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DAC Blue Wash Trail Hike

April 19, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Blue Wash Trail + MCT ~ OUR LAST HIKE OF THE SEASON! Waterfalls, canyons, and cottonwoods, enjoy this watershed hike past mines to a beautiful riparian habitat Leaders: Tammy Teegardin + Peggy Moss Trailhead: Blue Wash Trailhead off of Cave Creek Rd Difficulty: moderate 3.3mi Elevation gain: mild hills 441ft Bring: MASK, hat, sunscreen, hiking [...]

A Taste of the Desert Seminar

April 5, 2021 @ 6:30 pm

A Taste of the Desert with the Desert Awareness Committee You can live off the desert if you know what to pick and when. Of course, you need to know what to do with it! Find out in this hands-on, taste it seminar. From here you can collect & prepare your own foods.   We will [...]

Arizona’s Water

March 15, 2021 @ 6:30 pm

Arizona's Water with the Desert Awareness Committee Speaker: Tom McGuire   Water in the desert – the background, the good news, and the challenges for all Arizonans. Information we all need!      

DAC Adero Canyon Hike

March 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Adero Canyon Amazing Views, Ridgeline hike, views of Four Peaks, Superstitions, and Verde River Basin Leaders: Tammy Teegardin + Peggy Moss Trailhead: Adero Canyon Trailhead 14800 N. Eagle Ridge Drive, Fountain Hills, 85268 Difficulty: moderate to difficult 5-6 mi Elevation gain: mild hills 480ft     Bring: MASK, hat, sunscreen, hiking poles, sturdy hiking boots, [...]

DAC Archaeology Expo

March 6, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Archaeology Expo with the Desert Awareness Committee and the Foothills Chapter of the AZ Archaeological Society Hikes and seminars along the trails of Spur Cross Recreation Area. Hike to ruins and petroglyphs. Seminars on what our ancestors used for tools, foods and medicines.   Join the DAC as we partner with the Foothills Chapter of [...]

Wildlife Wisdom

March 1, 2021 @ 6:30 pm

Wildlife Wisdom with the Desert Awareness Committee Guest Speaker: Robyn Moul We see them in our yard, along the road home, on our walks & hikes. We hear them every night. Find out who they are, how they manage to survive and who takes care of them when they are in trouble. Robyn is the [...]

DAC Marcus Landslide Hike

February 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Marcus Landslide Geological rock formations, wild flowers, views of Mazatzal, Four Peaks, Weavers Needle, and the Verde River Leaders: Tammy Teegardin + Peggy Moss Trailhead: 23015 N 128th St. ~  Scottsdale, AZ. 85255 Difficulty: easy to moderate 4.1 mi Elevation gain: mild hills 511 f Bring: MASK, hat, sunscreen, hiking poles, sturdy hiking boots, PLENTY [...]

Geology Rocks!

February 1, 2021 @ 6:30 pm

Geology Rocks! with the Desert Awareness Committee Guest Speaker: Chad Kwiatkowski The rocks of the desert foothills have an incredible geologic story to tell. Take this trip through time with Chad as he provides insight into the past.   You won't want to miss this fabulous event with Chad.  We ran out of chairs last [...]

Arizona Sage Art Market

January 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Why the Arizona Sage Art Market? Do you desire to make a personal connection when buying art? Would you like to take your time and talk to the artist? This is what makes the Arizona Sage Art Market distinctive. The Sage artists love to talk about their art, share their process, and connect with their customers. People aren’t just buying an inanimate work of art, they are buying [...]

DAC Yavapai Point Trail Hike

January 18, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Yavapai Point Trail Leaders: Tammy Teegardin + Peggy Moss Trailhead: Lake Pleasant Regional Park North Entrance Station Proceed to Cottonwood Trailhead Difficulty: moderate 3.0 mi gain: 449 Special Guest: Cody Contner Ranger Hydrology Discussion during hike along a nice ridgeline trail to the summit Bring: MASK, hat, sunscreen, hiking poles, sturdy hiking boots, PLENTY of [...]

DAC 1058 Indian Ruins Hike

December 21 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

1058 Indian Ruins Beautiful Ridge Line hike to Indian Ruins and 360 degree views Leaders: Tammy Teegardin + Peggy Moss Trailhead: Kentuck Staging Parking lot off Horseshoe Dam Rd - Srv Road 205 Difficulty: moderate to difficult 3.2 mi Elevation gain: mild hills 480ft Bring: MASK, hat, sunscreen, hiking poles, sturdy hiking boots, PLENTY of [...]

