Kris Caputo represents the California Fig Advisory Board, and she's going to talk about the popularity of California figs with food bloggers. Whether using fresh or dried, food bloggers agree that figs are not only nutritious, they are extremely versatile and lend themselves to a variety of recipes. Patty Waid, owner and operator of Waid & Associates, says creating beautiful centerpieces is like adding "jewelry" to your event. She'll present a close look at the basic elements of design that help to set the foundation for building centerpieces with a "wow" factor. Will Post says that most people don't give a lot of thought to the pet food they buy, often making pur-chases based on advertising or price. He is going to talk about five things we need to know before buying pet food. His company is Hound & Gatos Pet Food Corp.