Home FrontHOMES AND HOPE ... Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Community Foundation, the Realtor's philanthropic arm, raised more than $105,000 for Habitat for Humanity in its 12th annual campaign, themed "Homes and Hope." Agents, managers and staff purchased raffle tickets on behalf of clients, family and friends to support Habitat for Humanity, which helps low-income families build homes. In Northern California, Coldwell Banker has raised more than $2 million, volunteered more than 43,000 hours and helped build 127 Habitat for Humanity houses.
INTRO TO ARCHITECTURE ... "An Introduction to Architectural Principles" is among the winter courses offered through Stanford Continuing Studies. This class runs Thursdays, Jan. 13 to March 17, from 7 to 8:50 p.m. The class, taught by architect Stephen Atkinson, covers architectural concepts, including function, materials, decoration, structure, formal relationships and classicism. Cost for the two-unit course (ARTH 192) is $365. Information: continuingstudies.Stanford.edu or register in person at 482 Galvez St., Stanford University.
RECYCLE YOUR TREE? ... Christmas trees, cut into 4-foot lengths without any ornaments or tinsel, may be recycled and left at the curb to be picked up on regular pickup days. Flocked trees are not accepted. Managers of apartments or condo complexes may contact GreenWaste at 650-493-4894 for specifics about tree pickup.
GET READY FOR SPRING ... Sherri Bohan will teach a class on "Gardening" for 10 weeks, Wednesdays, Jan. 5 through March 9, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Cubberley Community Center, A-2, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The winter course will focus on natural and low-toxic sprays and creating healthy, environmentally friendly gardens. Cost is $50. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.paadultschool.org.