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October 1-29
Garden Workshops
This month’s programs focus on songbird gardens, birding by ear, herbs for patio gardens, planting trees and shrubs, urban gardening, cultivating desert roses, best bulbs for desert gardens, caring for your desert garden, organic gardening, berry gardening, home landscape design basics, selection and care of fruit trees, germination and planting of seeds, and Arizona snakes. Call for times, dates and registration fees. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix,, 480-481-8146.

October 7-27
Career Connectors
This nonprofit organization connects professionals to high-quality resources and hiring companies, with information provided on networking, résumé help, career coaches and business portraits. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Oct. 7, North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; Oct. 15, Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale; and Oct. 27, Central Christian Church, 965 E. Germann Rd., Gilbert,, 480-442-5806.

October 10
Celebrating the Arts
Mesa Arts Center celebrates 10 years of excellence in art classes with a smorgasbord of mini-workshops on such topics as mobile photography, Shrinky Dinks, ceramics, glassblowing, dance and flame-working. Call for times. $10 each one-hour class. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa,, 480-644-6500.

October 14
Art After Work
This fun, laid-back class requires no art experience. This month’s focus is the “all-knowing” black cat featured on the iconic poster for the famous Le Chat Noir, which was once the center of Bohemian life in Paris. 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. $32, includes all art supplies, instruction and a beverage voucher for the lobby bar on the evening of the event. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe,, 480-350-2822.

October 17
Mimosa Mornings
Artist Carrie Curran guides guests on an artistic journey as they enjoy mimosas and pastries while creating their own masterpiece. Designed for enthusiastic beginners to accomplished professionals, the class focuses on interpretations of Van Gogh’s Wheat Fields in acrylic on canvas. 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $75. Hermosa Inn , 5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley,, 602-955-7878.

October 21
Easter Rising Lecture
Author and Irish-American Robert K. O’Neill explores this historic period in Ireland’s path to independence, with a discussion about the history, causes and events surrounding the uprising in 1916. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Free. Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, 602-258-0109.

October 24
Waking Up with Butterflies
Novice and professional photographers are invited to spend a quiet hour photographing awakening butterflies and new species in a tropical rainforest setting. 8:30 a.m. $30. Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale,, 480-800-3000.