Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - March 18, 2011

Home Front for March 18:

STANFORD'S GARDENS ... Katsy Swan will talk about the "Evolution of the Gardens at Stanford Medical Center" on Sunday, March 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Gamble Garden Center, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. The talk will be followed by private walking tours through the gardens on March 29 and 31. With a goal of creating contemplative spaces for patients, families and staff, the gardens were created within the constraints of a building complex. Swan will also discuss the impact of the hospital's expansion on the garden. Cost is $40 for nonmembers, $30 for members. Information: 650-329-1356 or www.gamblegarden.org

DESIGN AND DANCE ... Designers from San Francisco City College will offer a program on floral design techniques and trends while interpreting music at The Garden Club of Los Altos meeting on Tuesday, March 22, at 1:15 p.m. The group meets at Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road, Los Altos. $10 guest fee. Information: 650-964-7614.

MANAGE YOUR REMODEL ... "How to Manage Your Kitchen or Bath Remodel" is among the new courses offered Spring Quarter through Palo Alto Adult School. Taught by Mollyanne Sherman, a certified kitchen, bath and interior designer, the class runs for five weeks on Tuesdays, March 22 through May 3, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Palo Alto High School Room 1706, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Cost is $75 plus $30 materials fee payable to the instructor. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.paadultschool.org

TREASURE MART ... This year's theme for Treasure Market 2011, the biennial fundraiser for the Cantor Arts Center Art Acquisition Fund, is "Vintage in Vogue." The event kicks off with an opening night party and sale on Friday, March 25, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and continues on Saturday, March 26, and Sunday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Arrillaga Center for Sports & Recreation, 341 Galvez St., Stanford University. Tickets to the Vintage-attire-optional gala are $100 for nonmembers, $75 for members; tickets to the sale are $5 at the door. Vintage in Vogue Circle ticket holders (at $1,000) are entitled to a special preview sale from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday. Information: 650-723-2997 or www.museum.stanford.edu/TM

LOCAL CONNECTIONS ... At the 2011 San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, to be held March 23-27 at the San Mateo Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, are a number of local speakers and vendors. Speakers include Rosalind Creasy of Los Altos, who will talk about "Edible Landscaping, Edible Landscapes: The New American Garden" (Thursday, March 24, 3:45 p.m.; Friday, March 25, 10:45 a.m.); Margo True, Sunset Magazine food editor, will conduct a cooking demonstration (Sunday, March 27, 11 a.m.) and speak on "One Block Gardening" (1:15 p.m.); Johanna Silver of Sunset Magazine will talk about "Growing Edibles in Containers" (Saturday, March 26, 3:45 p.m.); and Jack McKinnon will offer "Basic Pruning Tools and Techniques" (Sunday, March 27, 4:30 p.m.). Among the 20 full-sized garden installations is a joint project of Lucy Tolmach from Filoli and Rich Radford and Sandy Ayers from The Garden Route Company, South San Francisco. In addition, education booths will include Gamble Garden Center; Bistro Blends, Los Altos; Foothill College; Filoli, Woodside; and Salcedo Custom Tipi, Woodside. Tickets are $15-25. Information: www.sfgardenshow.com

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