Canyon Knitters - Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Bring needles (hooks) and yarn to an unstructured gathering of novices to experienced knitters. Explore knitting or revive a dormant interest. Look at fiber-themed books. 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays through June 25. Free. 594-5275.


Growdown! Designer Forum - Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Meet the four local landscape designers who went trowel to trowel, competing to create the best small Tucson garden in 24 hours or less. 4:30-7 p.m. May 30. Free. 326-9686, Ext. 10.


Exploring Tucson Botanical Gardens - Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Tour delivers plant trivia, offers history of the gardens and familiarizes you with native flora as well as the wide variety of plants that grow in Tucson. 10 a.m. Friday. (9 a.m. Fridays June through August). Included with admission. 326-9686, Ext. 10.

Friday Fun Knitters - Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. Knitters of all skill levels welcome. Meet at the food court. 10 a.m. Fridays. Free. 293-0781.

Urban Yarns @ the Library - Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. Bring hooks, needles and lunches to this informal weekly gathering. Meet fellow fiber fanatics and find inspiration for your next project. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays. Free. 791-4010.


Catalina Community Swap Meet - 16733 N. Oracle Road, 16733 N. Oracle Road. "Got Stuff" community garage yard sale. Vendor fee $15. 8 a.m.-noon first Saturday of the month. Free. 825-4427.

Gardening for the Newcomer - Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Learn about Tucson's seasons and soils, and discuss proper techniques for planting and watering. 9:30 a.m.-noon. June 1. $16, includes admission. 326-9686, Ext. 19.