Millions of Reasons to Visit the Library

Friday, October 24th, 2014

logo_sedonapubliclibraryBy Virginia Volkman, Library Director

Sedona AZ (October 24, 2014) – Sedona Public Library has something for everyone, with access to over 2 million items through the Yavapai County Library Network.  You can also hook up to our Wi Fi connection or use one of our computers.  Here are some other reasons to visit the Library during the next few weeks. Read More→

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‘The Case Against 8’ premieres
for one night only on Nov. 6

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

logo_SIFFSedona Film Festival presents award-winning documentary at Mary D. Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (October 23, 2014) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present its premiere “Docs That Make A Difference” series with the one-night-only debut of “The Case Against 8” on Thursday, Nov. 6. There will be two shows at 4 and 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Battles are won because they are fought. “The Case Against 8” takes an inside look at the groundbreaking Supreme Court case that overturned Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Five years in the making, the film chronicles the struggle that helped pave the way for marriage equality battles nationwide, with behind-the-scenes access to the two California couples seeking the right to marry and the legal team of conservative Ted Olson and liberal David Boies, who previously faced off as opposing counsel in Bush v. Gore. Read More→

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By Ted Grussing

… the Verde Canyon Railroad wends its way from Clarkdale to Perkinsville and return daily at 1PM outbound and 5PM inbound returning … two hours each way to travel twenty miles in each direction. It is the journey that matters and this time of year the temperature is delightful and the air fresh. The plan was to begin shooting at Perkinsville and continue on shooting when the train was in a sunny patch. A wee bit of scheduling problem as it was thought that the train departed at 1:30PM not the 1PM it actually does. The result was that it was inbound about fifteen minutes before we got there, but there were a lot of sunny areas along the canyon that allowed for some terrific shooting. Mostly I was setting up the shots for Eric and making sure we were in position  to get the train when it came out from heavy shadows … there were shadows and in the narrow parts of the canyon near Clarkdale the canyon was narrow and the rails on the shadow side.

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Free Guided Tour: Low Water Use Landscapes

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

logo_cwag3Verde Valley AZ (October 23, 2014) – Spurred on by the drought here and in California, population growth, and climate change, Prescott-area residents are expressing increasing interest in rainwater harvesting and landscapes that require less water. Would you like to learn more about these topics? Then join the members of the Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG) on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to approximately noon when we visit three sites using rainwater harvesting and low-water-use landscaping in the Prescott area. Read More→

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Volunteers Needed at Connections Equine Therapy Program

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

logo_connectionsequinetherapyAn exciting opportunity to help others and hang out with horses!

Cornville AZ (October 23, 2014) – Connections Equine Therapy is a non-profit organization located in Cornville, AZ offering Therapeutic Riding and other services designed to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals with disabilities.   This is your opportunity to get involved with a great group of people, get to know some wonderful horses and help a worth-while cause!

We need volunteers for Horse Care and to assist clients in our Therapeutic Riding Program. No experience necessary – training provided. Read More→

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Sedona City Talk: Councilor Barbara Litrell

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

City of Sedona ArizonaBy Barbara Litrell

Sedona AZ (October 23, 2014) – Since this is my last City Talk column as a city councilor, it’s a good time to reflect on some things I learned to value as a councilor.  Perhaps this will be helpful to new councilors as well as residents of Sedona.

Facts.  Just like in the national media, it’s so easy to put out local information and opinions online and elsewhere to influence others about the state of the City financially and otherwise.  I truly came to appreciate people who ask the questions and seek the facts and the whole picture before drawing conclusions and expressing opinions based on misinformation.  It’s easy to get information about the City.  Just call the City Manager’s office at 204-7127 and someone will answer your questions or direct you to the appropriate department. Read More→

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logo_madeinclarkdale2(October 23, 2014) – October 4, 2014 was a perfect day in Clarkdale – the sun was shining and the temperature made it a warm fall day!  A day made for a party on Main Street in historic downtown Clarkdale.  The Clarkdale Downtown Business Alliance comprised of the businesses that operate in downtown Clarkdale cheerfully organized the first annual Clarktober Fest.  The purpose of this event was to showcase the businesses in historic downtown Clarkdale. We had twenty-four artists, arts&crafts, and information vendors from the around the Verde Valey, four food vendors (all local Clarkdale), a beer and wine garden that served local wines and beer, and four Verde Valley musical groups.  In addition, all of the businesses located on Main Street were open and had many customers throughout the day – several had their one of their best days ever!  Our special event was the welcoming of our newest addition to Clarkdale – the “Copper Beacon” which is a 11 feet 6 inches in diameter Brew Kettle.  It is located in the front yard of the Copper Art Museum. Read More→

