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Thu, April 09

Events 2/9-2/15

Bird Walks - Thru 2/26, 9am: Wednesdays and Saturdays in February, bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a guided bird walk. Bring binoculars if you have them. Park entry $10/vehicle up to 4 adults. Red Rock State Park, 4050 Lower Red Rock Loop Road. (928) 282-6907.

Pecan, Wine & Antique Festival - 2/11-2/13: The 11th annual event includes wine tasting from Arizona wineries, art and antique show, food, BBQ, live music and seminars. $12.50. Camp Verde Community Center, 395 S. Main St., Camp Verde. (800) 827-1160, www.pecanandwinefestival.com.

Festival of Chocolate - 2/11, 4-7pm: Chocolate tasting and chocolate scavenger hunt to win a gift basket. Free. New Frontiers Natural Marketplace, 1420 W. 89A in Old Marketplace, Sedona. (928) 282-6311.

Ballroom Dancing - 2/11, 7-10pm: Enjoy ballroom, Latin and swing dancing. Night Club Two-Step lesson at 7. $8 with lesson. Open to the public. Elks Lodge, 110 Airport Road, Sedona. Sam: (928) 274-7538.

Village Computer Club - 2/12, 9-11am: Guest speaker Rebecca Chavez presents on "Computing for Beginners." VOCA Community Center, 690 Bell Rock Blvd., Village of Oak Creek. (928) 284-4081.

KSB Awards of Excellence - 2/13, 11:30am: The annual awards from Keep Sedona Beautiful will be presented at a special luncheon. $35/members; $40/nonmembers. Pushmataha Center, 360 Brewer Road, Sedona. (928) 282-4938, www.keepsedonabeautiful.org.

Geology Hike - 2/13, 2pm: Join a volunteer guide and learn why the rocks are red, where they come from and where they are going. Park entry $10/vehicle up to 4 adults. Red Rock State Park, 4050 Lower Red Rock Loop Road. (928) 282-6907.

Sedona's Sweetest - 2/13, 1-3pm: Sample a smorgasbord of Sedona chef creations at the Local Chef's Dessert Contest, with each shop featuring a different specialty and the winner determined by popular vote at the Lover's Tent. Oak Creek Outlet Mall, 6601 SR 179, Village of Oak Creek. (928) 300-3087, aolson03@yahoo.com.

Valentine's Brunch - 2/13, 10am-2pm: The inaugural event (in the dining room or on the veranda) features omelets, roast beef, potatoes O'Brien, pastries, rolls, desserts, mimosas and more. RSVP. Cottonwood Village, 201 E. Mingus Ave., Cottonwood. (928) 634-2956.

Sedona Farmers Market & Antique Dealers - 2/13, 11am-3pm: Local growers and producers, live music. Relics Restaurant, 3235 W. 89A, Sedona. (928) 821-1133.

Heart Healthy Food Tasting - 2/17, 11am-5pm: ample delicious, heart friendly foods, discover nutritional supplements that support cardio-vascular health. New Frontiers Natural Marketplace, 1420 W. 89A in Old Marketplace, Sedona. (928) 282-6311.

Aromas & Flavors - 2/18, 6-8pm: An Evening with the Winemaker will have assistant winemaker in training Amy McCormick on hand while guests sample food and aroma extracts while unraveling the description of popular wines. Arizona Stronghold Tasting Room, 1023 N. Main St., Old Town Cottonwood. (928) 639-2789.

Emergency Preparedness Fair - 2/19, 1-5pm: A fun and informative community event sharing information on food and water storage, canning kills, gardening skills, fuel storage, financial preparedness, natural and manmade disasters, emergency kits and more. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1377 Hombre Drive, Cottonwood. (928) 634-0145.

Birthday Tea to honor Sedona Schnebly - 2/22, 2pm: The Sedona Questers host a tea to celebrate Sedona Arabella Miller Schnebly's 124th birthday. Sedona Heritage Museum 735 Jordan Road, Sedona. (928) 282-7038.

Dances of Universal Peace - 2/26: A form of spiritual meditative circle dance, inspired by chants and mantras from the world's spiritual traditions, taught as you do them. $8 donation. Old Town Center for the Arts, Studio B, 633 N. Fifth St., Cottonwood. (928) 301-9696, shakura@commspeed.net.

Gems of Wisdom - 3/8, 9am-12:30pm: Madonna Ministry International hosts the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, honoring economic, political and social achievements of women. Hilton Sedona Resort Canyon Ballroom, 90 Ridge Trail Drive, Village of Oak Creek. Diane: (928) 282-8511.

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