Find local news and events related to real estate, interior design, home improvement and gardening. This week includes a rose hip presentation on Nov. 20, a Foothills Park hike and workday on Nov. 22, an animal lesson on Nov. 22, a vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 23 and a tree pruning course on Dec. 5.
ROSE KNOWLEDGE ... Learn all about rose hips on Friday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City. Barbara Gordon will present about rose hips, which are the fruit of a rose plant, during the Peninsula Rose Society meeting. The free event is open to members and nonmembers, and a potted rose bush and gift cards will be raffled off. Info: 650-465-3967 or Peninsula Rose Society
HIKING WORKDAY ... Hike and help restore the habitat in Foothills Park on Sunday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon, at 3300 Page Mill Road, Los Altos Hills. For the Acterra Stewardship Program workday, volunteers will meet at the Orchard Glen Picnic Area and then hike 2 miles to the worksite. Once there, volunteers will remove invasive plants, install native plants and perform trail maintenance. Minors under the age of 18 must bring a waiver signed by a guardian, and children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult unless prior approval is obtained. Volunteers should bring water and dress for outdoor work. Info: Restoration Projects: Foothills Park
WALK WITH THE ANIMALS ... Meet reptiles, amphibians, mammals and birds on Sunday, Nov. 22, 12:30-2:30 p.m., at the EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. During this program, kids will meet different animals from the Sulphur Creek Nature Center in Hayward. This is the fourth of a four-part series called Kid Powered! from Environmental Volunteers. The sessions are open to first- through fifth-grade students, and the suggested fee is $20 per child per session. Info: Kid Powered!
THANKSGIVING DINNER ... Enjoy a vegan Thanksgiving celebration on Monday, Nov. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto. Anyone is welcome to come and dine for $23. Guests must register by Sunday, Nov. 22, at 9:30 p.m. Info: 650-599-3320 or Monday Vegetarian Dinners
CANOPY PRUNING ... Learn how to prune young trees on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Costano Elementary School, 2695 Fordham St., East Palo Alto. The Canopy workshop includes classroom work, field training and hands-on learning. Info: Canopy events
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