Summer Savings and Special Activities
Camp Out In The Wild June 3rd
Meet Baby Marmoset Sampson
One day while waiting in a airport between flights, I got wandering around and I saw sockets where you could charge up your electronic devices in a jiffy. The second that I read the sign it triggered my mind into thinking about how greatly Sedona has that exact same ability to charge human batteries in that same jiffy way. Just walking the public sacred Red Rock Mountain trails within the city is breathtaking enough. The beauty will transform any current uncomfortable situation life has placed on your path and make it tender to digest and learn from.
Folks… I know that I am in the self-help and new-age industry as a spiritual teacher and love doing spiritual land tours here in Sedona, but listen…you don’t need me or anyone else for that matter to come and connect yourself back together in a place like this! All you have to do is what perhaps you wish that you could tell others and simply go “take a hike”!
Sedona’s beauty alone can heal and override any memory in need of being forgotten from time to time and replace anger with peace and hate with love.
Come visit Sedona and let it take your breath away!!!
The Jerome Chamber of Commerce is preparing its yearly exploration of the back streets of this historic mining town with the 52nd Annual Home and Building Tour. Save the dates of May 20-21, 2017 for a look at some never before shown gems in the mile-high town.
Visitors may have wondered about the large building on Hill Street on the way up to the Grand Hotel. The owners of the Clubhouse will open their doors for a preview of this amazing structure. Originally a hospital, in 1928 the mining company decided to create a clubhouse for employees and residents of Jerome and Clarkdale. There was a modern library, ballroom, meeting rooms, kitchen, ladies lounge and cloakroom. The building is about to be renovated into beautiful condos and guests will have a tour of the spaces before their transformation. Six more homes are on the tour including a charming small house on The Boardwalk.
Park out at the 300 level and a bus will bring you to town for your tickets. The Tour starts with ticket sales at Spook Hall on Hull Avenue. As last year, adults will pay $20 and $10 for kids. Free for children under 3. There will be lots of steps (not handicapped accessible) so wear comfortable shoes and prepare for an adventure. Three of the venues by the Clubhouse are close enough to walk from one to the next. Then board a van to be driven to a home in The Gulch. Back in the van, you will be driven to the North/Dundee area for a look at 3 more homes, all filled with charm and loving attention to detail.
The tour takes approximately 2-3 hours. Click here for advance tickets sales or call the Jerome Chamber at 928.634.2900.
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present three films in celebration of Sedona Wolf Week on Thursday and Friday, April 20 and 21 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. The event will include the Sedona premieres of “Living With Wolves” and “Gray Area” on Thursday, and the encore return of “Medicine of the Wolf” for two screenings on Friday. The event will feature a special appearance by wolf pups (Thor, Loki, Kona and Taboo) along with Apex Protection Project founders Paula Ficara and Steve Wastell.
The Sedona International Film Festival presents a free screening of “Living With Wolves” as the kick-off event for Sedona Wolf Week. The film is narrated by Liev Schreiber.
Wolves have been characterized as ruthless animals with no characteristics other than the lust for blood. Determined to break this misconception, documentary filmmakers Jim and Jaime Dutcher spent six years living with an untamed pack of them in the wilderness of Idaho.
Wolves are indeed predators capable of tearing a man to pieces but as the Dutchers gain the trust of the pack they somewhat become a part of it and are allowed to see the intimate traits of these extremely intelligent animals.
A wolf documentary that breaks all boundaries and reveals the details of life in a wolf pack, “Living With Wolves” is a heartwarming film between human and predator. Stunning cinematography will give you a new perception of this iconic animal.
The Dutchers are offering this movie for free admission as it is their goal to generate awareness of and educate people on the true nature of wolves.
Thursday, April 20 at 7 pm
The premiere screening of “Gray Area” will feature a special introduction and Q&A with filmmaker Alan Lacy.
In the American Southwest, a unique species of wolf unlike any other is making a comeback. Considered extinct nearly 40 years ago, the little known Mexican gray wolf has slowly pulled back from the very brink — against all odds.
