Desert Foothills Library: November Adult Events/Programs

All events below take place at Desert Foothills Library, 38443 North Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek

Library Closed:
Monday, November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day
Thursday, November 28
th for Thanksgiving

Hidden in the Hills Showcase presented by Desert Foothills Gallery, October 3 – January 23


Humana Medicare – One Day, Two Chances to Catch It!
Friday, November 1, 11:00-1:00 pm AND 2:00-4:00 pm
2020 Humana plan details for Medicare Advantage.
RSVP online at or call 480-488-2286.
Cost: FREE

Yappy Hour
Sunday, November 3, 11:00-1:00 pm
Mimosas and iced tea for humans, treats for the pups… Join us, with your dog (or just because you’re a dog-lover), mingle on the Waterfall Terrace, enjoy hearing awesome music. We’ll also be collecting donations for Puppy Luv Animal Rescue. Here is a small list of items you could bring to donate:

  • Dog treats (soft, jerky, and biscuits)
  • Cat treats
  • Canned chicken, tuna, sardines and salmon
  • Canned pumpkin
  • Peanut butter
  • Cheerios (plain)
  • Puzzle feeders
  • Buckets that can hold 1 gallon or more (not have contained chemicals)
  • Bleach
  • Gloves
  • Paper Towels

No registration.
Cost: FREE

5 Shocking Secrets to Healthier Holiday Dishes that are Delicious and No One will know the Difference
Tuesday, November 5, 12:00-2:00 pm

These five secrets will remain secrets to your guests! No one will know your delicious dishes will be keeping them on track for their New Year’s resolutions.

Dr. Grgula D.C. has been a Chiropractic Physician and Acupuncturist since 1995. She hosted her own radio show for five years in Sedona, AZ. She is a current columnist for the Sonoran News in Cave Creek, AZ. Dr. Grgula regularly speaks at venues such as large corporations like Honeywell School Systems. As an amateur bodybuilder she applies her knowledge of healthy living to her daily life and to her patients every day. Her enthusiasm will help to motivate you to easily make healthy changes in your life.

RSVP online at or call 480-488-2286.
Cost: FREE

Sip and Sparkle to Support DFL with Touchstone by Swarovski
Tuesday, November 5, 5:00-6:30 pm

Support Desert Foothills Library, enjoy a wine tasting, and learn about the latest trends in jewelry presented by Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski! A portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the library to support its valuable mission. Find out how to layer, stack, and mix these exclusive, affordable, easy-to-wear jewelry designs.

Kelly Bird is a new Cave Creek resident, recently relocating from Northeast Ohio. She has a background in arts and cultural marketing. Kelly became an independent consultant for Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski to meet new people and bring sparkle to people’s lives.

RSVP online at or call 480-488-2286.
Cost: FREE

Healthy Aging Expo – Connect with Community Resources
Thursday, November 7, 9:00-12:00 pm

The Foothills Caring Corps, Desert Foothills Library, and other community groups are excited to announce the 7th annual Healthy Aging Expo! Come to this year’s expo to be held at Desert Foothills Library on November 7, 2019. Meet and connect with our community’s providers, resources and more – all here to promote health and wellness of aging adults. There will also be a discussion panel by local experts, a cooking demonstration, and Zumba Gold! Please contact Alex at 480.488.1105 or for more information.
No registration.

2019 Hidden in the Hills Showcase – Behind the Scenes Preview
Thursday, November 7, 12:30-2:30 pm
“Hidden in the Hills (HITH) is the signature event of the non-profit Sonoran Arts League that features 197 artists in 47 studios throughout the community. Select artisits’ work is on view now until January 23 in the “2019 HITH Showcase” exhibit at the Library. Go behind the scenes and meet some of the participanting artists, try your hand a several different art processes and watch a visual slide tour of artists in action in their unique studios in preparation for the event kick off November 22.

Now in its 23rd year, HITH is a free community-wide self-guided tour that provides life-long learners and art lovers the opportunity to see and interview artists at work in their private studios. The “2019 Showcase” is a sampling of some of the artwork available during the 6 day event. The “Showcase” exhibit is on view until January 23. The Nov 7 program will highlight the diversity of media and styles of individual artists. 8-10 artists will engage with the public in hands-on demonstrations taking them behind the scenes in a preview of this 6-day program that falls on the weekend before and after Thanksgiving.
No registration.

