Events 8/1 - 8/7

Bird Walks - Wednesday & Saturday, 7 am: Join a naturalist for a guided bird walk directed at beginning as well as advanced birders. Bring your own binoculars! Red Rock State Park, 4050 Lower Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona. 928-282-6907.

Daily Guided Nature Walks - 10 am: A naturalist leads a guided nature walk of one and a half to two hours. Learn about plants, wildlife, geology, history, and archaeology of the area while you hike through breathtaking views. Red Rock State Park, 4050 Lower Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona. 928-282-6907.

Blue Star Museum Program - Thru 9/3: Free admission to museums for all active duty military personnel and their families. Sedona Heritage Museum, 735 Jordan Road, Jordan Historical Park, Uptown Sedona. 928-282-7038.

Arizona Women's Heritage Trail - Thru 9/3, 11 am: This exhibit is a celebration of women from Arizona's past who have made significant contributions and have left a lasting mark on our state and our people.  While the Trail honors over 100 women, 18 are highlited in this exhibit, including four from the greater Sedona area.  Sedona Heritage Museum, 735 Jordan Road, Jordan Historical Park, Uptown Sedona. 928-282-7038.

Sedona Community Farmers Market - Every Friday till 9/28, 8 am: Fresh local produce and artisan foods, meet your grower, taste the local flavor. Tlaquepaque/Creekside, 336 HWY 179, Sedona. 928-821-1133.

Verde Valley Community Supported Agriculture - Wednesdays thru 10/17, 4 pm: Locally grown produce from family farms in the Verde Valley. Pastured chicken, grass fed beef, fresh eggs, honey, pecans. Windmill Park, 9950 E. Cornville Road, Cornville. Sandy at 928-203-1100.

Verde Valley Farmer's Market - Thru 10/6, Saturdays, 8am-noon: The market is back with fresh seasonal produce, all grown within 50 miles of Camp Verde. Ramada, next to Fort Verde State Park, 123 E. Hollamon St., Camp Verde. (928) 634-7077.

Ballroom Dancing - 8/3, 7 pm: Enjoy ballroom, Latin and swing dancing at the Elks Lodge.  West Coast Swing lesson at 7:00.  $8 with lesson.  Elks Lodge, 110 Airport Road, Sedona.  928-274-7538.

Dance Party-Milonga - 8/4, 7 pm: Argentine Tango and West Coast Swing Dance Party. DJ Joe Robinson. Mini Beginner West Coast Swing Lesson before the Dance. $5. Sedona Shadows Rec-Room, 6770 89A, Sedona. 928-821-5565.

Linux SIG - 8/6, 6 pm: Free. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood. 928-639-0106.

Genealogy SIG - 8/9, 6 pm: Free. Family History Center, (west side) Mormon Church, 1377 East Hombre Drive, Cottonwood. 928-649-9673 or 928-301-0591.

Jerome Elks Luau - 8/11, 6 pm: Dinner will consist of Roast Pork Tenderloin or Teriyaki Chicken, along with all the fixings and wonderful, delicious side dishes artfully prepared by Priscilla. The entertainment consists of traditional Hawaiian dances performed and explained by an enthusiastic group of Hula and Hawaiian Dancers. Tickets are $15 each. Elks Lodge, 100S Broadway, Clarkdale. 928-634-5611.

Verde Valley Computer Club General Meeting - 8/18, 9:30 am: Topic: 'Linux Evaluation Project' presented by David Hart, open to the public. Free. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood. 928-639-0106.

Digital Camera SIG - 8/30, 6 pm: Bring your questions, camera and booklet and see if we can help. Free. Clemenceau Building, Willard Street at Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood. 928-639-0106.

Moonlight Hike - 8/31: An interpretive hike lasting two to 2 1/2 hours covering a distance of approximately two miles. Call for reservations and starting time. Bring water, a flashlight and insect spray.  Red Rock State Park, 4050 Lower Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona. 928-282-6907.

Cowboy Cookout - 10/6: Professional award-winning Dutch oven cook, Grant Smith, will be serving beef and all the fixin's, like biscuits, potatoes, beans, dessert and cowboy coffee.  The entire meal will be cooked over open fires in old-time cast iron Dutch ovens.  Tickets are $25 per person at the Museum.  Sedona Heritage Museum, 735 Jordan Road, Uptown Sedona. 928-282-7038.

8th Annual Sedona Marathon - 2/2/2013: Participate in the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or Full Marathon race. The course will take participants through the scenic Coconino National Forest District, known for its magical iron-clad formations, and onto the streets of one of the most beautiful cities in the Country. Sedona. www.SedonaMarathon.com.

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