First Friday - Evening in the Galleries -- Every first Friday of the month, 5-8 pm Sedona Gallery Association (SGA) hosts this event featuring SGA member galleries. Sedona Trolley offers free transportation between participating galleries. (928) 282-7390, www.SedonaGalleryAssociation.com.
Pastry Art Exhibit - Thru 8/30, 7 am-3 pm. Local artist Hilde Kelderman's oil paintings of Desert Flour pastries and other fruits. Desert Flour Bakery & Bistro, 6446 SR 179, Sedona. (805) 895-3081.
Ron Schneider - 7/30, 5:30 pm: The sculptor of native ruins is featured in the monthly salon series "The Arts of Living." Studio Panache, Tequa Courtyard, 7000 SR 179, Village of Oak Creek. (928) 284-9530.
Starving Artist - 7/31, 5-9 pm: The series features Camp Verde artist Tina Schneider working on various media: painting, sculpting and abstract woodworking. Joey Bistro at Los Abrigados, 160 Portal Lane, Sedona. (928) 204-JOEY.
The Landscape - 8/1, 5-8 pm: 1st Friday reception is a classic theme celebrated in all its endless variety in myriad styles and multiple media. Lanning Gallery, Hozho Center, 431 SR 179, Sedona. (928) 282-6865. www.lanninggallery.com.
Zapotec Naturals - 8/1 - 5-8 pm: 1st Friday reception for Felipe Hernandez family's hand-woven Merino wool rugs. Turquoise Tortoise, Gallery, Hozho Center, 431 SR 179, Sedona. (928) 282-2262. www.turqtortsedona.com.
Jerome Art Walk - 8/2, 5-8 pm: It's a hot time in the city for the first Saturday event with 30 galleries and studios and a free shuttle. Donna: (928) 649-2277, www.jeromeartwalk.com.
Dog & Pony Show - 8/1, 5-8 pm: 1st Friday kickoff reception for artists Naomi Offner, Bobbie Goodrich, John Geryak & Jane Darrow and Jan Van Ek for a show running through 8/31. Goldenstein Gallery, 390 N. 89A, Sedona. (928) 204-1765. www.goldensteinart.com.
Verde Valley Farmers Market - Thru 10/4, 8 am-noon: Every Saturday, local producers of garden goods, arts and crafts. Town ramada, E. Hollamon Street, Camp Verde. (928) 634-7077.
Farmer's Market Jamboree - Thru 9/25, 5 pm-dusk: local foods and crafts and great music by local bands. Old Town Cottonwood. (928) 639-3200.
Neighborhood Meeting - 7/30, 6-8 pm: A friendly, informal discussion of proposed changes to the Sedona Community Plan. Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. (928) 282-7714.
Chamber Music Sedona Member's Open House - 7/30, 4:30-6:30 pm: Check out the new offices. Choose a CD. Members have choice of posters. CMS, 4187 W. 89A, Suite 9, Sedona. (928) 204-2415, www.chambermusicsedona.org.
Arizona Crime Wave - 8/1, 3 pm: An informal reception for Mystery Writers of America, a great opportunity to mingle over wine and goodies. Well Red Coyote, 3190 W. 89A, Sedona. (928) 282-2284. www.wellredcoyote.com.
Mystery Writers of America - 8/1, 6-8 pm: Panel discussion on all aspects of the genre during a "literary crime wave" event. Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. (928) 282-7714.
Kids Fest - 8/2, 10 am-1 pm: Second annual back-to-school festival includes prize giveaways, BBQ, pet adoption, treasure hunt, raffle and more. Weber's IGA, 100 Verde Valley School Road, Village of Oak Creek. (928) 284-1144.
Voices of the Verde - 8/2, 1:30 pm: Michael Peach is back with his historical narrative and first-person presentation. $6. Sedona Heritage Museum 735 Jordan Road, Sedona. (928) 282-7038.
The Good, The Bad, & the (B)ugly - 8/3, 2-3 pm: An hour of bilingual stories, songs and crafts about spiders and insects for children 3-9. Free. Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. (928) 282-7714.
