August 2020 – Arizona Calendar of Events

Green Scenes

By Green Living Staff

Central Arizona

August 1-29

Uptown Farmers Market

Green Scenes Central

Every Wednesday and Saturday morning, head to the Uptown Farmers Market for a selection of local produce and handcrafted goods. The diverse options are unmatched, offering products that everyone in the family will love, including your pets. Visitors will be asked to follow specific guidelines that have been placed for everyone’s safety. Pre-orders will also be taken at this time. For more information, visit their website.

August 6-10

Cruise the Zoo

Load up the car and get ready for a once- in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a variety of animals in the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. This event will include a guided, educational audio tour, as well as food and beverage options for purchase. Join Phoenix Zoo any time between 7-11 a.m. to experience the zoo for yourself. Tickets range from $50-$65 per car, and they’re going fast. For more information and reservations, visit their website.

August 8

Art Walk in Old Town

Come down to Old Town and enjoy the selection of artists, music, and new products from 5 -10 p.m. Each month is different, so make sure to check out what they’re doing this time. For more information, visit Local First Arizona.

August 8

Summer Blooms

Visit The Flower Garage, a mobile floral studio, for a pop up at 11:30 a.m. An instructor will provide the materials and go through all the professional tips and tricks. In addition, attendees will go home with a beautiful arrangement in a stylish vase. Tickets are available for $68.50 each. For more information, visit their website.

August 17

Curated Classics

Join the Phoenix Symphony at 6:30 p.m. for its newest series, where special guests will accompany Music Director Tito Muñoz in
a conversation on the classical programs from past seasons that could not be performed. This online event will review the artistic ideas behind the programs by exploring the connection between the pieces, the composers, and more. For more information, visit their website.

Northern Arizona

August 5

Outdoor Yoga

Outdoor Yoga Green Scenes

Begin your morning with outdoor yoga in the beautiful city of Sedona from 7-8 a.m. This event is open to all ages and levels and does not require registration. Those attending will need a mat, blanket, or towel, as well as $10 in cash for admission. As a precaution, markers for social distancing will be placed 10 feet apart from each other. For more information, visit their website.

August 11

Streaming of the Perseid Meteor Shower

Every year at the beginning of August, Earth passes the debris left by Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle, resulting in the Perseid meteor shower. Join the Lowell Observatory at 9 p.m. for a live stream of the event with astronomer Dr. Nick Moskovitz and research assistant Megan Gialluca. With the All-Sky Camera, viewers will be able to hunt for meteors along with them. Once the meteor showers peak in the hours before dawn, you’ll be ready to find more on your own. For more information, visit their website.

August 22

Wildflower Walks at the Arboretum

Explore the vast gardens of native Northern Arizona wildflowers in Flagstaff with Arboretum staff as they guide you through a morning walk from 9:30-10:30 a.m. All participants will need to bring water, walking shoes, and a face mask. Class size is limited, so make sure to reserve a spot. For more information, visit their website.

Southern Arizona

August 1-31

Botanical Gardens Virtual Tour

August 2020

Come and see the garden that has roots dating back to the 1930s with Michelle Conklin, the executive director and your tour guide for this event. Its thousands of blooming roses and tulip bulbs have deemed it 2020’s “Best Secret Garden in America” by Readers Digest. It’s a sight not to be missed. For more information, visit their website.

August 10

A Tale of Two Pickles

August 2020

Bring two flavorful additions to your table, Chiles en Escabeche and Papas en Escabeche. Minerva Orduño Rincón, a local chef, will be teaching this event from 3-4 p.m. to those who are interested in learning about the hybridization of cuisines and cultures in the borderland region. Participants will receive a list of ingredients and gain access to a replay of the session. Plus, members of Tucson Botanical Gardens will be given a 20% discount from the original ticket price of $35. For more information, visit their website.

August 26

Mexican Reposteria Classics

Bring the sweet scent of two Sonoran classics to your home: Flan de Chiltepin and Orange-scented Chocolate Mousse. Minerva Orduño Rincón, a local chef, will be teaching this event from 3-4 p.m. to those who are interested in learning about the hybridization of cuisines and cultures in the borderland region. Participants will receive a list of ingredients and gain access to a replay of the session. Plus, members of Tucson Botanical Gardens will be given a 20% discount from the original ticket price of $35. For more information, visit their website.

Business

August 5

The Anatomy of an Engaging, Thumb-Stopping Instagram Story Strategy

August 2020

With Instagram one of the fastest-growing platforms out there, it’s important to update yourself and your business on its latest features. Quinn Tempest, a brand strategist and founder of Create Your Purpose®, will teach you how to create an engaging IG story that your audience will love. The webinar will be held from noon-1 p.m. For more information, visit here.

August 5

Deepening Your Relationship with Customers and Employees

As new protocols and standards arise, now is the time to explore what it takes to enrich your relationships with customers and employees. Join the Phoenix Public Library from 5-6 p.m. in this online workshop that will outline how to strengthen the ties that may have been affected by the changing economic conditions. For more information, visit their website.

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