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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

December 2022

Birthstone - Blue Zircon
Astrological Signs - (Sagittarius, 11/22 to 12/21) and (Capricorn, 12/22 to 1/19)

Flower of the Month - Poinsettia
The Gardener's Network

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold. ”

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

Next Mercury Retrograde
Next pre-shadow start December 29th, 2022
- more to follow…

See Mercury Retrograde
For Intensity Periods by date…
More 2022 information will be added in late December.

Special Months Featured

Operation Santa Paws
The Christmas and Holiday Season
Safe Toys Month
Universal Human Rights Month

See more at

For More Special Monthly Celebrations

Additional Bizarre, Unique, and Special Recognition or Holidays

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Holiday Central Sedona
Gemini's Meteor Shower goes from Dec 1 to Dec 24. Peak in 14th

Sedona Art Walk 5 PM to 8 PM

Jerome Art Walk - Check on status with organizers

Remembering Jack Moran - 2007


Full Moon 9:09
See Instructions for "Releasing Negative Energy During The Full Moon

Pearl Harbor Attacked

Cold Moon

Remembering Ray Sperry - 2000

Gemini's Meteor Shower

3rd Q Moon -

3rd Q Moon 1:56a
David Moran - Birthday

Winter Solstice 8:59a

John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) - Assassination 1963


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

Christmas Eve
Anniversary of Sheri and Ricks First Date in 1970!

Merry Christmas!

New Year's Eve
Last Day of 2022

2023 - Happy New Year's Day - 2023

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 2022 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 12/01/22

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.

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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Verde Shuttle has Reinstated Full Service
The article appears on the Verde Shuttle website. See the link below.

COTTONWOOD, AZ – The Transit Department for the City of Cottonwood is excited to announce we are now fully staffed. The Verde Shuttle has reinstated full-service routes, which includes the late-night buses. According to Transportation Manager Lisa Boring, “Verde Shuttle will return to operating just as it did before the cutbacks.”

Peak Days for the Verde Shuttle are considered Wednesday – Sunday and the buses will run approximately every 45 minutes from 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Monday – Tuesday the buses will run every 90 minutes from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The regular fare for riding the Verde Shuttle Commuter from Cottonwood to Sedona is $2.00, while trips within Sedona are $1.00.

The Transit Department would like to thank all of our passengers for their patience during this time until we were able to get back to full service.

For more information about the routes and fares, visit www.verdeshuttle.com or contact the Transit Office at
(928) 634-2287.

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.
The COVID-19 information and website links are courtesy of the Government of Sedona, Yavapai County, and State of Arizona. You can find out more at the
Sedona Government page.
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