Wills & Trusts 101

Saturday, November 9, 10:30-11:30 am
Nicole Pavlik or Nicole Pavlik Law Firm, PLC will host a FREE Estate Planning Workshop, providing a small group setting for women and men to learn the essentials of Wills, Trusts, and Probate.
Attendees will learn:

  • Last Will and Testament – what they do and don’t do
  • Probate – what it is and how to avoid it
  • Trusts – what they are and how they are different form a Last Will and Testament
  • Executor/Successor Trustee – who can be one and how to pick the “right” one
  • Beneficiary designations – why these need to be updated

Attendees will have the opportunity to actively learn, plan, and ask questions in a supportive and engaging environment.
RSVP at or call 480-488-2286
Cost: FREE

Crime & Punishment” – A 1920’s Murder Mystery
Saturday, November 9, 5:00-8:00 pm

Things take a turn for the gutter at Mafia Don Lou Zar’s juice joint when someone is put on ice! The crowd is chock full of potential suspects. Jealous, jilted lovers, a rival Mafioso, and a pair of undercover feds make an appearance at this speakeasy and not a single person is muttering a word! Help find out who’s on the level and who’s on the lam by trading clues with your guests, gathering information, and solving the crime before the murderer hotfoots it out of there!

Dress for this night of murderous mayhem includes flapper dresses, zoot suits, feather boas and headbands, pinstriped suits and fedoras. If you aren’t feeling that jive, you can dress as a private detective to help solve the crime, just don’t frame the wrong guy!

Join the Library in this thrilling night with Murder Mystery Co.! H’orderves and cocktails will be served along with a fantastic, puzzling who-dunnit. Costumes are encouraged and awards will be given to the best dressed. Must be 21+.

Tickets available at or call 480-488-2286.
$55.00 – H’orderves and one drink included.
Seating is limited to 60 people, register now.

Visions of the Southwest presented by Phoenix Art Museum
Tuesday, November 12, 1:00-2:30 pm
Phoenix Art Museum presents the Visions of the Southwest to celebrating the artwork of Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams.
RSVP online or call 480-488-2286
Cost: FREE

A Quick Trip to Nepal
Tuesday, November 12, 1:00-2:30 pm

A brief picture presentation recounting a recent trip to Nepal. Meet the people, understand their culture and religion, and see the country (city, countryside, and mountains).

Don and his wife Victoria have lived in Carefree for fifteen years. He has been a part of management teams for very large state-of-the-art construction/science projects around the world. His interests include cactus gardening, contemporary arts and crafts, and international travel – 81 countries so far!
RSVP online at or call 480-488-2286.
Cost: FREE

Life Below the Surface Depth Charges – A Memoir
Wednesday, November 13, 2:00-3:30 pm
In Depth Charges, the author shows us how a deeper, more sensitive approach to life can extract valuable insight from our daily experiences. In a series of thought provoking essays, we accompany Calten on an incisive journey through childhood days, the Vietnam War years, life in corporate America, online dating, the animal world, and place existing only in our mind and spirit.

Scientist, musician, recording artist, environmentalist, lecturer, and incessant observer, Tom Calten began his dance with life in a small Long Island, New York town, just minutes from the ocean. tHat childhood setting provided endless opportunities for exploration and analysis – skills he would use for things to come. After a brief tour in a rock band, Tom earned a degree in Microbiology and began a long career in the pharmaceutical field as a scientist and technical educator. With worldwide speaking engagements and program developments, he still managed to maintain a grip on his creative side. In his first book, Depth Charges, Tom shares an analysis of his diverse life experiences with a characteristic sense of humor. Tom resides in Arizona where he continues to observe, write, and compose. He can be reached at
RSVP online at or call 480-488-2286.
Cost: FREE
*Books available for purchase at program*

Eliminating Chronic Back Pain – A Fascia and Posture Based Approach by Sterling Structural Therapy
Wednesday, November 13, 6:00-7:00 pm
What if a big part of your pack pain is done to a giant anatomical system called Fascia, which does not show up in imaging? What if imbalances in this system are keeping you “stuck”? Come join us and find out how you can achieve sustainable results regardless of your age.
RSVP online at or call 480-488-2286
Cost: FREE

Ask Me Anything Author Panel
Thursday, November 14, 1:30-3:30 pm
So you want to write a book, but have a million questions? Like is it better to self-publish or submit to traditional publishers? What are the pros and cons of each?  Is my job done when the book is published? What do agents want? What do editors want? What do readers want? What is best for me, the author? 

