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January Key Dates & Events
 
Jan. 1-31, 2007
1:00 p.m.
  Daily Guided Tour
  How old are saguaros? What bird drilled those rows of parallel holes in eucalyptus tree bark? Learn about desert plants and animals on a daily guided walking tour lead by Arizona State Parks volunteers at Boyce Thompson Arboretum this month and throughout the winter (except December 25). Meet in the visitor center lobby at 1:00 p.m.; tours typically last about 60-90 minutes and proceed along the main trail, seeing most Arboretum collections. Walks are included with adult admission of $7.50, or $3 for ages 5-12. The Arboretum is located at U.S. 60, milepost 223, about one hour due east of Phoenix.
   
January 13 and 28, 2007
1:30 p.m.
  Edible / Medicinal Desert Plants Guided Walk
  Walk the Curandero Trail at Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park and learn some of the ways native people of the Sonoran Desert have used plants for food, medicine and fiber over thousands of years. Apache Junction author Jean Groen leads the January 13, 2007, and stick around when the walk is through - Jean usually shares mesquite cookies or other desert foods. Choctaw Nation member and ethnobotanist David Morris will guide this tour again on January 28. Please note: the Curandero Trail has moderately steep sections and is not accessible by wheelchair. Walks are included with adult admission of $7.50, or $3 for ages 5-12. The Arboretum is located at U.S. 60, milepost 223, about one hour due east of Phoenix.
   
Jan. 14, 2007
10:00 a.m.
  Photoshop Class
  Apache Junction photographer Edith Krueger-Nye will teach a class in Photoshop digital imaging software Sunday, Jan. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a lunch break. Class will be taught at Boyce Thompson Arboretum in the Lecture Room of the Smith Building, and will cover Photoshop techniques such as layers (an essential skill with this program); correcting lighting and color. Class is included with regular daily admission and there is no additional fee to attend, but spaces are limited and pre-registration is required. Sign up by contacting the artist by email at edithnye@msn.com or by phone at (480) 288-9313. Daily admission is $7.50, or $3 for ages 5-12. The Arboretum is located at U.S. 60, milepost 223, about one hour due east of Phoenix.
   
Jan. 27-28, 2007
6:30 a.m.
  Western States Triple Crown 3-D Archery Tournament
  This is the first leg of the Western States Triple Crown 3-D Archery Tournament. It is a two day event sanctioned by the Arizona Bowhunters Association. Visit arizonabowhunters.org for more informatrion.
   
* Additional events for this month will be added as they become available. Please check back or submit your event from the link above.
 
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