Dr. Pauline Boss, author of Loving Someone Who Has Dementia, shares helpful tools applicable for all family caregivers in How to Find Hope While Coping with Stress and Grief. The program is hosted by Duet. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $20 per session. Church of the Beatitudes, 555 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, duetaz.org, 602-274-5022.
Participants learn about the myths and facts of solar energy 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. Oct. 6, 11, 20 and 25. 5:30-6:30 p.m. $20. Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, butterflywonderland.com, 480-800-3000.
Sip & Learn
The series continues with Candy Making and Wine, which includes a candy-making demonstration by NutWhats and a discussion about wine pairings. 4-6 p.m. $35; $65 per couple. LDV Wine Gallery, 6951 E. First St., Scottsdale, ldvwinegallery.com, 480-664-4822.
October 14, 28
Attendees learn how to recognize the unique characteristics of wines and discern amongst them in Blind Tasting, Oct. 14. Olfactory Training follows on Oct. 28 to train one’s sense of smell 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.
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, 1-3:30 p.m. Classic Cooking Academy, 10411 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd., Scottsdale, ccacademy.edu, 480-502-0177.
Sam Pillsbury, owner of Pillsbury Wine Co., provides a simple understanding of where wine comes from, why and how to handle it, and how to drink and enjoy it. 3 p.m. $30. 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.