Police K9 Exhibition

December 12 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Police K9 Exhibition featuring Scottsdale Police Department K9 Unit Outdoors at the Holland Center! Bring the entire family! Try the new 3D "Police Experience" Check-out a Police cruiser Watch new videos and K9 demos Take a photo with an Officer & K9 Win a Raffle Basket! Cool Police & K9 swag for sale Tragically, the Scottsdale [...]

Take some time for yourself, and join Michele Guy Syne, a certified hypnotherapist in this 3-hour workshop. She will teach you how to do your own Self-Hypnosis, which will provide you with a tool to improve the quality of your life in any area you choose. If there is an issue that is holding you [...]

Desert Discovery Days

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Desert Discovery Days with the Desert Awareness Committee and the Desert Foothills Land Trust   An event for the whole family in partnership with Desert Foothills Land Trust held at the Jewel of the Creek at the end of Spur Cross Road. Hike down to the Creek making discoveries along the way with local naturalists. [...]

Medicine Plant Workshop

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pre-register for this exciting hands-on workshop. Learn how to use the desert plants for a variety of ailments. Oil infusions, liniments, tinctures, and ointments made from common plants will be discussed, demonstrated, and created to take home! Sponsored by the Desert Awareness Committee and held at the Holland Center.   Pre-registration is required here : [...]

DAC Spur Cross Hike

November 16 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Spur Cross Leaders: Tammy Teegardin + Peggy Moss Trailhead: Spur Cross Ranch Parking Lot 44029 N. Spur Cross Rd Cave Creek, AZ 85331 Difficulty: easy to moderate 3.8 mi Elevation gain: mild hills 500 ft Special Guest Chad Kwiatkowski Chad will discuss Geology of Cave Creek More info: https://www.maricopacountyparks.net/park-locator/spur-cross-ranch-conservation-area/ Bring: MASK, hat, sunscreen, hiking poles, sturdy [...]

6 in 60 – Virtual Visits with Six HITH Artists

November 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Have you ever toured an artist’s studio?  Have you ever seen the place where the magic happens?  The Holland Center is providing you with a rare opportunity to tour 6 former, present, or future Hidden in the Hills artist studios, from the comfort of your armchair!  There will be 6 artists in an hour-long [...]

Who is Pulling Your Strings?

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

  What happens when you are emotionally triggered? Does this affect your decision making?  We are excited to have Dr. Ron Bonnstetter explore this topic in a talk that explains what happens when we are emotionally triggered. You will learn the role of emotions in decision-making and how awareness and knowledge may still not be [...]

Art, Coffee, and Conversation

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

  Finding Art in a Cemetery? How can that be? This is the topic for the November Art, Coffee, and Conversation workshop and you won't want to miss it!  Led by Nicolette Bonnstetter, this lively and unusual discussion will really surprise you.  So join us on Nov. 6 via Zoom. The title is "The Art [...]

  The United States of America is a Constitutional Republic, not a true Democracy.  What does that really mean? If you would like to know more about how our government is really structured, you will not want to miss this talk by Jim Sherbert. It will become clear what the differences are between a pure [...]

What matters most to you? What type of lifestyle do you want in retirement? Once you can picture your retirement, you'll need a strategy designed to help make it happen. The Holland Center is excited to offer a series of 6 Financial Planning Seminars on the first Tuesday of each month, entitled “Lunch and Learn”.  [...]

Virtual Art Bus Trip: Phoenix Airport Museum

October 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

  Why do you go to an airport? To take a trip? Well, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport has much more in store for you than that. Get ready to experience a world class art museum that rivals any in the state and is widely recognized as a leader in the airport museum realm. It has [...]

Prickly Pear Fest

October 24 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how prickly pears are harvested and made into delicious cookies, juice, margaritas and much more? Well, please join us (Desert Awareness Committee) for a total immersion into all things Prickly Pear!  Educational and fun for all!

Train Your Brain

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The average adult brain has 86 billion nerve cells, and some 500 trillion connections between the cells. That means that YOU are a trillionaire! And the secret to success with this brain wealth is to keep it growing. In this class you will:   Learn how to boost brain performance Discover which brain asset you [...]

DAC Black Canyon Trail Hike

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Black Canyon Trail Leaders: Tammy Teegardin + Peggy Moss Trailhead: 34580 Old Black Canyon Hwy. Black Canyon City, AZ 85324 Difficulty: easy to moderate 3.0 mi Elevation gain: mild hills 210 ft Bring: MASK, hat, sunscreen, hiking poles, sturdy hiking boots, PLENTY of water, snacks, smile and be ready to have fun! Amazing Agua Fria [...]

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