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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.

WALLPAPER CLASS:

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.

GARDEN BIRDS:

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.

BOTANY101:

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.

FRESH FROM THE GARDEN:

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.

KITCHEN MAKEOVER:

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

LUMINARIA TICKETS:

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.

ARCHITECTS ON DISPLAY:

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.

TREE WORKSHOP:

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.

CORKS & CACTUS:

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.

SUBMIT EVENTS:

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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