April 2-28, Garden Workshops


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

October 6

Caregiver Symposium

Dr. Pauline Boss, author of Loving Someone Who Has Dementia, shares helpful tools applicable for all family caregivers in How to Find Hope While Coping with Stress and Grief. The program is hosted by Duet. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $20 per session. Church of the Beatitudes, 555 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, duetaz.org, 602-274-5022.

October 6

Green-Building Lecture

Participants learn about the myths and facts of solar energy in this program hosted by the City of Scottsdale. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale, scottsdaleaz.gov, 480-312-7080.


October 6-25

Yoga in the Rainforest

Enjoy the beauty of butterflies while being guided through a series of yoga poses that help build strength and flexibility. Oct. 6, 11, 20 and 25. 5:30-6:30 p.m. $20. Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, butterflywonderland.com, 480-800-3000.


October 9

Sip & Learn

The series continues with Candy Making and Wine, which includes a candy-making demonstration by NutWhats and a discussion about wine pairings. 4-6 p.m. $35; $65 per couple. LDV Wine Gallery, 6951 E. First St., Scottsdale, ldvwinegallery.com, 480-664-4822.


October 14, 28

Wine Classes

Attendees learn how to recognize the unique characteristics of wines and discern amongst them in Blind Tasting, Oct. 14. Olfactory Training follows on Oct. 28 to train one’s sense of smell to pick up the subtle nuances of wine. 6 p.m. $20. Carlson Creek Vineyard Tasting Room, 4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, carlsoncreek.com, 480-947-0636.


October 20-21

Practical Cooking Series

Chef Pascal Dionot teaches this comprehensive 24-week program, which focuses on basic skills, stocks, soups, sauces, eggs, vegetables, meat fabrication, fish and shellfish, grains, pasta, hors d’oeuvres, Asian techniques, desserts and chocolate. Th, 6:30-9 p.m., or F, 1-3:30 p.m. Classic Cooking Academy, 10411 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd., Scottsdale, ccacademy.edu, 480-502-0177.


October 21

Enjoying Wine

Sam Pillsbury, owner of Pillsbury Wine Co., provides a simple understanding of where wine comes from, why and how to handle it, and how to drink and enjoy it. 3 p.m. $30. Holland Community Center, 34250 N. 60th St., Scottsdale, azfcf.org, 480-488-1090.


October 22

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, butterflywonderland.com, 480-800-3000.