Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - June 3, 2011

Home Front for June 3:

CITYWIDE YARD SALE ... Reused treasures will be available all over town on Saturday, June 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. during Palo Alto's biennial Citywide Yard Sale. Tips for smart shoppers (including bring plenty of small bills and don't be afraid to bargain) are available on the city's website. Information: 650-496-5910 or www.zerowastepaloalto.org/yardsale

DITCH HAZARDOUS WASTE ... Palo Alto residents can drop off their toxic household products — including paints, pool chemicals, pesticides and fluorescent lights — on Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant, 2501 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto. Pharmaceuticals and thermometers can be dropped off Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments can also be made for off-weekend drop-offs. Information: 650-496-6980 for appointments; www.cleanbay.org

UNDERSTANDING REBATE PROGRAMS ... Korin Crawford, along with Randy Potter from Earth Bound Construction and Michele Brown from Build It Green, will talk about "Understanding Energy Efficiency and Green Building Rebate Programs — Energy Upgrade California and Beyond" at a Build It Green-sponsored event on Tuesday, June 7, at 5 p.m. at Harrell Remodeling, Inc., 1954 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Cost is $15. Information: 650-230-2900 or www.builditgreen.org

CELEBRATE, UH HUH ... Sunset Magazine will present Celebration Weekend 2011: "Make It Your Own" on Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the seven-acre campus at 80 Willow Road, Menlo Park. The 14th annual event includes demonstrations of food, wine, garden, home and design, as well as an Etsy Marketplace and Cooking Stages. This year's "Cargotecture" idea house features a cottage converted from a shipping container. Tickets are $16 general admission, $12 for seniors (60+), with $1 discount if one bikes or parks at Facebook headquarters, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, and takes the free shuttle. Kids under 12 are free. Information: www.sunset.com

FREE FABRIC ... The next FabMo free fabric distribution event is Thursday, June 9, 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Friday, June 10 ,8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, June 11, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are required, to help manage the crowds (Email gather.fabrix@me.com with preferred date and time), but some drop-in hours are included. The distribution, with a requested donation, takes place at a warehouse in Mountain View; directions and map are included in the confirmation email. Volunteer greeters and sorters are also needed. Information: www.fabmo.org

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