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1,678-foot climb true test of new Camp Verde Ryal Canyon Trail

By Bill Helm    November 10, 2020   

Thanks to a $211,000 motorized trail grant from Arizona State Parks and Trails, the Ryal Canyon Trailhead is now ready for folks to enjoy as they start – or finish – their 5.03-mile hike off Salt Mine Road just a few miles southeast of town.

Outdoor Holiday Boutique at Sedona UMC

   November 10, 2020   

Sedona United Methodist Church will present an Outdoor Holiday Boutique on Saturday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the church’s main parking lot.

5th Annual Sedona Wolf Week Nov. 10-14 going global

   November 3, 2020   

Nov. 10-14, the 5th annual Sedona Wolf Week (SWW) for the first time will take place online amongst the legendary Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizona, and the high desert hills of Antelope Valley, California.

The Sedona Women Presents ‘A Postcard History of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon’

   November 3, 2020   

The Sedona Women continues its 20-year tradition of “Making a Difference” when it presents “A Postcard History of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon” at this month’s virtual program meeting -- Nov. 11, 2020 at 10 a.m. via Zoom.

Sedona celebrates Santa’s return from North Pole

   November 3, 2020   

Santa Claus is coming to the Pavilion at Posse Grounds Park, 525 Posse Ground Road, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.

Arizona’s Scenic Roads and Hikes: Hit the road with Roger Naylor’s newest book

   October 27, 2020   

With his latest book, Arizona’s Scenic Roads and Hikes, travel writer Roger Naylor coaxes readers outdoors with the promise of an array of wonders.

Halloween Pet Parade in VOC

   October 27, 2020   

The Halloween VOC Pet Parade is will take place Saturday, Oct. 31, cheered on by locals and visitors alike.

Celebrate Halloween with a drive-thru Trunk or Treat

   October 27, 2020   

The community is invited to visit Sedona United Methodist Church on Halloween.

Halloween Haunt with Red Earth at Tlaquepaque

   October 20, 2020   

Red Earth Theatre brings a few witches and others to haunt the Patio de las Campanas in a family friendly live performance with social distancing and safe practices at Tlaquepaque Thursday, Oct. 29, for shows at 5.30 and 6.30 p.m.

BINGO is back at Cottonwood Main Stage

By Jason W. Brooks    October 20, 2020   

'This Ain’t Your Grandma’s Bingo' is an established fun charity tradition at Main Stage of Cottonwood.

Cottonwood’s Dead Horse Ranch State Park the perfect getaway

   October 20, 2020   

Dead Horse Ranch State Park and the Verde River Greenway are an interlocking union of a whole experience of the cottonwood-willow riparian habitat that brings so much life to the Verde Valley.

Sedona Arts Academy grand opening of Arts & Community Center

   October 13, 2020   

Oct. 17 from noon until 8 p.m., Sedona Arts Academy will hold its grand opening at The Collective Sedona in the Village of Oak Creek.

Mountain Trails Gallery presents ‘Colors of the West’ exhibition Friday, Oct. 2

   September 30, 2020   

Mountain Trails Gallery in Tlaquepaque will present the new exhibition “Colors of the West” Friday, Oct. 2, with a reception from 4-7 p.m.

Fisher Theatre plans International Day of Peace event, Sept. 21

   September 15, 2020   

For free tickets and more information for the Sept. 21 International Day of Peace event, call 928-282-1177.

‘Life as it Changes’ Jerome Artists Co-op reopens

   September 1, 2020   

“Life as it Changes” is the theme of an all-member show at the Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery in September.

Roger Naylor becomes voice of Verde Canyon Railroad

   September 1, 2020   

As a bona fide Arizona treasure and beloved travel enthusiast, Roger Naylor adds his folksy charm to Verde Canyon Railroad’s onboard narration.

Sedona Women celebrate ‘20 Years of Making a Difference’

   September 1, 2020   

The Sedona Women celebrates 20 Years of Making a Difference Sept. 9, marking two decades of friendship and service to the community.

Village Gallery to showcase fashion designs by Suzen Brackell

   September 1, 2020   

Just in time for the onset of the fall season, the Village Gallery of Local Artists will feature fashion designer Suzen Brackell during the month of September.

The Muse begins new year of serving Old Town art scene

   August 25, 2020   

The Muse Art Gallery in Old Town Cottonwood clinks a cheers to another year supporting local artists in the Old Town Cottonwood community.

Mary D. Fisher Theatre set to re-open Friday, Aug. 28

   August 19, 2020   

The Sedona International Film Festival will re-open the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Friday, Aug. 28 after receiving the approval of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and his committee as well as the state and county health department officials.

OLLI Sedona presents ‘A Virtual River Trip Through the Grand Canyon’

   August 18, 2020   

Join OLLI Sedona-Verde Valley Online for “A Virtual River Trip Through the Grand Canyon,” a slide illustrated adventure, as we journey down the Colorado River for 280 miles through the Grand Canyon.

Montezuma Well needs volunteers

   August 11, 2020   

The National Park Service is looking for several dedicated local volunteers to help with visitor programming at Montezuma Well National Monument, 5525 Beaver Creek Road, Rimrock, off Forest Service Road 618.

Yavapai College offers one-semester or less certificate courses to help students quickly land a job

   August 11, 2020   

Yavapai College is offering a series of programs and classes for one semester or less that can help make students more desirable to prospective employers.

Yavapai College’s Film & Media Arts program unveils podcast/documentary classes for fall

   August 4, 2020   

Keeping pace with the evolving diversity of digital media and communication platforms, Yavapai College’s Film and Media Arts Program will be premiering two new, online classes for Fall Semester: Podcasting and Documentary Production and Distribution.

Pandemic porch parties are newest trend in Verde Valley

By Vyto Starinskas    July 28, 2020   

You don’t need to have a toga party to hire a band for your party.