This nonprofit organization connects professionals to high-quality resources and hiring companies, with information provided on networking, résumé help, career coaches and business portraits. 8:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Nov. 5, North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; Nov. 11, Central Christian Church, 965 E. Germann Rd., Gilbert; and Nov. 13, Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale, careerconnectors.org, 480-442-5806.
This month’s programs focus on gold mining, water harvesting, moonscape photography, birding, healthy edible gifts, colorful plants for fall, pruning trees and shrubs, green chile corn tamales, selecting and growing herbs, herbs in a hanging basket, and pomegranates. Call for times, dates and registration fees. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-481-8146.
Learn the latest news on green-building certification programs and their impact as the city of Scottsdale hosts this lecture. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Free. Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale, 480-312-3111.
Guests learn how to cook an entire holiday meal on the grill. Noon-2 p.m. $35. Lon’s, The Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley, hermosainn.com, 602-955-8614.
Thomas Blee Carlyle, a dancer and painter, instructs this class, with guests taking home their own masterpiece. Wine and appetizers are included, along with a performance by Movement Source Dance Company. 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. $40. Willo North Gallery, 2811 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix, movementsourcedancecompany.org, 602-957-6561.
Discover the world we share with nature as Spectacular Nature: The Natural World Illuminated Through Unique Specimens continues with a program focusing on prehistoric tools. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Free. Tempe Public Library, 3500 E. Rural Rd., Tempe, tempe.gov/library, 480-350-5500.
A Last Drop spirit guide leads a crash course on rum-based cocktails, sharing information on its history, styles, recipes and brands. 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, lastdropbar.com, 602-955-7878.