Get all your questions asked and answered at the AMA-ASK ME ANYTHING AUTHOR PANEL. A self-published author, a debut author and a multi-published author will discuss the joys and hazards, thrills and pitfalls, surprises and disappointments, and what else you can expect along the way to becoming a published author. You won’t want to miss this informative panel presentation!  Bring paper and pen so you can take notes. Book signing follows the Q & A.


LENA JO McCOY sat down to write her first book, Special Run, after the entire manuscript was gifted to her in a dream. Take a journey down McCoy’s self-publishing path as she shares the ups and down of writing her paranormal mystery novel.

TONI NIESEN is an Arizona native and former resident of Alaska. She recently published her first novel, Parts Unknown: an Alaskan Mystery, and is working on a sequel. She has also published several Native American themed short stories. Toni is a member of Mystery Writers of America, and the Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sisters in Crime.

C.C. HARRISON knew she wanted to be a writer when her mother took her to the library for the first time as a child. Since then she’s written five crime novels all set in small towns. Her recent book, Death by G-String, is a cozy mystery that introduces the Coyote Canyon Ladies Ukulele Club whose first place win in a folk music competition is jeopardized when their star player is strangled to death with a ukulele G-String. Harrison is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America.

RSVP online at or call 480-488-2286.
Cost: FREE

How to Eat More Vegetables and Actually Love Them
Friday, November 15, 9:00-12:00 pm
Dr. Fabio (medical director of the Center for Integrative Healing & Wellness at Civana) speaks about how vegetables are a key player in an anti-inflammatory diet, however many of us simply don’t eat enough. Step up your side game with the use of herbs, spices, and textural elements to create irresistibly delicious dishes

Tickets available at or call 480-488-2286. Limited space, register now!
Cost: $50.00

Longevity, Healthy Aging, and Regeneration
Friday, November 15, 11:00-12:00 pm
This discussion will revolve around a variety of studies on the habits of those who have lived into extreme old age. These studies range from the 1800’s to present day. We will discuss what these studies have in common, what patterns are emerging, how do we change our patterns and what will the outcome be for the average person.

Karen Cimaglia’s lifestyle change began several years ago and has constantly evolved. Karen had become aware of what aging had begun to do to her body and began to research options for corrective measures. This journey provided amazing discoveries about herself and others. Karen has corrected many of her ailments as well as assisted others along the same path. Karen’s research has led her into the areas of philosophy and metaphysics, which has provided a great deal of insight into the longevity and health practices of centurions past and present.
RSVP online at or call 480-488-2286.
Cost: FREE

Nazi Gold – The Stunning Expose’ of the Sixty-Year Swiss/Nazi Conspiracy to Steal Millions from Europe’s Jews
Saturday, November 16, 10:30-12:00 pm

During WWII the Nazis stole $billions in gold, personal bank accounts, property and art from Holocaust Victims. The Swiss Government, and Swiss Banks helped the Nazis fund the War, and carried-on a 50-year conspiracy to hide stolen property, and bank accounts of Europe’s Holocaust victims and their families. How did the Nazis launder the gold they took from the Jews? This is a shocking story of the role played by Swiss Banks in exploiting the persecution of European Jews to their financial advantage during and after WWII. That conspiracy resurfaced when Edgar Bronfman, and the World Jewish Congress filed a class-action lawsuit against Swiss Banks and the Vatican Bank in Rome. What happened next? Mary F. Cook will tell the story. She’s a Member of the International Foundation for Art Research and lectures on art theft and fraud including the Nazi art thefts. Tickets available at or call 480-488-2286. Cost: $6.00 all proceeds benefit the Library

Shaping the Desert Palette: Living with Outdoor Art
Saturday, November 16, 2:00-3:30 pm
Desert Foothills Landscape creates art you live with – for public spaces, businesses, and homes. They view landscape as a living art form. Master Landscape Designer Chad Norris will take you through before and after project images. Local Sonoran Arts League artists, who specialize in outdoor wall art and sculpture, will follow in a ‘Meet & Greet’. Take a self-guided tour of the Library Garden created by Chad Norris and his Desert Foothills Landscape team.