From a founding population of just seven animals, this species has slowly grown to a current wild population of approximately 100, only to face a new threat from within: its own genetics. As part of a bold recovery mission, one lone wolf is given a chance to offer new hope for the survival of her species.
In telling this story, narrated by Chris Morgan, “Gray Area” explores whether there can be a balanced and sustainable future where ranchers, conservationists, locals, and biologists alike can coexist with this apex predator.
For first-time filmmaker Lacy, the vision of the film was to present all sides of the issue and what the future may hold for this wolf species.
MEDICINE OF THE WOLF
Encore screenings with wolf pups in attendance
Friday, April 21 at 4 and 7 pm
“Medicine of the Wolf” is back by popular demand for Sedona Wolf Week after sold-out screenings last spring. The event will feature a special appearance by wolf pups (Thor, Loki, Kona and Taboo) along with Apex Protection Project founders Paula Ficara and Steve Wastell.
In this beautiful and important documentary, filmmaker Julia Huffman travels to Minnesota and into wolf country to pursue the deep intrinsic value of brother wolf and our forgotten promise to him.
“Medicine of the Wolf” will take viewers on a journey to understand the powerful relationship that we have with the wolf by interviewing prominent people who represent the different levels of connection to this ancient and iconic species — from Ojibwe creation stories that reflect our interconnectivity to all things, to a lifetime of observations of a complex and dynamic family unit, to a wolf scientist expressing his layered findings in an over 50 year study of the delicate web that wolves weave into our ecosystem.
“Medicine of the Wolf” centers on the remarkable, world-renowned environmentalist and National Geographic photographer Jim Brandenburg, who has photographed, studied and been on the ground with wolves for 45 years — longer than anyone in history. As our guide, Brandenburg enables us to see the world of the wolf as we have never seen it before. The film also has a crucial message for us: The gray wolf must be preserved on the endangered species list.
Apex Protection Project, and wolf pups Thor, Loki, Kona and Taboo will be in the theater for a short presentation and Q & A following both screenings.
All screenings will take place at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Thursday and Friday, April 20 and 21. Tickets are free for “Living With Wolves” and $12, or $9 for Film Festival members for “Gray Area” and “Medicine of the Wolf”. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.
The Verde Valley is well known birding hot spot. In past years, almost 200 different species have been sighted and recorded, including herons, cardinals, tanagers, warblers, hawks and egrets to name only a few.
The festival celebrates nature with workshops and field trips for all levels of birding experience, where expert guides take visitors to the area’s many excellent birding hot spots. There will also be a Free Family Nature Fair taking place on Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm featuring games & activities, and free walks and presentations! The Festival will be taking place this year at the beautiful Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood, Arizona, about 20 minutes from Sedona.
The Festival has been attracting hundreds of birders to the Verde River Valley for over 15 years now and due to the popularity of this event we highly recommend that if you are interested in participating in the Birding and Nature Festival, register early, the tours and events fill up quickly!
To register for festival to learn more about the events taking place please visit the Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival website.
Red Rock Magic Trolley tours of Sedona are an easy and fun way to see a whole lot of Sedona. They are a great introduction to the beauty, culture, and sights of this breathtaking and magical town. You will be entertained and informed by fun and knowledgeable guides. They’ll tell you all about Sedona, share some stories, point out all the sights and enjoy answering your questions.
Red Rock Magic Trolley offers 3 different tours ranging from 55 to 85 minutes in length. Their depot is in Uptown Sedona at 252 North State Route 89. You can drop in and get on the next tour, call them at 9283821.6706 and reserve in advance, or book online.
Enjoy your own private retreat with outdoor gardens, hot tub and fountains and a unique menu of Desert Nature Body Treatments and Native American inspired Spa Rituals, restorative facials and a full nail service. In our Spa we use organic, wildcrafted and indigenous products to honor this land we live in and uphold the pure essence of nature.
Sedona’s New Day Spa is right in the heart of West Sedona. Call now for your appointment! (928) 282 7502