SUMMER PLANT CLINIC ... UC Master Gardeners will hold a free, walk-in plant clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Topics range from dealing with different soils, plant nutrition, watering, organic sprays as well as specific problems dealing with roses. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or http://mastergardeners.org
MANAGE PESTS ... David Perkins, a certified Integrated Pest Management advocate, will offer a class on "Integrated Pest Management" from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at Common Ground, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Emphasis will be on understanding the nature of the problem and choosing the right approach to dealing with it, from prevention to pesticides. Cost is $31. Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org
FARMERS MARKET REOPENS ... on Saturday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to noon on Gilman Street between Hamilton and Forest avenues (behind the post office), in downtown Palo Alto. The market, with fresh, locally produced foods, continues every Saturday through Dec. 14, rain or shine. A portion of sales is donated to Avenidas, a Palo Alto organization supporting older adults; to date donations are approaching $400,000.
VEGGIES — ASIAN STYLE ... Yannette Fichou Edwards will teach a cooking class on "Vegetarian Asian Style" from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, in Room 103 of Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Dishes include Pan Asian Tofu with lemongrass, asparagus and shiitake mushrooms; beer-battered vegetable tempura; and Taj tomato casserole with homemade curry. Class includes demonstration, participation and sampling. Cost is $50. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.paadultschool.org
DESIGN TRENDS ... A free workshop on "Kitchens and Bath" will be held at the Harrell Remodeling Design Center, 1954 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15. A light meal will be served. Information: http://harrell-remodeling.com or 650-230-2900
GARDEN OPEN DAYS ... Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is the day for this year's self-guided Garden Conservancy Open Day, featuring four private gardens in Palo Alto, Atherton and Los Altos. No reservations are required. Admission is $5 per garden. Location of the gardens can be found in the Open Days Directory, which can be purchased for $21.95 (includes shipping and handling). Information: for discount booklets or directory, call 888-842-2442 at least seven days ahead; go to www.gardenconservancy.org
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