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Written by Judy Harper Category: Things To Do Issue: March 2017
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May 2-16
Cooking Classes
This month’s classes are taught by Charleen Badman and Pavle Milic, May 2-3; Matt Carter, May 9-10; and Vincent Guerithault, May 15-16. Call for times. $80. Les Gourmettes Cooking School, 6610 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-240-6767.

May 2-25
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. May 2, 11, 16 and 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $20. Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale,, 480-800-3000.

May 3-23 (FREE)
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. May 3, North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; May 11, Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale; and May 23, Central Christian Church, 965 E. Germann Rd., Gilbert,, 480-442-5806.

May 18
Practical Culinary Series
Chef/owner Pascal Dionot leads a comprehensive 24-week program focusing on basic skills, stocks, soups, sauces, eggs, vegetables, meal fabrication, fish and shellfish, grains, pasta, pastries, hors d’oeuvres, Asian techniques, desserts and chocolates. Th, 6:30-9 p.m. Call for prices. Classic Cooking Academy, 10411 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd., Scottsdale,, 480-502-0177.

May 27 (FREE)
Spring Gardening Series
Dig It Urban Gardens + Nursery hosts this monthly event, which takes place in conjunction with the Open Air Market. This month’s topic is Container Gardening for Small Spaces. 9-11 a.m. Phoenix Public Market, 721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, 602-625-6736.

May 27
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. 8:30-9:30 a.m. $30. Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale,, 480-800-3000.