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Shape Up Us Pisces Bash Fundraiser
Thursday, March 16, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
BLK Live, 7301 Butherus Dr. Scottsdale, Arizona.
A high energy event, fashion show and fundraiser supporting shapeupus.org, all men and women invited! Tickets are $25 and include one drink. More information.
6th Annual Power of the Purse
600 E Washington St,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
March 17, 4:00pm-12:00am
Dr. AJ Chandler Park
178 East Commonwealth, Chandler
Shamrock Fest is a St. Patrick’s Day celebration held in downtown Chandler. The fest will include live entertainment, Irish dancers, bagpipes, festive games, traditional food, a VIP tent, themed activities and a beer garden.
Tickets are $8 online and $10 at the door. More information
Bosch New Home Connect WiFi Coffee Machine National Unveiling
Thursday, March 23
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
15250 N. Hayden Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Attend the national unveiling of Bosch’s incredible new coffee machine. WiFi connectivity means you can order up your favorite brew while you’re still under the covers and have it ready, piping hot, by the time you reach the kitchen! Allstate Appliances is celebrating by brewing specialty coffee drinks, serving breakfast for dinner, cocktails, and much more.
Free valet parking is available. RSVP to 480-948-9896. See the invitation here.
Arizona Forward Mix & Mingle
Thursday, March 23, 5-7 p.m.
The McKinley Club
800 N 1st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Join Arizona Forward for light fare and drinks while rediscovering our downtown Phoenix urban core. Hear about redevelopment efforts, new projects and what’s on the horizon in a briefing by Christine Mackay, Director of City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development.
Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for members & $20 for nonmembers. More information.
Master Class of Flawless Skin with Kristen Kjaer Weis
Friday, March 24, 5PM – 6PM and 6:30PM – 7:30PM
Citrine Natural Beauty Bar
2502 E Camelback Road, Suite 166
Kirsten will be holding two master classes Citrine Natural Beauty Bar in Phoenix to demonstrate a full face beauty look focusing on flawless skin using her first skincare item The Beautiful Oil and award-winning creme foundation paired with a classic smoky eye. After the demos, Kirsten will be available to answer questions and help refine the guest’s techniques.
Kirsten has been in the beauty field for almost 20 years- it was during her time as a professional makeup artist that she discovered the harmful effects of petrochemical cosmetics. Models would often complain about rashes, breakouts and certain products causing reactions. Her line was developed to be high performance, harm free and green. This class will demonstrate that achieving high fashion beauty looks is possible using natural and organic products that nourish and pamper your skin.
“Waste NOT” 30th Birthday Party
Saturday, March 25, 3:00pm-7:00pm
1202 W. Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85007.
From humble beginnings in 1987 with one dilapidated truck recovering minimal pounds of food, to a fully professionalized organization operating with a fleet of six refrigerated trucks that rescued and delivered 3 million pounds of excess, life-sustaining food in 2016, Waste NOT has indeed come a long way. This year, Waste NOT is celebrating 30 years of service to the hungry men, women and children of our Valley by throwing a birthday party! Food and drink will be provided by our loyal donors, with fun and festivities as Waste NOT gives thanks to the many people involved in helping us help make our community a better place for all of us. Guests have unlimited access to the amusement park featuring the Encanto carousel and train with food and drink included in ticket price! 100% of proceeds go to feed the hungry in the Valley!
Tickets are $30 in advance; $35 at the door. Kids 12 and under are $15 and children 3 and under are free. More information and the link to purchase tickets can be found here.
Simple Healthy Vegan Desserts: Apples & Chocolate
March 28, 2017, 6-8pm
SCNM, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (101 & Broadway)
Join local Arizona cookbook author, Melanie A. Albert at this fun, interactive hands-on dessert experience with fresh fruit and natural sweeteners. During this experience you’ll learn simple culinary skills and create dishes from Melanie’s new book, A New View of Healthy Eating. Learn how to create a simple raw nut pie crust, easily melt chocolate chips, and freshly grind spices for maximum flavor and aromatherapy. Menu: Aromatic Apple Crisp and Vegan Chocolate (Soy) Pie. Get tips to shop local and in-season and enjoy your creations with community. More information.
