Arizona Events: First Friday Gallery Tour in Sedona, Arizona

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Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour – February 7th, 2014

First Friday Arizona Events: First Friday Gallery Tour in Sedona, ArizonaVisit Sedona, Arizona this coming Friday, January 7th, 2014 and enjoy the creations of talented artists at Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour.The Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour receptions and exhibits 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 and in many cases meeting the artist themselves.

Below you will find a few of the exhibits and receptions taking place during the First Friday Gallery Tour, to see a full listing of participating galleries please visit the Sedona Gallery Association on Facebook. For your convenience, the Sedona Trolley provides free transportation to venture from art gallery to art gallery. 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. All of the exhibits and artist receptions for 1st Friday run from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Sedona’s 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries Exhibits

Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
“From Our Heart to Yours.” at Rowe Fine Art Gallery
Ken Rowe Gallery Arizona Events: First Friday Gallery Tour in Sedona, ArizonaRowe Fine Art Gallery located in the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village presents “From Our Heart to Yours.” during Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour. Anyone who has purchased a Ken Rowe sculpture or a piece of art from Rowe Fine Art Gallery is invited to stop by for a glass of wine and a small token of appreciation from Ken and Monica. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
Diversity of Native Traditions at Mountain Trails Gallery
Mountain Trails Arizona Events: First Friday Gallery Tour in Sedona, ArizonaPaintings and sculpture by some of the leading artists in Arizona as well as the American West will be on exhibition for the gallery’s first show of the New Year. Enjoy libations and lively conversation with old and new friends. Enjoy paintings by Arturo Chavez, Steven Lang, Lisa Danielle, Betty Carr, Vicki Catapano, George Molnar, Marcia Molnar, and Karen Noles; sculpture by Vic Payne, Dustin Payne, Susan Kliewer, Michael Trcic, and Deon Duncan. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Sedona Arts Center
“Romancing the Arts” at Sedona Arts CenterSedona Arts Center Arizona Events: First Friday Gallery Tour in Sedona, Arizona
Join Sedona Arts Center in “Romancing the Arts” at their fine art gallery in Uptown Sedona! fIndulge in the spectacular creativity of James Latham’s fine turned-wood vessels, Janet Noll Naumer’s landscape photography, Janet Collins’s photography and pencil works, Beth Jaynes’s colorful and whimsical mixed media paintings, and Shirley Clausen’s pen-and-ink landscapes plus her delightful handmade dolls, each in a vibrant costume. For more information please visit the Sedona Arts Center.

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Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
“Vintage Jewelry”
Turquoise Gallery Arizona Events: First Friday Gallery Tour in Sedona, ArizonaIn a nod to Valentine’s Day the gallery showcases its vintage Native American jewelry collection. Along with the gallery’s extensive collection of jewelry, the vintage pieces by various, primarily Navajo, artists give us a look at the beautiful designs of yesterday. Pieces date from the 1940s through the 1970s and include work by many prominent jewelers. For more information please visit the Turquoise Tortoise Gallery.

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Goldenstein Gallery
6th Annual “Body Language” show
Goldenstein Gallery Arizona Events: First Friday Gallery Tour in Sedona, Arizona Both classic and modern interpretations are included in this scintillating highly anticipated exhibition which features the renowned bronzes of Kevin McCarthy, Mike Medow’s stunning new hand carved exotic wood Yoga figures, LauRha Frankfort’s energetic drawings and fine art photography by Mark Rownd. For more information please visit the Goldenstein Gallery on Facebook.

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Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona
Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle Service

new shuttle Arizona Events: First Friday Gallery Tour in Sedona, ArizonaDid you know that the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona offers a Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle Service? That’s right, if you are a guest of our Sedona hotel we’ll do the driving for you. We’ll take you anywhere within Sedona proper in our 12 passenger air conditioned van, then just call us and we’ll come back and pick you up! This free shuttle service is available to all of our guests from 8:00 am until last pick up at 9:45 pm.

  • Don’t worry about finding a parking spot, especially in Uptown!
  • Don’t worry about navigating after dark!
  • Don’t worry about having a glass of wine with dinner!
  • Don’t worry about a thing, you’re on vacation!
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February Events at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona

Red Rock State Park  Events
Guided Hikes, Birding, Geology, History and More!
February 2014

Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona has a great line up of events and guided hikes in store for you this February. From bird and nature walks to “A Look at the Permian Period”, to a Guided Geology Tour, this will be a fun month at the park!

Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
Every Wednesday and Saturday Morning (9:00 am)Red Rock State Park 2 February Events at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona
Meet up with other bird lovers at the visitors center at 9:00 am and enjoy a leisurely stroll through one of the most popular parks in Northern Arizona . Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

Daily Nature Walk
Nature walks February Events at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, ArizonaEvery Day at 10:00 am
you can join a naturalist for a guided nature walk of one and a half to two hours. You will be introduced to the riparian ecosystem of Oak Creek and other aspects of the Park. Some of the subjects that may be discussed include plants, wildlife, geology, history, and archaeology. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

Guided Geology Tour
February 9th, 2014 (1:00 pm)
Red Rock State Park February Events at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, ArizonaRed 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. Join Red Rock State Park’s knowledgeable volunteers as they venture out on our trails and discuss how Sedona transformed into what we see today. 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 please visit Red Rock State Park or call 928.282.6907.

As Sedona’s Rocks Were Being Formed: A Look at the Permian Period
February 16th, 2014 (2:00 pm)
Permian Period February Events at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, ArizonaSedona sat near the equator as our famous Red Rocks were being formed. The Permian period ended with the greatest extinction event in the history of the planet. This lecture will briefly look at the Earth during that fascinating time. Presented by Dr. Kennard B. Bork. Ken taught geology, with a concentration on the history of the Earth and its life forms, for many years. His Ph.D. is in Geology, specializing in paleontology. Current research focuses on the history of geology, but his publications include reconstructions of ancient geological environments, including Permian events. A special event fee of $5.00 per adult is required in addition to Day Use Entrance fee. For additional information and reservations, please call (928) 282-6907. Red Rock State Park Website.

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“Horsin’ Around ” Sedona Adventure Package

  • Horsin Around February Events at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona2 Days/1 Night at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona
  • 1.5 hours horseback ride for 2 adults
  • FREE full hot breakfast
  • Complimentary door to door shuttle provided by Horsin’ Around Adventures
  • Package is priced for TWO ADULTS. Please call concierge at 800-292-6344 to add children or extra adults
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Guided Bird Walks at Montezuma Well in Camp Verde, Arizona

2014 Guided Bird Walks at Montezuma Well
Every First and Third Saturday through April

Montezuma’s Well Guided Bird Walks at Montezuma Well in Camp Verde, ArizonaIf you enjoy mild hikes and bird watching in interesting places with unique ecosystems we highly suggest checking out the Winter Guided Bird Walks taking place at Montezuma Well in Rimrock, Arizona!

The National Park Service will offer these Guided Bird Walks every first and third Saturday through April 2014. Join other bird enthusiast and Ranger Melinda McFarland at 8:30 am in the picnic area to explore the diverse bird life inhabiting the different ecosystems around the Well. There is no entry fee at the Montezuma Well location, and the program is free. If you are planning on taking this hike you should bring water and binoculars and wear clothing and footwear appropriate for an easy to moderate hike. The hike lasts approximately two hours. For more information please call the Montezuma Castle Visitor’s Center at (928) 567-3322 ext. 221. You can also find Montezuma Castle National Monument on Facebook. Montezuma Well is located about 48 minutes from Sedona, Arizona, 11 miles north of Montezuma Castle, at 5525 East Beaver Creek Road in Rimrock, Arizona.

More about Montezuma Well…
The legacy of the Sinagua culture surrounds you during a visit to Montezuma Well. Visitors to the well often let their minds wonder off to a time long ago as they observe the cliff dwellings perched along the rim. Formed long ago by the collapse of a limestone cavern, over one million gallons of water a day flow continuously into the Well. This constant supply of warm, fresh water provides an aquatic habitat like no other in the world, and has served as an oasis for wildlife and humans for thousands of years. Montezuma Well welcomes you to explore, but please remember that the well is considered sacred by many local tribes, show respect for the environment.

All of us at the Inn of Sedona highly suggest taking a day trip and explore both Montezuma Castle National Monument & Montezuma Well.

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Enjoy Fly Fishing Arizona!

