Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - January 20, 2012

Home Front for Jan. 20

FRUIT TREE PRUNING ... Certified Arborist Kevin Raftery, who teaches horticulture at Foothill College, will teach a class on "Fruit Tree Pruning" from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Common Ground Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. The class will cover how to maximize tree health and identify dead wood, and how to care for espalier. The class meets at Common Ground then proceeds to a local orchard. Bring pruning shears, a bag lunch and a notebook. Cost is $42. Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org

CUT IT RIGHT ... Steve Cortez will be teaching "Knife Skills - Veggies & Chicken" from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Bring your own knife set and an apron. Cost is $66 for nonresidents, $49 for Menlo Park residents, plus $10 materials fee due to instructor in class. Information: Menlo Park Community Services Dept., Noreen Bickel at 650-330-2209 or nsbickel@menlopark.org

NEW YEAR, NEW RULES ... Christine Palen will teach a class called "Organize Your Office: From Chaos to Control" from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Palo Alto High School, Room 305, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Cost is $35 plus a $5 materials fee payable to the instructor. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.paadultschool.org

COOKIE WORKSHOP ... Cindy Roberts will offer a "Cookie Workshop," with such delectables as Spicy Chocolate Morsels, Chocolate Macaroons and Cream Cheese Jammers, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at Palo Alto High School, Room 305, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Cookie recipes can be adapted for a party, giveaways or cookie exchanges. Cost is $50. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.paadultschool.org

COOKING CLASSES ... Seats are still available for cooking classes at Sur La Table, 57 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto. At 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, Terrina Wong will offer "Ultimate Bacon Menu" ($69); Wong will offer "Saveur Cooks: Classic and Contemporary Sauces" at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 ($69); Gale Tan will offer a "Pasta Workshop" at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 ($79) and a "Risotto Workshop" at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27 ($79). Information: www.surlatable.com

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