Desert Foothills Landscape in Cave Creek in 1990. Their creative team specializes in high desert landscape. Many of their projects have been featured in Phoenix Home & Garden magazine. You can see their “living artwork” at Carefree Gardens, the Fire Station, and our Library – their gifts to our community.
No registration.
Cost: FREE

2019 Cyber Security Assessment by Tech4Life
Tuesday, November 19, 9:30-11:30 am

Ransomware, Identify Theft, Password Hacking

Small Businesses Owners and Affluent Households are prime targets!

This just happened to a local business. They were told to pay $50,000 to retrieve their information. This is why it is important to get ahead of the hackers. It can happen to you!

You will complete your own Security Assessment in 4 Key Areas

  • Account Protection – Passwords, 2FA, password software and hardware storage
  • Data Protection – Ransomware, Off Site Backups, Email Encryption
  • Workstation / Device Protection – Personal Firewalls, Virus, Malware, Phishing Attempts
  • Network Protection – Security Gateways, Router Lockdowns, Unsecured devices.

We will demonstrate the risks and possible solutions for each
Tickets available online at or call 480-488-2286.
Cost: $44.00

Library Databases and the Resources at your Fingertips!
Friday, November 22, 11:00-12:30 pm

Desert Foothills Library is on a mission to bring information, resources, and lifelong learning to you and every person in our community. Did you know we offer Ancestry for free in the Library? How about access to one of the best encyclopedias with Britannica? Come join your librarians and learn how to utilize the resources of your library for free and in a fun atmosphere!
No registration.
Cost: FREE

Nativities of the World Exhibit
Saturday & Sunday, November 30 & December 1, All day

The Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center will sponsor an exhibit of over 350 Nativity sets from around the world. The nativities will be on display at the Desert Foothills Library from 10-4 on Saturday and from 11-3 on Sunday. They are all on loan from local artists, collectors and families. These cherished sets have been made from every imaginable material, from fine porcelain to craft sticks, rocks, gourds and even banana skins. Some are quite large, requiring a table to themselves, while others would fit easily in the palm of your hand. They represent the work of local Carefree artists as well as craftspeople from Alaska to Zanzibar. The display is always changing and growing.

If you have a Nativity set you would like to share with the community for a few days, or you would like more information about the display, please contact the organizers at, or call Karen at 480-236-9668. Admission to the exhibit is free, however a donation of nonperishable food or cash to the Food Bank will help those in need in our community at this holiday season.


Death Café
Wednesday, November 6, 12:30-2:30 pm (1
st Wednesdays)
Death Cafe is a gathering to talk about death and dying. The aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. It is a global, non-profit movement begun in London in 2011: to date, more than 7,000 Death Cafes have been held in 63 countries. Death Cafe does not promote beliefs, agendas, or products, nor is it a bereavement or grief support group. Join us for open, respectful, interesting conversation about topics relevant to all of us but often considered “dark” or even taboo. From more information go to
No registration.

Writer’s Connection
Friday, November 1, 1:00-3:00 pm (1st Fridays)
Today’s world is literally at a writer’s fingertips. A few keyboard strokes can open the internet information gates to help you create stories that are distinctively credible and compelling. This Month: Let’s Talk about Editing! – Susan Pohlman. Whether you are a first-time author or a seasoned pro, a thorough edit can make a good manuscript great. Susan Pohlman will present a mini-workshop on self-editing as well as how to work effectively with a freelance editor. Susan Pohlman is freelance writer, editor, writing coach, and retreat leader based in Phoenix, Arizona. She is the founder of the Phoenix Writers Network. Her first book, Halfway to Each Other, was winner of the Relationships category and runner-up in the Memoir category in the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. It was shortlisted for the 2010 Inspy Awards. Her essays have been published in a variety of online and print publications. To learn more about Susan and the Phoenix Writers Network, please visit
RSVP online or call 480-488-2286.
Cost: FREE

Literate Foodie Club
Monday, November 4, 12:30-2:30 pm (1st Mondays)
Love food, books, cooking and conversation? We will explore all these and more. Topic: Waste Not: How to Get the Most from Your Food by the James Beard Foundation. Facilitated by Dana Rakinic and Jan Kruse. Questions: or 
Tickets online or call 480-488-2286. 
Cost: $10

Chapter2Books Special Sale!
November 8, 9, & 10
Biggest used bookstore in the North Valley! More than 15,000 books, as well as DVDs, CDs and audiobooks, starting at just 50 cents! Located inside Desert Foothills Library at 38443 N. Schoolhouse Rd., open 7 days a week, or check us out on Amazon. Donations are welcome, and help support the library! 480-488-2777.