J.A. Jance - 8/5, noon: The Arizona mystery writer debuts her newest hardcover novel "Damage Control" (Joanna Brady series) and her newest paperback, "Justice Denied" (J.P. Beaumont series). Well Red Coyote, 3190 W. 89A, Sedona. (928) 282-2284. www.wellredcoyote.com.
Neighborhood Meeting - 8/5, 1-3 pm: A friendly, informal discussion of proposed changes to the Sedona Community Plan. Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. (928) 282-7714.
Harvest Festival - 8/23, 5:30 pm: Third annual event features recording artists Po' Girl, Keith Greeninger and Dayan Kai. Food, raffle, wine, kids games, vendors, hayrides. $30-$35/ kids under 12 free. Limited camping. Page Springs Cellars, 1500 N. Page Springs Road, Cornville. (928) 639-3004, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pagespringscellars.com.
Moonlight Madness Street Festival - 8/30-9/1, noon-9 pm: The 21st annual event includes free music, entertainment, children's activities and sidewalk sales, along State Route 89A and 179 in Sedona. (928) 204-2390, www.sedonamainstreet.com.
Sedona Relay for Life - 9/12, 6 pm: American Cancer Society fund-raiser runs all night from 6 pm until 8 am Saturday, followed by breakfast for participants. Sedona-Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona. Join or register at team: Caroline Johnson (928) 203-4433.
Copper Town Ball - 9/13, 8 pm-1 am: The black-tie party set in the 1920s (period dress welcome) features silent auction, food, music, cash bar, "underground" gambling (with play money) and a grand prize drawing. $65/sigle or $100/couple. Benefits Jerome Historical Society. (928) 634-1066.
Red Rock Theater -- Daily: The Red Rock State Park theater features the "Natural Wonders of Sedona - Timeless Beauty" film. Program is presented on request throughout the day. Admission is $6 per vehicle and $2 each for pedestrians, equestrians and bicyclists. Red Rock State Park, Lower Red Rock Loop Road off 89A, Sedona. 282-6907, www.azstateparks.com.
Edgar Cayce: The Beautiful Dreamer - 8/3 & 8/17, 7:30 pm: Popular documentary on the father of holistic medicine. $5. Future Studios Cinema, 30 Hozoni Drive, Sedona, www.futurestudios.org. (928) 282-9139.
Flicker Shack Movie - 8/4, 6:30 pm: A 13-year-old misinterprets a moment of flirtation and irrevocably changes the lives of several people forever. Free. Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. (928) 282-7714.
Considering Democracy - 8/5, 4 & 7 pm: Sedona International Film Festival presents the Arizona premiere of the award-winning documentary. $8-$10. Harkins Sedona Six Theatres, 89A at Sunset, Sedona. (928) 282-1177.
Movie Time - 8/5, 1-2:30 pm: A film to educate and entertain on eco and cultural topics. Institute of Ecotourism, 91 Portal Lane, Sedona. (928) 282-2720. www.ioet.org.
President - 8/9, 6 pm: Democrats of the Red Rocks present a documentary examination of U.S. presidential politics. Lively discussion will follow. Free. KSB Building, 360 Brewer Road. email@example.com.
Lectures & Workshops
Awaken with Conscious Breathing - 7/30, 6:30-8 pm: Let go of belief systems that trap you in fear, scarcity and lack with facilitator Eli Galla. $15. 15 Palatki Circle, Sedona. (928) 284-0407. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clear Acrylic Book Page - 7/30, 2-5 pm: Drop in any time for a Make It Take It project to tryout the latest craze in scrapbooking, creating 3-D effects. $7.50. S.A.G.E. Crafts, 1590 W. 89A, Sedona. (928) 204-9520. www.sage-crafts.com.
Sedona Artist Workshop - 7/31, 1-3 pm: Arizona Commission on the Arts hosts an information workshop on how to apply for the new Teaching Artist Roster and Artist Project Grants. Limited to 25. Yavapai College - Sedona Center for Art & Technology, 4215 Arts Village Drive, Room 28. (928) 649-4276.