  • 2 night stay at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona
  • Fly Fishing.JPG 2 Guided Bird Walks at Montezuma Well in Camp Verde, ArizonaA morning of casting for 2 Adults, includes instruction, does NOT include fishing licenses, which can be purchased on line at www.az.gov/app/huntfish
  • Package is priced for 2 people – Call Concierge for additional anglers
  • Your expert guides will pick you up at the hotel
  • Full Hot Breakfast Buffet each morning
  • To book this package click here.
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Celebrate Valentine’s weekend in Sedona, Arizona

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Make your Plans Today for Romance in the Red Rocks!
February 14th – February 16th, 2014

Inn of sedona1 Celebrate Valentines weekend in Sedona, ArizonaValentine’s Day is only a couple of weeks away so don’t put off making plans for romance with your special someone! There are plenty of fun and romantic things to do in Sedona, Arizona and the Verde Valley over the lover’s weekend including sunset  horseback rides, chocolate lovers festival, live entertainment, Sedona Jazz and a special schoolhouse event “Dining in the Dark” ! If you would like to stay at the Inn of Sedona over Valentine’s Day please make your reservations soon, before we are sold out. If you already have your rooms, think about utilizing our complimentary Concierge Service before you arrive! Call 928.282.3072 or toll free at 800.292.6344 and ask for the Concierge, they can help with dinner reservations, event tickets and more. See below for some of the fun events and entertainment taking place during this holiday weekend!

Verde Canyon Railroad’s Chocolate Lovers’ – Clarkdale, AZ
Chocolate Lovers’ Festival Celebrate Valentines weekend in Sedona, ArizonaFebruary 14th – 16th, 2014
Stimulate your taste buds and your sense of smell with the delight of rich chocolate aboard Verde Canyon Railroad during the popular Chocolate Lover’s Festival taking place over Valentine’s Weekend!This sweet celebration fills the first-class cars with the intoxicating perfume of chocolate via sweet pastries, luscious hand-dipped candies and a flowing milk chocolate fountain for immersing fruit, marshmallow and pretzels. To purchase your tickets or for more information please visit the Verde Canyon Railroads.

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Anthony Mazzella “Valentines Day Concert” – Cottonwood, AZAnthonyMazzella Celebrate Valentines weekend in Sedona, Arizona
February 14th, 2014 (7:00 pm)
World renowned guitarist Anthony Mazzella returns to Old Town Center for the Arts following four previous sellouts at OTCA. Anthony returns to dazzle and astound concertgoers with his deft defying abilities on acoustic and electric guitars. The technical proficiency required to execute his fingerstyle guitar technique is nothing short of amazing. This event will take place at the Old Town Center for the Arts located at 5th and Main. Tickets for this event are $18 advance, $20 door, $25 priority. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit Old Town Center for the Arts.

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Esteban at Encore Theater Sedona
February 14th & 15th, 2014 (5:00 pm)
Encore Esteban Celebrate Valentines weekend in Sedona, ArizonaDon’t miss Internationally acclaimed guitar virtuoso Esteban at the Encore Theater located in the Village of Oak Creek. Esteban has topped the Billboard charts many times with his numerous albums, videos and DVD’s, and has had first-time music history successes never before accomplished by any guitarist. Esteban will captivate you with his passion, magic and mastery of the “Southwest Guitar Style”. Tickets for this event are $39.95 per person or $59.95 for VIP front row! To see more information, schedule of future performances or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Encore Theater Sedona.

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Valentine’s Day Sunset Horseback Ride & Full Moon Campfire Dinner
February 14th, 2014
m diamond ranch Celebrate Valentines weekend in Sedona, ArizonaRide the Ridge where the West commences. Gaze at the Moon til you lose your senses. Take an hour-long sunset horseback ride at the M Diamond Ranch, followed by a horse-drawn wagon ride and a moonlight steak dinner under a spectacular full moon. Heavenly! Then sing by the campfire with live entertainment by Alvie Self, a member of of both the Rockabilly and Western Swing Halls of Fame. Plus, there will be telescopes and night vision glasses for your wildlife viewing pleasure. This complete western experience is only $120 per person! For reservations or more information, call 928.300.6466 or visit MDiamondRanch.com.

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Schoolhouse RestaurantSchoolhouse event Celebrate Valentines weekend in Sedona, Arizona – Cottonwood, AZ
Valentine’s 3 Course Mini Dining in the Dark
Benefiting National Center for the Blind
February 14th, 2014
Join the Schoolhouse for a 3 course mini dining in the dark on Valentine’s day to help support the National Center for the Blind. They will also be doing a later 5 course but in sync with Main Stage. This dinner will be $40 per person with profits going to the center. Or $50 with tickets to see a show at 9:30 at Main Stage. Call 928.634.0700 and make your reservations today! Visit the Schoolhouse Restaurant of Facebook, Join them on Twitter.