Get Lit Book Club
Tuesday, November 12, 5:00-6:30 pm (2
nd Tuesdays)
Your Librarians Caitlin, Sara, and Ashley invite you to a new style of book club; Get Lit Book Club. This fun and informal gathering will be found at a different, local restaurant or watering-hole each month to help support our local community. Books will include non-fiction, classics, contemporary fiction, and memoirs to list a few. Everyone is welcome! This month: Unbecoming: A Memoir of Disobedience by Anuradha Bhagwati in Carefree.
Registration required at or call 480-488-2286 so we may give accurate numbers to the restaurant for setup.
Cost: FREE to join and we encourage you to eat, drink, and be merry to support a local business.

Library Book Club
Thursday, November 14, 10:00-12:00 pm (2nd Thursdays)
Tuesday, November 26, 10:00-12:00 pm (4th Tuesdays)
Book Club is now offered twice every month! Same book, same facilitator, different days. Choose which day is best for you to join. This month: The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan. Everyone is welcome!
No registration.
Cost: FREE

Music Appreciation
Thursday, November 14 & 21, 4:00-5:30 pm

Fran Rosenthal, Music Enthusiast, will educate and entertain, as she takes us on a tour of music throughout our history. Topic November 14: “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing.” Duke Ellington and Friends. Topic November 21: “A Grab Bag, A Potpourri …Something for Everybody: Classical and Pop, Getting in the Mood for the Holidays”
RSVP online or call: 480-488-2286.

Drum Circle facilitated by AARP
Tuesday, November 19, 4:45-5:45 pm (3
rd Tuesdays)
Join us for a fun and interactive drum circle led by trained HealthRhythms facilitator, Frank Thompson. Drum circles are a form of recreational music-making proven to reduce stress, boost the immune system, promote joy, and a sense of well-being and to build community. All drums and percussion instruments provided. No musical experience required! If you have a heartbeat, you can drum. Open to all adults, all ages.
No registration.

Literary Salon
Thursday, November 21, 10:00-12:00 pm (3
rd Thursdays)
An informal discussion of books, film, and theater led by a facilitator. No requirements to read or see any particular film, play, or book. Everyone is invited to share ideas and reflections on the selected theme. This month: TBD
No registration.

Foothills Musicians Community
Friday, November 22, 4:00-5:30 pm (4
th Fridays)
The Desert Foothills Library would like to start a music program, beginning Friday, June 28th from 4 to 5:30 PM. The Music Club will be held every 4th Friday of every month. There will be a speaker giving presentations about the history of an instrument and/or biography of a musician. Sign up Sheets will be available for anyone that wants to showcase or give presentations and play! Community projects are welcomed to be announced, offered, and free to the public. Again, there are open sign up sheets available, If you would like to apply to be a speaker or give a presentation, let us know!

Julie Harding will be asking the community for help with the music of William C Wright. The Town of Carefree would like a showcase of the music for a show. Many pieces to choose from. Julie Harding will be talking about the appreciation of nature based music.
No registration.

Art Critiques
Monday, November 25, 4:00-5:30 pm (4
th Mondays)
Art critiques are a wonderful way to get feedback on the art you are doing. This will be a group participation with Nicolette being the coordinator. Bring 1-2 pieces of work and come join us and learn from each other.

Nicolette Maguire Bonnstetter taught art history, art methods, and worked with preservice teachers at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. She is a studio artist working in acrylics and mixed media.
No registration.

