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Events in Sedona, Arizona

Upcoming Events in Sedona, Arizona and the Verde Valley

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 September, Events in October, Events in November, Events in December

Events in September

Sedona Cinema – ‘Unleashed’
September 25th – 27th, 2017
Tickets: $12 general public/$9 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the new romantic comedy “Unleashed” featuring a comedic ensemble cast and adorable pets! Emma (Kate Micucci), a brilliant but awkward app designe, moves to San Francisco after a massive betrayal by her boyfriend with only her beloved pets, an adorable cat and an energetic mutt, in tow. One night, drawn by a cosmic event and the light of a Supermoon, Emma’s pets escape into the night and are transformed into full-grown men, forcing Emma to reconsider her outlook on dating and hilariously work out her trust issues, while ultimately learning to love herself. 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
September 26th, 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 Museum Red Rock Loop History Tours
September 27th – 30th, 2017 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Cost: $55 members, $65 non-members
The popular Red Rock Loop History Tours are back at the Sedona Heritage Museum. Join Paul Thompson as he guides you through the history of the Red Rock Loop Road area through the eyes of settlers with stops at HIstoric sites. Thompson leads these annual tours as a way of sharing his family’s long local history, and to give back to the Museum for its preservation work. These tours sell out quickly, if you are interested purshase your tickets soon. 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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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
September 27th, 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
September 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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Yappy Hour at Posse Grounds Park
Weekly social hour friendly dogs and their owners
September 28th, 2017 (8:00 am – 9:00 am)
Yappy Hour is a one hour per week event that takes place on the beautiful green grass of the multi-use field at Posse Grounds Park. Under normal circumstances, City Code and Park Rules require all dogs to be on a leash and to remain off the athletic fields at the park, but during this event they get to bend those rules!
Know before you go

  • Owners must pick up after their pets.
  • If there is an increase in the amount of off-leash users on the athletic fields during non-event times, this event may be canceled.

PLEASE NOTE: the multi-use field is not a dog park. There are gaps in the fence where a pet could potentially squeeze through. There is no division of small dog vs large dog areas. Owners are responsible for the safety and behavior of their dog. For more information please visit the City of Sedona Parks and Recreation website.

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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
September 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 Cinema – ‘The Fencer’
September 28th, 2017 (4:00 pm & 7:00 pm)
Tickets: $12 general public/$9 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present a one-night only special encore of the award-winning and inspiring new film “The Fencer” at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Based on a true story, a young man with a secret past is in hiding as a teacher in a small Estonian village where he organizes a fencing club that affects the lives of the local children in profound ways. Endel Nelis, arrives in Haapsalu, Estonia, in the early 1950s. Having left Leningrad to escape the secret police, he finds work as a teacher and founds a sports club for his students. Endel becomes a father figure to his students and starts teaching them his great passion — fencing, which causes a conflict with the school’s principal. Envious, the principal starts investigating Endel’s background. 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

September 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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Sedona Cinema – Manhattan Short Film Festival
You be the Judge!
September 29th – October 4th, 2017
Tickets: $12 general public/$9 Film Festival members
Filmgoers in Sedona will unite with audiences in over 300 cities spanning six continents to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers from around the world when the 20th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival screens at the Mary D. Fisher. Manhattan Short is the only event of its kind. The Final 10 are screened simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating cinema. These Final 10 short films represent the best short films among a record 1615 submissions from 75 countries received by Manhattan Short for 2017, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films. For More infomation, films being screened, showtimes or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Sedona Community Farmer’s Market
September 29th, 2017 (8:00 am – 11:30 am)
Sedona Farmers Market 2Enjoy the Sedona community Farmers Market in the creek-side parking lot of Tlaquepaque! Whether you live in Sedona or are just visiting, the farmer’s market is a great way to check out the local flavor and grab some fresh produce and breads. If you are visiting Sedona and are staying at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona our Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle will drop you off at the market and pick you up when you are ready to return to the hotel. And if you are worried about purchasing something that requires refrigeration, all of our rooms are equipped with a refrigerator. Meet the local grower & taste the local flavor! For more information please visit the Sedona Community Farmer’s Market.

