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Members' Calendar of Events

Plan now to attend one or all of the upcoming Members' events!

February 2016
11 Heirloom Fruit Tree Workshop

Jesus Garcia, founder of the Kino Heritage Fruit Trees Project, will teach techniques for propagation, pruning, grafting and care of fruit trees. The class ends with an afternoon tour to the Mission garden at the base of A mountain.
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14 Valentine's Day Dinner at the Ocotillo Cafe

Celebrate Valentine's Day in style! The Ocotillo Cafe will offer a special menu the evening of Valentine's Day. Last seating time is 8:30pm. Reservations are strongly suggested: 520-881-1380 ext. 212. Enter through the Special Events/Taylor Plaza gate.
The Cafe will also be open for lunch from 11am-3pm.
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15 "The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit

"The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit celebrates the people of the Desert Museum. View this exhibit of portraits of Desert Museum people taken onsite Feb. 12-14. The Baldwin Education Building is generally open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, weekend and holiday hours vary. Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit.

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"The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit

"The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit celebrates the people of the Desert Museum. View this exhibit of portraits of Desert Museum people taken onsite Feb. 12-14. The Baldwin Education Building is generally open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, weekend and holiday hours vary. Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit.
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16 "The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit

"The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit celebrates the people of the Desert Museum. View this exhibit of portraits of Desert Museum people taken onsite Feb. 12-14. The Baldwin Education Building is generally open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, weekend and holiday hours vary. Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit.
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17 "The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit

"The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit celebrates the people of the Desert Museum. View this exhibit of portraits of Desert Museum people taken onsite Feb. 12-14. The Baldwin Education Building is generally open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, weekend and holiday hours vary. Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit.
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18 "The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit

"The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit celebrates the people of the Desert Museum. View this exhibit of portraits of Desert Museum people taken onsite Feb. 12-14. The Baldwin Education Building is generally open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, weekend and holiday hours vary. Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit.
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19 "The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit

"The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit celebrates the people of the Desert Museum. View this exhibit of portraits of Desert Museum people taken onsite Feb. 12-14. The Baldwin Education Building is generally open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, weekend and holiday hours vary. Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit.
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20 "The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit

"The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit celebrates the people of the Desert Museum. View this exhibit of portraits of Desert Museum people taken onsite Feb. 12-14. The Baldwin Education Building is generally open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, weekend and holiday hours vary. Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit.
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21 "The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit

"The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit celebrates the people of the Desert Museum. View this exhibit of portraits of Desert Museum people taken onsite Feb. 12-14. The Baldwin Education Building is generally open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, weekend and holiday hours vary. Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit.
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22 "The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit

"The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit celebrates the people of the Desert Museum. View this exhibit of portraits of Desert Museum people taken onsite Feb. 12-14. The Baldwin Education Building is generally open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, weekend and holiday hours vary. Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit.
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23 "The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit

"The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit celebrates the people of the Desert Museum. View this exhibit of portraits of Desert Museum people taken onsite Feb. 12-14. The Baldwin Education Building is generally open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, weekend and holiday hours vary. Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit.
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24 "The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit

"The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit celebrates the people of the Desert Museum. View this exhibit of portraits of Desert Museum people taken onsite Feb. 12-14. The Baldwin Education Building is generally open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, weekend and holiday hours vary. Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit.
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25 "The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit

"The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit celebrates the people of the Desert Museum. View this exhibit of portraits of Desert Museum people taken onsite Feb. 12-14. The Baldwin Education Building is generally open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, weekend and holiday hours vary. Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit.
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26 "The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit

"The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit celebrates the people of the Desert Museum. View this exhibit of portraits of Desert Museum people taken onsite Feb. 12-14. The Baldwin Education Building is generally open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, weekend and holiday hours vary. Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit.
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27 Mammoths of the San Pedro Valley

Learn about Pleistocene megafauna, Paleolithic Clovis people and search for gypsum crystals.
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"The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit