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Valentine Jazz Concert
February 16th, 2014 (3:00 pm)
JazzBumperStickerUpAndDown Celebrate Valentines weekend in Sedona, ArizonaDon’t miss the Valentine Jazz Concert at Saint Luke’s Church featuring Armand Boatman, Vicki McDermitt and Dwight Kilian! St Lukes Church is located at 2700 State Route 179, between the Back O’ Beyond and Chapel Road roundabouts in the beautiful red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. Admission is $10, for more information or to purchase tickets please visit Sedona Jazz at the Church.

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Vittles, Vines and Valentines Special
February 12th – 15th, 2014
Blazin M Valentines 2014 Celebrate Valentines weekend in Sedona, ArizonaJoin the Blazin M’ Ranch for their very special Valentine’s Week Special “Vittles, Vines and Valentines Special”. Enjoy their entertaining and award-winning western stage show and mouth-watering chuckwagon supper, with a few extra perks for special memories of your Valentine’s visit. Couples can also enjoy half off select bottles of wine in the Copper Spur Saloon and special chocolate tastings in their shops, with chocolate provided by the Sedona Fudge Company! For more information or to make reservations please visit the Blazin M’ Ranch!

To see all the events taking place during Valentine’s weekend please visit our Events in Sedona page.

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300527 134634479963770 2263612 n Celebrate Valentines weekend in Sedona, ArizonaAll of our guests at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Sedona may enjoy the spectacular views of Sedona’s famous red rocks from any of our four terraced promenade decks that cascade down from our hilltop location. The scenic sunsets and moonlit starry skies make memories that will last a lifetime. Add a romantic touch and choose one of our King Fireplace rooms or for that very special occasion, the beautiful Sedona Suite. To learn more about our Sedona hotel please click here!

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Sedona Marathon Weekend – Premiere of “Desert Runners”

Sedona International Film Festival
Kick off Sedona Marathon weekend with ‘Desert Runners’
January 30th, 2014

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to kick off Sedona Marathon weekend and continue its “Something to Talk About” series with the Northern Arizona premiere of “Desert Runners” at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre! There will be two showings on Friday January 30th, at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm, both screenings will be followed by a discussion hosted by Andrea Houchard from the Sedona Philosophy Circle. Tickets for this event are only $12 or $9 for Film Festival members and are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office located at 2030 West Highway 89A in West Sedona or by calling 928-282-1177. 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.

“Desert Runners” is about a diverse cast of non-professional runners attempt to complete the most difficult ultra-marathon race series on Earth. Their dramatic journey takes them across the world’s most picturesque yet brutal landscapes, pushing their bodies, hearts and spirits through a myriad of external and internal obstacles. “Desert Runners” delves into the mindset of ultra-athletes, and the complex ways in which human beings deal with both heartbreak and triumph. To learn more about this film or to see what other great films are showing at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre please visit the Sedona International Film Festival. To learn more about the Sedona Marathon click here.

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“Sedona Marathon Inn of Sedona lodging Special”

  • Valid January 30th – February 2nd, 2014
  • Receive a great discount on your stay at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona during the weekend of the Sedona Marathon
  • A complimentary special marathon shuttle for early drop off the day of the race.
  • Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast featuring fresh pancakes
  • Please call the Inn of Sedona directly at 928.282.3072 or toll free at 800.292.5344 and ask for the “Marathon Special offer”
  • To learn more about this Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

 

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Sedona, Arizona Events – Roger Naylor at the Well Red Coyote

The Well Red Coyote
Travel Talk: Death Valley – the Hottest and the Coolest Place on Earth
January 24th, 2014 (7:00 pm)

roger naylor cover Sedona, Arizona Events   Roger Naylor at the Well Red CoyoteDon’t miss travel writer, hiking enthusiast and local author Roger Naylor today, January 24th, 2014, at the Well Red Coyote where he will be talking about and debuting his second book Death Valley: Hottest Place on Earth. Roger’s guidebook is filled with information, history, fast facts, lots of humor and spectacular photographs.

