January 4 (FREE)
SRP Canal System
Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary welcomes Leah Harrison, historical analyst with Salt River Project, for a discussion about the history of water in the Valley, with a focus on SRP’s role in developing the Valley’s water supply, from the groundwork laid by the Hohokam, to the construction of modern-day canals and storage dams. 6:30 p.m. Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, pueblogrande.com, 602-495-0901.
January 4-12 (FREE)
This nonprofit organization connects professionals to high-quality resources and hiring companies, with information provided on networking, résumé help, career coaches and business portraits. 9 a.m.-noon. Jan. 4, North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; Jan. 12, Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale; and Jan. 24, Central Christian Church, 965 E. Germann Rd., Gilbert, careerconnectors.org, 480-442-5806.
This month’s programs focus on beekeeping for beginners, small patio trees and shrubs, how to grow tomatoes, rose gardening in the desert, growing citrus, vertical vegetable gardening, pruning trees and shrubs, home landscape design basics, growing culinary herbs and biointensive gardening. Call for times, dates and registration fees. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-481-8146.
Conversations in Fashion
Held in partnership with Phoenix Art Museum, this series continues with The Hilton Brothers, a photography duo comprised of Christopher Makos (a long-term photographic cohort of Andy Warhol) and Paul Solberg (known for his floral and human portraits). Hear about their travels, photography and fashion designs. 5-7 p.m. $40, includes wine and hors d’oeuvres. Lon’s at the Hermosa, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley, hermosainn.com, 602-955-7878.
This month’s classes are taught by Eugenia Theodosopoulos, Jan. 18-19; and Justin Beckett, Jan. 24-25. Call for times. $80. Les Gourmettes Cooking School, 6610 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-240-6767.