Green Scenes May 2020 – A Calendar of Virtual Events

Central Arizona

May 9
Bao and Dumpling Online Party

The Bao and Dumpling online party is the teaser for the rescheduled Bao and Dumpling Festival coming to Downtown Chandler. The goal of the festival is to showcase the ethnic diversity of food and showcase small businesses. Participants will receive a resource guide with recipes on how to make your own bao and dumplings at home. There will also be a list of vendors from the original festival provided, where you can order takeout or delivery. To win free tickets to the Bao and Dumpling Festival in the fall, tag the food you ordered or made with #azbaodumpling. For more information, visit their Facebook.

May 9
Mother’s Day Flower Floral Pop-up and Monogram Class

Floral Pop-up

Nothing says Happy Mother’s Day like quality time and a big beautiful bouquet of flowers. Join the Flower Garage and The AR Workshop in Scottsdale for a fun morning of flower arranging and monogramming. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at the AR Workshop at 7342 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale. Flowers and boxes will be provided with session fees. Due to COVID- 19, the event will be held on the same day, but might switch to online. For updates and to RSVP, visit the AZ Flower Garage website.

May 12-17
Restorative Yoga with Mary Bruce

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Enjoy a mini retreat with Mary Bruce at her online restorative yoga workshop.
Yogis will learn virtually how to deeply relax and restore vital energy necessary
to living a whole and balanced life. During this difficult time, deep relaxation boosts
the immune system and relieves fatigue, anxiety, and insomnia, without the use
of medication. The workshop will have a series of asana that will include a variety of
different yoga props. Tuition is $360. For more information or to register, visit Swiha’s website.

Northern Arizona

May 6 and 20
Flagstaff Sustainability Roundtable

The Flagstaff Sustainability Roundtable is a biweekly opportunity for the public
to discuss sustainability issues with the City of Flagstaff’s Sustainability Program.
While the topic for May 20 has not been shared, on May 6 there will be a discussion
of RentLab, a rental map that will make finding houses easier. Meetings will begin
at 5 p.m. on Zoom and it’s free to register. After signing up, there will be an email sent containing information on how to join the meeting. For more information, visit their Facebook.

Southern Arizona

May 8
Lunch and Learn Healthy Meals for the Working Household

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Learn how to prep healthy and tasty meals for a busy work week with Janet
Neustedter via Zoom. By stocking up on nutritious meals, not only are you saving
more time throughout the week, but you will be giving the fuel your body needs to
stay focused. The lunch will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Register for free at

May 20
Stitchcraft: Art is Magic (via Zoom)

Sarah Gzemski of Gzem Shop Embroidery is offering an introductory class in
needlecraft through Zoom. During the online lesson, students will gain hands-on
experience with eight different stitches, and will learn how to create their own
textures and designs. Before class, each participant will receive an embroidery
kit with all of the necessities, along with videos on how to do each stitch. For more
information, visit their Facebook.


May 6
Networking Breakfast with The Marana Chamber of Commerce

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Starting at 7 a.m., local business owners will gather together on Zoom to introduce and advertise their company. Each participant will receive 30 seconds to speak, and will be sent a copy of the recording after the event. The event price is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. To find more information on how you can network with different businesses, visit

May 12
Phoenix Impact Accelerator Demo Day

Join Seed Spot’s impact-driven entrepreneurs during the Spring 2020 Impact Accelerator. Expert entrepreneurs and change-makers will be sharing business ventures to the Phoenix community. The event will be live streamed at 5:30 p.m. at For more information, click here.

May 15
Work Smarter not Harder: Leveraging Competitor Insights to Accelerate your Growth

Whether you have a great business idea with a business taking off or are part of
a growing team disrupting an archaic industry, you may find yourself in a competitive and overcrowded market. Join Speed Spot on May 15 to learn how
you can lean into the competition and take advantage of it. JT Mariano, co-founder of Tuft & Needle (the first start-up that was followed by 200 lookalike companies),
will use his firsthand experience to teach how to leverage competition to accelerate
company growth. The free event will begin online at 8:30 a.m., and attendees will have the opportunity to connect with experts and ask questions. For more information, click here.

May 18
The Role of Placemaking in Economic Development

Those attending The Role of Placemaking in an Economic Development will have
the opportunity to understand how placemaking can support the new
framework for economic development. This online event will also teach how to
envision all of the aspects of placemaking and how to prioritize through the
development of strategic economic planning. Tickets start at $109 for associate
members and the event begins at 11 a.m. For tickets and more information, click here.

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