CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP... Gamble Garden is holding a summer workshop on Thursday, June 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., on the history of chocolate, its production and its global impact. Participants will learn about the different styles of chocolate on the market and how to distinguish between them. The event includes a blind tasting of single-origin chocolates produced from cocoa harvested in different areas of the world as well as blends of chocolate. The workshop is open to ages 18 and over. Cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Gamble Garden is located at 1431 Waverley St. For more information, go to gamblegarden.org.
MODERN ARCHITECTURE TOUR... The Modern Architecture + Design Society is holding its annual Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 8. The event celebrates regional architects, designers and home builders and gives them the opportunity to showcase their work to the communities in which they work. Participants will have the opportunity to meet the architects and home builders during the self-guided tour and ask questions about their designs. Homes on this year's tour include: a modern renovation of a 1955 home in Mountain View; a sustainable modern home built in Portola Valley in 2012; a modern home in the Los Altos Hills; and a brand new modern home in San Jose. Tickets for the event are available online for $40 in advance; $50 day of. The tour is open ages 10 and older. For more information, go to siliconvalleymodernhometour.com.
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