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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
September 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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Sedona Cinema –  ‘Marjorie Prime’
September 29th – 30th, 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 “Marjorie Prime”,starring Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Lois Smith and Tim Robbins, showing at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Memories are sometimes all we have to lean on. We remember good times and bad, though it’s not uncommon to bury memories that are troubling and painful. So what if memories could be remembered for you or forgotten for you? Such is the premise of “Marjorie Prime”. In the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie a jumble of disparate, fading memories has a handsome new companion (Jon Hamm) who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. 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
Featuring Robin Miller Triomiller_robin_P10303221
September 29th, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
$10 Cover
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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Cottonwood, AZ – Celebrate the River Concert
September 29th, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Tickets: $18 adv, $20 door, $25 priority
The 4th Annual Celebrate the River Concert will be an evening of of river inspired songs from local and national touring musicians, to kickoff the annual Verde River Day event on Saturday, September 29th. Join the region’s best musicians to honor the Verde River and Oak Creek. Musicians, artists and river advocates will gather for an evening of music, art, and a songwriting competition all dedicated to bringing attention to our most important natural resource – water. 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
September 30th, 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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Verde River Day – Cottonwood, AZ
September 30th, 2017 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Park entrance fees will be waived
Dead Horse Ranch State Park, located in Cottonwood, Arizona, will celebrate its 29th Annual Verde River Day!Verde River Day promotes preservation and care of the environment by showcasing informative exhibits on the Verde’s unique riparian habitat. Some of the day’s events include a climbing wall, organized canoe and kayak rides, sand castle building, and nature-based exhibits. Guests of all ages are welcome to fish the lagoon, which will be freshly stocked with catfish. Poles, bait and tackle are provided for all ages. No fishing license is needed. There will be a wide range of entertainment throughout the day. Enjoy the Verde Valley’s best pancake breakfast. Non-Profit Food vendors will be cooking up Indian fry bread, hot dogs and hamburgers for nominal fees. For more information please visit Dead Horse Ranch State Park.

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National Public Lands Day
September 30th, 2017
Free Admission
During 10 days of the year, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.Below you will find the National Parks and Monuments participating in Flagstaff and the Verde Valley! Grand Canyon

Tuziggot National Monument – Cottonwood, AZ
Montezuma Castle or Montezuma Well – Camp Verde, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park
Wupatki National Monument – Flagstaff, AZ
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument – Flagstaff, AZ

For more information or to see find the National Parks in you area please visit the National Park Service Website.

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Red Rose Inspiration for Animals
Sedona Arts & Crafts Show
September 30th – October 1st, 2017 (10:00 am – 5:00 pm)
During your visit to Sedona, Arizona this weekend make sure to check out the Red Rose Inspiration for Animals arts and crafts show, a great place to find one of a kind pieces to take home with you! By attending this event not only do you help support an organization that excels at saving the lives of many wonderful and loving animals, but you also get a chance to see the creations of talented local artists and craftsmen that participate in the show. This event takes place at the parking lot of Redrock Precision Motors. For more information on the Sedona event please visit Red Rose Inspiration for Animals.

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Sacred Scarlets Demonstration
Montezuma Castle National Monument
September 30th, 2017 (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Free
Join Montezuma Castle National Monument when they celebrate Public Lands Day! Kelley Taylor of Sacred Scarlets will present a lecture and demonstration featuring a young, beautiful captive-bred scarlet macaw, Sedona Rose. For more information please visit Montezuma Castle National Monument on Facebook.

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Sedona Entertainment – Gary Regina Jazz Band
September 30th, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
$10 Cover Charge
Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present the GAry Regina Jazz Band! As comfortable with straight-ahead jazz as he is with world beat, hip-hop, blues, swing, rock or funk, Gary’s abilities transcend many styles and genres, illustrating an incredible diversity of musical influences. ary creates unique soundscapes of trip-hop, world and ambient music. Then, with incredible creativity (and a little help from technology), the trance-like rhythmical sounds gradually build, looping on top of each other, until you are sure there are ten musicians! Your ears will have a hard time reconciling what they hear with what your eyes see! For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Events in October

Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
October 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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Red Rock State Park: From Sun Rise to Meteor Falls
Cultural Astronomy of the Prehistoric Southwest with Ken Zoll
October 1st, 2017 (2:00 pm)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Throughout history, the ability of a people to survive and thrive has been tied to environmental conditions. The Skill to predict the climate change of the seasons was an essential element in the ability to “control” those conditions. Seasonal calendars thus became the foundation of early cultures: hunting and gathering, planting and harvesting, worshiping and celebrating were activities dictated by specific times of year. Join Ken Zoll, executive director of the Verde Valley Archeology Center in Camp Verde, as he discusses this fascinating topic. Seating is limited please call 928.282.6907 ahead of time to reserve your seat. 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
October 1st, 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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Roundup at the Ranch: A Tribute to John Denver
Outdoor Concert and Bar-B-Que in Cornville, AZ
October 1st, 2017 (4:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
Tickets: $55 per person/ VIP tables $750 (for up to 10 guests)
Jim Curry will bring his band and perform his tribute to the music of John Denver at the “Roundup at the Ranch” event presented by the Sedona International Film Festival. This special fundraising event will include an outdoor concert on the lawn of the Indian Creek Ranch in Cornville and an Old West Bar-B-Que. Curry’s uncanny ability to mirror John’s voice and clean-cut look takes you back to the time when “Rocky Mountain High” “Sunshine” “Calypso” and “Annie’s Song” topped the charts, and his popular music had the heartfelt message of caring for the earth and caring for each other. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for this special outdoor concert event. You will be treated to an Old West Bar-B-Que meal from the Montana Barbecue company with all the cowboy fixin’s. Prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed cowboy and cowgirl in the spirit of the Old West. For more information or to purchse tickets please visith the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Sedona Cinema – ‘Marjorie Prime’
October 1st, 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 “Marjorie Prime”,starring Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Lois Smith and Tim Robbins, showing at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Memories are sometimes all we have to lean on. We remember good times and bad, though it’s not uncommon to bury memories that are troubling and painful. So what if memories could be remembered for you or forgotten for you? Such is the premise of “Marjorie Prime”. In the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie a jumble of disparate, fading memories has a handsome new companion (Jon Hamm) who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. 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
October 1st, 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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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
October 2nd, 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 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Worldwide Premiere ‘Hans Zimmer: Live in Prague’
October 2nd, 2017 (4:00 pm & 7:00 pm)
Tickets: $15 general public/$12.50 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join theaters around the world for a special one-night-only theatrical concert event: “Hans Zimmer: Live in Prague” at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre! Zimmer’s critically acclaimed European Tour arrived at the sold out O2 Arena in the Czech capital, bringing with him a support cast of 72 musicians, which included a full choir, symphony orchestra and his own 21-piece hand-picked backing band that featured Johnny Marr (The Smiths) and many of Academy Award-winner Hans’ closest friends and collaborators. This concert film gives fans of the films and his work the perfect seat to see the musical maestro at work, set to a ground-breaking light show, stunning visuals and state-of-the-art audio. 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
October 2nd, 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
October 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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Baby Grand Night featuring Paolo Scardina
October 3rd, 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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Sedona Cinema – ‘Marjorie Prime’
October 3rd & 4th, 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 “Marjorie Prime”,starring Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Lois Smith and Tim Robbins, showing at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Memories are sometimes all we have to lean on. We remember good times and bad, though it’s not uncommon to bury memories that are troubling and painful. So what if memories could be remembered for you or forgotten for you? Such is the premise of “Marjorie Prime”. In the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie a jumble of disparate, fading memories has a handsome new companion (Jon Hamm) who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. 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 – Guided Bird Walk
October 4th, 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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Guided Sedona Moonlight Hike
October 4th, 2017 (4:45 pm)
$5.00 reservation fee and regular park entry fees
moonlightMoonlight Hikes are among the most popular interpretive hikes at Red Rock State Park. Led by a knowledgeable naturalist, hikers get the rare opportunity to enjoy the sunset and moon rise from a park overlook and return by the light of the moon. The hike lasts two to 2 1/2 hours and covers a distance of approximately two miles. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the starting time to insure participation. Registration for this hike is required, call 928.282.6907 to reserve your spot. Registration closes the day before the hike. No new reservations will be accepted on the day of the hike. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Sedona Entertainment – Eric Miller
October 4th, 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
October 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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Ales on Rails at the Verde Canyon Railroad
October 5th – 8th, 2017
Standard train fares apply
alesThere are parties and shindigs and then there is Oktoberfest! Of course Verde Canyon Railroad never misses out on a good time so they roll out their popular Ales on Rails every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. The party starts at 11:00 am on the depot patio with a mouthwatering luncheon ($11) of German sausages, sauerkraut, potato salad, pretzels and strudel, all served to the rhythmic tunes of a polka serenade. A $10 logo beer glass comes with five beer tastings. The 1:00 p.m. train whistle signals the continuation of the party as it moves onto the rails with specialty beers served on board, including Verde Canyon Railroad’s own private-labeled brews, crafted in Sedona by the renowned Oak Creek Brewery. For more information or to reserve you spot on the train please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad.

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

October 5th, 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 – Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives
October 5th, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Tickets: $12 general public/$9 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present a one-night only special Northern Arizona premiere of the award-winning new music documentary “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of our Lives” at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Documentarian Chris Perkel catalogues the life and successes of iconic music executive Clive Davis, from his miraculous start at Columbia Records through his trailblazing work at Arista Records and J Records, with a heavy dose of outstanding music sprinkled in between. Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, Simon & Garfunkel, Santana, Miles Davis, Billy Joel, The Grateful Dead, Barry Manilow, Patti Smith, Kenny G, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Sean Combs, Alicia Keys:  even a partial list does not do justice to the incredible range of performers Davis discovered, mentored, or oversaw during his career. 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
October 6th, 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 – Epic ‘Viceroy’s House’
October 6th, 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 “Viceroy’s House”, a critically-acclaimed epic based on a true story, showing at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. India, 1947: Lord Mountbatten (“Downton Abbey’s” Hugh Bonneville) is dispatched, along with his wife Edwina (Gillian Anderson), to New Delhi to oversee the country’s transition from British rule to independence. Taking his place in the resplendent mansion known as the Viceroy’s House, Mountbatten arrives hopeful for a peaceful transference of power. But ending centuries of colonial rule in a country divided by deep religious and cultural differences proves no easy undertaking, setting off a seismic struggle that threatens to tear India apart. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Sedona’s 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries
October 6th, 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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Rowe Fine Art Gallery
“Animal Grace” Featuring Kim Kori
October 6th, 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
October 7th, 2917 (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Sedona artist Kim Kori’s newest bronze sculpture is titled A Moment’s Rest, something Kim hasn’t had much of this year. Kim has had one of the busiest years of her career. As for A Moment’s Rest, Kim will debut the sculpture during Animal Grace, her annual one-woman show happening at Rowe Fine Art Gallery during the Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour. The sculpture features a hummingbird relaxing on a pear. Kim also has several works in progress including one depicting her very first fox, one featuring a garden mouse and another one showcasing an iris with a frog. At least one of these clay sculptures will be unveiled at the show. Kim says the summer monsoon storms brought out flowers and creatures in her backyard that she had never seen before. It was the rainy season that inspired the as-yet-unnamed iris and frog sculpture. For more information please visit Rowe Fine Art Gallery!

