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Sedona Events – Celebrate Earth Day in the Red Rocks

Sedona, Arizona is one of the best places on Earth to celebrate Earth Day because we bring GREEN and RED together! Red rocks and green living meet in a city that hopes to be known for years to come as one of premiere eco-tourism destinations in the world. Travelers come to Sedona from all over the world to stay in eco-friendly resorts like Los Abrigados Resort & Spa, to shop at environmentally conscious businesses like New Frontiers Natural Marketplace, to cruise Sedona on electric toys, to dine at cafes that offer natural and organic selections like the Secret Garden Cafe and of course, to soak in the mystical energy of Sedona.

You’ll also find that those of us who call Sedona home are working hard to make our community greener through our schools, recycling centers, and plans for the future of our city. Sedona organizations like Keep Sedona Beautiful and Sustainable Arizona work tirelessly together for the future of our planet and our city. In fact, right now Sedona’s celebrating Water Awareness for the entire month of April!

Its pretty easy to appreciate and honor our sacred Earth when surrounded by the reverent beauty of towering red rock mountains. Sedona is a city unlike any other in the world and we’ve been going green for awhile now so each year, there’s more and more ways to celebrate Earth Day.

Here are just a few of the Sedona events going on this next week so pick your environmentally-friendly, sustainable, recyclable, organic green event find the green in this beautiful red city!

City of Sedona Earth Day Celebration at Posse Grounds
9 am – 1 pm

The City of Sedona will hold the 2nd annual Earth Day Event at the Posse Grounds community area. Come out and show your support for the Earth! The first 150 attendees will receive complimentary reusable grocery bags courtesy of local Sedona grocery stores. There will be interesting and informative vendors on site giving out information on sustainability and green living. Live music performances will be happening so bring a blanket and enjoy some relaxing time on the grass out in the sunshine. Please remember that dogs on leashes are welcome, but please pick up after your pet. Organized games for children will be held at 11 am, with prizes for those that participate. For more information, contact Parks and Recreation at 282-7098 or visit the city website.

Return of the Ancestors
Sedona Red Rock High School soccer field, 9 am – 5 pm

Honoring Earth Day Weekend. The Return of the Ancestors Gathering will take place at the Sedona Red Rock High School soccer field. For a complete schedule of events, check out the website.

Scroll down to the blog before this one for more info on Return of the Ancestors!

Sedona International Film Festival Presents “Pirate for the Sea”, Environmentally Conscious Film
Tuesday 4/21 at Harkin’s Theatres, 4 pm and 7 pm

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Arizona Premiere of “Pirate for the Sea” on Tuesday, April 21. There will be two screenings of the film at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. on at Harkins Sedona Six Theatres. The film is the second in a five-week “Premiere Series” that will continue every Tuesday through mid-May.

“Pirate for the Sea” had its premiere at the Telluride Film Festival last fall and has gone on to play numerous prestigious festivals around the world (including the Berlin and Seattle International Film Festivals), and has won “Best Feature Documentary” at the Boulder International Film Festival, the “Environmental Award” at the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, and was a nominee for the “Social Justice Award” at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

The writer/director/producer of the film, Ron Colby, and the co-producer Patricia van Ryker will be in Sedona to host the premiere and conduct a Q&A; discussion following both screenings.
“This is the perfect film for us to feature on the eve of Earth Day, and it is one of the most environmentally thought-provoking films you’ll see,” said festival director Patrick Schweiss. “It is an important and timely film about a very powerful topic that needs to be brought to the attention of the entire world.”

Celebrate Earth Day in Sedona – where red rocks meet green living! For a complete listing of annual Sedona events, click here.

"March"ing into Spring – Upcoming Sedona & Verde Valley Events with VIDEOS

It happens every year. February blows by like a crisp winter wind, March 1st arrives and its as if overnight Sedona and the Verde Valley come to life in anticipation of Spring. Suddenly, a plethora of events come flooding out into the sunshine along with thousands of people coming from near and far to enjoy them.

We’ve compiled a list of upcoming events, new and old, to whet your pallette for Springtime, inspirational art, and the melodies of Sedona’s diverse arts and culture scene.

So come out of hibernation – the weather is IDEAL! We’ve got unbelievable 60 and 70 degree weather with limitless blue skies and sunshine, red rocks and fun – and we’ve got something for everyone!

Sedona Gallery Association First Friday Evening in the Galleries
Friday, March 6th 5-8 p.m.

Every month Sedona’s finest galleries roll out the red carpet, local wines, appeteasers and featured artists for the First Friday Evening in the Galleries Event. This month nearly every gallery on the tour has a special exhibit or artist reception where you’re likely to meet the artists behind the artwork. The best way to tour the SGA Galleries is to hop on the Sedona Trolley – they’ll take you from gallery to gallery so you can skip the driving and safely enjoy a few sips of the local vinos offered.

