Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - August 26, 2011

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UNI AVE EXTRAVAGANZA ... The Palo Alto Festival of the Arts will take place Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. along University Avenue, between High and Webster streets, in Palo Alto. More than 300 artists will showcase their work in clay, wood, metal and glass, plus fine art and jewelry. Street artists will create chalk art along Tasso Street. Food and drink will be for sale, but the basic street fair is free. Information: www.mlaproductions.com/paloalto

WATER EFFICIENCY ... The City of Palo Alto Utilities Department will offer a free workshop on "Garden Design Concepts and Applications" on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cubberley Community Center, Room H-6, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The workshop will focus on designing a water-efficient garden that includes native plants and is friendly to butterflies and birds. Space is limited. Information (and to register): www.cityofpaloalto.org/workshops or 650-329-2241

COOL SEASON GARDENING ... Master Gardener Heather Dooley will give a free talk on "Cool Season Vegetable Gardening" on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Topics include timing of planting to maximize harvest, watering, feeding, weeding and managing pests. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or http://mastergardeners.org

YOGA FOR GARDENERS ... Common Ground Center Manager Patricia Becker, who is also a certified Anusara-inspired yoga teacher, will offer a class on "Yoga for Gardeners" on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Common Ground Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Focus is on practicing gentle poses to strengthen one's core, proper bending and lifting techniques and stretches. Cost is $31. Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org

AUTUMN COLORS ... A class in "Autumn Color Maintenance" will be offered on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Focus is on good gardening practices, including selecting and planting bulbs and annuals, pruning, mulching and composting. Fee for the outdoor class is $40 for nonmembers, $35 for members. Information: 650-364-8300 or www.filoli.org

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