Last Drop’s “Spirit Guide” a crash course on whiskey, 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, lastdropbar.com, 602-955-7878.
This month’s classes are taught by Janos Wilder, May 3-4; Linda Hopkins, May 4-18; Vincent Guerithault, May 10-11; and Christopher Gross, May 16-17. Call for times. $80. Les Gourmettes Cooking School, 6610 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-240-6767.
This month’s programs focus on Southwest salsa gardens, digital desert photography, desert tortoises, pesticides, container gardening, irrigation system maintenance, pruning trees and shrubs, caves of Arizona, moonscape photography, roadrunners and cuckoos, vertical vegetable gardening, mosaic planter pots, summer vegetable gardens, and poolside landscapes and containers. Call for times, dates and registration fees. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-481-8146.
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. May 4, North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; May 12, Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale; and May 24, Central Christian Church, 965 E. Germann Rd., Gilbert, careerconnectors.org, 480-442-5806.
Participants learn about “green” schools and how they help students get a healthy education in this program hosted by the City of Scottsdale. The schools are designed and operated to be full of clean air and sunlight and to be free of toxic materials and harmful chemicals. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Free. Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale, scottsdaleaz.gov, 480-312-3111.
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 spring poppies in acrylic on canvas. 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $75. Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley, lons.com, 602-955-7878.
May 10, 24
Yoga in the Rainforest
Participants enjoy the beauty of butterflies while being guided through a series of yoga poses that help build strength and flexibility. 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. $20. Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, butterflywonderland.com, 480-800-3000.
Art After Work
This fun, laid-back class focuses on saguaro summer blooms. No art experience is necessary. 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. $35, includes all art supplies, instruction and a complimentary beverage. Preregistration is required. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempe.gov/tca, 480-350-2822.
Women’s Health & Wellness
ExpoHealth screenings and a cooking demonstration are featured, along with seminars focusing on a naturopathic approach to balancing hormones, combating pelvic organ prolapse, common foot problems, preventive health and wellness, and top 10 pregnancy concerns. Brunch and mocktails also are included, plus health, wellness and beauty exhibits. 8 a.m.-noon. Free. Mountain Vista Medical Center, 1301 S. Crismon Rd., Mesa, mvmedicalcenter.com, 480-358-6100.
Sip & Learn
Winemaker Curt Dunham leads this workshop series, which continues with Art of Wine Blending. 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. $35; $65 per couple. Registration required. LDV Wine Gallery, 6951 E. First St., Scottsdale, ldvwinegallery.com, 480-664-4822.
Tai Chi in the Rainforest
Participants enjoy the beauty of butterflies while being guided by Rasoul Sobhani through his personal technique of chi yoga that blends tai chi, yoga and chi gung in a fluid series. 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. $20. Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, butterflywonderland.com, 480-800-3000.
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, butterflywonderland.com, 480-800-3000.