“We’ll discuss rocks that move, castles in the middle of nowhere and fish that survive against all odds. It’s an amazing place. And I’m sure we’ll have time to chat about hiking trails, hamburgers and pie.” - Roger Naylor

Roger Naylor’s work regularly appears in Arizona Highways, Arizona Republic, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Sedona Magazine and Nevada Magazine. He is a senior writer for The Bob and Tom Show, a nationally syndicated radio program airing in over fifty markets. He is also the author of Arizona Kicks on Route 66. Roger is currently working on his 3rd book “Boots and Burgers” due out sometime in 2014, can’t wait to dive into that one!

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 at this event in our “About Town” complementary shuttle. For more information on this Sedona event please visit the Well Red Coyote.

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300527 134634479963770 2263612 n Sedona, Arizona Events   Roger Naylor at the Well Red CoyoteAll of our guests at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Sedona may enjoy the spectacular views of Sedona’s famous red rocks from any of our four terraced promenade decks that cascasde down from our hilltop location. The scenic sunsets and moonlit starry skies make memories that will last a lifetime. Add a romantic touch and choose one of our King Fireplace rooms or for that very special occasion, the beautiful Sedona Suite. To learn more about our Sedona hotel please click here!

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Verde Valley, AZ – Back to School with Chef Christopher Dobrowolski

Schoolhouse Journals January 2014
Healthy Living for a Better You!
By Chef Christopher Dobrowolski

Christopher Dobrowolski Verde Valley, AZ   Back to School with Chef Christopher DobrowolskiHello and welcome back I assume if you are reading this you made it through the holidays in divine fashion and are probably on week three of your resolution? Well instead of teasing you with the delicious temptations that we normally talk about we are going to discuss healthy items including the way to kick that coffee habit (if you like) without going through the withdraws. I am going to give you a list of the recently released “Best Foods for Healthy Mind/Mood/Energy”.

#1 Maca- Maca is amazing for balancing hormones and is beneficial to both women (relief of PMS symptoms and menopause) and men (enhanced fertility). Maca is also a great adaptogen that helps decrease stress levels, enhance strength, stamina and libido as well as providing great energy and endurance. It works with the rhythms and needs of your own body. This is a very good replacement for that morning coffee. Put it in your smoothie and you will not need coffee…….

#2 Pure raw organic CACAO- Yes chocolate is a superfood! But not the sugary, packaged chocolate bars you find at the supermarket. Chocolate is rich in antioxidants, magnesium, iron, chromium, manganese, zinc, copper, vit-C, phosphorus and more. It’s also rich in tryptophan, which is a powerful mood-enhancer, crucial in the production of serotonin, which diminishes anxiety and has the same impact as love in our brain. That’s why chocolate is often associated with love and Valentin’s day.

#3 Coconut-The water inside the young coconut is an isotonic drink full of electrolytes and can even be used in blood transfusions. It is rich in potassium, is ideal for proper rehydration and has strong antiviral properties. It also contains kinetin, which keeps the coconut young despite the fact that it’s under the sun all day long. Kinetin has the exact same effect on our body and keeps you young. Coconut meat is high in protein and fiber and is a great saturated fat (essential to our body). It’s been proven that the saturated fat in coconut oil supports the immune system, thyroid gland, nervous system and skin.

#4 Spirulina- Spirulina is Blue – Green Algae, which thrives in alkaline lakes. It contains over 65% of complete protein (300% more than fish, meat or poultry, with zero cholesterol). Spirulina is also very rich in chlorophyll, iron (about 58 times more than spinach), antioxidants, beta-carotene and essential fatty acid Omega 3 and 6.

#5 Hempseeds (I had to put this in there because it is finally in mainstream media)- Hempseeds and oil are one of the rare complete source of protein (33% to 37% of its weight) and are packed with life-force energy and enzymes. They are rich in Omega-3, 6 and 9 which are all very important for brain functions and considered quality beautifying oil. Hempseeds and oil are great to boost your immune system and bring balance in your essential fatty acids, thus are also decreasing inflammation. They deliver a balanced array of amino acids and are rich in minerals such as phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, sodium, silicon, copper and many others.

Now that I have opened the New Year with supporting a healthy living style I want to give you a recipe that I have been drinking for almost 3 weeks now and I will tell you I feel AMAZING!

