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April 2-28, Garden Workshops


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

November 2-30

Cooking Classes

This month’s classes are taught by Linda Hopkins, Nov. 1-15; Alessandro Stratta, Nov. 2-3; Janos Wilder, Nov. 7-8; Ragavan Iyer, Nov. 16-17; and Mel Mecinas, Nov. 29-30. Call for times. $80. Les Gourmettes Cooking School, 6610 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-240-6767.


November 3

Green-Building Lecture

Participants learn about green renovations in buildings from the 1950s and ’60s 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,, 480-312-7080.


November 3-17 

Yoga in the Rainforest 

Enjoy the beauty of butterflies while being guided through a series of yoga poses that help build strength and flexibility. Nov. 3, 8 and 17. 5:30-6:30 p.m. $20. Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale,, 480-800-3000. 


November 11

Palate Training

Attendees learn how to train one’s sense of taste to pick up the subtle nuances of wine. 6 p.m. $20. Carlson Creek Vineyard Tasting Room, 4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale,, 480-947-0636.


November 18

Olive Oils and Vinegars

Merle Lehman of Gourmet Blends shares samples of the best barrel-aged balsamic vinegars and citrus- or herb-infused olive oils, helping guests distinguish which olive oils are better for salads, and what vinegars boost the flavors of certain fruits. 3-5 p.m. $20. Holland Community Center, 34250 N. 60th St., Scottsdale,, 480-488-1090.


November 19 

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. 


November 20

Cheese & Wine Pairing

Expand your palate by exploring the science behind classic wine and cheese pairing as the Sip & Learn series continues. 4-6 p.m. $35; $65 per couple. LDV Wine Gallery, 6951 E. First St., Scottsdale,, 480-664-4822.