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MANAGE YOUR REMODEL ... If you're about to embark on a home remodel, you may want to take advantage of a class being offered by the Palo Alto Adult School on just that: "Managing your Remodeling Project like a Pro." It's a five-week course, from Sept. 21 to Oct. 19 on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-9 p.m. The cost is $100. Go to paadultschool.org/class/home-environment for more information and registration.

STROLL THROUGH SCULPTURES ... Until Oct. 15, you can take a guided walk in the gardens at Filoli in Woodside to explore sculptures displayed by local artists. Find out about the artists, their sculpting techniques and the creative process. The walks are scheduled for Saturdays, Sept. 3, 17, Oct. 1 or 15 from 11 a.m. to noon. The cost is free for members; $20 for non-members. Non-member fee includes same-day admission to the house, garden, cafe and gift shop.

CITRUS CUISINE ... The Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County, who have a demonstration garden in Palo Alto, have written a cookbook, "Crazy for Citrus," which can be purchased at their main office at 1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1, San Jose. The revised edition, which is $15, includes color and additional recipes in each category from drinks to soups, main dishes, quick breads, sauces, marinades and desserts.

BEE HEAVEN ... There are easy ways to attract honey bees to your garden, according to Dr. Christine Casey, of the UC Davis Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. Honeybees need three things: food, water and shelter. For food, go for a mix of flowers and plants, and cluster similar plants together rather than spreading them out. Good plant-family choices are mint, sunflower, rose, buckthorn, figwort and plantain. Bees vary in what kind of flowers they like, so provide some variety. Honeybees need water, so provide a shallow basin lined with rocks to perch on. For shelter, there are more-involved options like bee houses and simple ones like logs and pavers set in sand. More information is posted at hhbhgarden.ucdavis.edu.

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