lies” is for you. Gilby Smalls, a desperate, unemployed man who lives with his mother, weaves an ever-growing web of lies to impress a beautiful woman. Gilby is having a meltdown. He’s just been fired from his job, lost his apartment in a fire and his girlfriend gave him the boot. And it’s only Wednesday. Now, at the ripe old age of thirty-something, he is forced to move in with May, his booze-swindling man-obsessed mother. This is the last straw. “The Truth About Lies” has won more than 14 top awards from film festivals around the country. For more information, showtimes, or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Baby Grand Night featuring Darius Lux
November 28th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
Sedona’s Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present Darius LUX! When singer/songwriter Darius Lux left the confines of New York City to travel the world for a year, he didn’t fully comprehend the life changing pilgrimage he was embarking on. A multi-instrumentalist, producer and performer came back as a free-thinker and inspirational lyricist. Combining his love of 60’s songwriting, 70’s soul, 80’s pop and 90’s hip-hop into a current mix of soulful, rock-edged pop tunes, Darius found his voice on his debut record “Arise”, took us to the streets of LA for his EP, “Time is Now” and now presents his new album, “We The Living”. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
November 29th, 2017 (8:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
HOME_653Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Entertainment – Eric Miller
November 29th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
eric_miller_Don’t miss Sedona favorite Eric Miller at Sound Bites Grill! After traveling throughout France, Italy, England, Ireland, Sedona based musician Eric Miller arrived in Spain and fell in love with the art of flamenco. His passion for flamenco guitar stayed with him when Eric returned to the United States, where he continued to study and perform. Eventually, he was drawn to the music of Brazil and immersed himself in the bossa nova and samba, adding Brazilian Jazz guitar to his ever-growing World Music repertoire. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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31st Annual Made In Clarkdale
November 30th – December 3rd, 2017
Don’t miss this Annual Art Show and Festival held the first week of December in historic downtown Clarkdale Arizona. “Made in Clarkdale” serves as a venue to display the creative talents of the residents, college students, and workers of Clarkdale in all forms of art. The Gala opening is on December 1st, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
Show hours are: Nov. 30th 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Dec. 1 10:00 am – 9:00 pm, Dec. 2nd 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. For more information please visit www.madeinclarkdale.org.

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Sedona Cinema – ‘Ferrari 312B’
November 30th, 2017 (4:00 pm and 7:00 pm)
Tickets: $12 general public/$9 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join theaters around the world for a global cinematic event and a one-night only special premiere of the award-winning new documentary “Ferrari 312B” at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Coming to the big screen for the first time is the sensational story of one of the most groundbreaking, beautiful Ferraris ever made, in celebration of the company’s 70th anniversary. “Ferrari 312B” is a journey to experience the indomitable spirit of F1, through the long days and sleepless nights spent searching for improvement, results, and steps forward; retracing the years of its Golden Age through accounts given by racing drivers who were capable of truly unforgettable feats. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Sedona Entertainment – Chill on the Hill with The Millers!
Amazing Father & Son Duo

November 30th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
Don’t miss Sedona favorite Eric Miller at Sound Bites Grill! After traveling throughout France, Italy, England, Ireland, Sedona based musician Eric Miller arrived in Spain and fell in love with the art of flamenco. His passion for flamenco guitar stayed with him when Eric returned to the United States, where he continued to study and perform. Eventually, he was drawn to the music of Brazil and immersed himself in the bossa nova and samba, adding Brazilian Jazz guitar to his ever-growing World Music repertoire. Robin’s upbeat tempos capture the playful spirit that motivates us when lightness of heart and love find their way through expression in our very being. These songs help excavate the hidden innocence and playfulness in very heart and soul. Individuals find these pieces joy-filled and inspiring. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Events in December

Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
December 1st, 2017 (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Outdoor Holiday Films at Tlaquepaque
Select dates in December
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Visit Tlaquepaque on select evenings during December and enjoy favorite Holiday Movies sponsored by The Sedona Film Festival. Movie’s will be showing in the Patio Del Norte starting at Dusk.

  • December 1st –  Elf
  • December 8th –  Home Alone
  • December 16th – How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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6th Annual VIP Wine & Chocolate Pairing
Adults only event, ages 21 and up
December 1st, 2017 (4:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Tickets $30
Enjoy a VIP exclusive evening of wine tasting and chocolate pairing in charming, historic Old Town Cottonwood!  Enjoy the short stroll between tasting rooms while enjoying premier wines enhanced with gourmet chocolates. This special event includes a commemorative wine glass, as well as a 2 oz. wine pour and chocolate pairing at each of the tasting rooms: Pillsbury Wine Company, Fire Mountain Wines, Arizona Stronghold, Burning Tree Cellars, Small Batch Wine & Spirits, Winery 101, Merkin Vineyards & Osteria. Beginning at 4:00 pm, collect your ticket and wine glass at Burning Tree Cellars, 1040 N Main Street.For more information visit www.oldtown.org.

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Sedona Tree Lighting and Santa Visit
December 1st, 2017 (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
Free Event

Tlaquepaque North invites you to enjoy a traditional tree-lighting, refreshments, local entertainment and Santa visits with children. This free event takes place at Tlaquepaque North and is presented by Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau. For more information please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Sedona’s 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries
December 1st, 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Free Event
On the 1st Friday of each month members of the Sedona Gallery Association offer a unique monthly showcase highlighting artists, special exhibits, and art events. These special art receptions give locals and Sedona visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments while beginning their weekends with an exploration of Sedona’s exciting art scene. In many cases you will have an opportunity to meet and talk with the artist about their latest work. If you are staying at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona, we also offer our guest free shuttle service to uptown Sedona and the Tlaquepaque Arts and Craft Village. For more information on this Sedona event please visit the Sedona Gallery association on Facebook.

