Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - January 13, 2012

Home Front for Jan. 13:

WINTER PRUNING ... Certified Arborist Chris Ingram, with 30 years' experience in arboriculture and pruning, will offer a class on "Winter Pruning" from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, at Gamble Garden Center, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. In his lecture/demonstration (which is partly outdoors, so dress appropriately), Ingram will talk about Japanese maples, camellias and wisteria, focusing on growth habits, training for special effects and pruning tools. Cost is $35 for nonmembers, $25 for members. Information: 650-329-1356 or www.gamblegarden.org

FREE FABRIC ... The next FabMo free fabric distribution event is Friday, Jan. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 14, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are required to help manage the crowds (Email gather.fabrix@me.com with preferred date and time), but some drop-in hours are included. The distribution, with a requested donation, takes place at 2423 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Volunteer greeters and sorters are also needed. Information: www.fabmo.org

VEGAN SOUPS ... Ron Kent will teach how to make "Gluten-free, Vegan Soups" from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Room 103 of Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Menu includes carrot and ginger with green apple; creamy tomato; wild mushroom; and butternut squash with wild fennel. Don't forget containers for leftovers. Class includes demonstration, participation and tasting. Cost is $50. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.paadultschool.org

THINK AHEAD ... Cindy Roberts will teach a class on "U-Thaw Appetizers" from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, in Palo Alto High School's Room 103, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Menu for the appetizers, which are cooked ahead and frozen, include spanakopita, mushroom sausage strudel and bacon-cloaked cheesy dates. Cost is $50. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.paadultschool.org

HAVE JUNK ... that can't be recycled or sold? GreenWaste will pick up curbside items (up to four of them) once a year for free. Clean-up day requires at least one-week notice; it is scheduled on the regular trash pick-up day. GreenWaste will answer questions, or send guidelines on what, where and how to set out materials. Information (and to reserve a pick-up): 650-493-4894

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