EVENT DATE : October 19, 6:30PM
Camelback Inn Resort and Spa

Since 2012, the Children First Foundation has provided stability and hope for more than 5,000 impoverished children, many of whom are homeless. The Foundation provides funding for buses, gas, drivers and more, so that children can attend the Children First Leadership Academy without funding from the state. This cocktail-attire gala is a fundraiser for the foundation. ChildrenFirstFoundation.org



EVENT DATE : October 20, 4:30PM
O.H.S.O. Arcadia

The Valley's most dog-friendly Oktoberfest is back! It features music by Chicks with Picks and an O.H.S.O custom beer, "Saving Pups Pumpkin Lager,” plus brats, sliders, macaroni and cheese, salad and dessert, pet goody bags to the first 100 guests, and a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. All proceeds from this event go to the Arizona Animal Welfare League. AAWL.org/Oktoberfest



EVENT DATE : October 27, 8:00AM
Tempe Beach Park

The annual Autism Speaks Walk in partnership with Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center is back. Register your team of family, friends and loved ones and help support and raise awareness for autism. Nearly 15,000 participants will come together to spread awareness, fundraise and connect with families impacted by autism. it is free, but advance registration is encouraged. AutismCenter.org/2019-Autism-Speaks-Walk-Partnership-SARRC



EVENT DATE : November 3, 2:00PM
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

The Phoenix Women’s Board of the Steele Children’s Research Center, known as PANDA (People Acting Now Discover Answers) is organizing a fun run/walk along the Arizona Canal, followed by a block party. The family-friendly event is open to the public. Sponsored by The Karas Group, it features face painting, music, bounce houses, games, a food truck and more. AZPANDA.org/Panda-Prowl



EVENT DATE : 8, 9
WestWorld of Scottsdale

The spirit of Pinterest will come to life with crafts, workshops, shopping and more than 100 classes taught by top experts, influencers and creators. Crafty guests are invited to learn, create and connect as they shop an entire floor of nearly 300 local and national brands. AZ.PinnersConference.com



EVENT DATE : 8-17
Scottsdale Waterfront

Experience 10 days of wonder at the Scottsdale Waterfront during this free annual confluence of water + art + light, all with a focus on sharing the story of how water, through diverse perspectives, has greatly impacted Arizona’s history. View major art installations, interact with artists, immerse yourself in music and dance, and participate in family-friendly activities and workshops. CanalConvergence.com



EVENT DATE : November 10, 8:00AM
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

The spring training facility of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies becomes the location for a one-hour yoga session. Held on the outfield grass, stretch and relax during this event taught by instructors from ESenEM Yoga. There will also be a post-event social mixer featuring mimosas, champagne and more on the concourse. Register at SaltRiverFields.com.



EVENT DATE : November 10, 6:00PM
Downtown Scottsdale Arts District

The Scottsdale Gallery Association kicks off its 45th season of weekly Thursday evening ArtWalks with a Gold Palette ArtWalk. At 6:45 p.m., City of Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane will issue a proclamation during a ceremony at Casa des Artistes Plaza. Also, enjoy live music with an early '70s theme as you wander the galleries throughout the District. ScottsdaleGalleries.com



EVENT DATE : 15, 16
Westin Kierland Resort and Spa and Kierland Commons

The two-day festival begins at The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa Nov. 15 with an event featuring wine, art experiences, culinary samples, and live music and entertainment. On Nov. 16, it continues at Kierland Commons with a wine tasting festival, an art walk, music and arts performances, a vintage market and a 5K night run. KierlandPOP.com



EVENT DATE : 16, 17
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

At Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, taste more than 30 chefs' and restaurants’ cheesiest creations. Also, there will be a beer tent, game areas for kids and adults, live music and a demonstration tent sponsored by American Beauty Pasta. Families can put their own twist on the dish at the Home Chef S’Mac Down. MacandCheeseFestAZ.com



EVENT DATE : November 17, 10:00AM
Margaret T. Hance Park

Approximately 20 local donut makers will be on-hand serving donuts, samples of donuts, donut holes and all manner of donut creations to about 3,000 attendees. Arizona food blogger Diana Brandt (@AZFoodie on Instagram), is once again partnering with the festival. Also enjoy a mimosa bar, craft beer and wine tasting stations, fun lawn games and live bands. DowntownDonutFest.com



EVENT DATE : 25-Dec. 25
Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails

From Nov. 25 to Christmas Day, Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails will be transformed into an over-the-top winter wonderland as the Valley's only "miracle," the nationally known brand of Christmas cocktail pop-up bars. It will feature seasonal-themed cocktails and bites;  thousands of Christmas lights; dozens of "Elf on a Shelf" dolls; and ceilings swirling with icicles, garland and more. BlueHoundKitchen.com



EVENT DATE : December 3, 5:00PM
Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia

Dozens of vendors will be selling locally made clothing, purses and accessories; locally sourced and manufactured foodie-friendly gifts; and a handful of doggie items for everything you need to spoil your pooch at this event. There will also be dogs available for adoption. Thirty percent of sales from the event will benefit the Arizona Animal Welfare League. AAWL.org/Unleashed