Volcanoes of Northern Arizona - 8/3, 2 pm: Art Smith, retired geologist, presents the program. Free with $6 park entry. Red Rock State Park, 4050 Lower Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona. (928) 282-6907.
Neptune: The Quest for Redemption - 8/6, 6:30-9:30 pm: Astrologer Gavin Carruthers explores the "return to Source," the longing for union and oneness with all of life. $25. Register in advance. Unity Church of Sedona, 65 Deer Trail Drive. (928) 204-2277.
Bilingual Cooking Class - 8/6, 2-4 pm: For ages 7-11, it's a Fun Brown Bag Lunches theme, just in time for school. Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. (928) 282-7714.
Author Series: Mike Ward - 8/8, noon: Part of the library's 50th anniversary, he will discuss and sign his latest book "So Why Are the Rocks Red? A Guide to the Magnificent Geology Surrounding Sedona." Free. Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. (928) 282-7714.
Awaken with Conscious Breathing - 8/13, 6:30-8 pm: Let go of belief systems that trap you in fear, scarcity and lack with facilitator Eli Galla. $15. 15 Palatki Circle, Sedona. (928) 284-0407. email@example.com.
Poetry & Stories
Pre-School Story time -- Wednesdays, 4-4:30 pm: Lynne Crowe reads with preschoolers through beginning readers. The Village Center, 56 Cortez Drive, Suite C (across from the Sedona/Village of Oak Creek Post Office). 284-1603.
Story time -- Thursdays, 10 am: For children ages 2-6 and is held in the Children's Area. Cottonwood Public Library, 100 S. Sixth St., (928) 634-7559, ext. 104 or 107.
Poets Corner - 8/1, 4-5 pm: An hour of powerful poetry from David Ward, Christopher Lane and Shotsie Gorman is a 1st Friday event. Sedona Arts Center, 15 Art Barn Road, Sedona. (928) 282-3809. www.sedonaartcenter.com.
Pre-School Story Time - 8/6, 3:30-4 pm: geared for 3 to 5 year olds; crafts sometimes follow. Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. (928) 282-7714.
Pre-school Story Time - 8/7, 10:30-11 am: Geared toward 18-months to 3-year-olds in the Children's Room, Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. (928) 282-7714.
LIVE MUSIC NIGHT -- Every second Saturday, 7-10 pm: Beaver Creek Books announces that the bookstore will host folk singers. This will be informal, good fun for all ages. No cover charge. (928) 567-4377.
Murder Mystery Dinner - 7/30, 6 pm: Canyon Moon Theatre and Marketplace Café team up to present of murder and mayhem on the set of South by Southwest. Help Detective Dick solve the case. $39.99. (928) 284-5478.
Acting Class - 7/31, 6-7:15 pm: Ralph Lewis teaches skills and techniques designed to help develop your acting abilities with the objective to produce theatrical productions. Class begins 7/31, and then will meet the first, second and third Thursdays of each month. Free. Cottonwood Public Library, 100 S. Sixth St., (928) 634-7559.
Spiritually Incorrect Comedy Tour - 8/1-8/2, 7:30 pm: Comedians Vanda Mikoloski, Erik Passoja and Gerry Katzman will be filmed live in concert for a documentary on the transformational journey from mainstream nightclubs to SIC. Free. Love offering. Sedona Dream Theatre, 6615 SR 179, Village of Oak Creek. www.sedonatheater.com.
Every First, Second and Third Thursday - 6 pm: Acting Class with Ralph Lewis teaches skills and techniques designed to help develop your acting abilities with the objective to produce theatrical productions. Ralph studied acting in New York with Ben Levinson and ha taught acting and directed plays in New York and Stockbridge, Mass. Admission is Free. Class is in the Meeting Room of the Cottonwood Public Library.
Every First and Third Thursdays -- 7 pm: Join us for an evening of meditation and energy work. Reiki practitioners of all levels, lineages, and traditions, as well as practitioners of other energetic modalities, are welcome. Free. Please contact Matthew at (928) 451-1489 for details and directions.
