Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - September 27, 2013

Home Front for Sept. 27:

WALKING TOURS ... Palo Alto Stanford Heritage (PAST) will offer free docent-led tours of Palo Alto neighborhoods from 10 to 11 a.m. on three Saturdays, beginning Sept. 28 through Crescent Park (meet at Seneca Street and University Avenue); Oct. 5 — Professorville (meet at Addison Avenue and Bryant Street); and Oct. 12 — Homer Avenue (meet at Cowper Street and Homer Avenue). Information: www.pastheritage.org or RSVP to hes.stevens@gmail.com

HARVEST FESTIVAL ... The 47th annual Harvest Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Palo Alto Friends Meeting, 957 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. The free event features live music, book sale, plant sale, treasures, food and a large rummage sale. Information: www.quakerharvestfestival.org/

NO MORE CHAOS ... Christine Palen, who leads motivational workshops, will teach a one-session class called "Organize Your Office: From Chaos to Control" from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Palo Alto High School, Room 205, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. She'll teach those with home offices how to streamline emails and create paper-flow systems to increase productivity in home or corporate offices. Fee is $35. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.paadultschool.org

LANDPRINTS ... Renowned landscape architect and former Palo Alto Weekly columnist Bernard Trainor will talk about projects featured in his recently published monograph, "Landprints: The Landscape Designs of Bernard Trainor," written by Susan Heeger, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Flora Grubb Gardens, 1634 Jerrold Ave., San Francisco. The talk will include a wine reception and book signing. Cost is $30 at the door (or $25 in advance). Information: www.gardenconservancy.org/events or 415-441-4300

WATER WISE WISDOM ... Linda Roark, who designs customized containers through her Artistic Succulents business, will offer "Succulents: Ideas for a Water Wise Garden" from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Participants may bring their overgrown succulents and learn how to propagate them. Fee is $35 for nonmembers, $25 for members. Information: 650-329-1356 or www.gamblegarden.org

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