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Arbor Day Festival at The Farm

Friday, April 28, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Arbor Day Festival at The Farm

6106 S. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85042

With over 160 trees, (some dating back to before World War II) it is only natural for The Farm at South Mountain to host a free celebration on Arbor Day for the community.

A new sustainability area, Gather and Grow at The Farm at South Mountain, will be hosting its first Abor Day Festival with free community activities and demonstrations. Gather and Grow’s mission is to be the model of sustainability for the Phoenix community.

With its recent recognition as a Phoenix Green Business Leader by the City of Phoenix Public Works Department, The Farm at South Mountain is dedicated to teaching all members of the community about recycling, composting, gardening, aquaponics and educational sustainability workshops.

No reservations are required to attend. This festival is free to all attendees. If attendees would like to enjoy breakfast or lunch before or after the festival, Morning Glory Café and The Farm Kitchen will be open for regular business hours.

*No outside food or drink is allowed at The Farm.

For more information, click here.


“Junk in the Trunk” Vintage Market

Saturday & Sunday, April 29-30, 2017

WestWorld at Scottsdale
16601 North Pima Road
Scottsdale, AZ

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.

Find more information and tickets here.


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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Email for more information: LBCSonoran@gmail.com


2017 Water Efficiency Workshop Series

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.

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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.

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A Fashionable Cocktail Party

The University Club of Phoenix
39 E. Monte Vista Road

Phoenix AZ 85004Susan 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.


Lunch & LEED Seminar: Going Green in Apache Junction

Wednesday, May 3, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Lunch & LEED

Okland Construction
1700 N. McClintock Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281

Learn how the City of Apache Junction decided to go green and how the City’s buildings are performing! The City of Apache Junction is the first municipal government in Arizona to create a City Hall complex.

Learn more and register here.


Life 360 Summit

Musical Instrument Museum
4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050

The Integrative Wellness Alliance invites you to the Life 360 Summit, featuring key wellness experts sharing the latest science on wellness, longevity & living life to the fullest!This energetic, informative and entertaining event will set you on a course to optimal health through more natural, non-invasive, non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical approaches to your well-being.

Learn more and register.


59th Annual Black & White Ball and Business Awards

Arizona Grand Resort & Spa
8000 Arizona Grand Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85044

The theme for the gala, FRIDA & DIEGO: Art, Love, Life, a tribute to the legendary artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, is part of a community partnership with the Heard Museum and its Frida and Diego Exhibit opening on April 9 to August 20th. This exhibit offers a rare opportunity to see firsthand masterpieces by two of the most important artists of the 20th century. Phoenix is the only North American stop on a world tour.

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International Women’s Summit

May 4-7

Sheraton Grand Phoenix 
340 N 3rd St, Phoenix

Your experience will include:

• 7 keynote presentations with great women leaders
• 3 master class breakout sessions with your choice of amazing speakers
• 3 delicious lunches
• Sit down dinner with presentation
• Connect with women from all over the world
• Extensive Summit bookstore
• Book signings with your favorite author
• Vendor area with non-profit organizations helping women and children plus. . .unique shopping and gift items

Learn more here. 


Wanderlust 108

Sunday, May 7, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale

Wanderlust 108 is a full day celebration and unique triathlon bringing together three intentional activities: a 5K run, an outdoor yoga flow class, and a guided meditation. Following the triathlon, enjoy one scheduled activity such as acroyoga, AIReal Yoga, hooping or walking meditation. Nationally recognized teachers, spiritual leaders, and musical talent will be featured at each event to make for a fun-filled, empowering day both on and off your mat.

For more information, click here.


NEW! LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Opportunity

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 3:00 p.m. – Thursday, May 25, 2017, 5:00 p.m.53f0e41c-fd95-4563-811e-bd631eaad99e

Want to earn your LEED Green Associate Credential? Get started today and sign up for USGBC’s online exam preparation course created by USGBC Colorado and led by USGBC Faculty member Annette Stelmack of Inspirit-llc! The course is 3 weeks long and is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00-5:00pm MT.

Learn more and register here.


Dinner in the Park, Moon Over South Mountain

Friday, May 12, 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

South Mountain Environmental Education Center
10409 S. Central Ave., Phoenix

Dinner in the Park, Moon Over South Mountain is a unique and exciting event unlike any in the Valley. It serves to educate the public and showcase the many great City of Phoenix Parks and Recreational opportunities, and is also the main fundraiser for the year, which will allow the Foundation to continue supporting many parks and recreation programs. Tickets are available for $85.00.

For more information, click here.


Ameri-can Canned Craft Beer Festival

Saturday, May 13, 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Margaret T. Hance Park
67 W. Culver St., Phoenix

Featuring more than 250 canned craft beers from over 100 local and national breweries across 40 states, including beers not previously available in the state of Arizona. Other highlights include live music, food, a beer science garden, seminars, beer Olympic games and a rare beer garden. Tickets start at $35.00.

For more information, click here.


 

Scottsdale Philharmonic Free Concert Series

Sunday, May 21st – Compositions by Bach, Mendelssohn, Rossini, Suppe & Bruch.

Sunday October 8th – Compositions by Berlioz, Saint-Saens & Beethoven and pianist Qingqing Ye.
Sunday, November 19th – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9

All concerts begin at 4:00pm at Scottsdale Bible Church (7601 East Shea Blvd). VIP Preferred seating is available with a $15 donation.

Call 480-951-6077 or visit ScottsdalePhilharmonic.com


YWCA Women Empowerment Author’s Luncheon

Thursday, May 25, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

The Camby Hotel
2401 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Don’t miss this inspiring event featuring author, gymnast and aerialist, Jen Bricker, presented at YWCA’s Author’s Luncheon.

