GARDENING IN WINTER ... is not an oxymoron. Sherri Bohan, with 30 years' experience in professional landscaping, will explain why the dormant season is perfect for using non-toxic sprays, as well as for pruning roses, fruit trees and vines. Her class is from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays, Jan. 11 to March 14, at Cubberley A-2, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Cost is $50. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.paadultschool.org
FREE FABRIC ... The next FabMo free fabric-distribution event is Thursday, Jan. 12, 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, Jan. 14, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are required, to help manage the crowds (email firstname.lastname@example.org with preferred date and time), but some drop-in hours are included. The distribution, with a requested donation, takes place at 2423 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Volunteer greeters and sorters are also needed. Information: www.fabmo.org
VEGAN SOUPS ... Ron Kent will teach how to make "Gluten-free, Vegan Soups" from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Room 103 of Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Menu includes carrot and ginger with green apple; creamy tomato; wild mushroom; and butternut squash with wild fennel. Students can bring containers for leftovers. Class includes demonstration, participation and tasting. Cost is $50. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.paadultschool.org
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