Calendar of Events

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Blasting Notice at the slag pile in Cottonwood
Aug 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Minerals Research, Inc. would like to advise that there will be some blasting activity
conducted at the slag pile on Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 between the hours of 8:00am
and 10:00am. This activity will be carefully monitored and we expect minimal to no
impact on the community.

Free Community Picnic Celebrating Developmental Disabilities @ Bushmaster Park
Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Over the Rainbow Butterfly Garden for:

Free Games!

Free Drinks!

Free Food!

Free Prizes!

Wednesday August 4, 2021 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Bushmaster Park

Petrified Forest National Park-Fee Free Day
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm

If you are looking for a fun and unique place to recreate nearby, visit the Petrified Forest National Park!  Petrified Forest is a beautiful and safe place to get out and explore after feeling cooped up. Exercise has proven to be an excellent stress reliever and the park has a wide variety of wonderful trails and backcountry hiking opportunities for the entire family, dogs included! The park also celebrates being dog friendly by offering an official bark ranger program for canine visitors.

The park is open 8am to 5pm MST daily (except Christmas day). The north park entrance is accessed via exit 311 off Interstate 40, 1 hour west of Gallup NM and 30 min east of Holbrook AZ.  The south entrance is 30 minutes east of Holbrook via Highway 180.

For those who like to visit the park often, consider purchasing the Petrified Forest Annual Pass. The pass is $45.00 for an entire year of unlimited visits. A seven-day entrance pass is $25 per vehicle.

The National Park Service offers a variety of free and one-time pay passes.  For more information on them, visit

The following are 2021 fee free days for all National Parks:

January 18: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
April 17: First day of National Park Week
August 4: One year anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
August 25: National Park Service Birthday
September 25: National Public Lands Day

November 11: Veterans Day

Weekend guided hikes begin January 8, 2021. Visit the park website or our Facebook page to learn more.

We hope to see you out on the trails! 

Wednesday Community Market-Flagstaff @ Flagstaff Community Market
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm
Wednesday Community Market-Flagstaff @ Flagstaff Community Market

The Flagstaff Community Market and the Flagstaff Downtown Business Alliance (FDBA) have partnered to create a new weekly Community Market, set to take place every Wednesday in Downtown Flagstaff (6 W. Aspen Ave) from 4pm-8pm starting June 16th through September 8th, 2021.


The mission for the Wednesday Community Market is to support small independent growers, specialty food producers, local artists and small businesses. The FDBA and the Flagstaff Community Market seek to provide a vibrant community gathering space for residents and visitors of Flagstaff to mix in a relaxed, educational, and fun environment.


The new Downtown Community Market will provide a vibrant and safe gathering space in the heart of historic downtown Flagstaff. The Market will showcase the creativity of our region as well as the wonderful downtown bricks and mortar stores that make Flagstaff so unique. “ said Art and Heather Babbott of the Flagstaff Community Markets


This street closure market will have canopies along Aspen Avenue, dispersed booths in Heritage Square, and additional tables to explore in alleyways. The Flagstaff community can expect to see between 20-30 vendors. Various downtown businesses will participate including Old Barrel Tea Company, Olive the Best, Firecreek Coffee, and Old Town Creperie to name a few.


Terry Madeksza, Executive Director for the FDBA says, “I’m thrilled to help bring the Flagstaff Community Market to the heart of downtown. This event will bring vibrancy and enthusiasm from the businesses, especially as we are emerging from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.”


For more information about the Flagstaff Community Market, please visit

Cancer Support Group @ Cottonwood Public Library
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm

Join Angels Care Home Health for an informal group whose purpose
is to share information and offer mutual support.
Care Home Health
An AngMar Managed Company
2nd Thursday of the Month
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cottonwood Public Library
Community Room
100 S 6th St. • Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Caregiver Support Group @ Cottonwood Public Library
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm

Join Angels Care Home Health for an informal group of caregivers
whose purpose is to share information and offer mutual support.

First Thursday of the Month
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cottonwood Public Library
Community Room
100 S 6th St. • Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Sew Fun Fridays at Camp Verde Community Library @ Camp Verde Community Library
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Are you interested in learning how to sew? Are you curious? Creative? Imaginative? Are you intrigued by fabric arts with so many varieties of textures, colors, and possibilities? Sew Fun Friday with Sandra begins August 6th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm and continues twice a month on Friday at the same time. Bring your curiosity, creativity, imagination, and talent to the library to experience an introduction to sewing. Registration is encouraged, but not required, please register at


The library has sewing machines, fabric, and other supplies for you to use as you explore this creative medium that dates back centuries. Questions? Call 928-554-8391.


