February 1-30


Group Free

December 2
Cowboy Cauldron Cooking
Led by executive chef Jeremy Pacheco, the culinary team at Lon’s demonstrates how to prepare an entire holiday meal on the grill using an oversized cowboy cauldron. Guests savor small plates of all the recipes, hot off the grill, with a glass of wine or beer. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $69. Lon’s, The Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley, hermosainn.com, 602-955-7878.

December 2
Holiday Hors d’Oeuvres
Pecan cheese wafers, smoked salmon and crab salad canapes, gougères, oysters Rockefeller, clams casino, cranberry-ricotta crostini and bacon-wrapped stuffed dates are on the menu in this specialty class. Noon-2:30 p.m. $75, includes all ingredients and supplies, plus beer and wine. Classic Cooking Academy, 10411 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd., Scottsdale, ccacademy.edu, 480-502-0177.

December 2, 9
Wine & Crafts
Participants sip on wine, nibble on snacks and create wine-cork crafts, including wreaths, trees or ornaments. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $10. LDV Wine Gallery, 6951 E. First St., Scottsdale, eventbrite.com, 480-664-4822.

December 3
Full Moon Yoga (FREE)
Bring a yoga mat and wear loose, comfortable clothing for this outdoor experience. Reservations required. 6-7 p.m. Well & Being Spa, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale, wellandbeing.com, 480-585-2732.

December 6-14
Career Connectors (FREE)
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. Dec. 6, North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; Dec. 12, Central Christian Church, 965 E. Germann Rd., Gilbert; and Dec. 14, Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale, careerconnectors.org, 480-442-5806.

December 7
Green-Building Lecture (FREE)
Participants learn about the latest solar energy storage technologies and the city’s largest photovoltaic system installation using battery storage to reduce peak demand in this program hosted by the city of Scottsdale. 7-8:30 p.m. Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale, scottsdaleaz.gov, 480-312-7080.

December 16
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. $25. Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, butterflywonderland.com, 480-800-3000.

December 16-17
Gingerbread Houses
Lon’s pastry chefs guide participants in the art of creating and decorating their own edible holiday house. Snacks and beverages are provided. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $69 per house. Lon’s, The Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley, hermosainn.com, 602-955-7878.