Home FrontHOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS ... Gamble Garden is offering fresh, custom centerpieces, either in one's own or a purchased container, created by its expert flower arrangers on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. People are asked to arrive by 11 a.m. to ensure arrangements are completed by noon. Cost is $25 for small, $35 for medium or $45 for a large arrangement. Information (and preordering): Vanessa@gamblegarden.org.
DESIGN FOR BEGINNERS ... Palo Alto Weekly columnist and interior designer Kit Davey will teach a class on "Interior Design for Beginners" on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at De Anza College, Room G-6, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino. The class will cover color schemes, furniture arrangement, selecting wallpaper and area rugs, and lighting techniques. Cost is $65, plus a $7 materials fee payable to the instructor in class; students will need $2 in cash for parking. Information: 408-864-8817 or www.communityeducation.fhda.edu.
HOLIDAY TREE WALK ... Arborist Ruben Green will lead a free Holiday Tree Walk through the University South neighborhood on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at Civic Center Plaza, 250 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; for a self-guided walk, visit www.canopy.org and search for "University South."
WORM COMPOSTING ... Alane Weber, the "worm lady of San Mateo," will share her knowledge of "Worm Composting" on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Common Ground Education Center, 59 College Ave., Palo Alto. Weber, who has been teaching vermicomposting for San Mateo County for 10 years, will talk about how to turn kitchen scraps into botanical gold. Cost is $39. Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org or wormcomposting.eventbrite.com
HOLIDAY GARDEN SWAP ... Homemade holiday goodies — from cookies to homegrown fruit, eggs, honey or greenery — can be swapped at the Holiday Garden, Cookie, & Craft Exchange on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the World Centric Community Space, 2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto. Price of admission is goodies to share/swap. Apple cider will be provided. The exchange is supported by a slew of neighborhood groups. Information: Common Ground Education Center at 650-493-6072.
FREE FABRIC ... FabMo will hold its monthly free distribution of designer fabric, trims, wallpaper and more on Friday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2423 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Information: E-mail email@example.com for an appointment request. Next dates are tentatively scheduled for Jan. 7 and 8.