Agave Plant Giveaway — Martha Cooper Public Library, 1377 N. Catalina Ave. Get a free baby agave plant. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. July 18. 594-5315.

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


Is it A Cactus or A...Sparagus — Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Learn the difference between the two most famous families of desert plants on this short stroll in the cactus garden. 10-10:30 a.m. July 15. 733-5153.


Garden tTours — Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. Tour the Demonstration Gardens. 9-10 a.m. July 18 and 21. 626-5161.


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. July 19. 594-5420.


Friday Fun Knitters — Foothills Mall Food Court, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. Join us to knit, crochet and needlework. All levels. 9:45-11:30 a.m. July 20. 297-1745.


Mission Garden — 946 W. Mission Lane. A living agricultural museum of Sonoran Desert-adapted heritage fruit-trees, traditional local heirloom crops, and edible native plants. 8 a.m.-noon. July 21. Donations accepted. 971-2385.