Born without legs, Jen’s biological parents left her at the hospital. One would think she would be destined for a life of hardship. However, the hand of destiny brought her an amazing adoptive family, who gave her one simple rule, “Never say the word, Can’t.”

As a child, Jen was obsessed with gymnastics, and her idol was gold-medalist, Dominique Moceanu. In fact, watching Dominique on TV, helped inspire Jen to start competing herself. Seemingly against all odds, Jen went on to compete against able-bodied athletes, and became a State Champion in power tumbling. As part of her amazing story, and as twist of fate, Jen later learned that her childhood gymnastics idol, Dominique Moceanu, was actually her biological sister.

Always challenging herself, Jen transitioned into an accomplished acrobat and aerialist. As such, she travelled internationally with Britney Spears’ World Tour, and appeared as the headliner at the prestigious Palazzo hotel in Las Vegas, and the Shangri La hotel in Dubai.

Jen’s incredible story has been featured on multiple shows, including HBO Real Sports, 20/20 and Good Morning America. She is currently living in Los Angeles, and has added a successful speaking career to her list of in one of he well-renowned TED talks.

For more information, click here.


Cosmic Origins

Sedona Creative Life Center
333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336

The Cosmic Origins conference will take place in Sedona, Arizona the weekend of May 26-28th. Cosmic Origins will explore the questions “Who are we?” and “Where do we come from?” to truly uncover “Where we are going”. The speakers in this event will include some of the top minds in the field of ancient civilizations in order to share new science about the cosmology of the world. They will discuss the Egyptian Pyramids, ancient civilizations, what lies beyond the Milky Way, and more ancient mysteries.

Attendees of the conference are also welcome to accompany Robert Bauval, JJ Hurtak, and Clifford Mahooty on a mini excursion field trip to Rock Art Ranch on Monday May 29th, after the weekend conference.Cosmic Origins will be held at the Sedona Creative Life Center, 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336. There are discounts to the price of this weekend conference for early registration, $225.00 until April 30th and $275.00 until May 25th.

For more information on the Cosmic Origins weekend conference, the speakers, the schedule of events, and to purchase tickets, click here.


Purple Lotus: “Embracing Your Journey” Expo

July 9, 9:00am-5:00pm

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort – Anasazi Ballroom
7677 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020

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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Southern Arizona


Arizona International Film Festival

April 19-30

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@skyislandalliance.org.

More information.


35TH ANNUAL SOLAR POTLUCK AND EXHIBITION

Saturday, May 6, 10:00 am-Sunset

Catalina State Park
11570 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson

Join Citizens for Solar at the Annual Solar Potluck and experience the flavors of solar-cooked food and learn about solar by viewing solar appliances and exhibitions (ovens, fountains, coolers, lights, electrical systems) and solar arts. The cost is $7.00 per car to get into Catalina State Park.

For more information, click here.


Food and Farm Finance Forum

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 8:00 AM – Friday, May 19, 2017, 1:00 PM

University of Arizona – Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building (ENR2)
1064 E Lowell Street, Tucson, AZ 85709

The Food & Farm Finance Forum, presented by Good Food Finder AZ and Local First Arizona Foundation, is an annual opportunity for those involved in and contributing to Arizona’s local food system to gather, collaborate, learn, and develop new skill sets.

The forum features nationally-acclaimed speakers with experience in farming, food system development, local food marketing and building local and living economies, and bridges the gap between farmers, local food entrepreneurs and potential investment and/or access to capital. It brings together food producers, food system advocates, and funders to grow the capacity of Arizona food producers and entrepreneurs, forge alliances and partnerships that build collaboration around healthy local food systems, and cultivate healthy eating habits that demonstrate the connection between food, health, community and the environment.

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Wilcox Wine Country Spring Festival

Saturday-Sunday, May 20-21, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Railroad Park
157 N. Railroad Ave., Willcox

Arizona Wine Growers Association presents tastings of Arizona wines  from 16 Arizona wineries, local farm  and craft vendors, scrumptious food from Dante’s Fire, live music and performing artists in downtown Willcox’s historical Railroad Park.

Tickets start at $15.00.

For more information, click here.


Sustainable Living Forum: Wastewater

Wednesday, May 24, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 

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

Our potable water on this planet is limited, so it’s important that we work to keep our water clean! By promoting wastewater reuse, we are not only saving water but saving the embedded energy it takes to transport water from the Colorado River to our Sonoran desert. Brought to you by Green Living Magazine, Laura Tanzer, Local First Arizona, Mrs. Green’s World and Delectables Restaurant.

For more information, click here.


Women on Fire: Nourishing Spirit, Mind and Body

June 23, 20177:30am-12pm

Marriott McDowell Mountain
16770 N Perimeter Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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.

Northern Arizona


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.

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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.

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Verde Valley Wine Festival

May 13-14, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m

Clarkdale Town Park
1001 Main St., Clarkdale

The 2nd Annual Verde Valley Wine Festival returns to the historic Clarkdale Town Park for two great days of wine, beer, spirits, food, live music and art. The event highlights the community of Clarkdale and the Verde Valley at large with the finest Arizona wineries, breweries, spirits and restaurants committed to creating homegrown products for locals and visitors.

Tickets start at $35.00. 

For more information, click here.


Save the Waves Film Festival

Thursday, May 18, 6:30 p.m. 

Orpheum Theater
15 W. Aspen Ave., Flagstaff 

Coastal environment activism may seem out of place in the landlocked Flagstaff but problems out of sight still exist and affect us all. The Save the Waves Film Festival is an international film tour and fundraiser for Save the Waves Coalition’s environmental programs and campaigns. With an array of local and international nonprofits and initiatives present, join in to learn more about the status of the world’s oceans.

Tickets start at $7.00.

For more information, click here.