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Live Performance -‘Paolo’s Holiday Jamboree’
December 1st, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Tickets:  $18 General Admission/$15 Film Festival members
Sedona-renowned singer, pianist and entertainer Paolo Scardina is presenting his joy-filled live show “Paolo’s Holiday Jamboree” to Sedona. There will be one performance only on the Goldenstein Stage at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre! Prepare to laugh, cry, smile and sigh as you are entertained by Paolo.  He takes you on a fun-filled, sentimental, musical journey singing the best of the best holiday songs.  Paolo’s vocal/piano arrangements are packed with passion and originality. What to bring and wear:  SIMPLE!  Your smile, your eyes, your ears and anything else attached to them.  Snow shoes, sleigh bells, tom-toms, chestnuts, corn cob pipes, and candy canes are optional!  Brush up on anything toasty and frosty! For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Tom Tayback and the Daddy O’s Rock’n Roll Christmas Show
December 1st, 2017 (7:00 pm – 8:30 pm)
Tickets: $20 -$35 /$60-$75 with dinner package (3 course meal)
Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present the “Graffiti Gold 50’s & 60’s Rock and Roll Show” featuring Tom Tayback & The Daddy O’s!Recalling the good old days of Sock Hops and Soda Shops with Juke Boxes playing 45 Records. Tom Tayback will guide you on this trip down Memory Lane with tributes to Rock ‘n’ Roll legends like Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, Little Richard, The Coasters, Fats Domino, Sam The Sham and more. Times were never better and the music was never better. For more information, tickets or reservations please visit Sound Bites Grill!

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Entertainment in Cottonwood, AZ
California Guitar Trio
December 1st, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Tickets: $20 advance, $22 door, $25 priority
The California Guitar Trio’s relentless passion for following the muse has served it well. The acoustic group’s fearless multi-genre explorations have driven 14 albums and nearly 1,500 gigs across its 22-year career. It has also proven that a zero-compromise musical approach can yield an ever-expanding audience. Comprising Bert Lams of Affligem Belgium, Hideyo Moriya of Chiba Japan, and Paul Richards of Utah USA, the group crisscrosses the universes of rock, jazz, world music, surf music, and classical music in its performances and recordings. This event will take place at Old Town Center for the Arts located at 5th Street & Main in Cottonwood, AZ. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit www.oldtowncenter.org.

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Sedona Cinema – ‘Novitiate’
December 1st – 3rd, 2017
Tickets: $12 general public/$9 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the critically-acclaimed new film “Novitiate” showing at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. “Novitiate” stars Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo and Julianne Nicholson and was written and directed by Margaret Betts (winner of the Breakthrough Director Award at the Sundance Film Festival). The film was a major it at the Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals. Spanning over a decade from the early 1950s through to the mid-60s, “Novitiate” is about a young girl’s first initiation with love, in this case with God. Raised by a non-religious, single mother in rural Tennessee, a scholarship to Catholic school soon finds Cathleen drawn into the mystery and romanticism of a life devoted to the worship and servitude of God. For more information, showtimes, or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Breakfast with Santa
December 2nd, 2017 (8:00 am – 10:00 am)
Free event
Sedona Parks and Recreation is pleased to bring to you, for the ninth year running, our Annual Breakfast with Santa event. This two hour event combines a warm breakfast and Santa Claus. The breakfast is being held at the Posse Grounds Hub located in Posse Grounds Park. After breakfast, children can enjoy making winter crafts, as well as sitting on Santa’s lap. Parents, don’t forget to bring your camera if you would like a picture of your child with Santa Claus. This event is free of charge, so come for the pancakes (and more), come for the crafts and most of all, come to see Santa Claus. For more information please visit City of Sedona Parks and Recreation.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
December 2nd, 2017 (9:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
HOME_653Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Montezuma Castle National Monument
Jerry Whagado Silversmith Demonstration

December 2nd, 2017 (10:00 am – 1:00 pm)
Regular entrance fees apply
Montezuma Castle National Monument will host monthly demonstrations by two-time award winner of the Santa Fe Indian Market “Best in Show”, Jerry Whagado. Of Western Apache descent, Mr. Whagado was raised on the Hopi Mesas. His jewelry combines Hopi silver overlay with Apache designs and symbolism. The demonstrations will be from 10am-1pm on the first Saturday of each month, through December of 2017. His unique jewelry is for sale everyday through the park’s cooperating association, Western National Parks Association. the demonstrations will be from 10am-1pm on the first Saturday of each month, through December of 2017. For more information please visit Montezuma Castle National Monument on Facebook.

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24th Annual Chocolate Walk – Cottonwood, AZ
December 2nd, 2017
Christmas Parade is free (11:00 am)
Chocolate Walk (3:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Tickets for Chocolate Walk $25
Enjoy a fun filled day in Historic Old Town Cottonwood as they celebrate the 24th Annual Chocolate Walk! The merriment begins with the Annual Cottonwood Christmas Parade, set to begin at 11:00 am. Beginning at 3:00 pm, you can collect your bag, map and ticket at 3 Kings Kasbar, located at 102 E. Pima St. This is a different location than prior years due to the Civic Center building renovation. Collect a variety of homemade OR gourmet chocolates at more than 30 shops up and down Main Street! Hot cocoa will be offered at multiple stops along the way.  Enjoy the Old Town Light Show accompanied with holiday music, beginning at 5:30 pm. For more information visit www.oldtown.org.

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Sedona Heritage Museum – Michael Peach
Lions (& Rattlers & Dragons & Longhorns) & Bears – Oh My!
December 2nd, 2017 (1:30 pm – 2:30 pm)
Cost: $6
An award-winning actor, playwright, and historian, Michael Peach is especially good at bringing to life history and his subjects. But, he isn’t afraid to spin some tall tales, too. This new show focuses on nature and animal friends (or foes) of the southwest. “…and according to this plan, God meant the hand of man to tame the wild and cultivate dominion. So the higher up, the gladder, here on evolution’s ladder. But maybe that’s a matter of opinion.” The Sedona Heritage Museum is located at 735 Jordan Road. For more information on this Sedona tour or to purchase please visit the Sedona Heritage Museum.

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Phoenix Ballet Company & Sedona Chamber Ballet
The Nutcracker
December 2nd, 2017 (2:00 pm and 7:00 pm)
December 3rd (2:00 pm)
Tickets: Gold $30 for an adult, $18 for a child
Platinum $45 for an adult, $25 for a child
Treat yourself to Sedona’s favorite holiday tradition as Phoenix Ballet and Artistic Director Slawomir Wozniak present The Nutcracker at The Sedona Performing Arts Center Slawomir Wozniak has breathed new life into the Nutcracker choreography, and is excited to share this masterpiece that exudes the most beautiful and perfect choreography. The great thing about The Nutcracker is that it transcends generations. Winifred Muench, Chair, Sedona Chamber Ballet says, “Do not miss the opportunity to  see the award winning and nationally renowned dancers perform this timeless classic. A professional production not to be missed.” Join in the celebration of the beginning of the Sedona holiday season by enjoying the performance of this enchanting tale at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit www.sedonachamberballet.org.