Diamonds in the Desert
Tuesday March 28th 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Marriott McDowell Mountain – Scottsdale, AZ
Bringing together community leaders, professionals and organizations from a variety of industries to mingle and celebrate our Woman of the Year, Business Partner of the Year and Non-Profit Partner of the Year. It’s a fabulous evening under the stars with amazing people! Join Fox Fire for their 3rd annual networking and awards event. Hosted Desserts for your enjoyment, cash bar with specialty cocktails & live music. All men & women welcome! More information.
Tickets are $35 each or 2 for $55 before March 20th, $45 a person thereafter.
Feed Your Body and Soul with Flower Child, HonorHealth & Green Living magazine
Tuesday, March 28th
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
10460 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ, 85258
The HonorHealth Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, Flower Child Restaurant and Green Living Magazine are teaming up to renew your body and spirit with mindful practices, powerful knowledge and seasonal whole foods. Join us at Flower Child Restaurant for a morning of yoga, nutrition and cooking to celebrate National Nutrition Month. Food and mindfulness are nourishment for the body and soul.
Space is very limited. Please preregister at honorhealth.com or call (623) 580-5800.
March Breakfast Buzz: Advancing Arizona’s Sustainability Agenda in a Trump-Led Era
Wednesday, March 29, 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
1100 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Tickets are $45 for students, $60 for members and $65 for nonmembers. More information and where to purchase tickets.
Spring Programming For(u)m to Educate Public & Developers about Importance of the Built Environment
West Camelback Development Bus Tour – Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Repositioning Modernism Through Sustainability & High Design – Monday, March 27, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Commercial Tenant Selection – Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Overlay & Character Area Development – Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Subcontractors & Localized Supply Chains – Thursday, June 15, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Local First Arizona’s For(u)m returns for 2017 with revamped memberships, programming, and an ever-expanding commitment to a responsible built environment in the Valley.
Expanding on its education component from 2016 that highlighted topics ranging from financing creative development to teardown culture, For(u)m’s 2017 spring programming connects with new organizational partners to offer a new suite of workshops, tours, networking events, and more. All events are $10 to attend and are free for members of Local First Arizona’s For(u)m initiative.
For more information.
Spring Gardening Series with Dig It Urban Gardens + Nursery
All events are from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
March 25 — Native Plant Selections
April 22 — Water Usage
May 27 — Container Gardening for Small Spaces
Open Air Market
721 N Central Ave. (Central & McKinley)
The Open Air Market at Phoenix Public Market will have a spring gardening series from Dig It Urban Gardens + Nursery. Every fourth Saturday of the month you can learn how to grow your gardening skills by stopping by the Open Air Market!
Vintage & Vino
March 31 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. & April 1, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Queen Creek’s Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Center. 20464 E Riggs Road, Queen Creek
Launched in Queen Creek, Arizona, in 2015, Vintage & Vino is a combination vintage-shopping experience and wine affair featuring a broad range of vendors and fine wines from across the state and Southwest. Held annually at Queen Creek’s Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Center and designed for those who love antiquing and treasure-hunting, Vintage & Vino is the region’s premier fall shopping and wine festival. More information.
9th Annual Family Bike Ride
Saturday, April 1, 8 a.m.
The bike ride will begin at Chandler’s Park and Ride lot. 2100 S. Hamilton St.
Join Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny for a bike ride along the scenic Paseo Trail during the 9th annual family bike ride. The 7.8 mile ride will be free for all participants and t-shirts while supplies last. Pre-registration can be accomplished online until noon on March 30, or the day of the event at the Park and Ride lot at 7 a.m.
Assistance League of Phoenix Presents Havana Nights!
Saturday, April 1, 5:30 p.m
Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia
4949 E. Lincoln Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Join us at the 46th Annual Celebration of Caring Gala benefiting Phoenix children. This year we are honoring two caring couples dedicated to improving our community: The Honorable Ed Pastor and Mrs. Verma Mendez Pastor as well as Dr. Lattie Coor and Mrs. Elva Wingfield Coor. The hosted reception and silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner, program and live auction beginning at 7:00 p.m. Attire is cocktail/formal. Join us for an elegant evening of fun!
Tickets are $200 and can be purchased at http://www.alphxaz.org/events/
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Keep Your Money Where Your Home Is
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Hotel Valley-Ho, SANDS Building
Join Local First Arizona along with local banks and credit unions at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale. Free to attend, this is your chance to meet with over a dozen local options for lending and moving your business dollars. Come ready with questions or just to meet your Arizona banks and credit unions! More information.
