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September 11: Dog Park Construction Begins
The Parks and Recreation and Public Works departments have set the start of construction for long-awaited improvements to the Sedona Dog Park beginning September 11. Construction is scheduled to last approximately 60 days and the park is scheduled to reopen to the public on November 11. Closing the park is necessary to ensure the safety of pets and people.

The improvement plan was created with community input, and calls for spending $228,548 on a number of improvements to the facility located at Posse Grounds Park, 525 Posse Ground Road. The finished project will feature:

  • Grading and installation of catch basins to address water runoff and drainage issues.
  • Entrance, walkway and fencing improvements.
  • A new dog play area with artificial turf and decomposed granite.
  • New drinking fountains and hose bibs for pet watering in both the small and large dog areas.
  • Addition of eight new off-street parking spaces, two of them accessible.

The city will provide regular updates and share progress photos and video on the Parks and Recreation Department Facebook page at and on a dedicated upgrades web page,

Film Entertainment
‘Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge’ Film Premiere

Friday, Sat, and Sun

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge” showing Sept. 15-20 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. A sweeping biographical film about the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, “Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge” is as much an intimate portrayal of the struggles of the scientist’s private world as of her legendary public accomplishments, chronicling her battles against the male academic establishment.

  • Admission: $12 general admission; $9 for film festival members
  • Time: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Mary D Fisher Theatre

  • 2030 W State Route 89A Ste A3 Sedona, Arizona



Sept 15: 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.

September 15: Surfing The Spontaneous 

Join artists collective and gallery Creative Gateways on Friday evening, September 15, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. for an opening reception for Surfing The Spontaneous. This special weekend show highlights the extraordinary glasswork work of artist Terry Israelson. Wine and appetizers will be served. Surfing The Spontaneous will run through the September 17. Creative Gateways is located at 45 Birch Blvd. For more information, call (928) 862-4440.

Sept 16: Saturday

Sedona Car Show 
Saturday, September 16 2017

The 35th annual Sedona Car Show will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the Sedona Airport celebrating the 50th anniversary of Camaro.

  • Admission: Free to public; $25 car registration
  • Time: From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Sedona Airport

  • Airport Road Sedona, Arizona



September 16: Sedona Heritage Museum Hosts Book World Premiere 

Hear Lisa Schnebly Heidinger, Sedona’s great-granddaughter, speak and attend her book-signing for her new book “The Journal of Sedona Schnebly” on Saturday, September 16 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Museum. Lisa has spent 30 years doing research. The book is a journal format and tells the story of Sedona’s life from her early teens until her last night on earth. Lisa has written 9 other books about various aspects of Arizona. This event is free. Call (928) 282-7038.


Sedona Heritage Museum Hosts World Premiere of New Book on Sedona’s Namesake

The Sedona Heritage Museum is proud to host the world premiere of the latest book by Lisa Schnebly Heidinger, entitled “The Journal of Sedona Schnebly.” Lisa will speak on Saturday, September 16 at 11:00 a.m. at the Museum about what she learned about her great-grandmother through this effort and then sign copies of the new book until 2 p.m. Birthday cake will be served in honor of Lisa’s father Larry Schnebly’s birthday, which is the 18th.

The book is a journal format and tells the story of Sedona’s life from her early teens until her last night on earth.

Sedona Arabella Miller Schnebly followed her husband west when their small Missouri town condemned his Methodist religion. Arriving in Arizona Territory in 1901, they planted orchards and hosted early tourists in what is now named Sedona. This vivid journal of her life introduces you to a pioneer family – from their genteel upbringings through adventures with rattlesnakes, trappers and colorful guests. With photographs from family collections, this volume of Sedona Schnebly’s experiences and ruminations draws you into a fiercely private woman’s life that is by turns amusing and heartbreaking, and always fascinating.

Lisa has been working on this project for 30 years, and says if her great-grandmother’s journals had ever been discovered, “this is what I would have wanted to find.”

Lisa Schnebly Heidinger has written nine other books about various aspects of Arizona before this tour de force journal: a culmination of decades of conducting interviews and exploring archives. Voted OneBookAZ author for her Arizona Centennial book, she shares Sedona and T.C. Schnebly’s deep love of Arizona and of travel. A former television and newspaper reporter, then editorial columnist, she draws you into the story of a complex woman who became an accidental icon for Oak Creek Canyon, which now draws millions of visitors from around the world.

The Sedona Heritage Museum is in Jordan Historical Park at 735 Jordan Rd in Uptown Sedona, AZ.  For more information, call 928-282-7038.

Paint Along For Fun at Vino Di Sedona 

Saturday, September 16 2017

Follow step by step instruction by local artist Phyllis Anglin to create your own souvenir painting. No artistic ability required, this is an event is fun for everyone! Reservations are required participate.

  • Admission: $30
  • Time: From: 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Vino Di Sedona Fine Wine & Craft Beer

  • 2575 W State Route 89A Sedona, Arizona



Red Rocks Music Festival presents ” Tempest to the Silver age”
Saturday, September 16 2017

World acclaimed pianist, Mikhail Yanovitsky, performing works by: Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and Scriabin.

  • Admission: $25
  • Time: From: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Sedona Creative Life Center

  • 333 Schnebly Hill Rd Sedona, Arizona



Star Party at Red Rock State Park
Saturday, September 16 2017

Come out and enjoy the night skies with JD Maddy and the Astronomers of the Verde Valley. The party begins with an introductory presentation on celestial happenings followed by star viewing through some high-powered telescopes. A $5 non-refundable reservation fee is required in addition to the parks regular admission fees. $7 for adults (14 ) $4 for youth (6-13). To make reservations, please call 928-282-6907.

  • Time: From: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Red Rock State Park Ctr for Environmental Education

  • 4050 Red Rock Loop Rd Sedona, Arizona



Sept 17: Sunday

September 17: Dine and Dance with “The Classics”

Jeanie Carroll, Eric Williams, Steve Douglas and George Bein perform on Sunday, September 17 at 6:00 p.m. The Classics is a fun American Songbook and Standards Band playing dance-able songs from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. In addition some great up-tempo and Latin tunes to get you moving. So, bring your dancing shoes, have dinner and enjoy the music. No Charge. For Reservations call (928) 282-2713 or visit

Music by The Classics
Sunday, September 17 2017

Sound Bites is pleased to present “An Evening of Romance”. The band will play and Jeanie Carroll will sing mostly the slower, dance-able songs that many of us are familiar with from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Also included with be some great up-tempo and Latin tunes to get you moving. So, bring your dancing shoes or just come to listen to and enjoy the music.

  • Admission: Free
  • Time: From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Sound Bites Grill

  • 101 N State Route 89A Sedona, Arizona





Direct visitors (and locals) to these websites for help in exploring Sedona: – is NEW AND IMPROVED !!  VisitSedona, is a tourism website where visitors and local residents can find information on where to stay, dine, shop and recreate, book a room, check local events, create itineraries and much more.

Also, has had trailheads added to walking in Sedona information.

Links To Local Conditions

National Weather Service Forecasts:  

Sedona;   Flagstaff;    Grand Canyon

Wildfire Information:   inciweb.

Coconino National Forest:  Alerts & NoticesTwitter Feed

Road Conditions & Alerts:  State & Interstate Roads (click on “Alerts”)

Bellrock Clicks for Sedona Businesses

Issue 20 of  Bellrock Clicks for Small Businesses, a business online-magazine giving you current tips to Grow your business. Get your free August issue 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  for more information.

Next Episode will be on September 22,  Friday

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