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Jerome Art Walk
December 2nd, 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Free Event
Once again, expect a wonderful night in Jerome. Have dinner, stroll the streets and visit the galleries, sip some wine, sample some treats, savor the art! Twenty-five galleries and studios will be open with art, music and refreshments. This free event has become a Verde Valley favorite with a shuttle that will transport you from the artist filled Old Jerome High School, up to the center of town with The Lincoln Gallery and Made in Jerome Pottery and everything in-between. For more information please visit the Jerome Art Walk.

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Sedona Entertainment – Darius Lux Trio
Soulful/Pop, Rock and Reggae Dance Band
December 2nd, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
$10 Cover
Sedona Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present Darius Lux! Combining his love of 60’s songwriting, 70’s soul, 80’s pop and 90’s hip-hop into a current mix of soulful, rock-edged pop tunes, Darius found his voice on his debut record “Arise”, took us to the streets of LA for his EP, “Time is Now” and now presents his new album, “We The Living”. Darius’ music is a statement describing how we can take control of our lives. “For each one of us, life can be full of different fears, but we have to remember that fear is a choice. When we decide we don’t want fear and we have chosen to believe in ourselves instead, we find that we begin to receive the things in life we’ve hoped for”. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Zenprov Comedy Live Show: ‘It’s A Wonderful Laugh
December 2nd, 2017 (7:30 pm)
Tickets $12 pre-sale/$15 day of the show
Giggle away those holiday blues with Zenprov Comedy’s completely improvised show “It’s A Wonderful Laugh” at the Mary D. Fisher Theater in Sedona. Opening for the troupe will be Sedona standup comedian Dean Edelson whose special brand of comedy lampoons life in Sedona. Later in the show, Dean will be doing an impromptu monologue based a single word or phrase from the audience. Whatever Dean pontificates about will become inspiration for Zenprov to create characters, scenes and situations created on the spot. The troupe will perform a new game called “The Island of Misfit Toys” where the actors take on characteristic of a mentally disturbed toys coping with rejection. “Xmas Stories” is a game that will improvise Christmas stories, songs and newscasts based upon audience’s personal pet peeves about the holidays. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
December 3rd, 2017 (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
December 3rd, 2017 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
meditation-CDEveryone is welcome to join the discussion and introduction to meditation and mindfulness with an expert meditation mentor including Sarah McLean, Devani Page, Eva Maurice, and Joy Nanda. Each week a different meditation is offered, including Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, Body Appreciation, Chakra Meditation, or Gratitude Meditation. No experience is necessary to attend. Walk ins welcome, though you must arrive on time to participate and be 13 or older. $5 donation. This event takes place at the McLean Meditation Institute, 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road) in Sedona. For more information please visit the McLean Meditation Institute.

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Red Rock State Park – Laura Toho
“Armed with Our Language, We Went to War: The Navajo Code Talkers”
December 3rd, 2017 (2:00 pm)
Included with regular park entrance fees
During WWII a select group of young Navajo men enlisted in the Marines with a unique weapon. Using the Navajo language, they devised a secret code that the enemy never deciphered.  For over 40 years a cloak of secrecy hung over the Code Talker’s service until the code was declassified and they were finally honored for their military contributions in the South Pacific by Presidents Reagan, Bush, and the Navajo Nation. The Code Talkers’ cultural background, how the code was devised and used, photos, and how Navajo spiritual beliefs were used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) form this presentation. Laura Tohe is Diné/Navajo. She is Sleepy Rock clan born for the Bitter Water clan. A librettist and an award-winning poet, she has written 3 books of poetry, edited a book of Native American Women writing, and the oral history book, Code Talker Stories.  Seating is limited and reservations required. Please call 928.282.6907 to reserve your seats. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Entertainment: Phil Rossi on the Baby Grand
December 3rd, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present Phil Rossi! Phil Rossi is a versatile piano player who’s mother Lillian was a musician and taught Phil the basics of the piano when he was eight years old. From that point he progressed by practicing until he was sixteen years old at which point he formed a trio with two neighborhood friends a drummer and bass player and began his career by playing church socials, school sock hops etc. He had been fortunate during his musical career to have worked with The Chairman of the Board Frank Sinatra Sr. and also with his son Frank Jr. and drummer Buddy Rich to name a few. His music will take you back in time (from Cole Porter, the Gershwin’s, up to Billy Joel ) creating memories of long ago. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Exhibition on Screen:’Canaletto and the Art of Venice’
December 4th, 2017 (4:00 pm and 7:00 pm)
Tickets: $15/$12.50 Film Festival members
Sedona International Film Festival presents the Exhibition on Screen series with “Canaletto and the Art of Venice” at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. “Exhibition on Screen” open its fifth season with “Canaletto and the Art of Venice” — an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto. The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Baby Grand Night featuring Robin Miller
December 4th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No cover
Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present Robin Miller! Robin’s upbeat tempos capture the playful spirit that motivates us when lightness of heart and love find their way through expression in our very being. These songs help excavate the hidden innocence and playfulness in very heart and soul. Individuals find these pieces joy-filled and inspiring. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
December 5th, 2017 (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Cinema – Oscar-contender ‘Human Flow’
December 5th, 2017 (4:00 pm and 7:00 pm)
Tickets: $12 general public/$9 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud present a one-night only special premiere of the award-winning new documentary “Human Flow” at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Artist, activist and director Ai Weiwei captures the global refugee crisis — the greatest human displacement since World War II — I in this breathtakingly epic film journey “Human Flow”. These are not fictional situations.  These are the real human faces — each lined and luminous with stories of love and courage and the urgent battle for survival — of a planet on the move, a planet in the midst of a human emergency. “Human Flow” is an Oscar contender for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Baby Grand Night featuring Darius Lux
December 5th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
Sedona’s Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present Darius LUX! When singer/songwriter Darius Lux left the confines of New York City to travel the world for a year, he didn’t fully comprehend the life changing pilgrimage he was embarking on. A multi-instrumentalist, producer and performer came back as a free-thinker and inspirational lyricist. Combining his love of 60’s songwriting, 70’s soul, 80’s pop and 90’s hip-hop into a current mix of soulful, rock-edged pop tunes, Darius found his voice on his debut record “Arise”, took us to the streets of LA for his EP, “Time is Now” and now presents his new album, “We The Living”. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
December 6th, 2017 (9:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
HOME_653Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Ballet in Cinema featuring the Royal Ballet
‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’
December 6th, 2017 (4:00 pm)
Tickets: $15/$12.50 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival presents Ballet in Cinema when it hosts the big screen premiere of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” from the Royal Ballet in London at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Tumble down the rabbit hole with The Royal Ballet this holiday season with Christopher Wheeldon’s exciting “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” broadcast to cinemas worldwide. The original cast takes to the screen in this madcap adaptation of Lewis Caroll’s story. Exuding a girlish charm, Alice, danced by British Principal Lauren Cuthbertson, is joined by a host of familiar characters including the jittery White Rabbit, the eccentric, tap-dancing Mad Hatter, the enigmatic Caterpillar and the ferocious Queen of Hearts. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Sedona Entertainment – Eric Miller
December 6th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
eric_miller_Don’t miss Sedona favorite Eric Miller at Sound Bites Grill! After traveling throughout France, Italy, England, Ireland, Sedona based musician Eric Miller arrived in Spain and fell in love with the art of flamenco. His passion for flamenco guitar stayed with him when Eric returned to the United States, where he continued to study and perform. Eventually, he was drawn to the music of Brazil and immersed himself in the bossa nova and samba, adding Brazilian Jazz guitar to his ever-growing World Music repertoire. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
December 7th, 2017 (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Live Performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’
December 7th (7:00 pm) and 8th (4:00 pm), 2017
Tickets:$15 general admission/$13 Film Festival Members
World-renowned actor, entertainer and impressionist Duffy Hudson is bringing his award-winning live one-man show “A Christmas Carol” to Sedona. There will be two performances on the Goldenstein Stage at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre! Ebenezer Scrooge. Jacob Marley. Bob Cratchit. Tiny Tim. The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.These are all characters we have come to love and welcome into our homes and hearts. Join us as Broadway and film actor Duffy Hudson, without the aid of props or costumes while playing all 30 characters, brings this magical tale to life. Kick off the Christmas season with this holiday classic the way you’ve never seen it before! This classic show is ideal for the entire family. Don’t miss this unusual take on a seasonal favorite. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Sedona Entertainment – Chill on the Hill with The Millers!
Amazing Father & Son Duo