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Andrea Smith Gallery – “Radiant Gem”
Featuring Anah Laudenslager

October 6th, 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
October 7th, 2017 (12:00 pm)

Sedona healing artist, Anah Laudenslager designs simply elegant, gemstone bead jewelry to spark the awakening of a woman’s essential self; her unique radiance. Each design is masterfully, hand-crafted by her and then bathed in sound to energetically clear and recharge gemstones to their pristine frequency. When worn on the body, her gems create a coherent field of protection and healing for the wearer. Anah is offering a sound healing with each Radiant Gem purchase. For more information please visit the Andrea Smith Gallery on Facebook.

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Sedona Mountain Trails Gallery
“The Colors of Autumn”
First Friday Reception 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
October 6th, 2017
The Mountain Trail Gallery is pleased to present “The Colors of Autumn”. Featuring vibrant, colorful paintings by the gallery’s award-winning landscape and still-life painters, including plein air painters Betty Carr, Howard Carr, Bill Cramer, Joshua Been, Marcia Molnar, Susie Hyer, Gregory Stocks, Troy Collins, E.J. Paprocki, and more. Also featured are paintings by wildlife artists Adele Earnshaw, Joe Garcia, Amy Lay, Jennifer O’Cualain, Stephen J. Krasemann, and Corrina Johnson as well as sculpture by gallery artists. For more information please visit the Mountain Trails Gallery.

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Sedona Entertainment – A Country Western Dance Party
Featuring Jeff Dayton and his Band of Renown’s
October 6th, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
Cover Charge: $20
Sound Bites Grill in Sedona, AZ is please to present Jeff Dayton and the Renown’s! Jeff is an active Nashville music producer, songwriter, session guitarist, touring artist and educator and tours as a dynamic solo artist as well as with his fellow Glen Campbell band members. Jeff Dayton has been busy since his 15 plus years with Glen Campbell. In “A Salute To Glen Campbell” Jeff will tell the stories and play the music that he experienced with his 15years on the road and in the studio with the legendary Glenn Campbell!! For more information on this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
October 7th, 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 Arts Festival
October 7th – 8th, 2017
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
At the gate: $12, Online in advance: $10
Children 12 and under are FREE

125 artists from across the US will be showcasing their exquisite work against Sedona’s stunning red rock backdrop. Enjoy a wide variety of artistic creations in Ceramics, Mixed Media, Fiber Art, Glass, Photography, Drawing, Sculpture. Jewelry, Wood, Metal, and Painting! This event will be taking place at Sedona Red Rock High School located at 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road in West Sedona. If you are a guest of the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona we will be happy to drop you off and pick you up from this event in our Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle. For more information on this Sedona event please visit the Sedona Arts Festival.

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Camp Verde, AZ – Montezuma Well Bird Walk
October 7th, 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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Montezuma Castle National Monument
Jerry Whagado Silversmith Demonstration

October 7th, 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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Cinema at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Met Live Opera’s ‘Norma’
OCtober 7th, 2017
10:00 am (live simulcast) and 4:00 pm (encore)
Tickets: $25 general admission/$22 Film Festival members/$15 for students
The Mary D. Fisher Theatre is honored to continue to be the home for the Met Live Opera programs for the 2017-2018 season, presented by the Sedona International Film Festival. The season will officially kick off with Vincenzo Bellini’s “Norma”. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule. This opera is an extraordinary fusion of sublime melody, vocal challenge, and dramatic power. It examines an ageless and archetypal situation: a powerful woman compromises her ideals for love, only to find herself betrayed by her lover. Plan to come early as Russell Fox will lead a pre-opera talk one hour before each production. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festiival.

