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Waking Up with Butterflies


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November 2-21
Garden Workshops
This month’s programs focus on photography, sweet and savory holiday cooking, grafting fruit trees, home landscape design basics, Arizona pioneer history, challenges of vegetable gardening, water harvesting: design to implementation, irrigation system maintenance, creative soups, selecting and growing herbs, green chile corn tamales, landscape lighting and holiday desserts. Call for times, dates and registration fees. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix,, 480-481-8146.

November 3-18
Cooking Classes
This month’s classes are taught by Mark Tarbell, Nov. 3-4; Justin Beckett, Nov. 10-11; and Nobuo Fukuda, Nov. 16-17; plus a three-part series with Linda Hopkins, Nov. 18-Dec. 9. Call for times and prices. Les Gourmettes Cooking School, 6610 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-240-6767.

November 4-12
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. Nov. 4, North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; Nov. 10, Central Christian Church, 965 E. Germann Rd., Gilbert; and Nov. 12, Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale,, 480-442-5806.

November 5
Green-Building Lecture
Learn about Scottsdale’s new green home standards that can help improve energy performance and save homeowners money as the City of Scottsdale hosts this program. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Free. Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale,, 480-312-3111.

November 14
Holiday Grilling
Guests learn how to cook an entire holiday meal on the grill. Noon-2 p.m. $69. Lon’s, The Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley,, 602-955-8614.

November 14
Wild Workshop
Participants learn how to live peacefully with wildlife and why conservation is so important, along with common misconceptions and concerns about living near wild animals. A tour of the sanctuary and on-site clinic is included. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $85. Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, 27026 N. 156th St., Scottsdale,, 480-471-9109.

November 15
Mixology Class
A Last Drop spirit guide leads a crash course on cocktails, sharing information about the history and styles of liquor to the various brands and recipes. Guests enjoy two cocktails, with ample time for questions. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. $30. Last Drop at The Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley,, 602-955-7878.

November 18
Art After Work
This fun, laid-back class requires no art experience. This month’s focus is “Keep Calm and Coffee On,” as guests paint a patterned coffee mug with a border of dancing coffee beans. 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.

November 21
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, this month’s class focuses on cactus blooms 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.

November 21
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.