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Birth Month Flowers 
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Astrological Chart 
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Astrology - 12 Houses 
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Open To See Events and Other Special Days Celebrated this Month

February 2023

Birthstone - Amethyst
Astrological Signs - (Aquarius, 1/20 to 2/18) and (Pisces, 2/20 to 3/20)

Flower of the Month - Iris, Violet, and Primrose
The Gardener's Network

“The February sunshine steeps your boughs, tints the buds, and swells the leaves within.”
William C. Bryant

See the City of Sedona
Calendar for Events related to the community.

Want to know more about Astronomy?
Check out the Calendar

Next Mercury Retrograde
The Capricorn Mercury Retrograde
Post-shadow period ends on February 8.
The Pre-Shadow Period for the next Mercury Retrograde starts April 7th, 2023.
On April 21st Mercury goes stationary.

See Mercury Retrograde
For Intensity Periods by date…
More 2024 information will be added in late December 2023.

Special Months Featured

American Health Month
Black History Month
Cat Health Month
Chocolate Lovers Month
National Cherry Month

See more at

For More Special Monthly Celebrations

Holidappy ~ February Dates, Observances, Quotes, Fun Facts, and More…

Additional Bizarre, Unique, and Special Recognition or Holidays

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Groundhog Day!

Sedona Art Walk 5 PM to 8 PM

Jerome Art Walk - Check on status with organizers

Full (Snow) Moon 11:28
See Instructions for "Releasing Negative Energy During The Full Moon

Names of Monthly Full Moon

Happy Birthday Tristan!

Alpha Centaurids Meteor Shower 21:00

Last Day of Post-Shadow Mercury Retrograde

3rd Q Moon -

Happy Valentines Day!
Happy 111th Birthday Arizona! 1912

Happy Birthday Sheri!

President's Day

New Moon
See Instructions for "Setting Intentions in the New Moon"

Ash Wednesday

First Quarter Moon - 1:05

Happy Birthday Song!
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Select the link below to watch an amazing birthday video by Paul McCartney that will put a huge smile on your face! Crank up the volume! It is your special day!!!

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Parks and Recreation 2023 Events and Programs Calendar

Many events and programs that have been postponed or cancelled are in the process of reassessing the health and safety needs of the community. Check with the Parks and Recreation Department for further updates.
Also check with other organizations not affiliated with City of Sedona for more information and future status of respective events and programs.

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Parks and Recreation Office
525 Posse Ground Rd., Sedona AZ 86336: (928) 282-7098
Parks Maintenance Office: (928) 203-5057
Email: SedonaRec@sedonaaz.gov
Report maintenance issues or concerns using Sedona Citizen Connect

It is the mission of the Sedona Parks and Recreation Department to provide diverse year round leisure opportunities.

There are programs for all people. You can check out the facilities here.

Calendar of Events

Sports, Classes, and Camps

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The links below are not affiliated with the City of Sedona Parks and Recreation Department but are available to the residents of Sedona.

AYSO (Soccer) website - (888) 808-5354

Cub Scouts email

Sedona Little League -
Email Coco Minner, (928) 302-8699

Sedona Swordfish Swim Team

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Schedule and Information

Splash Pad: The splash pad located at Sunset Park is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from May 1 through September 30.  Water features are activated on a timer with the push of the button. 

Adult Summer Softball League:  Check with the Parks and Recreation Department for the disposition of Summer Camps in Sedona. 

Summer Camps:   Check with the Parks and Recreation Department for the disposition of additional Summer Camps in Sedona. The current sports, specialty classes and programs are listed below. Updated 2/01/23

British Soccer Camp
Currently Not Available

Lifeguard Courses
Currently Not Available
Open Gym: Pick-Up Basketball & Volleyball


Tennis: Private Lessons

Yappy Hour

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Image courtesy of the YouTube Presentation

Sedona Chamber of Commerce - Aug. 12, 2022 -

Community Pulse
See the Youtube presentation with a link below through SedonaAZ1

NOTE: This post will remain until the next Community Pulse is updated with a new video. Video Link is located at the end.

Next scheduled Community Pulse is February 9, 2023 from 4:00 to 6: pm at SPAC.

Community Pulse for August

Post Date: 08/12/22 sent via C of C email.
SEDONA, Ariz. –

SCC&TB is excited to share the August 2022 Community Pulse event sponsored by APS and recorded by Red Rock TV Channel 16!

This convening of community leaders from around the greater Sedona region will include representatives from the Sedona Chamber, ADOT, Tread lightly, Sedona Airport, and U.S. Forest Service.

