February 1-30


Group Free

October 2
Sleep Better (FREE)
The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce and Hästens beds hosts Ruchir P. Patel, founder and medical director of the Insomnia and Sleep Institute of Arizona and a PHOENIX magazine Top Doc, for a discussion on ways to improve your quality of sleep. 6:30 p.m. Scottsdale Bedrooms, 8180 E. Paradise Ln., Scottsdale, saccarizona.org/event-2575342 (registration required with code SLEEPHASTENS), 480-951-5885.

October 3, 6
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, 9-11:30 a.m. $2,500. Classic Cooking Academy, 10411 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd., Scottsdale, ccacademy.edu, 480-502-0177.

October 3, 17
Yoga in the Rainforest
Guests enjoy the beauty of butterflies while being guided through a series of yoga poses that help build strength and flexibility. 5:30-6:30 p.m. $20. Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, butterflywonderland.com, 480-800-3000.

October 4-24
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. Oct. 4, North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; Oct. 12, Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale; and Oct. 24, Central Christian Church, 965 E. Germann Rd., Gilbert, careerconnectors.org, 480-442-5806.

October 5
Green-Building Lecture (FREE)
Participants learn about the economic value of going green and which energy-efficient features might be important for their homes 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.

October 15
Wine Appreciation
Making Sense of Wine Scents is the theme of this month’s interactive get-together, which includes expert-led discussions, little bites, wine and take-home materials. 5-6:30 p.m. $35; $65 per couple. LDV Wine Gallery, 6951 E. First St., Scottsdale, eventbrite.com, 480-664-4822.

October 28
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.