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Sonoran Collaborative Living Building Challenge

lbclogoEvery third Tuesday of the month, 5:30 p.m.

Various Locations

The Sonoran Collaborative’s lineup this season is an exciting mix of conventional presentations and on-site tours, covering a variety of topics from the Living Building Challenge Certification Program using real-world solutions.

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Maricopa Master Gardener Class: Raised Bed Gardening

June 18, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Maricopa County Cooperative Extension Office
4341 E. Broadway Rd., Phoenix

“Raised Bed Gardening” will be presented by the Maricopa Master Gardeners 2-4 pm
Sunday June 18 at the County Extension Office 4341 E. Broadway Rd. Phoenix. The cost to attend is $20.

Register here.

Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition Plug-in Hybrid Demonstration

June 20, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Skysong 1
1475 N Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 2nd Floor, North Buildingvalley-of-the-sun-300x210

Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition is turning the page to public and fleet participation. They are hosting a hands-on review of electric driving without the concern of limited range. The new Electric Plug-in Hybrids are affordable and offer the best of both worlds, for personal use — not limited to fleet operation.

They will provide Power Point presentations of these vehicles at 9:00 a.m., and the Ride-&-Drive will begin at 11:30 a.m. If some guests are not interested in the technical details, they can hop in with a ride-along and put the vehicles to the test instead. The entire event will be free of charge, including convenient parking.

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Nature Film Festival & Silent Auction

June 21, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Harkins Theatres Shea 14
7354 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale

Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale invites you to the screening of two inspiring, award-winning films at its 2017 Nature Film Festival. Join us on Wednesday, June 21st, the Summer Solstice, as we experience the beauty and wonder of the newly released BBC Planet Earth II -Deserts production, PLUS the award-winning “Desert Dreams: 5 Seasons in the Sonoran Desert”.

Come ready to bid on an impressive array of one-of-a-kind art, jewelry, sporting and cultural events and valuable travel-themed packages, including Scottsdale resort staycations and two thrilling African safaris!

Your Festival ticket donation includes two hour-long documentaries, a delicious picnic dinner, popcorn and beverage. A ‘VIP’ donation of $100 also includes premium reserved seating and express auction checkout. Seating is limited!

Buy tickets here.

Free Muscle Health Seminar

June 22, 6:00 p.m.

TriVata Event Center auditorium
16100 N. Greenway Hayden Loop, Suite G104, Scottsdale

The seminar will define the importance of EAAs and the role they play in keeping us healthy, why dietary protein supplements are insufficient and how healthy muscles can help us look, feel and stay younger and more vibrant. In addition, every attendee will receive a free copy of Dr. Wolfe’s new groundbreaking book, “Playing for Keeps.”

TriVita’s mission is to help people everywhere achieve greater physical, emotional and spiritual wellness through a full line of premium-quality products that support whole person wellness by taking a comprehensive approach to a wide range of health concerns. Committed to meeting the highest standards in quality assurance and control, TriVita adheres to a strict code of safety, integrity and innovation. For more information, visit or call 1-800- 991-7116.

Women on Fire: Nourishing Spirit, Mind and Body

June 23, 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Marriott McDowell Mountain
16770 N Perimeter Dr, Scottsdale

This event attracts successful entrepreneurs, CEO’s, domestic engineers – women who are busy building empires of various sorts who desire time to be nourished in a fun & genuine environment! As busy women, we run with our hair on fire juggling career, family & lifestyle often leaving little time to nourish ourselves. This 1/2 day conference provides the ultimate atmosphere to do just that! The day includes expert speakers, complimentary yoga, healthy continental breakfast & great shopping! Share the day with friends & daughters – the day is packed full of useful takeaways, education & inspiration. Early bird tickets on sale now! Discounted tickets for ages 13-25 as well! Spend the morning nourishing yourselves and leave feeling educated, refreshed & inspired!

Find more information and tickets here.

Purple Lotus: “Embracing Your Journey” Expo

2017-06-07_14-59-50July 9, 9:00am-5:00pm

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort – Anasazi Ballroom
7677 N 16th St, Phoenix

Purple Lotus Productions offers a large variety of  products, services, workshops and events to help you on your Mind – Body – Spirit journey. The April expo will feature lectures, workshops, and vendors. Come learn, grow, explore and discover with us.

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Scottsdale Philharmonic Free Concert Series

Scottsdale Bible Church
7601 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale

October 8, 4:00 p.m. – Compositions by Berlioz, Saint-Saens & Beethoven and pianist Qingqing Ye.
November 19, 4:00 p.m. – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9

VIP Preferred seating is available with a $15 donation.

