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September 11: Dog Park Construction Begins
Renovation construction of the Sedona Dog Park has begun causing the park to be closed for approximately 60 days. 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.

Fall colors arrive in Coconino National Forest

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Red Rock Loop History Tour Tickets Available

 The Sedona Heritage Museum’s popular local history tour series will follow the Red Rock Loop Road on September 27, 28, 29, and 30, visiting historic sites, homesteads, buildings and the area’s oldest cemetery ca. 1893.

Tour guide Paul Thompson, grandson of Oak Creek Canyon’s first permanent Anglo settler J.J. Thompson, spent his earliest years in this area.

The tour will visit the Chavez place, Dumas Ranch, Schuerman-Red Rock Cemetery, Schuerman family homestead house, the Armijo homestead house (on the National Register of Historic Places), ruins of the area’s first school (1891), site of an early Oak Creek vineyard and other sites, while hearing stories of the historic themes and people who inhabited this ‘original’ seat of civilization for the area.

Tours are from 9 a.m.-noon, with an afternoon tour on Thursday the 28th from 1 p.m-4 p.m.  Space is limited on the luxury coaches.  Tickets are still available for $55/Museum members and $65/non-members; available for purchase at the Museum at 735 Jordan Rd. or by calling 928-282-7038.

Sept 29: 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.

The last Friday Sedona Community Farmers Market at Tlaquepaque will be on September 29 from 8-11:30 a.m.

The Sunday winter/spring market will open at the Wells Fargo bank parking lot in West Sedona on October 22 and run through early May 2018.

September 29-30: Yom Kippur Services with Chabad of Sedona

Join Chabad of Sedona’s High Holiday services, September 29-30. Chabad’s signature non-judgmental inclusivity creates an environment where everyone feels comfortable and welcome. English-Hebrew prayer books, song and commentary, and a break-the-fast buffet. Held at the Courtyard Marriott Sedona beginning Friday at 6:00pm, all are invited, free of charge. Donations appreciated. For more information, call (928) 985-0667 or visit

Sept 30: Saturday

September 30 & October 1 - 8th Annual Hopi Arts & Cultural Festival, Flagstaff, 9a.m. to 5 p.m.

Artists Coffee Talks series begins Saturday at Goldenstein Gallery

Sit with the artist and enjoy a cup of coffee and get to know the artist and art better.

You could learn what inspires the artist and about individual art pieces. Facilitating this type of personal connection is the inspiration behind Goldenstein Gallery’s new series Artists Coffee Talks. Curated by Linda Goldenstein, this exciting series kicks off on Saturday September 30 at 9:30 a.m. with artists Karyl Bennett and Ben Wright.

Coffee Talk with the artist is schedule for every Saturday through November 18th.  You are invited to meet and Coffee Talk with different artists at Goldenstein Gallery.

Red Rock Magic Trolley presents:  Vortex Tour with Pete Sanders, author of Scientific Vortex Information.  Includes 3 vortex sites in Sedona.  Ride in comfort as you see Sedona’s vortexes and learn the science that explains them and how to tap them.  Adults $39, kids 12 & under, $24.  Saturdays, 10 a.m. – Noon.

Lisa Schnebly Heidinger, right, will discuss her new book “The Journal of Sedona Schnebly,” Saturday, September 30 at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 55 Rojo Drive in the Village of Oak Creek, and Sunday, October 1 at 1 p.m., in the community room of Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. 

September 30: Free Author Event: Bearing the Unbearable

Dr. Joanne Cacciatore shares from her new book, Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief on Saturday, on September 30, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. at the McLean Meditation Institute. Dr. Cacciatore is an ordained Zen priest who has navigated her own relationship to grief after suffering the loss of her newborn. She teaches at ASU and offers support to families worldwide dealing with grief. There’s no need to preregister. Call (928) 204-0067 or visit

September 30: Sedona Guitar Duo Concert at Greg Lawson’s Gallereum

A ‘Perfect Sedona Evening Out’ of dining, art and music features The Sedona Guitar Duo with Rick Cyge and Steve Douglas on Saturday, September 30 starting at 7:30 p.m. at Greg Lawson’s Gallereum. Purchase advance tickets and receive discount coupons for Golden Goose American Grill or Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen for dinner before the concert. Tickets are $15 or two for $25 at Call (928) 202-0340.

Oct 01: Sunday

September 24: First ever Sedona Select Motorcar Exhibit

Community & Pioneer Picnic
starts: 12:00 p.m.
ends: 2:00 p.m.
location: Red Rock State Park
Charge: Free, bring a potluck food dish to share

More info: Call 928‑282‑7038

Sedona Historical Society Hosts Annual Pioneer & Community Picnic

The Sedona Historical Society will host its annual pioneer and community picnic at Red Rock State Park on Sunday, October 1 at noon.  This event is open to the public.  The potluck picnic lunch starts at noon.  Attendees should arrive earlier so the lunch can be set out.

This is a wonderful event to be enjoyed by anyone interested in meeting Sedona pioneer descendants and long-time residents.  Attendees are asked to bring a food dish to share.  A meat entree and beverages will be provided by the Sedona Heritage Museum.

After lunch, a microphone will be passed around to pioneers who will tell stories of early Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona life and times.  This year’s focus will be ‘Red Rock Area Historical Surprises’, and include the Schuermans, Elmers, Chavezes, Armijos, other Red Rock family history and Red Rock stories.  But, all Sedona history memories encouraged.

For more information, call 928-282-7038.  The Sedona Historical Society’s mission is to research, preserve and teach the history of the greater Sedona area.  As part of that effort the Society operates the Sedona Heritage Museum at 735 Jordan Rd. in Uptown Sedona.


Film Entertainment
MARJORIE PRIME’ Film Premiere 

Friday, Sat, and Sun

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “Marjorie Prime” — starring Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Lois Smith and Tim Robbins — showing Sept. 29-Oct. 4 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Memories are sometimes all we have to lean on. We remember good times and bad, though it’s not uncommon to bury memories that are troubling and painful. So what if memories could be remembered for you — or forgotten for you? Such is the premise of “Marjorie Prime”. 

  • 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



Susan Obijiski of Ramsey’s Rocks and Minerals 

Exploring Crystal and Stone Therapy Crystal and Stone Therapy marries this unique energy with chakra and meridian energy systems to deliver healing for emotional, physical, mental and spiritual wellness. This common sense discussion will help you understand how this natural healing technique can lead a more productive, healthy life. Participants have the opportunity to hold and combine stones and experience an energetic connection. 2-10 people. We reserve the right to cancel if the minimum is not met. Reserve by 5PM the day before the event. Oct 24, 6-7:30 PM, 150 SR 179 STE 6, Sedona, 928-204-2075 $20/person.


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 October 6,  Friday

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