VOLUNTEER AT FILOLI? ... Anyone interested in volunteering at Filoli, a historic site of The National Trust for Historic Preservation, may come to a recruitment event from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11 (with reservations required by 4 p.m. on Jan. 3) at 86 Canada Road, Woodside. More than 1,300 volunteers help out as house and garden self-guided docents, and in member services, visitor services, public relations, the Cafe and the garden shop. Information: www.filoli.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
RESOLVED: LEARN TO COOK ... Yanette Fichou Edwards will teach a class on how to create an "Evening in Spain" from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Palo Alto High School, Room 103, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. The classic Spanish menu begins with a Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade with almonds on toast, then salad and Paella Valencia for the main event. Coffee Flan finishes the meal. Cost is $50. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.paadultschool.org
LEARN TO GARDEN ... What better way to start out the year than by acquiring a new skill? Sherri Bohan, a local landscape professional with 30 years' experience, will teach a class on "Gardening in Winter" from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays, Jan. 8 to March 12, at Cubberley A-2, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. She'll focus on environmentally safe dormant sprays, pruning, rose care, winter veggies, bulbs, perennials and containers. All levels are welcome. Cost is $65 plus a $5 materials fee payable to the instructor. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.paadultschool.org
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