Verde Valley Farmer's Market - Thru 10/1, Saturdays, 8am-noon: Fresh seasonal produce starting off with garlic, onions, radishes, peas, beets, carrots and more. Town ramada, next to fort Verde State Park, Hollamon St., Camp Verde. Jane: (928) 634-7077, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Supported Agriculture - Thru 10/12, Wednesdays, 4-6pm: Local produce, herbs, eggs, grass-fed beef and pasture raised chicken. Windmill Park, 9950 E. Cornville Road, Cornville. Sandy: (928) 203-1100.
Sedona Community Supported Agriculture - Thru 10/26, Wednesdays, 9am-noon: Local produce, eggs, pastured chicken and meat, honey and goat milk body products. Connolly's Farmer's Market, 81 Saddle Rock Circle, Sedona. Bruce: (928) 300-6586.
Free Blood Pressure Clinic - 9/22, 11am-1pm: Nurses Network Inc., a Verde Valley home healthcare provided, is sponsoring the free clinic - stop by and one of the nurses will take your blood pressure. Edward Jones, 1672 E. Cottonwood St., Cottonwood. (928) 830-0425.
Randell Standswithbear - 9/22, 6pm: Native American flue music in a compelling and charismatic performance. Wild West Warehouse, 2575 W. 89A, Sedona. (928) 284-3637.
Ballroom Dance - 9/23, 7-10pm: Enjoy ballroom, Latin and swing dancing. Cha cha lesson at 7. $8 with lesson. Elks Lodge, 110 Airport Road, Sedona. Sam: (928) 274-7538.
St. Andrew's Rummage Sale - 9/23-9/24. Sedona's biggest, clothing, electronics, garden items, kitchenware, books, baked goods and lunch. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 100 Arroyo Pinon Drive, Sedona. (928) 282-4457.
Verde River Days - 9/24, 9am-3pm: The 23rd annual celebration of the river and nature includes live animals, canoe rides, exhibits, hikes, rock-climbing walls, Civil War re-enactment, sand-castle building, live entertainment, art, food and more. Dead Horse Ranch State Park, 675 Dead Horse Ranch Road, Cottonwood. (928) 634-5283.
Celtic Harvest Festival - 9/24, 9:30am-5:30pm: The third annual event features Celtic music, dancing, pipers, storytellers and food. Free parking. Admission $8/$10. Tequa Festival Marketplace, 7000 SR 179, Village of Oak Creek. www.celticharvestfestival.com.
Share the Harvest - 9/24, 8am-noon: During the Verde Valley Farmers Market, donate non-perishable food items and/or money to benefit the Sedona Community Food Bank. Growers will provide fresh produce for the food bank. Town Ramada, Hollamon Street (next to Fort Verde State Historic Park), Camp Verde. (928) 634-7077, email@example.com.
Health Fair and Food Drive - 9/24, 9am-3pm: More than 20 health and wellness booths, practitioner informational talks, fitness trainer demos, kids activities and more. Bring 4 canned goods. Snap Fitness Courtyard, 6560 SR 179, Village of Oak Creek. (928) 399-0885.
Sedona Wine Fest - 9/24-9/25, 11am-5pm: The third annual features wines from Arizona wineries along with a variety of local food and live entertainment. Free art demonstrations from Sedona Arts Center. Entry $15/$20. Sedona Airport, Airport Road. Sandy: (928) 301-0398.
Sedona Sunrise Center Golf Tournament - 9/24, 7:30am: Play 18 holes, win prizes. $35 members/ $100 nonmembers include lunch, silent auction and raffle. Benefits the Sedona Sunrise Center for Adults day care program. Oakcreek Country Club, 690 Bell Rock Blvd., Village of Oak Creek. (928) 284-9623, www.sedonasunrisecenter.org.
Mini-Pet-a-Palooza - 9/24, 9am-3pm: A small version of the pet adoption event. Pet Kingdom, 1100 SR 260, Cottonwood. (928) 639-4283.
Square Dance - 9/24, 7pm: Cottonwood Roadrunners host a dance with Jack Peterson calling and Ronnie Fontaind cuing. Alternating mainstream and plus tips. Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 N. Main St. (928) 646-9182.
