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Sedona’s Secret 7 Campaign Launched

Sedona’s Secret 7 is a multi-media campaign that reveals hidden trails and locations in Sedona. The campaign was created to provide visitors with more reasons to return and extend their stay. Our intent is to also move visitors away from the popular trails that are getting worn out, like Devil’s Bridge, in order to help sustain our natural resources for generations to come.

Go to Website: http://sedonasecret7.com/

Elote Cafe will be closed for summer vacation from Sunday, 8/13  through Tuesday, 8/29.   They will reopen on Wednesday, 8/30 at 5 p.m.

Verde Canyon Railroad  is on summer hiatus until  Saturday, August 12.


August 9: Wednesday

August 9th: The Collective Sedona –  Pop-Up Farmer’s Market

(every other Wednesday from 2:00 to 7:00  p.m.) Shoppers can expect a lively market featuring organically-grown produce and flowers, farm fresh eggs, spices and teas, all natural beef, local honey, gourmet baked goods, homemade jellies and sauces, breads, dog treats and many other food offerings from Arizona local vendors.  The market will be held in the blue ”Collective Marketplace” building, located at 7000 Hwy 179 in the Village of Oak Creek.

August 10: Thursday 

Great music at Cottonwood Old Town’s Farmers Market on Thursday evening

August 10: Sedona Paranormal Video Tour  

Attend the Sedona Paranormal Video Tour Workshop at the Sedona Creative Life Center on August 10 and August 24 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and see for the first time the spiritual beings that are all around us including aliens, UFOs, vortexes, wormholes and more! Cost is $20 at the door. Call (513) 680-8810 or visit SedonaUFOVortex.com for more information.

August 10: Screening of “What The Health Documentary & Discussion

Free surprising documentary following filmmaker Kip Andersen investigating why the nation’s leading health organizations don’t want us to know about the secret to preventing and reversing chronic diseases. Co-Executive Producer, Dr. Sailesh Rao, will be available to answer questions. The event begins at 6:30 p.m., at the Church of the Red Rocks. Call (928) 284-4021 or visit inspirationofsedona.org.

August 10: the documentary “In Pursuit of Silence”

The Sedona International Film Festival presents a one night only special premiere of the documentary “In Pursuit of Silence” on Thursday, Aug. 10, at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

“In Pursuit of Silence” is a meditative exploration of silence and the impact of noise on our lives. The film takes us on an immersive cinematic journey around the globe — from a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto, to the streets of Mumbai, the loudest city on the planet — and inspires us to both experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our world.

“‘In Pursuit of Silence’ is a meditative film that I also consider a piece of devotional work about a subject that many have tried to encapsulate in some form or another for ages,” said director Patrick Shen. “Rather than encapsulate we’ve tried in a sense to free it, paying homage to the ineffable qualities of silence.

“The film was shot and edited in a way that mimics our experience of the world when we are still. The overall rhythm of the film was carefully crafted with the human metabolism in mind,” Shen said. “Ultimately, I hope that the film challenges audiences to slow down and on some level make the world new again for them.”

Production of “In Pursuit of Silence” took place in eight countries: the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, China, Taiwan and India, over two years.

Highlights from the production include filming in the anechoic chamber at Orfield Labs in Minneapolis [the quietest place on Earth], festival season in Mumbai [the loudest city in the world], Alaska’s Denali National Park, a tea ceremony at the famous Urasenke Tea House in Kyoto, schools suffering under the elevated train in New York City, inside BMW’s “sound cathedral,” Trappist and Zen monasteries and the “silent walker” who walked across America under a vow of silence.

“In Pursuit of Silence” will show at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 10, at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 or $9 for Film Festival members. Call 282-1177 for tickets and more information. Both the theater and film festival office are at 2030 W. State Route 89A in West Sedona. Visit SedonaFilmFestival.org for more information.

August 11: Friday 

Sedona Farmer’s Market…

 The Sedona Farmer’s Market has moved to Friday mornings from 8 to 11:30 a.m.on the creek side at Tlaquepaque from May 19 to September 29.

Dan Vega Headlines At Bella Vita  

Performing on both Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12 is singer, songwriter and guitarist Dan Vega. His smooth vocals and unique blend of contemporary and blues-tinged guitar never fail to put audiences at ease. Vega will entertain at Bella Vita Italian restaurant from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on both evenings.

With years of classical and jazz saxophone training and performance, Vega began his musical career as a guitarist in the Buffalo, NY and Austin, TX blues scenes. He has also been a featured performer aboard cruise ships across the Caribbean.

August 12: Saturday

August 12: Free Workout at Snap Every 2nd  Saturday 

Snap Fitness Int’l is opening their clubs to the community one Saturday a month for the rest of the year. Free for locals; tourists pay posted rate. A new workout will be emailed to those who opt-in on snapfitness.com. The training will address four fitness levels each month. The What’s Your Fit? program is designed to help people find what works for them and to have more fun learning because of bringing friends. For information, call (928) 300-3077.

August 12: Graffiti Gold Show Rolls into Sound Bites Grill

Tom Tayback and the Daddy- O’s Graffiti Gold Classic Rock ‘n Roll Production is ready to take you for a stroll down Memory Lane on Saturday April 12  from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Sound Bites Grill. This authentic 50’s and 60’s golden oldie show will have you singing, clapping, and reminiscing about the good ole days! Visit soundbitesgrill.com or call (928) 282-2713. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner! Mention the Chamber and receive $5 off your ticket.

