Calendar of Events

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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! 

The Verde River: Aorta of the Mogollon Highlands @ Prescott Public Library
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Verde River: Aorta of the Mogollon Highlands @ Prescott Public Library

Join Bob Ellis, Executive Director of the Natural History Institute, as he describes the natural history and importance of the Verde River and the unique qualities of the Mogollon Highlands ecoregion.

This is an in-person event and capacity is limited. Face coverings are strongly advised. The program will also be available on Zoom. Registration is required.

Prescott Public Library brings you the discovery of ideas, the joy of reading and the power of information.  Check the library’s online events calendar at<<>>, or call 928.777.1526 for more information.

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

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.

McMillan Mesa Hike with Willow Bend Environment Center @ Buffalo Park
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am

Willow Bend, in partnership with City of Flagstaff’s Open Space Program and with generous funding from the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire, will be leading FREE guided family-focused tours of McMillan Mesa. Tours will include a short hike and fun hands on outdoor focused activities for the whole family. Learn about urban forestry, open space, wildlife and more!

Meet at 10AM in Buffalo Park, (2400 N Gemini Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86004). Meet near the entrance, by the buffalo.

Please wear comfortable shoes, bring sunscreen a hat and plenty of water. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch and hang out after the program.

For inquiries or more information please contact Sylvia Struss at [email protected] or 928-814-8894.

The event is FREE but registration is required.  Register here:

RADIO STATION APPEARANCE-Yavapai College Skilled Trades Center Open House @ Yavapai College, Verde Valley Campus
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Yavapai Broadcasting’s The Q  102.9 and KVRD 105.7 FM for a spin on the prize wheel and the open house of the new Skilled Trades Center!

Open House on Sat., August 7, 10 a.m.-Noon at our Verde Valley Skilled Trades Center & Other New Programs

Come see YC at our Open House scheduled for Saturday, August 7 at 10 a.m. at our new Verde Valley Campus. Get a personal tour of our new Skilled Trades Center, Health and Technical Education programs, Brewing program, and Greenhouse. Learn more about academics, financial aid, and scholarship information available.

Tour our new Brewing facility and learn more about the Brewing Technology Certificate that will be offered beginning fall 2021.

Join us August 7th to meet our staff and faculty members and learn more about these programs and visit our new labs!

  • New Greenhouse used in the Horticulture Program
  • New Nursing Labs
  • New Phlebotomy Lab
  • New Fabrication Lab that houses CNC and Pre-Engineering
  • New lab space for EMT program

601 W Black Hills Dr.
Clarkdale, AZ 86324

“ALL ABOARD!’ Learn the history of early Verde Valley Railroads @ Clemenceau Heritage Museum
Aug 7 @ 11:30 am
JULY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31;  AUGUST 7, 14, 21, 28;  SEPTEMBER 4, 11, 18, 25;    SATURDAY’S;  11:30-2:30
“ALL ABOARD!’ Learn the history of early Verde Valley Railroads
Saturday’s are family days!  All generations are welcome at the Clemenceau Heritage Museum located at 1 North Willard Street -on the Mingus and Willard roundabout in Cottonwood, AZ.  Discover the Verde Valley Railroad Diorama Exhibit. See the trains running! Hear the whistles blow while ‘engineers’ narrate the railroad history from early mining days to the present. Stay to browse other exhibits of early living in the Valley. This program is partially guided and self-guided. A handout of education materials assists the visit and provided activities to take home.
“Fool Me Twice!” with Michael Peach @ Sedona Heritage Museum,
Aug 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Charge: $6/adults

More info: Call 928-282-7038,

           “Fool Me Twice!” at the Museum with Michael Peach

             The Sedona Heritage Museum presents Michael Peach in a performance of his new original show “Fool Me Twice!” on Saturday, August 7 at 1:30 p.m.

            Poet and historical researcher, Peach will present his new program inspired by his investigations into Sedona and Arizona history. Mike began doing his living history programs at the Sedona Heritage Museum back in 2000, and over the years, Sedona audiences have grown to love his style of blending original ‘cowboy’ poetry, tall tales, and historical humor as he exposes local mythology and takes a tongue-in-cheek look at quirky incidents from the past using jokes, storytelling, and first person narrative. As is customary with Mike’s shows, this one incorporates the spirit of the Old West with selections like this:

“When dudes come out west, the thing they like best is playing cowboy for their own entertainment. But the hard-working hands can lay their own plans to reciprocate on that arrangement. For one of the joys of some real cowboys is putting one over on dudes. Spinning tall tales, blowing wind in their sails, and adopting profane attitudes.”

You’ll laugh at outrageous vintage press releases, proselytizing train robbers, fraudulent miners, local pranksters, and a publicity-hungry huckster. You’ll also hear about Sedona’s historical and contemporary connections to the world of Walt Disney.

Peach is very excited to return to the Museum for his first show since last year’s Covid shutdown, and he looks forward to seeing his history-loving friends both old and new.

            Peach is an award-winning actor and playwright and his shows have long been a favorite of university, state and national parks, and historically-oriented audiences.

            The show is about an hour long. Tickets are $6, with children under 12 free.  Museum admission is separate.

            The Sedona Heritage Museum is located at 735 Jordan Rd in Jordan Park in Uptown.  It is open daily from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Museum’s exhibits include stories of area pioneers, movies made in Sedona, cowboy life, vintage vehicles and antique orchard and fruit processing equipment demonstrations. The red rock home and fruit packing shed along with the tractor shed are listed on the National Historic Register. For more information about this show or the Museum, call 928-282-7038.

Aug 10 @ 9:59 pm
JULY 6, 13, 20, 27;  AUGUST 3, 10, 17, 24, 31;  SEPTEMBER 7, 14, 21, 28;    TUESDAY’S;  9:30-11:30
JULY 7, 14, 21, 28;  AUGUST 4, 11, 18, 25;  SEPTEMBER 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;     WEDNESDAY’S; 9:30-11:30
Young children ages three to six, accompanied by an adult, may drop in to explore exhibits at the Clemenceau Heritage Museum located at 1 North Willard Street -on the Mingus and Willard roundabout in Cottonwood, AZ. Visits are self-guided, moving at the child’s pace. A hand-out of educational materials assists the visit and provides activities to take home.
Bird Walks @ Red Rock State Park
Aug 11 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Bird Walks at 7:00 AM – August 11th, 14th, 25th, 28th
Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a guided walk
appropriate for beginner and advanced birders. No
reservations necessary. The greatest diversity of bird species
can be found in the riparian area next to Oak Creek or along
the field behind the Visitor Center. The Audubon Society has
designated Red Rock State Park as part of the Lower Oak
Creek Important Birding Area (IBA) because of the many
species that live or visit here. Please meet up with the leader
on the viewing deck above the Visitor Center. If birding on
your own, the Hummingbird Patio with bird feeding stations is
an excellent spot to start your tour. Another good viewing point is the Visitor Center roof.
(Seasonal Bird Walk Times: 9:00 AM – December, January, and February; 8:00 AM – March,
April, May, September, October, November; 7:00 AM – June, July, August;)
Bird walks are only available on select dates, check the website for upcoming dates