Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - August 31, 2012

Home Front for Aug. 31:

LEARN TO ID TREES ... Cal Poly botany professor Dr. Matt Ritter will lead a free tree identification workshop and walk from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, beginning at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Information: Canopy at 650-964-6110 or www.canopy.org

SEEDS AND A SALE ... UC Master Gardeners will present a free class called "Create Your Own Heirlooms: Seed Saving Basics" from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive. They will discuss how to gather, process and store seeds of vegetables and ornamentals. The class will be followed by a fall vegetable plant sale, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Included will be 10 varieties of lettuce, arugula, chard, kale, cauliflower and cilantro, all grown from seed by Master Gardeners. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or http://mastergardeners.org

WHAT'S COOKING? ... Hands-on cooking classes at Sur La Table, #57 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto, include: "Fall Cupcake Workshop" (Hilary Freeman, Saturday, Sept. 1, 11 a.m., $69); "Date Night: Summer Chefs Table" (Will VanBrackle, Saturday, Sept. 1, 5:30 p.m., $79); "Paella Workshop" (Will VanBrackle, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 6:30 p.m., $69); "Thomas Keller's American Cooking" (Will VanBrackle, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 6:30 p.m., $85); "Country Cooking in Provence" (Michelle Marquez-Cino, Thursday, Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m., $69); "Secrets of Perfectly Prepared Fish" (Michelle Marquez-Cino, Friday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m., $79); and "Celebrating Food & Wine: Farmer's Market Feast" (Will VanBrackle, Friday, Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m., $69). Information: 650-289-0438 or email Cooking073@surlatable.com

FALL CLASSES ... Registration for Palo Alto Adult School's fall quarter kicked off Aug. 17. Home-related offerings include: "Upholstering: Basic Techniques" (Marjorie DeBois, Ann Laveroni and Kathleen Koenig, Tuesdays, Sept. 11-Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., or Thursdays, Sept. 13-Nov. 15, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $205); "Floral Design with Ikebana" (Thanh Kosen Nguyen, Tuesdays, Sept. 11-Nov. 13, 1-4 p.m., Greendell P2, $70); "Basic Slipcovering" (Kathleen Koenig, Wednesdays, Sept. 12-Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $185); "Knitting" (Paola Trombetta, Wednesdays, Sept. 12-Nov. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $126); "Gardening in Fall" (Sherri Bohan, Wednesdays, Sept. 12-Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-noon, Cubberley A-2, $50); "Sewing" (DeAnne Appleton, Wednesdays, Sept. 12-Nov. 14, 7-10 p.m., JLS Sewing Room 140, $70); and four woodworking classes from beginning to advanced. All classes are held at Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, unless otherwise noted. Information: 650-329-3752 or PAAdultSchool.org

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