Call 480-951-6077 or visit

Mind Body Soul Health & Fitness Experience

August 26-27, 2017MWM-MindBodySoul

W Scottsdale Hotel, 7277 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Clarence & Kirsten Womack owners of Move With Mack Fitness & Positive Lifestyle Company created the Mind, Body, Soul Health & Fitness Experience to provide a platform for educating the community on the importance of fitness, healthy eating and self-care as a form of disease prevention.

Activities for this educational and fun-filled weekend include:
– Fitness Sessions Pound Fitness, Aroma Yoga, Full Body Workout
– Health Leadership Panel Discussion with experts in the fields of Alzheimer’s Disease,
– Kidney Disease and Heart Disease
– Fitness Wear Fashion Show
– Healthy Food Walk in Old Town Scottsdale where attendees will sample healthy foods and beverages from some of Arizona’s finest restaurants
– Health, Fitness and Business Expo
– Saturday Evening Rooftop Pool Celebration

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SCNM Fall Open House

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
2140 East Broadway Road, Tempe, Arizona 85282

October 14, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Come to the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine on Saturday, October 14th for a fun-filled open house for prospective students! Learn how naturopathic medicine is making a major difference in modern healthcare, and explore the medicine to find out if becoming a naturopathic doctor is the right career for you.

At the open house you can:

  • Talk with successful alumni about how they built rewarding careers after SCNM
  • See acupuncture demos with SCNM faculty and experience a yoga class
  • Learn about the opportunities for SCNM students in our integrative pain relief center
  • Find out how naturopathic medicine is leading the way in alternatives to opiates for pain relief
  • Discover how you can get involved with research as an SCNM student
  • Hear about SCNM’s innovative curriculum, student clubs, and admissions process
  • Tour the beautiful SCNM campus, including their state of the art medical center, pain relief center, yoga studio, fitness center, IV therapy suite, hydrotherapy suite, library, cadaver lab, herb garden, and so much more!

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Southern Arizona

Arizona Forward Tucson Luncheon: Change Agents, How They Shake Up the Status Quo

June 22, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Arizona Inn
2200 E. Elm Street, Tucson

Change is difficult, but not changing is fatal.

These powerhouses have embraced change to boost economic, environmental and social development in Southern Arizona.

Come meet the women who act as catalysts for change…

Member seat: $60, non-member seat: $65, student seat: $40

Buy tickets here.

Pima County Home & Garden Show

June 26-28

Friday: 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Tucson Convention Center
260 S. Church Ave., Tucson

Get to know the companies around your city; learn from the latest strategies for green building, remodeling, gardening; and save some money with show-only discounts. You can see demonstrations and seminars by the leading experts in home remodeling, landscaping, cooking and more. Admission is $8.00.

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Sustainable Living Forum: Water Harvesting

June 28, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Laura Tanzer Atelier
410 N. Toole Ave. #110, Tucson

There is a lot to take from this free 10-part series of speaking events where experts in the community share their thoughts and encourage discussion. This month’s event focuses on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle by harvesting rainwater. Refreshments provided. Admission is free.

Register here.

8th Annual Garlic Festival and Benefit

June 29-30, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Triangle T Guest Ranch
4190 Dragoon Rd., Dragoon

Indulge in not only food, fun and games, but also in helping a cause. This year’s Garlic Festival will benefit the Wounded Warrior project and Emilio “Memo” Vasquez who was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer called Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma. There will be prizes, crafts, a garlic cooking contest, farmer’s market and more!

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Northern Arizona

Sunset Crater Volcano Solar and Star Party

June 24,  1:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Solar Viewing 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Astronomy Presentation 8:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
Telescope Viewing and Constellation Tours from 8:45 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Coconino National Forest
6082 Forest Service 545 Rd., Flagstaff

Whether you are a stargazing aficionado or want to add it to your list of hobbies, this event will help you get the most out of night skies. Admission is free.

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Miracle of Mariposa – 2nd Anniversary Celebration

June 24, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill
700 West State Route 89A, Sedona

In celebration of the restaurant’s second anniversary and benefiting the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona, the evening will feature live Latin American music and dancing, stargazing and a decadent spread of regional cuisine and wine. Chef Dahl will serve a collection of Mariposa’s most popular menu selections via food stations including traditional handmade empanadas, grilled meats, ceviche, salads, decadent desserts and a selection of wines.

Tickets are $125 (plus tax).

Buy tickets here.

The Art of Brewing Your Own Kombucha

July 22, 9:00 a.m.

219 W. Gurley Street, Prescott

This fun and unique workshop explores the whys, how-tos and benefits of this DIY ancient elixir and helps save money. A delicious taste-testing, starter kit ($25 value), step-by-step instructions and recipes for creating marvelous twists to your brew are included.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION SPECIAL:  Register by July 1st and get a Free One Gallon Brewing Jar on the day of the class!

$30 Pre-registration Required by July 15th.

Register online here, or call 928.445.4565, or stop by 219 W. Gurley Street in Prescott.