Group Free

Through July 19
Jazz Workshops
Musicians, students and jazz enthusiasts work with instructors in a variety of weeklong programs focusing on improvisation essentials, Latin and traditional jazz, duos and trios, bebop and vocal ensemble. M-Th, 1-4 p.m. $150. The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix,, 602-795-0464. Open to all ages and experience levels, the workshops conclude with a 7:30 p.m. concert on the final day of each class.

June 2
Curry and Spice
Chef Alex Stratta teaches guests how to make a delicious meal that includes pudla (spiced chickpea pancakes), pudina (tamarind-mint chutney) and karahi gosht (Pakistani spicy lamb curry). 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $50. Match Restaurant & Lounge, 1100 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, 602-875-8080.

June 5
Desert Hacks and Facts (FREE)
Len Marcisz, legacy steward for McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, imparts unusual desert trivia, including a potpourri of skills, techniques, tricks and facts that make a walk in the desert enjoyable, interesting and survivable. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, RSVP recommended: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

June 7
Green-Building Lecture (FREE) 
Learn how to cut cooling costs by 30 percent using ductless mini-split heat pumps, an energy saver that connects an indoor unit to an outdoor unit via refrigerant lines. The program is hosted by the city of Scottsdale. 7-8:30 p.m. Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale,, 480-312-7080.

June 14
Plant Care in the Desert (FREE)
Learn proper watering, fertilizing, pruning and other landscape maintenance techniques to help your landscape thrive. 6 p.m. Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale,, 480-312-5650.