WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

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Workshop Agave parryi Judy Mielke 2014 1jpgApril 4-28
Garden Workshops
This month’s programs focus on cacti and succulents, herbs of the Southwest, gardening for wildlife, pruning trees and shrubs, bougainvillea bonsai, desert-adapted plants, meteorology, digital desert photography, quail, baking with chocolates, home landscape design basics, summer flowering annuals, raised bed gardening, classic quinoa, designing poolside landscapes, and growing citrus, agave and yucca in the landscape.

April 1-22
Jazz Greats
ASU jazz professor Dr. Jeffrey Libman presents a four-part introductory series focusing on jazz instruments, master musicians and vocalists. Topics include the tenor saxophone, April 1; trumpet, April 8; piano, April 15; and vocalists, April 22. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $25 per class. The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, thenash.org, 602-795-0464.

April 1-28
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. April 1, North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; April 9, Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale; and April 28, Central Christian Church, 965 E. Germann Rd., Gilbert, careerconnectors.org, 480-442-5806.

April 1-28
Les Gourmettes
This month’s classes are taught by Josh Hebert, April 1-2; Silvana Esparza, April 14-15; Michael O’Dowd, April 20-21; and Kevin Binkley, April 27-28. Call for times. $75. Les Gourmettes Cooking School, 6610 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-240-6767.

April 4-28
Garden Workshops
This month’s programs focus on cacti and succulents, herbs of the Southwest, gardening for wildlife, pruning trees and shrubs, bougainvillea bonsai, desert-adapted plants, meteorology, digital desert photography, quail, baking with chocolates, home landscape design basics, summer flowering annuals, raised bed gardening, classic quinoa, designing poolside landscapes, and growing citrus, agave and yucca in the landscape.

April 7, 21
Cooking Classes
Participants learn to make homemade pasta, April 7, $50; and spring salads, April 21, $40. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Jewel’s Bakery & Café, 4041 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, jewelsbakeryandcafe.com, 602-714-5243.

April 7, 22
Aging with Grace
This month’s lecture topics include: “Trauma Victim: The Right Care in the Right Place,” April 7, 9 a.m.; “Depression: Feeling Alone Even When I Am with Others,” April 7, 10:15 a.m.; “Osteoporosis: How Do You Protect Yourself,” April 22, 9 a.m.; and “Advances in Minimally Invasive Replacements: A Focus on the Arthritic Hip and Knee,” April 22, 10:15 a.m. Free. Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West, 602-230-2273.

April 9-23
The Pueblos
Learn about the culture, art and history of the Pueblo tribes as Heard Museum Guild presents this three-week course. Th, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $60. Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heard.org, 602-252-8848.

April 10
Dementia Lecture
Banner Sun Health Research Institute and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute host this program, which focuses on simple, affordable and enjoyable activities for people with dementia. Participants also learn how to create a daily calendar of fun and engaging activities. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free; registration required. Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 N. Santa Fe Dr., Sun City, 602-230-CARE.

April 11
Art of Cooking Class
Guests walk through the culinary garden to harvest vegetables, which are used to prepare each dish. Helpful tips are shared regarding what to look for in the garden, in addition to how to preserve and pickle certain produce. Noon-2 p.m. $35. The Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley, hermosainn.com, 602-955-7878.

April 11
Music Workshop
Boys ages 7 and older with an unchanged voice learn how to sing, read and perform music as they sing alongside current Phoenix Boys Choir members. Focusing on music in the sporting and gaming worlds, the workshop includes a short performance by the choir, and culminates in a program for family and friends. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Phoenix Boys Choir, 1131 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, phoenixboyschoir.org, 602-264-5328.

April 18
Bike, Lunch & Learn
Participants are invited to bike to the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market with Chef Massimo De Francesca, who shops with them for fresh produce and other gourmet items, and then uses the ingredients in an interactive cooking class to prepare a three-course lunch with Arizona wines. 10 a.m. $75. Taggia Scottsdale, FireSky Resort & Spa, 4925 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, taggiascottsdale.com, 480-424-6095.

April 18
Cancer Caregivers Seminar
Arizona Myeloma Network hosts this program, which provides caregivers of cancer patients with practical knowledge, skills and strategies necessary for effectively caring for their loved one as well as themselves. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2946 E. Banner Gateway Dr., Gilbert, azmyelomanetwork.org, 623-388-6837.

April 18
Garden Seminar
Judy Mielke, landscape architect and author of Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes, presents Designing with Native Plants. Participants learn how to look to the desert for inspiration and see how to blend some of that natural beauty into their own landscape. 9:30 a.m.-noon. $5. Town Council Chambers, U.S. Post Office Building, 100 Easy St., Carefree, 480-488-3686.

April 18
Waking Up with Butterflies
Photographers are invited to spend a quiet hour photographing awakening butterflies in a tropical rainforest setting. 8:15 a.m. $30. Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, butterflywonderland.com, 480-800-3000.

April 19
Mixology Class
A Last Drop spirit guide leads a crash course on gin-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.

April 21
Honey Bees & the Environment
Beekeeper Emily Brown teaches guests about the history of honey bees and honey, how the honey bee colony works and the importance of honey bees to society. A honey sampling and question-and-answer session are included. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. $20. Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, butterflywonderland.com, 480-800-3000.