Sedona Gallery Association Video from Sedona.tv

The Sedona Gallery AssociationThe best video clips are right here

Must-see galleries on your tour this month should include…

El Prado Gallery “Women to Watch” Exhibit
Located in Tlaquepaque
View El Prado’s Video Web Page on Sedona.tv here.

“El Prado celebrates National Women’s History Month with women artists who are destined to become future legends in fine art. New works from gallery favorites will include Sally Kimp, Kate Starling, Claudette Barker, Linda Demetre and Leslie Thompson. And, we always like to surprise our guests with some new young lady kicking up the dust with their artistic flair.”
-From http://www.elpradogalleries.com/Events.cfm

El Prado Video by Sedona.tv

Sedona El Prado Gallery Art VideoFor more funny videos, click here

James Ratliff Gallery
Located in Hozho Plaza on Gallery Row
View James Ratliff Gallery’s Video Web Page on Sedona.tv here.

The James Ratliff Gallery will be featuring a one-time jewelry trunk show showcasing the jewelry artists Patti Polk and Matt Nelson. From www.jamesratliffgallery.com/

Mountain Trails Gallery
Located in Tlaquepaque
www.mountaintrails.com/

Mountain Trails Gallery will be highlighting the works of Western Bronze Artist Dustin Payne.

The Sedona Arts Center 29th Annual Juried Members Exhibition
Located in Uptown Sedona
View Sedona Arts Center’s Video Web Page on Sedona.tv here.

This popular exhibition will feature juried works in all sizes, mediums, and price ranges showing works of emerging and professional artists. Prizes to be Awarded!

Preceding the Juried Members Exhibition the Poets Corner 2009 Season Opener will take place from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the Sculpture Garden at the Sedona Arts Center. Hosted by NORAZ Founder Christopher Lane watch out for poet Chris Linfors, Sedona Red Rock High School’s David Black, and poets from Sinagua High School Flagstaff. PLUS performance poets from Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff will be entertaining the crowd. This is going to be a fun one!
http://www.sedonaartscenter.com/

Sedona Arts Center Video by Sedona.tv

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For more information on the Sedona Gallery Association & the First Friday Evening in the Galleries visit http://www.sedonagalleryassociation.com/.

1st Saturday Jerome Art Walk
Saturday, March 7th 5-8 p.m.
http://www.jeromeartwalk.com/

Meander through the streets of Jerome’s historic shopping & art district to visit over 20 galleries on the 1st Saturday Art Walk. This monthly event takes place on the first Saturday of every month & this month several of the galleries are offering artist receptions, exhibitions, live music, drinks and hors deourves.

Geoffrey Roth Masriera & Bagues Trunk Show
Friday & Saturday March 6th & 7th
View Geoffrey Roth’s Video Web Page on Sedona.tv here.

Masriera and Bagues Jewelry Trunk Show at Geoffrey Roth Geoffrey Roth, under the Bell Tower in Tlaquepaque, is hosting a trunk show for the Masriera and Bagues jewelry lines from Barcelona, Spain, Friday, March 6th and all day Saturday, March 7th. The jewelry store has carried these two fabulous lines for several years. However, this is the first time we will have the two complete lines available for the public. Please join us for a wine reception on Friday, March 6th, from 5pm to 8pm and an all day showing from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, March 7th. From http://tlaq.com/event/detail/id/32

Geoffrey Roth Video by Sedona.tv

Sedona Geoffrey Roth Jewelry Sedona WatchworksThe most popular videos are here

Sedona Sounds comes to Stakes & Sticks Thursday Nights
Located in Los Abrigados Resort & Spa at 160 Portal Lane adjacent to Tlaquepaque.
Learn more about Stakes & Sticks on their video web page on Sedona.tv here.

Come get the karaoke groove on at Shef’s Bar in Stakes & Sticks Sports Bar and Celebrity Grill Thursdays from 9 p.m. until midnight. Every Thursday, Shef’s Bar in Stakes & Sticks transforms from sports bar gaming venue to the forum for falsettos, the stage for sopranos, the arena for altos, the tavern for tenors and the best bar for bass. People throug
hout Sedona and the Verde Valley have been requesting DJ Bobby Russell’s “you name it, I’ve got it” catalog of music, anxious to croon, cry or cackle their way through all types of genre, all types of songs. Now, as Russell hands over the microphone and Shef’s Bar becomes Shef’s Studio, people can become the stars they’ve dreamt of being.
From http://www.ilxresorts.com/

Fore more information on the events and businesses featured here, come explore the first-ever online video portal to Sedona & Northern Arizona http://www.sedona.tv/ . This ground-breaking new website features over 100 exciting and informative videos on everything to see & do in Sedona from Sedona lodging and restaurants to galleries, tours & activities.