LECTURESARMCHAIR 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 February 12, Ruth Wright presents "Treasures of China and the Orient." All presentations are free and begin at 1:30 p.m. Call 791-5647 for information.
ART OF BUSINESS. Resources for Women, Inc., offers a monthly marketing and sales network luncheon. Judith Abrams, of Abrams & Assoc., discusses how to convince the public that you are "the one" in Our Art of Business Persuasion, on Thursday, February 12. Presentation is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Plaza Hotel Conference Room, 1900 E. Speedway. A workshop entitled Developing Your Business Success Portfolio meets from 7 to 9:15 a.m. Friday, February 13, at Campana del Rio, 1550 E. River Road. Putting together credentials, financial strategies and personal PR will be covered. Cost is $11, $9 for members. Reservations are requested 24 hours in advance. Call 388-8810. Cost is $14, $12 for members.
ART TALK. Tucson Museum of Art, Education Center Auditorium. 140 N. Main Ave. 624-2333. The 1998 Art Talk series continues on Thursday, February 12, when Jean Webster presents "Thomas Cole and His Friends." Talks are free and begin at 1:30 p.m. Call 624-2333 for information.
CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH. First Christian Church, Room 109. 740 E. Speedway. Practice advance conversational Spanish with informal, round-table discussions, oral and visual presentations and handouts and exercises to enhance oral communication and cultural literacy. This 12-week class meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays. Cost is $49, will all proceeds donated to the Center for Homeless Children of the Americas. Call 903-9377 for registration and information.
DIVORCE SUPPORT. The Family Counseling Agency offers a free support group for people ending relationships and adjusting to the single lifestyle. All groups are free of charge. Call 323-3952 for information.
FAMILY TREE. Learn valuable clues for researching your family's heritage from the Friends of Family History Land and Los Descendientes del Presidio de Tucson, with classes at 1:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through February 28. Classes include: Basics of Genealogy Research in the German Empire; British Isles Court Records and Probates; Introduction to Genealogy; U.S. Newspapers and Directories; and Tracking Immigrants. Classes are $8.50, free to members of FHL and Los Descendientes. Call 790-5444 for registration and information.
NATURE'S IMAGERY. International Wildlife Museum. 4800 W. Gates Pass Road. 629-0100. Naturalist Walt Anderson presents Connections: A Naturalist's Way of Seeing, a slide-lecture on a variety of ecosystems from coastal Alaska to the East African savanna. Admission is free. Lecture begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, at the museum. Call 629-0100, ext. 252 or 256, for information.
SOAPMAKING WORKSHOP. Make natural vegetable-oil soap from start to finish with the Permaculture Drylands Institute. Workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 15. Cost is $35, and includes lunch. For reservations and information, call Meg Keoppen, 398-2065.
TAX HELP. The Tucson/Pima Libraries don't have tax forms, but they are offering a little free tax advice. Representatives from H&R Block will be on hand during the following times to discuss the many changes to the federal tax code: from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, at the Mission Library (791-4811); from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, February 19, at the Main Library--brown bag lunches welcome (791-4393); from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, February 19, at the Dewhirst-Catalina Library (791-4862); from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, February 19, at the Nannini Library (791-4626); and from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, February 23, at the Himmel Park Library (791-4397).
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. 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. Call 628-5774 for information.
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