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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.
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, scottsdaleaz.gov, 480-312-7080.
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, butterflywonderland.com, 480-800-3000.
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, carlsoncreek.com, 480-947-0636.
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, azfcf.org, 480-488-1090.
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.
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, ldvwinegallery.com, 480-664-4822.