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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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Sedona Heritage Museum Photo Chosen for Arizona State Archives Month Poster 

The Sedona Heritage Museum has announced that one of their almost 50,000 historic images of the greater Sedona area has been selected for inclusion on the 2017 Arizona Archives Month poster.

October is Archives Month, and each year, the Archives and Records Management Division of the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records produces a poster highlighting materials from archives around the state. This year the state is celebrating 100 years since the Arizona Legislature officially adopted the flag. Submissions were to be related to the history of the flag or compelling photographs from Arizona’s past that feature the flag prominently.

The local Museum’s submission was a photo from 1964 of a flag-raising at the Sedona Chamber of Commerce building. The state flag in the photo was donated by Chamber member Marcus McCutchan, and had flown in Korea when he served there. This is at least the 3rd time that a photo from the Sedona Heritage Museum’s collection has been selected to appear on an Archives Month poster.

Arizona Archives Month posters are meant to represent the collections of both large and small Arizona repositories.  Over a thousand posters will be distributed to state legislators, schools, family history and genealogy groups, museums, archival repositories and government offices throughout the state.  Archives Month posters are made possible through generous funding from the Arizona Historical Records Advisory Board.

The Museum is located at 735 Jordan Road in Jordan Historical Park in Uptown Sedona and is open daily 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  For more information, call 928-282-7038.

Sedona Farmer’s Market…

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


Verde Canyon Railroad’s ever-popular Ales on Rails event every Thurs., Fri., Sat. and Sun. from Oct. 5 through 29. This popular seasonal party begins on depot patio at 11am prior to train’s 1pm departure, with a great selection of Arizona craft beers to taste paired with a delicious lunch of grilled sausages, special-recipe potato salad and hot pretzels served with gourmet cheeses perfect for dipping. Craft beers also may be purchased aboard train.

  • Admission: $4-10 beer tasting, $11 luncheon, $89.95 First Class train ride
  • Time: From: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Reservations call Phone: 800-293-7245

Oct 6: Friday 

1st Friday in the Galleries 

October 6: Gala Celebration at Lanning Gallery Welcomes New Owners

On 1st Friday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., new owners, Thomas and Jennifer Bryant Nagel, are officially introduced. They unveil the gallery’s gorgeous new look and offer live music, refreshments, and the opportunity to meet artists Gerald C. Moore and Randi Solin, who gives an Artist Talk at 6:30 p.m. Both unveil new works. For information, see Facebook, call (928) 282-6865 or visit

October 6: Turquoise Tortoise Gallery Hosts Gala Celebration

On 1st Friday from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., the gallery officially welcomes new owners, Thomas and Jennifer Bryant Nagel who offer live music, refreshments, a Mummy’s Bundle jewelry Trunk Show and the unveiling of many new Contemporary paintings by Navajo artist Redwing Nez. Mark your calendars for this exciting evening! See Facebook, call (928) 282-2262 or visit

October 6: Honshin Fine Art Hosts First Friday Art & Poetry Reading

On Friday, Honshin Fine Art presents “Symbols of the Soul”. Explore the symbols that embody this season through contemporary images of the sacred inner space of the soul. Opening reception 5-8pm with the acclaimed presentation of poetry on the porch, “Words Falling from the Sky in the Present Moment, the Good News from Sedona”. Begins at 7:30pm accompanied by sitar music, sacred song & special sweet treats! (928) 282-0709 or visit

October 6: 1st Friday in the Galleries 

Sedona’s finest art galleries invite you to enjoy a lively evening of openings, special guests and artist’s receptions during 1st Friday in the Galleries on October 6 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

All guests are welcome to attend free of charge. For more information on the SGA and a complete listing of events at each gallery visit

October 6: “As Above So Below” at Creative Gateways

Creative Gateways presents As Above So Below – As Within So Without an exhibition that explores how an artist communicates their inner world. Featured artists include Marika and Pilisa Rainbow Lady.  Enjoy special treats, wine and other beverages on Friday, October 6, from 5-8pm. Located at 45 Birch Blvd, for more information please go to

October 6: “14th Annual Cowboys and Indians Show” at Goldenstein Gallery

Goldenstein Gallery presents their “14th Annual Cowboys and Indians Show. This annual celebration of the American West continues their tradition of featuring internationally renowned and emerging, contemporary Native American and Western Artists. Join them for an opening reception on Friday, October 6th, from 5-8pm. For more information go to or call 928-204-1765.

