Medicinal Herbs — Mission Garden. An expert from the Tucson Herbalist Collective is on hand to discuss the traditional uses of the native Southwestern herbs growing in Mission Garden’s Moore Medicinal Garden. 9-11 a.m. March 16. Donations accepted. 955-5200.

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


Mission Garden — 946 W Mission Lane. A living agricultural museum of Sonoran Desert-adapted heritage fruit-trees, traditional heirloom crops, and edible native plants. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 13-16. Donations accepted. 955-5200.

Garden Tours — Pima Co. Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. Master Gardeners are having free guided tours at the garden. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 9-10 a.m. March 13 and 16. 626-5161.


Birding — Mission Garden. Explore birds on Tucson’s west side. 8-11 a.m. March 14. Donations accepted. 955-5200.

Yarnivores — Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Bring a brown-bag dinner and join a group devoted to yarn art. 6-7 p.m. March 14. 594-5420.


Friday Fun Knitters — Foothills Mall Food Court, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. Knit or crochet while making new friends. All skill levels welcome. 10-11:30 a.m. March 15. 743-5273.

Master Gardeners: Gardening for the Birds — Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Learn how to attract more birds by planting a bird-friendly landscape. This event is for adults and teens. 1:30-3 p.m. March 15. 594-5580.


Living Lab and Learning Center Tour — Watershed Management Group, 1137 N. Dodge Blvd. Learn the many ways to water harvest at home. Bring the kids to enjoy the Raindrop Retreat a children’s playhouse featuring a rain tank, play kitchen with greywater and sandbox. The tour takes place outside, so be prepared to be standing or walking for over an hour. Registration required at 9-10:30 a.m. March 16. 396-3266.

Splendor in the Desert Quilt Show — Las Campanas Recreation Center, 565 W. Belltower Drive, Green Valley. Nearly 100 beautiful quilts made by local quilters, including modern, traditional and art quilts. Mini raffle of quilt-related items, boutique and vendors. Food available. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 16; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 17. $8. 647-2012.

Board Painting Workshops — Color Me Mine Tucson: Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway. Choose a design, stencil provided. Class includes all materials. Register in advance. 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 16. $35. 790-1100.