Green Scenes: November 2019

Green Scenes November 2019

CENTRAL ARIZONA

Nov. 2: Healthy Soul—Healthy You

Join Life Coaches Lisa King, Olga Szakal, Lauren Daniels and Mary LynnKelly at the Scottsdale Healing Farm as they discuss how women can learn to be their own best friend, live a long and healthy life, and find and live out their life purpose all by exploring their own soul. The event will also include organic brunch, raffles and more! To buy tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/healthy-soul-healthy-you-tickets-73743096587?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Nov. 2: Arizona Fall Fest

Put together by the Local First Arizona, this festival is meant to highlight and celebrate local businesses and talent. Come enjoy the Hensley Beverage Garden, live entertainment, and local food and art at Hance Park. The event runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, for details visit, https://www.localfirstaz.com/events/arizona-fall-festival-nskbg

Nov. 6-27: Yoga Nidri at the Farm

Every Wednesday, Hunkapi Farms and Lindsey Smith, founder of AuNatural, invite you to experience complete relaxation. Yoga Nidri, also known as Yogic Sleep, guides you through a meditation to reach your most content sense of being, to ease both the mind and body. To buy tickets for the date of your choice, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-nidra-at-the-farm-tickets-72996114343?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

Nov. 10: Arizona Harvest Fest and Open Air Market 

Enjoy the beautiful fall weather at the fourth annual Harvest Fest in Chandler. With live entertainment and local merchants, it’s a terrific way to ring in the holiday season and get in some early Christmas shopping! This family-friendly event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.arizonaharvestfest.com/.

Nov. 11: Phoenix Veterans Parade 

Presented by Honoring America’s Veterans, this parade does just that. With 2,500 marchers, 300 marching units and 10 floats, it has become an Arizona staple. The parade begins on Montebello and Central south, then turns east on Camelback Road, and turns left on 7th Street, before de-staging on Indian School. Pick any spot along the route and pull up a chair to celebrate the folks who fight for our freedom. For more information, visit https://www.honoringamericasveterans.org/.

Nov. 14: Why Most Vegans Are Ex-Vegans

Bestselling author, podcaster, and cultural commentator Colleen Patrick-Goudreau has not only advocated for plant-based eating, but for the well-being of animals around the globe. Join her at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe at 7 p.m. as she explores the challenges of not only becoming vegan but staying vegan, as well as helpful tips to stay on the right track. For more information and to RSVP, visit https://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/why-most-vegans-are-ex-vegans-bookstore/.

Nov. 16: Dogs’ Day in the Garden

Desert Botanical Garden opens up its trails to all fur babies from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a whole day of fun. Walk with your dog down the beautiful garden trails, check out local dog-related nonprofits, and enjoy pup-friendly samples in the cool autumn breeze. Admission is included with regular Garden admission, and tickets for pups are $4, with proceeds going to the Humane Society. For more information, visit, https://dbg.org/events/dogs-day-in-the-garden-fall-2019/.

Nov. 16: 3rd Annual Arizona Honeybee Festival

With all the buzz about the extinction of bees, there has never been a better time to learn and familiarize yourself with bees and beekeeping. Enjoy fresh, local, and sustainably sourced honey bee products; kids’ activities; live bee displays; and even free beekeeping classes. The festival will be located at 5757 N. Central Ave. and will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more info, check out https://www.facebook.com/events/794125677669562/.

Nov. 23: Early Bird Makers Market

It’s that time of year again where store lines get longer and the weather gets colder as the holiday season hits full swing. Beat those Black Friday lines and stop by this open air market to not only show your support for local businesses, but to get some holiday shopping done. With live music and free admission, this event is great even for non-shoppers who are just looking to relax in the autumn air. Located at the shops of Town & Country, the event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit https://localtradeaz.com/earlybirdmakersmarket2019.

Nov. 23-24: Artfest at Scottsdale 

Known for its cutting-edge contemporary art, Artfest of Scottsdale showcases the works of 150 artists of all mediums from all around the country. Live music will be played on the two stages in the festival space at the Scottsdale Civic Center, providing the perfect backdrop to browsing the art. Dogs are welcome and admission is free for everyone! The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. For more information, visit http://www.888artfest.com/artfest-of-scottsdale/.

BUSINESS

 Nov. 13: Community Mixer: Celebrating the Big Switch

Armadilla Wax Works will be moving to the well-known “Red Barn” thrift store off of Highway 69 in Prescott Valley, and invites all local businesses and guests to come celebrate and network with them. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Armadilla Wax Works Candle Factory, and innovation and collaboration will be the main themes of this mixer. For more information, visit https://www.localfirstaz.com/events/naz-nov.

Nov. 14: National FFCMH 30th Annual Conference

The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health advocates nationwide for the education and empowerment  of families and children suffering from mental health. This year they will be hosting their annual conference at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix. With one out of six children diagnosed with mental, behavioral or developmental disorders by the age of 8, it is important that mental health becomes synonymous with bodily health. To register, visit https://www.ffcmh.org/conference.

NORTHERN ARIZONA

Nov. 9: Walkin’ On Main 

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Walkin’ On Main promises a day full of lively entertainment. From music, cars, wine and art, everyone can find something they like. Whether you’re interested in indoor wine tasting with the Verde Valley Wine Consortium or want to check out the car show, or simply enjoy the music and art around you, head on down to the historic Main St. in Cottonwood. For more information, visit https://azwom.com/.

Nov. 9: 4th Annual Out of the Darkness Walk to Fight Suicide

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate to 20% by 2025, through their ever-continuing research into new educational programs, advocacy and more. The Out of the Darkness Walks allows the community to be part of their journey through donations. Taking place in Prescott’s AC Williams Granite Creek Park, the walk will begin at 10 a.m. Register today for a great cause at https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=6456.

Nov. 23: 73rd Annual Christmas Parade

Going on its 73rd year, Winslow prides itself on its Annual Christmas Parade. Along with the spectacular parade is food arts, crafts and gifting. Taking place in Downtown Winslow, the festivities all kick off at 1 p.m. If you wish to be a participant in the parade as well, it is free! Check out https://winslowarizona.org/event/winslows-70th-annual-christmas-parade/ for more information.

SOUTHERN ARIZONA 

Nov. 1-3: Fall Arts and Crafts Festival

For three days, Tubac is bringing keeping the spirits high at their fall Arts and Crafts Festival. Enjoy nightly concerts, kids’ activities, a beer garden, AND Santa all in one spot! And to top it all off, admission is free. There’s plenty of parking so come down for one—or all threeof the days any time between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.! For more info, visit www.tubacfestivals.com.

Nov. 2: Mt. Lemmon Marathon & Half Marathon

Put on by Revel Run, these marathons are meant to challenge you to beat your personal best. As the fastest marathon and half marathon in Arizona, this course is a certified Boston-qualifying race for all the marathoners out there. The races begin sharply at 6:30 a.m. and promise beautiful scenery as you run through historic Mt. Lemmon in Tucson. Register at https://www.runrevel.com/rml

Nov. 2: Get Connected: Mind & Body w/ Imani-Adjua

Holistic Wellness and Lifestyle Coach, Imani-Adjua, leads this immersive experience into how we are the creators of our own destiny and control whether we go forward in life. Using Yoga with Soul, movement releases stagnant energy and clears the mind, so dress comfortably. Held at the Dunbar Pavilion in Tucson, the event will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. For more info, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/get-connected-mind-body-w-imani-adjua-tickets-75622515981?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

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