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Written by Judy Harper Category: Things To Do Issue: April 2018
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April 3-May 9
Cooking Classes
This month’s classes are led by Silvana Esparza Salcido, April 3-4; Barbara Fenzl, April 11-12; Jeremy Pacheco, April 18-19; Charleen Badman and Pavle Milic, April 24-25; Linda Hopkins, April 25-May 9; and Vincent Guerithault, April 30-May 1. Call for times and prices. Les Gourmettes Cooking School, 6610 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-240-6767.

April 5
Building with Earth & Mass (FREE) 
Learn about the timeless technology and simplicity of converting earth into efficient and durable structures in this green-building lecture hosted by the city of Scottsdale. 7-8:30 p.m. Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale,, 480-312-7080. 

April 14
Garden Seminar
Gardening expert Kirti Mathura shows guests how to create an inviting habitat for birds, bees and bats, including habitat requirements and preferred plants, in Pleasing the Pollinators. 9:30 a.m.-noon. $5. Town Council Chambers, 33 Easy St., Carefree, 480-488-3686.

April 14
Mimosas & Monet
Artist Carrie Curran guides guests on an artistic journey as they enjoy mimosas and pastries while creating their own masterpiece. Designed for enthusiastic beginners to emerging professionals, this month’s class focuses on the saguaro cactus in acrylic on canvas. 9:30-11:30 a.m. $75. Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley,, 602-955-7878.

April 17, 19
Yoga in the Rainforest
Guests 18 and older 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,, 480-800-3000.

April 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,, 480-800-3000.