April Green-Up Volunteer Event
Friday, April 7, 3 – 5 p.m.
Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Project
2439 S. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004
Roll up your sleeves at Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area to help beautify the area by picking up trash, painting red curbs, removing dead buffelgrass, plan trees and trail maintenance!
Tickets are $5. More information.
13th Annual Gilbert Global Village Festival
Saturday, April 8, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Gilbert North Civic Center
50 E. Civic Center Dr. Gilbert, AZ 85296
The Gilbert Global Village Festival is a celebration of the community’s diverse cultures and heritage. The festival brings neighbors together in a friendly, educational way to learn more about each other. The family event highlights traditional and contemporary forms of music, dance, children’s activities, hands on displays from all over the world, and ethnic foods from multiple countries abroad.
Purple Lotus: “Embracing Your Journey” Expo
Sunday, April 9, 9:00am-5:00pm
Green Living April Issue Launch Party
Wednesday, April 12, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM)
2140 E. Broadway Rd, Tempe
You’re invited to Green Living magazine’s April issue launch party. Join us at SCNM in Tempe for a night of fun and networking!
Our parties aren’t just to promote the latest issue of Green Living — they exist to promote community. From advertisers to readers, we love bringing together like-minded individuals to network as a sustainable community. Join us for a night of eco-consciousness, good conversation, and fun!
Meet and mingle with like-minded people in the green industry, enter to win eco-friendly door prizes and enjoy appetizers and drinks from local vendors.
Fashionable Impoverished: A Conscious Conversation
Wednesday, April 19, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
AZ Fashion HQ
137 E. 6th St, Tempe, AZ 85281
A part of the Sustainability Series presented by ASU’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, A Conscious Conversation plays host to Tracey Martin, a renowned public speaker on sustainability in the fashion industry. She has founded three successful ecologically responsible clothing and accessory brands. Her latest project involves changing the way we dye textiles. She partnered with the leaders in the organic dye world to create De La Terre Colours. These dyes are environmentally sustainable, 100% organic plant-based, and can be mass-produced for large-scale dye houses.
A conscious conversation will disrupt your current thought process on how you buy your clothing and who makes it. Tracey will discuss the social, ethical, and moral impacts our clothing decisions have on the world.
There is metered parking around the building or the City of Tempe Parking Garage behind the building offers FREE parking for the first hour and $2/hour after.
This event is sponsored by the Arizona Apparel Foundation.
FitnessFest Conference & Expo
April 21-23, 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
663 W. 2nd Ave., Ste. 14, Mesa
The FitnessFest Conference & Expo is back! Head on over to Mesa to check out conferences on nutrition, fitness and well-being headed by experts in the industry. There are workshops to participate in such as Pilates or yoga. You can walk around to find health fitness clothing to purchase, as well as exercise equipment and nutrition supplements too!
Earth Day At The Phoenix Zoo
Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Get hands-on with fun, earth-friendly activities that will help save our environment and all of its creatures from extinction. All activities are included with zoo admission.
Peoria’s Party for the Planet
April 22, various times and locations
Two great events celebrating Earth Day!
Join us and hundreds of volunteers in the morning to help the environment by picking up trash and debris along the New River trail system. In the evening, join us for Planetpalooza festival.
New River Trail & Clean Up (7am-10am, Dream City Church Parking Lot, 21000 N. 75th Ave.)
Get your group together or come alone to pick up trash and debris along the New River trail system. The site for this year’s clean up is just west of the church. Register to volunteer online here.
Planetpalooza Earth Day Festival (5pm-8pm, Westwing Park, 27100 N. Westwing Pkwy)
The festival cultivates and celebrates the resources the environment has to offer through food, music, learning and family fun. Learn to be more sustainable in daily life while also enjoying prizes and giveaways, handcrafted food, food trucks and entertainment. Find more details here.
2017 Spring Eco-Fair
Saturday, April 22
9 AM – 2 PM
Clark Park Farmers Market
1730 S Roosevelt St, Tempe, Arizona 85281
The Clark Park Farmers Market is showing Mother Earth some love this Earth Day with a vibrant, food-filled Eco-Fair! Join in as they feature vegan delicacies from local restaurants, as well as passionate speakers and green-themed activities. Bring a reusable plate or bowl with you to keep the fair waste-free!
