IRRIGATION BASICS ... The City of Palo Alto Utilities Department is offering a free workshop on "Residential Irrigation Basics," focusing on installation and maintenance, on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lucie Stern Center Community Room, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The workshop will include how to irrigate trees while maintaining a landscape that uses minimal water. Information: www.xioweb.com/host/cpaureg/ or 650-329-2241.
TREE WALK ... An arborist will lead a free tree walk through the Community Center neighborhood on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 10 a.m. Can't make it that day? A self-guided tour, which lists the names of trees and their location, can be found online. Information (and to register): www.canopy.org/pages/about-trees/canopy-tree-walks.php or call 650-964-6110 x2
SUCCULENT WREATHS? ... Robin Stockwell will teach a class on "Succulent Wreath Making" on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Students will go home with plant materials and the know-how to complete one 12-inch wreath. The fee, which includes materials, is $125 for nonmembers, $105 for members. Information: 650-364-8300 or www.filoli.org
FABMO WORKSHOPS ... In addition to the monthly free fabric distribution, FabMo is offering a series of new workshops this month, including: Baby Girl Clothing (Aug. 15, 9 a.m. to noon, $35); Decorative Pillow Covers (Aug. 15, 1 to 4 p.m., $35); What Can I Do With That? (Aug. 16 and Sept. 13, 7 to 9 p.m., $12); Flower Power! (Aug. 20, 1 to 4 p.m., $30), at which flowers will be made using fabric, wallpaper and other repurposed materials; and Reversible Summer Hat (Aug. 27, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., $50). The workshops are held at FabMo's Creativity Center, 2423 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Information: www.fabmo.org/workshops/workshops.html.