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Sedona Eye on Spring in the Park

Sedona Celebration of Spring

Sedona AZ (March 14, 2012) – Earlier this month, the Sedona Eye reported that the City of Sedona Parks and Recreation department will host events offering city residents and guests opportunities to enjoy its community parks. During the months of March and April, Sedona Parks and Recreation has scheduled two Astronomy workshops, and the popular especially for children Celebration of Spring at west Sedona Posse Grounds Park.

Participants will experience viewing the Sedona night sky and all its wonders through the lens of a telescope. World renowned Astro-photographer, Dennis Young, will present a night sky astronomy workshop and photography presentation before heading outdoors to view the dark sky through the lenses of three different telescopes. The workshop is free and promises views of the Moon, Venus, Mars, deep sky galaxies, star clusters, exploding stars, constellations, and more.

Tickets are required for the popular Celebration of Spring event. A children’s carnival and Easter egg hunt will kick off the four hour spring celebration featuring pony rides, a petting zoo, and more. Food and interactive displays will be available while children (ages 1 to 8) hunt for Easter eggs as others (ages 9-12) search for clues during a scavenger hunt. Ticket sales begin March 26, 2012 at the City of Sedona Parks and Recreation department, 102 Roadrunner Drive, west Sedona and, if the same as years before, tickets will sell out quickly.

Looking for something to do on Earth Day? Experience viewing the sun and its solar flares through the lens of a telescope in a Sedona park.

Astronomers of the Verde Valley president, J. D. Maddy, will guide participants through a daytime astronomy workshop with a night time scope fitted with a solar filter, a Hydrogen Alpha telescope, and a Calcium K telescope that only sees the ultra violet spectrum of visual light. A short lecture will cover topics related to the Sun, such as its composition, cycles, and mythology as well as information about the upcoming May 20 Annular Solar Eclipse.

To learn more about these events and workshops, visit the SedonaEye.com Calendar of Events and or contact the City of Sedona Parks and Recreation department at 928-282-7098 or visit 102 Roadrunner Drive, Sedona Arizona 86336.  Get Out and About Sedona and Arizona parks and enjoy this year!

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  2. City of Sedona says:

    This is much more than an egg hunt. All those in the community that enjoy spring and the outdoors are invited.

    Once you arrive, walk to the Posse Grounds Park lower softball field for admission tickets and then onto the multi-use field for games and vendors. There is a $2 admission fee for children 12 and younger. What is included with this fee? A lot of fun! Inflatable toys for kids, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, carnival rides and much more are included for the attendees. Some vendors may be charging for their goods.

    The official egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. for children 8 years of age and younger. Children will be divided up into age groups (0-2, 3-5, 6-8), and there are thousands of eggs waiting to be found! This year we ask parents to please refrain from assisting their children during the egg hunt unless they are 2 years of age or younger. Are your children too old for the egg hunt? At 10:30 a.m., we offer a scavenger hunt around the park for children 9 to 12 years of age.

    Local businesses will be on site with booths set up for viewing and participation as well as various instructors will be hand with fun, interactive displays for children.

    We encourage you to pre-purchase tickets beginning Monday, March 26 at the Parks and Recreation office, Sedona City Hall, 102 Roadrunner Drive. Tickets are limited. The first three hundred kids through the gate get a free Easter basket courtesy of Walmart. Special thanks to Zainey’s Frozen Yogurt and Arizona Water Company for sponsoring this community event.

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