Our goal is to provide a forum for sharing factual information related to how we are collaboratively working to address local issues to ensure the balance between a thriving tourism economy and visitor experience with environmental stewardship and quality of life for our residents.

The event is sponsored by Arizona Public Service (APS).

CLICK HERE for a link to the video of the Community Pulse presentation.


Latest Sedona Headline Links


Text to 911

SEDONA - October 2020 - If your mobile device has the function for texting, you can now text to report an emergency. Verde Valley dispatch centers now have the capability to receive and respond to text.


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Looking For A Trail That Meets Your Needs?

Below you will find a link that will help you decide on a the right hike for you. There are sliders for Popular to Hidden Gems - Easy to Difficult - Flat to Elevated - Quick Jaunt to Full Day - Worth A Look to Great Views. After choosing your preference, you will see trails that match your criteria with a percentage (top right of image). Enjoy your hiking experience!
Here is the link for
Sedona Trail Finder.


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Green Comet C/2022 E3 - In Sedona Skies!
The article appears in the Red Rock News website. See the link below.
Link —> News Article

SEDONA, AZ – by Tim Perry Jan 26, 2023
Weather permitting, Sedonans will have a rare chance to spot a comet without the aid of a telescope or binoculars over the next couple of weeks.
According to the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center, comet C/2022 E3 was first detected on March 2, 2022, by the Palomar Mountain Observatory at a distance of approximately 400 million miles from the sun. The comet reached perihelion on Jan. 12, 2023, and is now outbound on its return to the Oort cloud. It will make its closest approach to earth on Wednesday, Feb. 1, passing 26 million miles from our planet.
C/2022 E3 had an apparent magnitude of 17.3 when discovered. By December 2022, it had brightened to magnitude 9. Astronomers expect its brightness to increase to between magnitude 6 and magnitude 5 at closest approach, which should make it visible to the naked eye at dark sky sites such as Sedona. For comparison, Comet NEOWISE, which made its closest approach to earth in July 2020, reached magnitude 1, which is 100 times brighter than C/2022 E3 is expected to become.
Atypically for a visible comet, C/2022 E3 lacks a prominent tail, instead presenting as a diffuse circular cloud. It appears bright green in color in long-exposure images, although this green coloration may not be apparent to naked-eye observers. The green color is due to the comet’s emission of diatomic carbon, which fluoresces when struck by ultraviolet radiation.
C/2022 E3 will appear to move northward between the Big Dipper and Little Dipper as it makes its closest approach to earth. Photo courtesy JPL/NASA.
For viewers looking to locate the comet in the night sky, on Jan. 26 and 27, C/2022 E3 will pass to the east of the Little Dipper’s bowl, and on Feb. 1, at the time of its closest approach, it will be within the constellation Camelopardalis. By Feb. 5, it will be just to the west of Capella. Excessive moonlight is likely to interfere with observations after Jan. 28. After Feb. 10, the comet should be visible between twilight and 11 p.m. without lunar interference.
Astronomers are currently unsure about C/2022 E3’s future course. Initial observations suggested it had an orbital period of around 50,000 years, meaning it has not been seen by human eyes since the Upper Paleolithic, at the same time that humans were beginning to develop art, technology and social systems. However, more recent observations indicate that C/2022 E3 is on a parabolic orbit and will escape the solar system altogether unless its orbit is subsequently altered by outgassing or gravitational perturbations in the Oort cloud.

Sedona Food Bank continues to help end hunger

SEDONA, Ariz. 12/01/22 – The Sedona Food Bank continues to assist community hunger needs and help keep the Sedona Food Bank shelves stocked. Bashas' will host a food drive at the See's Candy trailer from December 9th thru December 24th.
Hours: Monday to Saturday 11a to 4p and Sundays 12 noon to 3p.

Other Donation Barrel Locations can be found on the website —>
Click Here.

Desired food donations include non-expired items such as cereal, canned soup, peanut butter, brown rice, pasta, bottled and canned sauces, canned fruit and vegetables, broth and stock, and condiments.  

This is an Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Program learn more at this link —>
Click Here.

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Sedona - October, 2021

Dining - Restaurant Information

Restaurants are open for dine-in if they choose to have service. The link below will provide a list of restaurants with hours of operation as well as food service options. There is a phone number and Web information. SCR means that the establishment has taken the Safe.Clean.Ready Pledge.

Holiday Dining is also listed in the link below

Find Restaurant Information Here

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Splash pad image courtesy of Sedona Parks and Recreation and City of Sedona eNotifications. Other information taken from webpage.
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