Weeds you actually want to keep around? You betcha! This July 12, Melany Vorass Herrera, author of The Front Yard Forager, will lead a walk teaching how to identify, forage, and cook edible weeds growing on the Central Coast. How cool (and useful) is that? Enjoy sipping a glass of local wine while you nibble on this remarkable edible foliage (Location: SLO Botanical Garden; get tickets and info at slobg.org/weeds) ... Mark your calendars for the most fragrant event on the Central Coast! The Annual Central Coast Lavender Festival will breeze into Downtown City Park in Paso Robles this July 8 and 9 featuring everything from lavender lemonade to infused honey, flowery culinary spices, and more (pasoroblesdowntown.org).