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Fitness at the Flour Mill at Hayden Flour Mill
While a workout video, the Rocky theme song, and a few raw eggs for breakfast may work well for the more self-disciplined individuals out there, the rest of us need more hands-on assistance. For those who need serious structure to sustain their workout goals but lack the funds for a high-end personal trainer, Bootcamp Monday may be just the solution. This weekly workout class lets you toughen up while slimming down. It's just one part of the free community workout series, Fitness at the Flour Mill, which also features yoga, Zumba, and hula hoop exercises.
Bootcamp meets every Monday starting February 3 at The Green at Hayden Flour Mill, 119 South Mill Avenue in Tempe. All classes start at 5:30 p.m., and admission is pay-what-you-want. For more information, visit www.millavenue.com or call 480-355-6074. -- Katie Johnson
Andrew Pielage Neodymium Reeds is part of the "Chihuly in the Garden" show at the Desert Botanical Gardens by Tacoma Artist Dale Chihuly.
"Chihuly in the Garden" at Desert Botanical Garden
He's back. World-famous glass artist Dale Chihuly returns to the Valley with a new exhibition, "Chihuly in the Garden" at Desert Botanical Garden.
Whether you've seen these intricate, vibrant pieces on display in London, Paris, or Seattle -- or caught his last stop in town, "Chihuly: The Nature of Glass" in 2008 -- this six-month long installation offers plenty of chances to study every detail and spiral of his signature blown glass.
Expect plenty of red, yellow, and green hues that play with the desert's fall light and mimic what lives in the garden. The garden itself is 140 acres and the art will be found throughout: dotting trails, hiding in plain sight.
Catch Chihuly daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Sunday, May 18. Tickets are $22; discounted admission is available for members. Reservations are highly encouraged. Call 480-941-1225 or visit www.dbg.org. -- Janessa Hilliard