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Written by Judy Harper Category: Things To Do Issue: March 2017
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April 4-25
Cooking Classes

This month’s classes are taught by Joanne Weir, April 4-5; Barbara Fenzl, April 10-12; Aaron Chamberlin, April 17-18; and Rochelle Daniel, April 24-25. Call for times. $80. Les Gourmettes Cooking School, 6610 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-240-6767.

April 4-27
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. April 4, 13, 18 and 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $20. Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale,, 480-800-3000.

April 5-25 (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. April 5, North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; April 13, Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale; and April 25, Central Christian Church, 965 E. Germann Rd., Gilbert,, 480-442-5806.

April 6 (FREE)
Green-Building Lecture

Participants learn about getting fresh air ventilation while keeping their homes airtight and energy efficient in this program hosted by the City of Scottsdale. 7-8:30 p.m. Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale,, 480-312-7080.

April 8
Garden Seminar

Scott McMahon, manager of the cactus collection at Desert Botanical Garden, shares tips on species selection, horticulture and proper site placement in Cacti for the Desert Foothills. The program includes a walking tour through Carefree Desert Gardens. 9:30 a.m.-noon. $5. The Speakeasy on Easy Street, U.S. Post Office Building, 100 Easy St., Carefree, 480-488-3686.

April 22 (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 Water Usage. 9-11 a.m. Phoenix Public Market, 721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, 602-625-6736.

April 29
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.