Sat, Oct. 19

Datebook: Events

Cottonwood Farmers Market Jamboree - Thru 9/24, 5pm: Home-grown produce and home-made crafts for sale, with music by local bands. Old Town Cottonwood. (928) 639-3200.

Verde Valley Farmers Market - Thru 10/3, 8am-noon: Every Saturday, proving fresh, seasonal produce grown within a 50-mile radius of Camp Verde, baked goods, crafts, more. Camp Verde ramada, Hollamon Street next to Fort Verde State Park. Jane: (928) 634-7077.

Sedona Community Farmers Market - Thru 10/9, 8am-1pm: Locally grown fruits and vegetables along with homemade foods and other products, every Friday. Airport Road at the overlook, Sedona. (928) 821-1133.

Day Trip to Flagstaff - 9/17: Sedona Historical Society sponsors a trip to historic sites, including a walking tour of downtown, lunch and Lowell Observatory. $65/$75. Sedona Heritage Museum 735 Jordan Road, Sedona. (928) 282-7038.

Camp Verde Relay for Life - 9/18-9/19, 6pm-6am: Get your relay teams together to help fight cancer. All survivors welcome. Food, music and fun. Field and pavilion behind Camp Verde Community Center. (928) 526-2896.

Sedona Relay for Life - 9/18-9/19: Teams from across Sedona gather to raise awareness in the fight against cancer and celebrate survivors. Food, entertainment, silent auction. Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona. (928) 203-9190.

Slide Rock Apple Fest - 9/19, 9am-4pm: The fifth annual celebration of Oak Creek's agricultural and farming history, with the theme "What's Old is New Again." Demonstrations, games, food, music, beer garden and exhibits. Slide Rock State Park, 6871 N. 89A, Sedona. (928) 282-3034 or (760) 643-9448.

Celtic Harvest Festival - 9/19, 10am-4pm: Celebrate the traditions of Scotland, Ireland and Wales with music, dance, storytelling and food at this inaugural event. Hilton Sedona Resort and Tequa, 7000 SR 179, Village of Oak Creek. Ceilidh is at 6:30pm in Tequa Ballroom.

Healing Nautilus Turns 4 - 9/19, 7pm: Enjoy food, wine, door prizes and special musical guests the Arizona Dunun Ensemble in a fun-filled birthday party. Also auction and tour of the exhibit. Ringing Rocks Foundation, 3190 W. 89A, #100, Sedona. (928) 1298,

Sedona Pride - 9/19, 11am-7pm: The GLBT event will be an indoor-outdoor event with a dance following. Entry $10 plus $5 for dance. Relics, 3235 W. 89A, Sedona. (9280 301-1443.

Cowboy Cruiz-In - 9/19, 4-8pm: Cottonwood's Old Town Association hosts the third cruiz-in to raise money to renovate the Old Town Jail and provide public restrooms and improved kiosk. Loads of activities and entertainment. (928) 639-0676.

A Salute to Our Troops - 9/19, 5-8pm: A USO-style dance and fund-raiser features the Buddy Moeck Swing Band, old-fashioned Soup Line, breaking bread and swillin' wine, with soup presented by local restaurants. Come in your best '40s outfit. $15. RSVP. Verde Valley Senior Center, 500 E. Cherry St., Cottonwood. (928) 634-5450.

Free Healing Day - 9/19, 10am-5pm: Free massage, energy work, readings and healings. Sedona Spiritual Center, 1385 W. 89A, Sedona. (928) 282- 5443.

Health & Safety Awareness Fair - 9/19, 10am-3pm: Learn first hand about medical, safety, health and drug related issues from professional Verde Valley organizations. Verde Village Property Owners Association Clubhouse, 4855 Broken Saddle Drive. (928) 646-5598.

Book Signing - 9/19, 10:30am-2:30pm: Sedona pioneer descendant Mary Smith Wyatt signs copies of her book "Momma's Diary and "A Cowboy's Wife" at the Sedona Community Fair. Hosted by Sedona Heritage Museum. Sedona Airport. (928) 282-7038.

Sedona Community Fair - 9/19-9/20: An old-fashioned festival with fun, food, craft demonstrations, car show, aircraft, farmers market, entertainment, wine tasting and jazz (benefits Jazz on the Rocks). Sedona Airport, Airport Road. (928) 862-0210.

