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At a Glance: Highlight Spring at the Highlands Center

The James Family Discovery Gardens at the Highlands Center in Prescott. (Courtesy)

The James Family Discovery Gardens at the Highlands Center in Prescott. (Courtesy)

Highlight Spring at the Highlands Center

Celebrate the 2019 opening of the James Family Discovery Garden at the Highlands Center for Natural History from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 13.

The kid-friendly Spring Spectacular includes hands-on educational stations highlighting the spring happenings at the Highlands Center such as birds, blossoms, insects, reptiles and mammals.

Admission is free for members, $6 for adults and $4 for children. The Highlands Center for Natural History is located at 1375 Walker Road.

Gun show in Prescott Valley

The Crossroads of the West Gun Show is happening at the Findlay Toyota Center Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14. Featuring a large selection of new and used pistols, rifles, ammunition, knives, accessories and more along with the ability to buy, sell and trade, the show offers hundreds of tables to meet the needs of everyone from the occasional hunter to the avid collector.

Held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, tickets are $10 and good for both days. Kids 12 and younger get in free.

The Findlay Toyota Center is located at 3201 N. Main St.

Learn about the wine industry

The Prescott Public Library is offering a chance to learn about the 200-year history of winemaking in Arizona with the Arizona Humanities Lecture: “Vintage Arizona: The Growth, Death and Rebirth of a Local Wine Industry,” at 2 p.m. at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.

Historian and author Erik Berg will present on topics including pioneering efforts using wild grapes, Mesa’s forgotten 19th century wine industry, the illegal raisin wineries of the Great Depression and the band of aspiring winemakers who led the modern rebirth of Arizona wine in the 1980s.

For more information, call 928-777-1526.

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