Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - July 4, 2014

Home Front for July 4:

LESS-TOXIC PEST CONTROL ... UCCE Master Gardeners are offering a free workshop on "Less-Toxic Pest Control" from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 5, at the Palo Alto Demonstration Garden next to Eleanor Pardee Park (garden entrance on Center Drive near Martin Avenue). The workshop is followed by a plant clinic from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. where master gardeners will be on hand to diagnose garden problems. Participants are asked to bring fresh samples of plants with problems (a small branch, rather than a leaf); photos can also help with the diagnosis. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or mastergardeners.org

HANDS-ON COOKING ... Classes at Sur La Table, #57 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto, include "10 Skills Every Cook Should Know" (Samantha Miotke, Saturday, July 5, 10 a.m., $69); "Secrets of Perfect Macarons" (Samantha Miotke, Saturday, July 5, 1:30 p.m., $69); and "Date Night: Great Summer Cooking" (Nicole Henri, Saturday, July 5, 6:30 p.m., $79). Information: 650-289-0438 or Cooking073@surlatable.com

DESIGN A CUTTING GARDEN ... Mimi Clarke will teach a class on "Cutting Garden Design" from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, and Wednesday, July 30, at Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. The class will deal with materials, evaluating plants and growing tips. Class includes a visit to the Filoli cutting garden. Cost is $45 for nonmembers, $37 for members. Information: 650-364-8300 or filoli.org

ORCHARD WALKS ... Filoli, at 86 Canada Road, Woodside, is offering a series of daytime and evening Orchard Walks this summer, including from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, July 12 and 19. Led by orchard docents, the walks focus on the fruits grown at Filoli (with tasting right off the tree when available). Cost is free for members, $20 for adult nonmembers, $10 for children; the walks are open to children 7 and older. Information: 650-364-8300 or filoli.org

FREE FABRIC ... The next FabMo free fabric distribution events are Thursday, July 17, 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Friday, July 18, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 19, 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: fabmo.org

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