Calendar of Events

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Dec
9
Mon
TOASTMASTERS OF SEDONA OPEN HOUSE @ THE CHURCH OF CHRIST, 2757 STATE ROUTE 89A, SEDONA. LOOK FOR THE YELLOW SANDWICH BOARD AT THE DRIVEWAY. CALL 818-620-2448 FOR MORE INFORMATION
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm

TOASTMASTERS OF SEDONA IS HOSTING AN OPEN HOUSE ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 9TH AT 6PM.  REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AND THERE WILL BE DRAWINGS FOR DOOR PRIZES.  THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, FREE TO ATTEND, AND EVERYONE IS INVITED!  LOOK FOR THE YELLOW SANDWICH BOARD AT THE DRIVEWAY. CALL 818-620-2448 FOR MORE INFORMATION

Dec
10
Tue
Award-Winning Author Pam Houston Visits Library @ Sedona Public Library
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm

Pam Houston, award winning author, is coming to Sedona Public Library on December 10. Houston is on a national book tour for her latest book, Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country. Well-known for her story collections and novels, Houston has received critical acclaim for her 2019 memoir, and the Library is honored to bring her to the Verde Valley.

This very special event includes a reading, discussion, and a book signing. (The Literate Lizard bookstore will offer books for sale during the event.)  Please join us on Tuesday, December 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Si Birch Community Room at Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. Each event in this series is free and open to all ages. For more information call 928-282-7714 or visit sedonalibrary.org.

In Deep Creek, Houston describes her life on her ranch in Colorado—how she was, and continues to be shaped by the land, people, and animals there. Encompassing Houston’s childhood, her adventures, and her details of everyday life at the ranch, the book tells how Houston carved out a life to support her spirit and her talents, and discovered that she could be the cowboy of her own story.

 

“I know,” she said in a press release, “that when I claimed these 120 acres they also claimed me. We are each other’s mutual saviors.”

 

Houston’s short story collections, Cowboys Are My Weakness, Waltzing the Cat, and A Little More About Me and two novels, Contents May Have Shifted and Sight Hound, have earned her national notoriety. Pam’s stories have been selected for volumes of The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize, Best American Travel Writing, and her story The Best Girlfriend You Never Had was John Updike’s only addition to Best American Short Stories of the Century.  She is a regular contributor to O, the Oprah Magazine, Outside, The New York Times, Bark, More, and many other periodicals.

 

Deep Creek fits perfectly with the Library’s current literary series, “Our Earth, Our Habitat, Our Home,” which celebrates and investigates the stewardship of our environment and preservation of the beautiful landscape we call home. Houston’s latest book raises concern about the many ways we endanger the natural world’s delicate balance. It is also a striking chronicle of recovery from a childhood marked by her parents’ alcoholism and abuse.

 

The LA Times writes of her memoir: “Good writing can make you envious, no matter how foreign the terrain. Other times, you read a good memoir and find yourself wanting to track down the author and become friends. A third kind of book is so insightful and evocative, you shelve it beside other favorite and instructive titles. Deep Creek might just do all three.”

 

She is the winner of the Western States Book Award, the WILLA Award for contemporary fiction, the Evil Companions Literary Award and several teaching awards. Pam teaches in the Low Rez MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, is Professor of English at UC Davis, and co-founder and creative director of the literary nonprofit Writing By Writers.

This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Dec
12
Thu
Skype Course
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm

Prescott Valley Public Library (7401 E. Skoog Blvd) is offering Skype on Thursdays, December 5th & 12th, 2019 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  Skype is the world’s most popular video calling app. This course will cover the types of devices you can use, how to set up an account and add contacts, and how to use Skype to talk with anyone in the world who also has Skype, for free. For more information call 928-759-3040. All computer classes are held in the 2nd floor PC Lab.

Registration required. Please sign up at pvlib.net>Attend>Classes. Classes are held in the 2nd Floor PC Lab. For more information call 928-759-3040.

