Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - September 10, 2010

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PLANT CLINIC ... UC Master Gardeners are offering a free, walk-in-with-your-questions Autumn Plant Clinic on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 9 to 11 a.m., at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. The Master Gardeners are prepared to talk about which vegetables to plant, diseases and pests, watering, and attracting beneficial insects. They'll also talk about bare-root roses and native plants. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or http://mastergardeners.org.

COLLEGE TERRACE TREE WALK ... An arborist will lead a free tree walk through the College Terrace neighborhood on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon. Information (and where to meet): sharon@canopy.org or www.canopy.org/pages/about-trees/canopy-tree-walks.php.

NATIVE PLANTS ... Del McComb, an ornamental horticulturist who manages large private estate gardens, will teach a class on "Using Native Plants in the Garden: A Deeper Perspective" on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Common Ground Education Center, 599 College Ave., Palo Alto. Topics include how Native Americans used plants as food sources, dyes, medicines and fiber and how they shaped California's landscape. Cost is $31. Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org or http://usingnativeplants.eventbrite.com.

NEW TO EXHIBITING? ... FabMo volunteers are offering a "How to Exhibit" workshop on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. at the FabMo Creativity Center, 2423 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View, in preparation for the upcoming Oct. 23 Second Annual Textile Art Boutique at the Quadrus Conference Center in Menlo Park. One doesn't need to be an exhibitor at the boutique to attend, but RSVP's are required. The workshop will include presentations, a Q&A and information on sales-tax permits. Information: E-mail Holly at fabmotab@gmail.com for exact time.

MORE NEW CLASSES ... Palo Alto Adult School is offering several home-related classes this fall, including "Upholstering: Basic Techniques" (Tuesdays, Sept. 14-Nov. 16 or Thursdays, Sept. 16-Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Marjorie DuBois, Ann Laveroni, Kathleen Koenig and Ann Rose, $195); "Woodworking - Beginning: Build a Shaker Table" (mostly Thursdays, Sept. 23-Dec. 1, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Rayan Ghazal, $180); "Woodworking - Intermediate: Joinery for Furniture" (Tuesdays, Sept. 14-Nov. 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Marcus Miller, $180); "Woodworking: Mixed Levels" (Wednesdays, Sept. 15-Nov. 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Roy Williams, Rayan Ghazal, $180). Locations vary. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.paadultschool.org.

QUILTS AND CRAFTS ... The Bay Area Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival will be held Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 16-18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the San Mateo Expo Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. Admission is $10. Information: www.rustybarn.com/festival-dates.html.

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