Flourish: The Art of Life on Earth
This event is being held at the Mesa Arts Center from 6-10 p.m. and is inspired by Flora & Fauna, one of the five exhibitions opening at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum this fall. The event will examine the world we live in through art, entertainment, food, drink and more. The event is free. For more information, visit https://www.mesaartscenter.com/seasonkickoff.
The 2019 Great American Seed Up
This event is centered around seed diversity and is held as a way to educate and to give farmers and gardeners a chance to collect, preserve, and learn more about local seeds. On Friday, there will be a presentation by Kimber Lanning, and on Saturday there will be classes all day. Pre-registration costs $7.50 (per person/per event). For more information, visit https://greatamericanseedup.org.
Star Party at Homolovi State Park
Starting 30 minutes after sunset at Homolovi State Park’s Visitor Center Museum and Observatory, this star party is free with admission and will include a chance for participants to experience and learn more about celestial objects from planets, nebulas, stars, and more through a variety of telescopes. For more information, visit https://www.visitarizona.com/events/nature-and-science/star-party-at-homolovi-state-park-september-2019.
Fall Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market
Held at WestWorld in Scottsdale, this vintage market will feature more than 150 curators selling handmade, local products. The market will also feature games, food trucks, live music and more. It offers the chance to buy sustainable items, including everything from vases, bowls, books furniture, and more. A portion of the profits go to Mission One Sewing Project in Kijabe Town in Kenya. Ticket prices start at $8, depending on the day and time. For more information and a complete list of vendors, visit www.junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com.
Arizona School Garden Sustainability Summit
This Garden Sustainability Summit will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the East Valley Institute of Technology. Workshops, keynotes, breakout sessions and more. For more information and to register, visit
Morning Coffee with Local First Arizona
From 8-9:30 a.m. at Pitch, Local First Arizona is offering the opportunity for business professionals in the legal and financial industries to hear guest speakers talk about new trends in marketing and business. The event is open to members of Local First Arizona and officials from OneAZ Credit Unit, Cities West Media, and anyone interested in these fields. To register and for more information, visit https://www.localfirstaz.com/events/morning-coffee-with-local-first-arizona.
Arizona Forward’s 39th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards & 50th Anniversary Gala
Starting at 5:30 p.m. at Arizona Biltmore Resort’s McArthur Ballroom, Arizona Forward celebrates its five decades of successful, important work. The organization has also been accepting entries since early June of completed projects centered on the goal of sustainability, and the winner will be announced at the event. For more information and tickets, visit https://arizonaforward.org/.
Sedona Cleanup Event
Keep Nature Wild joined with Cheers of Sedona and Slide Rock State Park for a cleanup event. It will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. While the event will mostly be centered around Slide Rock State Park, a few other heavier traffic areas will also be cleaned after. For more information, visit https://visitsedona.com/events-calendar/sedona-cleanup-event/.
Flavor, Northern Arizona Food & Wine Festival
From 1-7 p.m. at Warner’s Nursery & Landscape Co. in Flagstaff, this event focuses on bringing awareness to Arizona vintners, restaurateurs, retail vendors, and Northern Arizona. Participants will be able to sample local wine, learn about the winemaking process in Arizona. Created by Local First Arizona, tickets for this event range from $35-$50. For more information and to buy tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flavor-northern-arizona-food-wine-festival-tickets-65854465479.
Becoming an Outdoors Woman
In Prescott, Camp Friendly Pines will be hosting a workshop for women ages 18 and older that teaches basic outdoor skills in a fun non-threatening environment, including sessions on fishing, hunting, kayaking, hiking, rappelling, camping, GPS and more. At night, there will be time for entertainment and fun. The $270 fee also includes meals and lodging at the camp. For more information and to register, visit https://www.visitarizona.com/events/nature-and-science/becoming-an-outdoors-woman-september.
Full Moon Hike
This hike will be held at Sedona’s Red Rock State Park at 5:30 p.m., and will be led by a professional naturalist to give hikers the chance to watch the sunset and moon rise in one of the most beautiful parts of Arizona. The naturalist will talk about archaeology, geology, botany and wildlife. The hike will take about 2.5 hours, covers two miles, and costs $5 to reserve your spot, as well as a $7 fee upon arrival. The hike will be limited to 75 hikers. For more information, visit https://www.visitarizona.com/events/nature-and-science/full-moon-hike-september-red-rock-state-park.
9.11 Tower Challenge
At this event at Gila River Arena in Glendale, complete the 2,071 stair climb to honor those who fell during the 9/11 attacks. The price to participate is $35 and includes access to the course, a T-shirt, and a swag bag. The profits will go towards the 100 Club of Arizona & Fighter Country Partnership. For more information, visit https://aot-visitarizona.s3.amazonaws.com/f7529599a3064354689c691964384bee.pdf.
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