ART TALK. Tucson Museum of Art, Education Center Auditorium. 140 North Main Ave. 624-2333. The Tucson Museum of Art launches its 1998 "Art Talk" series beginning Monday, January 5, with Spanish Colonial Art of Mexico, an examination of 300 years of Spanish presence in Mexico as found in art, architecture and crafts. And on Thursday, January 8, the Art Talk series continues with: Public Art: Not Just for Pigeons. All talks are from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free. For information call 624-2333.

EDUCATION INFLATION. The Tucson Institute and the Common Sense Forum present: The Affordability of Higher Education: Is the American Dream out of Sight? From 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, January 3, at the Tucson Main Library, moderator Robert J. Bushkin will discuss what the high cost of education will mean to the individual, and to America. Bring a friend. Parking and attendance are free. For information call 742-7361.

CONTEMPORARY CO-HOUSING. Kathryn Mc Camant, architect and co-author of Co-housing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves, gives a free informational seminar titled Co-housing in Tucson from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, January 7, at the Pima Friends Meeting Hall, 931 N. Fifth Ave. Parking is available behind the building and at the adjacent park. For more information, call 570-6052. Check out their website at www.igc.apc.org/tndc.

DIVORCE SUPPORT. The Family Counseling Agency offers a free support group for people who are ending their 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 January 30. Classes include: Basics of Genealogy Research in the German Empire, British Isles Court Records and Probates, Introduction to Genealogy, U.S. Newspapers and Directories, Tracking Immigrants, and more. Classes are $8.50, free to members of Friends and Los Descendientes. Call 790-5444 for registration and information.

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