Home FrontBONSAI CARE ... Jerry Carpenter will teach a class on "Bonsai Care and Maintenance" on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Carpenter will use trees from the Filoli collection to demonstrate design, styling and wiring techniques. Students may also bring their own trees for use during class. Fee is $45 for nonmembers, $35 for members. Information: 650-364-8300 or www.filoli.org.
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. (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 email@example.com). Volunteers are needed to help sort the goods (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org). Information: email@example.com.