Datebook: Events 4/7-4/14

Birding Hikes at the Well - Thru 4/18, 9am: Park Ranger John Lewis conducts birding and nature hikes each Sunday, weather permitting. Approximately one hour. Free. Meet at the picnic area. Montezuma Well, Beaver Creek Road, Rimrock. (928) 567-3322, ext. 0.

Oak Creek Canyon Tours - 4/8-4/9: Sedona Historical Society hosts a tour of historic sites narrated by Paul Thompson. $40/$45. Sedona Heritage Museum 735 Jordan Road, Sedona. (928) 282-7038.

Native Plant Workshop - 4/10, 7:30am-2pm: Keep Sedona Beautiful presents "Getting the Most out of Your High Desert Garden," with featured speakers, workshops, free plants, silent auction and lunch. $15/members; $25/nonmembers in advance. Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road. (928) 282-4938.

Second Saturday in Old Town - 4/10, 4-8pm: Besides the monthly walk through galleries and shops, there will be a classic car show at Bing's Burger Station. Old Town Cottonwood. (928) 639-0676.

Brand New Girl Fashion Show - 4/10, 1pm: Tara Salon, Tico Fashions, Mary Kay Cosmetics and Pedi Toes by Lora present a makeover show for a real lift. Free. Old Town Center for the Arts, Studio B, 633 N. Fifth St., Cottonwood. (928) 634-0940,

Psychic Fair - 4/10, 10am-6pm: The largest metaphysical presence in Sedona with 14 psychic readers and healers. Center for the New Age, 341 SR 179, Sedona. (928) 282-2085.

Open Air Sunday Marketplace - 4/11, 10am-4pm: Food, music, vendors, art and antiques. Vendor space available. Free admission. Free parking. The New Thrift Store, 1575 S. Roadrunner Lane, Camp Verde. (928) 567-5759,

Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Grand Opening - 4/11, 10am-noon: Maynard Keenan and Eric Glomski will sign bottles of the local wine they make and will screen their film Blood into Wine. Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 N. Main St. (928) 639-3004, ext. 222.

Thai New Year - 4/11, 5pm: Part of The Rotary Club and Magical Journeys' "New Years All Year Round," the event includes food, entertainment, cultural video and more. $55. Tara Thai Restaurant, 34 Bell Rock Plaza, Village of Oak Creek. (928) 284-2704.

Brian Mickelsen Memorial Run/Walk - 4/17, 7:30am: The second annual event features a half-marathon, 10K and 2-mile run/walk, starting at Riverfront Park, 1285 E. Riverfront Drive, Cottonwood. (928) 639-3200,

Celebrate Spring & Save the Park - 4/17, 10am-5pm: The nonprofit Benefactors of Red Rock State Park host a party/fund-raiser with hikes, activities, music, food, a raffle and a silent auction in an ongoing effort to keep the park operating. Red Rock State Park, 4050 Lower Red Rock Loop Road. (928) 282-6907,

Old Town Yard Sale - 4/17, 8:30am-2pm: Find wares and deals from merchants and residents, and original art from Cottonwood Middle School. Old Town Cottonwood. (928) 639-0676.

Earth Day Celebration - 4/17, 9am-1pm: Green-living vendors, music, games, food and much more. Free. Posse Grounds Park, 525 Posse Ground Road, Sedona. (928) 282-7098.

Sedona Psychic/Holistic Fair - 4/18: 9am-5pm: All readings/sessions 15 minutes (vendors set own fee). A full day of fun in connecting energy pathways. $5 admission. Poco Diablo Resort, 1752 SR 179, Sedona. (517) 214-4592.

Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival - 4/22-4/25: Field trips, workshops and special events take participants on nature adventures, birding, geology and wildlife viewing. Registration recommended. (928) 282-2202,,

Sustainable Seafood Tasting - 4/23, 11am-1pm: Discover Fishwise information to help you make responsible seafood choices to assure our waters are fished or farmed in an ecologically responsible manner. New Frontiers Natural Marketplace, 1420 W. 89A in Old Marketplace, Sedona. (928) 282-6311.

Sedona Miracle - 4/24-4/25: The annual celebration of philanthropy includes dinner, auction and golf to benefit area charitable organizations. L'Auberge, 301 L'Auberge Lane, Sedona. Jody: (928) 821-1856,

Keys to Health: The Lymphatic System - 4/28, 7pm: Local author Judy Hiney Taylor discusses how the lymphatic system is tied to physical and emotional health. New Frontiers Natural Marketplace, 1420 W. 89A in Old Marketplace, Sedona. (928) 282-6311.

Sedona Jazz on the Rocks - 10/2: After a year's hiatus, the major music festival is returning with jazz, blues and R&B. Poco Diablo Resort, 1752 S. 179, Sedona. (928) 282-1985.


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