December 7th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
Don’t miss Sedona favorite Eric Miller at Sound Bites Grill! After traveling throughout France, Italy, England, Ireland, Sedona based musician Eric Miller arrived in Spain and fell in love with the art of flamenco. His passion for flamenco guitar stayed with him when Eric returned to the United States, where he continued to study and perform. Eventually, he was drawn to the music of Brazil and immersed himself in the bossa nova and samba, adding Brazilian Jazz guitar to his ever-growing World Music repertoire. Robin’s upbeat tempos capture the playful spirit that motivates us when lightness of heart and love find their way through expression in our very being. These songs help excavate the hidden innocence and playfulness in very heart and soul. Individuals find these pieces joy-filled and inspiring. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Sedona Cinema – ‘Novitiate’
December 7th, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Tickets: $12 general public/$9 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the critically-acclaimed new film “Novitiate” showing at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. “Novitiate” stars Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo and Julianne Nicholson and was written and directed by Margaret Betts (winner of the Breakthrough Director Award at the Sundance Film Festival). The film was a major it at the Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals. Spanning over a decade from the early 1950s through to the mid-60s, “Novitiate” is about a young girl’s first initiation with love, in this case with God. Raised by a non-religious, single mother in rural Tennessee, a scholarship to Catholic school soon finds Cathleen drawn into the mystery and romanticism of a life devoted to the worship and servitude of God. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Flash Back Fridays at Sound Bites
Featuring Robin Miller Trio
December 8th, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
$10
Sedona Sound Bites Grill invites you to take a step back into the past during Flash Back Friday’s! Enjoy the Rock & Roll from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s with Robin Miller on Guitar, Troy Perkins on bass and Ed Barattini on drums. Three of Sedonas TOP musicians play all of your favorite dance tunes and let the good times roll. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill!

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
December 9th, 2017 (9:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
HOME_653Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Heritage Museum – Christmas in the Park
December 9th, 2017 (11:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Free Event
The Sedona Heritage Museum is pleased to present “Christmas in the Park”. Visitors will be treated to hot apple cider, holiday cookies and free entertainment and activities! Warm up by the red rock fireplace of the old Jordan house and enjoy the vintage holiday decor. A tumbleweed ‘snowman’ will greet all guests.  The Sedona Heritage Museum is located at 735 Jordan Road. For more information on this Sedona tour or to purchase please visit the Sedona Heritage Museum.

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Sedona Arts Center:Loving Bowls
December 9th, 2017 (12:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
One of Sedona’s favorite annual events, the Arts Center’s super creative Loving Bowls! Stop by the historic Art Barn for a veritable medley of ceramic goodness. Over 1100 bowls and ceramics objects will be offered for $10, each lovingly made by their volunteer potters and ceramicists—and carefully glazed in their studio by the indefatigable Cliff and Katie Hamilton. A wonderful collection of hand-made glass bowls, courtesy of our partner The Melting Point, will also be featured. Also available: 200 pet bowls for sale, to benefit the SEDONA Humane Society! As always, delicious chili and a desert will be served (thanks to chef Peggy Rivera from the Sedona Community Center). Proceeds from the one-day event go to support the Community Center, Sedona Food Bank, and Sedona Arts Center. For more information please visit the Sedona Arts Center.

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A Christmas Carol at the Sedona Heritage Museum
December 9th, 2017 (3:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Cost: Food Donation
Michael Peach encounters with the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future teach miserly Ebenezer Scrooge what it means to be human in this perennial holiday favorite. Keep cozy by the fire in the Museum’s historic Jordan House red rock fireplace as you enjoy this dramatic reading of the Dickens classic by local award-winning actor Michael Peach. In lieu of paid admissions, each guest is asked to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Sedona Food Bank. For more information on this Sedona event please visit the Sedona Heritage Museum.

