Rose pruning — Saturday, Jan. 8, 11 a.m. Rose horticulturist Amanda Everett teaches why rose pruning is necessary, what tools to use, the best time to prune and pruning techniques for different types of roses. The class meets in the Rose Garden Pavilion at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada. Free with Descanso admission, $8 adults, $6 senior/students and $3 for children 5-12.
Painting Nature — Six-week series, beginning Saturday, Jan. 8, 10 a.m. to noon. Learn the finer points of watercolor painting of the natural world from artist Jay R. Ewing. For beginning and intermediate students. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada. Cost: $120 general, $90 for Descanso Guild members. No walk-ins. Registration is required and can be accomplished by calling (818) 949-7980.