GLASS FOR SALE ... Paly students as well as professional artists' handcrafted blown glass objects will be on sale at the Palo Alto Fiery Arts Fall Glass Sale and Glass Blowing Demonstrations benefiting the Palo Alto High School Sculpture classes. The sale will be held today, Sept. 23, 3-6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, between the two theaters. For more information, go to facebook.com/PalyFieryArts and tinyurl.com/PaloAltoGlass.
LANDSCAPE PLANNING FOR BEGINNERS ... The City of Palo Alto in conjunction with the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) will offer a landscape design class for residents planning to replace their lawns with more water-efficient landscapes. The class will be held Saturday, Sept 24, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, inside the Community Room at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road. The class is a step-by-step overview of basic landscape design principles. Learn about optimal plant arrangements, design concepts, and have your questions answered by a professional landscape contractor. By the end of the class you can expect to leave with ideas for your landscape conversion. Bring a rough sketch of your landscape with approximate measurements, a pencil and eraser to brainstorm ideas for what your new water-efficient landscape will look like. To register go to bawsca.org. More City of Palo Alto workshops are listed at cityofpaloalto.org.
FIVE-DOLLAR CLASS ... Learn how to make a honeybee-friendly garden with Common Ground Garden's class Saturday, Sept. 24, from 2-4 p.m. The class is only $5 because the City of Palo Alto's Public Works-Watershed Protection and the Our Water, Our World program underwrites it. Learn tips and techniques that will help you transform your garden into a safe oasis for honeybees, native bees, birds and other pollinators. Come find out ways to bring the pollinators in and keep them healthy once they are there. The class will be held at Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road in Palo Alto. To register go to commongroundgarden.org.