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The Annual Lighting of 6,000 Luminarias
December 9th, 2017 (3:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Free Event
 A cherished tradition, the lighting of six thousand luminarias in Tlaquepaque’s courtyards and walkway!Begin Strolling the courtyards at 3:00 pm and enjoy carolers, choirs and musicians (entertainment schedule below). Then at 5:00 pm enjoy the lighting of 6,000 luminarias!. Specially designated Luminarias honoring cancer survivors can be purchased. There will volunteers selling the Luminaria bags from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm in Patio del Norte, $10.00 per bag. Tlaquepaque is always a beautiful place to visit, but when the luminarias are lit it is a wondrous sight to behold. This is one event you really don’t want to miss! For more information please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Sedona Entertainment – Sir Harrison Band
December 9th, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
$10 Cover Charge
Sound-Bites-GrillSound Bites Grill is pleased to present the funky blues sound of the Sir Harrison Band! Harrison Begay was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, is full blooded Navajo (Dine’). His passion for blues music and the guitar have been the driving force in his quest for artistry. Sir Harrison’s music and stage performance has attracted a broad audience. His guitar playing is straight from the soul. He’s been compared to Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Cray, but Sir Harrison’s guitar playing has his own unique sound. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Entertainment in Cottonwood, AZ
Caravan Dreams: Dances of the Silk Road
December 9th, 2017 (7:00 pm)
$15 advance, $18 door, $20 priority
Caravan Dreams features the best Middle Eastern dance artists in Northern Arizona. Come enjoy an enchanting evening and a mesmerizing journey thru traditional, classical and modern music and dances of the Orient, sure to enliven your senses with the awe, wonder and magic of the holiday season. “The belly-dance showcase has become a very popular event,” remarked William Eaton, co-director of Old Town Center for the Arts. “The diversity and creativity of dance styles, entrancing music, stunning costumes and big screen visuals, takes the audience on a beautiful journey in time and place.” This event will take place at Old Town Center for the Arts located at 5th Street & Main in Cottonwood, AZ. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit www.oldtowncenter.org.

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Red Rock State Park: Guided Geology Hike
December 10th, 2017 (1:00 pm)
Included with park entrance fees
Join Red Rock State Park’s knowledgeable volunteers as they venture out on their trails and discuss how Sedona transformed into what we see today. Red Rock State Park is located at the base of the Mogollon Rim, the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. Over millions of years of erosion the rim has receded over four miles leaving behind the picturesque features of Sedona. This is an interpretive experience for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2 ½ hours and an elevation gain of 250 feet. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Red Rock State Park.

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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
December 10th, 2017 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
meditation-CDEveryone is welcome to join the discussion and introduction to meditation and mindfulness with an expert meditation mentor including Sarah McLean, Devani Page, Eva Maurice, and Joy Nanda. Each week a different meditation is offered, including Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, Body Appreciation, Chakra Meditation, or Gratitude Meditation. No experience is necessary to attend. Walk ins welcome, though you must arrive on time to participate and be 13 or older. $5 donation. This event takes place at the McLean Meditation Institute, 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road) in Sedona. For more information please visit the McLean Meditation Institute.

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National Theatre of London’s ‘Follies’
December 10th, 2017 (4:00 pm)
Tickets: $15 general public/$12.50 Film Festival members
The National Theatre of London continues its season with its acclaimed production of “Follies” showing in Sedona at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical “Follies” is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, “Follies” is directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).  For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Sedona Entertainment: Phil Rossi on the Baby Grand
December 10th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present Phil Rossi! Phil Rossi is a versatile piano player who’s mother Lillian was a musician and taught Phil the basics of the piano when he was eight years old. From that point he progressed by practicing until he was sixteen years old at which point he formed a trio with two neighborhood friends a drummer and bass player and began his career by playing church socials, school sock hops etc. He had been fortunate during his musical career to have worked with The Chairman of the Board Frank Sinatra Sr. and also with his son Frank Jr. and drummer Buddy Rich to name a few. His music will take you back in time (from Cole Porter, the Gershwin’s, up to Billy Joel ) creating memories of long ago. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Baby Grand Night featuring Robin Miller
December 11th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No cover
Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present Robin Miller! Robin’s upbeat tempos capture the playful spirit that motivates us when lightness of heart and love find their way through expression in our very being. These songs help excavate the hidden innocence and playfulness in very heart and soul. Individuals find these pieces joy-filled and inspiring. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
December 12th, 2017 (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Baby Grand Night featuring Paolo Scardina
December 12th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present Paolo Scardina! Paolo moved to Sedona from Portland Oregon, in 2011 with a dream to sing “jazz in an exotic city, and Sedona is plenty “exotic”! The dream to be a Sedona jazz musician came true almost instantly. In his younger more athletic years, he even had his own dance company, The Paul Scardina Dance Company of San Francisco, where is danced, taught, toured and choreographed for a decade. Now he dances with his voice! For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
December 13th, 2017 (9:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
HOME_653Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Heritage Museum
Talking Machine Cowboys and Indians
December 13th, 2017 (10:00 am – 11:00 am)
Free Event
Michael Amundson examines the history of popular recorded music about the American West from 1902-1918.  He will show how music of this era reflected the popularity of the West in the national imagination, the role of the frontier, and changing ideas about Native Americans. He will bring along one of his hand-cranked period talking machines and play original music. Michael is a professor of history and Public History Director at NAU in Flagstaff.  He has published six books, including most recently Talking Machine West:  A History and Catalogue of Tin Pan Alley’s Western Recordings 1902-1918, which is the basis of this talk and will be available for purchase at the presentation. For more information on this Sedona event please visit the Sedona Heritage Museum.

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Sedona Entertainment – Eric Miller
December 13th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
eric_miller_Don’t miss Sedona favorite Eric Miller at Sound Bites Grill! After traveling throughout France, Italy, England, Ireland, Sedona based musician Eric Miller arrived in Spain and fell in love with the art of flamenco. His passion for flamenco guitar stayed with him when Eric returned to the United States, where he continued to study and perform. Eventually, he was drawn to the music of Brazil and immersed himself in the bossa nova and samba, adding Brazilian Jazz guitar to his ever-growing World Music repertoire. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
December 14th, 2017 (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Northern Lights
Art Show projected on Camelhead Rock (next to Snoopy Rock)
December 14th – December 17th, 2017
6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm
Celebrate the holiday season in Sedona, and witness the country’s largest 3D holiday light show in The Most Beautiful Place on Earth. For 4 days only, don’t miss this once in a lifetime chance to see this spectacular light event and celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Sedona Arts Center.  There will be viewing areas throughout Uptown Sedona and Gallery Row. Celebrate Sedona’s beauty, arts, dark skies and stunning landscapes with the largest 3D mapping project ever done on a natural canvas. For more information please visit Sedona Northern Lights.

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Sedona Entertainment – Chill on the Hill with The Millers!
Amazing Father & Son Duo

December 14th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
Don’t miss Sedona favorite Eric Miller at Sound Bites Grill! After traveling throughout France, Italy, England, Ireland, Sedona based musician Eric Miller arrived in Spain and fell in love with the art of flamenco. His passion for flamenco guitar stayed with him when Eric returned to the United States, where he continued to study and perform. Eventually, he was drawn to the music of Brazil and immersed himself in the bossa nova and samba, adding Brazilian Jazz guitar to his ever-growing World Music repertoire. Robin’s upbeat tempos capture the playful spirit that motivates us when lightness of heart and love find their way through expression in our very being. These songs help excavate the hidden innocence and playfulness in very heart and soul. Individuals find these pieces joy-filled and inspiring. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
December 15th, 2017 (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Flash Back Fridays at Sound Bites
Featuring Robin Miller Trio
December 15th, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
$10
Sedona Sound Bites Grill invites you to take a step back into the past during Flash Back Friday’s! Enjoy the Rock & Roll from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s with Robin Miller on Guitar, Troy Perkins on bass and Ed Barattini on drums. Three of Sedona’s TOP musicians play all of your favorite dance tunes and let the good times roll. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill!