"The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit celebrates the people of the Desert Museum. View this exhibit of portraits of Desert Museum people taken onsite Feb. 12-14. The Baldwin Education Building is generally open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, weekend and holiday hours vary. Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit.
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28 "The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit

"The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit celebrates the people of the Desert Museum. View this exhibit of portraits of Desert Museum people taken onsite Feb. 12-14. The Baldwin Education Building is generally open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, weekend and holiday hours vary. Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit.
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29 "The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit

"The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit celebrates the people of the Desert Museum. View this exhibit of portraits of Desert Museum people taken onsite Feb. 12-14. The Baldwin Education Building is generally open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, weekend and holiday hours vary. Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit.
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March
1 "The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit

"The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit celebrates the people of the Desert Museum. View this exhibit of portraits of Desert Museum people taken onsite Feb. 12-14. The Baldwin Education Building is generally open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, weekend and holiday hours vary. Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit.
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2 "The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit

"The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit celebrates the people of the Desert Museum. View this exhibit of portraits of Desert Museum people taken onsite Feb. 12-14. The Baldwin Education Building is generally open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, weekend and holiday hours vary. Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit.
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3 "The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit

"The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit celebrates the people of the Desert Museum. View this exhibit of portraits of Desert Museum people taken onsite Feb. 12-14. The Baldwin Education Building is generally open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, weekend and holiday hours vary. Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit.
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4 "The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit

"The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit celebrates the people of the Desert Museum. View this exhibit of portraits of Desert Museum people taken onsite Feb. 12-14. The Baldwin Education Building is generally open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, weekend and holiday hours vary. Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit.
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5 Wildflower Walk

The rains of El Nino will bring our desert into full bloom this year! Join us for a morning walk up a nearby wash to enjoy the colors of spring. Great photo opportunity!
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Desert Yoga & Wellness

Bring in the New Year by treating your mind and body to a morning of stretching amidst the saguaros, followed by light refreshments. Finish up with quiet contemplation or a stroll through the cool winter landscape.(rescheduled from Jan. 16th)
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"The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit

"The Other Animal" Performance & Photographic Art Exhibit celebrates the people of the Desert Museum. View this exhibit of portraits of Desert Museum people taken onsite Feb. 12-14. The Baldwin Education Building is generally open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, weekend and holiday hours vary. Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit.
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9 Wildflower Walk

The rains of El Nino will bring our desert into full bloom this year! Join us for a morning walk up a nearby wash to enjoy the colors of spring. Great photo opportunity!
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11 Best of Baja--Whale Watching & Natural History

Travel a land of boojum forests and immense cardon cacti during this nine-day tour. Enjoy boating the fabled Scammon’s Lagoon, sharing the gray whales' largest and best-protected migratory mating and calving destination. Whales are frequently up close to the boat, providing amazing photo ops. Birding in a nearby salt marsh and lagoon offers delightful views of North American herons, egrets, and many other resident birds. Register now—space is limited.
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12 Best of Baja--Whale Watching & Natural History

Travel a land of boojum forests and immense cardon cacti during this nine-day tour. Enjoy boating the fabled Scammon’s Lagoon, sharing the gray whales' largest and best-protected migratory mating and calving destination. Whales are frequently up close to the boat, providing amazing photo ops. Birding in a nearby salt marsh and lagoon offers delightful views of North American herons, egrets, and many other resident birds. Register now—space is limited.
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Fairy Gardening

Enter the charming world of fairies! Attract them by building a special garden of found & natural objects, decorative garden items, and of course, a fairy-sized house! A miniature cover will protect the garden so the fairies can find it!
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13 Best of Baja--Whale Watching & Natural History

Travel a land of boojum forests and immense cardon cacti during this nine-day tour. Enjoy boating the fabled Scammon’s Lagoon, sharing the gray whales' largest and best-protected migratory mating and calving destination. Whales are frequently up close to the boat, providing amazing photo ops. Birding in a nearby salt marsh and lagoon offers delightful views of North American herons, egrets, and many other resident birds. Register now—space is limited.
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14 Best of Baja--Whale Watching & Natural History

