GOT PLANT PROBLEMS? ... UC Master Gardeners will hold a free weekend drop-in Plant Clinic on Saturday, June 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Gardeners can bring questions on anything from plant diseases to soil, nutrition or pest control — or how to make roses or Mediterranean plants thrive. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or http://mastergardeners.org.
NEIGHBORHOOD WALK ... Arborist John McClenahan will lead a free tree walk through the Greenmeadow neighborhood on Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the end of Greenmeadow Way near the Greenmeadow Community Center. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
HERBS EVERYWHERE ... Garden and food writer and teacher Jody Main will offer a class on "Herbs in the Garden, Herbs in the Kitchen" on Saturday, June 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Common Ground Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. The class includes growing perennial and annual herbs, herbs in containers and essential herbs for the kitchen. Cost is $31 plus a $5 materials fee. Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org or http://herbskitchen.eventbrite.com.
ANTIQUES SHOW ... The Los Altos History Museum will hold its 25th anniversary California Country Antiques & Folk Art Show on Sunday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Special guest is Helaine Fendelman, an appraiser, past museum curator, author and co-host of PBS' "Treasures in Your Attic." The show includes furniture, folk arts, quilts, hooked rugs, baskets, stoneware, pewter, toys and holiday items. Tickets are $6, free for members; fees for appraisals are $10 per item, with a maximum of three per person. The show will be preceded by a party on Saturday, June 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 for nonmembers, $25 for members. Information: 650-948-9427 or www.losaltoshistory.org.
NET-ZERO HOMES ... Ann Edminster, author of "Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet," will lead a Green Dream Team panel discussion on "Targeting Net-Zero Energy: Homes for a Small Planet" on Tuesday, June 15, at 5 p.m. at Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Her book deals with saving energy, money and carbon in home-construction projects. Information: Rich Wingerter at 650-207-8014 or www.meetup.com/Green-Making-for-the-Silicon-Valley-Area/calendar/12763629/.
WHAT'S COOKIN' ... The City of Menlo Park is offering several cooking classes this summer, taught by chef Steve Cortez, including Monday evening courses, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Burgess Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park, on Homemade Pasta & Sauces (June 14), Summer Salads & Ceviches (June 21), Dim Sum (June 28), Southern Italian (July 12) and Steak Workshop (July 19). Cortez will also teach a series of Saturday classes, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Burgess Park Picnic Area, including BBQ: Texas Grill 'Em (June 26), BBQ: Brasil Churrasco & Argentina Asado (July 10) and BBQ: Pacific Seafood Grill (July 17). Cost for each class is $92 for non-Menlo Park residents, $69 for residents, plus a $10-12 materials fee due to the instructor. Information: 650-330-2200 or www.menlopark.org.