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
December 16th, 2017 (9:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
HOME_653Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Camp Verde, AZ – Montezuma Well Bird Walk
December 16th, 2017 (9:00 am – 11:00 am)
Free
On the first and third Saturdays of each month, guided bird walks will take place at Montezuma Well, beginning in the picnic area. Participants are encouraged to bring water, binoculars, a hat, and to wear comfortable shoes for walking. For more information please visit Montezuma Castle National Monument on Facebook.

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Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
Holiday Sweet Stroll
December 16th, 2017 (3:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
Discover unique gifts, and strolling carolers at the Holiday Sweet Stroll taking place at the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. The retailers will have their doors open till 7:00 pm and celebrate the holidays with sweet treats, special give-a-ways, and discount offers. Featuring some of the best boutiques, galleries and restaurants in Sedona, you are sure to find some special presents for those on your gift list. The Grinch will be roaming around Tlaquepaque from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. For more information please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Tom Tayback and the Daddy O’s Rock’n Roll Christmas Show
December 16th, 2017 (7:00 pm – 8:30 pm)
Tickets: $20 -$35 /$60-$75 with dinner package (3 course meal)
Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present the “Graffiti Gold 50’s & 60’s Rock and Roll Show” featuring Tom Tayback & The Daddy O’s!Recalling the good old days of Sock Hops and Soda Shops with Juke Boxes playing 45 Records. Tom Tayback will guide you on this trip down Memory Lane with tributes to Rock ‘n’ Roll legends like Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, Little Richard, The Coasters, Fats Domino, Sam The Sham and more. Times were never better and the music was never better. For more information, tickets or reservations please visit Sound Bites Grill!

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Red Rock State Park: Guided Archaeology Hike
December 17th, 2017 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
Red Rock State Park has been a destination for Native Americans for several millennia. Most of the ancient features found in the park are from the Sinagua culture dating about 1100 to 1425 AD. Come and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park! The hike will identify the various archaeological features and interpret them into the wider context of important regional Sinagua sites. Explore ideas of other cultures that may likely have made use of the park’s resources. The hike will last about two hours, with an elevation gain of some 250 feet, along easy trails. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
December 17th, 2017 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
meditation-CDEveryone is welcome to join the discussion and introduction to meditation and mindfulness with an expert meditation mentor including Sarah McLean, Devani Page, Eva Maurice, and Joy Nanda. Each week a different meditation is offered, including Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, Body Appreciation, Chakra Meditation, or Gratitude Meditation. No experience is necessary to attend. Walk ins welcome, though you must arrive on time to participate and be 13 or older. $5 donation. This event takes place at the McLean Meditation Institute, 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road) in Sedona. For more information please visit the McLean Meditation Institute.

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Sedona Jazz at the Church: Jazzy Little Christmas
December 17th, 2017 (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
Tickets: $15
It that time for the annual “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas” concert, this year featuring pianist Steve Sander, with bassist Zach Carson, percussionist Ron James and friends. Great Christmas music ala “Jazz” flavorings… what could be better than that! Bring your sleigh bells, and we’ll see you there! This concert will take place at the beautiful Saint Luke’s Church located On Hwy 179 between Back ‘O Beyond & Chapel Road “Roundabouts”. All tickets are General Admission, and are available online.  For more information or to purchase tickets please visit Sedona Jazz at the Church.

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Sedona Entertainment: Music by the Classics
December 17th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
Sound Bites is pleased to present “An Evening of Romance”. The band will play and Jeanie Carroll will sing mostly the slower, dance-able songs that many of us are familiar with from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Also included with be some great up-tempo and Latin tunes to get you moving. So, bring your dancing shoes or just come to listen to and enjoy the music. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
December 18th, 2017 (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Baby Grand Night featuring Robin Miller
December 18th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No cover
Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present Robin Miller! Robin’s upbeat tempos capture the playful spirit that motivates us when lightness of heart and love find their way through expression in our very being. These songs help excavate the hidden innocence and playfulness in very heart and soul. Individuals find these pieces joy-filled and inspiring. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
December 19th, 2017 (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
December 20th, 2017 (9:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
HOME_653Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Entertainment: Darius Lux
December 20th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Sedona Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present Darius Lux! Combining his love of 60’s songwriting, 70’s soul, 80’s pop and 90’s hip-hop into a current mix of soulful, rock-edged pop tunes, Darius found his voice on his debut record “Arise”, took us to the streets of LA for his EP, “Time is Now” and now presents his new album, “We The Living”. “For each one of us, life can be full of different fears, but we have to remember that fear is a choice. When we decide we don’t want fear and we have chosen to believe in ourselves instead, we find that we begin to receive the things in life we’ve hoped for”. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
December 21st, 2017 (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Entertainment – Chill on the Hill with The Millers!
Amazing Father & Son Duo

