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October 5: SGA Hosts Stunning 1st Friday Tour 

Sedona’s finest art galleries invite you to enjoy an evening of openings, special guests and artists receptions at their monthly 1st Friday Gallery Tour on October 5,  from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. All guests are welcome to attend free of charge and enjoy the Sedona Trolley, which does continuous loops to all locations.  For more information on the SGA you can find them on Facebook or visit

Two Icons Celebrated at Lanning Gallery

A rare exhibit of remaining works by famed Taos artist Bill Rane (1927-2005) show along with the intaglios of esEteemed local artist Bonnie Burkee as a “1st Friday” reception opens Bill Rane Retrospective & Bonnie Burkee Intaglio from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, October 5. Rane’s long-time wife Judith and Burkee both speak at 6 pm. Read long article on Facebook (/LanningGallerySedona), see photos and share your thoughts. Lanning Gallery, 928/282-6865,

Mummy’s Bundle Trunk Show at Turquoise Tortoise Gallery

On “1st Friday,” October 5, an artist reception from 5:00 – 8:00 pm opens “Treasures of Mummy’s Bundle.” Co-founder and Designer Mary Hancock will be on-hand to answer questions as she unveils the latest relic-inspired pieces from this nationally known local jewelry line. Exhibition through October 14. See photos and a long article on Facebook (/TurquoiseTortoiseGallerySedona) and share your thoughts! Call (928) 282-2262, or visit

October 5: Celebrate Local Artists at Rowe Fine Art Gallery

Make Rowe Fine Art Gallery your first stop during the 1st Friday Gallery Tour on October 5 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, and meet seven Sedona painters, sculptors, jewelers and graphite artists. With so many award-winning artists in the same room, it’s sure to be a lively evening! Rowe Fine Art is located under the bell tower at Tlaquepaque. For more information visit

October 5: Celebrate Tibetan Traditions at Azadi Fine Rugs

On Friday, October 5 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, AZADI Fine Rugs will kick off their month long exhibition, “Sacred Tibetan Traditions: Contemporary Transitions” during the SGA 1st Friday Gallery Tour. In the Tibetan tradition each knot contains a prayer which is seen as a offering of peace and compassion to the world around them. Renowned for their beauty and exquisite craft authentic rugs are treasured by collectors internationally. Refreshing beverages will be served.

October 5: Cowboys & Indians at Goldenstein Gallery

On Friday, October 5 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm Goldenstein Gallery kicks off their 8th Annual Cowboys and Indians Show during the SGA 1st Friday Gallery Tour. Among the stars in the show are painters David DeVary and Carla Romero and sculptors Upton Ethelbah, Star York, Kevin McCarthy. There will be refreshing beverages and live western music by local favorites Frost and Frost who will be in full cowboy regalia!  For more information call (928) 204-1765, or visit

October 5: Don Schairer Featured at Pop Up Sedona Gallery

Mr. Schairer’s watercolors of woodland waterfalls, majestic red rocks and other subjects will be exhibited, and he will be present at the venue’s free First Friday reception from 5:00 – 8:00 pm on October 5, to meet the public and chat about his work. Pop-UP Gallery is located on the upper courtyard of Hillside Sedona Center, at 671 SR 179. For more information visit or call (928) 282-8143.

October 6: Cliff Castle Casino Hotel presents Rocktober 

Rock the night away on Saturday, October 6 in the Stargazer Pavilion. The Rocktober Concert features three 80’s icons in one night! Berlin featuring Terri Nunn; Patty Smyth and Scandal and the Greg Kihn Band. Tickets start at just $30 and are available at The Castle Club or online at Buy your tickets at the Castle club on Ladies night every Thursday between 5:00 pm – 12:00 am and save $5!

October 6: Flagstaff Oktoberfest

Peak Events is proud to present the 4th Annual Flagstaff Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 6 at Wheeler Park.  The Festival will run from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm and feature cold beer, contests, tasty food, a kid’s area with free root beer floats, and great music.  $5 for a pair of glasses admission, with proceeds benefitting the Sunrise Lions Club. Visit

October 6: Sherman Loy Cowboy Cookout
The Sedona Heritage Museum, located Museum in Jordan Historical Park on 735 Jordan Road, will host a cowboy cookout dinner on Saturday, October 6.  Professional award-winning Dutch oven cook, Grant Smith, grandson of Oak Creek Canyon pioneers Linc and Addie Smith and son of Ira and Elsie Smith, will be serving beef and all the fixin’s, like biscuits, potatoes, beans, dessert and cowboy coffee.  Tickets are limited and available now for $25 per person.  For more tickets or information call (928) 282-7038.

October 6: Verde Valley Senior Center’s Golf Tournament

“Tee Off” at the 5th Annual Verde Valley Senior Center’s Golf Tournament on Saturday, October 6 at the Verde Santa Fe Golf Club. Sign-in at 8:00 am, cost for a single player is $85.00, for a 4-some is $340.00 includes green and cart fees, lunch buffet and goodie bags. The Hole in One prize is a 2011 Chrysler 200, furnished by Oxendale Chrysler Dodge Jeep. For sponsorship opportunities call (928) 634-5450 or email

October 6: Grape Stomp 5K Run/Walk

Join the 3rd Annual Grape Stomp 5K taking place in Old Town Cottonwood on Saturday, October 6, to benefit the Arizona Wine Growers Association. Registration is $35.00 and is available at or Friday evening at Red Rooster Café. Please visit the website or call (928) 567-2840, ext. 204.

October 6: Alcantara Vineyard Harvest Festival

On Saturday, October 6, from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, enjoy the Alcantara Vineyard Harvest Festival. Costs are $45.00 per person or $40.00 for members. Entry includes festival poster, t-shirt, wine glass, tasting, and lunch. You will also receive access to live music, vendors, a chocolate fountain, cigar bar and more! Call (928) 649 8463 for more information.

October 6-8: Arts and Crafts Show to Benefit Animals

On Saturday, October 6 through Monday, October 8 is the last of three art shows of the fall season and for the year for Red Rose. The event will be held from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Free parking and free admission. Located at Saddlerock on SR 89A next to Olde Sedona. All proceeds from the event go to benefit animal rescue. For information visit or call (928) 282-5278.

October 7: Sedona Historical Society Hosts Annual Pioneer & Community Picnic
The Sedona Historical Society hosts its annual pioneer and community picnic at Indian Gardens Park in Oak Creek Canyon on Sunday, October 7 at 12:00 pm.  The lunch and program is open to anyone interested in meeting Sedona pioneers and learning local history.  This is a potluck.  Please bring a dish to share.  A meat entree and beverages provided. After lunch will be story-telling of early Sedona life and times, especially the old skating rink. Call (928) 282-7038.