Every First and Third Thursdays -- Starting 8/2, 7-9 pm: West Sedona Reiki Share. Join us for an evening of meditation and energy work. Reiki practitioners of all levels, lineages, and traditions, as well as practitioners of other energetic modalities, are welcome. Free. Contact Matthew at (928) 451-1489 for details and directions.
Every First and Third Thursday -- 10 am and 7 pm writers workshops. High Hopes of Sedona meets on the first and third Thursdays. Willma Gore, 284-7447 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every First and Third Thursday -- 9 am-noon: Shelter Afghans, learn the basics of knitting and crocheting skills. The final products will be afghans that are donated to the women and children of the Verde Valley Sanctuary. Materials are provided. Fee: Donations. Sedona Community Center, 2615 Melody Lane. 282-2834.
Every First & Third Thursday -- 7 pm Open Mic Night with Joe Daddy, bring your guitar, song, poem or comedy routine. Salt Mine Cellars 212 Finnie Flat Road, Camp Verde, 567-0125.
Every First, Third, & Fifth Thursdays -- 2 pm: Open Studio. Bring your projects and work in the comfort of our classroom. No fee. S.A.G.E. Crafts, 1590 W. Hwy 89A, Sedona. 204-9520. www.sage-crafts.com.
Every Second and Fourth Thursday -- 10:30 am-noon: Sedona Sit and Stitch. Come share your particular talents with others, learn a new technique, get help with a project. Knitting, crochet, needlepoint, cross-stitch, beading. Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. 284-1474, Ext. 19.
Every Second and Fourth Thursday -- 7 pm: Writers workshop. Serious Scribes meet on the second and fourth Thursdays. Willma Gore, 284-7447 or email@example.com.
Every Second and Fourth Thursday -- 10 am and 1 pm writers workshops. Village Writers meet on the second and fourth Thursdays. Willma Gore, 284-7447 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Second & Fourth Thursdays -- 2 pm: Crop in the Afternoon. An opportunity for scrappers to get assistance and advice for new or ongoing scrapbook projects, to use the classroom tools, and to get a chance to hang out with other scrappers to exchange layout ideas. We will also have someone on hand to teach basic scrapbook techniques for novices who are looking for startup advice. No fee. S.A.G.E. Crafts, 1590 W. Hwy 89A, Sedona. 204-9520. www.sage-crafts.com.
Every Third Thursday -- 6 pm: The local detachment 1237 of the Marine Corps meets at the Sedona Elks Lodge on Airport Road. All former Marines and FMF Corpsmen are invited to attend and take part in the Leagues programs. The Marine Corps League has two basic programs: Toys for Tots and the Wounded Warrior Program. 282-4549, Ext. 13.
Every Friday - 6-8 pm: Mastering your Mediumship, with Jeff Allen, helping you understand, practice and master your abilities. $25. Your HeartWalk Center, 2855 Southwest Drive, #5-6, Sedona. (928) 204-5589. www.sedonaheartwalk.com.
Every Friday -- Polynesian dance classes for kids at the Camp Verde Community Center, Room 204. Kuma Hula, Kathy Reay-Wilson, will instruct dances from the Polynesian islands of Hawaii, Tahiti and New Zealand. 567-4410.
Every Friday -- 11 a.m.-5 pm Shamanic Readings, words to help you reach your goals and know the Inner Power that lives in your Soul with Shamanic Healer, Areal at PSYR Center for Wellbeing, 40 Soldiers Pass Road, Suite 17, in Sedona, 204-1019 or www.psyr.com.
Every Friday -- 12:45 pm Join the Creative Friends Network at the Verde Valley Senior Center, corner of 6th St. and Cherry. Learn how to knit or crochet or just practice new patterns. Or come and share what you know with us. Call 634-5450 for more info. This activity is open to all.
Every Friday --1:30-2:30 pm Line Dance, learn this un-partnered dance style that is perfect for singles. Exercise to great tunes and meet new friends. Sedona Community Center, 2615 Melody Lane. (928) 282-2834. Donation. Move to great tunes and meet new friends. Ideal for singles.
Every Friday -- 6 and 7:30 pm Bronze Dance Workshops, Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 N. Main St., Old Town Cottonwood. (928) 774-8046.
