Green Scenes – June and July 2020

Green Scenes - June & July 2020

Central Arizona

June 4

Beginner Floral Class at the Flower Garage

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never tried flower arranging before, or if you have and are looking for a refresher, join Flower Garage at 6:30 p.m. for its floral arranging class for beginners. At the end, you’ll leave with an arrangement of your own, as well as a glass vase. Additional vases and other customizations are also available during the session. Participants are advised to wear a mask, and class size will be limited to 10. For more information, visit their website.

June 19

Dining for Dreams

Local First Arizona found a way for your family to enjoy local, gourmet food right
in your own kitchen. Four graduates of the Fuerza Local Business Accelerator
program will be creating three-course family-style meals, which will then
promptly be delivered to your doorstep. Each order includes enough food for a
family of four, warming instructions, chef bios, and a placemat. The funds raised
through the program help Fuerza Local Business Accelerator program expand
throughout the state of Arizona, while helping Local First Arizona grow its efforts
in the local food economy. For more information, visit the Local First website.

June 21

Embracing Your Journey Expo

Beat the heat at the Embracing Your Journey Expo, a holistic, wellness and
metaphysical event. Celebrate Summer Solstice and Father’s Day at this family
friendly event from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with something for everyone. Free admission
the day of the event for dads that come with their family. Held at the Sheraton
Crescent, 2620 W. Dunlap Ave, Phoenix. Admission is $6 in advance online; $8 at the door the day of the event; free for kids 10 and under. The featured event is the Gong Meditation with World-renowned Gong Master Karyn Diane from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (limited to 25 people per session: $20 in advance; $30 at the door). For tickets, visit EventBrite.

July 9

Gold Palette Artwalk Summer Spectacular

Looking to experience the Scottsdale Art District? Join the Scottsdale Gallery
Association (SGA) from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the District, which resides along Main
Street from Scottsdale Road to Goldwater Boulevard and north of Indian School on Marshall Way to 5th Avenue. Many local galleries and two museums participate. This event features themed exhibits, live music, food and wine, and meet and greets with the artists themselves—the perfect way to beat the heat. In light of COVID-19, specific precautions will be taken. For more information, visit their website.

Northern Arizona

June 4

Cathedral Rock Full Moon Photography Class

Join local photographer Bob Shuman from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and capture a photograph of the full moon over Sedona’s Cathedral Rock. Space is limited, so make sure to sign up as soon as possible. For more information, visit Arizona Natural History Association’s website.

June 17

Plant 2 Platter® Cooking Class & Nutrition Ed: A Healthy Thyroid

Plant 2 Platter is offering an online class that includes nutrition education and
cooking demonstrations. Chris Kalinich, a Certified Food for Life instructor,
recognizes that diet plays a vital role in health and disease prevention. She pays
special attention to the thyroid gland, as it regulates a body’s use of energy. Keeping this in mind, the class, held from 1-3 p.m., is designed so that participants can get a start in healthy, plant-based diets with simple recipes for the whole family. For more information, visit Eventbrite.

June 21 & July 20

Night Photography Class

Join local photographer Bob Shuman for an evening of learning how to photograph a sky full of stars over Sedona’s beautiful landscape while beating the summer heat. The price includes a lesson on post-processing techniques. Space is limited, so make sure to sign up as soon as possible. The class is held from 6-10 p.m. and meets at Court House Vista parking lot. For more information, visit Arizona Natural History Association’s website.

Southern Arizona

June 6, 13, 20, 27;
July 4, 11, 18, 25
Rincon Valley Farmers & Artists Market

Open every Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon along the Rincon Valley and the Cienega
Corridor of the Sonoran desert, the Rincon Valley Farmers & Artisans Market
offers local produce, handmade goods, and beautiful scenery perfect for the
whole family. Browse items including freshly roasted coffee, tortillas, salsas,
and more, all available for purchase. When arriving, make sure to look for
the big white and green barn. For more information, visit their website.

June 19 or 20

Saguaro Fruit Harvest at Desert Museum

Summer is the beginning of the O’odham calendar, signifying that it is time to harvest saguaro fruit. Join this early-morning event to gather and prepare fruit with traditional tools and methods. Instruction on how the fruit is cooked into a sweet syrup will also be taught. Likewise, this class will explore the other desert plants and animals that were important resources for native people. A traditional lunch will also be provided. Held at Desert Museum, 7 a.m.-noon. For more information, visit their website.

July 18

Craft and Business Fair

The Cochise Crafters have prepared a showcase, held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at The
Mall at Sierra Vista, where you can meet the local crafters of Sierra Vista and view their work. This is a wonderful opportunity to support local artists. For more
information, visit their website.

Business

June 4, 11

Arizona Green Chamber Sip & Connect Series

Join Arizona Green Chamber and Green Living Magazine at this virtual Sip &
Connect series from 5-6 p.m. The June 4th event topic will focus on sustainable
fashion, with speakers Tracey Martin, Angela Johnson and Sherri Berry. The topic
of the June 11 meeting is TBD. Register at Green Chamber website.

June 10

10 Ways to Over Deliver and Drive Revenue After COVID-19

COVID-19 is dramatically changing how we interact, shop, and spend. This impact
will continue even after lockdowns are lifted, especially for businesses who don’t
have the strategies in place to succeed in a post-pandemic world. Alexi Venneri,
Digital Air Strike’s co-founder and CEO, will discuss the practices and tools needed when businesses face these unavoidable and daunting circumstances. Join this online seminar from noon-1 p.m. to learn about the 10 strategies your business can implement to ensure it is proactive and ready to run. For more information, visit the Local First website.

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