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Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2006 5:36 am | Updated: 2:51 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

HOME SHOW: More than 700 displays will be set up for Arizona’s largest home show, Maricopa County’s Home & Landscape Show, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Arizona State Fairground, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for ages 3-12. www.maricopacountyhomeshows.com.


Learn how to decorate with faux finish wallpaper at a free workshop 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. today and Sept. 30 at Lowe’s. www.lowes.com.


See if you can spot some of the 270 bird species during a guided walk 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 U.S. 60, near Superior. Park admission is $7.50 for adults, $3 for ages 5-12. (520) 689-2723.


Join an interactive class on the ins and outs of plant structures 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix. $25 for members, $32 for nonmembers. Reservations: (480) 941-1225.


More than a dozen farmers markets are going on in the East Valley. Mesa Community Farmers Market is 9 a.m. to noon Fridays at the Mesa Community Center, 263 N. Center St. The Chandler Farmers Market is 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays in Dr. A.J. Chandler Park at the southwest corner of Chandler Boulevard and Arizona Avenue. For a complete list of farmers markets, visit www.farmersmarketsaz.blogspot.com or call (623) 848-1234.


Attend a free workshop on enhancing your kitchen’s functionality 1 p.m. Sunday at Home Depot. www.homedepotclinics.com.


Tickets are on sale now for the 29th annual Las Noches de las Luminarias at the Desert Botanical Garden. The event, featuring thousands of luminarias along the garden’s trails, a catered buffet, live music and wine tastings, will be 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 24 through Dec. 23. Tickets: $16 for adults, $8 for ages 3-12. (480) 481-8188 or www.dbg.org.


Sunday is the last day to see the architects of Jones Studio, their architectural practice relocated to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 E. Second St., during “southwestNET: Jones Studio Inc.,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. See Jones Studio staff holding regular work hours and conducting meetings with clients, contractors and other professionals. (480) 994-2787 or www.scottsdalearts.org.


Now that the monsoon is over, it’s a good time to plant trees. Get your questions on tree selection, planting methods and water conservation answered at a free workshop 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Paiute Neighborhood Center, Building 9, 6535 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale. (480) 312-7508.


Sample more than 80 wines from around the world and enjoy live entertainment outdoors at the Desert Botanical Garden’s Cork & Cactus event 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday at 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix. $75. (480) 941-1225 or www.dbg.org.


Fax: (480) 898-6362, Mail: Amanda Myers, At Home reporter, Tribune, 120 W. First Ave., Mesa, AZ 85210 or amyers@aztrib.com

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