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Take a tree survey, sign up for a class from the Enjoy! catalog and attend a wearable tech showcase

Find local news and events related to real estate, interior design, home improvement and gardening. This week includes an online tree survey through Canopy and the City of Palo Alto, an opportunity to sign up for classes listed in the Enjoy! catalog and a wearable technology event on Dec. 1-2.

TREE SURVEY ... Help the City of Palo Alto and the nonprofit Canopy investigate the city's canopy by taking an online survey by Monday, Dec. 21. According to the city and Canopy, the disparity in canopy between north and south Palo Alto has doubled during the past three decades. The survey looks to identify reasons for why South Palo Alto has less canopy coverage and develop strategies to end the trend of decreasing canopy in this area. The survey will take about five minutes, and participants can elect to enter a drawing for fair trade chocolate after completing the survey. Info: South Palo Alto Tree Canopy Community Survey

ENJOY! ... Enjoy all the city has to offer by registering for winter classes starting Thursday, Dec. 3 for residents and Thursday, Dec. 10 for nonresidents. The Enjoy! courses offer something for everyone, from fine art for preschoolers to easy aerobics for seniors. Enjoy! also highlights programs offered by community centers such as the parks and library. Payment is required at the time of registration, and the city accepts cash, personal check and credit card. Info: Winter 2015 Enjoy!

WEARABLE TECH ... See the latest in wearable tech on Tuesday, Dec. 1 and Wednesday, Dec. 2 at the Wearable Technology Show USA at the Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. The two-day event will feature insights into wearable technology, product launches, speakers and more. Exhibitors are coming from around the world and our backyard. eHat, a company coming from Australia, is looking forward to exposure and feedback from others in the industry, said Jamie Gough, business development staff. The company's product allows anyone who might wear a hard hat, such as construction or utilities workers, to communicate hands-free with co-workers. Investor Terry Lancaster came up with the idea while serving as a trainer. Through the eHat, which includes live audio and visual feeds, Lancaster said employees can get real-time help from trainers and co-workers without having to be right next to them. eHat looks to have its product on the market in 2016, and Gough said this conference helps make that possible. Info: Wearable Technology Show 2016

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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