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Christmas Tree Lane, crocheting class and Chinese New Year cooking -- a round-up of local home and garden news and events.

CHRISTMAS TREE LANE ... Palo Alto's Fulton Street is transformed into Christmas Tree Lane until Dec. 31. Lights and decorations are displayed about two weeks during the Christmas holidays. Christmas Tree Lane's lights are turned on at 5 p.m. and turned off at 11 p.m. nightly. The best way to see the lights is to walk the street: It is recommended that you park on adjacent neighborhood streets. If you do drive: Fulton Street is not a one-way street. Drivers, please turn off your headlamps to "park" and drive SLOWLY down the street. Anticipate adults and children crossing Fulton Street. For more information and to read about the street's history, go to christmastreelane.org.

LEARN TO CROCHET ... This new class at the Palo Alto Adult School will start Wednesday Jan. 11 and go through March 8 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Instructor Paola Trombetta will teach everyone including beginners, how to chain, single and double crochet, create tri-dimensional forms, and read patterns. The class will be held in Palo Alto High School Room 1706, and the cost is $72. To register, go to paadultschool.org. Students should bring one ball of worsted-weight yarn as well as a size "H" crochet hook.

CHINESE NEW YEAR COOKING CLASS ... Gamble Garden in Palo Alto will host a cooking class on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The class, called "Learn to Make Chinese Wontons for Lunar New Year -- A Cooking Class for the Entire Family," will be a hands-on class. Participants will prepare the broth for the wonton soup, mix the meat and vegetable ingredients for the filling, master wrapping wontons, and cook them. At the end, everyone will sit down and celebrate the Year of the Rooster and sample the freshly made wontons and other delicious Chinese treats.

The instructor, Joe Zhang, is a tech entrepreneur and a wonton expert. Note: the class will not be able to accommodate dietary requests and will be using meat, dairy, eggs, soy sauce, nuts and gluten. The cost of the class is $25 for members, and $35 for non-members. Children ages 8 to 12 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. To register go to gamblegarden.org.

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