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Enchanted Pumpkin Garden, October 18-27
Enchanted Pumpkin Garden, October 18-27

September 15 – January 15

Art on the Wild Side

Jennifer O’Cualain, Linda Budge and Susan Richey-Schmitz showcase their unique visions of wildlife and conservation via photography, paint and mixed media in this exhibit. Pictured is Leap of Faith, a photograph printed on acrylic panel, by Richey-Schmitz. Art is available for purchase, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Phoenix Zoo’s conservation initiatives. Call for times and ticket prices. Savanna Gallery, Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, phoenixzoo.org, 602-286-3800.

Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix, AZ, 85008

phoenixzoo.org

September 21 – November 3

Fall Butterfly Exhibit

Visitors stroll among hundreds of delicate and colorful monarch butterflies as they take a closer look at the insects that care for and protect our desert environment. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-941-1225.

Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ, 85008

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September 24 – November 3

Mighty Monarchs

Visitors stroll among hundreds of delicate and colorful monarch butterflies as they take a closer look at the insects that care for and protect our desert environment. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-941-1225.

Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ, 85008

dbg.org

October 2 – 29

Sights of the Southwest (FREE)

Artists from Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery share paintings, photography, jewelry, gourds and works in clay and glass. M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, 480-836-9919. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10.

Fountain Hills Community Center, Fountain Hills, AZ

October 3 – 5

Phoenix Fashion Week

This annual fashion extravaganza features established and emerging designer runway shows, seminars, designer- and model-of-the-year competitions, glitzy after-parties, the event’s signature Style Villa shopping experience and a Fashionably Pink charity runway show benefiting Don’t Be a Chump, Check for a Lump. Call for times and ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, phoenixfashionweek.com.

Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale, AZ

talkingstickresort.com

October 3 – 27

Pumpkin & Chili Party

Hayrides, pig races, amusement rides, zip lines, marshmallow roasts, bonfires, spooky train rides, a pumpkin patch, corn maze, mini golf, fireworks and inflatables are among the highlights. Th-Su, call for times. $22. Schnepf Farms, 24610 S. Rittenhouse Rd., Queen Creek, schnepffarms.com, 480-987-3100.

Schnepf Farms, Queen Creek, AZ

schnepffarms.com

October 4 – 6

A Taste of Greece

Traditional Greek foods, music, costumed folk dancing, Greek imports, dance workshops and children’s activities highlight this festival, which blends historical ancient times of Greek culture with today’s modern age. F, 5-10 p.m.; Sa, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Su, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $5; free, children 11 and younger. St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 2716 N. Dobson Rd., Chandler, atasteofgreeceaz.com, 480-899-3330.

St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, Chandler, AZ

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