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Sedona Heritage Musuem – Michael Peach
Lions (& Rattlers & Dragons & Longhorns) & Bears – Oh My!
October 7th, 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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Jerome Art Walk
October 7th, 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 – “A Salute To Glen Campbell”
Featuring – Jeff Dayton Band
October 7th, 2017
Doors Open 5:30pm, Showtime 7:00pm
Show Only Tickets $30/$40/$50
Supper Club Package $70/$80/$90
Sound Bites Grill is please to present the Jeff Dayton Band –  “A Salute To Glen Campbell”! Jeff will tell the stories and play the music that he experienced with his 15 years on the road and in the studio with the legendary Glenn Campbell!! From the White House to the Wildhorse Saloon, Jeff has been playing guitar and performing all his life. He’s been a Nashville writer for fourteen years and thrives on the concentrated creative scene in Music City. His hometown roots in Minnesota and years in Arizona earned him a the job of bandleader with Hall of Fame artist Glen Campbell. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
October 8th, 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 Geology Hike
October 8th, 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
October 8th, 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 Cinema – Matthew Bourne’s ‘The Car Man’
October 8th, 2017 (4:00 pm )
Tickets: $15 general public/$12.50 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is pleased to present Matthew Bourne’s ‘The Car Man’ at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. A sensational new dance event for cinemas from the internationally acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne and his Dance Company New Adventures, “The Car Man” is loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera (“Carmen”) and has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognizable scores in classical music, brilliantly arranged by Terry Davies. The familiar 19th Century Spanish cigarette factory becomes a greasy garage-diner in 1960’s America where the dreams and passions of a small-town are shattered by the arrival of a handsome stranger. 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
October 8th, 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 – Epic ‘Viceroy’s House’
October 8th, 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 “Viceroy’s House”, a critically-acclaimed epic based on a true story, showing at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. India, 1947: Lord Mountbatten (“Downton Abbey’s” Hugh Bonneville) is dispatched, along with his wife Edwina (Gillian Anderson), to New Delhi to oversee the country’s transition from British rule to independence. Taking his place in the resplendent mansion known as the Viceroy’s House, Mountbatten arrives hopeful for a peaceful transference of power. But ending centuries of colonial rule in a country divided by deep religious and cultural differences proves no easy undertaking, setting off a seismic struggle that threatens to tear India apart. 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
October 9th, 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 – ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’
Broadway in high definition!
October 9th, 2017 (4:00 pm & 7:00 pm)
Tickets: $15 general public/$12.50 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival presents the BroadwayHD series, featuring Broadway plays and musicals in high definition on the big screen, with “Cyrano de Bergerac”. The event will show at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. “Cyrano de Bergerac” stars Academy Award and Tony Award winner Kevin Kline and Golden Globe winner Jennifer Garner. Soldier and poet Cyrano de Bergerac (Kevin Kline) is in love with Roxane (Jennifer Garner), but he’s too ashamed to admit it because of his big nose. When a cadet, Christian (Daniel Sunjata), falls for Roxane, he asks for Cyrano’s help in sharing his feelings. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival. Cyrano writes love letters signed with Christian’s name, and Roxane doesn’t realize that it’s Cyrano’s words she falls for. 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
October 9th, 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
October 10th, 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 – Epic ‘Viceroy’s House’
October 10th – 11th, 2017
Tickets: $12 general public/$9 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “Viceroy’s House”, a critically-acclaimed epic based on a true story, showing at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. India, 1947: Lord Mountbatten (“Downton Abbey’s” Hugh Bonneville) is dispatched, along with his wife Edwina (Gillian Anderson), to New Delhi to oversee the country’s transition from British rule to independence. Taking his place in the resplendent mansion known as the Viceroy’s House, Mountbatten arrives hopeful for a peaceful transference of power. But ending centuries of colonial rule in a country divided by deep religious and cultural differences proves no easy undertaking, setting off a seismic struggle that threatens to tear India apart. 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
October 10th, 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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Sedona Cinema – NY Film Critics Series
‘The Journey is the Destination’
October 10th, 2017 (7:00 pm)
All tickets are $12
The Sedona International Film Festival is the official, exclusive Northern Arizona home for the New York Film Critics monthly series debuting new films weeks prior to their theatrical release. The series is hosted by Rolling Stone Magazine’s Peter Travers, via satellite, and features a Q&A with the filmmaker and stars from the film each month.  The October premiere event will feature the debut of “The Journey is the Destination” showing at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. “The Journey is the Destination” is inspired by the true story of Dan Eldon, a charismatic young activist, artist, photographer and adventurer.  By the age of 22, Dan had traveled to 42 countries, created a series of fine art journals that would become international best sellers, worked in refugee camps, opened a business, became the youngest staff photojournalist at Reuters, fallen in love and accumulated more life experience than most in a lifetime. 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 – Guided Bird Walk
October 11th, 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 Heritage Museum – The Stopwatch Gang
October 11th, 2017 (10:00 am – 11:00 am)
Free
How did 3 affable Canadians, who robbed America’s banks & were considered to be the best in the business by the FBI, end up in Sedona? The Stopwatch Gang made Sedona their home base to rob banks all over the US. In October of 1980, two members were arrested in Oak Creek Canyon. Sedona resident Jack Seeley became quite close with them while living here; he will chronicle their time in Sedona, how they got here, how they were caught, and their status today. 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 Entertainment – Eric Miller
October 11th, 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
October 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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Ales on Rails at the Verde Canyon Railroad
October 12th – 15th, 2017
Standard train fares apply
alesThere are parties and shindigs and then there is Oktoberfest! Of course Verde Canyon Railroad never misses out on a good time so they roll out their popular Ales on Rails every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. The party starts at 11:00 am on the depot patio with a mouthwatering luncheon ($11) of German sausages, sauerkraut, potato salad, pretzels and strudel, all served to the rhythmic tunes of a polka serenade. A $10 logo beer glass comes with five beer tastings. The 1:00 p.m. train whistle signals the continuation of the party as it moves onto the rails with specialty beers served on board, including Verde Canyon Railroad’s own private-labeled brews, crafted in Sedona by the renowned Oak Creek Brewery. For more information or to reserve you spot on the train please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad.