VRCA Canoe Rides - 9/25: 8am & 10:15am: The Verde River Citizens Alliance offers guided canoe rides as part of Verde River Days. Reservations needed. Park entry fee. Dead Horse Ranch State Park, 675 Dead Horse Ranch Road, Cottonwood. (928) 300-9063.
Harmony Community Plan - 9/25, 3-5pm: Opportunity for the neighbors of the Harmony area to imagine and share their vision for ht e future of the community and the City of Sedona. Sedona Fire Station #1, 2826 Southwest Drive, multipurpose room. (928) 282-2236.
Spinners & Weavers - 9/26, 11am-1pm: The local guild will have their spinning wheels humming for the Mondays at the Museum series. Free demo. Sedona Heritage Museum 735 Jordan Road, Sedona. (928) 282-7038.
Festival of Native American Culture - 9/30-10/4: The third annual event includes art, entertainment, storytelling, seminars, hikes and more in Sedona, the Verde Valley and beyond. Benefits Verde Valley Archaeology Center. (928) 284-4764, www.nafestival.org.
Fort Verde Days' Little Gal Little Gal Contest - 9/30: One little girl and little boy will be chose to have a special place in the Fort Verde Days parade in October. All children ages 3-6 in the Camp Verde area are invited to enter. Judged on costume, ability to express themselves, composure and self-confidence. Each contestant receives a prize from Steve Coury. Town Gazebo, Main Street, Camp Verde. (928) 300-7077.
Flu Vaccination Clinic - 9/30, noon-3pm: Yavapai County Health Department offers flu shots for $30. Medicare or Blue Cross/Blue Shield accepted. St Andrew's Church, 100 Arroyo Pinon, Sedona. (928) 284-9897.
Annual Women's Expo - 10/1, 10am-4pm: Celebrating the physical, mental, financial and spiritual well-being of women. Benefits Verde Valley Sanctuary and Boys & Girls Clubs. Musical Guest: Redland. Hillside Sedona, 671 SR 179, Sedona. (928) 282-4500, www.hillsidewomensexpo.com.
Ranch House Roundup - 10/1, noon: A fund-raising festival for restoration materials for the historic Ranch House Restaurant and Beaver Creek Golf Course includes BBQ ribs and chicken, old west beer bar, live music featuring the Dave Rice Band, Toucan Eddy and headliner Dina Preston Band, disc golf and other games. 4250 Montezuma Ave., Lake Montezuma. (928) 567-4492, www.ranchhousecoalition.com.
Free Blood Pressure Clinic - 10/3, 11am-1pm: Nurses Network Inc., a Verde Valley home healthcare provided, is sponsoring the free clinic - stop by and one of the nurses will take your blood pressure. M&I Bank, 2030 W. 89A, Sedona. (928) 830-0425.
Jazz on the Rocks Gala - 10/6: A casually elegant affair with an auction, food, dancing, hosted bar, plenty of great music and dancing, all to benefit local nonprofits. Sedona Golf Resort, 35 Ridge Trail Drive, Village of Oak Creek. (928) 284-2093.
French Flair in the Verde Countryside - 10/6, 5:30-9pm: Wine reception, art, French buffet dinner, music, silent auction and more to benefit Yavapai College scholarships and programs. $100. Scholarships available. New outdoor pavilion, Verde Valley Campus, 601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale. (928) 634-6572, Linda.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort Verde Days - 10/7-10/9: The 55th annual event features a Saturday parade (theme "Honoring Our Military"), Blackhawk helicopter landing, art show, carnival, live music, vendors, pancake breakfast, vintage baseball, dutch oven cooking, living history presentations and much more. Main Street Camp Verde and Fort Verde State Historic Park. (928) 300-7077.
Jerome Ghost Walk - 10/7-10/8, 6-11pm: Stroll down the spookiest streets in Arizona in this annual event of wandering spirits. Shows start every half hour. $15 on Friday, $20 on Saturday. Jerome Main Street. (928) 634-1066, www.jeromehistoricalsociety.com.
Bull Bash - 10/7-10/8, 7pm: Cliff Castle Casino-Hotel hosts the annual championship bullriding event during Fort Verde Days to benefit Camp Verde Wrestling. $8/$10 adults; $3/$5 children. Kids Rodeo 10/.8 at 1:30pm. Stargazer Pavilion, 555 Middle Verde Road. Camp Verde. (928) 567-2674.