Every Friday -- 7 pm Celebrate Recovery is a program developed by the Saddleback Church in Mission Vejo, Calif. Since 1980, this Bible-based recovery support program has helped men and women all over the world recover from drug and alcohol addiction, sexual/physical/emotional abuse, post traumatic stress syndrome, co-dependency, eating disorders, sexual addiction and mental illness. Dinner is served at 6 pm services begin at 7 pm Child care is available. This group is led by Christians who have all been through the recovery process. (928) 634-3645. Verde Baptist Church, 102 S. Willard St., Cottonwood.
Every Second Friday -- 7-9 pm Group Rebirth facilitated by Virginia Levy. Located at Heartsong New Age Center in West Sedona. Call 282-7089 or 567-2291. Cost is $25 per person.
Every Third Friday -- 7-9 pm Channeling Expo by Virginia Levy. Located at Heartsong New Age Center in West Sedona. Call 282-7089 or 567-2291.
Every Saturday - 11:30-12:30pm: "Gung Ho" class for children and adults. Taiji, Qigong, Karate and Jujitsu are integrated into a fun and dynamic art form. Instructor Jimmy Allen. Sliding monthly fee or $15 drop-in. Devi Yoga, 215 Coffeepot Drive. jimmy@InspirationalLearning.or. (928) 300-7170.
Every Saturdays -- 8 am: Guided Bird Walks. This is a naturalist-led walk for the beginner as well as the advanced bird enthusiast. Bring your own binoculars. A limited number of binoculars are available for loan from the park. Admission is $6 per vehicle and $2 each for pedestrians, equestrians and bicyclists. Red Rock State Park, Lower Red Rock Loop Road off Highway 89-A, Sedona. (928) 282-6907, www.azstateparks.com.
Every Saturday -- 10 a.m. Guided Nature Hike, Red Rock State Park. Red Rock State Park is located on Lower Red Rock Loop Road off Arizona 89A. Admission to the park is $6 per vehicle (up to four adults- additional adults $2). For more details call 282-6907.
Every Saturday -- 10 a.m. A course in miracles meets at the Sedona School of Massage, 30 Bell Rock Plaza, Suite B, in VOC. Women's "image sculpt" class for practicing The Course in daily life. Free. For details, call Shea' at 300-0466.
Every Saturday -- Metal Essence Studio Open Studio, 10 am: Come and let DJ create a custom piece of jewelry for you. DJ is introducing her new jewelry line called "Light". Come in for a delightful experience! Ends 12/25. Metal Essence Studio, 2065 Contractors Rd #3, Sedona. 282-1311, www.sedonaprofessionals.org.
Every Saturday -- 10-11 a.m. Women's Spiritual Rejuvenation Support Group. For practicing The Course, Sedona School of Massage, Bell Rock Plaza, Village of Oak Creek, 284-4305 or 300-0466.
Every Saturday -- Noon, Bridge at Sedona Fairfield Resort, 1500 Kestrel Circle. The Dup. $5 per person. 639-3464 or e-mail email@example.com.
Every Saturday -- 1-3:30 pm Astrology class: Know Thyself by direct experience of planetary energy. Kristal Forest has used charts in her counseling work for 25 years. Free astrology charts included. $15. For details and location, call (928) 567-4346.
Every Saturday -- 1 pm: William Brown will share insights into Lymphatic Manipulation, which is the secret to strengthening the immune system. Classes will be held at the Sedona Unity Church. Please call (928) 282-5517 or 282-7181 for further information.
Every Saturday -- 2 pm: A variety of different workshops will be offered. S.A.G.E. Crafts, 1590 W. Hwy 89A, Sedona. (928) 204-9520. www.sage-crafts.com.
Every Saturday -- 7 pm Receive personal messages channeled from "Spirit" through Scottie Littlestar, Spiritual Psychic of Sedona during a Psychic Message Circle at Center for the New Age, 341 Arizona 179, Sedona. "Spirit" guided meditation afterward. $20; Kids 15 and younger admitted free. 282-2085.