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28th Annual Safe & Fun Trick or Treat
in Uptown Sedona

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Sedona Main Street ProgramSedona AZ (October 23. 2014) – Come to Uptown Sedona for Safe & Fun Trick or Treating on Halloween (Friday, October 31, 2014) from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. All good ghouls, goblins and ghosts are invited to “Spooktacular” fun. There are treats at the doorways along the sidewalks, plazas and courtyards of “Main Street” (N. SR 89A), on both sides of the street from the Shops at Hyatt Pinon Pointe to Matterhorn Shoppes and from Sinagua Plaza  up to Pink Jeep Plaza, thanks to these businesses. Many storefronts are decorated and costumed employees and owners add to the celebration. Read More→

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Red Rock Ranger District to begin
Birding Walks and Nature Talks

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

logo_USFS_USDASedona AZ (October 23, 2014) – The Red Rock Ranger District will start “Birding Walks” on Nov. 3 and will continue on the first Monday of each month through April 2015.

The series of walks will each begin at 9 a.m. and offer a chance to see a wide variety of wetland bird species as well as winter birds native to Arizona. Participants should be able to walk one mile on level ground, bring binoculars and/or spotting scope, and wear subdued clothing and good walking shoes. Reservations are required.  Call the Ranger District at 928-203-2900 for reservations and location details. Read More→

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Get head start on holiday shopping

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

logo_rubyroad2aCamp Verde AZ (October 23,2014) – Ruby Road Resale Mall offers an exciting and unique experience for shoppers, whether they are looking for antiques,  bargains or one of a kind treasures.  The store has millions of unique items  in over 8000 square feet of space, and there are over 60 unique eye-catching shops under one roof!  Read More→

Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
I’m flying…

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

By Ted Grussing

… ever have those dreams where you are flying and through the changing of hand positions or arching over you change direction … soar upwards … downwards and all around. I enjoy those dreams and usually I employ sculling techniques such as is used in synchronized swimming to propel myself … Corky and I started the Costa Mesa Synchro Sylphs in the 70’s along with a few other parents and we had about 70 girls including our own on the team … I was the head coach and I had two very talented assistant coaches … Chris and Leslie … fun days. I ran the business during the day, over to the pool for a couple of hours and then to Pepperdine night law school. I remember some of us dads did a Synchro routine one time and we were not entirely bad … at least on a par with the seven and eight year olds on the team who had just joined and attended their first practice.

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Red Rose Thriftique Celebrates Halloween, Art, and Pets

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

logo_redrosethriftiqueSedona AZ (October 22, 2014) – Dust off your costumes and dress up your pooch.

Red Rose Thriftique is hosting it’s first Halloween celebration in Village of Oak Creek on Friday, October 31st from 11:00 to 3:00. There will be free giveaways for pets in costumes, with a “Best in Show” awarded.

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logo_SIFFSeth Muller’s Six-Part Dark Comedy Explores Human Nature and All Its Twists

Sedona AZ (October 22, 2014) – The Mary D. Fisher Theatre — in partnership with the Theatrikos Theatre Company of Flagstaff and Canyon Moon Theatre Company of Sedona — is bringing a debut play by Seth Muller, “Monsters,” which will be performed as a dramatic reading by some of Flagstaff’s most talented actors. Mary Guaraldi, who founded and ran Canyon Moon in Sedona, directs this fun and twisted dark comedy.

“Monsters”features six interconnected stories that show us some kind of creature we know, such as a vampire, werewolf, zombie or demon. But the presence of the monster quickly takes a backseat with a sharp twist or big dollop of irony. Often the tricky sides of human nature become more the monsters than the creatures themselves. Think of them as contemporary versions of the kinds of stories seen on television shows such as “Twilight Zone” or “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.” Read More→

logo_bearizona2Fall is a great time to visit Bearizona Wildlife Park; the animals are active in the cooler weather and are all sporting lustrous fur coats in preparation for winter.  

Williams AZ (October 22, 2014) – Bearizona is hosting Howly Growly Owly Festival weekends in October. Visitors are encouraged to dress up in costume and those that do will get a “beary” special treat!  Read More→

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Made In Clarkdale Hosts Student Invitational Art Exhibit!

