Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - April 25, 2014

Home Front for April 25:

E-WASTE FUNDRAISER ... The Ohlone Green team will hold an e-waste fundraiser as part of Ohlone Elementary School's Earth Week events from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, at 950 Amarillo Ave., Palo Alto (between Louis and Greer roads). This year, the team will accept metals and appliances for the first time. For a list of accepted materials, visit earthcarerecycling.org.

COMPOST BASICS ... The City of Palo Alto is offering a free "Compost Basics Workshop" at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, at Cubberley Community Center, Room H-1, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. It will focus on building healthy soil and minimizing fertilizer and water use. Information: cityofpaloalto.org/workshops or call 408-918-4640

GROW A FLOWER GARDEN ... Lanette Anderson, Hidden Villa's flower farmer, will offer a class on "Growing a Cut Flower Garden" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, at Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. Anderson will cover which flowers keep in arrangements, how to harvest for continual blooms, bouquet-making skills and more. Cost is $50. Flower starts will be available for purchase after class. Information: hiddenvilla.org or call 650-949-8650

WATER + VEGGIES ... Rosalind Creasy, landscape designer and edible plant expert, will teach a class called "Save Water and Have Your Vegetables Too" from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, at Common Ground, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Creasy will review which vegetable crops are best to grow in a drought and which techniques use the least amount of water. Cost is $31. Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org

GLUTEN FREE, SERIOUS SALADS AND MORE ... Upcoming cooking classes through Palo Alto Adult School include "Gluten Free Vegan Soups" (Tuesday, April 29, Ron Kent); "Italian Cooking: Pasta Fresca!" (Wednesday, April 30, Stefania Filigheddu); and "Serious Salads" (Thursday, May 1, Cindy Roberts). All classes are held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 103, Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Each costs $50. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.paadultschool.org

ADVANCED CAKE DECOR ... Christine Hopkins will teach "Cake Decorating: Level II" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, April 28 through May 19, at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park. Students will focus on expanding cake-decorating skills and work with fondant, gum paste, royal icing, color flow and buttercream. Information: www.menlopark.org, Noreen Bickel at 650-330-2209 or email nsbickel@menlopark.org

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