Phoenix Events

SUNDAY, MAY 1

Judith Hill, 7 p.m., Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, call for ticket info, 480-478-6000, mim.org

 

MONDAY, MAY 2

Craft N Chat, 1 to 3 p.m., Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek, free, 480-488-2286, hwurr@dfla.org, dfla.org

 

Gentle Chair Yoga, 11 a.m. to noon, Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek, $10 cash, 480-488-2286, hwurr@dfla.org, dfla.org

 

Veterans Coffee Chat, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707

 

Coffee and Crosswords, 10 to 11 a.m., repeats May 16, Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707

 

Fall Asleep, Stay Asleep, 11 a.m. to noon, Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 3

Larry Charles: Traveling with Watercolor, 1 p.m., Holland Center, 34250 W. 60th Street, Scottsdale, call for charge, 480-488-1090, hollandcenter.org

 

Game Day: Mexican Train Dominoes, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

Farm Basket Bingo, 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

Gentle Tai Chi: Qigong, 10:30 to 11:25 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 1 to 1:55 p.m. Fridays, Kaleidoscope Dance, 2848 S. Carriage Lane, Mesa, $14 per drop-in class, $48 per for a four-punch card, 602-345-0496, info@kaleidoscope-dance.com, kaleidoscope-dance.com

 

Gentle Tai Chi Sequences, 1 to 1:55 p.m. Tuesdays, Kaleidoscope Dance, 2848 S. Carriage Lane, Mesa, $14 per drop-in class, $48 per for a four-punch card, 602-345-0496, info@kaleidoscope-dance.com, kaleidoscope-dance.com

 

Tai Chi: Qigong for Everyone, 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek, $10 cash, 480-488-2286, hwurr@dfla.org, dfla.org

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4

Curtis Stigers, 7 p.m., Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, call for ticket info, 480-478-6000, mim.org

 

Caring for the Caregiver, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek, free, 480-488-2286, hwurr@dfla.org, dfla.org

 

Travel the National Parks: Yosemite, 10 to 11 a.m., Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

Charity Crafting, noon to 1 p.m., Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

Gentle Yoga, 11 to noon Wednesdays, Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek, $10 cash, 480-488-2286, hwurr@dfla.org, dfla.org

 

Meditation with Reiki Healing, 1 to 2 p.m., repeats May 18, Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek, $10 cash, 480-488-2286, hwurr@dfla.org, dfla.org

 

THURSDAY, MAY 5

Journaling and Exploring New Media, 1 p.m., Holland Center, 34250 W. 60th Street, Scottsdale, call for charge, 480-488-1090, hollandcenter.org. The class is two weeks.

 

Game Day: Mahjongg, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, call for ticket info, 480-478-6000, mim.org

 

Ted Blank, 7 p.m., via Zoom, secretary@pasaz.org. The Phoenix Astronomical Society member and NASA Solar System ambassador gives a free talk entitled “Mankind’s ‘Wright Brothers Moment’ on Mars.” For the Zoom link, email the secretary.

 

Moms, Memories and Mimosas, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Fellowship Square Phoenix, 2002 W. Sunnyside Avenue, Phoenix, free, reservations by May 4, 602-833-4330, fellowshipsquareseniorliving.org

 

Yoga Fusion, noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays, Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek, $10 cash, 480-488-2286, hwurr@dfla.org, dfla.org

 

FRIDAY, MAY 6

Exercise Over 50, 11 a.m., Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek, $10, 480-488-2286, hwurr@dfla.org, dfla.org

 

Maricopa County Home & Garden Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through May 8, WestWorld of Scottsdale, 116601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, various pricing, 602-485-1691, mchomeshows.com. Seniors ages 60 and older are $1 from 10 a.m. to noon May 6.

