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6/24/2013 3:47:00 PM
Three Members of the Mingus Gem & Mineral Club Showcase Exhibits

Three members of the Mingus Gem & Mineral Club have installed two exhibits at the Cottonwood Public Library that will be on display for the months of June and July 2013. These exhibits showcase the jewelry work and career collections of June Doty, Becky Solon and Heather Redden. The exhibit emphasizes each member's passion for mineralogy and gemology while applying additional skills and knowledge to the fine arts of lapidary and jewelry. For more information about the Mingus Gem and Mineral Club, visit


Botanical Blacksmiths Exhibition- At the Arboretum 7/3-8/29. Ironwork in the show has been created by five Arizona blacksmiths: Cathi Borthwick and Denise Edwards of Flagstaff, Roger LaBrash of Phoenix, Steve Miller of Scottsdale, and Ira Wiesenfeld of Tucson Meet the Artists on July 21. The Arboretum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm, May through October. Admission is $7 for adults; $6 for seniors, and $3 for youth.

Rowe Fine Art Gallery -- On 7/5 from 5 to 8 p.m. during the Sedona Gallery Association's First Friday Gallery Tour, Rowe Fine Art Gallery will celebrate its renowned bronze and stone sculptors including Kim Kori, Richard Loffler, Alvin Marshall, Nicolai Medvedev, Erik Petersen, Ken Rowe, Jason Scull and Joshua Tobey. Wine and appetizers will be served. The gallery is located under the bell tower in Patio de las Campanas at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village (336 SR 179, Suite A-102 in Sedona). For more information, call 928-282-8877 or visit

Gary Bennett Art Show - Through 7/20: Art work by Gary Bennett, an Arizona artist whose work encompasses the landscapes, animals and people of the southwest. Anthem Art Gallery.

Inspired by the Waterfalls of Ricketts Glen Trail - Through 7/21: Last summer Brenda Strom's daughter and son-in-law went hiking in northern Pennsylvania, taking photos and sending them via email as they walked. There are 17 waterfalls in all. Brenda painted one, and then another; finally, she decided to paint them all. Jerona Java Café, 677 E Mingus Ave, Cottonwood. 928-639-1234.

Watercolor Classes - Mon. 9/9/13 thru Mon. 5/19/14, 1:30-4:30PM.  Different teacher each month.  $15.  Oak Creek Country Club, 690 Bell Rock Blvd., Village of Oak Creek.  Cathy: (928) 203-1713, Suzi: (928) 204-1508.


Sedona Community Farmers Market - Fridays through 10/9, 8 am: Local and regional fresh seasonal fruits, veggies, eggs, meats, baked goods, artisan foods, live music. Tlaquepaque, Creekside, 336 HWY 179, Sedona. 928-821-1133.

Verde Valley Farmers' Market - Saturdays (6/1 - 10/5), 8:00 am - 12:00 noon at the Town Ramada, next to Fort Verde State Park, on Hollamon off of Main Street, Camp Verde, AZ

Dog owners will want to be a part of the Sedona Parks and Recreation summer dog programming. The line-up of classes and seminars offer a variety of opportunities for dog owners to teach their pets new habits. Whether it is to get out extra energy or teach an old dog better manners, these classes have it covered. All classes begin Wednesday, June 26. Choose from three Wednesday class options: Monthly Manners Class, Beginning Flyball, and Intermediate Flyball. Classes are four weeks long and taught at Posse Grounds Park, 525 Posse Ground Road in Sedona. Registration is being accepted through the Parks and Recreation Department. Register at Sedona City Hall, 102 Roadrunner Drive, or call 928-282-7098. For more detailed class descriptions, prices and times, please reference

Register Now for Summer Swim Lessons - Let the Red Cross certified swim instructors at the Sedona Community Pool teach you or your loved ones this valuable life-saving skill. There are two sessions of group swim lessons remaining during the summer pool schedule.  July 1 and July 15 are the start of sessions.  Each session consists of eight classes total, each class is thirty minutes long. Classes are held in the mornings at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and in the evening at 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. All levels of swim skills are taught. To register, you must sign up at the pool. Registration begins at noon on the Thursday before the start of class.  June 27 is the beginning of registration for Session 3 (July 1) and July 11 is the beginning of registration for the fourth and final session of the summer, Session 4 (July 15). The Sedona Community Pool is located at 570 Posse Ground Road behind West Sedona School.  Questions on swim lessons can be directed to the pool at (928) 282-7098.