The Art of Brewing Your Own Kombucha
Wednesday, April 26th at 5:30 p.m.
219 W. Gurley St., Prescott, Arizona.
This popular, 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 April 1st and get a Free One Gallon Brewing Jar on the day of the Class! $30 Pre-registration Required by April 19th. More information.
Wednesday, April 26th, 8-3 p.m.
Sheraton Grand Phoenix
340 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Join Arizona Forward and Arizona Public Health Association for our Joint Stewardship Summit on connecting community design and public health. The half-day forum will feature a statewide mayoral panel, business roundtable and keynote speaker John Auerbach of Trust for America’s Health.
Student tickets are $60, member tickets are $100 and nonmembers are $150. More information.
“Junk in the Trunk” Vintage Market
Saturday & Sunday, April 28-30, 2017
WestWorld at Scottsdale
16601 North Pima Road
The Southwest’s original vintage shopping experience is returning to Scottsdale with all of its chippy goodness. Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market’s spring show, which will showcase over 200 of the finest vintage and handmade vendors selling all things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade. Known for the quality of its vendors and the curation of the items being sold, Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market will once again combine one-of-a-kind vintage shopping with live local music, food trucks, and a lounge for nursing moms to create an inspiring atmosphere and fun-filled event.
Sonoran Collaborative Living Building Challenge
Every third Tuesday of the month, 5:30 p.m.
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.
Join the community to receive monthly notifications.
Email for more information: LBCSonoran@gmail.com
2017 Water Efficiency Workshop Series
Learn to Prune — March 17, 10:00am-1:00pm at the Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden in Chaparral Park
Efficient Lawn Care & Outdoor Leaks — March 25, 10:30am-12:30pm at Granite Reef Senior Center
Landscaping for Small Spaces & Patios — March 29, 6:30pm-7:30pm at Mustang Library
Xeriscape 101 — March 31, 11:00am-12:00pm at Mustang Library
ABCs of Watering — April 1, 10:30am-1:30pm at Mustang Library
Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden Tour — April 1 & April 23, 10:00am-12:00pm at Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden in Chaparral Park
Learn to Prune — April 22, 10:30am-1:30pm at the Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden in Chaparral Park
Drip Irrigation Design & Installation — May 20, 10:30am-1:30pm at Civic Center Library
Summer Color — June 10, 10:30am-12:30pm at Mustang Library
Looking to give your landscape a refresh this spring? Sign up now for one of Scottsdale’s Water Efficiency Workshops or Xeriscape Garden tour and learn ways to enhance the beauty of your landscape while saving water and money!
Classes and tours are free, open to all Scottsdale residents and appropriate for all levels of skill and experience. The current series runs February through June and covers topics from rainwater harvesting to drip irrigation design and repair.
During the tour of the Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park, Garden Caretaker Bill Casenhiser will guide you through the 5.5-acre desert oasis near Hayden and McDonald roads. The garden is home to over 7,000 beautiful, water-thrifty plants of 200 different species.
Spring Chalk Art Festival
Saturday, April 29, 11:00am-6:00pm
Westgate Entertainment District
Tempe Marketplace, and Desert Ridge Marketplace
Vestar and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance are inviting artists to hit the pavement, with chalk that is. Over 35 amazing artists will participate in the Phoenix Chalk Art Festival, which brings the pavement to colorful life. Attendees can watch professional artists create 8-foot murals in a variety of themes throughout each of the shopping centers or grab a piece of chalk and make their own colorful addition. Each location will have unique murals created by local artists and an imaginative KidsZone and Community participation mural area where everyone can get in on the fun.
Admission is free. More information.
A Fashionable Cocktail Party
The University Club of Phoenix
39 E. Monte Vista Road
Phoenix AZ 85004
Susan Berk and Ruby Farias are hosting “A Fashionable Cocktail Party” to showcase the latest Ruby Farias Designs fashions, accompanied by a complementary glass of sparkling wine, appetizers and raffle.
Seating is limited and tickets are $10 each: RSVP here.
