Jan. 9 from7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
PHOTO CONTEST LECTURE PRIMER Mounts Botanical Garden
John J. Lopinot will kick off the upcoming photography contest with a primer on photographic techniques. He will explain the contest rules and focus on what he will look for in award-winning photographs. Topics include composition, light, point of view and how to create a strong center of interest. Registration is required. $5. 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. 561-233-1757 or www.mounts.org.