Thursdays, December 5th & 12th, 2019

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

2nd Floor PC Lab

Dec
13
Fri
“Wildlights and Animal Sights”
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm

Join us this holiday season for our annual “Wildlights and Animal Sights” at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary! The holiday light display will be opened to the public every Friday and Saturday evening from 6:00pm to 9:00pm beginning November 29th through December 28th, 2019.  The park will be lighted with festive holiday decorations and spectacular light displays.

Special event admission fee is $5.00 for members and $8.00 for non-members.  Light concessions will be available during the event times inside as our unique gift shop.  Remember to purchase that special holiday gift while you’re here.  For more information, please call (928) 778-4242.

This event is sponsored by the City of Prescott Office of Tourism, Great Circle Radio and Springhill Suites Marriott.

Also please join us Sunday, December 8th, 2019 for “Santa with the Animals.” Santa will be bringing presents to the animal residents here at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary from 1pm to 3pm! Kids will have their chance to sit on Santa’s lap and let him know what they want for Christmas at the end of the event.

Dec
14
Sat
“Wildlights and Animal Sights”
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm

Join us this holiday season for our annual “Wildlights and Animal Sights” at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary! The holiday light display will be opened to the public every Friday and Saturday evening from 6:00pm to 9:00pm beginning November 29th through December 28th, 2019.  The park will be lighted with festive holiday decorations and spectacular light displays.

Special event admission fee is $5.00 for members and $8.00 for non-members.  Light concessions will be available during the event times inside as our unique gift shop.  Remember to purchase that special holiday gift while you’re here.  For more information, please call (928) 778-4242.

This event is sponsored by the City of Prescott Office of Tourism, Great Circle Radio and Springhill Suites Marriott.

Also please join us Sunday, December 8th, 2019 for “Santa with the Animals.” Santa will be bringing presents to the animal residents here at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary from 1pm to 3pm! Kids will have their chance to sit on Santa’s lap and let him know what they want for Christmas at the end of the event.

Dec
15
Sun
Archaeology Guided Hike at Red Rock State Park
Dec 15 @ 9:17 pm

Archaeology Guided Hike at Red Rock State Park.

Occurs on the Third Sunday of the month, October – May.

Hike start time 1:00 pm.

Dates for the each hike:

10/20/2019

11/17/2019

12/15/2019

01/19/2020

02/16/2020

03/15/2020

04/19/2020

05/17/2020

Red Rock State Park has been a destination for Native Americans for several millennia.  Most of the ancient features found in the park are from the Sinagua culture dating about 1100 to 1425 AD. Come and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park. The hike will identify the various archaeological features visible from park trails and interpret them into the wider context of important regional Sinagua sites.  The guide will also touch on ideas of other cultures that likely have made use of the park’s resources. The hike will last about 1½-2 hours, with an elevation gain of about 250 feet, along easy to moderate trails and may begin with a short presentation in the theater.

Hike is included with park entrance fees. $7.00 ages 14+; $4.00 ages 7-13; free for ages 6 and under. No reservations required. If you have any questions, please call 928-282-6907. Red Rock State Park. 4050 Red Rock Loop Rd. Sedona, AZ.

Dec
16
Mon
‘Firearm Safety: An Informational Presentation, Not a Hands On Training’.  @ Prescott Valley Public Library
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm

The Prescott Valley Public Library (7401 E. Skoog Blvd) is presenting ‘Firearm Safety: An Informational Presentation, Not a Hands On Training’.  This is not a hands on training.  Informational purposes only.  This class will cover: How to safely handle firearms, proper techniques to unload, load and safely store firearms in the home. This presentation will also discuss the differences between pistols, revolvers, semi-automatic pistols, single action and double action, rifles, a short history of firearms, automatic rifles and “Legal for Purchase” AR Series Rifles, and rifles of various designs (bolt action, lever action, etc.) along with shotguns.

