BIOINTENSIVE INTRO ... Ed and Natasha Fernandez, both in their second year of GROW BIOINTENSIVE study, will teach a pair of classes on Saturday, Sept. 18 at Common Ground Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Ed will offer "Introduction to Grow Biointensive" from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (http://introductiontobiointensive.eventbrite.com) and Natasha will teach "Composting" from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (www.eventbrite.com/event/749402483). Each class is $31. Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org.
TREATS FROM ASIA ... Yannette Fichou Edwards will teach a cooking class called "Pacific Rim Made Easy," featuring beer-battered vegetable tempura, hot and sour halibut, marinated grilled lemon-grass chicken and more on Monday, Sept. 20, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Palo Alto High School, Room 103, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Cost is $50. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.paadultschool.org.
COLORFUL AZALEAS ... Mike Stewart of Dover Nursery will talk about a recent trip through the Great Smokies to see "American Azalea Species" on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. The De Anza Chapter, American Rhododendron Society meets in Room 12 of the Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Information: www.deanza-ars.com or www.tjhsst.edu/~dhyatt/azaleas/.
FABMO GIVEAWAY ... FabMo will be giving away fabrics and more on Friday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the FabMo Creativity Center, 2423 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Everyone is welcome, but access is by appointment only (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org). Volunteers are needed to help sort the goods (e-mail email@example.com). Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.