59th Annual Black & White Ball and Business Awards
8000 Arizona Grand Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Purple Lotus: “Embracing Your Journey” Expo
July 9, 9:00am-5:00pm
27th Annual Spring Artisans Market
Friday, March 17-Sunday, 19
Spring Eco-Art Workshop
March 31-April 2
Sonoran Desert Inn & Conference Center
55 Orilla Ave., Ajo
In this weekend workshop led by Dr. Lee Ann Woolery, participants will immerse themselves in the dramatic landscape of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and engage their creativity to study the Sonoran Desert. You will learn Art-Based Perceptual Ecology methods, using art & science to discover place-based stories of this ancient desert landscape. Lodging and meals are here at the Conference Center, so you know you’ll sleep and eat well.
WITH LODGING: includes a full weekend of instruction in the Sonoran Desert, all meals (Friday evening to Sunday breakfast) and 2 nights of accommodations at the Conference Center in a Standard or Deluxe room. Early bird rate before February 2nd: $490. After February 2nd: $525.
WITHOUT LODGING: includes a full weekend of instruction in the Sonoran Desert and all meals (Friday evening to Sunday breakfast). Early bird rate before February 2nd: $284. After February 2nd: $319.
Wine Gone Wild Night 2017
Friday, April 7, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Reid Park Zoo
3400 E Zoo Ct, Tucson, AZ 85716
Join Reid Park Zoo for Wine Gone Wild, and help contribute to the animals at the Zoo! Sample a variety of wines and spirits from wineries, distributors, and distilleries, enjoy tasty bite-size treats, and listen to live music. More information.
Arizona International Film Festival
Various times and locations throughout Tucson
Staying true to its mission of showcasing independent film, the 26th Annual Arizona International Film Festival has exhibited over 2,600 films representing 90 countries to over 152,000 patrons in southern Arizona. And now, we are honored to select more exciting and innovative films from around the world for Arizona audiences. More information.
Tucson People’s Climate March
Saturday, April 29
10 am- 2 pm
El Presidio Plaza Park
175 W Alameda St, South Tucson, Arizona 85701
To protect our climate, our health, and our communities, every person needs to stand together, resist the current political agenda of denial and obstruction, and also crucially build a vision of the desired world and rise together to make it possible. To change everything, everyone is needed.
The route, speakers, venues, and logistics of the Tucson People’s Climate March is currently being organized by several notable non-profit groups — including the Center for Biological Diversity, the Sierra Club Rincon Group, and Sky Island Alliance. If you or your organization is interested in organizing with us, please email climatemarch2017@skyisland
Heritage Days: Tonto National Monument
Saturday & Sunday, March 18-19, 8:00am-5:00pm
Tonto National Monument
26260 North AZ Hwy 188, Roosevelt
Come celebrate Heritage Days! There will be activities and demonstrations such as Native American dancers, several species of live animals native to Arizona, and hiking throughout the weekend.
Admission is free. Call (928) 476-2241 or visit this site for more information.
Mu’uputs Canyon Paiute History & Life-Ways Guided Hike
Saturday, March 25, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Pipe Spring National Monument
406 N. Pipe Spring Rd, Fredonia
March is Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month! Pipe Spring National Monument shares in the state-wide celebration by offering two very special guided hikes, highlighting local geology, archaeology, and history. Both hikes take place in cooperation with the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians. A tribal fee of $10 per person will be collected in addition to the regular momentum entry fee of $7.00. Reservations are strongly recommended, as space is limited for both of these hikes. Call (928) 643-7105 for reservations and hike information.
Sedona Open Studios Art Tour
April 28-30, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Various locations: self-guided tour through Sedona Valley
Sedona Visual Arts Coalition’s Annual Open Studio Arts Tour is an celebration of the arts and artists in the greater Verde Valley. This non-profit, artist-run event provides thousands of visitors a unique opportunity to meet the artists and gain a first-hand view of their creative processes. The event is funded entirely by artist participation fees and community support. The weekend event is a free, self-guided tour allowing visitors the opportunity to meet and talk with artists in their daily work spaces. There will be over 40 studios participating, working in a variety of mediums, such as: ceramics, painting, fiber, photography, jewelry, watercolors, and sculpture. Guiding brochures will be widely available around Sedona and the Verde Valley. They can be found in most of the Sedona Hotels and the Wine Tasting Rooms in Old Town Cottonwood.