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Thu, April 09

Events 7/4 - 7/10

Bird Walks - Wednesdays and Saturdays through July, 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 - Thru July, 10 am: A naturalist leads a guided nature walk of one and a half to two hours. You will be introduced to the riparian ecosystem of Oak Creek and other aspects of the Park. Some of the subjects that may be discussed include plants, wildlife, geology, history, and archaeology. Park entrance fee is $10.00 per vehicle, up to four adults. Red Rock State Park, 4050 Lower Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona.

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.

Beaver Creek Fourth of July Parade & Celebration - 7/4, 7 am: Kiwanis donation pancake breakfast:  7 am. Beaver Creek Parade:  9:30 am. Free hot dogs, lemonade and water immediately after parade. Balloons, face painting, and kids games until Noon. Duck Race at Sycamore Park:  Noon. Sycamore Park, 4170 E Beaver Vista Rd, Beaver Creek. 928-606-4050.

Clarkdale's Old-Fashioned 4th of July - 7/4, 7 am: Raising of the Colors & pancake breakfast. 9 am: Kids' Parade & children's carnival games, fire engine rides, ice cream social, and music. Clarkdale Town Park, 1001 Main Street, Clarkdale. 928-639-2490, www.clarkdale.az.gov.

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

Ballroom Dancing - 7/6, 7 pm: Enjoy ballroom, latin and swing dancing. East Coast Swing lesson at 7:00.  $8 with lesson. Elks Lodge, 110 Airport Road, Sedona.   928-274-7538.

Sedona Dances of Universal Peace - 7/14, 7 pm: These dances are spiritual meditative circle dances, inspired by chants and mantras from the world's spiritual traditions. . Suggested donation $8. Unity of Sedona, 65 Deer Trail Dr., Sedona. www.dup-naz.org.

National Hot Dog Day Celebration - 7/19, 2 pm: Enjoy samples of a wide variety of hot dogs including beef, turkey, chicken and meatless veggie dogs. Free! New Frontiers Natural Marketplace, 1420 W. Hwy. 89A, Sedona. 928-282-6311.

Mary Magdalene Celebration 2012 - 7/21, 9 am: Ninth annual multi-faith celebration featuring keynote speaker Dr. Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and the Blade, Our History, Our Future. Enjoy performances by the Sedona Sacred Dance Guild, facilitated discussion groups, music, song, and multiple sources of inspiration, peace, and transformation. The Sedona Creative Life Center, 333 Schnebly Hill Rd, Sedona. 928-649-0135.

Community Outreach - 7/25, 9 am: The Sanctuary offers a safe haven for victims of family violence, providing shelter, community outreach and legal advocacy services. If you or someone you know feels threatened, please contact The Verde Valley Sanctuary 24 Hour Hotline 928.634.2511 or 1.800. 930.7233. New Frontiers Natural Marketplace, 1420 W. Hwy. 89A, Sedona. 928-282-6311.

National Day of the Cowboy - 7/28: Live performances by gunslingers, ropers, bullwhip crackers and historical re-enactors. Listen or dance to live western music. Watch traditional cowboy tradesmen demonstrations and see western art and artists at work. Free! Uptown & Main Street District, Sedona. 928-204-2390, www.SedonaMainStreet.com.

Sedona Fires Fundraiser Golf Outing - 7/29, 1 pm: This shotgun-style golf outing will end with a dinner/awards/silent auction event at 6 pm. The cost will be $500 per foursome team and 
$25 per person for dinner only. 928-284-1660.

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.

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