Craft N Chat
Mondays, 1:00-3:00 pm
Do you knit, crochet, or practice another table craft? Join other local enthusiasts monthly for companionable creating and conversation. Any portable craft is welcomed! New crafters and all skill levels are always welcome!
No registration.
Cost: FREE


Monday Movies at the Library
Every Monday, 2:30 pm
New Releases, with a Foreign Film once each month! Check our website for titles.
No registration.
Cost: FREE

Music @ the Movies
Thursday, November 7, 2:00-5:00 pm (1
st Thursdays)
Join us for a celebration of movie musicals! Hosted by music enthusiast, Annis Scott

This Month: Pretty Woman – Starring Julia Roberts as Vivian and Richard Gere as Edward, a prostitute and a wealthy businessman fall hard for one another, forming an unlikely pair. After Edward hires Vivian to stay with him for the weekend, the two get closer, only to discover there are significant hurdles to overcome as they try to bridge the gap between their very different worlds. 2 hours 5 minutes.
No registration.
Cost: FREE

Around the World in 9 Films
Friday, November 8, 3:00 pm (2
nd Fridays)
Movies are a great way to learn about different cultures — how people live, love, laugh, and cope with hardships and tragedy. This series will explore films from nine different countries, each one telling the story of individuals caught up in conflicts unique to their culture and country and yet, at the same time, linking a thread of humanity that stretches across the globe. A post-film discussion, facilitated by Gary Zaro, Humanities Professor from Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC), will follow. This Month: The Hidden Face (R, 2011, Colombia, 97 minutes)
RSVP online or call 480-488-2286
Cost: FREE

Cinematic Reflections: Little Known Stories of WWII
Friday, November 15, 3:00 pm (3
rd Fridays)

World War II is one of the best known and widely depicted conflicts in history. This film series will explore little known stories from that war — stories filled with daring, intrigue, and sometimes such improbability that they have to be seen to be believed. At the heart of each one are the men and women who made World War II modern history’s seminal event. A post-film discussion, facilitated by Gary Zaro, Humanities Professor from Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC), will follow. This Month: The Great Raid
RSVP online or call 480-488-2286
Cost: FREE

E-Media & Library Digital Content Help
Every Tuesday, 10:00-11:00 am
Downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks can be easy through the library’s digital collection! Each week there will be an informal drop-in class for anyone with questions about Overdrive, RB Digital, or any of the apps the library offers. We will show you how to download the apps to your phone or tablet and how to navigate the digital collection. No question is too small! Please bring your device and have your library card ready! For Apple users your Apple ID will be needed.
No registration.
Cost: FREE

Teen Tech Help
Saturday, November 9, 10:00-1:00 pm (3rd Saturdays)
Get help with many of your technology needs; e-mail accounts, apps, and downloading e-books, setting up devices, Windows 10, websites and more! Bring your device or use a library computer to get your questions answered. Contact Imogen for more information; No appointments needed; 1st-come, 1st-served
Stop by the circulation desk to check-in for Teen Tech Help.


Intermediate Conversational Spanish
Every Wednesday, 10:30-12:00 pm
Informal chat session using various books, flashcards, etc. No instructor.
No registration.

Jugando Aprendo Espanol (Playing, Learn Spanish) Beginner
Tuesdays, November 5 – December 10, 4:00-4:45 pm
With an easy and fun way we will learn the essence of the Spanish language, writing (grammar), reading, and pronunciation in order to have a conversation with your service provider, on your next vacation to Latin America, or to read and understand from a basic magazine or book. We hope you join!

Marlon L Garcia graduated with a law degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and became a professor of the subjects of Law I and Law II in the high school of UNAM, litigator in civil, criminal, and administrative areas in Mexico City for more than ten years. Questions: contact Marlon at
RSVP online or call: 480-488-2286
Cost: $40.00 for the 5-week course

Jugando Aprendo Espanol (Playing, Learn Spanish) Intermediate
Tuesdays, November 5 – December 10, 5:00-5:45 pm
With an easy and fun way we will learn the essence of the Spanish language, writing (grammar), reading, and pronunciation in order to have a conversation with your service provider, on your next vacation to Latin America, or to read and understand from a basic magazine or book. We hope you join!

