Seed to Read at Valencia Public Library will promote a love of healthy food, gardening and reading through story time, gardening projects, arts and crafts and healthy snacks.

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

Monday

Seed to Read — Valencia Public Library, 202 W. Valencia Road. Series will promote a love of healthy food, gardening and reading through story time, gardening projects, arts/crafts and healthy snacks. 10-11 a.m. July 29. 621-0921.

Desert Cafe and Art Gallery — Himmel Park Public Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave. Learn about the abundant food plants found or grown in the desert. Recipes will be available for mesquite, cactus, and tepary beans. Also learn about plants used to make dyes including the nopal cactus, home to the prized cochineal insect. Instructor: Carol Anderson, Tucson Botanical Garden docent, certified Arizona master naturalist. 5-6 p.m. July 29. 594-5305.

Wednesday

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.-noon. July 31 and Aug. 1-3. Donations accepted. 955-5200.

Garden Tours — Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. The Pima County Master Gardeners are having free guided tours. 9-10 a.m. July 31 and Aug. 3. 626-5161.

Thursday

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. Aug. 1. 594-5420.

Friday

Friday Fun Knitters — Foothills Mall Food Court, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. Knit or crochet. All skill levels are welcome. 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 2. 743-5273.

Saturday

Mini Psychic Fair — Church of Mankind, 1231 S. Van Buren Ave. Variety of Readings-sea shells, crystal ball, rocks, Egyptian sand, sparkle, abstract art, psyschometry and tea readings. $20 tax deductible for 15 minute readings. All proceeds go to the church. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 3. 461-2910.