HERE: Dining for Women Ahwatukee chapter

Dining for Women is a national group where women get together for a meal and discuss a particular nonprofit that is making a difference in the world. At the end of the evening, each participant donates to that organization what they wish. The group meets once a month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month.

For more information, contact Norma Hubele at or call (480) 893-3043.

NEAR: ‘Prehistoric Irrigation in the Salt River Valley’

One often overlooked aspect of prehistoric Hohokam irrigation is the impact that it had on later historic agriculture. This lecture by guest speaker Jerry Howard, Ph.D., curator of anthropology at Arizona Museum of Natural History, outlines what we know about prehistoric irrigation in the Salt River Valley and addresses the impacts it had on farmers in the historic period from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Free and open to the public at Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington St. For more information, call (602) 495-0901.

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