Greater Phoenix Swing Dance Club
7-9:30 p.m. Sundays
4853 E. Thomas Road
Learn to dance the West Coast Swing. Free beginning swing lessons for ages 8 and older. Beginning and intermediate lessons start at 6 p.m. Families are encouraged to join in the fun. Weekly dance starts at 7 p.m. First dance free to newcomers. Cost is $7 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit www.gpsdc.com for more information.
Drink & Draw
6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14
300 W. Camelback Road
First Draft Book Bar presents a night of drinking and drawing for all skill levels, featuring a local model for a three-hour pose. Bring your own supplies. Cost is $8. Come early to take advantage of happy hour, which ends at 6 p.m. Pre-register in person at the store or by phone.
National Thrift Shop Day
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17
ALP Thrift Boutique
7044 N. 7th St.
Assistance League of Phoenix celebrates National Thrift Shop Day with extended hours and a storewide discount of 15-percent off. With each purchase at the Thrift Boutique, shoppers contribute to programs that assist children living in poverty. To prepare shoppers and enhance their Thrift Shop Day experience, from Aug. 1-16 shoppers who spend $50 will receive a $5 off reward to be used on Aug. 17.
9-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19
North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N. 7th St.
Rattlesnake Garage has teamed up with Save Our Mountains Foundation to offer its live rattlesnake demo to the public. Come along and experience what EMS professionals have been learning for the past two years. Rattlesnake Garage will cover desert conservation, snake recognition, snake encounters, first aid do’s and don’ts, snake myths, and answer as many questions as you can think of. Plus, there will live snakes to view. Admission is free, however, donations would be greatly appreciated.
LTH 23rd Annual Golf Tournament
7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23
Stone Creek Golf Club
4435 E. Paradise Village Pkwy. S.
The event includes lunch, raffle prizes and awards. Featured guest is Bobby Freeman, Official Organist for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Sign-in, purchase raffle tickets and enjoy a putting contest from 6-7 a.m. Cost is $125 per golfer and includes cart, breakfast, lunch, putting contest and range balls. Funds raised will help support the programs and services of Lura Turner Homes’ residential homes that care for adults with developmental disabilities. For information, call or e-mail Max McQueen at email@example.com.
Why Historic Homes Matter
6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24
1242 N. Central Ave.
Stuart I. Graff, president and CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, will discuss the role that historic homes and other historic structures play in our community, using the Ellis-Schackelford House (Phoenix) and Taliesin West (Scottsdale) as examples of how understanding these places—and preserving them—tells us not only our history, but also our future. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments included. RSVP requested at www.azhumanities.org.
‘Food for Thought’ Dinner & Wine Tasting
6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24
1610 W. Glendale Ave.
Join the Central Phoenix Advocates for Dementia Awareness (CADA) at a private dinner and wine tasting event at Beatitudes Campus in honor of the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration. CADA has partnered with My Wine Helpers, Pillsbury Wine Company, Chateau Tumbleweed, Arizona Stronghold, Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery, Superstition Meadery and JAW Cellars, to host a delicious, five-course dinner, featuring wines from around the state. Guests will hear from caregivers and dementia experts. There will also be a silent auction with proceeds benefiting the AFTD. Tickets are $65 per guest. Seating is limited. To reserve your seat, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schechterle Scholarship Scramble
1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29
Kierland Golf Club
15636 N. Clubgate Drive
Players will be treated to a top-notch golf experience including quality golf, delicious food, and high-end tee gifts. Shotgun start. Proceeds benefit the 100 Club of Arizona’s scholarship program. Registration is $250 per player. Register by Sept. 15 at www.100Club.org.