 

Coffee and Cards, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., repeats May 20, Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

Money Management Basics, 10 to 11 a.m., Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

Movie and Popcorn: “Just Mercy,” Humana, 1 to 3 p.m., 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 7

Kentucky Derby Party, 2 p.m., Holland Center, 34250 W. 60th Street, Scottsdale, $50, 480-488-1090, hollandcenter.org

 

Crane Dance: Gentle Tai Chi, 9:15 to 10:10 a.m. Saturdays, Kaleidoscope Dance, 2848 S. Carriage Lane, Mesa, $14 per drop-in class, $48 per for a four-punch card, 602-345-0496, info@kaleidoscope-dance.com, kaleidoscope-dance.com

 

SUNDAY, MAY 8

Esteban Mother’s Day Concert, noon, Glendale Civic Center, 5750 W. Glenn Drive, Glendale, tickets start at $55, estebanmothersday.bpt.me. The flamenco guitarist will be joined by violinist/daughter Teresa Joy and his full band. Esteban’s son, Benjamin, will play bass along with Grammy award-winning drummer Joe Morris. VIP meet and greet tickets available. Mimosa bar at 11 a.m. before the concert. Net proceeds from Esteban’s concert go to Jerry’s Charities, jerryscharites.org, benefiting Glendale charities.

 

MONDAY, MAY 9

The Healing Pathway, 9:30 to 11 a.m., repeats May 23, Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek, free, 480-488-2286, hwurr@dfla.org, dfla.org

 

Coffee and Sudoku, 10 to 11 a.m., Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

Hello Game, 11 a.m. to noon, Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 10

Banking in America: Jim Sherbert Lecture Series, 4 p.m., Holland Center, 34250 W. 60th Street, Scottsdale, call for charge, 480-488-1090, hollandcenter.org. Jim Sherbert, a top chief executive and business adviser, will take attendees through an exploration of several pillars of U.S. and Arizona history.

 

Get Lit Book Club, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Mountain View Pub, 7033 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, 480-575-7782, hwurr@dfla.org, dfla.org. RSVP required by emailing hwurr@dfla.org.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

Stephen Kellogg, 7 p.m., Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, call for ticket info, 480-478-6000, mim.org

 

Medicare Information Session, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Denny’s Restaurant, 5161 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale, free, 602-427-9097, azblue.com/turning65RSVP

 

Longevity Healthy Aging and Regeneration, 11 a.m., repeats May 25, Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek, free, 480-488-2286, hwurr@dfla.org, dfla.org

 

Mindful Art: Patriotic Craft, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

Ask an Agent: SilverSneakers, 11 a.m. to noon, Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

Spanish Class with Juan, 1 to 2 p.m., repeats May 25, Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 12

Bruce Cockburn, 7:30 p.m., repeats May 13, Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, call for ticket info, 480-478-6000, mim.org

 

Medicare Information Session, 10 to 11:30 a.m., PORA Sun City West, 13815 W. Camino Del Sol, Sun City West, 602-427-9097, azblue.com/turning65RSVP

 

Library Book Club, 10 a.m. to noon, repeats 10 a.m. to noon May 24, Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek, free, 480-488-2286, hwurr@dfla.org, dfla.org. This month’s book is “Mao’s Last Dancer” by Li Cunxin.

 

Temple Beth Shalom of the West Valley’s “Jesus of Nazareth: A Jewish Reading,” 10 a.m., continues May 19, May 26 and June 2, Temple Beth Shalom of the West Valley, 12202 N. 101st Avenue, Sun City, free, registration required, 623-977-3240, templebethshalomaz@gmail.com. This four-week course is designed to enhance interfaith understanding between Christians and Jews. Led by Rabbi Dana Even Kaplan, the event explores a historical view of Jesus and the early Jesus movement, Judaism in the 1st century CE and the roots of the schism between Judaism and Christianity.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 13

Bruce Cockburn, 7:30 p.m., Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, call for ticket info, 480-478-6000, mim.org

 

Pastels with Beverly, noon, Holland Center, 34250 W. 60th Street, Scottsdale, call for charge, 480-488-1090, hollandcenter.org. This three-week (three days) workshop will be using a landscape photograph supplied by the instructor.

 

Learn How to Make Colorful Copper Earrings, 12:30 p.m., Holland Center, 34250 W. 60th Street, Scottsdale, call for charge, 480-488-1090, hollandcenter.org. Get started making jewelry for yourself or for friends/family.