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Sedona Cinema – ‘Year By The Sea’
Encore return by popular demand!
October 12th, 2017 (4:00 pm & 7:00 pm)
Tickets: $12 general public/$9 Film Festival members
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present a one-night-only special encore return of the award-winning “Year By The Sea”, based on the New York Times Bestseller, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. “Year By The Sea” returns by popular demand after a sold-out screening in September as part of the New York Film Critics Series. This special encore will be hosted by Peter Travers from Rolling Stone Magazine via satellite, and will feature a Q&A with Karen Allen and other cast members and the filmmakers. After 30 years as a wife and mother, an empty nester retreats to Cape Cod rather than follow her relocated husband to Kansas. Intent to rediscover herself but plagued with guilt, she questions her decision until stumbling upon a spirited mentor. 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

October 12th, 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
October 13th, 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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Jerome, AZ – Ghostwalk at Spook Hall
October 13th – 14th, 2017 (6:30 pm – 9:00 pm)
Tickets: $15 – $20
Visit the historic town of Jerome and join in the ghostly fun during their 14th Annual Ghost Walk! Fun and exciting dramatic performances that highlight the history of the town of Jerome, AZ.  Tours start every half hour. For more infomration on this Arizona event please visit www.jeromehistoricalsociety.com.

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Live Theater in Sedona, AZ
‘Parallel Lives’ takes the stage!
October 13th, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Tickets: $15 general public/$13 Film Festival members
Take Flight Repertory Theatre is proud to present “Parallel Lives”, by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy. This exciting two-woman show starring Nichole Katz-Garrison and Lindsey Gentile and directed by Christina Kiepper will be performed at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre! Inspired by the sketch comedy of Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy,“Parallel Lives” is a fast-paced theatrical roller coaster ride. The play is divided into hilarious and poignant pieces with dozens of quirky, outlandish, relatable characters who will make you laugh while touching your heart. “Parallel Lives” is by women, about women and for women, and, of course, for the men who celebrate women. 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 – Guided Bird Walk
October 14th, 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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12th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival
October 14th – 21st, 2017Sedona-Plein-Air-Festival
Our community’s iconic creative event, Sedona Plein Air Festival is a week-long celebration of extraordinary landscapes, world-renowned artists, unique workshops, and wonderful free events! Sedona Arts Center invites you along to get creative and experience over two dozen master painters in action making their art on location in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. Celebrate creativity and enjoy receptions, exhibitions, lectures, and opportunities to collect your next masterpiece at Sedona Plein Air Festival! The spectacular red rock scenery and temperate climate of Sedona create the perfect location for plein air painting. For more information on this Sedona event please visit www.sedonapleinairfestival.org. Save money on your lodging at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona during this event with our Sedona Event Hotel Special!

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Red Rose Inspiration for Animals
Sedona Arts & Crafts Show
October 14th – 15th, 2017 (10:00 am – 5:00 pm)
During your visit to Sedona, Arizona this weekend make sure to check out the Red Rose Inspiration for Animals arts and crafts show, a great place to find one of a kind pieces to take home with you! By attending this event not only do you help support an organization that excels at saving the lives of many wonderful and loving animals, but you also get a chance to see the creations of talented local artists and craftsmen that participate in the show. This event takes place at the parking lot of The Olde Sedona Bar and Grill. For more information on the Sedona event please visit Red Rose Inspiration for Animals.

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Camp Verde, AZ – Forte Verde Day
October 14th – 15th, 2017
Fort Verde State Historic Park celebrates Fort Verde Days with a flag-raising and lowering ceremony, living history presentations with the Buffalo Soldiers and Indian Wars period re-enactors, special presentations, a fashion show, cavalry drills and a vintage baseball game. Catch a glimpse of the past, while celebrating Fort Verde Days. For more information please visit the Fort Verde State Historic Park.

