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Real Estate - July 6, 2012

Home Front for July 6:

MANAGING GARDEN PESTS ... UC Master Gardeners will offer a free talk on "Diseases, Insects and Weeds, Oh My! Managing Pests in the Garden" from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, at the Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto. Participants are asked to bring fresh, large samples of weeds, insects or plants with problems. The talk will be followed by a tour of the garden and a Q&A with master gardeners. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

FRUIT TREE PRUNING ... Kate Nowell, Filoli horticulturist, will teach a hands-on workshop on pruning fruit trees from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Nowell will demonstrate how to thin out fruit trees to encourage optimal fruit production, followed by guided, hands-on practice. Bring garden gloves and clean, sharp shears. Fee is $40 for nonmembers, $35 for members. Information: 650-364-8300 or www.filoli.org

COOKING CLASSES ... Hands-on cooking classes at Sur La Table, #57 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto, include: "Essential Knife Skills" (Saul Flores, Saturday, July 7, 11 a.m., $59); "Date Night: Chef's Table" (Will VanBrackle, Saturday, July 7, 5 p.m., $79); "4 Grilled Fish Dishes Every Cook Should Know" (Michelle Marquez, Monday, July 9, 6:30 p.m., $79); "Summer Paella Workshop" (Will VanBrackle, Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 p.m., $69); "Warm and Breezy Caribbean Cooking" (Michelle Martin, Wednesday, July 11, 6:30 p.m., $69); and "Great Summer Cooking" (Kim Henderson, Friday, July 13, 6:30 p.m., $69). Information: www.surlatable.com650-289-0438 or email Cooking073@surlatable.com

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.


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