Fun Flow Yoga: Gypsy Power Happy Hour -6/28, 5:30pm: Urban Gypsies Boutique and Trey Trey from Priya Pilates presents "Gypsy Power Happy Hour" - Fun Flow Yoga for all levels - Let go the week and get ready for the weekend - $10 includes one glass of house wine or beer or class only by donation. Every Friday 5:30pm at the Hoppy Grape Lounge - 2575 W Hwy 89A, Sedona.

Salsa On2 Dance Class - 6/29, 6 pm.  Learn the fundamentals of the newest style of salsa sweeping the country.  Co-ed beginners class, no partner necessary. Taught by 12-year Salsa On2 dancer Danette Wolpert.  Light Body Fitness, 2050 Yavapai Drive, Sedona. 202-253-7570.

Flea Market - 6/29, 8 am: Old Town Cottonwood.

Cottonwood Dances of Universal Peace - 6/29, 7 pm: Join us for a celebration of the heart! The Dances are moving mandalas and sung prayers and meditations, a celebration and experiential voyage into the Love, Truth and Beauty that are at the heart of all spiritual teachings worldwide. These simple and inspirational circle dances draw from a variety religious traditions and paths of faith. The dances and songs include live music and drums. All dances are all taught each time so no experience or special ability is needed. Suggested donation $8. Old Town Center for the Arts, Studio B, 633 N. 5th St., N. Main, Cottonwood.

Ancient Wisdom of Tao - Join the Sedona Mago Retreat Center every Saturday for a day of enjoyment, good food, and time for peaceful reflection, free of charge. At 9 am there will be a free shuttle service from the Mago Information Center located off Hwy 89A and Bill Gray Road (returning to the Information Center around 4 pm) or if you prefer, you can drive the 10.8 mile drive on Bill Gray Road. From 10- 11:30 am. Please call Welcome Center at 928-204-3391 for reservations. More Information is available at

Afternoon in the Garden-Health and Wellness Fair

Join us 6/30, 1-4pm at Thai Spices Patio 2611 W SR89A. Tickets $20 for 1, $50 for 3, $100 for 6 (one ticket per service). Haircut with Cindy Nichols, Chair Massage with Eva Catherwood, Soul Portrait with Linda Page, Sound Healing with Elisabeth, Chi Energy Healing with Arc, 'Love your Body' Intuitive Counseling with Cynthia, Lymphatic Head and Neck Massage with Dr. Brown and Readings with Arianha. More info contact:

5K Summer Series: Run around the park! Two more races to go 6/27 and 7/25 with a 6 pm start time. Sedona Parks and Rec in partnership with Sedona Running Company are hosting 5K races around Posse Grounds Park, 570 Posse Ground Road. Races begin and end at the Sedona Community Pool. Run fast, run hard and then enjoy a cool dip in the pool to celebrate your finish! Registration ($10) is accepted the day of the race or at Sedona Running Company, 162 Coffee Pot Dr, Sedona, (928) 282-6956. All ages welcome, but children under 12 must be accompanied by and adult.

Wet Wednesdays in July at Sunset Park - For the entire month of July, all Wednesdays will be wet at the park. Join your friends on the grass field at Sunset Park, 655 Sunset Drive, between 11a.m. and 1p.m. to run and play on the green grass with the sprinklers turned on!  And, there is a thirty-foot inflatable slip n' slide. Pack a picnic, play on the playground, run in the water, or relax under a shade tree. Once the sprinklers turn off at 1p.m you can to head to the Sedona Community Pool for Recreation swim.  It is only $2 for children and $3 for adults and is open from 1p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  The pool is located at 570 Posse Ground Road behind West Sedona School. Let us all enjoy National Parks and Recreation month by taking part in Wet Wednesdays on the 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 of July. For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation office at 928-282-7098. You can also view pictures of last year's event at

Clarkdale's Old-Fashioned 4th of July - The festivities kick off at 7 a.m. in the Clarkdale Town Park located at 1001 Main Street, Clarkdale, Arizona, and will conclude at 11 a.m. Clarkdale will offer the traditional Independence Day activities throughout the morning. The pancake breakfast is $4 for adults and $3 for 12 years and under. The annual Kids' Parade will start at 9 a.m. beginning at the Clarkdale-Jerome School. Contact Parks and Recreation at 928-639-2490, email or visit the town's website:

Cottonwood Band Presents Patriotic Program - 7/4 9:30-10:30am Come wave your flag and tap your foot as the Cottonwood Community Band plays a patriotic concert at Clarkdale's Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration. The band will be performing in the town park. The concert is free and open to the public.

