GARDEN TREES ... Susan Hamilton and Katherine Naegele will talk about "Trees in the Garden" at the next meeting of the Garden Club of Los Altos at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23. Focus will be on selecting and maintaining trees for life. The group meets at the Los Altos Lutheran Church, 460 S. El Monte Ave., Los Altos. Guests pay $5. Information: www.gardencluboflosaltos.org
PLANT SALE ... Along with the annual Spring Tour, Gamble Garden will hold its annual plant sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, at 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. The sale includes garden-related gifts, plants and advice from horticultural resources. Information: 650-329-1356 or www.gamblegarden.org
GROWING HERBS ... Food and garden writer and educator Jody Main will teach a class on "Growing an Herb Garden" from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Common Ground, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Main will bring samples of culinary, medicinal, botanical and tea herbs from her garden and talk about container gardening with herbs. Everyone will take home cuttings. Cost is $31. Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org
RHODIE SALE ... The De Anza chapter of the American Rhododendron Society will hold its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, in front of the Citibank building at 130 Main St., Los Altos. Information: www.deanza-ars.com/
GOOD BUGS ... UC Master Gardeners will offer a free class called "Don't Smash That Bug! Recognizing Beneficial Insects in Your Vegetable Garden" from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the Mountain View Library Community Room, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. The class will deal with encouraging good bugs in your garden. UC Master Gardeners will also offer a free talk on "Composting and the Soil Food Web" from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, at the Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. That class deals with creating the best soil for local gardens. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or http://mastergardeners.org
DESIGN TRENDS ... A free workshop on "Remodeling vs. New Construction" will be held at the Harrell Remodeling Design Center, 1954 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 27. A light meal will be served. Information: http://harrell-remodeling.com or 650-230-2900
KUDOS FOR TOP SALES ... Omar Kinaan of RE/MAX Distinctive Properties, Menlo Park, was ranked 57th out of close to 60,000 RE/MAX Associates nationwide for 2012, it was announced in a press release. In addition, Penelope Huang, a broker-owner, and Joe Carcione III were commended at the 40th annual RE/MAX convention held in Las Vegas last month.
BUCKS FOR HABITAT ... Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage raised $95,570 for Habitat for Humanity in Northern California in its 2012 campaign, according to a press release. The Palo Alto downtown office raised $3,480, which will assist Habitat build homes in 2013. In addition to raising money through selling raffle tickets, volunteers from the local offices donated thousands of hours to help construct Habitat homes over the past 13 years.
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