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Showcasing Two Stirring Sedona Premieres THE ROCKET and BREATH OF THE GODS

 “Amidst the explosion of self-transformation technologies, ILLUMINATE aptly introduces the moving image as a compelling tool for empowered living.”
— Martha Beck, Life Coach, O, The Oprah Magazine

logo_illuminatefilmfestivalSedona AZ (February 7, 2014) - Humanity craves inspiring stories that push us along on our journey toward happiness, freedom, abundance and peace.  

Sedona’s new ILLUMINATE Film Festival aims to inspire by showcasing cinematic gems which empower those who see them to live kinder, wiser, more enlightened lives. In advance of its inaugural May festival, and in partnership with the 2014 Sedona Yoga Festival, ILLUMINATE presents two exciting Sedona premieres as a Sneak Preview to its Reel Healing Series, a landmark watch-and-do film+workshop program that leverages cinema as a tool for human transformation. Read More→

Old Town Center for the ArtsCelebrate Valentine’s Day with Mazzella, Ruby & Wine 

Cottonwood AZ (February 7, 2014) – World renowned guitarist Anthony Mazzella will present a special Valentine’s Day Concert at Old Town Center for the Arts on Friday, February 14th at 7:00 pm.   Following four previous sellouts at OTCA Anthony returns to dazzle concertgoers with his deft defying abilities on acoustic and electric guitars.

The Valentine’s evening will begin with a special arts opening and wine tasting at 6:00 pm to celebrate the newly installed art of Nancy Ruby.  The fourteen paintings are mostly landscape art, oil on canvas and depict vistas of our Verde Valley.  Concert sponsor Pillsbury Wine will be pouring samples of their Goddess, Symphony 2012, and Diva 2011 for this pre-concert art opening. Read More→

Go Solar: Save Energy, Save Money, Save Water

Friday, February 7th, 2014

logo_onefortheverdeBy John Neville

Verde Valley AZ (February 7, 2014) – You’ve likely heard this before: “Now is a great time to go solar.” While that statement has been true before, it has never been more true than it is today. But wait a minute! Haven’t the utilities eliminated most of their incentives?

Yes, but even with the loss of utility rebates, solar photovoltaic electric systems are less expensive now than ever before. Also, installation costs are less, without incentives, than they were just a few years ago.

People interested in solar systems for their homes or businesses should make a few calls. They will find that complete systems can be designed, permitted and installed for a fraction of what one might expect. Read More→

Categories : Watershed

logo_popupgallery2Sedona AZ (February 7, 2014) – During February, Pop Up Sedona Gallery will feature two artists who work with the same medium but in contrasting styles. Oil painters Rick Gandolfo and Wayne Knowles will featured throughout February, and both will be present at the venue’s First Friday reception (February 7, 5-8 PM) to exhibit their work and chat with visitors and fans. The public is cordially invited to attend and get to know these two masters. Read More→

Tea class/party is sure to get people out of tea jail and into brewing the perfect cup

Sedona AZ (January 7, 2014) - Community members have an opportunity to learn about the health benefits of the 6 types of unadulterated tea that are rising in popularity over the last 10 years. The Center for Positive Living in VOC is the location for a ceremony style TEA party/class on Saturday, February 15th that is sure to be as much fun as it is fascinating. This class features 2 premium varieties of rare organic tea and gives participants the chance to drink some of the finest organic tea in the world prepared to perfection. Read More→

Categories : Sedona

Dance with One Billion Rising in Sedona

Friday, February 7th, 2014

logo_onebillionrisingSedona AZ (February 7, 2014) – This Valentines Day, Friday February 14, for the 2nd year an extraordinary event One Billion Rising takes place across the globe as an action to stop violence and against woman and girls.  Last year people from all background and all walks of life from Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, to members of the European Parliament, actresses Anne Hathaway, Rosario Dawson, Robert Redford and kindergartners from the Philippines.   The City of Sedona Officially declared February 14 One Billion Rising Day. Read More→

logo_USFS_USDAFlagstaff AZ (February 7, 2014) – Recreation Resource Management (RRM), the concession operator for six public campgrounds and three day-use areas in the Coconino National Forest’s Red Rock District, is announcing fee increases to be implemented at several day-use areas and local campgrounds.

Beginning March 1, fees will increase by $1 to $2 due to the rise in insurance costs, wages, and inflation related to the operation of these sites. For more information on the full fee schedule please visit www.recreation.gov. Read More→

By Ted Grussing

… getting to be that time of year when some color is appreciated and the drabness of winter is wearing on the spirit … color and light … and so I dug through some of the shots from last summer and fall and found this shot of some mesquite seed pods that I took by the side of the road on one of my daily walks. Soon the quiet of winter will be gone and the richness of life will again envelope our daily experiences … need to be sure to take a few moments to appreciate and give thanks for the daily gifts. I like the second pod from the right; it has an eye … could it be a “NSA” plant ? Smiles

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Categories : Ted Grussing

logo_SIFFFilm Festival hosts big screen, high-definition new production co-starring Condola Rashad

Sedona AZ (February 7, 2014) – Celebrate Valentine’s Day with “Romeo and Juliet” starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad — direct from Broadway.  The recent revival and limited engagement of one of Shakespeare’s most well-known and performed plays is now coming to the big screen at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre, Feb. 13-14, presented by the Sedona International Film Festival. Showtimes will be 4 and 7 p.m. both days.

