Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - November 4, 2011

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TIME TO TIDY UP ... Palo Alto will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Water Quality Control Plant, 2501 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto. Residents may drop off up to 125 pounds or 15 gallons of old paint, paint thinner, gasoline, pool chemicals, bleach — or asbestos, propane tanks or household injection needles. Not accepted: ammo, controlled substances, motor oil and antifreeze, car batteries or cooking oil and grease. Information (and complete list of what's acceptable and what's not): www.cityofpaloalto.org/hazwaste

DIVIDING PLANTS ... UC Master Gardeners Kathy Ormison and Sheri Bakun will give a free talk on "Plants for Free: Dividing Ornamental Perennials and Grasses" on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 to 11 a.m. The talk takes place in the Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto, where they will demonstrate dividing and replanting, harvesting cool-season vegetables, planting shallots, and pruning and cutting back the garden. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or http://mastergardeners.org

RAINWATER HARVESTING ... A free "Rainwater Harvesting Workshop" will be offered in partnership with Acterra, GreenTown Los altos and the Los Altos History Museum on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Redwood Grove, 482 University Ave., Los Altos. The workshop will deal with how to design and construct a rainwater collection system and how to harvest the rain for watering in the garden. Information: Register at www.acterra.org/stewardship

FAST AND COMFY ... Yannette Fichou Edwards, owner of Culinary Events catering, will teach a class on preparing "Healthy, Fast Comfort Food!" on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Palo Alto High School, Room 103, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. The class, through demonstration, participation and sampling, focuses on healthier versions of favorite comfort foods, including Sinless Scalloped Potatoes, Warm Cabbage Salad and Chicken Saltimboca. Cost is $50; bring containers for leftovers. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.paadultschool.org

FREE FABRIC ... The next FabMo free fabric distribution event is Thursday, Nov. 10, 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 11, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 12, 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 2423 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Volunteer greeters and sorters are also needed. Information: www.fabmo.org

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