Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - July 25, 2014

Home Front for July 25:

WORM COMPOSTING ... City of Palo Alto Utilities will offer a free "Worm Composting Workshop" from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 26, at the Cubberley Community Center, Room H-1, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Information (and registration): 408-918-4640 or Compost@aem.sccgov.org

CHICKENS AT THE LIBRARY? ... Melissa Morwood will teach a class on "Urban Farming with Chickens" from 4 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, at the Downtown Library, 270 Forest Ave., Palo Alto. Focus will be on learning the art of raising chickens and growing a vegetable garden. Meet Alice, the Buff Orpington hen. Information: cityofpaloalto.org, search "libraries"

MIDSUMMER CHECKUP ... UC Master Gardeners will offer a free talk called "Still Gardening in a Drought — A Midsummer's Checkup" from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, at the Los Altos Library, 13 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Focus will be on conserving water, irrigation options and practice assembling a drip irrigation system. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or mastergardeners.org

COOKING CLASSES Hands-on cooking classes at Sur La Table, #57 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto, include "The Quintessential Croissant" (Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m., $69); "Learn to Cut Like a Pro" (Scott Tomelloso, Saturday, July 26, 2:30 p.m., $59); "Date Night: Summer Chef's Table" (Scott Tomelloso, Saturday, July 26, 6:30 p.m., $79); "Vive le Macaron" (Sunday, July 27, 9 a.m., $69); "Ice Cream 101: 4 Classic Flavors" (Sunday, July 27, 1 p.m., $69); "Summer in Tuscany" (Scott Tomelloso, Sunday, July 27, 4 p.m., $69); "Exploring Italy: Great Sauces" (Katherine Bowman, Monday, July 28, 6:30 p.m., $69); "Preserving Summer" (Katherine Bowman, Tuesday, July 29, 6:30 p.m., $69); "Vietnamese Cooking 101" (Katherine Bowman, Wednesday, July 30, 6:30 p.m., $69); and "Summer Fiesta" (Katherine Bowman, Wednesday, July 31, 6:30 p.m., $69). Information: 650-289-0438 or Cooking073@surlatable.com

COOKING, GARDENING AND MORE ... Registration for Fall Quarter at Palo Alto Adult School begins Friday, Aug. 15, with classes beginning Sept. 8. Information: 650-329-3752 or paadultschool.org

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