December 21st, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
Don’t miss Sedona favorite Eric Miller at Sound Bites Grill! After traveling throughout France, Italy, England, Ireland, Sedona based musician Eric Miller arrived in Spain and fell in love with the art of flamenco. His passion for flamenco guitar stayed with him when Eric returned to the United States, where he continued to study and perform. Eventually, he was drawn to the music of Brazil and immersed himself in the bossa nova and samba, adding Brazilian Jazz guitar to his ever-growing World Music repertoire. Robin’s upbeat tempos capture the playful spirit that motivates us when lightness of heart and love find their way through expression in our very being. These songs help excavate the hidden innocence and playfulness in very heart and soul. Individuals find these pieces joy-filled and inspiring. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
December 22nd, 2017 (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Entertainment – Darius Lux Trio
Soulful/Pop, Rock and Reggae Dance Band
December 22nd, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
$10 Cover
Sedona Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present Darius Lux! Combining his love of 60’s songwriting, 70’s soul, 80’s pop and 90’s hip-hop into a current mix of soulful, rock-edged pop tunes, Darius found his voice on his debut record “Arise”, took us to the streets of LA for his EP, “Time is Now” and now presents his new album, “We The Living”. Darius’ music is a statement describing how we can take control of our lives. “For each one of us, life can be full of different fears, but we have to remember that fear is a choice. When we decide we don’t want fear and we have chosen to believe in ourselves instead, we find that we begin to receive the things in life we’ve hoped for”. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Live Entertainment in Cottonwood, AZ
Four Shillings Short Winter Solstice Yule Concert
December 22nd, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Tickets: $20 advance, $22 door, $25 priority
The Celtic/Folk/World music duo Four Shillings Short are coming to Old Town Cottonwood in December for a special Winter Solstice/Yule Concert featuring music, poetry and stories from the Celtic & World music Traditions. They will be joined by local musician and sister Susannah Martin. Four Shillings Short, the husband/wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California, perform Traditional and Original music from the Celtic lands, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on a fantastic array of instruments. Susannah Martin is acclaimed for her enticing vocals in styles of jazz, pop, classic rock and brazilian/latin jazz. This event will take place at Old Town Center for the Arts located at 5th Street & Main in Cottonwood, AZ. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit www.oldtowncenter.org.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
December 23rd, 2017 (9:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
HOME_653Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Entertainment – Legendary Master Guitarist Esteban
December 23rd, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Show only tickets start at $69. Show & Dinner tickets start at $149
Legendary Master Guitarist Esteban in the private, intimate setting of Sound Bites Grill’s Celebrity Showroom… at Christmas time in Sedona… wow, it doesn’t get much better than that! This venue is a must-see-fan favorite. Sit not five feet from Esteban and watch his fingers fly. This is an intimate dinner theater where you may enjoy a rare and unique experience of music mastery at its finest that cannot be duplicated!… The concert will take you on a musical journey with stories that inspire and ignite the passion of the soul. Esteban’s Sedona concert goers have reviewed that it is not to be missed! Please join us in creating special memories that will last a lifetime! Book early and come join the holiday festivities! For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
December 24th, 2017 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
meditation-CDEveryone is welcome to join the discussion and introduction to meditation and mindfulness with an expert meditation mentor including Sarah McLean, Devani Page, Eva Maurice, and Joy Nanda. Each week a different meditation is offered, including Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, Body Appreciation, Chakra Meditation, or Gratitude Meditation. No experience is necessary to attend. Walk ins welcome, though you must arrive on time to participate and be 13 or older. $5 donation. This event takes place at the McLean Meditation Institute, 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road) in Sedona. For more information please visit the McLean Meditation Institute.

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Sedona Entertainment: Phil Rossi on the Baby Grand
December 24th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present Phil Rossi! Phil Rossi is a versatile piano player who’s mother Lillian was a musician and taught Phil the basics of the piano when he was eight years old. From that point he progressed by practicing until he was sixteen years old at which point he formed a trio with two neighborhood friends a drummer and bass player and began his career by playing church socials, school sock hops etc. He had been fortunate during his musical career to have worked with The Chairman of the Board Frank Sinatra Sr. and also with his son Frank Jr. and drummer Buddy Rich to name a few. His music will take you back in time (from Cole Porter, the Gershwin’s, up to Billy Joel ) creating memories of long ago. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Baby Grand Night featuring Darius Lux
December 26th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
Sedona’s Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present Darius LUX! When singer/songwriter Darius Lux left the confines of New York City to travel the world for a year, he didn’t fully comprehend the life changing pilgrimage he was embarking on. A multi-instrumentalist, producer and performer came back as a free-thinker and inspirational lyricist. Combining his love of 60’s songwriting, 70’s soul, 80’s pop and 90’s hip-hop into a current mix of soulful, rock-edged pop tunes, Darius found his voice on his debut record “Arise”, took us to the streets of LA for his EP, “Time is Now” and now presents his new album, “We The Living”. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
December 27th, 2017 (9:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
HOME_653Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Entertainment – Eric Miller
December 27th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
eric_miller_Don’t miss Sedona favorite Eric Miller at Sound Bites Grill! After traveling throughout France, Italy, England, Ireland, Sedona based musician Eric Miller arrived in Spain and fell in love with the art of flamenco. His passion for flamenco guitar stayed with him when Eric returned to the United States, where he continued to study and perform. Eventually, he was drawn to the music of Brazil and immersed himself in the bossa nova and samba, adding Brazilian Jazz guitar to his ever-growing World Music repertoire. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
December 28th, 2017 (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Entertainment – Chill on the Hill with The Millers!
Amazing Father & Son Duo

December 28th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
Don’t miss Sedona favorite Eric Miller at Sound Bites Grill! After traveling throughout France, Italy, England, Ireland, Sedona based musician Eric Miller arrived in Spain and fell in love with the art of flamenco. His passion for flamenco guitar stayed with him when Eric returned to the United States, where he continued to study and perform. Eventually, he was drawn to the music of Brazil and immersed himself in the bossa nova and samba, adding Brazilian Jazz guitar to his ever-growing World Music repertoire. Robin’s upbeat tempos capture the playful spirit that motivates us when lightness of heart and love find their way through expression in our very being. These songs help excavate the hidden innocence and playfulness in very heart and soul. Individuals find these pieces joy-filled and inspiring. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
December 29th, 2017 (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Flash Back Fridays at Sound Bites
Featuring Robin Miller Trio
December 29th, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
$10
Sedona Sound Bites Grill invites you to take a step back into the past during Flash Back Friday’s! Enjoy the Rock & Roll from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s with Robin Miller on Guitar, Troy Perkins on bass and Ed Barattini on drums. Three of Sedonas TOP musicians play all of your favorite dance tunes and let the good times roll. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill!

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
December 30th, 2017 (9:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
HOME_653Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Entertainment – Darius Lux Trio
Soulful/Pop, Rock and Reggae Dance Band
December 30th, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
$10 Cover
Sedona Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present Darius Lux! Combining his love of 60’s songwriting, 70’s soul, 80’s pop and 90’s hip-hop into a current mix of soulful, rock-edged pop tunes, Darius found his voice on his debut record “Arise”, took us to the streets of LA for his EP, “Time is Now” and now presents his new album, “We The Living”. Darius’ music is a statement describing how we can take control of our lives. “For each one of us, life can be full of different fears, but we have to remember that fear is a choice. When we decide we don’t want fear and we have chosen to believe in ourselves instead, we find that we begin to receive the things in life we’ve hoped for”. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
December 31st, 2017 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
meditation-CDEveryone is welcome to join the discussion and introduction to meditation and mindfulness with an expert meditation mentor including Sarah McLean, Devani Page, Eva Maurice, and Joy Nanda. Each week a different meditation is offered, including Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, Body Appreciation, Chakra Meditation, or Gratitude Meditation. No experience is necessary to attend. Walk ins welcome, though you must arrive on time to participate and be 13 or older. $5 donation. This event takes place at the McLean Meditation Institute, 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road) in Sedona. For more information please visit the McLean Meditation Institute.

