ALL ABOUT SUCCULENTS ... Robin Stockwell of Castroville will talk about "Succulent Gardens" at the next meeting of the Garden Club of Los Altos on Tuesday, June 28, at 1:30 p.m. Stockwell's vertical walls earned awards in 2010 and 2011 at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. The group meets at Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road, Los Altos. Information: www.gardencluboflosaltos.org
MORE SUCCULENTS ... UC Master Gardener Laura Balaoro will give a free talk on "Success with Succulents" on Tuesday, June 28, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or http://mastergardeners.org
WHILE YOU'RE AWAY ... The City of Palo Alto is offering some tips on saving energy while you're on vacation. Handy hints include: Turn water heater to lowest setting; set air-conditioning thermostat to 85 degrees or higher; put lights on a timer; unplug all electronic devices. Information: www.cityofpaloalto.org
SILVAR SCHOLARSHIPS ... Scholarships for $1,000 were awarded by the Silicon Valley REALTORS* Charitable Foundation to graduating seniors from public high schools in Silicon Valley including Julia Howard, Palo Alto High School; Madelaine Bustos, Gunn High School; Ian Gregory Glasner, Los Altos High School; Gillie Agmon, Mountain View High School; and Emily Johnson, Menlo-Atherton High School.