Lewis Johnson will be this class presenter.  Mr. Johnson is a retired U.S. Army Veteran: 10 years of various Infantry assignments. He earned his Green Beret and served in many assignments with the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) until his retirement in 1997, then became a Certified Peace Officer. While working Yavapai County Sheriff Office, Mr. Johnson served as a Detention Deputy, Detention Sergeant, Patrol Deputy, Field Training Deputy, SWAT and NARTA Instructor, where he helped design and instruct the Active Shooter training for NARTA, Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Subject Matter Expert in two Law Enforcement Subjects. He holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice, currently conducts private Firearms Training. Some of Mr. Johnson’s certifications include:

AZ POST:

                        Defensive Tactics Instructor

Firearms Instructor

                        Patrol Rifle Instructor

                        Crimes in Progress

                        Police Procedures

                        Physical Fitness Instructor

                        Driving Instructor

                        High Risk Stops Instructor

                        Building Clearing Instructor

National Tactical Officer’s Association:

                        Active Shooter Instructor

            National Rifle Association:

                        Pistol Instructor

                        Rifle Instructor

                        Law Enforcement Precision Rifle Instructor

This event will take place on Monday, December 16, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm and, again, on Monday, January 13th, 2020 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.  Both presentations will be in the 3rd Floor Crystal Room. No registration is needed but space is limited.  For more information call 928-759-3040.

Mondays, December 16th, 2019 & January 13th, 2020

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

3rd Floor Crystal Room

Dec
18
Wed
Historic Downtown Clarkdale Tour @ Clarkdale Historical Society Museum
Dec 18 @ 9:45 am

Visit Clarkdale, AZ  to step back in time during the Clarkdale Historical Society’s guided tour of its historic downtown commercial block and the interior of the Clark Memorial Clubhouse. The educational program, held in partnership with the Town of Clarkdale, provides an introduction to Clarkdale’s history while focusing upon its historic structures built between 1912 – 1927.  Meet your guide at 9:45 on Wednesday, December 18th, at the Clarkdale Historical Society Museum located at 900 First North Street, one block North of the red caboose. Dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes, bring water and allow two hours for the handicap accessible tour. Drop-in’s are welcome!  Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more: 928-649-1198.  There is no charge for the tour, however contributions are gratefully accepted to support the program.

Dec
19
Thu
Guided History Tours of Historic Clark Memorial Clubhouse
Dec 19 @ 9:45 am
Guided History Tours of Historic Clark Memorial Clubhouse

The Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum resumes it tour schedule for the guided history tours of the historic Clark Memorial Clubhouse located in downtown Clarkdale on November 20 and December 19, 2019. Guided walking tours, which are handicap accessible, begin at 9:45am at the museum building located at 900 First North Street, one block north of the red caboose. Allow two hours, bring water, wear comfortable footwear and dress for the weather. There is no charge for the tour, however contributions to support the program are gratefully accepted.  Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more and can be made by contacting [email protected] or 928-649-1196.  Reservations are appreciated for individuals and families, but not required.  Drop-ins are always welcome, especially for visitors from out of state.  The educational program, held in partnership with the Town of Clarkdale, provides an introduction to Clarkdale’s history and focuses upon the structures in its historic district.   The community of Clarkdale was developed by copper king William Andrews Clark in 1912, to provide housing and services for his United Verde Copper Co. mine and smelter operations employees and their families.  It was built during the “City Beautiful” movement and is one of the only planned community developments of the early 1900’s remaining in Arizona.  For more information please visit www.clarkdalemuseum.org.

Compassus Hospice of Sedona, Life After Loss grief support groups: @ Sedona Community Center,
Dec 19 @ 10:30 am
Compassus Hospice of Sedona, Life After Loss grief support groups:
Every Thursday 10:30 – 12:00 at the Sedona Community Center, 2615 Melody Lane, Sedona
2nd and 4th Thursday 10:30 -12:00 at the Cottonwood Library, 100 S 6th St, meeting room A, Cottonwood
This is an open group for anyone who has lost a loved one.