Travel a land of boojum forests and immense cardon cacti during this nine-day tour. Enjoy boating the fabled Scammon’s Lagoon, sharing the gray whales' largest and best-protected migratory mating and calving destination. Whales are frequently up close to the boat, providing amazing photo ops. Birding in a nearby salt marsh and lagoon offers delightful views of North American herons, egrets, and many other resident birds. Register now—space is limited.
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15 Best of Baja--Whale Watching & Natural History

Travel a land of boojum forests and immense cardon cacti during this nine-day tour. Enjoy boating the fabled Scammon’s Lagoon, sharing the gray whales' largest and best-protected migratory mating and calving destination. Whales are frequently up close to the boat, providing amazing photo ops. Birding in a nearby salt marsh and lagoon offers delightful views of North American herons, egrets, and many other resident birds. Register now—space is limited.
Read more

16 Best of Baja--Whale Watching & Natural History

Travel a land of boojum forests and immense cardon cacti during this nine-day tour. Enjoy boating the fabled Scammon’s Lagoon, sharing the gray whales' largest and best-protected migratory mating and calving destination. Whales are frequently up close to the boat, providing amazing photo ops. Birding in a nearby salt marsh and lagoon offers delightful views of North American herons, egrets, and many other resident birds. Register now—space is limited.
Read more

17 Best of Baja--Whale Watching & Natural History

Travel a land of boojum forests and immense cardon cacti during this nine-day tour. Enjoy boating the fabled Scammon’s Lagoon, sharing the gray whales' largest and best-protected migratory mating and calving destination. Whales are frequently up close to the boat, providing amazing photo ops. Birding in a nearby salt marsh and lagoon offers delightful views of North American herons, egrets, and many other resident birds. Register now—space is limited.
Read more

18 Best of Baja--Whale Watching & Natural History

Travel a land of boojum forests and immense cardon cacti during this nine-day tour. Enjoy boating the fabled Scammon’s Lagoon, sharing the gray whales' largest and best-protected migratory mating and calving destination. Whales are frequently up close to the boat, providing amazing photo ops. Birding in a nearby salt marsh and lagoon offers delightful views of North American herons, egrets, and many other resident birds. Register now—space is limited.
Read more

19 Best of Baja--Whale Watching & Natural History

Travel a land of boojum forests and immense cardon cacti during this nine-day tour. Enjoy boating the fabled Scammon’s Lagoon, sharing the gray whales' largest and best-protected migratory mating and calving destination. Whales are frequently up close to the boat, providing amazing photo ops. Birding in a nearby salt marsh and lagoon offers delightful views of North American herons, egrets, and many other resident birds. Register now—space is limited.
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26 Sun Cooking & Passive Solar Design

Warm your house in the winter and keep it cool in the summer by using solar ovens, window shadings and awnings. Learn how to place trees around your home to maximize cooling shade.
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April
2 Cholla Bud Harvest

Learn the centuries-old practice of collecting and preparing cholla buds. Also learn about the versatility of foods of the desert.
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Talavera Lecture, Antique Roadshow & Reception

Dr. Isabelle Collins is a native of Puebla, Mexico. Collins is the artist who is creating Talavera pottery, platters, table centerpieces and guest gifts for the gala. She was the featured artist at the Heard recently (also did work for the Frieda exhibit for them.)Her work is in collections around the world. She will be giving lectures internationally on the dynamic history of Majolica and Talavera from its origins in the 9th century through its introduction to Mexico in the 16th century, to the present production of handmade treasures using a 400-year-old technique. Her goal is to preserve the culture and beauty that is associated with colonial Mexican pottery.