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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
October 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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Red Rock State Park: Guided Archaeology Hike
October 15th, 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
October 15th, 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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Live Theater in Sedona, AZ
‘Parallel Lives’ takes the stage!
October 15th, 2017 (2:00 pm)
Tickets: $15 general public/$13 Film Festival members
Take Flight Repertory Theatre is proud to present “Parallel Lives”, by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy. This exciting two-woman show starring Nichole Katz-Garrison and Lindsey Gentile and directed by Christina Kiepper will be performed at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre! Inspired by the sketch comedy of Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy,“Parallel Lives” is a fast-paced theatrical roller coaster ride. The play is divided into hilarious and poignant pieces with dozens of quirky, outlandish, relatable characters who will make you laugh while touching your heart. “Parallel Lives” is by women, about women and for women, and, of course, for the men who celebrate women. 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
October 16th, 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
October 17th, 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
October 17th, 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
October 18th, 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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Baby Grand Night featuring Darius Lux
October 18th, 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 – Daily Naturalist Hike
October 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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Ales on Rails at the Verde Canyon Railroad
October 19th – 22nd, 2017
Standard train fares apply
alesThere are parties and shindigs and then there is Oktoberfest! Of course Verde Canyon Railroad never misses out on a good time so they roll out their popular Ales on Rails every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. The party starts at 11:00 am on the depot patio with a mouthwatering luncheon ($11) of German sausages, sauerkraut, potato salad, pretzels and strudel, all served to the rhythmic tunes of a polka serenade. A $10 logo beer glass comes with five beer tastings. The 1:00 p.m. train whistle signals the continuation of the party as it moves onto the rails with specialty beers served on board, including Verde Canyon Railroad’s own private-labeled brews, crafted in Sedona by the renowned Oak Creek Brewery. For more information or to reserve you spot on the train please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad.

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

October 19th, 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 – Guided Bird Walk
October 21st, 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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Fall Arts & Crafts Fair
October 21st, 2017 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)
The Fall Arts & Crafts Show at the Sedona Heritage Museum has always been a favorite of mine. Unique arts and crafts by local people. Jewelry, ceramics, gourd art, fine art, fiber arts, clothing & home décor, cards, woodcarvings, stained glass & glass art, birdhouses, lotions & potions, lawn art, gifts, candles and more! Be sure to check out the homemade goodies at their bake sale table, YUM! For more information please visit the Sedona Heritage Museum.

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Fall Festival at Slide Rock State Park
October 21st, 2017 (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)Fall-Fest-2
Come celebrate the fall in beautiful Oak Creek Canyon at the Slide Rock State Park Fall Festival. This event is presented by Arizona State Parks, the Friends of Slide Rock and volunteers. Bring a picnic and enjoy the day with exhibits and demonstrations, wild plants of Slide Rock State Park, kid’s activities at the Junior Ranger Station, tractors and flywheelers. For more information please visit Slide Rock State Park.

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Camp Verde, AZ – Montezuma Well Bird Walk
October 21st, 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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Montezuma Castle National Monument
Jerry Whagado Silversmith Demonstration

October 21st, 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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Red Rocks Oktoberfest
October 21st, 2017 (4:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Tickets: $10 online, $15 at the gate
The Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks will be hosting the Red Rocks Oktoberfest at the Posse Grounds Park in West Sedona. This semi-traditional German celebration of the harvest season features 12+ craft brewers showcasing their finest beers. Entry fee gets you into the gate to the party with live music, food trucks and lots of craft beer vendors. Beers will be only $3 each and will be 7oz. samplers. 21 and over ONLY if you plan on having a beer. Minors are allowed entry if accompanied by parents or legal guardians. If you are a guest of the Inn of Sedona we will be more than happy to drop you off and pick you up from this event in our Complimentary “About Town” Guest Shuttle. For more information on this Sedona event please visit the Red Rocks Oktoberfest.

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Annual Celebraciones de la Gente :: A Lively Celebration of the Day of the Dead
October 21st – 22nd, 2017 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Celebrate Mexican cultural traditions at the 14th Annual Celebraciones de la Gente, a lively Day of the Dead festival. Rooted in community, this weekend-long event is presented in partnership with Flagstaff’s Nuestras Raices. Don’t miss fine art and unique crafts, music and dancing, colorful and elaborate ofrendas (altars), insightful heritage programs and Day of the Dead inspired crafts for the kids. The Museum of Northern Arizona is located at 3101 North Fort Valley Road in Flagstaff, Arizona. Museum Admission:$12 Adult (18+), $8 Youth (10-17),Student (with ID) & American Indian (with tribal affiliation). Free (Children under 10). To learn more about the Heritage Program Festival or to learn more about the museum please visit the Museum of Northern Arizona.