 

Medicare Information Session, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Denny’s Restaurant, 2717 W. Bell Road, Phoenix, free, 602-427-9097, azblue.com/turning65RSVP

 

Tips and Tricks to Help Reduce Sodium, 10 to 11 a.m., Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

Cooking Demo: Low-Salt Recipes with Chef Melanie, 11 a.m. to noon, Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

Movie and Popcorn: “Downton Abbey,” 1 to 2 p.m., Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 14

Gold Mining Experience, 11 a.m., Cave Creek Museum, 6140 E. Skyline Drive, Cave Creek, $7 for adults and seniors, free for children younger than 12, 480-488-2764. This multipronged, interactive experience features a mine shaft that “explodes” with sights and sounds, a tramway that transports ore, the historic 10-stamp mill and gold panning skills at the “Long Tom” sluice (a water channel that can be controlled by a gate or lock, or an open channel, and which processes material).

 

SUNDAY, MAY 15

Makana, 7 p.m., Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, call for ticket info, 480-478-6000, mim.org

 

MONDAY, MAY 16

Dee Dee Bridgewater and Bill Charlap, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, call for ticket info, 480-478-6000, mim.org

 

Hypertension: Strategies to Help Control Blood Pressure with Village Medical, 11 a.m. to noon, Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 17

Vieux Farka Toure, 7 p.m., Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, call for ticket info, 480-478-6000, mim.org

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18

Gelli Printing 101, 1 p.m., Holland Center, 34250 W. 60th Street, Scottsdale, call for charge, 480-488-1090, hollandcenter.org. Join award-winning fiber artist Mimi Damrauer for a fun class learning to paint paper in Gelli Printing 101. No experience necessary.

 

Heart of Afghanistan, 7 p.m., Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, call for ticket info, 480-478-6000, mim.org

 

Maintaining Dignity and Memory Care, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Zoom, 623-584-4999, benevilla.org/event-registration. When caring for a person with dementia, there is a tendency to focus on what a person cannot do. Explore memory care options where the focus is maintaining dignity and celebrating abilities. Sponsored by Benevilla.

 

Guided Meditation, 10 to 11 a.m., Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

Housing Options for Older Adults, 11 a.m. to noon, Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

May Birthday Social, 1 to 2 p.m., Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 19

Villalobos Brothers, 7:30 p.m., Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, call for ticket info, 480-478-6000, mim.org

 

Medicare Information Session, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Coco’s Bakery, 801 W. Bell Road, Sun City, free, 602-427-9097, azblue.com/turning65RSVP

 

Literary Salon, 10 a.m., Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek, free, 480-488-2286, hwurr@dfla.org, dfla.org. The May salon salutes spring flowers.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 20

Roberto Fonseca, 7:30 p.m., Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, call for ticket info, 480-478-6000, mim.org

 

Understanding Wills, Trusts and Advance Directives, 10 to 11 a.m., Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

Movie and Popcorn: “Midway,” 1 to 3 p.m., Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 21

Janiva Magness, 7:30 p.m., Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, call for ticket info, 480-478-6000, mim.org

 

SUNDAY, MAY 22

Lisa Hightower, 7 p.m., Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, call for ticket info, 480-478-6000, mim.org

 

MONDAY, MAY 23

Coffee and Trivia, 10 to 11 a.m., Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

Skincare for Seniors, 11 a.m. to noon, Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 24

Celebrate your inner princess. It’s International Tiara Day!

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25

Medicare Information Session, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Denny’s Restaurant, 5161 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale, free, 602-427-9097, azblue.com/turning65RSVP

 

Meditative Coloring, 10 to 11 a.m., Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 26

Yum! It’s National Cherry Dessert Day!

 

FRIDAY, MAY 27

Coffee and Cards, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

Protecting Yourself from Common Financial Scams, 10 to 11 a.m., Humana, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, reservations required, 480-325-4707.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 28

Lisa Morales, 7:30 p.m., Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, call for ticket info, 480-478-6000, mim.org

 

SUNDAY, MAY 29

The Small Glories, 7 p.m., Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, call for ticket info, 480-478-6000, mim.org

 

MONDAY, MAY 30

Have a great Memorial Day!

 

TUESDAY, MAY 31

Be pleasant. It’s National Smile Day!