Which irises from among more than 300 species thrive in a northern climate? Local iris experts will hold a class on "Gardening With Iris," highlighting plants for all types of gardens, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Minnesota State Horticultural Society, 2705 Lincoln Dr., Roseville. Cost is $20, $15 for members. Register at www.northerngardener.org or call 651-643-3601.Picture perfect
Aspiring nature photographers can learn from members of the Arboretum Photographers Society (APS) at free photo clinics from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays in January and February in the Oswald Visitor Center. After the clinic, head outdoors to capture the beauty of winter or get inspired by "The Larger Perspective," APS juried show and sale, which continues through March 31. Admission is $12 for ages 13 and older, free for members. Two-for-one gate admission through January and free every Thursday through March. 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska. Call 952-443-1400.