Mingus Softball Spaghetti Dinner - 2/20, 5 pm: Mingus Softball Players will be serving up spaghetti along with a drink. To complete the delicious meal, the Lady Marauders will be selling baked goods for dessert. $9. Vinnie’s New York Chefs Pizzeria, 1675 E Cottonwood Street, Cottonwood. 928-274-0662.
Guided Nature Walks and Activities - Daily, 10 am & 2 pm: In the morning, join a naturalist-led guided nature walk to learn about the riparian ecosystem of Oak Creek, including plants, wildlife, geology, history, and archaeology. In the afternoon, there is a guest speaker or naturalist-led activity. Red Rock State Park, 4050 Lower Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona. 928-282-6907.
Mah Jongg - Mondays, 2 pm: This game is similar to the card game, rummy, but is played with tiles and has only three main suits, Characters (Craks), Circles (Dots), and Bamboo (Bams). Players new to the game must learn the rules before playing. Card Room, Village of Oak Creek Association, 690 Bell Rock Boulevard, Sedona.
Free Diabetes, Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Screenings - Tuesdays, 8 am: The screenings include an American Diabetes Association "Are you at risk?" questionnaire; a finger-stick cholesterol and blood sugar test; blood pressure check; and a brief review of results and local resources with a healthcare professional. Verde Valley Medical Center's Cardiology Department, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood. 928-639-6509.
Bird Walks - Wednesday & Saturday in February, 9 am: Join a naturalist for a guided bird walk directed at beginning and advanced birders. Bring your own binoculars; only a limited number are available for loan from the Park. Red Rock State Park, 4050 Lower Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona. 928-282-6907.
Celebrating the Eagle and the Condor Ceremony - 2/14, 7 pm: A powerful ceremonial gathering with Peruvian Shaman Jorge Delgado, Havasupai Medicine Man Uqualla and Adam Yellowbird to open the 2013 Gift In Shift Conference. Tickets: $20 at the door or pre-purchase. Sedona Creative Life Center, 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona. 928-451-4670 or 928-282-2450, www.heartwisdomjourneys.com.
Valentine's Dance Party - 2/14, 7 pm: Theme colors are pink or red. Singles and couples welcome. Expect snacks, great video & sound system, playful interactivity, guided group waltzing, a nod to Swing and ecstatic dance with strobe lights as the evening progresses. $10 donation. Sedona Meditation Center, 340 Jordan Road, Uptown Sedona. 928-282-3600.
India's Spiritual Culture - 2/12, 6 pm: Kirtan, discourse on the ancient Vedic philosophy, and a vegetarian feast. $5. Sedona Center of Vedic Culture, 3270 White Bear Rd., Sedona. 928-204-4455.
13th Annual Pecan and Wine Festival - 2/15 - 2/17, 10 am: The festival is an annual event that invites everyone to celebrate Camp Verde's pecan agriculture and the growing viticulture of Arizona. Admission is $15 per person. Camp Verde Community Center, 395 S. Main St., Camp Verde. 928-567-3275.
Sedona Bridal Fair - 2/16, 10 am: 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 10,500 sq ft of displays, vignettes, and exhibits along with more than 50 separate wedding pros for advise and inspiration. Over 22 lush Sedona acres host three separate spectacular areas. Poco Diablo Resort, 1752 SR 179, Sedona.
Cottonwood Contra Dance - 2/16, 6:30 pm: Dance away the winter doldrums and make new friends! Live music with new band Contrapelli and calling by Deb Comly. Come alone or with friends; all ages and skill levels are welcome. $7 per dancer, $5 students, $4 ages 16 & under. Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 N. Main St., Old Town Cottonwood. 928-634-0486, www.azwedance.org.
Sedona Area Garden Club - 2/18, 9:30 am: Larry Anderson, a local landscaping expert, will speak about Zen Gardens, a form of gardening he has studied for years. He will show design and plant elements that identify a garden space as Zen, similar to those found in many healing and sanctuary gardens. Call for location and information. 928-284-4759.
India's Spiritual Culture - 2/19, 6 pm: Kirtan, discourse on the ancient Vedic philosophy, and a vegetarian feast. $5. Sedona Center of Vedic Culture, 3270 White Bear Rd., Sedona. 928-204-4455.
Mingus Softball Spaghetti Dinner - 2/20, 5 pm: Mingus Softball Players will be serving up spaghetti along with a drink. To complete the delicious meal, the Lady Marauders will be selling baked goods for dessert. $9. Vinnie's New York Chefs Pizzeria, 1675 E Cottonwood Street, Cottonwood. 928-274-0662.
Wine Tapas Dinner - 2/27, 7 pm: Have a special evening with friends or significant others while tasting and enjoying several different varieties of wine along a special Tapas dinner menu created just for this event. Reservation required. $45. Hoppy Grape Lounge, 2575 W Hwy 89A, Sedona. 928-554-4682, www.sedonawineandbeerco.com.
43rd Annual Sedona St. Patrick's Parade & Festival - 3/16, 10:30 am: Jordan Road in Uptown Sedona - FREE; Presented by Sedona Main Street and NAU Parks & Recreation Management Programs. 928-204-2390, www.sedonamainstreet.com.