Every Saturday & Sunday -- Sat. 3:30 pm, Sun. 6:30 pm: The Sedona Experience - A live metaphysical multimedia show. $39/adults, $29/children 16 & up. Sedona Dream Theater, Prime Outlet Mall, 6615 SR 179, Village of Oak Creek. www.SedonaTheater.com.
Every First Saturday -- 7-10 am: Classic Coffee Cruise-in, free coffee for anyone coming in with a classic car, cycle, truck or hot rod. Jerona Java Café & Gifts, Mingus Ave. across from the Cottonwood Post Office. 639-1234, www.jerona.com.
Every First Saturday - 9 am: A Small Dog Playdate is scheduled at Sedona Dog Park, corner of Soldiers Pass Road and Carruth. Only dog-friendly dogs. (928) 284-1572.
Every First Saturday - 11 am-12:45 pm: Ananda Sedona Meditation. Group Satsang based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. Keep Sedona Beautiful, 360 Brewer Road. Daniella (928) 203-0699.
Every First Saturday -- 1:30 pm "Voices of the Verde with Michael Peach," historical narrative and first-person presentation at the Sedona Heritage Museum, 735 Jordan Road. Tickets are $6. Janeen Trevillyan at 282-9501.
Every Second Saturday -- 3-5 pm Join the Indigo Teen Club at the Sedona Teen Center. Come socialize while exploring and awakening your own spirituality and intuition and reconnecting with Mother Earth. Field trips, classes and special guest speakers as well as snacks donated by local restaurants. Members free while drop ins pay $2. For high-school age teens. 800-276-7460.
Every 2nd and 4th Saturday -- 10 am: NAMI meets (The National Alliance on Mental Illness) we offer support, advocacy and education. You are not alone. Y.E.S. The Arc, Maui Hall, 401 S. Willard St.(corner of Willard & 89A). Bonnie: 300-0172, www.nami.org.
Every Third Saturday -- Instant ImageSculpts, 9 am: Free Seminar. 10 am: Workshop, $29. The artful blend of enhancement & healing. RSVP required. Sedona School of Massage, 30 Bell Rock Plaza, VOC. Call Shea', 254-7900.
Every Third Saturday -- The Sedona/Verde Valley Raw Foods Community has regular food gatherings on the third Sunday of every month. For more information, call 649-3451.
Every Third Saturday -- 1 pm Free Body-Mind Makeover event. ImageSculpt in the Sedona School of Massage, 30 Bell Rock Plaza, Suite B, VOC. Call Shea at 284-4305. RSVP required.
Every Third Saturday -- 1 pm Inside-out Image Sculpt Learning seminar. Sedona School of Massage, Bell Rock Plaza, Village of Oak Creek. RSVP required. 284-4305, or 300-0466.
Every Last Saturday -- 7:30 pm: Medium Debbie "Amber" Osborn leads and Open Séance to communicate with spirit guides, loved ones and friends. $20. Be on time. Sedona Community Center, 2645 Melody Lane. (928) 282-3759.
Every Last Saturday -- 8-9:30 a.m. Character Builders of the Verde Valley meets at The Outsider Café, 901 N. Main St., in Old Town Cottonwood. Develop your character qualities with Civil Servants, Business Owners, Employees, City Officials and the general public. 639-3089 or 649-2289.
Every Last Saturday -- 7-9 pm You are invited to sing, dance, and be joyful. These beautiful songs and simple dance steps are taught each time and are taken from the world's sacred spiritual traditions. $7 suggested donation. They dance in a beautiful private space in Cornville. 634-1696.
Every Last Saturday -- 7-9 pm Tibetan Rites workshop by E'Elah. Learn five simple Tibetan movements designed to activate the endocrine channels evoking youth, beauty, and regeneration. Heartsong New Age Center in West Sedona. Call 282-7089 or 203 0716. $22 per person.If you would like an event or entertainment listing published, submit item by noon Thursdays to, Verde Valley Independent/Kudos, 116 S. Main St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326. You can e-mail the item to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax it to (928) 567-7006. Photos can be e-mailed as JPEG attachments at a minimum of 200 dpi.