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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

May 2023

Birthstone - Emerald
Astrological Signs - (Taurus. 4/20 to 5/20) thru (Gemini, 5/21 to 6/20)

Flower of the Month - Lilly of the Valley
The Gardener's Network

"All things seem possible in May"
Edwin Way Teale

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 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.

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Arthritis Awareness Month
Better Sleep Night Month
National Walking Month
Women's Health Care Month

See more at

For More Special Monthly Celebrations

Additional Bizarre, Unique, and Special Recognition or Holidays

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May Day!

Mercury Goes Direct

Cinco de Mayo
Flower Moon 22:34
See Instructions for "Releasing Negative Energy During The Full Moon

Names of Monthly Full Moon

Sedona Art Walk 5 PM to 8 PM

Jerome Art Walk - Check on status with organizers

3rd Q Moon - 7:28

Happy Mother's Day!


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

Remembering Grace Sperry

First Quarter Moon - 8:22

Memorial Day

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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Sedona Chamber of Commerce - May 5, 2023

Post Date: 05/05/23 sent via C of C email.
SEDONA, Ariz. –

The Phoenix-based Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1948 as a statewide advocate for Hispanic businesses and more than 2 million Arizona Hispanic consumers. They want to promote the prosperity of the state and nation by providing a conduit to the growing Hispanic community in Arizona and assisting Sedona businesses in connecting with an increasingly diverse and global marketplace.
Join us on May 16 as Eric McIntosh, Senior Director of Business Growth from the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will introduce new ways of navigating the twists and turns of business ownership. Eric will inform our Strategies for Success attendees on how to define a mission and a mindset that responds to disruption with versatility and agility.
You don’t have to be a member to attend. Please RSVP if you would like to attend.

Michelle Conway, President & CEO


Latest Sedona Headline Links


Image courtesy of the Sedona Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau

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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Red Dirt Concert Series
The article appears in an email from the Sedona Chamber of Commerce
Link —> See Dates and Participants here

SEDONA, AZ – May 5, 2023
Hosted by the City of Sedona Department of Parks and Recreation
FRIDAYS in May and September 2023
May 5, 2023 - 5 p to 7:30 p May 12, 19, and 26, 2023 -
5:30 p to 7:30 p
September 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2023 -
5:00 p to 7:00 p
Posse Grounds Pavilion 525 Posse Ground Road Sedona, AZ 86336
Only ADA Service dogs are welcome at this event.
 May 5 
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm (this is a special kick-off at 5 pm)
Saith Band with show opener Damiyr 
 May 12
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Rooster Blackspur 
 May 19
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Foxy Koshka 
 May 26 
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Rivers Run Wild 
 September 1
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Him & Me 
 September 8 
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Sugar Moon 
 September 15
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Local Honey 
 September 22
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Big Daddy D & the Dynamites with opener Jeanie Carroll 
 September 29
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The Electric Harp Guitar Group 
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City passes new ordinance for feeding and protection of wildlife

Article courtesy of City of Sedona…

SEDONA, Ariz. 05/04/23 –  SEDONA, Ariz. – On April 11, 2023, Sedona’s City Council passed a new wildlife feeding ordinance intended to provide guidelines and rules for the safe feeding of wildlife in an effort to protect the welfare and safety of both the public and wildlife.
Highlights of the ordinance include:

  • It is unlawful for any person to intentionally, knowingly or recklessly feed wildlife or to attract wildlife by placing/leaving edible material in a location accessible to wildlife, such as in a trash can or left out as animal food. This includes, but is not limited to feeding javalinas, skunks and coyotes.
  • There are exemptions for safe and responsible feeding of birds, squirrels, horses and domestic animals like dogs and cats. An example is a bird feeder placed at least four feet above the ground.
  • Fines will be given for repeat violations after receiving a written warning. Fines range from $150 to $500.
  • The ordinance becomes effective on May 11, 2023.
Background Feeding wildlife can attract animals that are not accustomed to interacting with humans, which can result in damage to property, bites or attacks, and may be an annoyance to property owners. The intentional, negligent or reckless placing or storing of edible material or garbage contributes to these issues and the frequency of wildlife/human contact.
Wildlife needs to depend on their own ability to find and utilize natural foods. Human food is usually not formulated to be eaten by wildlife and can be unhealthy for the animals. Feeding wildlife can concentrate wildlife in small areas and increase animal-to-animal contact, which can lead to the spreading of diseases and parasites, such as distemper and rabies. Rabies is relatively common in the skunks, foxes, and raccoons in the Sedona area.
More information Remember to keep wildlife wild and for information about living with wildlife, go to the Arizona Game and Fish website at www.azgfd.com/wildlife-conservation/living-with-wildlife/. Read the wildlife feeding ordinance here: https://www.sedonaaz.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/49095/638169973412130000.  

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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.

Find Restaurant Information Here

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Sedona Government page.
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