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August 2-29
Garden Workshops
This month’s programs focus on cooking with summer vegetables, the natural garden, bats, salsa, desert ants, plant propagation, the gardener’s guide to cactus, designing jewelry from the desert, creative lighting, vegetable gardening, growing grapes, pruning trees and shrubs, nocturnal desert, moonscape photography, prickly pear harvest and desert stargazing. Call for times, dates and registration fees. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix,, 480-481-8146.

August 5-25
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. Aug. 5, North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; Aug. 13, Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale; and Aug. 25, Central Christian Church, 965 E. Germann Rd., Gilbert,, 480-442-5806.

August 15
Summer Desert Cooking Series
Guests harvest prickly pear fruit with the resort’s culinary team; then get a lesson in prickly pear cocktails with on-site mixologists, and barbecue specialties with executive chef Ken Harvey. 2 p.m. $35. Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Dr., Tucson,, 520-299-2020, ext. 5107.

August 22
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.