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Classes/WorkshopsDividing Perennials and Prepping Garden for Winter
UC Master Gardeners will demonstrate how to divide perennials at this ideal time of the year, as well as give tips on preparing home gardens for winter. Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsReducing energy use workshop
This Energy Upgrade Mountain View workshop will include hands-on instruction on ways to save energy and money at home. Registration is required. Nov. 3, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View City Hall, Council Chambers, Floor 2, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
The Mountain View Public Library will hold an event to assist library patrons in accessing its collection of eBooks. The program will provide info on using different platforms and devices and finding unique offerings like graphic novels and DK Eyewitness books. Nov. 6, 1-1:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
Classes/WorkshopsCreative writing class
Professional writer Phyllis Butler will teach this weekly class on writing creatively for publication or personal satisfaction. Thursdays, Oct. 16-Nov. 6, 1-2 p.m. $50 member; $55 non-member; $15 drop in. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsGerman Language Class
This class, taught by a college-credentialed teacher who lived and studied in Germany through Stanford, will focus on speaking, reading and writing German. Basic grammar and culture will also be covered. Thursdays, Sept. 11-Nov. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $116. Palo Alto High School, Room 406, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsGarden Soil Basics
UC Master Gardener David Peterson will lead a class on home garden soils, covering their properties, problematic soils and how to water them effectively during a drought. Nov. 8, 9-11 a.m. Free. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsSimple Sewing: Your Holiday Table
This workshop will lead participants in two simple sewing projects, handmade napkins and coasters. Finished projects can be kept or donated. Online registration is required. Nov. 10, 7-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
Classes/WorkshopsFake Food Fest: Thanksgiving Feast
This program for ages 16 and up will allow community members to create an entirely inedible Thanksgiving feast out of fimo, or synthetic clay. All materials are provided. Online registration is required. Nov. 12, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
Chamber of Commerce Mountain View and LinkedIn will hold an event designed to educate local small businesses and entrepreneurs on how to use the online professional network to further their business. Nov. 13, 8 a.m.-noon. $25-$35. Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel, 1100 N. Mathilda Ave., Sunnyvale.
Classes/WorkshopsNight Bike class
This course at Mountain View Public Library will lead participants in making their own bike light. Attendees need to bring their bikes and some supplies. Online registration is required. Nov. 13, 7-8 p.m. Free., registration required Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
Classes/WorkshopsHoliday Flower Arrangements
UC Master Gardener Roberta Barnes will demonstrate how to make two seasonal arrangements, one with fall plant material and one with evergreen plant material. Nov. 14, 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsGoogle Documents and Drive class
This course at Atherton Library will lead students in making the most of Google's free, Web-based office suite, which features online data storage and real-time collaboration. Nov. 15, 2-3 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
Classes/WorkshopsWinter in the Vegetable Garden
This Palo Alto Adult School course led by UC Master Gardeners will include one-hour talks on vegetable gardening in the winter, followed by time for questions and discussion. Advance registration is required at paadultschool.org or by calling 650-329-3752. Second Monday of the month, Nov. 10-Jan. 12, 7-9 p.m. $60. Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsWomen's Financial Revolution workshop
Teresa Dentino, CEO and founder of The Financial 411, will lead a workshop providing critical financial information for women to use in personal finances and professional development, or during widowhood or divorce. The event will provide motivation, fun and empowerment. Nov. 19, 6-8 p.m. Free. Address provided upon registration, , Portola Valley.
Classes/WorkshopsOverdrive eBooks assistance
At these events, Portola Valley Library staff will assist community members in accessing the library's free online books and audiobooks. Those interested should contact the library to sign up for a one-on-one appointment. Students should bring a device and questions. Nov. 19, 4-4:30 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Classes/WorkshopsEarth-based spiritual arts course
This 12-session course for women aims to help students deepen their relationship with the self, elements and the spirit. Saturdays, Aug. 16-Nov. 29, 2-4 p.m. email for pricing. Private residence, address will be provided upon registration, Palo Alto .
Classes/WorkshopsHoliday Centerpiece Workshop
The Atherton Dames will celebrate the season with a Holiday Centerpiece Workshop led by event planner Kathleen Deery. Info about joining Atherton Dames and purchasing tickets can be purchased on the website. Those interested should register before Dec. 1. Dec. 4, 10-12:30 p.m. $100. Private residence, , .
Classes/WorkshopsGingerbread house class
This class will provide all the materials and direction in making a gingerbread house. Fee pays for one adult and one child to participate. Dec. 13, 10 a.m.-noon. $30 resident; $39 non-residnet (plus $20 materials fee). Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park.
This seven-week workshop will offer practical tips and support for improving health and well-being. Weekly sessions will address nutrition, physical activity, stress and pain management, memory and more. Mondays, Nov. 3-Dec. 15, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
Classes/Workshops'King Henry VIII and His Legacy"
Michael Svanevik will teach a Little House course called "King Henry VIII and His Legacy - Tudor England, 1485-1603," discussing the intellectual, treacherous and lusty monarch and his children who ruled England. Wednesdays, Oct. 29-Dec. 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m. $50. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsFoothill College Winter Quarter Registration
Foothill College will have open registration for Winter Quarter 2015 from Nov. 20 until Jan. 4, the day before classes begin. A free application can be completed on the school's website. Nov. 20-Jan. 4. $31 per unit for California resident, plus basic fees. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
Classes/WorkshopsJoyful Korean School classes
These ongoing classes for children will teach students about Korean language and culture. Fridays, September-June, 5-7 p.m. $300/semester. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
Classes/Workshops'Salad Loverís Dream' Garden Class
Local organic gardener Jody Main will lead this class on basic veggie gardening skills, soil preparation easy planting and harvesting. March 29, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $35. Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto.