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Melodie's Program

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Serving Cancer Survivors and their Families

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Melodie’s Program was created in honor of the late Melodie Lewis, a past president of the Desert Botanical Garden. Her passion for the Garden and The Wellness Community led us to offer wellness classes at the Garden to bring cancer survivors here to enjoy this healing and nurturing environment. The two organizations seek to expand the community support for cancer patients, their family and friends.

Melodie’s Spring Programs


Day of Mindfulness

Saturday / February 8 / 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Please RSVP to rsvp@twccaz.org or 602 712.1066

Join us for a day of mindful attention and self-care. Use this day to develop your ability to be present and aware in each moment through meditation, gentle yoga, tai chi, deep relaxation and journaling. Dress comfortably. Space is limited.



Social Connection

Saturday / March 8 / 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Please RSVP to rsvp@twccaz.org or 602 712.1006

Many of us have been touched by cancer. Whether you are a survivor, caregiver or have a loved one with cancer, we invite you join us in the nurturing and healing environment of the Garden for light hors d’oeuvres and beverages with others who have been on a similar journey.

A Meal to Celebrate Spring

Thursday / April 24 / 3 - 5 p.m.
Please RSVP to rsvp@twccaz.org or 602.712.1006

Most of us have lots of ideas when it comes to winter or summer holiday meals. But spring is on its way. Chef Madelyn Pryor will create a spring dinner that celebrates the bounty and freshness of the season. She will show you how to make a wonderful, healthy meal that does not sacrifice taste. Samples will be provided. Bring your appetite, along with a pencil for taking notes.

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Opening in Fall 2014 the Garden will introduce two new exhibits the Desert Terrace Garden and Lewis Desert Portal.  A small section of the Garden is closed for these renovations beginning June 2. All trails remain open and accessible to visitors through Stardust Plaza. Check the Garden's Facebook page for updates on the progress of the renovations.

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