Events 10/6 - 10/12

Cornville CSA - Wednesdays Thru 10/13, 4-6pm: The nonprofit Verde Valley Community Supported Agriculture includes vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs, grass-fed beef and chicken. Windmill Park, 9950 E. Cornville Road, Cornville. (928) 203-1100, verdevalleycsa@gmail.com.

"Biggest Loser" Contest - Thru 10/15, 4-8:30pm: Weigh-ins are the first and 15th of every month, men vs. men, women vs. women. Cash prize. Golden Cobra Center of Fitness, 252 Cherry St., Cottonwood. (928) 300-0281.

Red Rock History Tours - 10/6, 10/16, 10/21, 9am: Follow the Red Rock Loop Road with visits to homesteads and other historic points of interest, led by Sherman Loy. $50/$55. Sedona Heritage Museum 735 Jordan Road, Sedona. (928) 282-7038.

Local Taste of Arizona - 10/7, 2-5pm: Meet he people who create and bring delicious products to market. New Frontiers Natural Marketplace, 1420 W. 89A in Old Marketplace, Sedona. (928) 282-6311.

Fort Verde Days - 10/8-10/10: The 54th annual celebration includes a carnival, parade, music, bull-riding, kids rodeo, pancake breakfast, art show, vintage baseball, team roping, vendors and much, much more. Locations all over Camp Verde. (928) 300-7077, fortverdedays.com.

Friday Night Dance - 10/8, 7:15-10pm: Enjoy ballroom, Latina nd swing dancing. Samba lesson at 7:15. $7 with lesson. Open to the public. Sedona Elks Lodge, 110 Airport Road, Sedona. Sam: (928) 274-7538.

Gold King Mine Americana Festival - 10/9, noon-midnight: The inaugural event includes live music featuring bluegrass, old country and Americana, Miss Gold King Mine contest, vintage fashion show, antique cars and more. $15/$20. Gold King Mine, Jerome. (928) 308-3152, www.themindjam.com.

Sedona Sunrise Center Golf Tournament - 10/9, 8am: Eighteen holes of golf, prizes, luncheon, silent auction and raffles to benefit the seniors at Sedona Sunrise Center for Adults. Oak Creek Country Club, 690 Bell Rock Blvd., Village of Oak Creek. (928) 284-9623, ww.sedonasunrisecenter.org.

Geology Hike - 10/10, 2pm: Join a volunteer to learn why the rocks are red, where they came from and where they are going and more. 2-2.5 hours. Wear suitable clothes and shoes. Bring water. Red Rock State Park, 4050 Lower Red Rock Loop Road. (928) 282-6907.

Verde Valley Woodcarvers - 10/11, 11am-1pm: As part of the Monday at the Museum series, the group will be sharing their skills at all levels. No fee. Sedona Heritage Museum 735 Jordan Road, Sedona. (928) 282-7038.

SVAAR Chili Taste Off - 10/12, 5-7pm: The fund-raiser for the Sedona/Verde Valley Association of Realtors Humanitarian Fund includes chili and cornbread from the area's favorite restaurants. $12/adults; $5/children. Blazin M Ranch, 1875 Mabery Ranch Road, Cottonwood. (928) 282-5409.

The Jack & Helen Frye Story - 10/13, 9am: A Living History presentation by Randall Reynolds. Free. Refreshments. Sedona Heritage Museum 735 Jordan Road, Sedona. (928) 282-7038.

Party in Pink Zumbathon - 10/15, 6-8pm: Join Zumba instructors Eric, Rose, Roxanne and Yolanda for a soulful night of sweat, purpose, fun and love to support the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Cottonwood Recreation Center, 150 S. Sixth St., Cottonwood. (928) 639-3200.

2010 Ghost Walk - 10/15-10/16, 4-9pm: The eighth annual event from the Jerome Historical Society features "The Life & Times of Johnny Hudgens, the steely-eyed marshal of Jerome." Show every half hour. $15/Friday; $20/Saturday. (928) 634-1066, www.jeromehistoricalsociety.com.

Jewels & Jeans Gala - 10/16, 5:30-10pm: Humane Society of Sedona hosts a fun-filled evening with Vegas-style cat-sino games, cocktails, dinner, live entertainment and a live auction. $150/single; $275/couple. Indian Creek Ranch, Cornville. (928) 282-4679, ext. 216, development@humanesocietyofsedona.com.

October Swap Meet - 10/16, 9am-2pm: A community extravaganza is free and open to the public. Anyone can reserve a 12-by-15 space for $30 to benefit Sedona Recycles. Raffle, barbecue and more. Posse Grounds Park, 525 Posse Ground Road. (928) 204-1185, www.sedonarecylces.org.

Shalom Gift & Art Festival - 10/17, 10am-5pm: Fund-raiser includes beautiful art, hand-crafted or manufactured crafts, musicians, entertainers, authors, food and more. Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley, 100 Meadowlark Drive, Sedona. (928) 204-1286, info@purplepeople.com.

CCCVL Rummage Sale - 10/22-10/24, 7am: The Citizens Committee for the Camp Verde Library is raising funds with an event at the Camp Verde town ramada on Hollamon Street. Items can be dropped on 10/22 from noon to 6pm. (928) 567-7104, www.cccvl.org.

Immaculate Conception Arts & Crafts Fair - 10/23-10/24: The third annual ICC fair and pie sale features artisans, Chinese auction, burgers and hot dogs and more. Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, 700 N. Bill Gray Road, Cottonwood. (928) 634-1960.

Beer & Brats, Wine & Cheese - 10/23, noon-10pm: Beer garden starts at noon, games for kids; live entertainment and dancing in the evening with wine tasting. Sweet Grace Emporium, 74 Hollamon St., (928) 567-7264, sweetgracecv@msn.com.

Museum Fall Arts & Crafts Show - 10/23, 9am-3pm: Local quality artists and craftspeople display for sale handmade items including jewelry, gourd art, hand-made home décor, ceramics, artwork and more. Also a bake sale. Sedona Heritage Museum 735 Jordan Road, Sedona. (928) 282-7038.

St. Thomas Arts & Crafts - 11/6, 9am-3pm: More than 40 vendors will be present for this yearly event. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 889 First South St., Clarkdale. Shirley: (928) 649-2154.

Zeke Taylor Barbecue - 11/13, 11am-2:30pm: Best BBQ in the Verde Valley is a fund-raiser for Clemenceau Heritage Museum, 1 N. Willard St., Cottonwood. (928) 634-9271, jackhel@cableone.net.

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