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Clean the creek, celebrate fall harvest and learn about Stanford's trees

Find local news and events related to real estate, interior design, home improvement and gardening. This week includes an opportunity to volunteer along Matadero Creek as part of Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 19, a fall celebration for all ages at Filoli on Sept. 26 and an education walk through Stanford's leafy canopy on Oct. 10.

CLEAN COASTS ... Help keep Palo Alto's creeks clean and participate in Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will join site supervisor Kirsten Struve at the Baylands at the trailhead of East Bayshore Road and Matadero Creek. Trash grabbers, buckets, bug repellent and gloves will be provided. Volunteers can sign up online and expedite check-in by filling out a waiver in advance. Info: 650-329-2421 or, or Palo Alto's Coastal Cleanup sign-up

FALL FUN ... Celebrate the fall harvest on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Filoli, 86 CaƱada Road, Woodside. The Autumn at Filoli Festival offers fun for all ages. Children can pick pumpkins, compete in old-fashioned games or watch a puppet show. Adults can sip cider, learn about the heirloom fruit tree collection or dance to live music. Event tickets must be purchased by noon on Friday, Sept. 25, and cost $20 for adult members, $25 for adult nonmembers and $8 for children ages 5 to 17. Children under 5 are free. Barbecue lunch tickets must to be purchased by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23, and cost $20 for adults and $12 for children. Info: Autumn at Filoli Festival

STANFORD TREES ... Learn about Stanford's trees during the Trees of Stanford: A Walk Through Time event on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Jordan Hall, Room 40, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. The free event begins with a panel discussion at 9 a.m. with three tree experts: Herb Fong, certified arborist and retired Stanford grounds supervisor; Dave Muffly, senior arborist at Apple and former Canopy program director; and Matt Ritter, professor of botany at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Afterward, guests can explore Stanford's living history and landscape during a guided tree walk that begins at 11 a.m. The event is sponsored by Canopy and the Stanford Historical Society. Participants must register online for both the panel discussion and tree walk. Info: Trees of Stanford: A Walk Through Time

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Posted by Aw, Shucks
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 18, 2015 at 6:09 pm

I wish this had been announced a week ago. Now it is too late for many people to sign up to help!

Words to the wise: most people's weekends are booked a couple of weeks in advance.

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Posted by Brenna Malmberg
associate editor of the Palo Alto Weekly
on Sep 19, 2015 at 12:33 pm

Brenna Malmberg is a registered user.

To Aw, Shucks,

Thanks for your wise words. I definitely understand people have busy weekends and end up booked. Readers are always welcome to check out our calendar (Web Link). These events and more are listed in advance of an appearance in Home Front, many times. But I will keep the advance notice in mind. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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