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May 2, 28
Bariatric Surgery Info
Bariatric surgeons and staff share information about weight-loss surgery in this program, which is designed for patients whose body mass index and health problems qualify them for surgical intervention to lose weight. May 2, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.; and May 28, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Free. Banner Gateway Medical Center, 1900 N. Higley Rd., Gilbert,, 480-543-2606.

May 2-30
Garden Workshops
This month’s programs focus on drip irrigation design and installation, strange succulents for unique gardens, biscotti, moonscape photography, recycled bracelets, vegan Indian cuisine, evening birding at the garden, javelina, plants for shade, regrowing food scraps, summer survival for vegetable gardens, faux-stone pots and succulents, astronomy at the garden, roadrunners and cuckoos, digital desert photography, cool lemon and lime desserts, the secret of lighting, composting 101, storm-chasing photography, sugar detox, growing sages, and drip irrigation for vegetable gardens and containers.

May 5-13
Les Gourmettes
This month’s classes are taught by Chuck Wiley, May 5-6; and Vincent Guerithault, May 12-13. Call for times. $75. Les Gourmettes Cooking School, 6610 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-240-6767.

May 6
Doc Talk
Dr. Eugene Eihausen leads a program on naturopathic health and integrated therapies. Topics include lowering cholesterol, diet/nutrition and how to make healthier eating choices, how to piece together the health care puzzle, and autohemotherapy (ozone therapy). 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Free. Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem,, 623-742-6000.

May 6-26
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. May 6, North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; May 14, Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale; and May 26, Central Christian Church, 965 E. Germann Rd., Gilbert,, 480-442-5806.

May 7
Green Building Lecture
Participants learn about cool roofing strategies, from solar reflective surfaces to radiant barriers and attic ventilation techniques, at this city of Scottsdale program. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Free. Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale, 480-312-3111.

May 9
Mimosa Mornings Painting
Guests enjoy a morning of art instruction while sipping mimosas, eating pastries and creating masterpieces under the guidance of Carrie Curran. Suitable for enthusiastic beginners to emerging professionals, the program teaches, guides and inspires participants to create acrylic on canvas paintings of sunflowers on a sunny day. 9 a.m.-11 a.m. $75. The Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley,, 602-955-7878.

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May 20
Sip & Learn
Participants enjoy wine tastings and small bites as this series continues with Discovering the Nuances of Viognier. 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. $35; $65 per couple. Lawrence Dunham Vineyards Wine Gallery, 6951 E. First St., Scottsdale, 480-664-4822.