Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - May 17, 2013

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START THOSE VEGGIES ... Pam Scott will teach a class on "Starting a Veggie Garden" from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at Common Ground, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Scott will cover the fundamentals, including soil, composting, watering, seeds and choosing plants. Cost is $31. Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org

SALADS TO DESSERTS ... Two cooking classes will be offered this week through Palo Alto Adult School. Yannette Fichou Edwards will teach a class on "Salads from around the World" on Tuesday, May 21, and Cindy Roberts will offer "Sensational Summer Desserts" on Thursday, May 23. Classes include demonstration, participation and sampling. Each class is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 103 of Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, and costs $50. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.paadultschool.org

FILOLI CLASSES ... Classes at Filoli tend to fill quickly. Upcoming classes include "Citrus Care" from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5; "Carrying the Summer Garden into Fall" from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 8; and "Summer Pruning" from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. Each class is $40 for nonmembers, $35 for members, and will be taught by Mimi Clarke. Information: 650-364-8300 or www.filoli.org

WHACK INVASIVE PLANTS ... Volunteers are needed every Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon to remove invasive, non-native plants — including yellow starthistle and French broom — at Foothills Park. Friends of Foothill Park volunteers meet at the Orchard Glen picnic area, but are advised to check the website, www.fofpark.org, in case the group is heading for more remote areas of the park. Information: Bob Roth at 650-321-7882 or bobroth@lavabit.com

COLDWELL BANKER KUDOS ... Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage recently honored three sales associates from the Palo Alto Downtown office: Greg Stange earned placement in the International President's Circle, meaning he was among the top 5 percent of the 3,600 Northern California agents for sales volume in 2012. Maha Najjar made it into the International Diamond Society, among the top 9 percent of sales agents, and Tom Huff was named to the International Sterling Society, or the top 14 percent.

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