ARMCHAIR ADVENTURES. The Tucson-Pima Public Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 791-4391. The Wilmot Branch of the public library presents Armchair Adventures, a series of slide-lecture presentations by travelers who'll journey back in time and around the globe. On January 29, join Virgie Miller for "Art and Life of Bali." On February 5, learn about "Canyon de Chelly: Crossroads of Culture," presented by Marc Severson. All presentations are free and begin at 1:30 p.m. Call 791-5647 for information.

Listings ART TALK. Tucson Museum of Art, Education Center Auditorium. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. The 1998 Art Talk series continues on Monday, February 2, with George Wilson's presentation "Mysteries of the Maya." On Thursday, February 5, join Miles Prescott for "Pharos, Gods and Scholars of Egypt: King Tut to Ramses the Great." All talks are free and begin at 1:30 p.m. Call 624-2333 for information.

STICKS AND STONES. UA College of Architecture Auditorium, south end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway east of Park Avenue. Harry Rand, curator of cultural history for the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institute, presents a free lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 29. Rand's lecture, Sticks and Stones: The Environment and Architecture, is presented by the Visiting Artists and Scholars Committee. Call 626-4865 for information.

WARTIME ARIZONA. Arizona Historical Society Museum. 949 E. Second St. Learn more about Arizona's diverse and intriguing military history with the AHS spring lecture series, Wartime Arizona. On February 4, the series begins with "Mailed Fist and Velvet Glove: Spanish Military Policy in Arizona-Sonora, 1760-1810." Lectures are at 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings. Free, lighted parking is available in the AHS parking lot on the ground floor of the UA Main Gate garage. Persons with a disability may request reasonable accommodation; requests should be made in advance. Lectures are $5, $3 for students. Series tickets are $25, $22 for AHS members. Call 628-5774 for information. TW

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