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New Years Eve Party at Sound Bites
Featuring Walt Richardson and Friends
December 31st, 2017 (7:30 pm – 12:30 am)
Tickets: $75 – $125, Must be 21 years or over
Ring in the New Year in Sedona, Arizona! Join in the New Year’s Celebration celebration at Sedona’s one and only Sound Bites Grill! Start your evening off with a scrumptious Gourmet Dinner Buffet, then dance your way into the New Year with the Reggae sounds of the Walt Richardson Band! Of course there will be party favors, a balloon drop and what New Year’s celebration would be complete without a toast at midnight with the Times Square Ball Drop! Sounds pretty rocking to me! All tickets include dinner buffet, party favors, midnight toast, dancing and entertainment. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please call 928.282.2713 or visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Events in January 2018

Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
Daily (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
Every Sunday (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
meditation-CDEveryone is welcome to join the discussion and introduction to meditation and mindfulness with an expert meditation mentor including Sarah McLean, Devani Page, Eva Maurice, and Joy Nanda. Each week a different meditation is offered, including Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, Body Appreciation, Chakra Meditation, or Gratitude Meditation. No experience is necessary to attend. Walk ins welcome, though you must arrive on time to participate and be 13 or older. $5 donation. This event takes place at the McLean Meditation Institute, 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road) in Sedona. For more information please visit the McLean Meditation Institute.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
 Every Wednesday and Saturday (9:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
HOME_653Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona’s 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries
January 5th, 2018 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Free Event
On the 1st Friday of each month members of the Sedona Gallery Association offer a unique monthly showcase highlighting artists, special exhibits, and art events. These special art receptions give locals and Sedona visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments while beginning their weekends with an exploration of Sedona’s exciting art scene. In many cases you will have an opportunity to meet and talk with the artist about their latest work. If you are staying at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona, we also offer our guest free shuttle service to uptown Sedona and the Tlaquepaque Arts and Craft Village. For more information on this Sedona event please visit the Sedona Gallery association on Facebook.

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Red Rock State Park Sunday Lecture
Where Biography Meets Historical Fiction
Sedona Schnebly with Lisa Schnebly Heidinger
January 7th, 2018 (2:00 pm)
Included with regular park entrance fees
Join Red rock State Park in welcoming Lisa Schnebly Heidinger! Throughout her 35 years in newspaper, magazine and broadcasting, Lisa Schnebly Heidinger discovered that “journalism is history on the fly,” and that the past informs the present. She has honed the craft of sussing out and sharing stories in newspaper, radio, television, magazines, editorial columns and books. Lisa went into a drug tunnel, had dinner with polygamist families, walked through plane crash debris and interviewed death row inmates before taking on the truly risky pursuit of raising a family. Seating is limited and reservations required. Please call 928.282.6907 to reserve your seats. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Jerome Art Walk
January 7th, 2018 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Free Event
Once again, expect a wonderful night in Jerome. Have dinner, stroll the streets and visit the galleries, sip some wine, sample some treats, savor the art! Twenty-five galleries and studios will be open with art, music and refreshments. This free event has become a Verde Valley favorite with a shuttle that will transport you from the artist filled Old Jerome High School, up to the center of town with The Lincoln Gallery and Made in Jerome Pottery and everything in-between. For more information please visit the Jerome Art Walk.

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Red Rock State Park: Guided Geology Hike
January 14th, 2018 (1:00 pm)
Included with park entrance fees
Join Red Rock State Park’s knowledgeable volunteers as they venture out on their trails and discuss how Sedona transformed into what we see today. Red Rock State Park is located at the base of the Mogollon Rim, the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. Over millions of years of erosion the rim has receded over four miles leaving behind the picturesque features of Sedona. This is an interpretive experience for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2 ½ hours and an elevation gain of 250 feet. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Live Entertainment in Cottonwood, AZ
The HillBenders present the Who’s
Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry
January 19th, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Tickets: $25 advance, $28 door, $30 priority
“Ever since I was a young boy I played the silver ball” – maybe not your standard bluegrass lyric, but a line known by all the world from the biggest rock opera of all time, The Who’s Tommy. 45 years after its original release, this classic of classic rock has now been fully realized as a full length bluegrass tribute featuring Springfield, Missouri’s The HillBenders. Conceived and produced by SXSW co-founder and longtime musician/producer Louis Jay Meyers, this Bluegrass Opry brings a new perspective to Tommy while paying total respect to its creators. This event will take place at Old Town Center for the Arts located at 5th Street & Main in Cottonwood, AZ. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit www.oldtowncenter.org.

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Sedona VegFest
“Peaceful Plates, Peaceful World”
January 20th – 21st, 2018
Tickets up to $40, Children 12 free
Sedona VegFest 2018 is a two-day celebration of the joys of plant-based eating. Participants will learn from some of the top, national experts in plant-based nutrition and lifestyle, related to healthcare, our environment, and animal welfare – all in a fun, festive atmosphere.  The VegFest exhibit area will feature exciting products, services and information supportive of whole food plant-based living.  And some of Sedona’s finest artists will have works on display and for sale, focusing on our 2018 theme:  Peaceful Plates, Peaceful World. Plan to come and find out how easy it is to adopt a lifestyle that can create remarkable, positive results for your health, and for the world. The VegFest will be taking place at the Sedona Performing Arts Center located at 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Raod. For more information of to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit www.healthyworldsedona.com

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Red Rock State Park: Guided Archaeology Hike
January 21st, 2018 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
Red Rock State Park has been a destination for Native Americans for several millennia. Most of the ancient features found in the park are from the Sinagua culture dating about 1100 to 1425 AD. Come and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park! The hike will identify the various archaeological features and interpret them into the wider context of important regional Sinagua sites. Explore ideas of other cultures that may likely have made use of the park’s resources. The hike will last about two hours, with an elevation gain of some 250 feet, along easy trails. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Red Rock State Park: Guided Ethnobotany of Sedona Hike
January 28th, 2018 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
Learning more about the native plants and trees here in the Sedona area is a great way to enhance any hike. Our volunteer guides explain how plant life is interconnected with indigenous cultures, pioneer settlers, people in our contemporary time and wildlife. This interpretive experience is for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2.5 hours with an elevation gain of 250 feet. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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