Calendar of Events

Walk, Talk & Taste with DAC

April 16, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet us in the park for an hour to look closely at edible desert plants.  Walk the trail at your own pace, talk with our experts, then taste the yummy desert foods!

DAC Pre-Harvest Seminar

April 11, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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, too!  Find out in this seminar with an experienced team of harvesters. Then join us at the Desert Awareness Park on Saturday, April 16th for our annual WALK, TALK, & [...]

Arizona Sage Art Market

March 18, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

ARTIST APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED   Back by popular demand... the 7th Annual Arizona Sage Art Market! 2 days - March 18th & 19th, 2022     The 7th Annual Arizona Sage Art Market will return to The Holland Center for 2 days in March 2022.  Offering a unique "Main Street" shopping experience, this free [...]

Our Desert Scrub!

March 14, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Our desert has not always looked like it does today, and it may not look the same in the future!  Go back in history to see what it was like compared to today and find out what you can do to help keep our land beautiful and protected from catastrophic fire.  Learn what you can [...]

Archaeology Expo

March 5, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

  Join the Desert Awareness Committee at Spur Cross Recreational Area as they partner with the Foothills Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society for a fun filled day!  Hike to ruins and petroglyphs, attend a seminar on tools our ancestors used, learn about desert foods and medicines, and much more.

Water Wisdom

February 14, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Don't miss this this dynamic, wisdom filled, presentation by Heather Macre from CAP.  Everyone of us can make a difference, it just takes wisdom!  Learn how we can make a ripple.

Better From Within

January 11, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

  The secret to living well over age 40 is a brain that lasts as long as your life. This workshop will equip you with proven tools and strategies to optimize the health of mind, brain and body from the inside out. Topics include: How inflammaging can make the brain age faster than the body [...]

Seven Springs Trail #4 Hike

December 20 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Meet at the Cave Creek Ranger Station and we will drive to the trailhead from there. Difficulty- easy to moderate Length- 4.5 miles Elevation gain: 243 ft. Desert Awareness Hikes are the 3rd Monday of every month. Be sure to bring MASK, hat, sunscreen, hiking poles, sturdy hiking boots, plenty of water, snacks, smile and [...]

Friends and Family CPR – 2:00

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Save the date!  Registration information coming soon.

Jim Sherbert Lecture Series

December 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

  Many believe the United States of America is designed to be a true Democracy. In fact, the founding fathers were fearful of a true Democracy and insisted on the creation of a Constitutional Republic, where, by law, the majority cannot tread on the rights of the minority. We will examine America's evolution of political [...]

Fused Glass

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Save the date!  Registration information coming soon.

20-20 Hybrid-Hypnosis Emotional Release

December 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

  This amazing event with Michele Guy Syne, certified Hypnotherapist, will enable you to focus on areas of your life that have been troubling you. You will get instruction and practice in how to experience Emotional Release. Here is a list of areas you might choose to focus on: Releasing stress,  fear,  bad habits, painful memories, emotional [...]

Hybrid-Hypnosis Emotional Release

December 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Gelli Print Basics Class: 101 with Mimi

December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  Have you every created collage papers?  They are wonderfully useful for cardmaking, journaling, bookmaking, Washi tape ( a multi purpose type of masking tape you can use in your journals, artworks, cards and more), or any art projects! Learn how to make gorgeous and quick collage papers using a soft Gelli plate. Make quality prints with inexpensive [...]

Write a Memoir to Remember

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  If you have always wanted to write a memoir that chronicles your journey, now might be the perfect time! In an encouraging and insightful presentation, Patricia L. Brooks will help you capture the essence of your untold story through her presentation. She will share with you how to produce a memoir to your own satisfaction [...]

Police K9 Exhibition

December 5 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Bring the entire family to meet the Scottsdale Police Department K9 Team. You won't want to miss this FREE family event! K9 Demonstrations Check-out a Police cruiser Watch new videos and K9 demos Win a Raffle Basket! NEW Cool Police & K9 swag for sale Contact Andrea to volunteer or donate ~ ~ 480-650-5199

Art Nouveau or Art Deco?

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Art Nouveau and Art Deco?  Well, join us on December 3rd, and you will find out. In this monthly Art, Coffee, and Conversation, Nicolette will fill us with examples and will also add some things that are fun to know. See a state capitol:  the artist [...]

Winter Artisan Market

December 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Presented by The Holland Center and the Sonoran Arts League this 2-day holiday market will showcase local artists and makers celebrating the arts and unique, handmade gift options. The Winter Artisan Market is a juried show that supports regional fine artists and the sale of their own, original creations. Artist Information  

Attention all artists!  The application for the 7th Annual Arizona Sage Art Market is now available.  The deadline for all applications is November 30. The 7th Annual Arizona Sage Art Market will return to The Holland Center for 2 days in March 2022.  Offering a unique "Main Street" shopping experience, this free event will feature [...]

Colorful Copper Earrings

November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Think it would be fun to make your own jewelry – either for yourself or as a gift? Here’s a perfect opportunity to get started!  This class will show you how to transform a simple piece of copper sheet (or what the jewelry industry refers to as a copper blank) into a beautiful jewelry component.  [...]

Are You as Smart as Your Smartphone?

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Cell phones are everywhere, and just about everyone has one.  They have become indispensable to our way of living, and I'm not sure what we would do without them.  However, many of us have barely tapped into the possibilities that a cell phone brings into our lives.  We have gathered a team of experts to [...]

Friends and Family CPR – 12:00 or 2:00

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  Would you like to learn how to save a life? Family and Friends CPR is for people who want to learn this life-saving skill, but do not need a CPR course completion card or certification to meet a job requirement. This course is for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in [...]

Grief During the Holidays

November 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Save the date!  Registration information coming soon.

Cave Creek Regional Park Hike

November 15 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Guest Speaker and Natural Resource Specialist, Juanita Armstrong, as she talks about "Wildfire Effects on the Sonoran Desert". Difficulty- moderate to difficult Length- approx 3.o miles Elevation gain: 600 ft. Meet us at the GO JOHN Trailhead at 8am. Desert Awareness Hikes are the 3rd Monday of every month. Be sure to bring MASK, [...]

“Pop-Up” Purse Sale Fundraiser

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday November 13th 10am-6pm and Sunday November 14th 10am-2pm Over 200 new & gently used purses from your favorite designers will be offered for sale at this TWO day event.   Purse-Impressions, a Cave Creek nonprofit will hold its second “Pop-Up” Fundraiser event over 2 days in November at The Holland Center, 34250 N 60th [...]