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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
October 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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Red Rock State Park: Guided Ethnobotany of Sedona Hike
October 22nd, 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
October 22nd, 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
October 22nd, 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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Cottonwood, AZ Entertainment: Kaki King
Visionary Guitarist & Composer
October 22nd, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Tickets: $20 adv, $22 door, $25 priority
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” composer and guitarist Kaki King is a true iconoclast. Over the years the Brooklyn-based artist has released extraordinarily diverse and distinctive albums (from which B-sides & Rarities has been largely culled), performed with such icons as Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and The Mountain Goats, contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks including Golden Globe-nominated work on Sean Penn’s Into The Wild, and played to an increasingly fervent following of music lovers on innumerable world tours. 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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Baby Grand Night featuring Robin Miller
October 23rd, 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
October 24th, 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 Darius Lux
September 24th, 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
October 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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Sedona Entertainment – Eric Miller
October 25th, 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
October 26th, 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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Ales on Rails at the Verde Canyon Railroad
October 26th – 29th, 2017
Standard train fares apply
alesThere are parties and shindigs and then there is Oktoberfest! Of course Verde Canyon Railroad never misses out on a good time so they roll out their popular Ales on Rails every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. The party starts at 11:00 am on the depot patio with a mouthwatering luncheon ($11) of German sausages, sauerkraut, potato salad, pretzels and strudel, all served to the rhythmic tunes of a polka serenade. A $10 logo beer glass comes with five beer tastings. The 1:00 p.m. train whistle signals the continuation of the party as it moves onto the rails with specialty beers served on board, including Verde Canyon Railroad’s own private-labeled brews, crafted in Sedona by the renowned Oak Creek Brewery. For more information or to reserve you spot on the train please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad.

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

October 26th, 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 – Guided Bird Walk
October 28th, 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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Wine and Dine in the Vines
October 28th, 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
$125 per person.
Embark on a grand culinary and wine adventure in support of the Southwest Wine Center at Yavapai College.
An evening showcase of Arizona wines and foods with a total of over 30 wine makers, restaurant owners and chefs providing tastings of their favorite edibles and drinkables. Proceeds directly benefits: VEN Scholarships, Student Activities, Priority needs of the VEN Program. THis event will take place at the Southwest Wine Center at Yavapai College located at 601 Black Hills Drive in Clarkdale, AZ. Event entry is $125 per person. You will receive all of the edibles and drinkables from the wineries and restaurants, live music, silent auction, and more! For more infomration or to purchase tickets to this Arizona event please visit Wine and Dine in the Vines.

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Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
October 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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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
October 29th, 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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Baby Grand Night featuring Robin Miller
October 30th, 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
October 31st, 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 Darius Lux
October 31st, 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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Events in November

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

November 2nd, 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’s 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries
November 3rd, 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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Camp Verde, AZ – Montezuma Well Bird Walk
November 4th, 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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Montezuma Castle National Monument
Jerry Whagado Silversmith Demonstration

November 4th, 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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Montezuma Castle National Monument
Jerry Whagado Silversmith Demonstration

November 4th, 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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Jerome Art Walk
November 4th, 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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Entertainment in Cottonwood, AZ – The Steel Wheels
November 4th, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Tickets: $20 advance, $22 door, $25 priority
Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Steel Wheels are familiar with the traditions of folk music and how a string band is supposed to sound. In fact, they’ve been drawing on those steadfast traditions for more than a decade. Yet their name also evokes a sense of forward motion, which is clearly reflected in their latest album, Wild As We Came Here. 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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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
November 5th, 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 – Chill on the Hill with The Millers!
Amazing Father & Son Duo

November 9th, 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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Entertainment in Cottonwood, AZ – Electric Harp Guitar Group
November 11th, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Tickets: $20 advance, $22 door, $25 priority
Visionary guitarists William Eaton, Anthony Mazzella, and Fitzhugh Jenkins join forces as the Electric Harp Guitar Group (EHGG) to perform on their unique electric harp guitars, acoustic guitars, and synthesizer guitars in a special live concert! A local phenomenon with international experience EHGG combines individual virtuosity with ensemble sensibility to create instrumental compositions, drawn from transcendental world, jazz, rock and new age genres. 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
November 12th, 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
November 12th, 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 – Chill on the Hill with The Millers!
Amazing Father & Son Duo

November 16th, 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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Montezuma Castle National Monument
Jerry Whagado Silversmith Demonstration

November 18th, 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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Entertainment in Cottonwood, AZ
Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds
November 18th, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Tickets: $20 advance, $22 door, $25 priority
The Old Town Center for the Arts, and Yavapai College, are pleased to announce, Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds, for one night only! Dana brings her vibrant, melodic vocals and finger picking to a body of complex songs. Drawing from jazz and bluegrass, carrying a contemporary beat, the sound is roots-rooted flung-into-the-future folk. Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds work to leave their audiences glowing with the magic music can bring: genuine human connection. 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 Archaeology Hike
November 19th, 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
November 19th, 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 – Chill on the Hill with The Millers!
Amazing Father & Son Duo

November 23rd, 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: 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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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
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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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
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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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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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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Sedona Heritage Musuem – 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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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 Heritage Musuem – Christmas in the Park
December 9th, 2017 (11:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Free Event
The Sedona Heritage Musuem 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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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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