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Pilates for Beginners

Every Thursday

12:00pm - 1:00pm  


Mat class will include whole body exercises that promote core strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. Workout is appropriate for individuals with osteoporosis.  Small props will be provided. Please bring a yoga mat.


 Registration Required: Contact instructor Michelle Gavura (Certified Polestar Pilates Rehab Practitioner) at 602-295-4702 or mgpt@gmail.com.


Cost: $10 cash, pay to instructor at each class.


Artists' Gardens

Friday, September 30th

10:00am - 11:00am  


In this visual book review, discover artists whose lives included gardens. Not just any gardens, but magnificent ones which were, in one way or another, intertwined in their work. Several of these artists lived in the late 1800’s and, surprisingly, though most are famous for their artistic works, their wonderful gardens still exist and can be visited today -- in the 21st century! Regardless of when or where they lived, these “artist gardeners” all share one commonality -- a love for what is beautiful, inspiring, creative and imaginative.  Join presenter Suzann Wilson for a fascinating journey through time, styles, ideas, and personalities.  Suzann led private tours of gardens and stately homes in England, France & Italy for 14 years and is currently a photographer and painter living in Carefree, Az. 


Register: 480-488-2286.


The Art & Science of Deep Space - Dark Sky Images

Wednesday, October 12th

1:00pm - 2:00pm 


Through his images of our universe which are his expression of the beauty and wonder of deep space, Ken Naiff conveys his passions in astronomy, art and technology through astrophotography. As a small boy in England, Ken observed Sputnik through a small telescope in 1957 - the start of his life-long interest in astronomy. He hopes his images will provoke questions that will provide insight into the beautiful and awe-inspiring objects that await discovery and are just beyond our eye's grasp in our studded Milky Way, and beyond. Ken has a 30 year career in electronic engineering and digital systems (including developing digital television) and has been awarded seven U.S. patents for semi-conductor devices and circuits. 


Register: 480-488-2286.


Yappy Hour

Thursday, October 13th

3:30pm - 5:30pm


Wine 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, and enjoy hearing our speaker, Dr. Brett Cordes, Scottsdale Veterinarian at the Arizona Animal Hospital. We will also be collecting donations for the Foothills Animal Rescue. Their wish list includes: Toys - Kong or Rope toys for dogs, cat toys; Cleaning products: Paper towels, bleach, detergent, toilet tissue, kitchen and industrial sized garbage bags. A few select pups will be displayed for adoption in search of a forever home. 


Register: 480-488-2286



DFLA Book Club

Our Book Club meets at the Library at 10 a.m. on the second Tuesday of every month




The Happy Hookers

Every 4th Monday of the month

1:00pm - 3:00pm


Do you knit, crochet, or practice another needle-craft? Join The Happy Hookers meet monthly for companionable creating and conversation! No registration.


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