Thunder Valley Rally - 9/19-9/20: The ninth annual motorcycle poker run welcomes everyone for two days of fun, food, music, prizes and lots of bikes. Benefits Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters. Cliff Castle Casino, 555 Middle Verde Road, Camp Verde. (928) 567-7999.

Aldo Leopold Celebration - 9/20: Arizona State Parks marks the 100th anniversary of his arrival in the Southwest and his vision of Land Ethic. Park opens at 8am. Chautauqua Speaker Kim Stone as Aldo at 2pm. Red Rock State Park, 4050 Lower Red Rock Loop Road. (928) 282-6907.

Jordan World Circus - 9/21, 4:30pm & 7:30pm: The big top returns to the Verde Valley with trained animals, dare-devils, clowns and more. $12-$16, free tickets available. Verde Valley Fairgrounds, 800 E. Cherry St., Cottonwood. (928) 634-3290.

Pre-Book Festival Luncheon - 9/25, 11:30am: Verde Valley Caregivers host author and award-winning journalist Jana Bommersbach, whose writings on elder abuse sound alarm bells. $30/$25. Mulligan's Grille on the Green, 690 Bell Rock Blvd. (Oak Creek CC Golf Course), Village of Oak Creek. (928) 204-1238.

Police vs. Fire Charity Basketball - 9/26, 5pm: The Sedona-Verde Valley Firefighters Charities nonprofit organization hosts the annual game to raise funds for Verde Valley Meals on Wheels. $6/adults; $3/children, less if you bring canned goods. Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road. (928) 254-9235,

MMA BBQ - 9/26, noon: The third annual event sponsored by the Modified Motorcycle Association of Arizona includes classic cars, vendors, bike show and car seat clinic along with brisket, pork and turkey. Music by the Retros. Grasshopper Grill, 1130 S. Page Springs Road, Cornville. Eric: (928) 301-2620

Solar Masonry Open House - 10/2-10/24: Tour the inner workings of the most energy efficient structure, the dome. Call for appointment. $5. 320 Bear Mountain Road, Sedona. (928) 300-7352, or

Sedona Book Festival BBQ - 10/2, 6-9pm: Barbara Peters and Robert Rosenwald of Poisoned Pen Press and guests James Bishop J. and Kris Neri. Catered by Hog Wild, music by Frost & Frost. $45. Benefits Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition. RSVP. Yavapai College Sedona, 4215 Arts Village Drive, Sedona. (928) 204-1238.

Early Settlers' Day - 10/3, 9am-4pm: Discover the ways of life of the 19th century, with demonstrations on corn grinding, honey gathering, wood carving, fly-wheel engines, spinning and weaving and more. Dutch oven biscuits with homemade butter. Clemenceau Heritage Museum, 1 N. Willard St., Cottonwood. (928) 634-2868.

Tee It Up for Children's Laughter - 10/3-10/4: Camp Soaring Eagle, benefiting children with serious illnesses, hosts the inaugural gala, a weekend of golf, dining and entertainment featuring Jane Seymour, James Keach, Steve Young, Roy Firestone and Jan Stephenson. Seven Canyons, 3757 Long Canyon Road. (928) 284-9393.

Sedona Book Festival - 10/3, 9am-5pm: More than 100 authors discussing, selling and signing books. Author presentations, children's program, live music. Parking lot behind Well Red Coyote, 3190 W. 89A, Sedona. (928) 282-2284.

Tee Off for Verde Valley Senior Center - 10/3, 9am: The second annual tournament features prizes, raffles and silent auction and chance to win a Jeep with an ace. Entry includes green and cart fee, breakfast and lunch buffet. Verde Santa Fe Golf Club, Cottonwood. (928) 634-5450.

Outsiders Fall Car Show - 10/3, 10am-3pm: The eighth annual event benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Sedona. Open to vehicles 1978 or older. $25. Tequa Shopping Center, 7000 SR 179, Village of Oak Creek. Michael (928) 300-5809.

Jerome Ghost Walk - 10/9-10/10, 5-9pm: The seventh annual tour through the town's haunted past highlights "The Unscrupulous Madame Belgian Jennie. Showtimes every half hour. $15. (928) 634-1066,

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