BRAIN BURST ... Ever wondered "What can I do with THAT?" Nancy Welch, art teacher and author, will offer a class on what to do with FabMo finds on Thursday, July 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 2423 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Bring projects (finished or not), scissors and thoughts to share. Cost is $12. The next FabMo free fabric distribution event is Friday, July 8, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, July 9, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are required, to help manage the crowds. Information: email@example.com
SOLAR WATER HEATING ... Jordan DiGiorgio, solar water heating program manager at California Center for Sustainable Energy, will teach a free workshop on "Solar Water Heating" on Thursday, July 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Cubberley Community Center, Room H-1, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The workshop will cover the benefits of solar heating as well as information on the city's cash incentives to install a qualifying system. Information: www.cityofpaloalto.org/workshops or 650-329-2241
JOYS OF SUMMER ... Filoli is offering a couple of classes to maintain one's home garden in tip-top shape, both on Saturday, July 16; both take place outdoors at 86 Canada Road, Woodside. "The Joys of Summer," from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., deals with planning annual displays, pruning perennials and spring-flowering shrubs, fruit thinning and preparing the garden for fall. "Pest Management," from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., begins with identifying pests and diseases, then includes proper plant selection, site preparations, soil conditions and emphasis on non-chemical control. Cost for each course is $40 for nonmembers, $35 for members. Information: 650-364-8300 or www.filoli.org
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