Marlon L Garcia graduated with a law degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and became a professor of the subjects of Law I and Law II in the high school of UNAM, litigator in civil, criminal, and administrative areas in Mexico City for more than ten years. Questions: contact Marlon at
RSVP online or call: 480-488-2286
Cost: $40.00 for the 5-week course


Gentle Yoga
Every Sunday & Wednesday, 11:00-12:00 pm
You are only one yoga class away from a good mood! Yoga for Every Body: through a slow flow of controlled poses you’ll begin strengthening your heart and bones, improving balance, and sharpening the mind. Please bring a yoga mat or light blanket.
Questions: Contact instructorMarina Kachur, at 480-510-6572 or
Cost: $8 cash, paid to instructor at each class

Yoga Inspired Soul Play
Every Monday, 9:15-10:30 am

A hybrid yoga class suitable for all levels, includes a multi-variation of styles of yoga infused with play-bringing us to our true inner child space. Body movement of dance, body awareness movements for strength, balance, resilience, and flexibility. Meditation – Guided visualizations, guided energy, and breath flow, use of voice via chant.
Questions: Contact instructor Jennifer Mathews, or 480-707-8377
Cost: $8 paid to instructor at beginning of class

Inner Alchemy Activation
Every Tuesday, 4:00-6:00 pm

Kriya, mala, meditation and more! Rest, reset, and renew. 45-minute drum journey, gong bath and sound healing cultivate compassion, radiance, and personal power. Elemental connection, ceremonial kundalini kriyas. Angela Jeanne Rose Heart is a mother, author, kundalini certified teacher, reiki master, intuitive guide, shamanic practitioner, mystic and private mentor. Angela’s offerings give potent, intentional, and deliberate tools for creating what you want for your life.
Questions: Contact instructor Angela Jeanne Rose Heart, email or call 808-741-1559
Cost: $15 paid to instructor at beginning of class

Yoga Fusion
Every Thursday, 12:00-1:00 pm
Please join Elizabeth Boisson for an intermediate-level course of Yoga Fusion on Thursdays from 12-1 pm! We will start with breathing exercises, go through a series of stretching movements to open our hearts and our hips, and then move into Vinyasa or Flow yoga and several standing sequences, including balance exercises. We finish with 5 minutes of Savasana at the end of class. Questions: Contact instructor Elizabeth Boisson: 480-363-5275 or
Cost: $8 cash, pay to instructor at each class

Tai Chi – Qigong for Everyone!
Every Friday, 9:00-10:00 am
A discipline that can be practiced and benefits gained at any age – you are never too old! A blending of Qigong and Tai Chi, with deep breathing and repeated gentle motions and stretches to improve health, balance, agility and flexibility. Wear loose clothing and bare feet.
Questions: Contact instructor Bina Bou: 480-284-1300 or
Cost: Prepay instructor $40 cash for 5 classes; or $10 drop-in

Practical uses of Reiki and Various Energy Modalities in Meditation, Relaxation, Healing, Health, and Overall Self-Care
Wednesday, November 13 & 27, 10:30-11:30 am (2nd & 4th Wednesdays)
The discussion will begin with an explanation of the energy body, how it works and functions. We will review what effects this unseen energy force or body and how you use it. We will play with the energy for a better understanding of how you use and control your energy body at the present and how you can consciously control more of the energy that makes up all that is you.
Questions: Contact instructor Karen Cimaglia: or 602-721-7714.
Cost: $8 cash, pay to instructor at each class


Caring for the Caregiver
Monday, November 4, 10:00-11:30 am (1
st Mondays)
Taking care of yourself is essential in being able to take care of your loved one. Join us for this opportunity to fellowship with other caregivers. Led by Hospice of the West facilitators.
No registration.
Cost: FREE

“The Healing Pathway”, After the Loss of a Spouse or Partner
Monday, November 12 & 25, 9:30-11:00 am (2
nd Tuesday & 4th Mondays) Join us on this Journey that will guide you to find a “NEW NORMAL” as you process through your personal grief journey. Led by Hospice of the West facilitators.
No registration.
Cost: FREE

Health and Nutrition with Dr. Jacquie
Wednesday, November 20, 1:00-2:30 pm (3
rd Wednesdays)
Open dialogue support group about energy, weight, and social life altered by digestive problems due to leaky gut and other ailments. Facilitated by Dr. Jacqueline Greenfield.

Twenty years as a Naturopathic physician integrating conventional with Natural and Traditional Chinese Medicine, coaching, and personalizing nutrition utilizing functional lab analysis and epigentics, and treating pain syndromes with ultrasound guided advanced regenerative stem cell, growth factors, and PRP injection therapy when necessary.
No registration.
Cost: FREE