Here is the (Getting it done punch to the inner core drink)

  • Getting it done Punch 2 Verde Valley, AZ   Back to School with Chef Christopher Dobrowolski1 Fresh Organic Banana
  • 1 Large peeled Oragnic Orange
  • 1 Cup Fresh Organic Orange Juice
  • 1 Cup Coconut Milk or water
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons of cashew butter
  • 1.5 Tablespoons Maca Powder
  • 1 Tablespoons Spirulina
  • 1 Tablespoon Hempseed
  • 1 Square of Cacao
  • Directions are really simple.. Put all except the Cacao in the blender and puree until smooth, poor into a drinking vessel, sit back and sip away while nibbling on the cacao..

Schoolhouse RestaurantSchoolhouse event Verde Valley, AZ   Back to School with Chef Christopher Dobrowolski
Valentine’s 3 Course Mini Dining in the Dark
Benefiting National Center for the Blind
February 14th, 2014
Join the Schoolhouse for a 3 course mini dining in the dark on Valentine’s day to help support the National Center for the Blind. They will also be doing a later 5 course but in sync with Main Stage. This dinner will be $40 per person with profits going to the center. Or $50 with tickets to see a show at 9:30 at Main Stage. Call 928.634.0700 and make your reservations today! Visit the SchoolHouse Restaurant of Facebook, Join them on Twitter.

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Inn of Sedona Lodging Special for the 2014 Sedona Marathon

Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona
Sedona Marathon Lodging Special
Rates Valid January 30th – February 2nd, 2014

tight building IMG 99091 Inn of Sedona Lodging Special for the 2014 Sedona MarathonOn February 1st, 2014 the Sedona Chamber of Commerce, along with the entire Sedona area, will welcome thousands of runners, their families and friends for fierce competition and neighborly camaraderie at the 9th Annual Sedona Marathon!

All of us at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona would like to do our part in making it more affordable for the participants and their families to stay in red rock country during this event by offering our Sedona Marathon Lodging Special. This special is valid the weekend of the marathon for the participants and the spectators who come to cheer them on! We will also be offering a complimentary special marathon shuttle for early drop off the day of the race.

Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona
“Sedona Marathon Inn of Sedona lodging Special”

  • Sedona Marathon Inn of Sedona Lodging Special for the 2014 Sedona MarathonValid January 30th – February 2nd, 2014
  • Receive a great discount on your stay at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona during the weekend of the Sedona Marathon
  • A complimentary special marathon shuttle for early drop off the day of the race.
  • Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast featuring fresh pancakes
  • Please call the Inn of Sedona directly at 928.282.3072 or toll free at 800.292.5344 and ask for the “Marathon Special offer” 
  • To learn more about this Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

9th Annual Sedona Marathon
February 1st, 2014
The Sedona Marathon Event is proud to offer four fantastic races: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and the Full Marathon. The course is ranked as one of the most beautiful races in the country. The red-rock views, and high-desert mild winter temperatures help the Sedona Marathon Event live up to its reputation of a world-class event.To register or for more information on this Sedona, Arizona event please visit the Sedona Marathon.

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Two Tiger Cubs Find a Home at Out of Africa Wildlife Park

Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Two Confiscated Tiger Cubs Welcomed to Out of Africa

Tigers Rescued 2 2 Two Tiger Cubs Find a Home at Out of Africa Wildlife ParkOut of Africa Wildlife Park is a favorite place to visit to all who live and visit Sedona, Arizona and the Verde Valley. The wildlife park continually provides spacious and natural living habitats for animals in need, so they can become ambassadors of their own kind. And now Out of Africa Wildlife Park has opened their arms once again to welcome two tiger cubs, believed to be siblings, confiscated by Arizona Game and Fish in the Phoenix area.

Tigers Rescued 1 2 Two Tiger Cubs Find a Home at Out of Africa Wildlife ParkThe cubs have already started to settle into their new home at the park and have started to enjoy the spacious surroundings and excellent care they are receiving from the caretakers. Already loved by the owners and caretakers these cubs can look forward to a wonderful healthy life in an environment that allows them to be, well, tigers! Out of Africa will be debuting the 2 rescued tigers in the Tiger Splash arena this coming Saturday January 18th at 3:00 pm, Sunday January 19th at 2:00 pm and Monday January 20th at 3:00 pm.

Out of Africa Wildlife Park is also asking for help in naming the tiger cubs.If they choose a name you selected, you will win an Annual Family Membership for up to 4 people in your family.

