All events are free or included in the cost of admission unless otherwise noted.


Fall Opening — Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson, 2130 N. Alvernon Way. Tea ceremonies, art/handicrafts exhibits and classes in traditional customs such as Japanese flower arranging. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; Noon-4:30 p.m. Sundays. 1-502-303-3945.

Luminaria Nights — Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. View 2,000 candlelit luminarias and a special holiday light show, local musicians, dancers and school groups. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and 8-10. 326-9686.


Demonstration Garden Tours — Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. A walk with a master gardener through the gardens. Meet at the plant clinic sign. 9-10 a.m. Dec. 6 and 9. 626-5161.

Herbs — Woods Memorial Public Library, 3455 N. First Ave. Learn which do well here, which do best in pots, and when all the different varieties should be planted. Ages 12 and up. 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 6. 594-5445.


Types of Seeds for Your Garden — Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Discuss the seed varieties available to home gardeners. Ages 13 and up. 10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 7. 594-5580.


Friday Fun Knitters — Foothills Mall Food Court, 7401 N. La Cholla. Knit, crochet and needlework. 9:45-11:30 a.m. Dec. 8. 297-1745.

Master Gardeners: Habitat Gardening — Oro Valley Public Library,. Learn to use the elements of water, shelter and nesting material to attract helpful insects, birds and other wildlife to a garden. 1:30-3 p.m. Dec. 8. 594-5580.


Gardening Talks — Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Get the best new ideas for how to have a wintertime garden from a Pima County Master Gardener. 10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 9. 594-5420.

Living Lab and Learning Center Free Tour — Watershed Management Group, 1137 N. Dodge Blvd. A WMG staff members or trained volunteers will give an interactive walking tour to learn about all the systems in detail and what can be done at a home. Register online. 10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 9. 396-3266, Ext. 22.

The Handy Gardener — Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Tools to buy, or make, to get a job done not just efficiently, but well. 10-11 a.m. Dec. 9. $10. 742-6455.