Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - February 24, 2012

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QUILT, CRAFTS ... The Bay Area Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25, at the San Mateo County Event Center, Fiesta Hall, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. The show will feature classes, workshops and demos, as well as sales of fabrics, notions, patterns and tools. Admission is $10 (for all three days). Information: quiltcraftsew.com

KITCHEN & BATH ... A remodeling workshop dealing with kitchen and bath planning is set for 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Harrell Remodeling Inc., 1954 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Information: 650-230-2900 or Harrell-remodeling.com

SUCCULENT WREATHS ... Linda Roark will repeat her popular class on how to "Make a Succulent Wreath" from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Roark, who creates Gamble Garden's succulent gardens in pots, will talk about sizes, shapes and colors, as well as how to care for the wreath over time. Participants, who will take home a 10-inch wreath made under Roark's guidance, are asked to bring a small pair of tweezers. Cost is $70 for nonmembers, $60 for members, which includes all materials.

SHORT SALES ... Realtors John St. Clair III and Lydia Kou will offer a free seminar on "Short Sales — Understand the Nuts and Bolts" from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Both are Certified Distressed Property Experts (CDPE) who will walk participants through the process and explain their services to sellers. Information: Email jstclair@apr.com to reserve seating or visit www.apr.com/jstclair/Upcoming-Seminar.

GRAFTING ... James Kern, a landscape contractor who teaches at Foothill College and is a member of the California Rare Fruit Growers Association, will teach a class on "Grafting" from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Common Ground Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Come prepared to practice grafting on a variety of "scionwood" (tree cuttings that are grafted to rootstock) for building plum, peach, pear or heritage apples. Cost is $31 plus a $4 materials fee (rootstocks and grafting knives will be for sale at Common Ground). Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org

DESIGN FOR BEGINNERS ... Interior designer (and Palo Alto Weekly columnist) Kit Davey will offer a class on "Interior Design for Beginners" from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, in Room S-15, De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino. The class will cover defining personal style, creating a furniture plan, selecting a color scheme, choosing rugs, artwork and accessories; lighting tips; and choosing paint colors. Cost is $59 plus $7 materials fee payable to the instructor and $3 in quarters to park. Pre-registration is required. Information: 408-864-8817 or www.CommunityEducation.fhda.edu

SUCCULENT GARDENING ... Robin Stockwell will be guest speaker at The Garden Club of Los Altos' meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Los Altos Lutheran Church, 460 S. El Monte Ave., Los Altos. He will talk about how beautiful, drought-tolerant succulents can be incorporated into gardens and patios. Guests pay $5. Information: www.gardencluboflosaltos.org

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