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Glass sale, garden market, pest problems and community fun

Find local news and events related to real estate, interior design, home improvement and gardening. This week includes a handblown glass sale on Sept. 26 through Paly Fiery Arts, a vegetable market on Oct. 3 with support from the UCCE Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County, a pest prevention class on Oct. 3 at Common Ground Garden and a day of community fun on Oct. 4 at Gamble Garden.

GLASS SALE ... Find local, handblown glass art on Friday, Sept. 25, 3-6 p.m., or on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Palo Alto Fiery Arts Glass Fall Sale at Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. More than 1,000 works made by students and professional artists will be on display. Guests can also watch live glassblowing demonstrations. Admission and parking are free. Info: 2015 Fiery Arts Fall Glass Sale

GARDEN MARKET ... Shop for cool-season vegetables on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fall Garden Market at Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Ave., San Jose. In addition to seedlings, the UCCE Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County will offer free children's activities, Master Gardener talks, a garden supply sale and a harvest table to showcase local summer produce. Info: Fall Garden Market

PEST PROBLEMS ... Learn how to prevent garden pests this fall on Saturday, Oct. 3, 1-2:30 p.m., at Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. Plus, attendees will learn how to keep ants out of the house and make them helpful in the garden. This $5 course is sponsored by the City of Palo Alto Public Works Watershed Protection, Common Ground Garden and the Our Water, Our World Program. Info: 650-329-2122 or Fall Garden Pest Prevention

COMMUNITY FUN ... Join Gamble Garden for Community Day on Sunday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. During the free event, guests can participate in games, shop the plant sales, watch garden demonstrations, learn about trees, enjoy a magic show and more. The Garden Club of Palo Alto will be helping children make flower arrangements, and the Palo Alto Children's Library will offer story time at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Visitors can bring a picnic, or buy lunch from the Grilled Cheese Bandits food truck and dessert from Sooz's Moo. Info: Gamble Garden Community Day

Send notices of news and events related to real estate, interior design, home improvement and gardening to Home Front, Palo Alto Weekly, P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302, or email Deadline is one week before publication.

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