Camp Verde Community Library is located just off of Montezuma Castle Highway at 130 Black Bridge Road, Camp Verde AZ. For more information about this or any other library program, visit the library’s website at or call 554-8391.

Community Cafe Farmers Market @ Commu8nity Cafe
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm
Community Cafe Farmers Market @ Commu8nity Cafe

Dates: Friday’s through the end of August
Times: 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Flagstaff ArtWalk
Aug 6 @ 9:00 pm

ArtWalkFLG Presented by Nature Exposed Photography and produced by the Flagstaff Arts Council and the Downtown Business Alliance, will be returning to Downtown Flagstaff on the First Friday of the month starting June 4th, 2021.  The in-person ArtWalk will continue to showcase arts and culture downtown with many accounts offering unique experiences within their locations. Similar to before the pandemic, the event will run from 6-9pm with all businesses following CDC guidelines.

Like many event producers, when the pandemic hit the ArtWalk team was challenged to think outside the box to support the galleries downtown. In September 2020, “ArtWalkFLG-All Month Long” was created to encourage shopping the exhibits by being able to view pieces all month long. Now the community is encouraged to experience the vibrancy of the ArtWalkFLG in person downtown. Participating locations will be identified on a map listing, free of charge this year to help with recent hard times.

Downtown Flagstaff expects a few hundred people to attend the free event, one of the first large gatherings happening in months. While COVID-19 precautions will still be in place with visitors and businesses alike, the ArtWalk will hopefully be a step along the way to Flagstaff’s return to “normal.”

For participating businesses and more information visit


About the Flagstaff ArtWalk:

The Flagstaff ArtWalk happens every First Friday of the month with art galleries and businesses in historic Downtown Flagstaff opening their doors from 6-9pm with special art exhibitions, performances, live music, treats, and much more. Many downtown hot spots remain open after 9 pm as the ArtWalk celebrations continue. During warmer months, live performances and vendors can be found in Heritage Square. It’s Flagstaff monthly street party– the ArtWalk is one of those rare events that both locals and out-of-towners attend and enjoy. The Flagstaff Arts Council has recently partnered with The Flagstaff Downtown Business Alliance to co-produce the ArtWalk.

Verde Valley Farmer’s Market
Aug 7 @ 8:00 am

The Board of the Verde Valley Farmers’ Market is planning for the opening day of the Market to be Saturday, May 15, 2021. Hours will be 8am-11am. This will mark the 18th consecutive year of the market’s operation. The Market is expected to run through October 2, 2021.

It is currently anticipated the Market will open with the same requirements as last season:

  1. The Market will have only one entrance and exit that will be clearly marked. The entry will be staffed by an individual who will limit customers in the Market area to no more than 20 customers at a time. Customers will be asked to wait in an orderly line outside the Market at appropriate social distances.
  2. Customer Precautions will be posted at the Market entrance.
  3. Customers will be required to wear a mask, regardless of having been vaccinated.
  4. Customers will be required to sanitize their hands/gloves with provided hand sanitizer before entering the Market or wash their hands with soap at the wash station.
  5. Vendor tables will be separated by at least 6 feet.
  6. The Market will have a hand wash stations with jugs, basins, soap, single-use paper towels, a trash bin, hand sanitizer and spray bleach for sanitizing.
  7. No vendor sampling of food or sale/consumption of food will be allowed at the Market
  8. Pets, with the exception of service animals, will not be allowed.
  9. The Board will continue to closely monitor CDC Guidelines for Grocery and Food Retail Workers and the Yavapai County Health Department guidelines for Farmers Markets.

            Jane Davies, Market Manager stated, “With our vendors and customers cooperating together, once again, we can make our Market work!”

The market is also committed to creating a healthier planet earth. For the last three seasons the market has offered reusable cloth bags to their shoppers. The same will apply this year.


The Verde Valley Farmer’s Market is located in downtown Camp Verde, AZ on Hollamon Street in the Ramada across the street from Historic Fort Verde. Due to social distancing, vendor spaces are limited this year. If you are a local grower, though, and are interested in information on how to become a 2021 season vendor, contact Market Manager, Jane Davies at (928) 634-7077.