8 Birding the Chiricahuas

Southeastern Arizona is a birder's paradise. Spend three days exploring habitats at differing elevations--maybe catch a glimpse of one of your lifers!
Lodging and meals at the Southwestern Research Center are included.(*Note: Add $120 for single room)
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9 Birding the Chiricahuas

Southeastern Arizona is a birder's paradise. Spend three days exploring habitats at differing elevations--maybe catch a glimpse of one of your lifers!
Lodging and meals at the Southwestern Research Center are included.(*Note: Add $120 for single room)
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10 Birding the Chiricahuas

Southeastern Arizona is a birder's paradise. Spend three days exploring habitats at differing elevations--maybe catch a glimpse of one of your lifers!
Lodging and meals at the Southwestern Research Center are included.(*Note: Add $120 for single room)
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16 Pine Needle Basket Weaving

Create original designs in baskets woven of pine needles. Beginning with a wooden base, you'll learn several stitches and decorative finishing touches to make your creation truly one-of-a-kind!
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17 Food & Drink Fermentation Workshop

Sample and learn how to make a variety of ferments such as sauerkraut, kimchi, & vinegar, as well as no- and low-alcohol drinks such as hard apple cider, wines and meads. Create sourdough starter breads.
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23 Land of the Hopi & Navajo

Explore the stark sandstone geology and the ancient native cultures of Arizona's Colorado Plateau. Included in the activities is a special Navajo-guided sunrise tour of Monument Valley—just one of the many stunning photo opportunities on this tour. Register early; space is limited.(Note: Add $330 for single room)
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24 Land of the Hopi & Navajo

Explore the stark sandstone geology and the ancient native cultures of Arizona's Colorado Plateau. Included in the activities is a special Navajo-guided sunrise tour of Monument Valley—just one of the many stunning photo opportunities on this tour. Register early; space is limited.(Note: Add $330 for single room)
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Desert Museum Annual Gala

Theme: "Desert Canids: A celebration of Foxes, Wolves & Coyotes of the Sonoran Desert"
The Desert Museum's largest fundraising event begins with a Silent Auction and live music. Later there's a live auction and dinner.
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25 Land of the Hopi & Navajo

Explore the stark sandstone geology and the ancient native cultures of Arizona's Colorado Plateau. Included in the activities is a special Navajo-guided sunrise tour of Monument Valley—just one of the many stunning photo opportunities on this tour. Register early; space is limited.(Note: Add $330 for single room)
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26 Land of the Hopi & Navajo

Explore the stark sandstone geology and the ancient native cultures of Arizona's Colorado Plateau. Included in the activities is a special Navajo-guided sunrise tour of Monument Valley—just one of the many stunning photo opportunities on this tour. Register early; space is limited.(Note: Add $330 for single room)
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27 Land of the Hopi & Navajo

Explore the stark sandstone geology and the ancient native cultures of Arizona's Colorado Plateau. Included in the activities is a special Navajo-guided sunrise tour of Monument Valley—just one of the many stunning photo opportunities on this tour. Register early; space is limited.(Note: Add $330 for single room)
Read more

28 Land of the Hopi & Navajo

Explore the stark sandstone geology and the ancient native cultures of Arizona's Colorado Plateau. Included in the activities is a special Navajo-guided sunrise tour of Monument Valley—just one of the many stunning photo opportunities on this tour. Register early; space is limited.(Note: Add $330 for single room)
Read more

29 Land of the Hopi & Navajo

Explore the stark sandstone geology and the ancient native cultures of Arizona's Colorado Plateau. Included in the activities is a special Navajo-guided sunrise tour of Monument Valley—just one of the many stunning photo opportunities on this tour. Register early; space is limited.(Note: Add $330 for single room)
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September
24 Annual Plant Sale 2016 - Members Day

Fall is the perfect time for upgrading your home landscape with new or replacement plants. Museum members get "first dibs" on the best selection of plants the day before the public sale. Shop early, get advice from the region's #1 botany experts, and receive a 10% discount on your purchases.

25 Annual Plant Sale 2016

Fall is the perfect time for upgrading your home landscape with new or replacement plants. Arrive early for the best selection of plants and get advice from the region's #1 botany experts.

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