Jealousy. Prejudice. Betrayal. And the chance that true love could actually conquer all. It could only be the greatest love story of all time, and, for the first time in over 36 years, it played live on Broadway in a stunningly modern production from five-time Tony Award-nominee David Leveaux. Read More→

logo_spurventuresCamp Verde AZ (February 7, 2014) – Spur Ventures announces a new event called “Flavors of the Verde Valley,”  to take place on Saturday February 15th and Sunday February 16th from 11-6pm at the old Boler’s building, located at 325 S. Main St., in downtown Camp Verde.

Flavors of the Verde Valley will showcase the unique flavors created here in the Verde Valley, including baked breads, goat milk products, local art, music and more, all in one place. Spur Ventures, in cooperation with The Horn Restaurant, White Hills Winery & Gallery, Verde Brewing Company, Caprine Creamery and Chef Wayne’s Creations, will be hosting the inaugural event. Read More→

Categories : Camp Verde News

logo_verde_river_basin_partnershipSedona AZ (February 7, 2014) – At the Verde River Basin Partnership’s (The Partnership) annual meeting January 18, 2014, the Board of Directors announced the creation of the Verde River Basin Partnership’s, Dr. Edward “Ed” Wolfe Verde River Basin Stewardship Award. Edward “Ed” Wolfe Ph.D. was named the award’s first recipient.

This prestigious award is for a recipient who has over time demonstrated through his or her leadership and actions a commitment to the mission of The Partnership-to promote the preservation and sustainability of the groundwater, surface waters and natural resources of the Verde River Basin. Read More→

Arizona State ParksTeaches Families about Camping and the Outdoors

Phoenix AZ (February 7, 2014) – Arizona State Parks’ successful Arizona Family Campout Program has announced spring dates. The program is designed for families who have little or no experience camping. It will introduce them to outdoor experiences over one weekend at an Arizona State Park and inspire them to continue to explore Arizona.

This spring several additional parks will be hosting this exciting program. Read More→

New Member Benefits at SAC

Friday, February 7th, 2014

logo_sacSedona AZ (February 7, 2014) – The Sedona Arts Center has recently joined the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM), one of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world. A NARM membership offers member benefits at over 650 arts and cultural organizations across North America. Sedona Arts Center members who currently subscribe at levels above $100 will automatically receive new cards with NARM stickers, while others are encouraged to consider joining or upgrading their membership to access these new benefits. Be aware that you must present your stickered SAC membership card at all participating institutions in order to receive NARM benefits. Read More→

logo_KSBSedona AZ (February 7, 2014) – “Lowell Observatory’s Newest Eye on the Sky: The Discovery Channel Telescope” will be the topic at Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc.’s Preserving the Wonder™ Speaker Series and ongoing Dark Skies Education Initiative on Wednesday, February 12th

The evening will begin at 5:30 pm with complimentary offerings of appetizers donated by El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano and refreshments provided by KSB.  The presentation will begin at 5:45 pm. Read More→

Categories : Sedona
  • Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: 75 Sedona View Drive, Sedona AZ 86336
  • Cost: $20 per person, bring a friend for half off

Sedona AZ (February 7, 2014) - Come join us for a fun, informative and tasty night of great recipes and delicious chocolate delights! Sample easy to make chocolate treats to satisfy your sweet tooth without increasing blood sugar. Chocolate can be part of a healthy diet without feeling guilty about eating it. Space is limited, pre-pay to hold your spot. Sign up by Tuesday, February 18. Contact Karen to register at 928-282-8918. Read More→

Categories : Sedona

logo_electionEight city council members from Casa Grande, Maricopa, Eloy and Florence support congresswoman

Flagstaff AZ (February 7, 2014) – The endorsements for the Kirkpatrick for Arizona campaign continued to pour in today as eight prominent elected officials throughout Pinal County rallied behind the congresswoman’s reelection effort. Read More→

Tips for Your Book Discussion Club

Friday, February 7th, 2014

At the Library:

  • Through Thursday, February 20:  Northern Arizona Watercolor Society Display during library hours
  • Through mid-April: AARP Foundation’s free tax help on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

logo_sedonapubliclibraryBy Elizabeth Cate, Collection Development Librarian

Sedona AZ (February 7, 2014) – Participating in a neighborhood book club is a popular activity in Sedona. The purpose of book clubs is to increase critical thinking skills, learn about other cultures, engage in lifelong learning, and, above all, to have fun! If your group needs help picking the right books or is looking for ideas to improve discussions, you are not alone. Many articles have been written about how to maintain a successful book club. Here are some useful tips taken from several publications. Read More→