October 6-7: Animal Grace at Rowe Fine Art Gallery

Come meet Sedona wildlife sculptor Kim Kori at Rowe Fine Art Gallery on October 6, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., and October 7, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., during her annual one-woman show, “Animal Grace.” Kim will be debuting new sculptures featuring Mother Nature’s smallest creatures. For information, call (928) 282-8877 or visit

Oct 7: Saturday

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.

Lions (& Rattlers & Dragons & Longhorns) and Bears – Oh My

Next Upcoming Date: Saturday, October 7 2017

Enjoy Sedona author, cowboy poet and actor, Michael Peach in a performance of his original show at 1:30 p.m. Peach blends original cowboy poetry with tall tails and a tongue-in-cheek look at Arizona and local history, incorporating jokes, stories, and first person narrative. Informative and entertaining, Mike’s shows have long been a favorite of university, and state and national parks. One hour long. Tickets $6, children under 12 free.

  • Admission: $6
  • Time: From: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Contact   Phone: 928-282-7038

October 7: Sedona National Night Out at Posse Grounds Park

Join the Sedona Police Department in celebrating National Night Out on Saturday, Oct. 7, 3-5 p.m. with safety presentations and a free community picnic at Posse Grounds Park. Free hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and water donated by Sedona merchants will be available and SPD and its partnering agencies will have information available on a wide range of public safety topics. For additional information contact Sherri O’Connor at (928) 203-5170.

October 7-8: 27th Annual Sedona Arts Festival

Attracting artists from across the country, this renowned festival will showcase a diverse line up of 125 juried artists as well as live music, food and art fun for the kids. A new signature venue, the Fine Art Gallery, is being introduced this year to complement the already high caliber of work presented on the field. The Sedona Arts Festival is held on the campus of Sedona Red Rock High School. Tickets cost $10 at or $12 at the gate.

Dogtoberfest – Adopt A Dog & Octoberfest
Saturday at 2 PM – 9 PM
1001 W Main Street, Clarkdale, AZ

Pets Return Home will be participating in this years DOGTOBERFEST held in downtown Clarkdale, AZ. Please come join us to adopt dogs from us or other participating rescues. There will be food, beer, wine, dogs and fun for kids, adults and dogs. See for more info.

Oct 8: Sunday 

Geology Hike 
Red Rock State Park 
2nd Sunday of the month (Oct.-May)    1 p.m. 
Red Rock State Park is located at the base of the Mogollon Rim, the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. The escarpment is over 200 miles long and ranges in elevation from 2,000 to 3,000 feet. Over millions of years of erosion the rim has receded over four miles leaving behind picturesque features of Sedona. Join our knowledgeable volunteers as they venture out on the trails and discuss how Sedona transform into what you see today. This interpretive experience is for both the beginner and the experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2.5 hours with an elevation gain of 250 feet. Please bring water, suitable footwear and meet in the Visitor Center a little before 1:00 P.M. Hike is included with park entrance fees.



Getting questions about fall colors?  Visitors with access to the internet can check online on the following websites:

Flagstaff Leaf-ometer For updates for the City of Flagstaff, AZ Snowbowl, Flagstaff Arboretum, Inner Basin and Oak Creek Canyon.  Also follow on Twitter at #LEAFometer.

Coconino National Forest Fall Color UpdateFor updates on the Coconino National Forest

Film Entertainment
VICEROY’S HOUSE’ Film Premiere 

Friday, Sat, and Sun

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “Viceroy’s House” — a critically-acclaimed epic based on a true story — showing Oct. 6-11 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. New nations are rarely born in peace. India, 1947: Lord Mountbatten (“Downton Abbey’s” Hugh Bonneville) is dispatched, along with his wife Edwina (Gillian Anderson), to New Delhi to oversee the country’s transition from British rule to independence. 

  • 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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