April 2-28, Garden Workshops

WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

Written by Judy Harper Category: Things To Do Issue: April 2016
Group Free

April 2-28
Garden Workshops
This month’s programs focus on drip irrigation for vegetable gardens and containers, cooking cholla buds, desert-adapted plants, hummingbird photography, raised bed gardening, home landscape design basics, orchid terrarium, butterflies of Arizona, pruning trees and shrubs, growing herbs in containers, whimsical wind chimes, digital desert photography, vegetable gardening box, bonsai, stepping stone mosaic, growing orchids, composting, storm-chasing photography and herbal tea gardens. Call for times, dates and registration fees. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-481-8146.

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

April 6-27
Cooking Classes
This month’s classes are taught by Silvana Salcido Esparza, April 6-7; Charleen Badman and Pavle Milic, April 12-13; and Kevin Binkley, April 26-27. Call for times. $80. Les Gourmettes Cooking School, 6610 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-240-6767.

April 7
Green-Building Lecture
Participants examine the use of reflectivity as the measure of a roof’s energy efficiency, including the pros and cons of this approach, in this program hosted by the City of Scottsdale. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Free. Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale, scottsdaleaz.gov, 480-312-3111.

April 12, 26
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.

April 16
Garden Seminar
Steve and Julie Plath, owners of Signature Botanica, share tips for home gardeners on Saving Monarch Butterflies, One Garden at a Time. 9:30 a.m.-noon. $5. Town Council Chambers, U.S. Post Office Building, 100 Easy St., Carefree, 480-488-3686.

April 16
Mimosa Mornings
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 a blue door 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.

April 17
Mixology Class
Last Drop’s “Spirit Guide” Travis Nass leads a crash course on tequila, 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.

April 20
Sip & Learn
Winemaker Curt Dunham leads this workshop series, which continues with Le Nez Du Vin (aroma therapy for winos), as guests strengthen olfactory skills and learn to appreciate and make sense of wine scents. 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.

April 21
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.

April 30
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.