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Upcoming Workshops, Activities and Entertainment (Issue #63)

By January 8, 2013

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In this issue: celebrate Bach, mix a drink, fish for trout, hear chamber music, learn reflexology, get healthy, talk like an owl, music in a garden, punt and pass, and cook for diabetics.

This column includes announcements of seminars, workshops, community events, fundraisers and other programs for which there is an admission charge, a donation expected or you are otherwise expected to spend money, such as shopping events. Advance registration is required at some these events, so you might see them listed here weeks before they are scheduled to occur.

If you are looking for programs or activities where there is no charge for admission, you can check my weekly "Free Things To Do" column (it comes out every Monday), or the monthly calendar of recurring annual events.

Events are presented here in date order.

What: Arizona Bach Festival
When: January 8 - 13, 2013
Where: Various churches in Phoenix and Paradise Valley
Featured artists and groups for the fourth annual Arizona Bach Festival include organist Scott Dettra, the Tucson Chamber Artists, Solis Camerata, The Chamber Choir of All Saints', pianists Dian Baker & Eckart Sellheim, organist David Enlow, violinist Stephen Redfield, oboist Martin Schuring, alto Karen Knudsen, Music Director Scott Youngs, and the Bach Festival Chamber Orchestra. All venues have ample parking and are fully accessible. Tickets start at $22. The Arizona Bach Festival is a a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

What: Mixology 101
When: Saturdays: January 12 (Brandy), January 19 (Gin) & January 26, 2013 (Whiskey) at 1 p.m.
Where: jade bar at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
Each session (limited to 10 guests) includes demonstrations of 3 to 4 cocktails, where jade bar's top mixologists share tips and techniques along with some cocktail history and tastings of favorites. Participants can take home recipe cards of their favorite libations. Each session is $30 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (480) 607-2300.

What: Kiwanis Litchfield Park Winter Trout Fishing Derby
When: Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Tierra Verde Lake Park, Litchfield Park
Over 1000 trout stocked in the lake. Food, prizes, giveaways. Must provide your own fishing equipment and bait. Fee of $6 per pole used or $4 per pole used for ages 15 & under.

What: ASU Concert: Partners in Time
When: Monday, January 14, 2013. 6:30 p.m talk, 7:30 p.m. concert
Where: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Partners in Time features outstanding faculty artists from the ASU School of Music, along with their student partners, performing masterpieces from the chamber-music repertoire. Tickets are $10 each, free for all students with a current I.D.

What: Reflexology
When: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr., Glendale
An ancient natural healing art involving the physical act of applying pressure to the feet, hands or ears with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques. Learn to give yourself a basic reflexology foot massage that will help to relieve stress and tension, improve blood circulation, promote the unblocking of nerve impulses and help you to achieve a state of homeostasis naturally. Bring a yoga mat. The price is $23 (non-Glendale resident, $28). To register call 623-930-4613.

What: Health Extravaganza 2013
When: Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Features presentations and discussions on the most pressing health care issues faced by patients today. Dr. Michael J. Robb of Fix24 and Dr. Jack Wolfson of Wolfson Integrative Cardiology will discuss how to identify and address the underlying issues surrounding your health care and offer strategies to increase your energy, reduce stress, lower your risk of heart attack and heart disease, and get off the medical dependency merry-go-round caused by harmful and addictive prescriptions. Attendees will also learn natural methods for restoring your health, and leave empowered to take total control of your overall health care. $49 per person registered before January 12th. $99 per person at the door.

What: Owl Talk and Walk
When: Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
Explore the world of Arizona owls. Start the evening with a short talk to introduce you and your family to some of the most interesting and unusual things about these nocturnal predators. Then go into the Garden and try to call in some real owls who will be defending territories and making nests. This is a great opportunity to have a safe and exciting night hike and to learn how to speak owl. Member Child: $16 (12 and under); Member Adult: $18; General Public Child: $20 (12 and under); General Public Adult: $22.

What: Music in the Garden
When: Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
Jaleo - Salsa/Latin. $21 per person ($15 for members), $8 for children ages 3-12. Tickets are limited and advance purchase is recommended. General seating only. Ticket price includes Garden admission.

What: Punt, Pass and Hike for Active Adults
When: Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 9 a.m.
Where: American Sports Centers, 755 N. Avondale Blvd., Avondale
Punt, Pass and Hike is a recreation football competition for adults ages 50 and older, to showcase their punting, passing and hiking abilities. For those that pre-register, a practice will also be hosted at 9am on Thursday, January 17th. To pre-register or for more information call 623-333-2421.

What: Cooking for Diabetics Class
When: Sunday, February 3, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr., Glendale
Learn to shop, prepare and enjoy one of the world's healthiest diets. Also master some basic cooking skills, learn a few tricks and start to enjoy cooking in your own kitchen with instruction from Kent McDonald a certified professional chef. A supply fee of $10 will be collected at the class. The registration fee is $60 (non-Glendale resident, $72). For more information or to register, call 623-930-4613.

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If you've arrived at this page and find that the event dates have past, check my recent blog entries for more fundraisers, seminars and programs happening around town.

If you have an program or event that is open to the public that you'd like me to consider for this column, complete this form and submit it to me at least 8 days prior to the event (or registration deadline, if applicable).

All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.

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