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

logo_madeinclarkdale2Clarkdale AZ (october 22, 2014) – As a part of its annual Art Show, MADE IN CLARKDALE will host student artwork in its Corner Gallery located at 921 N. Main Street in historic downtown Clarkdale.  Mingus Union High School fine arts students will be joined by Clarkdale/Jerome Elementary School student artists at the Made In Clarkdale Student Invitational Art Exhibit, onNovember 7th through Dec. 14th, kicking off Clarkdale’s cherished winter arts festival season. The exhibit is expected to feature 75-80 student artists representing kindergarten through twelfth grades from public schools attended by Clarkdale residents.

The public is invited to celebrate the exhibit Opening Night on November 7, 2014, with a FREE reception from 5:00pm -8:00pm at the Corner Gallery.  Refreshments are “made in Clarkdale” by Nate’s Cowboy Café. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday 12:00pm-4:00pm and Saturday 10:00am -1:00pm. Read More→

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Be a Part of Tinsel Town at Posse Grounds

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

City of Sedona ArizonaSedona AZ (October 22, 2014) – Do you want to be a part of the newest holiday tradition in West Sedona?  Check out Tinsel Town at Posse Grounds, a walk through holiday light display brought to you by Sedona Parks and Recreation in conjunction with Holiday Central Sedona.  This is the second year for the event and it will be bigger and better than last year.  Businesses and organizations have two awesome opportunities to participate.  It’s not only a great opportunity for advertising your business/organization but decorating a ramada is a great team building exercise for coworkers and clubs.  If you choose to be an exhibitor and create a holiday light display at one of the nine ramadas, the City will provide the location and electricity for a minimal participation cost of $50. Read More→

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First Sedona Poetry Slam of the 2014-2015 season

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

logo_sedonapoetryslamSedona AZ (October 22, 2014) – Poets are invited to compete at the first Sedona Poetry Slam of the 2014-15, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre, 2030 W. State Route 89A, Suite A-3.

Slam poetry is an art form that allows written page poets to share their work alongside theatrical performers, hip-hop artists and lyricists. While many people may think of poetry as dull and laborious, a poetry slam is like a series of high-energy, three-minute one-person plays. Read More→

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Celebrating Wilderness Film Event in Sedona on Nov. 5

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

logo_SIFFSedona Film Festival and Sedona Friends of the Forest present one-day-only special event

Sedona AZ (October 21, 2014) – The Sedona Film Festival and Sedona Friends of the Forest are jointly hosting a one-day-only film event honoring the 50th year of the National Wilderness Preservation Act and the 20th year of each host organization. The Nov. 5th event will feature documentary films sure to entertain and stimulate conversation.

Two films exploring the condition and future of our nation’s and region’s rivers will be presented on Nov. 5, at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.  Feature documentary film “DamNation” and documentary short “Quartzite’s Fall: A Wilderness Tale” challenge the premise of engineering the “naturalness” out of American waterways.  Attitudes and policies toward dams, reservoirs and rivers are undergoing examination.  The value of natural watersheds is emerging. And not without controversy. Read More→

Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
Just the usual…

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

By Ted Grussing

… incredible beauty that we have to live with in Sedona … geez, I need a break already … down to about 7,000’ and about six miles west of the airport inbound for landing. After leaving the scene of last night’s photograph I headed southwest and came off the plateau just east of Sycamore Canyon. I wanted to do that as it would put the sun off the passenger side of the Lambada and I could shoot out the pilots side (that would be me) and get the low red light hitting the rock faces and giving me that beautiful color that we get each day just before sunset.

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Jerome Art Walk, November 1

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

logo_jeromeartwalkJerome AZ (October 21, 2014) – Jerome Art Walk on November 1st is the perfect post-Halloween night. If you missed the legendary Halloween costume party in Jerome, just one week later, enjoy a more sedate but equally as entertaining night in this mile high town. Twenty-six studios and galleries will host openings and happenings throughout the artist colony. From the Old Jerome High School studios to UVX Building with the Adorn Collection, art, music and lively conversation are everywhere. Enjoy great food in wonderful restaurants and maybe even spend the night at one of the lodging choices. Park your car and take the shuttle or stroll the winding streets on a cool fall night. For more information visit www.jeromeartwalk.com  or contact Donna @ 928.301.3004. Read More→

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