August 13: Ballet Holds Nutcracker Auditions
The Phoenix Ballet and the Sedona Chamber Ballet will conduct auditions for the 2017 production of the Nutcracker ballet on Sunday, Aug. 13. Dancers are invited to audition for the holiday classic ballet that will be performed Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 and 3, at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. The auditions will be held at a location to be announced on the group’s website by Friday, Aug. 4.

Approximately 30 dancers from ages 6 to the professional levels are sought. There are roles for all levels of training and ability, including numerous roles for boys such as party guests and rats.

Additionally, gymnasts are needed. Also needed are pointe dancers to audition for a demi-solo opportunity and other corp pointe roles based on ability. Adult dancers and dancers accepted in demi-solo roles will have additional rehearsals in Scottsdale in October and November.

Audition times are Sunday, Aug. 13, from 2 to 2:45 p.m. for adults; 3 to 3:30 p.m. for dancers ages 6 to 9 years old; 3:30 to 4 p.m. for dancers ages 9 to 12; and 4 to 4:30 p.m. for 12-year-olds, teens and all pointe dancers. Pointe dancers are required to stay from 4:30 to 5 p.m. for an additional audition.

Audition participants are to report half an hour prior to audition time for costume fitting and registration. There will be a parent meeting during the audition. The audition fee is $15 per dancer.

To register online for the audition or for more information, visit sedonachamberballet.org; call 554-4059; or email sedonachamberballet@gmail.com.

August 13: Free Piano Concert 

Sedona United Methodist Church presents a free concert featuring pianist and composer Ellen Foncannon Stephenson. The concert “The Story Behind the Song” will be held on Sunday, August 13 at 2:00 p.m. Join Ellen for an afternoon of uplifting music for the soul featuring original piano compositions and hymn arrangements, assisted by Soprano Marta Adelsman. The church is located at 110 Indian Cliffs Road in Sedona. For more information, visit sedonaumc.org or call (928) 282-1780.

August 15: Tuesday

August 15: SMSA Social

The Sedona Metaphysical Spiritual Association is hosting a Social for the Personal and Spiritual Enrichment members of Sedona. Join them for an evening of getting to know other Sedona Chamber members of the spiritual community. Food and drinks will be provided. The event will be held at Sedona Creative Life Center, located at 333 Schnebly Hill Road, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, August 15. RSVP to Amayra, Membership Chair.

Experience traditional Argentine Tango music, dancing at Relics Restaurant

Join in for traditional Argentine Tango Dancing on Tuesdays at Relics Restaurant & Roadhouse from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

Unleash your passion with Tango – the dance that allows us to see into the soul of another and feel their passion in a non-sexual way.

Dancing tango restores the balance between the sexes with the male playing the role of the protective leader and the woman as the precious object of his ward.

There is a $10 minimum purchase required for dance participation. Relics Restaurant and Roadhouse is located at 3235 W. Hwy 89A in West Sedona.

August 15: Intuitive Development Weekend – Early Bird Deadline

Develop Intuitive awareness in this Sedona two-day retreat on November 3- 4. Registration costs $199 per student when registering by end of day August 15. Students will have opportunities to learn primary Intuitive languages; see auras; connect with Spirit Guides and Loved Ones in Spirit. Led by Certified Medium, Whitney McNeill. Visit messengerofspirit.com for details.

August 15: The Great Enlightenment: Dalai Lama Chant

On August 15 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., hear The Great Enlightenment of the Dalai Lama Chant. Ramsey’s will feature the recording in a public meditation for peace and compassion. Space is limited to 10 people. Call (928) 204-2075 by 5:00 p.m. on August 14 to RSVP. Participants receive a handout to explain the chant and a free copy of the CD in accordance with the wishes of the Dalai Lama. The event will be at Ramsey’s Rocks and Minerals, located at 150 SR 179 STE 6.

August 16: Wednesday

August 17: Thursday

August 17: AzLTA Industry Forecast

The Industry Forecast specific for Northern Arizona is on Thursday, August 17, starting 11:00 a.m., at the Enchantment Resort. The customized regional industry forecast will be presented by the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association (AzLTA). Please show your support and value for the Northern Arizona Industry Forecast by registering.

August 17: Green Living Launch Party in Verde Valley

Green Living Launch Parties exist to promote community, bring together businesses that have a sustainability component, and focus on the green industry. Come together with like-minded individuals from across the Verde Valley to network and connect. Enter to win eco-friendly door prizes, and enjoy appetizers and drinks from local vendors. Join Local First Arizona andGreen Living Magazine at Crossroads at Mingus in Clarkdale on Thursday, August 17 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.


Bellrock Clicks for Sedona Businesses

Issue 19 of Bellrock Clicks for Small Businesses, a business online-magazine giving you current tips to Grow your business. Get your free July copy of this new publication from Bellrock Internet Services, for important online marketing ideas to implement. Visit Bellrock’s New Internet Marketing Magazine for Sedona Businesses, call (928) 451-8556 or email brad@bellrock.net  for more information.

Next Episode will be on August 30,  Wednesday

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