Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - September 7, 2012

Home Front for Sept. 7

PLANT CLINIC ... UC Master Gardeners are offering a free "Summer's End Plant Clinic" from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. The clinic features personal consultations on cool-season planting, use of compost, as well as information on soil types, plant nutrition, watering, organic sprays, attracting beneficial insects and roses. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or http://mastergardeners.org

HISTORIC WALKING TOURS ... Palo Alto Stanford Heritage (PAST) will offer free docent-led walking tours on the next three Saturdays, each beginning at 10:30 a.m.: Professorville, Sept. 8, meet at corner of Addison Avenue and Bryant Street; Downtown Palo Alto, Sept. 15, meet at City Hall; and Historic Homer Avenue, Sept. 22, meet at the corner of Homer Avenue and Cowper Street. Information: www.pastheritage.org

TREE WALK ... A leading arborist will lead a tree walk from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 8, around the Barron Park neighborhood, noting the coast redwood, California buckeye, marina madrone, Modesto ash, Douglas fir, Atlas cedar, Aleppo pine and silver dollar gum trees. The free walk begins at Cornelis Bol Park, 3590 Laguna Ave., Palo Alto. Information: www.canopy.org

DIVIDING PERENNIALS ... Mimi Clarke will offer a class on "Dividing Garden Perennials" from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Dressed to dig in and work (with gloves and bottled water), participants will learn how to divide perennials in the Filoli garden, then take home a plant division of their own. Cost is $65 for nonmembers, $50 for members; price includes all materials. Information: 650-364-8300 or www.filoli.org

PALY FLEA MARKET ... This month, the Palo Alto High School Music Boosters Flea Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, in the parking lot at Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road. Parking is free in the Paly lot. The flea market usually happens on the second Saturday of every month, except when there's a conflict with things such as Stanford football home games. The next flea markets are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Nov. 11. Information: 650-324-FLEA or palyflea@gmail.com

FALL CLASSES ... The City of Menlo Park is offering several home-related classes this fall, including "Cake Decorating - Level 1 with emphasis on making roses, leveling a cake, making icing and learning decorative strokes such as stars and clowns (Christine Hopkins, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Mondays, Sept. 10 to Oct. 1; cost is $85 for nonresidents, $64 for residents); Ikebana, Japanese flower arrangements for all levels (Kika Shibata, 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 11 to Dec. 11; cost is $139 for nonresidents, $100 for residents, plus $95 materials fee payable to instructor on first day of class); and Beginning Sewing, which covers selecting and reading a pattern as well as basic sewing skills (Christine Hopkins, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursdays, Sept. 13 to Oct. 4); cost is $85 for nonresidents, $64 for residents, plus $5 materials fee payable to instructor. Rental machines available during class for $20). Classes are held at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St. and 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Information: Noreen Bickel, nsbickel@menlopark.org, or 650-330-2209

ART & WINE ... Mountain View's 41st annual Art & Wine Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9, on Castro Street between El Camino real and Evelyn Avenue. More than 600 artists and craftmakers showcase work in glass, ceramics, metal and more, plus food and drink, live music, home and garden exhibits and kids' activities. Admission is free. Information: 650-968-8378 or www.miramarevents.com/mountainview

MAKE CHALLAH ... Esther Nio of Esther's German Bakery will teach a class in "Challah Baking" from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the catering kitchen of the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Cost is $25 for nonmembers, $20 for members. Advanced registration is required. Information: Elisheva Salamo at 650-223-8618 or esalamo@paloaltojcc.org

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