Celebrate Independence Day with the FSO - 7/4, 3pm: The annual Independence Day symphony concert features the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra. Bring the kids. Bring a blanket. The FREE Concert begins at 3 pm with gates opening at 2 pm at the Pepsi Amphitheatre/Fort Tuthill. Please be aware the Amphitheatre charges for parking in selected areas. For more information contact the symphony office at 928.774.5107 or visit us at

Daily Guided Nature Walks and Activities - 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM: The morning nature hike led by a naturalist may include plants, wildlife, geology, history, and archaeology.  Rangers present an afternoon nature hike, special presentation, or educational/nature video. Bring water and wear good walking shoes.  Red Rock State Park, 4050 Lower Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona.  928-282-6907.

Birds Walks, Wednesday and Saturday mornings, 7:00 AM during June and July, Red Rock State Park: Beginning and advanced birders join a naturalist for a guided walk. Join a naturalist for a guided bird walk directed at beginning and advanced birders.  Bring your own binoculars, water, and good walking shoes.  Red Rock State Park, 4050 Lower Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona.  928-282-6907.

Raptor Show Returns - Wednesdays through Sundays, beginning 7/5: Raptors return to The Arboretum at Flagstaff on 7/ 5 at noon, with Airborne Raptors wild birds of prey show. Shows take place at noon, Wednesdays through Sundays, through September 29.

13th annual Pepsi-Cola Taylor House Century Ride - 7/20, 7am: The 95-mile mountain route begins at Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) and winds through historic Flagstaff, Wupatki and Sunset Crater national monuments, and back to FMC. For less-avid riders, 65-, 45- and 30-mile loops also are available. There also will be a catered lunch at the end of the ride. Ride starts at 7 a.m; check in is at 6 a.m. Registration is $60 per person. The proceeds will benefit The Taylor House, a special home away from home for the families of patients who are being cared for at Flagstaff Medical Center. For more information or to register, call the FMC Foundation at 877-527-5291; or sign up online at

Moonlight Hike - 7/ 22, Red Rock State Park: A popular interpretive hike led by a naturalist, giving hikers the rare chance to enjoy the sunset and moonrise from an overlook, returning by the light of the moon. Park is located at 4050 Lower Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona. Call 928-282-6907 for required reservations.  

National Day of the Cowboy Celebration - 7/27, 11am - 8:00pm: Enjoy "a whole lot of cowboy goin's on". You'll find gunfights, reenactments, cowboy action shooting, roping, cowboy poetry, country music, children's activities, western performances and art demonstrations in Uptown Sedona on Apple Avenue with some activities on SR 89A. Free event coordinated by Sedona Main Street Program with The Red Rock Posse; for details call 928-204-2390 or visit

35th annual Machine Solutions Run & Walk to benefit chronically ill and disabled children - 8/3 Machine Solutions Run & Walk will benefit the Children's Health Center at Flagstaff Medical Center. The family-friendly event offers a 5K and 10K trail run or a 2K family fitness walk/run at the Fort Tuthill County Park, located just two miles south of Flagstaff on I-17, exit 337. Runs start at 8 a.m. Registration fees are $45 for the 10K; $40 for the 5K; and fees for the 2K family fitness run are $50 for up to four family members or $20 for individual participants. To register, visit or call FMC Foundation at 877-527-5291.

Verde Valley has Remarkable Talent! Let's Show it off. We need more local vendors for the 22nd annual Cornfest. Town community block, 7/19 and 7/20. Vendor applications must be received by July 9. Check out our website or call 928-301-0922 or 908-300-0179. Come join the old fashioned family fun events, with activities for all ages.

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