The Naming Contest rules are as follows:

  • Contest runs from January 14th, 2014  – January 23rd, 2013 at 4:00 pm
  • All entries limited to 2 names per entry, both of the tigers are male tigers
  • Names will be chosen by Out of Africa Wildlife Park staff & owners from the entries submitted.
  • The winner will be awarded 1 Annual Family Membership (up to 4 people)
  • 2 winners will be awarded prizes
  • Entries may be submitted on their Facebook page, Twitter page (#TigerNames), in the Gift Shop of the park, or by email to ashton@outofafricapark.com.

“Out of Africa Wildlife Park strives to educate and entertain, to provide an exciting and engaging opportunity to love and respect creation and Creator. It is a place where family and friends gather to experience oneness with animals and each other during safaris, tours, walks, observations, and shows of wild-by-nature animals in their own, natural splendor. In this way, we hope to achieve a kind of oneness with them that will cause us to consider them to be so valuable that we cannot allow them to be lost forever. We continually provide spacious and natural living habitats for animals in need, so they can become ambassadors of their own kind. We have heeded the call of those without a voice, many of whom now border on extinction.” - Out of Africa Wildlife Park.

To learn more about this amazing wildlife park please visit Out of Africa Wildlife Park

If you are going to be staying at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona during you visit take a moment to check out our most popular Sedona Vacation Package “Out of Africa Adventure”.

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Three Premier Events in Sedona, Arizona this Weekend!

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Three Premier Events in Sedona this Weekend!
Sedona World Wisdom Days ~ Sedona Bridal Fair ~ Sedona Wedding Boot Camp

This coming weekend there are three premier events taking place in Sedona, Arizona! The Sedona World Wisdom Days featuring 30 speakers, workshops, films and more will be kicking off the Friday, January 17th, 2014. And both the Sedona Bridal Fair and Sedona Wedding Boot Camp and Bridal Show take place on Saturday, January the 18th. Below you will find a description of the events, and if you are visiting Sedona this holiday weekend and would like to stay at our Sedona hotel, make your reservations soon!

Sedona World Wisdom Days
January 17th – January 20, 2014
Sedona World Wisdom Three Premier Events in Sedona, Arizona this Weekend!Expand your inner wisdom this Martin Luther King holiday weekend at Sedona World Wisdom Days. Sedona is rolling out the red rock carpet for an unprecedented four-day festival featuring Hollywood stars, best-selling authors, informative workshops and an inspirational book fair and film festival designed to uplift the human spirit. Sedona World Wisdom Days will premier Martin Luther King holiday weekend, this festival is on built on four pillars of awareness; creativity, culture, education and wellness. For more information please visit Sedona World Wisdom Days. If you would like to stay at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona during this event make sure to take advantage of our special rate for this event by clicking here.

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Sedona Bridal Fair
Bridal Fair Three Premier Events in Sedona, Arizona this Weekend!January 18th, 2014 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Sedona is the perfect location for a wedding. Whether you’re intimate, classic, or a sensational Bride, you’ll find all your wedding vendors at the Sedona Bridal Fair. Over 15,500 sq ft of displays, vignettes, and exhibits along with more than 150 separate wedding pros for advise and inspiration. The Bridal Fair will take place at the Poco Diablo Resort. For more information or to register for this Sedona event please visit the Sedona Bridal Fair.

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Sedona Wedding Boot Camp and Bridal Show
Bridal Boot Camp Three Premier Events in Sedona, Arizona this Weekend!January 18th, 2014 (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)
The 2014 Sedona Wedding Boot Camp and Bridal Show is brought to you by the Sedona Wedding Studio, Northern Arizona’s largest and most comprehensive wedding organization and resource guide. Get valuable insider tips from Sedona’s most exclusive vendors and venues, win prizes, meet the vendors, taste great food and cake, get inspired by gorgeous table-top displays and much, much more. This event will take place at the Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa. For more information or to register for this event please visit Sedona Wedding Boot Camp.

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300527 134634479963770 2263612 n Three Premier Events in Sedona, Arizona this Weekend!All of our guests at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Sedona may enjoy the spectacular views of Sedona’s famous red rocks from any of our four terraced promenade decks that cascade down from our hilltop location. The scenic sunsets and moonlit starry skies make memories that will last a lifetime. Add a romantic touch and choose one of our King Fireplace rooms or for that very special occasion, the beautiful Sedona Suite. To learn more about our Sedona hotel please click here!

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