Through May 12
Spring Butterfly Exhibit
Hundreds of butterflies native to the Southwest are waiting to greet you at the Garden’s Spring Butterfly Exhibit. Learn more about the butterfly life cycle in the caterpillar nursery as butterflies emerge from their chrysalis.

Through May 31
Art on the Wild Side
Artists Tania Bolin, Larry Finkel and April Howland showcase their unique vision of wildlife and conservation using various mediums. The art is available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Zoo and its conservation efforts.

Through May 31
Photography Exhibit
At FOUND:RE, an art boutique hotel in downtown Phoenix, members of the Arizona Photography Alliance present more than 50 pieces of fine art photography.

May 10
National Public Gardens Day
The town of Carefree celebrates the annual day of awareness with live music, local artisans, docent-led tours of the garden, a medicinal plants presentation and photo contest awards.

May 11
Mama’s Makers Market
Presented by Local Trade, local artisans share handcrafted items including home accessories, furniture, art, jewelry, food and apparel at this outdoor market.

May 11
Moms & Mimosas
Celebrate Mother’s Day with champagne and cocktails, breakfast bites and music by DJ Jen Jones. For Dad, there’s a bourbon and cigar lounge. A scavenger hunt, greeting card craft station, photo booth, mobile hair, nail and massage stations and vendor booth with gifts for mom add to the festivities at Chandler Park.

May 11
Pond Tour
Ponds, waterfalls, fish, turtles and water lilies are highlihted as the Phoenix Pond Society presents this annual tour through dozens of Valley backyards.

May 15
Women Against MS
Marathon runner, Cheryl Hile, who in 2017 became the first person with MS to run seven marathons on seven continents in one year, is the keynote speaker at this luncheon. Hosted by the Arizona chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a silent auction and cake sale are included.

May 16
Pro-Am Golf Tourney
Top professional golfers will play alongside Valley amateurs hat the Ronald McDonald House Pro-Am Golf Tournament. The fundraiser at Grayhawk Golf Club includes breakfast, lunch, raffles, a silent auction and awards ceremony.

May 16
Birds ‘n’ Beer
Sip on a brew from Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company while enjoying a lively and entertaining presentaion on wildlife. This month’s program features Gail Morris sharing research about monarch butterfly migration throughout the Southwest.